1975 Yamaha RD350 Frame no. 351-316724 Engine no. 351-316724
Lot 342
1975 Yamaha RD350
Frame no. 351-316724 Engine no. 351-316724
Sold for £3,220 (US$ 4,326) inc. premium

Lot Details
1975 Yamaha RD350 Frame no. 351-316724 Engine no. 351-316724
1975 Yamaha RD350
Frame no. 351-316724
Engine no. 351-316724
Light as a 250 and powerful as a 500, no range of motorcycles better exemplifies the Japanese approach to making a 350 than Yamaha's charismatic two-stroke twins, the first to make an impact in the UK being the YR3. The YR5 followed and then in 1973 came the first of a new family: the RD350. Together with Yamaha's other two-strokes, the new RD350 featured reed valves, an innovation that made for superior breathing and a broader spread of power. The cycle parts remained much the same as those of the preceding YR5, but for the important introduction of a front disc brake. Testing an RD350 in 1975, Bike magazine found it, 'a very loveable bike; its finely judged blend of civilisation and brutality should appeal to anyone who wants an oil-tight, hassle-free mount which still has that old time quality known as "Balls".'This collectible, matching-numbers RD350 was kept in a barn in Ohio, USA for many years before being taken in part exchange by a dealer some time ago. Offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed, it comes with US title, customs document and NOVA declaration to facilitate an application to register it as an imported vehicle by the successful purchaser. We are advised that the engine turns and has compression.
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