1988 Yamaha FZ750


  • New old stock with just four miles on the odometer
  • Recently registered with a period-correct 1988 registration
  • Presented in excellent condition and in running order with a valid MOT until May 2023

The Appeal

We devotees of all things classic often wish we could turn back time and experience some of your favourite vehicles when they were brand new. So far as we’re aware, nobody has yet successfully developed a time machine, so this 1988 Yamaha FZ750, with a mere four miles on the odometer is the next best thing!

Presented in new old stock condition, only recently registered, and MOT tested for the first time ever on 25th May 2022, this FZ750 is as close as you’ll get to experiencing a brand new Yamaha in 1988.

The History and Paperwork

  • A letter from Yamaha Motor Europe confirms this FZ750 was manufactured in April 1988
  • We understand that, for whatever reason, it remained unregistered and unridden all these years
  • Finally road registered during the vendor’s ownership and submitted for an MOT test on 25th May 2022 which it passed with one advisory for sligh brake binding - to be expected after all these years
  • V5C present
  • There is an invoice for the MOT test

The Condition

  • Clearly, this motorcycle has been stored very carefully throughout its life
  • Original paint finish, trim, badging and vinyls
  • No obvious signs of damage or corrosion
  • As you’d expect from a bike that’s covered a mere four miles, we couldn’t see any signs of wear
  • We noticed the slightest chip on the rim of the front wheel
  • The tyres appear in good order although we’re unsure of their age

The Mechanics 

  • 750cc DOHC inline-four
  • Six-speed close ratio gearbox
  • The vendor informs us that it runs well
  • With such low mileage, a comprehensive road test has never been completed but it passed its MOT and it appears everything works correctly
  • Should the next owner wish to use this bike, it will of course still need running in


Here we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire this showroom fresh 35 year-old motorcycle!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Yamaha
  • Model FZ750
  • Colour Silver and Black
  • Odometer 4 Miles
  • Engine size 750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Emsworth
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
14 bids from 4 bidders
  • aperiam•••• £6,900 28/03/23
  • MapleFi•••• £6,700 28/03/23
  • aperiam•••• £6,600 28/03/23
  • MapleFi•••• £6,500 28/03/23
  • aperiam•••• £6,400 28/03/23
  • Mr RWR £6,300 28/03/23
  • aperiam•••• £6,200 28/03/23
  • Mr RWR £6,000 28/03/23
  • aperiam•••• £5,800 28/03/23
  • Mr RWR £5,700 28/03/23

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