Posts by tag: RC45

Honda September 28, 2011 posted by

Two Aussie Imports: 1994 Honda RC45 (RVF750R) And 1989 Yamaha OWO1 (FZR750R)

Two Aussie Imports: 1994 Honda RC45 (RVF750R) And 1989 Yamaha OWO1 (FZR750R)

I always enjoy reading my email when it starts with, "G'day".   I hadn't heard from my Aussie connection Chris in a while but he has checked in with a RC45 and an OWO1 down under.  They are both imported bikes from Japan and not registered to hit the roads at this time.  We haven't had much exotica for the Aussies lately so enjoy.

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The RC is definitely the sharper bike of the two.  It has 7,142 miles on the clocks and is stock except for the big Yoshimura muffler.

RC45's always look so chunky to me from the side.  Not so much from the top.  I've never had the pleasure.  Do they feel like a big bike when riding?

The paint work looks to be in pretty good shape.  I did notice the speedo is a MPH unit.  Not sure how that jives with being an import from Japan.

From the auction:

We bought this bike into Australia from Japan under competition import approval,

however we know of another imported RC45 owner that intends to get his bike

registered through the low volume registration rules at a cost of about $2,500.00

 

I'd love to know more about this process from any of our Australian readers.  What sort of hoops are you guys jumping through to get your imports registered?  $2,500?  I thought our bone head politician's  were bad.


If you want to be the one to plate it place a bid here.

 

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I think the old FZR has seen a much harder life than the RC.  It isn't a basket case by any means but it isn't collector quality either.  It has been repainted  ( I always wonder why) and is missing some street equipment.  Apparently it does have a set of nice aftermarket Keihin carbs though.

Looks like an aftermarket exhaust there.   Might be a keeper if it is a full system.

For the right price is would make a sweet daily rider or a winter project to restore to original condition.  I guess a summer project in Australia.  Is it just me or is it squatting a bit too much in the rear?

You can inquire here on the OWO1.

Ian

Honda May 18, 2011 posted by

.45 Caliber Fun: 1994 Honda RVF750R RC45

For Sale: 1994 Honda RVF750R RC45

Collectable Bimotas are neat, and zippy little two strokes and 400cc microbikes look like fun, but in the collector world very little compares to the true and rare homologation bikes. You see, in the wide world of motorcycling, homologation bikes serve a very real purpose - they make the legality of a stock-based roadracer a possibility. Since racing rules are often written around a "stock streetbike" as the foundation, manufacturers offer a limited number of racebike-based street bikes to satisfy that rule. This keeps their bikes legal at the racetrack, and offers a rare opportunity for the unwashed masses to actually put hands on one.

There is much debate in the collector world regarding the desireability of the RC45 versus its older brother, the RC30. While the RC30 does look more the part and is more distinctive than the average Honda sportbike, the RC45 is a more modern, more potent and more limited (in numbers) weapon. At the end of the day, though, they both bring pretty similar money at auction.

Check out the seller's specs on this one:


This is my RVF750R 1994 RC-45. I purchased this bike in 1995 from a collector with only 112 miles on it. The bike currently has 519 original miles. Water has NEVER touched this bike, neither rain or wash. The bike has always been stored in a room with low humidity and A/C.

BIKE IS VIRTUALLY NEW!!!

In 1996 I purchased from HRC the following racing kits:
Electrical Racing kit, Engine Racing Kit

Currently on the bike ALL HRC PARTS:
Full HRC motor built by HRC in Torrance, CA over 160 horsepower. 10 miles on motor.
Endurance 6 gallon aluminum tank with quick fill
Ram air tubes and full air box with velocity stacks
Fuel regulator, injectors, modified throttle bodies
Works single pipe exhaust set
Rear sets both sides with carbon heat shield
Works upper and lower radiators
Bike also has the complete front end off Eric Bostroms 1998 RC-45 Erion Racing bike including works 46 mm Superbike forks magnesium Brembo Calipers, Brembo rotors, radial brake and clutch masters, remote front brake adjuster
Marchesini 17" front wheel
Billet triple trees

You've got to admit - that spec sheet sounds very impressive. An HRC motor? A works front end off of Eric Bostrom's bike? Electrical and Engine racing kits? Works radiators? Trick quick-fill tank? It's almost a travesty that this bike has only 519 miles on it; just hearing it scream its way to redline might be more than the average mortal can stand!

