If a Honda RC30 is just too commonplace for you, then the Yamaha OWO1 might be right up your alley. Just 500 were made, and the MSRP was a healthy $5,000 more than the Honda as well. My many accounts, this was as close as a member of the public could get to owning a street legal racebike. This example stands out as it has just 741 miles and it was clearly owned by a Yamaha enthusiast – check out his garage!
The OWO1 was built for homologation purposes so that Yamaha could compete in World Superbike. Along those lines, a race kit was available that bumped top speed up to 170 miles per hour with a compression of 13.5:1. Top-notch components included Nissin 4-pot calipers and Ohlins suspension.
This example is said to be in mint condition and it’s had a fair amount of recent work – new battery, oil, coolant, fork seals, fork oil, brake fluid, spark plugs, and more. It’s still got the original tires but there are cracks in the sidewalls. When the seller acquired the bike, he took it apart, and cleaned it while he put it back together. The original fuel cap had been dropped so it was replaced with a NOS item. What do you think should happen – should this get ridden or restored?
Find this legendary Yamaha for sale in Springville, Utah with bidding up to $15,500 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $27,500