1973 Yamaha RD350 for sale in as close to new old stock condition as you will ever find. We are proud to offer such a stunning example of this 1970s two stroke icon, which is in completely unrestored condition with original paint and original fastenings throughout. This little reed valve, seven port, two stroke screamer will deliver the fun of a 1970s motocross machine as the power band lies between 6,000 and 8,000 RPM. The writing was on the wall for the outlaw of two strokes in the USA, so Yamaha gave up any regard for gentlemanly conduct with their twin cylinder two strokes and the RD350 was their largest capacity smoker at that time. The paint schemes for the Euro models were highly appealing and this model was the last of the styling offering rounded petrol tanks and side panels. This particular generation of the RD Yamaha series really is the last of the classic Japanese two stroke motorcycles before the styling started to square off, losing the appealing curves of this beautiful series of motorcycles. Being a Euro model it benefits from a much more appealing colour scheme than the US versions, as you can see in this article here. The article refers to the later USA model with the same motor, chassis and brakes, the later squared off body work and less appealing colour and decal scheme. The RD range later grew to 400cc with the Yamaha RD400 and culminated in the RD350LC, so this was the first of the disc brake generation RDs, which boasted racing Yamaha front brake calipers. At the time of launch, these little hooligan machines were brimming with the best available components.
Classic Japanese two stroke motorcycle
This classic Japanese two stroke motorcycle represents a great period of nostalgia for many people today who were youths in the 1970s. It is a one owner machine that has only covered 6,500 kms, which is just over 4,000 miles, has been beautifully preserved and runs perfectly. You will not find a better investment grade Japanese two stroke road going motorcycle than this example. The values quoted for these machines are for an investment grade, original example like this one, not an eBay special with a powder coated frame. You will notice how the prices for road going two stroke classic motorcycles seriously increased over the Covid 19 lockdowns. This is because such motorcycles were offering such good value that buyers were snapping them up to enjoy a cheap Japanese classic motorcycle to get out onto twisty roads, hoping to remain within the confines of lockdown rules. It is very rare to find such a wonderfully preserved and original example. Over one hundred kilometres of test miles have been covered and the motorcycle rides just like a new motorcycle when it was first delivered in 1973. Finding unrestored Japanese classic motorcycles is almost impossible, because most examples today are on their third or fourth restoration and have lost most of their original parts and have incorrect finishes. Unrestored classic motorcycles are starting to attract quite a premium, as you can see in this article we wrote in March 2022. Many collectors will pay a 100% premium for the correct unrestored classic motorcycle.
Unrestored Yamaha RD350
An unrestored Yamaha RD350 is so rare to find today, as people bought them to ride and once they finished with them they part exchanged or sold them to buy their new motorcycle. All of our machines come with an extensive warranty, free UK mainland delivery and a full tank of fuel. We know this motorcycle very well and it was beautifully looked after by its previous owner. If you are interested in this investment grade Yamaha RD350 which is unrestored, contact The Motorcycle Broker.