Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
Update 5.17.2012: The new owner that purchased this bike when we first listed it in March has let us know that it is back on the market. He states that he’s chasing a new piece and is selling this one to make room. See it on San Diego Craigslist for $9500.
Wow. This is one good looking bike. Sure, the TZR250 is a killer ride out of the gate. Everyone who follows RSBFS knows how special the two stroke 250 is. Power to weight is the key here. You get a package that is going to handle like a dream with the kind of power that will keep up with many. Plus, it is just a beautiful bike.
Here’s the seller’s details-
1992 Yamaha TZR 250 RS Racing Sport 3XV8 Dry Clutch California Rare
This TZR 250 3XV8 Racing Sport is a very rare bike with factory dry clutch and I would guess there are probably only two or three here in the US and this is the only one that I know of here in California with a California title and plate. And yes this bike was grandfathered in and is registered to its 9 digit vin so its very rare.
This bike still has all the original 3XV farinings complete, original windscreen, stock pipes and silencers etc. Mechanically I have over $3200 in parts receipts from Red Line CI and TSR worldwide, as new. The entire motor has been gone through within the last 2000 miles all factory OEM Yamaha parts, new crankshaft, pistons, rings, bearings, seals, clutch, clutch basket, friction plates, springs, etc. The Bridegstone BT016s only have limited mileage on them and bike has been fully services only running Motul 710 since. The fuel lines and carbs (bowl gaskets etc) have been services and the bike retains its original 3XV battery, most of these get the battery tossed in the truck, it goes under the seat. The bike starts easily and is built by, in my opinion, the best two stroke builder of all time; Yamaha.
The 3XVs are the closest of he two strokes to a true GP bike derived and very close to a TZ but manageable for the street. The feel, braking, feedback, is on par with the best of the best. The handling is superb, but its really the feel on the road that separates them, bar none. I have owned a few two strokes and these are quite special and definitely the most fun to ride of the 90’s era bikes. This bike will come up in first for sure and with a nudge in second. I had an R and it was nowhere as quick. This bike is for sale locally so the auction can end anytime.
I can go on and on about it but the pics, condition, maintenance history, and title should be enough ……. if you are fortunate enough to be able to own one of these, I would highly recommend a 3XV. 3XVs are quite rare of all the two strokes but the RS was limited to 1000 units and has the factory dry clutch which is also new ($1000), adjustable rear suspension, etc. Clear California title and current registration in hand, sold As is. Enjoy the ride……
And some more pics (with many more in the auction)-
Based on the information from the seller, this bike is clean, original and well maintained. The seller details all of the maintenance work recently done to the bike and it sounds extensive. The photos certainly show a very clean machine with no real visible flaws. The bike is titled, which is a bonus.
This is a cool bike and we’ll see where the seller put the reserve on the auction. Something tells me this thing ain’t gonna be cheap. But titled two strokes in this kind of shape rarely are. However, if you have the means, then I am jealous, and you should take a look at this auction.