Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ducati July 22, 2013 posted by

1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica


The 750 F1 Santamonica is to my eyes the best looking F1 special edition, and this example has covered a mere 4,922 kilometers. These were limited to 200 examples and Ducati says they were initially aimed at the Japanese market as it was their most important marketplace at the time. This example is available in England for £20,000.00 ($30,566).


1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica for sale on eBay




1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica
Honda July 21, 2013 posted by

Honda CBR900RR FireBlade Evolution TT100

Honda CBR900RR Fireblade Evolution TT100 For Sale

For sale in the UK is this stunning Evolution TT100 FireBlade. These were special order from Honda Britain to commemorate 100 Isle of Man TT victories and to challenge Yamaha's R1 that year. Modifications were extensive and include a single sided swing arm, Keihin carbs, Dymag rims, Öhlins shocks, Brembo brakes, Stack instrumentation... you get the idea! This example has just under 6k miles and asking price is £13,999.00 ($21,365).


Honda CBR900RR Fireblad Evo TT100 For Sale on eBay




Honda CBR900RR FireBlade Evolution TT100
Suzuki July 20, 2013 posted by

Jolly Good:1989 Suzuki RGV 250 (Germany)

When I was a child in the mid 80s, I used to spend my summers in the sea resort of Santa Severa, just north of Rome (Italy). I still remember being totally captured by a guy who used to park his RG 500 along the sidewalk besides the beach. Quite a sporty ride to go to the beach don’t you think ? I thought the sea salt and the sand wouldn’t do any good to the 2 stroker. What was most special though, were 4 hand crafted “Jolly Moto” expansion exhaust pipes that made the bike look and sound like a race machine. What we have here is the little brother of the RG 500, the featherlight V powered RG 250.


1989 Suzuki RGV 250 with just 7000 km on eBay in Germany

This sample found in Germany was ridden between 1989 and 1995. It was then sent to sleep for a few years, until in 2010, when the owner gave it a fresh refurbish with some track ready components as described below (including those nostalgia inducing Jolly pipes):

Due to lack of time I am selling my Suzuki RGV 250 VJ21. The machine has hardly run, from 1989 to 1995 RGV was used on the road, then un-resigned and put to sleep until October 2010. As of 2010, was brought back to life, but since then only little driven.
Did the RGV converted into racing machine (professional), but can also be driven on the road, according to the. With a few simple steps (from turn signals, lights taping) the motorcycle is ready for the track, such as classical two-stroke Cup classic race.
The engine runs perfectly and has between 8000-12000 rpm right performance.
Vehicle accidents, garage car, Car Cover (2 entries) is available. The motorcycle can be sample hazards.
The following parts are included:
· Top racing exhaust system Jolly Moto, alone has cost more than 1,200 DM;
         converted to one-man operation;

· Both cylinders before about 100 km new Nikasil coated gehoht with new original flask equipped;

· Stainless steel brake lines;

· Racing air filter cover is installed, the closed air filter with this I give, so will the bike a little quieter;

· On 34-he tuned carburetor;

· Sachs Racing shock absorber, fully adjustable rear installed. The original I-strut with it;

· Racing cap;

· Tinted MRA Racing Screen with stamps and marks;

· Bobbins;

· Aluwinkelventile;

· ContiRaceAttack new tires mounted with CR2 rubber compound, 50 km ride.

· Rear fender is supplied.
  I have found a hairline fracture when taking to the rear bodywork. (see pictures).
Viewing is also possible. Please register yourself. More pictures, and phone number on request.
Collection requested, the shipping can be arranged. The costs are borne by the buyer.




The RGV has a very low mileage of just below 7000 km. The repainted rims always cause some suspicion, but the picture with the very clean and scratch less cockpit might re-assure you.


With about a week to go and no reserve in place, this could be a bargain. Considering that many Germans are on holidays in these days, the Suzuki might go unnoticed. That won't be the case if you are a RSBFS reader 🙂

1989 Suzuki RGV 250 with just 7000 km on eBay in Germany


Jolly Good:1989 Suzuki RGV 250 (Germany)
Suzuki July 20, 2013 posted by

Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)

This type of bike-deals is what some of our RSBFS readers like the most...and that is valid for me too. The 1991 edition of the brilliant GSX-R 1100 is among the large capacity oil cooled Gixxers, my absolute favorite. In its Suzuki official race colors, this model has for me the best looking graphics.


I also love the aerodynamic screen in front of the double headlights and the fact that the rear lights were also split in two (like on the RGVs), making the bike look more aggressive and completely symmetrical with the twin exhaust underneath.


If you look closely to the clocks, you will find race like instruments fitted within a high finish trim (no closed cell foam on this one). The sample found here also comes with a passenger seat cover, that transforms the looks of the 1100 into a single seater. That’s a very nice touch included in the package !


 You will also notice the clip-on handlebars mounted on top of the fork, for a more comfortable riding position. Yes this a a Superbike with more than 130 hp, it has all the looks of a proper Endurance race bike, but with its torquey engine, it also wants to be a good bike to travel long distance. Add the super reliable performance of the oil cooled Suzuki power plants and what more do you want ? This is a great classic machine, one that becomes more beautiful with time. On the Suzuki forum they often mention the word “porn” when it comes to hot GSX-Rs. Looking at this 1100 model in full standard trim, I can totally relate to that.


 These lines are among the hottest in motorcycle history and among the best to ever come from Japan.


Oooops...I forgot to mention a couple of details that might turn you on a little more:

mileage: 30.000 km
price: starting at 2650 $ with a BIN set at 3200 $

Are you with me now ?

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland


Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)
Ducati July 19, 2013 posted by

The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK

Undoubtedly one of the most important motorcycles in history, the Ducati 916 was, and will always be, a masterpiece. The fact the it sold like hot cakes, shouldn’t put anybody off the acquisition of such a magnificent motorbike. If exclusivity is want you search for, then the SPS is the 916 for you. This one, is even more special. With 6 km on the clocks, it is ready to move into a new home...literally. I mean, this bike deserves a warm an elegant room, with plenty of space around it so that it can be observed and appreciated by anybody who will visit.


Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay

The Sport Production Special is a real “fluoriserie”. While it doesn't have all the special parts like the later 996R and 998R models, it was an homologation special to participate at WSBK racing..


Looking at the current situation of Ducati on world race tracks, the 916 series has all the credential to become perhaps the most iconic Duc ever. The actual Desmosedici is fighting with the Aprilia RSV4 powered ART bike of Espargaro in MotoGP and the revolutionary Panigale seems not to work at all, or be far too young in its development.


The 999 was very successful on the WSBK tracks but it's futuristic looks didn’t deliver a matching aesthetics. Anyone who owned a 748, 916 etc. is also aware of how the whole design of the bike was made to ease the changes and modifications that might be required to set the bike ready for a track or a race day. It wasn’t only damn sexy, it was practical for track days as well !


Let’s hear it from the seller himself:

When it comes to sport bikes, few are as iconic as the Ducati 916/996/998 series. Designed by Tamburini (who later went on to design the gorgeous MV Agusta F4 series) and sporting a 90 degree, liquid cooled, fuel injected, four valve per cylinder (with Desmo actuation) twin, this series of bikes was for more than just show.

The SPS – or Sports Production Special- edition was an evolution of the 916 (with a 996cc capacity it offered 20+ HP over the standard engine). The power plant remained largely unchanged from the previous generation bike, but with lighter weight components (such as the new Marchesini 5-spoke wheels) and more performance oriented suspension now completely sourced from Ohlins, the SPS was a higher-spec bike all around when compared to the standard 916.

With titanium conrods, larger frame tube diameter with thinner walls, wider frame/larger carbon airbox, P8 “big brain” ECU, higher compression heads, hotter in/out cams, lightened engine internals, full Termignoni with carbon cans, and Ohlins/steering damper, the SPS was the top of the Ducati line in its day.

This is a rare and beautiful specimen.

This Bologna built bike was intended for the European market but was imported for the seller by Moto Cinelli.

This bike has not been ridden or registered and is in near museum quality with any inspection/viewing welcome.

Any Questions happily answered.


Are these discs new enough for you ?

At 20.000 £ this classified ad might put some people off, especially in this period of Euro crises, but don’t be fooled, this bike will only appreciate itself in value if kept as is. And then, would you rather buy this or a Panigale S? Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay


The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK
Aprilia July 19, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: June 2013 Sales Report


Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 60 bikes in June and readers purchased 14 bikes in total.

Lowest sale price: $2900
Highest sale price: $19800

Congratulations to June’s buyers and sellers!


Let's get it started with this 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 that had a buy-it-now of $3600 and sold after one relist for $2950.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

This Yamaha YZR500 replica build in the UK was first listed for about $22,600 but ended up selling for $20,500 after two relists.

Yamaha YZR500 replica

In Arizona this 2002 Aprilia RS250 MKII sold for a shade over $9k.

2002 Aprilia RS250

This red-headed Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Corsa sold for a very reasonable $5500.

2003 Moto Guzzi Rosso Corsa

Here was a sharp 1997 Yamaha YZF750R that sold for a mere $3700.

1997 Yamaha YZF750R

Next is this 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane that sold for $3950.

1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane

A cult favorite, this 1985 Yamaha RZ350 sold for just $5000.

1985 Yamaha RZ350

This 1982 Ducati 900 Supersport pulled in $17,100!

1982 Ducati 900SS

After being relisted once, this 1996 Bimota BB1 is going to sell for $5444.

1996 Bimota BB1

With one relist, this Yamaha FZR400 sold for $3450.

Yamaha FZR400

Combining items in a single auction almost never works, but in the case of this lot with a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 and 1987 GSX-R50 sold for $13,100.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Here's an ugly duckling that sold for just $2900.

1996 Yamaha FZR600

In the Pacific Northwest, this 1990 Honda NSR250R (MC21) sold for a mere $4825.

1990 Honda NSR250R

While not a Formula, this 1999 Laverda 750S sold for just $4550.

1999 Laverda 750S

And this nearly new 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss sold for an astonishing $19,800!

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss

At the other end of the spectrum, this 2001 Ducati 996 with just 1100 miles sold for $7500, which I think might be the best Ducati of the month.

2001 Ducati 996

Another 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100, and this one sold for $5400.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Month in Review:  June 2013 Sales Report


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