Monthly Archives: November 2009

Honda November 16, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250SE MC28

Located in Laguna Niguel, California is an outstanding 1995 Honda NSR250 SE.  This bike is titled and registered in California!  The seller does not list mileage but states the bike is in excellent condition as the photos show.  The asking price is $10,500.  Click on the ad just to enjoy the photos!  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

Honda November 16, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda NSR250R MC21 False Alarm!

UPDATE: This listing is either a scam or borrowing pictures that aren’t of the actual bike for sale. We know because the bike in the pictures was listed on this site and the actual owner is a friend of RSBFS. Anthony informs me that his bike is not for sale and he’s flagging the listing.

Located in Ballard, Washington is a titled and registered Honda NSR250 MC21.  The seller doesn’t list much information but, if you’re looking for a NSR, you know what this is and where to find him.  Lastly, the asking price seems a fair $5,500 depending on miles and condition–which look to be low and excellent.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

Ducati November 15, 2009 posted by

Ducati 851 with ex-Doug Polen corsa frame

We’re on a roll here with rare Ducatis showing up on ebay. After that MH900E Mail Hailwood replica that I posted earlier, I came across this :

Here’s a (small) partial listing of the details:

For auction I have a Ducati 851 track bike. Ridden by an old guy on track days for the last 15 years and built and maintained buy one of the best Ducati shops on the planet this is a rare find for the lucky new owner. Built on a ex Doug Polen frame and serviced by BCM Ducati this 851 has received constant professional up keep and is fresh and ready to ride/race. These photos were just taken moments before this listing was created. This is a hand built bike with a factory racing frame, there is a salvage title for the motor from the donor bike but not for the Corsa racing frame. The motor is from a 92 street bike the frame is thought to be a 91. The 905cc big bore kit puts out 105 hp on the dyno with a mild cam to make it a very ride able bike. A very light package tipping the scales at approximately 381 pounds with half a tank of fuel. As you will find with a lot of different Ducatis the rear engine frame mounts have been welded years ago. The main frame along with the front and rear sub frames are straight but there is a small ding in the front upper frame tube from the left upper triple clamp as is common on the 851 and others. Some say this distinguishes it as frame used by #23; the signature was obtained on the Carbon Kevlar tank years later and clear coated over. The lower fairing was modified to incorporate the often mandatory liquid catch pan. To give you an idea on the investment it takes to build a bike as trick as this there is about $5000.00 in just the front end alone. Add it all up and I think you’ll agree the asking price is just a fraction of the value represented.

The 851 is already a desirable classic, and this one with a corsa frame ridden by Doug Polen makes it that much more rare and collectible. 

I would jump on this one if I have the money and the garage space!

phil

Ducati November 15, 2009 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900E Evoluzione with Carbon Dream kit!

It’s been a while since my last post (thing called ‘work’ kept getting in the way), but hope this sweet would get things started again:

This bike is in a collector quality condition. You simply will not find a better example of this romantic, neo-clasical Ducati celbrating Mike Hailwood win at the Isle of Man TT in 1978.

With a limited production of 2000 ( this is #1598 ) and with only 1200 miles this is a rare opportunity to own the best.

This bike is part of a collection and has been handled with great care.  It is in mint condition, starts and runs perfectly, runs and handles awesome and sound incredible.

There are zero blemishes, dents, dings, scratches, paint flaws or any defects whatsoever.

Full staintune headers and mufflers. Custom carbon wheels, custon brake and clutch reservoir caps. Custom engine covers and license plate bracket. This bike has the rare Carbon Dream kit by Ducati performance. (Just the kit is selling on Ebay right now for $4995)

Original red skins, wheels, tires, manuals, pipes, muffler, tool kit, and owners plaque ships with the bike.All are in mint condition.When I say mint I mean mint. Like new.

