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OW Yeah: Two 1989 Yamaha OW-01s at one English dealer

1989 Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 for sale on eBay

The Yamaha OW01, also known as the FZR750RR, is a unicorn in any condition, with just 500 bikes spread over a three model-year run. They were more exclusive, marginally more powerful, and a big chunk more expensive than Honda's genre-defining RC30.

1989 Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 for sale on eBay

Like the Honda they were up against, OWs won scads of races worldwide, including under American 500cc Gran Prix ace Eddie Lawson at Daytona. All that desirability, coupled with their extreme rarity, means they don't show up for sale too often, much less two in the same place at the same time.

And yet, here we are. This English dealership has managed to score a brace of 1989 Yamaha FZR750RRs, one with black and white wheels, one with two black wheels. Both bikes appear to be in excellent shape, though the one with bi-color wheels has covered nearly 25,000 miles. The black-wheeled example has not yet cracked 5,000 and looks like the prize of the pair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the eBay listings:

Black wheels:

Here we have a stunning Yamaha FZR750R OWO1 fresh in from Japan. The great looking example has only covered 7,958km or around 4,937 miles. We have records of the , "Shaken", Japanese Safety Inspection that show on the 6-10-2004 the mileage was 7,800km or around 4,875 miles. Apart from the colour change to the wheels this is a very original machine. (If required we will be happy to repaint the wheels to White at cost).

The condition is fantastic for the year and everything works exactly as it should. This bike starts, runs and rides great with no issues at all and will be supplied serviced and registered on an age related plate.

A fantastic opportunity to buy a low mileage Homologation 80's Superbike that makes for a great investment.

We specialize in rare and collectible motorcycles and have over 300 bikes in stock with another 200 awaiting shipment to the UK at any time.

If you have requirements of any Japanese, Italian or American motorcycles please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have over 30 years experience of buying and selling all types of motorcycles and am happy to look at part exchanges of any Car, Scooter or Motorcycle, Classic or Modern.

We always endeavor to ensure that all mileages are correct as advertised and will state this where possible. With imported vehicles we are not always able to confirm this by contacting previous owners therefore we are unable to completely verify the mileage recorded on the odometer and it must be considered incorrect in these cases.

Delivery possible to all locations, UK and Worldwide.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact me.

All viewings are strictly by appointment.

T. 01603270650

M. 07912446932

Bi-color wheels:

Fresh in from Japan we have this fantastic Yamaha FZR750R OW01. This 1989 example has only covered 38,803km or around 24,251 miles. We have paperwork to support the, "Shaken", Japanese Safety Inspections that where carried out on 14-3-2005 at 32,600km or around 20,375 miles and on the 6-2-2007 at 37,500 miles or around 23,437 miles. This bike will be supplied serviced and registered on an age related plate.

General condition is fantastic for the year with some additional paint work to the rear set hump and contrasting wheels.

If you require matching wheel colours we will be happy to accommodate.

A fantastic example of the iconic Yamaha Homologation Superbike.

We specialize in rare and collectible motorcycles and have over 300 bikes in stock with another 200 awaiting shipment to the UK at any time.

If you have requirements of any Japanese, Italian or American motorcycles please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have over 30 years experience of buying and selling all types of motorcycles and am happy to look at part exchanges of any Car, Scooter or Motorcycle, Classic or Modern.

We always endeavor to ensure that all mileages are correct as advertised and will state this where possible. With imported vehicles we are not always able to confirm this by contacting previous owners therefore we are unable to completely verify the mileage recorded on the odometer and it must be considered incorrect in these cases.

Delivery possible to all locations, UK and Worldwide.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact me.

All viewings are strictly by appointment.

T. 01603270650

M. 07912446932

The higher-mileage machine is priced at £14,950, or about $19,800, while the lower-mileage bike sits just under $22,000.

