Monthly Archives: April 2013

Aprilia April 30, 2013 posted by

Embrace The Pastel: 2008 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol D’Or Replica

rsv left It will definetly catch your eye with the pastel purple and the 80’s/90’s Aprilia ‘A’ logo.  Aprilia’s tribute to endurance racing are rare but relatively inexpensive in the world of limtied production bikes.  Of course they are paint only limiteds so it is all standard RSV1000R underneath. 

 The info:

2008 Aprilia RSV1000R for sale in Excellent condition. The bike has been very well maintained and stored in heated garage year round. I am the second owner. 9400 miles and has a new tire on the back with about 500 miles on it. Bike is ready to ride and doesn’t need a thing. Fresh oil and filter change done. This collectable bike is all stock except the genuine Aprilia carbon fiber front fender, some pictures taken with stock fender also.  Clear title. Fly into Cleveland and ride it home.


rsv close

Nobody is better than Aprilia at putting graphics on a bike and then cutting large holes in them.

rsv rear

Maybe not the best for the track or the wallet but I love the asthetics of the dual exhaust.


rsv right

They tend to get snapped up relatively quickly and this one shouldn’t be any different.  The seller is asking $7,600 BIN and is also open to offers.  For perspective, I’ve seen them listed from $12,000 (practially no miles) to $8,500 (a few thousand).


Take it home here.




Sport Bikes For Sale April 30, 2013 posted by

Smoked Salmon: 1985 Yamaha RZ500 in Alaska!


Ah, one of the favorite bikes of the RSBFS faithful. The RZ500 in virtually any condition draws interest. This bike, while not the museum quality stocker that some seek, is a nicely modified and apparently well cared for example that always seems to sell. Besides, who doesn’t like to look at eye candy like this?!


Being a 1985 model, this bike is now some 28 years old. I’m not so sure I would go so far as calling it an antique (“classic” is a much better title), but for a bike nearing mid-life crisis it still represents itself very, very well. From the Yamaha GP livery to the small front hoop, this bike was build to look like its GP brothers. The frame is mild steel painted to look like aluminum (look for the lower output Japanese market RZV500 if you want the alloy frame), but does the intended job well. Readers and riders alike rave about the big RZ.


From the seller:

This bike is in excellent condition and is the best V-4 two stroke 500cc Grand Prix Replica you will find. The jetting is excellent and it makes an exceptional every day rider. Added items to make a great bike even better include Jolly Moto Italian made Grand Prix style light weight exhaust pipes and light weight aluminum mufflers; Mad Beaver Uni Air Filter/Gas/Coolant System modifications; Ohlins rear shock; gold wheels; racing solo seat cowl; aftermarket nylon sliders & slider support system; aftermarket Lockhart-Phillip Mirrors & turn signals; Tarozzi fork brace and much more.

Additional parts include many original parts–5 boxes of parts including extra stock wheels with rotors, maintenance and parts manuals, two 2 inch three ring notebooks with historical information on the RZ500, road tests, RZ/RD500 Club Newsletters & much more.

If you are looking for this bike you will know that they are rare and don’t often come up for sale. I’ve had this bike for many years and turning 60 last year decided it’s time to slow down a bit. With the Jolly Moto pipes you will notice that when it “comes on the pipes” the two stroke acceleration is amazing!

This bike has been maintained in excellent condition, never dropped and will attract attention wherever you ride.

If you’ve always wanted an RZ500 then this is your opportunity–don’t miss out!! Happy bidding!


As we all know from history, the rare and the desired do not come cheap. Long gone are the days when a RZ of any size would set you back $3-$5k. This one has a starting bid of $13,950 (with reserve), and a BIN of $14,950. That is about the ballpark for a nice 500 these days, with the higher prices for lower mileage or more stock examples. Click the link to jump over to the auction and drool over some pictures. Then plan a cruise up the inside passage to satisfy the significant other and take home an awesome souvenir!



Ducati April 29, 2013 posted by

Darwinism? 1978 Ducati 750 Super Sport

Located in Darwin, Australia, this 1978 Ducati 750 Super Sport is looking for a new home. While not the famed green-frame model – nor the desired later year 900cc machine – this bike looks good from the single picture offered by the seller. If you are in the market and know what you want, this could be your opportunity. For North American-based readers, this bike is a long, long way from home.


From the seller:

Stored for 7 years, will require fluids flushed and replaced, tyres, battery and general maintenance and servicing as one would expect for any vehicle sitting for this period of time, it gets turned over weekly.

Stainless spokes, Koni shocks, have original shocks. V2 big end, motor is re-sleeved with original bores when rebuilt, the motor was also balanced. Spares include, manual, original aluminium velocity stacks, original rear sets, original air filter canisters, tail light, blinkers, cables, cogs ect. Also included, fibreglass Imola tank and front and rear guard moulds.

