Never Ridden – 1978 Yamaha YZ80

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Post Sale Update: This YZ80 sold for $9,551 after 49 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois.


Last week I featured a FZR1000 from a seller I trust in Chicago, and he let me know that he was about to list a couple of never ridden 70s Yamahas. Looks like they’re live now, and we start with a YZ80.

The YZ80 dates back to 1974, and it was the first motorcycle for many a rider, and I suspect that’s exactly the kind of person that this impressively unused example (VIN: 2J5-012262) would appeal to.

It is said to be entirely original (including the tires) and the sale includes the OEM number plate, which has never been removed from the packaging. Per the seller, “When I found the bike, it had been in dry storage since new and had never been started or ridden. It had also been coated by the factory with cosmoline, a petroleum based metal corrosion inhibitor and preservative applied by the factory and usually removed by the dealer as part of their “prep” before a sale. A lot of time was spent on the detailing of the bike and removing all of the cosmoline from the various surfaces. The inside of the gas tank, as you can see from the photos, is spotless, and has never had fuel in it. What you see is what you get, and the way it was for the past 42 years.

Find this YZ80 for sale in Chicago, Illinois with bidding up to $4,550 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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