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Gilera August 11, 2013 posted by claudio

Rising Mono: Gilera Saturno 500 (Germany)

What do you think of the pictures below ?


Gilera Saturno Bialbero 500 in Germany


Aren’t these a beauty one next to the other ? It’s almost a shame to separate them. Well, the red one, apparently, must go.

The Gilera Saturno is a 500cc single cylinder bike. On the scale it scores just 140 kg (dry). This ultra light weight, makes the tiny Saturno a very sweet handling motorbike. Add some of the best accomplished styling, a thumping sound coming from the Lanfranconi single exhaust pipe, a front disc brake from the Ducati 851 (full floating Brembo), clip-on bars, beautiful Aluminium foot pegs, and you a unique mix that can satisfy the most demanding motorcycle enthusiast. The engine isn’t much powerful at all, it has only 5  gears, but it’s the superb combination of these factors with its sound, style and handling that make this “little” Italian, a jewel. What’s the best way of riding it ? You need to launch the machine, put it in 4th and with a steady gas position revving at any rpm above
4000, let it flow in between the corners. With fresh rubbers, the Saturno is a highly capable true sportster, and will easily handle any type of corner at fairly high speed.


The European 500cc version of the Bialbero, were produced in small numbers. The original project, was a 350cc for Japan only. Finding a Saturno on the market is not easy. In the last two years, we came across a few between Germany and Switzerland. Those samples were quite reasonably priced. In my latest search, I have found a few with at asking prices around the 10.000 EUR mark. This is clearly indicating a rise in quotations. This sample in particular, tops the lot, with an asking price of 12.500 EUR.


The bike features some nice touches, like the Brembo radial front disc pump and had a long list of fresh original parts fitted to it as the seller describes below.


Gilera SATURNO. 35 kW, 550 km, built in 1989, first admission. 07/1995, MOT 06/2015, accident free, engine gaskets (cylinder head, housing and closures and lids) all renewed without exception. Water pump overhauled. Flat slide Mikuni fitted with accelerator pump. Chainsaw. m. zzz520, various new aluminum Chainring. Luftfiltergeh, EXHAUSTS. and Ventilanst. adjusted. Brembo radial Bremsp. Handlebars of UCS. Universal Mount Bracket for vo. od hi and all original parts are replaced. All engine and chassis work by company Kabro.

Spare parts are tricky to find. In Europe we will miss Gottfried Hahne who sadly passed away few months ago. Gottfried was an incredible 2 stroke Kawasaki and general Gilera fan. Over the years he had collected a great stock of parts for all Gilera models and was the reference point for all Saturno enthusiasts over here. Gottfried, rest in peace, we will miss you !


If you want to secure this low mileage (550km) fine example of a standard red Saturno, (a limited edition in black is available in Europe), then you can contact the seller directly by clicking on the link below.


Gilera Saturno Bialbero 500 in Germany


Rising Mono: Gilera Saturno 500 (Germany)
Aprilia August 6, 2013 posted by claudio

Ready 2 Race ? 2 Stroke Selection (in France)

Summertime is great for so many things…track days for example. Whether you join the experience for the first time or you have a past in motor racing, we have here a special 2 strokes selection that can satisfy the beginner, as much as, the pro. The following bikes have few things in common: they are all light, they are all fast at different degrees, and come with a soundtrack of the past. They are all ready for grippy tarmac, smooth riding lines and huge lean angles. They don’t have lights, license plate holders and some even miss a battery and a starter. They are all available right now on eBay in France. Some have only few days left. We’ll present them sorted by price, and if you like, also by riding skills that they will demand from you.

The first one is a road legal motorbike that has been converted into a race-only machine. This is the Aprilia RS 250:



Track / race Bike Aprilia RS 250, Motor replate, Vertex Piston, Complet exaust Arrow, Ingnition SAPC 23D10, Caburator Stage 3 8 Main jet, Nuddel…) Fork and Schock prepared PPR, JUST For Race Day.

n these colors, doesn’t it remind you of the “corsaro” Max Biaggi’s glorious 250 ? The current bid of just 1000 EUR hasn’t met the reserve yet. A few more days are available for this one.

