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Yamaha RD 350

Yamaha RD 350/400

A few years to the introduction of the RD350, it was called the YR5, which was also a 350 In 1970, the year the YR5 was launched, Ron won Yamaha’s fourth 250cc Championship, following the UK’s Read three titles in the The point here is the 350 Yamaha from a long line of displacement twins with years of race track

In this author’s opinion, World’s June, 1970 best summarizes the overall of the 350cc twin: “Winding traffic or 70mph freeway nothing seemed to make of a difference to this stout Power is on tap from well in the rev range to around 8,000 where it begins to taper Mid-range torque is noticeably than with previous as the R5 pulls like a 500 when you the grip in fifth.

The R5 may be described as a quick handling As it has most of its weight down there is little top hamper to the rider from pitching the aggressively through its favorite set of We would like to see the wheelbase slightly to slow down the and put more weight on the front The R5 offers substance and appearance, the performance and fun of more expensive bikes.”

The first RD350 model in 1973 was a 347cc, two-… featuring a seven-port engine Torque Induction. It had Yamaha’s lubrication system, which no pre-mixing of the gas and oil, a primary starter and a 6-speed constant transmission. It also sported neat features of the period as a steering damper, stop outage indicator, and a panel instrumentation dash.

Front disc brake was standard as

By 1974, the RD 350 had already earned a in the hearts and minds of sport-bike who really appreciated its nimble and responsive two-… engine. It was in some circles, “The Killer” for its overall performance much larger machines. In the RD 350 was the biggest version sold and its of loyal riders grew every passing year.

The RD 350 was dropped at the end of the model year of and in 1976, Yamaha introduced the increasing the … of the little RD 350 to The US market was changing due to pollution but Yamaha decided to move with the larger RD400. In came the RD400F and then, a special edition series the Daytona Special were These are now highly collectible

New for 1984 was the RZ350L, and this was targeted at buyers who missed the little two-… street of years gone by. For the 1984 Yamaha used a much and quieter engine, and this it was liquid cooled. The trick and black Kenny Roberts did not sell well in Europe, but was a big hit in the USA for reasons.

In 1987, the RZ350 was and would not return.


In 1977, a good friend and I in a dealership in Danbury Connecticut Yamaha) and plunked down each for a pair of matching, 1977 Yamaha RD400s were sitting on the showroom I have fond memories of and sport-touring on those RD400s for the few years. The first overnight/weekend I ever took on a motorcycle was on bike, strapping a duffle bag on the and riding north up to the Adirondack and historic Lake George, NY.

They were fast and with a excellent handling and to match. John Cerilli

347cc air cooled parallel

Transmission: 5-speed

Frame: duplex cradle

Weight: 330 pounds (wet)

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