- Best classic Yamahas up for grabs this week...

Published: 02 December 2011

We take a look at some of the best classic Yamahas on offer at           


Yamaha XT250

’80 Yamaha XT250, £950
Four-stroke single trailie less celebrated than stoker or 500 siblings.
We say: Slower and less useful too, but still cute and cheap.



Yamaha RD250

’80 Yamaha RD250LC, £1795
Learner-legal version of classic stroker now appreciating too.
We say: Not perfect and, like most, converted to 350, tempting though.


Yamaha RD350 LC

’81 Yamaha RD350LC, £3995 
Iconic early '80s tearaway now considered true classic.
We say: With, as this decent original version proves, the prices to match.


Yamaha RD500LC

’85 Yamaha RD500LC, £9500 
V4 stroker is definitive mi-'80s GP replica with skyrocketing prices.
We say: Yes, £9.5k, but this 1-owner 10l-miler is about as good as they get.

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