Posts by Category: Sport Bikes For Sale

Ducati April 15, 2010 posted by

1994 DUCATI 888 SPO LTD #61 OF #200

You know in Club racing that “guy” with all the money, I mean he pulls in with his badass trailer and Range Rover, has a pit set up that mimic’s the 2009 Honda Repsol MotoGP Team and then pulls out some insane $100k race bike. Well in 1994 we had a guy like that, nice guy though but one day he shows up and pulls out an ex Doug Polan Ferracci 888(955) AMA bike. We were all like “WTF”??? I remember  just how rare it was to see such a bike so we all just stood around while someone wheeled the electric cart over to start it. “Ching, ching, ching, ching…BaBAM!!” as it fires up. The rumor was it had 150hp and in 1994 that was huge, so in the spirit of “my wanker’s bigger than yours” this guy pleasantly dices around all day for last place.

Well I'm back again talking about 888's, seems like these things come in cycles, when you want to buy one there never around, then when you don't, there everywhere. It's one of my favorite Ducati's and their best performer until the 916 came out. LTD's or "Limited" were the last 888's produced for the street but not a whole lot different from the regular 888 SPO 's other than some carbon bits and a few other misc cosmetic items. In '93/'94 you could also buy for racing their SP4 and SP5 versions which were basically copies of the bike they raced in World Superbike. Ducati offered so many "trick" bits for these bikes and at the time Fast By Ferracci Ducati was at the top of their game for racing and tuning  here in the US. Their presence at each AMA Superbike event was just about on par with Ferrari's F1 efforts.  Located in Frankfort IL, here's a pretty nice example on EBay, click to view.

From the ad: 

#61 of 200 made & only 75 sold in the US. Original wheels, Ohlins shock.

12,000 mile service done 4/30/08, including valve adjustment & timing belts.

I believe I am the 3rd owner.  The only mods I am aware of are the rear sets & a Corbin seat.

There are small areas of chipped paint on the lips of the fairings where your toes would hit when feet are on the footpegs. These were present when bought & I have added a couple.  There is also a crack on the underside of the right fairing which has been repaired & is not visible on the outside, also on pics.  Always garaged & never dropped while in my posession.

There are no mechanical issues whatsoever.  I am selling the bike because my back arthritis cannot tolerate the riding position.

The bike is for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

Will deliver within 100 miles of the Chicago Metro area in an enclosed trailer

Conclusion;  these things give me major "wood". This one seems to be a really nice clean example for the miles and maybe with a bit of paintwork, a set of stock rear sets, the bike would really shine in my opinion. If you wanted major "Starbuck" posing points try to locate a set of Termignoni carbon cans to finish it off. Keep checking this sale and see where the price goes, it could be one hell of a deal.

Ciao for now, Jay

Sport Bikes For Sale April 15, 2010 posted by

1985 RZ500 Hybrid Track/Street Bike In Florida

1985 RZ500 Hybrid  Track/Street Bike In Florida

Here is a rather interesting RZ500 hybrid looking for a new home.  It's got a little of everything on it but it has one very important thing for us two stroke fanatics: a title.  That is a tasty custom swing arm sitting there and with a nice paint scheme that YZR replica bodywork would look great.  A lot has been done do this bike so I'll let the seller explain:

Time to settle and cash out. 1985 RZ500. ZXR750 forks,Marchasini front 3.5 rim with brembo brakes and cast iron rotors,GSXR 5.5 rear rim withm modified cush drive in a Custom swing arm. Steel re-enforced frame @ main frame. Engine has fresh top end with 32mm flat slides,Bodywork is YZR500 fairing with air tech seat assembly. Fresh slicks on her, a full un opened 55 drum of MS109 VP fuel, and here is the rather cool part...With a few zues fastners and one bracket I made for the tail assembly its street legal,....OK so its a rather odd machine but its titled and has seen some street miles. Instrumentation consists of a tach and temp gauge.
I do not care if it sells but if you wish to have it it is available. I last ran it a bit over a year ago at Jennings and while it won both classes its was not what I expected and lost interest in my vintage conquest. Right now it is collecting dust in a conditioned space waiting to be gone over or loved on.
Paint is in decent condition and spares consist of sprockets and a spare set of YZR bodywork depending on interest.

 

 

The seller is asking $7500 and he sounds pretty firm on that.  In the two stroke market I consider a title worth somewhere between $1500 and $2000.  So factor that into your equation when you consider if the price is right.  Obviously the bike is currently set up for the track.  It would take a little work getting her ready for the street but the owner has done the hard part already with the title.  This bike is probably not for the collectors out there but is for the guy who wants to wring a two strokes neck every weekend.   Tear up that Sierra Club membership and come join us on the dark, or shall I say smokey, side.  The owner sums it all up perfectly with a saying under his avatar on the WERA forum:  "Valves are for toilets!"   The bike is listed for sale on the WERA two stroke forum.

