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Honda March 5, 2011 posted by Alex

1994 Honda CBR900RR One Owner Bike With 5,985 Original Miles In Fantastic Condition

A one owner, less than 6k mile, iconic CBR900RR in California–sounds pretty good to me!

Bike: 1994 Honda CBR900RR

Miles: 5,985mi

Price: $4,000USD

Location: Concord, California

The seller uses all the good words to describe this bike:

THE BIKE ONE OWNER ALL ORIGINAL WITH LESS THAN 6,000 MILES ON IT. NEVER DOWN COSMETICALLY AND MECHANICALLY IS SUPERB. FOR ALL YOU HONDA LOVERS THIS IS A RARE FIND. THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE BIKE, THIS IS LIKE KEPT IN A TIME CAPSULE BIKE…

What are the negatives about this bike? Well, if you’re going to nit-pick, it’s not a ’93 and it’s not Red/White/Blue–that’s about it. Other than that, it looks pretty good, notice in the gauge cluster photo that the brake fluid looks pretty fresh, that’s a nice touch. Some fresh tires look to be in the bike’s future though.

Mostly anyone who is aware of sportbikes from the last twenty-years would describe the early CBR900RR’s as desirable, and this bike isn’t an exception in all of it’s purple and yellow glory. Lastly, the asking price of $4,000 isn’t outrageous for this bike at all (See the other CBR900RR’s we’ve posted here), make sure to take a trailer with you when you go to look at it. See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Kawasaki March 2, 2011 posted by Alex

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR With Very Low VIN (#025) On eBay–Again

The is a great looking ZX7RR N1 that we haven’t seen since September!

Bike:  1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Miles:  6,998mi

Price:  $6,000 Starting bid with no reserve

Location:  Colorado Springs, Colorado

This ‘RR is on consignment from the third owner, was fully serviced prior to being listed, and the bike is stated to be all original.  Some defects include light scratching to the ram air covers, front fender, some of the left fuel tank decal has been removed by a fuel spill (new one is included with the sale), the battery is dead and the forks have started to leak.  Not exactly what I expect when a bike has supposedly had “…detailed service work” and “…several different services including thorough carb work.”  Regardless, this bike appears to be a very collectible piece with some light love–and front turn signals.

Doug had some very good observations when this bike was first spotted in September:

Downs:
1. Missing the front turn signals
2. Missing the side fairing reflectors
3. Doesn’t have the Muzzy 7rr Special sticker on the tank
4. Butt pad is a little beat up
5. Seat has a gas cap stain – can see if you look closely at pictures
6. Needs a new front tire, but it’s the original D204 Sportmax
7. Has a pencil sized dent in the gas tank.
8. Rims may have been painted at some point.

Ups:
1. It’s a N1!
2. Better than average condition
3. Low miles
4. Has one original tire :)
5. It’s priced right.
6. I like it a whole lot for the money

I’m going to have to agree with Doug, this is a very good–great–bike for the money compared to what we’ve seen other N1’s going for.  If you wanted an occasional weekend bike with collector credibility this is a fantastic choice.  With a little work, I don’t think anyone would be ashamed to have this in their garage.  See Doug’s very thorough write up here.  See some of the other ZX7RR’s we’ve posted .

AG

Honda March 1, 2011 posted by Alex

1993 Honda RS125 NF4 Described As “Museum Quality”

This is a fantastic looking RS125, Castrol replica!

Bike:  1993 Honda RS125

Miles:  0 (Since rebuild)

Price:  $5,500USD

Location:  Winter Haven, Florida

The seller states that this RS was completely restored and rebuilt by Rising Sun Cycles–a very prominent name in the U.S. two-stroke GP bike segment.  The paint for this bike, alone, came in at $4,500–ouch!  Anyway, this is a fantastic looking RS in, what looks to be, a Castrol scheme very similar to what Joey Dunlop ran.

The auction also includes:

Bike also comes with a complete roller, minus tank. There is also two sets of new bodywork and a ton of other spares, plus some new rains.

I have 2 complete extra motors, 1 new, 1 with time on it.