These bevel Ducks have become very collectible machines over the last decade, but history and documentation is what will ultimately bring the big bucks from speculators. Not much info on this one other than the picture and a starting bid of $35,000 USD. No takers yet, but things can happen quickly at auction. Check it out here, and let us know what you think.


Aprilia April 29, 2013 posted by

Stunning in Silver: 1997 Aprilia RS250

1997 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

What a beautiful way to wake up! A plated Aprilia RS250 dressed in the very handsome factory gray track suit. While I love the Chesterfield replicas, these manage to look all the business in an almost Germanic way without all the sponsor stickers screaming at you. This particular example is amazingly stock and complete with just 2500 miles on the clock. There are some light scratches on the one fairing but otherwise I don’t see much to get worked up about. The opening bid is $8k reserve not met or if you can’t wait, you can get it immediately for $9350.


1997 Aprilia RS250 For Sale on eBay


from the seller:

Bone stock 1997 Aprilia RS 250 race replica. This model was not imported to the US and is extremely rare, especially in this color scheme. I purchased this bike from GP Motorcycles in San Diego California this past winter. The original owner imported it new in the crate and it was assembled at GP Motorcycles. It changed hands a couple of times and was ridden very little. Prior to me purchasing it, GP Motorcycles performed over $500 of maintenance including: Over all inspection of all mechanicals, Bolt ReTorque, Chain Lube and adjustment, Full Carb clean, Airfilter replacement, Spark plugs replaced all of which I have receipts for and will be included in sale. It came with a California Title and now has a clear Minnesota title in my name. Those of you who follow these grey market bikes know how difficult it is to get these 2 strokes titled today, so the hard work has been done for you

It has never been raced and is still in stock condition. There are various paint nicks and chips from sitting and storage over the past 16 years. The left side fairing has some light scratches that are very thin and look due to something rubbing against it. The lower left hand part of the fairing also has some chips from what I was told was a pet dog chewing on it. Pictures tell the story. The tires appear to be the originals too. I always preferred this body style over the 1998 onward too. Also included in sale are the Max Biaggi soft bike cover, rear seat pad and 3 bottles of Castrol Power RS TTS Fully synthetic 2 stoke oil.

Everything on this bike works as it should including all electronics and mechanicals. If you are reading this listing, you know what this bike is and how rare it is. If not just google Aprilia RS 250. It is as close to a true GP racer as you can get. Kick start 2 stroke screamer. I am selling due to a restoration project that has gone way over budget and this bike is just not practical enough for me. It is only at home on a track or the twisties, neither of which are readily available in Minneapolis.

I have put about 100 miles on this bike and it is hands down the lightest, fastest, best breaking bike I have ever ridden. Ripping through the gears is breathtaking. With that said, this is not a good first bike or a practical ride around town bike either. It needs to be ridden hard and is best at the top of the power band. The riding position is for racing and stopping and starting in traffic is not for this bike. It can be done, but not easily.

I have never seen another in this color scheme nor have I seen one for sale with this low of miles. I guess that is why I could not resist purchasing it. The pictures speak for themselves.

When this bike is not ridden, it is stored in a heated basement, with cover on and battery trickle charger. I am sure I have forgotten somethings and will do my best to update the listing if something else pops up.

 I am just trying to get my money back and cover my costs.



Sport Bikes For Sale April 27, 2013 posted by

You Know It’s Rad: 1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

New Windsor, NY – 9,421mi – $2,125 w/ Reserve


I may be taking a giant leap into the fire in the eyes of those who will immediately say “Hey Buddy! They made thousands of those bikes! They aren’t rare!” You would only be partially correct. Yes, these we mass produced back in their day, and maybe in 2000 you wouldn’t consider them rare. Flash forward 13 years and this bike is now 16 years old. How many clean and stock SRAD GSX-R750’s do you see up for sale? Go ahead, look. That’s right, there aren’t many. These have succumb to 16 years of road rash, ill-care, extended swing arms, Spider Man paint themes, and general disregard.


The SRAD GSX-R’s were a giant leap of faith for Suzuki back in the day. The bike was completely redesigned from the ground up in hopes of pushing the envelope like the original GSX-R750’s did. The SRAD model’s may not have a lot of fan fare or be touted as a huge achievement in the world of sport bikes. But they did lay a solid foundation for new ideas that continued the GSXR blood line today. The GSX-R750 is still going strong and is one of the best available sport bikes today.


The GSXR-750 represents the perfect blend of power, weight and handling. The example up for sale here is all original and in very good condition. With only 9,421 miles on the clock, it still has plenty of life left on it. Why should you buy this bike? If you are a Suzuki collector, then this one should fit nicely next to the older GSX-R’s you have. Also, this one should break the bank. These were never meant to be collected and every Kevin Schwantz fan back in the day bought these and rode the shit out of them. Hence, finding a clean one is now difficult. If this is your cup of tea, then you are in luck! If it’s not, then you should be ashamed of yourself. Either way, check out the auction here and place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale April 26, 2013 posted by

Clean 1987 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis For Sale!

