c.1976 Yamaha RD 400 Street Tracker
Yamaha's middleweight two-stroke was a true giant-killer. In modified road race form it was capable of taking on 750cc four-stroke factory bikes and winning, as a Yamaha 350 did in the 1972 Daytona 200 with Don Emde at the controls. In box-stock club road racing, RD350s and RD400s were dominant, and if you wanted to build a backroad café-racer in the 1970s, an RD was one of the best places to start. In that spirit we have this RD400 street-tracker custom, running a set of muffled expansion chambers and finished in Yamaha's trademark "bumblebee" paint scheme.
- Please note that the title for this motorcycle is in transit