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Sport Bikes For Sale June 5, 2017 posted by

Utah Collection For Sale!

It's not often that we see a large collection of truly collectable bikes up for sale. But during the first half of 2017, one collector in Utah has been offering up some rare beasts at an incredible rate. Here is a look at what is (and was) available - with MORE TO COME!

Update July 18, 2017: Another ZXR400R up for grabs!

Update June 17, 2017: Gary completes his collection sale with a KR-1R!

June 5, 2017: Final auction tally update. Congratulations to all the new owners!


1995 Kawasaki ZXR400R for Sale

Buy-it-now: $10,500

Read our post on this 1995 ZXR400R


1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22A

Status: SOLD for $7,100

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1995 Honda CBR400RR or Kawasaki ZXR400R


Status: SOLD for $8,850
Looks like the winner chose the Kawi. The Honda is still available.

Read our post on these two bikes on RSBFS


1987 Honda NSR50 AND 1988 Honda NSR50


Status: SOLD for $3,050 (that is a two-fer deal!)

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1989 Yamaha FZR400R


Status: SOLD for $4,300

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1990 Kawasaki ZX750F Ninja


Status: Auction ENDED early

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1988 Yamaha 400RR


Status: Auction ENDED with a high bid of $6,600

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1990 Suzuki GSX-R400


Status: SOLD for $5,600

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1992 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike


Status: SOLD for $9,019

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1992 Honda NSR150 SP


Status: SOLD for $6,100

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


Honda NSR80 or Honda NSR50

Status: SOLD for $4,450

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1991 Honda VFR400R NC30

Status: SOLD for $9,200

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1988 Honda CBR250R


Status: SOLD for $6,000

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1994 Kawasaki ZXR250


Status: Auction ENDED early

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1988 Yamaha FZR400


Status: Auction ENDED with the highest bid at $8,100

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


1989 Yamaha FZR750RR/OW-01

Status: SOLD for $23,100

Read our post on this bike on RSBFS


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Utah Collection For Sale!
Sport Bikes For Sale June 1, 2017 posted by

So you want to do a Track day? Part I

Welcome to a new series of RSBFS articles outlining Track Days and how to get involved. Many riders have thought about this, but don't know where to start. RSBFS will walk you through the hows and whys about track days, bike prep and more. Join us for the journey!

Why should you consider taking it to the track?


The lure of a track day, often despite appearances, is not to prep you for a racing career. In fact, track days are not really about racing at all. Track days afford the rider an opportunity to ride further into the motorcycle's envelope of performance in a safe and controlled environment. Gone are the intersections, pedestrians, texting cagers, and the like. No driveways, no oncoming traffic, and no cops. Only a well-maintained track surface, the opportunity to attack the same set of corners multiple times, and the chance to build up some valuable muscle memory. Track days are all about learning. And having fun. And we all like to have fun, right?

Riders of all skill levels are welcome to track days. Riders of like ability and experience are grouped together to reduce the volatility of mixing pros with beginners. Most track day organizations employ skilled riders to participate in each session and ensure safety; if they see a rider struggling, they can pull them in for a discussion and some guided laps. The bigger schools offer a full curriculum over the course of day, including classroom sessions intermixed with track time. You are there to learn - in the safest environment possible. And to have fun.

A good track day is a bit like a bike gathering. Over the course of the day you will see all kinds of bikes (from cruisers to full-blown racers), meet more people from various walks of life (from pro racers to celebrities, from blue collar to white collar workers, from youngsters being encouraged by their parents to retirees), and generally have a great time doing so. Riding on the track is an addictive experience, and you cannot help but come off the course at the end of your session pumped and completely elated. Maybe you didn't ride quite as well as you would have liked, but you will still have had a great time.

Aside from the fun, the result of a track day is a rider with more confidence in his or her skills. Riding ability is enhanced through experience with braking harder, cornering faster, and generally riding in a more focused manner than you can on the street. The schools will run particular drills around use of the front or rear brake, body placement and weight shifting, and counter-steering maneuvers. Guided sessions help build your confidence and capability. Everything you pick up at the track is applicable to your daily riding on the street. Track days make you a better rider, regardless what you ride.

So are you ready to become a better, safer rider? Stay tuned as we help you select the right track day, and help prepare for your adventure!


Your homework assignment:


All track days require bike prep and safety gear. These topics will be covered in future articles, but you are welcome to peek ahead. Do you have the appropriate personal safety gear? If not, here is your chance to shop around a bit.


We will assume that your full face helmet is newer than 5 years old. If not, this is an easy place to start. You should not be riding on the street with an older helmet, so this is something you should address regardless of whether you participate in a track day. You need your head; invest wisely and take care of it. Update your brain bucket.


RSBFS recommends one-piece leathers for the ultimate in safety. There are several different brands, but Dainese is recognized as a longstanding, quality brand and is a safe choice. Shop for track day leathers here. If thousand dollar bills fall out of your pocket every time you sneeze, consider a newer air-bag equipped suit (although this is overkill for most riders).


