Please Note: Our White Glove Service can help with any US buyers looking to import this Yamaha R1. Depending on where in the US the bike needs to go, it would cost roughly $2,200-$2,800 including door to door transportation, customs fees, and import duties. Email email@example.com for an exact quote if needed! The seller is also willing to work with buyers, he notes the following:
“To help save in shipping costs, I am able to bring the bike over the border into the US. I can bring it to Niagara Falls crossing anytime, or I can bring it to Robbinsville, North Carolina as I’ll be on vacation there from Jun 11 to 16 2023.
You would need to have Iconic “White Glove Service”, or a Broker, or yourself complete the customs paperwork prior to me crossing the border with the bike though. That way I won’t have any issues crossing with the bike and coming back with no bike.
Like I said before, customs is around $500, and shipping will depend on where the bike is going in the US. If you are somewhere between Niagara Falls and Robbinsville North Carolina, then I can drop the bike off to you myself, between June 11 and 16 and shipping will cost you $0.00
Or I can bring the bike as far south as Robbinsville NC, and then you would have to pay for shipping to go any further south.”
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 August of 2000, this example is VIN: JYARN05N61A001061. The seller acquired this motorcycle from the original owner in 2018, and he is also listing a Honda RC51 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions as well.
The seller states they have performed regular oil changes on this motorcycle.
The seller states this example is completely stock.
The sale includes 2 OEM cut Yamaha keys and 1 uncut OEM key.
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