This is a Japanese delivery 2003 Honda Dream 50R with zero miles and all of the original shipping protection in place!
Bike: 2003 Honda Dream 50R
Location: Lake Elsinore, California
This Dream 50R was purchased in Japan in 2003 and subsequently shipped to the U.S. This bike has zero miles and looks to have never been run, with the plastic covering for the seat, exhaust, and blue film still on the chrome bits. The seller makes no mention of a title or maintenance history but, as you should know, this example is intended for display only. This bike didn’t make it to the U.S. until the end of 2004, early 2005, and had an MSRP of $5,499–hence why you don’t see very many.
The Dream 50R isn’t just a scooter motor strapped into an old CB frame; here are some highlights:
…double-overhead-cam, HRC-built 50cc screamer that revs to 14,500 rpm…The new Dream uses lower-tech chains to drive its cams, yet it is able to rev 1000 rpm higher than the 13,500-rpm CR110. Power is directed through a 6-speed gearbox. A lovely oil catch tank created out of aluminum contains crankcase blow-by, and aluminum fenders are used front and rear. Despite the use of a period-spec steel frame, Honda claims the lithe Dream weighs just 157 pounds dry. As with the NSR, the Dream is a product of HRC, and they’ve been kind enough to pre-drill the oil drain bolt to satisfy racing regulations for lockwiring critical fasteners. Honda claims 7 horsepower at 13,500 from the 49cc engine, but it sounds like much more when the giant open velocity stack ravenously sucks in air for the open 20mm carb as the 40mm piston goes up and down 240 times each second. The Dream handles like nothing else I’ve ridden. Honda didn’t provide rake and trail numbers, but it will suffice to say you’ve never ridden a motorcycle that turns with less effort…there’s actually enough room for a full-scale adult to fit.
If that paragraph hasn’t caused you to think owning a 50cc bike could be fun, probably nothing will. Read the full period review from Motorcycle-USA here. I’d venture to guess that this bike will not sell at $5.7k but, we’ve seen Dream 50R’s with zero miles but this is our first Japan market bike still in the wrapper. See the other Dream 50R’s we’ve posted here. See this example on eBay .