Which Yamaha do you consider a classic ?

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 24, 2008 10:47 pm

I always loved the Yamaha ring-a-dings. I had two of them.

I would love to have a RZ350. I think that would be a classic.

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Unread post by feliz » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:03 pm

To me these are the classics!!

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Unread post by feliz » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:33 pm

These may not be classics but they were smokin' hot, especially the ones with the matching factory luggage:)

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Unread post by CentralOzzy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:19 am

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Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:07 am

I'm pretty sure my MT-01 will be a classic that will be sought after...great bike that didn't sell well, built as a showcase bike but was priced out of the market...and now naked bikes are becoming more popular...

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The RD's are already classics, and I think the FJ bikes will be there along with the current FJR bikes...the MAX will be there as well since they are priced high enough to be a little rare...

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:03 pm

Can't forget about the Yamaha Triples XS750 and XS850. Twins are fun, fours are cool, but triples are neat every time I see them.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:26 am

storysunfolding wrote:Can't forget about the Yamaha Triples XS750 and XS850. Twins are fun, fours are cool, but triples are neat every time I see them.
I never owned a classic triple, although I do wish I did, I bet they were fun back then; especially the 2-stroke triple.

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Unread post by jimbeemer » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:42 pm

Yamaha classics? ALL the two-stroke 250/350's - especially the mighty TZR 250!!
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Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:10 pm

jimbeemer wrote:Yamaha classics? ALL the two-stroke 250/350's - especially the mighty TZR 250!!
Miss that smoke :?
Get a gas powered trimmer or a chain saw... :twisted:

You almost can't buy a two stroke anymore...not even dirt bikes...

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Unread post by ShovelheadJohn » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Before I bought my present bike I owned 76 Yamaha 650 Special and loved it dearly......I have to vote it as the classic Yamaha..............

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Unread post by HYPERR » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:11 pm

I am quite amazed at how well the designs of the Jap. bikes from the 70s and 80s have aged. They all still look great and have taken on the look of a true classic.
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Unread post by niterider » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:24 pm

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Unread post by Kenny Roberts » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:34 pm

I bought some Classic bikes brand new off the show room floor and enjoyed them for many years.
The 1981 Kawasaki GPZ 1100 and my awesome 1984 Yamaha RZ 500 and Suzuki RG 500 Gamma will never be replaced in my memories along with my Laverda Jota and Bimota KB1.

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