But wait - there's more! In addition to the impressive kit already installed ON the bike, the seller has also included many spares and original OEM parts to go WITH the bike! This deal is starting to sound better and better!

From the seller:
New HRC parts in HRC boxes:
Stock gas tank conversion kit
17" x 3.75" Mag front wheel
17" x 6.25" Mag rear wheel
Remote oil cooler set
Sprint stator
Clutch set ( I have 2)
Many optional HRC Trans gears
Update swing arm and linkage
Upper radiator
Foam gauge holder and HRC gauges
Aluminum gage holder and front stay
HRC dual muffler set complete
Complete HRC electrical harness including PGIFI controller, HRC battery and battery holder, race ECU and holder box, tach and water temp gauge

Also included with the bike is all stock parts that are bubble wrapped, tagged and bagged:
Stock rear stand
All books and tools including all HRC books and shop manuals
All motor take offs included

So what can you do with all this stuff? What will it sound like? How will it all work? Well, I found this great video of the late Joey Dunlop (February 25, 1952 - July 2, 2000), Order of the British Empire and general RC45 expert. Here he is lapping the Ulster GP circuit during a practice session:

RC45s are solid $25k bikes. Outfitted racebikes with history easily cover the $30k plus range. This bike is somewhat between a collectable, unmodified streetbike and a racebike, as it is modified but has no history. It does, however, come with very desirable mods, many spare pieces, and a clean FL title. This auction is live right now, with the current bid just over $20k. Bidding has been very heavy.

For your chance on the rarest of the rare, . Good luck, and tell 'em you saw it on RSBFS!

MI

Honda April 19, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale!

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale-

Location: Anaheim, CA
Miles: 7,548
Price: $26,900 $25,900 no reserve!

Update 4.19.2011:Due to a non-paying bidder (aka scum of the earth), this RC45 is back. Links and price updated. Hopefully she finds a new home this time. -dc

Que the Angels and release the White Doves-

For me the 45 is the pinnacle of Honda Homologation Super Bikes and I'm well aware of all the debate that might ensue from the 30 guys. I know 30's won more races, I know they have impossible to get hand laid fiberglass bodywork, Ti con rods etc... I still like the 45's better 🙂

RSBFS.com knows a little history on this bike as it was part of the Seattle Homologation Super Bike Collection at one time. We know the current owner and we know he is sad to see it go. You've seen several of his bikes grace the cover RSBFS.com over the past few years. Those bikes have included a couple NSR's and a sweet ZX-7RR

Like most collectors, pride of ownership was taken seriously with this one and you can certainly tell it by looking at the pictures. These don't come around as often as the 30's (flame suit on) and when they do you can usually expect the price to be in the high 20's to low 30's for the good one's. The best of the best usually hit mid 30's. The cheapest one I know of was a super low mileage salvaged title bike with carbon bodywork and it sold for 18ish(?). I think this one is priced spot on and would look great sitting next to my 94 NSR. I'm about $26,599.00 short can anyone help a brother out?

From the seller:

LOW MILES AT 7,548 AND RUNS PERFECT!!

NO ENGINE MODS HAVE BEEN DONE TO THIS BIKE AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN DOWN.

THE FOLLOWING THINGS HAVE BEEN DONE
-REAR FENDER WAS CUT FOR MORE A SPORT LOOK.
-THE TURN SIGNALS WERE ALSO REPLACED FOR MORE SLEEK LOOKING ONES. FOR THE COLLECTORS OUT THERE I HAVE THE OEM TURN SIGNALS AS WELL AS A OEM FENDER THAT IS BRAND NEW SO THE BIKE COULD BE 100% STOCK

IT HAS A VERY STOCK LOOKING TWO BROTHERS SLIP ON EXHAUST THAT MAKES THE BIKE SOUND GREAT!! I ALSO HAVE THE STOCK EXHAUST I THINK BUT NOT 100% SURE

LASTLY THE BIKE HAS THE STOCK WHEELS ON IT. FOR 1,000 MORE I WILL INCLUDE THE ULTRA LIGHT AND SWEET LOOKING MARCHESINI WHEELS (ON BIKE CURRENTLY) IF NOT I WILL PUT THE STOCK WHEELS BACK ON THE BIKE.

