Posts by tag: homologation

Honda February 12, 2016 posted by

1988 Honda RC30 in Italy

Honda RC30 for sale

We've seen lots of investor quality, Italian motorcycles from this seller on RSBFS. This is the first Honda he's offered I believe, and the condition looks excellent in the photographs.

Have a good weekend all and looking forward to the comments on this one!

dc

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1988 Honda RC30 VFR750R for sale on eBay

from the seller:

VIN 2000468

Iconic 80's Superbike for the road. This sample is in very good conditions, just serviced, new battery and new tyres. It was fitted in the period with desiderable sport kit (sport cammeshafts). Just 14000kms (less than 9000miles). Originally sold new in Italy and still with Italian documents.

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1988 Honda RC30 in Italy
Ducati January 28, 2016 posted by

Track-Bred: 2005 Ducati 749R for Sale

2007 Ducati 749R L Side3

We generally try to feature pristine, all-original bikes here on RareSportBikesforSale whenever possible. But although it looks like the fairing and paint on this Ducati 749R aren’t original and the bike includes none of the standard road equipment, it seems a shame to exclude a bike simply for being used as Ducati intended. Because although the 749R may not be considered the beauty its older sibling was, it was a highly effective track tool, with plenty of details aimed at racers and track-day riders not found on even the up-spec’d S-model bikes.

2007 Ducati 749R L Rear

Italian manufacturers have become famous/notorious for slinging expensive Öhlins suspension and a few carbon-fiber bits at a bike, slapping a numbered plaque on the top triple clamp and calling it a “special edition,” but Ducati’s R-model bikes are a different breed entirely. Often featuring significantly revised engine internals, bore and stroke that differ from production models, and adjustable suspension geometry, they are homologation specials designed to compete in various race classes, or at least allow specific parts to be used by race teams.

The 749R certainly fits that description, with liberal use of titanium parts inside the engine, a larger bore and shorter stroke, and magnesium bits designed to keep weight in check. The bike finally included a slipper clutch, radial brakes up front, and even the gas tank is different [larger]. The changes resulted in a 121 claimed horses, up from 108 in the standard 749.

2007 Ducati 749R L Side

In a massive change in philosophy from the 916-derived bikes, the 749 was designed with the rider in mind, and the monoposto bikes even featured an adjustable seat that moved fore and aft to suit riders of different sizes. Interestingly, the R had slightly less adjustability in the footpegs than the standard bike, since they needed to clear the larger-diameter exhaust as it snaked up to the underseat muffler.

From the original eBay listing: 2005 Ducati 749R for Sale

You are looking at a track ready 749R, less than 1200 were made, this bike was custom made for AMA, lightweight swing arm, Leo Vince Exhaust, Ohlins suspension, race fairings, carbon fiber bits, the bike looks and runs amazing, I bought from a local dealer and have a title that says 1500 miles. It was recently serviced by a reputable Ducati shop here in town. The bike is ready to go track , racing or to look pretty in any collection. 

2007 Ducati 749R L Side2

The Buy It Now is set at $9,950 which, while pricey for a 749, is much less than folks have been looking at for more pristine examples. Really, unless you’re a collector just planning to store your 749R away for posterity, the 749R makes little sense as a roadbike anyway: the performance benefits over the 749S aren’t likely to be noticeable at remotely legal speeds and the more highly-strung engine and increased service costs don’t seem worth it, unless you’re a Ducatisti with a serious contrarian streak.

But if you’re not a fan of the Terblanche-designed looks, then this 749R might be the perfect race or track day machine: the traditional Ducati virtues are still there, you can’t really see the bodywork when you’re riding it, and you won’t feel like you’re violating priceless art if you crash!

-tad

2007 Ducati 749R L Fairing

Track-Bred: 2005 Ducati 749R for Sale
Honda December 15, 2015 posted by

Retro Corner: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale in Australia

1980 Honda CB1100R R Side Fairing

Today's classic and very striking Honda CB1100R was based on the CB900F and built to homologate Honda's big-bore sportbike for endurance racing. It was powered by a 1062cc version of their air-cooled four that featured plenty of exotic go-fast bits, made 115hp, and motivated a claimed 520lbs dry. That figure sounds pretty portly by today's standards, but it was pretty par for the course in the early 1980s.

1980 Honda CB1100R L Side

A beefed-up frame helped keep all that power and mass in check, and the resulting bike had the traditional Japanese superbike qualities of speed and supreme stability. Honda's first use of dual-piston calipers helped the heavy machine stop as well, and it was pretty successful in taking the fight to rivals from Kawasaki and Suzuki.

1980 Honda CB1100R Gauges

This bike is listed as a 1980 model, I'd understood that these were built between 1981-1983. Regardless, just 1,050 of the first-year "RB" models were sold, with a mere 1,500 built in '82 and then another 1,500 in '83, so these are rare birds no matter what year is listed on the title.

