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Yamaha March 11, 2014 posted by

Affordable, Original, and Classic Rider: 1987 Yamaha FZR1000 in Long Beach

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale

Today’s Featured Listing is this very complete Yamaha FZR1000 with the 5 valve Genesis motor. These bikes have a loyal following amongst those who remember that they were incredibly powerful then and still very fast today. While EXUP was introduced later in 1989, these earlier examples were still rated at 135hp, 2.9 0 to 60mph, and a 167mph top speed. This example shows some patina and modified seat, but for a mere $3200 this looks hard to beat for the money.

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from the seller:

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis. Quite an early bike (#178) and with the exception of the red seat cover, very original. Also mileage states 29000 but the original clocks stopped at 20,000 (which I still have) and were replaced by a set from a different bike. I have not owned this bike too long and am selling it as I simply do not get along with it. I suppose I prefer my sportsbikes to have two cylinders and originate from Italy. Over the course of the few months of ownership I have replaced all of the fluids (forks, motor, coolant, clutch and brakes), set the suspensions for a 190lb rider and replaced the battery. She starts up instantly, idles nicely and goes down the road well. Tires have plenty of tread left. Chain and sprockets are virtually new. I replaced the rear suspension dog bones with longer ones to raise the back end a little to help her turn a little quicker. The only flaws that I can find (though many on this site may find more) would be the missing tool kit and damage to the left side fairing which has a missing tab and a couple of scratches from what I think were soft panniers. There is also some light checking on the paint on the tank. The bike is located in Long Beach, California. I am asking $3200.

Affordable, Original, and Classic Rider:  1987 Yamaha FZR1000 in Long Beach
Yamaha February 8, 2014 posted by

Shazaam! 1994 Yamaha FZR1000


Blame it on the ’90s. The wild paint job on this FZR1000 is definitely different than the standard Yamaha red/white to which we are all accustomed. But beneath the neon shades there exists the same genesis-derived 1 liter monster that even by today’s standards makes remarkable power. This bike is a beast on the boil, yet can be a surprisingly decent sport tourer as well. A great “all ’rounder,” the FZR is one of those bikes that just worked right – and still does today. Best of all, they are downright cheap to acquire and own.

1994 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
Good Overall Condition: Starts and runs very strong but needs carbs cleaned. Has some fine rust particle build up in the carbs causing gas to overflow out of the overflow vent tubes. Needs Krem treatment in gas tank to prevent further rust issues into carbs and a new fuel filter. Has imperfections in the front upper. Otherwise bike has all new wiring, fully serviced and complete EXUP system. This is a nice low miles clean title example of an FZR1000 that just needs some minor TLC to get it back to perfect.

Dark Smoke Tinted Speed Screen Windshield

New Mirrors

Like New Plastics (all excellent condition except the front upper has a couple small cracks/marks)

Solo Tail Race Cover!

Some chrome accents

Forks are Excellent with no leaks

Ballistic Lithium Battery!

EXUP system fully restored and operates perfectly. Has been treated with high temperature Copa-Slip for many years of maintenance free use.

There’s a lot more I could list about this bike. If you’re searching for it you probably already know what an amazing machine it is with 145 bhp 127 at the wheel. The original R1!

I have front and rear stands, owners manual, bike cover, and other extras available too.


Shazaam! 1994 Yamaha FZR1000
Yamaha January 18, 2014 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 with Just 5500 Miles in Georgia

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale

Today we have a great survivor, an 89 FZR1000. While there were plenty sold there are few that remain in this kind of condition. While the later Thunderace that followed shared many of the FZR1000 ingredients, in my mind the FZR1000 was a bit more raw and elemental.


1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

Great condition only sell because Im moving just put tires on it because the orginal tires were getting to old still had good tread on them. Bike has 5400 miles and has never been crashed bought from a orginal owner. Fox rear shock have orginal shock upgraded r1 brakes front and rear have orginal brakes. K&N filter new GEL battery needs nothing. Title in hand


1989 Yamaha FZR1000 with Just 5500 Miles in Georgia
Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2013 posted by

Sin City: 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP

Las Vegas, NV – 18,025mi – $2,700 No Reserve


It’s always nice to see an older, and well cared for, FZR1000 pop up for sale. It just means that clean examples are not extinct and still around for those love to look at them and ride them. These are some damn good looking bikes. Anyone that knows and loves the older FZR1000’s know that this is the model to have. Yamaha had redesigned their liter bike, bumping displacement to 1002cc and horsepower up to 145. Now present was the EXUP system which further enhanced the bikes power delivery.

