Posts by Category: Sport Bikes For Sale

Sport Bikes For Sale April 19, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – April 18, 2017

Welcome to What We're Watching. This feature highlights some of the auctions we are following - especially those that are about to close. Handy if you're curious about where values are going, or just want to snipe in at the last minute to score a deal!


1987 Yamaha SRX250



Less than half a day left on what is essentially a really cool toy bike. Not many SRX models exist in the US these days, and the 250 model is the one most likely to be abused. This looks like a clean example of a fun little tidler. No takers at the $2k opening ask, and the clock is ticking.......


1989 Honda NSR250 MC18



You're either a smoker or you're not. You've got 24 hours to decide. After that, this clean Featured Listing will be gone. Looks like the first $8,199 will take it, although the seller is open to offers. Don't wait too long - figure out the kind of rider you are and then grab that bike!


1991 Honda VFR400R NC30



Our last Featured Listing NC30 sold in mere hours of being available. I'd one is still up in Canada, but looks good and is priced right. The seller is looking for $6,800 for adoption paperwork, but is open to reasonable offers. Hard to find in the US, this seller knows how to ship and can help with the importation. Wait until the last minute if you must, but don't be surprised if someone grabs it before you.


If you like what you see, move quickly. Every auction listed above will closed by tomorrow - at the latest. Don't forget to sign up for our free email service, and never miss a great deal on a rare bike again. Good luck and happy sniping!

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Honda April 13, 2017 posted by

On Track: 2000 Honda RS250R

Spring has sprung, and you all know what that means, right? Time to dust off those leathers, spoon some fresh rubber onto your favorite scoot, and hit the track. Nothing teaches you about riding consistently like a track day; think of it as your personal canyon road with no cops. And for those of you that long for an elevated track experience (or even to dip your toes into the racing world), you're going to want a better starting platform than the commuter you currently have. Enter this fantastic RS250R. Honda introduced the RS250R model to be a production race bike - sold to privateers specifically for Grand Prix racing events. This is no converted streetbike; this is a serious track scalpel that was the pinnacle of 250cc racing technology (excluding the factory works Hondas, that is).

2000 Honda RS250R Racer for sale on eBay

Honda introduced the RS250R way back in 1984, and it enjoyed a long run - the last model was released in 2009. Between those years there were several changes. The most notable was to the engine. The original 250cc two stroke motor was a 90 degree twin. The 90 degree vee angle makes a lot of sense from a design perspective given that it provides for perfect primary balance, but the wide angle vee is difficult to package. Thus, in 1993 Honda introduced an updated 250 that utilized a 73 degree motor. This update allowed for the motor to sit (slightly) further forward for better weight bias.

From the seller:
2000 Honda RS250 for sale. Last year for the single sided swing arm.

The bike is well developed and has "0" miles on a completely rebuilt engine (including the gearbox). It has more spares than you can possibly imagine (see Dropbox link), including a spare crank with 500 miles on it. GMD rebuilt front forks, Penske rear shock, new EBC front disks & pads, new chain, etc. In addition, the spares include a complete '96 engine with 600 miles including carbs/powervalve controller. Complete perfect swing arm with eccentric hub. The intake has been modified with a removable fiberglass snorkel, so that you can use the much nicer '01-'03 bodywork (which is perfect, btw). The spares also include new ChickenHawk tire warmers, front/rear stands, spare wheels, rains, brand new replated cylinders (done by Millenium..when their work was quality). The RS also comes with AIM GPS, Mychron(5) dash with EGT sensors and the engine also has detonation counters - you can easily tune the jetting using the det. counter or EGT temps. The engine also includes new VHM heads set up to run leaded (C12 or MR12 - used to be MR8 oxygenated fuel). The MR8/12 gives you a little more on the top end, but it's expensive. It also has brand new carbon fiber silencers on the pipes. You even get 2 Hiatco footpeg stands that came from Jason DiSalvo's RS250 from 2001. New (few years old) Bridgestone softs are on the wheels which are good for practice, but not necessarily for race.

More from the seller:

I wouldn't say that you're getting a better-than-new race bike (though it is), but it's very, very clean, completely sorted with spares that will last you a long, long time. The RS is located in upstate, NY, zip code 13740. It's also listed locally, so, this auction will be closed if there is an offline sale. There is no title for a race bike, but you will get a bill of sale.

There are plenty of upsides to a racer. Nothing short of a full factory ride will handle like what you see here. You will need to recalibrate your brain when it comes to braking markers, apexes, and corner entry speeds. You may also have to recalibrate your conception of bike prep, as racers tend to have shorter lifespans between rebuilds. Fortunately, this seller has amassed a phenomenal collection of spare parts, setup hardware (i.e. gearing and the like) and wearable items. What is on the block is far more than just a Grand Prix 250cc racer, but rather an entire package of bike and support gear. This is practically a race team; just add rider.

RS250Rs don't come our way all that often. If you have the bug (aka circuitous asphaltis rapidicus), you might want to check this one out. There are many more pics of spares and stuff linked off of the auction site, so head on over for all of the details. You might want to work on that brain recalibration while you're at it. Good Luck!!

