c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01
Frame no. 3PG-000150
Engine no. 3PG-000150
'Yamaha's FZ750R, code-named OW01, really is a race bike for the road, not a road bike taken racing. Only 500 were built...' Performance Bikes magazine, December 2005.
The increasing popularity of the World Superbike Championship since its inception in 1988 has been responsible for the introduction of over-the-counter road bikes boasting specifications aimed squarely at the racetrack. Most famous of these limited edition 'homologation specials' is Honda's iconic RC30 but Yamaha's answer the FZR750R, better known as the OW01 is even rarer and more exotic. In the World Superbike Championship, the OW01 won races in its 1989 debut season courtesy of fiery Italian rider Fabrizio Pirovano and Britain's Terry Rymer. It continued to be competitive at world level for the next couple of years and in 1990 Rymer won the British Championship riding the Loctite-sponsored OW01. Currently displaying a total of only 9,218 kilometres on the odometer, this OW01 has been maintained in original condition by the current (second) owner. Only the wheels have been repainted and the indicators replaced (it is hoped that a correct set of indicators will be offered with the machine at time of sale). We are advised that the engine has been serviced (oil changed, valves checked, new air filter) and the battery and drive chain replaced. Said to start first time, the machine is offered with French Carte Grise.