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Yamaha June 21, 2018 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 For Sale in Ohio with Just 1,000 Miles!

Here’s an awesome collector quality example of the highly sought after OW02 R7. Just 500 of these specially homologated examples exist worldwide and only a couple surface for sale each year. Produced specifically for World Superbike racing, these didn’t originally sell with street titles. But with headlights and signals stock, many found their way to the street and this one appears to wear Ohio plates as well.

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 for sale on eBay

from the seller’s listing:


The bike is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition with only 1,648 Kilometers (1,024 Miles). Still has the original Pirelli tires.

The Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 is a race homologation motorcycle of limited production run of only 500 units. It was designed to compete in the Superbike World Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours endurance races.

Only 50 R7’s were imported to the US. 10 were used by Yamaha’s factory race team.

The R7 was built for racing it was derived from information and geometry from the YZR500 machines of the period. The R7 came with Ohlins suspension components and with titanium valves, titanium rods, a shortened Deltabox II frame and dry weight of just 189 kg (416 lb).

YEC kit parts included:
Carbon fiber airbox
Velocity stacks
Throttle and cables
Fuel pump
Fuel regulator
Misc parts
I have all the OEM parts. This R7 has had the crank recall done.

All fluids have been changed.

Included is the factory owner/service manual, YEC kit manual, parts manual and both keys.

Searching our archives for previous OW02 examples posted on our site shows the greatest concern is the “crank recall”, which this seller notes has been been done and should reassure the next owner. Considering how quickly earlier homologation specials are gaining in value, $35k sounds about right. Good luck to buyers and seller!


1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 For Sale in Ohio with Just 1,000 Miles!
Yamaha August 6, 2015 posted by

Second Coming: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 for Sale

1999 Yamaha R7 R Side Front

Introduced in 1999 and sold for just two years, the exotic Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 was the long-awaited successor to the OW01 of the late 1980’s, a barely-legal roadbike intended to homologate the R7 for World Superbike competition. But after just two years, Yamaha pulled the plug on the bike and their WSBK team as well. Was it because Yamaha felt their inline four couldn’t be competitive in a series whose rules heavily favored v-twins? Possibly: even Honda gave up on their RC45 to run twins, a move which saw them achieve the success they’d been seeking, but unable to find with their V4 superbikes.

1999 Yamaha R7 Tank

Regardless, the R7 featured tiny details all over the bike that made it more than just another roadbike: the steering geometry could be changed to suit rider preference, with rake, trail, and the steering head all adjustable. The 749cc engine, as you’d expect, featured Yamaha’s five-valve heads. Dead stock, the bike made a disappointing 106hp, but that was simply to appease emissions and safety legislation. Each bike has a second, dormant set of injectors that could be activated. Along with a race-kit and a carbon airbox that added a ram-air effect, the two sets of injectors unleashed the full race-spec 162hp.

1999 Yamaha R7 Tail

Of course, this led to a corresponding loss of reliability. Hardly a concern for race teams, but a bit of problem if you wanted to use your R7 on the road. Some owners just said “screw it” and fitted an R1 engine, which seems sacrilegious, until you realize the swap probably captures the R7 experience in terms of power, if not in terms of the original engine’s appetite for revs…

1999 Yamaha R7 Radiator

From the original eBay listing: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 for Sale

The bike is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition with only 6490 Kilometers (4032 Miles). The Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 is a race homologation motorcycle of limited production run of only 500 units. It was designed to compete in the Superbike World Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours endurance races.

The second set of fuel injectors have been activated (only 4 of 8 are activated from the factory), also included are the supporting YEC kit parts:
carbon fiber airbox
velocity stacks
throttle and cables
fuel pump
fuel regulator

I also have the OEM versions of these parts.

When the power is turned on to the bike, the oil light flashes 5 times, meaning the ECU supports
all 8 fuel injectors being activated.

This R7 had the crank recall done at Wilson Yamaha in Fresno California where the bike was originally purchased.

Also, this R7 is titled and plated in CA. There are no back DMV fees due, the bike is in non-operation status.

I also have the factory assembly manual and YEC kit manual.

1999 Yamaha R7 R Side Peg

As is so often the case, I’d love some better photographs: seriously, if you upload them and realize they’re kinda blurry, you can go back and reshoot them. Especially if you’re expecting top-dollar for your bike.

And with a Buy It Now price of $22,000 the seller certainly is. Although with some pretty serious bidding going on, it looks like the market isn’t caring so much about those poor-quality photos…


1999 Yamaha R7 R Side

Second Coming: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 for Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale July 26, 2012 posted by

OW-Oh’Bitchin! 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 (OW-02)

Location: Hollister, CA

Miles: 750

Price: $25,000

Well here is something you definitely don’t see for sale everyday. The OW-02 is the kind of bike that defines a Rare Sport Bike, and this one is For Sale. Yamaha had designed the R7 to compete in WSB and given it numerous improvements. Ohlins suspension, titanium valves and con-rods, forged pistons with nickel-plated tops, an extra layer of aluminum on the frame that made it twice as stiff as an R1, and carbon fiber airbox highlight these upgrades. Yamaha was not messing around when they made these things. The R7 meant business.

