Yamaha RD500LC

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A legendary UK matching numbers Yamaha RD500LC in amazing condition.

MODEL HISTORY
Much theorising, rumourmongering and eager anticipation preceded the launch of the Yamaha RD500LC. When the factory finally unveiled what was at the time the most powerful 500cc road motorcycle ever built, it was abundantly clear and frankly astounding how similar the design was to their YZR500 race bike that racing legend Kenny Roberts took to six Grand Prix victories in 1983. In the years before the launch of the RD500LC in 1984, Yamaha were acknowledged as the trend setters in the world of high-performance two-stroke machines and the introduction of this iconic machine took this reputation to new heights.

EQUIPMENT
Liquid cooled engine with anti-friction coating, reed-valve induction, variable exhaust port-timing (YPVS), quartet of alloy-bodied carburettors, rigid box section ‘race replica’ frame and main members, low-drag race-styled faring, windshield, quartz halogen rectangular headlamp, rectangular mirrors and indicators, low fuel tank and seat positioning, single De Carbon rear suspension unit, aluminium linkage arms and swing arm, 36mm fork stanchions with 140mm travel, adjustable anti-dive braking system, electric tachometer, speedometer, coolant temperature gauge, warning lights.

EXTERIOR
Built for just two years from 1984, the RD500LC was available in just two colour schemes which were Stormy Red with either Silky White or Yamaha Black. This outstanding example in Stormy Red /Silky White, (Code GE SW/AJ SMR), looks magnificent having been subject to a very expensive and accurate repaint by the renowned Mark Cordwell in Derby along with correct decals. The original and unrestored frame and ancillaries remain in superb order with the frame number clearly visible and untampered. Genuine factory fitted and damage free YAMAHA IGE-14753 exhausts have been blasted and power coated to ensure longevity. Everything about the bike is correct down to the genuine Yamaha mirrors and Koito headlamp and the original seat and single seat converter with manual below. Purists will delight at seeing the often-missing foam foil heatshield over the exhaust as it passes diagonally underneath the seat and the lower front faring guard grate and an uncut rear guard below the number plate. All switchgear is fully intact with white lettering and all gauges and warning lights operate perfectly. Upon first ignition turn on, the Powervalve operation can be seen and heard and the oil light illuminates and distinguishes, exactly as it should. Without question one of the best RD500LC’s on the planet.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original engine number and stock frame stampings along with speedometer in MPH confirm this as a matching numbers UK machine. The 500cc 2-stroke vee-four-cylinder engine fitted at the factory is set at 50 degrees in order to make the unit as compact and narrow as possible. Power output of 88hp at 9500rpm achieve a recorded top speed of 148mph and standing ¼ mile in 11.7 seconds (117.7mph), this really was the most powerful 500cc road motorcycle ever built! Since purchasing the bike in 2018, the previous owner commissioned a full engine strip down and rebuild by renowned expert Richard Pell, a retired motorbike racer. No expense was spared and the rebuild extended to the sourcing of genuine Yamaha parts including crank seals, piston rings and head gaskets. Furthermore, a carburettor rebuild was carried out as well as new oil delivery lines and chain. Upon strip down and accessing the engine, Richard noted that everything was original and nobody had opened the unit before and that the bores were in exceptional condition and commensurate with the mileage displayed of 12,079 miles. Photos of the stripped engine are included in the history file and the engine did not require a rebore. This example kicks into life effortlessly and performs wonderfully and the 6-speed transmission with working neutral indicator is perfect in operation. A sound and smell to bring your 1980’s bedroom poster bike to life!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The black alloy three double spoke rims are shod in Pirelli Demon rubber front and rear. These correct specification wide pattern vee-rated tyres were fitted at the same time as the engine rebuild and are showing ample tread. The totally standard water-resistant braking system with twin discs up front and single to rear still incorporates the adjustable anti-dive system in full operation.