If you’re still reading this, you’ve probably started to reconsider your original assumptions after seeing the asking price.  The Museum Quality RS also comes with $1.2K-1.5k worth of spares, possibly more.  That being said, is the main bike shown here worth the remaining $4k?  Well, it would be very difficult to replicate the restored bike using the $1.5k and an additional $2.5k:  knowing what parts & labor would add up to at RSC combined with the purported paint cost.  If you’re in love with the NF4 RS125, or would simply like a living room piece and a track bike (with a little work) for the price of an older NX4 RS125; I’d say this auction should absolutely be considered.  The asking price is a bit startling, but with the whole picture and some math, it doesn’t sound that bad at all.  See this fantastic looking RS on eBay .

AG

Honda February 26, 2011 posted by Alex

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40 On Yahoo Auctions Japan

This is a real Honda NR available in Japan with limited time left!

Bike:  1992 Honda NR

Miles:  2,500km (1,553mi)

Price:  ¥3,880,000.00JPY ($47,505.37USD) Opening bid

Location:  Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan

This is a pipe dream to most of our readers, for reasons of price and location, but it’s still fun to look at!  The seller states that this NR has a two centimeter (0.79in) crack in the windscreen and some corrosion on the forks.  As a 2500km example, I would assume the seller is being completely honest and, hopefully, listing all of the defects regardless of how small–As anyone should expect with a $50k motorcycle.  With only two days left on the auction, it’s going to be a rush to get things together to purchase this bike, but if you’re willing to put $50k into a motorcycle you probably can work quickly.  Now, from what we’ve seen from European NR’s, this one is considerably, considerably, cheaper than the others which can be see here.  If you’ve been looking for an NR, I’d suggest you look to see if this is a legitimate bike and go for it, if you were to import it under the assumption of show & display or track only, it’d still be a great garage piece–I don’t have to tell you this!  See this great Honda on Yahoo Auction Japan hereMake sure to use Google Translate, or similar, if you’re not up on your Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji...

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale February 25, 2011 posted by Alex

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 In The United Kingdom

A gorgeous looking OW01 with less than 3k miles!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha FZR750R

Miles:  2,950

Price:  £15,000 (GBP)

Location:  Somewhere in the UK.

This seller has a few bikes for sale, and this one is the best looking!  The seller states that this OW01 is an original UK bike and has been stored in a climate controlled environment since new.  Other than mentioning that this bike is in fantastic condition, the seller also states that this bike comes with:

…ALL THE ORIGINAL PAPERWORK FOR THE BIKE, OWNERS MANUAL, SALES BROCHURE, SERVICE BOOK,  TOOL KIT, ORIGINAL TYRES AND ORIGINAL SPARE KEYS.

The seller is very correct in stating that the FZRR’s seem to be the rarest of the WSB homologation bikes and I fully agree, this bike is a finely tweaked racing machine that sill looks very similar to the FZR1000 that was available at the same time.  However, I believe the saying is everything that is rare isn’t valuable and, unfortunately, the FZR750R isn’t up to RC30 levels yet.  That being said, you’re going to have to be pretty keen on the OW01 to justify the asking price of £15,000.00  ($24,229.30 USD as of this writing).  The seller is feeling no guilt in the last thrashes of the recession–hopefully–as he is asking OW02 money for an OW01.  But, if you’re so inclined, I invite you to see if you can talk the seller, down, down to a reasonable level via the eBay link .

AG

Honda February 25, 2011 posted by Alex

1996 Honda CBR600F3 With 2,579 Miles, As Seen On Our Facebook Page

A gorgeous, low mileage, CBR600F3 now on eBay!

Bike:  1996 Honda CBR600F3

Miles:  2,579

Price:  $3,850 BIN with bidding at $2,550 with reserve not met.

Location:  New Jersey

This bike was originally seen on Craigslist and posted on our Facebook feed; and I know, many of you may not follow us on Facebook because you don’t have a Facebook account, well, that’s usually where the nice deals of the day from Craigslist have been getting posted!  Anyway, this gorgeous example has made it to the shark infested waters of eBay.  This is a 1996 Honda CBR600F3 with 2,579 original miles!  The seller states that everything on this bike is completely original as if it just left the factory.  The pictures agree, this is a fantastic paint scheme–one of my favorites for the F3–and it isn’t too outrageously priced either.  You’ll find the majority of F3’s beaten to within an inch of their lives and having an asking price of $2,200 on Craigslist during the nicer months, making this one look quite attractive if the reserve is several hundred under the BIN price.  If nothing else, buying this bike would be a much better experience than finding out if you’re good at day trading–probably cheaper too.  See this nice looking F3 on eBay .  See Dan’s original post featuring this bike here.

