Post Listing Update: This Yamaha rig did not meet reserve despite 27 bids up to $6,750.
A simple sport tourer, the FJ1200 has a lot of passionate fans as it was comfortable, reliable, and featured an engine that put down a lot of usable-in-the-real-world power.
For more on the FJ, check out this story on Classic Motorbikes. They call it a “touring riders dream” that was originally designed to be a superbike when it was released in 1984 as the FJ1100. But Kawasaki had just introduced the GPz900, and Yamaha knew the FJ would be outclassed from a sportbike standpoint so they pivoted and marketed as a sport-tourer.
This example has approximately 56,000 miles – the seller doesn’t state how many of those miles were put on with the sidecar attached. The sidecar is a EML Speed 2000, which EML calls their “sport model”. It’s equipped with car tires, which the seller prefers as he says they cost a third of the price of motorcycle tires and last five times longer. The rig has been with the seller since 1995, and everything is said to work though there are some scratches and minor paint chips from rocks in the road. Accessories include a “superbike handlebar”, heated grips, windscreen lip, and a second gas tank (volume not disclosed) underneath the sidecar.
Find this FJ hack for sale in Elyria, Ohio with bidding up to $4,725 and the reserve not yet met