The Real Deal: 1975 Yamaha TZ750 Not for sale. For Sale: 1975 Yamaha TZ750
Update 5.9.2011: The owner has noted that the bike is not for sale. Sorry for the misunderstanding. -dc
Forget your literbikes and converted trackday weapons. THIS is what you really need to be the star of that next track day you attend. No worries about taping over lights, and no concerns whether or not your bike is fast enough to hang with the A Group. Mix up some oil, give it a bump start and HANG ON!
From the seller:
One of the greatest racers of all time, a legendary racing machine of the 70s and 80s. I’m guessing it weights around 375 lbs with about 170bhp. It’s in very good condition for its age. Currently still being raced. This collector bike will appreciate in value.
Found listed on a Florida area Craiglist, this TZ sure looks the business. With 750cc of snarling two-stroke power, the TZ750 was the Yamaha privateer’s dream. With bikes and parts available from your local dealer, you too – with a little bit of capital – could go racing in the big boy leagues. Sadly, two-stroke racing is coming to an end here in the US, but some of the monuments to the sport still remain.
Nobody ever said that racing was cheap – and this is no exception. The asking price for this beauty is $28,500 – not counting transportation costs. Still, given that there is not insurance and registration hassles, it is still a cheaper and more potent track day bike than than new Bimota DB7R you’ve been lusting over…..
For more info on this one, click the link and jump over to the listing. Good luck, and tell ’em you saw it on CSBFS!