The Yamaha RD350 was known to be extremely quick and powerful in its time. The bike is treasured by enthusiasts from all over the country, with even a decently maintained example today fetching sellers a six-digit price.
Its retro design and punchy parallel twin two-stroke engine gave rise to a number of custom creations. Motoexotica India, a custom motorcycle house from Dehradun has come up with a tastefully-done scrambler version of the RD350. Motoexotica says the bike has a heavy influence of the SR400, but visually, it is like a smaller brother of the Yamaha SCR950.
The attention to detail is staggering, thanks to the contrasting white-and-red paint scheme with black spoke wheels. The front and rear fenders are carbon fibre. Motoexotica has binned all the unnecessary parts to make this bike feel like a proper scrambler. Faithful to the scrambler tradition, the bike gets dual-purpose tyres which wrap the spoke wheels. The front end gets bigger wheels for better off-road handling.
The folks at Motoexotica have beautifully crafted the dual custom exhaust with the underbelly expansion chamber. The bike gets ample ground clearance. It helps tackle off-road paths easily. The front features a large disc brake with a radially mounted calliper and the rear comes with a disc brake too. The bike also gets upside down forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear.