Yamaha TZ250

Things that make us go ohh – Yamaha TZ250

TZ250Europe’s largest genuine motorcycle spare parts supplier – www.motorcyclespareparts.eu – has shown us their 0-mile Yamaha TZ250, a bike normally under wraps in the firm’s private collection in Holland.

The family owned Dutch firm has a collection of some 100+ classic motorcycles from historic MX bikes, to a zero-mile Yamaha FZR750RR OW01, but this 1982 Yamaha TZ250 is the jewel in the MSP.eu crown.

MSP.eu have been trading for more than 50 years and offer fast and safe delivery of genuine spare parts for Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha to over 100 countries.

TZ250 YamahaThe MSP.eu guys originally bought this brand new TZ for its engine. They were running Dutch rider Andre Stamsnijder in the European Championships in 1982 on another bike. He blew his engine up, and Yamaha said they couldn’t get hold of a new engine, quickly, so MSP.eu bought this new bike instead and gave the motor from this bike to Stamsnijder.

It sat engine-less for almost 35 years until last year when they sourced a brand-new motor, which now sits in the untouched, unraced frame you see here.

However, the original matching numbers motor was also returned by Stamsnijder and will be put back in the bike at some point.

So, how much is it worth? Probably in the region of 25,000-30,000 Euros, but the motorcyclespareparts.eu team say it’s priceless to them and selling it isn’t an option.IMG_8316 IMG_8311

Now we just need to convince them to get it fired-up and give us a go.