1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special

SOLD FOR: $5,190

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Additional photos of this Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special are available here for your perusal.

The last in the long line of Yamaha’s RD series, the RD400F (also known as the Daytona Special) is considered by many to be the best of the model line.

The press went nuts for it – Cycle magazine called it “Dennis the Menace on Yokohama tires, and is the most fun street motorcycle currently available for sale.”

Compared to the RD350, the extra 50cc brought a lot more civility. The engine was more flexible, though you could still easily wheelie the bike in 2nd gear. It was the perfect example of how the RD series had evolved from a hooligan’s toy into a more refined, but still enjoyable, sport bike.

This example is VIN: 2V0001401. The seller acquired it six months ago from the second owner, a private party in Huntington Beach, California.

During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 15 miles. The odometer shows 16,761 miles.

Maintenance:
The seller has not performed any maintenance on it. The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues, calling it a “great daily rider. It’s very reliable, starts and runs perfect.”

Modifications:
Hagon shocks.

Nissin calipers, aftermarket rotors.

Aftermarket rearsets.

Aftermarket exhaust.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller states that “needs the finish restoration of a paint job. I would like to call it a 50 foot bike, as it looks perfect from 50 feet.” Please see the album up top for more details.



Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax tires with date codes of 3713 and 4913.

The sale includes three keys.

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 registration current through March 2023.

Have any RD400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1979

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400F Daytona Special

Mileage

16,761

VIN

2V0001401

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 37

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: velocity

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $5,190 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
velocity September 15, 2022 10:58 am $4,700
zootscoot September 15, 2022 10:57 am $4,600 Auto
velocity September 15, 2022 10:57 am $4,500
zootscoot September 15, 2022 10:41 am $4,300
velocity September 15, 2022 10:30 am $4,200 Auto
Sparkmatcher September 15, 2022 10:30 am $4,150
velocity September 15, 2022 10:19 am $4,050
Sparkmatcher September 15, 2022 10:15 am $3,950
velocity September 15, 2022 10:15 am $3,900 Auto
velocity September 15, 2022 9:22 am $3,800 Auto
Sparkmatcher September 15, 2022 9:22 am $3,700
velocity September 15, 2022 8:27 am $3,600
MagniMan September 15, 2022 8:27 am $3,500 Auto
MagniMan September 15, 2022 6:32 am $2,800
dischulman September 15, 2022 6:32 am $2,700 Auto
dischulman September 14, 2022 8:57 pm $2,650
JCEngwall September 14, 2022 8:52 pm $2,550
Sparkmatcher September 14, 2022 8:52 pm $2,500 Auto
Sparkmatcher September 14, 2022 5:15 pm $2,400 Auto
MagniMan September 14, 2022 5:15 pm $2,300
Sparkmatcher September 14, 2022 10:11 am $2,200
dischulman September 12, 2022 6:46 pm $2,100
alecg22 September 12, 2022 6:46 pm $2,000 Auto
alecg22 September 12, 2022 6:45 pm $1,900 Auto
dischulman September 12, 2022 6:45 pm $1,800
alecg22 September 11, 2022 1:46 pm $1,700
dischulman September 11, 2022 7:31 am $1,600
Thelastrow September 11, 2022 7:31 am $1,500 Auto
Thelastrow September 9, 2022 7:15 pm $1,400
amarzano September 9, 2022 4:26 pm $1,300
Fiveover September 9, 2022 4:26 pm $1,200 Auto
Fiveover September 8, 2022 9:46 pm $1,100
zootscoot September 8, 2022 9:46 pm $1,000 Auto
zootscoot September 8, 2022 4:18 pm $600
WILLIAM LYNCH September 8, 2022 4:18 pm $500 Auto
WILLIAM LYNCH September 8, 2022 3:10 pm $101
dischulman September 8, 2022 12:04 pm $1
Auction started September 8, 2022 8:33 am
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