Posts by tag: Woodcraft

Suzuki December 3, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: Suzuki Carbon Katana Resto-Mod!

RSBFS has long been the leader in bringing you the best classifieds found online every day. Typically we focus on rare, original machinery and stay away from bitsa bikes, rat bikes and customs. Generally we ignore anything that devalues a collector steed. But once in a while we come across a bike done so well that we feel we would be doing our readers a disservice NOT to post it. Such is the case with this incredible Katana resto-mod. Far from a whored out 'Busa or the like, this is a tasteful build that reflects the true spirit of the 1980s - a period correct homage, if you will - while also bringing the bike up to a more current spec.

Amazing Suzuki Katana Resto-Mod for sale!

As stunning as the stock Katana was when first introduced at the cusp of the 1980s, the shape remains effective today. This was (and is) an aggressive looking motorcycle. In fact, it's hard to believe that the Japanese farmed out the design work to a German company; regardless of how it happened, the Katana remains one of the most polarizing motorcycles of the modern era. And this build simply reinforces the amazing shape and purpose of the bike, introducing modern technology such as carbon fiber and combining updated components to the existing platform; the original clearly shines through the updates. There is so much going on with this bike, that I will leave it to the seller to help explain the details:

From the seller:
Darren Begg of dB Customs has quickly established himself as a leader in world-class restomod builds. His builds often retain the original silhouette and paint scheme of the vintage sport bike while upgrading the powerplant, suspension, brakes, and switch gear. The results are high-powered icons of yesteryear, brought fully into the modern age — the true spirit of the restomod.

More from the seller:
Ray Mancini of Xtreme Motorsports, in Tennessee, built the motor. A 1260cc 173hp (@counter shaft) (110 ft-lbs trq.) was created for this Carbon Katana. Ray used a MTC Block,Webcam cams (.370/256), long hard weld rockers, his Stage 1 ported head with 1mm oversized stainless valves, top end oiler, HD case studs, under cut transmission and a balanced crank. 10.5-1 compression pistons fed by 38mm RS Mikuni carbs and relieved by a JayGUI Racing Exhaust finish it off. A Powder coated frame, Carbon Fiber Fuel tank cover and Carbon body work sourced from Japan keep it black.

More from the seller:
The build includes Brembo brakes, Öhlins Racing AB suspension, Dynatek Electronics ignition, OZ Racing wheels. Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires. Underbridged and modified Bandit 1200 Swingarm. Billet Triple Trees from Pulse Performance. Woodcraft Technologies rearsets, Speedcell battery, Koso gauge cluster, Yoshimura Japan Co.,Ltd. throttle and cables, GSXR 1000 controls. Rizoma Spy Bar Ends. Paint work by Sketchs Ink (all paint, no decals!). It is a one of a kind powerhouse bringing together the past and present! Titled in Arizona. Delivery available.

1980s Katanas remain a pretty hot item in the collector world. In 1981 this was the fastest street motorcycle available, bar none. But nothing introduced nearly 40 years ago can be considered in the same performance vein as anything remotely modern thanks to the inexorable march of technology. This is a bike that someone like Pops Yoshimura would have envisioned back in the day, had any of these parts been available. But this bike is more than just a sum of the parts. This phenomenal build takes the spirit and intent of the original Katana and multiplies it many times over.

There are many collectors in our ranks that own factory hot rods from a bygone age. And while in some areas these bikes can still deliver the goods, the inevitable truth is that performance benchmarks have not remained static over the years. Even something like an uber-rare oval piston NR750 will feel tame compared to today's crop of hyper 600s. Imagine being able to ride the dream machine from your youth, but with the power (173 HP!), suspension (Ohlins), brakes (Brembo) and handling that you've come to expect in today's world. That would be a true dream machine, and that is exactly what this Carbon Katana delivers. This is a one-off built by someone who did not pinch pennies; the results are obvious and the outcome is glorious. You could not replicate this for the asking price, making this both a dream AND a bargain. Check it out here, because this one will go as fast as it looks. What a build!!


Featured Listing: Suzuki Carbon Katana Resto-Mod!
Bimota August 29, 2013 posted by

Track Day Heaven: 2004 Bimota DB5 race bike


For those who participate in the occasional track day, a little masking tape and the removal of mirrors is enough. For others, a dedicated track day bike - usually an inexpensive or well-used model with track-specific changes - is in order. Take that one step further and consider a full blown race bike. If money were no object, would this be your track day weapon of choice?

2004 Bimota DB5R racer for sale on eBay


Starting life out as a DB5R - considered one of the best handling of the air-cooled Ducati chasis available - and fitted with a hi-po, 1178 cc Hypermotard engine built to the hilt, this particular bike is a "cost is no object" excercise for racing. And race it did, purportedly winning several championships. And what better way to ease this mount into retirement than as a spirited track-day ride worthy of envious stares and buckets of drool?