HISTORY FILE
This matching numbers UK Yamaha RD500LC was registered new on the 8th October 1985 by St Neots Motorcycle Company in Cambridgeshire. Remarkably the first keeper owned the bike until 2017 with the prefix C800 MEG. It was then acquired by Fastline Superbikes who registered it in their name. Just two private collectors have owned the bike since including serial bike collector, Dean Marshall. Wanting to own the best, most genuine and correct example possible, Mr Marshall has approached this quest with a no expense spared attitude and by exploiting the highest expertise in the world of two-stroke machines. His knowledge and passion for these bikes is all encompassing and awe-inspiring, and vital was the ability to not only create a show bike but one that could be ridden and enjoyed. In fact, as recently as the 22nd September this year Mr Marshall rode the bike on a 100-mile blast! In addition to the original manual are two sets of Yamaha keys with tags and a history folder containing many invoices and accounts of the bikes history and works undertaken. The pièce de résistance is the registration number B16 YPV now allocated. An iconic model in 2-stroke motorbike history, the rare opportunity to acquire this outstanding Yamaha RD500LC must not be missed.

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Yamaha RD125LC

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An iconic two-stroke UK Yamaha RD125LC with matching numbers.

EQUIPMENT
Quarter faring and under-cowl, Speedometer, tachometer, temperature gauge, ignition switch incorporating steering lock, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, neutral indicator, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, helmet holder.

EXTERIOR
Finished in white the appearance of this successful 1980’s motorbike is instantly a hit and is presented in clean condition. The plastics and decals are sharp and all the switches, lights and controls work perfectly. The petrol tank has a lovely glossy shine and the frame is without damage. The seat has no rips and the bikini faring and front screen have none of the usual stress fractures. The handlebar grips show wear. A fabulous piece of Yamaha two-stroke history.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Being an UK 12A restricted bike, this liquid-cooled 123cc single-cylinder power unit delivers 12.2bhp at 7,500rpm and 8.68 ft lbs at 7000rpm, enough to allow a top speed of 70mph. Incredibly it still has the original factory engine and the number stamped into the engine matches the frame number, both clearly visible. The component engine parts are clean and present very well. The close-ratio six speed gearbox operated via a slick, remote linkage offers fast and sure gear changes. (Please note the bike has formed part of a static display for many years and although fully operational, is being sold requiring full recommissioning).

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The RD125LC is fitted with the same stylish cast-alloy ‘italic’ wheels as bigger models such as the RD250LC and RD350LC and are presented in very good condition. 2.75–18 front and 3.00-18 rear tyres are fitted with ample tread. Hydraulic disc front brake and dustproof/waterproof rear drum brake combine to provide confident, controlled braking in all weather conditions.

HISTORY FILE
Forming part of a collection with a wonderful display of memorabilia including illuminated Yamaha showroom signs this matching numbers UK bike was a must have in Mr Parkers collection. Having owned one new, this 1984 restored example was as close as he could find to his actual bike and having viewed many poor examples this was the only one that met the grade and was duly placed in the collection after a thrash round the block! The object of most seventeen year olds desires, this RD125 brings back happy memories.

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Yamaha YZF-R125

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A race-bred Yamaha YZF-R125 with just 382 miles and one private owner.

EQUIPMENT
Steel Deltabox frame, high-rigidity upside-down front telescopic forks, swingarm link type rear suspension, R6 inspired dual headlight faring, R6-inspired bodywork, race-type air intake between headlights, lightweight race-bred wheels with Y-shape spokes, ABS, forged aluminium rear brake pedal and shift lever, toolkit, pillion seat, lockable fuel filler, fuel injection, electric start, engine kill switch, neutral indicator, multi-function LCD instruments with rev counter, fuel and temperature gauge, digital readouts for speed, odometer, trip and clock.

