Monthly Archives: June 2011

BMW June 30, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com weekly recap!

In case you forgot about the sister sites of RSBFS, CafeBikesForSale and my now second favorite site to this one, ClassicSportBikesForSale, here is a quick recap of what’s been going down! There have been some bikes roll across their pages in the last couple weeks that I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, allow me to share.

From ClassicSportBikesForSale

Classic Sport Bike on the Cheap: 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane

Moto Guzzi T3 dressed like a S3

1985 BMW K100RS

More awesome bikes from CafeBikesForSale

Martin Cafe Racer on Discovery For Sale

That is just a taste of what kind of bikes are showing up just around the corner of the internet! Take a stroll over and check out ClassicSPortBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com!

-JS

Aprilia June 30, 2011 posted by

Factory Fresh: 2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory

For Sale: 2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory

Today's post is all about the eye candy. I know how you RSBFS fans go nuts for Ohlins suspension, dig Brembo radial mount calipers and love you some carbon fiber like Rossi loves an apex - so I found some for you. To mix things up a bit, this one does not even have Ducati logos plastered all over it. This, my friends, is a Aprilia RSV 1000R Factory.

An evolution of the original RSV Mille series that shipped in 1998, this Aprilia features a 60 degree v-twin sourced from Rotax. The big, booming motor was bolted to a twin-spar chassis, and liberally sprinkled with top shelf componentry throughout. The result is a stunning - and stunningly quick - interpretation of a modern sportbike. Did I mention that it has very low miles on it?

From the seller:
2007 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000 Factory. 3705 original miles on it.

Bike is LOADED, and has just been fully serviced with all fluids changed by a Factory Authorized Aprilia Dealer. This is an amazing bike!! Clean Title in hand and is blemish free! NEVER down, NEVER on the track. $18900.00 new!

Look at the photos. They tell the story.

The pictures do indeed speak for themselves. This is one very clean sportbike. But what makes this more special than a "plain Jane" RSV Mille R 1000? Well, the Factory model takes the fantastic foundation of the base RSV and adds even more goodness: Better suspension (Ohlins front and rear), an adjustable Ohlins steering damper, gold-colored frame accents, gold accented wheels, and carbon fiber for practically everything else that is not gold.

What you are left with is a magnificent piece of eye candy with some serious credentials to back it up. Power, performance and reasonable exclusivity (especially when compared to mass-marketed Japanese machinery) can be yours for a pittance compared to new. This bike was approaching 20 large in the showroom, but the BIN number is less than half that. And the bike still looks brand new!

The seller has listed a ton of pictures, and I suggest you check them out. There are some additions, such as the Zero Gravity tinted windscreen and the color-coded ASV levers, but to me it really completes the Factory look of the bike. This Aprilia certainly looks very clean and very well loved. There is some bidding interest being shown, with the auction slowing climbing above $6,000 with reserve not yet met. For its looks and performance - and depending on the ever important reserve number - this one just might turn out to be a real bargain. To get all the details, click on the link and check out the auction. Don't forget to tell 'em you saw it on RSBFS. Good Luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale June 30, 2011 posted by

’86 Suzuki GSXR 750- The Game Changer!

Location: Pensacola, Florida
Mileage: 17,000
Price: Auction, currently at $2,134- No reserve!

I'm guessing it's been discussed here a thousand times, but I'm gonna cover it again, just cause I like to say it. In 1985, the GSXR 750 set a standard that I would argue has not been met since. While I certainly tip my hat to the many bikes (GPz, FZ, GS and the like) that came before and blazed the trail, the GSXR 750 changed the game. From the time of its introduction, it set the mark that put into motion every company racing to catch up. Is it just me, or did every other sportbike that followed become more aggressive after the GSXR came out?

Here's some specs: Cast aluminum frame, clip-on bars, vented fuel tank, and a 106 horsepower , 53 lb.ft. of torque in-line four. The aluminum frame helped bring the bike in at 464 lbs. Light compared to other bikes in the 750 world at the time.

Here's a few more pics-

Some brief information from the seller-

ALL ORIGINAL PAINT..NEVER BEEN LAID DOWN...BIKE RUNS EXECELENT...ORIGINAL EXHAUST INCLUDED.(excelent condition) taken off in 87' and been garage kept ever since.

Shipping is reponsibility of buyer........ $500.00 Deposit is due 24 hours after close of auction..and remaining balance due within 3 days.

The seller here doesn't give a whole lot of detail about the history and maintenance and it does have 17,000 miles on it so it would be smart to get more detail. It also looks to have a Yoshimura exhaust but the seller indicates the original is available. Since there's no reserve I guess the market will decide where it goes.

Although this isn't the first year of the GSXR, it is the second, and I think represents the beginning of the legacy of this bike well. If the bike checks out, this could be a good opportunity to get a nice piece of sportbike history. If you agree, check out the auction!

