Formerly the property of Steve Plater 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP Registration no. G358 NKN Frame no. 3LG000872 Engine no. 3LG000872
Dating from an era when one-litre sports bikes could afford to be relatively roomy and comfortable, Yamaha's FZR1000 Genesis arrived in 1987 as the class leader, boasting the FZ750's pioneering five-valves-per-cylinder engine technology and a race-developed aluminium twin-spar 'Deltabox' frame. With a maximum output of 125bhp, the Genesis was good for a top speed of over 150mph and had handling and brakes to match. It lasted for only two years before being replaced by the extensively redesigned 'EXUP' model, which took its name from Yamaha's 'Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve'. Installed downstream of the headers, the EXUP was designed to boost mid-range power while at the same time making it easier to meet noise and emissions targets. It certainly worked, but while the 1989 EXUP was stronger low-down than its predecessor, it made no more power than the '88 version because Yamaha had fitted restrictive 'weirs' in the carburettor stubs. Using a Stanley knife, Bike magazine removed the weirs from 'their' EXUP and found an additional 19bhp! An affordable, fast and comfortable modern classic, this EXUP was previously owned by Steve Plater, the former British Supersport Champion and winner of the Isle of Man Senior TT and Northwest 200. Currently displaying a total of 38,829 miles on the odometer, the machine is described as in generally very good condition and offered with V5C document.