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Old 31st December 2007, 12:53   #1
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Default is it possible to import a yam rd 350

i just wanted to know if its possible to import a yam rd 350 from usa
i have a chance to buy a 74 model in running condition very cheap
so i was considering it!!!!
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Old 31st December 2007, 13:15   #2
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Is it possible - Yes

Is it advisable - No

I mean why would you want to buy a RD when there are many more powerful bikes worth importing, also you will have to pay duty on it.
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hello! RD right? Wont you have to pay for tax and sort? If you have contacts in Bangy you can get one for 40-60k .
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Old 31st December 2007, 13:44   #4
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well yes i know about the bikes in bang and all
but one i dont live in the country
two the one i would be purchasing is a US spec bike much more powerful than the indian bikes
i am aware of the customs and duty but how much will they charge me for a 35 year old bike!!!!!!

please help
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Old 31st December 2007, 13:55   #5
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Default RD import

You will still be charged about 149% duty on the landed cost.
Landed cost = {(30% of 85% of the orginal MSRP ) + shipping cost+ insurance cost}

Additionally you will have to cough up 23.5% of
landed cost + duty.

The flat fee for clearing customs and RTO in addition to all this will go above a lakh.

Still interested?

The best option that you have is to get a US spec engine and gear box and bring it in as parts. Buy a bike here and to a swap..

Will work out to be less than a fraction of what the import will set u back

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As prabhu says, bring the engine down and fit it on a regular RD chassis here.
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US spec RD makes max of 39 BHP that too at very high revs and its known as the worst spec ever, the best is HT-LT combo which can be done in India. Try searching the net you'll get the answer from somewhere in South only .
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What do you mean by HT-LT combo ??
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What do you mean by HT-LT combo ??
RD Dreams (Chinoy) does that. Low-end torque of the LT coupled with the Top-end whack of the HT.

You need LT barrels to do this, though.
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i have a chance to buy a 74 model in running condition very cheap
I don't think you can import a used vehicle older than three years from the date of manufacture.
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Also you need to rebore the LT bore to 0.5 to get LT-HT combo.
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RD Dreams (Chinoy) does that. Low-end torque of the LT coupled with the Top-end whack of the HT.

You need LT barrels to do this, though.
I know Chinoy(as a RDD head only) & His works But this is something I hadn't heard of before.

Thanks for the info
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well tthanx guys i wont go for buying and importing it
but i was thinking
why not buy the bike and get is broken down and get everything here
if that is advisable

what all parts should i get
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I agree with Prabhuav's suggestion.

Or buy a bike here and bring down only the necessary goodies from the USofA to do it up the way you like it. You don't need to bring a whole engine either.
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To begin with, i doubt the RTO will register any fresh two strokes.
And, even you can somehow managae that, its not worth it. you'll get far more powerful and hassle free 30 year old imports here, pretty cheap if you can spend a while with them.

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