No Reserve - 1985 Yamaha RZ500 Project

SOLD FOR: $11,342

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Description

Additional photos of this Yamaha RZ500 are available here for your perusal.

When Yamaha debuted the RZ500 (known in some other markets as the RD500) in 1984, it was arguably the first production race replica. Built to emulate Kenny Roberts’ YZR500 factory racer, the RZ500 was the closest thing two-stroke enthusiasts had to a GP competitor for the road…as long as you didn’t live in the United States of America. Emissions rules put in place by the EPA prevented Yamaha from selling the RZ500 in the US, so the select few we get to enjoy had to be imported (typically from Canada).

Manufactured in November of 1984, this RZ (VIN: JYA52X007FA004425) was originally sold in Canada. It is now offered by the fourth owner, who has had it since 2001.

The odometer shows 16,906 kilometers (10,505 miles).

At the time I bought it the owner claimed he was the third owner and that the miles were original. The first owner had the bike until 1991 where it was mainly stored in an Air Force Hangar bay while he served over in Europe. The second owner bought it in 1991 but then sold it to the 3rd owner shortly thereafter because he bought a new house. The third owner sold it to me in 2001 so that he could put a new roof on his house. We all make bad decisions.”

The bike was in Toronto, Canada. I trucked it over to the west coast of Canada and rode it down to the US where I got it registered and rode it on the twisties of Northern California on many weekends. That bike spent many a Sunday at the famous Alice’s Restaurant on Skyline Blvd…and on over on the famous La Honda Road to the PCH to Santa Cruz and thru the redwoods on Highway 9. An amazing ride on an RZ.”

I got sent overseas, moved around a few times and the old beast sat in storage. I moved to San Diego and just moved it into my garage where it got a lot of corrosion courtesy of the famous Windansea Beach salty air.”





I hope we can find her a new home and someone will bring it back to life. Maybe a cool resto-mod!

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this RZ is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1985

Make

Yamaha

Model

RZ500

Mileage

10,505

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

VIN

JYA52X007FA004425

Additional Charges

No

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Total Bids Placed: 40

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Trent1000

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 11:00 am $10,600 Auto
Bonesfab March 9, 2021 11:00 am $10,500
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 10:59 am $10,100 Auto
Bonesfab March 9, 2021 10:59 am $10,000
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 10:39 am $9,600 Auto
Alfredo March 9, 2021 10:39 am $9,500
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 10:33 am $9,300 Auto
Alfredo March 9, 2021 10:33 am $9,200
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 10:08 am $9,100 Auto
Alfredo March 9, 2021 10:08 am $9,000
Trent1000 March 9, 2021 9:55 am $8,600
erdman5 March 9, 2021 9:55 am $8,500 Auto
erdman5 March 8, 2021 6:18 pm $8,200
Trent1000 March 8, 2021 12:56 pm $8,100
Samuel Oliva March 8, 2021 12:56 pm $8,000 Auto
Samuel Oliva March 8, 2021 12:33 pm $7,710
blade1 March 8, 2021 12:33 pm $7,610 Auto
blade1 March 8, 2021 12:23 pm $7,600
Samuel Oliva March 8, 2021 12:23 pm $7,500 Auto
Samuel Oliva March 8, 2021 2:55 am $7,345
erdman5 March 8, 2021 2:55 am $7,245 Auto
erdman5 March 6, 2021 6:53 pm $6,600
Rsc March 6, 2021 6:53 pm $6,500 Auto
Rsc March 4, 2021 5:42 am $5,600
Boostin March 4, 2021 5:42 am $5,500 Auto
Boostin March 3, 2021 9:05 pm $5,200
blade1 March 3, 2021 10:32 am $5,100
Romworks March 3, 2021 10:32 am $5,000 Auto
Romworks March 3, 2021 10:31 am $4,700 Auto
blade1 March 3, 2021 10:31 am $4,600
Romworks March 3, 2021 10:31 am $4,500 Auto
blade1 March 3, 2021 10:31 am $4,400
Romworks March 3, 2021 8:24 am $4,300
Grazzo March 3, 2021 7:51 am $4,200
Tf1075 March 3, 2021 5:47 am $4,100
Rsc March 3, 2021 5:47 am $4,000 Auto
Rsc March 3, 2021 5:46 am $3,100 Auto
Tf1075 March 3, 2021 5:46 am $3,000
Rsc March 2, 2021 9:16 pm $1,100
Grazzo March 2, 2021 7:12 pm $1,000
Auction started March 2, 2021 11:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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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