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Honda September 22, 2017 posted by

All the Fairing: Clean Tri-Color 1990 Honda CBR1000F

Honda's biggest CBR from the late '80s through the mid-'90s, the CBR1000F rather quickly got a reputation as a solid, if a bit boring, sport touring rig. Where its smaller stable mates made prodigious power in sprightly packages, the 600-pound 1000F was praised mostly for its long-distance ability and comfy riding position.

1990 Honda CBR1000F for sale on eBay

Though it gave up grunt to its competitors, it still pushed out more than 130 horses at the crank, and would shed a quarter mile in a hair over 11 seconds. Despite its weight and soft suspension, the big Honda did a surprisingly admirable job on twisty roads, as well. Those factors, and Honda's renowned bank-vault reliability, combined to give the Honda CBR1000F an insane decade-long shelf life with just minor changes along the way.

The 1990 CBR1000F you see here was built after the model's first refresh, which gave the bike slightly more power, slightly more weight and bigger tires to handle the increases. It is in excellent shape for its years, with just a few small scratches showing on the handsome red, white and blue fairings that cover almost the entire machine. This bike appears to come from the same Long Island, NY seller whose 1990 CBR600F we showcased last month.

From the eBay listing:

I've had this motorcycle about 7 years. I bought her with about 18,000 miles. Dealer maintained with new tires last year. The 998cc motor pulls strong at the low end with 110 HP and a top speed of 146 MPH. Pretty easy to get a speeding ticket as she's very comfortable at 95 MPH. Reliable, fast, nimble, comfortable, and draws a crowd. Fun in the twisties for a big bike.

I'd love to keep her but it's time to make room in the garage. I have 18 motorcycles.

The bike has some nicks and chips from driveway tipover and one at the local gas station...but overall in very good shape. Check out the photos and my EBAY rating. Low reserve and below book value. If you win it, you own it, and you won't be sorry.
Make sure you are aware of shipping costs before you bid. Nobody likes to come to LONG ISLAND

The seller clearly subscribes to the N+1 formula for bike ownership, as this one shares garage space with, ahem, 18 others. The auction has not yet met reserve with an already-active corps of bidders.


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Yamaha September 22, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

OK folks - time to pay attention. Often referred to as the Holy Grail of collectable sportbikes, the OW01 is Yamaha's homologation equivalent to Honda's RC30. Both were created in order to go Superbike racing, were made in limited numbers and offer the very best possible equipment for the time. Both are eminently valuable, and continue to appreciate with each passing year. Of the two, we see the Yamaha less frequently.

Featured Listing: 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

The FZR750R OW01 was built to go WSB racing - period. One look at the dry-break rapid refueling ready tank should tell you that. The fact that the OW01 has lights and other DOT niceties was merely a means to an end. Unlike a typical street bike, the OW01 was an uncompromising race bike, built in just enough numbers to meet WSB homologation rules. But buyers didn't purchase these bikes for commuting or sport touring; these were privateer race bikes and collector items from Day 1.

The motor consisted of the now familiar 20-valve Genesis head (3 on the intake, 2 for exhaust), but was in a much higher state of tune. Ports were hand finished. High compression, short-skirt pistons with only two rings (reduces friction at the expense of oil consumption) were connected to titanium rods and a lightened crank to reduce rotational weight. Ram air fed carbs of the flat-slide variety; better for high-RPM and full throttle power, but relatively awful for road use. An effective EXUP exhaust valve maximized available torque. All told, you are looking at 120 HP and a 14,000 RPM redline. Put it all together and you have a fantastic race motor, but a peaky and tempermental unit for the street. Maintenance intervals followed that of a race bike.

An the chassis side, the twin spar frame was developed as a derivative of the FZ750R, but utilized higher-quality materials and alloys. Suspension was the very best Ohlins had to offer, including a remotely adjustable rear shock acting on a bespoke swing arm with adjustable pivot points. This was all driven via a close-ratio six speed box. Brakes are huge, and squeezed by Nissin calipers. The riding position is what you would expect for a track bike. The bodywork is thin, lightweight, and seating consists of a thin layer of foam. The rest is sprinkled with titanium, magnesium and other unobtainium materials. The OW01 is a technological tour de force of performance and rarity.

