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Track Bikes For Sale July 23, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Side

Today's Featured Listing Husqvarna SM450RR-based roadracer is a bit outside what we usually feature here, a bike without much of a pedigree or racing history, but one that has function and character by the bucketload. Race bikes are often cost-no-object creations designed to perform without compromise. Super Singles are almost the complete opposite of that design brief and are built to provide the foundation for a race series that keeps costs low and the level of competition high.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Rear

The costs to run top-tier race teams in Moto GP and WSBK are astronomical and, even with limits in place to keep costs from spiraling out of control, there are few that can play at that level. It takes mountains of money and talent to compete, with very few slots and many eager riders fighting to fill them.

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So how do you get started racing if you aren't blessed with deep pockets, or want to really learn the ropes on something that rewards finesse and talent? Where do you find the perfect bike to go racing on a budget? Something with torquey, flexible power, light weight, reliability, and easy parts availability, a bike that allows the riders, not the bikes to shine brightly?

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Engine Detail

A number of big names, including Roland Sands, were involved in developing bikes to compete in an AMA Superbike feeder class, and bikes like this were the result. Several companies stepped up to the plate and produced kits that utilize big offroad singles as the basis for roadracing machines, utilizing the donor bike's engine, frame, and swingarm. New wheels, brakes, suspensions, and bodywork were added for the bike's new mission and while the resulting bikes weren't exactly cheap, costs could be kept manageable. Performance? With a weight of about 250lbs and 60hp these are seriously quick machines with the power-to-weight of a tuned two-stroke 250, but with a fat wedge of midrange and durability undreamed of by the smoker brigade.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single for sale on eBay

From the seller: Brand New 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Road Racer

Gavin Trippe (A legendary motocross and road race promoter, father of the Supermoto and the AMA Superbike Championship) joined with Troy Lee Designs and Roland Sands Designs to build several F-450 examples based off of current 450cc Motocross bikes.  One of the last and the most expensive design the trio has designed is this Husqvarna 450RR and it’s ready to race!

This Husqvarna’s SM450RR Limited Edition is the only one imported and was constructed to celebrate Husqvarna Motorcycle’s success in the 2008 Supermoto World Championships when Adrien Chareyre (France) and Husqvarna bike won 2 world titles. This motorcycle was the identical backup bike of Adrien Chareyre setup but not raced.

The SMRR's power plants are more powerful "race" versions and are mated to six-speed gear boxes derived the mx bikes which come stock with a STM slipper clutches. Changes to the engines include an enhanced electric started, 41mm Keihin carburetor and along with special cams and pistons. In collaboration with Arrow, Husqvarna engineers designed a tailor-made exhaust system for the SMRR's which are constructed from titanium (complete) and feature twin silencers and heat shield also made of titanium.

The bike offer a TIG welded frame with adjustable steering heads (just like on the official Team Husqvarna machine) as well as a shortened, black anodized swing-arm that improves traction and maneuverability. The one-piece steering plate made from anodized Ergal and the increased diameter steering pivot is all aluminum.

The brakes are special for these models and feature a one-piece caliper and pump. Wave disc rotors from Braking are oversize 310 mm for better compromise between adjustability and stopping power. 

Front suspension is handled by 50mm sealed cartridge Marzocchi Forks, and the rear is controlled by a Sachs racing aluminum bodied shock.

There are several titanium bolts on the bike.

The twin-colored anodized aluminum fuel filler cap is special as are the one-piece anodized Ergal racing handlebar clamps. The racing type stand is included.

This bike has never been on a track.

What?! "This bike has never been on a track"?! Someone buy this thing and rectify that immediately! It's almost a shame that the best thing to do with this Husky is thrash the living hell out of it on track, considering how nicely put together it is. With a number of companies currently making kits to convert dirt bikes into whippy little roadracers, the final product will certainly vary in terms of polish, depending on who's built them. That's not a problem with this one.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Rider View

Although this nicely finished and highly spec'd machine is unlikely to ever be a collector's item in the same way the Honda NSR250 has become, it's the perfect tool for going fast or learning to go fast and will look good doing it.

