Posts by tag: FZ600

Yamaha August 13, 2019 posted by

Museum Piece: 1986 Yamaha FZ600

It’s not every day you see a 1986 Yamaha FZ600 restored to museum quality sporting a fuel tank that has never had gas in it. There are plenty of nice ones around, but their value isn’t commensurate with a full restoration, and most have been ridden enough to just be cool old-school riders. This one is the exception. It hasn’t cracked 3,000 miles, and the seller completed most of a cosmetic restoration with the intention of making a time capsule.

1986 Yamaha FZ600 for sale on eBay

According to the listing, most of the  bodywork is NOS, and we assume that includes the fuel tank, since its almost 2,500 doesn’t jibe with the notion that it has never had gas in it. Still, you really just won’t see a more perfect example of a bike from the dawn of fully-faired race replicas.

The 1986 Yamaha FZ600 was designed to tap into rising demand for 500cc GP-aping street bikes, and used a modified version of the engine from the XJ600. It was something of a parts-bin special, sharing its engine and brakes with a raft of contemporary Yamaha offerings. It was replaced in 1988 by the much better known and better-loved FZR600. But there is nothing like the original, and this bike embodies its era wonderfully.

From the eBay listing:

99% perfect FZ600 museum piece. I purchased this bike about 5 years ago as a display only keeper.
The bike was in perfect running order but hasn’t been started since it’s minor cosmetic restoration.
If the next owner chooses to ride it, at minimum it will need a battery and gas (the tank is NOS and has never had fuel in it. Other than that it might need a carb cleaning at the most.

When I purchased the bike it was a little beat up cosmetically, nothing major just a scratch here or there. Over the last 5 years I replaced all flawed items with NOS parts including most body panels. My intention was to bring it back to showroom condition.

The FZ is 100% stock, unmolested and is a perfect as you will find, you will not be disappointed.

US sales only/ shipping is buyers responsibility/ 0 feedback bidders will be canceled unless I am assured you are serious.

With more than five days left in the auction, bidding on this cool time capsule has yet to eclipse $3,000. If this keeps up, someone is going to snag a deal.

Museum Piece: 1986 Yamaha FZ600
Yamaha December 22, 2017 posted by

Plain and Simple: 1987 Yamaha FZ600 for sale on eBay

The Yamaha FZ600 broke cover in 1986, right as the fully-faired sportbike wave seriously started to swell, and helped start the careers of myriad young racers and hobbyists. When it debuted, it was aimed squarely at the Honda CBR600F and the Kawasaki Ninja 600 and gave its competitors some serious worries at the racetrack.

1987 Yamaha FZ600 for sale on eBay

By 1988, though, the FZ600 had been replaced with the faster, more aggressive and more advanced FZR600, which took the brand to a new level of success and status. That left the FZ as an inexpensive, easily modified and user-friendly entry-level street bike and club racer. As such, they’re rare in nice, unmolested condition.

This 1987 Yamaha FZ600 is the exception to that rule, with just a couple cracks on the right side fairing to show for its 30 years. The seller says it has not been raced, which is a good sign, and the only real deviation from stock is a period-correct Yoshimura exhaust.

From the eBay listing:


The ad doesn’t mention maintenance or recent repairs, so it’s a good bet that the bike could use a good once-over, even with only 10,000 miles on the dial. The FZ600s likely will never command huge money, but they are fun, fast, simple and relatively easy to get parts for.

With a little fairing work, this one would make a nice addition to a vintage sportbike collection.

Plain and Simple: 1987 Yamaha FZ600 for sale on eBay
Aprilia August 14, 2012 posted by

Mailbag Tuesday and Feature Listing Price Goes Up Sept. 15th. [RS250 Chesterfield, 998 Bostrom, Muth Katana’s, Raymond Roche, CX500T, Haga RSV1000R, Guzzi Sport 1100, FZ600, Superlight]

Hey guys,

Sorry we’ve been behind on these catch-all entries based on your emails. Between sheer email volume and weekends out and about, it’s been on the back burner. Here are the best of what’s still active.

Also I wanted to alert all you guys who are planning to sell your bikes at the end of the season that our Featured Listing is going to get upgraded in the fall. This means that for a limited time you can still take advantage of the low, low price of $25/mo before it goes up. The price will expire on September 15th. Email me now on how to get started. More details on the new and improved Feature Listings coming soon.

Good luck to all the buyers and sellers out there and keep the emails coming!


Marty was spending a hot evening surfing ads in Europe and came upon this 1987 Cagiva GP C587 ridden by Raymond Roche. Yours for only $104k USD.

A few of you emailed us this Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield for sale in the Bay Area for $7800. Ad states 10k miles and like new. Do some investigation though as it’s missing about half of the factory decals. Possible they were removed cleanly as they were on top of clear coat from the factory. And it does have a plate.

Philip sent us this Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 available on eBay for $7500. These have a strong cult following with people emailing them to us all the time!

Jeremy had another stack of bikes for us to consider in the Bay Area as well, and this Ducati 998 Bostrom stood out to me with less than 1k miles. He’s accepting offers and suggests that $12k isn’t an offer, so bid accordingly!

David emailed us this 2003 RSV1000R factory Haga race replica for $8495 in Minneapolis, which is down from $9250 in just 11 days since I got the email.

Shay on our Facebook page alerted us to a guy in Los Angeles with 4 Suzuki Katana’s for sale and all of them look pretty interesting in different ways.

Brian shot us a note that his 1982 Honda CX500T Turbo is available for $5500 in Los Angeles. Good luck with the sale!

J.D. sent us a note that his 86 Yamaha FZ600 has only 345 miles and is just $4k on Colorado Springs Craigslist. Good luck!

