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Sport Bikes For Sale October 18, 2017 posted by

Garish but Good: 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines

The 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines was little more than a garish factory-applied graphics package to celebrate the two manufacturers’ AMA Supersport partnership. We’ve covered a few of these things over the years, and I might be the only person on the RSBFS team who legitimately digs heinous ’90s graphics packages.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines for sale on eBay

There is something so appropriately in-your-face about two heinously bright colors jammed together on a machine that was never designed to make you the Kiwanis Club’s favorite Eagle Scout. If you’re gonna be antisocial, you might as well be ugly and hard to miss.

This bike is number 331 out of 600 such machines made, and carries the de rigueur Vance and Hines exhaust system, along with the fairly rare Powerpak CDI box. The seller makes no mention of the CDI, or whether the bike has been jetted to accommodate the mods. If it has, it will positively scream. (Side note: I owned a standard ’90 FZR with this exhaust setup. Absolutely the loudest machine I have ever owned or ridden. Period.)

Vance and Hines 331 is in good shape, but has a scratched engine cases and needs its choke lever bolted back on. The seller lists a bunch of recent easy maintenance, so it should be a pretty reliable ride, even with the imperfections.

From the eBay listing:

So I have been debating selling this for a while now. It just sits and is extra insurance costs. It is a 1992 Vance & Hines one of only 600 ever made. These are getting more and more rare all the time but because of the color maybe not as popular. Personally I think this screams early 90s and I love how it stands out. This is an excellent running machine and could be driven daily easily. This summer I have changed the oil, spark plugs, brake pads, brake fluid and radiator fluid. The carburetors have been run through recently cleaned and synchronized as well. The bike made 87 hp at the rear wheel which is unheard of for the year. It’s quite a great running bike. I have been paying way too much for insurance though as I love bikes too much. I have so many that this is just one I don’t use. The bad, well it has scratches on both sides of the engine not the plastic and the front fairing has cracks in it. Also the choke is not bolted on and it has a fan switch. So nothing major for a bike this old. When changing the spark plugs I checked everywhere and the engine is clean, spotless no leaks anywhere.

I have extra bar ends, the actual plastic that goes under seat, extra rear lights, the book and of course you can’t have this without the poster. ūüėČ I also have a video of this running on youtube I can share from last year.

The auction has seen little activity yet, and the starting bid is low enough to make this a great entry point into a bike that might not have the provenance of some of its peers, but will always be desirable to the right person.

Garish but Good: 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines
Yamaha August 27, 2013 posted by

Bright Is Back Baby! 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance And Hines Edition

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I thought the last time I had to see colors like this was back in the 90’s but boy are they back. Clothing racks across the country are now stocked full of fluorescent this and eye popping that. ¬†The old FZR600 won’t even know it’s not 1992 anymore.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 for sale on eBay

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Nothing fancy here but as we get farther and farther away from 1992, ¬†doesn’t your heart grow a little fonder? ¬†As you can tell from the picture above it looks a little naked without the Vance and Hines stickers on the fairing. ¬†Easy enough fix though.

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It’s a low mile bike with under 7,000 miles.

The info on her:

This is a rare 1992 Vance & Hines FZR 600 in Great condition, Bike runs amazing and is very quick. It does have a couple cosmetic issues that are minor on tail section and I will try to show clearly in pics. It has a slip on V&H exhaust with a jet kit that was definitely installed right. I bought it from a woman that had it since 95 and she kept up well with maintenance 

Check out the auction here.

Ian

Bright Is Back Baby!  1992 Yamaha FZR600  Vance And Hines Edition
Yamaha December 23, 2012 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR 600 Vance and Hines #419

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines For Sale

While the FZR600 was mass produced, these limited edition Vance and Hines bikes were not. Unfortunately aside from the controversial paint scheme, the exhaust is the only other upgrade. That said, this example only has 4348 miles and looks very clean. Looking at our values database, solid examples are usually listed in the low $3k range, making this one of the more affordable bikes seen on these pages. This bike is currently at $2800 with 21 bids, reserve not met.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance and Hines for sale on eBay

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Sport Bikes For Sale November 2, 2010 posted by

Time Capsule: 0 Mile 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance And Hines Edition

What a neat find! We’ve had few V&H FZR600 replicas grace RSBFS but I don’t think we’ve had one with no miles on it. I would think this would get most any Yamaha collector’s heart pumping. As I’ve said before, I think bikes like these are more rare than most any exotic Bimota or limited edition MV Agusta. Why you ask? Most any 20 year old with a part time job could afford these bikes and once purchased they were ridden hard and sometimes not taken care of. With time, even the clean bikes were sold to their third or fourth owner and well you get the picture.

