1989 Yamaha FZR600

SOLD FOR: $3,750

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.


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When it was introduced in 1989, the FZR600 was a quantum leap forward that was so good that Yamaha basically left it untouched until 1993. The Japanese company was focused on making a great base for production racing, and they were quickly proven correct – in its first year, 9 out of the top 10 finishers at Daytona were on Yamahas and first place went to none other than John Kocinski.

The chassis was very similar to the unit out of the FZR400, though the larger 599cc inline 4-cylinder engine produced a heftier 90 horsepower.

Several models of the FZR600 came with Yamaha’s EXUP valve system, which helped maintain back pressure when the engine was turning at low speeds – it led to better mid-range power though top-end power was reduced to 76 horsepower.

Manufactured in February of 1989, this example is VIN: JYA3HWC0XKA000245. The seller (Banzai Restorations) acquired the bike two years ago.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 15 miles. The odometer shows 38,299 miles.

The seller reports that he has cleaned and rebuilt the carbs (including an ultrasonic bath), replaced the tee o-rings in the manifold, changed the oil, flushed the brake fluid (front and rear), installed a new K&N air filter, and installed new spark plugs.

Vance and Hines engine covers.

Aftermarket levers.

Carbon fiber foot guards.

Billet fork caps.

4.5″ wide wheels (stock is 3.5″) which have been repainted with 3-Stage Pearl White.

Fork brace.

Reupholstered seat.

Aftermarket windscreen.

Refinished EXUP exhaust.

Custom paint and decals. Please note that the “Hooters” decals are over the clear coat. The frame, swingarm, and subframe have also been repainted.

The headlight fairing stay has been painted 3-stage Pearl White.

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

The seller believes that the tank, tail, and front fender are original. He thinks the front upper and lower fairings may be aftermarket. He also notes that he had rescued this bike from a place where it had been sitting outside for a couple of years parked next to a Honda with a chrome exhaust. Over time, sunlight reflecting off the chrome gradually warped a portion of the lower right fairing but it did not crack the paint.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Kenda Cruiser S/T tires that have aged out. The seller recommends a replacement.

The sale includes two keys, the tool kit, re-upholstered seat strap, and a custom aluminum rear fender eliminator/tail tidy.

Currently located in Norco, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title. Have any FZR 600 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 22

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: blsmith13

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $3,750 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
blsmith13 March 23, 2023 9:45 am $3,100
Icedr1970 March 23, 2023 9:45 am $3,000 Auto
Icedr1970 March 23, 2023 9:39 am $2,850 Auto
Leo27 March 23, 2023 9:39 am $2,750
Icedr1970 March 23, 2023 8:55 am $2,500 Auto
blsmith13 March 23, 2023 8:55 am $2,400
Icedr1970 March 23, 2023 8:54 am $2,300 Auto
blsmith13 March 23, 2023 8:54 am $2,200
Icedr1970 March 23, 2023 6:25 am $2,100
Bill Dunbar March 19, 2023 7:37 am $2,000 Auto
Abe March 19, 2023 7:37 am $1,900
Bill Dunbar March 18, 2023 7:52 am $1,800 Auto
EVAN L March 18, 2023 7:52 am $1,700
Bill Dunbar March 17, 2023 7:00 pm $1,600 Auto
Abe March 17, 2023 7:00 pm $1,500
Bill Dunbar March 17, 2023 2:17 pm $1,400
EVAN L March 17, 2023 2:17 pm $1,300 Auto
EVAN L March 17, 2023 7:43 am $1,100
Bill Dunbar March 17, 2023 7:43 am $1,000 Auto
Bill Dunbar March 17, 2023 7:43 am $850 Auto
EVAN L March 17, 2023 7:43 am $750
Bill Dunbar March 16, 2023 8:31 pm $1
Auction started March 16, 2023 7:10 am
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