Posts by Category: Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson December 5, 2011 posted by

Jay Springsteen Special: 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

For Sale: 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

Walking the halls of the RSBFS corporate office is an interesting affair: Doug's office sits empty (we store boxes of hats, shirts and koozies in there now), Ian is buzzing around like one of his beloved two strokes, Rem chatters on about Gixxers (I do have a soft spot for those early 750 slabbies), Jared has his head down doing research, Andrew pops in occasionally and the Boss man is busy playing around with Facebook. It's a great group of like-minded enthusiasts. Which brings us to today's bike: A 1983 H-D XR1000.

In all of the years of RSBFS we have never listed an XR1000. That made me think a little bit. We seem to post a lot of Ducati v-twins, and this H-D is a two-banger in similar fashion. We are big on rare bikes, and this XR is as rare as most; fewer than 1,800 were created world wide over a short, two-year time span. RSBFS is all about sport bikes, and this HD is, uh, sport-like, depending on your definition of sport. It is just like a homologation racebike - unless you consider dirt tracking right up there with lawn mower racing and monster trucks... You see, this XR1000 has all the elements of what should be on RSBFS. Still, I'm keeping my Nomex nearby in case a flame war erupts...

The Motor Company created the XR1000 to be a street-going equivalent of the all conquering XR750 dirt track racebike. Utilizing alloy heads with bigger valves atop what is basically a Sportster bottom end, breathing through 36mm Dell'Orto pumpers fitted with K&N filters from the factory, the XR1000 was reported to enjoy a 10 HP increase over the Sportster of the day. With uppright seating position and huge mufflers tracking down the left side of the bike, the bike looked the dirt tracker part.

Sadly, what might have looked good to the buying public did not work as well in real life. Interest in the XR1000 was limited, and dealers struggled to sell their stock of these race replicas at just under $7,000 a pop. This is a rehash of the XLCR story; the H-D buyers didn't want a sport bike, and sport bike riders didn't shop at H-D dealerships. Jeff Karr of Cycle and Motorcyclist fame wrote an excellent piece about the XR1000 in his April 2009 "Stupid Money" column which can be viewed online HERE.

From the seller:
this is an exceptional bike in fine condition, has all original parts available. Passenger pad not shown but is here. all original paperwork and manuals included. If you are looking for a rare collectable ridable bike, this is it! email me with any questions.

The amazing thing about this bike is that as I sat and debated about posting it to the rabid fans that are the RSBFS readers, the bidding caught fire. With only a few days underway, there have been more than 20 bids on this bike. And what started as a $1,000 opening ask has exploded to $10k plus with reserve still in place. When all is said and done, my guess is $12,500 - $15,000 will buy this bike. Say what you want about the suitability of this bike on RSBFS - the eBay community has certainly spoken.

To check out this oddball wonder from H-D, you can visit the auction here. Look, learn, read and enjoy. It might not be Italian and it might only strafe apexes on the left hand side of the track, but this is one rare bike that you won't find every day.

MI

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale October 8, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

The days are getting shorter and fall is definitely in the air. What better way to spend you new found time that was previously reserved for enjoying summer than checking out sport bikes! If you can’t get enough of RSBFS, jump on over to ClassicSportBikesForSale to check what’s been going on. Here are some bikes up for grabs this week. Enjoy!

1954 Matchless G9B in theUnited Kingdom

1972 Harley-Davidson 350 Spirit up for auction

-JS

BMW September 8, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

You may ask yourself, can I see even more killer bikes for sale that aren’t on RSBFS? The answer is yes, yes you can! The sister sites ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com give you even more than what is posted here. This week features some unique bikes. Just check out the Suzuki XN-85 Turbo for sale on CSBFS. If Café bikes are your thing, then check out the Harley Davidson Sportster turned Café Racer at CBFS. Have a look and enjoy!

Got Boost? 1983 Suzuki XN-85 Turbo For Sale!

1983 BMW R65LS up for auction on CSBFS

1960 Velocette Venom For Sale

1993 Harley Davidson Sportster Café Racer on CBFS

Some of these bikes don't have a lot of time left on their auctions, so jump on them soon!

-JS

-Happy Birthday RN!

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 1, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

It’s been a busy week over at ClassicSportBikesForSale with a handful of awesome bikes posted and still up for auction. If you’re into the classics from the 50’s and 60’s, then get your checkbooks ready. I myself am eyeing the mid-80’s FZ750. There is even a well done Norton Commando café racer still up for auction that can be seen on CafeBikesForSale. Have a look and enjoy!

1986 Yamaha FZ750 up for auction at ClassicSportBikesForSale

1958 Harley Davidson KR RoadRacer For Sale

Super Clean 1968 BSA Thunderbolt up for auction!

Classic Italian: 1956 MV Agusta CS125

1972 Norton Commando Café Racer at CafeBikesForSale

-JS

BMW August 19, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

Welcome to yet another edition of our weekly recap of what’s been showing up on our sister sites at ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com. This week we have some real awesome looking bikes. Be sure to check out the always classic BMW R90S on CSBFS and the murdered-out Honda CB400F Cafe on CBFS. Enjoy!

1976 BMW R90S For Sale on eBay!

Harley Davidson XR750 Flattracker on CSBFS

1974 John Player Norton

1975 Honda CB400F Cafe Flat-Tracker for sale on CBFS!

1983 Honda CB1000F Cafe Racer up for grabs.

Jump on over to ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com!

-JS

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale May 8, 2011 posted by

What’s New at ClassicSportBikesForSale.com

Here are the latest bikes posted over at our sister site, ClassicSportBikesForSale.com, where we feature 25+ year old sporting motorcycles. Got an interesting classic for sale? Email me!

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