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Surfing the Local CL ads: 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace For Sale

Here's another open class bike that caught my attention recently while surfing the local Craigslist motorcycle section - a cherry 1997 Yamaha YZR1000R Thunderace in black and gray. This one has 26k miles and is listed for $5800:

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

One ownwer, 1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace, 1997 Sportbike of the year. Produced for one year only. Very RARE. Still one of the best handling most powerful bikes on the road.
Black/Silver, 26,000 miles, never down and never abused (no wheelies/stoppies)
Tuned (including having cams 'degreed') by Eric Dorn at EDR Performance, full Akropovic Titanium exhaust, K&N air filter, HeliBars, Attack rear sets, steel front brake lines, smoke windscreen, nearly new Pilot Power tires
I know of no maintenance issues with this bike. It is ready to ride.

$5800 sounds a bit lofty for this under appreciated bike, especially with such mileage. Not saying the bike is in jeopardy as a result of mileage, but at this price, I'd expect a lot less. The images sure do represent a well look after example though. I'll do some research to find out for sure like I did on the CBR900RR entries I posted recently.

After my ride to the Olympic Peninsula this past summer, I've been contemplating a more appropriate touring machine. The Ducati made the trip fine, but I felt terrible as it sat in the pouring rain overnight. While all it would've needed was a decent cover to avoid being totally neglectful, it got me to thinking about what a better mount might of looked like for such a task. Something tells me a bike like this with proper luggage might fit the bill and then some!

dc

20 Comments

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  • just wanted to say you have a nice looking ace.. i like the color. mine is the stock red and white.. i really like my bike its very fun to ride. how many miles you have on yours?

  • Hey Mike,

    The listing shows 26k miles on this one. It’s still for sale on our local Craigslist as a matter of fact:

    http://corvallis.craigslist.org/mcy/1192948750.html

    Got any pictures of yours? The white and red is a damn good combo!

    dc

  • Since the other ads have apparently expired, I thought I’d submit the current ad for my Thunderace. Hi-res pics available on request!

  • http://slo.craigslist.org/mcy/1615888810.html

  • […] was contacted by a gentleman near me when he spotted one of my oldest posts on the Yamaha YZF1000R that featured his bike listing from over 2 years ago. Turns out that not only is that bike still […]

  • i like this, its heavy bike..good for long journey…

  • were can i buy that bike

  • Do you still have that bike for sale?

  • Mine is still available. Let me know if you’re interested and want more information.

  • This bike IS still available.

  • The research I did was from nada.org the cars resale value with 0miles is 2324 – 3059 Id like to know if 1000 and a 1964 project car will be a good trade or if your willing to work out a deal, sumthing like a payment plan.

  • ok kevan contact me at teawalt@yahoo.com Im really trying to get this bike when I return state side and I leave in march to go to Korea so if you or Dave could contact me asap about it Id really apricate it

    thanks

  • i have my yzf1000r for sale its the same bike like thisone black/grey and 28000 miles, just has d&d carbon fiber pipe call or txt 9158200612, or emailme at andrescaleramirez@gmail.com i have some pics and info, very clean bike ha

  • i have my yzf1000r for sale its the same bike like thisone black/grey and 28000 miles, just has d&d carbon fiber pipe call or txt 9158200612, or emailme at andrescaleramirez@gmail.com i have some pics and info, very clean bike ha o and leather gas tank cover,,

  • I know its an old post, but I am looking for a 1997 thunderace black/grey if anyone is selling.
    Sold mine a few years ago and bought a hd softail, one of the biggest mistakes I ever made.
    I miss my thunderace.

  • Bill,

    I still have mine for sale. Located in Ca. Call me if you’re interested. 805-674-2481.

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