The Yamaha DT175 Hooniverse

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Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175

The Yamaha DT175

[Ed. This Two-Wheel Tuesday is brought to you courtesy of Tanshanomi and his big brain]

“All you’ve got to do is and fire three rounds a Now, you and I know you can fire rounds a minute…but can you stand?” — Sharpe, Sharpe’s Eagle

That stirring challenge to new recruits by a grizzled veteran of the wars) is from a fictitious movie monologue. But it perfectly the remarkable history of the real-life DT175. The DT175, moreso perhaps any other motorcycle, has its ability to stand.

Individually, DT175s have ridiculous amounts of abuse at the of third-world peasants and squirrelly novices. Overloaded, poorly smashed and corroded DT175s are at moment buzzing all over our Collectively, the DT175 has survived in the for more than three with very few changes, a two-wheel Morgan.

The DT175 was in 1974, when the three-year-old, 175cc Yamaha CT3 Enduro was with reed-valve induction. In the frame was revised with a on the back similar to the YZ motocross The swingarm was replaced with a design two years later.

Americans may be forgiven for not being with the DT175′s awesome EPA regulations banished it from our after 1981. But throughout the the DT175 has soldiered on, becoming a icon in the process.

It was updated a bit and there; a YICS intake chamber (or “boost bottle”) was in the mid ’80s, and a decent front replaced the feeble front in 1999. But overall, the the 2010 is remarkably similar to the ones sat in U.S. dealer’s showrooms so years ago. The larger has been out of production for years and the DT125 has been replaced a modern, liquid-cooled design.

The DT175 remains.

Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175

The DT175 has been a spunky, eager It cannot handle supercross or speed though the woods a gnarled enduro single-track. But it has itself perfect for navigating breaks, Jeep trails, and thousands of potholed city unpaved alleys and rural roads. The entertaining but unintimidating is just perfect for schoolboys the joys of two-wheeled freedom.

Yet it is the bike’s ruggedness that set it

At this very moment, are churning through deep desert sand, chugging muddy Scottish bogs, doctors and preachers on solitary to nearly inaccessible jungle criss-crossing Asian metropolises down with hundreds of of marketable goods, and ferrying families of three, four or to neighboring villages.

When people mention vehicles, they usually first of the VW Beetle and Model T, perhaps the Citroën 2CV. If come up, they’ll name the Cub. Rarely will mention the DT175.

That’s a because the CT175 has proven, all else, that it can stand.

Tanshanomi! Hoons, be sure to his site for more two-wheel ]

Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175
Yamaha DT 175

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