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Yamaha TY-80-1972

Yamaha TY-80-1972

HAVING COME TO DOMINATE ROAD RACING AND MOTO-CROSS, THE MAJOR JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE FACTORIES TURNED THEIR ATTENTION TO THE TRIALS WORLD IN THE EARLY 1970S, RECRUITING TOP BRITISH RIDERS TO ASSIST WITH MACHINE DEVELOPMENT. IN YAMAHA’S CASE THIS MEANT MICK ANDREWS, LATE OF OSSA, WHO BEGAN WORK ON THE TY250 IN 1973. A CONVENTIONAL, AIR-COOLED, SINGLE-CYLINDER TWO-STROKE EQUIPPED WITH YAMAHA’S REED-VALVE INDUCTION, THE TY250 PROVED GOOD ENOUGH FOR ANDREWS TO WIN THE ARDUOUS SCOTTISH SIX DAYS TRIAL IN 1974 AND WENT ONTO ESTABLISH A FORMIDABLE REPUTATION IN OBSERVED TRAILS. SMALLER TY175 AND TY80 MODELS FOLLOWED, THE LATTER PROVIDING YOUNGER RIDERS WITH A COMPETITIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE SPORT.  THE TY80 WAS VERY POPULAR AS A BEGINNER’S TRIAL’S BIKE.  EVEN TODAY, MANY ARE STILL SOUGHT, BOUGHT AND SOLD–HERE, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND EUROPE.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.
Country of Origin:  Japan
Engine:  80cc, 1 cylinder
Transmission:  ____      
Top Speed:  __ miles per hour
Years of Production:  1970-__
Number Produced:  _____
Original Cost:  ______
 

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