In the pint-size world of gray market imports and coastal residents with evidence of outdoor storage, here is a minty FZR-400 with just 1,300 miles. Wearing aftermarket fairings to preserve the pure sports originals, this '89 has a retro look but appears ready to ride.
Yamaha watched from the sidelines for a couple of years before introducing their mini-racer in 1986. The aluminum Delta Box frame suspends the steeply inclined engine allowing downdraft carburettors. The 60 bhp flow through a wet clutch and 6-speed transmission on their way to a 4-into-1 exhaust. With full fairing and 3.9 gallons of super, the package weighs just under 400 lbs.
Yamaha imported the FZR here and though the owner doesn't give much history, this one has the MPH speedo. Metals are pristine and of course the new replacement bodywork is. Factory plastics are pictured and look great. From the eBay auction:
This bike comes with two sets of plastics.
The plastics on the bike currently are excellent condition Freddie Sheen Japanese racing repro's (hard to find).
The bike comes with the original plastics in fantastic condition.
In addition the bike comes with original manual, rear footpegs, back seat,
spare perfect condition radiator and hoses and a new red front fender.
The bike does not smoke or drip.
Tires are older and should probably be changed before serious riding.
There is a hairline crack in the original front fender not noticeable unless you look for it.
The original pipe has a couple of scratches but no dents or dings.
Tank is clean and the bike runs and shifts perfect.
Bike is currently registered and has clean Colorado title in my name.
Yamaha didn't forget that even though factory rider Toshinobu Shiomori won the All Japan F3 championship in 1988, the FXR-400R was a road machine, and slowed the handling a skwosh. It reviewed as more at home on a TT course than a technical GP circuit, and as such more fun on the street. Build quality was on par with the big red machine, as was MSRP. This one has been nicely preserved and the replacement fairings are just gravy. For a 1,300-mile sweetheart, the ask seems reasonable, but if you disagree, the Make Offer button is available...