RD 350 is a legend who laid the foundation of performance motorcycling in the world. The Yamaha RD models were among a series of performance motorcycles built by the Japanese brand.
Yamaha started the performance two-stroke trend in the global market. Starting with the Yamaha YR3 in 1969, air-cooled parallel-twin two-stroke motorcycles became race winners. The YR3 was later followed by the Yamaha R5 in 1970 which later evolved into the RD350 in 1973.
The Yamaha RD350 was powered by a 347cc two-stroke twin-cylinder engine rated at 39 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 37.2 NM @ 7000 rpm (Indian models were rated at 30.5 BHP @ 6750 rpm). RD can reach a top speed of 170 kilometers per hour and 7 seconds to accelerate from 0 – 100 kilometers.
- Displacement – 347 cc
- Maximum Power – 39 BHP @ 7500 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 37.2 NM @ 7000 rpm
- Gearbox – 6-speed constant mesh (1-down 5-up pattern)