La Crescent, MN – 11,679mi – $2,600 No Reserve


We have seen a nice run of clean FZR1000’s come across the pages of RSBFS the last couple of months, from the EXUP models of ‘89 to a couple first years from ‘87. Each one has been clean in its own right. In 1987, this bike was rated at 135hp with a top speed of 160mph. This may not seem too crazy compared to modern sport bikes, but you can bet that back in its day it crushed nearly everything else on the road.


The bike up for sale here is again a first-year example from 1987. Mileage is very low at only roughly 11k on the clock. It looks like it has been taken care of very well and had only changed hands once since it rolled out of the dealership. It is also mostly stock and visually the only difference is the exhaust. Looks like the tires are even original, but you will need to replace those before riding it much.


From the seller:

Here we have a very nice mostly original low mile 1987 Yamaha FZR 1000 sport bike, this was the first year Yamaha made the FZR 1000, bike runs great, and is very clean, gas tank is also clean inside, plastic is very solid, no repairs to fairings, solo seat cowl is removable so you can ride two up if you want, bike just had a new battery last summer, we also just put new NGK plugs in it last week and changed the oil, this bike has had only two owners, and has always been stored inside a garage, bike is very fast, I also have the orignal tool kit for this, I also will include a factory genuine Yamaha service manual, bike will need tires soon, rear is wore in middle and front has some checking , I can not see that this bike has ever been down, I do not think you will find a much cleaner one then this, bike will need nothing besides tires

With a good selection of FZR’s in recent history comes a good idea of what they are selling for. Bidding is currently up to $2,600 and No Reserve in sight. I would put this bike at right around $4,500 given its mileage and near-original condition. However, I would not be suprised to see it push $5k. Nice to see that it is only a 2-owner bike and looks to be cared for. You can check out the auction here and place you bid today!


Bimota April 25, 2013 posted by

Taking the Bimota Fetish to the Extreme: YB 8 Furano (Switzerland)

Regular readers of RSBFS might know that I have a fetish for BIMOTAs. If you wonder why, just look at this:


Do I need to say more ?

I am tempted to leave the rest of his article empty.

There is really not much to say here that your eyes have not already captured. A short time ago, there was some discussion on the blog about how special an MV Agusta F4 SPR 750 really is. I am not going to make comparisons. All I can say is that with about 14500 $ you have here an opportunity to acquire:

1) A beautiful and exclusive (by nature) Bimota
2) A very special and rare model within the Bimota production range
3) A hand built motorbike
4) A bike that featured the best components that a race team would have had access to in 1993
5) A bike with a full carbon fairing beautifully painted and all stock
6) A bike that had in 1993 a whopping 164 HP from the FZR 1000 power plant…that’s more or less like a bike of today with 250 hp (just like a factory GP)
7) A bike that is so sexy and unique that you wonder whether viewing it should not be allowed to non adults
8) A bike that you can take apart piece by piece and you will be left with a collection of the finest craftsmanship bits made of machined blocks of aluminum
9) A bike that had in 1993 a carbon fiber gear actuator lever
10) A bike that in 1993 was so light that you wouldn’t believe it (180kg = -30kg vs Yamaha FZR 1000)
11) A bike that today will still perform in any conditions
12) a bike that is the most advanced evolution of the YB4 which won a Formula 1 World championship in 1987


With less than 10.000 km on the clock, this pristine piece of art is an object of desire…literally!



Repeat after me: I want it….I want it…I want it…





Here it’s not a matter of: “is there a buyer ready to pay 14500 $ cash for this”, it is a matter of “first come, first serve”….

1993 Bimota YB 8 Furano in Switzerland

Good luck to you all!


Honda April 25, 2013 posted by

Classic Honda SportBike Part 2: 1983 Honda CB1100R

Honda CB1100R For Sale

From the same seller as the VF1000R posted yesterday is this 83 CB1100R. This one is equally clean in presentation though it has also been on display since 2005 and will likely require some recommissioning if you intend to ride this season. Available in Ontario, Canada, this one has 5 days left on it’s auction and current bid is $6100 reserve not met. Thanks for the heads up Patrick!


1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale on eBay


quote from the seller:

The Honda CB1100R was one of the first exotics from Honda – produced in limited numbers from 1981–1983. It was a full fairing sport bike based on the Honda CB900F, with the R suffix denoting a racing version produced so that Honda could homologate the R as a production motorcycle for European and Australian tracks and prove their design in the race world. It was Honda’s first ‘homologation special’; primarily sold in Europe and never imported to North America. The factory punched the engine out to 1062cc with a (70mm) bore. Hotter camshafts, forged pistons, a wider primary chain and upgraded gearbox were used. For racing conditions the alternator was lightened and some R’s even have a lightened starter clutch gear. Only 1,500 examples were built in 1983.

The current owner acquired this example (originally from Scotland) and ran it occasionally until 2005 – when it was decommisioned for display in his collection. It’s in excellent condition, but for a small scrape on the right side engine cover (received during shipping).


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