Yamaha YD Classic Bike Gallery

Year
Bike
Picture
Description
0
yamaha yd2
yamaha yd2
0
yamaha yd3
yamaha yd3
0
yamaha yds2
yamaha yds2
0
yamaha yds7
yamaha yds7
0
yamaha ydt1
yamaha ydt1
1956
Yamaha YD1
1956 Yamaha YD1
1957
yamaha yd-1
yamaha yd-1 1957
1957
Yamaha YD-1
1957 Yamaha YD-1
1959
1959 yamaha yds1r "asama racer"
yamaha yds1r "asama racer" 1959
Image kindly provided by www.ravemotorsport.com.
1959
Yamaha YD2
1959 Yamaha YD2
1959
Yamaha YDS-1
1959 Yamaha YDS-1
1959
yamaha yds-1
yamaha yds-1 1959
1959
Yamaha YDS1
1959 Yamaha YDS1
1961
Yamaha YD3
1961 Yamaha YD3
1962
1962 yamaha yd3
yamaha yd3 1962
this is one of the first yamahas available in the usa in the early 60's. it is a 2 stroke 250.
1962
Yamaha YDS-R
1962 Yamaha YDS-R
Very rare Yamaha YDS-R Factory Race Bike, 2006 Legend of the Motorcycle 1st place. Borrani aluminum rim with ORDANI magunesium racing brakes, Polish Stainless spokes by Buchanans. Mikuni remote float bowl racing carburetor. Maguneto, Yazaki special racing tachometer.
1962
Yamaha YDS2
1962 YDS2
1963
1963 yamaha yds2
yamaha yds2 1963
1963
Yamaha YDS2 Sports 250
Yamaha YDS2 Sports 250
The Yamaha YDS2 was quite a revelation when first introduced, there was no Suzuki Super Six only the T10 which was not popular. The YDS2 was a fast sports motorcycle, in it's time, so very few, in this condition are still around today.
1963
Yamaha YDT1
1963 Yamaha YDT1
1964
1964 yamaha yds3c
yamaha yds3c 1964
1964
Yamaha YDC3
1964 Yamaha YDC3
1964
Yamaha YDS-3
1964 Yamaha YDS-3
1965
Yamaha YDS3C
Yamaha YDS3C
1969
1969 yamaha yds6-c
yamaha yds6-c 1969
250cc
1971
1971 yamaha yds-7
yamaha yds-7 1971
the yds7 differed greatly from it's yds6 predecessor. one of the most important changes was the use of horizontally split crankcases. these had already been used by the 350cc yr series since its introduction in 1967. the position of the final drive chain also changed from the right to the left side. this was due to the re-introduction of the pushrod clutch release mechanism. also, the over complex gear selection mechanism was done away with to be replaced by a rotating drum mechanism that was similar to the ones already in use on the yr range of bikes. a complete new set of gearbox ratios was also used. the frame was redsigned with particular attention paid to the rear sub-frame and the gusseting around this area. the styling was also heavily altered with the engine cases being painted satin black with two horizontal stipes on either side being polished. the barrels and heads were also painted black and the sides of the heads and the edges of the fins were polished. the styling was common to most yamaha's (as3, cs5, ds7 and yr5)at this time and the range was known as the europa range.
1971
1971 Yamaha YDS6
1971 Yamaha YDS6
1972
1972 yamaha yds-7
yamaha yds-7 1972
the little yamaha yds7’s were little gems in their day, the building blocks for the rd250’s and the later rd250lc “elsie” which are famous for launching a thousand racing careers, in the one make series. with 24hp being served up at 7500rpm they were as near to racing bikes as you could get and they were in fact raced quite successfully, this little air cooled 250cc twin was a 5 speed machine with drum brakes at the back and the front. the engine numbers were the same as the frame numbers so it is easy to see if the engine has been changed.
1972
1972 yamaha yds7
yamaha yds7 1972
1972
Yamaha YDS7
YDS7
1972
Yamaha YDS7
1972 Yamaha YDS7
1972
Yamaha YDS7 race bike
Yamaha YDS7 race bike
This bike is loosely based on Yamaha’s first production race machine with horizontally split crankcases, the TD3.
1973
Yamaha YDS7
YDS7
1974
Yamaha YDS7
1974 YDS7
250cc.