Lot 605: c.1975 Yamaha TY80 Trial
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.
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Bonhams, Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum, Hampshire
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£863|
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