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Suzuki December 28, 2015 posted by Dan

As Seen on CSBFS: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 Mk7 XR40!

1982 Suzuki RGB500 for sale

This gorgeous Suzuki RGB500 is for sale in California and Tad wrote it up on our sister site, Classic SportBikes For Sale. Here is an excerpt:

Ridden by such luminaries as Barry Sheene and Randy Mamola, the two-stroke Suzuki RGB500 was eventually developed into the dominant machine you see here, but it went through a significant evolution following its introduction in 1974. As you’d expect, the bike always had power to spare, but high speed handling was suspect at first.

By the time the 1982 bike rolled around, Suzuki had moved to a “square” 54mm x 54mm engine for a grand total of 495cc. It was far more reliable than previous iterations and featured the same stepped cylinders seen on the RG500 Gamma road bike that had the rear pair of cylinders raised up slightly higher than the front pair. With a dry weight of 292lbs and 120hp, the bike could reach speeds of up to 170mph, which is pretty terrifying considering the tire technology of the time.


1982 Suzuki RGB500 for sale on eBay

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from the seller's listing:

1982 RGB500mk7 XR40

This is not a street bike folks, this is the real deal, A real factory Suzuki GP road race bike... This bike has the stepped square 4 motor with magnesium crankcases, magnesium carburetors, and dry clutch... The Chassis is loaded with magnesium, Titanium and Aluminum, stuff you would expect to find on a factory race bike... First year of "Full Floater" monoshock suspension... Chassis number 42 motor number 49... Bike is in unrestored, excellent condition, just as it rolled off the race track in 1982... This bike from part of the team Heron Suzuki stable, bike has been museum store in Japan since last raced... these bikes are tad more rare than a TZ750 and much more powerful... It is the perfect bike to dominate vintage racing and is eligible for the "classic TT" in Phillips island This is a rare opportunity to own a real factory GP bike, don't let it slip by, you'll be sorry if you do...

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Bimota December 23, 2015 posted by Dan

1983 Bimota KB2 Laser TT

Bimota KB3 for sale

This seller has impressed us all year with the incredible selection of rare, Italian offerings. Today this Bimota KB2 is listed on eBay and available for shipping from Italy. Mike wrote a great post on KB2's a few years back that does an excellent job of describing the background on these bikes. This example is showing over 25k miles but looks really sharp and mostly period correct.


1983 Bimota KB2 Laser TT for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Bimota KB2 550/600 Laser TT

model year 1983

VIN 00090 (only 177 KB2 were built and only 62 were TT)

This is the state of art frame from genius Tamburini and declared by him his favourite. It is definitely one of the 3 most desiderable Bimota models ever and one of the rarier. This specific bike is fitted with full race kit as pistons, racing cammeshaft and Mikuni flat carns but also present unique Factory specifications being Factory upgraded in the 80's with M1R Marzocchi/Bimota forks, Brembo 4pots calipers matched to 320mm discs and 17" Bimota wheels. Recently added with a one off very expensive top quality complete racing exhaust system.The bike is in top conditions, just fully serviced with new tyres, oils and battery. German registration documents.

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BMW December 22, 2015 posted by Dan

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike


When we first saw this bike for sale in 2012 it was being sold with it's stable mate. Many of the same images are being used in the current auction but talking with Mr. Pegram would probably be best to determine which one is remaining. The listing ends in six days and shows a $27,000 buy-it-now. And for the icing on the cake, the new owner is invited to their track school where race mechanics will set up the bike for you!

Many thanks to Dan B. for the forward!


Pegram Racing 2011 BMW S1000RR Superbike for sale on eBay

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from the listing:

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike. This is the BMW Factory Sponsored A-Bike from the 2012 AMA Pro Superbike race season and the last BMW Factory Team sponsored by BMW in the United States.

