Posts by tag: Deltabox

Yamaha January 4, 2016 posted by

Subdude – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000

Development of the FZR1000 had about reached its culmination in the early 1990’s, and development of the succeeding Thunderace had begun.  The flagship continued consuming road miles by the ton, as it had since 1987.  Offered as the alternate livery from the team-inspired white/red/blue, the subdued flashiness of the 1994 model hangs together in a 90’s kind of way, but the performance – 20-plus years old and a sub-11 second 1/4 mile – is ageless.

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1994 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay

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Using the stamped and heli-arced aluminum for the perimeter frame and swingarm, Yamaha engineers provided enough rigidity to contain the irresistable 145 hp and 79 ft-lbs torque.  Adjustable for preload at both ends, 43mm upside-down forks and monoshock rear.  Yamaha’s EXUP, a servo-controlled exhaust collector, provides a wider torque curve for the powerhouse.  Brakes are Porsche-like, 320mm dual disks in front with 6-piston calipers, and the rear of 267mm is commonly seen on the front of smaller bikes.  But we are talking triple-digit speeds and 1/4-ton weights.  Full fairing helps the rider hide from the gale, and sends ram-air down to the engine room.

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Previous riders must’ve been very careful as there is barely a mark divulging the 20,000 miles, and it appears completely stock save the orange windshield.  Nothing about past owners or maintenance history, but here’s what’s in the eBay auction:

Pictures speak for themselves! All stock, NO modifications!
Adult owned and gently ridden.

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Reviewed as a heavyweight road weapon, it’s a stable high-speed platform, only real squawk being the lack of anti-dive up front.  No reason to zing the big motor with the amount of torque available, and it should be fine for another 20K miles.  With the fairing providing the feeling that the rider is glued to the bike which is glued to the road, they should go by quickly…


Subdude – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha August 6, 2015 posted by

Proof of Concept – 1990 Yamaha OW 01

Shortly after the Superbike World Championship opened in 1988, manufacturers were compelled to prove their production bikes were up to the task, by providing comparable bikes to the marketplace.  Numbers of bikes homologated depended on the size of the manufacturer.  Though it did not result in a championship, Yamaha provided the OW 01 to the fray in 1989 and 1990, and in the process created a very memorable street machine.

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1990 Yamaha OW 01 ( FZR 750 R ) for sale on eBay

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Built to compete with the YB4 and RC30, and the eventual championship winning Ducati 851, the OW 01 was a thinly disguised racer.  A 749cc carburetted straight four delivering over 120hp can hardly be otherwise.  The 5-valve OW 01 was reputed to be quite rideable, thanks to EXUP, the automatic exhaust port valve.  The aluminum perimeter frame was not an innovation but this lightweight DeltaBox was , with similar fabricated swingarm.  Large for the day, 43mm forks are fully adjustable, as is the Ohlins rear shock.  Braking handled by 280mm front disks and 177mm rear.

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Not without its blemishes, this OW 01 looks good for its 34,000 kms.  From the eBay auction:

One of only 500 produced this bike has never been raced. dry stored for the last 7 years, running and riding perfect before storage
has the stock exhaust and muffler which is in mint condition,
has 34,000 kilometers (20,000miles)
top end was done using yamaha parts and i have the receipts
comes with the owners manual and pouch
original toolkit, missing one small socket
as you can see in the pics there are 2 chips in the paint beside the headlight and under the headlight area there are stress cracks in the paint.

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A higher mileage OW 01, this machine might be a restoration candidate, maybe after some serious rides.  The steep price when introduced speaks volumes about the development dollars and potential in each machine.  OW 01’s are available as perfect restorations or patina-ed racers, this one could be great to take in either direction…


Proof of Concept – 1990 Yamaha OW 01
Yamaha May 27, 2015 posted by

The one you’ve been waiting for – 1989 FZR1000

BEAUTIFUL 1989 FZR-1000 on eBay


We’ve seen a rash of FZR-1000s here on RSBFS lately and I dare say that this is the nicest one yet.  This 1989 model was crowned as “Sportbike of the Decade” by Cycle World and for good reason.  While the GSXR-1100 and ZX-11 were adding horsepower and weight, the FZR-1000 was getting more and more focused.  It was certainly still a contender for the top speed numbers, but was quite a bit lighter on the scales and that resulted in a more balanced machine.  The red, white and blue color scheme is beautiful and it shows off the sexy Deltabox frame perfectly.  For those looking for originality, this one appears to still have the factory signals, mudflap and chain guard, which is pretty rare these days.



