1974 Yamaha TX750

In Japan, Standard by Abhi4 Comments

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Post Sale Update – This TX750 sold for the opening bid of $1,400 – not a bad deal!

Made only for two years, the TX750 was Yamaha’s attempt of creating a parallel twin with the smoothness of an inline four engine. Using a pair of balancers (called Omni-Phase), it eliminated vibration to a level never seen before in a twin.

Cycle World reviewed it and heaped praised on the TX750. “The result is smoothness beyond belief,” . “Shut your eyes and you are on a four. It couldn’t be a twin.”

That wasn’t the only thing ahead of its time – it even had a warning indicator on the dashboard for brake pad wear!

Yamaha TX750 - Left Side

Unfortunately, as occasionally happens with pioneering technology, the Omni-Phase balancer started to suffer from massive failures. Even though Yamaha was able to repair bikes and develop an improved design quickly, the bike was given a reputation for poor design. Even though the 1974 model did not suffer from reliability issues, sales plummeted and the bike was canned. The 750cc parallel twin engine produced 63 horsepower, which propelled this 518 pound bike up to a top speed of 95 miles per hour.

Yamaha TX750 - Right Side

This specific Yamaha TX750 looks to be in great shape, and of course has the redesigned balancers. It’s covered just over 13,000 miles, and it runs well. You’ll need to replace the rear tire and a couple of other minor pieces, but this bike is almost ready to become a classic that you can use as a daily rider.

Yamaha TX750 - Underseat

Find this Yamaha TX750 for sale here on eBay with an opening bid of $1,400 in Lawrence, Kansas.

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