Posts by tag: homologation

Honda September 18, 2013 posted by

Homologation Week continues: 1994 Honda RC45 in Florida



If you were eyeing the clean Yamaha OW01 in Holland we posted earlier this week but want something closer to home, how about this awesome looking RC45? Sure there will be brand loyalists amongst the RSBFS fan base - but at this stage does anyone care if the OW01 &OW02 series machines were than the RC30 & RC45 variety? Today they are all very rare and very hard to come by - and matched (or bettered) by most non-homologation sportbikes of recent vintage. Given that my collection is devoid of homologation machinery, I'm pretty sure I would take any of the above if the keys fell into my hands. Yamaha purists might want to look away, but the rest should read on.


1994 Honda VFR750R RC45 for sale on eBay


Known as the Honda RVF750R RC45 in full name parlance, the RC45 was a step forward from the RC30; essentially the same motor configuration and transmission were used, with the engine recieving fuel injection, a shortened stroke for more RPM and head tweaks for breathing. Many of the RC45 advancements were shared with the oval piston NR750, showing Honda's goal of supreme engineering along with a Henry Ford approach to platform use.


From the seller:
US spec 1994 HRC RC45 for sale. One of only 50 produced for the US market in 1994 with 20 or so delivered to private race teams... very rare bike.

This bike is in excellent condition with only 7611 miles. It has aftermarket indicator lights and Marchesini wheels but I have all the originals to make the bike look just as it did out of the factory.

I don't have any time to ride it... It could be yours.


A US specification RC45 is down approximately 18 horsepower from the European variant - but that power is relatively easily "found" again with a wiring change to the fuel injection unit. Many believe that the RC45 is one of the rarest of the Honda models to be found these days: from a total of 200 produced only 50 were imported into the US, and of those at least 20 went directly into the hands of race teams. That doesn't leave many street bikes left, which is why these do not come up for auction very often.


The priviledge of owning a piece of HRC history does not come cheap. This particular bike is listed with a starting bid of $25,000 USD, with a reserve in place. No takers thus far, but this is early days for this one. Check out all of the details here, and then give us your thoughts on owning a homologation Superbike - would this be it in a "money is no object" sort of world? It just might be in mine (minus the funky turn signals). Good Luck!


Homologation Week continues: 1994 Honda RC45 in Florida
Honda August 26, 2013 posted by

French Specification Honda RC30 For Sale

Honda RC30 For Sale

Probably the #1 RSBFS fan favorite is the Honda RC30. This example is for sale in Canada and isn't the usual museum queen we usually see. This one has nearly 12k miles and has it's share of flaws. It's been on eBay for a few days yet bidding hasn't even reached $5k (edit: 12 hours later, bidding has jumped to $14k). While it's clearly not going to meet reserve that low, this could be an opportunity to get a fixer for not much cash. The seller's description seems to indicate he's aware of it's flaws. Maybe the reserve matches...


Honda RC30 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

Very Rare and collectible hand built by Honda homologation Race bike

French spec complete with Rare Bol D'or insignia

Legally imported by me from France 2.5 years ago complete with original documentation and correct import papers

I will assist with shipping and will crate if need be at buyers cost

very low mileage at 18,900 kms

it runs perfectly and would either make a good restoration base with paint or an occasional rider (if you are feeling brave) I would get the paint done but cash is tight so the bike is priced with this in mind

there is also a small shallow dent in the top rear of the gas tank

overall the bike is in good condition a few scratches here and therebut more significantly the bike was driven off a curb and crunched the bellypan also the previous owner in their wisdom installed crappy aftermarket indicators (it appears that fairings were drilled)there are numerous paint chips on the fairings and a paint blister on the seatand the exhaust tailpipe has a stress fracture this can be welded


French Specification Honda RC30 For Sale
Ducati July 27, 2013 posted by

One Owner 2001 Ducati 996SPS with just 1000 Miles!

2001 Ducati 996SPS For Sale

Here's another well preserved collectable, a 2001 Ducati 996SPS with 1025 miles in New York. The 996SPS is similar to the 916SPS that came before it, but it's lighter, has Ohlins front and rear, the 5 spoke rims, and stronger engine internals. Not originally intended for road use, this example has had the necessary lighting, kickstand, and mirrors were added by the owner.


2001 Ducati 996SPS For Sale on eBay


from the seller:

For sale today is my 2001 Ducati 996SPS. I am the original owner of this bike purchased from Gold Coast Motorcycles in New Hyde Park, NY in 2001. It was ridden carefully and sparingly over the ensuing years. It has always been stored in a climate controlled garage and has never been damaged, raced, or abused in any way. It is in as new condition!The dealer installed the necessary items such as turn signals, mirrors, sidestand and tail lamp to make the bike street legal (at a cost of over $1000). It comes with all the original documents, books and keys. It has been maintained by my personal mechanic with regular fluid changes and maintenance miles.This is a chance to own a time capsule bike for substantially less than the original $25K cost in 2001.



One Owner 2001 Ducati 996SPS with just 1000 Miles!
Sport Bikes For Sale July 25, 2013 posted by

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R in Florida


Forwarded in from RSBFS Emeritus Doug is this 1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R. This one 16k miles on it and some thoughtful modifications. Most of the stock parts come with except the exhaust. The auction is currently at a tad over $3k reserve not met, but you also have a buy-it-now option of $7500 if you want it badly enough. Thanks Doug!


