1 hour ago
My dream bike
Javi Garcia Vico Privado
4 hours ago
A friend of my sister had the same model, same year, same colour. He’d pop round and park it in the drive and me and my mate would appreciate its looks.
MY FIRST B IKE
I have a74 rd 250
I had a later 200DX but my RD125 looked identical to this one.
My first motorcycle! I loved it! Wow really brings back memories.
Ticker stonebroom comes to mind
I have one.😊
I had the 125 lovely to
Passed my test on mine in 1976
I had the identical bike, purchased new in February 1975 from Cray Motorcycles in Orpington (now long gone) for £408.
6 hours ago
Very nice, but that’s a very dark purple ( nearly black in photos) also a bit pricey IMO
Beautiful looking bike but prices are ridiculous now
We all thought that.
Lovely but ......how much !
9k lmao omg can’t stop laughing 😆😂🤣
Only one name I need to mention. Colin Chapman.
Crazy money over 9 grand?? Stuck with that then bambi
Any good to you Ivor Cornwell
You mean 9mph 🤣🤣🤣
Did Yamaha make one just before the fs1e think it was a ss50
I get all damp in the right places......then see the price.
I used to love changing into 5th whilst overtaking these on my Suzuki Ap 50 🤣
This was the fastest colour Lol
I had a mint one and I ashamed now looking at this fine example to admit I thrashed it. Such a shame
190 mph flat out
Nearly 9 grand for something that's barely faster than a push bike! Ha'way man!
Very nice. Probably be 10 grand by Friday !!!!
7 hours ago
Definitely the best color on those. I wish they sold that color in the states. All we have here is the blue.
Lot of comments on here about the price? Did you read the description? Lot of work and money gone into this one. Standard H2 in mint condition fetch £20k no problem,this one looks like good value to me.
Almost $25000 US?! 10 years ago mint showroom condition were going for $12000. Should've brought a few......
I love these bikes, IMO this one too expensive.
Nice bike, shame they never went round bends.
A lot of money for a lovely sound not much else going for those evil handling seventies bikes sorry guys I was there !
Beautiful but stupid price lol
splendide !! j'ai restaurez la même en couleur 🥰👍
Would make a damn fine vintage flat track machine.
Bela máquina anda muito espetacular Essa moto. Ass carlos
18k, fook me 😆
Love... but too rich for me 😟
Fine set of pipes too sing from
Shame about the pipes
8 hours ago
The days when Yamaha could build a world beating motorcycle . I’m thinking why can’t we have a classic world championship for these bikes ? Get some great riders on these machines just throwing that out there for the FIM you can have that for free , I’d watch it on Eurosport I hate watching fourstrokes
splendide !! et super pilote c'est bien triste ce qui lui est arriver d'ailleurs !! 🥰😢
I love 2 strokes
Word oud , zo vreselijk mooi ,,, de jeugdige onder ons vinden het waarschijnlijk een ouderwets ding. Simon Dijkwel Marco Dijkwel Fred Hundersmarck
An incredible bike indeed
Better in orange but still class .
The best forever ❤️
A work of art 😍
Thing of beauty 👍👏👏
As good as it gets.
Should've NEVER stopped racing these!! They took REAL talent to ride , not these $1.5 million computers in MotoGP we see today!
9 hours ago
Hope they still have the standard saddle as well
I have a 1972 J model
ça aussi j'en restaure une mais violette candy splendide machine !! 🤩👍
A 750 2 Stroke 😮
10 hours ago
This is simply awesome - Kawasaki guru Rick Brett on a 'SnowJob' (don't ask - just check out the video and listen to the H2 scream 😲😲)
PS: The Kaplan guys at the New England Motorcycle Museum had one for sale recently. The ad is here on eBay 🇺🇸 : ebay.to/2Px5zJE ... See MoreSee Less
Bring on the new ice age
Rick Brett 😉
I remember back in the 1970s, Bombardier made the Skidoo Blizzard; a snowmobile that had a 797 two stroke triple that sounded much like that Kawasaki, when expansion chambers were added. They were scary fast.
