Post Sale Update: This FZ750 sold for $8,101 after 27 bids on eBay.
Upon its introduction in 1986, Yamaha’s FZ immediately took the 750cc sportbike crown – MCN says it was “as fast as a Kawasaki GPZ900R” and called it “a wonderful piece of engineering.”
The main advancements were found in the Genesis engine, which featured 5 valves per cylinder and wowed just about everyone. Cycle magazine said “It’s hard to conceive of this level of power from an over-the-counter 750 engine…yet the FZ delivers the goods so eagerly it makes other 750s seem as if they belong in a race for freight elevators.” The motor was rated at 106 horsepower at 10,500 rpm, enough to get a top speed near 150 miles per hour.
This example (VIN: JYA1AE001FA001476) is offered by the second owner and it has just 8,868 miles. The seller states that everything is original and that it’s not a trailer queen but “it’s a bike that’s perfect for taking out just about any time the weather allows and run it hard. The running condition of the machine is flawless, starting immediately.”
Find this FZ for sale in Elmhurst, Illinois with bidding up to $7,352 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.