1985 YAMAHA RD500

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Project Hunter -

Cheap RD500LC projects don’t ex­ist. Even a rot­ten, scabby dog will make five grand these days. This ex­am­ple is far from ca­nine, but it does have one ma­jor is­sue – the miss­ing mo­tor, and that means even when re­stored to pris­tine it’ll never be a match­ing num­bers RD. Not an is­sue for some, but it does have def­i­nite im­pli­ca­tions on value, so this mo­tor­less ex­am­ple mak­ing just over £5K is about right.

The lack of mo­tor is an is­sue. What you get for that £5K doesn’t look too bad though – you wouldn’t be bring­ing a bas­ket­case back from the brink. I still wouldn’t ex­pect any change from 10 to get it all good again.

One small prob­lem: no en­gine

SOLD FOR £5015

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