Post Sale Update: This Yamaha FZR400 sold for $7,500 after 20 bids on eBay in Manassas, Virginia.
At a time when Japanese manufacturers were getting increasingly aggressive and race-oriented with their 400s to compete in their domestic Formula 3 championship, Yamaha introduced the FZR400 in 1986 as a bike to be enjoyed “on twisty public roads where the customers would actually be riding and enjoying them. The US got it in 1988, and many riders preferred it over the bigger brother FZR600.
For more on the FZR400, check out this excellent profile on Yamaha’s site where they talk about the challenges of it being the first motorcycle to use “full-fledged radial tires” and how they fought the urge to implement quick steering like their competition to create something that consumers would enjoy more on the street.
This example (VIN: JYA3BFN02KA011254) has just 962 miles on the odometer, and it’s in impressive cosmetic condition. The seller makes a bold claim in stating that it’s “probably the nicest FZR400 in existence.” The running condition is not disclosed, but it’s definitely one of the nicest I’ve seen.
Find this FZR for sale in Manassas, Virginia with bidding up to $6,101 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.