1981 Yamaha IT465



Additional photos of this Yamaha IT465 are available here for your perusal.

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 490 cc 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 off the line and makes plenty of off-idle torque.

As an enduro, the IT was equipped with lighting, a trip meter, and a small storage bag.

This example is VIN: 4V6002702, Engine #: 4V6-002702. The seller acquired it eight months ago from a private party.

The trip meter shows 525 miles. True mileage is unknown.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Kenda tires with date codes of 4120 and 4420.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, 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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Santa Monica, California






True Mileage Unknown





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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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