Posts by tag: OW01

Yamaha November 23, 2012 posted by

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For Sale With Less Than 3000 Miles (UK)

Following the brand new RC45 we posted earlier, here’s another piece of homologation exotica across the pond. Available in Edenbridge, United Kingdom, is this sub 3k mile Yamaha OW01 for roughly $25,500. There are a couple others available on eBay UK but they’re not as well preserved as this one. While not quite brand new, this one has barely been ridden really. If you were to purchase, ride or display?

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For Sale on eBay UK

from the seller:

This machine is part of a collection one of our valued customers has asked us to dispose of.

This Yamaha is in superb origional condition and would consider this to be 8.5 – 9 out of 10.

She is an import model and has not yet been registered in the UK.

This motorcycle has just 4621 Km on the clock (2889 miles) and although we believe the mileage to be correct due to the condition of this machine it cannot be guaranteed.


Sport Bikes For Sale March 23, 2012 posted by

Collector Alert! 1990 Yamaha FZR-R 750 OW01

For Sale: 1990 Yamaha FZR-R 750

Forget all of those finicky Italian hand-built jobs. Ignore the boutique builders and the semi-rare, leakly, smokey, two-strokers. THIS is the real deal, and one of the reasons RSBFS exists: Homologation. Built in only enough numbers to qualify for Superbike racing regulations, this Yamaha FZR-R “OW01” 750 was the pinnacle of the racing world at the time (save for the pesky success of the Honda RC30).

So are you a RC30 or a OW01 type of person? The Honda arguably had the looks, but this OW01 has the brutal power and handling of a Superbike race winner. Folks with truckloads of cash might like both, but if you could only choose ONE which would it be? It would be hard to argue with somone who choses the OW01 as the pick of the litter.

From the seller:
1990 OWO1 FZR-R 750. VERY RARE motorcycle. Never titled in the US…has a canadian MSO. Bike is in amazing condition and runs perfect. Very well maintained and never abused. Google OWO1 and you will see more about this motorcycle. Very few produced and none imported to the US.

Have many pics and will ship internationally if needed.

Here is a bike that has had a few miles under the belt (woo hoo – sombody actualy rode it!). It is sourced from Canada, and currently lacks any US-based paperwork or title. I’m not sure how that will impact a prospective buyer – it makes no difference if someone is simply going to park it, but with the existing miles I think I buyer will want to make some noise. Lack of a US title is certainly a negative for this otherwise very lustworthy object.

This auction is on right now and has an opening ask of $17,000. No takers thus far, but it is early days for this one. The seller has a BIN set at an even $20k – which is pretty much right in line with what we have seen from these rare machines. To see all the details, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!!


Bimota February 26, 2012 posted by

Mailbag: Reader Rides and Sightings

The mailbag is bursting at the seams this week and with it are lots of readers rides and choice spots from around the world. Without further ado:

Tom has been cruising for finds and spotted these lovely homologoation specials and very rare birds. Thanks Tom!

A brand new Honda NR750 for just 105k GBP

Or how about a brand new RC45 for 39k GBP

Or a zero mile Mondial Piega for 17500 GBP. I’d never even heard of this one but there’s a nice writeup with the listing.

Ducati F1 750 Monjuich for 17k GBP

1992 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited for 28k GBP

{I’m going to need a cold shower now after that batch!}

Several folks emailed to alert us to this very rare Honda CBR900RR Fireblade TT100 Evolution, also in the UK, for 16500 GBP with 886 miles. Thanks guys!

Let’s keep the rare bits rolling with this Yamaha FZR750R OW01 forwarded on by Jeff. This one is for sale in Ohio with 12k miles for just $17500.

Robert emailed us his original owner 1993 Honda CBR900RR that’s now available for $6k with 20k miles. Great looking ride, good luck with the sale!

Spotted in our own RSBFS Classifieds is a 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Color. Has been in storage for some time with just 400 miles, asking $29k.

Jay just got this Ducati 916 in on trade with lots of upgrades and carbon bits.

Dan alerted us to two of his Suzuki’s last week and this week he’s got an SB6 for us priced at $9999 with under 9k miles. Refreshing to see one that’s been enjoyed a little bit!

Finally, Brian spotted this amazingly clean 1984 Honda Interceptor 500 with just 2k miles for $3900. Nice to sprinkle in something that anyone could afford!

Have a great week everyone and if you have a bike for sale or spot something of interest, shoot us an email!


Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2011 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 on Craigslist

For Sale: 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

Next to import two strokes, the WSB homologation 750 sportbikes are definitely a favorite around the RSBFS corporate office. And of those homologation bikes, the OW01 is quite possibly the most rare of the bunch. While not as successful as the Honda RC30 and RC45 on the track, the OW01 definitely held its own with numerous race wins with the likes of Eddie Lawson and Dave Sadowski (just to name two).

Because these bikes are a favorite of RSBFS staff, we have posted quite a few – sometimes the same bike as it trades hands. Staffer Alex points out what makes these bikes so special: “The short stroke motor breathes through four 38mm flat-side Mikuni’s, five valves, hand finished porting, lightweight pistons, titanium connecting rods mated to a close ratio transmission. This results in 108RWHP at 12,500RPM.”

