Ever since its introduction in the early 70s, Yamaha’s parallel-twin TZ racers were a popular choice for privateer racers. The 80s were full of significant updates for the model, including reed valve induction in 1985 and the Deltabox aluminum frame a year later.
In 1988, Yamaha released the TZ250U, which featured reversed cylinders and a cassette transmission. This led to the distinct-but-normally-hidden position of the carbs hanging off the bottom and feasting from the front, which lowered intake temperatures and helped slightly with the center of gravity.
We got it covered in dust and it clearly had not run for years, if not decades. To keep the reserve down, we limited ourselves to only spending half a day to see if we could make it start. Olly cleaned the spark plugs, changed the transmission oil, serviced the carbs, charged the battery, and put some air in the tires.
Much to our pleasant surprise, it fired right up on the first bump start!
We believe that the bike was imported to the US about twenty years ago. This picture is solely for reference from when it was imported – the bodywork is no longer with the bike.
As the owner is no longer available, weunfortunately don’t have any additional history or paperwork on this motorcycle. It is offered with a bill of sale.
As always, our White Glove service would be glad to help the new owner if they desire a restoration. Feel free to ask any questions you have and we’ll try our best to get answers for you!
True Mileage Unknown
Bill of Sale Only
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.