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Yamaha June 23, 2015 posted by

Forgotten Favorite – 1997 Yamaha YZF-750R

1997 Yamaha YZF-750R on eBay

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As a YZF-750R owner myself, I'm always looking for them and at them.  They don't turn up very often.  Unfortunately the YZF-750R will always be overlooked as it comes in between the legendary FZR-750 OW-01 and the drop dead sexy Yamaha R7 and also the revolutionary Yamaha R1.  However, it really is a great motorcycle that performed admirably on the track (in SP trim) having propelled the likes of Scott Russell, Noriyuki Haga and Colin Edwards to wins in both AMA Superbike and World Superbike races.  It was also a dominant force in British Superbike Racing, with Niall Mackenzie taking three straight BSB Championships on the YZF-750R.

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This one looks like it's in pretty nice shape with only a few minor stress cracks in the plastics.  That might be an issues for somebody looking to restore it 100% though, as fairings are very hard to come by.  So, I guess the only solution would be to not worry about it ride the thing!  You might actually enjoy it!

Here's a few details from the seller and you can check out the auction and more pictures here: 1997 Yamaha YZF-750R on eBay

Here is a chance to get a rare and very low mileage classic sport bike.  Read up on the history of these bikes......they are really starting to go up in value.  It won the bike of the decade.........pretty impressive with the bikes that were being pumped out in the 90's.  You can easily push these to 160 HP with a few mods.  This one is 100% stock other than a Stage 1 jet kit that was installed by the dealer to help with a flat spot on the curve.

The bike does have a few small stress cracks in the fairings at the typical locations.  This bike has never been laid down and overall shows very well for its age.  Also I cracked the windshield last fall when I was putting the bike away for the winter putting the cover on.  The cover comes with the bike.

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Forgotten Favorite – 1997 Yamaha YZF-750R
Yamaha March 28, 2015 posted by

Thunder Ace! 1996 Yamaha YZF1000R in AUS

Here is one we haven't had on RSBFS since 2008, a Yamaha YZF1000R which is also known as the ThunderAce.

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1996 Yamaha 1000 YZF Thunderace on ebay australia

The introduction of the Honda CBR900RR/Fireblade pretty much made every other 1000cc+ sporbike  look over-sized and overweight.  The major Japanese manufacturers quickly recognized that the Fireblade required a response but each responded in a different way;  Kawasaki marketed their 750cc ZX7 and ZX7R based championship pedigree while beginning to follow Honda into the 900cc segment (eventually producing the ZX9) while Suzuki focused on creating an ultra-light GSX-750R. As for Yamaha, the company was in the middle of a major restructuring and didn't have a comparable bike in the pipeline. Yamaha instead did a bit of "tinkering" and in 1996 brought out the YZF1000/ThunderAce.

The YZF1000/ThunderAce took the 145 bhp four-cylinder engine from the FZR1000 and slotted it into a modifed YZF750R frame. When it was announced in 1995, motorcyclists magazines expressed worry that the YZF 1000 would be a bit of a "parts-bin-special".  But in typical Yamaha fashion, Yamaha took the existing bits and tweaked them while offering some nice new goodies in the package.  The ThunderAce came with a re-tuned engine to improve mid-range power with the result being usable power from as low as 2000 rpm and additional thrust which increased incredibly quickly as the revs climbed.

As the reviews at motorcyclist.com wrote,

"At 3500 rpm it gets serious, and by 5000 the big Yamaha launches you into orbit, pulling cleanly with seamless, linear power all the way up to its 11,500 rpm redline.  Carburation is good with no flat spots or hesitation.  The bike launches you down the road showing 70 mph in first gear and 100 mph in second....Keep on redlining it in each of the gears and you'll find yourself heading for what feels like a world land speed record with an indicated 170 mph showing on the dials flat out in top gear."

Yamaha also equipped the ThunderAce with some comfort oriented features that the CBR900RR/Fireblade didn't have, including a much better pillion/passenger seat setup than the Fireblade, a larger fairing that offered better wind protection/comfort on long rides, comprehensive instrumentation and plenty of luggage mounting points.  The ThunderAce also marked the first appearance of Yamaha’s new four-piston brake calipers, which make other bikes six-piston designs look out of date

Note:  The same brake calipers later adorned Yamahas seminal R1, the bike which finally eclipsed the CBR900RR/Fireblade.

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This particular ThunderAce is located in Melbourne Australia and shows 38,600 kilometers which translates to about 24,000 miles.