 The seller’s eBay listing is almost completely void of any details, but the pictures do a lot of talking.  You can check out the listing here: 1989 Yamaha FZR-1000 on eBay

Beautiful example of the late ’80s model FZRs…low mileage, paint and bodywork in outstanding shape! Needs tires and could use a carb-sync/tuneup. New battery and all electrical and mechanical working great! Real head turner.

Oh, and it’s only 5 minutes away from me.  I feel an argument with the wife coming on…

The one you’ve been waiting for – 1989 FZR1000
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 May 12, 2014 posted by

Our Continuing Love Affair: 1989 Yamaha FZR400 in Virginia


In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re kind of obsessed with these 400’s. Today’s example has a bit over 19k miles and has reportedly never been tracked. The panel condition backs this up with just minor wear in places. The only upgrade is the Vance and Hines pipe but the rest looks stock and intact. The best news is that there is no reserve and the current winning bid is just $2500.


1989 Yamaha FZR400 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

It has the original plastics in the traditional pearl white and red that this bike is known for. It even still has the original solo seat cowl. Note that the cowl can be removed to ride a passenger. I have posted close up pictures of any small imperfection that can be found on this bike. Compared to other bikes of this year and model, it is in excellent condition!! It has never been put on a race track and the pictures make that quite obvious. All of the small imperfections that are on this bike come from the previous owners so I don’t have any information about where the small nicks and dings came from. (I am the 3rd owner.) I get compliments on my bike everywhere I go. Everyone wants to take a look at it and ask questions. There is a good reason the motor cycle magazines say its “the best handling bike you can buy under $25,000.00” to this day. Find out for yourself.

The tires are nearly new Pirelli’s. Chain and sprocket are in good condition. And a brand new no-maintenance battery. And a recent oil change.

A few years ago I had a professional mechanic balance the jets and it runs really smooth and handles well. Such a joy to ride!

The only “non-stock” piece on this bike is the Vance and Hines pipe.

Also included with the sale: Rear stand, new in box oil filter & fuel filter, original owner’s manual and service manual, as well as the original under seat tool set.


Yamaha April 28, 2014 posted by

Ludicrous Speed: 1989 Yamaha FZR 1000 for sale in Georgia

1989 Yamaha FZR 1000 for sale

While today’s liter bikes are measured by an even higher standard of speed, in the late 80’s the 5 valve Yamaha Genesis motor was the top dog in the speed race amongst manufacturers. While the OW01 was certainly more exotic, the FZR 1000 provided even more punch in a straight line and still held it’s own when dipped into a corner. This example while not totally stock, has some period correct upgrades that the seller details, and appears in genuinely good condition with only 6700 miles on the clock. It’s already met reserve and is currently bid at just under $7k with 4 days remaining.


1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This bike is 9 out of a 10runs perfect . Has the popular mod of the time of updating the forks with yzf750r upside forks. You would be hard pressed to find a cleaner one. I can’t believe how good it runs. The bike needs nothing title in hand . I have the original tool kit as well and bike come with rare seat cowl.


Ludicrous Speed:  1989 Yamaha FZR 1000 for sale in Georgia
Yamaha June 26, 2013 posted by

Not Perfect But Cool ’94 Yamaha YZF750

Location: Las Vegas, NV    Mileage: 43,000   Price: Auction, no reserve

94 YZF750

94 YZF750

So we at RSBFS like to bring our faithful readers the mintiest, rarest and most sportbikiest of rare sportbikes we can find for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. And that’s awesome. However, sometimes there are other bike choices out there for the many of us who don’t light our cigars with hundred dollar bills. Here is a case of one of those bikes. This bike is not perfect and certainly has the miles, but it’s no reserve, so you could own something maybe you want to restore for not a ton of cash. Pretty cool.

