1991 Yamaha FZR1000

SOLD FOR: $3,300

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on November 24, 2023

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The seller has also provided the following ride-along video:

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1991 Yamaha FZR1000. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

First unveiled at the 1986 Cologne Motorcycle Show, the Yamaha FZR1000 was a watershed model that marked the dawn of the tuning fork company’s first foray into big-bore four-stroke superbikes. The predecessor to potent two-stroke models like the parallel-twin RD350 and V4 RD500, the “Fizzer” as it was affectionately known, entered production in 1987 as an advanced water-cooled, 989cc, four-stroke inline-four with DOHC, a five-speed transmission, and the same 20-valve (5-per) setup first seen on the FZ750 in ’85.

With 130 hp on tap and a curb weight of a bit over 500 lbs, the first generation FZR1K — also called the “Genesis” — was capable of a 155 mph top speed. Interestingly, this same five-valve engine architecture would become the basis of Yamaha’s V8 Formula One car for the 1989 series. The FZR1000’s engine was also later utilized by Bimota in the YB10. Though the company came out swinging with the first generation, Yamaha heavily revamped the model in ’89 with what was almost an entirely new design, sharing only a small number of elements with the outgoing version.

Among all the changes made to the model such as the addition of four-pot calipers, there were three that most stood out: the first of which was its new diamond Deltabox II chassis. The second major update for ’89 was an increase in displacement from 989cc up to 1,002cc’s, while the third was the introduction its “EXUP” (Exhaust Ultimate Power) valve system which consisted of an electronic servo-motor-controlled valve in the exhaust that optimized airflow, boosted power, and smoothed out the entire rev-range.

Another side effect was an additional 15 hp (almost 1 hp per cc added!) bringing the figure to 145 hp at 10,000rpm and 80 ft-lbs of torque at 8,500rpm. Dubbed the FZR1000 EXUP, the 1989 model was capable of lightning-fast 2.9-second 0-60mph times, 10-second standing quarter-mile runs, and a top speed of around 170 mph, making it the fastest production bike on earth and prompting the guys at Cycle World to crown the Yamaha “Bike of the Decade”. It remained in production until eventually being replaced by the now-legendary YZF-R1 superbike.

Manufactured in December of 1990, this example is VIN: JYA3LKE0XMA013407. The seller acquired the bike from a private party in Pennsylvania seven years ago.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 200 miles. The odometer shows 30,232 miles.

Within the last month/50 miles, the seller has replaced the spark plugs, the battery, the oil and oil filter, as well as the coolant, the clutch fluid, and brake fluid. He also rebuilt and synced the carbs and installed the following new parts:

– Powder-coated wheels with new bearings and seals
– New rear rotor with new front and rear pads
– K&N air filter
– Petcock
– Fuel filter
– Carburetor fuel filter
– Tires

The seller reports that, “before bringing her back, I checked all the essentials — compression, spark and fuel. Compression was 205-210 psi across all 4 and the tank was clean and carburetors were in great shape being that the bike was stored with no gas. After firing it up the bike is dialed in perfectly. The only thing I did not do is give it a good detailing. Mechanically it is perfectly sound, cosmetically it is decent. I welcome and will assist in an inspection.”

K&N air filter (not pictured).

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart III tires with date codes of 1923 and 2223.

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

Currently located in Mahopac, New York, this Yamaha is offered on a clean Pennsylvania title. Have any FZR1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: r*c

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $3,300 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
r*c November 30, 2023 11:59 am PST $2,600 Auto
t***d November 30, 2023 11:59 am PST $2,500
r*c November 30, 2023 11:58 am PST $2,400 Auto
t***d November 30, 2023 11:58 am PST $2,300
r*c November 30, 2023 11:57 am PST $2,200 Auto
c***************s November 30, 2023 11:57 am PST $2,100
r*c November 30, 2023 11:34 am PST $1,680 Auto
m*****c November 30, 2023 11:34 am PST $1,580
r*c November 28, 2023 11:26 pm PST $1,300 Auto
h***e November 28, 2023 11:26 pm PST $1,200
r*c November 26, 2023 4:04 pm PST $1,098 Auto
a*******e November 26, 2023 4:04 pm PST $998
r*c November 23, 2023 10:58 am PST $1
Auction started November 23, 2023 9:49 am PST
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