Posts by tag: British Superbike Championship

Yamaha August 7, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory BSB Superbike for Sale

While a Yamaha YZF-R1 might not seem quite as exotic as the race-prepped Ducati Superleggera we featured earlier this week at first glance, the specification for this genuine YZF-R1 Factory British Superbike will certainly catch your attention on closer inspection. It's even got a bit of celebrity history thrown in as an added bonus, as it was ridden by none other than former MotoGP rider John Hopkins!

Yamaha's R1 is probably most famous for its "cross-plane" crankshaft configuration that gives it a distinctive sound. Cross-plane cranks are common in car engines but weren't seen in inline four motorcycle engines prior to the R1. Yamaha's MotoGP development team found that V4-powered machines had better acceleration out of corners and built test engines with 90° cross-plane crank throws instead of the usual flat-plane set up. The results were conclusive, and Yamaha's subsequent MotoGP bikes have all used cross-plane cranks.

In a road bike, the advantage for Yamaha is mostly marketing: a bike with a cross-plane crank doesn't make any more power than one with a flat-plane crank, but that unmistakable exhaust note makes the R1 one of the best sounding roadbikes outside an Aprilia RSV4, a bike powered by an actual V4. Of course, this isn't a roadbike we're talking about in this case...

I try to avoid simple listicles in these posts, where the seller brags about all the bolt-on farkles [and their prices] included with the machine in question, but it seems very appropriate in this case! This package basically includes a fully-prepped, fully-developed superbike with a fresh engine and spares to keep it running.

From the Seller: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory Superbike for Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1 Machine - This bike was a factory Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike that competed in the British Superbike Series. The bike was raced by former factory MotoGP rider John Hopkins. It was purchased fully refreshed for the 2016 season directly from the team owner. Included with the sale is data from both Milwaukee Yamaha and Tommy Hill Motorsports. This is the closest thing to a current-spec World Superbike a mortal can expect to own. This bike can win races at any level and is covered in factory race parts that are pure unobtanium.

Motorcycle is 100% fresh and needs absolutely nothing. 

Since our acquisition, Motec M1 ECU has been upgraded to World Superbike specification, to enable full rider aids, auto blipping and auto-tuning. This includes the ability for sector by sector mapping and rider aids. We added an E-Lean 6-axis lean angle sensor for superior accuracy in rider aids. We added in a 39N 5 button pod, that controls traction control, engine braking, etc and has a factory-spec connector. Suspension has been updated to current factory spec and fully refreshed. We replaced the exhaust with a Yoshimura kit exhaust that performed better in the midrange. We also updated rearsets and hand controls to Evol Technology. We updated secondary case covers to 39N CNC units for superior protection and ground clearance. Lacomoto matte carbon frame and swingarm protectors have been added. Originals are available. 

This bike was less than a 10th of a second from winning the last 2 races it was in and holds multiple lap records. 

Bike specification: 

  • Brand new frame fitted, Brand new bearings fitted, New complete engine re-fresh only 3 hours on engine.
  • Factory Ohlins RSP40 Rear shock 
  • FGR 301 Fork with Factory Ohlins valving kit plus shims 
  • Factory Yamaha Swingarm Including adjusters and bolt adjuster. 
  • Full Official Yamaha factory racing 2D Loom with carbon fibre box kit
  • Motec ECU M173 (updated to M1 Superbike-spec)
  • MB Motorsports WSBK Oil Cooler and Radiator
  • Yamaha factory racing parts as follows:
  • Subframe - Billet Gilles
  • Carbon fibre rear subframe box
  • All carbon 2D Factory Data/Junction boxes (Front, Main, ECU, Side, Side 2.)
  • All 2D Yamaha racing wiring Loom
  • Fuel Mapping originally from Yamaha Factory included
  • YEC Kit cams latest spec, Factory Funnels for variable stacks
  • Head work, porting. YEC Pistons rings, YEC Valve springs, Rods
  • Factory Oil Pan Spacer for increased capacity
  • MWR Factory filter
  • Top and bottom yokes and stem Yamaha Racing 
  • Spindles all by Yamaha Racing
  • Front carbon fiber dash mount and factory air scoop
  • OZ Piega R Kit Wheels front and rear
  • Brembo Kit disks front and rear
  • 2D Speed sensors front and rear
  • 2D Suspension potentiometers front and rear
  • Hel quick release brake line kits worth hundreds of pounds
  • Race fuel tanks same as original Yamaha racing tanks - 20-22 litres max
  • Steering damper mounts Yamaha factory
  • Steering damper Ohlins
  • Renthal clutch lever
  • Brembo MotoGP front master cylinder
  • Titanium Bolts
  • Brembo EVO Monoblock Factory-Spec calipers
  • Factory carbon Yamaha Racing rear hugger
  • THM Link arms - Replica Factory ones.
  • AMB Transponder with mil-spec quick disconnect
  • And lots more! 

Bike same spec as WSBK apart from swingarm and clutch, and ECU - ECU spec is equally capable.

