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Written by Ben Branch | June 2nd 2011
You don’t often see 2-stroke bikes getting the makeover treatment, Twinline decided to step up and make things right with this exceptional Yamaha RD350 custom featuring some phenomenal paint work and a unique “goldhead” 2-stroke powerplant.
These bikes were renowned for being extremely fast and word has it that if you weren’t holding on tight when you accelerated, you’d fall off the back.
“It’s the kind of bike that doesn’t put the wheel down until you hit fifth gear” – Ian @ Twinline Motorcycles
The bike is now happily settled in with its owner, if you happen to see a cloud of blue smoke, a trail of burnt rubber and a golden blur, that’ll be the RD350 overtaking you.
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