Sunday, September 11, 2011

1971 Yamaha R5 350 Twin - Seventies Stroker

Cover Story: Seventies Stroker - Rick Youngblood's 1971 Yamaha R5 twin is still a handful. The R5 marked the beginning of Yamaha's two-stroke street bikes. This led to the RD series. The '71 Yamaha R5 set the tone for the '70s with fresh, clean styling, good handling, and brisk acceleration. These rocket fast two strokes showed their tail pipes to a lot of larger displacement bikes then and now.

Features: Seventies Stroker - Rick Youngblood's 1971 Yamaha R5 twin; '50s Flashback - AMA Champions of the '50's combined showmanship, sportsmanship, and hard riding for unforgettable excitement; more


1997 November Old Bike Journal Motorcycle Magazine Back-Issue available at

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