Aprilia RS 250 on eBay in France

The second and third bikes are on the other hand, proper race bikes. The following is a 125cc Yamaha TZ:





This bike was raced for one season in 2003. The motor was rebuilt just 100 km ago.

Yamaha TZ 125.

Fully revised at pro specialist 2 times.

Engine 100 KMS.

Moto one season in 2003.

Moto sold complete ready to roll stock or options.

Payment on the spot.

The starting asking price is set at 5000 EUR.

Yamaha TZ 125 on eBay in France


The last and most exclusive of the lot, is an ultra quick RS 250 GP bike:



The starting price on this one is set just shy of 20.000 EUR. The bike comes with lots of useful bits which you will need if plan to take this on some races.:


18 clutch discs 1 ignition coil

12 clutch plates notched three sets of front pads C43 carbon Loraine

10 clutch springs 1 quick draw

1 out of joint air box 1 rear brake lever

2 channels AFAM 8 hoses

2 handlebars 2 decks foot rest

1 front axle 3 gears about 15/16/17


2 speed sensors 1 white power shock spring 7.5 kg

1 shifter 1 casserole quick draw

3 pots clutch lever quick draw 1

1 radiator cap crowns 6 33/35/36/37/38/39

1 Malette full sprinkler and needles

1 Malette specific tool for HONDA engine and chassis

Was one of 40 liters of gasoline MITS 42 (2013)

3 liters of oil HTX 740 (2013)

1 liter of oil HTX 976 (2013)




Very short time left for this one.

Honda RS 250 on eBay in France


Ready 2 Race ? 2 Stroke Selection (in France)
Bimota August 5, 2013 posted by claudio

Old School Biggy: Bimota SB6 (in Germany)

The SB6 is one of the most powerful Bimota produced. Fitted with a tuned Suzuki GSX-R 1100 water cooled engine,  it delivered a whopping 146 hp when new. Unlike its Japanese engine donor, the SB6 is not a comfortable do-it-all fast all rounder, it is instead,  a purpose built sport bike with a big and very powerful power plant.

Bimota SB6 For Sale on eBay DE


Around the engine, we find what you would expect from any Bimota:

  • huge Aluminum beams forming the chassis
  • hand crafted and beautifully machined metal components to hold the fork in place or support your feet
  • the very best of supplies that you could buy at the time (Paioli forks, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels…)
  • a few carbon fiber bits (we are kind of getting used to these, but 20 years ago they were really special on a “standard” bike)


And yet, here we don’t have ultra sharp radial mounted calipers, nor traction control, nor wheelie control, nor soft engine maps for slippery road condition, nor infinitely electronically controlled auto adjusting dampers…The 146 hp are all to be managed by YOU, the rider. This is how a super sport used to be. “Old school” can mean “scary” at times.



This isn’t for the inexperienced, as the seller’s also mentions below:

Bimota with Suzuki Suzuki GSXR 1100 W engine

good Condition

Colour Red / White
with carbon fenders made ​​of unpainted carbon
Displacement: 1100 cc
Number of owners: 2
Inspection valid until 07/2015
read off Mileage: 19700 km
Drive: Chain
Starter: electric start
Power in kW: 115 HP 156
Registration: March 1997
Drives really well and is very fast.
Receive on Jul 02, 2013 no defects, a new HU.

Please be sure to arrange viewing e-mail.
Please do not bid for fun.
The prospective buyer should already have the intention of buying – just so drive a Bimota, there is not with me!

The bike is very fast and absolutely not for beginners – please note!

Collection and cash payment within 7 days after auction ends must be adhered to!

Motorcycle is allowed and can be transferred to its axis.

Re-registration within 3 days absolutely necessary!

Please take a look at my other auctions, there are more things available!
If there should be something unclear, please be sure before (!) Ask to bidding.

No ebay fees!
The item will be sold as described:
Since I am not a business seller,
I give no guarantee on the products auctioned.

Continue to ensure right of return or exchange is excluded.

By placing a bid, you expressly agree to indemnify,
according to the new EU law warranty / guarantee
to renounce completely against the seller.

