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Promo December 13, 2012 posted by

Thank You To All Our Sponsors!

As we near the end of another record breaking year at RSBFS, I'd like to turn your attention to our sponsors who have helped to support this site. Please consider visiting these websites before Christmas and support those who support us!

On behalf of the entire team, thank you very much sponsors!

Dan Crouch

Wayne Rainey Print Artwork For Sale has been supporting us for a couple years and has recently launched a new web site which features desktop ready full-size preview images. Suitable for framing, we hope you'll consider these limited edition prints for your home office or garage. We are proud to have MotoDeity as a sponsor and thank them for their continued support!

SpeedWerks has been a loyal sponsor almost since the beginning of our website. Located in Delaware, they have been in business for over 15 years providing exceptional service and support to street riders, club and pro racers, and track day enthusiasts alike. Not to mention their builds, like the NSR above, are second to none. Thank you for your support Steve!

SpeedWerks Bikes Previously Listed:
-1991 Ducati 851
-1989 Yamaha FZR400
-1998 Derbi GPR50
-NSR250 MC21
-91 GSX-R 750
-89 FZR400
-NSR250SP MC28
-RS250 Cup


Duc Pond Motorsports is one of our newer sponsors and has a loyal following on the east coast. The above two bikes are available at their showroom right now in time for Christmas delivery. Thanks for partnering with us this year guys!

Doug Durham Photography

Finally, though he's not officially a sponsor, we'd like to give a shout out to RSBFS Alumni Doug Durham who has started his own photography website. The shots are simply stunning and we wish him all the best in his latest endeavor!

Please contact me if you have a business or organization that would benefit from being seen on RSBFS.

Bimota May 1, 2012 posted by

May 1st Mailbag — A Little Late but Worth the Wait

Hey guys,

Sorry for the delay this week but we got a ton of submissions, probably twice as many as usual. While I've passed on a few almost all made the cut. Thanks for your submissions and have a great rest of your week!


Chris M shoots us his listing for a 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS. Just 5400 miles and located in San Diego. Good luck with the sale!

Perhaps the deal of the day (even with the goofy signals), Chris forwards the first of several sweet finds in the Toronto area. Here's a 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR for just $4500 CAD. Doug needs to a leave a comment on this one!

Chris S. forwarded us this great looking 1985 Ducati MHR Mille in San Francisco. $21500, miles not disclosed.

Dan spotted this freshly imported 1989 Honda VFR400 NC30 for sale in Toronto. 27k kilometers, $6000 CAD.

By now you know I'm a sucker for mass produced sportbikes of the past that have somehow survived. This one strikes a chord with me as my first bike in college was an FZR 600. This one spotted by Louie has only 70 miles and is located in the Winston-Salem area. Seller is asking just $3400. {flame suit on!}

Gregg spotted another sharp Aprilia Bol 'd Or RSV1000R in Reno for $9350 with under 5k miles!

Chris spotted an interesting 1992 Yamaha 3TJ FZR400RR for sale in Toronto. After conferencing with Doug, it appears it does have OEM bodywork though looks painted. For $2499 CAD might be worth a look for such a trick little machine. For those in the U.S., check out our sponsor SpeedWerks, who have extensive FZR400 experience on track.

Craig spotted this Red Bull Rookies Cup KTM 125 GP Bike on the WERA classifieds. It's a brand new bike, never ridden, and has spares. $24k.

Adam forwarded this rare Bimota SB6 in New Haven for $9999. Rare because it's actually been ridden nearly 9k miles!

Tim forwards us another nearly new track bike, a 2008 Honda CBR125 track bike with just 2km's. For just $4500, this looks like a fun track day machine for a smaller rider.

Sport Bikes For Sale February 2, 2012 posted by

Yes, another Yamaha RZ350 “King” Kenny Roberts Edition (’85)

Location: Ashville, North Carolina

Mileage: 3,439

Price: Auction, currently $4,200 with a reserve

There seems to be a run of Yamaha RZ350's lately on RSBFS. Like for instance this one just posted by our fearless leader, Dan. Like the others, this one is a Kenny Roberts edition, a rare two-stroke sportbike brought to the U.S. market. And I'm sure everybody here knows about Kenny Roberts and his stellar career in Grand Prix racing. A true American racing legend. These are cool bikes and it's great to see clean examples out there for people to take home.

Here's what the seller has to say-

Beautiful low mileage Yamaha RZ 350 with 3,439 original miles. Bike has expansion chambers matched with Tommey mufflers and runs great. The paint and bright work are in excellent condition and the guages are clear and in perfect working order. Bike has on a set of new Dunlop Arrowmax tires. Please note the many detailed photos as this machine is in overall excellent condition and is a blast to drive.

And some more pics-

This looks to be a clean, low-mile example. The seller doesn't provide a lot of description except to highlight to expansion chambers and  pipes. The rest of the bike appears stock and in good shape. You may want to ask more about the condition and the maintenance history so you know exactly what you're getting into. Low mileage bikes are great but not running a bike (or car) can have issues of its own.

