Here’s a really clean Yamaha RZ500 with less than 10k miles! We always celebrate the RZ500 on RSBFS because it was of course never officially offered in the U.S. and really represents one of the most collectible two stroke models of the era. The engineering and packaging represents the best of the industry in 1985 and is head and shoulders above more pedestrian sportbikes of the year. 37 years later, it still provides an amazing and powerful riding experience. This example is in Canada and the seller has identified a shipping company that will assist with the paperwork to the U.S. Good luck to buyers and seller!
Happy Friday, -dc
From the seller:
Excellent Condition Turn Key 1985 Yamaha RZ500
8.5/9 out of 10 condition bike. Repaint / clear coat is in excellent condition.
Bike runs great – lots of power – sounds great – nothing beats two stroke smoke.
Two minor flaws – hairline crack (about 1 inch) at front fender and tiny chip touched up on white paint (both shown in pictures)
NOS stoneguard will go with the bike (not currently attached) – pictured
Mileage is 9,608 or 15,464 kilometers
Documented Rebuild of the motor by a two stroke specialist – minimal mileage since (stored in a collection and run periodically)
Aftermarket pipes – originals also come with the bike
Steering dampener added – other than that and the pipes the bike is stock.
Don’t buy a bike that needs work and wait – this is the one for your collection or reliving your hooligan youth!