Yamaha Catalina Racer PQ47 restored

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One of Yamaha's most famous machines has been restored, the YD 250 racer that Fumio Ito brought his 6rh place at the "Catalina GP" in 1958 in the USA.

Read more on the Catalina GP in this article, exit by << on top left of your page!

http://www.classicyams.com/race-bikes/early-factory-racers/yamaha-yd-racer-catalina-gp.html

This is how it all started many years ago. The remains of Fumio's bike......

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Is n't she a beauty?

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

With Ito's proud nr. 33 on the back!

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

From above, note the wide handlebars.

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

The engine "department" with the large carburetors and chromed exhausts.

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

Looks like Ito had a comfortable seat on his bike.

 

Yamaha Catalina racer
Yamaha Catalina racer

Fantastic restoration job everywhere, look at these engine details.

 

Yamaha Catalina racer
Yamaha Catalina racer

The iconic frame number "D19"

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

And the Ito factory engine number "PQ47".......

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

Also from this side it really is a spectacular motorcycle.

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

More details to admire....

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

From above it is a rather sleek motorcycle, but maybe it was difficult to ride in those days!

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

This "Catalina" machine was actually a Motocross version of the YDB Asama Racer of 1957. Compare the similarities.

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

The Catlina machines were serviced from this rather simple "workshop". Compare that with todays luxury!

 

Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer

And compare the restored machine with the Roxy Rockwood's machine. This was one of the 5 Catalinabikes. Read more>

http://www.classicyams.com/race-bikes/early-factory-racers/yamaha-yd-250-catalina-g.p.-1958_4.html

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Yamaha Catalina Racer
Yamaha Catalina Racer
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