From the seller:
2004 Bimota DB5 powered by Ducati. World class race bike, built for CCS lightwheight classes, this machine has won multiple national championships at Daytona and dominated the Florida championship. Now retired from racing looking to sale or trade $55000 obo would consider trades for something interesting ( car's, others bikes, small plane, boat, land) for more info Call or text. Whoever buys it at asking price, I will include Brand New set of rims with water race tires + Tire Warmers (Chicken Hawk / Ducati) + Arlen Ness $3000 Matching Race Suit used once. WOW !


WOW is right. Check out some of the specs on this big dollar bad boy:


Pectel SQ6 ecu with a custom fabricated wiring warness $10000
AIm racing digital dash with lap timer $2200
Sp electronic quick shifter ( clutchless upshift) $450
Lightweight Lithium battery $200


Ohlins Fg 670 gas forks $12000
Ohlins rear shock
Ohlins gp steering damper $700
Attack racing triple clamps with adjustable offset $1000
titanium front axle $400


Wheels and brakes:
BST Blackstone carbon fiber wheels $4400
Brembo monoblock calipers (With titanium bolts) $7200 plus $800 brake pads
Brembo full floating brake rotors $600
Brembo 19x18 gp master cylinder with $300
Acossato racing electronic adjuster $400
Brembo billet clutch master cylinder $400
Steel braided brake lines $200
Brembo racing reservoirs $50


Hypermotard engine, bored to 102 mm makes it 1178 cc, puts up 117 hp at the rear wheel $22000
2 mm oversize titanium valves
ported heads
NCR cams
Balanced crankshaft
Fresh crankshaft bearings
Yoyodyne slipper clutch
HPE full Exhaust $3500
High performance fuel pressure regulator $500
Carbon fiber case cover $200
Woodcraft clutch cover $150
Custom made aluminium breather box (under subframe) $8000


Carbon fiber front fender $300
Custom fabricated front bracket $600
lightweight battery box $250
Woodcraft clipons $150
Fuelcell carbon kevlar gas tank $3600
windshield $300
race bodywork $1500
paint job $1000
titanium front axle 400
stock 2004 Bimota DB5 $35000

Here is a video of the bike in action:

The seller claims to have spent upwards of $100k on this racer, which just goes to prove the adage: If you want to make a small fortune in racing, start with a large one. Fortunately for you buyers out there, nothing depreciates like last year's (or last decade's) racer. This bike is on the block for a cool $55,000, or best offer. If you want what looks to be the best of everything, this might be a good place to look. Check it out and let us know what you think! Good Luck!



Track Day Heaven: 2004 Bimota DB5 race bike
Sport Bikes For Sale July 24, 2011 posted by

Jamie James prepared 2008 Yamaha YZF-R AMA Superbike – ex Scott Russell bike!

For Sale: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R AMA Superbike Jamie James Scott Russell

What you are looking at is a 2008 Yamaha R1 prepared by Jamie James Productions for Scott "Mr Daytona" Russell. This bike was a backup bike for AMA SuperStock competition, and retains street legal bits and title in addition to the Jamie James and Scott Russell pedigree.

From the seller:
JJP ( Jamie James Productions) a Superbike champion and as a Yamaha factory spokesperson is legendary. With the help of the factory, Jamie James built 2 Yamaha R1's for Superstock competition with the rider being "Mr. Daytona" Scott Russell. This happens to be the back up bike, athough set up identically to the race bike it was actually never raced, hence why its like new. I recently spoke to Jamie about the bike and he remembers it well, in fact Jamie remembers Scott saying "this is the fastest bike I've ever ridden". I wont bore you with the details of the stock Yamaha R1, but this about the time Jorge Lorenzo won Moto GP, Ben Spies won WSBK world superbike ( hence the bodykit) and Josh Hayes won AMA superbike, 'nuff said. It's part of my personal collection of bikes, not my stores and It's condition is near flawless. Yes it's used, so expect to find some wear if you get on your hands and knees ( maybe some carbon damage on muffler),but you would be hard pressed to find it, Im fastidious about the details. Its' never been raced by Scott Russell or myself, but probably needs to be, its an incredible machine and you wont get passed on the straights, thats for sure. It comes with TWO sets of body work,one for the track and one for the street of which there are pics of both in the Sterilgarda livery. Show or ride this bike, street riding is awesome with the Bazzaz fuel management. It's low mileage, and incredible amount of bits of which I'll list below and it may be the only one in the world like it. Have copy of original paperwork from Yamaha to Jamie James. The title is in my name now, free and clear.

