1967 Yamaha TD1-C


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Please note: Iconic is proud to call Dreamcycle one of its approved iconic locations! We have partnered with the British Columbia-based museum in order to support all of your Canadian motorcycling needs!

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Back in 1961, Yamaha introduced the TD1 as a production road racer aimed squarely at the privateer market. While the series saw some success with the A and B models, the arrival of the C in 1967 made for a marked improvement.

For one, Yamaha engineers finally removed the clutch from the crankshaft, as earlier bikes required constant maintenance and suffered from significant vibration. The C also received a stronger frame, an upgraded front fork, and some new cylinders, heads, and exhaust that yielded up to nearly 40hp out of the 250cc two-stroke twin.

For more information on the TD1-C, check out these write-ups from Cycle World. The former is a reflection on the superiority of the C in particular, while the latter is a retrospective on the series as a whole.

This example is VIN: TD1C000280, Engine #: TD1C000280. The seller purchased the bike from the original owner in 1990.

There is no odometer; true mileage is unknown.

The seller reports that the bike received “new pistons, new tires, and new paint on the tank, seat, and fairing 33 years ago. It was ridden once in the pits after the work was done and then put inside on display.”

He adds that there are “no known mechanical issues. It turns over with compression but it has not been started in 33 years.”

Per the seller: “This is most likely the most original TD1C in existence. Two owners from new. The first purchased it to hang out with his friends at the Westwood race track in Vancouver BC. He raced the bike but he was a hobby racer — not a competitive racer. Upon his passing the second owner purchased it. He re-painted the fairing, seat and tank and added it to his private collection of race bikes. Also a racer himself in Canada and Europe back in the 70’s. It has been stored in his collection in an environment controlled room for the past 34 years. The paint on the frame and all metal finishes are all original. The non-existent original front fairing is also still on the bike. So this bike is all original except for the motor kill switch, paint on the tank, seat, fairing and the tires were replaced 30 years ago. The bike was Displayed at the Trev Deeley motorcycle museum and the Dreamcycle museum for some time.”

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Continental tires that have aged out.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“A few marks and scrapes here and there.”

“A bit of staining on the exhaust pipes.”

Currently located in Sorrento, British Columbia, Canada, this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any TD1C stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please note: Iconic is proud to call with Dreamcycle one of its approved iconic locations! We have partnered with the British Columbia-based museum in order to support all of your Canadian motorycling needs!

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Sorrento, British Columbia








True Mileage Unknown




Bill of Sale Only

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