This Custom Yamaha RD 350 Is A Modern Day Café Racer With Retro Heart


The custom Yamaha RD 350 is an extremely neat looking machine that features plenty of modern equipment

There Is no denying the fact that the Yamaha RD350 is one of the most searched motorcycles on the second-hand two-wheeler bike market of India. It also has earned a special place in the Indian biking history for its one of a kind two-stroke engine and amazing acceleration. The two-wheeler enthusiast of India will agree that the Yamaha RD 350 was one of the craziest motorcycles of its time and like we already mentioned, it has a huge fan following even today.

There are plenty of modified Yamaha RD 350 motorcycles out there in the market but the Dehradun based MotoExotica India Pvt Ltd transformed this particular iconic motorcycle into a modern day café racer which definitely caught our attention. This custom RD 350 is an amalgam of modern and retro styling.

The custom bike features a new round shaped full LED headlamp unit instead of the old halogen unit. A new low and flat handlebar is positioned in the place of the old single-piece handlebar which adds a sporty stance to the cafe racer.


To offer a better ride quality the conventional suspension setup of the old motorcycle has also been replaced with a modern day upside-down fork while the rear profile now also has been fitted with a monoshock suspension setup.

One of the major disadvantages of the Yamaha RD350 was its brakes. The stock motorcycle featured drum brakes on both ends that failed to do justice to the motorcycle. However, the custom café racer has been fitted with disc brake on both ends.

Besides the addition of disc brakes, some other noticeable changes that can also be seen on this custom motorcycle includes a new blue swingarm, a finely crafted single seat and alloy wheels (that replaced the stock spoke units) wrapped with grippy slick rubbers.

The beauty of this machine like we already mentioned above was its heart and the folks at MotoExotica haven’t messed with the RD 350’s engine at all. The fins of the air-cooled motor have been painted in gold to attract some attention. Lastly, the motorcycle also features two crafted exhaust pipes that emerge from below the engine head and ends up underneath the seat.

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