Yamaha RD 350 Review from United Kingdom

1994 Yamaha RD 350

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4999 miles
Most recent distance7950 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR1000F


Classic 1980 pocket rocket


Exhaust gaskets blown; a common fault with this model.

Also the fuel tank leaks; another problem with this model.

General Comments:

A very swift lightweight bike, but a bit thirsty on fuel and oil. Last of the ypvs models that was made in Brazil, so had a few manufacturing problems, but mine seems to be OK now I have ironed out the faults.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2007

3rd Jan 2008, 03:49

I had a 1982 RD350, loved the thing. Its demise came when I lost it on an A Road in the wet, I had to jump off it as it was sliding on its frame. It smashed into a crash Barrier then burst into flames. I did not have it in my name, so I just left it where it fell. I still miss it to this day.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review