Yamaha RD350 N1 YPVS
|Exterior Colour:||White / Red|
|Date of Reg:||26/08/1986|
|Top Speed:||117 mph|
|Transmission:||6 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||59 bhp|
Instruments and Electrics - NOS speedometer, tacho, clock rings, top case, switchgear, headlight bowl, NOS ignition switch and lockset (1 key fits all locks with 2 correct genuine keys) NOS clutch, speedo, tacho and throttle cables, grips, levers and bar ends etc.
Steering lock, twin adjustable mirrors, seat lock, locking fuel cap, helmet holder, kick starter, manual choke, speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature gauge, oil warning light, high beam light, neutral light, parking light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, pass switch, horn, engine stop switch, manual fuel valve, brake fluid level indicator, adjustable rear shock absorber, rear footrests.
This incredible Yamaha RD350 N1 is a genuine UK 31K 1986 model finished Yamaha White/Red.
The tank and body work painted by Mark Cordwell in correct Yamaha white. Original spec decals made by Image Works all one piece as per original Yamaha specification and clear laminated so they don't need lacquer over exactly like the genuine decals. NOS seat cover and original seat these are very difficult to source as only the YPVS had a red seat. NOS Yamaha mirrors, tool kit and rubber security strap.
Frame stripped, dipped, blasted and painted in correct Yamaha paint not powder coated. Forks stripped, NOS stanchions, seals/oil and lowers re finished. Rear shock sourced in perfect condition with original finish along with original finish dog legs and H link, new seals and bushes. NOS centre stand and NOS rear mudguard. NOS foot plates and foot pegs, NOS chain guard, NOS rad cover... A collectors dream.
This stunning RD350 N1 remains fitted with the stylish cast-alloy wheels with black detailing and polished edging and are in fantastic condition. Fitted with brand new matching Avon Roadrunner tyres. All brake calipers have been stripped, vapour blasted and repainted, new seals and polished perfect pistons. Original style rubber brake hoses with correct olive finished ends, standard hydraulic 270mm twin front disc brakes and rear drum are fitted and operate perfectly.
This matching numbers 350N YPVS 2-stroke liquid cooled parallel twin has a displacement of 347cc and produces 59bhp at 8,500rpm. Collectors and enthusiasts a like will be amazed at this truly rare bike.
The engine has been totally stripped, cases, barrels, head all vapour blasted and repainted. Standard bores de-glazed, NOS genuine pistons and rings fitted. Crank replaced with a no expense spared NOS item, all genuine seals and bushes fitted. Gearbox refurbished and new NOS clutch fitted. Oil pump stripped rebuilt and calibrated. Original standard carburetors stripped, vapour blasted, and rebuilt with all new bolts/screws.
Exhausts are correct N1 pipes (cut outs on inner edge for the wider rear axle) all in perfect order with no dents or gravel rash prior to vapour blasting and painting in correct satin black.
To ride she pulls beautifully and the 6 speed gearbox and clutch operate with ease. The engine is detailed to show standard.
This incredible and very rare 1985/6 model year Yamaha RD350 N1 was registered in the UK by a Yamaha Main Dealer on 26th August 1986. This fully restored matching numbers machine is without doubt the best we have ever seen and probably the best in the country with its outstanding attention to detail.
The N model was only made for 9 months in 1985 so very rare indeed. It's understood that only 1300 N (naked) models bikes were produced of which only 500 officially imported by Yamaha UK, this is one of those bikes.
HPI clear, fully serviced, long MOT and ready to enjoy.
Supplied with the original owners manual, Original genuine Yamaha tool kit, and 2 genuine matching Yamaha keys, one key fits all main locks, The steering lock was always a separate key and again comes with 2. This really is a great opportunity to own such a rare machine.
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To the uninitiated, the new RD350LC that Yamaha rolled out in 1983 may not have looked that different to the original but a small logo on the rear seat unit hinted at something special. It read YPVS, which actually stood for something - Yamaha Power Valve System - and, even better, it really meant something in terms of performance.
The YPVS consisted of a microprocessor-controlled servomotor, which in turn controlled a spool-shaped exhaust port valve that allowed continual variable port timing. But if that all sounds too technical it simply means this - Yamaha had found a way of extracting more power from the engine at peak revs without losing any low down grunt.
It was an ingenious invention but by no means the only improvement over the first 350LC. The front forks now featured variable damping and the single rear shock was of a rising rate rather than ancient cantilever design. With an upgraded engine and superior suspension, the Powervalve Yam was now an even better machine both on road and race track. Those who aspired more to racebike looks could later buy the RD350F fully-faired model, while naked bike fans could have the more traditional RD350N.
1985: The first fully-faired version is released and dubbed the RD350F. Street bike fans were given the alternative of a naked bike called the RD350N. These are the rarest Powervalves as they were only produced for one year.
These original short production run Elsie's are very desirable and original immaculate examples such as this are a rare find.
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