Posts by tag: R7

Sport Bikes For Sale November 14, 2013 posted by

A Wolf In Wolfs Clothing: 1999 Yamaha R7/R1

r7 right

r7 left

Usually a sleeper (some say cheater) bike is an average sport bike with a little something special hidden under the bodywork.  This one would draw way too much attention with the drool worthy R7 chassis to pull off such a stunt.  This R7/R1 combo  was built for racing pure and simple and is loaded with race hardware.

1999 Yamaha R7 for sale on eBay

From the seller:

So a couple of years ago I put this bike up for auction here on ebay.  I had a ton of response and even got a buyer.  He put up the $500 deposit and then I never heard from him again.  I gave him 2 years to collect it so unfortunately that dude is out.  Anyway here's the same listing from back then. Nothing has changed with the bike.  I rode it one more time since then.  It was put away (fuel emptied, motor fogged) in my vast collection and now I am once again offering the holy grail of superbikes.   Here's your chance to own one of the rarest superbikes on the planet. This is a full factory prepared R7 superbike. This particular bike contested the Unlimited 1999 Macau GP with Michael Rutter then went on to compete in the Island of Man and the Northwest 200. 

So lets start with what this bike is. This is a full factory Yamaha R7. If you know what a R7 is then you'll understand that this is the Godzilla of R7's. Spec wise we have a full factory R1 (1078cc) Superbike motor with TI rods, knife edged crank,3mm big bore,YEC kit cams, full YEC kit tranny and KES quickshifter, its fueled by a very unique Motec fuel injection system, it all flows out a Promotive custom Ti exhuast that weighs next to nothing!.You get your dash info from a Stack tach metering system wired into the Factort YEC kit racing harness. Ok here's the cool stuff this bike was tuned by Slick Base (Fogerty's championship mechanic). I dyno'd it on a DynoJet 200 where it made a strong 182.4 rwhp.All that power and heat is cooled off by a full length Superbike R7 Febor radiator (about $5,800 at the time).

 Lets talk about the subline chassis of this trick R7. The R7 was already known for awesome handling and this bike brings that legend to a new level. Spec wise we have a YEC kit swingarm with quick change front and rear spindles. Of course there are the GP spec Ohlins (unobtainium) front 43mm fork supported in a magnesium and aluminum Harris adjustable triple clamp. In the rear there is GP spec TTX22 Olhins attached to a YEC Kit linkage. When it comes to braking nothing but the best was sourced for this monster. AP six piston calipers grab 330mm cast Brembo superbike rotors with a Radial AP 30mm master cylinder. The wheels are very trick Magnesium Marvic Pentas 3.75 front, 6.25 rear...these are ridiculously light wieght. It's got a new set of Dunlop Ntech's with one track session on them. The bodywork is all YEC Spec fiberglass painted up in HAGA R7 colors by Dreamworks. 

 

r7 nakedr7 rad

For those with a radiator fetish (like me), take a moment and enjoy.  Notice the scoop to gobble up nice cool air?

r7 engien
A look at the motor with all the factory goodies.

r7 arm
How many of you want that swing arm? Hmm?

r7 triple
The reserve is off and the bidding is approaching $22,000 as of this post.

Get in on the bidding action here.

Ian

A Wolf In Wolfs Clothing:  1999 Yamaha R7/R1
Sport Bikes For Sale August 24, 2012 posted by

The Overshadowed SP: 1994 Yamaha YZF750SP

The Overshadowed SP:  1994 Yamaha YZF750SP

Talk about the problems with being the middle child.  How would you like to be sandwiched in between the iconic OWO1 and drool worthy R7?  I think  you can see how the YZF750SP often doesn't rise to the top of a Yamaholics wish list.  The SP was never imported to American shores though so I would have to believe this bike is more rare than either of its' siblings.

Boy, I forgot how bright the 90's where.  I'm sure those familiar with the bike will spot the painted wheels.

