If ever a conversation is likely to spiral into a full-on argument between a bunch of riders it is the old question: ‘what’s in your dream garage?’ It’s the perfect wet Sunday-in-a-pub-topic-of-debate that will rage on like an out-of-control forest fire well into the middle of th...
't until 1981 that the first liquid-cooled RD appeared and the legend really began. Punters were getting slightly jaded with the idea of simple air-cooled two-strokes so the water-cooled RD injected some new life into an ageing class. The monoshock RD350LC
of their noses.Before TC was a swear word in our vocabulary, these absolutely identical 350LC Yamahas were providing their own spectacle. Here's hoping for Kenny's wishes to come true in 2012...
the streets of Britain on the bike which paved the way for the epoch-defining RD350LC of the early 1980s.But things weren't all rosy; the RD400 also had its fair share of problems. While the bike's rapid fire acceleration was legendary, riders faced a problem
, Huddersfield.' Turns out this bloke was a fellow LC nutter and he'd read a story somewhere about my RD350LC. He saw in the picture that I didn't have the brake caliper bleed nipple dust covers and had sent a couple to me. What a star! Andy Thorpe, if you're out
think that both schools of thought are valid. Certainly with the Japanese stuff it seems to be the bikes that were once dead common, that everybody remembers, but you rarely see now, that are the most sought-after, like a mint C90 Honda, Yamaha 350 LC
To think this was all going on when Suzuki were producing the GS1000S and Yamaha were just about to launch the 350LC. And how similar does that prototype 900cc engine look to the first Hinkley/Bloor Triumphs? You've got to feel for the workers, you
Honda RC30Handbuilt in Japan by HRC and available to Fogarty, Hislop and Joe Bloggs, the RC30 was, and is, a little bit special. Read about the Honda VFR750R here.Yamaha RD350LC YPVSThrumming through the early Eighties gloom, Yamaha's Powervalve RD
I’m biased of course, but the best one make road race championship has to be the Yamaha RD 350LC Pro Am series. Back in the days when manufacturers had spare cash (1980 to be precise), Mitsui Yamaha organised this televised championship at major
blagging my way onto an official practice day I was chosen by a panel of experts to battle it out with established stars aboard the newly launched Yamaha RD350LC. With the races televised on ITV's World of Sport, a gang of us were thrust into the limelight
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