Here is what the seller has to say:

  • starts first time, never dropped or raced
  • 4 small marks on bodywork
  • a small 1 cm piece of the pillion seat is torn but an easy fix,
  • over all bike is very good condition but has been sitting for a long time

 

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While the condition isn't perfect I don't see any evidence of major damage or modifications.  Minor changes seem to be mostly cosmetic; a possibly trimmed license plate holder, an aftermarket windscreen and a tank scratch protector.

So now we come to the question of whether this ThunderAcee is worth the $3,100 AUD/$2,500 USD asking price.    Since the bike has been parked for a while, fresh fluids and rubber would probably be required and this cost should be considered.   Also, while the YZF1000 meets the rare sportbike criteria of not selling in huge numbers, it doesn't really have any tech or racing pedigree or other factor that could causes a major appreciation in value "down the road" for a collector.  On the other hand, you never really know which bikes will suddenly become the hot collectible...and this is a 1996 model which was the first year of the ThunderAce and first or last year bikes are typically the ones that collectors crave.

So to put it simply its a bit rare and needs a bit of work/money invested.  Personally I think this is a great opportunity for someone to get a a good all around 1000cc sportbike that they could enjoy and still stand out at their local bike night.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Thunder Ace!  1996 Yamaha YZF1000R in AUS
Yamaha March 27, 2015 posted by

Cheap Thrills – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000

1994 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay

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Yamaha's FZR1000 brought a lot to the table.  It was a bike that did a lot of things well.  It was lighter than the competing ZX-11 and GSXR-1000 and every bit as fast.  It was also fairly comfortable for a sportbike which made it a very capable highway hauler.  It also wasn't shy, as you can see by the colors here.  Love it or hate it, you couldn't miss it.  Pick a color in the rainbow and it's in there somewhere.  The FZR1000 would eventually be phased out by Yamaha's game changing YZF-R1, but not before being dubbed Cycle World's "Bike of the Decade" at the end of the 80s.

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This particular example appears to have been well cared for during it's 20+ years, only amassing about 1000 miles per year in the process.  The owner lists some basic maintenance and history in his eBay listing seen here: 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay

Hello, and thank you for viewing my listing.  Up for sale is my 1994 Yamaha FZR 1000.  I've owned it since 2009, and it's been a great bike!  The only maintenance that I've had to do is to fix the speedometer shortly after I purchased it, and replace the fork seals (2012), other than that it's just been tires, batteries, and oil changes.   It runs great with no issues whatsoever.  The plastics are in near perfect condition with only a very small blemish here or there.  It has the solo seat option, which I think makes the bike look much sportier.  The pad on the solo seat has worn through a bit from riding (see photos).  It's been stored indoors the entire time I've owned it, and I'm pretty sure, for it's entire life.  The original owner of this bike was a certified Yamaha mechanic, and he was very meticulous about maintenance.

The more I see these FZR1000s, the more I find myself wondering why I don't own one?  It's fast, it's comfortable, it's affordable and those colors just make me smile.  I think I need to start making space in the garage...

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Cheap Thrills – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha August 20, 2013 posted by

Very Original 2000 Yamaha R1 For Sale in Pennsylvania

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I can already feel the comment storm coming, but we both know that an original R1 in these colors, in this condition, is becoming more and more rare. Snag this future collectible now while they are still a bargain -- not to mention a brilliant ride! +1 to the seller on some excellent photos that not only capture the condition of this bike but inspire a buyer in specially selected setting.

dc

2000 Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

In 1998 the sports bike world was taken by storm, and Honda's 900RR was knocked from its premier-sportsbike pedestal. Yamaha's goal was to build a no-compromise supersport with the highest power, lowest weight, and most compact dimensions. What they revealed would become a legend, and a motorcycle whose influence is still visible in today's machines.

The 2000 R1 showcased many subtle refinements to the first-year model, resulting in - among other things - reduced weight, better fueling, and an improved gearbox. Unfortunately, over the years most of these early R1's have suffered from neglect and abuse, making a clean, original bike almost impossible to find.

This "Vivid Red Cocktail" 2000 model - the rarer of the two color options - has virtually escaped the effects of time and mileage. Bought new in Lebanon, PA, it has always been meticulously maintained and shows very few imperfections. It remains 100% stock, even down to the factory warning decals. As you will see from the photographs, this R1 is an astonishingly clean example. The only indicators of its 12,050 miles are one small stone chip on the leading edge of the left cowling, a faint scratch on the muffler, and a light rub mark on the tail section's left "R1" decal (only in the decal, not the paint). Each of these marks is clearly pictured. The bike has never been crashed or dropped in any way. The fuel tank has had clear cling-vinyl protectors in place to prevent any scratches (not installed for photos).

