Yamaha TZR250 2MA from 1987

The Yamaha TZR250 2MA of 1987 arrived on international markets as a faithful replica of the TZ used as customer races in the previous season. Maintaining the racing philosophy and genetics of the brand’s frames, intended for competition three decades earlier, this first generation of the model would remain on the market until 1989.

The initial idea was to replace the mythical RD350, although in the end this did not happen, at least in our country, where the “black widow or matapijos” was marketed well into the 90s. In other places such as Japan native, became a de facto bestseller, with more than 20,000 copies registered in the first nine months of the model’s life.

Yamaha TZR250 2MA in detail

Presented to the international European press in December 1986 at the French Paul Ricard circuit, the new TZR250 left a pleasant taste in the mouths of those present thanks to the compendium formed by its robust Deltabox aluminum chassis and the 249 cc two-stroke V-twinwater-cooled, with reed intake to the crankcase and YPVS system.

In those days, several performance measurements were made by testers from different international media declaring a maximum power of 50 HP at 9,500 rpm and 34.3 Nm of torque at 9,000 revolutions. With a maximum final speed of 195 km/h, It took 13.7 seconds to cover the first 400 meters.

Dream bikes: 1987 Yamaha TZR250 2MA

At the cycle part level, this TZR250 The first generation used a single braking disc per axle, conventional front suspension and rear monoshock. The maximum declared weight in running order was up to 145 kilogramsincluding the 16 liters of fuel that could be housed in its tank.

In addition, at the time, Yamaha offered two specific power-up kits, focused mainly on the track. The first of them had exhausts, crankshafts, pistons, ignition system, harder clutch springs or a special carburetion kit.

Dream bikes: 1987 Yamaha TZR250 2MA

The second of these kits for Formula III It added, among others, a higher compression cylinder head, a close-ratio gearbox or a YPVS management unit with different configuration options. These changes could give us up to 25% more extra powerapproaching the 65 HP barrier

Yamaha TZR250 2MA for sale

Now, thanks to the colleagues at Bike Urious we have discovered this TZR250 2MA which has recently been for sale on the online listing portal Ebay, in Seminole, Florida, with a reserve price of $11,000although this has not been finally achieved.

Dream bikes: 1987 Yamaha TZR250 2MA

This unit is associated with VIN:13875677H71 and has Canadian documentation. With scarcely 12,000 km On its odometer it is in a really good aesthetic condition, according to the photographs that have been offered in the sale announcement.

Without a doubt a very special motorcycle that will continue waiting to find a new owner. It is not easy to see one of these for sale nor is it cheap to get hold of them, although if we compare the sale price of this 2MA with the prices at which models from other generations move it seems even affordable to us.

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