-RN

 

Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2011 posted by

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

It has to be a good sign when a bike looks fast just sitting there. I wonder how many TZ's have launched riders into the professional ranks? I know one for sure as Colin Edwards old TZ250 is on display at the Barber Motorcycle Museum. While for years they have been a mainstay of up and coming racers you might have to put them on the endangered species list. They won't disappear overnight but racing overlords have changed the game and the strokers are out except at lower levels of racing. Maybe this is a good thing for those track day warriors that want a sharper tool.

Anyone remember Tetsuya Harada? Every time I see that droopy tail I think of him on his TZ250. Here are the details on the bike:

Illness in the family forces the sale of my 1998 TZ250 roadracer. 1998 is one of the most coveted years to own and most reliable and cost efficient. I will ship anywhere in the world. Not all parts are shown in pictures.

This bike was the number one TZ in 2005 Can -Am series. Super wicked fast but not a grenade is the best way to describe it. Maintained by a Yamaha factory trained mechanic. I bought the bike as a trackday bike and rode it 3 times last year. It has approximately 100km on a fresh top and bottom. I have not ridden it in 2011.

The body work on it now is battle scarred and true to the bike's racing heritage. It looks good from 15 feet. I bought brand new Sharkskin fairings, fender and seat that are just arrived and ready to go to the new owner. Also included are 2003 farings, upper and lower and fender so the new owner can choose to upgrade to the more aerodynamic bodywork. You will need the 03 fairing stay and ram air bend.

Tires are dunlop and have about 3 trackdays left on them.

Way too many spares to list. When I bought it I got all of the racer's spares including:

  • marcheseni rims with top condition rains and rotors
  • two sets of body work as listed above including what is on the bike now
  • spare fresh crank
  • ready to go cylinders
  • Bickle Tire warmers
  • two stands
  • two batteries and charger for fuel pump
  • enough parts to do a couple of bottoms and another top
  • extra everthing that you could break off during a race- pegs, bars, rearsets
  • jetting kit with jet and needles
  • spare chain
  • a whole bunch of still in the package spare bits for rebuilds
  • clutch parts, sprockets, gears, cables, and other misc parts
  • two brand new pirelli diablo corsa racing slicks
  • brand new windscreen for 1998 body work
  • spare new siliencer
  • I am probably forgetting many items...oh yeah a box of spare carbon reeds, spare gaskets, two factory manuals, and it has a carbon fiber rear fender

The fairings are worth $2,000.00 on their own, tires are another $500.00, tire warmers were $400.00, add in the spare rims, crank, cylinders and the spares alone are worth a small fortune. They will be sold with the bike and not separately.

I will ship anywhere in the world and have experience doing so with two other racing bikes I used to own. I will help you arrange the carrier but you need to take care of the shipping transaction. I will supply tie downs and have the bike on an open wooden bike skid.

Again this bike is very fast and runs on race fuel in it's current tune. The bike, in my intermediate hands, at track day speeds ate 600's and 750s for lunch.

1998 was the first year of the ram air and sealed air box. By the way, if you aren't that familiar with the TZ250's or just need more info, I'd head over to TZ250racing.com. It is a good resource a for any two stroke owner as they they have a good list of suppliers and tuners.

Maybe as important as the bike, is the amount of spares the seller is including. This looks to be about the standard fare but remember he also has the more aero friendly 03 fairings.

I'm such a poser, I'd like to buy one, rebuild it, splash it with Yamaha GP colors and just admire the technoloy of it. You don't get a whole lot closer to a true GP bike. To get out on the track with this one you can place a bid here.

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale June 28, 2011 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Racing edition with only 1 Mile!

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Racing edition with only 1 Mile!

Update 6.28.2011: Back on Craigslist and with 2 more miles and a grand less! Thanks for the heads up Anthony! -dc

Price: $9,000.00 Now $8000
Mileage: 1 3
Location: the Bay Area CL

Yes, you are reading that correctly in that this WWR RG has a mere 1 mile. That whole mile is said to be racked up by pushing it around the garage and by looking at the pictures you have no choice, but to believe it.

Now, I have to ask for Ian's forgiveness since I'm upping him one on his WWR RG that was also posted today. I normally wouldn't have done such a thing, but since either of my Suzuki crazed buddies won't buy it I felt compelled to show it to the RSBFS masses as soon as possible.

I kept telling one of them that it only has 1 mile and he couldn't go wrong and his response? "It's not a 500", but it only has 1 mile! "But, it's not a 500." Anyway, since I couldn't beat him into submission- here it is.

What'cha think about that baby?

Ultra rare Japanese spec Walter Wolf Gamma 250 two stroke!! Perfect gift to put under the Christmas tree. 1 mi on it from pushing it around our shop over the years. Considering offers north of $9k..no low ball offers please.

Ultra rare indeed, but maybe not as rare as my 98 VFR with the super, ultra rare red paint scheme.. Okay, okay, I jest, but this could be the only brand new 1986 RG250 Walter Wolf Racing left in the world!

