1975 Yamaha RD 350 Custom

The 1975 Yamaha RD 350 was universally lauded as “a race-bred motorcycle in a street-machine’s clothing.” This high-performance custom RD gives “race-bred” a whole new meaning. It has 32mm Mikuni carburetors (versus the standard 29mm), HVC high-performance cylinder heads, a pointless magneto ignition system and a Jim Lomas stainless steel ultra-light exhaust, all of which put out a mean 50 HP. Other modifications include: Magura brake master cylinder, HVC billet rear sets, and a custom-made rear seat and seat cowling. Classic Motorcycles did a ground-up restoration of this motorcycle in the spring of 2016. The bike was a spectator favorite at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in May of 2016.


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One Quail reviewer wrote:  A sublime example of Yamaha’s giant-killing RD350, customized by Kevin Dotson. The seat ‘hump’ gives it a classic café vibe, and just check out the welding on that exhaust…