After the bike was retired from professional racing in 2012, it was sold to one of the owners of the Yamaha Champions Riding School. The bike has been re-wrapped with his #13 (as seen in the photos) but if you wish the bike can be re-wraped to the original Pegram Foremost Racing #72 as it was raced in AMA Pro Superbike in 2012.

Here is a rare opportunity to own an actual top five finishing BMW AMA S1000RR superbike, completely set up, as seen in every 2012 AMA Pro race on SPEED and on Superbike Family. Most people are rarely availed of the opportunity to even ride a factory superbike, one of the fastest motorcycles in the USA, let alone own one.

NOTE: This is not a slightly modified street bike. This is a professional race-only, no budget, complete AMA professional Factory sponsored Superbike with full AIM telemetry, spare $3000 OZ Magnesium wheel set. Only four were made and now all four are in the hands of private collectors and racers.

Pegram Racing’s AMA Spec motor was most powerful on the grid in 2012 after the NJ Motorsports Park round of any AMA Superbike on the same AMA dyno, over 216 hp and only 360 lbs! This bike puts out more rear wheel HP the Pegram Racing's EBR delivered on the 2015 World Superbike grid. Engine completely rebuilt, as is required periodically, by Pegram race team with all new rods in 2015.

STM clutch

BMW World Superbike spec cams billet

Pegram Racing spec ported heads

Ohlins gas charged fork kit

Ohlins TTX shock

Flat linkage

Kyle swing arm pivots

OZ Magnesium wheels

Speigler brake lines

Brembo SB rotors

Gilles Factory HP Rear Sets

Kyle full titanium exhaust

HP rear sets and quick shifter

Quick change axle blocks

Febur oversize Radiator and oil cooler

HP kit ECU with Race Factory BMW TC mapping developed by Pegram Racing, launch control, programmable engine braking, pit speed limiter and other items not publicly available in 2012

ECU integrated GPS laptimer

Vortex case guards

Vortex sprockets (two different sprockets)

DID chain

Vortex clip-ons

Motion Pro throttle

Catalyst Composite bodywork painted as in photos and graphic-wrapped

Zero gravity windscreen

Attack adjustable triple clamps

Brembo billet P2 piston rear caliper

Brembo monoblock front calipers

Brembo billet 19x18 remote adjustable master cylinder with folding lever

Aim data acquisition with all channels needed to race, including suspension, lean angle, traction control use, and brake pressure

Billet gas cap

etc,etc...over $100k invested for professional racing bike.

many extras

Included in the bidding is a 1 day Yamaha Champion's Riding School course ($1250 value). Race mechanics will get the suspension properly set up for you and you are welcome to spend the day with the school and practice riding this bike as it was designed to be ridden. For more info see

2011 BMW S1000RR Pegram Racing AMA Pro Superbike
Honda December 12, 2015 posted by Dan

BBW Ready to Hit the Town: 1985 Honda VF1000R in California

Honda VF1000R for sale

This big gal is fresh from display in the seller's office. Showing just a tick over 10k miles and all stock, the seller reports it's also road ready which should appeal to collectors and Sunday riders alike. Bidding is picking up at $4,300 reserve not met and 6 days remaining.

Have a great weekend all!


1985 Honda VF1000R for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

There is a good probability that my 1985 Honda Interceptor is one of the best examples you will ever find on eBay. I bought it 4.5 years ago from it's second owner in San Francisco. I wanted an aesthetically perfect 1980s classic Honda Sports bike for my office decoration. This Interceptor is as original as the day it left the factory. This bike has the cam-gear drive system which Honda used for racing in the 1980s. It still is a very fast bike even by today's standards. The covered miles are correct and it shows. All systems are functioning and in good working order. It idles quietly, drives smoothly and looks fantastic. It is often mistaken for a new bike by casual observers, since there are no visible blemishes. I have kept it inside my house next to its smaller brother VF500 and away from the damaging environmental elements. I have set the reserve fairly and below what it is worth in today's market. If you want a good original example of this race-engine classic, here is your chance.

