We’ve just learned that the 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 that Valentino Rossi’s rode around the Mountain Course during the 2009 Isle of Man TT is up for sale on eBay. With a list price of £25,000 ($39,482 according to today’s market rates), this might be the most expensive stock R1 we’ve ever come across, of course not many bikes can lay claim to riding over the historic race course at the hands of one of the greatest motorcycle racers of our time. With some special VR46 livery parts, and a certificate of authenticity from Yamaha UK, the R1 has only 181 miles on it, and is signed by The Doctor himself.
While we won’t go into whether $40,000 is an appropriate value for this R1, the piece would likely make a great addition to a man cave or living room set. “Is that a Yamaha R1 next to the chaise-lounge?” your guests would ask. “Yes, it was the one Rossi rode around the Isle of Man TT. It’s signed too.” “Oh, neat-o,” they would reply. Thanks for the tip David!
Source: eBay Classifieds