1977 Yamaha RD400

SOLD FOR: $8,239

Reserve price has been met.

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Description

Additional photos of this 1977 Yamaha RD400 are available here for your perusal.

Cool doesn’t even come close.” That’s how Visordown summarized the iconic RD400 in one sentence, but the longer story isn’t very complicated, either. The RD400 came about when Yamaha made the RD350 a bit bigger in 1976 – displacement was 399cc. Thanks to 44 horsepower, the bigger RD was capable of hitting the ton with a top speed of 105 miles per hour.

Most people know the 400 simply for being an easier to ride upgrade over the 350, but it was also notable for being the first production motorcycle to feature cast wheels as standard. The 400 motor was more than a bored out 350 unit – Yamaha increased the stroke and in doing so they had to build new crankcases as well. The bike weighed about 350 pounds, and it was the most popular two-stroke sportbike of its day.

This example is VIN: 1A1-312893.

The odometer shows 8,819 miles.

In the seller’s words, “I bought it from a local guy who had just bought it from a guy who had his for many years – he was only interested in flipping it. He said the owner who had it for a long time took great care of it and had to sell needed to money but hated to let it go. I have had it for around 6 years and rode it as a weekend bike only. I also took it to two RD shows.”

It has sat for around 3 1/2 years only being started a couple of times. 6 months ago a mobile mechanic came to my home and tuned it up with all my other bikes.” His other bikes included the 1-mile Daytona Special that was recently sold here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions, as well.

It’s tight but time to let it go! As far as I know it’s never blown up or been molested. It has a couple of small chips in the tank and the sale includes the stock pipes!”

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us rebuild the oil injection pump as it was leaking.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with non-op registration.

Have any RD400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1977

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400

Mileage

8,819

VIN

1A1-312893

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Pdizzie293

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $8,132 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Pdizzie293 April 23, 2021 9:50 am $7,700
Wgi61 April 23, 2021 9:41 am $7,600
Pdizzie293 April 23, 2021 9:41 am $7,500 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 9:54 pm $7,300
Wgi61 April 21, 2021 9:54 pm $7,200 Auto
Wgi61 April 21, 2021 9:25 pm $7,100
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 9:25 pm $7,000 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 7:32 pm $6,700
Wgi61 April 21, 2021 6:56 pm $6,600
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 6:56 pm $6,500 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 5:55 pm $6,300
Wgi61 April 21, 2021 5:55 pm $6,200 Auto
Wgi61 April 21, 2021 4:44 pm $6,100
Pdizzie293 April 21, 2021 4:44 pm $6,000 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 20, 2021 10:12 pm $5,900 Auto
Wgi61 April 20, 2021 10:12 pm $5,800
Pdizzie293 April 20, 2021 10:12 pm $5,600 Auto
Wgi61 April 20, 2021 10:12 pm $5,500
Pdizzie293 April 20, 2021 10:05 pm $5,100
Wgi61 April 20, 2021 10:05 pm $5,000 Auto
Wgi61 April 20, 2021 10:04 pm $4,700 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 20, 2021 10:04 pm $4,600
Wgi61 April 20, 2021 9:36 pm $4,300
Pdizzie293 April 20, 2021 9:36 pm $4,200 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 19, 2021 10:18 pm $4,100
Wgi61 April 19, 2021 10:18 pm $4,000 Auto
Wgi61 April 19, 2021 10:16 pm $3,600 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 19, 2021 10:16 pm $3,500
Wgi61 April 19, 2021 10:15 pm $2,900 Auto
Pdizzie293 April 19, 2021 10:15 pm $2,800
Wgi61 April 18, 2021 11:54 pm $2,100 Auto
Caxcan_89 April 18, 2021 11:54 pm $2,000
Wgi61 April 18, 2021 11:53 pm $1,600 Auto
Caxcan_89 April 18, 2021 11:53 pm $1,500
Wgi61 April 16, 2021 10:21 pm $1,000
Auction started April 15, 2021 5:52 pm
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Bikes Abroad

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