c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150
Lot 231
c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01
Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150
Sold for €12,650 (US$ 15,507) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150 c.1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 Frame no. 3PG-000150 Engine no. 3PG-000150
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.

Footnotes

  • Yamaha FZR750 R OW01 c.1990
    Cadre n° 3PG-000150
    Moteur n° 3PG-000150

    « La FZ750R de Yamaha - nom de code OW01 - est réellement une machine de course pour la route et pas une routière destinée à la course. Cinq cents machines seulement ont été produites... » Magazine Performance Bikes, décembre 2005

    Le succès croissant du championnat mondial Superbike depuis son institution en 1988 a été à l'origine de l'introduction de motos toutes prêtes dotées de spécifications clairement définies en fonction de la compétition. La plus célèbre de ces séries limitées « homologation spéciale » est l'emblématique RC30 de Honda, mais la réponse de Yamaha – la FZR750 R plus connue comme l'OW01 – est encore plus rare et plus exotique. Dans le Championnat Superbike, l'OW01 a signé des victoires dès la première saison (1989) grâce aux bons soins du redoutable pilote italien Fabrizio Pirovano et du Britannique Terry Rymer. La moto demeura compétitive au niveau mondial pendant encore deux ans et, en 1990, Rymer remporta le championnat britannique au guidon de l'OW01 sponsorisée par Loctite. Affichant actuellement au total 9 218 km au compteur, cette OW01 a été conservée dans son état d'origine par l'actuel (et deuxième) propriétaire. Seules les roues ont été repeintes et les clignotants remplacés (les clignotants d'origine devraient être joints au moment de la vente). Nous avons été informés que le moteur a été entretenu (changement d'huile, vérification des soupapes et filtre à air neuf) et la batterie et la chaîne remplacées. Démarrant instantanément, la machine est accompagnée de sa carte grise française.
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