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MV Agusta November 6, 2017 posted by

MotoAmericana: 2013 MV Agusta F3 SuperSport Race Bike

In the annals of US-based motorcycle motorsports, we are in a rare period of ascension. Driven by the goal of delivering US talent onto Europe's doorstep for inclusion in WSBK and MotoGP championships, MotoAmerica has one of America's top pilots at the corporate helm: Wayne Rainey. Today's bike comes from the MotoAmerica series, and is itself a stepping-stone to the bigger classes in the US. Open to 636cc four cylinder bikes, 675cc three cylinder bikes or 750cc twins, the SuperStock category allows for some minor internal and suspension mods (along with a minimum weight) to align with FIM Supersport regulations (check out MotoAmerica). This 2013 MV Agusta F3 has been a championship contender from an established race team, and hosts a variety of upgrades over a stock example. If you want to rip some serious lap times at your next track day event, you might want to read on. I'll let to the seller pick up the narrative:

2013 MV Agusta F3 SuperSport MotoAmerica Racer for sale on eBay

From the seller:
MOTO AMERICA MV Agusta F3 Racebike!
The MotoAmerica championship replaced the AMA as our national top level motorcycle racing series in 2015, and BellissiMoto was there, with Javelin Broderick racing this awesome MV Agusta F3 all around the country, finishing as high as 7th, in the ultra-competitive field, in our first year, with a young (19yr old) racer who had never visited a majority of the tracks before.

Full Moto America SuperSport Race Build!
Armour Bodies - Racing Bodywork
Arrow - Full Competition Racing Exhaust
Bitubo - ECH 29 Nitrogen Gas Charged Fork Cartridge Kit
- the exact piece from Jules Cluzels 2014 World Super Sport Race bike!
- factory reconditioned after the 2014 season then sent to us
Bitubo - XXF31 Fully Adjustable Nitrogen Pressurized Rear Shock
- the exact piece from Jules Cluzels 2014 World Super Sport Race bike!
- factory reconditioned after the 2014 season then sent to us)).
Bitubo - Adjustable Nitrogen Charged Steering Damper
CNC Racing - Adjustable Brake and Clutch Lever
CNC Racing - Adjustable Rearsets
CNC Racing - Bar End Lever Guard
CNC Racing - Top Triple Clamp
CNC Racing - Clip Ons
CNC Racing - Quick Release Gas Cap
Domino - XM2 Super Soft Grips
EVR - Slipper Clutch (same as used by all the Factory MV Agusta race teams)
Galfer - SPECIAL R&D PRODUCTION - PRO RACER ONLY - Full Floating Rotors
MotoHolders - lightweight aluminum racing fairing stay
MWR - XXL Intake Kit and Racing Air Filter with adjustment kit
- same as used by all the Factory MV Agusta race teams)
MV Agusta - Racing ECU Upgrades and help from Reparto Corse development
Rapidbike - Racing module
Rapidbike - Quick Shifter / Sensor
Rapidbike - YouTune module
RG Racing - Engine Protection Kit (Clutch and Alternator covers)
Rizoma - Brake Fluid Reservoir
Samco Sport - Silicone Racing Hose Kit
Superlight Sprockets and Lightweight 520 MVXZ Racing Chain
Zero Gravity - Double Bubble Racing Windscreen
Paint by Andrew Swenson, Graphics by Drippin Wet.

Bike has been serviced meticulously by professionals, and the bike has been used for less than 250 miles since it's last complete service.

It runs PERFECTLY and has 2 custom maps; 1 for premium, 1 for race gas.

EVERYTHING WORKS, THE BIKE NEEDS NOTHING.

More from the seller:
Obviously the bike is used, it was raced in the 2015 MotoAmerica Championship by Javelin Broderick, and only suffered 2 crashes, both of which resulted in minor damage which was professionally repaired and the bike was put back into use throughout the year's remaining racing activities without any negative incidents. Overall Condition is that of an authentic racebike that's 100% ready to roll onto the starting grid and race again. She would look perfectly at home in World Super Sport, the paint is great, there are very few chips/scratches/cracks, and the bike has been fully torn down and rebuilt after it's race season before becoming my personal track bike for the past 2 seasons. The bike needs nothing, jump on it and ride. This was our "B" bike during the season, so she has low miles (1649), and an ultra-fresh engine!