-tad

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Naked

Featured Listing: 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single
Sport Bikes For Sale February 4, 2015 posted by

SOLD: 1989 Moto Paton 500cc four cylinder two stroke

NOTE: This bike sold while I was writing the post but since its a brand/manufacturer that has NEVER been on RSBFS before, I thought I would go ahead and post it anyway.

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Never heard of Moto Paton?  The story is actually pretty interesting: back in 1959 a bunch of the Italian motorcycle manufacturers all got together and decided they would all agree to reduce their racing efforts.  This "abstention pact" was signed by Mondial, MV Agusta and Moto Guzzi.  Moto Paton was founded by two former employees of the racing department of Mondial; Giuseppe Pattoni and Lino Tonti.  Similar to the later Bimota, the founders names were used as the basis of the new company (hence the name "Pa ton").   The early Paton motorcycles blew away the competitors of the day such the Matchless G50 or Manx Norton and were ridden to success against top level racers of the day, including the legendary Agostini.

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1989 Moto Paton 500cc two stroke for sale

The full history of Paton is available on the Paton website (here) but as was typical for small manufacturers the company always seemed to be flirting with financial insolvency.   By the early 1980's Paton had begun to seriously struggle and even stopped racing for a few years but development quietly continued.  In 1983 Paton returned to racing and introduced a new four cylinder V configure two-stroke liquid-cooled unit, known as the C90 due to the 90 degrees between the engine cylinder banks.  In 1986 another another engine was introduced, this time a V engine with 115 ° angle between the cylinder banks and prodcuing 140 bhp.  It was this configuration that actually gave Paton some racing success in the predessor to MotoGP.

Note:  More info about the Paton models development history can be found here and on wikipedia.

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This bike is supposed to be one of only four (4) made and the only one that has survived in original condition.  The bike looks pretty close to the pictures on the Paton website except for the wheel color.   Overall the bike looks to be very clean but there isn't much other info and pics do seem to show a worn rear tire and what appears to be a modern rear shock.

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So now we come to the question of whether this bike is worth the $67,500 USD asking price  Well it will probably only appeal to to a serious collector but its certainly a rare piece.  Even though Paton has restarted operations in 2010, Paton is not something you will likely see at any events.   While it probably wont appreciate like a Supermono, it would still look very cool parked in the living room.

Note:  As stated previously, this bike sold while this post was underway.  Not sure if the $67,500 USD asking price was met.   Even though it was sold I thought it was interesting and we had never had a Moto Paton on RSBFS so I decided to post it anyway.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

SOLD:  1989 Moto Paton 500cc four cylinder two stroke
Track Bikes For Sale January 28, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 2006 MetraKit Pre GP125

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 L Side

Although they're often overshadowed by bigger, badder, modern superbikes, or vintage racebikes with history and links to famous riders, bikes like this Metrakit PreGP 125 are where it all starts for riders of the future. A tool they'll use to start writing their own stories.

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 Engine

If you're not familiar with MetraKit, they're a Spanish company that's been making scooter, moped, and mini-moto hop-up parts for road and track since 1976. More recently, they've branched out, building a variety of complete racing motorcycles with powerplants from established manufacturers.

The Pre GP125 was introduced in 2005 as a step up from smaller mini-moto machines like the YSR50. It features 17" wheels and is motivated by a modified, two-stroke 124.8cc Husqvarna engine that puts 32bhp through a six-speed gearbox. That reliable powerplant is hung within a tubular steel frame and aluminum side-plates and the complete package weighs in at 176 lbs dry.

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 Front Wheel

But don't assume this bike's relatively tiny powerplant makes it a "learner bike," unless you mean "learning to whip your buddies at the track." They pack two-stroke punch into a featherweight package, providing racebike handling for riders looking to cut their teeth before moving on to bigger, faster machines. Keep in mind: these are racing motorcycles designed for teenagers moving up from mini-moto classes and aren't really scaled for larger riders. So if you're built like a jockey or don't mind folding yourself up like a contortionist to fit on board, something like this should provide plenty of thrills for track day or race fun.