1980 Honda CB1100R Rear Suspension

From the original eBay listing: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale

I have for sale a genuine Honda CB1100RB that has not been restored, never raced, tampered with, and has genuine 1617 km on the bike.

This model is one of the first 130 bikes ever made and sent too Australia for sale. A lot of the early model bikes were used in the Castrol 6 hour production race. 

The early bikes all arrived from Japan Without fairings as did this one but I later purchased the genuine Honda fairing for this model when they arrived .

The total number of bikes produced was 1050 world wide in which many of them were raced and or crashed beyond repair.

Whoever purchases this investment will not be disappointed. 

1980 Honda CB1100R L Rear

This bike appears to be in very nice condition and, although CB1100Rs straddle the vintage and modern eras, they can go for $20,000 or more on the rare occasion one does come up for sale. It's a shame I'm unlikely to see one here in the states: they were never sold here and this particular bike is available in Balgowlah, Australia, which sounds like an awesome city to be from. I've never been there, so I'll just pretend it's wild place, full of dangerous local fauna, although it's more likely just a quiet suburb of northern Sydney...

-tad

1980 Honda CB1100R R Side

Retro Corner: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale in Australia
Ducati December 10, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 1994 Ducati 888 SPO Limited for Sale

Update 12.14.15: The seller has accepted a deposit on this bike. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

1994 Ducati 888 SPO R Side Front

Located in Chicago, today's Featured Listing is a very clean Ducati 888 SPO Limited, a rare version of Ducati's first really modern superbike, a bike that gave them back their racing mojo and a model that has begun to steadily increase in value in recent years.

Until the advent of the rubber-cambelt Pantah, Ducati was living on borrowed time. And while the new version of their L-twin allowed them to reduce manufacturing costs, something more powerful was definitely needed to keep pace with the sportbikes from Japan, since the Big Four had finally managed to add handling and light weight to their unburstable four-cylinder sportbike formula, basically making everything from Europe look pretty antiquated.

1994 Ducati 888 SPO R Side Naked

In order to remain relevant in racing and in showrooms, Ducati developed a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-valve version of their rugged L-twin and stuffed it into the brand-new 851 in 1987. The new "Desmoquattro" made 93hp at the rear wheel and gave Ducati a serious weapon for superbike racing. The bored-out 888 that followed displaced, you guessed it: 888cc's.

1994 Ducati 888 SPO L Rear

The 888 SPO Limited has a few subtle differences as compared to the SPO including more carbon fiber, frame-colored wheels instead of black, and the suspension hoop wasn't yellow. Intended to homologate the Desmoquattro for AMA Superbike racing it made a stout 104hp at the rear wheel, not too impressive compared to the near-200hp of a modern Panigale. But combined with the wide powerband that used to be the hallmark of big v-twins, these are plenty fast in the hands of a good rider.

1994 Ducati 888 SPO L Front Naked

This example appears to have been carefully maintained, although if the seller is saying it could use a set of cam belts, I'd plan to do that immediately. Aside from a couple chips, this thing looks so clean you could practically eat off it, even the bits normally hidden under the fairing, and includes the very desirable GiaCoMoto "spaghetti" style exhaust. Basically, if your Ducati superbike isn't running a spaghetti exhaust, you're just not one of the cool kids. This isn't simply a set of expensive carbon tubes, it's a full 50mm free flow exhaust and should make a serious roar.

1994 Ducati 888 SPO Cans

From the seller: 1994 Ducati 888 SPO for Sale

The 1994 888 SPO Limiteds were the very last 888s before the 916 and very few were made. This is #61. While it has had 17,698 miles of enjoyment, the bike is in amazing condition. The last valve adjustment was 3000 miles and 4 years ago. New belts wouldn't hurt, but the bike has been stored inside when not ridden. The original carbon fiber fenders and clutch cover have been impeccably refinished by Artistimo. The stock fasteners were all re-plated with the factory yellow Zinc oxide. It has the original Ohlins shock.

Upgrades include the Corbin seat, Speedymoto adjustable clip-ons, 18ah Shorai battery, and the rare 50mm Thunderball/GiaCaMoto "spaghetti" full exhaust system.

Splitting hairs (pictured);
1. Chip to the left side fairing near where your toe would be.
2. Small ding at the bottom right front corner of the fuel tank (from the throttle tube)
3. Small rock chip to the left of the "D" on the front fairing.
4. Tiny scratch on the right exhaust canister (which I will try to polish out). No burning/discoloring, and look at those nearly spotless headers!
5. Rearsets are OEM, but silver '93 SPO ones instead of the black ones of '94.

No one believes this bike is 20+ years old or has been ridden and enjoyed. Anyone who has seen any of my bikes knows the standards I keep them. The fork adjusters are spotless...even the wheels are outstanding. This bike is clean. $12,500

1994 Ducati 888 SPO L Front Naked

While the 888 isn't as pretty as the iconic 916 that followed, it's far more interesting. A connoisseur's choice, a bike with real history, particularly in SPO form. Also: the more humane ergonomics mean you won't need to visit your chiropractor after a long morning ride.

