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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up And how about a new Yamaha RD350?

I think it would be very nice
And it looks good too, at least on paper



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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 06:27 PM
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I'd take it to the track and ride the shit out of it.


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that's what RD's are for.

that exhaust's awfull short to make power anywhere on the sane side of 20k rpm tho.

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if it was still a 2 smoker id love to have one. way bac k i had an rd 400 and loved it
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that's what RD's are for.
Well that's what all sportbikes are made for and not everyone does it.


Are they going to be sold over here? Never even heard of an "RD" But I'm not to educated in the Yamaha field to begin with.


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it's just a concept, I very very very much doubt they'll ever make it.

Yamaha can't make a 2-stroke without eating crow on how great their 4-strokes are in their mx bikes, sleds, and watercraft. And Yamaha don't eat crow.

the only way I see something like that happening is from Kawasaki, Suzuki, or one of the little manufacturers.

Or maybe my prayers will be answered and BRP come to market with a 200hp torque monster 2-stroke 1000 based on their mach motor, in a chassis weighing 300lbs.

hey, I gotta right to dream.

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RD 350 from the 70's so the name is not new.

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RD350 was the RZ350's granddaddy.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 03:20 AM
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Back in 90 I had a RD 350 with chambers, clubmans, Avons, Lectrons, and a mess of other stuff. Made my own rearsets and tail section from balsa and fiberglass. What a wicked bike that was, and at full throttle, what a wail. Back then in the canyons, I was untouhable to all but stuff like CBR 900's. Those were the days. I got it from Don Vesco of Bonneville land speed fame.
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RD350 was probably one of the easiest bikes to ride, it was so flickable. Mind you I had a ride on a KR-1 many years later and liked that as well. One of the things that the KR-1 had that was impressive, was they came out standard with ZXR-750 front brakes. Massive breaks at the time on a lightweight bike.
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