RD350 LCF "YPVS"
No motorcycle of recent times has achieved 'cult' status to the same extent as Yamaha's legendary LC. Launched at the Tokyo Show in 1980, the RD250/350LC marked the introduction of water cooling to Yamaha's range of potent middleweight two-strokes while also bringing mono-shock rear suspension and – in the 350's case - twin disc front brakes to the package for the first time. After only a couple of years in production the original RD350LC was superseded in 1982 by the RD350 LCII, a model better known by the initials YPVS standing for 'Yamaha Power Valve System'. Developed on the firm's Grand Prix bikes, the electrically operated power valve varied the effective exhaust port height according to engine revs, enabling Yamaha to tune the engine for increased top-end power while maintaining mid-range tractability. Keeping pace with the times, Yamaha slotted this heavily revised engine into a new frame equipped with linkage-operated mono-shock rear suspension, while the old rear drum brake was replaced by a disc.
This LCII model is presented in original condition and comes with new tyres.