12 hours ago
Great bikes if made today would sell
I had the 400 dt....hard to keep the front end on the rd....great bike.😁
A bit overweight, underpowered... the 175 was heaps better. Nice looking thing though.
Good frame ,lymphatic engine , good finition .
I had a white one the spark arrester killed the engine
Feature a silver one
J' en ai eu un pareil
13 hours ago
Had a 400D in Daytona yellow back in the day. Also a 250E in those colours. Very very nice. Amazing condition, but how much??!!😮
16 000 Can $ ,un prix de fou , sont riches ces anglais 🤪
My 400D what a lot of fun they where
I had the 250 same colour not as good as that one though 👍
I had that one, in Cherry Red💯👍
Way over priced.😁.....but good condition.
Bela máquina aqui no Brasil não tivemos esse modelo na época rdx. Ass carlos
The best colour love it
Very nice love the colour
Michael Netherton nice
Has import tank
rare les 400RDX !! 👍
De la bonbe c c'ette bécane !!!
Sweet! My favorite color!
Jose Jesus 😲
Bloody hell that's clean
HOW much lmao 😂
15 hours ago
Never had one but I always liked the look of them. The cast alli engine cowl shows attention to detail, looks so much better than pressed steel.
Quite a bit like the Sears Allstate moped I had as a kid in the 60s
Needs a bit of work but would be good cheap transport for the right person.
Martin Grenville didn’t your Dad have one of these?
I wouldn't put the word lovely & Puch in the same sentence but it is in good condition!😂
My first track bike at age 10. It was a bit tall though. It was my uncles and I swapped him a crazy rabbit for it. The bike lasted a year or so of abuse. The rabbit chased Alsatians around and occasionally took a chunk out of anyone who thought it was a cute furry pet. It was possessed!!
Got the same bike at 16 whanted the Yamaha fs1e but got shit job and shit bike but had loads of fun on it raced a tractor but lost
Striped one down and put knobbly tires on .. it went for ever ..
20 hours ago
Cee Zed in Canada too! I had two 74' 380"s. 😁 Modified suspension and enduro exhaust installed. Pic is from the early 80's.
I remember a few of these at the track back in the day! I also had a pair of those fox shocks on my RM 100 in 1977.
Classic 2 Strokes shared a video from the playlist Documentary.
1 day ago
It was lovely to see the huge response yesterday to a post featuring one of my heroes the late, great Jarno Saarinen. IMHO Jarno would have gone on to be one of the greatest racers of all time if fate hadn't intervened that sad day in May, 1973 at Monza in a crash which took his life and that of Renzo Pasolini.
This short film is well worth a watch and shows Jarno hanging off the bike in a style that many racers feel he pioneered and became the norm in later years. ... See MoreSee Less
Great rider would have been one of the greatest of all time on one of the best bikes of all time
Certainly my hero’s across all sports
A hugely talented rider and engineer - I have no doubt he would have won multi world titles had he not been killed. Yamaha chose him to develope and ride their first ever 500 and he won the first couple of GP's before the accident.
A true legend and taken to early he had a lot more to give
Great scheme on a great bike.
That's pretty cool and I like the TYga kit.
The seat and the number 7 look all wrong for me I'm afraid.
Curt Spittle you will appreciate this . This page is fire for 2 smokers
Let the good times roll !
Looks very nice!
James Gowans buy this!!
I had the Honda XL250 happy days
Had a red 250 a red 125 , but my favourite was a black 175 w reg .
Still got one in the shed
I have same year same bike in silver so fun
Loved mine in white
175 dt mono shock...the dogs nads
Had one loved it went every where on it ! White & blue great fun .
Had one same colour
Had them back in the day...good bikes...
I think I've just shot in my pants 🤣
Not sure about the colour, doesn’t look correct, is it red or Orange or a bit of both 🤔
No,love all original!
Yes, ride it with the crackle and keep the standards safe.
