For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition
Fresh from last week’s posts on a few nice RZs (see Two for Tuesday here), comes this beauty – pointed out by a sharp-eyed RSBFS reader. From the number of cool bikes we have been seeing up for auction lately, it is clear that the winter doldrums are behind us and spring is here!
A good indicator of an RZ’s overall condition is the top of the tank. The black stripe tends to fade easily, and any errant gasoline spills only make this condition worse. This particular bike has been resprayed in classic Yamaha colors, and the results are certainly worth the effort! Readers with better eyes or bigger monitors might be able to make out the mileage in this photo; this information was not provided by the seller.
From the seller:
This is a 1985 RZ350 that has been professionally restored. All components have been rebuilt or replaced with the intent of making it a reliable weekend toy and a show at my house.
Here is a list of some of the notable upgrades:
Braided lines and new brakes
New Dunlop tires
Showa rear-shock upgrade
GP suspension fork rebuild
Pre-mix only conversion
New Yamaha Yellow paint w/pearl clear
Professionally cleaned and coated fuel tank
This bike is stunning and has been part of the International Motorcycle Show display, Corazzo Advertising campaign, and local art shows.
If you are looking for a stone stock RZ350, then this is not the bike for you. There is no doubt that it has been modified in many ways. The resulting package is very pleasing to the eye; this does not appear to be the ordinary rat-bike that we commonly see. And while a lot of money and effort went into making this RZ really rip, it is not likely to have a marked impact on the overall sale when compared to a more stock model. Still, this bike does have great curb appeal – which should really help it sell.
This auction just started, so here is your chance to snag a really nice two-stroke for your collection. This is a bike that you can ride the wheels off today, and it will still look like a collectable classic years later. When you think about it, that’s not a bad deal!
For your chance to bid on this RZ – or just to look around – . Tell ’em you saw it on CSBFS!