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.
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: JYA3LKE03MA013250) has roughly 21,500 miles and the seller says that it runs perfectly but needs a nice detailing. It’s quite stock, save for a K&N air filter and Yoshimura slip-on exhaust.
Find this FZR for sale in Garrison, New York with a BIN of $4,000 here on eBay.