Rare Project – 1987 Yamaha SDR200

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Though it was originally sold only in the Japanese Domestic Market, Yamaha’s SDR200 can now occasionally be found in Europe and the US thanks to the grey-market. Reminiscent of a tiny Ducati monster, the SDR features a distinctive trellis frame.

The SDR featured a two-stroke single cylinder engine with Yamaha’s YPVS technology. The 195cc engine was good for 34 horsepower, and the motorcycle had a 6-speed transmission. All of that came in a package that weighed just 253 pounds, enabling a claimed top speed of 99 miles per hour.

This example has an undisclosed 11-digit VIN so it’ll be just about impossible to get it registered in California, where it’s currently located. The seller said he cleaned the carb a couple of years ago and it “ran well” at that time, but now it’ll need a tune up. It doesn’t have any paperwork, either – this is going to require some effort, but I think it’ll be worth it!

Find this SDR for sale in Torrance, California with an unmet opening bid of $1,000 here on eBay.

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