Ready to Race: 1960 Yamaha YDS1 Scrambler

Was the Yamaha YDS1 Scrambler the Yamaha Motor Company’s first production racer for the masses?

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by Dain Gingerelli

1960 Yamaha YDS 1 Scrambler

Engine: 246cc air-cooled OHV 2-stroke parallel twin, 56mm x 50mm bore and stroke, 8:1 compression ratio, 20hp @ 7,500rpm (claimed)
Top speed: N/A
Carburetion: Two 20mm Mikuni VM 20
Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive

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