Posts by tag: akrapovic

KTM April 12, 2011 posted by

Two Of Austria’s Finest: 2010 Red Bull And Akrapovic RC8R’s

Two Of Austria's Finest: 2010 Red Bull And Akrapovic RC8R's

Throw obnoxious graphics on something with two wheels and you got me. I'm an out of the closet poser and love bikes like these. From the looks of it though, I'm probably in the minority. I get a feeling the RC8's aren't selling all that well. I've seen these limited editions floating around at dealers but haven't seen many resales. Maybe the dealers just aren't being realistic with their prices. In any case, they are at least some nice eye candy to take your mind off work.  Does your boss know you visit RSBFS on his dime?
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In can be yours for just under $19,000.  I think KTM hurt themselves by not racing the bike here in the States.  If you are marketing a race rep it just seems logical someone should be out racing it professionally.  Win or back of the pack you need to be out there.  Hopefully the economy will pick up enough for them to start having a presence here in road racing.

I haven't really read or heard a bad thing about them but I just get a sense there isn't a whole lot of demand for the bike. 

KTM has gone for the futuristic look.  No analog tach for you my friend. 

if you'd like to take it off the showroom floor.

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If caffeine isn't your thing but hand made exhausts are then maybe an Akrapovic RC8R would make you smile.  Same bike as the Red Bull bike, just different clothes.  If you don't mind seconds, this demo bike will not lighten your wallet as much as the Red Bull bike.  The asking price is $16,500.

Love it or hate it, you can't accuse KTM of copying anyone else's styling.

 If you dated a Playboy Bunny would you want her wearing overalls?  This beautiful exhaust gets hidden under the RC8R's bodywork. 

 

 I'm trying to think what kind of smart ass custom plate you could put on there. 

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IK

KTM August 19, 2010 posted by

Waiting For A New Home: 2010 KTM RC8-R Akrapovic

Waiting For A New Home:  2010 KTM RC8-R Akrapovic

Not sure if this was a demo bike or just not someones cup of tea.  With only 936 miles on it you basically have a brand new RC8-R for the taking.  A dealership has listed the bike and can be contacted for more info.  Bidding has begun on the bike and it has a buy it now price of $21,999.  Not $22,000 but $21,999.  See I was going to buy it but that last dollar really turned me off.  If you aren't familiar with the Akrapovic Edition be sure to check out KTM's website for the details.

 

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Here are some more visuals:

Now time for some audio. Red Bull Edition but with an Akrapovic exhaust. Throaty to say the least.

IK

Sport Bikes For Sale May 16, 2010 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 In Southern California With An Asking Price Of $20,000

This is the real deal, a 1999 YZF-R7!  Located in Spring Valley, California is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 titled and registered in California.  This example has been used with 21,835km (13,567mi) on the clock.  The seller states that the bike is "All stock with the stage 1 mod, white wire cut activating the second set of injectors, full AKRO exhaust."  No mention of the replacement crank or other maintenance history is made however, I'm going to assume the bike is in pretty good condition based on the photos.  In March, we saw an R7 out of Florida with 2,800km on the clock and an asking price of $26,500 which can be seen here.  See our other R7 postings here.  The pricing on this one seems good for an R7 but, a little high for one with 13k miles.  The seller does state that they are firm on the price and that "If you don't want to pay the price go buy a different R7."  Err, good point.  The R7 was Yamaha's homologation bike for World SuperBike when they were racing 750cc inline-fours and is truly exotic; not sharing anything with the mundane R1 except for it's look.  If you're looking for a usable R7, have a look at this nice example in Southern California here.

AG

Aprilia April 26, 2010 posted by

2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nera #21 Of 200

Here is another RSV Nera in Southern California!  Located in Los Angeles, California is a 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nera Edition #21 of 200.  No real information about the bike or it's condition is given other than the production number.  A month ago, we actually saw Nera #22 on eBay which had a Buy-It-Now price of $25,000 but, was only bid up to $13,750--It can be seen here.  This example, #21, looks to be at a dealer and has an asking price of $19,000; However, we can't pass judgment without more information from the seller.

The Nera was a bike from the Dream Series, I believe the only one so far, and was based on the Factory but featured carbon, titanium, and magnesium pieces with all fairings, even the tank, coming in carbon fiber.  The engine features titanium bolts with magnesium valve and clutch covers, new molybdenum disulphide coated pistons and a stainless steel oil tank.  The suspension is top of the line Ohlins units which are fully adjustable.  The wheels are forged magnesium with titanium nuts and bolts.

This is a very special bike which still isn't cheap but, should you go broke, you can always take some bits to the scraper to pay for some tires.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Aprilia March 2, 2010 posted by

2003 Aprilia RSV 1000 Mille R Nori Haga #124 Of 300

This is a one owner Haga replica with only 362 miles!  Located in Fowlerville, Michigan is a 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Nori Haga replica.  This one has been posted for a couple days but I was waiting for the seller to post pictures to share it with you all.  Only 300 of these were produced worldwide with 60 coming to America.  These replicas came with not only the WSB Haga replica scheme but also:  Blue Ergal tripple clamp with Haga's signature, production number, and WSB text, Akrapovic titanium exhaust with SS collectors and EPROM map, ten additional hp, 6.6lb weight loss (with Akrapovic system fitted) and all the standard features of the Mille R variant.  This bike comes with the standard exhaust and the Akrapovic system.  The seller doesn't state much other than the bike is in flawless condition and has always been kept in a heated garage.  The pictures seem to easily agree with this claim.  The asking price appears to be all of $16,500.  If this Haga replica has you jonesing, see the bike on the ApriliaForum.com here.

AG

Honda January 10, 2010 posted by

2006 Honda RC51 Pristine With 200 Original Miles!

Note: The new owner has contacted us and the bike is no longer for sale. Congrats!

This RC51 has 200 original miles, has a decent amount of upgrades, and looks to be in fantastic shape--as it should be with this mileage.  Located in Battle Ground, Washington is a 2006 Honda RC51.  This is the last model year for the RC51 with the '05 and '06 models coming in this dark gray scheme.  This bike isn't completely original however, it features:

Akrapovic Titanium Carbon Fiber Exhaust
CRG levers
Gilles Tooling Rearsets - black
Brembo Mono block calipers
Ohlins Race shock
Steel braded Brake and Clutch lines
Double Bubble Windscreen
Renthal Sprockets
DID 520 ERO race chain
Power Commander PC3

This bike features very good mods but with it having very low miles I would expect a buyer to be more focused on a stock version.  This brings up the problem that, this bike has very good aftermarket accessories but, you could probably find the same bike with around 2,000 miles that would be considerably less than this example.  Regardless, if you missed out on a RC51 four years ago, check this one out.  The asking price is $10,500--just under what they were going for new.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG