Yamaha RD400F – KGF
Yamaha RD400F

Yamaha RD400F

  • Sold
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 21,775

Yamaha RD400F

  • Price: £14,995
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 21,775

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An exceptional matching numbers UK Yamaha RD400F in perfect running order.

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

Finished in Clean White with the famous red Yamaha speed block motif, the appearance of this thoroughbred can only be described as stunning. The attention to detail is outstanding, with the tank and decals factory correct such as the back ground behind the four hundred zero’s are hollow (not filled in black like earlier models). The high-tensile steel tubular double-cradle frame is immaculate painted in gloss black with the important UK frame number 1A3-331…. clearly visible. The chrome has a mirror finish and the seat base remains the original steel item containing a full Yamaha tool kit. Amazingly the original and desirable chrome exhaust system remains fitted with part numbers clearly visible with a few minor marks and small dings. All instrumentation is factory fitment and in excellent condition. A street machine without equal.

The matching numbers 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 are beautifully detailed retaining close accuracy to the original finish and both engine number and stock number stampings are within correct range to the year and confirm the matching numbers credentials. The 6-speed constant mesh transmission has perfectly selected ratios and a multi-plate clutch running in oil for feather light changes and a short-throw shift lever to allow quick gear changes.

The RD400F is fitted with stylish cast-alloy wheels with red detailing and are presented in fabulous undamaged condition. Matching Dunlop K82 tyres 3.00.18 front and 3.50.18 rear have masses of tread. Hydraulic 267mm disc brakes front and rear with single piston callipers are fitted. The desirable and original brake master cylinder remains fitted all of which help stop this iconic machine effectively and safely.

This is a rare, iconic and importantly UK matching numbers Yamaha RD400F which is fully functional and not just a display piece. A late registered example, this bike was dealer supplied on the 31st March 1981. Expert inspection by a hugely knowledgeable collector confirms the authenticity, accuracy and exceptionally high standards this bike meets. Two sets of original coded Yamaha keys are present. An exceptionally sight, sound and indeed 2-stroke smell, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

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