RD400 Cafe racer Two stroke Yamaha

Yamaha RD400 Production Racer

RD400 cafe racer allspeeds exhaustIn a world of café racers here’s the thinking man’s way to own a dead cool classic bike.

Drop bars, Raask rear sets and expansion chambers, if you were going to proddie race any two stroke these were the basic modifications that you’d be needing.

Two stroke Cafe racer EngineThen of course there was some tuning. There was no shortage of blokes in sheds all to happy to attack your barrels with a file in return for your cash. Stan Stephens, Terry Beckett ( who sadly passed away recently aged 87) and many others are the obvious names that spring to mind. Buying race pipes was also very much a personal choice, though Allspeed and Micron were the mainstream choice for many. Classic Bike Net spotted this period spec racer at Santa Pod a few weeks back. We stopped, admired and took a few pics for your visual delight.