35-year-old Yamaha RD500 discovered (still in its original box)

How could anyone misplace this bike

1y ago
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Yamaha's RD500 was the superbike of its day when it was released in 1985. The two-stroke 500cc V4 engine was similar to that used in the 500 Grand Prix machine of the era ridden by Eddie Lawson.

Today, a good quality example will reach £20,000 - making this box fresh example discovered in Australia worth even more. How could someone forget about this bike sat in its original box, untouched since the mid 80s?

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Comments (25)

  • I miss my riding buddy 😢

      1 year ago
  • My rz500 back in 1990

      1 year ago
  • MAN they must be a beast of a bike. A 2 stroke v4? I had the RD 400 that was enough (I was 17) & it was only twin cylinder.

      1 year ago
  • My first bike was a '79 RD400 and loved it.

      1 year ago
  • What’s it worth today and what were they worth 35 years ago ??

      1 year ago
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