This RT 2 MX is one of Yamaha’s first real production motocross bikes. Prior to the release of the RT 2, Yamaha RT 1s were converted at the factory to race specification with a hop-up kit known as the “GYT Kit.”
The RT 1 “Genuine Yamaha Tuning” kit was available to the public and included carburation changes, a special pipe, and some porting modifications.
The RT 2 model came off the line with all of these modifications as well as suspension and frame geometry changes. The RT 2 would soon be outdated by the Jones-Hallman developed Yahama YZAs of 1974; which permanently set Yamaha as a serious competitor from that moment on.
This bike is accurately restored using most of its original components and it does have the original Japanese “Dunlop Sports” tires from that year.
MAKE / MODEL: YAMAHA 360 RT2 MX
YEAR: 1972 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 360 CC
COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE JAPAN
ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE NEW $1,068.00
THIS BIKE IS:
_ NEW, NEVER BEEN STARTED
_ ORIGINAL UNRESTORED
_ PARTIALLY RESTORED
X FULLY RESTORED
RESTORATION WORK PERFORMED BY: RICK DOUGHERTY – VINTAGE IRON
OWNER: KELLY OWEN