1995 was the final year of FZR1000 production before it was replaced by the parts-bin special Thunderace. The new model didn’t help that Honda was eating everyone’s lunch in the 1,000cc sportbike market with their 900RR Fireblade – it would take Yamaha until 1998 to reclaim the crown with the R1. Still, no one’s buying a mid’90s sportbike nowadays to be the fastest bike on the block, so here’s an example of the “foxeye” Fizzer that’s been well-preserved.
1994 was the final revision for this platform – the USD forks were updated, as were the brakes, and the styling got a minor tweak with the new headlights. The FZR was very impressive when it was first released in 1987 – Cycle World called it the “Bike of the Decade” in 1989 – and even at the end of the run it was still making impressive power with 145 horses. For more on the Fizzer, check out this Smart Money piece on Motorcyclist.
The seller of this example doesn’t have much to say about it, besides noting that it’s “all stock with the exception of tires, battery, grips and fluids.” The bike has 9,800 miles and the bodywork looks to be in good shape. Some unspecified riding gear is included in the sale.
FUN FACT: did you know that the FZR1000 motor was also the basis of a supercar prototype called the Jimenez Novia? It was built by a motorcycle racer named Ramon Jimenez, and he slapped together four of these motors to create a 4.1L W16 that produced 560 horsepower and 318 lb-ft of torque!
Find this FZR1000 for sale in Bath, Pennsylvania for $4,200 here on Craigslist.
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