Monthly Archives: March 2014

Aprilia March 31, 2014 posted by

Double Take: 1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield

1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield For Sale

We've seen this bike before, in January in fact when we first spotted it. What's new is that the blacked out frame treatment has been reversed and underneath is what appears to be the factory satin finish with minor imperfections. While I speculated the previously noted black frame was likely covering up an unsightly blemish, the pictures show a very good condition frame and swing arm. The other major notable is the revised buy-it-now of $8500.


1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield for sale on eBay


from the seller:

For Sale: A CA street titled Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield Edition 2 Stroke (1996). The bike is in EXCELLENT condition mechanically and cosmetically. The top end was just rebuilt and has under 150 miles on the road; new pistons and new rings- runs beautiful!
This RS250 is not a converted cup bike. It is imported from Italy with 17 digit VIN number. It has never been raced or tracked - a true collector's dream! The bike has the original street fairing with Jolly Moto pipes. All original parts are available including rear passenger seat and foot-pegs. My asking price is $8500.00 firm. The reason for selling the bike is that I no longer ride the bike so I want someone to enjoy it! Currently covered and garaged.


Double Take:  1996 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield
Bimota March 31, 2014 posted by

2008 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale in California

2008 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale

Like the Yamaha GTS posted on RSBFS earlier this month, the Bimota Tesi 3D has a hub centered fork. And that's about where the similarities between the two end. The GTS was a single model attempt by a big Japanese manufacturer to adapt hub centered fork technology to an otherwise standard bike. The result was an uninspiring, heavy, restricted sport touring package that failed to excite most buyers.

2008 Bimota Tesi for sale on eBay


In contrast, the Bimota Tesi effort began in 1991 with the 1D but continued with the 2d in 2005 and the 3d in 2007. The Tesi 3d was pure Italian and about as far away on the motorcycling spectrum from the GTS as you could get; only made in small numbers, priced out of the reach of most mere mortals and something guaranteed to draw a crowd during bike night. A review of the Tesi can be found here


This particular tesi is listed as being a slightly repaired carbon version here in the USA and is listed with no reserve. KBB lists the value between 20k and 25k so the sellers asking price is actually spot on, even with the damage. That plus the the good eBay feedback number would seem to indicate a reasonably trusted sale. Bidding will still probably be brisk and it would certainly be a worthwhile add for a collector.


2008 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale in California
Aprilia March 27, 2014 posted by

Recent Sale: Aprilia RS250 Loris Reggiani

1995 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

This one was only active for about a day and sold so quickly that we didn't get it into the queue in time. When first listed it had an opening bid of $6500 and stated in the description that the reserve was $7500 with title. Considering the condition and title, I thought we'd see bids well past the stated reserve as the auction ran it's course considering last year's notable RS250 sales on eBay. Instead when I went back to see the recent bidding activity the listing was already finished with a buy-it-now of $7500, which seems like a steal to me. When did eBay allow sellers to ad a buy-it-now after an auction had already started? In any event, congratulations to the seller on a quick sale and the buyer on what appears to be a well bought MK1 RS250!


1995 Aprilia RS250 sold on eBay


from the seller:

Loris Reggianni Replica Factory Street Version [# 485/500]
Clear Colorado title and current registration
140 kg (308 lbs) dry !!!
Fresh 40W gear oil (Red Line)
Fresh 2 stroke injection oil (Ves Race full synthetic)
Freshly cleaned and oiled air filter
Fresh 100 Octane race gas
Carbon front fender
Carbon fiber rear hugger
Carbon fiber heel guard (right side)
Penske rear shock
Maxton engineered front forks
Aftermarket exhaust w/ carbon fiber cans
CRG adjustable controls/levers
CFM Motorsports rear sets and foot pegs
Fork preload/damping adjusters
Woodcraft clip-ons
RS250 grips
Zero gravity smoke windscreen
Galfer rear “wave” rotor
Rizoma brake fluid reservoir
Braided steel brake lines
Motovation swingarm spools
Gilles Tooling kts chain adjusters
Rhinomoto frame sliders on front axle
Lots of titanium hardware
1998-2003 model year (Aprilia) front wheel
120/70 ZR 17 front tire (Michelin Power Race semi-soft)
150/60 ZR 17 rear tire (Michelin Power Race soft)
DID gold O-ring chain
AFAM rear sprocket (44 tooth) [stock gearing 14/42]
Complete set of spare body work and spare tank for track days
Never down or crashed

I didn't think I'd ever sell this bike. I raced for over 10 years before I bought this bike and the GP bikes would dominate the 600's at the track; nothing comes close to a 250 GP two stroke for hard core fun. I am also an engineer and restore motorcycles so I have taken very good care of it, more ogling than riding actually (always kept in a heated garage, and never, ever ridden in wet weather). Exotic grey market two strokes are hard enough to find and even harder finding in this condition with a clear street title. But I just turned 60 and I need the money and garage space. I have owned it since 2009 and put less than 500 miles on it (one track outing, a handful of street rides and a local Italian motorcycle show). The previous owner put the later model front wheel on the bike and the front tire is a little wider than stock. The later model wheel does not engage the original mechanical speedometer gear and so he removed the speedo/ drive (no loss, if you have time to look at the speedometer you're not riding it hard enough). The odometer reads 2376 miles from when he converted the front, so the actual 5,000 miles listed is my estimate. That being said, this is a low mileage bike in perfect mechanical condition, although my recommendation would be to put fresh tires on it before heading to the track or canyons. My reserve is $7500. The spare body work is in great condition and worth $1K by itself. Good luck bidding!

