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Honda October 22, 2008 posted by

1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 Repsol Replica SP For Sale in Daytona

This particular example comes with a few caveats such as some light damage on the lower fairing, needs a new oil injection pump, and a price isn't listed with the sale.  But it does state that the mechanicals have been recently refreshed and it carries the all important title.  Even more interesting is how they obtained a title for this typically gray-market import:

HOWEVER, DUE TO A LOOP HOLE, WE HAVE A UNITED STATES TITLE FOR THIS ITEM. TITLED IN FLORIDA. SO, IN THE EVENT YOU FIND ANOTHER BIKE LIKE THIS, IT IS VERY UNLIKELY TO FIND ONE WITH A TITLE ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT MAKES OUR EVEN MORE RARE!!

Q: WHERE DID WE GET IT?
Q: HOW DO WE HAVE A TITLE?
MY WIFE DOES AUCTIONS OF ALL TYPES. SHE HAPPENED ON AN AUCTION ONE DAY OF A WAREHOUSE. SHE BOUGHT THE WHOLE CONTENTS WITH SOME ITEMS SEEN AND SOME UNSEEN. BARRIED BY BOXES AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF WAS THIS MOTORCYCLE.

THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS A PROCESS FOR STORAGE FACILITIES TO AQUIRE TITLES FOR ABANDONDED AND OR UNPAID VEHICALS TO GO FOR SALE AND BE SOLD.

IT REALLY IS A PROCESS AND NOT EASY TO DO. BUT IT IS DONE AND WE HAVE A TITLE FOR THE BIKE. THIS WAS THE LOOP HOLE THAT DID NOT ASK FOR PRIOR TITLES AND OR EPA STANDARDS THAT WOULD PREVENT TITLING.

This kind of detail is usually not provided on the web because it help state agencies to close such loopholes.

Anyway, back to the bike. If you've been on the lookout for a low miles bike in the Southeast, this could be your day. Check out this 1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 For Sale:

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

1996 HONDA NSR250 NSR 250 REPSOL SP.
FACTORY RACE BIKE.
MC28
SINGLE SIDED SWING ARM - PRO ARM
TWIN CYLDER
TWO STROKE
OIL INJECTED
WATER COOLED
DISC BRAKES - EBC BRAKES
KICK START
DRY CLUTCH
PGMIV MEMORY IGNITION CARD (NO KEY) LOOKS LIKE A CREDIT CARD
DIGITAL SPEEDOMETER
ORIGINAL PLASTICS
10,938 KM OR ONLY 6,797 MILES!!

THIS IS AN ULTRA RARE EXOTIC MOTORCYCLE. FROM MY READING IT APPREARS THAT THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 1,000 MADE FOR THIS YEAR AND MODEL. I BELIVE IT IS 657, LAST NUMBERS IN THE JAPANESE VIN. NOT PRODUCED FOR US EMISSIONS AND NOT IMPORTED HERE FOR STREET USE. BIKES WERE SOLD MOSTLY IN JAPAN OR EUROPE. SO DUE TO US EPA STANDARDS YOU CAN NOT GET A TITLE FOR STREET USE.

Depending on price, this could make for a great track bike or fixer.

dc

Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Honda Replica's on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Honda Replica[/AffomaticEbay]

Honda October 14, 2008 posted by

Honda CBR900RR – 14 Good Looking Example For Sale Right Now!

In my last post I wondered aloud what the market was like for the CBR900RR, an iconic open class sportbike. After doing some real looking today, I have my answer: Act now while these are still widely available and cheap! Compared to most of the hardware I feature on this blog, there's nothing that can touch the value of this modern classic!

During my research, I quickly discovered that finding a clean Honda CBR900RR for sale wasn't as difficult as I expected. Some bikes have been more loved over the years than others though. With literally 50 or more examples available to choose from in less than an hour of shopping, I was able to narrow the field by looking for bikes under 20k miles, mostly original bodywork, no show or stunt bikes, tasteful and modest upgrade choices, and no rebuilt projects. This helped, but I still had 14 bikes that met the criteria!

The first group of 900RR's for sale are limited to the originals with dual headlamps, including model years 92-94. These were the bikes that captured my then 21 year old imagination and still look best to me. My pick of the litter is this 1993 CBR900RR on Craigslist Orange County:

The original black color scheme fits the character of this bike perfectly. At $5200 it's the most expensive one in this group, but I'd still call that a bargain considering the performance this bike promises. Here are 5 more that look really good, especially for the money:

In this second group, models from 95-99, the bike received some minor tweaks to the exterior, most notably the front facia and headlight display. The suspension also saw some revisions and is often retrofitted to earlier bikes. The standout, to me, in this group is this 9k mile 1999 CBR900RR for sale in Washington D.C.

It appears to be completely stock, and with that kind of mileage, it's practically as fresh a canvas as a brand new bike!

Here are a number of other standouts for sale from around the country, all with very reasonable mileage and offerings:

I want to give a big thanks to GPRacer2500 for his great comment on my original 900RR post. He gives a lot of insight with the past ownership of two 900RR's and gives some great advice on subtle differences and suggested upgrades. I was definitely inspired to spend some time looking after that read!

Have a 900RR for sale or have a story? Please leave a comment. Thanks!

