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Lot 605: c.1975 Yamaha TY80 Trial

Collectors' Motor Cars, Bonhams (10 September 2005)

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. Purchased new for Eric Houseley’s grandson, this unregistered TY80 has seen little use and appears well cared for. Offered without documents.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motor Cars
Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number605
Estimate£500-£700
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£750
Hammer Price (inc premium)£863
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Engine number451-201431
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