1990 Yamaha FZR400

SOLD FOR: $4,387

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 14, 2022

Winner: m**c

Winning Bid: $4,100
Buyer Fee: $287
Total: $4,387

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1990 Yamaha FZR400. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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 January of 1989, this example is VIN: JYA3FHC05LA003296.

The odometer shows 54,407 miles.

The sale includes a spare parts bike (VIN: JYA3FHC03JA000183) which has a frozen motor as well as a spare frame and several parts. The spare parts bike is equipped with an Ohlins shock.

All are FZR400 parts except the swingarms, which I believe are from a FZR600.

The main bike “needs carbs cleaned and has a leak from the valve cover gasket. Does not run well and needs to be repaired before it can be ridden.”

Fox shock with remote preload adjuster.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all photos. Here’s a selection of blemishes:

Currently located in Paramount, California, this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in July 2019.

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

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Total Bids Placed: 3

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: m**c

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
m**c April 8, 2022 12:43 pm PDT $4,100
b****o April 8, 2022 12:43 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
b****o April 7, 2022 12:22 pm PDT $3,300 Reserve
Auction started April 7, 2022 8:25 am PDT
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