Found on eBay: 1962 Yamaha YDS-R Factory Racer

Reader Contribution by Landon Hall
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And now for something you don’t see every day: Yes, it’s a 1962 Yamaha YDS-R factory race bike. We remember seeing this bike at the 2006 Legend of the Motorcycle show in Half Moon Bay, Calif., where it impressed us with it’s amazing condition. It also impressed the judges there, winning a first place trophy, and now it could be yours.

According to the the auction, the bike has Borrani aluminum rims with Ordani magnesium racing brakes and polished stainless steel spokes from Buchanans, along with a Mikuni remote float bowl racing carburetor and a Yazaki racing tachometer.

To see the auction for this amazing vintage Yamaha, go here.

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