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Old 10-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Vintage Dealer Brochure - 1988 Yamaha FZR 400/750R/1000

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I was digging through some desk drawers over the weekend and discovered a few dealer brochures of some of the bikes I've owned over the years. Wow! Time as blown by and now these ad copies have become vintage. So have I.

Anyway, I thought these brochures might be some fun to look at, so I'm gonna post up a few. Here we have the 1988 Yamaha FZR brochure. The FZR600 wasn't offered in the US until 1989, so it's notably absent. The 400 was an attempt to capitalize on the small bike with stratosphereic rev range that was all the rage in Japan at the time. (As a side note, for a while 400s were all the rage at the race track, too, with a lot of the fast, younger crowd getting one to cut their teeth on. Over the years they've been slowly dying off. Mike Pettipas still has one, and rode it at the season finale at TWS (Texas World Speedway) a week or so back. Andrew Sukach has one, too, but it exploded last season and sits in the garage today.) The 750R was the limited production race model - most dealers didn't get one. I bought a blue 1000 in June 1988 and kept it six months. I sold it to afford a better race bike. Sound familiar?

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:43 PM   #2
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too bad they never bring out the exotic 400 cc still out in japan. like the gull arm cbr 400. (old school..yes, but still a sweetie) there is just so much out there.

i really wish licenses were restricted to cc size/time riding here. so we could get all sorts of beautiful machines. not just the 600cc and up.
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Hey Linz, did you notice the advertised "full floating rotors"? I wish they would have stuck with full floaters.

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