Posts by Category: Yamaha

Yamaha December 1, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in North Carolina

Here's another great looking RZ500 for sale. This one is in North Carolina on Craigslist for $11k:

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in NC on Craigslist

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale

quote from the Craigslist ad:

1985 Yamaha RZ500
2 Stroke - 4 Cylinder (500CC) (street legal and ready to ride)
Looks and runs fantastic..low miles
Note: RZs were not distributed in the US and were very limited production (very rare collectors item)

-New tires
-520 Chain and sprockets
-New steering head bearings
-Airtech Fiberclass (professionally installed and painted)
-I have all of the original OEM parts and plastic
-I have the RZ500 Maintenance Manual
-Clear title

I'm surprised how many of these have come up for sale this year. Considering they were never imported, there are a fair number of them running around! Any RZ specialists out there know have a guess as to how many are rolling around in the U.S.?

dc

Yamaha November 28, 2009 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 LE #346 of 500

Yamaha R1 LE 50th Anniversary Edition on

This particular example has 0 miles (not sure how that was pulled off) and is being offered at a considerable discount off the MSRP of $18,000.00. So my gut feeling is that if this is maintained in the current state it is in, it can only go up as the supply comes down. As I scour the internet daily looking for RSBFS these are still available with lowish miles and Alex even came across one that was still in the crate, but we all know supply will go down as time passes

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There really shouldn't be much to say regarding a bike with 0 miles other than "being sold as new", but the seller does give some insight as to how it has been stored and cared for over the past 3 years.

Stored in a controlled environment and satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back! – less any shipping charges.

To sum it up:

It has Marchesini wheels, Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo master cylinder, slipper clutch and a titanium exhaust all of which make it as much of a Replica Racer as any other one on the market.

This bike looks to be a flawless example of a limited production Superbike. Now I know that producing 500 of any LE bike doesn't exactly put it in the ultra rare category, but this one begs to be purchased and put on a shelf like a barrel of Pappy Van Winkle and let time do it's part.

dd

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

Exciting Exclusive: Collection of 17 Rare, Exotic, and Low Mileage Bikes Soon to be For Sale

Update 1.8.2010: Rory has sent us an update on the remaining bikes. Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection.

Rory and his business partner have contacted Rare Sport Bikes For Sale to alert of us of a collection of 17 bikes that will soon be for sale.

His message included the following details:

My business partner, Lee and I are trying to help his neighbor sell the bikes owned by her late husband. The 17 bikes that are left to sell are primarily sport bikes and they are all somewhat special in one way or another: Limited Editions, grey market, low (or no) mileage, etc. It’s taking some time for the widow to have the bikes re-titled in her name, but we are now getting to the point where we need to figure out how to find buyers looking for the somewhat unusual bike.

And here is the list I was given:

Bike Model Year Mileage Notes
Honda V45 1983 9.8
Norton 810 Dunstall 1972 1983
Ducati 888 SPO 1993 2031
Yamaha FZR 750 RR km 1052
Benelli TRE 2004 2
Yamaha R1 SE 2006 0
Ducati 851 Tricolore NA
MV F4 2000 426 Serial number 10000
Ducati 916 SPS 6059
Yamaha R1 2001 18137
Bimota Tesi ?
Ducati F1 km 5234
Moto Guzzi Daytona R 1996 km 21421
Yam RZ500 1984 5571
Honda RC45 3718
Yamaha R7 3646 km
Yamaha (R1?) 2005 17 Race prepped

Clearly a collector with discerning taste, and pieces that match our theme here perfectly. Please leave a comment below if you'd like to see a particular piece of this collection processed sooner than later.

Thanks for contacting us Rory. Looking forward to seeing this collection go to new homes! I'm wish I was reckless enough to consider a second mortgage and the penalties on draining my retirement to get in line for some of these!

dc

Suzuki November 27, 2009 posted by

2 for 2 Stroke Friday

First up is a good looking

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Bike information from the seller:

My Yamaha RZ350 1988 in A1 plus condition.The motor is full rebuilt (Cost me $1800.00)
The CLutch is new + Stearing bearing + Brake + fork seal + seat + battery etc. I put more than $4000.00 (I have all the invoice) on it.
I also done full paint like original except the side pannel near the seat. The gas tank receive acid treatment.
The paint job is not perfect but not far. It cost me with the sticker $1250.00
So i put aroung $5250.00 on it. Any question write to me using contact seller.
Also injection is A1 working perfectly.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly

This looks like it could be a ton of fun on the open road.

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Next up is a as well. Both of these gems are for sale by the same owner in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

This RG250 was listed on RSBFS back in August and is still for sale.

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Quotes from the seller:

with 15 000 km (9000 miles)
This bike, when i bought it 2 years ago cost my $3900.00 and i put more than
$4000.00 to make it perfect. There is New Original Gas Tank and one side pannel.
There is a scratch on front fender back side.
Carburator, brake,tires,seat (front and back), mono seat, battery are new.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly.
I have all the invoice and evaluation price for this bike is more than $14000.00 is this condition

The seller seems to have a lot of $ into restoring these little bikes and it shows. Back in August I believe the RG was for sale on ebay for 4,500, but that may have been a starting price. Both have B.I.N prices of $5,300.00 so if you or your significant other has a cool 2 stroke on the wish list, these could be under the tree by Christmas.

dd

Ducati November 24, 2009 posted by

Reader Submissions of the Week Past Two Weeks!

I'm going to have to figure out a new system for reader submissions with so many great finds hitting my inbox! I've started this posts twice already and haven't been able to finish it!

First my apologies to those who sent auction items that have since passed. We really appreciate your submissions and always try hard to get them listed, but the entire RSBFS team has been swamped with real world job duties.

But enough of that, on to the bikes that are still available that have been sent in by readers.

Jim M. has sent in two bikes, and they're both delicious in two very different ways. First is this . It has a supercharged Harley V-Rod engine!

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His second submission is this very cool :

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Andrew sent me this Ducati 999R for sale in Florida:

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Will sent me this really well prepared FZR400 track bike:

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Finally, Mike L. forwarded this beaut on: It's Aaron Gobert's Formula Extreme Championship bike from 2002-2003 fitted with an R1 motor and CA title!

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Many, many thanks to the readers who have picked up the slack while we've been away! I've got a couple more posts to crank out that I hope to have up soon: RS250, another great collection becomes available for sale, and the RSBFS Holiday store opens Wednesday night. Stay tuned!

dc

Yamaha November 21, 2009 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition–Still in the crate

Again, I know R1s aren't rare but, the LEs are and this one is still in the crate.  Located in Cedar Hills, Oregon is a 2006 Yamaha R1 Limited Edition in unused condition.  To quote the seller:

I have a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition for sale. This is one of only 500 ever produced, and still in the original crate at my warehouse. It's in pristine condition, has never turned a wheel except maybe after it rolled off the assembly line and into it's shipping container.  This bike sold for $18,000 new, and I purchased it primarily as a collector's item never intending to use it. A nice display piece for sure, but would be great for weekend rides, or track days for someone who wants one of the best all time sportbikes, unmatched for it's speed, powerful engine and superb handling.  The bike is still in the crate, but I will be happy to assemble and service it for the new owner. I am a career Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki tech.  A factory service manual, owner's manual, and Limited Edition R1 tool kit will be included with purchase.

The asking price is $12,995.  So, if you missed the Limited Editions around the first time or you're a very serious collector, this might be the bike for you.  Sorry, no photos.  See the Craigslist ad here.

AG