Post Listing Update: This OW01 did not meet reserve despite 37 bids up to $17,200 on eBay in Tucson, Arizona.
I love the Honda RC30, but Yamaha’s corresponding homologation special makes the Honda look almost common. Just 500 examples were built worldwide, and it came with a $5,000 price premium over the Honda, as well. Both bikes were built to allow the respective manufacturers to compete in WSBK, and it was arguably the closest you could get to a race bike from the dealership floor at the time.
The 749cc, 20 valve engine produced 121 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque. Dry weight was 412 pounds, and top speed was over 160 miles per hour. Improvements over the stock bike included titanium connecting rods, flat slide carbs, a four-butterfly EXUP valve, and a much higher quality aluminum frame. Other components included top-shelf Nissin four-piston caliper and Ohlins suspension front and rear.
This example (VIN: JYA3JN00LA001126) is said to be completely stock and it’s currently titled and plated in Arizona. Early in its life, it went through a few track days but most of the miles were accumulated doing street duty. It’s currently in dry storage and the seller has a NOS set of upper and lower fairings at additional cost for the new owner, if desired.
Find this homologation Yamaha for sale in Tucson, Arizona with bidding up to $13,100 and the reserve not yet met