This is a real FZR750R OW01 available in Mexico!
Bike: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
The listing has really no information other than that the bike only comes with the Japanese title, doesn’t have a 17 digit VIN, cosmetically it has some small nicks and there is a video that shows the tach works. The photos do show that the fairings are pretty rough (For a collector OW01) and there appears to be some surface corrosion.
On from that, I’ll refresh your memory on the OW01. The FZR750R was created to compete against the RC30 in World SuperBike racing. The OW01 shares very little with the standard FZR750 and a little more in common with the FZR1000. The short stroke motor breathes through four 38mm flat-side Mikuni’s, five valves, hand finished porting, lightweight pistons, titanium connecting rods mated to a close ratio transmission. This results in 108RWHP at 12,500RPM.
The OW01 also features an aluminum Deltabox frame and swingarm with fully adjustable Ohlins units front & rear with Nissin four-pot calipers mated to 320mm discs in the front.
This bike is a result of Yamaha’s need to get a competitive bike Homologated for World SuperBike; Yamaha only needed to produce 500 example for Homologation making the OW01 very scarce then, as well as now.
If you want a bike that an RC30 owner will cross the street for, a FZR750R should do it. The trouble with this bike will be importing it. If you’d like to bring this into the U.S. it will probably be difficult or nigh-impossible. The easiest way would be to bring it in as a race bike but, it has to obviously be a race bike. If you don’t know where to start, I would do some research or find an informed confidant and wait for the next one to pop up. See the other OW01’s we’ve had here. See this current bike on eBay .