Posts by tag: FZR1000

Sport Bikes For Sale February 28, 2012 posted by

Another Clean FZR 1000-This one is up North

Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Mileage: 17,646 (28,400 kilometers)

Price: Auction, $2,000 starting bid with a reserve

We’ve seen a run of early FZR’s here on RSBFS as of late. And that’s cool by me. I’ve only had the opportunity to ride one early FZR (owned by a buddy of mine) back in the day, and that one was a 600. But I loved it. The bike in my garage at the time was a Hurricane 600 and the FZR was a much more track oriented bike. While the CBR was more comfortable, the FZR had an edge that we all liked. And it looked cool as hell too.

What we have here is a clean early FZR 1000, a serious liter bike that put the fear of God into many of us back then. Still a good looking bike by today’s standards and with 145 ponies, the FZR1000 will continue to offer plenty of thrills.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

This bike is one of the nicest FZR’s around. I’m the second owner. Never been down. All original except for aftermarket brake hoses. New fork seals. 28,400kms. A must see for any FZR enthusiast. Will include 2 Joe Rocket helmets and 2 piece Joe Rocket leathers. Only reason for selling is I’m buyng a Harley. This bike is very clean and I took close ups of the few flaws.There are one chip almost at the identical spot on each side of the rear side fairings, the scratches on the tank area is a sticker and can be replaced easy, there is one crack from shipping when I bought the bike in the upper fairing. Bike runs great! I have owned it for 2 years and have put less than 3000kms on it. I bought it off the original owner. Bike is a Canadian bike and was purchased in Quebec. May be able to deliver within reason.

And the photos-

The seller highlights some minor cosmetic issues with the bike in the photos. The bike appears to be all stock except for the mentioned brake lines. Mileage seems fairly reasonable for the age. If it has been well maintained, then you should get many more miles of riding out of this beauty. All in all a pretty solid example. And the red, white and blue paint is a classic for the FZR.

So here’s another opportunity for all the FZR lovers out there. If that means you, then make the jump!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 22, 2012 posted by

Nice Early Liter Bike- ’87 Yamaha FZR1000

Location: Valencia, California

Mileage: 40,454

Price: Auction, currently $3,050

Oh, the memories of seeing a clean sportbike from the 80’s. The late 80’s and early 90’s were my formative years when it comes to motorcycles. My first bike was an ’88 Hurricane 600 and I worshipped all sportbikes at the time. And it was then as it is now, the liter bike was the king. GSX-R 1100’s, FZR, Ninja and Hurricane (CBR) 1000’s were amazing bikes that someday many of us hoped to own, if they didn’t scare us too much.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this example-

1987 Yamaha FZR 1000. The first year of the 1000. Don’t let the miles fool you this bike is extremely clean. It runs, shifts and stops perfectly. It is bone stock except for a washable air filter and a 49 state ignition box. I bought this bike from a local dealer who bought it back from the original owner. It comes with a factory service manual and a little log book from the orig owner. Since owning it I have put new tires on it, chain and sprockets,  steering head bearings, fork seals, battery, front brake pads, valve clearance insp and oil change. The bike has never been dropped in any way the only flaws are the small scratch on the red decal on the tail section, missing screen fastener and slightly spotted/scratched original wind screen. It also has a brand new fuel tank from Australia because the orig rusted in the corners, if you have owned an FZR you will know what I am talking about. Current CA reg and clean pink in my name. 

If you have any questions or need specific photos just ask.

I will not crate the bike but I will meet with shipper for pick up. Cash payment in person preferred. Will take check or money order but I keep the bike until it clears.

And some more photos-

As the seller mentions, ’87 was the first year of the FZR1000 and this looks to be a clean example. The seller also mentions the mileage right off the bat, and if the bike has been maintained, then you should have more riding time down the road on this beauty. The bike looks good cosmetically and the seller highlights some small issues, including a ding as shown in the photos. Overall, pretty amazing considering the age of the bike. The gas tank has been replaced, something that has to happen if there’s rust. For pure collectors, that may be an issue, but I think this bike is more about having a cool liter bike from the beginning of the sportbike era.

Who knows what the reserve is on the bike, but I would imagine something like this would be around the $4k mark or a little higher. All in all, a cool early liter bike for possibly not a ton of cash. If it speaks to you, check out the auction!



Bimota April 21, 2011 posted by

Perfect 10: 1991 BIMOTA DIECI

For Sale: 1991 BIMOTA YB10 DIECI

Rejoice RSBFS readers – April is Bimota month! No matter your engine preference, be it Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki or this Yamaha right here – there is a Bimota out there for you! Today’s bike, the 10th in a series of Bimota rockets to utilize Yamaha power, is best known as the YB10 or “Dieci,” which is the number 10 in Italian.

The Dieci follows the same frame layout as earlier YB series bikes, which started with the 750cc YB4. Twin aluminum spars wrap the engine (in this case, the 145 hp FZR1000 mill), with top-grade componentry sprinkled throughout: Marzocchi forks, Brembo brakes, and innovative Bimota wizardry like the eccentric chain adjuster.

From the seller:

Despite the pretty appearance in pictures, all is not completely kosher with this bike. As the saying in Latin goes, caveat emptor – or let the buyer beware. Ignore the fact the seller listed this as a “Deci” as opposed to Dieci. Rather, compare today’s YB10 with this post from over a year ago. There are some subtle differences. Today’s bike is missing a rear mudguard – I assume to give it that “clean” deleted fender look. It is also missing the rear turn signals, which normally mount to the now-missing mudguard.

