1978 Yamaha RD400

SOLD FOR: $7,704

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 24, 2022

Winner: ScooterGuy235

Winning Bid: $7,200
Buyer Fee: $504
Total: $7,704

Description

Additional photos of this 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: 1A1351113, Engine #: 1A1-351113. The seller is the original owner – he purchased it from Competition Accessories in Xenia, Ohio.

The odometer shows 7,513 miles.

The bike was in storage for 30 years, and in 2020 it was “completely restored mechanically so it rides like a new bike” by Dayton Performance Cycles with work which included the following:

Gas tank flushed and sealed.

Rebuilt both forks and new seals.

New brake calipers front and rear.

New battery and two new tires and tubes.

New points and condenser, carburetor synced, fresh engine oil, new fuel filter, air filter.

Seat reconditioned with new leatherette.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “minor glazing of the paint on the tank, small amount of pitting on chrome, two small scratches on the tank, and the side cover is missing a small piece of the decal.”


The sale includes three keys, the original owner’s manual, and a Haynes workshop manual.

Currently located in Dayton, Ohio, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Ohio title.

Have any Yamaha stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Dayton, Ohio

Year

1978

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400

Mileage

7,513

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Ohio

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 36

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ScooterGuy235

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:50 am $7,200 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:50 am $7,100
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:50 am $6,700 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:50 am $6,600
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:40 am $6,500 Reserve
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:33 am $6,000 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:33 am $5,900
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:33 am $5,800 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:33 am $5,700
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:21 am $5,600 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:21 am $5,500
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:20 am $5,400 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 11:20 am $5,300
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 11:20 am $5,200
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 10:27 am $5,100
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 10:27 am $5,000 Auto
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 10:27 am $4,600 Auto
apocalypselater May 24, 2022 10:27 am $4,500
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 9:10 am $3,885 Auto
Joelunchbox May 24, 2022 9:10 am $3,785
ScooterGuy235 May 24, 2022 8:59 am $3,200
Addlightness93 May 23, 2022 8:56 pm $3,100
Steelnutz May 23, 2022 8:56 pm $3,000 Auto
Steelnutz May 19, 2022 5:35 pm $2,900
mjorgensen May 19, 2022 2:08 am $2,800 Auto
Steelnutz May 19, 2022 2:08 am $2,700
mjorgensen May 18, 2022 4:59 pm $2,600
dirtfinder May 18, 2022 4:59 pm $2,500 Auto
dirtfinder May 18, 2022 1:14 pm $2,400
BillyB May 18, 2022 1:14 pm $2,300 Auto
BillyB May 18, 2022 6:56 am $2,169
Fiveover May 18, 2022 6:56 am $2,069 Auto
BillyB May 18, 2022 6:56 am $2,000
Fiveover May 18, 2022 4:50 am $1,600 Auto
justinawhile May 18, 2022 4:50 am $1,500
Fiveover May 17, 2022 5:55 pm $1,000
Auction started May 17, 2022 8:13 am
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