Here is a detailed video from the seller outlining key features of the bike:

And here is an extensive list of items included with the bike:

Hand built 1000cc Yamaha engine, balanced-blueprinted,degreed cam's and factory supported power enhancements - JJP quotes as around 180 dyno'd rear wheel horsepower ( around 200hp at the crank)

Full Sterilgarda Bodywork, One street kit AND One track kit
Slipper clutch and close ratio 6 speed transmission
Ohlins World SuperSport front forks (built by Ohlins factory)
Ohlins TTX rear triple clicker shock
Ohlins adjustable steering dampener
Bazzaz Traction control ( on the fly adjustment)
Bazzaz quick shifter ( full throttle clutchless upshifts)
Bazzaz Z-Fi fuel injection mapping w/ handlebar switch ability (automatic engine mapping for power)
Akropovich FULL Titanium headers and exhaust w/ Carbon Fiber mufflers (sounds incredible)
Vortex fully adjustable rearsets
Vortex Front + rear sprockets
D.I.D gold chain
Woodcraft adjustable handlbars
R & G front, mid, rear and front fork frame sliders
Eliptech LED shift light indicator ( awesome piece)
CRG adjust a click shorty levers
Billet Alternator + clutch side plates
Michelin Pilot pure Ultra high performance tires
Street items
Mirror block off plates
LED turn and rear signals
Fender eliminator/License plate holder
Kick stand

If you are ready to step up to the big leagues of track day bikes, this just might be your weapon. With world-class componentry throughout - as well as some tasty add-ons - you could not put this bike together for what you can buy it for. Sure, a real racebike that was wrung out by Scott Russell in anger would likely bring more cash, but this is a very close second place.

This auction is on right now with the current bid under $10k at the time of this writing. The reserve is still in place. There are so many things right with this bike that you have to wonder where it will end up. This bike has all the right stuff: the right names behind it (James, Russel, Ohlins, Bazzaz, Akropovic, Eliptech, Vortex, Woodcraft, etc etc etc), a great presentation with tons of pics and a looong video, and a unique background. The R1 may not be a collectable bike, but I think this one will do rather well.

For more information and details, click on the link and check out the auction. Good luck to you, and be sure and tell 'em you found it on RSBFS!


Sport Bikes For Sale April 22, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250 Titled & Registered In Florida

This is a usable RGV250 that is titled in registered in Florida.  Located in Orlando, Florida is a 1991 Suzuki RGV250 with no mileage listed.  This bike features:

Straight plug SP heads
Aprilia 23D70 SAPC
Sugaya race kit pipes ($$$$)
Wet Clutch/CR gearbox
34mm carbs
Earls GP SS brake lines
Woodcraft Racing clip ons
Tyga Performance GP body (6000k HID)
UK kit CNC steps
still oil injected for those long weekend bike rides

This bike comes with the stock bodywork finished in white and a set of unfinished Tyga Performance GP bodywork.  This bike seems to be a very usable example; not perfect but, has some nice extras and is in decent condition.  However, the asking price of $12,000 puts it higher than any other VJ22 we've seen regardless of model, mileage, or condition.  See the other VJ22's we've posted here.  See the listing for this bike on Craigslist here.


Aprilia February 24, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 Track Bike In Southern California

This looks to be a very nice track-only RS250 with some good extras.   Located in Manhattan Beach, California is a 2000 Aprilia RS250.  This Cup bike features Tyga exhaust, Ohlins rear shock, AF1 top clamp, steel braided lines, Woodcraft clip-ons & rearsets.  This bike has 6,200km (3,852mi).  The bike is sold as a track bike with a bill of sale only.  The asking price is a market correct $4,000.  See this 2nd gen on Craigslist here.


Aprilia January 25, 2010 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS250

The wording in the ad leads me to believe this to be a titled and registered Cup bike!  Located in Ackworth, Georgia is a 1999 Aprilia RS250 that was originally an Aprilia Cup bike.  These have become a mainstay at RSBFS as they are a fabulous, modern, two-stroke twins that are sometimes often enough street registered.  The seller of this specific example states that it has a headlight and taillight; he doesn't state whether it has a title, or is registered, but my thinking is that it possibly is as there is no other reason to put those on a track machine!  The other possible indicator is that--regardless of aftermarket goodies--this bike is priced at $5,000; putting it somewhere between a pure cup bike and a titled, very original, road machine.  The seller states that the accessories on this bike are:  Woodcraft Rear sets, SS brake lines, 1/4 turn Domino throttle, three RGV250 cylinders & heads, transmission, power valves, Penske rear shock, Tyga SS exhaust--and completely unrelated, a titled RSV Mille frame.

If you're interested in a possible street bike--I would lean towards it probably isn't though--see the ad on here.


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