The Yamaha RD350 is a timeless two-stroke bike and is known as one of the best motorcycles made till date. Yamaha RD350 taught Indian enthusiasts to go faster on roads and there are many who have kept the motorcycle in immaculate condition even after years after its discontinuation. There are many modified versions of the Yamaha RD350 in the market. Here is one more from Moto Exotica.
The naked street cruiser has been transformed into a cafe racer and it looks extremely good in its new form. The bike gets a minimal look and bears no similarity to the original. The transformed bike now gets an all-new chassis that is quite different from the stock. It also gets a new single bench seat. The seat has been wrapped in leather and has been hand-stitched for a premium feel. The tank has also been upgraded and is now much sleeker than the original.
Motoexotica has also added thicker profile tyres. The front fender has been chopped completely while the rear fender is not present, giving it a raw look. The front of the bike gets upside down forks while the rear now gets a mono-shock absorber. Performance-wise, the bike gets an aftermarket exhaust with an expansion chamber that definitely gives it more power. However, the final power output is not known. The exhaust gets a very clean look and the expansion chamber adds masculinity to the bike.
To complete the cafe racer look and seating position, the bike also gets a flat handlebar that allows the rider to sit near to the tank. Braking power comes from the front and rear disc brakes. The spoked tyres add a very retro look to the bike. In line with the vintage look, it gets a round headlamp and there is a tint LED tail lamp in the bike.
In stock form, the 347-cc parallel-twin engine of the bike generates a maximum power of 30.5 Bhp and 32.3 Nm. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission. Well-tuned RD 350s can be superbike killers and can accelerate extremely fast. There are many drag races around the world where tuned RD 350 participate.