The Suzuki design team took a while to develop the A50P in to the form that we know it best, both the Yamaha FS1E and Honda SS50 series were getting long in the tooth having been in the showrooms since 1972 and were very well established before the pedal equipped Suzuki ever took to the streets. The basic 50cc version of the Suzuki disc valve machine, like the Honda and Yamaha, had been around since the late sixties but it was only with the introduction of the pedal equipped version that the learner riders of the UK could legally get a hold on one. When it did arrive however the impact upon the teenage populace was major to say the least, the Suzuki looked bigger and felt far more solidly built than anything else around at the time. It was fast too with top speeds genuinely in the half a century mark and as a bonus ate SS50’s for breakfast. Honda responded to the Suzuki’s arrival by adding a fifth gear ratio to the SS and also increasing the power output from 2.5 bhp to a whopping 4 whole horses, but the Suzuki still devoured the single pot four stroke at every opportunity.
East Lancashire Classics are thrilled to offer this incredible UK registered 1976 Suzuki AP50. This utterly charming little moped is in show condition and will appeal to anyone that is wanting one of the best on the market.
This stunning little bike still retains its complete, factory specification. It has been restored to a very high standard with the use of ' new old stock ' parts where available and high quality refurbishment of the remaining components.
The correct Red Metallic paintwork is unmarked and in a lovely condition. All the factory original bright work has been re-chromed to a very high standard and the bike presents in an almost new condition. The seat is superb, with no cracks or splitting to the cover and the rear pillion strap still remains. All lights and indicators are excellent and are crack and damage free. The rubbers on both the front and pillion foot pegs are as new. The frame is completely corrosion free and is superb. The pedals that were fitted exclusively for the UK market are still in place and fully operational. The correct chrome spoked wheels are excellent and free from damage and are shod with 'as new' Nitro Super Star tyres.
Having covered just 9516 miles in it's forty one years, the mechanicals are excellent. Having been thoroughly checked and recently serviced, this stunning little moped has been cherished. First registered on the 4th August 1976 by RB equipe of Leyton it has since been owned by just six former keepers. Most recently, it has been on display in a personal showroom and formed part of a vast private collection.
It is now ready to be used or just visually admired by it's next very lucky owner!