The original kettle
How much 😂😂😂😂
Bloody awful contraption
I had one exactly the same colour. 1974 GT750 Lemans. I still remember the price $2,183.00 new off the showroom floor. That was lots of money in 74 for a youngster.
Sure resembles Steve Bakers Yamaha colors. Double click to enlarge.
Were they a similar idea to the Whitehawk conversions of Yamaha TY trials bikes in the 80’s?
Was it a beamish Suzuki
These were built before the japs built trials bikes
Nope, but I remember a 106 sears
jack pine sach's , had one sim to this , was great fast bike . big sunburst head nice pic
Still have my 73 Jackpiner
Beautiful. That countershaft sprocket is a long way from the swing arm mount. Looks like it would be prone to throwing chains.
Ben Morgan you need to find your one
Had a 420.
There is / was a chap around Wordsley, West Midlands, who must have used his as daily transport. Loved the bike since I first saw it in the books as a child and to see one coming down my road, at 07:00 in the morning, as a 39year old, took me right back to the pages of that book. Love 'em.
Made in Gods own county. Quite astounding for 92 years ago. 👍🏼
Fred Boggles a well sorted good runner...
This sounds incredible ❤️
Guy round the corner from got two of them one is a TT replica.
seen it before .. but yeah fair do's lol
David Spencer listen to this m8
My Dad had a flying Squirrell, woke the town up going down to the colliery lol.
Sam Grief New different model but same engine and similar chassis!! Sounds ace!
Barber Motorsports Museum in Birmingham AL has one of these I believe. Every one of you guys needs to visit this place.
Rode a Silk, (1970's Scott), that we sold from the dealership where I worked. Very nice ride, quick enough and very smooth.
Do like that , and when mud gaurds actually did the job they where made for !
Ahead of its time
A stunner and fair money could definitely find room for that
Loved the Silk 700S, Never got to ride one,
David Megson one for your collection buddy
I heard of and saw two bikes today 1/ racing tiger cub. 2/ yamaha1986 srx 600 single cyl, 4 valve head, box frame.
On my wish list 😊
Year's ahead of its time
One for the bucket list ✔️
One in my loft😂😂
Could use a nice set of chambers🙂
Was it fast? Meaning against bikes of its era
Love the bike - loved Jarno Saarinen even more 😍
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I remember that photo. Must be good advertising to last around 50 years in my memory.
I once got a lift on back of one like this as my bike had broken down only mod a set of ace bars . Couldn’t believe the power and two up handling definitely a wolf in sheep’s clothing 👍
Had the RD350B in silver...great bike, went well and handled good. Bit light on the front end two-up, pulled many an accidental wheelie!
Back in the day 74. Whole group of us on a different cc bikes but all Yamaha's including 2 350''s. 2 Stock standard and the other had much bigger jets. Suzuki 750 kettle pulls up at the robot next to the 350's. Lights change green and they're off, both RD's in front, all 3 bikes disappear into the distance. We were on RD200's so had no chance whatsoever. Later we catch up as they pulled over a few km away. Suz caught the first rd but could catch the 2nd with the bigger jets, oh and the rider was only about 65kg. Small guy he was. Suz. Owner just couldn't believe that the bikes were only 350's. Wished I owned one.
Jarno Dunlop Sheene in that order.
Never ridden one but I’ve always thought they were a beautifully styled machine. Like many bikes of that era.
I had a yamaha 350 purple and white 1971 wish I had it today. Next one 1973 Harley Davidson AMF 1000 xlh sportster yes wish I had it also
Not got the looks of that 250 bennilli you had pal or the sound
Jarno was bit before my time ,I was still a young kid racing dirt bikes , but I do remember reading in the bike magazines when he died
i had the model before, the RD was far better, but my R5-3 was down 3 hp on the RD, but was the fastest 350 in its day
...the RD 350 was the first street bike I ever off-roaded on up (and down!) some ski slope (off season!) on a borrowed bike while visiting my aunt and cousins in western MA, while my 77 Maico 250 waited for me at home!