Honda CBR900RR Resources on the Web:
Wikipedia entry for the 9xxRR family
Fireblades.org - The 900RR/Fireblade enthusiast forum on the web

dc

Honda October 14, 2008 posted by

1993 Honda NSR 250R MC21 SE For Sale in California

Last year for the MC21, this 1993 Honda NSR250 features the 'flash' bodywork. This a two owner, all California ownership bike (though the odometer reads in kilometers), and it has a good title and tags!

1993 Honda NSR 250R MC21 SE For Sale on eBayMotors:

quote from seller's eBayMotors listing:

This is a two owner 1993 SE model NSR250 MC21, it is VERY original and has been well kept with low miles and only a few tasteful mods. This bike has been in the US and CA titled for well over a decade.

Of all the NSR's I have had over the years this one sticks out as one of the most original, intact examples I have seen.

The last year of the MC21, an SE model in the "Flash" Honda colors.

Everything from the chassis to the engine on this 21 is very clean and unmodified! The bike is 15 years old, but does not look like it...there are some small flaws in the bodywork as you would expect, but the overall package is unreal for a 1993 MC21! The bike starts on 1-2 kicks, the feel, sound and power of the engine is like new, likewise with the rest of the bike, it truly is a time-capsule NSR....

This is an original SE model, dry clutch, adjustable suspension and standard aluminum wheels. It is an R9N code, last year of the MC21

This ad features probably 100 images of the bike from every angle, and he even faithfully notes all the flaws in the bodywork. Most of the pics show a really well looked after bike and a loving owner that paid attention to the right details but kept the bike largely stock. The buy-it-now on this bike is $9200. Feels a little on the high side, but if it checks out as a 'no stories ready to ride' example I could see the right buyer making the purchase.

If this MC21 NSR250 is a little out of reach, what about this 1990 MC21 I posted last week? Comments appreciated!

dc

Honda October 12, 2008 posted by

Honda CBR900RR: What’s the Market Like For These?

Honda CBR900RR

I recently posted over at GermanCarsForSaleBlog a 1976 Volkswagen GTi Period Modified car that took me down memory lane. As I thought about machines I lusted after in my youth, I recalled the Honda CBR900RR. This is a ridiculous machine with a monster motor stuffed into a lightweight superbike configuration. I remember sitting on a factory display ride at Sonomafest years ago. It felt incredibly wide compared to my FZR600, but with far more serious components and weight savings features like drilled heel chain plates. But one thing was for certain: Just being in the presence of this motorcycle, you could feel the power. It simply conjured immediate images of explosive and unrelenting acceleration, and it wasn't even turned on yet.

I hit YouTube looking for a video and found this great video of a 900RR in action at the Isle of Man in regular traffic. This is not the type of behavior I would condone on public roadways, but oh my God, this thing is amazing! The sheer power available in any gear is totally awesome, and so is the sound!

I'll be adding this bike to my list of prospects to investigate. Please leave a comment if you have ridden this model or have an example for sale. I'd love to have your comments below!

dc

Honda October 9, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE: Low Miles, Titled, and Great Price

The owner of this 1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE on eBayMotors is listing a buy-it-now of only $6500! Does aftermarket bodywork affect the price or are these just not as valuable as I'd think?

quote from seller's eBay ad:

Clean and ready to ride. This bike needs nothing, runs great. Has new Tyga body, Michelin power sports, GP pipes and silencers, steering stabilizer, all stock otherwise, SE suspension (adjustable) and R motor (wet clutch). Bike came from Thailand from Tyga several years back ( have papers from previous owner). Have Ma. titled in hand, which is hard to get and makes registering for you much easier

I've seen Tyga products listed on other ads, but I can't same I'm totally familiar with them. So I took a look at the Tyga-performance.com website and it states the follow:

Tyga Performance specialises in providing support for non mainstream sports and racing motorcycles, as well as an increasing range of carbon fiber products for modern sportsbikes.

If you haven't clicked the link yet, you should as the gallery and projects sections are loaded with pure 2-stroke porn! Some seriously nice looking conversions!

I like this example a lot, especially since I believe $6500 sounds pretty fair. What is your experience with this bodywork and what do you think of the price?

dc

Honda October 1, 2008 posted by

1994 Honda RVF400 For Sale in San Fran

Back on the market, here's a great looking 1994 Honda RVF400 For Sale on the Bay Area Riders Forum:

quote from seller's listing on the BARF forum:

1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 $7.4k

CA titled w/ current registrations. The bike has correct digit VIN# and is titled as a Honda RVF400.
Not in hurry to sell Just no time to ride and hate to see it just sitting down. These bikes are getting harder to find. Not the fastest bike out there, but a lot of fun to ride. The bike is in perfect running conditions.

4.7K miles
Two Brothers exhaust
CRG levers
EK 520 chain and sprocket (stock gearing)
NHK Steering Dampner
Front SS brake lines
Rear set adjusted plates
8-12mm Rear Height adjused plates
R&G non-drill Frame sliders
2 sets of complete bodywork w/ headlights, turn singals and gas tank
(1 original RR scheme. OE bodywork condition 9)
(1 rattle can "castrol" paint scheme. OE bodywork condition 7.)

1x left rashed mid
1x left rashed lower
also have other little stock parts (ie: Passenger seat, levers and etc)

Pitbull TT Front stand
Pitbull Rearstand
workshop manual

I loved this bike the first time I saw it on my old blog. But with the addition of the spare bodywork and additional detail, it's looking just as tasty at $7400 with only 4700 miles!

dc