Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yamaha December 30, 2012 posted by

All Original 1988 Yamaha FZR400 with 6500 Miles From SpeedWerks!

FZR400 For Sale

SpeedWerks has another exceptional bike on offer and I dare say you may not see one like it again in some time. It's an original and unmolested example that was owned by just two enthusiasts in the same family.

1988 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale on eBay


from SpeedWerks:

Here is an extremely rare,unmolested,LOW Mileage,Stock,1988 Yamaha FZR400 #7179. It has had only "2" enthusiast owners since new that were related.
Although he wanted to keep it in the "family", A crazy future ex-wife forced a reluctant sale. If your familiar with these bike's, you know this is probably close to one of the last survivors and would be a wonderful addition to any collection. The machine is in fabulous original condition and is "not" a converted race bike.

We have the full story/history and actually serviced this bike since 2001. We have been racing and servicing FZR400's for over 20 year's.
We have ton's of spare parts and a vast amount of knowledge that will go along with the sale. Welcome to the family.
References avail upon request. Please feel free to check out our previously offered bike's (inc. some FZR's) at

This FZR rides on "fresh modern" Bridgestone rubber,has 90% brake pad,fresh oil,antifreeze,brake fluid. Valve lash ck'd/set,fresh plugs,Carbs were completely rebuilt. and a fresh tank of Non-ethanol 100 octane aviation fuel. The service was preformed due to lack of use, hence the Low Mileage.
It is 95% stock with the "exception" of; updated Tires, 520 chain/gearing and Zero gravity clear windscreen.
It runs,rides and preforms 100%, Cosmetically it's 95% with a few small chip's on the lowers and some corrosion on a few bolt's. (It is 25 years young)

We have thoroughly Inspected,Detailed and Fully Serviced this bike before offering it up for sale. All it needs is you and a helmet!
This example is a "STRONG" 9+ outta 10, please copy and past the link's for more high resolution images; The picture's speak for themselves.







If you're reading this still, you're probably like us: FZR400 superfans! SpeedWerks is well known as specialists with this particular model and I wouldn't hesitate if you've been waiting for a good one. Search our archives for details if you're new to this model.

Good luck to buyers and seller!


Ducati December 29, 2012 posted by

Spring Dreams: 2005 Ducati 999 Motion SBK #004

sbk right

It is hard to make a stock Ducati seem  ordinary but the Motion Ducati's pull it off pretty easily.  I know it is just a picture but doesn't it just give the impression that every single item on the bike, down to the nuts and bolts is just perfect?

sbk emblem

Even the emblem is kick ass.  The Motion Ducati's seem to have a little mystery to them because there is not a whole lot of info on them out there on the internets.  Well, at least my lazy ass couldn't find much.  Basically, it so sounds like it is run by one Brad Miller out of Texas and that the attention to detail is incredible.  One forum thread even described him flying out to a Motion Ducati owners home to help with set up and maintenance lessons.  Damn, nobody from Hammatsu flew out to help me with this GSXR sitting in my garage.

sbk left

Basically, Motion takes a really good Ducati and turns it into the ultimate Ducati.  I think any friends with 999R's would be mighty jealous.

Here is the list of upgrades and it is pretty damn impressive:

Here is an opportunity to own an "almost new" Ducati Motion SBK Superbike with beautiful high performance upgrades as follows: front OHLINS (custom application), OHLINS radial billet bottom kit, OHLINS rear shock (with remote preload, high/low, data flats), OHLINS damper, Brembo radial calipers, billet caliper spacers, titanium caliper bolts, Brembo RS rotors with 10mm offset, titanium rotor bolts, FO5 brake line kit, Brembo radial brake master, Brembo radial clutch master, Brembo brake reservoir, Brembo clutch reservoir, RS Corse slipper clutch with plates, carbon clutch cover, 39t Renthal rear race sprocket with DID ERV3 chain, RS 520 lightened 14t front sprocket, billet rear sets, Nemesis ECU, F1 factory Quick Shifter (dyno tuned), billet top clamp, Marchesini magnesium wheels, carbon tank pad cover, anodized black Motocorse rear stand, billet fuel cap (quick release), carbon exhaust heat shield, suede leather seat, powder coated (subframe, rear spring, suspension parts), custom paint (MotionSBK white, orange, carbon), custom carbon tail, full carbon (body, sides, deflectors, fender, v-pc, nose, key guard, inlet covers), full 57mm Termignoni  exhaust with titanium can, high compression billet pistons with titanium wrist pins, balanced and blueprinted engine, FO5 windscreen.  This low-mileage beauty originally built by Brad Miller was completely disassembled and rebuilt by him in 2009 (including the engine).  This screamer is finely tuned, made of the highest quality components, has been little used, and is ready for some fun.

sbk forks

Not your average front end.

sbk piston

Billet pistons with ti wrist pins.  Oh who doesn't have those!

sbk triple

1,644 miles on it and it had a full rebuild in 2009.

sbk left front

Can this bike win over the Ducati faithful that treat the 999 like a redheaded stepchild?  The bike has a $17,900 BIN to go along with the auction.  Let's hear from the RSBFS faithful;  do you like it and what is it worth to you?

Here is the auction.

THIS IS NOT THE BIKE FOR SALE but well worth 1:35 of your life to watch.


