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Lot 343: 1979 Yamaha TX750

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Bucking the trend towards multi-cylinder motorcycles, Yamaha introduced the TX750 parallel twin in 1973. Excessive vibration has long been a handicap of such engine layouts, a problem Yamaha addressed by incorporating two ‘omni-phase’ balancers in the design. A comfortable sports-tourer, the TX 750 weighed 463lbs and produced 63bhp at 6,500rpm, an output good enough for a claimed top speed of 120mph-plus. The model did not last long however and was soon superseded by the three-cylinder XS750. Restored over the last three years, this rarely encountered Yamaha TX750 boasts a professional paint job and numerous stainless-steel fittings including wheel spokes and fastenings. The machine is offered with restoration invoices, old-style logbook and Swansea V5.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number343
Estimate£1200-£1400
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1000
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1150
Year1979
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Engine number1000371
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