FORGOTTEN ERA YAMAHA RD250LC
After watching how much fun his uncle was having in vintage racing, Ben got bitten by the two-stroke bug a year ago. “Yes, blame Tony Sara,” laughed Ben as he prepared to head out for another closely-fought battle in the 250cc class.
“I’d only ridden bikes in the dirt and on the road before this.” Apart from a Cotton, a Rotax and an Armstrong, the rest of the field was Yamahas. Typical of the class, Ben’s 1980 LC Yamaha was a cheap purchase that has proved reliable and easy to tune. There is a wealth of knowledge and parts for the model that was the backbone of Aussie club racing ‘back in the day’.
Of course, this racing bug is hard to shake off once it’s bitten. Proof of this is the Kawasaki KR-1 Ben has added to his stable, meaning he can also race in the 250 Production New Era class.