The limited edition (2000 units total worldwide) MH900E is already a modern classic, and this one is loaded with desirable accessories (Carbon Dream kit, carbon wheels, Staintune full exhaust!) as well.  I am certain this one has been pampered as it is a part of a larger collection as the seller states (just check one the OTHER MH900E and MV Agusta F4 [Senna?] in the background in one of the photos).   

Whomever the new owner will be is going to be a very happy guy (or gal)!

phil

Cagiva November 13, 2009 posted by

Another pair from Italy – 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650 – both for sale on ebay

Here are two interesting motorcycles, both are 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650’s and are offered on ebay.

The first one is red, located in Damascus, Oregon and has 11,521 miles – .

The second is located in Phoenix, AZ and is described as a “barn find” with only 3,131 miles – the listing states the original “The owner parked it in a barn in 1985 after the kick stand cut-out switch failed and it sat covered for all those years…” .

The first example has a detailed history of the 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650:

First, Let’s start with the history of the Cagiva Alazzurra.  Here is a brief description courtesy from “Classic Motorcycles”:

“Badge engineering” is a familiar term in the automobile industry, loosely defined as the rebadging of one make and model to create another. Think of a Chrysler sedan from the Eighties, and it will undoubtedly have one or two nearly identical siblings. And while this is the kind of marketing one might expect from decades past in Detroit, it wasn’t common in Bologna, even during their toughest times.

In 1985, Ducati had just been purchased by Cagiva. Cagiva, then the largest Italian motorcycle manufacturer, was primarily making mopeds and small street bikes at the time, and many of them were two-strokes. To expand into the middle- and heavyweight street bike market, it needed four-stroke engines. As the March 1985 issue of Rider magazine said, “There were several reasons why Ducati’s engine manufacturing facility was the logical candidate to supply Cagiva with motors: The physical plant was already there, the product was good, and it was the only segment of Ducati’s operation that had been profitable.”

Cagiva’s owners, the Castiglioni brothers, had a new direction in mind for the company, and it included widening the scope of the company’s products beyond that of just sport bikes for enthusiasts. Two years before Cagiva purchased Ducati, Ducati had agreed to supply engines to Cagiva for two models, the Elefant dual-sport bike and the Alazzurra, a bike very similar to the earlier Ducati Pantah. It was 1985 before the two bikes hit the production line.

The 650cc Alazzurra was essentially the latest version of the Ducati Pantah when it debuted in 1985.

1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650 for sale

The detailed description of the first bike:

This pristine example has only covered 11,360 miles and is in impeccable condition.  The 650 L-Twin Ducati Desno motor is similar to current Monster motors. Rated at 56 HP and a weight weight of only 435 pounds gives it a top speed of over 115mph.  Carbs are 36mm Dellorto pumpers. 5spd transmission, Brembo dual discs on the front and a single disc rear provide excellent stopping power. Suspension is by Marzocchi, both the front forks and the rear remote reservoir shocks.  This a very comfortable sport tourer with a more standard riding position and a very comfortable seat.

Excellent all original example except for the Yamaha brake master cylinder that was installed to give better brake feel by it’s original owner, the late Merlyn Plumlee, the famed HRC crew chief who purchased it for his wife.   The bike has had the belts changed and valves checked, and the carbs were recently gone thru.  Bridgestone BattleAx tires have less than 500 miles and the battery was new last year.  Complete with owner’s manual as well as parts and service manuals.  You won’t find a nicer one, even the clock works!

I will assist with shipping and can deliver locally to the shipper of your choice.  The PDX Forward Air terminal is not far away and has worked well for me in the past.  Check out my excellent feedback and thanks for looking.

The barn find:

This bike is the definition of a barn find! The owner parked it in a barn in 1985 after the kick stand cut-out switch failed and it sat covered for all those years in Prescott Az. I cleaned out the fuel tank and sealed it, replace the petcocks, fuel lines, spark plugs, cleaned the carbs and rebuilt them, replace the battery,replace the leaking front master cylinder, changed the oil and the bike fired right up! Lukily when put into storage the cylinders were oiled and on inspection looked new. I rode the bike and it runs and shifts smoothly, but with original tires I wouldn’t ride it very far. The paint was abused badly from bumps and hits so I had it repainted with the original colors, otherwise it’s as it came from the factory. It is not perfect, the hand grips are cracked but are embossed with Cagiva so I did not replace them. The turn signals do not work but I suspect it is a defective flasher but couldn’t find a replacement and didn’t want to molest the wiring. The wind screen has a warp in it but isn’t that bad, other than that it’s as sweet an Alazzurra as you will ever find.

