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Rajdoot 350

The Rajdoot 350 . or RD 350 . was a two-… motorcycle made in India by group from 1983 to RD stands for ‘Race Developed’ In India promoted by Rajdoot in with Yamaha Japan.

It was a copy of the Yamaha RD350 B, to suit Indian conditions. though the production of the aircooled RD350 had ended in Japan in the mid due to stringent emissions norms, it was a advanced motorcycle in the Indian in 1983. [ citation needed ] It had two … parallel twin Yamaha’s patented Torque System using reed

6-speed transmission. autolube mechanical tachometer, 12 V electrics and km/h in less than 4 In the interest of cost, the front brake of the RD350B was substituted a 7 twin leading shoe brake from the Yamaha

It was primarily targeted at the Royal Bullet 350 which was the biggest motorbike in India at the time. The Roadking 250 was another competitor. the Rajdoot 350 was not a commercial success due to its high fuel consumption in a Indian market.

High price, poor availability of spare parts and lack of service personnel did not help [ citation needed ] After the success of its smaller stablemate RX 100 introduced in 1985, the Rajdoot 350 in production as a flagship model, and ended in 1990. The last were reported to be sold in

HT and LT Models [ edit ]

The Yamaha was substantially modified before it was in India as the Rajdoot 350. The was detuned, the carburettors were for fuel economy rather performance, the front disc was substituted for a cheaper 180 mm TLS drum the instruments were copies of the Yamaha R5. the alternator had less and the tank graphics were Rajdoot and not Yamaha. The only branding was on either side of the

The early bikes had high part content, but Escorts indigenised most of the parts in than three years.

350 was made in two models — Torque (HT)’ and ‘Low (LT)’.

‘High Torque

The HT was made from 1983 to It made a respectable 30.5bhp@6750 detuned from 39bhp by restricting the exhaust ports of the RD350B. The carburetors had smaller Most HTs had the left engine casting marked Made in The mufflers had flatter ends.

Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350

HT exhausts made the raucous RD compared to the more toned-down LT

‘Low Torque (LT)’

LT was from 1985 to 1989. It made 27bhp (20kW) the exhaust ports were even further. Carburetors jetted small in the interest of economy. All LTs had the left engine marked Made in India.

The had slightly tapered or conical The build quality was poorer that of the HT models. [ citation ] The only notable upgrades to the LT Kokusan Denki electronic in 1988 and slightly stiffer forks in 1989.

The other side [ edit ]

A of issues hindered the sales of in India. Maintenance of an RD350 was not an task as Escorts service was not so good in those days, and were not enough trained who could handle its twin-cylinder Spare parts were readily available nor very

The HT’s fuel consumption was 22 (urban) 16 (mixed), that of the LT was 26 — figures considered steep by most [ citation ] of the population at the time.

Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350
Yamaha RX 350

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