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Yamaha YZF-R7 – Hillsboro, Oregon

March 18th, 2010 by Emir

Despite the familiar sport bike silhouette, these Yamaha R7’s aren’t exactly an everyday sighting. That is unless you were a big SBK (Superbike World Championship) fan between 1999 and 2002. The R7 was actually designed to compete in SBK, but due to homologation rules, Yamaha was forced to manufacture a limited run of 500 hand-built bikes for supposed street use. Volume numbers like that make the R7 one of the rarest production bikes ever to leave a Japanese factory. But with a price tag North of $30K and limited SBK success, these ultra high tech marvels were rather short lived. I spotted this absurdly low mileage example (just 100 miles) outside Hillsboro MotorSport and managed to fire off a few rounds before the owner got too agitated. Is it for sale? “Yes of course, provide the price is right”

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