MI

On Track: 2000 Honda RS250R
Sport Bikes For Sale April 12, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – April 12, 2017

Welcome to What We're Watching. This feature highlights some of the auctions we are following - especially those that are about to close. Handy if you're curious about where values are going, or just want to snipe in at the last minute to score a deal!


1985 Yamaha RZ500 with California title!

This is the ONLY bike we're watching mid week here at RSBFS - but it's real, it's rare, and it's definitely a sport bike; a low mileage, well-loved, California titled, twin-crank, 500cc V-4 two stroke GP replica from the mad men at Yamaha. The RZ500 remains one of the most popular bikes on the site, and this one is showing a LOT of interest on eBay. Bidding is currently below $13k, and below reserve. How high will this one go? Will someone end-run and buy it outside of the auction? Only 24 hours until we find out. Check it out here to follow the action. This one is going to be worth it!


If you like what you see, move quickly. Every auction listed above will closed by tomorrow - at the latest. Don't forget to sign up for our free email service, and never miss a great deal on a rare bike again. Good luck and happy sniping!

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Sport Bikes For Sale April 9, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – April 9, 2017

Welcome to What We're Watching. This feature highlights some of the auctions we are following - especially those that are about to close. Handy if you're curious about where values are going, or just want to snipe in at the last minute to score a deal!


2002 Ducati 998

If it's after lunch in California, then this one is gone. This fly yellow 998 is sure to turn heads - if not by the color, then definitely by the sound! LOTS of people are watching this Buy It Now classified, and given that the seller is open to offers, someone might score a deal under the $6,998 asking price in just a few short hours.


2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom Edition #015

The reserve is off and this bike will be going home with someone before the end of the day! Currently at $13,000, where will it end? We anticipate additional action before this one closes (10:00 PM EST). Don't miss this opportunity at a rare, Ben Bostrom 998s Ducati Superbike.


1986 Suzuki GSXR750 Limited Edition

This is the bike everyone should be watching. GSX-R LE models are seriously rare, and very desired by collectors globally. This one is beautifully photographed, and appears to be in fabulous shape. Bidding is only at $13,100 - which is below reserve. The last LE we saw on Rare *started* at $13.5k, so expect to see several thousands of dollars added before this one is over. Check it out here, but hurry: this one is over by 7:15 PM PST today.


1982 Laverda Mirage 1200 TS

If you miss everything else, this Italian classic awaits. Still open until Monday evening, this auction is up to $10,100 with moderate bidding. Looks like there is good interest in this rare-in-the-US model, and although the reserve is still in place I would expect for it to lift soon. You have time, but you will also have competitive on this wonderful Laverda. Good Luck!


If you like what you see, move quickly. Every auction listed above will closed by tomorrow - at the latest. Good luck and happy sniping!


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Sport Bikes For Sale April 5, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – April 6, 2017

Welcome to What We're Watching. This feature highlights some of the auctions we are following - especially those that are about to close. Handy if you're curious about where values are going, or just want to snipe in at the last minute to score a deal!


1980 Honda CB750F 900cc HRC Superbike replica

This fantastic, period-correct build is hot. RSBFS readers have unanimously voiced their approval for this sort of bike, and at least one reader is in the bidding war. Many more are sitting on the sidelines watching. With 24 hours to go, this one remains below reserve; by Thursday lunchtime on the West Coast this one will be all over. The BIN is set at $8,500, but a well-timed bid could net it for much less. The auction is here - don't miss it!


1988 Yamaha FZR400

It's Fizzer season on RSBFS! We have seen a lot of these bikes lately, in varying conditions and prices. This one is in respectable nick, and currently a bargain on the bidding side (although the reserve is still in place). Just a touch over 24 hours remaining, meaning that by end of day Thursday it will be history. If you really need a Fizzer 400 - and who doesn't?! - this might be your best chance!


If you like what you see, move quickly. Every auction listed above will closed by tomorrow - at the latest. Good luck and happy sniping!


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Sport Bikes For Sale April 2, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – April 2, 2017

Welcome to What We're Watching. This feature highlights some of the auctions we are following - especially those that are about to close. Handy if you're curious about where values are going, or just want to snipe in at the last minute to score a deal!


1991 Ducati 851


This one owner 851 is only hours away from a good home (if you're reading this on Monday morning, it's already gone). With super low miles and a fabulous presentation, this would be the 851 to get if you were in the market for one. And who wouldn't want an iconic Superbike like this to add to the stable? Act quickly; you might be able to swipe this one up for fair money. Good Luck!


1998 Ducati Supersport Final Edition

Silver Bells are ringing for this wonderful FE model Ducati Supersport. It's really hard to go wrong with a 2-valve Ducati, even if they lack the outright horsepower of the liquid-cooled, 4-valve models. These are burly, basic machines that communicate all sorts of great sounds and vibes. Current bid is only $3,850 (with reserve in place). What will the next 24 hours bring? Check it out here before it gets away!


If you like what you see, move quickly. Every auction listed above will closed by tomorrow - at the latest. Good luck and happy sniping!