Posts by tag: FZR1000

Yamaha May 13, 2015 posted by

Pure Sports – Clean 1988 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay

1988 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay


It seems as though spring has brought out the big dogs in the form of another very clean Yamaha FZR-1000 for sale on eBay.  This one is sporting a more subdued color scheme compared with some earlier listings and looks great.  Even though it’s a bit long in the tooth, the big Fizzer is no slouch on the road.  Yamaha claimed 145hp and it’s dry weight of 460lbs was lighter than both the ZX-11 and GSXR-1100.  While both of those bikes were a bit more focused on straightline speed, the FZR-1000 was more focused in the corners while still being able to keep up on the highway.  This one appears mostly stock, with the exception of a slip on Yoshimura exhaust, a new battery and fresh tires.  The $2500 “Buy It Now” price seems very reasonable for this classic liter bike and I suspect somebody will be clicking their mouse pretty quickly on it.


From the seller’s eBay auction, seen here: 1988 Yamaha FZR-1000 on eBay

1988 Yamaha FZR 1000, This 27yr old bike looks New. Clean Garage Kept 33943 original miles. Never dropped, downed or wrecked. This bike will grab attention everywhere you ride it. New dry lightweight battery. New Pirelli Tires. K&N Filter. Yoshimura Pipe. Long Island, NY Pick-up only, no shipping. 17 inch wheels front and rear.

Pure Sports – Clean 1988 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay
Yamaha March 27, 2015 posted by

Cheap Thrills – 1994 Yamaha FZR1000

1994 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay


Yamaha’s FZR1000 brought a lot to the table.  It was a bike that did a lot of things well.  It was lighter than the competing ZX-11 and GSXR-1000 and every bit as fast.  It was also fairly comfortable for a sportbike which made it a very capable highway hauler.  It also wasn’t shy, as you can see by the colors here.  Love it or hate it, you couldn’t miss it.  Pick a color in the rainbow and it’s in there somewhere.  The FZR1000 would eventually be phased out by Yamaha’s game changing YZF-R1, but not before being dubbed Cycle World’s “Bike of the Decade” at the end of the 80s.


This particular example appears to have been well cared for during it’s 20+ years, only amassing about 1000 miles per year in the process.  The owner lists some basic maintenance and history in his eBay listing seen here: 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 on eBay

Hello, and thank you for viewing my listing.  Up for sale is my 1994 Yamaha FZR 1000.  I’ve owned it since 2009, and it’s been a great bike!  The only maintenance that I’ve had to do is to fix the speedometer shortly after I purchased it, and replace the fork seals (2012), other than that it’s just been tires, batteries, and oil changes.   It runs great with no issues whatsoever.  The plastics are in near perfect condition with only a very small blemish here or there.  It has the solo seat option, which I think makes the bike look much sportier.  The pad on the solo seat has worn through a bit from riding (see photos).  It’s been stored indoors the entire time I’ve owned it, and I’m pretty sure, for it’s entire life.  The original owner of this bike was a certified Yamaha mechanic, and he was very meticulous about maintenance.

The more I see these FZR1000s, the more I find myself wondering why I don’t own one?  It’s fast, it’s comfortable, it’s affordable and those colors just make me smile.  I think I need to start making space in the garage…


Cheap Thrills – 1994 Yamaha 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 January 7, 2015 posted by

Big Crayola Fizzer: 1994 Yamaha FZR1000


Back in the mid 1990’s Yamaha was producing some truly excellent bikes, including the FZR600, legendary 750cc OW01 and FZR1000.   However, during the 1990’s Yamaha also made some rather “curious” design decisions regarding the graphics packages on their 90’s bikes, such as the “love-it-or-loath-it” FZR600 Vance and Hines edition and this FZR1000.

NOTE:  According to the seller, the “black metallic” graphics package on this FZR1000 was mostly sold outside of the U.S. white the more familiar white/red  color scheme was sold in the states.

This 1994 FZR 1000 may have had graphics that seem to have been based on the freakazoid cartoon but the underlying bikes were still engineered by the folks at Yamaha..  The 1994 FZR1000 motor produced 145 HP when new with a top speed of 174 mph/280 kph which was a match for the class leading ZX11.  It wasn’t a featherweight (it weighed 471 pounds/214.0 kg) but it was blazing fast, comfortable and had excellent stopping power due to twin front discs.


