|Engine||DS6 2 stroke , air cooled , 2 parallel cylinders|
|Top speed||144 mph (232 km/h)|
|Power||44 hp (33 kW) @ 10000 rpm|
|Torque||22.9 lb·ft (31 N·m) @ 9500 rpm|
|Brakes||Breaks: Front. Internal expanding duel double leading shoe. Rear. Internal expanding single leading shoe. Break operations , both front and rear , cable actuated|
|Tires||: Front 2.75 x 18 Rear 3.00 x 18|
|Rake, Trail||27.5 Trail 90 mm|
|Weight||105 kg (231 lb)|
|Fuel capacity||6 Gallons|
Yamaha TD2 is a road racing motorcycle made by Yamaha between 1969 and 1970.
Great Britain’s Rodney Gould won the 1970 250 cc World Championship on a TD2 , with Australian, Kel Carruthers coming in second, also riding a TD2. Gould won six races in the 1970 Grand Prix Motorcycle season, clinching the title at the Nations Grand Prix , Monza.
Yamaha Factory racing had withdrawn from the championship over revised competition rules in 1969. “Privateer” racing with many dealer backed racing efforts competed against Factory teams for the World Championship.
The cost of a TD2 in 1970 was $1,800
- Bore Stroke: ( 56 mm x 50 mm )
- Compression Ratio: 7.6 : 1
- Ignition: Magnito system
- Clutch: Wet , Multi disk
- Carburetors: Mikuni VM30SC
- top speed:232 Kmh
- Wheels: Spoke
- Engine model code: DS6-
An oil reservoir was positioned in the tail piece. The oil line was fed to crank case, powered by a positive placement pump.
- List of Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champions
- Collin Mackellar Yamaha All Factory And Production Road-Racing Two Strokes from 1955 to 1993
- 1970 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season