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Sport Bikes For Sale May 17, 2019 posted by Dan

Rest in Peace Rick Lance

We are saddened to learn that Rick Lance, affectionately and respectfully known as “Lance Gamma”, has passed away. He was well known in our sportbike community as the authority on restoring, tuning, and improving the mighty Suzuki RG500, and many of the machines he massaged were featured on these pages. A true loss to our sport. Our thoughts are with his family and friends today.

We invite you to share your memories in the comments. RIP Rick.


Rest in Peace Rick Lance
Featured Listing May 8, 2019 posted by Dan

Ready to Sell Your Bike? Purchase a Featured Listing Today!

Update 7.4.2019: Featured Listings are now 1% of your asking price, up to $125.

Featured Listings are the exclusive means of listing your bike on RSBFS. To make the process as simple and easy as possible, we work with each customer personally via email. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Determine if your bike meets our criteria.
  2. Email us to tell us about the bike you are interested in selling on the RSBFS marketplace.
  3. Featured Listings are 1% of your asking price up to $125. Send us the listing fee via PayPal. We can also issue an online invoice payable by credit card.
  4. Once payment is received, you email us as many pictures and videos as you like. Also include a 100-300 word description that includes as much details as possible: Owner history, repairs, upgrades, damage repairs, existing issues, etc.
  5. We then write a draft that you’ll review a couple days after receiving your details. Nothing is published until you agree the post is ready.
  6. We then publish to our website, promote with a graphic on every page of the site, on our Facebook page, and our daily email newsletter.

Read More About Featured Listings: Analytics, Testimonials, and Recent Sales!

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Ready to Sell Your Bike? Purchase a Featured Listing Today!
Suzuki October 30, 2018 posted by Dan

1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited with 10 Miles at IconicMotorbikes!

How often does an opportunity like this become available for public sale? This GSX-R 750 Limited has only 10 miles, comprised of delivery and push travel only.

We’re a little short handed this week but I didn’t want this one to go unnoticed so it’s getting quick-posted before the auction ends in the next 19 hours. Check out our previous posts on GSX-R 750 Limiteds to learn more about this homologation special.


1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited for sale on eBay

from the IconicMotoribikes:

Just 299 were brought to the US to satisfy AMA Homologation requirements, and we believe only 500 of these bikes were actually produced in total. Intended as the basis for a production-based race bike, many were taken right to the track, and few survive in this kind of pristine condition.

The LTD is the only production GSX-R delivered from the factory with a dry clutch, which makes it that much more exotic, and was mated to a close-ratio transmission. Lightweight bodywork, including a solo tail to help save weight, compared to the standard GSX-R750. The Limited also featured a longer swingarm, along with electronic anti-dive forks, calipers, and discs from the GSX-R1100 to add to the performance and “special factor” of this machine.

This bike comes from a private collection where the owner has finally decided to downsize. He’s kept it inside his home for much of it’s life and once you’ll see it in person, you’ll see it’s a true museum piece. The odometer reads 10 miles from rolling to shows, events, etc as it shows no signs of ever being ridden. It’s 100% stock and essentially classified as a ZERO mile bike.

If you’re looking for a bike for a collection or museum, finding one with next to ZERO miles is going to be a challenge if not impossible. I’ve only heard of two recently, and word has it that the Barber Museum just acquired one from the Midwest that was available for sale earlier this year. We offered $22K for that particular bike and didn’t even get a call back!

This bike is in excellent condition and truly an amazing example of a very collectible GSX-R.

1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited with 10 Miles at IconicMotorbikes!
Testimonial October 20, 2018 posted by Dan

Featured Listing Testimonial

Ethan just checked in to let us know that his FZR750RU and GS1000E have both sold, and in large part he credits the exposure on RSBFS:

Your listings were of outstanding quality and clearly helped. What I appreciate most is that, through your page, my bike was given the opportunity to find a home where it would be properly cared for. Many thanks!

I always love hearing that kind of feedback — Thanks Ethan!

Let us know if you would like to list your special sportbike for sale with a Featured Listing!


Featured Listing Testimonial
Classifieds September 5, 2018 posted by Dan

2005 Kawasaki ZX636R Track/Race Bike in Maryland – $4,400

2005 Kawasaki ZX636R Track/Race Bike for sale with all the extras.
Awesome track bike, there are no issues with the bike.
I have the MCO (Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin) for it, since this bike has never seen the street, it has never been registered so there is no title.
The bike has been professionally tuned in 2011: pulled 122.99HP, 174.75 MPH, 49.86Torque at the wheel on pump gas. I have dyno run chart.
It is stock other than the full race Hindle Exhaust on it so it should qualify for SuperSport unless some rules changed in the last few years.

All the fluids changed regularly for track.

Don’t need to currently sell but it’s sitting in my garage while I ride my BMWS1000rr. I’m hoping a new rider who is a track enthusiast can take advantage of the package. If you’ve ever done a track-day you know how many ‘extra parts’ go along with it. I’m selling it as an entire package and not parting it out. It’s ready to track or race, come and get it.

