1988 Yamaha FZR1000


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



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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.

This example is VIN: 2RG002005. The seller acquired the bike through an Iconic Motorbikes auction.

The odometer shows 51,885 miles.

After the seller acquired the bike, he performed a complete cosmetic restoration with new paintwork, new decals, and new clear coat. Additionally, he replaced the fuel lines, cleaned and synced the carbs, and repaired the taillight.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection and make a list of recommended repairs. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 4520 / Rear: 1020
Tire Life Front: 70% / Rear: 50%
Tire Press Front: 32PSI / Rear: 34PSI
Brake Life Front: 80% / Rear: 80%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front: OK Rear: Ok
Clutch Fluid: Ok
Oil Quality: Fail Level: Overfilled
Coolant Quality: Fail Level: Low
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: N/A
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Forks: Fail
Shock/s: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Fail
Battery: 12.2V Standing 14.5
Bike Ran On Bench

• Front brake master is Leaking
• Oil leak coming from belly pan
• Forks are leaking
• Clutch switch wires are torn
• No running lights
• Small bits of varnish and old sediment in tank

Services recommended:
• Oil + filter
• Coolant flush and fill
• RR chain
• Fork service
• Replace clutch switch wires

Aftermarket exhaust.

Polished frame.

Aftermarket swingarm, chrome chain guard.

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Smoked windscreen.

Chrome fairing stay, chrome top triple, aftermarket grips.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT010 tires with date codes of 1020 and 4520.

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any FZR1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Shipping Information

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

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