It would be really hard to chose between the two but depending on the barn find’s reserve, I don’t think you could go wrong with either.

SG

Honda November 13, 2009 posted by

Low Mileage 1989 Honda Interceptor 250 VTR for sale on ebay

This 1989 Honda Interceptor 250 VTR is proof that Kawasaki is not the only manufacturer to sell a 250cc 4-stroke sportbike in the US – albeit, only for three years. This particular example only has 4,783 miles and is currently offered on .

I don’t have any firsthand knowledge of these motorcycles so I turned to Wikipedia:

The Honda Interceptor VTR 250 was sold only in the United States from 1988 to 1990, with moderate changes occurring over the three model years. With a 249cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin engine and a 6-speed transmission, VTR 250 was the smallest of Honda’s Interceptor line of motorcycles.

It was originally available in two color schemes, black with blue and white, and white with blue. The 1989 model was no longer called “Interceptor” and was available in only white with two shades of blue.

The 1990 model was produced in white and blue with stripes and “VTR” decal in blue and magenta. The front wheel was 17″ and the front disc brakes were external.

1989 Honda Interceptor 250 VTR for sale on ebay

The ebay description adds a few more details:

1989 Honda 250 VTR Interceptor with low milage of only 4,783 miles.
This 1989 Honda 250 VTR has a brand new set of tires and a new battery.
The carbs have been rebuilt in the last month and all fluids have been changed.
This bike runs great & would be a good starter bike for anyone.
There are some scratches on plastics and a light dent on the gas tank.

This appears to be a very clean, low mileage example and the relatively inexpensive price makes it a perfect starter or commuter bike.

SG

MV Agusta November 12, 2009 posted by

2007 MV Agusta Senna #189 & #212 for sale on ebay

Guess it is true, good things do come in pairs…especially when we are talking about Italian exotics such as these. In this case, they are rare as well – limited to 300.

with a buy it now of $16,500.

with a buy it now of $22,950.

2007 MV Agusta Senna for sale on ebay

These motorcycles are a tribute to the late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna who was tragically killed in 1994.

From Wikipedia:

Ayrton Senna da Silva, São Paulo, March 21, 1960, – Bologna Italy May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and remains the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car.

Senna began his motorsport career in karting and moved up the ranks to win the British Formula 3 championship in 1983. Making his Formula One debut with Toleman in 1984, he moved to Lotus-Renault the following year, and won six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. In 1988 he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, Senna and Prost won fifteen out of the sixteen Grands Prix which took place that season, with Senna winning his first World Championship, a title he would go on to win again in 1990 and 1991. McLaren’s performance declined in 1992, as the Williams-Renault combination began to dominate the sport, although Senna won five races to finish as runner-up in 1993. He moved to Williams in 1994, but suffered a fatal accident at the third race of the season at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy.

Senna is regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One. He was recognized for his qualifying speed over one lap and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions. He was among the most talented drivers in extremely rain-affected conditions, as shown by his performances in the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He also holds the record for most victories at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix (6) and is the third most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. However, Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Alain Prost, which was marked by two championship-deciding collisions at the 1989 and 1990 Japanese Grands Prix.