Brings back memories, Thats the same color as the one I owned many years ago in NZ, Wished I still had it
I have to say - Jarno was the best rider I have ever seen. Taken from us far too soon. He would have won a lot more titles!
Photo of me and my RD 350 A/B taken winter 1981 / 82. I was the second owner from new and the fourth ( Long story ). This one had had the 6th gear upgrade installed by Padget Yamaha by the 1st owner. Even though I had bigger faster bikes at the time and later on this was the ultimate silly grin maker 😆👍.
I do remember that bike Isn"t that the one that you slid under the pickup on and got that awful painful road scrape.
I had the 77 RD 400 with down sweep chambers that bike was a blast on ft Lauderdale beach
Had the Silver version. Rapid bike.
Worked on many of them when I was with Barry Smith yamaha in the mid 70ies
RD400 was a far better machine both in performance and looks.
A fun, fast street rip! My best friend had one in the early 80s and was always a welcome trade to ride for a bit! Truly a lion in sheep’s wool!
Fast bike and I always thought it was better than the 400!
Great bike I had one the same colour very fast for a 350 mine was 1973 model
Had a RD350B, LVH919P, loved it to bits. Silver, and had a silver top box to carry the beer around! Went like a rat up a drainpipe, flat bars, Girling shocks, Boyeson reeds, NGK gold palladium plugs (cost a fortune!) and thicker fork oil with spacers to stiffen it up. Sold it for house deposit.....,,
Jarno Saarinen was in a different class to everyone else in the early 70's RIP
Owned one of the first in UK. Great piece of kit for its time.
I had the400f exactly the same. And a 350 lc and a ypvs 350. But always had a soft spot for my 400. Got band on it for the front wheel bin of the floor.😮😮😮😁
My neighbour had one of those brand new, will always remember riding with him on my S1 250 Kwack and he kept up with me no problem while running it in!
I had the 250 in the same colour but I would have loved a 400. Had a 350LC instead, later on.
I still like these even more, style wise, than the later 350. Very minimalist look.
I’d like another one too... but not for £8500.
Yes looks nicer than mine
I like that lots best colours for an RD in my opinion
Remember it Dave..
If it don't lift the front wheel in 2nd it's knackered 🤣
At least it's complete.
Paul Fleming , an E 👍
Yellow one 😍
Neil Brassington Martin Hirst
Crying out for spoked wheels..
That’s fucking well nice!! But not as nice as mine 😜
This is 'The Yamaha'
Well when it’s done!!🙄
Terry Scanlan look familiar
Mine had black mag wheels
Mark Theobald at last an rd400e
I had a brand new B4 in 1980 aged 17. Best sounding 250 even if it wasn’t the fastest. The middle pot did cut out sometimes in the rain, interesting when it came back on again especially around corners 😃
The KH looked as good as it sounded. The X7 was the fastest of the air cooled 250s though the coffin tank RD was nearly as quick and had better handling. The Benelli 250 2C had the best handling and brakes of all the air cooled 250s but didn’t have autolube and had no more speed than the later KHs. I’ve often wondered what it’d be like to drop an X7 motor in a Benelli frame. I had. KH250 for a bit and it seemed quick at the time.
I had one in 1976 same colour looked great but got through loads of plugs.
I loved the two strokes in the 60's and 70's, but they just didn't handle very well. I once took a Ducati 250 Desmo out of our workshop for a test ride with someone else riding an RD 250. On the straight the RD was faster, but when we came to the wiggly bits I past him with ease.
I have a 1973 Kawasaki S2 350 triple in orange and a 1972 Kawasaki S2 350 in red. They were only made for 2 years and they are wicked fast.
Enjoyed my S1, great triple howl, my mates were not impressed by the oil spots I covered them in though
Had a few, easy to work on & sounded great.
Never owned or ridden one , and I wouldn't mind either !! Not a bad price too compared to the rd's ect
I believe that colour is Candy Apple Red. Not sure this was the correct colour for 1979?? Also no grab rail
I went look at one in 79/80 that had a problem with one of the 3 sets of points that kept coming loose. It was £25. My mate took it down the road and dropped it. It slid for about 50 yards. I didn't buy it. 😟
I love the colour, is it a kawasaki colour ?
