Back in 1994, ACRD enthusiast Ric Naylor decided to create a facility ...
that he hoped would cater for other UK fans of the aircooled twins. From the onset, the club grew quickly and Ric went onto create a web presence, and a committee was formed. Ric has stepped back from his early roll and Gary Attenborough is now chairman in charge of the vibrant club and membership is now world-wide and there are approximately 500 RD aficionados in the club. We currently have regular members in Australia, Canada, USA, South Africa and Europe and we are contact with other RD fans in India and the South America`s.Primarily the club is for people with an interest in the aircooled RD`s, but it also caters for anyone with a Yamaha twin or pre-RD vintage. Member`s machines currently range from RD50`s all the way thru the range to the famous RD400`s, and there are a healthy number of member`s with even older aircooled`s - the YDS, YR, CS and AS models - one member even has a "trick" standard looking RD600C "triple" while another has built a 4 cylinder 750 race replica by joining two engines together and we always have a few other members building trick bikes by mixing and matching parts from many machines old and new. We even have a member whose passion is Honda CD175`s - he wanted to join a club and liked ours !
The club is also very active in cyber-space, with a this modern website built by a club member. There is a Chat/Tech Forum which attracts a healthy and regular group of devotee`s who are only too pleased to give advice. It must be noted that some advice may be spot on while some may be wrong - look at all answers as the club cannot be held responsible for any advice followed.
At the end of 2009 the club and its members became the proud owner of a members bike a Yamaha RD250E called "Project X". The idea was for the bike to be built involving the members and then ridden by various club members around the country and displayed at shows. To date it has been at various event from Scotland to Southampton
Membership of the club includes a 32 page, full colour, A4 magazine that comes out four times a year. The pages cover a wide spectrum of interesting RD stuff - club news, pic`s, restorations, overseas articles, humour, discounted parts suppliers, and also sound technical and historical advice.Join the Club