Oh the 90s…. Where no color was too bright and no color combination was off limits! This 1992 Yamaha FZR-600 is certainly proof of that. Back in the 70s, Terry Vance was a successful and popular drag racer. It was there that he met engine builder Byron Hines and together they parlayed their drag racing success into a profitable performance company appropriately named Vance & Hines. They eventually branched out into AMA SuperBike racing and would make it all the way to an official deal supporting the factory Yamaha AMA SuperBike team. They signed Dave Sadowski as their rider and promptly went out and won their first race, none other than the Daytona 200. That success continued to an eventual 600cc AMA Championship with Sadowski in the saddle.
Two years later, Yamaha released a limited run of just 500 FZR-600s in the unmistakable factory yellow and pink paint scheme. There were no performance bonuses, other than the simple V&H slip on exhaust, it’s the colors that are the story here. Love it or hate it, this bike represents a legitimate racing history and pedigree. If you love AMA Racing and it’s history this is a worthy contender for a spot in your garage and the price is usually much lower than other collectable examples of the era.
This one appears to be well cared for with only minor modifications that could be returned to stock if you wanted to. The seller lists them in his auction found here: 1992 Yamaha FZR-600 Vance & Hines Edition
Rare Survivor FZR 600 – Vance and Hines Limited Production Edition with FACTORY YELLOW And Pink Paint scheme. #316 of 500.
I purchased this bike in November of 2013, and have only started the bike up every month, and taken it out two times on short 50 mile trips on the local twisties on the occasional Sunday ride.
The bike runs excellent. I bought it from the 3rd owner whose brother previously owned it. Bike was serviced, new plugs, fluids etcand tuned ( I have docs)and windshield just before I bought it. So it runs like it should. Smooth as butter.
No issues. The bike did get all the looks each time I took it out to the bike spot. Probably due to the crazy color scheme. It was homage to Yamahas racing heritage of those years. Bike has the authentic Series #316 of 500 emblem in tact on the tank which proves its heritage. Tires are new, no rips in corbin seat. (nice touch) Yellow windscreen adds nice touch. Intergrated period correct for 90s’ signals (no, I do not have original signals, but they can be easily found on ebay. No I do not have
Upgrades from factory according to previous owner: Vance and Hines supersport exhaust ; FOX rear shock (fully adjustable and Rare these days) ; CORBIN Seat ( no I don’t have stock seat); New Perelli Angel GT Tires ( less than 100 miles) : Progressive front fork springs.
thank you for your interest.