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: JYA1LJ006GA000540) is offered by the third owner, who has owned it for approximately five years. The odometer shows 39,206 miles and the bike is equipped with a Fox shock (original is included).
Find this FZ for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $3,000 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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