1971 Yamaha 360cc RT1

1971 Yamaha 360cc RT1

Inspired by the success of the DT1 and AT1 a year earlier, Yamaha pulled out all the stops to release the beautiful black 360cc RT1 to the public in early 1970. Rumors had been circulating since the DT1’s release that an Open-classer was in the works, and the big Yamaha was almost everything the fans expected. The 360cc single produced 32bhp and the power went through a 5-speed ‘box. It came in two styles: a street equipped Enduro model and a stripped down motocrosser.

For 1970, the color scheme was black with yellow stripes, but that changed to a red stripe for the following year.

The motorcycle offered

The 1971 Yamaha 360cc RT1 offered here was part of a private Floridian collection in the beautifully restored state you see it in today. It was then purchased a few years ago by a collector of early Yamaha off-roaders, until sold to our current vendor. Recommissioned to ready it for sale, the bike runs well. Accompanying paperwork includes a substantial file of receipts for miscellaneous small parts totaling over $1500. Also included are two original keys.

1971 Yamaha 360cc RT1

Engine no. RT1-11918
Frame no. RT1-11918

Location: Ventura, California

  • Fully restored
  • Matching numbers
  • Excellent condition throughout