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Sport Bikes For Sale May 16, 2010 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 In Southern California With An Asking Price Of $20,000

This is the real deal, a 1999 YZF-R7!  Located in Spring Valley, California is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 titled and registered in California.  This example has been used with 21,835km (13,567mi) on the clock.  The seller states that the bike is "All stock with the stage 1 mod, white wire cut activating the second set of injectors, full AKRO exhaust."  No mention of the replacement crank or other maintenance history is made however, I'm going to assume the bike is in pretty good condition based on the photos.  In March, we saw an R7 out of Florida with 2,800km on the clock and an asking price of $26,500 which can be seen here.  See our other R7 postings here.  The pricing on this one seems good for an R7 but, a little high for one with 13k miles.  The seller does state that they are firm on the price and that "If you don't want to pay the price go buy a different R7."  Err, good point.  The R7 was Yamaha's homologation bike for World SuperBike when they were racing 750cc inline-fours and is truly exotic; not sharing anything with the mundane R1 except for it's look.  If you're looking for a usable R7, have a look at this nice example in Southern California here.

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale April 28, 2010 posted by

1998 Yamaha R1 in the sought after Red & White color scheme

1998 Yamaha YZF-R1 with only 6,180 miles on the clock.

Located in Louisville, KY with a firm asking price of $5,400.00 is this cherry R1. Every so often 'the ones' are produced in the motorcycle world and this is one of 'the ones'. For me, growing up watching and dreaming of motorcycles there are some that stick out:

- 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750
- 1986 Kawasaki 900R - Thanks to Tom & Kelly
- 1988-90 FZR 400 (had to throw it in) 🙂
- 1994 Ducati 916
- 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1

I know everyone has their own opinion of landmark bikes, but those are just a few that stick out to me as monumental bikes. Okay, okay so the 400's don't belong, but you get my point.

In 1998 I really wanted to purchase one exactly like this, but the local Yamaha dealer didn't have any in stock, nor were they willing to wheel and deal on bikes that were selling like hot cakes. Since I'm thrifty by nature the "no discount" turned me off so, I ended up picking up a 98 ZX-9R instead and have regretted it ever since. I didn't keep the 9R very long because I was disenchanted with it and grew tired of kicking myself for not buying the R1. So every time I see one of these I think of days gone by, should have's, and never did's. I think this one is priced a little steep, but I imagine someone out there shares my passion for this particular model and will pony up for it.

From the listing:

-Exceptional Condition

-Extremely Low Miles-6180

-Sought After Red/White Color Combination

-Only Modifications Are Full D & D Pipe, Appropriate Jetting, Flush Mount Turn Signals, and Fender Eliminator Kit

-Excellent Original Paint And Decals

Click here to contact the seller.

Check out the flames at 7 seconds in this video I found.

Cheers!

dd

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 October 19, 2008 posted by

Surfing the Local CL ads: 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace For Sale

Here's another open class bike that caught my attention recently while surfing the local Craigslist motorcycle section - a cherry 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace in black and gray. This one has 26k miles and is listed for $5800:

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

One ownwer, 1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace, 1997 Sportbike of the year. Produced for one year only. Very RARE. Still one of the best handling most powerful bikes on the road.
Black/Silver, 26,000 miles, never down and never abused (no wheelies/stoppies)
Tuned (including having cams 'degreed') by Eric Dorn at EDR Performance, full Akropovic Titanium exhaust, K&N air filter, HeliBars, Attack rear sets, steel front brake lines, smoke windscreen, nearly new Pilot Power tires
I know of no maintenance issues with this bike. It is ready to ride.

$5800 sounds a bit lofty for this under appreciated bike, especially with such mileage. Not saying the bike is in jeopardy as a result of mileage, but at this price, I'd expect a lot less. The images sure do represent a well look after example though. I'll do some research to find out for sure like I did on the CBR900RR entries I posted recently.

After my ride to the Olympic Peninsula this past summer, I've been contemplating a more appropriate touring machine. The Ducati made the trip fine, but I felt terrible as it sat in the pouring rain overnight. While all it would've needed was a decent cover to avoid being totally neglectful, it got me to thinking about what a better mount might of looked like for such a task. Something tells me a bike like this with proper luggage might fit the bill and then some!

dc

Sport Bikes For Sale January 25, 2011 posted by

Ex-racers: ultimate track day weapons! Part 3 – Yamaha

Steve Hislop's Virgin Yamaha YZF-R1 as ridden in the 2003 British Superbike Championship!

