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History / Nonmenclature By Clint CBMMA1969
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Posted 2013-09-18 2:33 PM (#126973)
Subject: History / Nonmenclature By Clint CBMMA1969

Location: Baltimore, MD
I copied this from Clint's latest post:

A lesson in Yamaha's nomenclature and a little history is in order.

What is the letter designation for a 1976 Yamaha model bike? Answer C. What is the desgnation for a 78? Answer E. What was a 77? This is the same across the Yamaha lineup.

The XS750 D was introduced in June (may have been July) of 76 as an early release 77. If in doubt as to whether Yamaha considers it a 77, check their website. I'll let you drill through the parts catalogs: http://www.starmotorcycles.com/star/myyamaha/prompt/L3N0YXIvcGFydHM...

The 2D was a fix and update for several issues with the D.

There are C models out there in Asia as I recall but most of the pre 77's were GX (?) 750s.

As an aside here, I was a Yamaha dealer in the late 70's early 80's and still own the TT500C that I bought new...

EDIT: Note the above applies to US spec bikes and I believe was common across Yamahas world wide.

Edited by CBMMA1969 2013-09-18 3:23 PM
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