1999 Yamaha R7 OW-02

SOLD FOR: $43,500

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

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Description

Additional photos of this 1999 Yamaha R7 OW-02 are available here for your perusal.

In 1999, Yamaha introduced its most advanced and race-ready production model ever with the YZF-R7, also known as the OW-02. Built in order to meet World Superbike Championship homologation rules, Yamaha only produced 500 units in total. While it may have bore a good deal of aesthetic resemblance to its 600cc and liter-sized YZF-R-siblings, underneath its slick bodywork the R7 was an entirely different beast.

At the heart of the OW-02 was a liquid-cooled, 749cc, four-stroke, 20V, DOHC, inline-four engine married to a tri-axis, vertically-stacked race-style six-speed close-ratio gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch with a “back-torque limiter” which acted similarly to a slipper clutch, keeping the back wheel from locking up under hard downshifts. The sophisticated Japanese four-banger boasted electronic fuel-injection, titanium valves (paired with aluminum valve retainers), “H” section titanium con-rods, ion-nitrified titanium crank, an over-sized 15-liter air-box, alloy exhaust system ending in a carbon muffler, incredibly short (and strong) short-skirt forged pistons with nickel-plated crowns, one-piece crankcase and a Formula One car-style CNC-machined cylinder head. The trick internals allowed for top speeds exceeding 160mph, along with the ability to achieve 11-second standing quarter-mile runs.

Right out of the box, the race-ready R7 only produced 106 hp and 53 ft-lbs of torque, though it was restricted in its street-legal form. Yamaha offered two special race kits for the OW-02; one for around a grand that bumped power up to 135 hp; and a second $12K kit that brought that figure to a staggering 162 hp. Housing the hopped-up lump was a shortened Deltabox II chassis that used the motor as a stressed member and was derived from Yamaha’s two-stroke GP racers like the YZR500. The race-bred frame was mated to 43mm inverted titanium nitrite-coated forks and a mono-shock, both of which are fully-adjustable top-shelf Ohlins items. The frame’s steering geometry and swing-arm pivot were also adjustable. Bringing the 416lb R7 to a stop were four-piston calipers grabbing a pair of 320mm discs, aided by a smaller single disc in the rear.

Yamaha wouldn’t sell the fabled race machine to just anyone and the demand reportedly exceeded the supply, with the tuning fork company supposedly only selling it to buyers that demonstrated their plans to race it. For this reason, very few ended up in private collections on display and many examples were raced into the ground, making finding a clean R7 today very difficult.

This example is VIN: JYARM011000000508.

The odometer shows 16,986 kilometers (10,556 miles).

The history of this bike is not known, however it was imported from Japan and we’ve found at least one other example that’s been similarly modified so we are guessing that it’s part of a series that were built by a Japanese customization shop called Clever Wolf Racing. We cannot confirm if this has any engine work or a factory Yamaha kit.

Modifications:
Marchesini forged aluminum wheels.

Nissin front calipers with Clever Wolf Racing mounts.

Akrapovic exhaust.

Brembo clutch and brake master cylinders, Ohlins steering damper.

Zero Gravity windscreen.

MRacing carbon fiber mirrors.

Carbon fiber fenders.

Tank protector/grip.

Frame sliders.

Battery tender lead.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the photo album up top for photos of all known cosmetic blemishes. Here’s a selection:
The corner of the foam seat has broken away.

Chips in left side of tail.

Rock chips in the front fairing.

Chips in paint on right fairing.

Minor scratches in swingarm.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires with date codes of 1219 and 3519.


Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any R7 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1999

Make

Yamaha

Model

R7

Mileage

10,556

VIN

JYARM011000000508

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 32

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: jwk851

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $43,500 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:59 pm $28,600 Auto
Rbrnck October 1, 2021 12:59 pm $28,500
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:58 pm $28,100 Auto
Rbrnck October 1, 2021 12:58 pm $28,000
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:58 pm $27,600 Auto
Rbrnck October 1, 2021 12:58 pm $27,500
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:57 pm $27,100 Auto
Rbrnck October 1, 2021 12:57 pm $27,000
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:42 pm $26,100 Auto
hcarsch October 1, 2021 12:42 pm $26,000
jwk851 October 1, 2021 12:42 pm $25,600 Auto
hcarsch October 1, 2021 12:42 pm $25,500
jwk851 September 25, 2021 9:31 pm $25,200
Damianroadracer September 25, 2021 9:55 am $25,100
jwk851 September 25, 2021 9:55 am $25,000 Auto
jwk851 September 25, 2021 9:54 am $24,100 Auto
Damianroadracer September 25, 2021 9:54 am $24,000
jwk851 September 25, 2021 9:54 am $23,100 Auto
Damianroadracer September 25, 2021 9:54 am $23,000
jwk851 September 24, 2021 7:15 pm $22,100 Auto
hcarsch September 24, 2021 7:15 pm $22,000
jwk851 September 24, 2021 7:14 pm $20,100 Auto
hcarsch September 24, 2021 7:14 pm $20,000
jwk851 September 24, 2021 6:54 pm $13,100
Damianroadracer September 24, 2021 6:54 pm $13,000 Auto
Damianroadracer September 24, 2021 4:33 pm $12,100
Rsc September 24, 2021 4:33 pm $12,000 Auto
Rsc September 24, 2021 4:32 pm $11,100 Auto
Damianroadracer September 24, 2021 4:32 pm $11,000
Rsc September 24, 2021 4:21 pm $10,100
yamatr3 September 24, 2021 4:21 pm $10,000 Auto
yamatr3 September 24, 2021 3:25 pm $1,000
Auction started September 24, 2021 11:43 am
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