No Reserve – 1968 Yamaha YR2 350 Project

SOLD FOR: $600

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 28, 2022

Winner: charlie27

Winning Bid: $350
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $600


Additional photos of this Yamaha YR2 are available here for your perusal.

In 1967, Yamaha introduced the YR series of bikes (also known as the “Grand Prix”) with the YR1. It was their first 350cc motorcycle, as well as their first engine to use aluminum cylinders with cast iron sleeves as well as their first engine to use a horizontally split crank case.

The next year, Yamaha updated the model with the YR2, which gave the parallel twin engine a new 5-port oil scavenging system – one of several small changes which helped boost claimed horsepower up to 36 horsepower (enough for 102 miles per hour).

Other changes included a stiffer frame, different seat cover material, and updated styling with a two-tone tank.

This example is VIN: R111678.

The odometer shows 10,052 miles.

The seller acquired it 4-5 years ago from a friend who was planning on restoring it, however he moved and had to leave the bike behind. The current owner also planned on restoring it but has realized he’s never going to get around to it so he wants to find it a new home. He has never tried to run it, but he was told by the previous owner that it may need a clutch.

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

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone tires which have aged out.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Yamaha is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Big Bear stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 4

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: charlie27

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
charlie27 April 28, 2022 9:56 am $350
Ssupandcoming April 28, 2022 9:55 am $250 Auto
charlie27 April 28, 2022 9:55 am $150
Ssupandcoming April 26, 2022 10:03 am $1 Reserve
Auction started April 21, 2022 9:30 am
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