The story behind the bike:

 
1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines
vin # JYA3HHE06NA042098
Limited Edition #518 of 636
Mileage 000.8

You are bidding on a BRAND NEW never started bike as decribed above. This bike was purchased by our Yamaha dealership/owner but never put up for sale, instead it was added to the bosses growing collection of rare, unusual, or exotic bikes and put in storage with the rest . However, the time has come to reduce our inventory and make his collection smaller by finding a good home for several of his collectables.

This is the ULTIMATE bike for the ULTIMATE collector who has almost everything ……. a perfect addition to any collection. FZR was recently removed from storage and is currently on display (for sale) as pictured.

Bike comes with MSO, bill of sale, and a copy of the original dealer invoice.

What were you doing back in 1992?  Remember wandering into a Yamaha dealership and lusting after a limited edition FZR600?  It might have been out of reach then but what about now?  

As you can imagine, you have to throw out book value on a bike like this.¬† Don’t let the Mrs. try to tell you otherwise.¬† How can you put a price on filling out your prized collection or reliving your youth?¬† This one is starting off at a cool $5000.¬† How about some more pictures to try and convince you it is worth it?

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IK

Yamaha April 8, 2010 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #353 And #376 Of 636

Here are two, rare, FZR600 Vance & Hines Edition replicas!

First, located in Worthington, Minnesota is #353 with 9,132 original miles.¬† The seller, a dealer, says that this bike is in collector condition which agrees with the mileage and condition in the photos.¬† No asking price or further information is given.¬† See the bike on Worthington Sports Center’s website here.

Second, located in Burnsville, Minnesota is #376 with 22,600 miles.¬† The bike has recently been serviced which includes fuel system flush, carb cleaning, and ceramic coating of the¬† header.¬† This bike also comes with the factory shop manual, tank bra, and some other bits.¬† The current owner is the third owner and has owned the bike since 1998.¬† This bike looks to be in very good condition in the photos.¬† The asking price is $3,000 which isn’t outrageous compared the the majority of FZR600’s out there.¬† See this example on Craigslist here.

I’m quite sure, from what I remember, these bikes were just replicas and didn’t feature any additional mechanical features (Other than a Vance & Hines exhaust system) as with the SJR CBR’s and Rossi R1’s–please correct me if I’m wrong.¬† Either of these bikes look to be in fantastic condition even though one has more than ten thousand more miles.¬† The choice, for me, would come down to what the dealer is asking for their bike and how much I valued a sub 10k mile bike.

AG

Honda August 1, 2019 posted by

Just Hop on and Rip: 1993 Honda CBR900RR for Sale

Performance is a moving target. In the 1970s, the Norton Commando was a “beast” with 750cc, around 60hp, and a 115mph top speed. These days, many entry-level machines can match those performance targets, and you can pick up bikes with engines as large as 2500cc and power north of 200hp. But at the time, Honda’s CBR900RR “Fireblade” was a revelation. With 111hp on tap, power wasn’t eye-opening on its own, but the new CBR packed big-bike power into a compact, light package that weighed just a couple pounds more than the company’s own CBR600.

Many sportbikes are built with racing in mind, and those compromises sometimes make for sacrifices for street riders. But the CBR900RR was envisioned as a pure sporting streetbike, and some of the odd choices were made to improve subjective feel, instead of lap times. The right-way-up fork? Lighter than an upside-down unit at the time. The odd displacement kept the bike as narrow as possible, and gave the flexible response and torque desirable for a streetbike. The only real misstep was the 16″ front wheel intended to speed up the steering, something it did only too well. It also means limited tire choice then and now.

