The US is a massive playground for the off-road-riding motorcyclist, and that market was exploited first by the Europeans from Triumph and Husqvarna and then the Japanese. Yamaha were early to the market in the 1960s with a range of 2-stroke singles in trail, scrambler and full motocross guise.
In the late 1960s, the CT was introduced, first as the CT1, then CT2 and then finally as the CT3 of 1973. A 175cc single cylinder 2-stroke, the capable off-roader came equipped with lights, indicators and a luggage rack and came in fantastic 1970s colors.
The 1970 Yamaha 175cc CT1 offered here is an incredible find. In absolutely original condition, the perfectly preserved machine is offered in untouched, unmolested, original condition. The all-original electric green paint shows minor wear, the original seat is excellent, and the chrome finish is exquisite throughout. The bike retains its original black/yellow license plate, which corresponds to the license number on the original California pink slip, which accompanies the sale.
Sympathetically recommissioned, the bike runs perfectly. It starts easily, idles smoothly and changes through all gears as it should with a smooth clutch. All electrical systems work perfectly, as do brakes and suspension.
These diminutive Yamaha dual-sport machines are becoming increasingly collectible, and nothing is more collectible than an original example. Here is your chance…
Frame no. CT1-019612
Engine no. CT1-019612
Location: Ventura, California