The Yamaha Mate can trace its origins all the way back to the late 50’s and early 60’s when, taking advantage of surging demand for mopeds, the big three of Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha all developed competing models. Whereas Honda developed the legendary C100 (Cub) using a 4-stroke engine, Yamaha and Suzuki developed 2-strokes.
All three found success but which one was truly better? It’s a debate that will rage on forever. While the Cub was the greater commercial success and environmental concerns combined with government regulations have signed the 2-strokes’ death sentence, performance-wise and mechanically speaking the jury remains decidedly out.
The Cub is renowned for being robust but aficionados of the Mate swear by them and believe it to be a stronger engine. It is certainly easier to repair and, as 2-strokes will, it has a lot more oomph than a Cub.
Ours is a 1991 Mate V50. 32 years old but only done 14,421km (8,955 miles.) It is in lovely condition all over. Please see photos and video. We would be happy to show you the bike in person.
This bike has been put through the NOVA system. The bike has been fully UK registered, this includes the Dating Certificate, MOT, Registration, UK log book and age related number plate.
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A deposit of 30% will secure the bike, we would not ask for further payment until the bike is ready for collection or delivery. Once the deposit is received we will do a PDI check, re-MOT if the MOT has less than 6 months to run and valet the bike. If Seven Seas are not able to supply the motorcycle (eg. If there is an issue with the bike) we will refund the deposit in full. If the customer cancels the sale we will refund 50% of the deposit. Road tax & insurance are your responsibility as the new keeper.
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