1981 Yamaha YZ465/490

SOLD FOR: $5,350

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Description

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Yamaha YZ465 are available here for your perusal.

As Pulp MX put it, “in the annals of Yamaha history, few bikes have been as celebrated as the YZ465. Only produced for two years in the early 80’s, the 465’s combination of abundant power, supple suspension, and tight handling, made it the Japanese bike to beat. Even today, YZ465’s are treasured classic racers.

This example (Engine #: 0020905) has been taken to the next level thanks to extensive modifications and engine work. The seller (Tony Panterra of Pasha Racing) built it using a collection of YZ parts he had accumulated over the years as a tribute to the European model campaigned by Finnish MX legend Heikki Mikkola, who won the 1977 and 1978 World Championships on a Yamaha.

While YZ465s in the US were yellow and black, the European models were white and red.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown. The seller estimates that it has less than one hour on it since the engine was built eight years ago – it was ridden once and then put on display.

Modifications:
The motor was built by Factory Yamaha mechanic James “Al” Holley. It was a “full race” build that was bored out (490cc) and ported with a modified head and a stuffed crankshaft. The transmission was also rebuilt.

The seller states that it features “1 of 3 ever made factory billet triple clamps made by Yamaha.”

Pro-Form Racing expansion chamber and silencer.

Pro Taper handlebars.

Custom seat cover.

Noleen J6 Suspension forks and remote reservoir shock.

Sun Rims wheels with tires from 2010.

Scott grips.

VForce3 Reed Valve System.

SCR Graphics kit.

Aftermarket pegs.

Cosmetic Blemishes:




The sale includes a color-matched 6D helmet.

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

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Encino, California

Year

1981

Make

Yamaha

Model

YZ465

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

0020905

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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