Quick Stats

1974-80, 195/247/349cc t/s twin, RD200: 20hp, 85mph, 65mpg RD250: 30hp, 95mph, 50mpg RD350: 36hp, 105mph, 45mpg

What to Expect

Reed valve strokers run well but can melt pistons, burn out plugs (causes threads to strip) and wreck the gearbox. Handling reasonable except for rapid wear s/a bearings; braking poor, seizing calipers. Top end rattle and wear after 10k, new reed valves at 25k, cosmetics terrible by 35k. The 350’s better buy but rare; some 250’s in passable nick, most 200’s screamed into a total death.