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 Damper

From the original eBay listing: 2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 for Sale

2006 Metrakit Pre GP 125 Red Bull Rookie Cup Bike LIKE NEW LOW HOURS!!
***SOLD WITH BILL OF SALE*** AS IS WHERE IS
Any questions or to preview call David at 310.435.8968
Lots of spares bars, sprockets, levers, bar ends, 2 sets of spare fairing; 1 new unpainted 1 damaged in shipping and repaired, Rear stand,
Bitubo steering dampner
Paioli forks
radial master cylinder and front brake
WP suspension rear shock
TMX Mikuni Carb
VFORCE reeds
Engine is an 06 husquvarna 125 great reliable engine starts right up bike is REALLY FAST
Tires have about 10 or less laps on them
Bike has only a few hours total
Has great suspension (see pics)

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 R Side

With a Buy It Now price of $5,500, this looks like a great way to pick up a ready-to-race GP bike for a relative song. As is often the case with genuine race bikes, this one comes with a wealth of spares and upgraded parts that should help keep the little two-stroke running, including several sets of bodywork in case you happen to subscribe to the philosophy that "rubbin' is racin" or have more courage than talent. Although I understand that lightweight 125's often fare better in crashes than larger bikes as they tend to skim along instead of tumbling...

-tad

2006 MetraKit Pre GP125 Front

Featured Listing:  2006 MetraKit Pre GP125
Sport Bikes For Sale October 4, 2014 posted by

The Real Thing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 L Side

I normally don’t choose bikes from outside the continental US to post, but this Moriwaki MD600 is cool enough I thought I’d make an exception. The listing doesn’t include much information, but if you’re seriously considering dropping 40-large on this, you probably already know what you’re looking at.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Front Rear

For the tourists:

This is a genuine race bike, used in anger during the 2010 Moto2 season, sponsored by Holiday Gym and ridden by Yannick Guerra. A stepping-stone to the premier class of bikes, Moto2 replaced the two-stroke 250 GP class when the series went to four-stroke engines: riders in Moto2 are looking to prove themselves worthy of a shot at the big leagues.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Front Wheel

All Moto2 bikes use the exact same, box-stock 600cc four-cylinder Honda engines, with no internal modifications allowed. The goal is to keep costs down and allow the riders, not the machines to shine. What this means is that competition is extremely fierce: with power a non-issue, winning and losing is down to rider and chassis performance.

If you’ve never bothered to watch a Moto2 race, the first lap is absolute mayhem, with the entire grid fighting for the same few feet of real estate in the first couple of corners.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Dash

From the original eBay listing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 for Sale

This Motorbike was for a Racing Team from the World Championship Motorbike of Moto2 (Holiday Gym) that leaves the competition for a few years.The bike sells because don´t need it more. The pilot was Yannick Guerra. For more information don´t hesitate to contact me, THANKS!
Comes with easels Moriwaki Titanium
We have many parts, tyres, brakes, wheels... Could be included on the price.
Also have an aluminiun Box to the bike transit.
If you are really interested could be a great deal.

I’m assuming “easels Moriwaki Titanium” means “titanium Moriwaki front and rear stands”. Which is nice. As you can see from the photos, the package also includes the MoTeC electronics package, digital dash, and suspension potentiometers, all bagged up and ready to install.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Parts

By race-bike standards, the MD600 is very conventional: an aluminum beam frame with top-shelf, race-spec Öhlins suspension at both ends. But as the saying goes: "if it ain't broke..."

If you’re a well-heeled track-day enthusiast, this might be your ticket to nirvana. Or if you’re a collector, looking for a modern race bike to add to your collection, this one looks very clean. Or maybe you’re building your own race or track monster, just looking for a killer collection of top-flight components? I wonder what those suspenders, and all that electronics gear would go for new…

-tad

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 L Tank

The Real Thing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 Race Bike for Sale
Ducati September 14, 2014 posted by

Mama Mia! 1986 Ducati Bevel Twin racer

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Today's eye candy is brought to you by the letter "B" and the number "2." That would be "B" as in Battle and "2" as in Twins. Straight from the The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) website: "The Battle of Twins concept was born in the late 1980s as modern Superbike racing became increasingly dominated by inline four-cylinder machines. BoT racing kept alive the thunderous roar of twin-cylinder machines from British, European and American manufacturers." Indeed the BOT concept has provided some very interesting racing across many different manufacturers (you do remember the HD entry "Lucifer's Hammer" don't you?), and was the proving ground of some great riders. This particular bike was prepared for Jimmy Adamo - a racer we sadly lost in 1993 at the Daytona 200. Fortunately the machinery lives on, which brings us to this gorgeously prepared Ducati racebike.

