Monthly Archives: February 2011

Moto Guzzi February 28, 2011 posted by

2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

For Sale: 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

With Ducati becoming such a household word these days, it is refreshing to see some inventory from that "other" Italian v-twin company: Moto Guzzi. In fact, we have seen more Guzzi's this past month than is usual; can we blame global warming for this too?

From the seller:
Gorgeous, reliable. Getting too old to ride.

Somehow, if I had a bike this pretty I would be inclined to say more about it. But perhaps the seller thinks that the bike speaks for itself. For those of you listening, there are nearly 22,500 miles on the clock, nearly everything looks stock, and there do not appear to be any major areas of rash anywhere. Here are some more pics to drool over.

These "modern era" Guzzis are very nice, modern bikes. Price wise they do not seem to pull in what the more classic (i.e. Mk I, pre 1980) bikes command, making them a pretty good deal. If you want an alternative to a Japanese sportbike - and your interests fall more to sport-touring than knee-dragging and peg-scraping, then this could be a good choice.

The seller is asking $4,500 for the bike, which is pretty fair money. The last V11 Sport we listed here on RSBFS had many fewer miles and sold for $4,350. It might make sense to contact the seller and work something out. For details, pictures and contact info, click on the link and Good luck, and tell them RSBFS sent you!

MI

Honda February 27, 2011 posted by

Honda VFR 750R RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale Down Under

Year: who cares! It's an RC30
Mileage: 4,572km or 2,834 miles
Price: $25,000au B.I.N. or $25,370usd

Today I was trolling eBay down under looking for NSR parts then I grew weary of not finding what I wanted. So what do I do? Well hell, I did what any other RSBFS freak-o does and look for something else of interest. Ah..there's a catch- I wanted to look for NC30 parts for my short buddy Sean, but like an idiot I typed in RC instead of NC and SHAZAAM! Look what I found-

Uh huh.... that's right- a completely stock, super low mileage, in great shape RC30. I know, I know you're saying "But, Doug it's not in the states and it would take too long to get it". Well I've got a news flash for you blokes- It would be worth the wait man! Just look at this beauty-

I know of a RSBFS viewer who imported a US spec motorcycle to Australia and all he needed was a little patience. To help ease the wait wouldn't this be considered a Euro model with 112hp and not the puny 86hp stateside version?

As always, if you're interested in a little Honda exotica with some 18" rubber, Ti connecting rods, hand laid fiberglass and you have a desire to go 90mph in first gear then this could be for you.

Here's a really boring video of some dude babying his RC30

So, you're probably wondering why I linked up such a boring video? Well, last week I was made fun of for not riding my MC28 and I was told that "Not riding your motorcycle is like saving your girlfriend for the next guy to use (thanks Tim)". With that said, I'll be adding petrol to the MC as soon as it gets warm. I'm assuming this guy didn't use his girlfriend much either.

Cheers!

dd

Honda February 26, 2011 posted by

Tired of Ducatis? How about a Honda RC45 race bike with IoM TT history?

Rare Honda RC45 race bike with Isle of Man TT race history for sale in Jersey Channel Islands.

Some (well, one mainly) of our readers commented that he is tired of seeing super low mileage Ducatis being listed and in some way I agree.  My bad really, since I tend to focus on Italian bikes, so naturally Ducatis and Bimotas come up a lot.   For this listing, I've gone out on a limb and tried to write about something other than my normal run of Italian super models - a Honda RVF750R (RC45) race bike:

HONDA RC45 RACE BIKE

FULL TONY SCOTT 792CC ENGINE
VERY RARE HRC TWIN FUEL INJECTION
HRC TOTAL LOSS IGNITION AND LOOM
HRC KIT EXHAUST
PFM WORLD SUPERBIKE BRAKES
OHLINS WSB FORKS
FACTORY SWINGING ARM AND SHOWA SHOCK
DYMAG 17 IN WHEELS WITH SPARE REAR
SPARE FAIRING AND TAIL UNIT
GENUINE HONDA STAND
EX MARK JOHNS RACING
ISLE OF MAN TT HISTORY
THIS BIKE IS IN RACE READY CONDITION

I don't think the legendary RC45 needs much introduction, but would you like to freshen up your memory on its history, there's a pretty good write up over on Faster and Faster.  And here's a video of John Kockinski riding the RC45 in 1997 (he won the WSB title that year):

The bike is listed at 22,000 GBP (approx. USD35,000). It's always hard to put a value on race bikes, but just as a reference, RC45s have been selling upwards of low $20,000s from what I've seen. $35,000 is quite a bit more than that, but how do you put a value on super rare HRC parts (check out the PGM-FI controller in one of the pics - haven't seen those before!) and IoM TT race history?

