Monthly Archives: April 2010

Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

1989 Honda Hawk NT 650 RC31

1989 Honda Hawk NT650 RC31 for sale and located in Osh Kosh (by Gosh), WI.

These have a cult following just like any other United States motorcycle sales disaster and it’s as strong as ever. The NT650 was Honda’s second go at producing a bike with the Pro-Arm Single Sided Swing-arm with the RC30 being the first. Internally at Honda they were called the RC31, but depending on their destination they were also called Bros (Japan) and Revere (Europe). Pumping 60 hp out of it’s V-twin, these make great city bikes and were formidable race bikes when properly outfitted. Although I’ve never seen one, Two Bros Racing made a body kit for these that looked like the RC30 back in the day. Imported to the states from 1988 to 1991 the majority of the Hawk’s were cloaked in that super rare Honda red color, but you’ll see some in “Tempest Gray Metallic” and “Candy Flair Blue” as well. As far as I can tell this is the first Honda Hawk NT650 to adorn the pages of RSBFS which makes me both proud to have posted the first one, but ashamed for not having one up before now.

Have a look:

Honda Hawk NT650 for saleHonda Hawk NT650 for sale

Quote from the listing:


So the owner doesn’t have much to say about his prized Hawk, but I’ve got you covered. Click here for more info on this rare bird.

Listen to it pur….. Ducati who?

If you are interested in contacting the seller of this RSBFS click here



Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe’s edition

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe’s edition with only 1 mile!


Hmm… So when I first saw this on the auction site today I was a bit undecided about what to do with it. Should I push it to the other guys, post it myself or just leave it be? Well, I guess you know what I decided to do by now so here are my thoughts-

1. Since it has “never had gas in it!” I applaud the owner(s) for pushing a 400+# motorcycle for 1 mile.
2. Why would anyone want to keep a run of the mill F3 for 14 years?
3. No gas + Snazzy Kerker exhaust = no tuning, but you get a factory warranty?? SWEET!

So I have to believe that this gem is sitting at a dealership in Amherst, OH on the MCO. Which is all fine and dandy, but at what cost you might be asking? Well, the starting bid is $8,999.00 with no reserve to climb over. Not cheap by any stretch and certainly more than it sold for when new. I had a 97 F3 that I think I paid something like $6,500.00(?) for. I’m guessing the market for a 14 year old F3 is pretty narrow by anyone’s standard and by my standard it’s about as narrow as a gnat’s butt. However, I know there are several collectors who follow our site so maybe it’ll get picked up for the shelf because I know there can’t be anyone around who would pay 9g’s for 14 year old technology and ride it on a daily basis, but maybe I’m misjudging someone and if so I apologize in advance.

The upside to all of this opinionated blabbering is the bike is brand new, comes with a tasty Kerker exhaust already installed and has the full factory warranty still in place! Interested?



Aprilia April 30, 2010 posted by

1996 Aprilia RS250 Titled & Registered in California

This is a modified RS250 that is titled & registered in Central California!  Located in Sacramento, California is a 1996 Aprilia RS250 with 27,000km (16,777mi).  This bike has been re-painted red, fitted with a 2007 GSX-R1000R front end, new stem bearings and Brembo RCS 19 brake master.  However, the seller believes that this bike has low compression and needs a top end.  The asking price for this bike is extremely high at $8,000 based on miles and condition.  It does have some mods that are worth some money but not what this seller is asking.  I do applaud the seller for posting some large pictures in the Craigslist ad which link to their Photobucket account.  See the photos here.  See the Craigslist ad here.


Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

2004 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Ten Kate Honda/Chris Vermeulen World SuperBike Race Bike

This is a WSB Honda CBR1000RR from a prominent team and rider!  Located in Bovington, U.K. is a 2004 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade from the Ten Kate Honda race team as raced by Chris Vermeulen during the 2004 WSB series.  This bike is in it’s original colors and features WP forks, Penski rear shock, Showa quick shifter and Arrow exhaust amongst other WSB parts.  This bike dyno’d at 207bhp in 2006.  This bike is missing the rear caliper for some reason.

2004 was the second year for the 1000cc engines in WSB.  Chris Vermeulen was Ten Kate’s only rider for the series and had four podiums and finished fourth overall.  2004 also featured a control spec. Pirelli tire which was controversial and resulted in no factory efforts from the Japanese manufacturers.  Overall, this was the highest finishing Japanese bike of the 2004 season as Ducati took places 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8.  Depending on what races this bike competed in, this is a fine example of the highest placing Japanese bike during the 2004 season.  Thanks to Phil D. for the contribution!  If you’d like a piece of Honda history, see this bike at Wyles Hardy & Co. here.


