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A supersport Yamaha TZR50 WGP 50th Anniversary Special Edition recreation.
To celebrate Yamaha’s 50 years of success in Grand Prix racing, Yamaha created a special edition 50th Anniversary design, based on the red, white and black colour scheme featured on its MotoGP-winning factory bikes. This unique paint was offered for the Yamaha TZR50 along with the Yamaha YZF-R1 1000, YZF-R6 600, YZF-R125, FZ8, and Aerox WGP 50th Anniversary models. This example pays homage to that rare bike.
R-series bodywork in dynamic MotoGP styling, full front faring incorporating windscreen, sculptured side faring, lightweight five twin-spoke alloy wheels, twin headlamps with integrated flashers, integrated seat-tank unit, combined rear wheel hugger and chain guard, black Supersport frame, twin mirrors, front and rear disc brakes, pillion seat with solid rear hand grip, pillion rider foot pegs, side stand, aviation style fuel cap, electronic instrument panel, analogue tachometer, digital speedometer, 13.8 litre fuel tank, CDI with electric starter, engine cut off switch, coolant and oil warning light, neutral indicator, odometer. Modifications; Full recreation of 2011/2012 Yamaha 50th Anniversary model, engine rebuild with 70cc barrel kit and new carburettor.
Meticulously built as a recreation of the 2011/2012 Special Edition 50th Anniversary TZR50 which celebrated Yamaha sending its first ever GP riders to compete in the World Championships, this example is finished in the Red, White and Black colour scheme featured on its MotoGP-winning factory bikes. The genuine factory faring panels have been professionally painted in the correct metallic Pearl White with a Racing Red new-old-stock front guard. A brand-new red/black decal kit is fitted along with a new-old-stock Yamaha 50th Anniversary tank badge to fully complete this phenomenal recreation. All mirrors, light clusters, rubbers and other trim are fully intact and LCD display is perfect. The fox-eye headlights are crystal clear and lockable sculptured thin racing seat has a very small repair patch to the lower front edge. Superbly executed, this bike looks simply spectacular.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original liquid-cooled 50cc unit has been professionally rebuilt using a quality 70cc barrel kit with a new carburettor jetted to suit the increase in capacity. The fully documented works undertaken are vastly detailed with invoices and include a comprehensive set of running in instructions. A key element of the larger 70cc barrel conversion was the removal of the oil pump and tank due to the original unit being too small to suit the larger capacity, a failing on most rebuilds. The oil supply requirements are now catered for by a fuel ratio of 20:1 pre-mix and a running period of 500 miles not exceeding 5000rpm followed by a gradual increase in rpm for a further 100 miles before using full throttle is required. The bike starts immediately and revs cleanly having covered just 25 miles since all works and will guarantee the rider immense fun when fully bedded in! The engine and all ancillaries are very clean and the 6-speed one down five up gearbox performs perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The racy 17in five twin-spoke alloy wheels in metallic high fleck silver are in pristine fully refurbished order with no damage. Brand new 100/80-17 front and 130/70-17 rear tyres have covered just 25miles and still have the coloured banding and tyre nobbles! The braking system features a 280mm front disc and 220mm rear disc to offer tremendous stopping power.
Registered new on the 1st May 2006, this TRZ50 was supplied from the factory in Grey with Grey two-tone decals. In February 2021 and after extensive searches, the bike was purchased by Mr Moore, a Yamaha collector and restorer of the highest standing whereby his collection of bikes and passion for the marque are very highly regarded. The project to recreate a bike in honour of the 2011/2012 Special Edition 50th Anniversary began and eighteen months later the result is marvellous. Thankfully the love of creating the bike softened the final tally up of costs which turned out to be far in excess of the asking price mainly due to the outsourcing of vital works such as the professional paintwork and the fully documented engine rebuild. Finding a good TZR50 let alone the 50th Anniversary model is virtually impossible and this example could be this missing piece in the iconic R-series line-up!
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