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Ep. #11 Little Giant: The PW50 Story

By Brett Smith

Was the PW50 your first bike? It was for me! “Little Giant: The PW50 Story” celebrates the life and legacy of this iconic motorcycle, which turned 40 in 2020. It may have aged but it hasn’t grown up. The Yamaha PW50 is a familiar piece of our childhood that we’re passing along to our own kids.

This is the podcast version of the feature article “Little Giant: The PW50 Story”. Author, Brett Smith, reads the text. You can find this and the entire collection of podcasts by searching “We Went Fast” in your preferred podcast player.

Looking for the PRINT version of this story? You can find that here: “Little Giant: The PW50 Story” (print).

A big thank you to Blendzall Premium Racing Oil for kicking in to help make this project possible. Next time your two stroke needs pre-mix, go Blendzall. Visit or ask your dealer to carry the brand through WPS.

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