Monthly Archives: December 2008

Honda December 8, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale in Rochester

A very nice looking RC30 for sale here, spotted on the Rochester Craigslist.

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

This rare bike only 300 made for the US market!!

Bike is a UK Import with clear US Title and current registration

– Full Race Termignoni Stainless exhaust with Carbon Muffler ($2,900 Value)
– Stock Factory wheels included
– ISR Front Brake Rotors & ISR 6 Piston Calipers ($3,000 Value)
– Carbon Fiber Rear Fender ($300 Value)
– Marvic 17inch Magnesium Wheels (Front & Rear $2400 Value) – powdercoated to match gold color in bike pinstripe

-Ohlins steering damper ($250 Value)

-Ohlins rear shock ($900 Value)

-Racing rear sets ($500 Value)

-Clear headlight lens covers

-SS brake and clutch lines

-NOS OEM tool bag

-NOS OEM rear wheel tools

The Honda VFR750R, frame designation ‘RC30’, was a fully faired racing motorcycle created for homologation purposes for the World Superbike championship by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). It was first released to the Japanese market in 1987. American enthusiasts had to wait until 1990 to get their hands on an RC30. The final one hundred RC30 machines were made for England in 1990.

The title and registration, combined with the the obvious care and thoughtful upgrades, make this bike a standout. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one listed for sale in recent memory. What do you guys think of the $16k asking?

dc

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

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Ducati December 7, 2008 posted by

1998 Ducati Superbike 996RS: They Don’t Get Much More Rare Than This!

One of two bikes used for the 1998 season by Troy Bayliss in the British Superbike Series. This bike has been in storage since 2000. Check out this eBayMotors auction for the bike that would eventually land him a ride in the World SuperBike series.

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

Own a piece of history, Troy Bayliss # 32 GSE Racing 996RS. Bike has been in heated storage since 2000. We just got it out of storage and replaced the belts and serviced the bike to be ridden once again. Bike comes complete with all documentation including a letter of authenticity from Paolo Ciabatti Ducati Corse. Bike was purchased direct from GSE and imported into the USA. This Bayliss bike is as raced and is in perfect unmolested condition. This was the full JHP/GSE effort constructed for the 1998/1999 season with Troy as the pilot. Comes with roller started and all the paper work.

1998 #32 TROY BAYLISS DUCATI 996RS BRITISH SUPERBIKE FROM JOHN HACKET RACING TEAM

Collector race cars and bikes are not really an arena I’m well versed in, but one thing is for sure: It’s a very rare machine anyway, and it’s been ridden by Troy Bayliss. It’d look great parked under the Christmas tree I’m sure!

dc

Suzuki December 1, 2008 posted by

Beautiful and Original 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale

I’ve posted several original GSX-R‘s on this site in the past year, but this one is a very early model and looks pristine! Check out this eBayMotors listing for an 86 GSX-R 750 with only 12k miles:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

Here is a blast from the past! This 1 owner GSXR-750 has only 12,720 actual miles! This is an Excellent example of a classic sport bike. Very collectible! Not perfect but close. Runs and rides perfectly. Tires are great, transmission shifts fine! Nothing needed here. Sorry we do NOT have the stock exhaust, seats or blinkers.

The red and black is a really stunning combination and I can’t say the last time I saw an 86 this clean and original. And it’s not like these are going to become easier to find…

dc

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