Even before the Elsinore, there was the Yamaha RD350. My second bike on the Century list. I know, the list calls out the 79 RD400F Daytona Special, but the truth be known, it was the RD350 that started the sport bike era. It was a giant killer indeed. My brother, John and I bought the bike together, for around $630. And Willie Smith, Smith Sports Cycles of Tuscaloosa, AL, (the longest still in business Yamaha dealer east of the Mississippi) threw in two open face helmets. The Bell full-face helmet was still a rare, unattainable item for us newbies. I kept my helmet until the foam lining turned to dust, like Dracula when hit by bright sunlight. I beat many bikes and cars in the quarter mile on that agile beast, zipping around our stomping grounds in West Central Alabama.