Recent Sale:  Aprilia RS250 Loris Reggiani
Honda March 27, 2014 posted by

Really Cool 1989 Honda RC30 available in Australia


The Honda VFR750R - but most often referred to as the RC30 - was created for the key purpose of going racing. Building just few enough street bikes to meet homologation rules, this particular model was a dominant race bike in the day and continues to dominate the wish lists, Christmas lists and bucket lists of enthusiasts everywhere. As a result, the RC30 has remained strong in the pricing department as well. This bike is located in Australia - and looks to be in terrific shape. Enjoy the pictures!


1989 Honda RC30 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
This is an opportunity to own one of Honda's most collectable motorcycles.

Honda hand assembled the RC30 in low volume and many were highly modified for racing and it is now becoming harder to find any in good condition.

This 1989 RC30 is not the restricted Japanese model it is the European model fitted with the unrestricted C.D.I offering maximum performance.

Fitted with new Dunlop tyres and K&N high flow air filter this RC30 is in excellent condition, having traveled only 10500 km.

Just been fully serviced at 10000 km with new fork oil and brake fluid changed as well as new brake pads fitted.

Anyone looking at purchasing a good straight RC30 in excellent condition and with the original exhaust could not go past this one.


Really Cool 1989 Honda RC30 available in Australia
Ducati March 25, 2014 posted by

4800 Mile Ducati 900 SS/SP with a Current Winning Bid of under $4k

95 ducati 900ss sp for sale

I'm posting this late on Tuesday night, and as of right now the winning bid is a mere $3050! What's the catch right? The seller is very upfront that this bike was purchased from the estate of the previous owner, who had it stored in his living room. It sounds like most of the necessary refreshing has been done or has parts included to make road ready, carbs cleaned, and it's advertised as "runs excellent". So aside from some other possible things to sort out after it's been sitting, there is some kind of issue with the title and an extra frame is being included. Clearly a phone call to the seller is required here, and tons of better pictures, to get the rest of the story. But even if some DMV nightmare was awaiting, the low reserve really seems to suggest it would be worth the time to find out.


1995 Ducati 900SS/SP for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This bike was abandoned by the previous owner in the living room of a house that was foreclosed. I purchased this from the company hired by the Bank to clear and prepare the property

I have all the information required to obtain a clear title to this motorcycle.

I also have a 1996 Ducati 900SS frame with a clear title that is INCLUDED in this auction. It will be the buyers choice which avenue to pursue in registering this motorcycle.

LOW MILES! 4802 Miles!

Original Tires! (junk from age) I have two new Michelin Pilot Powers Radials, Z speed rated, in the stock size, Included, not mounted

The carbs were professionally cleaned last spring

New Ballistic battery, (less than 3lbs for those who don't know)

New Galfer front braided stainless steel brake lines

Both front and rear fenders, as well as the clutch cover had faded, so I had them cleaned prepared and clearcoated with Glasurit, See Pictures

Scratch on top of gas tank.

Runs Great
Valves measured last spring
belts inspected last spring

4800 Mile Ducati 900 SS/SP with a Current Winning Bid of under $4k
Bimota March 25, 2014 posted by

1997 Bimota SB6R available in Massachusetts

1997 Bimota SB6R for sale

I always feel like these get a bad rap as there always seems to be a handful for sale. But the seller is right, I can't say I've actually ever seen one in person. SB6R cliff notes: GSX-R 1100 motor 156hp, 418lbs, Paioli forks, Öhlins shock, Antera wheels and Brembo brakes. This bike in particular has 7200 miles (shocking!) and the Corse exhaust as well. Opening bid is $7000 reserve not met and no takers at the moment.


1997 Bimota SB6R for sale on eBay


from the seller:

This bike is #13 built of a very limited run. Only 600 were to be produced but I have been told that not all 600 were produced. I have never seen another one other than online. This bike is great to add to someones collection or just to ride every day.

Some of the features include:

- Corse titanium exhaust costs $2,500
- Ohlins rear shock
- Paioli carbon fiber front forks
- Brembo brakes and calipers
- Braided brake lines
- Antera rims
- Michelin tires
- All carbon fiber tail section

Look closely this bike is 100% complete.

Why ship it when you can ride it home.

The reason I am selling it is to make room in my collection. I'm running out of space.



1997 Bimota SB6R available in Massachusetts


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