Loosely based on Yamaha’s TZ250 racer, the TZR was a 2 stroke sportbike built between ’86 and ’99 – in 1986 it was the first production 250cc motorcycle to lap Isle of Man’s TT course at over 100 miles per hour.
The base model (2MA) had a 249cc two-stroke reed valve engine produced 50 horsepower at 10,000 rpm. The 3MA got a reverse cylinder design – the carb was in the front, and the exhaust was out of the rear of the cylinders. This in combination with revised timing bumped power up to about 65 horsepower. The even-rarer SP version (Sport Production) got upside down forks, a dry clutch, and some other goodies – but unfortunately that’s not what you’re seeing here today.
This example has been imported from Japan and it isn’t perfect – it needs a carb tuning, air cleaners, and tires, plus there’s some cosmetic issues. For over 100 pictures, check out this album here on Flickr. I suspect this would be best suited as a fun 2-stroker track bike for someone. Find this TZR250 for sale in Torrance, California with an unmet opening bid of $3,777 or a BIN of $4,150
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