Category: 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...

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...

Two-Stroke Racer: 1976 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale

Two-Stroke Racer: 1976 Yamaha TZ350 for Sale

Although the RD400 was certainly popular with racers of the day, Yamaha’s track-only TZ350 was a definite step up in terms of performance, with water-cooling added to the engine to increase performance significantly. While...

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....

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...