1987 Yamaha YSR50 - 5% For Charity

HIGH BID: $6,413

Reserve price has not been met.

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Please Note: If this listing meets reserve, the seller will donate 5% of the sale price to the Brock Yates Memorial Fund for the Alzheimer’s Association. Iconic will also contribute 5% of the buyer’s fee.

Additional photos of this 1987 Yamaha YSR50 are available here for your perusal.

We’ve sold a few YSR50s here at Iconic, but this one is extra special. We’ll leave it to the seller to tell the story:

What makes this bike very special is not only the mileage and condition, but the fact that it was owned by Brock Yates since new. He was given the bike as a gift from a friend who owned a dealership. Brock rode it around for about a mile, had all the fluids professionally drained, then hung it on the wall at his pub in Wyoming, New York.”

Screenshot from a YouTube video (shown below).

Brock Yates was an American print and TV journalist, screenwriter, and author. He was a longtime executive editor of Car and Driver, an American automotive magazine. He was a pit reporter for CBS’ coverage of certain NASCAR Cup Series series races in the 1980s, including the Daytona 500. He was also largely known for being inspired and carrying on the tradition of the Cannonball Run which is a coast to coast event where drivers would compete for the fastest time round trip.

After his passing in 2016, the bike was eventually handed over to a dear family friend who handled most of Brock’s personal car collection. I purchased the bike from Brock’s wife via this gentleman. I have a handwritten letter from Brock’s wife on Cannonball letterhead giving a little bit of a background story on the bike. I also have the manila tag that comes on the bike when new, it is preserved in a plastic bag, but the string where the tag hung from is still attached to the bike.

The bike remains untouched, and in near perfect condition. You can find videos on YouTube of Brock’s Cannonball Pub, where you will see the bike mounted on the wall. UPDATE: it has come to our attention that the below video does not show on all mobile devices, if you don’t see a video you can click this link to see a video of Brock’s pub.

During the time it was mounted on the wall, the pub allowed indoor smoking – so if you look closely you’ll be able to see some yellow smoke staining on a few of the lower areas of the bike. These stains can easily be cleaned up, but have been left untouched for nostalgic reasons (along with a few spiderwebs 😁)

This example is VIN: JYA2RR00XHA001015.

The odometer shows 2 miles.

The seller notes that the bike still has fluids in it. “Unfortunately the fuel tank lock won’t open. Key goes in and turns but won’t unlatch.”

“The battery surprisingly still turns the lights on and works the turn signals, etc. I’m sure with fresh fuel and a carb cleaning, this should run. The 2 miles are just from rolling around the shop as pictured.”

Currently located in Batavia, Illinois, this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. The seller would be able to get a MSO for $500 if the next owner desires.

Have any YSR50 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Batavia, Illinois

Year

1987

Make

Yamaha

Model

YSR50

Mileage

2

VIN

JYA2RR00XHA001015

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 29

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: BMC

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
BMC July 15, 2021 10:51 am $6,413
kwess75 July 15, 2021 10:51 am $6,313 Auto
kwess75 July 15, 2021 10:51 am $6,100 Auto
BMC July 15, 2021 10:51 am $6,000
kwess75 July 15, 2021 10:50 am $5,800 Auto
BMC July 15, 2021 10:50 am $5,700
kwess75 July 13, 2021 7:45 pm $5,600
Samuel Oliva July 13, 2021 7:45 pm $5,500 Auto
Samuel Oliva July 13, 2021 2:48 am $5,209
kwess75 July 13, 2021 2:48 am $5,109 Auto
kwess75 July 12, 2021 7:11 pm $5,100
Samuel Oliva July 12, 2021 7:11 pm $5,000 Auto
Samuel Oliva July 9, 2021 5:36 pm $4,800 Auto
cjweiss22 July 9, 2021 5:36 pm $4,700
Samuel Oliva July 9, 2021 5:36 pm $4,600 Auto
cjweiss22 July 9, 2021 5:36 pm $4,500
Samuel Oliva July 9, 2021 8:05 am $4,000 Auto
BMC July 9, 2021 8:05 am $3,900
Samuel Oliva July 9, 2021 2:38 am $3,609
kwess75 July 9, 2021 2:38 am $3,509 Auto
kwess75 July 8, 2021 6:30 pm $3,300 Auto
crownmoto July 8, 2021 6:30 pm $3,200
kwess75 July 8, 2021 6:20 pm $2,700
crownmoto July 8, 2021 6:20 pm $2,600 Auto
crownmoto July 8, 2021 6:08 pm $2,100
kpate July 8, 2021 6:08 pm $2,000 Auto
kpate July 8, 2021 6:01 pm $1,600
DansObsession July 8, 2021 6:01 pm $1,500 Auto
DansObsession July 8, 2021 4:47 pm $1,000
Auction started July 8, 2021 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 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
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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