More from the seller:
Why am I selling? I own BellissiMoto, America's premier exotic Motorcycle, Parts, Gear, and Accessories store, but I also have about 25 bikes (3 track/race only bikes already) in my personal collection and it's time to clear out some of the bikes I just don't ride enough.

More from the seller:
NOTE - THIS BIKE DOES NOT COME WITH A TITLE.
It was purchased directly from MV Agusta's Racing Director (Bruce M.), and CEO (Helen V.) under a special arrangement for the race season. Original bill of sale from MV Agusta to me is included, this bike is not stolen, and it is not an unusual or strange purchase arrangement for a professional race bike / team, as the manufacturers shield themselves from the potential liability of having factory racebikes turned back into street bikes, etc...

This is common for collectors or racers, and if you have questions or concerns, please ask - there is nothing to hide here.

There is a huge difference between a stripped down track-day bike and a fully developed racer. Of the two, a bike contending for an established championship will nearly always be the more meticulously prepared of the two; races are won by consistent equipment as much as consistent riding skills. Here is your opportunity to either stock your man cave with one of the coolest possible MV Agustas I can think of, as the coolest bike in your next track day, or as a fantastic foundation for your foray into amateur racing (it always helps to start with a properly sorted bike). As a street bike the F3 has been lauded as a fantastic handling machine; this racer only goes to show you how close the track has come to the street in recent years. Check out this 2013 MV Agusta F3 racer here; you could not build something even close for the asking price. Good Luck!!

MI


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Honda November 5, 2017 posted by

“carro Babbo Natale”: 1989 Honda VFR750 RC30 with less than 3 miles in Italy

1989 Honda RC30 with less than 3 miles in Italy

Previous RSBFS posts have waxed eloquently about the RC30, about how its perhaps THE most collectible bike available insofar as modern machinery goes.  1500 units were produced each year over its two year production run and the well healed buyer was able to purchase what was truly a race bike with lights.  The RC30  came with components such as titanium and magnesium cast components, slipper clutches, a first gear designed for track starts up to 80 mph and a single-sided swingarm, etc, items never before made available on a bike available to the general buyer.

A good review of the RC30 by visordown.com can be read here but he story of how the RC30 originated is that Mr S Honda decided to show the world what Honda could do when it went all out.  The mandate he gave the engineers was simple; win on the track....and woo boy did they deliver.  The RC30 dominated in a way that hadn't been seen since the days of Agostini on the MV Agusta, with 15 of the 25 finishers in the top F1 class being on the new Honda in 1990.  The bike quickly became a legend, significantly burnished Honda's reputation and is often referred to as the progenitor machine for much of Honda's future F1/MotoGP success.

Given the mileage on this bike there isn't really too much to add for this post regarding maintenance or servicing.  There is pretty much no info from the seller other than a standard blurb about this being basically a new bike that has never been off the rear stand (although it had to be for these pics to be taken in what appears to be a parking garage).  Hopefully fluids were removed before being parked and I would expect a thorough going through would be required before firing it up including possible the fork seals? Also new rubber in case the new buyer intended to actually ride it (I know, I know...stop laughing).

Now let's turn to the question of price.  The Buy-It-Now price of 58,000GBP seems a bit outlandish at first, especially given it is more than double of a similar 8000 mile version also currently for sale on ebay.   But  there is a segment of the collecting community who crave the zero miles/so-called "crate bikes" which this bike seems to be targeted for (either that or an early investor in Bitcoin).  But even so my personal opinion is that this one is worth no more than a max 30% over the price of the "run in" versions we typically see here at RSBFS, especially given that its unlikely to ever be more than an object d'art.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

 

Note - this bike also seems to be listed on ebay uk from a dealer but given they have 0 feedback, I would assume the location is actually Italy.


