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Yamaha January 4, 2014 posted by

1990 Yamaha OW01 FZR750RR with the Factory Race Kit available in Grants Pass, Oregon

Update 4.13.2014: This one is back on eBay after failing to sell with a high bid of $26,500. It now wears a $28k buy-it-now. -dc

1990 Yamaha FZR750RR For Sale

We don't get the chance to share Yamaha FZR750RR's too often with a production run of just 500 worldwide. Even more rare, I can't say I've ever seen one with the factory race kit! Since Grants Pass is only a 3 hour drive for me I decided to go down to AutomaniaGP to check this one out in person. I met the owner Ted and we talked for several hours that afternoon and I can tell you he's one of us: passionate, professional, and eager to talk about sportbikes. He's assisting a collector move some rare pieces and this OW01 is one of them.

1990 Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 For Sale on eBay

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from Automania:

This particular bike has an interesting history. It was first sold new in the early 90’s to Norman Tietz by Sioux Cycle Shop in Mandan, North Dakota. Before even leaving the dealership, the bike was rolled into the shop and a Factory Race Kit was installed. The parts that we can see are the Rear Swing Arm, Quick Release Rear Axle, Dry Clutch, Magnesium Roller Flat Slide Mikuni Carburetors, Ohlin’s forks and Ohlin’s Race Rear Shock. A set of Marchesini Wheels were installed with Brembo Calipers. Included with the YCE kit were valves, crankshaft, cams, pistons, rods and a Short Ratio Gear Box. We have boxes and parts that make it more then plausible that these parts were installed at that time but there is no paperwork proving this. The bike definitely has a Short Ratio Transmission that is the only way the Dry Clutch can be installed. The current owner has had the bike since the late 90’s.

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Make sure to visit the auction as there is much more detail provided and additional pictures as well. Good luck with the sale Ted!

dc

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1990 Yamaha OW01 FZR750RR with the Factory Race Kit available in Grants Pass, Oregon
Yamaha September 22, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

OK folks - time to pay attention. Often referred to as the Holy Grail of collectable sportbikes, the OW01 is Yamaha's homologation equivalent to Honda's RC30. Both were created in order to go Superbike racing, were made in limited numbers and offer the very best possible equipment for the time. Both are eminently valuable, and continue to appreciate with each passing year. Of the two, we see the Yamaha less frequently.

Featured Listing: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

The FZR750R OW01 was built to go WSB racing - period. One look at the dry-break rapid refueling ready tank should tell you that. The fact that the OW01 has lights and other DOT niceties was merely a means to an end. Unlike a typical street bike, the OW01 was an uncompromising race bike, built in just enough numbers to meet WSB homologation rules. But buyers didn't purchase these bikes for commuting or sport touring; these were privateer race bikes and collector items from Day 1.

The motor consisted of the now familiar 20-valve Genesis head (3 on the intake, 2 for exhaust), but was in a much higher state of tune. Ports were hand finished. High compression, short-skirt pistons with only two rings (reduces friction at the expense of oil consumption) were connected to titanium rods and a lightened crank to reduce rotational weight. Ram air fed carbs of the flat-slide variety; better for high-RPM and full throttle power, but relatively awful for road use. An effective EXUP exhaust valve maximized available torque. All told, you are looking at 120 HP and a 14,000 RPM redline. Put it all together and you have a fantastic race motor, but a peaky and tempermental unit for the street. Maintenance intervals followed that of a race bike.

An the chassis side, the twin spar frame was developed as a derivative of the FZ750R, but utilized higher-quality materials and alloys. Suspension was the very best Ohlins had to offer, including a remotely adjustable rear shock acting on a bespoke swing arm with adjustable pivot points. This was all driven via a close-ratio six speed box. Brakes are huge, and squeezed by Nissin calipers. The riding position is what you would expect for a track bike. The bodywork is thin, lightweight, and seating consists of a thin layer of foam. The rest is sprinkled with titanium, magnesium and other unobtainium materials. The OW01 is a technological tour de force of performance and rarity.

From the seller:
Up for you consideration is a beautiful 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with only 5039 kilometers (3131 miles). Bike is in mint condition, this OW01 looks gorgeous but if you want to put it under a magnifying glass, there are few light surface cracks in the clear coat on the left side rear cowling below the seat. There is a tiny crack and a chip in the paint on the right front side of the rear cowling that can only be seen from underneath the bike. Previous owner touched up a few handling marks with touch up paint. Lower fairing has been re sprayed and looks beautiful. All fairings are 100% genuine factory original. No dents or dings in the tank, exhaust looks perfect. Windscreen is crisp and there is no rust or corrosion. Previous owner took very good care of this bike. Lol, it was loved as a child. I just installed brand new Michelin pilots front and rear on newly powder coated wheels. Bike is a Japanese import and has been de-restricted for full horsepower. Bike runs flawless better than the day it was new. Other than the new igniter box, bike is completely stock original condition. Service just completed with new battery and engine fluids. This is a fantastic bike that won't disappoint.

As stated above, the FZR750R OW01 was built to go racing. And many of them did. That is what makes a low mileage, housebroken example such a rare beast. Today's FZR750R OW01 is not just a unicorn; a survivor in this condition is akin to an albino unicorn. The fact that it comes from a noted collector familiar to these pages only strengthens the story. No need to fear shady dealings from an unknown entity in your quest for the best; here is an authentic OW01 in fantastic condition situated in the US and looking for a new home.

Homologation race bikes from the 1980s and 1990s are in short supply and high demand. As a result all examples command a high price in today's market. However like all bikes you see on RSBFS, the best specimens fetch the highest prices. This example is very, very good indeed - and it is priced to sell. The seller is looking for $25,500 USD - and is open to offers. That is fair money for such a rare and desirable Yamaha homologation model, and is not likely to remain for long. Check it out here before it's gone. Good luck to the seller - and good luck to potential buyers as there is bound to be a lot of competition for this one!