Do not bid if you do not agree with it.


For more information, please refer to Kauf-/Auktionsabwicklung my “ME” page!


If you are not new to motor biking,  if you have always been fascinated by the most powerful bikes and the latest electronic gadgets are not what you are looking for, if you want something that will generate some level of “concern” in your mates’ minds when they see you approaching,  then this SB6 could be as good as it can get. With a starting price set at just 6250 EUR and with less than 20.000 km, Bimotas like this keep surprising me. Where will the price’s downfall of these Italian exotica stop ? I reckon not far from here. Later on, the trend will reverse, and getting anything like this for this sort of money will require a lot more research.

1997 Bimota SB6 in Germany


Old School Biggy: Bimota SB6 (in Germany)
Honda August 5, 2013 posted by claudio

Classic Track Tools: Honda NSR 250R (in the UK)

This 2-stroke classic found in the UK could be what you are looking for. Lightweight, focused, fast enough and with a great soundtrack, what more would you want for a day on your local track ? Whether it will be the fast Donnington, the great and twisty Anglesey or the ever fun Cadwell Park, it’s all down to you. I’d take it to the modern Rockingham, as I reckon that the wide tracks with lots of grip are best suited for two strokers. With this bike it’s all about keeping momentum and lean angles.

Honda NSR250R For Sale on eBay UK


The current owner seems to have bought it under an impulse, as he has actually not had the chance to use it yet:




With a starting bid of just below 2000 £ and lots of people away for their summer holiday, you could be riding your next event with a bike that essentially it is made for the race tracks…economically. If finding spare parts might be your concern, you’d better jump onto a couple of forums on the web to check the situation, before the auction is over. Obviously owning a Honda NSR 250 won’t be as having a CBR 600 RR, but if you are a reader of, I don’t even need to mention that.


1988 or 1989 (?) Honda NSR 250 in the UK 


Classic Track Tools: Honda NSR 250R (in the UK)
Aprilia July 29, 2013 posted by claudio

Vive Le Deux Temps: Aprilia RS 250 (in France)

Many of us love the two strokes. There are still plenty of them on the market, despite the main OEMs having ditched their development due to emission regulations, etc. Rumors are that Yamaha wants to bring them back. Please, please, please…do so. In the meantime, “the aficionados” need to search the internet to grab the likes of a Yamaha RD 350, or a mighty Kawasaki H1. If you want your smoker, not only to be fast in a straight line, then you better opt for the smaller 250s. Here the choice is among Suzuki’s RGV, Kawasaki KR1 and what probably is the best of the lot, the Aprilia RS 250.


This features the best frame and dynamics of the group and a few World GP titles behind its shoulders. The sample found in France seems to be well maintained as the seller describes:

Hello. I am selling my Aprilia RS 250 which was first registered on 24/09/1999. It is in perfect condition. She just had (less than 100 kms driven since) a review in a specialist 2 strokes in Pontoise, carburetor adjustment, replacement liquid cooling, spark plugs ….. It displays 11,710 kms. Note that I do not want to exchange. I am at your disposal if you want more information. Cordially.


This 1999 low mileage model available on eBay in France, has received very little attention so far. Remember, most of Europe is on holiday these days! With just a few days left you might be ahead of a “deux temps” summer bargain.



Aprilia RS 250 in France


Vive Le Deux Temps: Aprilia RS 250 (in France)
Suzuki July 20, 2013 posted by claudio

Jolly Good:1989 Suzuki RGV 250 (Germany)

When I was a child in the mid 80s, I used to spend my summers in the sea resort of Santa Severa, just north of Rome (Italy). I still remember being totally captured by a guy who used to park his RG 500 along the sidewalk besides the beach. Quite a sporty ride to go to the beach don’t you think ? I thought the sea salt and the sand wouldn’t do any good to the 2 stroker. What was most special though, were 4 hand crafted “Jolly Moto” expansion exhaust pipes that made the bike look and sound like a race machine. What we have here is the little brother of the RG 500, the featherlight V powered RG 250.