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 for sale on eBay


This bike comes to us again from a collector in Vegas who looks to be parting with a few bikes, including this GSX-R Limited. Though this bike isn’t as rare as that Limited, it is still killer and a whole lot cheaper! It looks to be in well maintained condition and cared for as a collector piece.

From the seller: selling my 1989 yamaha fzr1000.this bike is in great shape and has 18k miles.i have done a cosmetic restore.the paint is in great shape and painted back to the original scheme which includes the pearl white.the paint alone was close to is all stock including the original windscreen and exhaust and signals.i even have the hard to find seat has been in my collection in my house for some years.starts right up and runs will be hard pressed to find a 89 fzr1000 in better shape.i can ship the bike but you will have to arrange the located in las vegas and if you are local you can contact me to come by and look at it.i reserve the right to end the auction early as i have it for sale locally.all sales are final and this motorcycle does not come with a warranty.


We do see these pop up from time to time, and for good reason! They are awesome bikes that feature good looks and an entry level bike to start a collection or enjoy some classic sport bike goodness. I would suspect this bike to go in the $4.5k-$5k range, but wouldn’t be all that shocked if it went for more. Bidding is only up to $2,700 with a little over a day left and the reserve non-existent. This one is going to a new home, will it be yours? Check out the auction here and do something about it.


Sin City: 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP
Bimota May 17, 2013 posted by

1991 Bimota YB-10 Dieci For Sale in Cali


407 pounds dry, 145 horsepower. I don’t care what year it is, that formula equals ridiculous power to weight ratio and grins per mile. The YB10 sports the FZR1000 motor of the era and is surrounded by a modified frame from Bimota that brings the weight closer to that of the same year’s FZR600.

1991 Bimota YB10 For Sale on eBay


A very original, extremely clean, collectible and very rare Bimota YB-10 with only 5600 low miles. Recently, I had the carbs completely serviced with all needed new parts (have the receipt and all the old parts). It runs perfect now. Using the proven Yamaha’s legendary five valve FZR 1000 engine and the fantastic lightened hand built chassis, this bike will always be a reliable performer with no lack of mechanical spare parts availability. FZR 1000 was and still is considered to be one of the best and most reliable liter class engines ever made!

Bimota motorcycles were and still are hand-built in Rimini, Italy, using the finest possible parts available. Many billet parts and hand laid fiberglass body makes this bike even more exotic. Bike has never been down, it’s all original, including paint and everything else. It runs absolutely perfect and starts right up with a single push of the starter button. You have the reliability of the proven mechanical operation plus the exotic and beautiful parts that all work well together!!



Sport Bikes For Sale April 26, 2013 posted by

Clean 1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis For Sale!

La Crescent, MN – 11,679mi – $2,600 No Reserve


We have seen a nice run of clean FZR1000’s come across the pages of RSBFS the last couple of months, from the EXUP models of ‘89 to a couple first years from ‘87. Each one has been clean in its own right. In 1987, this bike was rated at 135hp with a top speed of 160mph. This may not seem too crazy compared to modern sport bikes, but you can bet that back in its day it crushed nearly everything else on the road.


The bike up for sale here is again a first-year example from 1987. Mileage is very low at only roughly 11k on the clock. It looks like it has been taken care of very well and had only changed hands once since it rolled out of the dealership. It is also mostly stock and visually the only difference is the exhaust. Looks like the tires are even original, but you will need to replace those before riding it much.


From the seller:

Here we have a very nice mostly original low mile 1987 Yamaha FZR 1000 sport bike, this was the first year Yamaha made the FZR 1000, bike runs great, and is very clean, gas tank is also clean inside, plastic is very solid, no repairs to fairings, solo seat cowl is removable so you can ride two up if you want, bike just had a new battery last summer, we also just put new NGK plugs in it last week and changed the oil, this bike has had only two owners, and has always been stored inside a garage, bike is very fast, I also have the orignal tool kit for this, I also will include a factory genuine Yamaha service manual, bike will need tires soon, rear is wore in middle and front has some checking , I can not see that this bike has ever been down, I do not think you will find a much cleaner one then this, bike will need nothing besides tires

With a good selection of FZR’s in recent history comes a good idea of what they are selling for. Bidding is currently up to $2,600 and No Reserve in sight. I would put this bike at right around $4,500 given its mileage and near-original condition. However, I would not be suprised to see it push $5k. Nice to see that it is only a 2-owner bike and looks to be cared for. You can check out the auction here and place you bid today!


Bimota April 11, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: March 2013, 27 Bikes in Total

Here is the latest round up of bike sales or bikes that saw high bid activity. We’re starting with Feb 25th and moving forward as they hadn’t been reported on in the last Month in Review as they were still open at the time of publishing. Each picture is linked to eBay as they haven’t been archived yet.

