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Sport Bikes For Sale July 29, 2017 posted by

Handcrafted Performance: 2009 Ecosse Iconoclast for Sale

What's that you say? All of your bike-night buddies keep upstaging you with their Superleggeras and Desmosedicis and RC213Vs? Those crippling racebike ergos would leave you in agony the next day anyway... If you want to one-up those crotch-rocket poseurs, and money is no object, look no further than this Ecosse Iconoclast that retailed in 2009 at a cool $80,000. You are very unlikely to run into another one, ever, as only 11 were built to be sold on the 20ltd.com luxury goods website.

With today's sophisticated technology, something "handbuilt" isn't necessarily better or higher performance: more robots mean less human error. But there is undeniable exclusivity and cachet that goes along with something that was built by actual craftspeople. Even if this isn't your style, you can't help but admire the craftsmanship on display. Information is pretty sparse and road tests even rarer, as you might expect with so few built.

Keep in mind that, although that looks like just another Harley-engined custom, the engine is bespoke, an all-aluminum, 45° v-twin with 2000cc with a square 108mm x 108mm bore and stroke. That monster motor puts 135hp and a frankly terrifiying 140 ft-lbs of torque through a Baker six-speed gearbox created specifically for this application. The complete bike is no featherweight, but with a dry weight of 460lbs and with premium Öhlins suspension at the front and rear, the pretentiously-named Iconoclast can get a serious boogie on. Stopping should be no problem either, with a pair of six-piston ISR brakes up front.

From the original eBay listing: 2009 Ecosse Iconoclast for Sale
This is an Ecosse Iconoclast motorcycle that I purchased new several years ago for $80,000. It is a 2 liter twin which is equivelant to 120 cubic inches. Everything, all the parts, are of the highest quality, the attention to detail is without equal.  More information is avaiable at ecossemoto.com and by doing a search on the Internet where there are some magazine articles, etc. The bike is in excellent condition with approximately 1000 miles on it.  I have had other motorcycles during this time but due to healh issues I have not been riding for a while. The Ecosse is located in Southern California, between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. You can see it pretty much any time.
The asking price for this bit of hand-built motoring mayhem? A screaming deal at $34,995. No, an Ecosse Iconoclast is probably not really a sportbike. Sure, the craftsmanship is stunning and the performance is there, but the overall effect is more musclebike than actual road-racer. And it's definitely not subtle, but if you're looking to make a two-wheeled statement regarding both the size of your wallet and your appreciation of hand-built motorcycles and want to go fast while doing it, this is your best option.
-tad
Handcrafted Performance: 2009 Ecosse Iconoclast for Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale July 2, 2017 posted by

WSBK in the USA! July 8 & 9


Next weekend the World Superbike Championship will be coming to the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This is your only North American chance to catch the factory Superbikes in action - and what better place than sunny, coastal California! On hand will be the factory riders from Kawasaki, Ducati, Yamaha, Aprilia, Honda, and MV Agusta. There are additional satellite teams riding Kawasaki, Ducati, Yamaha and BMW hardware. This is hardcore racing with two world championship races taking place and should not be missed.

Additionally, the packed calendar will include a double round for the MotoAmerica squad. MotoAmerica Superbikes, Superstock 1000cc, 600cc Supersport and Superstock, and the young rider feeder series MotoAmerica KTM RC Cup will fill out two very solid days of racing. If you're a racing fan, here is your chance to cheer on the Wayne Rainey-guided series that aims to put America back on the motorcycle roadracing map.

RSBFS will be there, ready to hand out gear from our merchandise store. If we see you at the track wearing anything RSBFS, you'll get a gift from us. If YOU see US at the track (in our RSBFS gear, naturally), we'll be sure you get something too. Everybody wins! So pack your coolers and we'll see you at the track!

WSBK in the USA!  July 8 & 9
Sport Bikes For Sale July 2, 2017 posted by

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Sport Bikes For Sale June 10, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – June 10, 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!

Here are two great bikes that are within budget for most riders:


2002 Honda NSR150SP



Under 24 hours left before this rarely seen NSR 150 SP (with plates and title!) ring-a-ding-dings off to a new home. This one is still cheap with bidding below $4k, given that the last one we saw this year went for over $6,000! Check it out here before it smokes its way over the horizon.


1998 Honda Super Hawk with only 355 miles!



With only 355 original miles, this is as new a VTR as you are likely to find. Bidding remains below $3,500, which seems like a paltry sum for such a rare and cool bike. You can check it out here, but don't delay; it will be gone before end of day Sunday.


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 June 9, 2017 posted by

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Sport Bikes For Sale June 9, 2017 posted by

British Beef: 1982 Hesketh V1000 for Sale

Today’s Hesketh V1000 is a bit older than we usually feature here on RSBFS, but it’s certainly rare, valuable, and exotic. By the time 1980 rolled around, the British biking industry was in bad trouble. Previously, they were known for their powerful engines and excellent roadholding, but the Union Jack been eclipsed by a Rising Sun… Bikes from the Japanese Big Four may not have handled quite as well but they were fast, dead-reliable, and very affordable. The Hesketh was developed to “save” the struggling British motorcycling industry, although who knows how an exclusive, handbuilt, high-performance motorcycle would ever have done that. Of course, Hesketh was already experienced building high-performance machines: readers may be more familiar with their Formula One racing efforts between 1973 and 1978 that featured driver James Hunt.

The new machine was built around a 992cc, four-valve, 90° v-twin motor and was up and running by the early 1980s. Unfortunately, the finished bike was overweight, very expensive, and unreliable, with the rear cylinder subject to overheating due to limited airflow. The company died its first death after building just 150 machines. Revived as a luxury sport-tourer with a full-fairing, the updated Vampire sadly didn’t improve much on the previous V1000’s weight and reliability issues, and just 40 were built before the company went under again, although they were subsequently revived and still make the occasional bike and parts to keep existing machines on the road.

From the original eBay listing: 1982 Hesketh V1000 for Sale

This is a very rare opportunity to purchase, probably the finest registered Hesketh in existence! Having only been discovered last year in a private collection an previously unregistered this bike is unique in its condition and mileage. It was manufactured in May 1982, Frame number 369, Engine number 176. Bodywork finished in Red with black lining, wheels finished in Gold. Mileage reads 146 miles. EN10 modification has been done.

Currently registered in the United Kingdom with all UK documents. Purchased in 1982 for the princely price of £5250 inc tax. The bike has been inspected by Hesketh club  officials 
and there is no doubt of it authenticity. We can assist with shipping to the USA but please investigate shipping costs and any import  taxes as this will not be included in the sale price. Although every assistance will be given.

The bike is currently in the UK, but anyone looking to purchase a Hesketh likely won't be put off by something as trivial as that, and the 1982 date of manufacture should at least make importation relatively easy. So what is something like this worth? Well a couple years back, there was one up for sale with a $20,000 Canadian asking price and this example is likely one of the nicest, lowest-mileage examples in existence. Unless you just bought one recently: shockingly, the last handful V1000 examples were only recently produced by the factory, although as you'd expect, no prices are listed on their website. Their current models use a narrow-angle, S&S-style v-twin with pushrods and two valves per cylinder, which probably simplifies production for the small company so they can focus on really cool pinstripes and snazzy polished aluminum bits. It seems like a step backwards for the very exclusive brand, but obviously performance will be better than the V1000 and I'm glad the change will allow Hesketh to continue producing motorcycles. For fans of the brand who prefer something more traditional, bidding on this one is up to about $15,000 with a couple days left on the auction.

-tad

British Beef: 1982 Hesketh V1000 for Sale