Yamaha RD 350 LC
We are pleased to bring you one of the best Yamaha RD350LC’s available for sale, the bike has been lovingly restored to the condition you see before you by the one and only Kev Schofield (well known RD resto guru) the bike has been setup on ‘The Muts Nuts’ dyno so you can be sure it’s in fine fettle! Please take your time looking through the pictures and running and riding video to truly experience this as new example! We are still waiting for the V5 to come back from the DVLA following its UK reg application, the bike is matching numbers.
No motorcycle of recent times has achieved ‘cult’ status to the same extent as Yamaha’s legendary ‘LC’. Launched at the Tokyo Show in 1980, the RD250/350LC marked the introduction of water cooling to Yamaha’s range of potent middleweight two-strokes while also bringing mono-shock rear suspension and – in the 350’s case – twin disc front brakes to the package for the first time. Water-cooling had been a feature of the Hammamatsu firm’s TZ racers for some years, and the LC’s family resemblance was obvious. The 350LC continued the Yamaha tradition of giant-killing performance established by the air-cooled RD350 and RD400, and although its circa 110mph top speed was inferior to that of the larger, multi-cylinder opposition, over twisty going a well ridden 350LC could show almost anything the way home. It was also relatively inexpensive, endearing itself to impecunious younger riders, whose high-street stunts rapidly established the easily wheelied LC’s ‘hooligan bike’ credentials. The availability of noisy expansion chamber exhausts and a host of other tuning accessories – some of dubious merit – only served to further enhance its ‘bad boy’ image.