EXTERIOR
A direct spin off from the World Championship winning Yamaha R6, the race-bred technology within the R-Series DNA is obvious just looking at them.  This one private owner YZF-R125 is finished in desirable factory Racing Red and looks simply stunning.  Commensurate with the incredibly low 382 miles covered, the bodywork, frame and faring are in virtually as new condition with only two light markings to the rear faring, barely visible.  All factory decals, stickers and labels are present and correct and the identification and information plates and stock frame number stamping are clearly legible.  All mirrors, light clusters, rubbers and other trim are fully intact and the super modern high-tech LCD display is perfect.  The lockable sculptured thin racing seat is immaculate and lifts to reveal an untouched full toolkit.  The ultimate class-leading 125cc supersport.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Using the liquid cooled 125cc 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC unit featuring electronic fuel injection and TCI digital ignition, power output equates to 15hp and 12.4Nm maximum torque.  Weighing just 142kg, this lightweight machine performs and as good as it looks and offers the feel of a larger powered bike yet opens the door to riders without a full license.  The engine and all ancillaries are spotless with the exception of a tiny scratch to the exhaust canister.  The 6-speed one down five up gearbox performs perfectly and is very easy to use.  Awesome fun!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The racy 17in Y-spoke alloys wheels in gloss black have bright red R inscription and are in pristine order with no damage.  Factory Michelin 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tyres have covered just 382 miles and are just about bedded in!  The powerful ABS brakes feature a 292mm front disc and 230mm rear disc to offer tremendous stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 24th May 2016 by Yamaha Main Dealers, Robinsons of Rochdale, this example has had just one private owner, Mr Steven Murray, before ownership was transferred to the finance providers company name.  Having covered just 382 miles from new, this example is very close to a new machine but with a large saving from list price of £4,507.00 as confirmed by the new vehicle sales invoice in the history file!  The original plastic wallet contains the service book stamped by the supplying dealer along with the first service stamp by same at 123 miles.

All user manuals, warranty certificate and point of sale documentation is present along with the first MOT certificate in May 2019 with no advisories.  There are two original keys and an original Yamaha 2016 Supersport Range brochure.  An entry into sports bike fun with this awesome looking YZF-R125.

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Yamaha FS1-E ‘Fizzy’

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An outstandingly original matching numbers UK Yamaha FS1-E with two owners.

MODEL HISTORY
Launched in the UK in 1973, the Yamaha FS1-E (E to denote England) was seen as the saviour of many 16-year-olds who felt cruelly curtailed by a change in licencing legislation introduced in 1973.  Nobody could have predicted the success to follow with the FS1-E quickly becoming Yamaha’s top selling bike in the UK within three months of launch, and the affectionate nickname ‘Fizzy’ becoming firmly adopted.

EQUIPMENT
Pressed steel tubular backbone type frame, telescopic front forks, naked spring type rear cushion, Yamaha Autolube, primary coupled kick-starter, chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, two black adjustable mirrors, Nippon Seiki speedometer, odometer, turn signal switch, headlight switch, neutral indicator, horn, large twin seat with assist strap, rear footrests, fuel valve with reserve, steering lock, helmet lock.  Dealer accessories;  Mud flaps.

EXTERIOR
A desirable very last of the pedal arrangement model, this example is amazingly preserved.  The Space Blue colour scheme is still first paint and the decals have never been replaced.  The smooth sided tank without screw-on badges does show some aging and the black and white speed blocks design on the tank and side panels in the style of Kenny Roberts TZ Yamaha racing bikes is in excellent condition.  The plastic side panels, a first on this model year, are not cracked or scuffed and the black tubular frame still has E11 sticker and matching frame number visible.  The chrome is in good condition with a mirror shine and the grips and pedal rubbers are genuine Yamaha items with the logo visible.  One rear view mirror is damaged and the genuine original Yamaha seat with white logo still visible has had a repair.  Lights, indicators and horn all function and the original supplying dealer number plate is attached.  A hugely collectable bike and a remarkable survivor that instantly became a teenage cult classic.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This is a matching numbers UK bike with the engine and frame numbers being identical.  A rare FS1-E model incorporating Yamaha’s new Autolube system providing a separate oil tank injecting oil into the induction port by a pump controlled by the throttle position and engine speed, thus no longer needing to mix the oil in the petrol tank.   A single cylinder 2-stroke engine which has a 49cc displacement to produce 3.1hp at 5000rpm and 4.3lb-ft of torque at 4500rpm.  Aging to the engine casing is visible but in-keeping with a beautifully original bike, even the starting warning sticker remains attached!  The four speed gearbox and clutch works perfectly and although fully operational this example has been on display for many years and remains a display bike requiring full recommissioning.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The chromium plated wheel rims are unrestored and display outer rim stampings and have a wonderful shine.  Correctly sized 2.50-17 front and rear tyres retain excellent tread and good rubber condition.  Waterproof-Dustproof 110mm diameter drum brakes perform exactly as intended.

