Monthly Archives: November 2010

Reader Rides For Sale November 30, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki GSX R 1100 with 7599 original miles!

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Mileage: 7,599
Price: Update 12.12.10: Sold!

We’ve featured a few of these on previously and we’ve been alerted to yet another one that deserves to grace our pages.

Unlike so many other ones this one has survived the wrath of late night drag racing! Woo Hoo! Thank you Suzuki God-

I’m getting older now and my memory is fading fast, but if I recall these were over shadowed by the razor sharp GSX-R 750’s of the day. Although, these did put out a stout 143hp they were a bit porky at almost 560#’s when full of liquids.

With the clip-ons above the triple clamp these were a welcome relief from the norm of the day. It also made it a bit more tolerable running around town and riding 2 up. For those that don’t know, this is an air/oil cooled GSX-R motor and they tend to operate on the upper end of the thermostat. I seem to recall a lot of guys removing the lowers during the super hot days while cruising in the Ohio Valley, but with a mere 7,599 miles I don’t suspect this one saw much of that. The other notable thing about these early GSX-R 1100’s is that they were 5 speeds and not 6 speeds.

From the listing:

The bike is an original Arizona bike and has been stored in this state for all of its life. No rust or corrosion. Just normal wear and tear if any! Bike is completely stock, except for new chain and sprockets. All factory reflectors’ are either on the bike or will be when it ships.

The seller has graciously posted a lot more pictures on the auction site for your review. If you feel the need to rock it old skool jump on over and .



Aprilia November 30, 2010 posted by

1998 Aprilia RS250 Titled!

1998 Aprilia RS250 street going and titled!

Location: Dickson, TN
Mileage: 4,000
Price: $5,700.00

Okay, since I can’t spring for this I thought I’d pass it along. I talked to the seller this morning and was hoping he’d trade me, but it was a ‘no can do’.

I think $5,700 is a rock’n price for this bike, in this condition, with the low mileage and the magic sheet of paper.

It is supposedly all stock except for the pipes and the plastics are in good shape with minor scratches.

View the CL ad here-

If you pick this one up let me know-



Ducati November 30, 2010 posted by

Built For One Purpose….Winning: 1996 Ducati 955 SP (1 OF 50)

1996 Ducati 955 SP (1 Of 50)

This might be the rare of the rare for Duc fans.  It appears to be the real deal, a 955SP.  50 or so of these bikes were built to homologate the bikes for AMA racing.  A few survived the track and fewer never made it to the track.  This appears to be one of the latter.  Before you ask, the 955’s never got stickers that proclaimed they were 955’s.  To the average Joe, you are riding a 916.  Underneath though a surprise is lurking.

Hey, I don’t see a plaque!  Apparently Ducati did not put plaques on them but some say Ferraci (Fast By Ferraci) did put plaques on some of the bikes.  I cannot confirm or deny.  The engines should have 955 stamped on them though and this one does.  So what is different about these bikes?  Info is scare to say the least.  I found this info from a Ducati forum.  It is apparently from the owners manual:

Your motorcycle differs from the 916SP model in the following technical features:
-Bore:mm 96
-Cylinder head gasket for 96mm bore
-Crankshaft – Main transmission- lighting

From the auction (31 bids and counting.  Must be trying find that elusive reserve):

This is a rare 1996 Ducati 955 SP.  The bike has the decals of a 916 SP but the engine has been modified to allow the maximum size for racing applications.  They only imported 50 of these bikes into the United States for racing purposes.  I am selling this bike for a friend of mine who lives in Huron, SD so please correct me if I am wrong, kustom Harley Davidson’s are my game, although I am a fan of this Ducati!

The bike comes with Termignoni exhaust, Marchesini wheels and new Pirelli Diablo tires.  It was recently serviced in Palm Springs before returning to South Dakota.

The owner is an older gentleman with a fine taste for exquisite machines and takes great care and maintenance of all his possessions.  Please call for more details or information we can provide. It is on display at Klock Werks in Mitchell, SD if you would like to view it.

