Yamaha RD400August 8, 2018
The only surviving photo of my RD400.
This was taken in 1992 in Daventry, Northants. I was visiting a mate, and you can just see a tiny bit of his silver Alfa Romeo in the left of the picture.
It was a 1979 model. Two-stroke air cooled six-speed of course. And in, what Yamaha called ‘Competition Yellow’.
A previous owner had removed the original exhaust pipes and fitted a pair from an RD LC
Incidentally, I owned an RD350LC back in the 80’s, but not one photograph of it survives, as with any of my bikes from those days. Though I probably never took any anyway, those Polaroid Instamatic cameras were expensive back then.
So this was my RD I owned in the 1990’s. I had it for about a year and a half then sold it for a few hundred quid, as was its value at the time.
Today Yamaha RD’s of all cc’s sell for thousands, search eBay and brace yourself!
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