Tag Archives: Yamaha RD

Yamaha RD250/350 Road Test

Styling in favour of um, dare one say it, a British shaped tank and there you have it, Yamaha’s current middleweight offerings resplendent in groovy 1974 colours of irridescent blue, red or green We all know about inflation, revaluation of…

 

Yamaha RD200A Review

The path of progress is neither smooth nor straight. Indeed, as proved by that of the RD200 Yam on this occasion it can prove to be most confoundedly awkward. For many years the little twin has been a performance leader…

 

LC – A trip back in time

There are plenty of people who purport to be experts on the LC, after all it is one of the great icons of the 80s, and with a vast following too. One guy who is the real deal when it…

 

Yamaha RD250LC Restoration

Elsie, my long lost love Having missed out on the craze the first time around, Colin Olivier has, some 26 years on, really got the LC bug. Having owned what looks like the who’s who of late 70s and early…

 

Yamaha RD80LC Restoration

Baby LC Never a massively popular machine in the UK, the baby LC is arguably the most pleasing aesthetically, although getting one back to running order can prove tricky with an ever decreasing parts situation and scant knowledge to fall…

 

Yamaha RD500 LC Restoration

Yamaha’s first true race replica caused a scene when it was launched back in 1984 and the furore carries on today, the bike achieving a true cult status and with it, a large following. Just how difficult is it to…

 

Yamaha RD125B Road Test

The Yamaha RD125 is a strange mix of ages, taking much of its architecture and design from the Yamaha’s of the 60s. With only minor engine mods separating it from the early AS3 range, it is a small and compact…

 

Yamaha RD125LC Road Test

New world order The RD125LC was borne out of a potentially disastrous time for UK and European motorcyclists. Pre 1982, the learner laws allowed all over the age of seventeen to buy a pair of “L” plates and instantly gain…