Yamaha RD350 in Movies

The Yamaha RD350 is a twin, two-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1975 and 1988. It could reach a top speed of 191.0 km/h (118.7 mph)

Engine

The engine was a liquid cooled twin, two-stroke. A 64.0 x 54.0 mm (2.5 x 2.1 inches) stroke result in a displacement of just 347.00 ccm (21.17 cubic inches). The engine features a 6.0:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a membrane & power valve.

Drive

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis

It came with a 90/90-18 front tire and a 110/80-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The RD350 is fitted with a 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons) fuel tank.

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Shen tou miao tan shou duo duo
Yamaha RD350

Yamaha TX750 ? https://www.flickr.com/photos/12153962@N02/1268823791/ Hello JCB. The tank and instruments on the bike really look like those on a '73 TX750. On the other hand, the motor doesn't look at all like it's a TX750. The engine cases are very different and I can't see a spark plug on the side of the head. To me, that motor looks much more like the one on an RD350! It's like they put an RD motor in the frame of the larger bike. I know, it sounds absurd but those '73 TX's had serious reliability problems. I don't think they would have lasted until 1979 in police service. Could this bike have been "built" for this movie. Having not seen the film, I wonder if it was shown moving under it's own power... For me, it's a mystery. TX750 motor http://www.cyclechaos.com/images/3/39/1973-Yamaha-TX750-Gold-9785-5.jpg RD350 motor http://p1.bikepics.com/2013/12/01/bikepics-2620183-full.jpg http://p1.bikepics.com/2013/12/01/bikepics-2620202-full.jpg You may be right , but the photo of engine is not very clear. If it is a real Police bike I cannot imagine HK police messing about with complex engine swaps , they would just buy new. I agree! But, if it's just a movie prop? Again I cannot see anyone taking on such a complex engine swap , why not just buy a runner and convert it , but hey ho I maybe wrong

Definitely not a TX (I had one), reliability problems were sorted on the "B" model with the sump extension plate, that stopped the counterbalancer whipping the oil into a froth. That bike is an early RD250/350 with a paint job reminiscent of a TX, the TX650 & 500's also had similar paint/graphics around '73-74. Link to "www.classicyams.com"

Aliases

  • RD350LC
  • RD350F
  • RD 350
  • RD 350 LC
  • RD 350 F
  • RD 350R YPVS
  • RD350R YPVS
  • RD 350 N
  • RD350N
  • RD 350 N (reduced effect)
  • RD350N (reduced effect)
  • RD 350 (reduced effect)
  • RD 350 F (reduced effect)
  • RD350F (reduced effect)
  • RD350 (reduced effect)
  • RD 350 LC YPVS (reduced effect)
  • RD350LC YPVS (reduced effect)
  • RD 350 (6-speed)
  • RD350B
  • RD350 (6-speed)
  • RD 350 LC YPVS
  • RD350LC YPVS
  • RD 350 (5-speed)
  • RD350 (5-speed)