The Yamaha RD60 was a 55cc, single cylinder, two stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha and imported from 1973 through 1975. The RD60 was the junior member of the Yamaha RD Series.
The Yamaha RD-60 had a 5-speed manual transmission. For such a small motorcycle it is surprisingly capable, it’s 5 speed gearbox and manual transmission lets you use all the ponies it has, which according to a period test WAS about 4. For as small as it is, it’s surprisingly comfortable with a fairly compliant suspension.
Weight: 163 Lbs.
Maximum speed: 53 MPH
Bore and stroke: 42 x 39.7 mm
Compression ratio: 6.9:1
Width: 24.8 ”
Wheel Base: 46.7″
Fuel Capacity: 2.1 Gallons
Autolube oil capacity 1.1 quart
Tire Size: 2:50 x 17 (both front and rear)
The shift pattern is standard as are all the controls. The engine should start easily and WAS fairly quiet for a 2 stroke engine from that time period…. BUT NOT ANY MORE!
Looking over the photos and detailed build sheet you will find that this little motorcycle has received a complete overhaul and is no longer the child’s toy that it once was. This little moto was rebuilt from the ground up as a personal daily by TedFab, who helped open DMW. This RD60 now boasts a rebuilt motor with a 65cc aftermarket big bore cylinder kit and super high rpm pipe in addition to all of the cosmetic work completed. At one point this bike was hitting over 80mph; but the little brakes were not quite cutting it, so the bike was geared down meaning that it currently tops out around 55 mph but gets there almost immediately. This bike is best suited for experienced and confident riders as the low gearing will jump up and throw you off if you are not ready.
ALL! bearings / gaskets / seals are new
NOS crank shaft
NOS clutch plates
All new electrical w/ hidden kill switch
New brake pads
Powder coated frame / wheels
Dual stage reeds
As this bike is not a moped built for sale by the shop, but a personal motorcycle owned by a staff member, it is being sold at a lesser than typical custom moped price and without our typical moped warranty.
All vehicles purchased online must be picked up from our flagship store on Michigan Avenue within one week of online payment. If you live in the metro Detroit area but don’t have a way to get your new whip home, we can have out our fun and friendly staff deliver it right to your front door! (Full priced purchases only.)
National shipping is available for RESTORED MOPEDS, E-Bikes, and/or Electric Scooters. National shipping can be arranged through U-Ship at the buyer’s expense. We expect it to be $200-$300 depending on location.
NEW Tomos mopeds and nopeds are available for in store purchase ONLY.