Lot 107 - 1975 Yamaha TZ350

Lot 107 - 1975 Yamaha TZ350

Lot 107 - 1975 Yamaha TZ350

Lot Number 107
Chassis Number 383-992080
Engine Number 383-992080
Estimate £11,000 - £15,000
Result Sold - £15,848
  • Matching numbers
  • Superb condition
  • Has an entry accepted for Goodwood Members meeting October 2021

Having experienced racing success with their very earliest 125 model, which translated satisfactorily into improved sales, Yamaha retained their interest in competition and continued to take part in racing. Entering 250cc races in 1957, they made a special bike for the job. Further racing followed, and factory machines had to compete with the all-conquering Honda multi-cylinder racers of the day, but developments led to the TD1, TD2 and TR2 air-cooled over-the-counter racers which formed the backbone of club racing the world over. These machines were eventually superseded in 1973 by the TZ models which featured water cooling – deemed necessary to prolong the racers' longevity.

This absolutely superb racing motorcycle was first owned by the champion Austrian racer Friedrich Bilek and the original bill of sale and registration document accompany this bike. It also comes with its original Yamaha handbook and a set of silencers. The present owner stripped the bike down and then rebuilt it to the standard you see today which is superlative and ready to race. Excitingly, this bike has an entry into the Goodwood Members’ Meeting in October this year and should the buyer wish to compete in this event, it would be possible using the present owner’s name as the Entrant. A wonderful motorcycle fit for any collection but can also be ridden in anger straight away - fabulous!

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