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Honda November 4, 2017 posted by

Size Doesn’t Matter: 1991 Honda RS125 for Sale

For some people, a race replica just isn’t enough. And if you want the real thing, a genuine racebike can be very pricey to run, and parts might be literally, not just figuratively, impossible to find. Sure, you can occasionally buy an NSR500V, but can you find parts to rebuild the engine? No, you cannot. Sometimes not at any price. But unlike the NSR500V or even the much more widely-produced RS250, Honda’s RS125 is an over-the-counter, full-on racebike that manages to be affordable, at least in the world of zero-percent-bodyfat racing machines.

Why are they so much less expensive? Well, they were always meant as entry-level racers, so costs were lower to begin with, and they made more of them. There are fewer parts involved as well, and those parts are less likely to be made of unobtanium. Ultimately, part of the reason the RS125 is so light is that there’s really not much there: the tiny, 124.4cc two-stroke single and six-speed gearbox are dwarfed by the aluminum frame that appears to be welded up from cast and extruded sections like a bit of industrial art. Hell, the engine is basically dwarfed by the airbox on later models. The whole thing is draped in raw, lightweight bodywork, and a primitive electrical system complete the package for an all-in dry weight of under 160lbs.

Basically, an RS125 weighs about 40lbs less than an average adult male. Which means that, if you’ve ever half-carried, half-dragged a drunk buddy into his apartment, you should have no problem whatsoever loading an RS125 into a van or truck, ramp or no ramp.

Keep in mind that, while the RS125 might spec out like some sort of dinky learner bike or a hopped-up moped, it’s serious stuff: that incredibly low weight and highly-strung engine producing 40hp mean the power-to-weight ratio on it is fairly shocking. The heritage is there as well, since both Loris Capirossi and Dani Pedrosa both won 125 championships on RS125s. From what I read, it’s so light it even crashes differently than larger machines: once they go down, they tend to skim along instead of tumbling, minimizing damage. Which is nice because whether you’re using this for track days or actual competition, you’re going to need to wring its goddamn neck, everywhere, all the time.

From the original eBay listing: 1991 Honda RS125 for Sale

Honda RS125. Very nice very original bike in excellent condition. The bike was stored for many years so it has very low hours. Small but mighty she will hit 130mph and will lap a GSX-R1000 on a tight track. Most track bikes have a hard life but this one is in fantastic shape with no damage at all other than a scrape on the clutch cover and that is about it . All the brakes work well and the motor starts straight up and runs like a banshee. The motor picks up on the throttle so fast it’s frightening. I actually have a pair of RS125s and will be selling the other one after this one to save confusion. The  opportunity to buy a real factory race bike doesn’t come along often so make the most of it now. There is  obviously no tile with this bike as it’s a race bike. No title. 

I can ship all over the world at good rates.

So the downside is you need to pretty much be an wiry teenager or a waifish supermodel to ride an RS125 in the first place. The upside is that, if you are a wiry teenager or a waifish supermodel, or are just built like one, parts aren’t impossible to find. And many bikes come with huge spares collections, since actively raced two-stroke 125s tend to accumulate those things, and spare parts don’t make much sense to keep when you’re selling on the bike they fit. The Buy It Now price for this example is $5,999 although it doesn't indicate if any spares are included, or are even available.

-tad


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Aprilia November 3, 2017 posted by

Working Girl – 2008 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory Race Bike

Aprilia's RSV1000R was built from 2004-10 though its roots go further back to 1998 and the RSV Mille superbike.  The 998cc magnesium-cased twin has gear-driven cams and has proved a reliable mill, this vintage producing 139 hp and 79 ft.-lbs. torque.  The race-only bike presented here was campaigned in '09 by Chaz Davies in the AMA Daytona Sportbike series, and has some neat "factory" and race-developed details.

2008 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory Race Bike for sale on eBay

Dollar intensive upgrades like Öhlins dampers for front, rear, and steering, and O-Z forged aluminum wheels set the Factory version apart, along with several carbon fiber details.  An Akrapovic exhaust was an option, but this RSV has a Leo Vince system.  Aprilia literature shows the Factory having gold anodized frame and wheels, but clear anodized frame and white wheels are on this bike.  Brakes are a strong point with Brembo's radially mounted calipers and braided lines.

