Posts by Category: Suzuki

Ducati November 6, 2009 posted by

Reader Submission Catch Up!

As usual the readers of RSBFS are always on the hunt as well, and we've got a nice mix to show off today thanks to your emails!

Up first is this 1990 NC30 VFR400 that Gavin sent me that's for sale in Calgary for $4500CAD (~$4200US as of this writing):

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I'm not crazy about the paintwork on this one, but maybe there is some room for negotiation.

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Next up is this 1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco for $9500 with 13.7k miles. You know I'm a sucker for these and I happily post them as often as possible. Thanks for the heads up Tim!

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To contrast, the , but now with a buy-it-now of $8600. I've been following the comments on the Yahoo 851/888 group, and everyone agrees that it's a steal at that price. Previous reference to this bike.

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And now I need to rally our readers: Please save this bike from becoming a streetfighter! It looks far too nice to break up! Here's a 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale in Ontario, Canada for only $2000CAD ($1865US):

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Thanks for the email Shawn!

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Another beautiful RZ500 has come up for sale, and this one is fully restored. Penny sent us this one and it's for sale in Texas Tennessee:

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And finally, one our regulars sent this one to me last night. How about that, two Walter Wolf bikes in one month?! with 24k miles:

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Thanks for the email Gerry!

And thank you to our readers! Have a good weekend,

dc

Suzuki November 4, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSXR750 LE for sale

This is probably the first, of what we know as sportbikes today, homologation model produced.  This one is for sale on

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If my memory serves me correctly, about the only differences between the LE and the regular US version is the dry clutch, LE graphics and the solo seat tail section.  The European versions received Flat Side Carbs for this year. 
 

THIS ONE ONLY HAS 4400 MILES AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR ITS YEAR. PAINT IS ALL ORIGINAL WITH A FEW MINOR BLEMISHES BUT NO CRACKS WHAT SO EVER. 

COMES WITH FACTORY MUFFLER AND YOSH SYSTEM.

The seller states that this bike has Dymag Magnesium wheels and if that is the case all of my research says they aren't OEM.  If anyone has information regarding this let me know and I'll update the post. 

These early GSXR's had a whopping 106hp and used 18" rims on both the front and rear.  One fun fact is the FZR 400's used the exact same tire size (even larger than the same year FZR 1000's, but I'll save that tid bit for another post).  This one looks to be in great shape and is located in Swansea, Massachusetts.  I know these have a huge cult following so I am anxious to see what it sells for. 

dd

Suzuki October 31, 2009 posted by

Would you like to ride the same bike as your hero?

Located in Northern California are three AMA superbikes.  See description below:

3 Yoshimura Suzuki AMA superbikes

Please be aware that two of the three have all of the data logging, traction control, and race instrument clusters removed. This drops the price considerably. Due to the current AMA roadracing rules, Yoshimura Suzuki bought these bikes from a dealership before converting them to race bikes. So they have proper VIN, registration, and titles! So in essence, one could convert these 200+ HP Superbikes into streetbikes if they wanted.

The last bike listed is Mat Mladin's race bike, as is, with all the insane factory race bits still on the bike. As a matter of fact, the tires are still the same ones still on this bike as last raced.

Due to the new homologation rules of the AMA Superbike series, Yoshimura Suzuki started out the 2009 season using 2008 bikes. So though these are '08 models, they were only built back at the beginning of this year, just in time to start the 2009 race season. This is the real deal. Factory spec full on superbikes.

#22 Tommy Hayden Superbike $18,000.00:

http://www.tommyhayden.com/
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) - 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from '09 season
* Ohlins internal fork kit (FGK 136)
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* Yoshimura Adjustable Rearsets
* Lightened rear brake rotor
* BMC race air filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* OEM steering damper
* OEM wheels / tires / front brake rotors
* OEM master / slave cylinders
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* OEM instrument cluster
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200 Km of use
* Swingarm pivot - standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage (OEM odometer shows 0 miles. Race instrument clusters were used the entire season) - 1,500 miles

#79 Blake Young Superbike $18,000.00:
http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/rider...r.cfm?did=3276
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) - 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from '09 season
* Revalved / Sprung OEM Showa forks
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* Quick shifter
* Yoshimura Adjustable Rearsets
* BMC race filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* OEM steering damper
* OEM wheels / tires / front & rear brake rotors
* OEM master / slave cylinders
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* OEM instrument cluster
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200 ~ 300 KM of use
* Swingarm pivot - standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage 1,500 miles (OEM odometer shows 0 miles. Race instrument clusters were used the entire season)

#7 Mat Mladin Superbike $49,000:
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) - 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from '09 season
* Ohlins pressurized fork kit
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* quick shifter
* Mladin custom rearsets
* BMC race air filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* Ohlins steering damper
* Magtan magnesium 17" rims
* Brembo monoblock radial mount front brake calipers
* Brembo front brake rotors
* Factory Suzuki triples with offset / caster adjustability - Caster adjustability +- 30min. Off-set inserts +- 2 mm
* Brembo master / slave cylinders
* MoTec instrument cluster
* MoTec data logging Includes suspension potentiometers, GPS system, lap timing
* 2-way switchable maps
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200KM of use
* Swingarm pivot - standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage 1,500 miles (Race instrument clusters were used the entire season)

Pictures:

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What would could be cooler than showing up to Alice's on a Desmo?  Mat Mladin's bike would have to be right up there.