AG

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale February 13, 2011 posted by Alex

1962 Yamaha YDS1R (YDS2R) Restored In Los Angeles

This is a great looking, restored, YDS1R race bike on eBay!

Bike:  1962 Yamaha YDS1R

Miles:  TMU

Price:  $18,500/Offer

Location:  West Los Angeles, California

What makes a bike collectible?  Well, being the first production road racer from a multi-world-championship-winning motorcycle manufacturer can’t hurt.  The YDS1R was Yamaha’s first production road race bike and based strongly on the factory example–and which also lead to the TD1.  The YDS1R was originally a kit intended to be fitted to a stock YDS1, the kit enabled the bike to produce 30hp with a top speed of just over 100mph but was also a serious race bike in terms of maintenance and tuning.  Yamaha later offered the YDS1R as a complete bike and followed it with a YDS2R before finally releasing the TD1.  Read more about the YDS1R here.

The bike for sale here looks to be in outstanding condition with a 1st place trophy from the now defunct Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d’Elegance.  Here is what else they list in the ad:

Yamaha YDS1R for sale, Very rare Pre TD1 Road racer. Original Asama Road racer Gas tank,
1-1/2″ Yazaki racing tach, complete. ready for show.
Ordani racing brakes, (I have original Brake you can choice)
International shipping available.

I’ll admit, I don’t know a lot about these bikes but based on the date shouldn’t this be a YDS2R?  Any aficionados, please comment and put me straight! See the bike with .

AG

Quick Spot February 10, 2011 posted by Alex

2004 Suzuki GSX-600F Katana With Less Than 200 Miles

This seven year old Katana has seen less than 200 miles!

Bike:  2004 Suzuki GSX-600F Katana

Miles:  <200mi

Price:  $5,000 USD

Location:  Vancouver, Washington

Now, this isn’t a very collectible bike (To mainstream collectors…) but it has been hardly used in the last seven years.  The seller states that this bike has been in storage for years, features some after-market parts such as a Yoshimura exhaust system, and that offers will be considered.  The last bit of that sentence is the most important, the asking price of $5,000 makes this Katana the most likely candidate for the “Most expensive 2004 Katana in the U.S.” competition.  KBB retail (For what it’s worth) for this bike is $3,015.  Granted, KBB doesn’t really apply to the majority–any–of the bike featured on this site, including this one, but a $2k premium is all the money for a bike with less than 200 miles.  This bike probably isn’t the only forgotten Katana with low miles, so keep that in mind if you’re interested.  The bike does have some after-market parts and stickers–for some reason–which doesn’t inflate the value at all, but if your significant other wants a bike and you know that they probably won’t ride it anyway, this bike might be perfect for you if you can get it for a good price.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Honda January 25, 2011 posted by Alex

2003 Honda CBR150R With 250 Miles On eBay

This is a low mileage example of a very nice looking CBR150R.

Bike:  2003 Honda CBR150R

Mileage:  250mi

Price:  $1,000 Starting bid with reserve

Location:  Hillsboro, Oregon

This CBR150R has exceptionally low miles and looks to be in very good condition.  However, the reason for the mileage is more obvious when the seller mentions that the bike only has a Thai title with no U.S. title or registration.  We’ve only featured two other 150R’s in our history with one being registered in California and another being unregistered and living in Idaho.  This bike looks to be in fantastic condition with no major defects as one would expect from a 250 mile bike.  With the CBR250 becoming an official import to the U.S. for 2011, this bike finds itself in an interesting position of only being a collector bike.  If you have an affinity for Honda’s or the CBR line in particular, this could be a great addition to the collection.  Being as there really hasn’t been a huge number of these for sale, I would say that this bike will probably go for around $2,000–Let’s see if eBay proves me wrong!  See the bike on eBay .

AG