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Yamaha March 26, 2016 posted by Dan

1984 Yamaha RZ350 with Only 3,984 Miles in Florida

Yamaha RZ350 for sale

This RZ350 has just under 4k miles, is almost all original, and not restored. The pictures show not only an uncut bike but one that has been kept in great condition behind the plastics. With over 50 watchers there is strong interest, but no one has pulled the trigger on the $10,500 buy-it-now -- yet.

dc

1984 Yamaha RZ350 for sale on eBay

from the listing:

For Sale is my Mint Condition 1984 Yamaha RZ 350. This bike is all original not restored. I have owned it for just over a year now and it is kept in my spare bedroom. The bike is in absolute Museum Quality. Everything works perfectly. Looks like it rolled off the showroom last year. Bike has 3975 original miles on it. All stock except the DG exhaust. I sold the stock exhaust in mint condition to a friend who still has it if someone wanted to buy it from him. I bought it with the intention of riding it more but I cant make it a daily rider its just too nice. Starts up first or second kick when cold. Everything looks like new cables brakes switches ect. If you saw this bike in person you would surely go get money and buy it now. Needs a new home. I have been to many 2 stroke rallies and there is not another one that even comes close to the condition of this bike. The only way you could find a nicer one is if Yamaha has one new in a crate somewhere.

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1984 Yamaha RZ350 with Only 3,984 Miles in Florida
Yamaha March 8, 2016 posted by Dan

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with Only 75 Miles in Switzerland!

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Here is a stunning and original icon of the niche that defines our website. A homologation special that inspired all of us in period and still resonates with collectors today. While the majority of our audience is located in the United States, the buy-it-now on this Swiss auction is roughly $23k USD. With shipping and import fees, this may interest any serious Yamaha collector worldwide.

dc

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 for sale on eBay.ch

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from the seller:

New & original FZR750R OW01 for sale.
Type: 3SJ-001145

It's the model with dual headlights , 100% original.
120km on the clock - driven from the mechanic of the dealer where I bought them at the time.
Comes with form 13:20 A - that means has no identity , because the bike was NEVER redeemed.

Is a pure Collectible - was always dry stored .
No scratches at all ...
As I am the owner since the beginning, it's time that this beauty passed on to another lover - . Eventually he/she moves it finally 🙂

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 with Only 75 Miles in Switzerland!
Ducati February 24, 2016 posted by Dan

Featured Listing: Brand New Tricolore Ducati 851 Superbike Kit Bike

Update 2.24.2016: Back on eBay and ready for spring fever! Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Ducati 851 Superbike Kit Tricolore

While we've seen the occasional Tricolore Ducati here at RSBFS, we've only seen one other 851 Superbike Kit offered before and that was 5 years ago! This example is our latest Featured Listing and it has never been started.

1988 Ducati 851 Superbike Kit for sale on eBay

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From Ian Falloons book, Ducati Desmoquattro Sportbikes:

As Ducati was a manufacturer producing fewer than 50,000 motorcycles a year, the homologation requirements for World Superbike required 200 units of the 851 to be built for 1988. This homologation machine was known as the 851 Superbike Kit [...] Known as the "Tricolore" because of the distinctive red, white and green color scheme, 207 Superbike Kits were produced; 54 going to the United States so that the 851 could be homologated for Superbike racing.

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From the seller's eBay listing:

Brand New bike stored since new. As Homologated in "Race form" with headlight, tail light and no speedo or turn signals. Factory Conti Black Chrome slip ons, Marzocchi M1R Forks, Braced Swing Arm, Marvic Magnesium wheels,Pankl Ti Rods & other parts that set it apart from the 851 Strada.

Absolutely original throughout including all panels and paint, decals, Michelin Radial Slicks- Original battery never filled. No Kit spares come with the bike. 2 Dealer owners & 2nd private owner.