HISTORY FILE
An incredible history file with only two owners from new!  Registered on the 7th May 1977, this UK example is a matching numbers bike with identification markers clearly visible, legible and un-tampered.  Supplied by J.Kersey & Son Ltd in Great Yarmouth to Mr Anthony William Griggs of Ipswich for the sum of £295, this bike remained in Ipswich when sold to the only other owner, Mr Parker in 2004 for £900.  Mr Parker was thrilled to find such an original example with all paperwork, old MOT certificates, spare keys and service log booklet so snapped it up to form part of his motorbike display.  This unmolested example is the exception to the many dubiously restored offerings and remains true to its build in 1977.  Amazing.

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Yamaha 250 Street DS7

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A very rare matching numbers UK Yamaha 250 Street DS7 in superb condition.

EQUIPMENT
Featherbed-type double cradle frame, aluminium-tubed Ceriani-type front fork, naked spring type rear cushion, Yamaha Autolube system, primary coupled kick-starter, chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, chrome adjustable mirror, large headlight and stop light, front reflector, speedometer, tachometer, trip recorder, turn signal switch, turn signal light, headlight switch, high beam light, neutral indicator, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve with reserve, under seat storage.

EXTERIOR
The Yamaha 250 Street DS7 was built for just one year in 1972 and was the initial forerunner to the popular RD Series, introduced in 1973.  This example is finished in the desirable and wonderful period colour scheme of Black and Gold from Black and Blue.  The pristine paintwork to the petrol tank, side faring and headlamp bowl boasts a deep shine and superb glossy finish having been subject to professional refurbishment in 2013.  The Featherbed-type double cradle frame is in fantastic order and the stock VIN stamping is clearly legible.  The bright chrome pieces are in excellent order with only very light ageing evident, most notable being two small dings to the front lower mudguard.  The seat covering with Yamaha lettering to the rear is completely damage free and all switchgear, controls, light and gauges operate as they should.   A fantastic collectable example of this very rare two-stroke street machine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original engine number stamping confirms this as a matching numbers machine.  The 2-stroke, 5 port parallel twin engine has a 247cc displacement and produces 30hp at 7500rpm and 21.1lb-ft of torque at 7000rpm.  Manufacturer marketing literature quotes a maximum speed range of 93-100mph, quarter mile in 14.8 seconds and climbing ability of 24 degrees!  Advanced features at the time such as Yamahas Autolube system eliminate bothersome messy premixing of fuel and facilitates automatic feeding of just the right amount of oil to the engine as needed.  This example kicks into life effortlessly and performs wonderfully.  The engine is spotlessly clean and the original crank casing retains the high-polished finish and Yamaha lettering.  The 5-speed ‘one down four up’ transmission with working neutral indicator is effortless in operation.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 36 spoke chromium plated wheel rims are unrestored and display only very light aging, but nothing to detract from the bright shiny finish.  Quality branded 90/90 18 front and 3.50-18 rear tyres retain excellent tread and good rubber condition.  Waterproof-Dustproof brakes are non-fade with minimum braking distance quoted in the manufacturer marketing literature of 46ft at 30mph.  The brakes perform exactly as intended.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st October 1972, this UK example has been subject to a full cosmetic and mechanical professional restoration in 2013 with 575 miles covered since.  Only available for one year before the RD250 and expanding RD range grew, this represents an iconic model in 2-stroke motorbike history.  A feature on the show scene including being the winner of a Best in Show award.  This matching numbers UK example is an absolute must for the avid collector where inspection and trial will not disappoint.  A rare opportunity to acquire this Yamaha 250 Street DS7 must not be missed.

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Yamaha FS1-E Fizzy

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An iconic matching numbers UK Yamaha FS1-E ‘Fizzy’ in superb condition.

EQUIPMENT
Pressed steel tubular backbone type frame, 26mm telescopic front forks, naked spring type rear cushion, Yamaha reed-valve torque-induction system, primary coupled kick-starter, chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, two chrome adjustable mirrors, Nippon Seiki speedometer, odometer, turn signal switch, headlight switch, neutral indicator, horn, large twin seat with assist strap, rear footrests, fuel valve with reserve, side storage locker.

