2000 Yamaha R1 with 948 Miles

SOLD FOR: $9,630

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 5, 2023

Winner: Kyle

Winning Bid: $9,000
Buyer Fee: $630
Total: $9,630

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The seller has requested that we also include the following walkaround video:

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The 1990s were defined by three sportbikes – the Honda CBR900RR, the Ducati 916, and the Yamaha R1. Honda’s CBR900RR started the revolution by being 76 pounds lighter than its lightest competition. Soon after, Ducati released the 916. It was technically competent with fuel injection and even an adjustable steering head angle, but it’s best remembered just for being one of the most beautiful motorcycles of all time.

In 1998, Yamaha released the R1 and wiped the floor with everyone else – it was the lightest and most powerful literbike available and you had to work hard to find a dealer with one in stock. Over 20 years later they’re still fantastic machines, so here’s your chance to relive the glory days.

The basic specifications are 150 horsepower, 419 pound dry weight, and a 2.96 second 0-60 time, per MCN. Those are all impressive numbers, but the design of the drivetrain is what made it all possible.

Yamaha was able to make the engine/transmission much smaller by vertically stacking the transmission shafts. Further space was saved by putting the water pump inside the engine cases. The packaging let Yamaha shorten the wheelbase and still lengthen the swingarm, which made the R1 feel like a 600cc bike but with 1,000cc power.

For more on the R1 and what made it special, check out this article on Sport Rider. Or for a buying guide geared towards used R1s (with notes like it’s “getting hard to find a clean one.”), check out this article on Motorcyclist magazine.

Manufactured in June of 2000, this example is VIN: JYARN05Y8YA000918. The seller acquired the bike two years ago. He reports that the previous owner “purchased it new and stored it in his collection as a display piece.”

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 500 miles. The odometer shows 948 miles.

The seller notes that “the carburetors have been professionally serviced with new seals and o-rings.”

Yamaha titanium muffler.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires with date codes of 0914 and 1114.

The sale includes two keys and the original owner’s manual.

The sale also includes a spare mid fairing and belly pan.

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. Have any R1 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Kyle

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Kyle September 30, 2023 7:53 am PDT $9,000 Reserve
Kyle September 30, 2023 7:53 am PDT $8,900 Auto
Kyle September 29, 2023 4:19 pm PDT $8,000 Auto
turbointerceptor September 29, 2023 4:19 pm PDT $7,900
Kyle September 29, 2023 8:23 am PDT $7,600 Auto
Fever22 September 29, 2023 8:23 am PDT $7,500
Kyle September 28, 2023 10:31 pm PDT $7,000 Auto
turbointerceptor September 28, 2023 10:31 pm PDT $6,900
Kyle September 28, 2023 10:31 pm PDT $6,600 Auto
turbointerceptor September 28, 2023 10:31 pm PDT $6,500
Kyle September 28, 2023 8:47 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
salgmc396 September 28, 2023 8:47 pm PDT $6,000
Kyle September 28, 2023 12:31 pm PDT $5,100
BUYBID22 September 28, 2023 12:31 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
BUYBID22 September 28, 2023 10:57 am PDT $1
Auction started September 28, 2023 10:14 am PDT
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Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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