Garrett in Boston emails us the budget bike of the day with his Honda Hurricane for $1500! Looks damn good at that price, good luck with the sale!

And finally Greg just spotted this Ducati Superlight with 7200 miles in Florida on Craigslist. $10.5k seems a bit lofty but I know when I list on CL I expect low balls…


Sport Bikes For Sale December 30, 2010 posted by

Original Tires? 1986 Yamaha FZ600 W/5889 Miles

Original Tires?  1986 Yamaha FZ600 W/5889 Miles

Hey, I’d be first in line for a classic low mile bike but I’m not sure I’d want the original tires from 1986!  Is it amazing or crazy that the bike still has them on?  Those 5889 miles on the clocks break down to just 235 miles a year.  I’ve seen a few low mile classics this year and it continues to amaze me when I see an average sport bike like the little FZ with such little use. 

I do see a few scrapes on the fairing and exhaust but overall it sure doesn’t look its’ age.  I’m not holding out on any auction info, there wasn’t much there except the fact that it is a stock, clean bike with original tires.

How many of you were in high school in 86 and thought, “If I only had that rad FZ, I’d have the girls all over me”?

Just slightly different than what you see when you shop for a 600 in 2011.  I don’t know how much demand there is for an 86 FZ600 but there has to be someone out there that wants to relieve their youth.  Just do it on a fresh set of rubber.  .


Sport Bikes For Sale November 2, 2010 posted by

Time Capsule: 0 Mile 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance And Hines Edition

What a neat find! We’ve had few V&H FZR600 replicas grace RSBFS but I don’t think we’ve had one with no miles on it. I would think this would get most any Yamaha collector’s heart pumping. As I’ve said before, I think bikes like these are more rare than most any exotic Bimota or limited edition MV Agusta. Why you ask? Most any 20 year old with a part time job could afford these bikes and once purchased they were ridden hard and sometimes not taken care of. With time, even the clean bikes were sold to their third or fourth owner and well you get the picture.

The story behind the bike:

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines
vin # JYA3HHE06NA042098
Limited Edition #518 of 636
Mileage 000.8

You are bidding on a BRAND NEW never started bike as decribed above. This bike was purchased by our Yamaha dealership/owner but never put up for sale, instead it was added to the bosses growing collection of rare, unusual, or exotic bikes and put in storage with the rest . However, the time has come to reduce our inventory and make his collection smaller by finding a good home for several of his collectables.

This is the ULTIMATE bike for the ULTIMATE collector who has almost everything ……. a perfect addition to any collection. FZR was recently removed from storage and is currently on display (for sale) as pictured.

Bike comes with MSO, bill of sale, and a copy of the original dealer invoice.

What were you doing back in 1992?  Remember wandering into a Yamaha dealership and lusting after a limited edition FZR600?  It might have been out of reach then but what about now?  

As you can imagine, you have to throw out book value on a bike like this.  Don’t let the Mrs. try to tell you otherwise.  How can you put a price on filling out your prized collection or reliving your youth?  This one is starting off at a cool $5000.  How about some more pictures to try and convince you it is worth it?



Quick Spot September 23, 2010 posted by

*Virgin* 1988 Yamaha FZ600

1988 Yamaha FZ600 like new low miles

Location: Woodinville, WA
Mileage: 5,800
Price: $2,600

WOW! 5800 miles. Never dropped, adult owned. Not modified in any way. Stock, clean, title in hand. First time offered for sale.

WOW! Is right! Unmolested, low mileage classic on the cheap! Run of the mill bikes in any flavor don’t come up like this very often and when they do they’ll usually do a little more damage to your wallet.

It’s no secret I’m fan of this generation of Yamaha’s and quite frankly I’d have a hard time holding back if it were a little closer to me. I’m also surprised Dan didn’t have the urge to pick this one up because I know he has a soft spot for these as well.

I enjoy seeing bikes like these as much as I do a $40,000 1098R, but only because I marvel at how people can hang on to bikes for so long and not ride them. Kudos to the owner- I like it!

Check it out here and contact the seller



Yamaha January 24, 2010 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZ600 w/ only 3,100 original miles!

1987 Yamaha FZ600…. super low mileage

1987 Yamaha FZ 600 with only 3,100 original miles for sale on the SF Bay area CL.

Since I’m an owner of a very similar looking Yamaha, you could say I have a soft spot for this vintage. The FZ’s weren’t produced in limited numbers and certainly weren’t the fastest thing on two wheels in 1987, but this one is a survivor and looks to be in great shape. Besides being submitted by one of our RSBFS dedicated readers (big thanks!), this one fills another slot for us. The past few days, on RSBFS, have been filled with several rare, beautiful, but expensive bikes and this one comes in under the radar at a mere $2,500 bucks! That’s right, $2,500.00 for a super clean, low mileage sport bike that most any sport bike enthusiasts can swing even on the tightest of budgets. This garage queen even has a full Kerker exhaust on it, but the owner still has the original should you want to put back to 100% stock. I’m going to guess there aren’t but a handful of 1987 bikes left that can be tagged 100% stock. Heck, it even has the “Mono Cross” suspension sticker still on the swingarm.

only 3,100 original miles

Quotes from the listing:

For sale is my 87 yamaha fz 600 this bike is very clean 3,100 original miles. It has a Kerker full system on it now but i also have the original exhaust that came on it and it also is in perfect condition as well. This bike is a blast to ride. The pics dont do it justice. I am asking 2,500 obo

I just noticed the ad states OBO so you should be able to haggle a little and save a few bucks on an already cheap bike 🙂 .