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Honda July 30, 2021 posted by Doug

1991 Honda CBR 1000 Hurricane For Sale!

1991 Honda CBR 1000 Hurricane For Sale on Ebay

In 1991, I was rolling around listening to my Garth CD and thinking about scratching my itch for a new scooter. As previously mentioned, I was a Ninja guy. Yes, I’ll admit it had something to do with Kelly McGillis, the fighter pilot movie and that little “no bullshit” sticker on the tank of a Ninja.

Seriously, I wouldn’t bullshit y’all. 🙂

As I browsed the local dealers, the CBR 1000 Hurricane caught my eye. It had more power, fatter tires and more passenger seat than my Ninja 750. . . you know, just in case Kelly rang me up. To tease me out of my Ninja, Honda had some great marketing for their Hurricane line-up. I queued it up for you just in case you forgot about it or never saw it back in the day.

Even the Ninja is afraid of a Hurricane

Stepping off my memory lane and getting back to business at hand- This CBR is legit! A true time capsule and a very tidy one at that. One of my motorcycle pet peeves is a scuffed up top triple clamp. If a motorcycle has a beat up top triple I won’t buy it. It’s one of those tale tale signs of how well the owner or previous owners took care of their machine. If you have to have a key chain use a leather one or one of those cool “Remove Before Flight” tags, but for the love of God, please do not let your maintenance man key ring destroy your triple clamp! (See below example of how to properly maintain your motorcycle for the most resale value)

Seeing that makes me smile and my OCD very happy.

I’ve scoured these photos, zoomed in, zoomed out and zoomed back in. This Hurricane is super clean and has been well maintained. If you couldn’t tell- I LIKE IT A LOT!

From the seller:

1991 HONDA CBR1000F HURRICANE
Showroom condition, near museum quality level of clean
1000cc DOHC in-line 4, all stock, Factory Hondaline cover included, garage kept,
very clean 2-owner classic Superbike, Complete Tool Kit, 2 Keys

In 91′ the 1000cc Hurricanes were over weight, under powered and under exposed. They were near the end and getting ready to make room for our beloved CBR 900rr’s. But, looking at this one brings back all the feel goods of 1991 and window shopping for the latest greatest and fastest new kid on the block. However, as my luck would have it, I lost my job and wasn’t able to scratch my itch for a new scooter . . . that is, until 1993 😉

Look this one over and look it over well. I doubt you’ll be able to find a cleaner 30 year old motorcycle for $5,700. These are still very capable motorcycles and perfect for sporting around the back roads or for a weekend getaway. I also think they’ve aged very well. They may not be as pointy or have all of the aluminum bits exposed, but damn this thing looks good!

Make the jump here to park this one in your garage.

dd

1991 Honda CBR 1000 Hurricane For Sale!
Triumph July 29, 2021 posted by Doug

2000 Triumph Daytona 955i – with only 3858 miles!

This CL ad was removed before we could get it posted- dd

2000 Triumph Daytona 955i For Sale on Dayton Craigslist

It’s a little slow this week sourcing rare motorcycles from our normal stomping ground so, the CEO gave us little guys the green light to expand our searches. It took me all of 2 minutes to find this gem in Ohio and low and behold- the seller browses our site! Hey Seller and RSBFS.com reader! So, I figured I’d spread some Midwest love and help a brother or sister out and give them our global audience (Ssshhhh! Don’t tell the boss I’m doing this)

Single sided Swing-arm, gobs of torque, snazzy carbon canister and that Pretty Fly for a White Guy Triumph yellow paint.

From the seller-

A very nice, clean Triumph Daytona 955i with only 3858 miles. The bike has been garage kept and covered, and i’m selling it because I don’t get out and ride as much as the bike deserves… and she deserves a lot. The three cylinder engine produces great low and mid end torque which make the bike such a hoot to ride. This version of the 955i comes with a factory tuned and upgraded carbon slip-on exhaust. The timeless styling, Triumph badge, Ducati-like single sided swing-arm

“Hold on there fine gentlemen”

Everybody knows Ducati wasn’t the first to use a single sided swing arm- it was Honda . . . or was it Elf? Either way, I’d like to request a change please.

A very nice, clean Triumph Daytona 955i with only 3858 miles. The bike has been garage kept and covered, and i’m selling it because I don’t get out and ride as much as the bike deserves… and she deserves a lot. The three cylinder engine produces great low and mid end torque which make the bike such a hoot to ride. This version of the 955i comes with a factory tuned and upgraded carbon slip-on exhaust. The timeless styling, Triumph badge, Honda/Elf like single sided swing-arm

#Fixed

Like what you’re seeing? I do! Well, the Triumph headlights are a little wonky to me, but since I can’t see them while sitting in the saddle, I can live with them.

The specs on this 21 year old Brit are-
3858 miles on the clock
955cc’s under the hood . . er . . under the fuel tank
130hp @ 9900 rpm’s
73.8 lbft of torque at 7600 rpm’s
Wrapped up in a 436# package.