The big warning signs are up front, however. This appears to be a repaint as the leading edges of the lowers should be sliver and contain the word “Dieci.” The front turn signals, integrated into the fairing above and outside of the headlights, are also missing. The mirrors are missing. The Bimota logo, normally central on the windscreen just above the headlights is missing. To my knowledge these bikes also did not come with a carbon fiber front fender, so the fact that it is scratched is not as worrisome as the fact it is there at all. All these minor points indicate potential accident damage to me, but that is only speculation from the pictures. As always when dealing with these rare models, best ask the seller for more details.

This auction started with a price of $200, and has quickly climbed into the high $5k territory. The reserve has not yet been met, so there is still something to play for here. Expect a good example to fetch about $9,000. The YB series Bimotas are really wonderful bikes – great handling and fantastic power – but spare parts can be expensive and hard to find. Time will tell if this is really a deal, but


Ducati February 19, 2011 posted by

Today We Have 500 Facebook Fans! Check Out What You May Be Missing…

Thanks to all our Facebook friends for helping us pass 500 ‘likes’ today! If you’re not checking us out there, you’re missing out on dozens of bikes that we post there. In addition to our regular posts, we also put solid used bikes and projects on our Facebook page that don’t make it to the website.

Here are some recent entries from this month:

1991 Ducati 851

1991 Ducati 851 For Sale in Nashville

Yamaha RZ Hybrid Racebike

1996 Honda CBR600F3 For Sale in New Jersey

1969 Kawasaki H3 For Sale in Orange County

1986 Honda NS400R For Sale in Canada

1992 Yamaha FZR1000 For Sale in Los Angeles

Thanks again for everyone’s support!


Quick Spot July 18, 2010 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR1000 With 6,000 Original Miles In California

This is a mint FZR1000 with 6k original miles!

Bike:  1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis

Location:  Fremont, California

Mileage:  6,000mi

Price:  $2,800 USD

This was the Bike of the Year for 1987 and this bike is, supposedly, in mint condition with only 6k miles.  The seller states that this bike has new Bridgestone’s.  At $2,800; I call this a great price if the condition is accurate.  You’d be unlikely to find a decent example for less than $2,500 let alone a mint, 6k mile, one.  Give this seller a call!  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Yamaha April 2, 2010 posted by

1994 Yamaha FZR1000 With 416 Original Miles!

This is a Yamaha FZR1000 with incredibly low miles!  We’ve been featuring so many low mile bikes as of late that we should change the name to Rare–Or Crazy Low Mileage–!  Located in Worcester, Massachusetts is a 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 with only 416 original miles.  The present owner purchased this bike in 2008 with only 98 miles showing on the odometer and has a clean title.  The seller states that this bike has no mechanical issues but doesn’t mention any maintenance history.  This bike looks fantastic in the higher-resolution photos and looks to be every bit a brand new motorcycle, it even retains the original warning stickers.  The seller does state that this is quite possibly the lowest mileage ’94 FZR1000 in the country–and I wouldn’t disagree, especially if we pull a hot rod clarification and say that it is the lowest mileage example for this year, in this color!  The only thing that could make this sale better is if the bike were to still have less than 100 miles on it but, hey, it’s still under 500!

This year FZR features six-piston calipers up front, adjustable USD forks and an adjustable rear shock.  These weren’t the number one bike to have back in ’94 but they did what they needed to very well.  This is a fantastic example of an early ’90’s icon in time capsule condition.  If you’re without the funds to take this one home, at least check out the photos in the ad to see what they looked like sitting in dealer showrooms in 1994.  See this FZR on eBay .


Bimota February 21, 2010 posted by

1991 Bimota YB10 Dieci Located In Washington State

This is a nicely restored YB10 with some extensive engine modifications.  Located in Bremerton, Washington is a 1991 Bimota YB10 Dieci.  The YB10 features adjustable, 42mm, USD Marzocchi forks; 38mm downdraught Mikuni carbs, and Ohlins adjustable rear shock.  The YB10 weighs in at 407lbs dry, 65lbs less than the FZR that donated it’s motor.  This particular example is restored in a stunning yellow that looks very nice if not correct.  The seller states that it has extensive motor mods that include:

Falicon lightened and balanced crankshaft,performance rods,wiseco 1040cc 11.5:1 piston kit,rd valve springs,OW01 camshafts,41mm Keihin flat slide carbs,Has been ported and polished cylinder head. Custom paint,remus exh, ohlins rear shock,custom body work,custom oil cooler.

This bike isn’t original but it looks to be in fantastic condition.  The odometer looks to have less that 500 miles on it.  With the unoriginality of the bike and extensive engine modifications, this bike should be a weekend rider but, at $20,000; it’s price puts it higher than any YB10 I believe I’ve seen and too expensive to put any measurable mileage on.  If it strikes your fancy as it does mine, see it on CycleTrader here.


Yamaha August 25, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 with Only 3700 Miles!!

Doug tipped us off to another great find, a super low miles and original FZR1000! Check out this

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Up for bids is a 1989 FZR 1000. I ‘m the second owner of the bike and it has never been wrecked or ridden in the rain. The bike is completely original except for the rear tire. There are minor nicks and scratches on the bike but they are not that noticeable. There is a small scratch on the rear swingarm behind the pipe that was caused by sticking a slip on test pipe on. The test pipe turned and allowed it to contact the swingarm. The bike is ready for a rider or a new place to be stored. My asking price for the bike is $4000.00 obo.

Doug’s email was prefaced by, “Not sure if this meets your criteria but…” My response: Hell yes it meets my criteria! These aren’t that common anymore, and certainly not in this condition. And at just over $1 per mile, I think it’s a fantastic buy!

Thanks again Doug for a great submission!