A new and unregistered UK 1981 Yamaha RD250LC with 0.9 miles!
Steering lock, twin adjustable mirrors, seat lock, locking fuel cap, helmet holder, kick starter, manual choke, speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature gauge, oil warning light, high beam light, neutral light, parking light, turn signal switch, headlight switch, pass switch, horn, engine stop switch, tool kit, fuel valve, brake fluid level indicator, adjustable rear shock absorber, rear footrests.
This incredible Yamaha RD250LC is a genuine UK 4L1 1981 model finished in the new for that year, Black. The early 80/81 twin stripe decals soon replaced by the three stripes of later models are pristine. All control switch gear is in immaculate condition and the speedometer proudly displays the amazing 0.9 miles covered and the tachometer the 0-300 mile breaking-in sticker! Natural aging can be seen on some components which is utterly forgiven due to the originality and preferred by many over refurbished examples. Replacement NOS forks are supplied to replace the originals if exhibiting is the new owners preference. The full Yamaha tool kit is present under the immaculate seat and even the ‘Caution’ battery label has been retained! The pinnacle of a motorcycle collection.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This matching numbers 2-stroke liquid cooled twin has a displacement of 247cc and produces 35.5bhp at 8,500rpm. Purists will be amazed at the stock appearance and factory perfect specification. The exhaust pipes are the correct and desirable ‘80 to ’82 design with stamped part numbers 4L0-14711 and 4L0-14721. A multi-plate wet clutch operates a 6-speed gearbox. This unregistered example has had a PDI in 1981 by Padgetts Batley Ltd and has never been run since so is sold as a display machine.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This unique RD250LC remains fitted with the stylish cast-alloy wheels with black detailing and polished edging and are in fantastic undamaged condition with only mild patina visible under close scrutiny. Correct factory supplied Yokohama 3.55-18-4PR rear and 3.00-18-4PR front tyres are fitted and although perfect in appearance, if use is intended a change to new items is advised. A standard hydraulic front disc brake and rear drum is fitted.
This incredible 1981 Yamaha RD250LC was imported into the UK by the official importer Mitsui-Yamaha UK and supplied boxed and new to Padgett’s Batley Ltd, a Yamaha Main Dealer. The founder and owner, Peter Padgett, decided to assemble, carry out a pre-delivery inspection and store a handful of these machines for his personal collection. A Certificate of Newness for chassis number 4L1-302605 is included and signed by the Padgett Directors. Eventually sold to a Mr M Denton in 2001 after constant requesting and forming part of phenomenal collection from Fantic Choppers and Yamaha FS1-E’s to Kawasaki Z1’s, all in concours condition.
Supplied with the owners manual and two keys this really is a fantastic opportunity.
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