Tagged: Yamaha

Last of the Air-Cooled Racers: 1972 Yamaha TD-3 for Sale

Racebikes tend to have an unmistakably spare aesthetic, a mechanical pragmatism sadly hidden behind often garishly-painted plastics. And the endless march of progress sees older machines facing obsolescence continually updated, evolving to meet the...

Radical Racebike: 1975 Bimota YB1 350GP for Sale

The Bimota YB1 wasn’t originally called the YB1 because it predated Bimota’s traditional naming conventions. Internally, it was known as the Yamaha-Bimota Gran Prix ’74, but later became known as the YB1, the very...

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

Origin of the Species: 1973 Yamaha TZ750 Prototype Road Racer #001

The second of three very rare Yamaha TZ750 race bikes available this past week, this 1973 model is claimed to be a rare prototype machine. Fans of both ClassicSportBikesforSale.com and RareSportBikesforSale.com have proclaimed all...

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Bee Sting: 1975 Yamaha TZ750B for Sale

Looking like the world’s angriest bumble bee, complete with four stingers, this Yamaha TZ750B race bike is ready for a new life, terrorizing tracks in vintage racing classes. And “terror” is probably the right...

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

Racer for the People: 1975 Yamaha TZ250B for Sale

A production roadracer with no street-legal counterpart, the Yamaha TZ250 was a water-cooled update of the older air-cooled TD and TR bikes. Designed so that privateers of the era could pop down to a...

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

Widowmaker: 1974 Yamaha TZ750A for Sale

As is so often the case in motorsports, the power generated by Yamaha’s four-cylinder TZ750 racing machines far outstripped their relatively primitive handling. Putting the 140hp of a modern sportbike into a twin-shock, spindly-framed...

Barn-Find Racer: 1975 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

Barn-Find Racer: 1975 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

A combination of big-bore, two-stroke power and rapidly evolving handling made the Yamaha TZ750 the bike to beat during the 1970’s on racetracks in the US and abroad. Early bikes shredded tires and scared...

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Collectible Racer: 1973 Yamaha TZ350A for Sale

Jeez, as often as these TZ’s have been popping up of late, you’d think they were common or something… Yamaha’s TZ350’s were pure racing motorcycles and had no roadgoing derivatives directly related to them....

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Sharp Vintage Racer: 1978 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale in Australia

Although Yamaha’s TZ bikes had certain broad characteristics in common with their RD line, they were far more than just hotted-up versions of those bikes: they were pure racebikes designed for Grand Prix competition,...

Same Owner from New:1975 Yamaha TA125 for Sale

Same Owner from New:1975 Yamaha TA125 for Sale

  The TA125 was Yamaha’s over-the-counter production roadracer built between 1971 and 1975. Prior to the TA, racers who rode Yamahas bought stock YAS1 or AS2’s and converted them to track specification using GYT...