A spine protector - while not required by every track day organization - should be considered mandatory. You only have one spine, and back protectors have come a long way in the past few years. Many suits will have provisions to incorporate a spine protector, making them both more comfortable AND safer for your key bits.


Boots are an area that you likely already have covered. You do NOT need the latest MotoGP lambskin leather whizbang booties with toe sliders. Sure they are cool, but if you already have a pair of sturdy motorcycle boots that fully cover your ankle save your pennies for something else.


Finally, take a close look at your gloves. Do they cover all of your fingers (no shorties allowed)? Are they - at minimum - double-layered at the palm and over the knuckles? If so, you are probably OK. However for ultimate in safety you should consider a gauntlet style glove that rides up higher and helps protect the gap between the suit sleeve and the glove. The gauntlet style integrates more tightly with leathers, and provides that added bit of protection in this critical area.


Next up:
Pick your track day
Prep your motorcycle and your gear
What to expect on the day of your ride

Sport Bikes For Sale May 22, 2017 posted by

RIP Nicky Hayden

With heavy hearts the world reacts to a champion taken too early. RSBFS staff share a moment of reflection for Nicky Hayden, with thoughts for the family, friends and fans left behind.

RIP Nicky Hayden
Sport Bikes For Sale May 15, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – May 15, 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!

This is what is HOT right now:


2002 Ducati 998R



Just over 24 hours left before this coveted 998R finds a new home. Comments from readers on RSBFS and our Facebook site indicate this is the real deal. Bidding stalled at $20k, but the value should be much, much higher. Check it out here as this one is going to set the 2017 benchmark for the model. Don't miss out on the last of the 916 lineage R bikes!


2005 Ducati 749R



It's the battle of the R bikes! This is the baby R, in 749 format. The styling is Terblance instead of Tamburini, but all the expected Ducati performance is there. In fact, this may be the more tolerable of the two from a riding perspective. Less than a day to go on this one, with bidding below $10k and below the reserve. Will it cross the threshold? Will someone score a bargain? Check it out and see!


1986 Kawasaki ZX600R Ninja



This sweet, early Ninja was highlighted to us by a reader. One look and you know this is a well-cared for example, claimed to be in "collector condition." Less pricey than many of the exotics normally listed - but no less cool - this 600 Ninja just might fit the bill as an affordable classic. Currently sitting below $3k and below reserve, this one will be gone by Wednesday morning.


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 May 6, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – May 6, 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!

This is what is HOT right now:


1994 KAWASAKI ZXR250

This super sano quarter liter rocketship is as minty as they come. As a bonus, it is also house trained! Not many of these bikes found their way out of Japan, and only a handful exist in North America. If you have the desire to wring 45 HP out of this baby Ninjette, not many riders will be able to hang with you on a tight, twisty track. Jump quickly, as it will be gone by midday on the West Coast.


1983 Bimota HB3

Posted here on RSBFS last October, this very clean HB3 is still looking for a forever home. With the hallmark trellis frame of the early Bimotas, the HB3 was powered by a Honda CB1100 engine - and limited to just 101 units. This is number 25. Few exist in this kind of condition today, and we rarely see these models on RSBFS. The flagship bike in your Bimota collection awaits you here. By Sunday it will be gone.


1994 Magni Moto Guzzi Racer

Also posted late last year on RSBFS, this super-rare Guzzi racer is still available - for a few more hours at least. Check out staffer Donn's write-up on it here to familiarize yourself with this particular breed of unicorn. Hand crafted with the sole goal of homologation for racing, this bike appears to have been spared from track abuse. Probably one of the best looking Italian sport bikes ever made. See it here before it disappears again!


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 May 2, 2017 posted by

What We’re Watching – May 2, 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!

This is what is HOT right now:


1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

This has got to be one the best looking Guzzis ever produced - and from your comments you seem to agree. Bidding has been surprisingly slow, with the current price a mere $8,465. THE RESERVE IS OFF so it looks like this one is going to sell. Check it out before Jimmy Fallon comes on the tube tonight - after that it's gone!


1985 Honda 750 Interceptor with HRC motor!

This auction is distinctively NOT hot at the moment, but it should be. How often do you come across a clean and period correct Interceptor? Semi rare, but maybe not *that* big of a deal. However when said, stock Interceptor comes with a full factory HRC engine kit PLUS race fairings? Surely that grabs your attention. No takers on this one thus far. If you are biding your time, you have less than 24 hours; when the banks open on Wednesday in New York, this one will be over.


1978 Yamaha TZ250 Street Bike

This is obviously the work of some mad genius, and all who love transfer ports and blue smoke should bow their heads in respect...or bid on this street-going GP racer (like many people have). Lots of bids, a current ask of $6,400 and a reserve in place. With 24 hours to go, this is center court for spectators. It's clear that many people are interested in this crazy machine, so don't miss out on the action. If it's after lunch in California on Wednesday, you've already missed it (but do yourself a favor and check out the bidding history - it's going to be nuts).


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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