Posts by tag: FZR400

Yamaha June 8, 2015 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR400 in San Francisco

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Here's a sharp looking and stock FZR400W with recent maintenance. It has a couple cosmetic issues with a crack in the lower fairing and the upper fairing has been replaced but doesn't have the decals. However, the listing indicates another set of plastics is included and appears to be factory complete. Everything else looks very clean and unmolested. Current bid is about $2,650 and buy-it-now is displayed at $5,600.

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1989 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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from the seller's listing:

This is a RARE Find. 1989 FZR 400W. Previous two owners, Comes with original dealer prep documentation ( see pics) and some other historic documentation in a binder made by orignal owner.

Super Clean bike with all stock parts. Paint is beautiful, no dents in tank, all plastics excellent, with exception of one crack in lower left bottom underside fairing (see pic) -easily repairable location.

kBike Was only missing the side oval signal inserts. I found two on ebay that will go with bike. One is white, other is black- that can be painted white to match.

Also comes with BRAND NEW IN BOX (see pic) COMPLETE ABS Replacement body kit (just in case you drop her- but please try not to)

If you know these bikes, they are very rare to find stock, un raced, modified etc. Here is your chance if you are a collector or just need to have a nice clean stock one to your stable. Great handling bike, docile until it hits about 8k RPM to its 14k Redline.

New Bridgestone tires, EBC brakes, EK chain, plugs, all fluids changed, Carbs cleaned and re-built, new battery installed. Runs as it should and needs only a new owner to ride it. I have another FZR400 and FZR600 and 20 other bikes and Im just thinning the herd, I cant ride them all .

This bike handles like a dream in the twisties and you can easily embarrass your friend on their bigger, badder, newer bikes with this sweet piece of Yamaha history.

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1989 Yamaha FZR400 in San Francisco
Bimota May 5, 2015 posted by

Japanese-Market Rarity: 1988 Bimota YB7 for Sale

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Only rarely seen outside Japan, the market for which it was exclusively designed, the Bimota YB7 is like a 3/4 scale YB4. The bike is based around the FZR400 powerplant, so it's obviously no real powerhouse, with a claimed 65hp from the 399cc liquid-cooled four. But that just means you get a sweet-handling, four-cylinder exotic with performance you can actually access, seeing redline in multiple gears, instead of just first, without finding yourself in the pokey.

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And weighing in at 352lbs dry, it's not like the bike is actually slow: 136mph is plenty to have fun with, and the bike has a reputation for being relatively easy to ride and unintimidating as well, even in everyday traffic.

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They're very rare as well, with less than 500 produced and, being Bimota, they're certainly collectible. So these fill a bit of a weird niche: an everyday exotic that won't try and kill you. For me, that's a big plus but, for many speed-junkies, anything less than 750cc's is a complete waste of time.

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From the original eBay listing: 1988 Bimota YB7 for Sale

Located in Santa Ana, California. Bike has 5951 km = 3570 miles on it. This Bimota is based on the Yamaha FZR400. These bikes were built for the Japanese market only. Bimota made approx. 321 of these bikes. This bike is in very good condition with low miles. The engine runs very good. There is no crash damage on this bike. I do not have a title for this bike. Bike is being sold with a bill of sale only. Non USA buyers will have to make there own shipping arrangements. I can recommend a very good shipping company in Los Angeles. Bike is being sold as is, no returns. So, ask questions and look at the pictures carefully before you bid. Again, this bike is being sold with a bill of sale only. I do not have a title for this bike.

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The seller mentions that he doesn't have a title for this bike, so be sure to check with your DMV if you plan to register it for the road. Caveat emptor: in some states, this will definitely cause headaches, although it may be no problem at all in others.

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That being said, it's a really cool little bike that has, so far, generated very little interest. Which is a shame: parts to maintain it should be easy to come by, even if fairing panels are not, and the bike will provide more capability than probably 90% of riders can actually exploit.

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If you could locate some pattern bodywork, it might make a very cool little racebike or track-day curiosity. Certainly, it'd be satisfying to run down literbikes and even 600's on a screaming little 400...

-tad

1988 Bimota YB7 R Side

Japanese-Market Rarity: 1988 Bimota YB7 for Sale
Yamaha November 18, 2014 posted by

Fun with Fizz: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

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The Yamaha FZR line up - referred to as "Fizzers" by many - includes US-imported 1000, 600 and 400 models. The 400 was not a big seller at the time and was quickly discontinued. That is a shame because for many riders the 400cc model is the very best of the bunch; great handling and decent power wrapped up in a lightweight, easily managed package. The FZR400 was trying to be what the ubiquitous Ninja 250R/300R (and the follow on Honda CBR250/300) are today: bikes that are approachable from an entry-level perspective yet can offer a lot more to the experienced rider. Yamaha was ahead of the curve on this one as the idea appears to have been ahead of its time. As a result, there are not nearly as many FZR400s available on the market - liter bikes and 600s are everywhere, but a good, clean 400 is a rare find.

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Up for auction is a pristine 1988 Yamaha FZR400. I purchased this bike about two years ago and have ridden it three times. Otherwise it has been stored in my heated basement. As is clear from the photos this bike is in pristine condition and ready to either ride or show. The engine/transmission is clean with no leaks and runs perfectly. The bike is completely stock except for stainless brake lines front and rear. There are a few minor blemishes on the fairings but they are difficult to find. Since purchasing this bike I have not seen a nicer example. I purchased it as an investment recognizing it will continue to appreciate in value but we will be moving in the spring to smaller space so I must sell some of my bikes.

