We’ve seen a rash of FZR-1000s here on RSBFS lately and I dare say that this is the nicest one yet. This 1989 model was crowned as “Sportbike of the Decade” by Cycle World and for good reason. While the GSXR-1100 and ZX-11 were adding horsepower and weight, the FZR-1000 was getting more and more focused. It was certainly still a contender for the top speed numbers, but was quite a bit lighter on the scales and that resulted in a more balanced machine. The red, white and blue color scheme is beautiful and it shows off the sexy Deltabox frame perfectly. For those looking for originality, this one appears to still have the factory signals, mudflap and chain guard, which is pretty rare these days.
The seller’s eBay listing is almost completely void of any details, but the pictures do a lot of talking. You can check out the listing here: 1989 Yamaha FZR-1000 on eBay
“Beautiful example of the late ’80s model FZRs…low mileage, paint and bodywork in outstanding shape! Needs tires and could use a carb-sync/tuneup. New battery and all electrical and mechanical working great! Real head turner.”
Oh, and it’s only 5 minutes away from me. I feel an argument with the wife coming on…