What else makes this bike so special? The ebay description of bike #212 states:

These are champions who have shattered records, pulverized pole positions and fast laps and faced all kinds of challenges. They live in our memories, remembered by the races they ran and the cars they drove. However, there are exceptions: when we think of Ayrton Senna, we do not remember him by the symbols of his success; we see the portrait of a man. We see the image of a champion in a league of his own, who not only won three world titles (1988, 1990, 1991) and 41 Grand Prix, but who was also able to carry us on the wave of his emotions like no-one else. This is because Ayrton defied speed -not just his opponents. He was attracted by the beauty of velocity and challenged it with unswerving faith. Close to the less fortunate, fair to his adversaries, Senna always drove with his heart, always allowing the man to cross the finish line before the champion.

More sensuality, more high tech, more intuition. For every new model must outshine the previous one. This goes for all MV Agusta innovations. The Senna has graced the F41000 with new and exclusive characteristics: a state of the art engine reaching 174 horsepower, a new injection system, the Weber Marelli 5SM, for better power control, the most advanced Brembo four-caliper radial brakes available. This is the excellence of MV Agusta, in honor of Ayrton Senna: the legend.

Which one would I have? Both are great but I would go for #212 as it is barely broken in and has a lot of upgrades including a tinted windscreen, Fast by Ferracci slip on carbon fiber exhaust and BST carbon fiber wheels with new tires.

SG

Honda November 12, 2009 posted by

Racebike – 2007 Honda CBR 600RR Formula Xtreme on ebay

AMA’s Formula Xtreme is now defunct but this Honda is not. It is a 2007 Honda CBR 600RR racebike that was “prep-ridden” by Aaron Gobert and has lots of go-fast goodies. Is :

You might ask, what qualified as a Formula Xtreme machine. Well, here is the answer from Wikipedia:

In order to be successfully entered in a Formula Xtreme event, motorcycles must be homologated. They must also be of a model type that is designed and legal for street use in the United States and is available from retail dealerships in the U.S.

Although liberal by the standards of the other classes in the AMA Superbike Series, Formula Xtreme rules still limit the modifications that may be made to a motorcycle to be entered in a Formula Xtreme event. The rules specify what changes are and are not permitted, including modification or replacement of various engine internals, transmission components, and other non-powertrain components of the vehicle such as the suspension, wheels, frame, swingarm, bodywork, wheels, etc. The rules also specify mimimum weight limits, allowable fuel types, which production components must be left in place and rules for availability of non-stock components from the manufacturer. Lastly, the type of engine (displacement and configuration) is governed by a set of guidelines that attempts to bring technical diversity to the class by establishing technical limitations that allow different technologies to remain competitive. For example, air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder engines are allowed a larger displacement limit. There are also differences in allowed modifications to engine internals depending on the engine configuration, again to encourage technical diversity in the class by ensuring that motorcycles with different engine configurations remain competitive.

Formula Xtreme has since been replaced by the AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship.

2007 Honda CBR 600RR race bike for sale

Additional information from the ebay ad:

2007 CBR 600RR FORMULA XTREME  SUPERBIKE
2008 ROCKWALL HONDA CBR 600RR
FULL RACE PREPRIDDEN BY AARON GOBERT
FX ENGINE SPEC
PANKEL TI RODS
CP PISTIONS
HRC CAMS
ARROW TEN KATE EXHAUST
TEN KATE OVERSIZE RADIATOR
MARCHESINI WHEELS
OHLINS FG700 FORKS
OHLINS TTX REAR SHOCK
QUICK CHANGE FRONT/REAR
PECTEL DASHBOARD
PECTEL ECU/SENSORS
TRACTION CONTROL
LAUNCH CONTROL BREMBO FRONT & REAR CALIPARS
BREMBO 305MM FLOATING ROTORS
RACE BODY AND CUSTOM PAINT
HRC VELOCITY STACKS
HRC KIT TRANS
HRC KIT STATOR
HRC KIT 1ST GEAR
VORTEX REAR SETS
VORTEX CLIP ONS AND BARS

My opinion is that this is surely a fast track bike and has lots of go-fast goodies. However, think I would rather have the Aprilia racebikes that were recently offered:  https://raresportbikesforsale.com/ama-pro-daytona-aprilia-rsv100r-race-bike-for-sale/

SG

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