in the spirit of this 50cc racer thread...
my first "legal" roadbike back in 1973 was an ex-production racing Ducati 50SL
i was 16 and just got caught out by the change in the law restricting learners to 50cc mopeds
my approach to avoid the indignity of being forced to ride a "moped" was to scan the racing
classifieds ads in the MCN and buy a 50cc racer and convert it to road use,
all the ads for Itoms,Demm,Maserati were circled,then to my delight the Ducati was spotted.
The bike was a beauty....it was road registered XGU 65G making it a 1968 model
it had the long slim twin filler tank,full jakeman fairing,borrani rims ,dunlop racing triangulars ,
it came with road silencer ,rearsets and a race expansion chamber and the horizontal Del Orto.
i paid £60 including the spares,The vendor was a Mr Brian Tuck a policeman from North London
i think he used to race it at Brands Hatch,
Despite many brushes with the boys in blue,i survived my learner year with my provisional licence
still intact ,, it's probably still out there somewhere