1987 Yamaha FZR750RT

SOLD FOR: $6,420

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on June 23, 2021

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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 roughly 15 years ago from a private party in Hollywood, California. He bought it with the intent of restoring it but he needs to make space and is thinning out his collection (he’s also selling a Kawasaki ZX-7 through Iconic). The odometer shows 14,176 miles.

Vance & Hines full exhaust.

Stainless steel clutch line.

Separate switch for the radiator fan.

Cosmetic Blemishes:

One of the tabs on the seat cowl is broken.

The seller has flushed the brake fluid, coolant, and oil. He notes that it will need fork seals and tires to be roadworthy. The tires are from 2000.

The sale includes the original tool kit, owner’s manual, some advertisements, and a spare set of master cylinders.

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!

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Total Bids Placed: 9

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: Damianroadracer

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,420 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Damianroadracer June 29, 2021 8:15 am PDT $3,550 Auto
NHeidel June 29, 2021 8:15 am PDT $3,450
Damianroadracer June 27, 2021 11:27 am PDT $3,100
NHeidel June 27, 2021 11:27 am PDT $3,000 Auto
NHeidel June 23, 2021 8:11 am PDT $2,600
ShelbyPhoenix June 23, 2021 8:11 am PDT $2,500 Auto
ShelbyPhoenix June 23, 2021 8:08 am PDT $1,600
NHeidel June 23, 2021 8:08 am PDT $1,500 Auto
NHeidel June 23, 2021 8:03 am PDT $1,000
Auction started June 22, 2021 12:00 pm PDT
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