Only sold in the states from 84-85, these were the first bikes in the US to come equipped with catalytic converters and the first Yamaha street bike in the US to use a perimeter frame. They were also one of the last street-legal two-strokes available in this country. The ’85 RZ was available in red/white and yellow/black – either option came with Kenny Roberts’ signature on the front fairing.
This example has just 4,905 miles and the seller states that it runs great. “It did take three kicks tonight to wake it from it’s 3-4 month slumber, (it’s been winter in North Carolina this year) but almost always starts one kick.” It appears to be entirely stock with two OEM keys.
Find this RZ for sale in Raleighwood, North Carolina for $8,900 here on ADVRider.