1994 YZF750R, 12,500+ miles currently riding, extremely clean, extremely fast. A Fantastic example of old school horsepower. Carbs cleaned and synced at the beginning of 2013, approximately 500 miles on new Bridgestones.
The YZF750R arrived in early 1993 and was based on the OW01, however it shared no common parts with its famous older brother. Though not as rare and collectable (yet), the YZF750R proved itself to be a highly competent and user friendly bike on the street. Present on this model are a six-speed gear box, dual 320mm discs up front with six-piston calipers, and Yamaha's EXUP system allowing the bike to pull hard through the entire rev range. MSRP of $10,500 back in 1994. If you're a fan of bright-colored graphics, yellow wheels, and a clean example of what mid-nineties sport bikes were all about, then this bike should be right up your alley. This YZF750R will draw compliments from those who are fans as well, but is not so outrageously priced and pristine that one has to be afraid of enjoying what this bike was built to do; go fast.
6 piston calipers
26,000 mile valve adjustment intervals
Genesis 5 valve head
1994 bike of the year for Cycle World
1995 bike of the year for SportRider
The last one of these that actually sold on eBay brought $5500. I have $4900 into this with the new tires and carb work. Looking for a Kawasaki ZRX1100/1200, ..... something more upright. Maybe a motard, enduro and $$. Doesn't have to be showroom condition, but don't offer me your beat up, laying behind the barn crap. Mine is 99% perfect, expect the same, anything less.... don't bother me. Not looking for a timeshare swap, Don't need a snowmobile and a rooster, and $1500 will not even get you my address.
UPDATE: Parts for these bikes are just as hard to find if not harder than the bike itself. Any exhaust systems in the U.S. have been trashed, rashed, and bashed. You're going to need to get lucky enough for someone in the U.K., to sell AND ship one... and then you're gonna get BONED on shipping! I have just purchased a box of spare parts off a bike that was converted into a track bike, at 5,000 miles, and a period correct Yoshimura slip-on. Misc parts, brackets, cooling fans, cables, tail light, yada, yada, yada.... Installed the pipe... sounds great. Also just picked up a partial set of ORIGINAL replacement vinyl graphics off eBay... included with sale. Spent $375 on this last purchase. $250 will get this extra lot of parts and the pipe. Bike is currently in Central New York.
Pic is without the Yoshi slip-on
Pic is with the Yoshi slip-on