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Sport Bikes For Sale May 4, 2010 posted by

Low Mileage 84 or 85 Suzuki GSXR400 on Ebay

Low Mileage 84 or 85 Suzuki GSXR400 on Ebay

It looks like a nice project GSXR400 has appeared on Ebay.  Lets start with the model year.  I don't know if the seller just mistyped and didn't proofread or just does not know but this is not a 1993 model.  It is either an 84 or 85 model and I don't believe there was any technical differences between the two years.  The bike does have a title so that is definitely a plus.  From looking at the pictures the bike has taken a slide or two but nothing too major.  Mileage wise, they are listing 3,500 miles (possibly KM's?).  Either way that is extremely low for a bike that old.  I always question older bikes with really low mileage.  Nothing against the sellers but as a buyer you have to be weary.  Other than the scrapes it looks like the bike was taken care of from the pictures.

From the auction:



In a perfect world I like more info on grey market imports but you have to work with what you have.  I said project earlier because this bike will really take a good looking over and probably some amount of disassembly to make sure everything is cool.  Would you ride on a bike that old without seeing everything with your own eyes?  Once it is broken down it will take a little work to track down the needed parts.  I personally enjoy this detective work during rebuilds.  You will head into the garage in the Fall and emerge in the Spring with a nice unique little bike.   There might not be too many willing to take that sort of project on so you might catch a deal on the auction (depending if a reserve is set of course). .


Sport Bikes For Sale May 3, 2010 posted by

1998 Suzuki TL 1000R with only 267 miles!

1998 Suzuki TL 1000R 99.9% original and only 267 miles..

Location: New Hampshire
Mileage: 267 - unbelievable!
Price: $4,000.00 starting bid with reserve

I'm not sure what it is lately, but the low mileage bikes seem to be coming out of the woodwork. This latest offering logged an average of 22.25 miles per year and that's not to be confused with MPG either. This is a first year TL1000R so I'm assuming they'll be some die hard TL fans getting in on the action for this one.

I believe these were produced from 1998 to 2003, but due to a combined nasty reputation for crashing, piggish weight and lack luster track performance Suzuki pulled the plug on these. Originally thought to be Suzuki's answer as the Ducati killer, it just didn't work out that way. The TL does enjoy a nice cult like following of which our very own RSBFS author Alex is part of. He recently did an extended trip on his and reported back that it was quite enjoyable aboard his TL. Although his has a few more miles than this one it is decked out in the 'HEY! look at me on the yellow bike'.

Have a look at this time capsule:

Suzuki TL 1000R for sale

The seller has posted several more large pictures on the auction site. If you're interested in this yellow beast .



Sport Bikes For Sale May 2, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition #220 Of 500 With 425 Miles In New York

This R1, Limited Edition, shows only 425 miles and an asking price of only $10,995.  Located in Brooklyn, New York is a 2006 YZF-R1 Limited Edition #200 of 500 with 425 original miles.  This bike isn't completely stock as it features CRG gold levers, Scott's damper, Vortex no-cut frame sliders, Double Bubble dark smoke windscreen, fender eliminator and flush mount turn signals.  We've seen a few of these in the sub-1k mile club and this one has been the cheapest, I would say as a reflection of the modifications but, I'd doubt it.  This one is priced at $10,995.  You can see the other LE's we've posted here.  It doesn't have super cheap additions but, at this mileage, the somewhat detract from a completely stock bike.  These were special limited edition, homologation, bikes featuring Marchesini wheels, Ohlins suspension, frame changes, longer swingarm, slipper clutch and some other bits; see the period review here.  If you'd be interested in a slightly modified R1 LE with little miles or, a low mile R1 with enough aftermarket bits to pay for returning it back to stock, see this bike on Craigslist here.


Aprilia May 2, 2010 posted by

1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Replica

1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Edition

UPDATE: bidding stalled at $4,050 and it did not sell

Location: Lynnwood, Washington
Current $: 4,000.00 with reserve still on
Mileage: 6500
Auction time: 3 day

What's not to like about a 1996 RS250 Chesterfield? .....I can't think of anything either. Except this one has a few red flags for me. It only has 6500 miles, but has had a full engine rebuild??? I know 2 strokes require a little more upkeep than 4 strokes but come on. The extra dash might be what was used along side the extra set of race body work that is being sold with this one. So to steal one of Alex's lines "be sure to ask plenty of questions before buying this one".

If memory serves me correctly these pump out around 70 hp and weigh in at 310#'s. That's a pretty good combination when compared to say a FZR 400 that has 55 hp and weighs in at 400#'s.

Last week I posted a 1995 Aprilia RS250 Reggiani Replica that sold for a stout $9,000.00. I'm not sure this one will need to get that high to sell, but it will probably require about $6,000.00 to park this one in your garage.

Have a look:

In the owners words:

1996 Aprilia RS250 2-stroke, kick start. 6500 miles. This bike was imported from Spain as a GP bike and is now street legal in the USA. Very Rare. Less than 100 miles on a full engine rebuild by Moto INTL in Seattle. Comes with a full set of race plastic and an extra digital dash panel. Fresh battery, Arrow - Stinger exhaust silencers, original oil injection system is installed.

If you're ready to get on the two stroke train you can to place your bid.



Aprilia May 1, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 Titled & Registered In Southern California

This is a nicely modified Aprilia RS250 that is titled & registered in California!  Located in Monrovia, California is a titled 2000 Aprilia RS250 with a 15 digit VIN and 3,854 miles on the clock.  The seller states that this bike is in fantastic condition and features:  "arrow exhaust, ohlins steering dampner, Woodcraft rearsets, floating front disks, quick shifter and more!" ...and... "Also a bunch of spares: levers, exhaust, alternate fork and shock springs, sprockets, etc."  The asking price is $7,000 which I would say is correct for a California bike with lower miles, a title, some good mod's and some spares.  See the other California RS250's we've posted here.  Spring isn't an exciting time for Southern California so hurry up and buy a decent rider to enjoy 'round!  See this RS on Craigslist here.


Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe’s edition

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe's edition with only 1 mile!


Hmm... So when I first saw this on the auction site today I was a bit undecided about what to do with it. Should I push it to the other guys, post it myself or just leave it be? Well, I guess you know what I decided to do by now so here are my thoughts-

1. Since it has "never had gas in it!" I applaud the owner(s) for pushing a 400+# motorcycle for 1 mile.
2. Why would anyone want to keep a run of the mill F3 for 14 years?
3. No gas + Snazzy Kerker exhaust = no tuning, but you get a factory warranty?? SWEET!

So I have to believe that this gem is sitting at a dealership in Amherst, OH on the MCO. Which is all fine and dandy, but at what cost you might be asking? Well, the starting bid is $8,999.00 with no reserve to climb over. Not cheap by any stretch and certainly more than it sold for when new. I had a 97 F3 that I think I paid something like $6,500.00(?) for. I'm guessing the market for a 14 year old F3 is pretty narrow by anyone's standard and by my standard it's about as narrow as a gnat's butt. However, I know there are several collectors who follow our site so maybe it'll get picked up for the shelf because I know there can't be anyone around who would pay 9g's for 14 year old technology and ride it on a daily basis, but maybe I'm misjudging someone and if so I apologize in advance.

The upside to all of this opinionated blabbering is the bike is brand new, comes with a tasty Kerker exhaust already installed and has the full factory warranty still in place! Interested?