New Front Race Tire
Replace Front Fork Seals
2005 Kawasaki ZX636R – Odometer reads 6775 but not accurate due to gearing changes
Matris front cartridge kit, revalved by TDC (closed now, but you can ping CPE for svc.)
Matris steering damper
Penske adjustable rear shock sprung for 150lbs rider
Hindle Full ‘Race’ Exhaust- Yes – pipe is supposed to look off center!
Power Commander III with custom mapping
Vortex Rear Sproket – Aluminum with F5 Hardcoat
RK chain
Vortex V3 Fuel Cap
Woodcraft CFM Rearsets
Woodcraft CFM 3 piece Clip ons
Woodcraft CFM frame sliders
Woodcraft CFM Stator cover with skid plate
Woodcraft CFM Ignition cover with skid plate
Pitbull rear spools
K&N Air filter
Stainless Steel braided Goodridge front and rear brake lines
TechSpec C3 material tank grips
Has on currently: Bridgestone BT003 Tires. I
Safety wiring


1 set of spare rims with rain tires – they are older tires just never replaced them
1 extra used swing arm
1 new DP racing set of front brakes (need to find/check)
2 windscreens: 1 stock and 1 new tinted double bubble
1 new OEM ram air duct
1 radiator
1 set used radiator hoses
2 used engine fans: 1 with plug other without
1 used Vortex rear Sproket aluminum cat 5 black, 1 front stock sprocket
Extra Woodcraft bars, and 2 slight with slight bend and several bar ends
I think (have to check): new Woodcraft frame sliders with 1 extra mount.
2 new Woodcraft stator slider replacement skid pad
1 new Woodcraft toe guard kit – never got around to installing it
1 new Woodcraft foot peg
1 used front brake rotor with gasket
1 used Wiring harness oem
1 used Rear axle
1 used Chain guard
1 used voltage regulator
1 new Exhaust Wrap, never got around to installing it
A bucket of misc screws and stuff for a Kawasaki
1 Full bike manual for all repairs and maintenance – been my lifesaver
1 used set stomp tank grips, I didn’t like them and removed them, but if you prefer you can stick them back on.

2005 Kawasaki ZX636R Track/Race Bike in Maryland – $4,400
Sport Bikes For Sale August 27, 2018 posted by Dan

10 Year Celebration: Tell Your RSBFS Story!

What I’d love to do next in our celebration month is to hear all your stories related to RSBFS.

  • Did you get back the bike you had when you first started riding sportbikes?
  • Did you find the centerpiece of your collection?
  • Did you sell a bike here you regret?
  • Did you meet some of the names behind the comment handles?
  • What are you patiently waiting to spot for sale on our site?
  • Did you meet your hero and how was it to ride finally?

We want to hear your best moment associated with our website! The best stories will be published and score some sweet RSBFS swag in exchange.

Submit your story to

I can’t wait to read them and thank you for sharing!


To get us started, I thought I’d share a bit of my own SportBike history:

That’s my Yamaha FZR600 on the right — my first SportBike. I bought it while in college around 1995.

After graduating college, I took a break from riding for about 4 years. When the time came to get back on the horse, I scored a pristine and well sorted 1993 Ducati 750SS right in my own backyard. Not a collectible model then or now, but it’s been a wonderful bike that I still own.

After RSBFS was on it’s feet for a few years, I got connected and re-connected to many sportbike friends, including a friend I knew from grade school that had a unicorn bike for sale, a bike I had lusted after for many years: The 1995 Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield. Here is my listing on RSBFS when it was time to sell.

My next RSBFS purchase was this RC51 Hayden edition. I was on the hunt for a 916 variant when this presented itself first. I sold it last year to an enthusiast in Texas.

Who knows what will be in the stable next, but thank you for the ride so far RSBFS community!

Dan Crouch

10 Year Celebration:  Tell Your RSBFS Story!
Sport Bikes For Sale August 8, 2018 posted by Dan

10 Year Celebration: Featured Listings are $39 until September!

This week to continue celebrating our 10 Year anniversary at RSBFS, I’d like start straight away by offering Featured Listings for $39 for the rest of the month!  Whether you want to list here exclusively, in conjunction with your favorite broker, or on an eBay listing, we’d love to thank readers with an opportunity to list at a reduced price (33% off) as the season begins to slow down.  We’re definitely seeing some great bikes come to market: last month we had 23 Featured Listings posts between brand new listings, renewals, and updates.  Thank you to all our readers, buyers, sellers and sponsors! Email me today to get started!

A testimonial from a seller last month:

“A couple of my collector friends and I had been wondering how successful RSBFS listings were, so I volunteered to be the test case. I recently listed my Honda Hawk GT and RC51 on RSBFS. The RC51 received a deposit in 24 hours and the Hawk sold roughly a week after that. Needless to say I’m pleased that I listed with RSBFS. 2 for 2! -John in Wisconsin.”

