Posts by Category: Sport Bikes For Sale

Honda May 7, 2010 posted by

1995 Honda RVF400R NC35 Titled & Registered In California

This is NC35 RVF400R in Southern California.  Located in Orange County, California is a 1995 Honda RVF400R which is titled and registered in California.  We've seen a few 1995 NC35's out of Southern California but, I don't believe we've seen this one.  The seller states that the bike has been sitting in his garage for some time and will need tires and the assumed going through of a bike that has been sitting.   The bike does come with an extra set of plastics, a spare exhaust, and a Pit Bull rear stand.  It looks to be a dust but, pretty solid and unmolested example.  The pictures of the bike in the garage look to be genuine but, it should be noted for caution that the picture of the bike outside was sourced from Wikipedia.

These NC35's looked--and ran--the part with 41mm USD Showa forks, a 17" rear wheel, 30mm carbs and other upgrades setting it apart from the VFR400R that preceded it.  The asking price for this bike is $5,000.  See the other NC35's from Southern California here and here.  See the example currently for sale on Craigslist here.


Ducati May 6, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 916 SPS With 1,800 Original Miles

This is an unmolested 916 SPS with 1,800 original miles!  Located in Bloomfield, Michigan is a 1998 Ducati 916 SPS with 1,800 original miles and looks to be completely stock.  The seller states that they have $30,000 into this bike suggesting that it may have modifications but, none that can clearly be seen in the poor quality photograph.  The seller only states that this bike is in showroom condition and they may be interested in two, late model, SeaDoo GTX's for trade--very convienant if you just so happen to have two and are looking for a SPS!  If you don't have some SeaDoo's, the asking price is $20,000.  It's hard to judge the price based on what we've seen before but, I'm going to guess that the seller is probably going to budge a bit on the price if this is going to move.  $20k is what we've seen for a sub 1k mile example and we've seen a 4.5k mile example with an asking price of $12k suggesting that the mileage on these bikes is very important to the overall value.

As we've mentioned before, over the standard 916, the SPS features a motor that actually displaces 996cc's, Ohilns rear shock (Did the '98's feature Ohlins forks or the Showa units of the '97?), Brembo calipers, discs, pads and braided lines, two injectors per cylinder, bigger valves, a lighter crank, stronger cases and an EPROM chip which all combine to give an additional 20hp over the stock 916.

The SPS bikes will always be special regardless of mileage so make sure you know what you're intentions with it are before you purchase one.  See this very nice example on Craigslist here.


Quick Spot May 6, 2010 posted by

1989 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma Project Bike In California

This is a great two stroke project RGV250 in California!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 1989 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma with no mileage listed.  This seller states:

This is a non-running project bike. New top end, new fork seals, new steering head bearings. I have stock and after-market exhaust pipe and a few other parts to go with bike, but otherwise what is shown in photo is it.

The asking price on this RGV is $1,500.  This is a good price for someone who knows how to finish this bike and is looking to track it or knows how to get a title as it probably doesn't currently have one.  These are great little two strokes making 58hp while only weighing in at 284lbs.  If you've got some time, have a look at this RGV on Craigslist here.


Honda May 5, 2010 posted by

1998 Honda CBR 250RR

1998 Honda CBR 250RR for sale and located in Seattle, WA

Price: $6,000
Mileage: 7,147

Yes, $6,000 bucks for a 12 year old 250cc motorcycle. Seems like a lot upon first glance, but considering there are only handful of these in the states your 'rare' factor is extremely high. Designed for countries that have size limits for newbs learning to ride motorcycles these baby CBR's are quite nice. I've never seen one up close and personal, but it appears that Honda brought the goods on this model.

Have a look:

Honda CBR 250 for sale

In the last picture you can see an aluminum frame and a braced swing arm (are you kidding me?). They also gave it dual front disc and real clip-ons. It frustrates me to no end that all of Europe gets the trick 2 strokes, and racier CBR 250RR and all we get in the states is the Flintstones version 'Ninja 250 and 500'. I know you've heard me bitching enough about the state side lack of small cc bikes so I'll stop.... for now because I'm not finished 🙁

Here's the quote from the listing:

Initially these bikes were only sold new in Japan, and later the CBR250RR was sold new in Australia. But they can be found in almost any country of the world. In countries which have a 250cc learner capacity limit, the CBR250RR is one of the the most powerful 4-stroke bikes a learner is allowed to ride, hence their popularity. The CBR250RR has six gears, and revs just under 9,000 rpm at 100 km/h. Despite the high revs, the bike requires little maintenance, and should easily last 100,000 km with regular oil changes (over 1/2 a billion revolutions). The engine is somewhat unusual in that it uses gear driven cams, further reducing maintenance requirements.

I will have to say this is the first time I've ever seen anyone mention the number of revolutions the engine 'should' make as a selling point. I guess I must have been sleeping that day in business class.

Check out the ad listed on the Seattle, WA CL here

For price comparison you can view past RSBFS 4 stroke 250's here.

Thanks for the great submission Joe!



Honda May 5, 2010 posted by

1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 Titled & Registered In California

This is a fantastic looking VFR400R in California!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 with 15,500 miles.  The seller states that this bike has never been down or raced, is in excellent mechanical and very good cosmetic condition.  The bike features Two-Brothers SS exhaust with a carbon silencer with a jet kit to match--the rear stand shown is also included.  The asking price of $6,500 is a bit higher than what we've been seeing but, this one does look to be in above average condition and, I wouldn't call this outrageous at all heading into summer.  See a listing of the NC30's we've seen here.

These VFR400R's are some of the lightest wight and best handling four strokes you can buy on the used market.  They go around corners like any bike should, are lightweight like a bike should be, and look like an RC30--which a bike should.  We've seen these 400cc bikes pretty regularly but, if one pops up in your area you should absolutely go down and take a look at it and, unfortunately for your other bikes, you'll probably come back with it!  See the for sale ad with extra-large photos here.  See the for sale thread on BayAreaRidersForum here.


Sport Bikes For Sale May 5, 2010 posted by

1996 1986 GSXR750R Limited Edition in AL

1986 GSXR750R Limited Edition in AL

These bikes need no introduction.  On your mark: get set:  gooooooooooo!  How fast can you write that check?   This Limited has appeared on Craigslist down in Pell City, Alabama which is about 30 miles East of Birmingham.  From a quick scan of the pictures it appears to be in good condition and not heavily modified.  I do notice a pipe, case cover and updated wheels.  I wish the seller had included the mileage:  always at the top of the list of buyers questions.

Here is what the seller has to say:

Offered for the first time ever. I am only the second owner, haven ridden this Classic for 22 years. This Limited has never been wrecked and has been garage kept since new. If you are a collector, or you want to ride the first and most rare sport bike in the world, this is your bike.

The seller has the bike listed for $8,900.  That sounds right in the ball bark if the bike is in good shape and has relatively low mileage.  I'm assuming the seller still has the lower fairing and it would be a plus if he had the original wheels as well.  I wouldn't wait long if you are interested.  I don't think these stay for sale very long at all.  Check it out here.