1999 Yamaha TRX850

SOLD FOR: $3,050

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 12, 2022

Winner: thunter764

Winning Bid: $2,800
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,050


Additional photos on this 1999 Yamaha TRX850 are available here for your perusal.

American buyers briefly got to enjoy Yamaha’s TDM850 in the early 1990s – it was a bit ahead of its time as an “Adventure Sports” bike that focused on sporty street riding but with upright ergonomics. But in other markets, Yamaha utilized the same parallel-twin motor in a sports bike package that gave off some Ducati 900SS vibes thanks to its trellis frame.

In TRX guise, the 849cc engine was given a 270 degree crank to better replicate V-Twin feel, higher compression, larger airbox, lightened flywheel, 38mm Mikuni carbs, and a closer-ratio five speed transmission. This led to a 11 hp bump up to 79 (Ducati’s 900SS made 80).

The TRX was originally designed to be sold exclusively in Japan, though Yamaha would later export a few to Europe. The Japanese-market bikes featured a white frame and Brembo calipers.

This example is VIN: 4NX002831, Engine #: N401E000370.

The odometer shows 8,175 kilometers (5,080 miles.)

This TRX came to us out of a collection in South Africa. Maintenance history is not known, so in preparation for the listing we installed new NGK spark plugs, replaced some of the fuel line, installed a new fuel filter, changed the engine oil/filter, flushed the front/rear brake fluid, flushed the coolant, and detailed the bike. Angel did the work, he notes that the brake pads are at 90%/90% front/rear.

Angel also installed new Bridgestone Battlax S22 Hypersport tires with date codes of 2921 and 4221.

Lastly, Angel notes that the horn works intermittently, we’d recommend replacement.

Aftermarket front fairing.

Aftermarket seat/tail. 

Custom paint.

Pipe wrap on headers.

Fake Akrapovic exhaust.

Wave rotors.

Tail tidy with aftermarket rear turn signals.

Aftermarket front turn signals.

Tank grip pads.

Tank protector and GFP keyless gas cap.

Bar end mirrors.

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

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

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 TRX850 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 19

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: thunter764

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
thunter764 July 12, 2022 10:55 am $2,800 Reserve
rccgrant July 12, 2022 10:55 am $2,709 Auto
rccgrant July 12, 2022 9:51 am $2,700 Auto
thunter764 July 12, 2022 9:51 am $2,600
rccgrant July 12, 2022 4:24 am $2,500
Bikenate July 12, 2022 4:24 am $2,400 Auto
Bikenate July 11, 2022 3:46 pm $2,200
Shep1337 July 11, 2022 11:13 am $2,100
Andyswine July 11, 2022 11:13 am $2,000 Auto
Andyswine July 10, 2022 8:43 am $1,900 Auto
Shep1337 July 10, 2022 8:43 am $1,800
Andyswine July 10, 2022 8:43 am $1,700 Auto
Shep1337 July 10, 2022 8:43 am $1,600
Andyswine July 10, 2022 8:42 am $1,500 Auto
Shep1337 July 10, 2022 8:42 am $1,400
Andyswine July 10, 2022 8:42 am $1,300 Auto
Shep1337 July 10, 2022 8:42 am $1,200
Andyswine July 6, 2022 9:01 am $1,100
tian647 July 6, 2022 8:40 am $1,000
Auction started July 5, 2022 8:17 am
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