At 893cc, the Fireblade was obviously too big for superbike racing and it gave up a significant displacement advantage to bikes like the GSX-R1100 and FZR1000. Bore and stroke were uncharacteristically long-stroke for a pure sportbike at 70x58mm, compared to the 78x59mm of a GSX-R1100K. That makes sense since the CBR engine was basically a stroked 750. It still could rev, obviously, but the long-stroke motor was more compact than something with bigger bores would be and also gave the motor a big spread of torque that was perfect on the road, both priorities for the new sportbike.

The result of this unconventional thinking was one of the all time great sportbikes of all time, and was loved by street racers and hooligans then, and remembered fondly by the ones that managed to survive into middle age. Like many Japanese sportbikes, they were thrashed and crashed, but the CBR900RR was always a little bit special, and many solid examples can still be found if you look. This particular example isn’t pristine, but it looks like a solid survivor. However, the seller’s suggestion that you “Hop on and RIP!” doesn’t inspire much confidence that the bike hasn’t been abused just a little over the years…

From the original eBay listing: 1993 Honda CBR900RR for Sale

1993 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade SC28, Honda’s Original Superbike. Chain-Driven MONSTER! Red White Blue Edition! Independent Dual Headlights. Excellent condition – starts instantly. Oil changed this season. New Tires. What a ride. This bike has been lovingly maintained for 19 years. Regularly ridden – not sitting in a corner, being polished and stared at… Hop on and RIP! Pulls like a CBR Fireblade should. RARE FIND! PRIVATE PARTY TRANSACTION. Personal, Private Collector. Actual miles are 32K. I have over 50 hi-res photos of the bike. If you’re interested – call me and I’ll forward via email – 847-971-8487. Two Brothers Exhaust. LOOK Seat. Brand New – Original-Style Side Mirrors (not installed). Meticulously maintained.

PRIVATE SALE – NOT A DEALER TRANSACTION

Mileage discrepancy – 22K on ODO, Actual mileage is 32K.

  • Two Brothers exhaust
  • LOOK Seat
  • Brand new, original-style side mirrors (not installed)
  • Meticulously maintained
  • Excellent condition – starts instantly
  • Oil changed this season
  • New tiresAsking $5,500, OBO.

I can arrange shipping, should you require. You can also fly in and drive it home! I’m located 12 miles north of O’Hare Intl. Airport (ORD).

Specs:
CBR900RR (893cc) SC28
The first generation CBR900RR was introduced in 1992 with an 893 cc (54.5 cu in) inline-four engine. It set a precedent for light weight in the super bike class, being much lighter than other large-displacement bikes of the time. The CBR900RR was based on an advanced research stage model known within Honda as the “CBR750RR”.¬†

With the objective of equaling the acceleration of competitors’ flagship sport bikes, Honda increased the stroke of its inline 4-cylinder engine, raising the displacement to 893cc. Complementing its power performance were the bike’s dry weight of just 185 kg, wheelbase of 1,405 mm and a body almost identical to that of the advanced research stage model. 

Let’s start with the bad: there’s a small ding in the tank, a few cracks in the fairings, the brake light lens is aftermarket, the blue aftermarket seat doesn’t really match the paint, the mirrors are tomahawk-y, the rear fender and signals have been, ahem, eliminated… The less said about the lazer-cut chain guard the better. And the Two Brothers exhaust has been chopped significantly. That being said, the $5,500 price isn’t horrible, considering the demand for really clean examples. Maybe a rolling restoration project? Assuming it’s been as carefully maintained as the seller claims, you can start trolling eBay for clean OEM fairings, or have a set painted to match. Track down a nice period-correct end-can… In the meantime, you can just hop on and RIP!

-tad

Just Hop on and Rip: 1993 Honda CBR900RR for Sale
Yamaha June 30, 2018 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #505

Not a very collectible model, but Donn spotted this one coming out of a collection in Portland. We’ve covered it previously and currently it’s under $3k, reserve met.

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1992 Yamaha FZR600 for sale on eBay

from the seller:

1992 Yamaha Vance & Hines Limited Edition
Number 505 of 600.

From The Factory with “This” Edition . . . .