This is the cleanest first-generation I have ever seen, and I was ecstatic to add it to my collection. My garage space (and back account!) is limited, however, and it is time for another R1 enthusiast to appreciate owning this bike. If you intend to remove the warning decals, install a pipe and an undertail eliminator, and tell all your buddies what a "fast crotch-rocket" you just bought, please move on - this is not the bike for you. I do not need to sell this bike and would like it to go to a good home, where it will remain in its rare, 100% stock condition.

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Very Original 2000 Yamaha R1 For Sale in Pennsylvania
Sport Bikes For Sale February 14, 2013 posted by

The Real Deal? Graves Motorsports R1

For Sale: 2000 Yamaha YZF-R1 Graves Motorsports

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This is one of those opportunities that make you go "Hmmmmmm." The seller has listed this as a 2000 Grazes Motor Sport Yamaha R1 (1 of 3 built for Chuck Grazes). Who is Chuck Grazes? When you look at the title picture, you can clearly see that the bike was originally delivered to Graves Motorsports. While Chuck Grazes is an unknown, Chuck Graves is well known as the man who owns the team that currently dominates AMA Superbike racing.

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From the seller:
2000 yahma r1 grazes motor sport 1 of 3 built for chuck grazes - racing bike street legal - super modifid r1 -world super bike - less than 500

Its a 2000 R1 Yamaha grades reinforce frame, ohlins shicks. just double triple clamps the graves. Motorsport is the motor. 1 of 3 made for Chuck Graves for the 2000 seasons.

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I really HATE to find a fantastic bike, and then resort to picking apart the seller's offering. If this is a Graves Motorsport racing R1, then what we have here is a pretty neat, and reasonably historical find. However this bike is clearly not configured for street usage, and there is no historical information with regards to who might have campaigned this bike. Was this a Yamaha/Graves entry, a customer bike built by Graves, or something else? The seller mentions World Superbike, but I suspect that AMA Superbike is more likely. The pictures clearly show something special; I just can't tell you what it is or where its been.

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The time is short on this one and the opening ask is a high $25,000. No takers as of yet, but then again the potential pool for used race bikes - especially high-end ones - is relatively small. If you count yourself as part of that pool, click on the link and jump over to the auction. There are a lot of questions, and I welcome knowledgeable readers to chime in. Good Luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale July 26, 2012 posted by

OW-Oh’Bitchin! 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 (OW-02)

Location: Hollister, CA

Miles: 750

Price: $25,000

Well here is something you definitely don’t see for sale everyday. The OW-02 is the kind of bike that defines a Rare Sport Bike, and this one is For Sale. Yamaha had designed the R7 to compete in WSB and given it numerous improvements. Ohlins suspension, titanium valves and con-rods, forged pistons with nickel-plated tops, an extra layer of aluminum on the frame that made it twice as stiff as an R1, and carbon fiber airbox highlight these upgrades. Yamaha was not messing around when they made these things. The R7 meant business.

This lovely R7 up for sale here has only traveled a total of 750 miles during its life. It is not stock, but it does have a Stage 1 Race kit installed. I don’t know exactly was is included in the kit, but you can be sure that the power rating is well above the stock level of 100hp. All of the stock parts and manuals are included as well.

From the seller:

Yamaha YZF-R7 for sale by original owner.

I have owned this bike from new. It has very low mileage and has only been ridden at track days, never been raced or been on the road. In excellent original condition. R7 Stage I race kit professionally installed.

Only 1200 Km (750 miles) since new.

All unused kit parts, removed original parts and manuals included in sale.

The bike is in street-legal trim and CA registered (plate removed for pictures).

For full details on this model, see the Motorcycle.com Review of the 1999 R7

UPDATE: The bike will be on display at the eBay Motors booth at the Red BullU.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, from Friday July 27 - Sunday July 29. The booth will be located by Turn 2, the Andretti Hairpin, in the vendors area.

Considering that these bikes were an unprecedented $30k when they were brand new, I would say that this bike is a steal. Well maybe not a steal, but at $25k with ultra low miles, a race kit installed, and all the stock parts included, it is a hell of a deal. And the best part? You can venture on down to the RedBull U.S. Gran Prix this weekend and see it in person at the eBay motors booth at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! You can bet that I will be there as will most of the other RSBFS staff members. I you see me, feel free to say “Hi”, I’ll be the guy wearing a hat and shorts… You can check out the auction here and buy this awesome R7 today!

See you at the Corckscrew!

-JS

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