Posts by tag: Two Stroke

Aprilia March 26, 2015 posted by

Track Ready: 2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge

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The RS250 Challenge was the only version Aprilia ever offered U.S. customers, and as you can see it was a track ready version without headlights, signals, and other road amenities. The Challenge was made for a one make race series that followed the AMA calendar. I remember being at Sears Point and seeing one brand new at the dealer area and hoping a street version would soon follow. Of course it never did.

2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge for sale on eBay

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The Challenge is based on the later MKII version of the RS250, which are easy to spot from the digital dash cluster and revised fairings. This example has been used as intended though not in the Challenge race series. It has also had a thorough engine rebuild according to the seller, so you should be all set to hit your local track where it truly is in it's element.

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from the seller:

Perfect condition, showroom or museum quality condition and originality - unmolested and never raced in Challenge series. LAST year for the challenge bike- the bike has been raced on approx six occasions in AHRMA and the occasional track day thru its life.
2014- New engine rebuild- complete including re-nickisil cylinders, welded crank, complete clutch, new bottom end, new top end, and all hardware. NO Expense spared on engine.
Engine rebuild was done by Eurosports in Coopersberg PA- Massimo is the contact. all records to be provided to buyer.

Original Body work, tank, steering damper, etc....
Original Rear works Stand
Some Spares ( tires, brake pads, and some gearing)

Bike is adult owned - never beat on and never molested

reason for selling- time to sell some of my inventory- I truly hate to sell because this is possibly the nicest cleanest RS250 in the US
almost impossible to replace

Track Ready:  2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge
Yamaha March 24, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 1992 Yamaha TZR 250 SP in California

Update 3.26.2015: The seller notes that this bike has just sold in less than two days after listing on RSBFS. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Exceedingly rare in the U.S., the Yamaha TZR 250 SP (Sport Production) was inspired by the TZ250 racer and much of that technology from the racing engine followed on to the street machine.

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This 1992 TZR 250 SP was built roughly in the middle of the model's run from 1986 to 1999, with 50hp available at 10,000 rpm.  A shade over 300 lbs. fueled, it takes advantage of upside-down forks and fully adjustable rear suspension.  DeltaBox frame, brakes and tires able on a much larger bike indicate you'll run out of power or something else before you run out of handling.

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Very low mileage at 1500 km, but recently made ready for riding - the owner reports:

Health issues forces sale. I am ready to sell my bike ( never thought I would). Took it out for my last spin probably. I am having trouble with my knee and can't bend it enough to shift comfortably. Bike runs strong! Started first kick after a couple of months of sitting. IT ONLY HAS 1,529 kilometers. I recently had the Race pipes installed, pet-cock replaced, air box removed, fresh clutch plates (dry) and carbs rebuilt/re-jetted. The bike comes with the original pipes, air box and a full race cdi box for the next owner. This bike is probably one of the nicest examples of this "RARE" 23 year old bike # 406/500. Current California plates, registration, clear title and currently insured. There were only 500 made. I am asking 12,500
Has correct Vin/Registration.
Last 2 pictures show the bike with the stock pipes!

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Street legality is always a bugbear with a super special like this, but the owner reports current California title, registration, and insurance.  Asking price is $12,500, a lot for a 250, but for number 406 of 500 of a model that was never imported, unmolested and ready to rumble, it'd be worth a thought.

Interested parties can contact the seller though email.

-donn

Featured Listing: 1992 Yamaha TZR 250 SP in California
Honda March 23, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 1997 Honda NSR500V2 for Sale

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Built between 1996 and 2001 and powered by a 499.7cc two-stroke v-twin, the NSR500V2 was the stablemate of Honda's V4 bikes, and provided a simpler, less expensive option for privateer racers. Cheaper to run and easier to maintain, it was an ideal machine for less well-heeled teams looking to compete in top-level racing, and allowed them to fill out Moto GP grids.

And unlike the V4, which Honda would only lease to the teams running them, the V2 was actually available for purchase.

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Weighing in at a featherweight 227lbs [103kg] dry the 100° v-twin produced a claimed 135 bhp. It couldn't compete in a straight line against four-cylinder rivals, but high corner speeds allowed it to lap at a similar pace. Although it was down nearly 40hp compared to the V4 machines, it was much lighter and easier to ride, with a broad spread of power and better handling that allowed it to race against and even win with surprising regularity against factory four-cylinder machines.

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Like all genuine racing machines, these are exceedingly rare. Only 22 were built, and of course some have not survived, making today's bike a very rare opportunity.