I’m taking a pass on the value and instead passing along some info from the auction itself.  There have been several question posed to the seller and one came from a 955 SP owner.  He valued the bike in the $15,000 to $17,000 range.  He also heard that a 1200km, dealer owned bike sold for $27,000.  You know as much as I do now.  It sure would be a nice piece of racing history to have.  .


Ducati November 29, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 Superbike

For sale: 1993 Ducati 888 Desmoquattro Superbike!

In the early 1990’s, Ducati created these second-generation desmoquattro superbikes by bumping the displacement of the old 851 mill to a magic 888cc. This new bike inherited other 851 hallmarks, including liquid cooling, computerized fuel injection and four-valve heads. With plenty of torque inherent in the v-twin configuration and a 10,000 RPM redline, the triple-eight was a potent performer.

From the seller:
1993 Ducati 888 for sale with only 14,212 miles! This superbike features the Termignoni exhaust, and liquid cooled computerized fuel injection four-valve desmodromic 888cc engine. This beauty has been enthusiast owned and in storage for past 3+ years as owner suffered a stroke and could no longer ride.

Features and Options:
Raw carbon fiber fenders
Termignoni exhaust system
New battery

This is an amazing collectible bike, you will have no disappointments. Leasing and finance options are available – trades are gladly considered.

With 14,000 miles on the clock this bike is priced a little higher than other 888 samples seen on RSBFS – the BIN price is a cool $10,000. The bike is very clean, however, and the seller has included many hi-res pictures to drool over.

for your chance to own this beauty – or to troll over all of the pics. 888 Superbikes are not very common, and one in this kind of condition is well worth a look!


Exclusive November 29, 2010 posted by

Help Support Our Site with our Cyber Monday Announcements and Offers!

Last year we opened our first holiday shopping store, and while many of you liked it, we didn’t really feel it fit with the exclusivity our site strives for. This year we’re skipping the store and instead presenting some truly special opportunities. And we figured what better day to announce these new offerings than ‘Cyber Monday’!

First, we’re proud to offer some exclusive motorcycle artwork to our readers. These works have been commissioned by a friend of the site and we are now the exclusive dealers. 2 of the prints are even hand signed: one by Nicky Hayden and the other by Wayne Rainey! Please take a moment to examine these works for yourself.

Second, I’m excited to announce that one of authors, Ian K., has started a new venture with a partner in Japan called Kaz Parts +. They are offering three distinct services that will appeal to grey market bike collectors in the U.S. who are trying to obtain parts for their machines: Grey Market OEM Parts, Yahoo Auctions Japan Proxy Bidding And Japanese Aftermarket Parts — all sourced directly from Japan! Please join me in congratulating Ian and his partner on their new venture and check out their services for more details.

Finally, we have some limited stock of shirts remaining that would make for excellent gifts. Today only I’m offering two shirts for $30 shipped. Buy one for you and one for a friend! Quantities are limited and you must email me directly for this special deal.

As always thanks to all our loyal readers! We appreciate your support and wish you a happy holiday season!


MV Agusta November 28, 2010 posted by

2004 MV Agusta SPR F4 750 For Sale!

2004 MV Agusta SPR F4

Location: Sugarland, TX
Mileage: 7200
Price: $10,000.00

So you’re not into flashy Italian hardware or you like to do fly by’s like a Stealth Bomber? This MV Agusta SPR should fill your needs nicely..

SPR’s are loaded with Caron Fiber and this one has a few tasty upgrades as well. The 749cc MV F4 SPR pumps out 146hp and only weighs 414# dry. I’m going to guess that this baby not only looks the part, but is all business when called upon.

Make no mistake- MV’s are purpose built machines are meant to be ridden and with 7200 miles on the clock this one is broken in. I personally love the matte black finish coupled with the 5 star aluminum alloy rims and I can only imagine the cored exhaust note is a little obnoxious- But, would we want it any other way?

From the seller:

-Number 235/300
-DynoJet PCIII USB Power Commander.
-Cored exhaust.
-Muzzy aluminum radiator fans.
-Ferracci bar risers.
-AFAM 43 tooth rear sprocket.
-HID headlight.
-Recently serviced with oil changed, fuel tank flush with acid wash with new fuel pump and fuel lines.
-Metal fuel connectors replaced.

