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.” The US got it in 1988, and many riders preferred it over the bigger brother FZR600.
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.
Manufactured in July of 1989, this example is VIN: JYA3BFE13LA012611. The seller acquired it two and a half years ago from Fly Kitty Motorsports.
During his ownership, the seller has covered roughly 100 miles. The odometer shows 5,064 miles.
During his ownership, the seller installed new tires and flushed the brake fluid. It is riding on Pirelli Sport Demon tires with date codes of 0616 and 1116.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean the carbs, flush the fuel, install a new air filter, install new spark plugs, and install a new battery. Angel and Steve did the work, they note that the brakes are at 95% front and rear.
Braided brake lines.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Inside of the tank:
The sale includes one key.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean New York title. Have any FZR400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Santa Monica, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, 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.