Asking price for 1978 Motobecane 50L

Corrine Haybarker /

Hi all! Looking into purchasing my first moped and could use input on the asking price. 1798 Motobecane 50L $600. "Runs like a champ. Missing a couple of covers. Original tool kit still in tool compartment." Fair deal?

Any info is much appreciated.


Re: Asking price for 1978 Motobecane 50L

Personally I would try to pay $500 for that. Assuming it has the stock carburetor you're bound to have issues with it down the line. Gurtners are really bad carburetors.

Re: Asking price for 1978 Motobecane 50L

Moped Lar (OFMC) /

50L is the non-variated model. Unless there’s a shortage of mopeds to buy in your area, I’d keep looking foe a Puch or Italian moped, or pay considerably less than the asking price. (edited)

Re: Asking price for 1978 Motobecane 50L

I would go 4-5 hundred, is it titled? (if you need it in your area). As mentioned above this is the single speed model, so if you have a lot of hills it will not perform well on them, but for just running around a neighborhood it will be fine. Check out the Wiki on here regarding Motobecanes.

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Mike Scouty McScoutington /

Looks like you're just outside Grand Rapids. Knowing the west MI market and number of bikes in the area you could easily find something that would give you more bang for your buck.

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Pushrod Fifty /

The thrill of a Moby is the variator. Without it, it would be just blah. If you like it, point out the necessity of the missing covers, the replacement cost, and offer accordingly.

Whatever you look at, take a good long ride and make sure its easy to start, doesnt have evidence of leaks underneath, has a rust free tank, everything works, and performs, holds speed going up hills.

Re: Asking price for 1978 Motobecane 50L

Yeah I gave the $500 price point cause I sold one of these for that a couple months ago. I forgot that I had put new tires on it and I had replaced the chains and cables. This is a $300 bike

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