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Moto Guzzi September 9, 2010 posted by Alex

1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS 1100 In Alabama

A rare Moto Guzzi Daytona RS on eBay!

Bike:  1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS

Location:  Foley, Alabama

Mileage:  6,200mi

Price:  $9,000 opening bid with reserve and $13,000 BIN.

The seller states that this bike is museum quality with the majority of the 6,200 miles put on by them.  The bike is cosmetically and mechanically perfect with a recent major service including valve service, fluid flush, and new Michelin Pilot Power’s.  The pictures reflect the claims and this bike looks fantastic.  The seller states that the only modifications from stock are a FI re-programming and polished head guards.

The 1997 Daytona RS is a continuation of the 1996 model which featured the 1100cc motor and chassis tweaks compared to the earlier RS’.  This bike has a claimed output of 102bhp with 71lb-ft of torque which results in a top speed of 145mph.  The suspension is comprised of WP suspension with Brembo brakes.

The Daytona–and 1100 Sport–is easily my favorite road going Moto Guzzi.  It may be because I’m younger and these came out in my formative years but, I still find these dead sexy compared to what is usually released from Lombardy.  I imagine the odd V-Twin and shaft drive was never attractive to anyone who wasn’t a Moto Guzzi fan already–making it difficult to convert new buyers.  If you think 900SS Ducati’s are too prevalent, I’d absolutely consider one of these gorgeous machines.

See this bike on eBay .

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale September 9, 2010 posted by Alex

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 In Mexico

This is a real FZR750R OW01 available in Mexico!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha FZR750R

Location:  Mexico City, Mexico

Mileage:  5,148km

The listing has really no information other than that the bike only comes with the Japanese title, doesn’t have a 17 digit VIN, cosmetically it has some small nicks and there is a video that shows the tach works.  The photos do show that the fairings are pretty rough (For a collector OW01) and there appears to be some surface corrosion.

On from that, I’ll refresh your memory on the OW01.  The FZR750R was created to compete against the RC30 in World SuperBike racing.  The OW01 shares very little with the standard FZR750 and a little more in common with the FZR1000.  The short stroke motor breathes through four 38mm flat-side Mikuni’s, five valves, hand finished porting, lightweight pistons, titanium connecting rods mated to a close ratio transmission.  This results in 108RWHP at 12,500RPM.

The OW01 also features an aluminum Deltabox frame and swingarm with fully adjustable Ohlins units front & rear with Nissin four-pot calipers mated to 320mm discs in the front.

This bike is a result of Yamaha’s need to get a competitive bike Homologated for World SuperBike;  Yamaha only needed to produce 500 example for Homologation making the OW01 very scarce then, as well as now.

If you want a bike that an RC30 owner will cross the street for, a FZR750R should do it.  The trouble with this bike will be importing it.  If you’d like to bring this into the U.S. it will probably be difficult or nigh-impossible.  The easiest way would be to bring it in as a race bike but, it has to obviously be a race bike.  If you don’t know where to start, I would do some research or find an informed confidant and wait for the next one to pop up.  See the other OW01’s we’ve had here.  See this current bike on eBay .

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale September 9, 2010 posted by Alex

Heads Up! 1992 Yamaha TZR250 3XV Available In California For Cheap!

This TZR250 is for sale on a familiar forum, BayAreaRidersForum.com.  It doesn’t have much info or pictures but, it’s cheap and therefore I’m going to have to assume it isn’t titled.

Here is the sellers description:

1992 TZR2503XV – winter project for next season. All the parts are there, just needs to be slapped back together and get it running. Should do very well in 250SB.

$2300 OBO. Not interested in trades, sorry.

Don’t make me part it out…

PM for more details and pictures.

Thank you

If you’re truly interested, get the bike before the seller posts pictures on BARF here.

AG

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 31, 2010 posted by Alex

1974 Yamaha TZ250A Freshly Restored In Washington State

This is a freshly restored TZ250A from Washington on eBay!

Bike:  1974 Yamaha TZ250A

Location:  Camano Island, Washington

This TZ250A comes to us from the same seller who is parting with his RG500.  They appear to be liquidating quite the desirable motorcycle collection and I wouldn’t hesitate adding them to your favorite sellers list.

This TZ250 has been completely gone through with a fresh engine rebuild, new bodywork/paint, NOS rear shock, redone expansion chambers and a redone tank.  A small spares package is included.  This A model looks perfect with it’s wire wheels and large disc breaks, which were changed for discs on the C variant.  This should definitely be considered if you’re looking for a TZ to vintage race or just add to the collection.  See the other TZ250’s that have crossed our desks here.  See this bike on eBay with a $10k opening bid.

AG

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 30, 2010 posted by Alex

1981 Suzuki RG500-VI On eBay!

This is a draw dropping RGB500MK6 on eBay!

