That thing is cooler than ice cubes in your underwear! It's further proof of how crazy all the super-mini freaks are. Have any of you seen the $10k+ radical 50s some of these guys are racing on mini supercross tracks? There are kits to convert H*nda minitrail 50 engines into full-blown double overhead cam 124cc manual clutch 5-speed rippers! It's truly insane! I have seen some of these hopped up into mini-motard bikes, but this mini-Duc is quite tasty. You gotta love anyone who can fabricate like that.
I'm not sure what it really is. It was in a gallery of photos of Yamaha YSR 50s. A lot of people stuff different and bigger engines into the YSRs. The frame looks almost like a YSR, but has an extra spar section under the main section at the front end. The rear suspension looks right for a YSR. The swingarm doesn't look stock, but custom arms are a dime a dozen for YSRs.
There was another bike in the gallery that looked like a YSR with a Kawasaki 2-stroke triple (either 500 or 750) and custom tank and tail painted like a 72 H2 750. I had one of those, and it's scary to think about that engine in a minimoto that weighs only about 200lbs or less.
Yeah, but keep in mind, that clone is a minimoto. So starting point material is pretty much limited to Yam YSR & TZR, Hon NSR, Suz whatever their mini was, or Derbi. I just saw a pic of a Honda NSR 50, and I think that may be the basic rolling chassis. Where they got those 12 inch spoke wheels I don't know.
I really dig all the custom work that musta been done to get the bodywork to look that good.
For those that think it looks sorta funny, I think you missed that it is a 50cc minibike.
I always wanted to make a YSR-version mini replica of my 900SS. The bodywork and the headlite are actually pretty similar.
sorta like this (only i would have done all the correct stickers)