1975 Yamaha RD 250
Out of my league
It stalls. But very rarely.
First, this is my first motorcycle. I saw the cafe racer style look, and fell in love with it while I was researching this particular bike after finding it within a 50 mile radius of my zip online.
It's a 1975 Yamaha RD 250, and despite a very little amount of rust, and a ding in the gas tank, this motorcycle is in impeccable shape. Especially for 38 years old.
The seller failed to mention in his ad that practically 90% of the bike was original. I didn't find out till I drove an hour and half to the dealer. It's a beautiful motorcycle and runs like a champ.
Before I purchased the bike, it was my intention to modify it to a cafe racer look by buying and installing 350 cafe racer parts like the seat, tank, cam, etc to make it a more legit cafe racer. But now I'm on the fence, and I'm not motorcycle inclined enough to make the right decision on how to proceed with this motorcycle. I'm willing to put in the time, sweat, and money to perfect it, but I don't know how to mold this classic machine without ruining its originality.
What would you do? I'm all ears.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th September, 2013