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1984 Yamaha TY250 'Monoshock'

Lot No.: 532

Registration: Not Specified
Frame Number: Not Specified
Side Car: No
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 1
CC: 250
Sold for (£): 1,575


  • The first modern 'Trials' motorcycle
  • Talon front disc conversion
  • Some recent engine work
  • Good clean condition. Perfect for play or competition


The trials world changed in 1984 when Yamaha introduced the new Monoshock TY250. Having no parts in common with the old 1974-designed TY, the new TY's centrally mounted shock, low seat and longer travel suspension revolutionized trials bike design. The other manufacturers leapt to follow suit, with other monoshock models coming out a year later. Yamaha didn't sponsor top riders but their new TY Monoshock bikes were very successful in club events. Renowned for the rideability and good build quality they soon were winning from club to national level and became the bike of choice.

This c.1984 model is presented in clean condition ready to ride. It's had a little work done to the engine with new gaskets, seals, bearings, etc. and has a talon front disc conversion. The engine sounds really nice with no odd noises and runs and rides well. Overall, the bike is clean and has clearly been well cared for. It's not road registered but is perfect for play or competition.