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)
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
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.