Bike:  1981 Suzuki RGB500MK6

Location:  Camano Island, Washington

If you’re into motorcycles, it doesn’t get much more serious than this!  According to the seller, this bike was purchased new from Heron Suzuki in 1981 and run at Daytona & other U.S. National events.  It’d be nice to know more details but, I’m sure you can contact the seller and he could speak of this bike’s history for sometime.  This bike has just been fully restored using all OEM parts and comes with an extensive spares package.  This bike has been restored to Heron Suzuki GP colors and looks fantastic.

This bike looks ready to go and hopefully the spares package can make it feasible (22 pistons included!) to run the bike at an event or two through out the year.  Unfortunately, I do not know the market on these big Suzuki’s but, the asking price of $50,000USD doesn’t sound completely unrealistic based on condition but, I’m sure the history will play into it’s value depending on who has ridden it.  If you can provide any insight into historic values of the RG/RGB series, we’d love to hear from you!  See the RGB500 that Doug posted previously that had a $60k B.I.N. here.  See the seller’s TZ250A on eBay here, too.  See this RG500 on eBay .

AG

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale August 18, 2010 posted by Alex

1984 Honda VF1000F Interceptor With 1,076 Original Miles

This VF1000F has extremely low miles and has been with the current owner since July of ’86!

Bike:  1985 Honda VF1000F Interceptor

Location:  Staten Island, New York

Mileage:  1,076

The seller doesn’t state much other than that they have been in possession of this bike since July of 1986 and that it is “…perfect in every way…”  Pretty bike words but, this bike looks to be in fantastic condition so, I’ll have to take the sellers word for it!

This is the first year for the VF1000F but, has always been overshadowed by the VF1000R that was also released the same year.  The R featured six more horsepower and numerous special bits but, also cost roughly 50% more than the VF1000F seen here.  The F model is still a fantastic bike and very usable but, where this example positions itself (As a collectors item), it’ll be interesting to see where the value of this bike is in ten or twenty years.  If you’d love to have a first year example of a 1000F with very low miles to round out your V-Four collection, see this bike on eBay .

AG

Honda August 17, 2010 posted by Alex

1993 Honda RS125 NF4 On eBay

This is a fantastic looking NF4 RS125 on eBay!

Bike:  1993 Honda RS125

Location:  Lexington, Kentucky

This RS125 looks to be in very good condition being finished in a “House Of Color” (Kolor) candy blue scheme with silver Honda wings.  This RS hasn’t been run in at least three years but, was run at Daytona in 2005.  The spares included with this bike include an extra cylinder, plugs, sprockets, rings, fork seals, gaskets, clutch plates and some other items.

Because it’s been sitting for so long, and these bikes are so simple, I would suggest going through it before running it just to be sure everything is as it should be.  I think I’ve said it before but, these NF4 RS’s aren’t competitive with the ’95+ NX4 RS’s.  However, these bikes are less temperamental than the later bikes and make fantastic track day bikes or vintage machines if you have a sanctioning body that has a separate class for them.  The ’93 bikes wear the same front tire as the newer bikes but, have a smaller rear wheel (By a 1/2″).  Tires can still be easily sourced and I’ve actually been told that the larger size will fit on the narrower rim–however, I have no idea how that alters the handling.  These bikes are perfect if you want to play a Gran Prix legend on a budget.  Based on the condition and spares, I would expect to see this bike go for right around $2,500.  See other RS125s we’ve featured here.  See this RS on eBay .

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale August 9, 2010 posted by Alex

1998 Suzuki TL1000R One-Owner Bike With Less Than 1,500 Miles On eBay

This is a one-owner TL1000R with less than 1,500 original miles!

Bike:  1998 Suzuki TL1000R

Location:  South Plainfield, New Jersey

Mileage:  <1,500

This is only the second TL1000R we’ve featured–not counting Bimota’s–and it seems to be another good find!  The seller states that they purchased this bike in June of 1998 and it has less than 1,500 miles because of college and moving.  They don’t mention much other than that the bike is free of modifications which the pictures seem to agree with.

Having TL experience I can say these are quite nice bikes on the road.  On the track they may not keep up with the RC’s and Duc’s but, on the street they are more than adequate.  The bike pulls strong from idle and all the way up to just before red-line.  They are very nice in the city because of the torque and the radiator positioning doesn’t cook you in the summer.  The opening bid for this bike is $3,700 with no reserve, I think you’ll find that is right about where TL1000R’s with 10-20k miles are on Craigslist, making this bike a bargain if it doesn’t go up too much!  If you’re a Suzuki collector, why not pick up a low mile, first year, TLR for the collection?  See the other TLR we featured here.  See this bike on eBay .

AG