1994 Ducati 888 SPO Top Triple

If you're looking for a bike to enjoy, this seems like an ideal machine: low-ish miles, but it's definitely been ridden and kept in fine-fettle. Well-cared for, but with a couple minor blemishes so you wouldn't be afraid your boots will scuff the rearsets or mark the exhausts. And that GiaCoMoto spaghetti exhaust system is the ultimate safety feature: the cagers will know you're coming for several miles before you come into view!

-tad

1994 Ducati 888 SPO L Side

Featured Listing: 1994 Ducati 888 SPO Limited for Sale
Kawasaki December 2, 2015 posted by

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah

kawasaki zx7r for sale

Located outside Salt Lake City is this stunning 2,700 mile Kawasaki ZX7R K2! All stock, fresh service, and nothing cut. I just wish the dealer had paid the extra few dollars to show high resolution images so we could see it up close.

dc

1992 Kawasaki ZX7R K2 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

For your consideration is a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX750K2. A true K model with only 2731 miles. Bike sold new at the dealership on October 30th 1993. It was purchased at Performance Cycle in Republic, MO. Bike has only had one owner. I have a copy of the original title and have the original license plate. It is completely stock OEM quality with all the warning labels and reflectors. Bike comes with original sales brochure, Owners manual, Shoei promotional helmet (size Large), Ladies Kawasaki jacket (size Small), ownership & service documentation, tool kit, and two keys. The bike looks new and has been meticulously taken care of. Never has seen the rain or elements and always stored indoors. There is no rust or oxidation present anywhere on the bike. The bike would be perfect 100% if it wasn't for a couple of tiny scrapes on the swingarm. Bodywork is 100% no scratches or cracks. Tank is 100% no scratches or dings. The bike really does look and pass for new on our showroom. Our Service Dept has gone completely through this bike from top to bottom. Did a full service on the engine including fluids and filters are OEM new. It runs, sounds and drives like the day it was new. Bike comes with clear title and everything you see in the pics. This will be the finest example of a 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R you will ever find. No stories, no problems, no excuses with this one.

One Owner, Low Mile 1992 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R in Utah
Honda December 1, 2015 posted by

Starting December with a Bang: Honda RC45 with HRC Kit Parts

Honda RC45 HRC for sale

This RC45 has superbike racing history in Europe and has been treated to a restoration starting in 2009. It has since served as a display and show piece but the owner states it is fully functional as well. Thank you to all those that forwarded this link!

dc

Honda RC45 HRC for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

HRC kitted Honda RC45, probably one of few ex-wsbk with existing dokumentation and history from the start 1994.
The bike was built by NL racingteam " V/D Wal Racing " (Johan v/d Wal) accordning to the wsbk regulations in that era with most of HRC parts. Mainly raced in the NL Superbike series and European Superbike series, also some wildcards in wsbk.

After the racing era the bike was owned by an amerikan collector, lived in NL.
I have owned it since 2009 and made a careful renovation / restauration, then used for showrooms and motorshows. This RC45 breathe that racing era !
Run and sounds great, NO bike/engine sounds like a HRC-kitted RC45

Specifikation:
HRC '95 engine kit 160ps included:
HRC piston-rings / camshafts / rods / heads + modif. dito
HRC gears
HRC oilcooler kit
HRC upper / lower kit radiators
HRC electric kit; PGM-FI, RPM-meter, modif. harness etc....
HRC clutch / HRC cover ....
Twinstack with special, non HRC carboncans
520' drive

Frame is modif. with HRC frame reinforcement kit
Tank modif. of HRC drawings
Pro carbon (NL) spec. carbon airbox
Pro carbon (NL) rearset
Ohlins rear damper with linkage
Front fork modif. showa
Rear axel modif. close to HRC specification

Front brake : AP-racing superbike six piston caliper, 320 disc
AP-racing radial brake master pump
Rear brake : small racecaliper with modif. disc
Rear wheel : Marchesini 6.00/17
Front wheel : Marchesini 3.50/17
HRC bodywork in fiberglass (uk)

Spare parts;
Rear wheel 5.75/17
Front wheel 3.50/17 (new)
2 x HRC upper radiators in rebuildable condition
Kevlar tank (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon bodywork with lights (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon seat unit with lights (NL pro carbon)
1 x Carbon raceseat in rebuildable condition (NL pro carbon)

Oem parts: rear frame, rearaxel bolt/nut, seat cowl and more.....

HRC '95 kit set-up manual
Lots of original documents, HRC documents, HRC-drafts etc...

Registrationdocument is avalible

Starting December with a Bang:  Honda RC45 with HRC Kit Parts