From the seller: 1997 Honda NSR500V2 for Sale

This Honda NSR 500 V2 we offer for sale was part of 4 machines imported by Honda France starting in 1997. This example was entrusted early 1997 to the team Tecmas Honda Elf and the rider Régis Laconi to race in the 500cc World Championship. Subsequently sold to a private collector, who fully serviced it with new pistons and crankshaft, had it repainted in the Repsol livery and used it for a number of classic events in Europe covering approximately 300 km. In 2008 it was sold to a Spanish collector.

The fork and shocks were overhauled. The engine received new pistons, rings and rods. A new clutch was fitted and the bike received new Dunlops, type KR106 in the front and KR108 in the rear. The front brake disks are new Lorraine carbons with new brake pads fitted. The magnesium water pump is also new…

The bike was 100% overhauled being started on a roller and never used since.

It is stored with standard carburetor setting (rich) and dry (no water to avoid rust and damages to the new magnesium pump, for the same reason no gas in the tank and no brake fluids).

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Accessories, books and a comprehensive spares package come with the bike:

  • Sete Gibernau’s original Repsol leathers, helmet and boots
  • Honda Maintenance Book
  • Front and rear stand
  • 2 batteries
  • 1 set Honda steel front brake discs with brake pads (new)
  • 1 set of exhausts (without silencers)
  • 1 set of gas cables (new)
  • Set of front and rear sprockets
  • 2 NGK spark plugs (new)
  • Set of main and pilot jets
  • Seat foam (new)
  • 1 set of clutch discs (used)
  • 1 tool to remove rear wheel.
  • 2 heads (used)
  • 2 complete pistons (used)
  • 1 magnesium water pump (used)
  • Set of engine gaskets (new)
  • 1 set of carbon reeds (new)

This bike was fully overhauled by GT Motorcycles Ltd.

About price, I want 120000€. (will consider offers)

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At current exchange rates, that makes this just north of $130,000. It's also interesting that it comes with Sete Gibernau’s leathers. I wonder what a bit of Eau de Gibernau adds to the value. He did ride a V2 to several podium finishes in 1998 and 1999, although it's not clear that he rode this exact machine...

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If you dare to ride it, it'd be the ultimate track day machine. It'd also be ideal for vintage racing or track days, although you might want to have a line on some replacement plastics before riding it in anger.

Interested parties can contact the seller by email here.

-tad

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Featured Listing: 1997 Honda NSR500V2 for Sale
Cagiva March 20, 2015 posted by

Bite-Sized Italian: 1998 Cagiva Mito125

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At a glance, it'd be easy to mistake this frisky little Cagiva Mito for something else... Looking for all the world like a 2/3 scale Ducati 916, right down to the instruments and the transverse steering damper mounted to the headstock, it's really just that aluminum beam frame that gives the game away. Ironically, the Mito is much, much rarer, especially in the US, than it's bigger, more mature cousin.

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The Mito was introduced in 1989 and powered by a water-cooled 125cc two-stroke single that put out 34hp and used a seven-speed gearbox to keep the peaky little motor on the boil. Ridden to victory in the 1994 Italian 125cc championship by none other than Valentino Rossi, this little race-replica is a sharp-handling little machine, and while 30-odd horses may not sound like much, consider that it's coming from just 125 screaming cubic centimeters...

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Earlier bikes had a less 916-ish design, but the bike was restyled in 1994 by, not surprisingly, Massimo Tamburini himself.

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From the original eBay listing: 1998 Cagiva Mito for Sale

When I saw this  machine for the first time I was sure that it was a 916 Ducati like the one I have owned since 1995.(designed by the same designer). The difference was the 7 speed gearbox which was my first clue that it wasn't a 916.The Mito is quite rare in the USA cuz the 2 strokes are not popular here in the states. They are very popular in Europe and in fact in some countries can be ridden by younger riders with the speed reduced. In fact it would only register the equivalent of 65 mph(its KM equipped).After modifying with racing parts I was seeing 112 mph(180 km) on the speedo. My investment is over $8000.00 plus labor. The machine has only 399KM and now is for sale(too many toys).

This machine has never been raced ,only ridden on the street to prove the package. If you are an inspiring racer there is a class for it here in the USA ,or its a crazy cool street rod.

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The Buy it Now price is set at $6,000, with plenty of time left on the listing. That is a lot of cash for a 125: an Aprilia RS250 would provide similar lightweight performance for less money. But, as good-looking as that bike is, the "baby 916" aesthetic of the Mito really can't be beat and, if you're a collector, you're unlikely to find a more original, low-mileage example. Especially with just 399km on the clock, it'd be a shame to thrash this the way the builders intended.

