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A real bar­gain of a YZF750SP (if it’s real), plus RD and RG bar­gains

The first thing to know is that this is no or­di­nary YZF, it’s an SP. That means it’s got a close-ra­tio gear­box, fully ad­justable forks, Kei­hin FCR carbs, a pukka sin­gle seat and way more ku­dos than a cook­ing R model. It’s been a track or pos­si­bly race bike too; it’s got a Max­ton shock, a steer­ing damper mount, Har­ris rearsets and is, al­legedly, bored to 900cc (no proof, how­ever). Yes it needs work -– the body­work is a mess, but it runs sweetly and in nice nick could be worth £6K-plus.

I’d want to check that it’s a pukka SP first [Peter Day could an­swer this ques­tion –JM], but even if it isn’t, £1100 is dirt cheap. New paint would im­prove its looks no end. I’m re­ally sur­prised it went so cheap. The buyer got a good deal.

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If this is a gen­uine SP, then it’s a gen­uine bar­gain

Yikes! Pur­ple screen alert. Paint sucks too

All the im­por­tant stuff looks to be in or­der

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