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Honda May 28, 2018 posted by Dan

A Couple Hours Remaining on Memorial Day: 1990 Honda RC30 in Costa Mesa

Just a quick post to keep an eye on this Honda VFR750R currently on eBay. We’ve seen this one come up on Craigslist several times but it’s the first time in my memory that it’s been on eBay. Current bid is $25,600 reserve not met and just a couple hours left.

1990 Honda RC30 for sale on eBay

from the seller:

What you have here for your consideration is a 1990 Honda RC30 VFR750R homologation race bike of which only 300 were imported into the USA to make eligible to race.
This bike was not built at the Honda factory instead it was hand made at the Hamamatsu HRC race plant and for it’s time was an amazing thing to behold with honeycomb frame, multiple magnesium parts and specialties to make it lighter along with the single side swing arm which was a 1st in the industry along with the high revving V4 gear driven cam engine that red lines at 12500 on 49 state models.
The bike has been serviced with all fluids changed, new battery and new tires and has a clean title only covering 6900 miles and also has a lot of HRC parts including exhaust system, carb cooler tray, radiator, temp gauge along with other internals and also has marvic wheels so you can run decent rubber which it has new tires on.
The bike was serviced a while back and has sat since and needs to be run.
You don’t see these once in a blue moon or an eternity so here is your chance to own the fabled Honda RC30 to add to your collection.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfUi44InJX9/

We hope you’re enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend, and thanks to all Veterans for your service!

dc

A Couple Hours Remaining on Memorial Day:  1990 Honda RC30 in Costa Mesa
Honda May 21, 2018 posted by Dan

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Highly Desirable Red, White, and Blue

Gary in Utah is back with another stunner in this 93 900RR with just over 10k miles. His ad states it’s a reverse import as it is a U.S. spec bike that was imported to Japan and now back in Utah. As with most of the bikes he has sold from his collection, this one shows very well.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

Back in 1993, the 750cc class was king of the sales chart and Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki all battled it out on the streets and in dealerships to have the best 750cc bike. Meanwhile Honda seemed content to play more in the sport touring segment with its excellent VFR750. But what almost no one outside Honda knew was that Honda was developing a bike that would scramble all the segments and eventually cause most manufacturers to exit the 750cc segment. That bike was the the Honda CBR900RR/”Fireblade”.

Formally launched in late in 1992 and appearing in dealerships in 1993, the new 900cc Honda was simply astonishing; sized like a 750cc, powered like a 1000cc, and only a few pounds heavier than a 600cc. (Note: the CBR900RR was 75 pounds lighter than the Yamaha FZR1000, 114 pounds lighter than the Suzuki GSX-R1100 and an astonishing 144 pounds lighter than the Kawasaki ZX-11).

from the seller:

Up for auction is a gorgeous 1993 Honda CBR900RR with only 16,962 kilometers (10,540 miles). Bike is almost in mint condition except for a few scratches in the red decal on the left side gas tank and a few handling marks, However, this CBR is ultra clean. No dents in the tank, no cracks in the plastic, no scratches in the muffler, no scratches on the engine covers, no rips in the seats and no rust. Bike has been very well cared for. I imported this bike last year from Japan. It is a reverse import. (U.S. spec bike that was imported to Japan). All fairings are 100% OEM factory Honda. The white color in the lower fairings have been professionally re-sprayed. The lower and mid fairings along with the fuel tank have been professionally re-cleared to bring out the glossy color and bring back the new appearance. Bike has new OEM mirrors and new OEM turn signals to give the bike that new showroom look. (Original mirrors and turn signals come with the sale). Also installed, new OEM grips and bar ends. Also included with the sale is a Vance & Hines SS2R slip on muffler. The bike looks like a million bucks and is correct right down to every nut and bolt. Bike runs like new. Just serviced with new fluids, new fuel filter, new battery and new Bridgestone Battlax tires. Comes with Utah state title.

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Highly Desirable Red, White, and Blue
Sport Bikes For Sale February 17, 2018 posted by Dan

Get Your Bike Listed on RareSportBikesForSale.com with a Featured Listing!

Featured Listings are Just $59 for 3 Months!

With spring fever just around the corner, it’s time to prep your Rare Sportbike from winter storage and make it available for sale. You know the routine: Fresh fluids, tires, and a tune up. Finish with a full detail and a photo shoot after it’s maiden 2018 run. Then it’s time to contact us about a Featured Listing on RareSportBikesForSale.com!

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Sport Bikes For Sale January 26, 2018 posted by Dan

Bonhams Las Vegas 2018 Preview

Update 1.26.18: Now updated with sale values where available, including the RC30 which sold for $92k! Congratulations buyers and sellers! Full sale report on the Bonhams website. -dc

Bonhams also has a motorcycle auction next week in Las Vegas. The don’t have as many lots but certainly have some gorgeous bike available. In particular the RC30 and OW01 listed have unbelievably low miles.

Their auction is one day only on Thursday the 25th at the Rio. Bonhams provides estimates for their auctions which we’ve included on our selections below. Feel free to comment with your thoughts, and good luck to buyers and sellers!