Here is the story on her.  It's long but the seller does delve into the differing features of the SP and what he has changed on the bike:

 If you want to show up at a bike night knowing nobody else has what you rode in on or if you are into Vintage Road Racing, anyone who knows what this bike is will envy you. The YZF750SP was never imported to the U.S. although we did get the R model. The SP was the bike factory Yamaha racing based the race team efforts on and many pro racers from this era had much success on them including Eddie Lawson, Colin Edwards, Scott Russell and many others. It was built in limited numbers for the European & Canadian market & most were stripped of their lights and used as race bikes out of the box. One of the reasons the U.S. did not get this bike is the R was sent here with run of the mill carbs and the SP has flat slides with electric accelerator pumps which made a huge difference without all the pollution garbage our tree hugging country demands. It also has hotter cams & ignition which allows the SP to have a 13,000 RPM red line while the R red lined at 11,500. To be reliable at this high RPM red line, the SP also had internal engine needle thrust bearings while the R had standard bearings. The SP also came with adjustable Ohlins suspension. While the R did come with Ohlins, they were just standard non adjustable units. Another race inspired note is the SP had a GP transmission including a taller first gear which allowed it to run to 85 MPH in first gear. At the time, a 750 that had a first gear that ran out that far was unheard of. The SP also came with a real solo tail, the R was a two up bike with a bolt on cover for the passenger seat. The SP has some other different parts but I think you get the idea here. Last month, Cycle World did a write up on the 750SP, the GSX-R750LTD and the ZX-7RR from 1994. The closing article noted the cost of the SP being outrageous. They actually mis quoted the price at $15,000 as it was just shy of $20,000 which in 1994 dollars (and even today?) was a lot of money. I am 51 years old and in my road race days I wanted this bike so bad that I asked our Yamaha rep to import one for me. When I found out the price and the fact I would not be able to license it for street use when not racing I obviously passed being on a motorcycle shop parts guy income. About the bike, I do have a clear title for it so you could ride it legally on the street. I bought it in stock form so any of the modifications not to your liking can be put back to stock although I do hope you like my personal touches. My hopes were to go out to Mid-Ohio and run one vintage race with it but the thought of it hitting the ground would eliminate probably the cleanest, low mileage SP left in the world. I can only hope this bike goes to a collector that will appreciate it and not be subjected to any kind of abuse. Actually, I only rode it up the street since I bought it and that was this spring once I had done my personal touches to it. I will try to remember what I did and if I recall anything I will add to the listing. What comes to mind: New Michelin Pilot tires, Braking rear rotor, GP style exhaust (have stock and Vance & Hines too), Huge amount of weight saved by replacing steel bolts with Pro Bolts, cleaned carbs, all fluids changed, 520 chain & sprocket conversion with +3 teeth on rear sprocket to allow easier red light / stop sign pulling out, misc parts like reservoir caps, grips, Pro Bolt orange and or black lightweight items. Being a Euro bike, the speedometer is in kilometers which reads just under 9,000 miles. Looking at the pics you can see much more and a lot of my labor of love. I did not buy this bike to ride it, my intentions were to do just what I did to it and enjoy looking at it and remembering how bad I wanted one back then. I drained the tank and carbs so I will ship it worldwide, if out of country bidder you must contact me as I have a bid lock on outside U.S. bidders. Getting pretty long winded with the listing so before I lose you if I didn't already, please ask for anything I overlooked. Thanks

If that big paragraph scared you off; the bike is titled and is low mileage.

Does some lucky bastard out there have an OWO1 and R7 in the garage already?  You can return this one back to stock with minimal effort.

Here is a little more specific info on the SP I found on a Yamaha forum:

The first 2 years (93-94) the difference between the "R" was:

-FRP 1 piece solo seat
-Keihin FCR39mm Flat-slide carbs
-Air Scoop on top of radiator
-Endurance windscreen (lower frontal area)
-Needle thrust bearings
-TPS sensors in throttle and gear
-Fully ADJ front suspension (93 "R" forks = preload only)
-Fully ADJ Rear Shock w/stiffer spring (very harsh ride compared to R's softer shock)
-Close-Ratio racing transmission
-Different suspension linkage
-Michelin TX11/23 Hi Sport tyres (vs Bridgestone BT50's on R model)

From 95-97, Yamaha also added to the SP:
-Ohlins shock w/remote preload adjuster
-Adj swingarm pivot
-Bolt on sub-frame (more forward position)
-Slightly revised fairing panels

YEC KIT Parts are EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to find now and most of the parts are discontinued. However, with LOTS of PATIENCE, it is possible to find some brand new parts and some used parts. Your search will be WORLD WIDE as I've sourced parts both from here in North America, Europe and directly from Japan.