Owned a couple of the 250’s in green and had 350,400 and a 500 liked them all
My brother had the green one. Lovely bike.
KH 250 with Z900 handlebars and a 3 into 1 piper .... o’ yea and to be 17 again
Best sounding road stroker ever
Had one white green & black, loved it.
KH 250 many moons ago.
Didnt have one but I will at some point:)
Steven Slater . Was your KH the same colour than this originally? I vaguely remember one like this. Love it..
Loved them. I’ve had 3
had a Suzuki TS 250
Lef671p was my kh250 reg first bike never forget
I had one of these, same colour. I liked it so much i bought it back a year after selling it (in 1979)
Restored 2 of those 15 years ago found a before photo of the second one
Richard Knight is this what I think it is ?
I haven't ridden one. What I don't understand is why all those graphics, or similar, are always plastered on the tanks? Why not just paint the words "Viscous Bastard" instead? Think I'll stick to me soft 250 four stroke
That's exactly what I need for vet class racing, lol 😆
I haven’t, but now I know that, I’d like to!
Had an earlier 500 version. They were the king of the hills in the California desert
Nick Wilford Nice 👌
Nice, but not sure my left leg could start it.🤣🤣
Wouldnt mind a quick rip on this Jaxson Forbes it would probably kill me thou
Even faster than the maico 700 two stroke ?
Definitely would be the fastest to break down. Not renowned for reliability back in the day
I have a kx 85 👌👌it rips shit if you know what I mean bud
Harry Stöckl de brauxt
Yes. Rocket 🚀
According to MXA it was the HP king !
Had one. It was awesome - and at times, scary.
Remarkable bottom end .
Luuk Strijbosch alvast in de schuur zette voor bij de veteranen mee te kenne rijden
Raced the 440 version, but preferred my CR500's cos the kickstart was on the right-hand side 😊
Fastest of them all no it isn't.
Pretty bike. Ugly front fender.
I think my first Pursang was 67-68 range, it really was quiet incredible ☑️
Hum hum , an albinos Bultaco ...
Got 1 that needs restoring in my garage
That’s how Max Biaggi started - his parents bought him an Aprilia for his 17th birthday. He’d not ridden a bike before that, had no license so he took it to a track to have a go. One year later he won the Italian 125 championship, 4 years later the first of his 4 250cc world championships. Heck of a rider.
I pdi'd the first one of these in Dorset so obviously had to road test it👍. It was pretty good back in the day
Always wanted, mate had an nsf in same colours , looked good as well
....I’d have had to change my pants 😄
Knew a guy who had one back in the day, we were all jealous all I could afford at the time was a crash damaged ns125f
Graham Collings 👍
i used to have one of these back in 92 was h reg was rapid
Nice .. I had a Gilera GFR125 ... Which unsurprisingly went pop!
It's a funny colour
The LC 250 was a game changer, handling unreal for its day,this bike was so cheaper and good fun,a bargain 👍
I rode a x5 not impressed with the performance or handling .🥱
Had one! Hated it! Too light shit brakes & all round cheap finish! RD 250 loads better! Then came the LC! Game OVER!
You could wheelie these things for fun. I had 1 it was great crack
Sorry but still a poor second to the popular yamaha RD'S
RDs & X7s were popular in Australia did Kawasaki make a 250cc ,, 2 stroke road bike ??
Ian like the black one you had bro...
I had one when the new learner laws came in ,the limit for learners went down to 125 ,it was quick but so light on the front end ,lots of wheelies ,sorry officer
Super Nave! 👽
Still a fast bike today !!!!
X7 was the first true street-legal 100 MPH 250.
This was my Yamaha YDS7 250 I bought when I turned 17 in 1974
Great bikes but lost some of that 'big bike' feel with this model, everything seems to have shrunk a little
The early ones were faster but u have done a great job i had one in white great bike
Very nice example, The exhaust joint cover is a mk2, i paid £765 for my mk1 in 1979. Mk2 was £820 in 1980.
