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Sport Bikes For Sale August 27, 2019 posted by Dan

Summer 2019 Featured Listing Report

I’d like to start this post with a HUGE THANK YOU to all the RSBFS faithful — with your following and support I am proud to report that we have published a record number of Featured Listings in 2019! Last year we had 80 Featured Listings, and this year we’re already over 120 with 4 months to go!

Readers and buyers recognize that our 11 years online have built a reputable, loyal, and enthusiastic following that is stronger than ever. With nearly one million individual viewers annually, we have a focused and dedicated viewership that read the website routinely to see the best sport bikes on the market being offered by fellow enthusiasts.

RSBFS was originally a blog that directed readers to interesting classifieds found online. Today we’ve become a marketplace in our own right as readers wanted to ensure their bikes were listed on our site, sometimes exclusively, and sometimes in conjunction with a listing elsewhere like eBay or Craigslist. The response has been overwhelming positive and RSBFS is busier than ever!

When we don’t have a “Featured Listing” to post on the site for a particular day, we still comb the internet for interesting finds. But for readers that want to ensure their enthusiast or collector quality bike is in front of our audience, we ask for a Featured Listing to be considered. The listing fee is 1% of your asking price or reserve, up to $125 each.

Here are a couple of recent testimonials that I’m especially pleased to share since we’ve implemented the new listing fee:

Jim on the recent sale of his Yamaha RZ350:

Found a buyer in California for this – he found out about it from your website. I appreciate your help in selling this. This site put my bike in front of the audience/fellow enthusiasts that I wanted to reach.

And this review just came in from Ryan on the recent sale of his Ducati Monster S4R:

When I decided to sell the Monster, I didn’t want to simply sell through cycle trader or the local classifieds. Your site has been a pleasure to read over the years since I discovered it. I’m a fan of how each bike is showcased and I leave an article knowing more about the bike’s features, specifications, and history.

My buyers were shopping different models and the RSBFS article helped educate about model specifics, and she said that the 3rd party review of the bike from your site made my listing feel much more legitimate. I had no doubts personally about the condition and the maintenance history, but that’s difficult to convey to a buyer solely through an ad. After seeing the bike in person, and a short test ride the sale was a done deal. We definitely found the one right buyer for the bike and the rare sport bikes listing was well worth it.

I can always revisit your site to reminisce, and maybe get lost in some other rare motorcycles.

Thanks for your site, and it’s been a pleasure working with you.
-Ryan

I couldn’t be more proud of our community and the RSBFS contributors! Thank you all for your support and we look forward to helping you sell your collectible and enthusiast offerings this fall.

Sincerely,

Dan Crouch.

Check out all the current Featured Listings available on RSBFS:

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Summer 2019 Featured Listing Report
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.

dc

Rest in Peace Rick Lance
Sport Bikes For Sale 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.

dc

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!

dc

Featured Listing Testimonial
Classifieds September 5, 2018 posted by Dan

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

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/d/kawasaki-zx636r-track-race/6668853841.html

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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.

Included:
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
FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL BOOK!

Extras:

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 dan@motoringblogs.com

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

dc


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!