1981 Yamaha IT465

HIGH BID: $900

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Full of cutting edge tech for the time (such as the rear monoshock) the IT465 is revered by many as the best of the IT (International Trial) bikes that Yamaha ever made.

Though Yamaha would eventually made a 490cc version of this bike, many felt that the bigger bore required to make more power wasn’t worth the trade-off of a slightly sluggish start off the line. Even today, the 35 horsepower of the 465 feels snappy and makes plenty of off-idle torque.

Cycle World put it best in its period review: “We’ve had the test IT465 around for three months now, and every time Yamaha calls about picking it up, we find another excuse to keep it a little longer. The bike has proven well suited to use in the mountains, desert and wilds of Baja. The low seat height, excellent waterproofing and super engine make any ride great.”

This example is VIN: 4V6012069. The seller acquired the bike two years ago through an online marketplace.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 50 miles off-road and 10 miles on-road. However, true mileage is unknown.

The seller states he has changed the oil and replaced the fork seals, the air filter, the sprockets, exhaust seal, and the chain. Additionally, he has given the bike a carb clean and installed new Dunlop D606 tires from 2021.

DC Plastics bodywork.

Aftermarket grips.

The sale includes a set of number plate decals.

Inside of the tank:

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

Currently located in Downey, California (please make an appointment for an inspection),this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title. Have any IT465 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Downey, California








True Mileage Unknown





Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 8

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: nbarone7

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
nbarone7 March 18, 2023 6:15 pm PDT $900
EVAN L March 18, 2023 6:15 pm PDT $800 Auto
nbarone7 March 18, 2023 6:15 pm PDT $750
EVAN L March 18, 2023 7:07 am PDT $600
Andyswine March 18, 2023 7:07 am PDT $500 Auto
Andyswine March 18, 2023 7:07 am PDT $400 Auto
EVAN L March 18, 2023 7:07 am PDT $300
Andyswine March 16, 2023 8:58 am PDT $1
Auction started March 15, 2023 3:37 pm PDT
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