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Sport Bikes For Sale July 12, 2011 posted by

The Last Great Yamaha: 1999 YZF-R7 OW02

Location: Clovis, California
Mileage: 3,955
Price: Auction, $15,000 starting bid

Okay, well here we have something special. While Yamaha built many, many bikes in the new R series when it came to 600's and 1000's (R6 and R1), that was not the case with the R7. This bike was limited run (500 produced), made for racing and only built so it could qualify for World Superbike (of which a title was never achieved but is an interesting story if you want to look it up). The other way this bike was different from everything else? The price. You want to take this baby home in 1999, get ready to fork over $32,000. But with that $32k came front and rear suspension and steering damper from Ohlins, titanium valves and connecting rods, vertically stacked close-ration gearbox and a frame specially braced for stiffness. The five valve per cylinder in-line four only cranked out around 100 bhp (purposely restricted) from Yamaha, but the addition of race parts from the factory could take you well beyond that.

Here's some more photos-

The seller provides very limited information, especially for a bike of this significance. Here it is-

1999 Yamaha YZR R7 s/n -------406, 6365 km 3955 miles,as of 07-08-2011.  Brembo Monoblock front brakes, Marchesini front wheel w/rotors, Track body panels (tail/front/bottom)

Brembo clutch & front brake master cylinders, Carbon air box, New tires, OEM front wheel/rotors/brakes included. 

The seller does highlight some of the changes to the bike, notably the Marchesini front wheel and Brembo monoblocks, maybe not unusual for someone looking to race the bike. It looks as though the original parts are included here, which is good for those looking for originality. The windscreen also looks to be a replacement as does the exhaust (I believe it should be carbon fiber). The only other comment I would have is there are few photos of the bike, so you may want to request more.

Outside of those concerns, which are minor, the OW02 is one special machine. I think anyone serious about collecting can't overlook one in terms of its significance. Certainly, if Yamaha is your brand, this has got to be near, if not the very top, of the list. If you agree, check out the auction!

-RN

 

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale December 10, 2010 posted by

Very clean 1996 Yamaha YZF-750R

1996 Yamaha YZF-750R with 24,000 miles for sale.

We have seen some crazy prices with some of my previous posts - such as the pair of Ducati MH900e's for close to a cool million dollars or the ex-Chili Ducati 916 WSBK race bike - so here's something a bit more affordable but no less fun (if not more - because you won't be constantly thinking of the repair bill if you bin it!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nQjJvAdQyQ
this is the one you should have had when  you were racing.. the ow 1 [I think he meant the OW01] was 22000$ so i guess you didnt get that , this was 8000$.    so heres the diff, no snorkels threw the tank, they were a pain any way.
135 hp at 422lbs
128 hp at 435lbs for this one
both had 165mph top speed,
so here she is in all the glory , it has a small scratch on the tank near the cap and a ding on the front fender , most likly from a stone.  the foot pegs are barly worn , only a small wear on the outer edge where your boot would rub..  its so clean pix cant show the reality.
check out  the seat, yea your passanger will like it, unlike modern bikes that have little pad for rider or passanger.
cool factor, bikes are all the same look these days . this is an era that had flash, you got a fast bike that looked fast.
has excelent tires,, maybe 800 miles on them,  carbon vance and hines pipe and thats it.
shes  a beauty  have a look and a listen
i have a mint rear seat cowl as well  its white covers the rear seat
if you r gonna look may as well make offer, or send an e mail , thanks

The YZF-750R was actually very decent sports bike, if it were not for the Honda CBR900 Fireblade that stole the show when it was introduced back in 1992.  Fast forward 18 years and things look a bit different - most of us are a bit softer around the edges and with several strands of hair fewer.  We are also not chasing the latest and greatest race replica since we can't contort ourselves to fit into that race tuck position for more than 5 minutes.  Now classics such as the Yamaha YZF-750R is starting to look like a pretty attractive "softer" sports bike for daily street riding.  No matter how you look at it, 125 horses is nothing to sneeze at.

The SP version (with pink, blue, and white graphics, flatslides, and solo seating) is quite a sought after bike as it was never really imported into the US (funnily enough our neighbours up north got a few of those) but for street riding the regular R version is a much better bike.  The YZF also has a pretty good fan base - just check out the YZF section on EXUP Worldwide forum. Here's also a pretty good review and buying advice on the YZF750R over at Visordown.

This specific sample, while a bit high on mileage at 24,000 miles looks to be very clean and well taken care of. Aside from the high Buy It Now price (for this time of year) and the somewhat uninformative description (sorry, a pet peeve of mine), this YZF would make a great Christmas tree ornament.  If you're shopping for a modern day classic this Christmas, .

MCN did a test comparing a few older bikes (the YZF750 being one of them) with a 2006 GSXR1000 around Cadwell Park, and the results might surprise you:

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Sport Bikes For Sale July 12, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha 50th Anniversary R1

False alarm- Thanks to everyone who has set me straight on this model.

2006 Yamaha LE 50th Anniversary R1

Location: New Haven, IN
Price: $6,850.00 B.I.N. (!)
Mileage: 13,623

So.... I know I'll probably catch some 'stuff' for posting this one when there are better ones to be had. But, I always like finding a "gem in the rough" and I think this one fits that category quite well. We usually see these floating around for sale in the $12,000 to $13,000 range, but this one is being offered at almost half the super low mileage LE's we've previously had on RSBFS. I think this is an absolute steal for this bike and I have a sneaky suspicion as to why it might still be for sale. It is listed on ebay as a 2006 Honda Shadow Yamaha R1.

In case you're wondering about the seller it appears they are on the up and up, but they just placed this one in the wrong category.

Have a look:

For Sale 2006 Yamaha R1 LE 50th Anniversary Edition With the Marchesini mag rims runs and rides great only thing i can find wrong is a small scratch on the right side of the upper fairing and a small crack in the tail that are very hard to see

to see this one.

Okay, so you're not down with a high mileage collectible rider. I also found this listed on ebay as well.

Cheers!

dd

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

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