1987 Yamaha FZR750RT

SOLD FOR: $6,869

Reserve price has been met.

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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!

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1987 Yamaha FZR750RT. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

To homologate the FZR for AMA Superbike racing, Yamaha was obligated to produced 200 examples of their 750cc sportbike in 1987 – so that’s all they built. At the time, the FZR750 sold for $4,599. But the homologation RT version, as shown here, would set you back $8,999. The hefty price and the exclusivity weren’t the only things that limited the market on this bike – Yamaha would only sell you one if you had a AMA or WERA license!

Eddie Lawson won the 1986 Daytona 200 on a Yamaha FZ750, which had a steel frame. For the RT, Yamaha stepped things up with an upgraded 5-valve, Genesis head 749cc FZ750 motor stuffed into the aluminum Deltabox frame that debuted on the FZR1000. The big brother FZR1000 had a 5-speed transmission, but Yamaha blessed the RT with six cogs in the gearbox as well as adjustable suspension (preload and rebound, both front and rear).

Manufactured in January 1987, this example is VIN: JYA2NK002HA000170. The seller acquired it in June 2021 here on Iconic Motorbikes. The previous owner acquired it roughly 15 years ago from a private party in Hollywood, California.

The current owner has not ridden it at all, and is letting it go as he is paring his collection down to focus on dirt bikes. The odometer shows 14,176 miles.

Modifications:
Vance & Hines full exhaust.

Stainless steel clutch line.

Separate switch for the radiator fan.

Cosmetic Blemishes: there are several scratches in the bodywork, all of which are shown in the photo album up top. Here’s a selection of the most significant:

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Inside of the tank:

One of the tabs on the seat cowl is broken.

The sale includes one key.

The previous owner flushed the brake fluid, coolant, and oil before the sale to the current owner. He notes that it will need fork seals to be roadworthy. In addition, the bike has been sitting since the new owner acquired it and may need some carb work as it is not currently starting. It is riding on Shinko Podium tires with date codes of 3620 and 0921.


The sale includes the seat cowl, original tool kit, owner’s manual, some advertisements, parts catalogue, service guide, aftermarket fork seals, aftermarket oil filters, Goodridge brake lines, levers, and a spare master cylinder.

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 on non-op registration.

Have any FZR750RT stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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

1987

Make

Yamaha

Model

FZR750RT

Mileage

14,176

VIN

JYA2NK002HA000170

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JYA2NK002HA000170.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 9

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: amazzara

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
amazzara November 12, 2021 3:22 pm $6,420 Reserve
amazzara November 12, 2021 3:22 pm $6,000 Auto
amazzara November 12, 2021 3:21 pm $3,300
gorr November 12, 2021 3:21 pm $3,200 Auto
gorr November 12, 2021 10:37 am $2,100
Georgetitle November 12, 2021 10:37 am $2,000 Auto
Georgetitle November 12, 2021 8:39 am $1,769
BillyB November 12, 2021 8:39 am $1,669 Auto
BillyB November 12, 2021 6:08 am $1,000
Auction started November 11, 2021 6:16 pm
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