Bimota December 28, 2012 posted by

Relisted: 1998 Bimota V Due in Arizona with 48 Miles [Video]

Update 12.28.2012: After being relisted in early December, the seller has contacted us with a new listing and a revised reserve. Good luck to buyer and seller! -dc

We originally posted this V Due in a block with 3 other Bimota's from the same seller. This bike is being relisted after a winning bid of $19700 was accepted but the deal fell through. Opening bid is $18k reserve not met with less than 3 days remaining on the auction. Make sure to note the seller's requirement for wire transfer with 72 hours as the only accepted method of payment.

1998 Bimota V Due For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

This Vdue is being relisted due to a buyer that could not understand my payment requirements. Please read and understand them as I do not bend on these requirements. At all.

1998 Bimota Vdue 500 Iniezione

78 kilometers (48 miles). On 1st title (AZ) from the MSO. Never registered/plated.

Completely stock/original. No modifications. Fuel Injected. FI has not been touched/tuned.

I won't go into all the details of a Vdue. If you are interested in this bike, then you already know what it is. There are no stories with this bike, It is very straight forward. It has 78 kilometers (48 miles). It has a clean Arizona title. Only titled, never registered or plated. It starts and runs as it should and all functions operate as designed. I have included a short video of it starting and idling. You are more than welcome to come and inspect the bike & listen to it run. No test rides though. All inspections must be done before the auction ends.

PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS BEFORE BIDDING. PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE NON NEGOTIABLE. Payment via direct bank to bank wire transfer only. No other forms of payment accepted. NO PAYPAL, no cash, no money orders or cashiers checks.


Honda December 28, 2012 posted by

4 Drool Worthy Honda’s Ready to Ride and For Sale in the U.K.

While all of these Honda specials represent some of the best of the modern classic era, what impresses me even more is that they all have some mileage. No living room queens here but rather some bikes that have been tastefully upgraded and enjoyed.


This RC30 actually doesn't appear as modified as the other picks for this post but does sport a reasonable 21k miles at £17,995.00 (about $29k USD as of this date). While a bit on the high side in our area, a bike with this many miles should be ready to ride.

Honda VFR750R RC30 1988-E For Sale on eBay UK

Honda RC30 For Sale UK

Naturally any RC30 on RSBFS is followed by an RC45 for sale. This one is advertised having a bit over 16k miles and upgraded with a Quill exhaust. Priced at £17,995.00 (about $29k USD as of this date).

1996 Honda RVF750 RC45 For Sale on eBay UK

Honda RC45 For Sale

Arguably the most rare Honda in this post so far, the 900RR Evo is a very limited unit indeed. And it comes modified to the hilt from the factory. The ad states that it has 6k miles but you'd never know it from the pictures. And at £13,999.00 ($22.5k USD as of this post) it's actually quite a bit more affordable as well.

2001 Honda CBR900RR Evo For sale on eBay UK


Finally we have a tricked out RC30 that sports HRC radiators, HRC air intakes, Marvic/Dymag wheels, Maxton suspension, 1con brakes, and an Ohlins steering damper. This one has 20k miles and an £16,995.00 asking (about $27k as of this writing).

1990 Honda RC30 For Sale on eBay UK

Honda RC30 VFR750R For Sale

Ducati December 27, 2012 posted by

2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss #218 with 0 Miles For Sale in St. Louis

2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss For Sale

This Bayliss special edition is advertised as brand new and never registered. The $43,995 buy-it-now price is exactly what it stickered for in 2009. Looking at through our archives with other new or nearly new examples shows this asking price to be about right, though we don't have a recorded sale at that asking price. I think the only question left is would you rather have this limited edition for somewhere around $40k or get today's 1199R, which starts at about $30k...?

2009 Ducati 1098R Troy Bayliss For Sale on eBay





Rare Sport Bike Parts For Sale December 27, 2012 posted by

Parts Bin: Forken A! Kayaba RGV500 And Ohlins GSVR Forks

Who has some Christmas cash burning a hole in their pocket?  Technology has probably long passed them by but what Suzuki project would not be just a bit cooler with some old works parts?  Don't you wish you lived in the UK to hit the Suzuki GP HQ yearly yard sale? 


 I know the picture shows Kenny Roberts Jr. but the seller claims these are forks off a XR79 RGV500.  If that is the case, that would place them as 1993 models with Schwantz and Barros on the Team.  I'm pretty sure they had moved on to Ohlins by the time Kenny joined the team as well.  Who know's how many sets of forks they would have cycled through in a year and we all know the settings would not be applicable but  I wouldn't turn my nose up at an opportunity to own a set if I had a applicable project waiting for them.  The seller didn't include any dimensions/specs on them unfortunately.  He does mention they were also used some Kawasaki race bikes (I'm assuming ZXR's) as well.

Asking price is 1,955 GBP

Here is the listing.






Have no fear if you like your factory parts more current.  This set of Ohlins is claimed to come off of John Hopkins 2005 GSVR.  The seller claims they even have a super secret Ohlins parts number (I embellished that a little).  This seller did supply the numbers I'm sure you'd like to know if interested:


Tube length: 75mm
Upper triple: 51mm
Lower triple: 56mm
Axle hole: 30 mm
Caliper bracket length : 108mm



For the 3,500 GBP price tag, I hope you have better luck with them than Hopper had.

Here is the listing.





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