1989 Yamaha FZR400RR

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At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would actually be riding and enjoying them.” For more on the FZR400, check out this excellent profile on Yamaha’s site where they talk about the challenges of it being the first motorcycle to use “full-fledged radial tires” and how they fought the urge to implement quick steering like their competition to create something that consumers would enjoy more on the street.

But Yamaha did not stop there – in 1989 they debuted an up-spec model called the FZR400RR, but they did not offer it in America. Claimed hp was 60 out of the 399cc horsepower, enough for a top speed of 122 miles per hour.

The RR also boasted a cosmetic upgrade which made it look like a baby OW-01 with the flush-mount headlights.

This example is VIN: 1WG084035. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 12,467 kilometers (7,746 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us change the oil and oil filter, flush the brake fluid, change the air filter, and service the carbs. We also lubricated the throttle cable, removed and painted the front brake reservoir cap, serviced the chain, gave the bike a detailing, and installed new tires with date codes of 0620 and 2723.

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 0620/ Rear: 2723
Tire Life Front: 100% / Rear: 100%
Tire Press Front: 32SPI / Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life Front: 60% / Rear: 60%
Hydraulic Front and Rear Brake Fluid:
Oil Quality: New Level: Good
Coolant Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.4V

• Has original body work
• Normal cracks and ware on body work
• Mild oxidation and rust in usual places

Services Performed
• Carb services
• Oil + filter change
• RR air filter
• New tires
• Front and rear fluid flush
• Chain service

Superbike grips, aftermarket bar-ends.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

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 California 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 FZR400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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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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