Additional photos of this Yamaha TZR250 are available here for your perusal.
A repliracer at heart, the 3XV is the last and arguably the most sought-after generation of the Yamaha TZR250 – the lovely little V-Twin motor doesn’t hurt, either. Only sold in Japan originally, the 3XVs were offered in a variety of trims, all of which were limited to 45 horsepower by the Japanese government.
The 249cc V-Twin produced 29.5 lb-ft of torque along with the 45 horsepower, and it was paired with the Yamaha Power Valve System (YPVS) and a 6-speed transmission. Dry weight was just 278 pounds, which is why these bikes are an absolute joy to enjoy on a twisty road. Many owners also derestrict the motors to open up additional power. For more information, check out this wonderful 1991 review by Mat Oxley in Performance Bike.
Usually seen in combinations of red and white, this TZR (VIN: 3XV003822) has a lovely black/grey livery with dashes of pink and matching wheel decals. It is offered from the Bob Weaver collection and it has been in dry storage for an undisclosed amount of time.