EXTERIOR
This wonderful example is finished in desirable Competition Yellow with correct tank and side panel decals.  The superb paintwork pops beautifully in the sunlight and displays a uniform polished finish with no markings worthy of mention.  The black tubular backbone type frame is pristine with the matching stock stamping clearly legible, and the trim pieces, chrome fitment, seat and lights are in excellent order.  All lights, functions and controls operate as they should.  The previous owner, an eclectic antiques expert, has made some alterations to suit his taste including a colour change from Baja Brown, addition of detachable chrome brace bars, removal of the pedals and a chrome replacement of the factory air box, with the standard items having been kept for the next owner.  A hugely collectable bike that instantly became a teenage cult classic and remains as ever popular today.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original engine number stamping confirms this as a matching numbers machine.  A single cylinder 2-stroke engine with Yamaha reed-valve torque-induction system has a 49cc displacement to produce 4.8hp at 7000rpm and 5.1lb-ft of torque at 6000rpm.  Manufacturer marketing literature quotes a maximum speed range of 46mph, unrestricted of course for those wishing to ignore the 30mph limit imposed for UK riders!  This example kicks into life effortlessly and performs wonderfully.  The engine is spotlessly clean and the crank casing retains the high-polished finish and Yamaha lettering.  The 4-speed ‘all down’ transmission with working neutral indicator is effortless in operation.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 36 spoke chromium plated wheel rims are unrestored and display outer rim stampings.  2.25-217 front and 2.50-17 rear tyres retain excellent tread and good rubber condition.  Waterproof-Dustproof brakes with aluminium single leading shoe drums front and rear perform exactly as intended.

HISTORY FILE
Launched in the UK in 1973, the Yamaha FS1-E (E to denote England) was seen as the saviour of many 16-year-old who felt cruelly curtailed by a change in licencing legislation introduced in 1973.  Nobody could have predicted the success to follow with the FS1-E quickly becoming Yamaha’s top selling bike in the UK within three months of launch, and the affectionate nickname ‘Fizzy’ becoming firmly adopted!  Registered new on the 8th July 1977, this UK example is a matching numbers bike with identification markers clearly visible, legible and un-tampered.  An iconic model in 2-stroke moped history, the Yamaha FS1 ‘Fizzy’ series was born from and ironically eventually discontinued following changes in legislation, but not before securing legendary status throughout the 1970’s and ever since.  An original Yamaha FS1 sales brochure is even kept in the history file!  This fully operational and useable bike is equally impressive as a show piece.  A rare opportunity to acquire this Yamaha FS1-E where inspection and trial will not disappoint.

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Yamaha RD400D

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A classic UK Yamaha RD400D in fabulous display condition.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, circular orange side reflectors, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, engine kill switch, neutral indicator, oil light, high beam light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, helmet holder, lockable fuel cap.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Competition Yellow as homage to Kenneth Leroy Roberts, the American former professional motorcycle racer and racing team owner. The overall appearance of this thoroughbred can only be described as immaculate with the speed block motif unmarked. The chrome has a mirror finish and the wide black waterproof seat is perfect. All switches, lights and controls work perfectly and the shock mounted instrumentation is back-lit at night with a soft, green glow for maximum visibility. A correct Yamaha tool kit housed in the plastic wallet under the seat is present and the high tensile steel Duplex-cradle frame has been power coated to a very high standard. Adjustable Hagon rear shock absorbers have been fitted to improve comfort. A classic award winner.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The forward inclined 2-stroke torque induction engine has a 398cc displacement and produces 40bhp at 7000rpm. Featuring many advanced features at the time such as Yamahas Autolube system varying the delivery of oil linked to the throttle and engine speed. The sound through the chrome Micron exhaust is fabulous. The 6-speed constant mesh transmission has perfectly selected ratios and a multi-plate clutch running in oil for featherlight changes. (Please note if the motorcycle is to be put to use a running-in period of 500 miles is recommended before full throttle and entry into the power band).

