1999 Yamaha YZF-R1

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - Buying -

This early R1 hasn’t been used for 10 years, and it shows. Many of the metal sur­faces are home to a furry cover of de­cay. The chain and sprock­ets are knack­ered and the wheels, at the very least, need a re­paint. It’s noth­ing too com­plex to sort – a thor­ough recom­mis­sion would have this YZF back to its best, but £2350 for an R1 in this nick seems as salty as its myr­iad fas­ten­ers, es­pe­cially when de­cent ex­am­ples of the same year can be eas­ily found for only a few hun­dred quid more. Gary says:

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