September 2019 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bill Brewer and his 1975 Yamaha RD200

Make: Yamaha
Model: RD200
Year: 1975
Country of Origin: Japan
Engine: 200cc Twin Two-Stroke
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: Bill Brewer
City: Huntington Beach

1975 Yamaha RD200

Congratulations to Bill Brewer of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1975 Yamaha RD200. Bill won a plaque provided by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

Bill bought the bike off e-bay back in 2014 and completed his full restoration this year. He brought it to our meet back in May and tied for Second place.

The restoration included many NOS parts such as the gauges and rear tail light lens still sporting the OEM inventory tag. Bill had many parts of the bike chrome plated that weren't that way from the factory such as the wheel hubs. It sure gives it a bit of bling.

The bike is fitted with Higgspeed expansion chambers.

The tank and side covers were another e-bay find that had a couple of flaws that he fixed.

Thank you Bill for bringing your Yamaha out for all of us to see. See all the photos in our September Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1975 Yamaha RD200
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1980 Honda CBX
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1975 Norton 850 Commando Mark III
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1950 Norton ES2
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