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Yamaha RD350 YPVS 1983

Superb example of the highly desirable Yamaha RD350 YPVS, originally a French market model the paint scheme sets it apart from the rest! This RD want for nothing and is ready for the summer months!

After only a couple of years in production the original RD350LC was superseded in 1982 by the RD350 LCII, a model better know by the ‘YPVS’ acronym standing for ‘Yamaha Power Valve System’. Developed on the firm’s Grand Prix bikes, the electrically operated power valve varied the effective exhaust port height according to engine revs, enabling Yamaha to tune the engine for increased top-end power while maintaining mid-range tractability. Keeping pace with the times, Yamaha slotted this heavily revised engine into a new frame equipped with linkage-operated mono-shock rear suspension, while the old rear drum brake was replaced by a disc. The cockpit fairing and belly-pan – options on the original LC – were standard on the LCII. After little more than a year the latter was dropped, being replaced by the fully faired RD350F and naked RD350N models. One of the rarest of 350LC variants, the 31K-coded LCII is only surpassed in collectibility by the original 4L0 version.

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