1994 FZR1000 in 90’s colors for sale on ebay

This particular FZR1000 looks to be in absolute pristine shape.  I am not seeing any evidence of the bike being down/road rash on either the lower fairings or the exhaust canister and the seller states that all parts are stock/OEM.

fz joinedThe seller actually includes quite a lot of information on his ebay posting (although I would have like some pics of the other side of the bike).  There is also a youtube video of what appears to be the same bike .   The seller has indicated he bought the bike from the person who posted the video but has put less than 200 miles on it over the course of ownership

Here is a summary of what the seller has to say regarding condition and ownership history:

  • Adult owned, well maintained.
  • Tires in great condition.
  • Fluids changed seasonally, no leaks, last season the mechanic did a scheduled radiator flush with new fluid. 
  • Heated winter storage for all of its life.
  • New battery 09/01/12
  • Previously maintained by certified motorcycle mechanic who is passionate about making the bike run true and correct .
  • Approximately 14,700 miles on it…….less then 1000 miles per year.


So whats this big FZR worth?   Well as the seller correctly wrote in their ebay auction, you have to ask yourself how many of these you think are out there in an unmolested/original and unrestored condition.  Mileage isn’t unreasonable given this bike is now 20+ years old (damn I’m getting old) but the youtube video does seem to include a rattle that would need to be checked out if not already resolved.   KBB lists a retail of about 3000 USD which seems to match up to recent ebay sales history.  Current bid is 1200 and reserve hasn’t been met.

I would guess that this one is going to appeal to one of two types; either someone who had one previously and want to relive days gone by or someone who wants the base bike and is willing to incur the expense of a bodywork swap to the more appealing red/white look.


Big Crayola Fizzer:  1994 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha October 28, 2014 posted by

Desert EXUP: 1989 Yamaha FZR1000

1989 FZR1000 for sale

Here’s a great chance to snag a legitimate classic that you can actually ride and admire. It looks to be virtually unmolested and still shines great. Even the stock pipe is still on there! The later EXUP models like this one sport 145hp and the exhaust valve really does help with power deliver in the mid-range. With a tick over 10k miles, this one has an opening bid of $5,630, which is right in the range of what we’d expect for a sale. And if you’re in Arizona, your riding season is just about to get underway. A little over 2 days remaining on this auction.


1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

A survivor from the 80’s where it was BIKE OF THE DECADE!
Beautiful bike that will continue to raise in VALUE!
Original tool kit included! Blinkers are installed(not in pictures).
10,167 miles with the last 5000 documented by previous owne



Desert EXUP:  1989 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 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
Bimota March 15, 2014 posted by

Michelangelo Down(under): 1993 Bimota YB8 Furano


Few manufacturers in the motorcycle world have created quite as many exotic machines as the fabled Rimini, Italy firm of Bimota. Known for high quality, lightweight sportbikes that are produced in limited numbers – with commensurately high price tags – all Bimotas except one (first person to correctly post a comment as to which model utilized a Bimota powerplant wins a RSBFS T-shirt) have been powered by donated engines from Italian, Japanese and German builders. This YB8 is no exception, utilizing the running gear from the Yamaha FZR1000. Power is up thanks to Weber Marelli fuel injection and a custom 4 into 1 exhaust system, while weight is down thanks to aluminum chassis and exquisite fiberglass/carbon fiber bodywork.

1993 Bimota YB8 Furano in New Zealand


This is likely the most rare motorcycle with primer bodywork ever posted on RSBFS. Normally we shy away from work-in-progress machines, but with fewer than 150 examples available, even a TLC-starved Furano is worth looking at. Just make sure you are looking at her good side, and drool away.

From the seller:
This Furano has 43377km on the clock. This Bimota has been dropped and has cosmetic damage. This bike does run, but has some issues. Revs on stand still fine, but when you rev out when riding it backfires.


While you are drooling, make sure you realize that this rare rocket is located far away from the States – about as far away as you can get and still have decent riding weather. It is also somewhat pricey – starting bid is $8k USD with a BIN of $12,000. Might be worth checking out if you are closer than most of us in the USA, but still nice eye candy if you catch it on the non-primer side. There is some good Bimota info in the advert that looks to be plagiarized from elsewhere (I found a similar description here), but little info on the bike itself. Check out the auction here and be sure and let us know what you think. Good Luck!


Michelangelo Down(under): 1993 Bimota YB8 Furano