– V & H Steering Damper

– Full Stainless Steel Exhaust System – Dyno Tuned for proper jetting

– Forced Air – Pressurized Air Box

– Customized Factory Paint Job Matching the then – Vance & Hines Race team

– Painted & Polished Wheels Front & Rear

– Polished Engine Cases

– Air Spoiler On Rear Tail Section Fairing

Added –

Color matched Second Look operator seat & passenger seat

Rear Cowing covering the passenger seat for operator only look

This bike has been in my Museum Collection for quite some time now . . . It does have a “State of Oregon – Special Interest Plate” for M/Cs over 25 years old that qualify – and is good forever – never has to be renewed. If the buyer lives in Oregon the plate will go with the bike – If the buyer is out of the state of Oregon I will keep the plate and transfer it to one of my other museum bikes.

RECENTLY – Tuning re-verified – It started right up – idles correctly – Drives correctly etc. Has new coolant. Has new engine oil & filter. Front & Rear brake fluids Flushed and replaced.

While in the Museum the below was done for Function and display Purposes – As It was driven occasionally to M/C Shows/events – Items not in any order . . .

New Battery

New Tires

New front & Rear Brake Pads installed

New Spark Plugs
Carbs and fuel rails Rebuilt & SYNC UP

Valve Clearances set

New coolant installed

New OEM Air filter installed

New fuel filter & new Petcock installed

New Gold chain & sprockets installed

New Clutch Cable installed

The bike is in EXCELLENT mechanical and Cosmetic condition and needs nothing.

Here Is the Link to the You-Tube Video showing a walk around and start up –

PLEASE – review the video as I’ve included a lot of info in it that’s not in the text here.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #505
Honda May 21, 2018 posted by

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Highly Desirable Red, White, and Blue

Gary in Utah is back with another stunner in this 93 900RR with just over 10k miles. His ad states it’s a reverse import as it is a U.S. spec bike that was imported to Japan and now back in Utah. As with most of the bikes he has sold from his collection, this one shows very well.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

Back in 1993, the 750cc class was king of the sales chart and Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki all battled it out on the streets and in dealerships to have the best 750cc bike. Meanwhile Honda seemed content to play more in the sport touring segment with its excellent VFR750. But what almost no one outside Honda knew was that Honda was developing a bike that would scramble all the segments and eventually cause most manufacturers to exit the 750cc segment. That bike was the the Honda CBR900RR/”Fireblade”.

Formally launched in late in 1992 and appearing in dealerships in 1993, the new 900cc Honda was simply astonishing; sized like a 750cc, powered like a 1000cc, and only a few pounds heavier than a 600cc. (Note: the CBR900RR was 75 pounds lighter than the Yamaha FZR1000, 114 pounds lighter than the Suzuki GSX-R1100 and an astonishing 144 pounds lighter than the Kawasaki ZX-11).

from the seller:

Up for auction is a gorgeous 1993 Honda CBR900RR with only 16,962 kilometers (10,540 miles). Bike is almost in mint condition except for a few scratches in the red decal on the left side gas tank and a few handling marks, However, this CBR is ultra clean. No dents in the tank, no cracks in the plastic, no scratches in the muffler, no scratches on the engine covers, no rips in the seats and no rust. Bike has been very well cared for. I imported this bike last year from Japan. It is a reverse import. (U.S. spec bike that was imported to Japan). All fairings are 100% OEM factory Honda. The white color in the lower fairings have been professionally re-sprayed. The lower and mid fairings along with the fuel tank have been professionally re-cleared to bring out the glossy color and bring back the new appearance. Bike has new OEM mirrors and new OEM turn signals to give the bike that new showroom look. (Original mirrors and turn signals come with the sale). Also installed, new OEM grips and bar ends. Also included with the sale is a Vance & Hines SS2R slip on muffler. The bike looks like a million bucks and is correct right down to every nut and bolt. Bike runs like new. Just serviced with new fluids, new fuel filter, new battery and new Bridgestone Battlax tires. Comes with Utah state title.

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Highly Desirable Red, White, and Blue

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