1984 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

$17,500

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 are available here for your perusal.

Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. The ’85 RZ was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing.

Estimated production of these bikes was around 20,000 – accidents and time have worn down that number significantly. You’ll note the YPVS acronym on the engine: that stands for Yamaha Power Valve System, a computer-controlled valve that could adjust exhaust port timing. This enabled increased torque at low RPMs while maintaining horsepower higher up in the rev band.

For more on what made the RZ350 special, check out this profile on Cycle World – they “said our July 1984 cover bike rated a “perfect 10” on the fun scale.”

This example (VIN: JYA48H006EA003202, Engine #: 48H-011043) is one of over thirty motorcycles that we are auctioning off from the Alan Wilzig collection over the next couple of weeks. Alan saw the bike parked in a row of 7 RZs in Cannery Row in Monterey during a WSBK race weekend at Laguna Seca. It had a for sale sign on a business card and he purchased it.

The odometer shows 8,110 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us detail the bike and install a new battery. Olly did the work and notes that the speedometer needle jumps around and that the tachometer squeals and is inaccurate.

Modifications:
Jim Lomas (JL) expansion chambers and silencers.

ProGrip Superbike grips, aftermarket bar ends.

Stainless steel brake lines.

Lockhart Phillips Speedscreen.

Steering damper.

The sale includes the bellypan.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax tires with date codes of 4904 and 4205.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RZ350 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

Santa Monica, California

Year

1984

Make

Yamaha

Model

RZ350

Mileage

8,110

VIN

JYA48H006EA003202

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Shipping Information

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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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