Yamaha TD2 Race Bike

1969 Yamaha Other

Price: US $10,500.00
Item location: Woodinville, Washington, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: Other
Year: 1969
Mileage: 100,000
Engine size: 250
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

Rare 1969 Yamaha TD2 race bike! I purchased the bike in the condition shown in the pictures with the intention of doing a complete restoration. The person that was hired to do the restoration suffered some health issues and could not finish the project.
The bike was disassembled and some work was done before he had to stop. Frame has been powder coated and reassembled to the degree you see in the pictures. We did not get a chance to split the engine cases. Some items in the pictures showing spare parts may already be in the motor or on the frame. Also not in pictures but included are a set of new period correct tires and (2) new clear wind screens.

Matching numbers!
Frame# 900285
Engine# DS6 900285
If you familiar with the Yamaha TD2, hen you know the success the bike had on the track in the hands of professionals and amateur racers. If not familiar with the bike, he following is a short write up. Just one of many stories mentioning the bikes success.
The mainstay of 250cc and 350cc class racing at national and international level for many years, he twin-cylinder two-stroke Yamaha well deserved the title of 'privateer's friend'. The 250cc TD2 arrived in 1969, eplacing the TD1C, nd immediately proved capable of winning Grands Prix, rivateer Kent Andersson triumphing in the German round at Hockenheim that year, ne of Yamaha's most significant classic victories. The giant leap forward from the TD1C had been achieved thanks to a comprehensive redesign that saw the porting and exhaust system updated, uperior Mikuni carburetors adopted and the chassis, uspension and brakes greatly improved. Looking like a scaled down Norton Featherbed, he TD2's chassis was a development of that used for the RD56 works racer. Broadly similar as far as its frame and cycle parts were concerned, he 350cc TR3 differed mainly by virtue of its horizontally-split crankcases, feature not introduced on the 250 until the TD3's arrival in 1972. Kel Carruthers on the works Benelli 'four' denied Kent Anderson the 250cc World Championship in 1969 but the following year the TD2 came good when Rod Gould, iding a works machine entered by Yamaha Motor NV of Holland, ook the title.

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