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Kawasaki December 2, 2015 posted by Dan

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah

kawasaki zx7r for sale

Located outside Salt Lake City is this stunning 2,700 mile Kawasaki ZX7R K2! All stock, fresh service, and nothing cut. I just wish the dealer had paid the extra few dollars to show high resolution images so we could see it up close.


1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K2 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

For your consideration is a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX750K2. A true K model with only 2731 miles. Bike sold new at the dealership on October 30th 1993. It was purchased at Performance Cycle in Republic, MO. Bike has only had one owner. I have a copy of the original title and have the original license plate. It is completely stock OEM quality with all the warning labels and reflectors. Bike comes with original sales brochure, Owners manual, Shoei promotional helmet (size Large), Ladies Kawasaki jacket (size Small), ownership & service documentation, tool kit, and two keys. The bike looks new and has been meticulously taken care of. Never has seen the rain or elements and always stored indoors. There is no rust or oxidation present anywhere on the bike. The bike would be perfect 100% if it wasn't for a couple of tiny scrapes on the swingarm. Bodywork is 100% no scratches or cracks. Tank is 100% no scratches or dings. The bike really does look and pass for new on our showroom. Our Service Dept has gone completely through this bike from top to bottom. Did a full service on the engine including fluids and filters are OEM new. It runs, sounds and drives like the day it was new. Bike comes with clear title and everything you see in the pics. This will be the finest example of a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R you will ever find. No stories, no problems, no excuses with this one.

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah
Honda December 1, 2015 posted by Dan

Starting December with a Bang: Honda RC45 with HRC Kit Parts

Honda RC45 HRC for sale

This RC45 has superbike racing history in Europe and has been treated to a restoration starting in 2009. It has since served as a display and show piece but the owner states it is fully functional as well. Thank you to all those that forwarded this link!


Honda RC45 HRC for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

HRC kitted Honda RC45, probably one of few ex-wsbk with existing dokumentation and history from the start 1994.
The bike was built by NL racingteam " V/D Wal Racing " (Johan v/d Wal) accordning to the wsbk regulations in that era with most of HRC parts. Mainly raced in the NL Superbike series and European Superbike series, also some wildcards in wsbk.

After the racing era the bike was owned by an amerikan collector, lived in NL.
I have owned it since 2009 and made a careful renovation / restauration, then used for showrooms and motorshows. This RC45 breathe that racing era !
Run and sounds great, NO bike/engine sounds like a HRC-kitted RC45

HRC '95 engine kit 160ps included:
HRC piston-rings / camshafts / rods / heads + modif. dito
HRC gears
HRC oilcooler kit
HRC upper / lower kit radiators
HRC electric kit; PGM-FI, RPM-meter, modif. harness etc....
HRC clutch / HRC cover ....
Twinstack with special, non HRC carboncans
520' drive

Frame is modif. with HRC frame reinforcement kit
Tank modif. of HRC drawings
Pro carbon (NL) spec. carbon airbox
Pro carbon (NL) rearset
Ohlins rear damper with linkage
Front fork modif. showa
Rear axel modif. close to HRC specification

Front brake : AP-racing superbike six piston caliper, 320 disc
AP-racing radial brake master pump
Rear brake : small racecaliper with modif. disc
Rear wheel : Marchesini 6.00/17
Front wheel : Marchesini 3.50/17
HRC bodywork in fiberglass (uk)

Spare parts;
Rear wheel 5.75/17
Front wheel 3.50/17 (new)
2 x HRC upper radiators in rebuildable condition
Kevlar tank (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon bodywork with lights (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon seat unit with lights (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon raceseat in rebuildable condition (NL pro carbon)

Oem parts: rear frame, rearaxel bolt/nut, seat cowl and more.....

HRC '95 kit set-up manual
Lots of original documents, HRC documents, HRC-drafts etc...

Registrationdocument is avalible

Starting December with a Bang:  Honda RC45 with HRC Kit Parts