Darren bought this TZR2503MA as a blown up sight unseen import late 2019. The 1989 model is the most sought-after TZR and the most YZR250-like of any TZR. With a reverse-cylinder engine and trick electrics, the 3MA was every boy and girl racer’s dream.
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1989 Yamaha TZR2503MA Specifications
Price: $10,000 – plus for average condition.
Claimed Power: 38kW[45hp]@9500rpm (restricted – this example approx 59hp@10,000rpm)
Claimed Torque: N/A
Wet/Dry Weight: 159kg/138kg
Fuel capacity: 16L
Engine: 249cc, 56 x 50.7mm bore x stroke, Twin-cylinder parallel reverse-cylinder, water-cooled, single crank, YPVS, two-stroke, twin carburettors with electronic air control, CDI ignition, 7.4:1 compression
Gearbox: Six-speed close ratio cassette style
Clutch: Wet multi-plate, cable actuation
Chassis: Alloy Deltabox frame with alloy swingarm and triple-clamps
Suspension: Conventional semi adjustable forks, remote reservoir fully adjustable Monoshock
Brakes: Twin floating stainless-steel rotors (f), win four-piston calipers and conventional master-cylinder, single rotor (r), single caliper
Wheels & Tyres: Three spoke cast alloy, 110/17 and 150/18in tyres.
Instruments: Analogue speedo and tacho, analogue temperature gauge, warning lights for oil, temp, indicators and high beam.