THIS BIKE IS TITLED AND REGISTERED IN CA UNTIL FEB 2012!! SO ITS GOOD TO GO!!

Yesterday was a good day for homologation collectors when it was published that Honda might be producing another LE Super Bike. Other than Ducati's yearly LE offering and the 2006 Yamaha R1 LE it's been a long, long time since we've seen a real Homologation offering from the Big 4. I for one would welcome the new bike and I would have to believe it would only help the value of the previous LE offerings.

If you've been lurking and waiting for one of these to come along now is your chance. As I mentioned before- these don't come around that often and there aren't that many in the first place.

You can

Good luck with the sale-

doug

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale March 10, 2011 posted by

Italian Connection: Rare bike collection for sale in Italy!

For Sale: Ducati TT1 F1 NCR 900ss 998R NCR Evoluzione 888 916 Honda 250GP CBX RC45 Lambretta

RSBFS was recently contacted by an Italian entreprenuer who was putting his collection of rare racebikes and streetbikes up for sale. And what a collection! Above witness a Honda 250 GP racer (left) as prepped by HRC and ridden by Stefano Caracchi, a Ducati 888 NCR Superbike (middle) also raced by Stefano Caracchi, and a Ducati 916 that won the 1995 San Marino GP in Monza with Pier Francesco Chili aboard! And that is just the start of this amazing private museum.

If you like the racebike them but are more intereseted in street legal machinery, then how about this flawless Honda RC45 - better known as a RVF750R to some. Developed by Honda as a homologation bike to qualify for the Superbike World Championship, the European versions were good for a reported 118 horsepower!

If Ducati is more your speed (pun intended), how about this NCR Ducati 998R. According to the seller, this bike was the number 1 996R. It was used by Ducati for internal testing and media events. It was then sent to NCR, and was transformed into the original and unique 998R NCR Evoluzione.

What collection would be complete without the iconic Ducati 900ss? This particular bevel twin was prepped by NCR specifically for endurance racing and includes bigger valves, bigger carbs, a Conti silencer and Campagnolo alloy wheels.

According to the seller, only 7 of these Ducati TT1 F1 NCR exist! These were first produced for Mike Hailwood, and the initial 2 bikes were delivered directly to Hailwood (to commemorate his Isle of Man TT victory and the World title). This particular bike is the third one built by NCR.

In a collection of this caliber, this CBX looks positively pedestrian - although it is certainly a rare and desirable bike. This bike just does not quite have the same racing history as the others in the collection. It is in fully original condition and looks perfect.

And if all of the above beasts are too much bike for you, then here is a wonderful little Lambretta Innocenti Li125. This 4-speed scooter was introduced as a 1959 model.

From the seller:
My business activities require my full commitment and I have very little time to dedicate to my passion and to take care of my unique collection. In addition, my family does not share my same passion for motorsports and has other interests. Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of having to witness the slow but inexorable decline of my “creatures”, I have decided to sell my collection. I hope that you will take care of my “precious” masterpieces.

Contacts:
Tel. +39 0731 245999
Mobile +39 348 3962712 (only in italian)
mail: rossano.compagnucci@compagnucci.it

For more information and tons of pictures of these fabulous bikes, please visit the seller's website (available in both Italian and English). Good luck to the seller - these beautiful bikes certainly deserve a good home. If you are interested in any of the bikes you see here, please contact the seller at the above address and tell him you saw it on RSBFS!

MI

Honda February 26, 2011 posted by

Tired of Ducatis? How about a Honda RC45 race bike with IoM TT history?

Rare Honda RC45 race bike with Isle of Man TT race history for sale in Jersey Channel Islands.

Some (well, one mainly) of our readers commented that he is tired of seeing super low mileage Ducatis being listed and in some way I agree.  My bad really, since I tend to focus on Italian bikes, so naturally Ducatis and Bimotas come up a lot.   For this listing, I've gone out on a limb and tried to write about something other than my normal run of Italian super models - a Honda RVF750R (RC45) race bike:

HONDA RC45 RACE BIKE

FULL TONY SCOTT 792CC ENGINE
VERY RARE HRC TWIN FUEL INJECTION
HRC TOTAL LOSS IGNITION AND LOOM
HRC KIT EXHAUST
PFM WORLD SUPERBIKE BRAKES
OHLINS WSB FORKS
FACTORY SWINGING ARM AND SHOWA SHOCK
DYMAG 17 IN WHEELS WITH SPARE REAR
SPARE FAIRING AND TAIL UNIT
GENUINE HONDA STAND
EX MARK JOHNS RACING
ISLE OF MAN TT HISTORY
THIS BIKE IS IN RACE READY CONDITION