Jump here to contact the seller

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki June 28, 2011 posted by

Leading the way: 1984 Kawasaki Ninja

For Sale: 1984 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 900 A-1

It seems to be classic bike month here on RSBFS, and I am not complaining one single bit! For example, check out this VF1000R or the other VF1000R posted just this week - great stuff indeed. And don't forget to scoll down through the older posts if you haven't been to visit us in a while; you just might have missed this classic FZR1000, or this wonderfully preserved GS1150ES. Of course there are also great classics posted over on CSBFS as well. The 1980s were significant years for motorcycle manufacturers, and many revolutionary bikes were produced during this decade.

Of all the bikes of the era, however, the 900 Ninja of 1984 was the first real revolutionary move in the sportbike wars. For until this time, liter-class sportbikes grew bigger in size and weight as they gained additional cubic centimeters. When this 750-sized 900cc liter-bike killer was released, it replaced the contemporary big sportbike of the day: the company's own air-cooled, two- valve GPz 1100.

With the Ninja, Kawasaki simultaneously introduced liquid cooling, a four-valve head, and a way of packaging the engine and transmission components that dramatically reduced the width of the bike. This allowed for much tighter packaging overall, significantly reducing the size of the motorcycle. While the arms race of size and weight continue to this day, the original Ninja was a milestone step along way.

From the seller:
FOR SALE A CLASSIC 1984 NINJA IN PERFECT LIKE NEW MINT CONDITION.THIS BIKE IS A 10,I AM THE 3RD OWNER OF THIS BEAUTIFUL ALL ORIGINAL STOCK 900 NINJA.I BOUGHT THIS FROM A COLLECTOR THAT WORKED FOR KAWASAKI FOR OVER 30 YRS AND CAME FROM HIS STORAGE AFTER 20 YRS IN STORAGE.I SERVICED THE BIKE AND SPENT A GOOD DEAL OF $$$ GETTING HER BACK TO PERFECT RUNNING ABILITY.THIS IS A ABSOLUTE STOCK MACHINE AND IS IN PERFECT RUNNING AND SHOW CONDITION.YOU WILL NOT FIND ANOTHER CLASSIC BIKE LIKE THIS IN THIS CONDITION,IT IS IMPOSSIBLE,UNLESS YOU GET THIS TYPE OF BIKE FROM THE KAWASAKI MUSEUM IN JAPAN OR I KNOW OF A COLLECTOR IN ORANGE COUNTY CA THAT HAS THE VERY FIRST NINJA 900 A-1 IMPORTED TO THE USA AND HIS FRAME NUMBER IS 1.GO AHEAD LOOK AROUND THE WORLD YOU WILL NOT FIND ONE AS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS MINE.THIS BIKE IS PROBABLY THE # 3 IN THE TOP SPOT.ABOUT THE BIKE : SHE HAS NO SCRATCHES DENTS,DINGS OR FLAWS OF ANY KIND.LOOKS LIKE YOU WENT BACK IN TIME 27 YRS.

LOOKS LIKE IT WAS JUST ROLLED OFF THE SHOW ROOM FLOOR AND THAT IS WHAT THIS BIKE IS,SHOW ROOM CONDITION AND ROAD READY.THE BIKE LOOKS AND RUNS JUST LIKE NEW.NO EXSPENSE WAS SPARED GETTING THIS BIKE READY AND OPERATIONAL AND RUNS PERFECTLY AND IS STILL VERY FAST AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO BE WITH GREAT HANDELING AND RELIABILITY.ORIGINAL SEAT COMES WITH THIS PURCHASE AS DOES THE ORIGINAL BIKE MANUAL AND ALL RECENT RECIEPTS.THIS IS A CLASSIC MOTORCYCLIST DREAM.IN THE FUTURE THIS BIKE WILL EASILY BE WORTH 15 OR 20 GRAND AS THEY ARE A TRUE CLASSIC FROM ERAS PAST.IT WAS SAID BY THE KAWASAKI DESIGNER THAT DEVELOPED THIS BIKE THAT THIS IS THE MOST SIGNFICANT MOTORCYCLE THAT KAWASAKI HAS EVER DEVELOPED.

This bike is in amazing condition for a 27-year old bike. All of the plastics look OEM, the paintwork is in good shape, and the modifications have been kept to a minimum. Despite the seller's enthusiastic claims that it is stone stock and could have come right off the showroom floor, the seat is a glaring aftermarket item that is clearly not OEM. The number of owners and number of miles might also keep the purist collectors away, but their loss is your gain. These are fantastic bikes by any standards - and were the very pinnacle of motorcycling greatness in 1984.

Like most mass-produced Japanese sportbikes, the collector market is still emerging. That means that these are not necessarily a great short-term investment. That being said, these are historically significant motorcycles that will likely have collector value in the future - and can be picked up for much less than your "average" collector bike. The best part is, having not spend the better part of a small house on a bike, you will be more inclined to ride it...which is what it is all about!

This great 900cc Ninja is on eBay right now, and the current bid is a paltry $1,125 with reserve not yet met. The last '84 Ninja listed here on RSBFS went for just $100 more than that, so the barrier to entry on these future collectables is quite low indeed.

For more pictures (there are lots!) and to get in on the action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

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