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Suzuki February 28, 2014 posted by

Collection Worthy: 1987 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100

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When it comes to iconic motorcycles, the Suzuki GXS-R lineup stands proud. Still popular and relevant today, the roots of the GSX-R go back to 1984 when the original "race bike for the street" was released in 750cc trim. By 1986 Suzuki upped the ante and introduced an 1100cc monster into the hands of the public. Featuring a ground-breaking aluminum frame, the Gen I GSX-R series bikes were shaped by fanatical attention to detail and diet. While the rest of the world was looking towards liquid cooling - with potential for more power at the expense of greater weight - Suzuki utilized more light-weight air cooling and augmented it with a robust oil cooling scheme. The 1100 tipped the scales at a mere 435 lbs. Today these slab-sided rocket ships are highly prized as collectables. The financial future of this model should be bright for clean examples.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
I found this 1 owner all original 1987 GSX-R 1100 with only 7198 mi on it, all original parts, new tires front and back, garage kept its whole life it does have a small crack on the upper left side front fairing right by the rear view mirror approx. 5 inches long, hard to see it really, this bike is nothing short of great, we all know how hard it is to find something like this, never been abused always cared for, comes with original title, sold new 3/23/88, comes with 2 factory Suzuki keys, owners manual, plus I got some cool pics of the bike back in the day from the owner....all in all a great find

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Claimed to be a one owner bike (although not being sold by the original owner), and with only 7,000 reported miles on the clock, this slabbie is looking pretty good by RSBFS standards. This bike owns a significant piece of sport bike history, looks great, and would be a great addition to any collection. Not interested in collecting? Then consider this a 130 HP rocket ready to embarrass many modern bikes on the way up to the Rock Store (or whatever your favorite canyon ride might be). With a current bid of only $3,000 - with reserve in place - and a Buy It Now price of $8,500, this example will be finding a new home soon. Is there room in yours?

MI

Collection Worthy: 1987 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100
Ducati February 27, 2014 posted by

Changing of the Guard: 1998 Ducati 900 Supersport Final Edition

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One of many Ducati "Limited Edition" models, the 900 SS Final Edition is indeed something special as it represents the last generation of the Supersport model before Terblanche restyled the line-up. Offering up the same bullet-proof desmo two valve twin, the FE added new graphics and silver paint. There were only 800 Final Editions produced world-wide with 300 coming to North America.

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition in near new condition w/ the full service just done less than 500 miles ago. Paint is in great condition. Thousands of dollars spent in the last 4 months on all maintenance; new belts, valves adjusted, new Dunlop sportmax tires front and rear, new spark plugs, new battery with battery tender hook up, new fuel lines, new fuel filter, new oil, new oil filter, new brake fluids, new clutch fluid. Corbin seat, tool kit, owners manual, cockpit mount GPS holder, full floating cast iron front rotors, F1 slip ons which sound as nice as any Termignoni's. Needs nothing. Clear title in hand. NO RESERVE

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This is a No Reserve auction, and the bike is currently listed at $4,000 with light bidding. That is still below fair money for this bike, so it will be interesting to see where this auction ends up. The bike appears to be well cared for, lightly modified, and has just over 10,000 miles on its Veglia clocks. Check it out here, and then let us know if you prefer this or the next-gen Terblanche era Supersport design.

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Changing of the Guard: 1998 Ducati 900 Supersport Final Edition
Suzuki February 25, 2014 posted by

Grave Implications: 1996 Suzuki GSX-R1000 raced by Chuck Graves

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What is the value for a used GSX-R? Clearly this depends upon condition. But what about history? Does the fact that this Gixxer is reportedly Chuck Graves' race bike with mods and history add to the value? The race experience certainly adds to the cool factor, although this bike has now been transformed to a street machine. There is no doubt there are some interesting bits on this bike.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R1000 for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Here we have the first GSXR 1000 built. It was built and raced by Chuck Graves in 1996. It won numerous races in Formula usa, WSMC and other venues. It was way ahead of it's time. It also Placed 3rd in th Mcau Grand Prix in 1997. It has been a street bike since it was retired in 2001. The engine has been maintained by Chuck Graves the bike's whole life .

Rf 900 Engine

GSXR 750 Frame

Marchesini Mag wheels

Brembo Brakes

Aluminum Fuel tank

Carbon fiber Air box

41 mm Flat slide Carbs

JE forged pistons ( 998 kit)

Lightend crank

Kit Transmission

Absolutly insane tachometer

Mcdade Custom built exhaust

Graves Rear sets

Graves fairing bracket

Olins rear shock

The entire chassis, frame forks, etc have been checked and aligned perfectly by GMD computrack. The suspenstion has all been done by Stig at PPS. Bike has never been down, except before it was picked up by Chuck in 1996. It has a small dent in frame from before the frame was anodized black. It's all true you can call Chuck himself and he will tell you this was his favorite bike ever ! It is the last Suzuki he built and rode.

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This bike has an opening ask of $8,000 - with absolutely no takers. Is the starting price too high, or is there not enough interest in a 1990s era GSX-R1000? Is the Graves not a big enough draw? Does the race history help or hurt the sale? Check it out here and let us know your thoughts.

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Grave Implications: 1996 Suzuki GSX-R1000 raced by Chuck Graves
Honda February 23, 2014 posted by

Have You Imported a 25+ Year Old Motorcycle? 1989 Honda NSR250 SP Terra Racing

1989 Honda NSR250 MC18 Terra Racing for sale

Ian has posted these a couple of times, and like the ones for sale before, this one is also in the U.K. But they're an unusual spot and this one is in very nice condition. Most states have more relaxed rules regarding importation for classics and this one falls right into that category if you have a spare £5,699.00 (or about $9500 USD) burning a hole in your pocket. If you've imported a 25+ year old bike as a classic, please leave a comment and tell us about the process.

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1989 Honda NSR250 SP for sale on eBay

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Have You Imported a 25+ Year Old Motorcycle?  1989 Honda NSR250 SP Terra Racing

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