Tag Archives: Yamaha RD350

The Yamaha RD350LC / YPVS Special

A popular conversion back in the day was to retro fit the RD350YPVS engine in the RD350LC chassis. Over the years it didn’t stop there, modern forks and wheels were often added to these hybrid machines. They maintain the looks…


Iconic LC Special Parts Wanted

Nick Daniels’ Iconic 7UP LC special was one of the most distinctive LC specials built during the 90’s, but in order to fund his drag racing Nick broke the bike up and sold the bits off. He kept the frame and…


Yamaha RD350LC Street Special

One of the UK biking scene’s best-kept secrets is the monthly bike night held at the New inn, Shardlow in Derbyshire. Held on the first Thursday in every month throughout the spring, summer and well into autumn, this meet regularly sees the gathering of the East Midlands LC and RD brigade and with them a fine collection of both standard and modified machines.


Yamaha YPVS Special

Those of you who regularly attend the many shows up and down the UK will have no doubt have caught sight of this fine looking machine at some point in time. Owned and lovingly built by Andy Holmes, more commonly known throughout the RD world as “Trig”, this distinctive looking Yamaha is the result of around three years tinkering to achieve his desires.


Yamaha RD350 YPVS Restoration

As if the original LC wasn’t enough Yamaha went several stages further in 1983 with the introduction of the YPVS equipped version. Considerably more hi-tech than anything before, the Powervalve won many a heart, and race too, In more modern times, as people flock to Elsie ownership, it may lag behind in the desirability stakes, but the YPVS is still an attractive proposition for restoration.


Yamaha RD350R YPVS Road Test

Do the best nuts come from Brazil? When set up correctly any “Valve” can be a pleasure to both own and ride with more than adequate brakes and chassis for the speeds involved, while keeping the 50 plus horses in…


Yamaha RD350LC Road Test

Stroker genius The 70’s were arguably the heyday of the two-stroke but as the genre entered its final stages of a short life, Yamaha introduced the ultimate street stroker, light, fast, good looking and easy to maintain, every leather jacket…