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The RD400D is fitted with stylish cast-alloy wheels and are presented in fabulous undamaged condition. Avon Roadrunner tyres are fitted with front 90/90 H18 and rear 100/90 H18 profiles. Hydraulic 267mm disc brakes front and rear with fully floating brake calipers stop effectively and safely.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on the 28th November 1978 and a UK home market example. Owned by a motorcycle collector of the highest standing and forming part of a jaw dropping collection from Fantic Choppers and Yamaha FS1-E’s to Kawasaki Z1’s all in concours condition. This motorcycle reflects a no expense spared mentality to the build and a new owner will be delighted with the precise attention to detail. An iconic Yamaha ready for a discerning new owner.

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Yamaha RD250

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An exceptional original UK Yamaha RD250 in Kenny Roberts Racing Yellow.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, twin chrome adjustable mirrors, capacitor discharge ignition CDI, speedometer, tachometer, turn signal switch, headlight switch, engine kill switch, neutral indicator, oil light, high beam light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve with reserve, helmet holder, under seat storage, lockable fuel cap.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the highly desirable Kenny Roberts Racing Yellow, a colour attributed to the legendary racing champion who dominated the world of professional motorcycle racing in the 1970’s and 80’s. The original paintwork with matching side faring is in superb order with the black Yamaha decals unspoilt and fully intact. The detail to this bike is simply superb and just as the maker intended with beautifully polished and preserved components worthy of the show scene. The chromework is generally excellent with only two shallow dings to the front mudguard and slight pitting to the exhaust pipes worthy of mention. The high-tensile steel tubular double-cradle frame is in a superb state with the matching chassis and engine numbers clearly visible for inspection. The large seat lifts to reveal lockable storage with factory stickers and remains in excellent order aside from two miniscule nicks to the covering, barely noticeable. All functions, lights and controls operate perfectly owing to the previous owner’s fastidious nature and desire to ride the bike recreationally. A very special example of Yamaha’s iconic RD Series.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2-stroke torque induction engine has a 247cc displacement and produces 32bhp at 8000rpm. Featuring many advanced features at the time such as Yamahas Autolube system varying the delivery of pressurised oil linked to the throttle and precise ignition timing by utilising transistorised capacitor discharge ignition CDI. Owing to regular maintenance and riding enjoyment in dry conditions, this example kicks into life effortlessly and performs wonderfully. The 6-speed transmission has perfectly selected ratios and a multi-plate clutch running in oil for feather light changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This RD250 remains fitted with the stylish cast-alloy wheels with black detailing. These
un-refurbished rims are in fantastic undamaged condition with only mild patina visible to close scrutiny. Quality Dunlop K82 3.00-18 front and 3.50-18 rear tyres retain excellent tread. Hydraulic 267mm disc brakes front and rear with single piston callipers stop effectively and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 19th July 1979 at Yamaha Main Agent JP Motorcycle Generation of Brownhills, this UK example has remained in the care of true enthusiasts throughout. The previous keeper kept the bike as part of a vast and almost overwhelming collection of mainly 1970’s Japanese bikes and mopeds, and having covered just 10,714 miles, this incredible bike has been preserved in amazing condition and exactly as Yamaha intended.
The original Yamaha Motorcycle Terms and Conditions of Warranty and Service Log booklet is supplied with the bike along with previous receipts and invoices. Absolutely all credentials are ticked with this low mileage, matching numbers UK example, this RD250 is an absolute must for the avid collector where inspection and trial will not disappoint. A rare opportunity for the avid classic motorcycle fan appreciative of the esteemed RD Series.

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Yamaha RD200DX

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A smart UK Yamaha RD200DX with desirable matching numbers

EQUIPMENT
Chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, engine kill switch, neutral indicator, oil light, high beam light, horn, electric start, rear footrests, fuel valve, helmet holder, lockable fuel cap.

