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Kawasaki December 19, 2014 posted by

GreenPinkBlue: 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 in TX

To go along with the 1993 Ducati Superlight posted earlier this week, here is a 1993 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7 located in central Texas.

The fashion/color schemes from the early 90's seem to be back in vogue, with people again wearing clothes with almost fluorescent level green, pink and blue hues. Early 1990's sportbikes bikes were also fitted with some "extra-vibrant" color/graphics packages, with examples ranging from the eye bleeding Yamaha 600 Vance & Hines edition to mergers with existing graphics packages such as the Suzuki GSXR 600 to slight updates to existing color packages such as Kawasaki ZX7.

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1993 Kawasaki ZX7 in Texas for sale on eBay

Here is a nearly new 1993 Kawasaki ZX7. It is important to note this is not the ZX7R/race version, it is the standard street version ZX7. But this isn't as big a difference as a lot of people think- while there were big differences between the two models in the preceding version, for the 1993-94 versions the only real difference is the close ratio transmission and the suspension setup. Starting in 1993 Kawasaki put the R version bigger cams into the ZX7 standard version along with 38mm Kiehins. Appearance wise the bikes were nearly identical, with the ZX7 having a single air scoop in the front fairing instead of the R's dual ram air scoops. The ZX7 also had a passenger seat and slightly different tail graphics.

Overall, the ZX7 sold in higher numbers than the ZX7R, in part because they looked almost identical to the ZX7R, but also because they were easier to ride on the street and were significantly less expensive than the R version. Despite the higher number of sales, good condition 1993 ZX7's don't pop up for sale that often/are actually quite rare. Perhaps its because back in the 90's lots of stock ZX7's were modified or crashed. Fortunately this one looks to be in excellent/OEM condition.

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This particular ZX7 has only 2143 miles. Here is an excerpt from the details of the ebay auction:

  • One owner near mint Kawasaki ZX-7 from a private collection
  • Has been indoors its whole life except for the meager 2000 original miles
  • Has never even had a tire change, has the OG Dunlop Sportmax tires.
  • There is some very slight scratches where the shipper from California to Texas "allegedly" says another bike rubbed it on the road. Other than that one fault this bike is collector ready and is pristine, there is not even a single rock chip on the head piece!
  • This model was only made for three years 93-95 and was the Platform that Won the 1994 World Super Bike title for Kawasaki With Scott Russell on board which can only add to the exclusivity and pedigree.
  • Full Yosh and jetted runs flawlessly
  • Stands not included

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About the only issues I am seeing is that this ZX7 does have a bit of scraping on the riders left side lower fairing. The seller indicates that the scraping occurred during transport from California and given the lack of any other damage/indication of being down, together with the low mileage and the fact that the seller indicates the bike is still on OEM tires, this seems like a plausible explanation for the damage.

Current bid prices are at 4400 USD which is already above the price that previous 1993 ZX7's on RSBFS have be listed for but this one may continue to be bid up due to mileage and condition. Auction ends in 4 days so whomever ends up with it will have a nice new toy for Christmas.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner


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Ducati December 18, 2014 posted by

Nearly New 2001 Ducati 748 For Sale in Scottsdale

Ducati 748 for sale

Following the even lower miles Ducati 851 we posted the other day, here is another virtually unused Ducati superbike. This one is typically even lower on the desirability scale than even the 851, especially since it's not the uprated S model. But with just 60 miles on the clock and the reserve met at a mere $6,200, I think you'd be hard pressed to better for less even if some refreshing is in order.

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2001 Ducati 748 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:

This 2001 Ducati 748 Monoposto

This is a brand new bike.it only has 61 miles on it and I put most of those on it. What can I say it speaks for it self it is a flawless beautiful bike that has been crated its whole life until last week when I opened it.


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Aprilia December 18, 2014 posted by

Track Day Monster: 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APX

Update 12.18.2014: The seller has added more information on this bike, enough to refresh our post. The listing ends, coincidentally, on Christmas day. Happy Holidays to buyers and seller! -dc

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK R Front

Wow. Well, I’m not even sure where to begin with this one: a full-factory Aprilia RSV4 Superbike. From the specification, to the upgrades, to the asking price, this is all well into jaw-dropping territory.

