They’re Only Original Once: 1968 Yamaha DT-1

Super-fan Al Brotz wasn’t looking for a perfectly original 1968 Yamaha DT-1, but when he found one, he knew he had to be its next custodian.

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by Jeff Barger

1968 Yamaha DT-1
Engine: 246cc air-cooled 2-stroke single cylinder, 70mm x 64mm bore and stroke, 6.7:1 compression ratio, 21.3hp @ 7,000rpm (claimed)
Top speed: 71mph (period test)
Carburetion: Single 26mm Mikuni
Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive

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