Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The 1959 Yamaha YDS-1

The 1959 Yamaha YDS-1 - japan's-first-sports-motorcycle

Further developing on the sporty performance of the Yamaha YDS-1 , this new model mounted a 20hp engine on a steel-pipe cradle frame to achieve unprecedented running performance. The 1959 Yamaha YDS-1 was styled by GK Design .Yamaha YDS-1 had features like the first domestic-made 5-speed transmission and combination type instrument panel with engine tachometer caught the imagination of sports riders, who quickly nicknamed it “Japan’s first sports model.”


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