-tad

1998 Cagiva Mito R Side Fairing

Bite-Sized Italian: 1998 Cagiva Mito125
Aprilia March 6, 2015 posted by

Tiny Dancer: 2009 Aprilia RS125 for Sale

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Most small displacement sportbikes look like small-displacement sportbikes, but Aprilia really knows how to make lust-worthy entry-level machines. While their RS250 is certainly no learner bike, this one definitely is: you won't be going very fast on an RS125, but you will look good doing it...

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Manufactured between 1992 and 2012, the RS125 was a two-stroke, single-cylinder bike designed to capture well-heeled young race fans unable to purchase larger motorcycles due to licensing restrictions. This iteration of the 125 was designed to evoke the RSV1000 v-twin sportbike that was at the top of Aprilia's range until the introduction of the RSV4. With two-strokes being phased out all over the world, the RS125's place in Aprilia's lineup has recently been taken over by their new RS4, a cleaner-burning 125 four-stroke powered bike.

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It’s a very muscular-looking bike for a 125, although they’re very petite in person. They do feature lights and signals to make them road-legal, but I've never seen one that had rearview mirrors fitted. I'm sure a nice set of Rizoma mirrors would add a bit of bling and meet DMV requirements.

This one has had quite a bit of quality aftermarket thrown at it already, and has been tuned by noted East Coast tuner Fast by Ferracci.

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From the original eBay listing: 2009 Aprilia RS125 for Sale

For sale 2009 Aprilia RS125 (GP derived replica). Bike is like new with only 446 miles on it, it's been garaged kept and rarely ridden. Bike is for competition use only but it is titled, plated and registered in the state of PA and is street legal. Bike has some upgrades done to it and I will included all original parts except for OEM exhaust to the buyer. This motorcycle was dyno tuned and services by Fast By Ferracci and produced 31hp at the rear wheel, all the fluids were changed after 300 miles. This is a real rare motorcycle, I believe only 200 were imported in to US, so if you're looking for a GP replica 2-stroke this is a perfect opportunity to get one in new condition. I'm sad to let it go, but don't have time to ride it at all, and need more space in my garage. Thank you for viewing and Good Luck!

Aftermarket parts installed: 

  • Woodcraft rearsets

  • Front & Rear Axle Sliders 

  • Tyga carbon fiber Rear Hugger 

  • Tyga carbon fiber Sprocket Cover

  • Tyga carbon fiber Chain Guard 

  • Arrow titanium exhaust full system with carbon can 

  • Evotech exhaust hanger

  • European ECU with all the harness/wiring - to make the bike street legal. 

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With the introduction of KTM's RC390 and the increased interest in small-displacement bikes in Asian markets, here's hoping that we see a trend towards smaller sportbikes here in the US. I do see the appeal of scary literbikes, of riding something that you know is a barely-tamed animal.

But honestly, it's nearly impossible to even tap into that performance on the street, and I think it'd be pretty frustrating to own a 200hp motorcycle and never really be able to take it over 8,000 rpm unless you're risking life and license... A bike like this you could twist to the stop and ride it like a complete idiot with far less risk, and still have something very sleek and exotic to admire in your garage during these cold, dreary winter months...

-tad

2009 Aprilia RS125 L Front

Tiny Dancer: 2009 Aprilia RS125 for Sale
Yamaha March 5, 2015 posted by

Never Been Smoked… Yamaha RZ350 with 10 miles

We just saw a very nice NS400R and now we have this immaculate RZ350 with just 10 miles on the clocks.  It wasn't a powerhouse, but Yamaha's claimed 55hp combined with a dry weight of just 305lbs made for a very engaging riding experience.  As long as you keep the revs and corner speed up, it was a backroads canyon carver that could leave bigger bikes in a cloud of blue smoke when the roads got twisty.

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 Mint Condition 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with just 10 miles!!

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This particular example is sure to cause the never ending ride it/display it debate to rage on.  It only has 10 miles on the clocks and appears flawless.  This is another case where the eBay description doesn't say much, because the pictures do all of the talking, but you can read the seller's input here:

RZ 350year 1985 2 stroke - Liquid Cooled, YPVS, TWINCompression 6.0 : 16 Speed TransmissionClassic White/Red Kenny Roberts ColoringI am not interested in any tradesPink Slip says 1985, but I am getting hit up that the tank is an 1984? it came out of the crate as is. thanks for an extra fee I can have you meet Kenny Roberts when you pick it up.

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Whether it's the low miles, the fantastic condition or the flashbacks to what was the first "fast" bike for a lot of riders, there is plenty of interest.  The bidding is fast and furious and is approaching $10,000 in the first 24 hours!

-Matt M.

Never Been Smoked… Yamaha RZ350 with 10 miles
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