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Yamaha February 26, 2015 posted by

Fast Fizzer – 1987 Yamaha FZR1000


One of the “new classics” that is beginning to appreciate in value, the FZR-1000 can still hold it’s own. The FZR-1000 made over 145hp and was significantly lighter than the ZX-11s and GSXR-1100s of it’s era. Top speed was around 165mph which is still plenty fast, even today. Because the obnoxious color fads of the 1990s hadn’t started yet, these early Yamahas are adorned with subdued but classy color schemes and this particular example looks great in it’s classic red, white and blue.  Just two years later, Cycle World would go on to call the FZR-1000 it’s “Bike of the Decade.”

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale on eBay


From the seller’s eBay listing

Show quality, Original, Stock, un-molested example. LOOK at the pictures…no rust, no pitting, no scratches, excellent paint, graphics, seat, instruments etc., Look at the swing arm, brake caliper and footpeg bracket photos….clean as new. Exhaust is amazing, plastics- perfect.Tank clean etc. Just serviced -Cleaned, synced carbs rebuilt calipers with all new caliper kits, changed all fluids, filters,  new master cylinder. No disappointments,- this bike definitely belongs in a showroom or a collection, just needs a good home where it can be well cared for. good luck bidding


As you can see, despite being almost 30 years old, this one is very clean and appears to be bone stock, other than the tires (obviously).  The stock exhaust, turn signals, reflectors and even the chain guard are all there.  The indicated 16,000 miles means well under 1000 miles a year, which is just enough exercise to keep her in good running condition.

Mike M.

Fast Fizzer – 1987 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha August 25, 2014 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 with Just 4k Miles in New York

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale

Here’s a largely stock and very low mileage FZR1000. This is a pre-EXUP model which puts the horsepower at 135, which in 1987 what a number to be respected. Also noteworthy at that time was the 5 valve head. The owner notes a radar detector of similar vintage has been added and it even wears the stock tires. I noted an aftermarket windscreen as well, but otherwise it looks like it could just use a thorough refresh and detail to be excellent.


1987 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

For Sale: 1987 Yamaha FZR 1000. First year of the Yamaha FZR1000 5 valve Genesis sport bike. It is in original condition except for an added antique Uniden radar detector. 9.5 of 10 condition cosmetically. A very rare collectable stock example of a classic sport bike.

If you always wanted one of these when they were new, this is your chance!

– 4K original miles
– OEM stock condition from the tires up
– First owner was a Upstate NY Motorcycle Dealer. (I am the second owner)
– Fully serviced with synthetic oil.
– Just ridden 92 miles to breakfast in the NY Southern Tier and back.


1987 Yamaha FZR1000 with Just 4k Miles in New York
Yamaha November 13, 2013 posted by

One Owner 1988 Yamaha FZR750RU in Colorado

Yamaha FZR750RU For Sale

For all those tire kickers that show up in the comments of perfect but never ridden examples, here is a rare bike AND it has been ridden! Our latest Feature Listing is for this FZR750RU, Yamaha’s homologation special before the infamous OW01. We have seen a fair number of these this year and prices are definitely appreciating. This example has a few blems from a tip over but as you can see the overall condition looks better than very good. And at just $4500 you can feel good about putting the next 30k miles on this one!



from the seller:

1988 Yamaha FZR750RU FOR SALE

Own a piece of motorcycling history, Super Rare motorcycle!
Only 225 imported into the US

Ohlins Shock
1990 OW01 front wheel, forks, triple-clamps
YZF mirrors, brake and clutch master-cylinders, adjustable front brake and clutch levers
Modern Yamaha mirrors allow you to see more than just your elbows
Brembo Cast-Iron brake rotors with Nissin calipers
Aluminum clip-on handlebars
Polished frame and upper triple clamp
Rear turnsignals replaced with front (3 lead) turnsignals and wired to also perform as running lights for additional visibility
Manual fan switch wired into loom
Heated Grips
Steel braided brake and Clutch lines
Racing seat cowl
Factory Yamaha service manual
New battery
Shift pattern has been converted to 1 up and 5 down with stock shift lever. Can very easily be converted back to standard pattern if desired.
K&N Air Filter

Original owner

33,670 miles

Right side of front upper and lower cowling have minor damage from being blown over in Colorado winds. Right heated grip is torn from same wind incident. Grip still heats and does not drag on handlebar. There are also a few chips in the paint on the fuel tank from rocks and car doors.

Contact the seller by email

One Owner 1988 Yamaha FZR750RU in Colorado
Yamaha May 28, 2013 posted by

1985 Yamaha FZ750 Genesis: One Owner, 14k Miles

1985 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale

This isn’t a museum piece but it is an honest survivor from the original owner. The revolutionary 5 valve per cylinder heads were cutting edge at the time and the technology was used in many future models like the FZR1000 and OW01. Having covered only 14k miles this example looks very complete and is reported as never dropped though has some patina as shown in the pictures. Current bid is just over $1500 reserve not met.


1985 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale on eBay


quote from seller:

Up for sale is my 1985 FZ750 that I purchased new at M&M Cycle in Kalamazoo, MI during July of 1985. This is the first year of the 5-valve Genesis engine for Yamaha. These are rare and most were used for roadracing in the late 80’s. This bike has never been crashed and the engine has never been taken apart. It is stock with the exception of the following adds: K&N Dynojet Kit and a Vance & Hines SS2R header. Also included is a cover, Factory Yamaha rear seat cowl and two Metzeler tires that were replaced less than 500 miles ago.

Overall the bike is in extremely nice condition, however the following imperfections exist: there is some checking (lines) on the tank primarily in the blue stripe area but some in the lower silver area also, small scratch (1/4′) on the front edge of front fender and the tank has a dent near the filler cap (see pics).

This FZ runs well and had a battery replacement last year. It has a very mean, throaty sound due to the individual K&N filters on each carb. In my opinion it is one of the best sounding inline 4s you will find.