1976 Yamaha TZ750C Display Engine


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Starts At: June 20, 2024 12:00 pm PDT

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Ends At: June 27, 2024 12:00 pm PDT


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Yamaha’s TZ750 is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever built – Kevin Cameron called the Yamaha TZ750 one of the five most influential motorcycles of all time. “Suddenly, change—hated and feared—became acceptable. Long suspension travel. Triangulated chassis bays. Wide, round-profile slick tires. Suspension that was actually track-tested and continuously improved. A revolution.

Mitch Boehm of Motorcyclist magazine called itone of the most legendary racing motorcycles of all time, the bike that struck fear deep in the heart of every manufacturer with large-bore roadracing intentions during the middle and late 1970s. If you had the balls and a decent racing resume, and wanted a real chance at winning, even big-time, world-class winning, well then, mister, it was a Yamaha TZ750 or nothing.”

The TZ750 was introduced in 1974 as the “A” model, an example of which is on display at Yamaha’s headquarters in Japan. It was built to compete in Formula 750 racing and was developed alongside the YZR500 Grand Prix racer. Two TZ350 engines came together to form a 700cc in-line 4 which was surrounded by a double cradle steel frame. Its debut race was the 1974 Daytona 200, where it was piloted to victory by Giacomo Agostini – the TZ750 would end up winning the Daytona 200 nine consecutive times. The engine was bored out to 747cc in 1975, and the successor “C” model was launched in 1976, though it was basically unchanged from the previous year. Just 40 examples of the TZ750C were produced.

There is no engine number. The seller states, ” The motor was a spare motor to the Yamaha South Africa Works racer. It has its engine prefix 40971- and then blank, as it was not assigned to a specific frame or motorcycle.”

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Johannesburg, South Africa, this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any TZ750C stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Johannesburg, South Africa






N/A, TZ750






Bill of Sale Only

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Private Party

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