This lovely R7 up for sale here has only traveled a total of 750 miles during its life. It is not stock, but it does have a Stage 1 Race kit installed. I don’t know exactly was is included in the kit, but you can be sure that the power rating is well above the stock level of 100hp. All of the stock parts and manuals are included as well.

From the seller:

Yamaha YZF-R7 for sale by original owner.

I have owned this bike from new. It has very low mileage and has only been ridden at track days, never been raced or been on the road. In excellent original condition. R7 Stage I race kit professionally installed.

Only 1200 Km (750 miles) since new.

All unused kit parts, removed original parts and manuals included in sale.

The bike is in street-legal trim and CA registered (plate removed for pictures).

For full details on this model, see the Review of the 1999 R7

UPDATE: The bike will be on display at the eBay Motors booth at the Red BullU.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, from Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29. The booth will be located by Turn 2, the Andretti Hairpin, in the vendors area.

Considering that these bikes were an unprecedented $30k when they were brand new, I would say that this bike is a steal. Well maybe not a steal, but at $25k with ultra low miles, a race kit installed, and all the stock parts included, it is a hell of a deal. And the best part? You can venture on down to the RedBull U.S. Gran Prix this weekend and see it in person at the eBay motors booth at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca! You can bet that I will be there as will most of the other RSBFS staff members. I you see me, feel free to say “Hi”, I’ll be the guy wearing a hat and shorts… You can check out the auction here and buy this awesome R7 today!

See you at the Corckscrew!


Yamaha December 7, 2011 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale in the PNW

Just up the road from us, MotoSport in Hillsboro, Oregon is offering this amazingly low mile and complete Yamaha R7 OW-02 for sale. It shows just 70 miles and includes everything: service manuals, invoices, spares, and the even the shipping crate!

Update 12.6.2011: Previously listed in January, this has reappeared on Portland Craigslist for $30k. Links updated. -dc

Check out this great looking YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale on eBay

Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale

Yamaha YZF-R7 OW-02 For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

You are bidding on a 1999 Yamaha R7 OW-02 motorcycle.

* Ridden 70 miles.
* Always stored in heated storage.
* 1 Owner.
* 70 miles.
* Includes all paperwork and records.
* All manuals.
* Never detailed.
* Never raced.
* Factory OW-02 Race kit installed.
* Original factory crate with cardboard cover.
* Vin# 000403.

Crated and shipped anywhere in lower 48 states for 499 or less.

A rare opportunity indeed as these R7’s don’t come up for sale very often (previous R7 listings). With 4 days remaining, it’s currently at ~$21k reserve not met. What would you bid?

Thanks to all the readers that emailed us on this one!


Sport Bikes For Sale July 12, 2011 posted by

The Last Great Yamaha: 1999 YZF-R7 OW02

Location: Clovis, California
Mileage: 3,955
Price: Auction, $15,000 starting bid

Okay, well here we have something special. While Yamaha built many, many bikes in the new R series when it came to 600’s and 1000’s (R6 and R1), that was not the case with the R7. This bike was limited run (500 produced), made for racing and only built so it could qualify for World Superbike (of which a title was never achieved but is an interesting story if you want to look it up). The other way this bike was different from everything else? The price. You want to take this baby home in 1999, get ready to fork over $32,000. But with that $32k came front and rear suspension and steering damper from Ohlins, titanium valves and connecting rods, vertically stacked close-ration gearbox and a frame specially braced for stiffness. The five valve per cylinder in-line four only cranked out around 100 bhp (purposely restricted) from Yamaha, but the addition of race parts from the factory could take you well beyond that.

Here’s some more photos-

The seller provides very limited information, especially for a bike of this significance. Here it is-

1999 Yamaha YZR R7 s/n ——-406, 6365 km 3955 miles,as of 07-08-2011.  Brembo Monoblock front brakes, Marchesini front wheel w/rotors, Track body panels (tail/front/bottom)

Brembo clutch & front brake master cylinders, Carbon air box, New tires, OEM front wheel/rotors/brakes included. 

The seller does highlight some of the changes to the bike, notably the Marchesini front wheel and Brembo monoblocks, maybe not unusual for someone looking to race the bike. It looks as though the original parts are included here, which is good for those looking for originality. The windscreen also looks to be a replacement as does the exhaust (I believe it should be carbon fiber). The only other comment I would have is there are few photos of the bike, so you may want to request more.

Outside of those concerns, which are minor, the OW02 is one special machine. I think anyone serious about collecting can’t overlook one in terms of its significance. Certainly, if Yamaha is your brand, this has got to be near, if not the very top, of the list. If you agree, check out the auction!



