Yamaha RD350LC ‘Crazy Carbon’ Custom Endurance Racer
We’ve seen countless incarnations of the iconic Yamaha RD350 over the years – but none quite so dripping with carbon fibre as this project.
This special Yamaha RD350LC is the result of work put in by Spanish owner Mike Navarro – whose passion for RDs has been passed down from his father, who’s owned numerous models over the years.
There’s not much left of the original RD – aside from its frame. Its original engine has been restored, but has been prepared with special parts, including Wiseco pistons and a machined aluminium head. It also includes a crankshaft with reinforced cranks, as well as closed gearbox, clutch with centrifugal system and oversized radiator. And to get enough air through, it incorporates 28mm Stage6 R/T carburettors, Moto Tassinari V4Force carbon sheet boxes and TPR exhausts.
It doesn’t end there though. There’s the Öhlins fork and front braking system from an Aprilia RSV1000, as well a swingarm from a 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6. There’s an Öhlins monoshock, and a Brembo braking set-up at the rear. The dash displays the temperature of each cylinder at all times. From a carbon fibre perspective, the ‘Crazy Carbon’ is equipped with BST rims, semi-shafts and a Renthal fin. What do you reckon? Is it the most spectacular RD350 you’ve ever seen?