Ducati April 30, 2010 posted by

Mint 1980 Ducati 900SS Bevel Drive in GA

Mint 1980 Ducati 900SS Bevel Drive in GA

Are those 888 SPO’s becoming to common place for you?  How about a little old school Ducati?  I came across this nice example down in my neck of the woods.  The seller states the bike has only 7,606 miles on it and the bike is all original.  I imagine being unrestored,  this bike would have some serious appeal to Ducati collectors.  Too bad this is a Craigslist ad because this bike crys out for some nice hi res pictures.

From the seller:

1980 DUCATI 900SS (bevel drive) Desmo. Only 7606 miles. This is the real deal original black and gold!

I’ve had this bike since 1985 and it was never my regular ride hence the low mileage. It is original with all receipts and paperwork. I’m not going to go into much detail about the specs, a real Ducati enthusiast knows the history and appeal of this bike.

Take a look

As usual I’m curious what this bike actually sells for.  It appears to be in really nice shape and is unrestored.  On the other hand I don’t think the 1980 900SS is quite as sought after as maybe the 75-78 models.  Apparently serious Ducatists prefer the spoke wheels and more angular tank’s for the earlier models.  I don’t think that will hold too many people back on a clean, low mile example like this.  Take a look here.


Honda April 29, 2010 posted by

1994 HONDA NSR 250R MC-28, 5600 MILES !!

1994 Honda NSR 250R with only 5,600 miles

What’s cooler then hanging out at your local Starbucks with all the “regular” bikes and pulling our something that looks like a credit card to fire it up, take that Desmosedici! The MC-28 was the last of the line for the street 250 2-strokes from Honda. I’ve had a couple of these and what a great little bike but still a bit out gunned by the Aprilia 250. Running a 54mm x 54mm square GP like bore and stroke the Honda’s (stock for stock) had better mid-range grunt compared to the Aprilia’s 56mm x 50mm combination. Although that combination gave the Aprilia much more pull in the upper rpm range to edge out the competition, the real Aprilia GP bike of that era did have the traditional 54mm x 54mm square bore and stroke provided by Rotax. Available in 3 different flavors (R, SP, SE) as you go up the ladder you get even better equipment like fully adjustable suspension, dry clutch and mag wheels, add a Repsol Replica paint scheme and you’re the baddest mo-fo out there. The bike is located in the Ontario California area and is on Craig’s List for $10,000. Click here for the jump to the ad.

The ad reads like this below, I guess his “Caps Lock” key is sticking and his last statement is, well,….interesting.


I am selling a honda NSR 250r motorcyle

milage 9000 KM.
california registered….
mc 28
year 1994
two key cards
clear title
new tires and ALL STOCK!!!!!!!!!


So pro’s and con’s from me. First let’s look at the facts, he doesn’t say but we’re going to assume it’s a base R model and full power, mileage is great and the fact it is street titled is a huge plus. I just have a hard time swallowing the price and let’s assume again it’s a pretty clean straight up bike, the price is still reflective of an SP/SE model. In this economy we’ve had some other NSR’s come in at $10k but are SP or SE editions, go a few years back and the price is right on. So maybe you want to pay “tomorrows” price for this little jewel or wait for the next one to come by, anyway just remember……..”WON’T LAST COME GET IT>>>>>COME SEE IT, IF YOU LIKE IT YOU GET IT”. Honestly I only see translations like this when Aprilia is giving a Press Release.


Ducati April 29, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 851 Strada With 9,870 Original Miles

This Ducati 851 has 9,870 original miles and looks to be in good condition.  Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina is a 1992 Ducati 851 Strada with 9,870 miles.  The valve service was done at 9,500 and new tires were put on at 9,700.  The seller states that this bike is all original, not museum quality but, very nice still.  The price of $7,950 seems a bit high but, it’s probably a reflection of the, just, sub-10k miles.

1993 is the last year for the 851 Strada which featured a 95hp L-Twin, 41mm USD Showa adjustable forks, Showa adjustable rear shock and a 210kg (462lb) wet weight.  This looks to be a very nice, usable, example.  See it on Craigslist here.


Honda April 29, 2010 posted by

Honda CBR150R Repsol Replica In Idaho

This is a very nice looking CBR150R Repsol bike located in Idaho!  Located in Boise, Idaho is a CBR150R with 7,000mi–possibly km.  The seller isn’t too descriptive, he doesn’t even state that it’s a CBR but, it’s still one located in the U.S.  The seller does state that it is in showroom condition but, doesn’t have a title.  The asking price of $2,000 should be a little flexible as it’ll take some work for the buyer to get a title.  Also, don’t be led to believe that it’s a simple procedure that you just need to fill a form out for, you should have done this before unless you’re willing to be possibly defeated.  See this example on Craigslist here.


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