There are plenty of bids so far and these usually go in the $5k range. So we'll see where it lands. But if you missed out the other RZ350's recently posted or this one is near you, negating shipping, or you just like them,  then go check this bike out.




Ducati January 24, 2012 posted by

Beautiful ’91 Ducati 851 Superbike- For a Good Cause

Location: Dover, Delaware

Mileage: 17,863

Price: Auction

Here we have another nice bike from our friends at Speedwerks. And the sale would help someone who's dealing with some serious health issues and the bills that go with them.

The 851 is one of the best looking bikes Ducati has ever built. And we certainly agree the white frame takes that cool factor up another notch. The '91 saw updates with Showa front forks and Ohlins rear shock. These upgrades went along with the twin-cylinder, liquid cooled motor and famous desmodromic valve actuation. Bottom line, this is one sexy bike.


And from the seller-

This is a very nice example of an early Ducati Superbike. 1991 model just brought to us by a long time racer/customer/friend.

This bike has never been raced or to a track day, Street ridden only.

History,, he is reported to be the second owner and purchased the bike in early 2003. At that time the bike was registered and titled with 15,752 miles, The bike received an extensive service at Fast By Feracci, including a 916 kit,head work(belts etc),power commander and exhaust system. We saw him last for service and new Pirelli's in late 04. Tire's are in good nick as pictured.  Stock pipes are included with sale. He put a couple thousand miles on it street riding only, shortly after,, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

The bike was kept in climate controlled storage and shows no signs of rust or oxidation. the photos with the body off are as we received it.

The assembled pics are after a quick clean up and safety inspection. He's not dead (-: (I know your wondering) but he is unable to ride/balance.

He also needed the money for enormous medical bill's.(apparently chemotherapy is a non-deductible option for BCBS,unless you wanna live) So the money is going to a good cause, helping keep the top of Rob's head and the roof of his mouth in place.

The bike is ready to ride and needs nothing, *except a new windscreen*,,he lost his balance pushing it up into the truck. We are sourcing a replacement windscreen and it will be included in the sale. The bike is for sale on the showroom here and locally so we reserve the right to terminate the auction any time.Inspections in person are welcome 10-7 mon-sat by appt. 

No buy it now! No Reserve! email any offers to steve at speedwerks dot com.   High Resolution images are avail. copy,paste and GO!

This is a pretty rare model and in fantastic condition for it's age. It's ready to ride or show off in your home/office.

Personally I think all old white framed Duc's are cool. Kinda factory racebikeish. 

Shipping is your responsibility but we use Keyboard carriers with great results,fee's are on their site but figure $400-600 depending where you are, we are east coast 19904. They ship door to door with no prep or crate required. We can crate it for an additional charge if you choose another carrier. Reasonably distance deliver is available for .50 cents per mile plus tolls/service charge. In one the enclosed climate controled Speedwerks Molester vans pictured. Molester not included but they do have candy in the console if you want a snack.......Good Luck! and keep an eye on our auctions for a kick ass Kenny Roberts RZ350 all original coming up soon.

As described by the seller, the bike seems to be in good shape and ready to ride except for the mentioned windscreen. The seller is going to take care of that, so not a big worry. Mileage isn't bad, especially considering the age. Also, it should be noted, this is being sold for someone who certainly has fell on some difficult times. So you actually have a chance to buy a beautiful bike and help out someone who needs it.

So if you've been looking, here's a chance for a great bike and a chance to do some good. Win/win in my book. So go check this auction out!


Sport Bikes For Sale January 8, 2012 posted by

Up for Grabs- Clean and Original ’89 Yamaha FZR400

Location: Dover, Delaware

Mileage: 10,624

Price: Auction, currently $2,629

Seller: Another fine offering from RSBFS sponsor, SpeedWerks!

We love bone stock bikes from the eighties. To have survived this long without being modified or dropped or just plain totaled is something to see. It's even better for bikes that didn't come to the US for all that many years, like this FZR400 (imported '89-90). A great ride any way you look at it, this bike still wasn't a big hit in the U.S., a country that likes its displacement. But for those in the know, the FZR400 was, and remains, a capable and fun bike.

Here's the seller's info on the bike-

This is a VERY rare find, an unmolested,never raced, lovingly cared for,garaged, 2 owner, bone stock Yamaha FZR400. 

How this one never made it to the track still bewilders us, we have built and raced these bikes since the late 80's and have a vast amount of spares along with of wealth of info and support to go along with the purchase.

*Full history and All documentation comes with bike*, Purchased new in 1991 for $4300 by an older gent, he started a binder of info and service records that are pictured. Including the original invoice and setup sheet. He sold the bike in the early 2000 to a hot Asian Med. student in Md.

She used the bike to learn how to ride and commute to Med school in Baltimore. In learning how to ride it has fallen over and shows minor scratches on the air intake of the lower fairing. Not crashed or thrown down the road,,,IT FELL OVER. The mileage is accurate and low because she lived in the city close to school.

