1987 Yamaha FZR1000


As with all bikes of this age, paint deterioration and plastics damage is normal, and parts seize (nuts etc).

The 1000 I got a few months back had been left sitting in a garden for nearly a year; cost £350, plus £20 for him to drop off.

Did all the usual checks; re bled the brakes, renewed the clutch, slave gaskets and the pads front and rear, and all the master cylinder gaskets as normal, due to the length of time standing. Checked everything, new Pirellis front and back.

The electrics have caused a few problems, but I've sorted them now, so everything works as it should. A good clean up and degrease, and it's looking good, but the body will need sorting.

Parts are easy enough to get, but some are very expensive.

It's got 33k on the clock, but I don't think it's been looked after well in the last few years.

Bit lumpy on start up, but OK when warm... carbs.

I think the exhaust is a stainless aftermarket, which is a good thing; the originals do tend to rot at the joints. If you've got the EXUP version with the power valve, then you're buggered; you could buy a small car for the price Yamaha charge for replacement body work. Certain other metal parts needed de-rusting and powder coating, but other than that, all OK.

But that's why I got it; I'm a sucker for these old bikes I think, and it must be my age, that they're far easier and more comfortable to ride than those more modern bikes, where you seem to sit right on top. I'm 5 10 and it's so nice to ride.

As with any older machine, care and regular checks and servicing will keep it going on and on and on.

General Comments:

Easy to turn and goes where you point it.

The standard front brakes are OK, but this ones got 6 pots from a later model on, so stops very quick.

Good riding position...

Better than these more modern bikes where you seem to sit right on top.. if that makes sense... And all your weight is on your wrists.

A lot of these that are about now seem to have been converted to a more upright riding position with straighter bars, but I don't find the normal position a problem.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th May, 2010

1994 Yamaha FZR1000


God made the exup1000r


I'm a newbie to all this new computer gear, but my bike is very rapid with a 16 tooth front sprocket, which gave it the giddy up neddy it needed to keep with modern stuff.

It`s well put together for an old un; a bit like me; I'm 59 & still keep up with the young uns.

Recomended to anyone looking for a fast cheap superbike. Snake Byte UK brakes need a sort out though; R1 blue spot`s do the job with HH pad`s.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2007

1992 Yamaha FZR1000


170mph+ 140bhp+ The bikes rock and will keep with ANY new tackle on the road today, BUY ONE! :)


Nothing whatsoever.

General Comments:

I have a 1992 Yamaha FZR 1000 Exup RU.

Since I bought this bike, I have made many modifications, which include 2002 R1 calipers, and 16/48 gearing.

This bike is awesome!

My brother has a Thunderace, and I can reel him in under power each and every time. I also raced a 2002 CBR954RR FireBlade, and he couldn't pull away from me either.

Check my web site and forum for more information: http://www.fzr1000.co.uk

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2005

13th Nov 2005, 03:49

I agree with you, when well looked after they can keep up with most new kit. Maybe I think the upgrade on brakes is a good idea.

17th May 2006, 19:37

Easier to ride fast than a GSXR, they corner like they`re on rails without having to climb all over the bike. I loved mine, but it was boring unless you had someone to race all the time. Unless you were doing at least 120+ round the corners, there was no skill or effort needed : (. I then bought a DR Big 800, if you went round a corner at 80 mph, whilst trying to hold it steady, you felt that you had achieved something LOL.

31st May 2009, 05:44

I own one as well, I'm the 2nd owner of the bike, I've had it now going on 4 years and I haven't had an ounce of trouble with it. The only modifications I've done with it is spot lights and louder horns. I keep up with all the latest bikes even better than them (though skill & experience also helps) I can't fault it, though the brakes could be upgraded.

Dave (OGUB Riders dumaguete city philippines)

1987 Yamaha FZR1000


Bloody marvelous


The only problem I had with this bike was the alternator, which packed up at forty thousand miles, but I was able to get this rewound for £70. Yamaha wanted £480 for replacement one.

General Comments:

A lovely bike. Would love to get another one. Even though I'm six foot five, I still found it comfortable, even on long distances. A perfect first big bike.

A cheap to insure, cheap to run, and still does 160 plus, eighty's super sport.

I managed to keep up with my mate's Ninja 900 with no trouble.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2005

18th Jul 2007, 23:42

Good god man, you do 160 mph on this aging bike?

22nd Nov 2010, 12:54

After checking everything over, there should be no problem running these speeds in a safe environment. This bike was designed to handle these speeds. I've had mine over 100 mph a few times, and it was very stable.

24th Dec 2010, 06:21

I'm the only owner of a 95 FZR1000G, and yes, a 15 year old bike can do over 160mph easily. Mine does, on a track of course.

Fantastic bike to own and to ride. So few around, and so few that know what it's capable of, so its easy to have fun with the ignorant newer riders who don't know of anything before 2000 models.