YZF750SP's respond very well to a HIGH QUALITY, FULL RACE exhaust (jetted properly of course) and you can expect an immediate 10HP gain (at rear wheel). This is the first thing you want. Keep in mind, you'll lose the bottom end and midrange since you'll be dumping the EXUP but it's a track bike anyways.

What sort of price does the SP command compared to the other two Yamaha 750's?  OWO1's seem to be offered in the high teens to low 20's while R7's usually are offered in at least the mid twenties.  What do you guys think?  I think you can argue it is more rare but is it as desirable?

The auction.

Ian

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

Bimota February 22, 2012 posted by

Round 2: More from the Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

Update 2.18.2012: The seller has notified me that both V Due's are now sold, and the RC45 and RC30 are pending sale.

Update 2.23.2012: The seller has notified me that the 888 is no longer available. The R7 is still available and we should be receiving new pictures soon. There may also be an opportunity to obtain an OW-01 from this same collection and I will add details when I receive them. -dc

Long time fans of RSBFS recall the first time the Seattle seller came forward to let a few go from his amazing collection. We were honored to be the exclusive site offering viewers the opportunity to obtain these bikes and were able to connect several readers with his bikes. We are proud to make that opportunity available again as he's contacted me to let us know that he's considering thinning the herd even more and is pulling the following bikes from storage to get them ready for sale. Get your drool buckets ready...

Honda RC30 For Sale - PENDING SALE

Honda RC45 For Sale - PENDING SALE

Yamaha R7 For Sale

TWO Bimota V Due 500 For Sale - Both now SOLD

For now consider this post a teaser, but serious parties can contact me directly as we'll be acting as proxy in the release of the seller's email address.

As more information and pictures are made available, I will be updating and bumping this post to keep us all up to date.

In the meantime, I'm going start filling out the forms for a 2nd mortgage...

dc

Round 2:  More from the Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale December 14, 2011 posted by

Potentially Very Special ’99 Yamaha R7 (OW02) Race Bike

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut

Mileage: Race bike

Price: Auction, starting at $20,000

Originally listed in September, this bike is back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

So I just have to be up front here and say I'm not sure what to make of this bike. Clearly it is advertised as and looks like an R7-OW02, one of the coolest, limited production, homologated specials ever. Certainly for that reason alone it deserves attention. However, this bike is also advertised as a full factory race bike that does't have the OW02 750cc engine, but a built 1000cc R1 motor. Clearly that would mean that it's not a stock R7. But if it is a factory race bike, then it could be something very special.

Here's important information from the seller that may help figure this thing out-

Here's your chance to own one of the rarest superbikes on the planet. This is a full factory prepared R7 superbike. This particular bike contested the Unlimited 1999 Macau GP with Michael Rutter then went on to compete in the Island of Man and the Northwest 200.

So lets start with what this bike is. This is a full factory Yamaha R7. If you know what a R7 is then you'll understand that this is the Godzilla of R7's. Spec wise we have a full factory R1 (1078cc) Superbike motor with TI rods, knife edged crank,3mm big bore,YEC kit cams, full YEC kit tranny and KES quickshifter, its fueled by a very unique Motec fuel injection system, it all flows out a Promotive custom Ti exhuast that weighs next to nothing!.You get your dash info from a Stack tach metering system wired into the Factort YEC kit racing harness. Ok here's the cool stuff this bike was tuned by Slick Base (Fogerty's championship mechanic). I dyno'd it on a DynoJet 200 where it made a strong 182.4 rwhp.All that power and heat is cooled off by a full length Superbike R7 Febor radiator (about $5,800 at the time).

Lets talk about the subline chassis of this trick R7. The R7 was already known for awesome handling and this bike brings that legend to a new level. Spec wise we have a YEC kit swingarm with quick change front and rear spindles. Of course there are the GP spec Ohlins (unobtainium) front 43mm fork supported in a magnesium and aluminum Harris adjustable triple clamp. In the rear there is GP spec TTX22 Olhins attached to a YEC Kit linkage.

