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c.1975 Yamaha 250 Racer For Sale by Auction

  • 1975
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


H&H Classic Auction  @ National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands
3rd July, 2024 13:00

c. 1975 Yamaha 250 Racer
No Reserve

Registration No: Unregistered
Frame No: Not visible

Interesting 'Barn 'Find' classic racer project
Based on a mid 1970s Yamaha RD250
TD/ TZ style bodywork with new alloy tank
The Yamaha Motor Co was formed in 1955 as the powered vehicle division of the massive Yamaha Corporation more famous for making musical instruments. The first bike produced in 1954 was the YA-1, like the BSA Bantam a copy of the German made DKW RT125 but in typical Japanese fashion this was soon improved upon with the launch of the YA-2 in 1957. This proved to be an immediate success in sporting events starting a long tradition of achievement that goes on to this day in Moto GP. The introduction of Yamahas over the counter race bikes in the late 1960s revolutionized racing allowing anyone to buy a race ready bike capable of winning TTs and GPs, the 250 and 350 models must be the most successful racing bikes ever produced. The race bikes were always heavily based on contemporary road models so many people made their own replicas, very often incorporating a few tuning parts and specifications from the official racers.

This 'Barn Find' classic race bike, being offered at No Reserve, is based on a mid 1970s air cooled twin, possibly an RD250 but unfortunately from a deceased estate so not much is known of its history. The bike looks to have a standard frame that has been de-luged and notes found with the bike say it was raced in the Forgotton Era race series by John Nimmo in the late 1990s. It is fitted with a disc front end, expansion chambers and TD/ TZ style bodywork. with what looks to be a brand new fuel tank. An interesting project to either recommission as a race or parade bike or form the basis of a TD2 road bike replica.

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