1989 Suzuki RGV 250 with just 7000 km on eBay in Germany

This sample found in Germany was ridden between 1989 and 1995. It was then sent to sleep for a few years, until in 2010, when the owner gave it a fresh refurbish with some track ready components as described below (including those nostalgia inducing Jolly pipes):

Due to lack of time I am selling my Suzuki RGV 250 VJ21. The machine has hardly run, from 1989 to 1995 RGV was used on the road, then un-resigned and put to sleep until October 2010. As of 2010, was brought back to life, but since then only little driven.
Did the RGV converted into racing machine (professional), but can also be driven on the road, according to the. With a few simple steps (from turn signals, lights taping) the motorcycle is ready for the track, such as classical two-stroke Cup classic race.
The engine runs perfectly and has between 8000-12000 rpm right performance.
Vehicle accidents, garage car, Car Cover (2 entries) is available. The motorcycle can be sample hazards.
The following parts are included:
· Top racing exhaust system Jolly Moto, alone has cost more than 1,200 DM;
         converted to one-man operation;

· Both cylinders before about 100 km new Nikasil coated gehoht with new original flask equipped;

· Stainless steel brake lines;

· Racing air filter cover is installed, the closed air filter with this I give, so will the bike a little quieter;

· On 34-he tuned carburetor;

· Sachs Racing shock absorber, fully adjustable rear installed. The original I-strut with it;

· Racing cap;

· Tinted MRA Racing Screen with stamps and marks;

· Bobbins;

· Aluwinkelventile;

· ContiRaceAttack new tires mounted with CR2 rubber compound, 50 km ride.

· Rear fender is supplied.
  I have found a hairline fracture when taking to the rear bodywork. (see pictures).
Viewing is also possible. Please register yourself. More pictures, and phone number on request.
Collection requested, the shipping can be arranged. The costs are borne by the buyer.




The RGV has a very low mileage of just below 7000 km. The repainted rims always cause some suspicion, but the picture with the very clean and scratch less cockpit might re-assure you.


With about a week to go and no reserve in place, this could be a bargain. Considering that many Germans are on holidays in these days, the Suzuki might go unnoticed. That won’t be the case if you are a RSBFS reader 🙂

1989 Suzuki RGV 250 with just 7000 km on eBay in Germany


Jolly Good:1989 Suzuki RGV 250 (Germany)
Suzuki July 20, 2013 posted by claudio

Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)

This type of bike-deals is what some of our RSBFS readers like the most…and that is valid for me too. The 1991 edition of the brilliant GSX-R 1100 is among the large capacity oil cooled Gixxers, my absolute favorite. In its Suzuki official race colors, this model has for me the best looking graphics.


I also love the aerodynamic screen in front of the double headlights and the fact that the rear lights were also split in two (like on the RGVs), making the bike look more aggressive and completely symmetrical with the twin exhaust underneath.


If you look closely to the clocks, you will find race like instruments fitted within a high finish trim (no closed cell foam on this one). The sample found here also comes with a passenger seat cover, that transforms the looks of the 1100 into a single seater. That’s a very nice touch included in the package !


 You will also notice the clip-on handlebars mounted on top of the fork, for a more comfortable riding position. Yes this a a Superbike with more than 130 hp, it has all the looks of a proper Endurance race bike, but with its torquey engine, it also wants to be a good bike to travel long distance. Add the super reliable performance of the oil cooled Suzuki power plants and what more do you want ? This is a great classic machine, one that becomes more beautiful with time. On the Suzuki forum they often mention the word “porn” when it comes to hot GSX-Rs. Looking at this 1100 model in full standard trim, I can totally relate to that.


 These lines are among the hottest in motorcycle history and among the best to ever come from Japan.


Oooops…I forgot to mention a couple of details that might turn you on a little more:

mileage: 30.000 km
price: starting at 2650 $ with a BIN set at 3200 $

Are you with me now ?