For serious collectors or those with $35,000 spare cash burning a hole in their pockets, .

ph

Sport Bikes For Sale February 26, 2011 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition #226 of 500 For Sale

2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition #226 of 500

Location: Deptford, NJ
Mileage: 0/1
Price: $9,999.00 current bid or $15,499.00 B.I.N.

As recently as Thursday I had two conversations about this very model with my buddies Steve and Glenn; both having recently purchased this model.

My feelings about this bike are the same now as they were in 2006 in that these will suffer the same fate as other Homologation Sportbikes. They will go way down in price only to shoot back up as time passes. I personally would love to have one of these and like all of my other stuff I'd be the proud owner (for a few months) and would take great care of it.

I'm sure there are many folks, just like myself, who appreciates a well taken care of motorcycle. In this particular case there's no need to worry because it has 0 miles and has only been looked at for the better part of 5 years now.

This one has all the parts to be a true collector-
-low miles
-being sold as new, but no factory warranty which means it was sold and titled
-snazzy tool kit
-manual
-brochure
-original everything

Since these are only in their collectible infancy it's too early to say for sure, but I'm going to assume that since these have painted or anodized everything they will age very well if kept out of the sun. We've all seen way too many 80's/90's collectibles that have corrosion or discolored aluminum bits.

The R1 LE's came from the factory with plenty of trick bits such as a slipper clutch, gold Marchesini's, Ohlins forks, Ohlins shock, adjustable ride height, Titanium exhausts and upgraded Pirelli rubber.

This one is sitting close to the original MSRP of $18,000 so I'm assuming it won't sell, at that price, this early in the game. And if it does sell it will take a long, long time for the buyer to get a return on investment.

So, if you're in the market and have a lot of time to kill you can

Cheers!

dd

Honda February 26, 2011 posted by

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40 On Yahoo Auctions Japan

This is a real Honda NR available in Japan with limited time left!

Bike:  1992 Honda NR

Miles:  2,500km (1,553mi)

Price:  ¥3,880,000.00JPY ($47,505.37USD) Opening bid

Location:  Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

This is a pipe dream to most of our readers, for reasons of price and location, but it's still fun to look at!  The seller states that this NR has a two centimeter (0.79in) crack in the windscreen and some corrosion on the forks.  As a 2500km example, I would assume the seller is being completely honest and, hopefully, listing all of the defects regardless of how small--As anyone should expect with a $50k motorcycle.  With only two days left on the auction, it's going to be a rush to get things together to purchase this bike, but if you're willing to put $50k into a motorcycle you probably can work quickly.  Now, from what we've seen from European NR's, this one is considerably, considerably, cheaper than the others which can be see here.  If you've been looking for an NR, I'd suggest you look to see if this is a legitimate bike and go for it, if you were to import it under the assumption of show & display or track only, it'd still be a great garage piece--I don't have to tell you this!  See this great Honda on Yahoo Auction Japan here...Make sure to use Google Translate, or similar, if you're not up on your Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji...

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale February 25, 2011 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 In The United Kingdom

A gorgeous looking OW01 with less than 3k miles!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha FZR750R

Miles:  2,950

Price:  £15,000 (GBP)

Location:  Somewhere in the UK.

This seller has a few bikes for sale, and this one is the best looking!  The seller states that this OW01 is an original UK bike and has been stored in a climate controlled environment since new.  Other than mentioning that this bike is in fantastic condition, the seller also states that this bike comes with:

...ALL THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK FOR THE BIKE, OWNERS MANUAL, SALES BROCHURE, SERVICE BOOK,  TOOL KIT, ORIGINAL TYRES AND ORIGINAL SPARE KEYS.

The seller is very correct in stating that the FZRR's seem to be the rarest of the WSB homologation bikes and I fully agree, this bike is a finely tweaked racing machine that sill looks very similar to the FZR1000 that was available at the same time.  However, I believe the saying is everything that is rare isn't valuable and, unfortunately, the FZR750R isn't up to RC30 levels yet.  That being said, you're going to have to be pretty keen on the OW01 to justify the asking price of £15,000.00  ($24,229.30 USD as of this writing).  The seller is feeling no guilt in the last thrashes of the recession--hopefully--as he is asking OW02 money for an OW01.  But, if you're so inclined, I invite you to see if you can talk the seller, down, down to a reasonable level via the eBay link .

AG

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