Lot 311 - 1975 Yamaha TY250
|Estimate||£1,750 - £2,500|
|Result||Sold - £2,072|
A revolution in the trials world when it first appeared in late 1973, the Yamaha TY250 had, for some months before, been developed by the recruited champion Mick Andrew. In conjunction with Andrews, Yamaha's aim was to produce and promote a winning bike capable of earning a market share reserved exclusively at that time for Spanish marques. By 1973, the TY250 had already won two of the competitions in the European championships so the marketing strategy appears to have been successful. The ideology of the TY250 was to bring a new dimension into the world of the motorbike; that of the family motorbike which could also win competitions.
This TY250 is presented in its original yellow tank colours and believed to have been fully restored to a very original specification in 2011/2012. Offered with a V5 registration document, this example would need a day time MoT if the purchaser required it to be used on the roads, but such a well cared for and early example is likely to see less of the road and more of the dirt.
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