1974 Yamaha RD250, 247cc. Registration number AWJ 12M. Frame...





1974 Yamaha RD250, 247cc. Registration number AWJ 12M. Frame number 600238 (not found). Engine number 600238 (not found).
The two stroke RD250 was produced between 1973 and 1987, with four generations; the air-cooled models from 1973 up to 1979, and from 1980 until 1987 the liquid cooled models; known as the RD250LC, RD250LC-II and RD250 YPVS. The name RD stood for Race Developed.
The standard bike weighed 152 kg dry and had a 247cc 2-stroke twin engine that produced 30 hp, with a 6 speed gearbox and chain final drive.
In 1983 the UK government reduced the maximum cc for learners to 125, killing off the 250 cc motorcycle class in a stroke. At the time, it was considered that the reason for the sudden change in the law was the RD250 which put a high-speed vehicle into the hands of inexperienced users.
AWJ was first registered to Stephen Clark of Sheffield, by 2014 it was with Michael Wilkinson of Dewsbury who had the bike restored including an engine rebuild, with HVC GP style performance exhausts, since when it has only covered some 950 miles. MOT certificates on file from 2015 at 50miles, 2016 at 248 and 2017 at 448 miles. In 2020 it moved on to Rupert Moxon-Holmes and is now entered for auction as his desires have changed.
Sold with the V5C, MOT history from 2015 and receipts for the rebuild in 2014, together with the original warranty

Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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26th Mar 2022 1:30pm (Lots 300 to 586)

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