First unveiled at the 1986 Cologne Motorcycle Show, the Yamaha FZR1000 was a watershed model that marked the dawn of the tuning fork company’s first foray into big-bore four-stroke superbikes. The predecessor to potent two-stroke models like the parallel-twin RD350 and V4 RD500, the “Fizzer” as it was affectionately known, entered production in 1987 as an advanced water-cooled, 989cc, four-stroke inline-four with DOHC, a five-speed transmission, and the same 20-valve (5-per) setup first seen on the FZ750 in ’85.
With 130 hp on tap and a curb weight of a bit over 500 lbs, the first generation FZR1000 was capable of a 155 mph top speed and was a trendsetter with its Deltabox aluminum frame and 5-valve Genesis engine. Interestingly, this same five-valve engine architecture would become the basis of Yamaha’s V8 Formula One car for the 1989 series. Along with a stout engine and a futuristic frame, the new FZR also wore lightweight 17″ wheels front and rear and very modern looking bodywork.
Manufactured in December of 1987, this example is VIN: JYA2LHE06JA011275. The seller acquired the bike in September of 2023; he is the third owner.
The odometer shows 14,434 miles.
The seller reports that the previous owner rebuilt the carbs, the clutch slave and master cylinders, the front and rear brake calipers, as well as the front brake master cylinder. Additionally, he replaced the spark plugs and installed new Pirelli Angel GT tires.
In preparation for the listing, the seller has us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:
Six-speed transmission with “back-cut” 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears.
Not pictured: Wiseco 1029cc piston kit, ported and polished heads, polished intake runners, Dyno-Jet Stage 3 kit, and K&N air filter.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Pirelli Angel GT tires from 2014.
The sale includes one key.
The sale also includes the original owner’s manual, a parts manual with maintenance records dating back to 2003, as well as a NOS front fairing, a set of NOS side panels, a NOS taillight cover and lens, and an extensive selection of NOS and spare parts.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located in Santa Monica, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with registration current through September 2024.
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Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), 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.
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.