In 1976, Yamaha made the RD350 a little bigger with a displacement bump up to 399cc. Thanks to 44 horsepower, the hooligan motorcycle du jour was capable of hitting the ton with a top speed of 105 miles per hour. Most people know the 400 simply for being an easier to ride upgrade over the 350, but it was also notable for being the first production motorcycle to feature cast wheels as the standard fitment.
The RD400 weighed about 350 pounds, and it was the most popular two-stroke sportbike of its day. For more on the RD400, check out this profile from Visordown, who call this a biking icon.
This example (VIN: IAI008287) is said to be completely stock and “not restored, but well-cleaned and cared for. Some parts of the bike have been repainted but overall it’s in decent shape.
Find this RD400 for sale here on Craigslist in Parker, Colorado for $4,975.
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