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Bimota April 4, 2011 posted by

Italian Hothead: 1988 Bimota YB4 750 E.I.

For Sale: 1988 Bimota YB4 750 E.I.

Update 4.3.11: This listing was pulled by eBay but is back. Link updated.

It seems to be the season for rare, vintage Bimotas. First we saw Phil’s post on the legendary SB3 (click here for more details), and then sharp-eyed RSBFS reader Zach pointed out that this 1988 YB4 is back on the market. This is not the first time we have seen this bike: the seller posted his entire collection of homologation racers on RSBFS last year (click here for the original post). While some bikes from the collection sold, the YB4 did not.

So what is a YB4? Take a Yamaha FZ750 5-valve Genesis motor, augment it with custom fuel injection, stuff it into a stout, twin-spar aluminum frame, wrap it in voluptuous, hand-laid ‘glass, suspend it with the best Marzocchi forks of the day, and stop it with top line Brembos. Bimota built just enough of them in 1988 (200) to qualify for homologation status, allowing them to compete in World Superbike Championship. It didn’t hurt that it was a winning package.

From the seller:
1988 BIMOTA YB4 e.i. 750cc
For you Bimota collectors and 80’s – 90’s superbike enthusiasts out there, on offer is this beautiful condition YB4 e.i. with an amazingly minimal 1,985 miles.

FYI: This homologation superbike special is for sale locally – so I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Yamaha FZ 750 Fuel Injected Engine
Marzocchi Forks
Brembo Brakes

If you have questions regarding this machine or would like to see additional photos, please contact me through eBay and I will send additional information to you.

With typical Bimota artistic attention to detail, this is a very beautiful motorcycle. Great handling, good power and exceptional light weight make this a very desireable collectable. Ultimately, Bimota created just over 300 of these YB4 machines over a two year run – and finding one in the U.S. is a rare event.

This bike is available on eBay again, and interest has been moderate. The current bid is up to $7,100 at the time of this writing, which is still below the reserve. There are lots more pictures and more information offered by the seller, and I encourage you to check out this rare bird if you are at all interested. Good Luck and tell ’em you saw it on RSBFS!

MI

Reader Rides For Sale March 15, 2011 posted by

1986 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale-

1986 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Mileage: 17,000
Price: $4,000.00
Selling from: 2007 Daytona 200 AMA winner Steve Rapp’s personal collection

Introduced in 1985, the FZ750 was a solid performer, but as we all know it was quickly outpaced by the GSX-R’s in 1986. The FZ’s sported some of Yamaha’s modern era technology and utilized the Genesis 5 valve cylinder heads which helped pump out a whopping 75hp at the rear wheel. Granted, not much by today’s standard, but in 1986 that was kik’n some ass!

1986 Yamaha FZ 750. If you have been looking for a nice FZ,This is it! Its has been gone over and is ready to ride or store in collection.It is all stock, just replaced clutch, battery,tires, oil,filter, chain, sprockets, spark plugs etc. 17K miles runs great!

As “days gone by” come full circle, bikes such as this one have found a special place in many hearts and garages. I can remember spending hours in the local Yamaha showroom drooling over the latest offerings from Yamaha in 1986. All the while knowing good and well that I couldn’t afford the brochure I was holding in my hand.

If any of you have a spot in the garage for a now ‘classic’ Cafe’ style sport bike with a sprinkling of exclusivity added for good measure- Click here to pick this one up.

Cheers!

doug

Yamaha December 3, 2009 posted by

1986 Yamaha FZ750 – second of two posts

I haven’t quite figured out how to properly post multiple listings in the same post, so for the time being please bear with my separate postings. 

Anyway, here’s :

This is a true collector.  This bike looks great, turns heads and is FAST.  The motorcycle is in great condition. It has all four rebuilt carbureators, new brakes, new tires, new clutch, serviced one year ago with over 1200.00 in repairs and new parts and it has never been wrecked. It has a salvage title because it was stolen and the insurance money was collected then it was found and returned. It runs beautifully and has been a great bike.

This bike is no where near the condition of the first FZ, and the salvage title is a bit concerning, but the given the right price, this can be a very usable classic on a day to day basis (the FZ750 engine is very robust with oil change intervals of 7500 miles and valve gear adjustment every 25,000 miles).

phil

Yamaha December 3, 2009 posted by

1986 Yamaha FZ750 – first of two posts

Ah…the Yamaha FZ750.  With 5 valves per cylinder, liquid cooling, and 105 hp on tap, it was a significant bike in Yamaha’s history, but was sadly overshadowed by the brilliant Suzuki GSX-R750.  23 years later, the FZ750 has become somewhat of a collector and we now have not one, but TWO for sale on ebay:

So here’s the first (and this one looks mint!):

This is the bike that started it all for Yamaha when it comes to the sportbike market. 1985 was the first year for the FZ750 with the 5 valve Genesis engine. In order to create a straight, non-restrictive intake tract, Yamaha engineers designed the engine with the cylinders tilted forward at a 45 degree incline. In addition, they incorporated a 5 valve per-cylinder design(3 intake/2 exhaust). The innovative engine design and location also created an awesome front/rear weight bias. I have owned this particular bike for a little over a year and while it is extremely fun to ride. The 85 models are getting hard to find and even harder to find with the factory plastic still in-tact. This bike still has the factory seat eliminator. In addition to being well cared for over-all, the following items have been replaced/installed: Two Metzler tires(about 300 miles ago), new fork seals(about 300 miles ago), steering head bearing serviced(about 300 miles ago) chain and sprockets, clutch slave cylinder, Vance & Hines Supersport exhaust. It also has a K & N air filter, Dyna Jet Stage 1 jet kit and Yoshimura Cams(Installed by previous owner) The bike runs very strong and draws a lot of attention between it’s vintage sportbike looks and aggressive sound. It is not for an irresponsible, novice rider but is as well mannered as it’s rider. You can cruise comfortably all day long with the throttle lock but if you rev-it to 5500 rpms and above, you’d better be ready to hold on. Despite it’s age, it is more than capable of keeping up with most modern bikes 1000cc and less. It won’t beat them all but you can earn their respect. (It has surprised quite a few people). I encourage anyone that is interested to do some research on the web as there are quite a few sites and groups dedicated to these motorcycles. When you consider the age, the mileage isn’t bad especially when you consider that the factory recommended valve adjustment interval isn’t untill 26,600 miles.

The seller is a serious collector (I’ve seen some of the bikes that he has previously sold – all of them mint, rare, and collectible), and if you’re in a market for a FZ750, I would not hesitate to buy from him.

phil

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