Spares included:

  • Domino Throttle cable sets
  • Tyre warmers + Controls
  • Spare sprockets + Sprocket carriers x3 
  • New Radiator Guards
  • Motec dash protector – Billet inc button - new
  • All paddock stands front/rear/peg/yoke/ chassis
  • Spare grips - new
  • Head cups – different angles/offsets – Blue - new
  • Offset stem spindle - new
  • Front spindle - new 
  • Full set of side panels, seat unit, belly pan, tank cover - new
  • Fuel tank cap
  • 2 NEW Speed sensors - new
  • THM Battery jump pack starter
  • Clutch Boss - new
  • Chassis Bolts - new
  • Tank Screw cap tool
  • YP Aliant battery spare
  • Front /rear wheel collars Black - new
  • Front carbon front fender mount brackets - new
  • Radiator bracket - new
  • Oil cooler bracket - new
  • Hose kit NEW
  • Aliante battery charger
  • THM Ride height tool
  • Spare captive nut for rear spindle - new
  • 3 Oil cooler take off unions - new
  • Tank grip pads - new
  • Rear swingarm adjuster – caliper mount - new

Price as described - $50,000

Additional spares available but not included include a brand new MB Motorsports Radiator/Oil Set, complete 2D boxes set, various sensors, spare carbon subframe box, spare factory Akrapovic headers, upper triple clamps and more. 

Price with all spares - $55,000

We are willing to discount for removal of the shock, exhaust or brakes. 

Please contact Freddy with your interest here: info@superbikeunlimited.com or call 828-676-2222

$55,000 is a pretty huge chunk of change for most of us to part with, but considering the parts and prep that have gone into it, that price seems, dare I say it: almost reasonable. Buy it and display it, buy it and track it, buy it and race it, or just buy it to drool all of the exotic, race-spec parts, this is a rare opportunity to own a genuine superbike with all of the trimmings. You could even swap the race-spec parts over to your street-legal R1 to create a terrifyingly trick backroad weapon...

-tad

Featured Listing: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory BSB Superbike for Sale
Honda January 25, 2011 posted by

Ex-racers: ultimate track day weapons! Part 1 – Honda

Two Swan Honda British Superbike CBR1000RR  Fireblade ex-race bikes for sale!

**Just a quick apology to everyone. I missed one of the auction end dates on Phil's series of race bike posts. Please accept my apology and I hope you enjoy**

We go on harping about rare bikes such as the Bimotas and Ducatis (well, some of them), and in their own right they are, but sometimes a bike comes along that not only has all the trick parts on it but also race pedigree that just blows all the other "rare" bikes away - and these ex-BSB race bikes definitely fit that description.  Here's part 1 of a 3-part mini series of some amazing factory race bikes for sale:

Available for sale are the two Superbikes as used to win BSB races in 2009 and 2010, ridden by Stuart Easton, James Ellison and Karl Harris.

The specifications are too complex to list on here.

However we can guarantee that these are 2 of the best bikes raced in the 2010 Superbike championship, (and better than most WSBK machines) using the highest technology to control throttle, power and engine braking.

They have the best chassis technology, electronics and engine components available on the market.

The bikes and especially the engines have been maintained to the highest standards, all components are mileaged and replaced as required by our strict limits on use.

As stated it is impossible to list everything on here, if you are a serious potential buyer then please contact us for more information on how to view the bikes and the full specifications.

We have wheels, 3 spares engines and full gearbox options available for each engine plus many many spares available, packages to be agreed for buyer.

Price listed of £35000 +vat is base price machine only, deal to be arranged for spare engine, wheels et\.

Not a lot of info there I know, but when it's an ex-BSB race bike ridden by the likes of Stuart Easton, James Ellison and Karl Harris, what more do you need to know?  £35000 is approximately equivalent to US$56,000 - a lot of money for sure - but with that money you're getting 2 bikes with race winning pedigree plus a boat load of spares (probably enough to build a third bike), so it's not outrageous as it may sound.

If this Swan Honda race bike speaks to you (quack quack?  Geddit?  Swan? Sorry, I just couldn't resist...), .

Sport Bikes For Sale January 25, 2011 posted by

Ex-racers: ultimate track day weapons! Part 3 – Yamaha

Steve Hislop's Virgin Yamaha YZF-R1 as ridden in the 2003 British Superbike Championship!

STEVE HISLOP YAMAHA YZF R1 VIRGIN OFFICIAL RACE BIKE RIDDEN BY STEVE IN THE BRITISH YAMAHA TEAM OF 2003 . FULL FACTORY REQUIREMENTS OHLINS FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS AND STEERING DAMPER OZ 16.5 WHEELS WITH BREMBO FLOATING DISCS AND CALIPERS .FULL FACTORY MOTOR FULL TITAMIUN AKRAPOVIC EXHAUST. FULL FACTORY LARGE RADIATOR .ELECTRONIC QUICK GEARSHIFTER HARRIS YOKES REARSETS ALOT MORE . FULL SPEC ON MOTOR AND VERIFICATION BY PETE BEALE.

