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1956 YC-1

Collection items

(1956 / Production Model)


As a deluxe version of the YA-1, this model immediately drew public attention when it appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show held in Hibiya Park in April 1956. With a grayish-brown finish, taking its image from the wet pavement of the Champs-Elysees, this model represented a high-level synthesis of design and functionality with features like the first Japanese-made monobloc carburetor. This immediately boosted the brand image of Yamaha Motor and achieved a production goal of 1,000 units a month along with the YA-1.

  • Overall length × width × height: 2,040mm × 660mm × 940mm
  • Weight: 118kg
  • Engine type: Air-cooled, 2-stroke, single-cylinder, 174cm³
  • Maximum power output: 7.6kW (10.3PS) / 5,500r/min
  • Maximum torque: 15.7N・m (1.6kgf・m) / 3,400r/min
  • Price: ¥145,000

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

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