Introduced in 2008 and powered by a 65° V4 engine that just squeaks in under the 1000cc mark, the bike has won more races than hearts: in spite of very positive reviews from the start, the RSV4’s sales haven’t exactly set the world on fire, in spite of continual improvements. While the Aprilia RSV4 may not be the sexed-up media darling the Panigale is, it’s a hugely competent motorcycle on both road and track, winning Fast Bikes Magazine’s Sport Bike of the Year award the past three years running.

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK R Side

On paper, the RSV4 doesn’t necessarily impress: it doesn’t make the most power, it isn’t the lightest in its class, and doesn’t have the highest top speed. But a complete package that includes compact dimensions and an emotional, flexible engine combines with Aprilia’s cutting-edge APRC electronics suite to make a good machine even better, and put nearly race-spec electronics and traction control in the hands of ordinary riders.

But of course, the price gap between “nearly race-spec” and “race-spec” is huge…

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Rear Suspension Detail

The list of specifications for this machine is incredible, and reads like the cost-no-object checklist. Probably because it is a cost-no-object checklist. From the original eBay listing: 2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APX SBK for sale

About Aprilia Racing (Noale, Italy)
On the 22nd February 2008, Aprilia unveiled the RSV4 'Race Machine'. With 4 cylinders, a displacement of 1000cc and over 200 bhp. The excellent work done at the Noale based racing department has enabled Aprilia to win seven world championship titles in six years. It's not by chance that, in just ten years, Aprilia has won 28 of its 54 world titles and the Piaggio Group has taken a total of 32 world titles in just a decade. This makes it one of the most victorious brands on a global level in motorcycle racing. Many recent prominent racers have raced and won with Aprilia such as Biaggi, Capirossi, Rossi, Melandri, Simoncelli, Stoner and Lorenzo. Aprilia’s 54 world titles, hundreds of wins on tracks worldwide are proof of the technical skills and winning attitude at the racing department that deserve the public attention of the premier motorcycle racing World Championship (MotoGP), which Aprilia will enter next year. This premier eighteen-race series visits fourteen countries, four continents and includes pan-global television coverage.

APRILIA RSV4 FACTORY APX SBK
100% RACE READY

Engine Configuration
Aprilia SBK-R EVO 1.1 Race engine designed in compliance with FIM SBK race regulations.
Tuned by Aprilia Racing, including test bench activities for engine validation.
Engine and components designed to be used for race track competition only.
*All documentation, chassis/engine number(s) available to verify authenticity*

Vehicle Management
Possibility of fast parameter modification with Aprilia Racing Palm system and handlebar switches.
Vehicle management strategies via APX2 control unit include:

MAX engine speed limiter which can be configured for each individual gear
Pit lane speed limiter (programmable)
ETC (Electronic Throttle Control)
VTP (Variable inlet Trumpet Position)
TCS (Traction Control System)
Adaptative TCS (Adaptive Traction Control System)
Distance Based (parameters configuration system based on distance)
Engine Braking (gear by gear programmable engine brake)
Power Reduction (gear by gear power reduction system)
Wheelie Ctrl (wheelie control system)
Launch Ctrl (assisted starting system)
Backlash Ctrl (backlash control system)
Quick gearshift (assisted quick shift system)
Lap time detection (with the use of an optional finish line on the bike)

Data Management
Acquisition of engine and vehicle working parameters for optimized vehicle management and strategies.
The FIM 7-channels data acquisition system includes:

Gas (OEM sensor)
RPM (OEM sensor)
Water temperature (OEM sensor)
Front brake pressure (optional sensor)
Front suspension (optional sensor)
Rear suspension (optional sensor)
Lambda (optional sensor)

APRILIA RSV4 FACTORY APX | SBK Specifications
(S) = Standard equipment installed at Aprilia Racing Factory-Noale
(U) = Upgraded equipment installed in the U.S

