1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts

SOLD FOR: $9,416

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 7, 2022

Winner: ssreliance

Winning Bid: $8,800
Buyer Fee: $616
Total: $9,416

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts. 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 is VIN: JYA48H003FA010318, Engine #: 48H-010318.

The odometer shows 4,138 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install new grips and a new battery.

Modifications:
Toomey Racing exhaust.

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





Inside of the tank:

It is rolling on Metzeler ME33 Laser tires which have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title.

Have any RZ350 Kenny Roberts stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1985

Make

Yamaha

Model

RZ350

Mileage

4,138

VIN

JYA48H003FA010318

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JYA48H003FA010318.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ssreliance

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ssreliance April 7, 2022 12:56 pm $8,800 Reserve
Subieroo April 7, 2022 12:56 pm $6,200 Auto
Subieroo April 7, 2022 12:56 pm $6,100
JPU April 7, 2022 12:56 pm $6,000 Auto
JPU April 7, 2022 12:55 pm $5,800 Auto
Subieroo April 7, 2022 12:55 pm $5,700
JPU April 7, 2022 12:03 pm $5,600
Lubedude April 7, 2022 12:03 pm $5,500 Auto
Lubedude April 7, 2022 11:18 am $5,300
2020motors April 7, 2022 11:18 am $5,200 Auto
2020motors April 7, 2022 8:08 am $5,100
Pvt01 April 7, 2022 8:01 am $5,000 Auto
shelbyjones April 7, 2022 8:01 am $4,999
Pvt01 April 7, 2022 8:00 am $4,850 Auto
shelbyjones April 7, 2022 8:00 am $4,750
Pvt01 April 2, 2022 7:57 am $4,645
MRJC April 2, 2022 7:57 am $4,545 Auto
MRJC April 1, 2022 9:02 pm $2,600
mattman57 April 1, 2022 9:02 pm $2,500 Auto
mattman57 April 1, 2022 8:37 pm $2,212 Auto
Moto Mike April 1, 2022 8:37 pm $2,112
mattman57 April 1, 2022 8:31 am $1,615
Carbide April 1, 2022 8:31 am $1,515 Auto
Carbide March 31, 2022 6:52 pm $1,000
Auction started March 31, 2022 9:09 am
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