From the seller- selling my 1994 yamaha a mature rider and this bike is not raced or tracked just a is pretty much all original except for the windscreen the turn signals and the front fender.i still have the original yamaha key.the previous owner before me put the windscreen and front fender on years before i owned has a clean title.the tires are in good shape and has no leaks anywhere.she has 43 thousand miles,but dont let that fool you these motors run for along time and are pretty much bullet proof.this basic motor has been in the fz750 since can jump on this bike and ride cross country if you want.these bikes in this condition are getting harder and harder to find.this bike fires right up and runs smooth and quite with the stock does have a few little scratches here and there and i took a couple pictures of them.all in all a very solid motorcycle and in great condition for being 19 years listing this as a no reserve auction.i also have the bike for sale locally and reserve the right to end the auction early.all sales are final and full payment to be made in 72 can come by my house and take it for a ride if you would like.also buyer is responsible for shipping if he or she desires to ship it.if you have anymore questions or would like any different pics feel free to call me and i will be glad to send pics or talk about the bike.thanks and good luck bidding.

And pics-

Now, with this kind of mileage you’re gonna want to do all you can to verify the condition and make sure she runs right. Or as right as it can for the age. The bike isn’t 100 percent stock and has its cosmetic nicks and dings. But part of your fun can be restoring back to factory stock. And then have a cool looking ride that is rare and will be fun to ride.

So for the rest of us who would like to have all the killer bikes we see on RSBFS everyday but aren’t a celebrity or maybe an owner of multiple websites that feature rare cars (German, Italian) and bikes (cafe, sport) and such, here’s an opportunity. Make the most of it and get in on the action!


Sport Bikes For Sale October 7, 2011 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR 600 Survivor

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Mileage: 9,388

Price: Auction, current $1,322

What we have here is a survivor from the start of the 90’s, quite possibly the best decade for sportbikes. The FZR 600 was a great bike (had the chance to ride one back in the day and it was awesome) and more a track bike than what I was riding at the time (’88 Hurricane 600). The 600 class was very competitive at the time and the FZR’s Deltabox frame, race orientation and killer paint spoke to many of us. I just didn’t have the money at the time.

This seller found this after years of storage. Here’s the rundown-

This is a super clean low milage 1990 FZR 600 RA.  Just out of long term storage and has not run since 2008.  Purchased from the estate of the original owner.  Only 9,388 miles. The original sales reciept is included along with the original owners manual.

It will need the usual service, maintenance and adjustments commonly provided to a motorcycle that has been in storage since 2008.  The tank will need a general cleaning but there is no significant old gas residue as the tank must have been drained before storage.  The battery needs to be replaced.  Tires look good and are not cracked but may need replaced for high speed use.  Carbs may need to be cleaned.  No visible leaks or drips.  Shifts through all gears and has strong compression commensurate with the low milage. 

Photos show small to tiny scratches on front fender and right lower fairing which can be touched up or buffed out.  There is a section of the front right fairing that is broken/missing, see photo.  There is a very small nick in the seat which is an easy repair, see photo.  A great low cost begining for a show bike.

Good Ohio title. Build date is 10/1989. 

This is a great example that has seen limited and careful use by one long term own.  Lots of miles and smiles remain for the new owner.  A lot of near classic motorcycle for the money and it will appreciate in value every year.

Please study photos and call me for more information.

Sold “as is where is” without mechanical gurantee…only my description is guranteed to be accurate and is back by a 100% money back pledge if I have failed to provide you a materially accurate description of the FZR.

A $200. deposit is to be paid within 72 hours of offer auction ending.  The balance is due within 7 days auction ending.  Paypal is ok for depot and for the remaining balance. 

I will assist with shipping on this end but you must make all arrangements. I will provide indoor storage for 60 days. I may personally  provide enclosed delivery within 350 miles of Cincinnati Ohio for additional cost.  Call me for quote.

My feed back is 100%.  If yours is less than 92% and or you have fewer than 9 Ebay transactions you must call me before you bid or your bid may be cancelled.

And photos with more in the auction-

As the seller points out, this bike has been in storage for a long time and will need the necessary work to bring her back to life. And it does have the one broken piece in the headlight fairing and small spot on the seat. But otherwise, this is a clean, stock FZR600 that has survived pretty well over the years and comes in the best paint scheme there was. It’s simply gorgeous in my opinion and takes me right back to that day outside of my college town when I threw a leg over, grabbed some throttle and hit the first corner. Awesome.

So I don’t know where the auction will end price wise, but I think there is an opportunity here to pick a great bike at a good price. There will be some work to be done and the fairing may be difficult to replace. However, if done, here’s a great bike that will bring happiness and probably increase in value as the years go by.

This FZR is clean and the mileage is fine. If you want to pick up a great example of the beginning of a decade of many cool bikes, then make the jump!