Wed, 6th Apr 2022 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum

 
  Lot 240
 

1980 Yamaha RD350LC

Sold for £11,500

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: LDV 523V
Frame No: 4LO 0003685
Engine No: 4LO 0003685
CC: 350
MOT: May 2022

  • Classic 1980 Yamaha 4LO RD350 'Elsie' in standard trim
  • Rare to find one of these 'headbangers' favourites in this condition
  • Still fitted with its original much sought after standard exhaust system
  • Has enjoyed a partial restoration keeping a good degree of originality
  • The bike has been run recently by the vendor and is MOT'd until 27.05.22
  • It comes supplied with a current V5C and a few old MOTs

The Yamaha Motor Co was formed in 1955 as the powered vehicle division of the massive Yamaha Corporation more famous for making musical instruments. The first bike produced in 1954 was the YA-1, like the BSA Bantam a copy of the German made DKW RT125 but in typical Japanese fashion this was soon improved upon with the launch of the YA-2 in 1957. This proved to be an immediate success in sporting events starting a long tradition of achievement that goes on to this day in Moto GP. The arrival of the RD range in the seventies cemented Yamahas reputation for high performance two strokes and the launch of the LC 250 and 350 models in 1980 revolutionised medium capacity motorcycling. The famous Pro-Am televised race series made for exciting and sometimes frightening Saturday afternoon viewing and kickstarted the careers of many a famous racer such as Niall Mackenzie and even Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill.

This RD350LC 4LO model was first registered in Europe in 1980, being imported into the UK in 2016. Still sporting its most sought after genuine Yamaha exhaust system it has enjoyed some restoration work but still retains a lot of its original finishes keeping a high degree of originality. The bike has been in regular use by the vendor who kept it MOT'd even though not necessary under current rules and has enjoyed blast around the Peak District on sunny days. Recently fitted with a new genuine Yamaha lock set it comes with both keys and a mileometer speedo has been fitted instead of the original kilometre unit. The carburettors are the later modified 4LO 01 carburettors, but the original 4LO 00 carbs are included in the sale. Most RD350LCs ended up on the race track or heavily modified by the archetypal 80s headbanger owners so it's very rare to find a good standard bike nowadays. The bike is supplied with a current V5C and a few old MOTs.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, Wed, 6th Apr 2022

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National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
Bickenhill
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 0EJ

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