Trade Classic Bikes 70’s, 80’s 90’s — Yamaha RD 125 LC

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The new Yamaha RD125LC was first to the press in the winter of 1981/82, a new cylinder, liquid cooled to 125cc / 12bhp restrictions in It was the successor to the Air-cooled RD125 there was going to be a big new market for the machines.

The new 125LC was born, inherited from the latest Nose Fairing, Belly pan sportier looking than the RD125 air-cooled twins it to keep pace with the trends. Colours available White or Candy Blue for models; later colours Introduced in June 1982.

The new UK laws were changing introduced to the line up in 1984 was Red or or White with larger Red Blue Decals.

Fuel consumption as tested by magazine in December 1982 was 76-79 mpg

The Price in 1982 for a was just -820 but back it was high price for a 125cc Yamaha’s only main in the beginning was from Kawasaki the liquid cooled AR125, the AR had the mid range power with its and rotary disc induction whereas the RD had the edge on top end power and to tune. The RD was the bike to have.

Even though this 125 was to 12 bhp and 75 mph with a micron or all speed pipes of choice at that it could see just over on the clock down a good With a cantilever mono-shock arm italic style wheels it from its big brother the 250LC and a cylinder water-cooled engine it did look the biz. They flew out the dealer’s shops.

( UK 1GM restricted, 21BHP for Europe with full working

The mk2 was introduced in February 1985. styling as the mk1 but with major Available in White or Black, had new red and more flasher decals and a red Larger diameter forks and on style handle bars with smaller 16 front/ new design wheels, these very similar to the RD 350 YPVS, on the market and new sportier instrumentation the instantly noticeable cosmetic

Other changes include castor and trail angles a fork brace fitted for responsive steering with a disk and an apposed piston calliper, this improved the stability, handling and braking. A was also fitted to the cylinder which the mk1 didn’t have and changes to engine casing

Unlucky for us in the UK, but the rest of the world got the Mk2 was fitted with YPVS styled exhaust but not in the UK. It would be 2 years later before the model landed in the UK (to be known as the mk3 in the UK different colour decals), and a surprise for us brits, the power was locked shut not wired up to with the 12bhp learner

End of the RD 125 LC

1987 marked the end of the RD125LC. It had the roost right up until the of the TZR125 in ’87, which had bike looks of its day. from main rivals RG125 and Honda NS 125R that the TZR had to take over had to over Yamaha’s no.1 125

I also changed with the in July1989 and bought a TZR125, was later stolen that Up until 2004 I still an mk1 RD125LC.

Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC
Yamaha RD 125 LC

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