From the seller:
Up for you consideration is a beautiful 1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with only 5039 kilometers (3131 miles). Bike is in mint condition, this OW01 looks gorgeous but if you want to put it under a magnifying glass, there are few light surface cracks in the clear coat on the left side rear cowling below the seat. There is a tiny crack and a chip in the paint on the right front side of the rear cowling that can only be seen from underneath the bike. Previous owner touched up a few handling marks with touch up paint. Lower fairing has been re sprayed and looks beautiful. All fairings are 100% genuine factory original. No dents or dings in the tank, exhaust looks perfect. Windscreen is crisp and there is no rust or corrosion. Previous owner took very good care of this bike. Lol, it was loved as a child. I just installed brand new Michelin pilots front and rear on newly powder coated wheels. Bike is a Japanese import and has been de-restricted for full horsepower. Bike runs flawless better than the day it was new. Other than the new igniter box, bike is completely stock original condition. Service just completed with new battery and engine fluids. This is a fantastic bike that won't disappoint.

As stated above, the FZR750R OW01 was built to go racing. And many of them did. That is what makes a low mileage, housebroken example such a rare beast. Today's FZR750R OW01 is not just a unicorn; a survivor in this condition is akin to an albino unicorn. The fact that it comes from a noted collector familiar to these pages only strengthens the story. No need to fear shady dealings from an unknown entity in your quest for the best; here is an authentic OW01 in fantastic condition situated in the US and looking for a new home.

Homologation race bikes from the 1980s and 1990s are in short supply and high demand. As a result all examples command a high price in today's market. However like all bikes you see on RSBFS, the best specimens fetch the highest prices. This example is very, very good indeed - and it is priced to sell. The seller is looking for $25,500 USD - and is open to offers. That is fair money for such a rare and desirable Yamaha homologation model, and is not likely to remain for long. Check it out here before it's gone. Good luck to the seller - and good luck to potential buyers as there is bound to be a lot of competition for this one!

MI

Ducati September 22, 2017 posted by

Less Popular Duck: 1992 Ducati 750SS

The 1990s were good for Ducati and Ducatsi alike. On the Superbike side, the 851 paved the way for the 888 and the amazing 916. But it was the offerings across the Super Sport line that really broadened the marque's appeal. Consider the original 900SS, augmented by the Super Light (SL), the Sport Production (SP), and the Cafe Racer (CR) in both full and half fairing versions. The CR model was further bifurcated into the 900SS and the 750SS. The latter is one of the most under rated motorcycles from Bologna - and quite limited in numbers (i.e. rare) in its own right.

1992 Ducati 750SS for sale on eBay

Essentially a 900SS CR model on a diet, the 750 SS offers the same visceral motoring experience as its bigger brother. Sure, it makes due with a few less cubic centimeters and a couple of fewer ponies (66 vs 84 HP), but the ride is essentially the same. It utilizes the same air cooled L-twin, spins its cams by rubber belts, and opens the valves in the same Desmo manner. By the numbers, the 750SS is nearly 20 pounds lighter with the remainder of the running gear and chassis being identical. The 750 model, as a result of its lighter weight and lower power numbers, achieves braking performance via a single disk up front. What you give up is approximately 3-4 tenths down the quarter mile, and about 10-12 mph of top speed. The rest is pure Ducati goodness in a more rare format.

From the seller:
1992 Ducati 750SS Great Shape, runs great just had carbs cleaned and new fork seals. Left side fairing has been repaired no decals have been replaced, right side fairing has some spiedering around bolt hole, scratches on left side exhaust a couple of small scratches where seat is rubbing see photos. over all bike is in great shape.

The Ducati Super Sport lineup is a popular one. Parts are plentiful, as is knowledge of how to service and maintain these machines. Because the 750SS is based on the 900, many parts are interchangeable. So popular was this model that in European markets there is also a 350cc, 400cc and 600cc model - which are all patterned after this 750SS. The Super Sport is the kind of motorcycle that has the bones to last; it may not be the fastest in a straight line, but with gobs of torque, a stiff chassis and willing suspension, a 750SS can motor very swiftly indeed.

Today's bike is the rare 750cc variant. The seller claims that it has a new left side fairing, and the exhaust has some scratches on the same side. That is pretty convincing evidence of a tip over - but does not necessarily mean a high speed off. This era Ducati has a spring-loaded kickstand that retracts as soon as the bike is picked up. Many bikes suffer inadvertent cosmetic damage in this manner, always on the left. It would not shock me to discover that this damage is minor and the result of the infamous self-retracting stand. Otherwise it looks to be in good shape, has reasonable miles (these bikes beg to be ridden), and is available for what feels like a song. You might wish to inquire as to the whereabouts of the original mirrors, however. This bike is not likely to appreciate any time soon, but it will always be appreciated; you would be hard pressed to find a more solid, long-term bike for your stable. Check it out here, and be sure and jump back to the Comments to share your thoughts. Have you ever been bitten by the wretched Ducati self-retracting stand? Let us know. Good Luck!!

