Home » News » » Yamaha RD 350 2.0 by 2Moto UK

Yamaha RD 350 2.0 by 2Moto UK

  • Apr 25 12:49 PM GTM
  • Custom
  • 32444

If you are thinking that you haven’t heard of the 2Moto 2M400R-SP, you are probably correct. But I’m sure you have heard of Yamaha’s wildly successful two-stroke, the TZR-250. And knowing RSBFS readers, you probably wished for something like that – but with more horsepower – for your street ride. I mean, imagine the wild hi-jinks you could pull off with that kind of hardware but twice the power. Well, wish no longer. Think of the 2M400R-SP as a top spec TZR, but with 400cc and 85 horsepower at the rear wheel. At 265 pounds, this hybrid weighs less than the 250 it is based off of, but is considerably more potent. At the end of the day this is less TZR-250, and more like what Yamaha could have done with the RZ350 had that lineup continued.

8981885ea420bb50f3d.jpg

UK-based 2Moto is a bike builder that concentrates on just a few offerings. Most of their business is in the form of YZR500 and NSR500 GP500 replica race bikes. By tame comparison, the 2M400R is their street model – and what model it is! Start with 1990 TZR-250 chassis – this is the 3MA model offering, selected because it best fits the venerable parallel twin RZ motor. It is also widely known as precise and forgiving in terms of handling. Graft onto that a single-sided swing arm from the Honda RVF-400. The RZ style motor is a good choice as there is a solid foundation of knowledge and parts available; after all, these are the same basic engines utilized in off road quads. The power requirements of a quad screaming up a dune is quite a bit different than a racer / street bike, but by careful component selection, porting and assembly, a seriously stout smoker is born. Consider the dry clutch, the electric water pump and the clever custom carbon fiber sprocket cover that incorporates support for the gear selector shaft. Front forks are 600cc Supersport items, if that gives you any indication of the braking and cornering forces expected. Wrap that whole package in 125cc GP bodywork (yes, you heard that right – 125cc), and you end up with the spiritual successor to the RZ, and a phenomenal machine in its own right. This is a level of detail you would expect from larger firms such as Bimota, and the outcome is glorious.

8160375ea4227d979f0.jpg

From 2Moto:

Since the Aprilia RS-250, no new 2-stroke bikes have been built by any manufacturers. We thought it was about time to rectify that situation. And we like the RD-350 YPVS engine as there are lots of relatively inexpensive engine upgrade option courtesy of our American cousins who insist on racing some crazy Yamaha Banshee quads, some making in excess of 150 horsepower!

8134145ea4228e20495.jpg

Having built plenty of specials over the years, we had a pretty good idea what would work. And, what doesn’t. The YPVS engine is fairly long, so most of the 250cc type V-twin chassis are too short, as we know from experience. In the end, the Yamaha TZR-250 3MA chassis fit the bill perfectly. Plus, the same chassis is used in the TZR-125 and the SZR-660, so availability is reasonable. And, we knew the engine would fit with only a few modifications to the chassis.

1443515ea422a278485.jpg

This highly desirable example of a modern 2-stroke sportsbike can be ridden on the street. A few of main specs are:

  • 400cc YPVS engine
  • 85 hp at the rear wheel
  • 120kg wet weight, no fuel
  • K-Tech suspension
  • The bike is titled as a TZR-250, 1990 model year and fully road legal in the UK.

This custom build is not a simple one-off by someone in their backyard. This is a complete bike offered by a noted chassis and speed parts manufacturer. This is a repeatable process thanks to engineering, testing and experience.

Credit and pics by: raresportbikesforsale.com

7422095ea422b59a7d3.jpg

6716005ea422c0b7a2f.jpg

7132055ea422c93348d.jpg

9981945ea422db098a6.jpg

7452455ea422e2ed5a4.jpg

8009795ea422ec956ba.jpg

6981325ea4230131256.jpg

2811015ea4230c2ca06.jpg

7932805ea42377020ed.jpg

1301035ea4238425b2d.jpg

6968875ea4239e124d0.jpg

8386325ea42394e4f91.jpg

5369605ea423214e93e.jpg

3003415ea4232b5b74e.jpg

7656295ea4233cae887.jpg

8546955ea4235449ea6.jpg

Join the community of motorcycles and people

Moto Riders Universe app is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in the moto community — whether it’s finding a good news, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our moto-buddies can help you, just use this easy way to connect with them.

Did you like the news? Share with friends
Yamaha prepared Yamaha R1 20th Anniversary Suzuka 8 Hour
Yamaha prepared Yamaha R1 20th Anniversary Suzuka 8 Hour
21250
Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark from the Yamaha Factory Racing team will take part in the Suzuka 8 Hours 2018 endurance race, and Katsuyuki Nakasuga will be their teammate.The factory team will try to win the fourth ...
Yamaha makes moto camping easier
Yamaha makes moto camping easier
2130
The program is available only in Japan for now.Moto camping is really common. It can be named otherwise, but the meaning doesn’t change: we take a tent and ride somewhere further.Yamaha has studied this area well and has...
Yamaha 1000 FZR Compressor!
Yamaha 1000 FZR Compressor!
12097
The name Ludovic Lazareth is starting to pop up more and more in the world of modified vehicles be it on two or four wheels. Today we bring another of their creations that stands out amongst the other Japanese modificati...
Yamaha R6 500 2T: An exquisite madness for sale
Yamaha R6 500 2T: An exquisite madness for sale
59829
Although today's bikes are tremendously fast and effective, there are thousands of bikers who continue to miss the character and rebelliousness of the sportbikes of the 80s and 90s, especially those riding delicate on a ...
Yamaha updates the Niken GT
Yamaha updates the Niken GT
1258
Yamaha updates the model with a double front wheel for increased comfort. Acceptance of pre-orders has already begun. The cost is 17 400 USD.Yamaha Niken GT equipped with a 4-stroke DOHC engine, which amounts to 845 CC M...
Yamaha R1M PC Red Edition
Yamaha R1M PC Red Edition
16360
Today we will get to go to a Custom PC that is handmade from “Juggapat Modifier” Yamaha R1M PC Red Edition.Specifications :CPU : I9-9900KGPU : MSI VENTUS XS OC edition RTX 2060 6GB DDR6MB : ASROCK Z390M-ITX/ACRam : KINGS...
Yamaha is going to expland its three-wheeled portfolio
Yamaha is going to expland its three-wheeled portfolio
2168
The Japanese company bought a Norwegian trike maker. Yamaha is confident that the acquisition of BrudeliTech will help increase sales and profits of the company by expanding its three-wheeled portfolio and attracting new...
Yamaha announced new color schemes for the MT range
Yamaha announced new color schemes for the MT range
2115
This update concerns all models, except the “SP” variants.The first MT-series motorcycle was built about five years ago. It was the bike with an eye-catching naked style, innovative high torque crossplane engine and agil...