1985 Yamaha RZ500

HIGH BID: $15,200

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Description

Additional photos on this Yamaha RZ500 are available here for your perusal.

“Never Modified, Never Repainted, Never ‘Restored’… Just ridden and maintained by same owner who is now 83”.

When Yamaha debuted the RZ500 (known in some other markets as the RD500) in 1984, it was arguably the first production race replica. Built to emulate Kenny Roberts’ YZR500 factory racer, the RZ500 was the closest thing two-stroke enthusiasts had to a GP competitor for the road…as long as you didn’t live in the United States of America. Emissions rules put in place by the EPA prevented Yamaha from selling the RZ500 in the US, so the select few we get to enjoy had to be imported (typically from Canada).

Manufactured in May 1984, this example is VIN: JYA52X002FA000492. The seller is the original owner, he bought it from Hurst Yamaha in Toronto. He is letting it go as he can no longer ride.

The odometer shows 42,324 kilometers (26,299 miles).

The carbs were completely adjusted and reset recently, both the front and rear sprockets and chain were replaced just over a year ago. The bike has received all periodic maintenance and it recently had the chain, air filter, spark plugs, brake fluid, antifreeze, and oil replaced.”

Modifications:
Per the seller, this RZ is stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The right rear decal is covering a paint chip, when I tried to remove the decal I noticed some of the paint was coming off with it so I left the decal on.”

“The plastic around the left front signal was cracked in 1990 due to someone bumping (walking) into the signal and I had the plastic upper fairing professionally plastiwelded at that spot, but did not have the little area repainted, merely applied a CanAm decal.”

The sale includes two keys, the original tool kit, and the owner’s manual.


Currently located in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada this Yamaha is offered on a clean Canadian title. Have any RZ500  stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Uxbridge, Ontario

Year

1985

Make

Yamaha

Model

RZ500

Mileage

26,299

VIN

JYA52X002FA000492

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Canada

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: c****.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
c****. June 13, 2023 8:54 am PDT $15,200
g****a June 13, 2023 5:08 am PDT $15,100
s*********n June 13, 2023 5:08 am PDT $15,000 Auto
s*********n June 12, 2023 3:05 pm PDT $14,100
r*****p June 12, 2023 3:05 pm PDT $14,000 Auto
r*****p June 12, 2023 3:05 pm PDT $13,600 Auto
s*********n June 12, 2023 3:05 pm PDT $13,500
r*****p June 12, 2023 3:04 pm PDT $12,600 Auto
s*********n June 12, 2023 3:04 pm PDT $12,500
r*****p June 11, 2023 10:34 am PDT $11,200 Auto
b*****0 June 11, 2023 10:34 am PDT $11,100
r*****p June 11, 2023 10:34 am PDT $10,700 Auto
b*****0 June 11, 2023 10:34 am PDT $10,600
r*****p June 11, 2023 10:33 am PDT $10,300 Auto
b*****0 June 11, 2023 10:33 am PDT $10,200
r*****p June 10, 2023 7:23 am PDT $10,100
s*********n June 10, 2023 7:23 am PDT $10,000 Auto
s*********n June 7, 2023 3:08 am PDT $8,600
d*********y June 7, 2023 3:08 am PDT $8,500 Auto
d*********y June 6, 2023 9:31 pm PDT $5,100
k******n June 6, 2023 9:31 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
k******n June 6, 2023 3:22 pm PDT $2,100
s****a June 6, 2023 3:22 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
s****a June 6, 2023 2:26 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 6, 2023 10:24 am PDT
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