Posts by Category: Yamaha

Yamaha November 21, 2009 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition–Still in the crate

Again, I know R1s aren't rare but, the LEs are and this one is still in the crate.  Located in Cedar Hills, Oregon is a 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition in unused condition.  To quote the seller:

I have a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition for sale. This is one of only 500 ever produced, and still in the original crate at my warehouse. It's in pristine condition, has never turned a wheel except maybe after it rolled off the assembly line and into it's shipping container.  This bike sold for $18,000 new, and I purchased it primarily as a collector's item never intending to use it. A nice display piece for sure, but would be great for weekend rides, or track days for someone who wants one of the best all time sportbikes, unmatched for it's speed, powerful engine and superb handling.  The bike is still in the crate, but I will be happy to assemble and service it for the new owner. I am a career Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki tech.  A factory service manual, owner's manual, and Limited Edition R1 tool kit will be included with purchase.

The asking price is $12,995.  So, if you missed the Limited Editions around the first time or you're a very serious collector, this might be the bike for you.  Sorry, no photos.  See the Craigslist ad here.

AG

Yamaha November 9, 2009 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR400 in Medford for $2500

This is a pretty good looking example for only $2500. Oh yeah, it only has 5k miles too! I know there are a handful of Pacific Northwest followers in here, not to mention Doug is an owner, so naturally I had to post right away:

1990 Yamaha FZR400 on Medford Craigslist

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quote from the listing:

1990 yamaha fzr 400 only 5k miles, with aluminum delta box frame AND swingarm. only imported for 3 years and the 1990 is the only year with a delta box swingarm. very rare and unique bike. rated best ultra lightweight superbike of all time... even by todays standards. $2500.

The black plastics on this one remind me of my old FZR600 from college. Good memories and I've always heard the 400 was more than a match for the 600 with the lighter frame. I can practically feel the Citibank cash advance jumping out of my wallet right now!

dc

Yamaha November 9, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500

Located in San Jose, California is a California titled and registered 1985 Yamaha RZ500. This bike has 7,000 miles and the pictures seem to reflect this in condition. The asking price seems a very fair $8,995. See this RZ on Craigslist here.

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Also, if you're looking for a RZ500 project, see this one in Lincoln, California.  The seller states that he is done with the project and is selling as-is.  The asking price is $7,500; making the above bike seem even a bit better.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

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AG

Ducati November 6, 2009 posted by

Reader Submission Catch Up!

As usual the readers of RSBFS are always on the hunt as well, and we've got a nice mix to show off today thanks to your emails!

Up first is this 1990 NC30 VFR400 that Gavin sent me that's for sale in Calgary for $4500CAD (~$4200US as of this writing):

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I'm not crazy about the paintwork on this one, but maybe there is some room for negotiation.

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Next up is this 1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco for $9500 with 13.7k miles. You know I'm a sucker for these and I happily post them as often as possible. Thanks for the heads up Tim!

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To contrast, the , but now with a buy-it-now of $8600. I've been following the comments on the Yahoo 851/888 group, and everyone agrees that it's a steal at that price. Previous reference to this bike.

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And now I need to rally our readers: Please save this bike from becoming a streetfighter! It looks far too nice to break up! Here's a 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale in Ontario, Canada for only $2000CAD ($1865US):

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Thanks for the email Shawn!

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Another beautiful RZ500 has come up for sale, and this one is fully restored. Penny sent us this one and it's for sale in Texas Tennessee:

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And finally, one our regulars sent this one to me last night. How about that, two Walter Wolf bikes in one month?! with 24k miles:

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Thanks for the email Gerry!

And thank you to our readers! Have a good weekend,

dc

Yamaha October 27, 2009 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR250R

Located in Palmdale, California is a titled and registered 1992 Yamaha FZR250.  This bike looks to be in decent condition, the seller doesn't go into much detail about any issues the bike may have.  At $7,000 however, I would expect this bike to be absolutely perfect.  If this small displacement, inline four, strikes your fancy see it on Craigslist here.

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AG

Yamaha October 20, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 Mint Mint Mint!!!

 

Title says it all boys and girls.  If you've ever wanted to own the best handling sport bike ever made buy it now! 

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 on Toronto Kijiji for $4,000

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Owner says:

 

1989 in Mint Condition with only 18,131 kms or 11,266 miles.

Bike is completely stock and has been garaged always and pampered in every way by 2nd mature owner who has had the bike since 1992.

 

I can speak from personnel experience when it comes to 400's.  I've owned 7,000 mile mint ones, raced them and currently own a 89 bone stock one that needs some attention.  This one is it!  I've found four 400's for sale this week and haven't posted them on RSBFS because I didn't think they were good enough, but this one is worthy.  I will tell you that if you find one, that is all 100% original, it 9.9 times out of 10 will not be in this condition.  I have way more than 4g's in mine and I'm not finished yet.  I know I'm crazy for putting that kind of money in a 20 year old half liter bike, but I can't help myself when it comes to 400's.  These things sold for right at $3,000 when new and have only gone up in value.  I have to imagine it is one of the very few mass produced Big 4 Japan bikes to have that honor.  If I didn't have my current 400 you wouldn't see this posted on RSBFS because I would own it.  Someone buy this gem and enjoy it.

 

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dd