By the end of 1972 I travelled for the first time for business to Yamaha in Japan.
From an old album I rescued these pictures. If I had known then what I do know now about Yamaha racers.......!
The first picture shows the actual small assembly line where all the racers were built, so also yours......! At that time (November) the 1973 models were assembled, here the early TA250's without the radiatorstays on the frame.
And here is young Ludy-San, not even realizing that he should have tried to "arrange" a couple of these bikes for later.....!