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1998 Yamaha YZF-R1 - 15k MILE COLLECTORS BIKE

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

1998 YAMAHA YZF R1

Price

£8,495.00

Year

1998

Category

Yamaha

Model

YZF-R1 - 15k MILE COLLECTORS BIKE

Mileage

15196

Date Added

May 31, 2018

Description

1998 YAMAHA YZF-R1

ORIGINAL FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION COLLECTORS BIKE

15k GENUINE MILES

3 PREVIOUS OWNERS

HPI CLEAR
(REPORT COMES WITH BIKE)

Welcome to the listing for this amazing collectors condition, first year of production, 1998 Yamaha R1.

Being sold on behalf of one of our good customers, having come from a lovely private collection. The owner had 4 of these bikes, all first year low mileage models in this, the most desirable, red and white colour scheme, in his collection. The other 3 have already been sold, and he was saving this one for his collection as it was the best of the 4. But he has now purchased one of the first 10 in the country, the previous press bike, so that is replacing this one.

This bike is a genuine UK supplied Red & White model, registered 01/04/98. The bike has been MOT’d every year. The online DVLA MOT history is shown below:

22/02/2006   12,743m
21/02/2007   13,400m
19/02/2008   13,813m
21/02/2009   14,411m
06/02/2010   14,807m
29/01/2011   14,893m
23/01/2012   15,030m
01/02/2013   15,030m
18/02/2014   15,031m
17/02/2015   15,033m
20/02/2016   15,042m
13/02/2017   15,044m
10/03/2018   15,194m

Every single one of those MOT’s has been a totally clean pass with not a single advisory. So you can see from this that the bike has been very well looked after mechanically, keeping it in running order and on the road, but hardly covering any mileage. In the last 8 years it hasn’t even covered 400 miles. The last owner had the bike from 2004 until 2018 and has clearly loved and cherished the bike.

The current owner bought the bike at the start of this year, rode it once, then added it to his impressive static collection of over 60 bikes, all housed in a heated environment.

From what we can see the bike is 100% standard and unmolested. Exhaust, screen, indicators, number plate hanger, and levers all are as they were when it left factory, and are the first things people in the day would have changed.

The paint is stunning and still looks factory fresh. I would imagine that the wheels have been repainted at some point as there is not a single chip on them, but the bodywork paint all looks original. The only mark I can find on the whole bike is one very small stone chip on the right side lower fairings in the red section. Even the top yoke looks like its just come out of the factory and normally they get all scratched up from keys rubbing.

The bike comes with the original pillion seat as well as the seat cowl seen in the photos. The rear seat has been recovered but is still red as it would have been, just a slight fraction of a shade different to the riders seat which of course has been used.

On the paperwork side the bike comes with its V5, HPI certificate, original owners manual, service book, and an original Yamaha Service Manual.

 

This has got to be one of the best first year production R1’s there is for sale, and something any motorcycle collector would be proud of being in their collection.

The bike is here in our showroom so please feel free to come and have a look and see it for yourself in the flesh. I’m sure you will be impressed. The kettle is always on at our showroom.

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