Here's a quickie for your weekend morning, and the price is not absurdly high. For only $2k (or best offer) this retro rocket from the 1990s could be yours. Long a staple of street riders, club racers and hooligans everywhere, the Yamaha YZF600R was a step forward from the FZR600. Today it has little collector value, and even less residual value. Which is why you can pick one up for $2k or less. But check out the colors! There is no way that anyone who lived through those years could forget the graphics and the liveries. And while performance is nothing compared to modern machinery, the YZF acquitted itself well in the sporting category, generally being considered a bike that did most things right. Jamie James would have to agree, having won the AMA 600 Supersport championship on a YZF600 in 1994.
From the seller:
Hello, I have a 1995 Yamaha YZF600R for sale. It has 23,565 Miles and runs great. I also have a Complete Set of AIRTECH Yamaha YZF600R 1994-1996 Fairings. This set was installed but never used on the track. Mileage may go up due to weather.
Tires - Dunlap Sportmax
Suspension - Stock
Oil and filter changed 2016
Carbs cleaned 2016
Engine is stock
Powdercoated front and rear wheel 2016
Title is Clean
The bike rides great, everything works.
This particular example comes with a new set of AirTech, pre-fitted bodywork. That is a pretty good deal, considering a new set would set you back several hundred dollars (and many hours to fit it correctly). This makes me think that the seller may have considered this particular example as the basis for a track day bike or even club race machine, but reconsidered. According to the ad, most everything is stock - however I spy with my little eye a D&D exhaust currently fitted (not factory). If everything else checks out, this bike could be a heck of a deal, allowing you to rock to the '90s all over again. Look for evidence of safety wire - a true tell tale of an ex-race bike. Check it out here before it's gone! Good Luck!!