1986 Yamaha RD125LC MK2
Best, most iconic 125 ever made; right time, right place
The RD125LC mk2 in standard form restricted power is 12hp; unrestricted it's 21hp. Any LC running correctly with say a micron small can exhaust, cone filter and correct jets and race reeds will top 100mph on its speedo no problem. I had this done to my mk2, and it would go off the clock; it was only ever beaten by a brand new 88 RG125 Pepsi Gamma that was unrestricted.
I now have a mk3 RDZ 125LC which is a limited run model in white or black. This is the YPVS model; british bikes had the servo unit/wiring for the YPVS removed, however mine is from Switzerland, so it's all wired up. These are the best ones of all the 125 LSs. Handling, brakes, power is very good. Decent tyres and a some PROPER mods will easily see off modern 125s, as the rd is lighter than most.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th February, 2008