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Sport Bikes For Sale May 10, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR400 With 5,176 Original Miles In Southern Oregon

A 1990 FZR400 with only 5,176 original miles in Southern Oregon!  Located in Medford, Oregon is a 1990 Yamaha FZR400 with 5,167 original miles and an asking price of $2,800!  The seller states that this bike is completely original but, has been sitting for some time.  I posted another '90 in Southern California with 1,830 miles and an asking price of $3,785.  The asking price of the California bike makes this bike look like a steal as it is priced where we are seeing other FZR400's but, this one is wholly original and only has 5k miles.  The 1990 FZR400 is the most desirable of the three years it was officially imported as they feature an aluminum swingarm, brakes, and some other bits.  These little FZR's are only becoming rarer in this condition and I should say that this one seems like a very good deal for mileage and condition.  This is another bike I wish I was buying instead of posting!  See this Fizzer on Craigslist here.


Honda May 9, 2010 posted by

1991 Honda CBR400RR Titled & Registered In California

Another very nice CBR400RR has popped up in Northern California this time!  Located in Dublin, California is a titled and registered CBR400RR with no mileage listed.  This bike features a 2007 CBR1000RR front end with radial brakes, Penske rear shock, HRC ECU, and the regulator/rectifier modification.  This bike currently has the CBR front end but an RVF400 front end is also available at a different price.  The seller states that this bike is an exceptional example but, does feature some nicks and blemishes.  Service history includes:

Both front ends have recently been serviced, re-sprung and re-valved by Aftershocks. New DID x-ring chain. The tank has recently been cleaned. The carburetors have just been completely gone through by Donny Babb at Modesto Ducati. This bike runs perfect.

The asking price for the bike with the CBR1000RR front end is $6,500 and $5,500 with the RVF400R front end.  Personally, I would buy the bike with the RVF front end, save the money on the purchase and possibly upgrade to the CBR1000RR front end sometime in the future as the RVF front ends are only getting rarer and the CBR1000RR front ends are only getting cheaper.

When these CBR's were available, they had all the features of a big CBR just in a smaller package.  They feature a DOHC, four valve per cylinder, transverse four cylinder, four stroke, producing 53hp and rev'ing to 14,500rpm.  An aluminum frame kept weight down to 163kg and they featured a Showa adjustable rear shock and flat-side carb's .  This bike is just as exotic to us American's as any other gray import but, features the dependability of a Honda four-stroke.  See the 1994 example Jay posted not too long ago here.  If you're interested-and as always, you should be--see this bike on Craigslist here.

EDIT:  The bike was on Craigslist but, kept getting flagged.  The seller has posted it on BARF and it can be seen here.


Sport Bikes For Sale May 7, 2010 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSXR 750RR

1989 Suzuki GSXR 750RR Homologation Japan Special - Super Rare and on ebay

UPDATE: as of 5.7.10 2:30est this auction has been taken down 🙁

Location: Carlisle, PA
Current Price: $1,655.00 with no reserve!!!
Mileage: 2,537

Yes, this baby will sell no matter what the price! That my friends is something to get excited about. These were originally released only in Japan and have graced the pages of RSBFS one or two other times. Although this one does have a few issues like 'it's been sitting for a number of years' and has what is described as a 'drop when moving' it is still an extremely rare Suzuki in the states. These Japanese models have that racer boy look and feel with the red number plate on the solo tail section. As I reported in my previous GSXR 750RR post some of the differences between the US standard issue GSXR and the Japanese one include, but aren’t limited to, 40mm Slingshot Carbs, close ratio gear box, single seat and an aluminum gas tank. In 1989 the spec sheets said these made about 120hp and weighed in at 411#'s dry weight. In 1989 that was a ton of power for a 750.

Here's the bike that I'm blabbering about:

1989 Suzuki GSXR 750RR Japan Spec

From the listing:

Here you have a Suzuki GSX RR 750 Hypersport

This is the race built production bike built by Suzuki.

Oil cooled engine

Never released in the USA

Amazing bike to own.

Has only done 4803 kilometres in its lifetime.

Has a few scratches and marks attributed with age

The bike was previously ridden by a collector in the family. The bike has been dropped on the left and has some scrapes on the belly side. Other than this the most info I have been able to discover is the original owner dropped the bike when moving it. It has apparently had no accidents other than this.

Bike was running and then has been stored for the past 15 years.

The bike is a bit dusty and the metal could use a polish, due to the time in storage. The bike was well cared for. The bike would need a major service as it has been sitting for around 15 years without being turned over. I have put it in gear and moved the bike to check compression, and it rolls with no problems. Hope this helps

The original owner is gone so I cannot find out much detailed info.

500 limited edition (some claim 1000) GSX-R750R ( the 'Double R') serving as ready-to-race platform was released to Japanese market. The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty. The 'Double R' also received new 40mm Slingshot carburetor and 4-into-1 exhaust pipe as well as close ratio gearbox, rear swing arm with sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and 19 liter aluminium fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight measured, 187kg.

Okay, so as previously mentioned the bike has been sitting for quite some time and it has been dropped. As Dan (from the east coast) pointed out to me the seller conveniently didn't show a photo of the damaged side. Also, in the head on photo you can see the forks are oxidized pretty bad and you can see just how dirty the bike is from being stored. Taking all of that into consideration the price is still way cheap in my opinion. So cheap in fact at the time of writing this post I am the current high bidder 🙂 (My wife is going to kill me when she finds out) I did send a message, through ebay, to the seller asking them for a picture of the left side. If I get one or one is added to the auction I'll update the post for everyone that is following this post.

to view this Japanese Spec RR



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.