The Adventures of TIn Tin

My 1990 Yamaha FZR1000 Exup.

I've owned this bike since around 1994, when it was a very clean and standard example. Since then I've spent a lot of time and money on it. Mods include: Polished frame, painted wheels, carbon fibre single seat unit, Maxton rear shock, upsidedown forks, FZR600 headlights with modified fairing (to look more like the OW01), carbon fibre exhaust, carbon fibre air intakes, rear jack-up kit, tinted screen and carbon fibre front mudguard. Oh, and of course it has been de-restricted! It now handles and feels more like a modern sports bike.

Here is our new toy. A Japanese import 1987 Yamaha SDR 200, nicknamed 'The Whippet'. The bike has been fully rebuilt from the ground up by a previous owner. Single cylinder 2-stroke engine producing 34bhp @ 9,000rpm. This doesn't sound like much, but the bike weighs in at only 105kg and is good for around 100mph

 My Yamaha FZR 750R, codenamed OW-01. Yamaha built these in 1989 as a replica of the YZF750 factory racer, in sufficient numbers to homologate it for Formula 1 and Superbike. When new, these cost £12,700, which was more than twice as much as the Yamaha FZR 1000.