1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special Project

SOLD FOR: $3,964

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 13, 2022

Winner: Aces1

Winning Bid: $3,705
Buyer Fee: $259
Total: $3,964

Description

Additional photos of this Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special project 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:2V0-002542).

The odometer shows 3,957 miles.

The seller acquired it from a NPA auction in Portland, Oregon eight months ago. It does not currently run and is missing some parts.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin tires which have aged out.

The sale includes two sets of aftermarket keys (two for the ignition, two for the tank).

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any Daytona Special stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1979

Make

Yamaha

Model

RD400

Mileage

3,957

VIN

2V0-002542

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Aces1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Aces1 July 13, 2022 10:01 am $3,705
Yorkie July 13, 2022 10:01 am $3,605 Auto
Yorkie July 13, 2022 10:00 am $3,600
Aces1 July 13, 2022 10:00 am $3,500 Auto
Aces1 July 13, 2022 9:58 am $3,405 Auto
Yorkie July 13, 2022 9:58 am $3,305
Aces1 July 13, 2022 9:58 am $3,205
Yorkie July 13, 2022 9:58 am $3,105 Auto
Yorkie July 13, 2022 9:56 am $3,000
Aces1 July 13, 2022 9:56 am $2,900 Auto
Aces1 July 13, 2022 9:55 am $2,600 Auto
Yorkie July 13, 2022 9:55 am $2,500
Aces1 July 13, 2022 9:52 am $2,300 Auto
Yorkie July 13, 2022 9:52 am $2,200
Aces1 July 13, 2022 8:00 am $2,100 Reserve
anastasiccycles July 13, 2022 8:00 am $1,750 Auto
anastasiccycles July 8, 2022 8:52 am $1,600
Yorkie July 8, 2022 8:52 am $1,500 Auto
Yorkie July 6, 2022 11:45 am $1,000
Auction started July 6, 2022 7:20 am
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