We blogged over 60 bikes in March and these are the ones we have sale values on. A great read for savvy buyers and sellers alike!


Katana 1000 for sale

1982 Suzuki Katana 1000 Sold for $7000

Suzuki TL1000R For Sale

2002 Suzuki TL1000R Sold for just $4100

1987 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1987 Yamaha FZR750R Sold to one of our readers!

2008 Bimota DB5R For Sale

2008 Bimota DB5R Sold for $21500

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Bike For Sale

2008 Yamaha YZF-R1 Scott Russel Race Sold for $8215

1996 Honda VFR750 For Sale

1996 Honda VFR750 Sold for just $3223

1985 Honda VF1000R For Sale

1985 Honda VF1000R Sold for just $4500

1974 Yamaha TZ750 For Sale

1974 Yamaha TZ750 Factory Racer Sold for $42500

Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale

1993 Honda CBR600 F2 Sold for just $2750

1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America For Sale

1978 Laverda 1200 Jota America sold for $10401

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for $4800

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For Sale

1990 FZR750R OW01 sold via Craigslist, owner reported bike as sold.

1988 Yamaha FZR750R For Sale

1988 Yamaha FZR750R sold for $5200

1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage For Sale

1981 Laverda 1200 Mirage sold for $10300

2001 Honda NSR150 SP For Sale

2001 Honda NSR150SP sold for $3550

1986 Honda RS250 For Sale

1986 Honda RS250 sold for $3750

1988 Ducati F1 750 For Sale

1988 Ducati F1 750 sold for $13700 to one of our readers

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 sold for $5500 to one of our readers

1993 Honda CBR900RR For Sale

1993 Honda CBR900RR sold for $5000

1991 Ducati 851 For Sale

1991 Ducati 851 sold for $8700 to one of our readers!

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield For Sale

1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield had met reserve at $8500 but was pulled from eBay. The seller’s website indicates it as available for $8950.

Ducati 999R For Sale

2006 Ducati 999R with 6 miles sold for $23000!

Honda NS400R For Sale

1986 Honda NS400R sold to one of our readers for $7500!

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

2000 Aprilia RS250 sold for $7200

1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

1979 Suzuki GS1000S sold for just $5000

1983 Laverda RGS1000 For Sale

1983 Laverda RGS1000 sold for $8250

Sport Bikes For Sale April 8, 2013 posted by

Clean 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale!

Orlando, FL – 58,837mi – $5,500 BIN


Update 4.8.2013: Links corrected, sorry for the error. -dc

We have seen a handful of FZR1000’s pop up for sale in the last couple months, with a lot of very clean examples in the group. Some have been earlier non-EXUP models and some have been the later, and seemingly more coveted, EXUP models like this one for sale here. If you’re like me, then you never get tired of seeing clean and well maintained FZR1000’s.


This bike up for sale here is another example of a well maintained and tastefully upgraded bike. Can you believe this bike has almost 59k miles on it? It sure doesn’t look like it to me. The bike has some tasteful and performance oriented modifications including an Ohlins rear suspension and steering dampener. The engine has had a refresh with a 1mm overbore as well as some NOS fairings (some old included with sale).


From the seller:

1989 Yamaha FZR1000. One owner since new. Same technician has serviced since new. Numerous upgrades including Ohlins rear suspension, Ohlins steering dampner, Werks front springs. Full D & D exhaust. EXUP has been removed. Engine has extensive head work, carbs are 39mm smooth bores. Motor was refreshed in 2000 with 1mm over Yamaha pistons, all new bearings and seals. All rubber dampners replaced. Steering head bearings and rear swingarm bearings replaced. All fluids recently changed.New fiber clutch plates. New front brake rotors. New chain and sprockets. New Michelin Pilots. Valve cover also replaced as original was starting to peel. Bike has been maintained religiously and with painstaking detail. Even stock bodywork was replaced with NOS bodywork to keep looking new. Have original body parts as spares. No expense has been spared in keeping bike in near perfect condition. Bike is very fast, not for beginners.

The last FZR1000 EXUP that went up for sale here had about 20k less miles and was closer to stock, but just as clean as this one. It went for $5,500, which is the BIN for this bike. I suspect the Reserve to come off somewhere around $5k. Miles are higher, and this bike is not as close to stock. However the condition is very good and the maintenance sounds good and that this bike is well cared for. I would put this bike right around its BIN for a selling price. If you want it, you better act fast as there are only a couple of days left. Check out the auction by clicking here!