STEVE HISLOP YAMAHA YZF R1 VIRGIN OFFICIAL RACE BIKE RIDDEN BY STEVE IN THE BRITISH YAMAHA TEAM OF 2003 . FULL FACTORY REQUIREMENTS OHLINS FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS AND STEERING DAMPER OZ 16.5 WHEELS WITH BREMBO FLOATING DISCS AND CALIPERS .FULL FACTORY MOTOR FULL TITAMIUN AKRAPOVIC EXHAUST. FULL FACTORY LARGE RADIATOR .ELECTRONIC QUICK GEARSHIFTER HARRIS YOKES REARSETS ALOT MORE . FULL SPEC ON MOTOR AND VERIFICATION BY PETE BEALE.

A ONCE IN LIFE TIME CHANCE TO OWN A REAL PIECE OF BRITISH MOTORCYCLE RACING HISTORY .FOR HIZZYFANS AND COLLECTORS ONE OF THE GREATEST BRITISH RIDERS

I don't think I need to say much more - the list of factory race spec parts and the pedigree speaks for itself.  The asking price is £24,000 (which is approx. USD38,000 - ouch), so if you're a hardcore Hizzy fan or you just like really tricked out Yamaha R1s, get your cash ready and .

Question is, of all the four ex-racers listed here, which do you think would the ultimate track bike?  Hmm....

ph

Bimota April 21, 2017 posted by

Screaming Deal: 1996 Bimota YB9SR for Sale

This is the first Bimota YB9SR I can remember seeing for sale and the seller unfortunately includes very little information, although the photos are of decent quality. The one detail you might want to keep in mind? The $5,500 asking price which, assuming the bike is mechanically sound, makes it an absolute steal. You probably won't find the YB9 on a short list of classic Bimotas, but bascially every Bimota is rare, fast, and collectible, although "fast" might be pushing things a bit here. The "9" has nothing to do with the bike's displacement and simply indicates that it's the ninth Bimota powered by a Yamaha engine. It's a bit down on power compared to its stablemates the SB6 and the YB11, which feature the GSX-R1100 and YZF1000R "Thunderace," respectively, since the YB9 actually uses the liquid-cooled inline four and transmission from the YZF600R "Thundercat" [Ho!] with around 100hp and it even uses that bike's stock gauge cluster, nestled in between the carbon air-intake tubes.

Bimota obviously made its reputation wrapping lightweight frames and sexy bodywork around reliable powerplants from Japan, sexy powerplants from Ducati, and even the occasional German powerplant from BMW... Their early offerings used tube-style frames like the Verlicchi part from yesterday's Ducati 750 F1, but by the 1990s they'd moved on to aluminum beam frames as seen here. Access on some beam-frame models for maintenance and repair can be a bit iffy: the massive-looking part used on the SB6 and SB6R is designed to connect the steering head and swingarm pivot directly, but makes access to some parts difficult, like the front sprocket that supposedly requires the engine to be dropped when it needs changing... I've heard no such complaints about the YB11 that uses a very similar frame to the one seen here, which makes a certain amount of sense considering the fact that both use Yamaha engines.

This appears to be the carbureted SR model, not the fuel-injected SRi introduced in 1996: the metal knob at the top of the triple clamp looks like it could be the choke. That's probably no bad thing, as the fuel injection system was exclusive to the Bimota and will probably make maintaining the bike more problematic: with just 651 YB9s built, anything exclusive to the model might be tricky to source. The system did add a few claimed ponies but, like all Bimotas of the period, reviews of the fueling "improvements" varied a bit and I've read both rants and raves. And as easy as it should be to maintain the YZF600 engine and transmission, be aware that bits and seals for those forks and the Paioli rear shock might not be so easy and the bodywork... Let's just say if it were mine, I'd be regularly trolling eBay for panels "just in case."

From the original Craigslist post: 1996 Bimota YB9SR for Sale

2,653 original miles. 2nd owner. All stock, 1 of 3 imported to the US. Email for more info. Available April 19-26 only.

So the listing contains very little information, but mileage is extremely low, and it looks to be in pristine condition from the few photos provided. And the price? A screaming deal at $5,500. I'm under the impression that the seller needs to sell quickly, which might explain a price more in line with a decent used 600cc supersport. Of course the YB9's 600cc engine means a modern 600cc supersport would probably destroy it in any straight-line competition, but handling should still be impressive. Maintenance should be affordable, but bodywork might be very difficult to obtain if you push a bit too hard... I'm not the biggest fan of the yellow color with blue graphics, but this is a great-looking bike and possibly the cheapest way to get into Bimota ownership outside the questionably-styled Mantra.

-tad

Screaming Deal: 1996 Bimota YB9SR for Sale

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