anyone remember the TZR 250?
July 30, 2008 at 6:32 pm #1820
Yamaha made it in the late 80’s and early 90’s. I think it was a two stroke, but had sport bike fairing. That was the bike that started it all for me, and I tried desperately to buy one when I was about 17. Thank goodness there’s a reason why banks won’t loan minors money….July 30, 2008 at 6:35 pm #9618July 31, 2008 at 1:22 am #9638MattParticipant
You sure it was sold in Canada? I was under the impression the ’86 RD350 was the last legal two stroke in Canada.
Hawt little bike to be sure!
I personally have a thing for 400cc bikes… and Yammy made a gorgeous FZR-400 (looked a lot like the TZR 250 you posted).
But the CB-1 and Bandit 400 made for some mighty sexy petite nakeds (and seriously, how many people don’t like the words Petite and Naked when used together?)
Magazine article for those who want to read it (thank you wiki), according to this, they imported ONE into Canada to gauge interest, but the public didn’t bite (too expensive)
The problem with the internet: Everyone gets the same font size.July 31, 2008 at 4:48 am #9646
I looked at one (I was sure it was a TZR) at the Yamaha dealership in the summer of 1989. Funny how your memory plays tricks on you.
Maybe it was the FZR you mentioned? I’m off to search the internet to try to find a picture…July 31, 2008 at 5:32 pm #9675
I do remember it being god-awfully expensive, like $3000. Back in those days that was a lot of dough!
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