Sport Bikes For Sale October 30, 2010 posted by

1999 Yamaha R7 OW02

1999 Yamaha YZF750 OW02 R7

Miles: 3,264

Price: $22,000 (BIN)

Update 11.3.10: Sold!

This 1999 Yamaha YZF750 R7 is another beauty from Jeff’s outstanding collection. What could possibly be better than a limited edition Yamaha OW01? You guessed it, a Yamaha OW02! This race homologation model was limited to a production run of 500 units in 1999, making this quite rare indeed. The condition of this particular example is pristine. The R7 was produced to qualify the bike for World Superbike racing, and thus was not titled for street use from the dealer. Despite that fact, this version carries a Washington state title.

At a quick glance, this bike could be mistaken for either one of its siblings, the R6 or R1, but that would be a huge mistake as this is outfitted with race technology not afforded to the other “R”s. Some of these goodies include titanium valves & connecting rods, Ohlins suspension front & rear and a “back torque limiter” clutch, an early version of the slipper clutch. The seller tells the story:

1999 Yamaha YZF750 0w02 R7

750cc Homologation Special

All original and in excellent condition with only 3,264 miles.

This bike is titled, regestered and LICENSED for road use in Washington State.

No issues getting this machine licensed for the street -as it has already been done-!!

The bike has the YEC-Kit fuel pump, fuel regulator and wiring mod to engage the secondary fuel injectors and raise the horsepower

from the restricted state of tune used to pass import regulations (along with the addition of the Kit silencer and Kit airbox).

It is shown with YEC Kit exhaust canister but I also have the original Yamaha exhaust muffler as the original has been wrapped up

and boxed for safe keeping along with the original regulator, fuel pump and airbox.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you”ll already know the history and how rare the 0W02 is here in the United States.

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 0w01, Bimota 500cc V-due two-stroke, Yamaha R7-1, Ducati 888 among other SBK machines.

Regarding price, the $22,000 seems to be right in line with market value based on past comparable sales, as seen here and here. See the full listing including heavy tech specs and more photos .



Sport Bikes For Sale May 16, 2010 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 In Southern California With An Asking Price Of $20,000

This is the real deal, a 1999 YZF-R7!  Located in Spring Valley, California is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 titled and registered in California.  This example has been used with 21,835km (13,567mi) on the clock.  The seller states that the bike is “All stock with the stage 1 mod, white wire cut activating the second set of injectors, full AKRO exhaust.”  No mention of the replacement crank or other maintenance history is made however, I’m going to assume the bike is in pretty good condition based on the photos.  In March, we saw an R7 out of Florida with 2,800km on the clock and an asking price of $26,500 which can be seen here.  See our other R7 postings here.  The pricing on this one seems good for an R7 but, a little high for one with 13k miles.  The seller does state that they are firm on the price and that “If you don’t want to pay the price go buy a different R7.”  Err, good point.  The R7 was Yamaha’s homologation bike for World SuperBike when they were racing 750cc inline-fours and is truly exotic; not sharing anything with the mundane R1 except for it’s look.  If you’re looking for a usable R7, have a look at this nice example in Southern California here.


Yamaha April 1, 2010 posted by

False Alarm: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 With 600 Original Miles

Sorry folks, this one has actually been sold for some time. Their website is a bit tough to navigate and distinguish what may be available. Sorry for the misunderstanding and false alarm!


We haven’t seen very many YZF-R7s out there but here is one with 600 original miles!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7.  This bike is titled in Washington but supposedly stipulates Off-Road-Use-Only on it.  The only modifications from stock are braided front brake lines.  The bike comes with:

Included but not installed on the bike are a Yamaha race kit wiring loom, fuel pump/regulator and various other small race kit items. Service/owner’s manual, race kit manual, parts microfiche catalogue all come with the bike as well.

Stock R7 mirrors, turn signals, tailight, etc., were all ordered from Japan and are included…The stock front lines are not included.

This example did have the camshaft(s) replaced under warranty at the end of 1999.  This is a two owner bike showing only 963km (598mi).

The R7 line features CNC machined head parts, titanium valves, titanium connecting rods, forged pistons with nickle plated faces, Ohlins suspension front and rear, adjustable swingarm pivot location, ram air carbon fiber air-box, plus more.  I think that these are the best looking of the YZF series probably due to the small front lights and powerful tail.  This example is for sale by a dealer and the asking price is $31,500.  Now, that price might be negotiable if this bike can be plated which the dealer states might be possible.  While yes, this bike will probably not see more than a hundred miles or so even if it has a plate, collectors want the possibility of riding the bike even if they know they won’t.  Find a plate for this bike and I could see $31k as a genuine starting point.  See this bike at Red Label Moto here.

VIN: JYARM0111XA000401

Engine serial number: XM501E-000135X