1975 Yamaha RD350: Best Bang for the Buck

The Yamaha RD350 was THE Seventies poor boy racer. Fairly cheap, relatively easy to work on and fast through the twisties, the RD350 is still great fun today.

Yamaha RD350 Riding
“The RD350 is in a class by itself. It will comfortably wax all bikes with equal displacement and will out-brake any machine in motorcycling. Keep the 6-speed box in harmony with the power band and the Yamaha will climb mountains as fast as you can ride.” — "Cycle," February 1974
Photo by Nick Cedar