c.1982 Yamaha RD350LC Frame no. 4L0 107518 Engine no. 4L0 107518

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Lot 703N
c.1982 Yamaha RD350LC
Frame no. 4L0 107518 Engine no. 4L0 107518

£ 3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,600
To be sold without reserve
Amended
c.1982 Yamaha RD350LC
Frame no. 4L0 107518
Engine no. 4L0 107518
No motorcycle of recent times has achieved 'cult' status to the same extent as Yamaha's legendary 'LC'. Launched at the Tokyo Show in 1980, the RD250/350LC marked the introduction of water cooling to Yamaha's range of potent middleweight two-strokes while also bringing mono-shock rear suspension and – in the 350's case - twin disc front brakes to the package for the first time. The 350LC continued the Yamaha tradition of giant-killing performance established by the air-cooled RD350 and RD400, and although its circa 110mph top speed was inferior to that of the larger, multi-cylinder opposition, over twisty going a well ridden 350LC could show almost anything the way home. Its capacity for easy personalisation remains an essential part of the LC's appeal; few remained standard for long, a state of affairs that has led to the few totally stock survivors becoming highly prized. A donation to the Museum, this RD350LC currently displays a total of 11,935km (7,416 miles) on the odometer. Although non-standard is some minor respects (headlamp brackets and mirrors, for example) and carrying a few 'battle scars', it appears otherwise remarkably original, with almost all the original fastenings apparently un-butchered, making it an excellent candidate for restoration. There are no documents with this machine.

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c.1982 Yamaha RD350LC Frame no. 4L0 107518 Engine no. 4L0 107518
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