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Tom McComas Homologation Specials

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 14 Miles! JH2RC3007LM2000118

Bonhams Estimate: $40,000 – 50,000
SOLD $92,000

1991 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 74 Miles! 35J-002145

Bonhams Estimate: $30,000 – 35,000
SOLD $34,500

Other Select Lots

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE ZDM1WABP56B001584

Bonhams Estimate: $12,000 – 16,000
SOLD $17,250

1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca 11,000 Miles ZDM750LS750207

Bonhams Estimate: $23,000 – 26,000
No sale?

1985 DUCATI-NCR 850 HRTT36

Bonhams Estimate: $80,000 – 120,000
No sale?

1975 MV Agusta 750S America

Bonhams Estimate: $85,000 – 100,000
No sale?

1977 MV Agusta 850SS

Bonhams Estimate: 98,000 – 110,000
No sale?

1982 Laverda 1200TS Mirage 10,725 Miles ZLVMLNDA5C0000036

Bonhams Estimate: $14,000 – 18,000
No sale?

Bonhams Las Vegas 2018 Preview
Sport Bikes For Sale January 16, 2018 posted by Dan

Mecum Las Vegas 2018 Preview

While the collector car world kicks off it’s auction season this week with the Scottsdale auctions, motorcycle collectors and enthusiasts wait for the following week for the Las Vegas events with their exclusive motorcycle events. Here are a couple dozen that stood out to us with most coming from two collections at the Mecum auciton. We take a stab at guessing sale values and hope you’ll chime in with your estimates in the comments as well.

Good luck to buyers and sellers!

dc

Bob Weaver Collection

1988 Buell RR1200 1B9RR11G5J2133008

Our Estimate: $20,000


1993 Honda CBR900RR 8,300 Miles JH2SC802PM104757

Our Estimate: $8,500


1994 Honda CBR900RR with 419 Miles JH2SC280RM202085

Our Estimate: $7,000


1986 Honda VF1000R Very Low Miles (32?) JH2SC1604GM100402

Our Estimate: $10,000



1999 YAMAHA YZF-R7 OW02 697 Miles JYARM0111XA000401

Our Estimate: $27,000


1992 KAWASAKI ZX7RR 1 Mile! JKAZXDK14NA007139

Our Estimate: $23,000


1991 Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 8,710 Miles JYA3JVN07MA002114

Our Estimate: $25,000


1999 Laverda 750S Formula 5,006 Miles ZLVSSA107X0001340

Our Estimate: $9,000


1987 Suzuki RG500 Restored HK31A101535

Our Estimate: $17,000


1988 Ducati 851 Kit ZDM851S85009

Our Estimate: $16,000


1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight 4,725 Miles ZDM1LC4N9PB006479

Our Estimate: $12,000


Jeff Schwartz Collection

1985 Honda VF1000R Early Production, Fiberglass Panels JH2SC160XFM001811

Our Estimate: $12,000


Honda RC30 JH2RC3004LM200092 11,280 Miles

Our Estimate: $30,000


1988 Bimota DB1 SR DB100779 No Reserve

Our Estimate: $18,000


Other Lots

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited JS1GR75AXG2107015

Our Estimate: $18,000


1988 Bimota YB7 ~6,500 Miles

Our Estimate: $8,000


1986 Yamaha RZ500 19,500 Miles JYA52X003FA04759

Our Estimate: $14,000


1989 Honda NSR250 MC18 13,300 Miles MC181106212

Our Estimate: $8,500

Mecum Las Vegas 2018 Preview
Not For Sale September 17, 2017 posted by Dan

Facebook Reader Rides

We recently ran a contest for a new cover photo on our Facebook page and the results were really awesome to take in. The contest was simple:

Post a pic in the comments of this post of your favorite Rare SportBike **in your current stable** Most likes by Sunday wins and gets a RSBFS shirt as well!

The winner of the contest is this stunning Ducati SuperSport build titled Loudbike California Special:

A stunning bike and of course as a SuperSport owner and fanatic myself, I was pleased to see it win. It’s definitely more built up than what we typically feature for sale on the site but I appreciate the enthusiasm the owner demonstrated in rallying so many likes to win. Congratulations!

Here are some of the other runner ups with the most likes:

Unfortunately this informal method of collecting submissions and votes exposes that Facebook is not the best platform for this type of contest as many quality submissions were buried in the 140+ submissions and never got the attention they deserved. Like these:

Regardless it was a fun experiment and we look forward to running the next contest. Thank you to everyone who participated and to all the great RSBFS readers!

Please note: These were submitted as reader rides and to our knowledge are not for sale.

dc

Bimota April 20, 2017 posted by Dan

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale is this Sunday, April 23rd!

Any of our UK readers going to the Bonhams Spring Sale this weekend? Browsing through the book there are plenty of RSBFS worthy standouts. We’d love to hear your report on the action! If you’d care to share your experience, pictures, or purchases, please email us or comment on this post. Thank you in advance!

dc

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale