27th Mar, 2024 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands

 
  Lot 227
 

1985 Yamaha FJ1100
Bespoke Cafe Racer special

Estimated at £1,750 - £2,250

Lot details

Registration No: B244 MAO
Frame No: JYA47M003FA010931*
Engine No: 36Y-000296
CC:
1100
MOT: July 2024

  • Bespoke café
    racer based on a Yamaha FJ1100
  • Built using many new items, and custom paintwork
  • Supplied with receipts, an MOT and a current V5C

The Yamaha Motor Co was formed in 1955 as the powered vehicle division of the massive Yamaha Corporation more famous for making musical instruments. The first bike produced in 1954 was the YA-1, like the BSA Bantam a copy of the German-made DKW RT125 but in typical Japanese fashion this was soon improved upon with the launch of the YA-2 in 1957. This proved to be an immediate success in sporting events, starting a long tradition of achievement that continues today in Moto GP and WSBk racing. The FJ1100 was launched in 1985 as Yamaha's entry into the musclebike sports tourer market and became famed for its durability and solid design.

This 1985 model was imported from the USA in 1995 and used in standard trim until bought by the vendor in 2018. He then started a long term project to build a one off cafe racer using many new parts to create an unusual and distinctive special. The frame, swinging arm and wheels have been powder coated with the bodywork refinished in classic Yamaha's Red and White race colours together with a new speedo, tacho and switchgear. The chassis has been treated to a new pair of Avon Roadrider tyres, a front fork rebuild using Progressive springs, a new YSS rear shock, new brake disc, a full rebuild of the calipers and new chain and sprockets. The engine has been serviced and finished off with a bespoke 4 into 2 exhaust system. A labour of love, the vendor has spent a fortune and many hours to build this bike, dry stored over the winter it will need recommissioning before use. It comes supplied with some spare parts, receipts collected during the rebuild, an MOT until 6th July 2024 and a current V5C.

*Please Note: The quoted frame number is the one which appears on the Yamaha’s V5C. It is no longer visible on the bike itself, likely due to paint coverage.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415871189

 

Auction: National Motorcycle Museum | Solihull, West Midlands, 27th Mar, 2024

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