Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda October 12, 2008 posted by

Honda CBR900RR: What’s the Market Like For These?

Honda CBR900RR

I recently posted over at GermanCarsForSaleBlog a 1976 Volkswagen GTi Period Modified car that took me down memory lane. As I thought about machines I lusted after in my youth, I recalled the Honda CBR900RR. This is a ridiculous machine with a monster motor stuffed into a lightweight superbike configuration. I remember sitting on a factory display ride at Sonomafest years ago. It felt incredibly wide compared to my FZR600, but with far more serious components and weight savings features like drilled heel chain plates. But one thing was for certain: Just being in the presence of this motorcycle, you could feel the power. It simply conjured immediate images of explosive and unrelenting acceleration, and it wasn't even turned on yet.

I hit YouTube looking for a video and found this great video of a 900RR in action at the Isle of Man in regular traffic. This is not the type of behavior I would condone on public roadways, but oh my God, this thing is amazing! The sheer power available in any gear is totally awesome, and so is the sound!

I'll be adding this bike to my list of prospects to investigate. Please leave a comment if you have ridden this model or have an example for sale. I'd love to have your comments below!

dc

Honda October 9, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE: Low Miles, Titled, and Great Price

The owner of this 1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE on eBayMotors is listing a buy-it-now of only $6500! Does aftermarket bodywork affect the price or are these just not as valuable as I'd think?

quote from seller's eBay ad:

Clean and ready to ride. This bike needs nothing, runs great. Has new Tyga body, Michelin power sports, GP pipes and silencers, steering stabilizer, all stock otherwise, SE suspension (adjustable) and R motor (wet clutch). Bike came from Thailand from Tyga several years back ( have papers from previous owner). Have Ma. titled in hand, which is hard to get and makes registering for you much easier

I've seen Tyga products listed on other ads, but I can't same I'm totally familiar with them. So I took a look at the Tyga-performance.com website and it states the follow:

Tyga Performance specialises in providing support for non mainstream sports and racing motorcycles, as well as an increasing range of carbon fiber products for modern sportsbikes.

If you haven't clicked the link yet, you should as the gallery and projects sections are loaded with pure 2-stroke porn! Some seriously nice looking conversions!

I like this example a lot, especially since I believe $6500 sounds pretty fair. What is your experience with this bodywork and what do you think of the price?

dc

Honda October 1, 2008 posted by

1994 Honda RVF400 For Sale in San Fran

Back on the market, here's a great looking 1994 Honda RVF400 For Sale on the Bay Area Riders Forum:

quote from seller's listing on the BARF forum:

1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 $7.4k

CA titled w/ current registrations. The bike has correct digit VIN# and is titled as a Honda RVF400.
Not in hurry to sell Just no time to ride and hate to see it just sitting down. These bikes are getting harder to find. Not the fastest bike out there, but a lot of fun to ride. The bike is in perfect running conditions.

4.7K miles
Two Brothers exhaust
CRG levers
EK 520 chain and sprocket (stock gearing)
NHK Steering Dampner
Front SS brake lines
Rear set adjusted plates
8-12mm Rear Height adjused plates
R&G non-drill Frame sliders
2 sets of complete bodywork w/ headlights, turn singals and gas tank
(1 original RR scheme. OE bodywork condition 9)
(1 rattle can "castrol" paint scheme. OE bodywork condition 7.)

1x left rashed mid
1x left rashed lower
also have other little stock parts (ie: Passenger seat, levers and etc)

Pitbull TT Front stand
Pitbull Rearstand
workshop manual

I loved this bike the first time I saw it on my old blog. But with the addition of the spare bodywork and additional detail, it's looking just as tasty at $7400 with only 4700 miles!

dc

Suzuki September 28, 2008 posted by

Suzuki GSX-R Blowout Post: 5 Classic Gixxer’s on eBay Right Now!

Apparently these aren't quite as hard to find as I thought! Here are 5 great looking classic GSX-R sportbikes for sale right now on eBay:


1986 Suzkuki GSX-R 750
- This one only has 17k miles and wears the original body work that is in shockingly good condition considering this bike is 22 years old! Has a buy-it-now for $5200.


1990 Suzuki GSXR750
- Nice upgrades on this one include: Later forks, Marchesini rims, Cosworth pistons, Yoshimira exhaust and cams, Keihin carbs, and more. This sucker is loaded and the auction is about to end at just under $3k reserve not met. What a shame, although I'd be secretly thrilled if it were my bike and it hadn't sold!!


And three more GSX-R 1100 models: an 86, 87, and 89!

Have experience with an old GSX-R like one of these? Leave a comment and tell us about it!

dc

Yamaha September 27, 2008 posted by

Sharp Looking 1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

I love this color scheme! The white with red graphics are so classic looking. Check out this 1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale on eBay.

quote from seller's eBay listing:

This is a super clean 1989 Yamaha FZR400 up for auction. Runs as great as it looks, too! A true screamer. The only non-stock part to the bike is the Vance & Hines exhaust system. This bike has been well loved and taken care of by its owner for many years. As such, it has been ridden. The clock shows just in excess of 27,000 miles. Still, the engine’s got great compression and runs just as strong as the day it was brought home. CLEAR TITLE, of course.

Less than a day to go on this one, but it's already met reserve at just over $2300. Someone is going to score a great track bike or weekend playtoy! The owner is almost apologetic about the condition in referring to the bikes age, but the pictures sure do tell another story -- it looks great to me!

dc

Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these FZR's on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Yamaha FZR[/AffomaticEbay]

Honda September 26, 2008 posted by

1989 Honda NSR250: Another West Coast Bike For Sale

These 2-strokes are everywhere all the sudden! Here's a 1989 Honda NSR250 For Sale in Seattle that's listed on Craigslist:

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

I HAVE MY HONDA NSR 250 TWO STROKE FOR SALE IS GREAT ON ONE PICE A COLLECTOR DELIGHT
$6000 NO MORE NO LESS FIRM ON THE PRICE.
IF YOU CALL YOU KNOW WHAT TIPY OF BIKE THIS IS HOW RARE AND COOL IT IS NEVER SOLD IN USA SOIL JAPAN IMPORT.
I HAVE ONLY SEEN ONE IN SEATTLE

I'd personally want one that was a bit newer, but if it's titled, $6k sounds like a nice way into this small niche in the sportbike market.

dc