Post Sale Update: This FZR sold for $8,550 after 51 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois.
6-11-20 Update: This FZR is back up for sale with several changes – the seller reached out to me to let me know that the wheels and turn signals are now stock, it’s had a tune up, there’s new photos, and the reserve has been lowered – find it with bidding up to $5,600 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.
Post Listing Update: This FZR did not meet reserve despite 42 bids up to $7,900 on eBay in Chicago, Illinois.
The Fizzer was an instant classic when it was introduced in 1987. Just two years later, Cycle World named it the “Bike of the Decade”, thanks in part to a 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of nearly 170 mph! It got a little long in the tooth, but the first generation was beloved by the press and riders alike. Here’s one in my favorite livery. that’s had just two owners from new.
1989 was the first year for Yamaha’s “EXUP” (Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve) technology, an electronically-controlled valve in the exhaust which allowed for high lift cams and a seamless powerband from low revs all the way to the 11.5k redline. It was a great upgrade to a popular machine, but then Honda made it nearly irrelevant with their 1993 CBR900RR, and Yamaha wouldn’t regain literbike supremacy until the R1 was introduced in 1998.
This example (VIN: JYA3LKC08KA00235) has just 13,534 miles and it’s offered by a seller that I frequently feature here on Bike-urious because he includes decent history and a ton of pictures. He states that this has been part of his collection for years and that he rides it regularly. Everything is said to be original except for the front turn signals, wheels, tires, and Supertrapp slip-on exhaust. It also has a new battery. The original wheels and front turn signals are included in the sale.
Find this FZR for sale in Chicago, Illinois with bidding up to $5,100 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.