Memorable Motorcycle Yamaha FS1 — Motorcycle USA

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Memorable Motorcycle Yamaha FS1

The FS1E featured a 50cc, motor with disc-valved

In our May issue of Memorable Motorcycles, take a look at the little FS1, also known as, the Normal members of the human could be forgiven for thinking lawmakers are a separate, alien who have infiltrated our society the avowed intent of making our a misery. In the first golden of British motorcycling, you simply up and rode away into the without any license.

Then a test was brought into but the neophyte rider still on the bike of his choice. This was too to last in the UK and so a 250cc limit was allegedly to keep learners — and miserable — dull, porcine British-built

With the advent of fast, handling and reliable 250s, the hit the biking world again. 15 December 1971, Transport John Peyton decreed all British 16 year-olds should only mopeds. In the legislators’ mopeds were the motorized that their name

Clearly, the idea was that the bikers would … of riding 30-mph NSU Quicklys, with wire shopping and naval camouflage colour and so never progress to anything interesting. How wrong they

Leading the fight for humanity was the FS1E — the immortal Fortunately for all would be Brit of the era, the Fizzy was almost in the wings for Peyton and the forces of to strike. The core of the bike was F5B.

This was a neat little two-… motorcycle with induction, learner-proof four-speed and decent brakes. Development of the had begun in 1969 and, pressure from Dutch a detuned F5B, restricted to 25 mph and by a reed-valved, rather than engine was offered for sale as a in 1970.

That it could be at all was due to the genius of Henk Dullens, manager of the Motorpaleis bike Henk gifted a clever, dodge for adding pedals to the motorcycle design so allowing it to be as a moped.

When the … hand of Peyton struck at British the full power version of was ready for action. Everyone who had one back on it with affection and with good reason, The disc-valved motor produced 4.8 bhp which was enough for a genuine cruise. 50-mph-plus was just possible providing the rider was flat on the tank, pointing with a following wind.

this was the only modus for the Fizzy owner out for a relaxing in the countryside after a hard day at College. Around town, the was torquey, easy to ride and of the most extreme abuse

Yamaha FS 50
Yamaha FS 50

The Yamaha FS1E was a favorite for new thanks to learner-proof four-speed and decent brakes.

In keeping the quality of the engine, the handling was class and the brakes too were In fact, mechanically, the bike was a package and, given a chance, was capable of eking out gallon of fuel to ridiculously mileages. Driven sensibly, 100 mpg was possible.

The only difficulty that there never has a sensibly ridden Fizzy!

But best of all, the Fizzy and is, a magnificent piece of styling. still, it looks as if it is cracking the ton. On the move, it is slim, and athletic.

Truly an aspirational for every 16-year-old human — and an anathema to alien

Spares for Fizzys are still available and riding one today has none of its charm. The only is that purchasers of very gold, purple or baja bikes can expect to pay $7000 for the best examples. That’s an lot of money for a four-speed 50cc no matter how charismatic it is.

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