East Peoria, IL – 10,714mi – $3,549 No Reserve
It’s been a while since we have seen an FZR400 here on RSBFS and that makes me sad. I love these bikes and to me they represent what RSBFS is all about. What they represent is a combination of performance, classic sport bike looks, and the rare and exoticness that people like me, and most of you, will drool over.
There is a reason that this bike is still considered one of the best handling bikes… because they are. And how does a 59hp inline-four blasting its way to 14,000rpm sound? Sounds great to me! You get all of Yamaha’s trick goodies of the day including, but not limited to, the EXUP system, widening the power band. All tucked into a lightweight package and covered in classic late-80’s Yamaha graphics.
The particular bike for sale right now looks next to as clean as you could hope for. Aside from some lower fairing issues from the bike being tipped over, it’s hard to spot any outstanding issues. I have seen lots of these that are thrashed and/or converted to track use with a 600cc engine in there.
From the seller:
THIS IS A RARE FIND. 1989 YAMAHA FZR400W. I PURCHASED THIS UNIT LAST YEAR FROM A COLLECTOR WHO WAS THE THIRD DOCUMENTED OWNER. I HAD THE INTENT OF KEEPING IT FOR YEARS HOWEVER I AM RUNNING OUT OF ROOM AND SOME OF MY TOYS MUST BE SOLD. HERE IS THE HISTORY ON THE UNIT:
This is a VERY rare find, an unmolested,never raced, lovingly cared for,garaged, 2 owner, bone stock Yamaha FZR400.
How this one never made it to the track still bewilders us, we have built and raced these bikes since the late 80′s and have a vast amount of spares along with of wealth of info and support to go along with the purchase.
*Full history and All documentation comes with bike*, Purchased new in 1991 for $4300 by an older gent, he started a binder of info and service records that are pictured. Including the original invoice and setup sheet. He sold the bike in the early 2000 to a hot Asian Med. student in Md.
She used the bike to learn how to ride and commute to Med school in Baltimore. In learning how to ride it has fallen over and shows minor scratches on the air intake of the lower fairing. Not crashed or thrown down the road,,,IT FELL OVER. The mileage is accurate and low because she lived in the city close to school.
Now a famous (still hot) Doctor she has no time ride or risk messing up her pretty little surgeon hands.
So thats how we ended up with the bike. There are no stories here it’s all documented and 100%.
It had been sitting for a while so we took care of a Full Service and safety ck, inc.
New Bridgestone tires,EBC brakes,EK chain,plugs,all fluids changed. Carbs were cleaned and rebuilt and a new battery installed. It runs as it should and needs nothing. Except a new owner.
Sold only to a good home! please no kids who are gonna try to put a 190 tire on the back or wack some flush mounts on it.
This is a collector quality piece and will make a great scoot for you or your significant other.
We typically see these bikes in similar condition for sale from about $4,000-$4,500, with the price increasing with lower mileage and more pristine condition. I could easily see this bike pushing the $4.5k mark given its current state. Let’s face it, these bikes are damn cool and they aren’t making anymore ’89 FZR400’s. If you got to have it, you can check out the auction here. But you better act fast as there is only a couple days left.