 IK

Ducati April 14, 2010 posted by

1993 DUCATI 888 SPO CLEAN AND PRETTY DAMN ORIGINAL

I remember back in 1994 I was at my local Ducati dealer looking at bikes. He had a new '93 SPO there and he said because the bike was like $13,500 at the time they were slow to sell. I was at the 1994 AMA Superbike round at Loudon and watched Fast by Ferracci pilot Troy Corser on the 888 kill the competition and ended up winning the AMA Superbike Championship that year. Also at that race they displayed the NEW 1995 Ducati 916 street bike and my whole  life changed in a matter of minutes. In 1995 I had a new 916 and an 888 SPO, life was good.

This one seems pretty nice but the mileage is a bit steep for any collector. It looks good via the pictures and what's better is that it hasn't been heavily "molested".  The carbon bits look okay until you get to the Lockhart Phillips carbon triple clamp protector (I just hate those things). The rear license plate holder has been cut up and that's a complete under tray you'll be buying to make it more original, but all in all the bike could clean up. Located in NY it's on EBay with a "Buy It Now" of $11,495  click

So where does this leave us? Well, again, from the pictures the bike looks to be pretty nice and taken care of, it's serviced up and ready to go which is a plus. The "Buy It Now" is  $11,495 which isn't too far off, I think the bike would be well priced at  the $9000 range. These bikes really seem to hold a decent value, I mean I bought mine in 1995 used with 500 miles on it, Termignoni slip-ons, for $9500. Sold it about a year or so later for $10,500 with 1500 miles, I guess I just rode the 916 too much but given the choice again these 888's sound like no other, the 916 is "so 5 min ago". With their specific bore and stroke, you get  a true badass V8 muscle car tone like no other.

Jay

Sport Bikes For Sale April 14, 2010 posted by

1986 SUZUKI GSXR 750 LIMITED EDITION On Ebay

Well we all know what this is don't we!  Other than a RG500 is there a more desirable Suzuki?  This example has just under 4000 miles on it and looks very well taken care of.  It appears previous owners have left the bike mostly stock.  It does appear though the bike is running without the air box and I think that is an aftermarket pipe.  The dealership listing the bike didn't give any history on the bike but is quite specific on all the associated fees and ways to pay.  I guess they know this isn't a normal GSXR750.

In an earlier post I mentioned how you can't trust book values on rare bikes.  Guess what the book value is on this bike?  How about $2940!!!!  I'll take three please at that price.  The bike is listed on Ebay with a "Buy It Now" price of $10,000.  Since these things don't pop up that often and this one has relatively low miles I'd consider that in the ballpark.  It will always be a bit more being at a dealership.  

How cool does that dry clutch rattle sound?

IK

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale April 13, 2010 posted by

New Features: RSBFS Facebook Page and Now Offering Classifieds!

Rare SportBikes For Sale Facebook PageFirst up is our brand new Facebook page. We're going to use this area to connect with our friends on Facebook and talk about the listings, lifestyle, and fun the RSBFS site affords all of us. Stop by and friend us, share a picture of your bike (maybe even with a RSBFS decal on it), and tell us what we can do for you.

Rare SportBikes For Sale ClassifiedsNext is our new classifieds section of the website. This is still in Beta mode, which is programmer speak for 90% complete but close enough to use -- just be patient with the process. You can use it to list your spare motorcycle parts, project bikes, or general motorcycle goodies for sale. For only $5 a listing per month, your ads will be available to over 40k sportbike fans a month!

As always, thanks for reading!

dc

BMW April 13, 2010 posted by

2004 BMW-R Series Boxer Cup replica #209 of 300

2004 BMW-R Boxer Cup Replica for sale and is #209 of 300

A quick search of RSBFS.com tells me that we've only posted 1 BMW on our site. So what better way to kick off a Tuesday morning other than posting this fine BMW BCR. Forwarded to us by viewer Dave (twice now, sorry!) is this low mileage BMW LE complete with Randy Mamola's signature... well, not his real one. Once, again I'll have to admit that I don't know squat about a bike, which is very humbling, but anyone in the know can help me out by making comments 🙂

The first thing that jumped out at me was how clean the bike appears to be. And it also appears that this bike has never had it's cases rubbed on asphalt which is a good thing when street riding a collectible cycle with carbon case covers.

The next thing I noticed was how simplistic BMW made adjusting the pre-load on the rear shock. No more clumsy wrenches eh?

Here's some quotes from the listing:

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica. Only 4k Miles, #209 of 300 Produced, And This Bike Is Flawless!!!! The only reason I am selling the bike is because I lost my job. Any questions about the bike, shipping, etc... please email me, I will respond right away.

Bike has been garaged is whole life, and you won't fine a nicer more well maintained low mile example of a Boxer Cup Replica anywhere. Recently serviced at the BMW dealership....New battery, new Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier high performance rear tire, also comes with a new BMW power socket (for Battery Tender or heated clothing). Very smooth BMW shaft drive, 6 speed transmission, lots of carbon fiber parts including the valve covers, forged magnesium wheels, adjustable suspension, and very fun to ride, never abused or down, always adult owned.

Prefer German over Italian or Japanese products? This one is ready to roll with new tires, recent service and it looks like a million bucks or maybe $8,500 because that is the . Jump on over and check it out should you be interested. Since it is shaft driven it would make for a great sport tourer or Sunday sport rider. Whichever tickles your fancy, this one is worth a look.

Cheers!

dd