Yamaha RD350LC

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Yamaha RD 350LC
Production 1981
Class Classic
Predecessor Yamaha RD350
Parallel twin cylinder, two-stroke, liquid-cooled
Bore / Stroke 63.5mm x 63.5mm
Compression ratio 6.2:1
Horsepower 46.94 HP (35.0 KW) @ 8500RPM
Torque 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Transmission Gear box: 6-Speed

Final Drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Suspension Front: Stachion tube forks
Rear: Single shock
Brakes Front: Double discs 267 mm
Rear: Drum
Front Tire 3.00-18
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Wheelbase 53.7 inches (1364 mm)
Length 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
Width 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Seat Height 30.91 inches (785 mm)
Weight 149.0 kg (wet)
Related Yamaha TZ350, Yamaha RD250, Yamaha RD250LC, Yamaha RD400
Manuals Service Manual

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The Yamaha RD 350LC was a Parallel twin cylinder, two-stroke, liquid-cooled Classic motorcycle produced by Yamaha in 1981. Max torque was 30.24 ft/lbs (41.0 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 46.94 HP (35.0 KW) @ 8500 RPM.


A 63.5mm bore x 63.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 347.0 cubic centimeters.


The bike has a 6-Speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.


It came with a 3.00-18 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Double discs 267 mm in the front and a Drum in the rear. The front suspension was a Stachion tube forks while the rear was equipped with a Single shock. The wheelbase was 53.7 inches (1364 mm) long.

1981 Yamaha RD 350LC[edit]

Indeed, this machine that replaces the models RD, has all the characteristics of a motorcycle speed. Two-stroke water-cooled engine derived from the TZ350 racing engine blocks, 47 hp at 8,000 rpm, 200 km/h at top speed, 134 kg dry weight give this machine a strong personality.