Wednesday, May 21, 2014

1974 Yamaha RD350 Street Bike - Same basic designs as Kenny Roberts Road Racer

"I've alway raced Yamahas. I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid." - Kenny Roberts, AMA Grand National Champion

..."You don't need the biggest bike to win," Kenny says. "Just the best bike. Last year when we raced our 350cc Yamahas against the 750cc machines at Daytona and Talladega, we swept the first three places. Simply because our Yamahas were the most reliable bikes on the track. If they weren't I'd be stupid to ride the way I do."

This same reliability is built into all Yamahas. For example, our RD350 street bike has the same basic frame, engine, transmission and suspension designs as the road racer Kenny's riding in the picture above. Which may be what prompted one motorcycle magazine to name it "The bike most likely to lose you your driver's license."...

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