Yamaha RD Models

You don’t have to be born in the 1960s to admire the look, the sound and the smell of a classic Yamaha RD two-stroke motorcycle.

The “Race Developed” or "Race Derived" motorcycles were distant cousins of the very first twin cylinder two-stroke model Yamaha YD-1. YD-1 was introduced in 1957, but the real inspiration for the whole famous RD series (ranging from 50cc to 500cc) were two Grand Prix racing motorcycle legends, the Yamaha RD48 and the Yamaha RD56.

Yamaha RD air-cooledGrand Prix racing motorcycle Yamaha RD 56

1973 RD250 & RD350 were introduced to the market as a natural progression from Yamaha R5 350 and Yamaha DS7 250. The core of the motorcycle with air cooled parallel twin two-stroke engine remained the same, but performance was improved and most importantly, Reed Valves were introduced. As Japanese motorcycle manufacturers were testing the market, other smaller engine versions were also introduced RD50, RD60, RD125, RD200 etc.

1976 – RD350 was replaced by Yamaha RD400 – New bigger engine required special engine mounts; original drum brakes were replaced by disc brakes on front and rear wheels and RD400E was given to cast alloy wheels. A new sleek and curvy design just finished the package.

Liquid cooled Yamaha RD bike

1980 Water Cooling was introduced to Yamaha RD bikes, creating a whole range of new and powerful bikes: RD75LC, RD80LC, RD125LC, RD250LC, RD350LC & RD500LC etc.

1983 Yamaha Power Valve System = YPVS was introduced, improving yet again performance and speed of the new Yamaha RD350 YPVS

1985 – Choosing the look as well as the power of your bike was next on the agenda for Yamaha. You could now pick whether you want a fully faired aerodynamic Yamaha RD350 YPVS F (F2) or a naked café racer style Yamaha RD 350 YPVS N (N2)

1984-86Yamaha RD500LC – Liquid cooled, YPVS, 4 cylinder two-stroke Grand Prix replica was as close to a racing motorcycle as any commercial bike could get!

1986 – The end of RD250 - customer preferences changed and the legislation in the UK now limited learner drivers to 125cc. Yamaha also decided to move the production of Yamaha RD350 from Japan to Brazil to save costs, but it also meant fewer innovations and fewer new editions

1992-95 – Production continued in Brazil with Yamaha RD350 R. However, when imported to Europe, it was clearly obvious that Yamaha went a step back rather than forward with this model, and it was time to move on.

The RD series became legendary, all models were well-made, durable, easily maintained and modified, and they had great fuel economy.

Yamaha RD motorcycle parts

As Yamaha RD series bikes evolved so did motorcycle parts, some are still being used nowadays and are available from Yamaha dealers directly, some were no longer economical to produce.

We offer quality reproduction spare parts as well as OEM originals of some of the most desired Yamaha RD parts on the market. So whether you have a fully faired Yamaha RD race bike in your garage or working on restoration of a Yamaha RD café racer, check out our selection of vintage Yamaha RD parts!

Air Cleaner Parts 

If your motorcycle loses power, it is usually a sign of an intake issue. We stock most of the essential rubber spare parts for air box repair such as air box dampers, air box grommets, air box strap, carburettor manifolds and well as intake boots.

Stand, Footrest & Brake Pedal Parts 

If exposed to element, footrest rubbers crack, we therefore stock front & rear footrest rubbers, gear lever as well as kickstart rubber. We also have footrest dampers, stand stopper, tension spring and various nuts and bolts in stock.

Crankcase & Transmission Parts 

If you need to rebuild your crankcase, you should not opt out for cheap oil seals. We supply a combination of quality imported seals & ARS or OEM originals. Add new gaskets or breather and your restoration is set for success. If you need new absorbers for your Cylinder, you don't need to go far either.

Oil Pump & Tank Parts 

Rebuilding an old oil pump is certainly easier than finding a new one on the market. Through we don’t supply hardware for it, we have a full kit of seals and gasket to help you restore your classic Yamaha lube pump in no time. We also stock replacement oil tank windows, dampers, pipe holders or even blanking plugs if you decide to remove the pump altogether.

Plastic Parts & others

Besides all the rubber items, we now added some perishable plastic parts such as rear light lens covers, indicator lens covers, oil tank fins and reflectors. We have bulbs and oil seals, paper gaskets, cables and many more.

The majority of these parts have been discontinued for decades! We don’t aim to provide a complete list of spare parts, but if you can’t find a specific part in our e-shop using a part number, or you need a parts list, please contact us via email address or the contact-us form below. 

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