1991 Yamaha R1-Z


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Additional photos of this Yamaha R1-Z are available here for your perusal.

Two-stroke lovers, rejoice! The Yamaha R1-Z was exclusively offered in Japan and was only sold for just years (1990-1991) – it’s a very rare find in the US. The trellis frame looks great, and we love the “Individual Sports” and “2 Cycle Parallel Twin 249” stickers on the tank and tail.

The retuned TZR250 motor (which was also very similar to the engine in the TDR250) produces 44 (restricted) horsepower at 9,500 rpm and 27 pound-feet of torque at 8,500 rpm.

Triple disc brakes reined in that power quite easily thanks to the weight of just 293 pounds.

This example (VIN: 3XC-040719) shows 29,237 kilometers (18,273 miles) on the odometer.

It is offered with a clean Oregon title and the seller just brought it down to our shop in Marina del Rey, California for anyone that would like to take a closer look.

The owner personally imported the bike from Japan around 2010 and his daughter rode it for approximately four years. He then completely rebuilt the motor and this bike has seen negligible mileage since – it just gets started up occasionally to keep fluids moving.

This R1-Z is highly original with a few additions – dual USB chargers, battery tender plug, and Napoleon mirrors:

Thanks to a fresh paint job in 2019, the bike looks great.

We do note some small flaws as to be expected with the age and usage, such as a scuff on the frame.

There is also black tape wrapped the front left turn signal.

Scratches on the swingarm.

Overall, this is a great example of a very rare motorcycle in the US. Confuse all your friends when you tell them you just bought a “R1” and pull up on this 2-stroker!

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