Aprilia V4 SBK-R EVO 1.1 Race Engine (S)
APX2 ECU with 7 Channel Data Recording & ABM Base Software (S)
Aprilia Racing Engine Setup Palmtop Computer (S)
Aprilia Racing Dashboard (S)
WSBK Aprilia Left Handlebar Push-Buttons (S)
WSBK Aprilia Handlebar Grips (S)
SBK Billet CNC Ergal 7075 Adjustable Clip-Ons (U)
Billet Ergal T6 PTFE Coated Race 1/4 Turn Throttle (U)
SBK Plexiglass Windscreen (S)
WSBK Aprilia Carbon Upper + Lower Fairings (S)
WSBK Aprilia Carbon Rear Hugger (S)
SSTK Aprilia Carbon Rear Fairing (S)
SBK Carbon Air-Intake Ducts (S)
SBK Carbon LH Heel Guard (S)
SBK Crash Pads (S)
WSBK CRT Ohlins 110mm Steering Damper (S)
23L SBK Aluminum Racing Fuel Tank (U)
Aluminum Race Subframe (U)
H2O Performance SBK Racing Radiator + Oil Cooler (U)
Akrapovic Full Titanium 4:2:1 Exhaust System with SBK Carbon-Titanium Silencer (S)
WSBK Swingarm from the Official APRILIA RSV4 World Superbike (S)
WSBK Swingarm Linkage (S)
WSBK Swingarm Chain Tensioner (S)
Ohlins Racing Upside-Down Adjustable Forks equipped with TTX25 Pressurized Ohlins Racing Cartridges (U)
Ohlins Racing TTX36 Rear Shock (U)
Brembo Racing GP Billet Radial Brake Master Cylinder 19x18 (U)
Brembo Racing SBK Front Brake Discs 320x6mm Narrowband (U)
Brembo Racing GP Billet Monobloc Narrowband Front Brake Calipers with Titanium Pistons (U)
Brembo Z04 Racing Compound Brake Pads (U)
SBK SS Front Brake Lines (U)
WSBK Brembo Billet Rear Brake Caliper (S)
SBK Brembo Narrowband Rear Brake Rotor (S)
WSBK Brembo Rear Brake Master Cylinder + SS Brake Line (S)
Aprilia Racing Rear Wheel Speed Encoder (S)
Aprilia Racing Gear Shift Sensor (S)
WSBK Aprilia Footrests/Rearsets + Shift-rod Linkage (S)
Pulse P2 Race Battery (U)
STM Slipper Race Clutch (S)
Regina Racing 520 SBK Drive Chain (S)
AFAM SBK Rear Sprocket (S)
Marchesini Forged Aluminum 7-Spoke Wheels (S)
Dunlop N-TEC Superbike Slicks (U)

Note: **New N-TEC SBK Slicks or other race tire of your choice will ship with the bike**

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK Dash

Honestly, I want to like the RSV4 more than I do: it’s fast, exotic, and has maybe the best-sounding exhaust note available at any price. But the styling bugs me: in typical Aprilia style, the details are overwrought and fussy. The stubby tail is very cool and minimal, but what are those little blades on the top for? And why three headlights? But the simplified fairing of the race bike looks much better, and in Alitalia replica colors, even the roadbike looks good…

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK R Side Rear Wheel

The asking price is $149,000 and that's a huge amount of money to pay for a motorcycle. But this represents a rare opportunity to buy a full factory Superbike and, for the price of a nice Mercedes, you can live out your late-career Max Biaggi fantasies. Just add race fuel, and skill.

-tad

2013 Aprilia RSV4 Factory SBK L Side


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Suzuki December 17, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 1991 Suzuki RGV 250 in Florida

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Here is a 1991 RGV 250 in excellent condition.   According to the seller, its a 1991 with approximately 4,000 miles.  It appears to be a gray market import based on the speedo but the pics show a bike in very good condition.  The seller has indicated that it has a few scratches and dings, but while not a museum piece its good as a rider.   Importantly the seller says the power valve modifications have already been done, and it has fresh tires.

