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Yamaha RD 350

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Launched in 1983. RD 350 is not in production now.

“India’s first sportsbike”; and that’s all need to describe the Yamaha RD 350 in a single phrase. This legendary bike was introduced in the year 1983 in India. The Escorts group based in New Delhi, started producing this beast in the name of Rajdoot 350 under the guidance of Yamaha from Japan. RD stands for “Race Developed” series, and for what this bike is made for.

The bike uses 347cc, air-cooled, two-stroke, torque induction engine. It is actually the licensed copy of Yamaha RD 350B model found in Japan, modified according to the Indian standards and conditions. Engine is mated with a 6-speed gear box along with Yamaha’s patent Torque Induction System using reed valves. This motorcycle is capable of doing 0-100kmph under 7 seconds and 150kmph mark under 16 seconds. These figures were astonishing for a bike in India. It has a maximum power output of 30.5 bhp @6750 rpm and a peak torque of 3.3 kg-m @ 6500 rpm.

Royal Enfield Bullet 350 and Yezdi Roadking 250 were the biggest competitors for RD at that time. Among that Bullet 350 was the biggest capacity bike in India. RD 350 remained as the flagship model for Yamaha, followed by much smaller and similar looking models like RX 100, RX 135, RXG and RXZ. Rajdoot 350 was not a commercial hit due to its high thirst for fuel and the pollution causes. Later the production of RDs are stopped by 1989.

Rajdoot 350 was available in two models: High Torque (HT) and Low Torque (LT). The HT version produces 30.5 bhp @ 6750 rpm from the original 39 bhp by reducing the exhaust ports of RD 350B. The exhaust notes of RD 350 HT model was a symphony for the ears as compared to LT version. HT version was produced from 1983 to 1985. Meanwhile, LT version develops 27 bhp as the exhaust ports are restricted even further. In order to maintain the fuel efficiency, small amount of fuel is jetted by the carburetor, which in turn reduced the power of bike. As a part of cost reduction, front disc brakes of RD 350B was replaced by 7-inch twin drum brakes for the Indian RD. In earlier days, bikes have many Japanese parts and later Escorts India localised most of their parts to cut shot the price of this 2-stroke beast.

Two-stroke bikes are doing a great business in the second hand markets and RD 350 is still leading the way. Petrol heads in and around the country is dying to put their hands on this legendary vehicle. But it demands a racing heart and pure determination to own this vehicle. It is not everyone’s cup of coffee.

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Mileage Under Standard Test Conditions 38 km per litre
Technical Specifications of Yamaha RD 350
Type Motorcycle
Engine Displacement 347.00 cc
Engine Type 2-stroke Twin Cylinder (Parallel) Air-cooled Torque Induction with Twin Carburettor
Engine Starting Kick Start
Maximum Power 30.5 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Maximum Torque 3.3 Kg-m/6500 rpm
Transmission 6 forward speed constant mesh
Top Speed 150 kmph
Electricals
Battery
Brakes
Front Brake
Chassis and Suspension
Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic fork oil-damped
Rear Suspension Swing arm Coil spring with air damped
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre 3.00 x18
Rear Tyre 3.50 x18
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height 2040 x 835 x 1110 mm
Wheelbase 1320 mm
Weight 143 kg
Ground Clearance 155 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity 16 litres
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hi sir this is my dream bike I really love it . I really really really love it like it i
By on 16-10-2013
I love thid byk bcoz of itz power. I didnt have this byk bcoz of money shortage.
By on 14-07-2014
I am an vintage motorcycle lover my hero is an enfield but i have study well in the rd135 and i have wish an rd ,but i have a money problem ,i will buy the bike in my life god is great
By on 04-09-2014
Its the baap of all 2 stroke and 4 stroke engine bikes
By on 07-12-2014
The old bikes is my favourite e.g (old is gold) i love vry vry vry vry much
By on 17-12-2014
The rd 350 is real great vehicle. i like it.
Its not bike . its a machine.
By on 04-04-2015
I like this bike bcoz of its power.But I didn't have this byk bcoz of money shortage
By on 16-04-2015
When i ride RD 350 in street i can get attention and feel that i am a king and riding royal horse. Trully amazing bike no replacement.
By on 02-05-2015
Hi it's a real best in beautiful body I love ❤ this bike & also have 1 of this but I want to rebuild this in totally original condition anyone have any suggestions plz call me 09850649065
By on 02-05-2015
Im a crazy vintage motorcyclel lover,, i hav intrested specially in two stroke engine motorcycle,, n i wants to buy dis bike
By on 18-05-2015
I want to buy one if it is available please mail to my mail id anishmaxon@outlook.com
By on 02-06-2015
I love this bike.bcoz it is having a very high pickup 2 stroke engine.so I really really love it.
By on 22-06-2015
anyone give me engine of rd 350 only. plz contect me at 08295288952
By on 16-07-2015
I have yamaha rd 350 . but I want cdi of rd 35.
Mb no 8057000084
By on 18-08-2015
Vintage style. 30 horses on the wheels. !!!! What more an enthusiast need from a 2 stroke power plant. !!!!
By on 23-10-2015
i want to buy this bike plz gv me mobile no. i wanna ask this price
By on 29-11-2015
I love vintage. I have ridden the yamaha rx100, 125 and the 135. They are just sensational! Now RD350 was a bike that moved the youth in the late 80's. I would like to get my hands on one of them.
By on 25-01-2016
Yamaha Rd350 my dream bike.am really really love the bike and a sound.
By on 31-01-2016
i love this bike bcs of speed and sound but i hv money prblm so i cnt buy but i will purchse it at any cost
By on 29-02-2016
RD350 is a real weapon for real riders, so I really love RD350 because I'm a real rider
By on 12-05-2016
Does anyone has RD350 for Sale call me at 9039340978 on whatsapp me at 9039340978
By on 13-05-2016
Interested in Yamaha 350 cc bike contact me on my cell no 9545906969
By on 24-05-2016
The bike was owsome that time and till now.
The bike should be re- launch again with more modifiction
By on 10-06-2016
hello is this available then please contact me 9720874643
By on 14-06-2016
only dream of my life when i wll be a owner of sweet rd350..... i love rd350 so much ....
By on 11-10-2016
No words to say. Bikes ka baap hay o..love to ride.
By on 25-03-2017
I love RD350 this bike original bike i was RD350 but my mother saleout RD350 bike. this bike original speed very nice.bullet bike 3 class bike.but RD350 bike original bike.current date i am purchase this bike.
By on 04-04-2017
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