See these bikes on Bay Area Riders Forum here.

AG

Suzuki October 31, 2009 posted by

1996 RGV250 Gamma VJ23

Available in Northern California is a 1996 RGV250 in what looks to be amazing condition. The ad as posted by the seller:

I am sad to say that I am forced to sell my 96 RGV250. I have spent the last 3 1/2 years building the bike.

This is a extremely rare 1996 RGV250 VJ23. There were only 2218 bikes made between Feb 96 and Sept 96. The bike has a unique 70 degree motor based on the Suzuki GP bikes. There are maybe 15 to 20 of these bikes in the USA.

Here is a list of the modifications I have done:

- Ohlins radial front forks with the Brembo radial calipers
- Galfer wave rotors
- Yoshmura billet triple clamps w/modification to fit stock ignition lock
- Penske triple clicker rear shock
- Marchesini magnesium 10 spoke wheels f/3.5" and r/5.5"
- New Michelin Pilot Power 2ct tires
- Custom rear caliper bracket with brembo caliper
- Sugaya race pipes (Not the Lomas as seen in the pictures below)
- Sugaya R2 cdi
- Has oil injection (not premix)
- Ca titled with new registration(November) for the next year
- Recent complete rebuild

I want $15,000 firm for the bike. No tire kickers please...and no test rides until there is cash in hand.

Sorry no trades of anykind.
Feel free to contact me with any questions...

** The pictures below show the bike with Jim Lomas pipes....the bike currently has Sugaya race pipes and thats whats being sold**

The asking price is $15,000 and is titled and registered in California.  See the ad on Bay Area Riders Forum here.

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AG

Suzuki October 25, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG 400 Gamma Walter Wolf Racing edition – on ebay!

I'm going say this is probably the rarest bike I will ever post on RSBFS.com.

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Okay, so I found another rough one, but this one seems to be super duper rare!  Walter Wolf was a successful businessman based in Canada.  His ownership into racing started with a F1 team.  He later ventured into Moto GP and used Gamma RG 500's. Suzuki honored his team by making a limited number WWR edition RG 500's, 400's and 250's.  This particular model was only sold in Japan and I couldn't nail down an exact production number, but did find a couple of informative sites that I will link up for you to review.  The first one is a BBS post (disclaimer: I cannot verify this to be fact or fiction so you will have to be the judge) from an author named MannyU and he seems pretty knowledgeable

Here is a nice video that gives an idea of what Walter Wolf Racing was back in the day.

These looked pretty sweet back in the day if I do say so myself.

The owner has a lot to say about it and here is a partial list from the auction: 

This is a very rare and exotic Suzuki RG400 Walter Wolf Edition motorcycle. It is from Japan originally.

New parts: Bridgestone tires, Battery, Fork tubes, Fork seals, Carb gaskets, petcock rebuilt.

Bike is far from perfect, although the original paint, where not scratched, has good clear coat and is not faded from sun etc. The bike has always been inside. It does have some corrosion from it's previous home in Japan, but it should all come clean with the right care.

Bike has approx 9700 KM. Gauges all read KMH. Labels/warning lights are in Japanese.

This little bike needs some work, but would make for an AWESOME addition to any collection. Wouldn't you agree?

dd

Suzuki October 20, 2009 posted by

1992 Suzuki GSXR 1100 w/ only 9,000 miles!

I know, I know not a super rare find, but an extremely clean, low mileage classic liter bike.  I appreciate a bike that has been well maintained and taken care of as much as I do the super rare ones.  Of course I can only appreciate them because I am a freak about cleaning and maintaining my own scoots. 

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 Looks to be in really nice shape and well taken care of.  This gem is located in Texas and would make for a great conversation piece at your local bike night.
 

1992 GSXR1100 that has not been raced, Wreck, Dropped, or painted. This bike has been garaged kept its whole life and is in great shape.

The bike does not have any damage other then a few MINOR nicks from the road here and there but is a 9 out of 10 for sure. Runs and drives perfect.

 
The only modification I can see is the tail end is delete of the stock mud flap.  It has an aftermarket exhaust as well, but is not pictured due to being taken off for polishing.  In my area of the world, most sportbikes bottom out around 3,000 to 3,500 regardless of age or size, so for me a super clean 1992 GSXR 1100 at $2,800 is a steal!

dd