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland


Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)
Ducati July 19, 2013 posted by claudio

The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK

Undoubtedly one of the most important motorcycles in history, the Ducati 916 was, and will always be, a masterpiece. The fact the it sold like hot cakes, shouldn’t put anybody off the acquisition of such a magnificent motorbike. If exclusivity is want you search for, then the SPS is the 916 for you. This one, is even more special. With 6 km on the clocks, it is ready to move into a new home…literally. I mean, this bike deserves a warm an elegant room, with plenty of space around it so that it can be observed and appreciated by anybody who will visit.


Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay

The Sport Production Special is a real “fluoriserie”. While it doesn’t have all the special parts like the later 996R and 998R models, it was an homologation special to participate at WSBK racing..


Looking at the current situation of Ducati on world race tracks, the 916 series has all the credential to become perhaps the most iconic Duc ever. The actual Desmosedici is fighting with the Aprilia RSV4 powered ART bike of Espargaro in MotoGP and the revolutionary Panigale seems not to work at all, or be far too young in its development.


The 999 was very successful on the WSBK tracks but it’s futuristic looks didn’t deliver a matching aesthetics. Anyone who owned a 748, 916 etc. is also aware of how the whole design of the bike was made to ease the changes and modifications that might be required to set the bike ready for a track or a race day. It wasn’t only damn sexy, it was practical for track days as well !


Let’s hear it from the seller himself:

When it comes to sport bikes, few are as iconic as the Ducati 916/996/998 series. Designed by Tamburini (who later went on to design the gorgeous MV Agusta F4 series) and sporting a 90 degree, liquid cooled, fuel injected, four valve per cylinder (with Desmo actuation) twin, this series of bikes was for more than just show.

The SPS – or Sports Production Special- edition was an evolution of the 916 (with a 996cc capacity it offered 20+ HP over the standard engine). The power plant remained largely unchanged from the previous generation bike, but with lighter weight components (such as the new Marchesini 5-spoke wheels) and more performance oriented suspension now completely sourced from Ohlins, the SPS was a higher-spec bike all around when compared to the standard 916.

With titanium conrods, larger frame tube diameter with thinner walls, wider frame/larger carbon airbox, P8 “big brain” ECU, higher compression heads, hotter in/out cams, lightened engine internals, full Termignoni with carbon cans, and Ohlins/steering damper, the SPS was the top of the Ducati line in its day.

This is a rare and beautiful specimen.

This Bologna built bike was intended for the European market but was imported for the seller by Moto Cinelli.

This bike has not been ridden or registered and is in near museum quality with any inspection/viewing welcome.

Any Questions happily answered.


Are these discs new enough for you ?

At 20.000 £ this classified ad might put some people off, especially in this period of Euro crises, but don’t be fooled, this bike will only appreciate itself in value if kept as is. And then, would you rather buy this or a Panigale S? Ducati 916 SPS brand new in the UK for sale on eBay


The Greatest 916: SPS Brand New in the UK
Bimota July 17, 2013 posted by claudio

K as in Kool: Bimota KB1 (Switzerland)

The Bimota KB1 is not only one of the sexiest Bimotas ever made, it is one of the hottest and most original sports bike. While production numbers reached an astonishing 827 samples between 1978 and 1982, it is very rare to come across one for sale.


Is it going to be affordable ? Well, at roughly 24.000 dollars, I guess not really, but then again, have you ever even seen one live? With time passing, the KB1 gets even more Kool.


I love that simple round light at the front coupled with the curved and aggressively shaped fully faired bodywork. Behind the red and silver colors, a mighty (at the time) Kawasaki 900cc power plant from the Z1 was fitted.


The Bimota also featured an adjustable steering head and a single shock at the rear swing arm. With more than 80 hp, this red Kawasaki powered bike can deliver the emotions from the dynamics in addition to the standstill “WOW” effect.


This sample found in Switzerland has just short of 36.000 km and by the looks of the garage in which it is accommodated, it probably belongs to a true motor enthusiast of the time.


That chrome exhaust, it must have looked quite futuristic at the time as it appears similar to some of the modern “shorties” fitted on current sport bikes. The shorter the exhaust, the closest it is to your ears and the stronger will be the music you will listen.


Whether you are a collector or simply want to have a truly original 4 cylinder Japitalian ultra sexy bike, check out the link below:

1979 Bimota KB1 in Switzerland