When it comes to braking nothing but the best was sourced for this monster. AP six piston calipers grab 330mm cast Brembo superbike rotors with a Radial AP 30mm master cylinder. The wheels are very trick Magnesium Marvic Pentas 3.75 front, 6.25 rear...these are ridiculously light wieght. It's got a new set of Dunlop Ntech's with one track session on them.

The bodywork is all YEC Spec fiberglass painted up in HAGA R7 colors by Dreamworks.

So that's the bike. Very trick,very rare very cool. In it's day this thing was the dream bike of all racers. I assume your looking at $100k plus invested in the development and assembly of this bad boy. I'm selling it because I'm a pig and have three more R7's in different confiqurations and I just have't used this bike in over a year. I actually started racing my Ferrari 430GT this summer and need another $20k set of ceramic brakes (this is the second set!!!) so this bike will be sold to fund a new stupid expensive passion. I know sic bike for a set of brakes wtf is the matter with me.

Anyway this R7/1 would make a beautiful addition to a superbike collection, a wicked cool track day bike (you'll be the only one EVER!) or you could cut up the fairing add a single light and do a 8hr Suzuka Replica for the most rare street bike ever. Desmosedici's look like a moped next to this bike!

I have several more (over 100!) sic superbikes that may come up for auction in the next couple of months so save me as a seller because the stuff I'm selling never comes up for sale. There's a Muzzy Raptor racer, Chandler's ZX7RR AMA Champ bike,a slew of FUSA racers.

If you have any questions drop me an email. I'll help with domestic or overseas shipping but I would like to keep the bike in the states because all the good stuff is leaving our wonderful country lately.

There's no reserve, it's starting at $20k . It's definately a once in a lifetime opportunity, if it doesn't sell at this listing it just goes back in the collection and gets listed for lot more next time!! Good luck!

Here's some more pictures before we get back to the analysis-

Okay, so the seller states the bike was campaigned at the 1999 Macau GP, Isle of Man and the North West 200. I would want to get some information that would verify the bike was ridden in those events, especially when linking the bike to Michael Rutter. If that can be done, then I'm assuming the price becomes more justifiable. And of course that would also speak volumes about the modifications to the bike. Clearly anything that is factory prepped is special and the photos seem to show the special parts highlighted by the seller that come with that.

Condition is difficult with race bikes, but this one does't appear to have been wrecked. However, confirmation of that or whatever has happened to the bike would also be good. This may be one hell of a machine when it comes to build and parts, but really the thing that puts it into a higher category is the heritage. If it's there as the seller claims, then you really have something. In terms of price, this one is hard to gauge. I think it really is the market and who's buying that will determine price.

So, I guess all I can say is if you like this bike, do your homework. If it checks out and you have the means, congrats to you. You got a one of a kind. Regardless, this is an interesting machine and I encourage you to check it out!

-RN

Yamaha December 7, 2011 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale in the PNW

Just up the road from us, MotoSport in Hillsboro, Oregon is offering this amazingly low mile and complete Yamaha R7 OW-02 for sale. It shows just 70 miles and includes everything: service manuals, invoices, spares, and the even the shipping crate!

Update 12.6.2011: Previously listed in January, this has reappeared on Portland Craigslist for $30k. Links updated. -dc

Check out this great looking YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale on eBay

Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

You are bidding on a 1999 Yamaha R7 OW-02 motorcycle.

* Ridden 70 miles.
* Always stored in heated storage.
* 1 Owner.
* 70 miles.
* Includes all paperwork and records.
* All manuals.
* Never detailed.
* Never raced.
* Factory OW-02 Race kit installed.
* Original factory crate with cardboard cover.
* Vin# 000403.

Crated and shipped anywhere in lower 48 states for 499 or less.

A rare opportunity indeed as these R7's don't come up for sale very often (previous R7 listings). With 4 days remaining, it's currently at ~$21k reserve not met. What would you bid?

Thanks to all the readers that emailed us on this one!

dc