1979 Yamaha RD400F
1975 Suzuki GT380M Sebring in Gypsy Red
model summary
The F was the last of the "standard" RDs and was a continuation of the previous year's E model.
bodywork
1 New colour choices
2 Center of "400" decal on side-covers now white (was black)
3 Colours: Chrystal Silver, Clean White, Competition Yellow,
Low Gloss Black
engine
1 Curved kickstart lever
running gear
1 Mag wheels in red
1979 Yamaha RD400F Daytona Special
1975 Suzuki GT380M Sebring in Gypsy Red
model summary
The F represented the peak of the RD line and was the last air-cooled model produced. It had completely redesigned bodywork and major changes to the powerplant in order to meet EPA emissions limits.
bodywork
1 New design tank, side panels and seat cowling
2 New instrument cluster
3 Colours: White
engine
1 One piece cylinder head with cooling shroud
2 Interconnected intake manifolds
3 New carburetors
4 Exhaust system butterfly valves to lower emissions on
deceleration
5 Exhaust ports lowered by 2.0 mm
6 Compression ratio upped from 6.2:1 to 6.4:1
running gear
1 Mag wheels in red
2 Shock springs painted black