1985 Yamaha QT50
What a qt...get it? This little Yamaha is great for people looking for fun, frugal and low-maintenance transportation in urban areas.
I love (older) cars. But let's face it. Cars suck! Too often they are big, inefficient money pits. One way to get around cars but still get around physically are mopeds.
Yamaha introduced the QT50 in 1979 and ran it until 1992. The '50' denotes a 50cc two-stroke reed valve engine that could propel the moped to a top speed of 30 miles per hour.
The beauty of these is in their extreme simplicity. The drivetrain is weatherproof. The shaft-drive is contained in the single-sided swing arm and eliminates chain maintenance. The drive has a centrifugal clutch but just one gears speed, making wheel changes easy. When operating, the QT50 can average almost 100 miles per gallon.
The seller says this example has just a mere 77 miles and would consider trading it for other motorcycles or fancy watches.
This is a sweet little thing for getting around town, and the low mileage and good condition is pretty unusual.
Available here on craigslist for $1,999.