ZR50SL brochures & adverts
have put some Suzuki ZR 50 L info on this page.
I would be grateful of any contributions sales brochures, magazine ads,
magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material
in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send
them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible.
If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these
I don't know much about time custom styled Suzuki ZR50SL. Roy
Bacon wrote in his book of Suzuki that the model was introduced
in 1981, as a more conventional custom styled version of the OR50.
Both models based on the ZR50/X1/GT50/RG50
(different names on different markets) Suzuki moped site Suzuki
Bromfietsen told me that on there was a manufacturing date
08-78 printed on his ZR wheels. He sent the brochure below to
me but he can't be sure of the model year. All the records of
the ZR50SL at Suzuki Holland were destroyed in a big fire.
Anyway, when OR50 (released in 1979) was a chopper styled small
custom bike with high bars and turned-up seat, the ZR50L had larger
wheels and looked more like the GS450L.
Suzuki year code: X
ZR50SL sales brochure from Holland (two pages). Click to enlarge.
This brochure scan was sent
to me by Johan, courtesy of Suzuki
Bromfietsen. I'm not sure of the year, it may even be a couple
of years earlier if the model was actually released before
1981, see the Model history above. The P in the model
name stands for pedals. Pedals were required on all
mopeds in the Netherlands.
1981 ZR50SLP specification (the Netherlands)
175 mm (6.9 in)
Dry weight 89 kg (196 lbs)
Engine type: Air-cooled two-stroke, single cylinder
Cylinder volume: 49,9 cc
Bore x stroke: 41,0 x 37,8 mm (1.614 x 1.488 in)
Lubrication: separate oil injection
Carburetor: Mikuni VM12SH
Head light: 15 W
Rear light: 5 W
Stop light: 15W
Battery: 6V 4Ah
Starter system: Kick starter
Clutch type: Wet multi-plate
Transmission type: 4-speed constant mesh
Primary drive: gear
Frame type: steel pipe
Front suspension: Telescopic, oil dampened
Rear suspension: Swinging arm, oil dampened
Front brake: Single disc, diameter 220 mm (7.7 in.)
Rear brake: Internal expanding drum brake, 63 cm2 drum shoe areal
Front Tyre: 2.75-18
Rear Tyre: 3.00-18
Fuel tank capacity: 8,7 liter
Oil tank capacity: 1,2 liter
Dutch Suzuki mopeds:
GT50P (RG50 in Japan)
Suzuki GT50P Special (RG50E in Japan)
Bromfietsen, Roy Bacon's book of Suzuki
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