MI


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Honda September 21, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: Mint 1990 Honda NSR 50

Ah, the 1990 Honda NSR50, the bike that made little wheels cool while your Grom-riding, Monster Energy-swilling, flat-billed hat-wearing, vape-sporting nephew was still in Pullups. These bikes never made it stateside as street bikes, but they were sold here until 2004 as entry-level road racers, and made unmodified Yamaha YSRs look even punier by comparison.

1990 Honda NSR50 for sale on eBay

The little 50cc two-stroke made 7.2 horsepower at 11,500 rpm, which was enough to get the 160-pound minibike to around 60 mph. To this day, they are the darlings of M1GP and other minibike classes across the country, and they still win and enjoy dealer network parts support.

Unlike the vast majority of its siblings, the NSR50 you see here is street legal, with a valid Utah title provided by Gary, a longtime friend and supporter of the site. As with most of his bikes, it lives inside on a carpet and is in more or less flawless condition. For a bike known for its racing prowess and its beginner-friendly attitude, that's an impressive feat.

From the eBay listing:

Up for sale to the highest bidder with NO RESERVE is a 1990 Honda NSR50 with only 590 kilometers. Bike is in excellent to mint condition with no dents or dings in the tank and no cracks in the fairings. Bike has a few scratches and handling marks throughout but it looks very clean. Bike has great curb appeal. Fairings are 100% genuine Honda OEM. Bike has an aftermarket exhaust and temperature gauge installed. Bike is liquid cooled. Motor is stock. Airbox and oil injector have been removed for performance. Pre-mix in the tank only. Bike runs like the day it was new. Much faster and more fun than a Yamaha YSR.

Bike comes with a Utah state title and is titled as a street bikes for road use. $500 deposit due immeadiatly after auctions end. Balance due within 5 business days by check, bank wire or cash in person. Please text 801-358-6537 for more photos or questions.

The guts of the engine in this bike are stock, but the airbox and oil injection have been removed to give it a little bit more oomph. That means you'll be mixing the gas yourself, but once we doubt this thing has any long road trips in its future, so that isn't likely to be a big constraint.

The auction has limited time left and lively bidding, so if you like 'em small, get cracking.

Honda September 21, 2017 posted by

Rough but Ready: Low-mileage 1988 Honda CBR250R Hurricane

Before the world decided that 250cc engines were for dirtbikes, scooters and wheezy, cheaply-made beginner bikes, there was a real appetite for small-displacement machines that punched above their weight and could hold rider interest for longer than a few grocery runs.

1988 Honda CBR250R for sale on eBay

To be fair, over-engineered 250s never caught on very well in this country, where displacement and raw horespower have always ruled, but overseas there was real appreciation for less-is-more sportbikes. The 1988 Honda CBR250R Hurricane was such a bike.

With 40 horses available at somewhere well above 15,000 rpm, the little four pot made you work for your progress, while a single-disc front brake meant you could hold on to that momentum as long as your confidence held out. Later versions of the bike made more power and carried stronger brakes, but the set up here should be more than adequate for canyon carving.

The example here currently resides in site supporter "Gary's Utah collection", though it needs more cosmetic attention than much of his collection. The clearcoat on the tank is visibly peeling, and the frame, engine, triples and exhaust show minor pitting and corrosion. That said, the bodywork and paint show very nicely, and is dent, crack and break-free. The tires are next to new, and the bike will be loaded with fresh fluids before the new owner takes over.

From the eBay listing:

Up for auction to the highest bidder with NO RESERVE is a beautiful 1988 Honda CBR250R MC19 with only 7939 kilometers (4933 miles). This little Hurricane has an inline four cylinder engine that revs to 18,000RPM's! It's a screamer! This bike would make an excellent candidate for restoration since it has low miles. This bike has huge potential! All this bike needs is to be cleaned up and it will look like a million bucks! The clear coat on the fuel tank is peeling. The bike has corrosion throughout from the elements but will clean up easily for the person that has the time to take it apart and clean it up. There are no cracks in the fairings, no broken tabs, no dents in the tank and no missing hardware. The stock windscreen doesnt have any cracks and looks very clear. It's in original unmolested condition. Fairings are 100% genuine original OEM Honda. Bike is completely stock and has great curb appeal. Bike appears to have never been layed down or fallen over. There is rust on the tachometer and temp gauge. I have another set of gauges that are very clean and will come with the bike. Bike runs excellent and will be serviced before delivery with new battery and new engine fluids. Only 420 miles on new IRC RX-20R tires. This bike is solid. I just don't have the time or the interest to restore it.

Bike comes with a Utah title and is titled as a street bike for road use. $500 deposit due after auctions end via PayPal. Balance due within 7 days by check, bank wire or cash in person. Please text 801-358-6537 for more photos or questions.

Happy bidding!

As with all Gary's bikes, it is titled for street use in Utah. The auction is no reserve, so highest bidder takes this ripper home.

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