Never anything but an AMA Pro racebike, this RSV1000R seems like it was spared any high sides, and shows a lot of carbon fiber, safety wire, and billet parts.  At least for this bike, Aprilia's choice of "Factory" as a sub-model has clouded the factory race bike issue.  Very clean overall, though a pro race bike is out there every week and some wear and tear is expected.  The list from the eBay auction:

- Bike weighs a tick over 370 lbs wet
- 2 oem spare tanks
- 1 kevlar race tank
- Spare rear wheel from Goeberts bike
- tons of new sprockets
- 2 sets of spare rear sets
- Moto R rearsets on bike now
- clip ons
- race fairing stay
- carbon ram air tubing (wsbk spec)
- air box mod
- Dynos 142whp/ 79 ftlbs on sunoco gtx
- Leo Vince full titanium exhaust
- New Yoyodyne slipper clutch, new fibers as well
- MT adjustable triples
- Ohlins R&T forks, 25mm superbike inserts
- Ohlins custom TTX shock
- Ohlins steering damper
- quick change rear wheel, captive spacers and ceramic bearings front & rear
- Brembo calipers and rotors
- Brembo 19x20 master with remote adjuster
- Brembo 18x16 clutch master
- Custom KWS radiator
- lightweight battery
- Kit lightweight harness
- start/ kill controls on left bar
- PC3 w/ gp quickshifter
- numerous, numerous other parts and details

In the mid-2000's Chaz Davies was a regular on the AMA circuit, rode for the factory-supported Aprilia team in 2009, which led to a factory Triumph World SuperSport ride and the championship for Yamaha in 2011.  Since 2014 he has ridden a Ducati for the Aruba.it team in WSBK, and has been a regular on the podium.  The 2008 edition is toward the end of the run for the RSV, as development of the V-4 was underway, and has all the best of the big Italian superbike.  A club-racing program is just a pleasant daydream for most of us, but this late Aprilia would be a nice choice for an expert rider...

-donn


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Ducati November 2, 2017 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S FE With Just 1,164 Miles !

Update 11.2.2017: Back on eBay, this FE previously reached $10,600 reserve not met in July of this year. Now it wears a buy-it-now of $22k. Links updated. -dc

Ducati's own commemorative of 10 years manufacturing the 916-derived superbike, the special order 998 Final Edition had a plaque on the triple-clamp and the new testastretta under the fairings.  This monoposto shows just over 1K miles and is pictured in front of the proverbial barn.

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition for sale on eBay

Sporting the classic trellis frame and World Champion Superbike graphics on the tailcone, the FE has the powertrain and premium components to back it up.   The nicely oversquare testastretta knocks on silly power's door with 136hp at 10,200 rpm.  The standard Ducati rev counter doesn't show a redline, but many owners label 11,000 rpm with a "$$$" or "Bang!" as repair costs escalate exponentially.  As an -S, the FE should have the deep sump crankcase, though some claim differences between U.S. and Euro S/FE's.  Fully adjustable Öhlins are found front and rear, and Brembo four-piston front brakes and Marchesini alloys complete the picture.

Tucked away somewhere for most of its life, this 998 is a little dusty but unmarked, and appears factory original.  Most owners might have changed at least a couple of the brushed aluminum details to carbon if the bike was handy in their garage or foyer.  Most of the comments in the eBay auction are specifications and advertising, but there's also this -

1 of 112 Ducati 998 Final Edition Monoposto California's made. This bike was only available by special order, it was not available as a regular production model. Quite rare to say the least. I'd imagine this could be, the cleanest, lowest mile one in existence; as I have never seen a lower mileage 2004 998 FE pop up.

Check the pictures, flawless. Radiator is one of the a very reliable bellwether of use or lack there of: it looks almost brand new.  Colorado Title with original owner's name.

Since earth-shattering 999's were being prepared for shipment at the same time, one can imagine the misty eyes as the last few special-order 998's were wheeled out.  The tank decal recalls 8 championships and 115 race wins, a record deserving of a large number 1 in a wreath.  Rarity assured, as a final year edition of a beloved model, and barely used.  With 2-1/2 days to go, bidding is active but reserve is tbd.

-donn


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