MS Dhoni currently has one of the most desirable garages in the country and owns a number of bikes including a custom-restored RD350LC
MS Dhoni is well known for his love for automobiles and is regularly seen driving many powerful and unique cars and bikes. While he owns bikes like the Confederate X132 Hellcat and the Kawasaki Ninja H2, he also has some custom-modified vehicles like his newly acquired modified Yamaha RD350LC.
This Yamaha RD350LC was restored by Chandigarh-based Blue Smoke Customs and continues to offer similar styling aesthetics. For starters, it now gets an attractive Yellow livery with MS Dhoni’s number featured on the fuel tank. The yellow colour scheme is further complemented by gloss black graphics with white inserts. The bike however retails the rounded headlamp and turn indicators, rectangular tail lamp and blacked-out engine.
When compared to the standard Yamaha RD 350, the RD350 LC gets a triangular side panel and a sportier seat with an inclined rear seat. It also gets new alloy wheels with a chrome finish and boasts a strong road presence. The inclined seat also gets a premium seat cover design that gels in well with the overall design.
In addition to the cosmetic updates, the new Yamaha RD350 LC also gets a long list of performance updates and is powered by an imported 347 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that delivers a peak power output of over 60 PS.
It also gets a Lectron carburettor, Moto Tassinari VForce4 reed valve system, Uni air filter, Zeeltronic Programmable CDI, NGK spark plug, JL Street twin exhausts, Metmachex aluminium swingarm and LMC silicone radiator coolant hose.
Moving on, this modified Yamaha RD350 LC rides on USD fork suspension at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The braking setup consists of dual disc brakes at the front and single disc brakes at the rear. In its stock form, the RD350LC was offered with a 347 cc parallel-twin engine that churns out 49 PS. It was sold globally between 1980 to 1983 but never made it to the Indian market.