EXTERIOR
Finished in Competition Yellow the overall appearance of this motorcycle is sharp and smart with admiring glances guaranteed. The chrome has a mirror finish with only slight fade to the rear mudguard and a couple of minor marks to the front. The coffin style tank is unmarked and the wide black waterproof seat is perfect having been professionally recovered. All switches, lights and controls work and the shock mounted instrumentation is easily readable. The engine Stop sticker has faded. The tough tubular high tensile steel frame along with the rear swinging arm suspension has been power coated for a gloss hardwearing finish. Smart, efficient and very enjoyable.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This superb Yamaha 2-stroke twin has a swept displacement of 195cc and produces 20bhp at 8000rpm. Yamahas Autolube pump mechanism feeds oil to the engine for efficient lubrication while the twin 20mm carburettors give an instant response to a twist of the throttle grip. All components are beautifully clean on this matching numbers engine. A genuine and standard chrome IE8 twin exhaust system sounds wonderful with no damage. The electric starter is fully operational. The slick easy gear shifting 5-speed transmission matches the power characteristics of the engine perfectly.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The RD200DX is fitted with classic chrome spoked wheels and are presented in fabulous shiny undamaged condition. Front 100/90 -18 and rear 3.50 -18 tyres have ample tread. Hydraulic 245mm disc brakes up front featuring a double piston type caliper and a rear drum stop effectively.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on the 14th October 1977 and a UK home market example with matching numbers. Owned by a motorcycle collector of the highest standing and forming part of a jaw dropping collection from Fantic Choppers and Yamaha FS1-E’s to Kawasaki Z1’s all in concours condition. This motorcycle reflects a no expense spared mentality to the build and a new owner will be delighted with the attention to detail. An iconic Yamaha ready for a discerning new owner.

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Yamaha RD400F

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A pristine UK Yamaha RD400F in showroom display condition.

EQUIPMENT
Chrome mudguards front and rear, chrome side repeaters, circular orange side reflectors, speedometer, tachometer, ignition switch, turn signal switch, headlight switch, dimmer switch, engine kill switch, neutral indicator, oil light, high beam light, horn, rear footrests, fuel valve, helmet holder, lockable fuel cap.

EXTERIOR
Finished in white with the famous red Yamaha speed block motif the appearance of this thoroughbred can only be described as immaculate. The attention to detail is outstanding with every nut and bolt removed, refurbished or replaced and meticulously put back. The chrome has a mirror finish and all decals are unmarked along with the perfect black seat. All switches, lights and controls work perfectly and the shock mounted instrumentation is back-lit at night with a soft, green glow for maximum visibility. The high-tensile steel tubular double-cradle frame has been professionally powder coated with rider and pillion foot rubbers having been replaced. The KYB endurance type front forks are unmarked and the adjustable rear shocks will suit all riders. A correct Yamaha tool kit housed in the plastic wallet under the seat is present and the rare exhaust downpipes have been re-chromed with one tiny ding barely visible. A beautiful piece of Yamaha history.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 2-stroke torque induction engine has a 398cc displacement and produces 44bhp at 7500rpm. Featuring many advanced features at the time such as Yamahas Autolube system varying the delivery of oil linked to the throttle and precise ignition timing by utilising transistorised capacitor discharge ignition CDI. The engine and crank have been completely rebuilt with Yamaha seals and bearings. The 6-speed constant mesh transmission has perfectly selected ratios and a multi-plate clutch running in oil for featherlight changes. (Please note if the motorcycle is to be put to use a running-in period of 500 miles is recommended before full throttle and entry into the power band).

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The RD400F is fitted with stylish cast-alloy wheels with red detailing and having been powder coated are presented in fabulous undamaged condition. Dunlop K82 3.00-18 front and 3.50-18 rear tyres are as new. Hydraulic 267mm disc brakes front and rear with single piston calipers stop effectively and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Owned by a Yamaha connoisseur of the highest standing, this motorcycle reflects a no expense spared mentality to the build. A new owner will be utterly amazed with the precise attention to detail with empty NOS boxes having been kept along with invoices for all the parts used. A spreadsheet breaking down the source, the price and quantity of every part purchased amounts to £6,749 alone even before accounting for the labour time! All stages of the meticulous build have been photographed and are included on a memory stick for safekeeping. Forming part of a jaw dropping Yamaha collection including iconic bikes such as the RD125LC, RD500LC and an RD350LC, rarely does such an offering come to market. Fortunately, (and should the new owner wish), this motorbike is fully functional and not just a display spectacle.