Introduced in 1985, Yamaha’s FZ 750 was the first of the Japanese manufacturer’s bikes to feature its ‘Genesis’ design concept.
This involved an advanced liquid-cooled multi-valve engine and perimeter type steel chassis laid out in such a way as to optimise weight distribution 50:50 front and rear. It used an advanced in-line four-cylinder engine with five valves per cylinder and a six-speed sequential transmission, and was considered one of the most technologically advanced bikes of its day.
This one is a third generation FZ 750, of a specification introduced in 1989 and withdrawn at the end of 1991, which was the year in which this bike was manufactured.
The vendor is a lifelong biker with a collection including a few classic Triumphs alongside the FZ, but is reducing the size of his collection as he gets older. A matching numbers bike, the Yamaha is presented in very good order throughout.
THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK
MOT March 2024
Previous keeper for over 20 years
Matching engine and chassis numbers
Original Yamaha owner’s handbook
Old HPI and vehicle data reports
Historic MOT certificates
Excellent overall condition
Original, unmodified and unrestored
Unrestored frame, still in original paint
Wheels, lights and badges all original and in great condition
Very small amount of heat damage to lower side panel
749cc in-line four
Advanced 20v twin cam construction
Disc brakes front and rear
Alternator charging system
103bhp with six-speed sequential transmission
140mph top speed
Well-maintained and regularly serviced
Micron sports exhaust
Vendor reports that the bike runs beautifully and is very smooth and responsive to ride
This is a cracking example of one of the most technologically interesting bikes of its era – the 20v engine and Genesis layout becoming the footprint for generations of Yamahas that followed.
It’s in excellent condition, completely original and very honest, with a genuine low mileage. A true classic sports bike of its era, and one that is sure to appreciate in value as nostalgia for the 1980s and 1990s continues to grow.
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1991 Yamaha FZ 750
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