Rare in Blue – 1999 Yamaha R7 OW02

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The Yamaha R7, also known as the OW02, was a ready to race World Super Bike (WSB) racer with the necessary trimmings (lights/signals/plate) necessary to make it street legal right from the factory floor. Prices were incredible – with an MSRP of approximately $32,000, it was twice as expensive as Honda’s RC51 SP-1, but it was worth every penny for competitors. Yamaha Motor France won the 2000 Bol d’Or endurance race on a R7, and Yamaha celebrated by releasing a limited edition of the R7 only in France that emulated the winning livery.

Just 500 examples of the R7 were built in any color, and I’ve seen estimates that 10-20 of the Bol d’Or replicas were offered. The seller of this one says that 20 were built, and his example is #1 of 20. It has 3,321 kilometers (2,063 miles) and comes with a “known history” and Certificate of Authenticity.

Find this R7 for sale in France for $67,974 here on Classic Driver Marketplace.

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