1991 Yamaha FZR1000

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Description

Click here for an VINData 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 October of 1990, this example is VIN: JYA3LKN03MA017119. The seller acquired the bike through an Iconic Motorbikes auction approximately 3.5 years ago.

During his ownership, the seller estimates that he has covered 289 miles. The odometer shows 4,372 kilometers (2,716 miles).

Maintenance:
In October 2020, the seller had our service department change the oil and oil filter, replace the spark plugs, flush the coolant, bleed the clutch fluid, clean and sync the carbs, and install new Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs and charge the battery. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Condition: Ok
Tire Year Front/ Rear:2120/3917
Tire % Front/ Rear:99/99
Tire Press Front/ Rear:36/38
Brake % Front/ Rear :90/90
Hydraulic: Front: OK <1% MOISTURE; Rear: OK <1% MOISTURE
Engine Oil: OK; Quality: Ok
Coolant:OK; Quality: Ok
Low Beam:OK
High Beam:OK
Turn:OK
Tail Light:OK
Brake Light:OK
Plate Light:OK
Kill:OK
Horn:OK
Fork:OK
Shock/s:OK
Final Drive:OK
Battery: OCV:11.8V | Charging: 14.9V at 3k RPM
Test Ride: 1.24 miles, unit operates as designed
Notes:
• NOCO LITHIUM BATTERY

Modifications:
NOCO lithium battery with tender lead.

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 at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean California title with current registration through September 2024.

Have any FZR1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Mahopac, New York

Year

1991

Make

Yamaha

Model

FZR1000

Mileage

2,716

VIN

JYA3LKNO3MA017119

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

https://vindata.com/report/pdf/9480bbe1-e607-45db-ab48-80114da0379d?glossary=true&inline=true&trimLevel=Default&vehicleValueTrimLevelLeft=default&wholesaleValues=true

Total Bids Placed: 39

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: j*******s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 12:58 pm PDT $7,600
r*******8 May 23, 2024 12:55 pm PDT $7,500 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 12:55 pm PDT $7,400
r*******8 May 23, 2024 12:55 pm PDT $7,300 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 12:55 pm PDT $7,200
r*******8 May 23, 2024 12:49 pm PDT $7,100 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 12:49 pm PDT $7,000
r*******8 May 23, 2024 12:47 pm PDT $6,800 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 12:47 pm PDT $6,700
r*******8 May 23, 2024 10:39 am PDT $6,600 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 10:39 am PDT $6,500
r*******8 May 23, 2024 10:38 am PDT $6,400 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 10:38 am PDT $6,300
r*******8 May 23, 2024 10:37 am PDT $6,200 Auto
j*******s May 23, 2024 10:37 am PDT $6,100
r*******8 May 22, 2024 12:08 pm PDT $6,000 Auto
t****t May 22, 2024 12:08 pm PDT $5,900
r*******8 May 22, 2024 12:06 pm PDT $4,900
t****t May 22, 2024 12:06 pm PDT $4,800 Auto
t****t May 22, 2024 12:00 pm PDT $4,600
r*******8 May 22, 2024 12:00 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
r*******8 May 21, 2024 11:14 am PDT $4,100
w******e May 17, 2024 3:08 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
c*********3 May 17, 2024 3:08 pm PDT $3,901
w******e May 17, 2024 2:39 pm PDT $3,782 Auto
c*********3 May 17, 2024 2:39 pm PDT $3,682
w******e May 17, 2024 2:39 pm PDT $3,569 Auto
c*********3 May 17, 2024 2:39 pm PDT $3,469
w******e May 17, 2024 9:23 am PDT $3,101
j***o May 17, 2024 9:23 am PDT $3,001 Auto
j***o May 16, 2024 6:39 pm PDT $2,701
c*********3 May 16, 2024 6:39 pm PDT $2,601 Auto
c*********3 May 16, 2024 6:39 pm PDT $2,600 Auto
j***o May 16, 2024 6:39 pm PDT $2,500
c*********3 May 16, 2024 6:11 pm PDT $1,877 Auto
ep May 16, 2024 6:11 pm PDT $1,777
c*********3 May 16, 2024 2:51 pm PDT $600 Auto
k********7 May 16, 2024 2:51 pm PDT $500
c*********3 May 16, 2024 11:51 am PDT $1
Auction started May 16, 2024 9:35 am PDT
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