1978 Yamaha RD400

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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 has 13,743 miles and the seller states that it runs strong and starts on the first kick. Upgrades include the handlebars, rear sets, exhaust, and brake lines. “Spending more time riding in the dirt and this should be with someone who can enjoy it for what it is.”

Find this RD for sale in Franklin, Tennessee for $4,900 here on ADVRider.

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