Yamaha RD350 modified by MotoExotica: The RD350 is a prime example of a high-performance motorcycle that made a significant contribution to Indian motorcycle history. It continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Yamaha supporters and outperformed every motorcycle in India of its kind.
MotoExotica gave this generally modified RD350 a design that almost resembled the SR400 on purpose, blending the amazing features of both bikes into one with this ideal fusion.
This modified motorbike has a retro-modern design, an advanced component list, and useful changes to its construction that set it apart from the original RD350 completely. Its foundation frame, which was formerly Black but painted White for more road presence, serves as the starting point for the narrative.
The SR400-inspired sliding fuel tank and the KTM Duke’s upside-down suspension were added for improved front-end performance. A sizable tyre is now neatly wrapped around the section’s short black fender and chrome spoke wheels. Rear now includes a monoshock, resulting in far more space under the frame than was previously possible.
On top, a seat that is nearly flat can be seen resting, and the usage of a high placed rear fender is surprising. This prevents the tyre from touching the road when on difficult terrain. The RD350’s exhaust system is a brand-new double output bespoke free flow device that is entirely finished in chrome, and the engine appears to be in good condition.
The rear standard rubber is replaced with a sizable dual purpose tyre for that extra traction, and both the front and rear wheels are connected to disc brakes (Brembo in the front). The traditional brake light and indicators are preserved in their original state.
While 50% of the frame needed to be modified for this unique design, it took them three months to manufacture this customised RD350. The 347cc, twin-cylinder engine of the Yamaha RD350 generates 32.3 Nm of torque and 30.5 BHP. Even more potent, with 39 BHP and 37.2 Nm of torque, was the Japan-only model.