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Seller's description:

1991 Suzuki RGV250
In good condition with clean and clear Florida Title. Bike has approximately 4600 miles on it. It is the unrestricted version with approximately 67-70 hp and weighs approximately 282 lbs. Bike does not have any corrosion or rust that is typically found on these 250’s. This is a rider and not a museum piece so it does have a few scratches. Needless to say, it’s extremely fast and the closest you will get to owning a GP bike: USD forks, banana swing, exhaust valve controller and lots of other technology to go fast. I have owned lots of other 2 strokes and none compares to the total riding experience of this RGV250.

The seller has also include this video of the bike running:

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I expect the seller is going to have quite a few inquiries regarding this bike.   That shouldn't really be a surprise given that this is a RGV250 in the very desirable blue and white color scheme plus the fact it has a clear Florida title.   Also, even though its not completely OEM, the small things that appear non-OEM on it such as the windscreen and bar ends could probably be easily replaced at little cost.  I would expect both fans and collectors to go after this one.

So whats it going to take to get this one in your garage?  Well anyone who is interested should realistically expect to pay about $7,500.00 USD, in part because this seems to be what early 90's RGV's are going for right now and because that is what the seller has indicated he wants for it :)

Interested parties can email the seller. Best wishes to the seller and whomever ends up with this one.

Marty/Dallaslavowner


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Ducati December 17, 2014 posted by

Classy Twin: 1993 Ducati Superlight for Sale

1993 Ducati Superlight R Side

In 1992, Ducati introduced a limited-edition of their air/oil-cooled 900SS called the Superlight that featured distinctive Marvic composite wheels, cast-iron front rotors, a vented clutch cover, bits of carbon fiber bodywork, a solo tail section, and high-mount pipes to increase cornering clearance. Unfortunately, there was no engine performance increase as delivered. Available in yellow or red most years, depending on what part of the world you were in.

The "manufactured rarity" and a negligible performance increase weren’t really enough to spark much interest at the time. It wasn’t even all that rare, with 861 made in 1993 alone. Later years lost some of the lightweight bits, changing to the standard wheels and regular rotors on the front brakes, making it even less special, and turning the Superlight into a solo-seat SS with high pipes.

1993 Ducati Superlight Front

The older 900cc engines certainly won’t set the world on fire in terms of performance and they do tend to run out of breath long before redline, but that midrange boom more than makes up for a lack of high-rev histrionics. And if 75-ish rear-wheel horsepower doesn’t sound like enough, Ducati’s two-valve twin does respond well to basic tuning, and there are big-bore and high-compression kits available to boost power significantly. The engine has been in production, in one form or another, since the early 1980’s and is, in spite of Ducati’s temperamental reputation, extremely durable when properly cared for.

With too many made to be particularly collectable, too little power to really impress, and later models missing the actual super-light parts, the Superlight suffered from a "manufactured collectability" that has kept values relatively low, although I’d expect prices of nice examples like this one to be next in line for a price spike among Ducati collectors.

The biggest draw of the Superlight is that many were purchased at least partly as investments and have been correspondingly well-maintained, making them some of the best-looking and best-cared-for 90’s Ducatis available.

1993 Ducati Superlight R Side Front Wheel

There are some additional pictures over at the original eBay listing: 1993 Ducati Superlight for Sale.

But unfortunately, there is virtually no information about the bike's history listed, just some reprinted specifications. There are a few minor scratches and scuffs as shown in the pictures, but nothing you couldn’t live with, or easily repair if you wanted the bike to be perfect. I’d probably just fix the little tear in the seat and leave the scratches alone, since I’d plan to ride rather than show the bike. I’d certainly leave the color alone: the 900SS is one of the very few bikes that look good in yellow. In fact, I actually prefer it for this era’s style, especially with the very slick half-fairing found on the CR models.

1993 Ducati Superlight Top Triple

With just over 6,000 miles on this particular bike, mileage is low enough to be very desirable, but not so low you'd be afraid to ride it, or need to put tons of money into replacing bits that have gone south from sitting for too long. Although the Superlight isn’t quite the limited-edition that Ducati implied, they’re definitely less common than the high-mileage SS and CR’s that tend to litter eBay and Craigslist, and early bikes with genuine lightweight bits should be plenty of fun strafing back roads with your riding buddies.

-tad

1993 Ducati Superlight L Side


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