This RZ500 has some very nice modern updates! Located in Boynton Beach, Florida is a 1985 Yamaha RZ500. What’s better than dropping a two-stroke motor in a modern chassis? Well, this seller found out that it can be very nice to use modern components while maintaining the look of a classic bike. This RZ has been fitted with modern bits in the form of a 2009 R6 front end (Blue fender is still attached), R6 rear wheel, and Aprilia rear swing arm. Other improvements include Hyperpro rear shock and Jim Lomas SS exhaust. All the original parts are also included with the sale. The bike also has new paint. Not only does this bike look like a 500GP bike with that rear swing arm, I bet it rides beautifully too. The seller states that more than $25,000 has gone into this bike and I don’t doubt that number if this work was done in a shop. The asking price is $14,000; about where we’ve seen low mile, completely original, bikes priced. This bike isn’t original but it is designed for an owner who will use their RZ on back roads more than at bike nights. If you’d like to ride a modernized big two-stroke, see this RZ on Craigslist here.
Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!