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Located in Ajax, Ontario (20 minutes east of Toronto).
Here we have a “museum quality” 250 GP bike. While these bikes are relatively easy to find in raced condition (read well-used and modified from original), original or restored bikes are a rare find.
There is not a lot of info on this ad, but it sure looks great in the factory Yamaha colours. These bikes are so small they would fit in your living room, bar, or rec room with ease!
The ’81 TZ250H’s were totally re-designed using the exhaust powervalve system used on the factory 500’s. This system was used in later Yamaha street bikes, namely the RZ350 and the RZ500. Yamaha called it the YPVS or Yamaha Power Valve System. The ’81 model came with new lighter frames, new crank cases, carbs and a return to wire wheels just to mention a few changes.
When I think of these bikes, Randy Renfrow, John Cornwall, Fred Merkel, and Motorcyclist Magazine writer Nick Ienatsch (who covered his race antics in print) come to mind.
I love the look of these bikes and this one looks nice. Buy a piece of history, take it out on track days, or just sit on it in the den and pretend your a GP star!