Yamaha DT400 DT 400 250 DT400MX

Price: £1,500.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Winchester Hampshire, United Kingdom
Make: Yamaha
Model: DT400 MX
Type: Enduro/Supermoto (road legal)
Mileage: 12,727
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 400
Gears: Five-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain
Contact seller: Contact form

Motorcycle Emporium Ltd

Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Importers 

Unit 20. Stonefield Park. Martins Lane. Chilbolton. Winchester. Hampshire. SO20 6BL

Telephone 07745 650984

To view the Motorcycles we have for sale please call to arrange a time.

For Sale Yamaha DT400

Stock Number 687

Frame Number: IR6 - 100880

Engine Number: IR6 – 100880

Mileage: 12. 27 (20. 82 Kilometres)


The DT series was created by Yamaha in the late 1960s to fill a gap that they felt was a largely untapped in the market for off-road motorcycles. at the time only a few specialty European manufacturers made machines specifically for off-road use. This led to one of the most successful ranges of off road bikes. with capacities ranging from 50 to 400cc.


Overall this machine is very good condition and has clearly seen a level of restoration work.

All of the paint work has been refinished. the paint is not the best we have seen but it is a very acceptable finish for a bike to be ridden and enjoyed.

The petrol tank has no dents or damage. it is clean internally aside from light fuel residue. The side panels are in good condition. with no broken lugs. the mudguards are also both in good order.  

The seat is in good condition with no splits in the cover and a good base. The exhaust system which is so much a part of the character of these machines is in good shape. it has clearly been maintained and repainted and there are some signs of surface corrosion but it is very solid and has no dents or damage. The original alloy wheels wheel rims are both in good order.


The bike is missing its kick start which will require replacement. however we have started the bike on a bump and the engine runs and rides very well. The engine runs cleanly and pulls well with no signs of any mechanical issues. We have identified some minor damage on the left hand outer engine casing mounts and have included a specific photograph so that these can be seen. The top rear mounting point is damaged for the outer rear chain cover is broken. this is a cosmetic defect and does not cause any issues in use; there is also a small piece broken on the front edge of the outer casing.

The gears all select cleanly and the clutch works as it should 

Chassis and Cycle Parts

The chassis and cycle parts are in good order.  

The frame is appears undamaged. there are minor chips and marks in the paint. The front brake is not currently working as there is damage to the cable adjuster mounting. this will require repair before the bike can be used.  

The fork are both clean and in good order the action is smooth and the damping effective. The rear shock is in good order and is damping well.

The bike is fitted with the original airbox.  

The bike will need a new battery as part of the recommissioning service. but the lighting is working with the engine fired up. The instruments are in good cosmetic condition.


This is a good. clean and tidy DT400 MX it will need the issue with the front brake plate resolved and a replacement kickstart. The engine and drive train are in good order and the bike rides very well. cosmetically the bike is in good order and this big DT makes a practical and sought after classic motorcycle.

Please review the pictures carefully they form an integral part of the description. please ask any questions you may have.

Now you have read the description you might want to place a bid? Before you do please read the information below.

This Motorcycle will need to be registered with DVLA.  The Registration procedure is simple.  We spend a good deal of time working with the DVLA and HMRC to ensure that are bikes are compliant with all current legislation in order that our customers do not have any difficulties in obtaining age related registrations. we have not had a problem with this in over 700 motorcycles we have sold.

How to register an Imported Motorcycle.

1.  MOT the motorcycle on the chassis number. not required for pre 1960 machines.

2.  Insure the motorcycle on the chassis number.

3.  We at the Motorcycle Emporium will provide the following forms:

?   An invoice

?   A V55/5 – Application form to register the bike at DVLA

?   NOVA reference number as proof duties paid

?   Contact details for the provision of a dating certificate for the age related number plate

4.  Post all the paper work to the DVLA

5.  You will then receive your tax disc. a new MOT certificate with your new registration mark within 3 to 10 days.

6.  A normal V5C Registration Certificate will follow by post within the next 28 days.

7.  DVLA will charge ?55. 00 plus the road tax fee to register the motorcycle

Please consider carefully before bidding on the motorcycle we have for sale if you are new to the world of motorcycle maintenance. This motorcycle is a classic machine. it will need to be maintained and cared for. and if you can’t spin the occasional spanner we would not recommend purchase.  

Our Feedback: Our customers say we offer a good honest description. we are helpful. we are professional. collection and payment is made easy. communication is excellent and many customers buy from us more than once.

If you win: Please contact us within 48 hours of the end of the auction. Call Tony on 07745 650984 or email via eBay.  Bikes can be stored for a period should you not be able to collect immediately by agreement.

Payment: We accept payment by bank transfer. cheque or cash on collection. if payment is made by cheque the funds will need to clear before the bike can be released.

UK Delivery/International Shipping.

If you need your motorcycle delivered we recommend the following shippers depending on your location. they are professional. reliable and will treat your motorcycle like their own. alternatively if you have your own preferred shipper we are more than happy to work with them.

If you need a price for delivery then please contact the appropriate service below:

UK Deliveries: Call Peter on 07831 559538

www. motorcycledeliveryservice. co. uk

European Deliveries: Call Chas on 01233 633623

www. chasmortimer. co. uk

Worldwide Buyers: We are more than happy to deal with International buyers. please contact Shipsafe Logistics via their website below

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Please notify your shipper of our contact details and we will arrange the loading and dispatch of your motorcycle. we will make the whole process as simple and straightforward as possible.

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