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1962 TD-1

Collection items

(1962 / Racing Machine)


This was Yamaha's first production road racer, mounting a 2-stroke, air-cooled, in-line 2-cylinder engine evolved from the modified YDS-1 racer on a newly developed double cradle frame. In December 1962, a version with equipment like headlights to make it street-legal was sold in Japan, distinguishing it from the TD-1A race machine that became available later. The faired racing machine (pictured) was the overseas spec model, while the unfaired model on display is a replica of the one that entered in the 1st All Japan Road Race Championships at Suzuka Circuit in November 1962.

  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, 246cm³
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Maximum power output: Over 25.7kW (35PS) / 9,500r/min

*All figures, etc. in a model's description or specifications are from when the model was originally released.

Notice: The coloring and logos on the models on display have been reproduced to match the actual appearance in their day, and in the case of tobacco maker logos, their reproduction is in no way intended as promotion of the products or brands involved. The Yamaha Motor group accepts no responsibility regarding the damaging effects of smoking on health, etc.

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