You needed strong arms to ride that. I used to drive one in the summer of 87 when I lived in Llavaneres.
But the Queen of 2 strokes japanese bikes was :
Liquid cooled, two stroke, parallel twin cylinder.
Check this out
The big brother of Yamaha RD 350 was the RD 500 cc one.
It was not allowed to drive it here in Spain but my friend Tony had one with a german plate. Tricky but It did work to him for a while. We were noticed everywhere we went to with that bike. A racing replica on the streets of Barcelona.
4 exhausts, 88HP. and capable to reach 150 mph [240 Km/h] The paradise on earth. They dont make bikes like this anymore.
Check this out:
An acceleration test of a classical Yamaha RD 500 vs a newer R1
2 stroke 88hp vs 4 stroke 175HP!
A completly different perspective.
Air cooled, four stroke, 72° V Twin, belt driven single cam operating pushrod 2 valve per cylinder. 35 HP
That was my last bike in 1995. It was a present from Tony right before he started his trips around the world he hasnt stopped since. I sold it two years after when I left Spain too.
KTM, Husqvarna and Husaberg are the most popular models, althought Suzuki, Honda and Yamaha have some new models too.
Check out this cuties.
125kg only 549cc two cylinders and almost 70 HP! Beautiful.
128 Kg 46 HP Pure power.
My sister's boyfriend Albert rides a Buell. I took this photos last weekend.
Great engine sound, same like a Harley Davidson.
Its 10 years now without a Bike. But I havent close that door yet.