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It will be much more expensive to find a basket 400 and restore it versus simply buying a good one. These bikes are not very expensive (yet), hold value well, and will likely appreciate in time. Meanwhile, ride the heck out of it and save some of your pennies to buy cosmetic surgery that will be needed to wipe that non-stop grin off of your face! Check out all of the details here. Good Luck!

MI

Fun with Fizz:  1988 Yamaha FZR400
Yamaha June 10, 2014 posted by

Bargain in the making: 1988 FZR400

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The Yamaha FZR400 is revered for its handling capabilities. The little Fizzer is razor-sharp when it comes to the twisties, and the 400cc inline four cylinder is a willing - if slightly weak - partner in the mix. These 400s are relatively rare in North America (the US audience seems to prefer cubic inches), and FZR400s that have not been raced, hot-rodded or destroyed and rebuilt are even more rare. That might explain why this particular example hails from Canada - home of many coveted models, some of which never made it to the US. For the FZR400, there are official US imported examples available, so US-based readers will need to take that into account. Still, this bike looks clean (if not in need of a bit of loving), is claimed to be all stock, and at the current moment is a bargain in this no reserve auction. Check it out!

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1988 Yamaha FZR400. All stock. Great bike with some minor scratches and scuffs from use and a tip over from the previous owner. From 6 feet away the majority of the scuffs are unnoticeable. Tires have about 50% tread left. The bike runs and shifts great. No known problems. Very very low miles. Bike is sold as is, so there are no warranties expressed or implied. It has a clear open Canadian title, so the new owner will have to register the bike in there state. Rare sport bike that still looks and perfoms great. These will always go up in value as they didn't make a million of them, like they do with the modern bikes now.

Bargain in the making: 1988 FZR400
Yamaha May 12, 2014 posted by

Our Continuing Love Affair: 1989 Yamaha FZR400 in Virginia

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In case you hadn't noticed, we're kind of obsessed with these 400's. Today's example has a bit over 19k miles and has reportedly never been tracked. The panel condition backs this up with just minor wear in places. The only upgrade is the Vance and Hines pipe but the rest looks stock and intact. The best news is that there is no reserve and the current winning bid is just $2500.

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1989 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

It has the original plastics in the traditional pearl white and red that this bike is known for. It even still has the original solo seat cowl. Note that the cowl can be removed to ride a passenger. I have posted close up pictures of any small imperfection that can be found on this bike. Compared to other bikes of this year and model, it is in excellent condition!! It has never been put on a race track and the pictures make that quite obvious. All of the small imperfections that are on this bike come from the previous owners so I don't have any information about where the small nicks and dings came from. (I am the 3rd owner.) I get compliments on my bike everywhere I go. Everyone wants to take a look at it and ask questions. There is a good reason the motor cycle magazines say its "the best handling bike you can buy under $25,000.00" to this day. Find out for yourself.

The tires are nearly new Pirelli's. Chain and sprocket are in good condition. And a brand new no-maintenance battery. And a recent oil change.

A few years ago I had a professional mechanic balance the jets and it runs really smooth and handles well. Such a joy to ride!

The only "non-stock" piece on this bike is the Vance and Hines pipe.

Also included with the sale: Rear stand, new in box oil filter & fuel filter, original owner's manual and service manual, as well as the original under seat tool set.

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Yamaha April 30, 2014 posted by

Small Bore Fun: 1988 Yamaha FZR400

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A continual fan favorite, the Yamaha FZR400 has long been regarded as one of the best handling motorcycles to come out of Japan. Popular on the racetrack, many of these mid-range Fizzers have lived hard lives. This bike looks to be a bit different, in that it *appears* to be stock and unmolested. If that is the case, this is a pretty rare find indeed!

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1988 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1988 Yamaha FZR400U First Year USA Edition
Frame Number: JA-000703
Engine Number: 3BF-000703

For Your Consideration is this Exceptionally Nice 1988 First Generation, First Year USA, FZR-400 in Great Stock Condition! Only 9K Miles with Matching Frame and Engine Numbers. A very uncommon and especially clean low mile original, show-quality bike!

The bodywork is complete with original paint and graphics. All stock exhaust, intake, frame, suspension, motor, trim, brakes and lines, cables and controls. No fading or yellowing anywhere; the paint, alloy and soft parts are outstanding. The front tire is likely the original Bridgestone Battlax BT45F 110/70-17 54H with about 60% tread remaining, and the rear is a near new, matching, Bridgestone Battlax BT45R 140/70-18 67V. Excellent original chain and sprockets.

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While this bike looks to be very, very clean, there are some nits that our readers might notice, and might be willing to comment on. The windscreen appears white in these picture, but that is not how the bike came stock. Also, the front fairing should have red graphics to the left and right of the headlights, below the mirrors. This leads me to believe that some of the bodywork may be reproduction and not stock - not a major issue, but something to consider.

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FZR400s are holding decent value - but the best news is that these are downright cheap when it comes to acquisition. Unlike two strokes or rare Italian beasts, little Fizzers are fun AND affordable. Be sure and check this one out. Good Luck!

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Small Bore Fun:  1988 Yamaha FZR400
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