10 Comments

  • Timing isn’t ideal but I’ve always wanted an Ow. Rebuilding my collection a little sooner then planned. I’ve never bought a bike from the UK, I’ve researched it in the past only to be told I’d be better to just wait for one already in the states. Has anyone brought a bike from the UK fairly recently, specifically into CA although I could do bring it into the East Coast as well I suppose. Trying to get an idea on risk and ballpark cost after shipping, duties, whatever else may come up. Not too worried about registration…

  • Motoman I import bikes from the U.K. All the time. Send me your contact info and I can help. I have an owo-1 still in the crate. Lovely bikes

  • Hello K3- Well, “an owo-1 still in the crate” has caught my attention in a big way! I’ve come across 3 crate bikes in my life, all of them on display at a total sleeper of a motorcycle history museum in rural Quebec. An ’81 Ducati 900ss, an ’86 Bimota DB1S and a Laverda SFC 1000. All still covered in plastic and peeking out from behind wood slats… they invoked mixed feelings in me upon seeing them. Part awe and part sadness. What’s your plan for the owo-1?

  • Colin, you definantely saw some holly grail crated bikes. As for my bikes, I have 64 bikes in the collection with a Kawasaki k-1 and a h2r crated as well as th owo-1, and in some way I’ve always be able to appreciate them as the purist form of a stock bike. Exactly how the factory delivered them. I did however remove the cardboard covers to expose the bikes for viewing. I think the saddest part of any private collection is that they are not available for the public to see… I have 5 bikes that are the only ones know to exist and at times I feel selfish having them out of the public eye.. I guess all we can do is thank the bike gods that the barber museum is available to all of us. 👍

  • Sounds great K3! Really appreciate the help and needless to say, I’m open to a consultation fee. For a while there I was looking to import an RC30 or RC45 as their are so many on the UK Ebay but they have went THROUGH THE ROOF so out of my range for now. Just started rebuilding my collection again, just going to hold out for my favorites this time around…just picked up an older ZX7R last week and an Ow01 is next. Anyway, drop me a note at adamttromp@yahoo.com when you’re free (Two T’s in the middle). Thanks again and congrats on the collection, you’re a better man then me, I could never leave them in the crate!

    • K3, may I ask what are the “5” bikes? Do you by any chance know what happened to the Wynn Belaruski built 1991 YZR 500 replica in Speed Block yellow and black (Wynn’s personal bike)? Rumor has it ,it was seized by the Feds in CA. and….disappeared. I would Very Much appreciate ANY information about the 3 YZR replicas he built and their whereabouts. I have the Red&White Marlboro bike and would like to obtain the other 2 if possible. They just “trip my trigger”.
      After dismantling my small collection and selling everything a few years ago I am back at it again! lol
      I’m not on the same level as many of you as my Crown Jewel is a ’70 HS1 Twin jet 90 with 300mi.I DO still remember the feeling of 11000rpm in 3rd gear in “THE CURVE ” going to school on my HS1in 1975!!!
      Thanks in advance for any information.

  • Was fast now old… that hits home for a lot of us…lol to answer your question about the YZR, I have no idea where that bike is unfortunately. As for my bikes, a 1954 Ariel, the only known documented 1986 gsxr 750 Skoal bandit in original condition, 1989 ducati 851 sp-1 in factory original condition. My crated k-1 and owo-1 and the only 1987 gsxr 750 that Vance and Hines built for cycle World magazine test. Issue oct 87. Now I’m not arrogant enough to think there might be others out there, but until someone confirms they know of any these in other collections, based on our research we believe these to be the last ones, in original or crated condition.

  • This is pretty much the only bike site I check often and I realize the premise of the site is strictly “Rare Bikes for Sale” but I really wish there was a “Reader Bike Gallery” of some sort. Most of the sites are too selective….Ducati Forums, RC forums, …etc., this one would be interesting as it’s comprised of so many true enthusiasts rather then newbies or as we used to call them back in the day…squids :). Just a thought for Dan…maybe 2018? Happy Thanksgiving all!

    • I agree. I’ve often thought how great it would be if there was an RSBFS reader’s Bike of the Week.

  • I was the owner of the third and last YZR500 replica wyn built. I did my research, from pics taken at the 2005 motogp Laguna Seca, Rainey has his 1991 yzr there and I took pics, lots! I sold the bike about 5 years ago to fund another project, It was a masterpiece. On another note, Wyn sold his bike to a guy in California who got in trouble with the law, had the bike seized. Cali dmv actually called wyn to get details about the bike. Wyn tried to contact him for several years later, to no avail. Wyn was a master craftsman in building and fabricating, it was his passion. If his bike ever comes up for sale, I would expect it to bring big money, enough people know what it is, whose it was, the holy grail of yzr replicas.

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