Post Listing Update: This TZ250 did not meet reserve despite 20 bids up to $10,177 on eBay.
2-26-19 Update: Two years later, Mazlow Petosa notes that this TZ is back up for sale. It’s got a new racing number, a new home, and it looks like it’s covered about 120 miles since it was last offered for sale. Find this TZ250D for sale in San Francisco, California with bidding up to $113 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $12,500 (compare that to the previous asking price of $10k)
In 1991, Yamaha released a comprehensive revamp of the TZ250 – a year later came the D model with further upgrades that helped justify its popularity in privateer racing. This example was built as a backup bike for the seller’s last race season and it’s just about as fresh as a race bike gets.
In ’92, Yamaha redesigned the rear suspension, upgraded the front forks, and changed the design of the cylinder ports. This specific example has a lot of work done, including a polished frame, Shindy Daytona steering damper, Rick Schell crank shaft, rebuilt top end, ROland Cushway heads, new clutch, EBC rotors and pads, GP Tech thumb brake, Vortex clipons, custom rearsets, and Airtech bodywork. The seller will include full setup notes and a copy of his jetting spreadsheet. Since the engine work was performed, the motor has been started, heat cycled, and leak tested.
Find this TZ250 racer for sale in Cave Creek, Arizona for $10,000 here on Bay Area Riders Forum.