Thanks for the kind words, John, and congratulations on the sales!

We also quietly reintroduced the classifieds area last month.  This is intended to compliment Featured Listings for items that fall outside the higher standard we request for those posts – but at the same time would be uniquely appreciated by the same readers.  Email me today to get started!  Just like our Featured Listings, we establish a relationship with every promoted seller we work with and will work together through email to get your ad on the site.

Next week I’ll announce the contest requirements for RSBFS swag packages, so stay tuned and thank you for celebrating at RSBFS together!


10 Year Celebration:  Featured Listings are $39 until September!
Sport Bikes For Sale August 1, 2018 posted by Dan Celebrates 10 Years Online!

Looking back at my firstfewposts – on, I’m proud to say this website has evolved far beyond my original expectations.  When I created the site, I felt compelled to share the results of my online searches as a budding internet professional and sportbike enthusiast.  I was not in a position to be a collector, but I had a strong passion to seek out not only the exotics, but also the rare and gray market offerings that only true enthusiasts in North America appreciated.  In the next few years RSBFS readership grew faster than I could have ever imagined.

Now 10 years on, RSBFS has evolved.  While we’ll always be an outlet to highlight the most interesting online listings available for sale, RSBFS now serves as a marketplace in it’s own right that connects buyers and sellers right here.  This website has become the online destination for enthusiasts that are looking to sell on the same website they choose to buy from.  With nearly 2 million pageviews every year from hundreds of thousands of readers, I sincerely thank you all for your patronage and viewership.  

As such we’re going to mark August 2018 as the official 10 year anniversary celebration at RSBFS. Special listing prices will apply, contests for RSBFS swag, and an invitation to share your RSBFS story are all part of the plan.

But before I get ahead of myself, I need to take a moment to thank those who have helped make RSBFS the special place it is.  Please join me in embracing these essential players in the making of RSBFS:

In the Beginning

  • Alex – I’ll never forget your help in the early days and the fun we had envisioning the possibilities with your Yamaha TZ125.  Thank you for your encouragement in the beginning.
  • Doug – I could and should dedicate an entire portion of the website to your contributions in making RSBFS what it is.  I’ll never be able to fully repay you, but know that the site wouldn’t enjoy the success that we witness today without the commitment and enthusiasm you brought.  We miss you buddy!
  • Mike – The coolest cat we have been blessed to cross paths with who also happens to be one of our longest standing contributors.  His passion for our sport is always evident in his posts and you can feel the clock turning back as you read them. Mike has been away to address personal matters but I’m happy to announce that he is coming back to the rotation!

Current Contributors

  • Tad – We are so lucky to have Tad writing for RSBFS.  He initially started with CSBFS and transitioned to RSBFS when demand here increased.  Reading his posts always reinvigorates my passion as a fan and enthusiast. You are witnessing the start of a great career in sportbike journalism and we are lucky to have his work here.
  • Donn – When the call was made, Donn was eager to apply and has demonstrated ever since that he is not only one of us but that he is committed to the sport.  I’m always eager to see your selections and enjoy watching your adventures in aviation as well. Thanks for being a part of the site!
  • Aaron – We barely take advantage of your experience in journalism, but what you provide for us is incredible reliability and a succinct writing ability that serves our audience so well.  I look forward to our continued working together.
  • Marty – Over the years Marty has provided unique insight to a modest collectors perspective and always selects examples that we might otherwise overlook.  Thank you for your wisdom over the years and your continued experience on the staff.


  • Ian – A fountain of information, especially related to two stroke and gray market Suzuki’s.  I still refer readers to your informative posts as you always did a marvelous job of detailing what it takes for such an example to be authentic and original.  I’d absolutely love to see you return if the interest ever returns.
  • Jay – An industry veteran that we were very lucky to have join the team in our earliest haydays.  In addition to adding his expertise to the site, he also was able to connect us with a a privateer Aprilia RS250 race team that we had a small sponsorship stake in.  It was an opportunity of a lifetime for us and the memories still make me emotional. Rock on!
  • Claudio – You are a true gentleman and we have appreciated your global perspective in the time you shared with RSBFS.  I look forward to your observations aboard in the future.
  • Philip – You are such an ambassador of the site and I’m flattered to have your support in the early development of the site.  Someday we’ll have to meet in person and celebrate the lives that we never thought possible.
  • Jarred & Rem – though we only worked together a short time, your help on the site was very much appreciated.  I continue to enjoy seeing your journeys online.
  • Mike M. – Though we only worked together a short time, I sincerely appreciate your willingness to help out on the site.  Did you ever get the 916 you were after?
  • Andrew – Again, while we only worked together a little while, I still enjoy seeing your moto adventures in Europe and remember your work fondly.

Please join me in the comments to celebrate and thank those who have made it all possible.  Thank you RSBFS crew, past and present!

-Dan Crouch Celebrates 10 Years Online!