1985 Yamaha YPVS RD500, 492cc. Registration number C265 GRH. Frame number 1GE-003492. Engine number 1GE-003492.
The YVPS Yamaha RD500LC is a high-performance, two-stroke sports motorcycle, produced between 1984 and 1986, using a liquid cooled V4 engine with power valves to give a wider power band with four Mikuni carburettors. The transmission is by a six-speed close ratio gearbox with a wet clutch. The frame is made from box section steel and there are twin discs on the front with single on the rear. Different countries had different spec, the Japanese version (RZV500R) being the most altered. This iconic 2-stroke, was at the forefront in the 1980's as one of the must have GP replica bikes.
GRH is believed to have painted in period by bike paint specialists "Dream Machine" in the Marlborough race colours.
Originally owned by James Marr of Hull he sold it to Charles Marr in 1989, it then went to Fiveways Motorcycles before being sold to David Wadsworth, in 1990. MOT's form 1994 show 2547 miles and 1995 5641 miles. Our vendor bought it from Queensbury Motorcycles in 2008 for £2800 and promptly put it into storage.
The odometer now shows only 6394 miles.
Sold with the V5C, two old MOT's owners history, it will require recommissioning before use.