A ONCE IN LIFE TIME CHANCE TO OWN A REAL PIECE OF BRITISH MOTORCYCLE RACING HISTORY .FOR HIZZYFANS AND COLLECTORS ONE OF THE GREATEST BRITISH RIDERS

I don't think I need to say much more - the list of factory race spec parts and the pedigree speaks for itself.  The asking price is £24,000 (which is approx. USD38,000 - ouch), so if you're a hardcore Hizzy fan or you just like really tricked out Yamaha R1s, get your cash ready and .

Question is, of all the four ex-racers listed here, which do you think would the ultimate track bike?  Hmm....

ph

Kawasaki November 19, 2010 posted by

Simon Andrews’ (who?) Kawasaki ZX-10 race bike for sale!

Now here's what I call a once in a lifetime oppourtunity - not a Desmosedici, not a RC30 or RC45, not even a NR750 (although it's close) - but a true British Superbike front runner race bike, Simon Andrews' ZX-10 and only for 25,000 pounds (around US$40,000):

Update: Nov 20, 2010 - Simon Andrews came 4th in the 57th Macau GP motorcycle race.

British superbike front runners,MSS Colchester Kawasaki, are selling Simon Andrews' BSB bike.

The bike - Andrews' actual 09-10 race bike - cost in excess of £70,000 to build and many more thousands to develop - but is up for sale for £25,000. Apart from a 60-plate registration the bike also comes with treaded tyres, a starter motor and generator and a specification list worthy of next year's start line.

Here's that list in detail:

  • Ohlins FGR 800 Forks - latest spec & recently serviced Ohlins
  • TTX Rear Shock Ohlins
  • Side Mounted Steering Damper
  • Billet Brembo 2 pad pinless mono bloc calipers (top spec pre-lithium)
  • Staubli Dry Brake Couplings (Front & Rear)
  • Brembo Master Cylinder
  • Renthal Bars
  • Kit Quick Action Throttle & Cables
  • Goodridge Brake Lines
  • Brembo 320mm Front Discs
  • Adjustable offset triple clamps – 3 bolt bottom clamp and stepped top
  • Adjustable head angle
  • Adjustable swing arm pivot
  • FTR modified swing arm with factory spec bracing
  • SBK QD rear wheel
  • FTR billet one piece chain adjusters and caliper carrier
  • FTR Subframe
  • FTR Battery Box mounted by front sprocket
  • Marchesini forged magnesium wheels 3,50 x 16.5 and 6,25 x 16.5
  • Floating Rear Disc, Brembo 2 piston GP Rear Caliper
  • Valter Moto Footrest Assembly
  • Factory Arrow one-off Titanium Full System (2010)
  • FTR Alloy Fuel Tank under seat with Q/D Filler Cap, (Newton)
  • F-Hot MSS Spec Tank Cover inc. Carbon support
  • F-Hot MSS Spec Rear Seat Unit (sml race type)
  • F-Hot MSS Spec race fairing with Skidmarx screen
  • Carbon Factory Type Air Box
  • DC Mil Spec Loom
  • Kit ECU with MSS programming inc. traction control/launch control/improved rev ceiling etc etc
  • Kit Tacho & Tacho Support
  • Kit Gearbox
  • Reduced Fly Wheel Kit
  • Full Spec Motor: Kit Rods/Kit Pistons/ROO45Q10’s cams
  • Slipper clutch
  • MSS/GB Racing Engine Protection Covers
  • Samco Camo Hoses
  • Various Spares: Sprockets, Chains, Wheels, etc

If you're interested, contact Ian Stewart at Colchester Kawasaki on 01206 860006

Sure, $40,000 is a lot of money in these times, but hey, what are the chances you'll find another proper BSB front runner race bike for sale anytime soon?  And just check out that list of race parts: Ohlins FGR800 forks and TTX shock, Brembo billet monoblocs, carbon this, carbon that, factory one-off full titanium exhaust, kit ECU with traction control - oh I could go on!!!  I think just all the parts alone are worth the asking price!

And if you're trying to be REALLY sneaky, just slap minimal lights on and some tiny mirrors and - BAM! - you got a proper pukka (it's a British thing) racer for the road and you'll be giving that $60,000 Desmosedici (plenty of those around anyway) a very good run for its money (IF the Duc can even keep up)!

If you're ready for some serious shopping and Duc huntin', jump over to the blog listing here.  Hmm...do the girls come with the bike?  Quack quack!

ph

Ducati July 6, 2009 posted by

2006 Ducati 999 F06 Ex. Gregorio Lavilla

Located in Oslo, Norway is a one of eight (as the seller states) Ducati 999 F06 factory British Superbike race bike.  This bike was originally involved in the 2006 British Superbike Championship and was Gregorio Lavilla's number one bike.  The seller doesn't list which races this bike was ridden in, but, Gregorio won several races finishing 3rd in the championship.  The seller is the second owner--after the factory--and is asking somewhere around $90,000.  The bike comes with a good sized spares package including an extra engine.  If you're in the market for a modern race bike, this might be the one for you--otherwise enjoy the photos.  See the forum post on Ducati.ms here.

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AG