Now a famous (still hot) Doctor she has no time ride or risk messing up her pretty little surgeon hands.

So thats how we ended up with the bike. There are no stories here it's all documented and 100%.

It had been sitting for a while so we took care of a Full Service and safety ck, inc. 

New Bridgestone tires,EBC brakes,EK chain,plugs,all fluids changed. Carbs were cleaned and rebuilt and a new battery installed. It runs as it should and needs nothing. Except a new owner.

Sold only to a good home! please no kids who are gonna try to put a 190 tire on the back or wack some flush mounts on it.

This is a collector quality piece and will make a great scoot for you or your significant other.

High Resolution images avail. at; (copy and go/ebay jacks any links)

please call or email with any questions 302-672-RACE  steve at speedwerks dot com.

East coast delivery avail. enclosed for .50 cent per mile round trip plus service chg and tolls.

And the pics-

This bike appears 100% stock and clean, remarkable for its age. The seller includes documentation with the bike, which is always a bonus to people like me. Mileage isn't bad and if the bike has been well cared for, which seems to be the case, should be good for years to come. Significant maintenance has also been performed and the bike is described as ready to ride. The seller mentions the bike fell over and certainly no major damage is evident in the photos but you may want more detail on that.

The FZR400 is a great bike that should have got more love here in the U.S. This one has survived over the years and if you've been looking, this one deserves your consideration. So, go gather up your cash, then check this bike out!


Sport Bikes For Sale December 13, 2011 posted by

Euro Racer: 1990 Yamaha FZR400 track bike

For Sale: 1990 Yamaha FZR400

It really must be getting close to Christmas - because what other time of year can you find a super rare "must have" model (FZR400) augmented with carbon fiber everything and custom "go fast" race parts ready to mop up at your local A-level group track day? Now if only my skill level was up to the performance potential of this little rocket. Sigh. At least my leathers would match!

Does anything look better in the sunlight than the weave of biaxial carbon fiber? Well, not to me, anyway. Set up in full race configuration, this FZR400 - already considered a gem in the handling department - looks ready to do battle with liter bikes and two strokes alike. Bring 'em on - this is one Fizzer that appears qualified to take on all comers!

From the seller:
FZR-400RR 3TJ Race Bike

This is a race European model that was imported in boxes, assembled and used only for a few select track days by one of our wealthy customers. Oringinal engine & chassis build was done by BDK in the U.K.

The bike was dyno'ed at 86 hp by Speedwerks in Dover, DE. The bike was never raced, nor damaged and has very low hours. All while being kept in a climate controlled garage.

This bike cost over £16,000 (~$24K US)) to build, including shipping and import to the US.

This is a bike for a serious competitor who wants to win his class. You won't find many bikes that come close to it's performance, lightness and speed.

Just recently the bike has been professionally serviced, which included:
A rront fork service & new OEM seals
Complete carburetor cleaning and blueprint
Radiator flush
Oil and filter change

Here is a partial list of mods:
BDK Carbon Fiber Fuel Tank
BDK Carbon Fiber Seat unit incorporating aluminum sub frame
BDK Carbon Fiber Ram-Air System
BDK Carbon Fiber Front mudguard
BDK Carbon Fiber Fairing
BDK Carbon Fiber Carburetor Bell mouths
BDK Race Wiring Loom
BDK Adjustable Ignition Rotor Assembly
BDK Tapered Header Exhaust System (Stainless)(Titanium Race Can)
BDK Race Radiator
BDK Aluminum Triple clamp
BDK Aluminum Suspension Tie Rods
BDK Aluminum Fairing stays
BDK Aluminum Front Fairing Bracket/Clock Mount
Dymag Carbon Fiber Wheels (also including stock wheels)
BDK Race Generator System
Thumb operated rear brake conversion (by BDK)
Regina Race Chain
Taper Steering Head race bearings
Mini Front Brake Fluid Reservoir
Plastic-coating/anodizing of chassis parts etc
Handlebar grips
Lightened and Dynamically Balanced Crankshaft
ARP Connecting rods
1mm over-size Pistons/Rings
Race Camshafts to BDK specs
Big Valve Conversion (by BDK)
New oil pump internals
Race Kit Valve Springs
BDK Race Carburetor kit and mods
Electric starter
Custom Penske racing shock

So what will it take to put you atop race-grade hardware for the holidays? Surprisingly, not as much as you might think. This particular carbon-ensconced sleigh ride is up for auction with a $12,500 BIN - and the seller is open to offers. Sure, that is quite a bit higher than the best FZR400s we have seen on this site, but they were OEM stockers and lacked the carbon, the Dymags and the 86 ponies that make this such a beast.

If nothing else, checking out this auction is a bit like indulging in wretched excess. There is some fantastic detail on this bike, and I sure wouldn't mind it in my garage. Sometimes it is fun to see what others with money will do - and building a bike like this is apparently one of those things. It may not be a hybrid two stroker GP replica, but I think it is pretty cool. Check out the details, and then let us know what you think!



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