I don't think the legendary RC45 needs much introduction, but would you like to freshen up your memory on its history, there's a pretty good write up over on Faster and Faster.  And here's a video of John Kockinski riding the RC45 in 1997 (he won the WSB title that year):

The bike is listed at 22,000 GBP (approx. USD35,000). It's always hard to put a value on race bikes, but just as a reference, RC45s have been selling upwards of low $20,000s from what I've seen. $35,000 is quite a bit more than that, but how do you put a value on super rare HRC parts (check out the PGM-FI controller in one of the pics - haven't seen those before!) and IoM TT race history?

For serious collectors or those with $35,000 spare cash burning a hole in their pockets, .

ph

Bimota June 28, 2010 posted by

Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

A collector and friend of RSBFS is thinning the herd and offering the following fantastic homologation specials for sale {please kneel}:

Get the goods on each bike below:

1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

1992 Ducati 851 with Less Than 2000 Miles!

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

All original -except for the addition of the booming Gi.Co.Moto twin pipes for that wonderful "Sound of Thunder" music from the Desmo V-Twin engine.


1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

1988 Bimota YB6

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

A beautiful old school collector for the Bimota enthusiasts.

Yamaha 1000cc engine with Keihin flat-slide carbs
(oh....this one will scoot alright!!).

Growls like a mean-ass junk yard dog.


1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

1988 Bimota YB4E.I.

Comments from the seller:

Take a look at this sexy thing......probably my favorite Bimota of all time. This thing is such a work of art. The 1988 YB4E.I. model released after Bimota took the last ever TT-F1 title in '87.


Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 For Sale

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 raced by Damon Buckmaster (AUS). YEC factory kit EVERYTHING from frame to swingarm to bracing to chassis to radiator to engine and every part on it. Adjustable swingarm pivot, steering stem, ride heights, etc.

Stroker 1080cc full-on SuperBike factory engine and every special YEC Kit factory item from the Yamaha WSBK team. 190hp and the best SBK chassis available back when Superbikes were Superbikes (and not warmed-over street bikes). This thing is light and goes like a missile.

The R7-1 was actually BANNED from AMA competition after it laid waste to the Formula Extreme class back in the days before the AMA series scuttled the class because the FX bikes were faster than the 750cc SuperBike Class (headliner) machines.

Have a ton of the press articles on the bike from magazines (and web
magazines) of the day.


{Still kneeling right?}


Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 For Sale

Yamaha FZR750R OW01

Comments from the seller:

Beautiful condition, all original with 2,700 miles. Only 200 of these produced and they're getting harder
and harder to find here in the States.


Honda RC30 VFR750 For Sale

Honda RC30 VFR750R

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Wonderfully clean example with only 2,950 miles on the odometer. All original and unmolested condition.
Has all the manuals and tool kits and everything else it came with from the factory.


Honda RC45 RVF750 For Sale

Honda RC45 RVF750

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Very clean example with 6,975 miles on it. Has the HRC PGM wire modification done to it (more HP)
and has a aftermarket exhaust canister installed for a little more of that V-4 sound.


Bimota Vdue For Sale

Bimota Vdue

Comments from the seller:

Still in all original condition. 360 kilometers. Has the usual Vdue "issues" with the engine fueling -but can be sorted out.
(I've got another bike exactly the same that has been sorted and runs great.) This bike has stayed in original condition
though and has not had any modifications done to it.


So here's my question: How do you choose? This is my favorite era of SportBike and seeing a collection like this is exactly what I'd like to have in my own stable some day. It would be like that corner spot in the Barber Motorsports Museum with all the great ones:

Interested parties better hurry because come Thursday after my $175mil PowerBall lotto ticket hits, I'm just going to buy them all!

If you have questions about the model specifications or history, or just want to chat about the collection, please post a comment below -- the whole RSBFS team is going to keep an eye on this thread and will be happy to answer questions! Qualified buyers, I am acting as a proxy for the seller. Please send your inquires to dan@motoringblogs.com for additional details.

dc

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