MI

Featured Listing: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01
Yamaha March 8, 2016 posted by

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with Only 75 Miles in Switzerland!

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Here is a stunning and original icon of the niche that defines our website. A homologation special that inspired all of us in period and still resonates with collectors today. While the majority of our audience is located in the United States, the buy-it-now on this Swiss auction is roughly $23k USD. With shipping and import fees, this may interest any serious Yamaha collector worldwide.

dc

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for sale on eBay.ch

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from the seller:

New & original FZR750R OW01 for sale.
Type: 3SJ-001145

It's the model with dual headlights , 100% original.
120km on the clock - driven from the mechanic of the dealer where I bought them at the time.
Comes with form 13:20 A - that means has no identity , because the bike was NEVER redeemed.

Is a pure Collectible - was always dry stored .
No scratches at all ...
As I am the owner since the beginning, it's time that this beauty passed on to another lover - . Eventually he/she moves it finally 🙂

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with Only 75 Miles in Switzerland!
Yamaha August 24, 2015 posted by

Inner Beauty: 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for Sale

1990 Yamaha OW01 R Side

Based on YZF750 race bikes from 1987 and 1988, the Yamaha FZR750R OW01 went head-to-head with Honda's RC30, although on the surface it may have seemed less exotic. While Honda's machine used a gear-driven V4 configuration with a striking single-sided swingarm, the Yamaha mostly looked like a garden-variety FZR750.

But under the skin, it was every bit as special.

1990 Yamaha OW01 Tank

Titanium rods, twin-ring pistons, an aluminum tank with endurance-style fuel filler, a detachable alloy subframe, quick release axle clamps, and Öhlins suspension at both ends. But the centerpiece may have been the gorgeous, hand-welded frames that are almost like fingerprints, with no two exactly alike.

1990 Yamaha OW01 Front

While the engine displaced the expected 749cc, it was rev-happy and radically oversquare, with Yamaha's signature five-valve head. 121hp doesn't sound like much in today's world of "underpowered" 600cc sportbikes that make similar claimed numbers, but it was very competitive at the time and the additional displacement means you get some midrange to go with your howling top end.

 

1990 Yamaha OW01 Frame Plate

And, unlike the RC30, the OW01 always used 17" wheels at both ends, making tire choice simpler for the modern rider...

From the original eBay listing: 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for Sale

One of only 500 produced this bike has never been raced. dry stored for the last 7 years, running and riding perfect before storage
has the stock exhaust and muffler which is in mint condition,
has 34,000 kilometers (20,000miles)
top end was done using Yamaha parts and i have the receipts
comes with the owners manual and pouch
original toolkit, missing one small socket
as you can see in the pics there are 2 chips in the paint beside the headlight and under the headlight area there are stress cracks in the paint

1990 Yamaha OW01 Cockpit

With 20,000 miles on the clock, it's obvious this bike's been enjoyed as intended, and not just filed away in some collection. These are extremely rare, with just around 1000 OW01s made in total and interest has recently spiked, making this bike a great opportunity with a mere $17,000 Buy It Now price. It's not perfect, but spares are still available and this could be left as-is, or turned into a gorgeous restoration.

-tad

1990 Yamaha OW01 L Side

Inner Beauty: 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for Sale
Yamaha December 31, 2013 posted by

Fogarty Connection? 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for sale

Today Dennis from Denmark forwards us this modern sportbike legend, the the Yamaha OW01 homogolation special. Produced in limited numbers it featured a very peaky 5 valve 750cc engine that breathed through huge flat-slide carbs and was mated to a close ratio gearbox. Ohlins rear shock and fully adjustable suspension up front made it one of the best on the track. Power output stock was a claimed 119bhp and it weighed just over 400lbs.

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

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This particular example was recently treated to a restoration and featured in the November issue of Practical Sportbikes. The seller goes on to describe a story associated with this particular bike and that it may have originally been given to Carl Fogarty by Yamaha. While the seller notes he has not been able to credibly verify this information, it's seems plausible. What I do know is that offered for £11,995 (~$20k USD), this sounds like a great buy even if shipping is required.

dc

from the seller:

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 following a 2 year fastidious detailed restoration which is fully detailed in Practical Sportsbikes' magazine article and ride test of issue 37, November 2013. One of an original run of only 500 bikes produced worldwide to homologate it for the new World Superbikes series, this example is really stunning.

The bike has had an extensive and detailed restoration over the past two years costing thousands of pounds and taking many hundreds of hours. It's now complete and has a current MoT for UK riding, long road tax and comes with the elusive genuine toolkit and owners manual.

The work done has replaced every seal, bush, bearing and consumable on the chassis and those requiring replacement in the engine. This includes chain, sprockets, all caliper pistons and seals, wheel bearings, brake lines, Ohlins shock rebuild, hard chroming and fork rebuilds, brake disks, you name it, it's been done and the bike is immaculate as can be seen in the PS magazine article and the photos here.

In addition, when I bought the bike I was told it has history relating to Carl Fogarty although as I haven't yet been able to substantiate these claims, treat the information as "interesting" for the time being. Having said that there are some changes on the bike from standard that are very intriguing and may lend more weight to the story of brief ownership by Foggy.

The story has it that before the 1992 TT, Yamaha gave Fogarty a road based OW01 to familiarise himself with. Carl at that stage of his career would sell everything a sponsor gave to him, and so the OW01 was alleged to have been sold on to a member of his 1992 pit crew.

Fogarty Connection?  1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

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