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We scour the internet looking for publicly posted classified advertisements of rare and exotic sport motorcycles. We post the best finds on this blog.

Please note we do not represent the sellers of these vehicles. We highlight rare, collectible, and survivor sportbikes from the 80s and 90s as they become available online. Consider subscribing by email or .RSS in the right column of this site.

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About The Authors


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Dan Crouch - Owner and Editor
Dan learned on a 1980 Yamaha XS400 Special. His first sportbike was a Yamaha FZR600 and he currently rides a 1993 Ducati 750SS and a 2004 Honda RC51. Dan works full time for Oregon State University as the Web Services Manager for Enrollment Management, operates several enthusiast niche websites, and provides web assistance for Brighton Motorsports and Sports Car Shop.


Current Contributors


Aaron - Contributing Author

My first bike was an '82 Kawasaki GPz750, which was quickly joined by a 2000 Suzuki DRZ400. The GPz left months later to make room for a '97 Honda VFR750, which is my main ride currently. My wife shows up my skills every weekend on her Kawasaki ZRX1200. My longest trip was a week-long tour of Nova Scotia in 2015, 1500 miles in a week under rainy skies and marred by two breakdowns. I also rode the GPz to Indianapolis for the MotoGP race in 2014. I spend most of my weekends riding in an around Charlottesville, Virginia. During the week, I am the city editor at the Charlottesville Daily Progress.


Donn - Contributing Author

I've spent most of my time in the NY/NJ/CT area, been riding since age 15, almost 30 years in the air traffic control business, always had bikes if not the sportiest - Honda CL350, Kawasaki H1, Honda CX500, BMW R75/5, BMW K75S, BMW R1150GS, and currently Ducati ST4S. Iron Butt Association member. Last big trip was Newfoundland in 2015, 3600 miles and three overnight ferries. Hoping for a track day this year and a cross-country trip at some point.


Mike - Contributing Author

Mike has been riding on two wheels since the age of 4, starting on the dirt. His first streetbike was a Kawasaki AR50, but he quickly graduated from there. He still has that AR, in addition to several other sportbikes - a few of which were found right here on RSBFS (see pic)! Hobbies include track days and spending time with his wife - who rides as much as he does.


Tad - Contributing Author

Tad Diemer is a Southern California-based writer and marketing professional who has been posting for RareSportbikesforSale.com since 2014 and is obsessed with all things related to motorcycles and cars, especially weird marques and rare models. Much of the space in his brain that would normally be devoted to “the names of co-workers” is instead set aside for remembering random facts about Bimotas and model-year changes to 1990s Ducatis. The word "savant" has been applied to him by friends and acquaintances, both alone and sometimes preceded by "idiot," and he believes he may have been adopted, or possibly conceived out of wedlock, as the clearly-expressed gearhead gene appears nowhere else in his extended family.


Emeritus Contributors


Ian - Contributing Author

I caught the motorcycle bug around 5th grade. I stayed with dirt bikes until college and that is when I knew I had to have something different I began reading about "grey bikes". Of course an RG500 was at the top of my list to own. I still haven't fulfilled that dream. Of course I was a Schwantz fan so I set my sights on a RGV250. I did own a Lucky Strike RGV250 (VJ22) before selling it in a moment of weakness. I currently own a 1996 RGV250SP (VJ23) and am rebuilding a 1990 GSXR400R. I definitely favor anything that you have to use premix with but am a fan of anything different and exotic. When I'm not slaving away at the RSBFS corporate headquarters I am video editing a cable news network


Rem Nivens - Contributing Author

Rem's first bike was a CBR 600 Hurricane he bought in college. But then he took a long break from motorcycles (regretting it ever since) and got back in the saddle in 2007 on a SV 650 and since has added a 2003 VFR 800. He's also a huge fan of MotoGP and of racing in general. Rem works in government and also plays drums in an occasional band.


Jared Schafer - Contributing Author

I have always had an interest in performance vehicles and racing. This is my first riding season and I have been learning on an SV650 and hope to get my own bike very soon. I am also a huge MotoGP fan and enthusiast. I also enjoy classic BMWs and anything from the motorsport division.


Doug Durham – Contributing Author
Doug's first ride was a mini-bike at the age of 7 and currently he rides a 1998 VFR 800 and has a couple NSR 250s. In addition to motorcycling, he enjoys family, playing drums and golf.


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Alex Grossi – Contributing Author
Alex has been into street bikes for as long as he can remember. Alex's first street bike was a CBR600F and he currently has a Honda CB125S & RS125.


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Philip Heung – Contributing Author
Phil learned to ride on a 50cc PGO scooter while working in Taiwan. His first proper motorcycle was a 1991 Suzuki Bandit 400 in Boston, and currently commutes on a Yamaha XT225 Serow in Hong Kong. Phil now owns a small collection of older Japanese and Italian bikes.


Jay Bernard - Contributing Author
Started in the industry in 1978 working for Honda and racing off-road, then took to the streets in 1980. Continued street riding as well and started road racing in 1993 on a Ducati, switched to Aprilia 250 in 1996 and ended racing in 1998 to form a five rider Aprilia 250 Team competing in the Aprilia CUP Challenge in 1999, 2000, 2001. Started and instructed the first Track Day school for street riders in Texas in 1997. Owned and operated a top performing Aprilia dealership from 1999-2007, number one for Aprilia sales in 2005 for USA.