From the seller:
EXTREMELY RARE 1990 Yamaha Factory Superbike FZR750R OW01 12,200 miles
1 of 500 produced – Serious Inquiries Only – More information available upon request for serious buyers. Part of a Private Collection

With relatively low miles (although somewhat high for such a rare collectable), the bike looks to be in great condition. As always, we strongly recommend contacting the seller for more details and information if you are serious about this particular bike. This is especially true of Craigslist bikes due to the limited pictures and text.

The seller is asking $17,500 for this rare beauty – and if all checks out it is certainly worth that kind of money. Note that the OW01 has not risen to the level of the RC30 (yet), and as such represents a good deal in the world of WSB homologation specials. To reach out to the seller, click the link and hop over to the Craigslist advert. Good luck!


Honda July 11, 2011 posted by

Across the Pond: Honda NR750, Suzuki GSX-R750 LE, Ex-WSB Yamaha OW01 For Sale!

First off, let me thank Neal who posted these awesome bikes on the RSBFS Facebook page. You sir, are the man! We have three awesome bikes up for grabs here, all of which are located in the UK. This may be pure unobtanium for us here in the U.S., but these are just too killer not to have a look at.

Check out this 1993 Honda NR750 up for auction in the UK! At roughly $386,000, this isn’t an inexpensive bike. But it’s an NR750!! Honda pulled out all of the stops when building these.

Here is another piece of history with this 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition for sale! Looks a little dusty in the photos, but I’m sure it would clean up nice and make an awesome addition to any collection! This dealer also as some more rare bikes for sale.

Next up is an EX-World Super Bike Yamaha OW01! The listing on this item has ended already, but I’m sure it will pop up again soon. This is another piece of racing history that would be fantastic to own.

Thanks again to all those who give us leads on some truly awesome bikes over at the
RSBFS Facebook page!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 25, 2011 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 In The United Kingdom

A gorgeous looking OW01 with less than 3k miles!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha FZR750R

Miles:  2,950

Price:  £15,000 (GBP)

Location:  Somewhere in the UK.

This seller has a few bikes for sale, and this one is the best looking!  The seller states that this OW01 is an original UK bike and has been stored in a climate controlled environment since new.  Other than mentioning that this bike is in fantastic condition, the seller also states that this bike comes with:


The seller is very correct in stating that the FZRR’s seem to be the rarest of the WSB homologation bikes and I fully agree, this bike is a finely tweaked racing machine that sill looks very similar to the FZR1000 that was available at the same time.  However, I believe the saying is everything that is rare isn’t valuable and, unfortunately, the FZR750R isn’t up to RC30 levels yet.  That being said, you’re going to have to be pretty keen on the OW01 to justify the asking price of £15,000.00  ($24,229.30 USD as of this writing).  The seller is feeling no guilt in the last thrashes of the recession–hopefully–as he is asking OW02 money for an OW01.  But, if you’re so inclined, I invite you to see if you can talk the seller, down, down to a reasonable level via the eBay link .


Sport Bikes For Sale November 4, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha OW01 FZR-750R

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R OW01

5,200 Miles

$15,000 Starting Bid

This 1990 OW01 for sale is a fine example of Yamaha’s response to the superbike wars of the late 80’s and early 90’s. This is my second listing from Jeff’s collection, and this is a relist on RSBFS (see the first posting). Regular readers are probably familiar with this collection of bikes, all rare and in fantastic condition. He has one photo of 3 OW01’s sitting next to each other, so it would only be fair to share the love, right?

The OW01 was a homologation special from Yamaha intended to compete with the Honda RC30 in WSB racing. Although Fabrizio Pirovano was not able to take this bike to the promise land, Eddie Lawson won Suzuka and Dave Sadowski took the 1990 Daytona 200 on an OW01 – see a replica of that bike here.

The bike itself is typical homologation stuff from the era – Ohlins shock, titanium con rods and magnesium calipers. Production was the magic 500 units, but surprisingly few of them came to the US . In the seller’s words:

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R – 0w01 750cc Homologation Special

All original and in excellent condition with reasonably low milage.

Shown with YEC Kit exhaust canister but will have with original Yamaha exhaust muffler in place at time of sale

as the original has been wrapped up and boxed for safe keeping.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you”ll already know the history and how rare the 0W01 is here in the United States.

Reportedly, there were less than 30 of these machines Stateside when Yamaha imported them back in ’89-’90

and supplied the AMA Superbike team with theirs to race.

Most became race bikes -so the number of original condition machines that were never raced remains VERY low.

Check out my other upcoming auctions -as I’ll have a number of other additional homologation specials coming up soon that will include:

Honda RC-30, Yamaha YZF750 0w02 R7, Bimota 500cc V-due, Yamaha R7-1, Ducati 888 among other SBK machines.

For whatever reason, these bikes really did not hold their value very well; and certainly not when compared to its archrival (can a motorcycle have an archrival?) the RC30. My guess is that the seller would be happy to fetch somewhere between his starting bid of $15k and $20k; any more would represent a strong sale. The listing with more photos and a tech article can be found .