The SPR’s are a limited run of 300 and when new had a MSRP that bumped $23,000.00. This one looks to be in great shape and ready to carve up a canyon road near you.

We’ve featured several MV SPR’s on before and this one seems to be right in line on pricing at $10k.

I’ve talked to the seller several times and he’s always willing to answer any and all questions in a timely manner. Click here to get in touch with the seller.

Good luck with the sale-



Sport Bikes For Sale November 26, 2010 posted by

Turkey And Two Strokes: Tasty RG500 In FL

 Turkey And Two Strokes:  Tasty RG500 In FL

Man was not meant to survive on turkey and football alone!  This actually couldn’t be set up any better if you are in the market for an RG500.  Let the Mrs. go shopping on Black Friday, let her tell you about all the deals she got and then inform her of your own Black Friday deal. 

What we have here is another classic RG500 with very few mods.  All I can spot is the aftermarket chambers and the Lance Gamma filter/jet kit.  It even has the original RG wheels.  It seems like the majority of RG500’s I see have updated Katana or GSX-R wheels on them.  It is also sporting a solo seat.  It keeps getting better; it only has 5500 miles on it and is titled.  It’s all there for the taking.

The details:


A sliver of a video of said bike. Take note on how a motorcycle should be started.

Starting bid is $14,000.  It’s on the high end of the scale but not not out of line for a nice, titled RG500.  Check out the auction though, the seller is open to offers.  Don’t waste time, you can have the Mrs. out of the house early on Friday with all the stores opening at 4 am.  That leaves you plenty of time to contact the seller and snag this nice RG.  .


Benelli November 25, 2010 posted by

Six Cylinder Madness: 1983 Benelli 900 SEI

Six Cylinder Madness:  1983 Benelli 900 SEI

Start counting those pipes, now switch hands and keep counting!  This thing must be an absolute riot to do a valve job on.  If you equate the number of cylinders with testosterone then this is as manly as it gets.  Benelli produced this monster from 1983-1988.   If I get the story correct, this bike was produced during the period when Benelli and Moto Guzzi were both owned by an Argentinian business man.  From the sound of it, the six cylinder 900 was the pinnacle of Benelli during this period.  It got high marks for technology and performance but low marks for reliability.

The 900 SEI is said to produce some sweet music courtesy of those six cylinders pumping gases through a 6 into 2 exhaust system.  This clean 1983 model has only 7,100 miles on it. 

This bike has some different pipes on it so I don’t know how much that effects the sound but it sounds just plain nasty and I mean that in the absolute best possible way.  The vid is of a nice rebuild with sound at the end.  I can honestly say I’ve never heard a rumble similar to that.


Details on the bike for sale:

This is a duplicate from my collection. The bike is in original unrestored condition, has been very well maintained and everything works. The tires are the original Pirelli Phantoms, good for having the bike on display but not for riding. The brakes and all lights and switches work fine. The special duplex chain and the sprockets are like new. No cracks in the fiberglass bodywork, paint is excellent. The correct original exhaust system (6 into 2) is also in excellent condition, only the number one header has some roughness and discoloring as can be seen in the picture. I do not have any manual or tools. There is no battery included in the sale. In the last few years the bike has only occasionally been used and it will benefit from a full service (cleaning carbs, changing fluids, etc.) and new tires before being put in service again.   

The bike has Georgia registration in my name and comes with a Bill of Sale (Georgia does not issue titles for bikes of this age).


No stickers allowed, just real badges.  I love it, just a really cool, unique bike.  Yeah, you aren’t going to tear up the track and you aren’t even going to be the fastest guy in  a straight line  but that isn’t the point.  This is about style points and sound and I think the big Benelli fits in perfectly here.  Some Benelli fans have already found the auction and have bid it up over $4,000.  The seller has a buy it now price of $11,000.  The only comparison I can give you is one that was for sale earlier this year.  It had under 100 miles on it and had a buy it now price of $18,000.  I do not know if it sold or not.

If you’d like to make your neighbors cringe as you ride by, .


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