Classic Motorcycle Mechanics


With the classic family line of the RD350LC in focus this month, I thought I’d bring out a hidden gem from the family line to see what CMM readers thing.

This month, I have delved into the back of my own garage and pulled this little number: Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to my RZ250 3HM1. This bike has been in my collection for a number of years now, been ridden on the road and on tracks all over the UK by both Ella Middleton and myself and to be fair, it could probably benefit from a minor cosmetic refresh, but isn’t she sweet?

The 3HM1 is the last of the line of the RZ250s built and designed by Yamaha Japan. At first glance many people mistake it for an RD350 N2 and up to 1987 the RZ250 did more or less mirror its larger counterpart, but if

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