Modified Yamaha RD350 with 1-Channel ABS and Dual Front Disc Brakes

Modified Yamaha RD350 with 1-Channel ABS and Dual Front Disc Brakes

The legendary status of Yamaha RD350 was raised by one more point when an owner named Jassi installed twin front disc brakes, one rear disc brake and single-channel ABS on his prized possession. The India-spec variant of RD350 was available with front and rear drum brakes, and this custom installation by the owner has ended this drawback. The single channel ABS unit has been sourced from a Suzuki motorcycle. Jassi plans to use a better dual channel unit on his RD350 in coming weeks. 

Modified Yamaha RD350 with 1-Channel ABS and Dual Front Disc Brakes - pic

The 1983 model seen here has no modifications to the engine, leaving everything in the stock condition for better overall value. The owner is an RD restorer and knows a lot about minor and major changes that can be made to the motorcycle. The front has Brembo brakes with Nissin Calipers, seen on the much more powerful CBR650F from Honda. The modification is such intense that brake cylinders have been used from Yamaha V-Max and hydraulic clutch from Suzuki Hayabusa. The motorcycle here is seen in the red shade with white highlights and chrome fenders. [caption id="attachment_283718" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]

Modified Yamaha RD350

 Modified Yamaha RD350 with 1-Channel ABS and Dual Front Disc Brakes[/caption] Yamaha RD350 is powered by a 347cc, twin-cylinder, two-stroke engine, producing 30.5 BHP at 6750 rpm and 32.3 Nm at 6500 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The version that was sold in Japan comes with the same engine but, offers the rider with 39 BHP of maximum power and 37.2 Nm of torque. The overall output makes it more powerful than the current generation Yamaha R3. The 155 kg motorcycle is said to achieve a top speed in excess of 150 kph by many riders. Most experts call Yamaha RD350 the KTM 390 Duke of its time. 

Modified Yamaha RD350 with 1-Channel ABS and Dual Front Disc Brakes - right

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Yamaha RD350

 Yamaha RD350 is One of the Most Popular Bikes of its Time[/caption] Source

Related Questions and Answers

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Will Yamaha RD350 ever relaunch in India?
2022-12-29 06:10:19 AM
Yamaha RD350 is undoubtedly the best bike of its time. It would never make an entry into the Indian market again as two-stroke bikes are not legal anymore. They cannot be sold through showrooms but it is possible to buy the same from an owner who has kept it with himself from last few decades. The motorcycle comes in two different configurations for the same 347 cc engine. The India spec produces 30.5 BHP and 32.3 Nm of torque. The Japan spec was good for 39 BHP and 37.2 Nm of torque. The first one came with a 180 mm front drum brake while the second had 267 mm disc brake. Know more about RD350 here - https://autos.maxabout.com/bikes/yamaha/rd/rd350
What is so special about Yamaha RD350?
2022-12-29 05:50:39 AM
The Yamaha RD350 was one of its type motorcycle of its time. It came with 346 cc, 2-stroke, twin-cylinder engine that also has torque induction with twin carburetor. The bike came with 6-speed transmission and produced 39 BHP @ 7500 rpm and 37.2 NM @ 7000 rpm. It also has a lesser powered version for India with 30.5 BHP and 32.3 NM of torque. The bike was more like a land rocket as it reached 0-100 kmph in 7 seconds and came with a top speed of 170 kmph. It had a disc brake in the international version whereas the Indian version was without a disc brake. It came with a 16 liter fuel tank and a 800 mm seat height.

All You Need to Know about the Legendary Yamaha RD350

What is the price of Yamaha RD350 in Tamil Nadu?
2022-12-29 05:48:57 AM
The Yamaha RD350 has been discontinued a long time ago and is not available for sale at any of the Yamaha authorized outlet. You can get a RD350 from the used vehicle market with a very high price tag. People has mostly restored their decades old Yamaha's and they look as if have been manufactured few years ago. The powerful 350 cc offering from Yamaha comes in two versions, a high powered international version, which was launched in Japan and a low powered version, which was quiet very powerful at its time of launch in India. The bike produced 30.5 BHP and came without a disc brake in India whereas the international version has 39 BHP and a disc brake.

All You Need to Know about the Legendary Yamaha RD350

Is the price of Yamaha RD350 really INR 30,000 or it is INR 3 lakhs?
2022-12-29 05:47:41 AM
The price of Yamaha RD350 was really INR 30,000 at that time, which was quiet high for that time. The bike on the website has the image of the Japanese version of RD350 whereas the Indian version was identical to it, except the disc brake being provided into it. The bike in India produced around 30.5 BHP and 32.3 NM of torque. It was the best performer of its time and was so fast that people were scared to ride it on high speeds. Riding a bike with no disc brake on Indian roads of that time could have been really a difficult task. The bike has a lot of chrome for its parts and is still remembered for its out of the world performance. The bike you are getting confused with is the SR400, which costs more than INR 3 lac and is not available currently in India.