Minor flaws or age affected areas are:
Stress crack in right upper fairing just into paint, no damage to upper
Paint on MC reservoir caps bubbled around edges
Engine paint lifted in 1-2 spots on upper surface
Rear shock travel bumper gone from dry rotting

Bike was at some point previously stored with intake velocity stacks open and exposed as there is no air filter element, so we took the top end apart for a peek and re-assembled with new timing belts and gaskets. Oil was changed for inspection as well but original filter left in place. A 26 year old never started bike would not be something you just dump gas in and fire up without some further overall inspection. It is still dry of fuel, coolant and clutch fluid. Clutch was disassembled and plates glass beaded being plain steel and having some rust on the surface. There is nothing to hide and bike presents excellent for age.
International buyers welcome with proper export quality crating & help available with shipping arrangements. Bike is available for inspection in Eastern PA.

Note: MSO is from original dealer and was reassigned to second dealer. Kept that way for proof that it has never been titled. Bill of sale will accompany original MSO.

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With a buy-it-now showing a $41k asking price, only serious Ducatisti collectors need apply. But with so few of these produced worldwide, and even fewer kept in near-new condition, this is indeed a special opportunity. Good luck to buyers and seller, and Happy Thanksgiving!

dc

Featured Listing:  Brand New Tricolore Ducati 851 Superbike Kit Bike
Honda February 12, 2016 posted by Dan

1988 Honda RC30 in Italy

Honda RC30 for sale

We've seen lots of investor quality, Italian motorcycles from this seller on RSBFS. This is the first Honda he's offered I believe, and the condition looks excellent in the photographs.

Have a good weekend all and looking forward to the comments on this one!

dc

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1988 Honda RC30 VFR750R for sale on eBay

from the seller:

VIN 2000468

Iconic 80's Superbike for the road. This sample is in very good conditions, just serviced, new battery and new tyres. It was fitted in the period with desiderable sport kit (sport cammeshafts). Just 14000kms (less than 9000miles). Originally sold new in Italy and still with Italian documents.

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1988 Honda RC30 in Italy
Yamaha January 24, 2016 posted by Dan

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #419/635

This is a guest post from Jaron who is considering joining our team. Thanks Jaron! -dc

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While most are not lusting over an FZ or FZR we can all agree on that 80s/early 90s vehicles values in general are skyrocketing. (I personally just picked up a trade tariff 1987 FZ700 for this reason.) Why not own one of Yamaha’s sport bikes that’s almost guaranteed to appreciate. The FZR600 was the roost of the 600’s until the revised FZR600R was released in 1994, although the FZR600 was produced from 1989 to 1999.

Through the 10 year production span, mostly paintwork and color schemes were the only real changes. A limited run of Vance & Hines were produced in 1992, 635 to be exact. The paintwork being the only differencing factor from the stock FZR600.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

The bike is in really good shape and is a turn key motorcycle and is ready to ride . It has sat in somebody's collection for a while and all that was needed to get it to run was a new battery and the carbs to be cleaned. We also changed all the fluids in the bike and fitted new plugs. The bike runs like a dream and being number 419 out 635 ever made it is a very nice talking point too. the bike has 4377 miles on the clock and we asking $4500 OBO. We also have the original exhaust for it.

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4377 Miles is the lowest I’ve ever seen on a Vance & Hines, most average 10,000 mile range. Big bonus in collectors eyes, OEM exhaust included! Being a dealer bike, one may be able to negotiate a true bargain for an early limited Japanese full fairing bike. I know I’m not the only person dreaming of this bike in their collection.

Location: Georgia, USA

-Jaron

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #419/635
MV Agusta January 14, 2016 posted by Dan

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 with Just 1,000 Miles

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While the iconic Ducati 916 is the most celebrated Massimo Tamburini design, the F4 was also some of his best work of the period. This 2000 MV Agusta F4 750 has just 1,000 miles and is advertised as being displayed indoors most of it's life. With a $12k buy-it-now, the seller notes shipping is free for qualified buyers -- which I interpret as a full asking price purchase. There isn't much additional information about the bike for sale but at that price I hope it's recently serviced and ready to ride.

dc

2000 MV Agusta F4 for sale on eBay

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 with Just 1,000 Miles