Update 8.31.2012: As the season winds down, the price drops again to $19,800. Links updated. Thanks Mike, -dc
Update 7.23.2012: Last seen in May, this bike is back on eBay with a lower buy-it-now of $22,800. Links updated. -dc
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Mileage: 5 factory miles
Price: $26,800 BIN
We throw out collector alerts and call bikes museum pieces here at RSBFS on a fairly regular basis. And that's because we post up some killer bikes. Not everyone agrees with our assessments of course, but that's part of the fun. Well, here we have a collector/museum piece if there ever was one. The seller describes it as maybe the only brand new Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts left in the world. That may or may not be true, but it's possible. And that my friends is a big deal.
This looks like the real deal. A bike that was bought by some crazy Kenny Roberts/Yamaha enthusiast and brought home immediately for living room display. There are certainly a few bikes I would like to have done that with (NSR, TZR, RGV, 851, the list goes on) and apparently that's what happened to this one.
Here's the sellers words-
1985 Yamaha RZ350 KENNY ROBERTS RZ 350
CARSFROMFLORIDA a unique internet dealer in Florida specializing only in clean, certified Florida driven vehicles is proud to offer to the world this BRAND NEW - NEVER USED 1985 YAMAHA RZ350 KENNY ROBERTS EDITION SPORT BIKE!!!
- PROBABLY THE LAST ONE IN THE WORLD IN BRAND NEW CONDITION
- MUSEUM OR COLLECTOR
- LIVING ROOM KEPT
- HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE
- FANTASTIC INVESTMENT
- ALL BOOKS
- THIS IS A MUST SEE!
***1985 YAMAHA RZ350 KENNY ROBERTS EDITION***
THIS IS YOUR ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A KENNY ROBERTS EDITION THAT IS LIKE NO OTHER IN THE WORLD!!!
***ONLY 5 FACTORY DRIVEN MILES ON THIS RZ350***
THIS INCREDIBLE MACHINE WAS PURCHASED NEW FROM THE DEALERSHIP AND WENT DIRECTLY TO THE OWNERS LIVING ROOM, WHERE IT HAS BEEN KEPT, CARESSED AND LOVED FOR OVER 25 YEARS!!!
CARSFROMFLORIDA is just simply proud, to introduce a simply amazing, RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition Sport Bike that is just simply...A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Look at the pictures of this pristine machine and you can almost feel the wind at your back! Built to turn and burn, the major components are tucked in and high, allowing the RZ to be leaned over quite far before anything scrapes the asphalt. You have never experienced anything like this ever...we promise.
Presented to the world in an incredible like new condition, with complete books, this highly collectible RZ350 signed Kenny Roberts Sport Bike could also be one of the best performing assets in your portfolio!
And more pics for you to scrutinize-
So now you've seen the photos, read the description and contemplated the only 5 factory miles on this bike. A stunning example by all accounts. So let's talk about the elephant in the room (or post) as it were.
The seller is asking $26,800 for this bike.
That's a lot of cash for most folks (even rich folks, I think). So is this bike worth it? If it was proven beyond any doubt to be the last brand new RZ350KR on earth would it be worth it?
I don't know. I'm just bringing you the bike. If you wish to play in this world and have the means, jump over to the auction and make your play.