Is Yamaha Planning To Relaunch The RD350? - Here Are The Details

Is Yamaha Planning To Relaunch The RD350? - Here Are The Details

One of the companies actively pursuing entry into the middleweight market is Yamaha. The 250cc FZ 25 and FZS 25 are currently the largest capacity Yamaha motorcycles available in India. Other new competitors in the middleweight category are the planned Hero-Harley and Bajaj-Triumph bikes.

The desire for retro-styled bikes is rising in a number of international countries, including India. Many Manufacturers have revived legendary models from the past era while numerous completely new models have also been developed. 

Yamaha recently submitted trademark applications in Japan for the RZ350 and RZ250, indicating that it may be working on a similar strategy. Given the popularity of retro bikes in India, it's probable that Yamaha will also release the RZ350 and RZ250 here.

In India, RD350 was marketed throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It was incredibly well-liked for its timeless appearance and potent functionality. It won't be shocking if RD350 makes a comeback in the Indian market. This is particularly true when Yamaha wants to launch more powerful bikes in India.

RZ350 and RZ250 trademark registrations submitted in Japan fall under Class 12. Further information is not available at this time, though. OEMs frequently trademark product names, but this is no assurance that the products in question will reach the production stage. It is impossible to determine what Yamaha is planning with the RZ350 and RZ250 trademarks given the information that is currently accessible.

If RD350 is revived, it will probably be reintroduced as a contemporary classic. It will compete with motorcycles in the 350cc range from Royal Enfield, Honda, Jawa, Yezdi, and forthcoming models from Bajaj Triumph and Harley-Davidson. The hardware will also be updated to meet modern standards and adhere to higher emission regulations.

The original Yamaha RD350 had a 347cc air-cooled engine with a maximum power output of 39 horsepower. It was coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. Due to its pulsing performance, the two-stroke parallel twin motor was incredibly popular.

The RD350 is probably going to acquire a four-stroke engine when it is revived. A new equipment list will be added. For instance, the bike might have a slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS, Bluetooth connectivity, an LED headlight with DRL, and a digital instrument dashboard.