Kawasaki AR 50


Make Model

Kawasaki AR 50


1981 - 96


Two stroke, single cylinder, disc valve.


49 cc / 3.0 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 49 x 41.6 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 7.8:1


Mikuni VM18SC Carburetor


Capacitor  discharge
Starting Kick

Max Power

10.2 hp / 7.5 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

8.53 Nm @ 8000 rpm


6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Frame Steel single-cradle

Front Suspension

Telescopic fork

Rear Suspension

Swingarm with monoshock

Front Brakes

Single 232mm disc

Rear Brakes

130 drum

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Wheelbase 1205 mm / 47.4 in

Dry Weight

78 kg / 172 lbs

Ground Clearance 175 mm / 6.8 in

Fuel Capacity 

9.8 Litres / 2.1 US gal

The Kawasaki AR50 is a 49 cc air cooled two stroke engined moped produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries in "A" and "C" designations from 1981 until 1994, for the United Kingdom, and until 1996 or 1997 for other markets.[1] It had five speed transmission (overseas six speed), a weight of 78 kg,[1] and a top speed of 35 mph.[citation needed]

The "C" designation models were introduced in 1983 and were mechanically similar but the machine now had a sports handlebar fairing and a rear grab-handle in place of the previous sport tail.The "C" version remained in production (with only minor - mainly cosmetic - changes) for the remainder of the production run. There was a related AE model which was an off-road or "Enduro" style machine with cycle style spoke wheels, rather than the five spoke cast wheels of the AR models.