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  • Tidy and very original ‘70s junior superbike 
  • Recent dyno test shows engine performs to factory spec
  • MOT to December 2024 with no advisories 
  • Good history file of regular maintenance 
  • Great example of these much loved icons 

The Appeal

The RD350 was the junior superbike with genuine racing heritage. That prefix stands for ‘Race Developed’ and refers to the 350cc parallel twin that proven itself on track. 
There really was nothing quite like the RD350 at the time.  It was a quick, exciting and inexpensive bike and buyers absolutely loved them.
For all the same reasons, they still do. This one fits right in, a tidy and very original ‘72 that came to these shores in 2019. It has been well maintained since, recent work including a new drive chain, indicators and speedo plus a dyno set up and fresh spark plugs. Buyers will be pleased to know that the dyno test confirms it still has the same bhp on tap that it did when new. 
It is registered as a Historic Vehicle so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt. Usefully for buyers it has been regularly MOT’d since arriving here, the current test running to December 2024 with no advisories. 


History and Paperwork

  • First registered 1972
  • Imported to the UK in 2019 
  • Matching engine and frame numbers: 351108463
  • 1 key 
  • V5 in current keeper’s name 
  • Some history and invoices included in file 
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Very sparing use since arriving in 2019 according to MOT history 
  • Four registered keepers since arriving in the UK 
  • Dynojet print out showing over 38bhp - when new these bikes had up to 39bhp 
  • March 2023 check over plus new drive chain, indicators and speedometer
  • Dyno set up and spark plugs in July 2023 
  • Current MOT to 10th December 2024 with no advisories and 6,741 miles showing 
  • Replacement speedo shows 2,663 miles 


The Condition

  • Thorougly modern design with twin downtube steel frame and slim front forks
  • Finished in factory correct dark red metallic with very good paintwork and finish 
  • Largely factory standard bike but with black exhaust rather than factory chromed unit
  • Chromework and fittings including lights are in very good condition 
  • Yamaha-branded saddle in good order
  • Tyres in good condition showing good tread 
  • Yamaha factory-correct white and black decals appear in very good order


The Mechanics

  • Air cooled 347cc ‘race developed’ parallel twin engine 
  • Dyno tested at over 38bhp which compares favourably to factory 39bhp 
  • Black finish exhaust system 
  • 6spd manual chain-driven gearbox 
  • Twin rear shock absorbers
  • Said to run and drive very well without issues to note 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on current MOT test 


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Yamaha
  • Model RD 350
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 6,741 Miles
  • Engine size 350
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Malvern
  • Location Hertfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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