Loved mine, being a shortarse these suited me more than the previous gt 250 which were slower and much heavier.
Fun bike and handled well too
What's he on about a £10.000 grand one is that what mint one's are bringing 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Had a blue one that was tuned by TERRY BECKET who was the man when I was 17
Have to agree with Rob Briggs on that one
Wasn't even a match for the Yamaha RD 200
Lovely looking bike End cans kill it Is my opinion 🤔
Matthew Delahunty sexier than an rgv
Yes loved it rode the wheels off it as a young lad.A couple of dads mates had them as well good fun times doing trips in the flinders rangers
Uff lo mas exotico en los barrios populares de colombia junta la calibmatic 175
Awesome bike, awful colour scheme! The Japanese did come up with some howlers in the 90's!
Brilliant bike loads of fun , if you know how to use it , it would kick a 600cc arse 😉
Had 3 of these this colour being one of them amazing handling so well balanced!
Jason Hanson there's a reason to smile in the mornings bud
Wonderful bike, but 90’s paint schemes... must be my age👴🏻
Hooligan bike for hooligans like me in the 90’s -
Had red one great little bike
Loved it back in the day wish I still had it..👌
Had an orange one.nice bike .smashed it up though !!
And a lovely smell arrrh 2 strokes
Mine was White/Red
Linda máquina Essa cor é muito bonita pena que não tivemos esse modelo rdx produzido no Brasil. Ass carlos
I had the RD350 power valve 😍
Had yellow one blow motor so put 400 motor in
Had the blue Rd200
German model. Rear mudguard too long.
É uma bela moto pena que o câmbio é fraco e da 125 tive uma
Had red one back in the 80s
Had one the same in the 90s
Had a orange one quick little bikes 👍
Had a red one , great little hack ...
Had a blue one and a silver one . Both electric start, both mag wheels.
Had a silver one, very pretty in red. Tiny little bikes, don't think I'd want to ride one now - I'd look like a dog sexually assaulting a football.
I had a black one. Always had a feel of quality about them!
I had a red one.
They were always white
Had a black one ☝️
No 200 in Canada
I had a orange one.
Fantastic. I remember there being quite a few of these around in the 70’s. First taste of freedom for lots of kids.👍
I had a green one good at pulling wheelies.
Peter J. Laing
Got one. Same colours and year as the one I bought brand new
Wind it up and let it go...
The sound😍 Where I live you would probably get arrested for that.
Had a 1974 H2 WITH BILL WIRGES PIPES TUNED RIGHT WAS A VERY FAST SUPER QUICK BIKE!
Love that bike
I enjoyed the comment: "First gear is almost useless because you can't keep the front end down. And i weigh 240 lbs." 😉
Upeat äänet menopelissä.
Sounds like a bag of nails
They didn’t call it the widow maker for nothing
100hp and sounds like a mad bumble bee !!!!
Is it a triple?
Marc Wiltgen 😉
Darren Sinfield music to the ears that is
, Zweitakter mehr Probleme der mittlere Zylinder
Used to just swap barrels and pistons on yr7
Great bike, looks new
That’s a great looking bike 👌🏼
Iv done that,dont forget to change the clutch housing. jetting etc.also by just moving a shim its possible to convert the gearbox to 6 speed..
Had a 250E bottom 350B top tzr flatside carbs , some bugger nicked it
Had a YDS 7 250 on a 73 plate 😁
I had the RD250 too. Alan Tyson put the 350 pots on his and it went like crazy. ☺️ good old days (bikes)
Had one when I was 17 loved it
Several times just swap the jugs and pistons
First RD I ever rode. Great bike in its day
That's exaktly what I had in my youth!Same color same engine, was my dream!
350 head/barrels /pistons were all the rage with all the 250rds back then. 👍
Front drum instead of a disc means it's a import probably U.S market. Very nice 😀
Would've liked to have seen a '74 RD 350 in this color!