1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R for sale on eBay

from the seller:

The bike is in very good condition,almost 16k miles on it.This is the model with the aluminium tank,fully adj suspension,race 39 mm CR flat slides carbs,close ratio tranny,solo seat,etc.
They only made 420 for World Superbike Homogation in 1992
The bike have a full Muzzy exhaust with Dynojet carb kit on CV carbs plus a K&N air filrer.
Why the vacuum carbs,so make it easy to ride at low RPM.I have the CR carbs on a box,with the throttle cables ,airbox
The bike have as well a rear Penske race shock.Woodcraft rearset,Vortex clip ons with matching purple bars (same color as the word NINJA at the fuel tank).
The bike have a profesionally installed front end from a GSXR 750 2008 with radial pump and brake calipers,rotors,wheel (powercoated to match).I have the stock front end as well:forks ,triple clamps,brake calipers,rotors,wheel,axle,clip ons,etc.So you get current brake power and suspension,plus save couple pounds.
The bike have Galfer SBK steel braided brake lines.Very expensive ones.
And I believe the final thing,brand new lightweight 530 chain with lighter sprockets,and almost brand new Bridgestone tires.
I have all the stock parts beside the stock exhaust
As you can see all the upgrades are done for a professional tech.
Bike have a clean Fl title on hand and everything works perfect.

1992 Kawasaki ZX-7R in Florida
Ducati July 19, 2013 posted by

The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK

Undoubtedly one of the most important motorcycles in history, the Ducati 916 was, and will always be, a masterpiece. The fact the it sold like hot cakes, shouldn’t put anybody off the acquisition of such a magnificent motorbike. If exclusivity is want you search for, then the SPS is the 916 for you. This one, is even more special. With 6 km on the clocks, it is ready to move into a new home...literally. I mean, this bike deserves a warm an elegant room, with plenty of space around it so that it can be observed and appreciated by anybody who will visit.


Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay

The Sport Production Special is a real “fluoriserie”. While it doesn't have all the special parts like the later 996R and 998R models, it was an homologation special to participate at WSBK racing..


Looking at the current situation of Ducati on world race tracks, the 916 series has all the credential to become perhaps the most iconic Duc ever. The actual Desmosedici is fighting with the Aprilia RSV4 powered ART bike of Espargaro in MotoGP and the revolutionary Panigale seems not to work at all, or be far too young in its development.


The 999 was very successful on the WSBK tracks but it's futuristic looks didn’t deliver a matching aesthetics. Anyone who owned a 748, 916 etc. is also aware of how the whole design of the bike was made to ease the changes and modifications that might be required to set the bike ready for a track or a race day. It wasn’t only damn sexy, it was practical for track days as well !


Let’s hear it from the seller himself:

When it comes to sport bikes, few are as iconic as the Ducati 916/996/998 series. Designed by Tamburini (who later went on to design the gorgeous MV Agusta F4 series) and sporting a 90 degree, liquid cooled, fuel injected, four valve per cylinder (with Desmo actuation) twin, this series of bikes was for more than just show.

The SPS – or Sports Production Special- edition was an evolution of the 916 (with a 996cc capacity it offered 20+ HP over the standard engine). The power plant remained largely unchanged from the previous generation bike, but with lighter weight components (such as the new Marchesini 5-spoke wheels) and more performance oriented suspension now completely sourced from Ohlins, the SPS was a higher-spec bike all around when compared to the standard 916.

With titanium conrods, larger frame tube diameter with thinner walls, wider frame/larger carbon airbox, P8 “big brain” ECU, higher compression heads, hotter in/out cams, lightened engine internals, full Termignoni with carbon cans, and Ohlins/steering damper, the SPS was the top of the Ducati line in its day.

This is a rare and beautiful specimen.

This Bologna built bike was intended for the European market but was imported for the seller by Moto Cinelli.

This bike has not been ridden or registered and is in near museum quality with any inspection/viewing welcome.

Any Questions happily answered.


Are these discs new enough for you ?

At 20.000 £ this classified ad might put some people off, especially in this period of Euro crises, but don’t be fooled, this bike will only appreciate itself in value if kept as is. And then, would you rather buy this or a Panigale S? Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay


The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK
Honda July 3, 2013 posted by

1990 Honda RC30 available in California with only 4500 Miles!

Honda RC30 For Sale

A bike that needs no introduction amongst sportbike enthusiasts worldwide is the Honda RC30. Here is another remarkably well kept example for sale that has just 4500 miles. This auction has only 3 bids so far but is already up to $18500 reserve not met. According to our records, collector quality RC30s have been selling in the $22-25k range so bid accordingly if you want to own it!


1990 Honda RC30 For Sale on eBay


from the seller:

For sale is a mint condition 49-state 1990 Honda RC30 with 4,546 miles. Just in time for the US MotoGP race at Laguna Seca! 100% original example as it was delivered by the factory. Original stickers are still on the tank and screen. Exceptional condition both mechanically and cosmetically. No scratches, scraps or imperfections to disclose. Currently sits on a factory 17'' wheel off of an RC45 that I powder coated white. This is NOT included in the sale. I took off the 18'' wheel that came with the bike to preserve it, which WILL be included in the sale. There is also better tire options with the 17'' wheel. This is a zero issue bike that runs and sounds perfect. Those of you seriously considering this bike already know the racing pedigree and historical significance of the RC30.

Included in this auction:

1990 Honda RC30 (VFR750R)
Factory Paddock Stand
Owner's manual
Factory tool kit
Original keys (x2)
Original 18'' rear wheel and 17'' front wheel with BRAND NEW tires (Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart)