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1997 Yamaha FZR 600 w/ only 5979 miles!

1997 Yamaha FZR 600 For Sale on eBay

I do love a good round dual headlight FZR and this one does not disappoint! Okay, I’m not personally super fond of the yellow wheels, but that’s not why we’re here.

For me, this was an odd time for Yamaha as they were offering two 600’s with no clear cut race model. Now, before you all start throwing rotten tomatoes at me, I know Suzuki offered two 600’s, but theirs was a no brainer. The GSX-R was razor sharp and the Kan-O-Tuna was a little (okay, a lot) less focused than the Gixxer. Yamaha on the other hand, had the FZR that was really long in the teeth with undersized tires, spindly suspenders attached to steel frame and swing-arm and the YZF was . . . well, it was just an odd, upright pudgy thing with no real focus. As you probably know, it would take Yamaha 2 more years to really get serious about racing again with the YZF-R6 in 99′

This sweet little FZR ticks all of the boxes for me-
-All stock and original
-Clean
-Garage kept
-Low Mileage
-From the 90’s 🙂

Notes from the seller:

A Rare classic!
These bikes are getting very hard to find in their original condition – unmutilated, unmodified, etc… with low miles.

Comes with original color-matching rear seat cover / racing cowl

Condition: It is not perfect, as it is 25 yrs old, but aside from a few small scuffs & scratches(see pics), it is overall easily 9/10. Although some of the scuffs are hard to see, I tried getting the light angle just right so they would show up as best as possible in the pics.

One of my favorite FZR600 memories is hearing the Genesis pinned and screaming at 11,500 . . . as it passed by me on my 400 🙁

I think I may petition upper management to change RareSportBikesForSale.com to DougsWalkDownMemoryLane.com. Speaking of upper management- If I’m not mistaken, our fearless leaders first bike was a FZR 600. Dan?

Check this one out here

dd

8 Comments

  • FZR400 and 600 were 4-valve motors. The larger bikes were 5-valve.

  • Yep, my first sport bike was an 89 FZR600:

    fzr-and-katana

    My wife says I look upon this photo more fondly than our wedding pictures 😀

    dc

  • You’re correct KG! Thank you for setting me straight and letting me know people actually read my stuff 🙂

  • The seat cowl is unobtainium. Price is a bit on the higher side for an FZR 600 but this is an Excellent example even if you don’t love the colors. First “big bike” that I rode was an FZR 600 track bike, then a ’89 red/white/ blue FZR 600. Miss my FZR 400 and should have hung on to that one along with my restored Vance and Hines replica ’92.

  • It really shocked me when I learned that 600 had steel frame. I don’t even know how it was constructed – that must be a really complicated cast and press. 400 Exup in Japan, which is practically identical to this 600 had aluminium frame. US market 400 (1WG) had aluminium frame, right? Wonder what the thinking behind it was. If for cost cutting, it seems like a very complicated way to do it, but then US market 600 was sold for a very very long time compared to JDM 400 Exup, come to think of it.

  • Loved all of my 400’s over the years too!

  • j.b.- The US 1wg’s were aluminum frames.

  • dan – thanks for the comment at the end of your post, I was laughing so hard my dog woke up

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