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1986 Ducati racer ex Jimmy Adamo for sale

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From the seller:
This amazing Ducati Mille BOTT racer has quite a history. Legendary Ducati tuner Reno Leoni built this machine for the late Jimmy Adamo to replace the Daspa-framed machine that he had been campaigning for many years. Using a rare, limited production endurance frame & swing arm, Tecnomagnesio wheels, a Double System air shock, Marzicchi M1Rs, and the team's seriously modified '86 Mille engine, the machine was tested by Adamo - but he elected to stay with the Daspa package.

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Reno Leoni is a tuner with racing in his blood. He has worked with Jimmy Adamo, Mike Baldwin and Freddie Spencer just to name a few. He started his career back with NSU before becoming involved with Ducati and Moto Guzzi. If there is speed to be had, Reno could always find it; hit bikes had the highest trap speeds at Daytona year after year. This looks to be a pretty interesting piece of history. Toss out the history, and this looks to be one very cool Ducati bevel racer with excellent pedigree. Check it out here, and don't get too lost in the pictures!

MI

Mama Mia!  1986 Ducati Bevel Twin racer
Sport Bikes For Sale March 3, 2014 posted by

Very Rare 1988 Wood-Rotax SJ676

Super Singles of the 1980’s week continues with this machine. It may look at first blush like another ratty little 80’s graphics-festooned track day special that might have been ridden back in the day by Vanilla Ice with no helmet “so his hair can blow.” But this Wood-Rotax SJ676 is truly something special: one of 16 ever produced, it was touted as the “World’s Fastest Single” in Cycle Magazine at the time it was created.

1988 Wood-Rotax SJ676 for sale on eBay

Wood-Rotax 675 for sale

Started in 1982 and focusing primarily on dirt-track racing, Ron Wood Racing distributed Rotax engines and soon began making in-house frames for dirt and flat track competition. The Wood-Rotax SJ676 was developed by Ron Wood and Steve Jentges in 1986 to compete in an AHRMA singles road-racing class, and featured an oil-carrying frame that not only saved weight by storing the vital fluid, but also by doing double-duty as a giant radiator.

The powerplant was a DOHC, 676cc Rotax single heavily tuned to produce over 70hp, providing a terrific power-to-weight ratio for this featherweight bike: it was ridden by Walt Dorsch to a Formula Singles lap record at Willow Springs Raceway that still stands.

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From the original eBay listing:

Very rare Woods Rotax Road Racer
Pretty sure they only made a run of 16 in total??
The history of these bikes is quite well documented
This one is in very nice cosmtic condition
I’m told it’s quite original and doesn’t look to have ever been dropped or crashed
Condition of the motor is unknown
This is an ex race bike so it is sold as seen
This has been stood unused for some time in a private collection
I have no idea of its history, please let me know if you have any info on it
Just in the same condition as the day it finished racing
No attempt has been made to run the engine.
I would recommend a complete recommission before use or just keep it in your collection
Great opportunity to buy a valuable investment
Bike is located in Sacramento, CA

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Photos aren’t really the best, and show little detail, although considering the life many racebikes lead, this one does look to be in very good shape. And beggars can’t be choosers when it’s one of 16: if you want an SJ676 , you’d better snap it up quickly! Parts for the engine should be relatively easy to come by, and Ron Wood’s shop is still around, so you could probably even contract them to tune it for you.

If you’ve the nerve to chance such a rare bike at a trackday, I’ll be it would be very entertaining to give guys on bigger machines a real run for their money on this lithe little scrapper.

-tad

Very Rare 1988 Wood-Rotax SJ676