Oh, there is some light bubbling on the lower side of the fuel tank. NBD- just slap a sticker on it!

The seller so graciously referenced a 2019 post, written by Tad in their CL ad. Thank you!

Need more yellow in your garage? Make the jump to the original ad here for more information about the 955i.

Good luck with the sale!

dd

2000 Triumph Daytona 955i – with only 3858 miles!
Suzuki July 23, 2021 posted by Doug

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750: The L O N G Stroke Returns

So, I’m a little older and little fatter now than I was back in 1990. It’s also possible I had a Kenny Powers mullet and wrap around Oakley’s, but that can’t be proven by any of you gear heads.

Look at that side shot- it’s a thing of beauty! All I knew in 1990 was it looked a hell of a lot faster than my mullet and 87 750 Ninja! Plus, all of the kewl kids were riding them so, it had to be the one to get. Can I interest you in a tired Ninja?

1990 Suzuki GSXR 750 For Sale

1990 was a fantastic year for Suzuki GSX-R’s and my beloved Oakley’s. Suzuki revamped the air and oil-cooled power plant and returned to their long stroke 70mm x 48.7mm design as it proved to be a better race platform than the previous years short stroke design. And, if we’re being completely honest here- Who doesn’t like a good L O N G S T R O K E . . . motor?

From the seller:

The 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 (L) Slingshot is probably the best of the oil-cooled models while retaining the classic dual headlight, flat head front. It’s a stunning and iconic bike, back then and now.

This one shows 14,982 miles on the clock (713 miles per year- WTF!) and appears to be very well kept.

More from the seller:

I’m the 3rd owner and put <10,000 mi during my 21 years of ownership. The bike was low-sided at low speed in fall 2000 and subsequently restored to its current condition (right side panels and front cowling replaced). Bike comes with original rear indicators, left mirror, original Suzuki air filter, two oil filters, tank bra, Clymer manual, and misc. parts. The bike sports a Vance & Hines header/muffler and was jetted for the original air filter and air box.

I like that the seller is up front about the repairs, but from the images, it was done the correct way and should be a non-issue. The seller is also upfront about his bottom dollar.

Reservation price is $7,000.

At the time of writing, the auction was still at the starting price of $6,000, but since we know the reserve, you know where you need to be if you want to park this 115hp classic in your garage.

For your viewing pleasure, the seller has a video link posted on the auction of the bike running and a quick walk around.

Check it out and let us know your thoughts.

dd

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750:  The L O N G Stroke Returns
Yamaha July 20, 2021 posted by Doug

1987 Yamaha YSR 50 with a scant 1.9 miles!

Stealing a line from Kiss- “You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest un-used bike in the world…. Yamaha YSR 50!”
(Did you play the guitar intro to Detroit Rock City in your head like I did?) I know, that’s both corny and a bit of a stretch, but this little fella has A LOT to offer the right person and I mean A L O T!

1987 Yamaha YSR 50 For Sale on eBay with 1.9 miles!

If the 1.9 mile headline didn’t grab your attention surely this little tidbit from the seller will-

This is a 2 mile never titled YSR50. Yes the bike has 1.9 miles on it. Prev owned by Brock Yates the founder and screen writer of the Cannonball Run movie starring Burt Reynolds. This bike is a piece of history with documentation to match. This was the bike that hung on the wall in the Cannonball pub in New York for years.

I’m not going to deep dive into the previous owner and all of that because the seller has it well documented, but for us that grew up in the 80’s, it definitely adds to the fun factor of this machine.

It’s no secret I love Yamaha’s and I love them even more when they’re dressed in red and white. The little YSR’s are high on the fun factor scale, but with their 49.3cc 2-stroke single and 38 mph top speed rank a little low on the performance scale. Granted, I’m not sure I’d want to go faster than 38 mph, but I would like to get to it a little quicker.

Designed to look like it’s much, much larger and more powerful RZ500 sibling, Yamaha packed a lot into the YSR’s such as a disc brake up front, a 5 speed transmission and a full set of lights. Did I mention it’s a two-stroke 🙂

As can be expected after hanging on a bar wall for a few years, this one will need some TLC, but by the looks of it, it won’t take much to bring it back to showroom condition. The seller states it’s not in running condition and is being sold in “as is” condition. I suspect this will be the preferred condition for most serious buyers because they will want to bring it back to life under their own watchful eyes.

Fluids are in bike and was running approx 6 months ago however wont currently start. Carbs prob need cleaning.
Also the fuel door seems to be stuck. Key does go in and slightly turns however wont unlatch. The bike remains untouched as it hung in the bar. Still dusty and has spider webs on it. I did not want to clean it and tried to preserve its heritage.

Again, it shouldn’t take much to bring it back, but you will have to bring some serious cash to the table to park this one in your collection. It’s being offered at $15,000 B.I.N. or you can submit an offer. I’m thinking this one will sell because unused anything from 1987 is far and few between and when you tack on the history of this machine . . . well, it simply makes it more fun.

dd

1987 Yamaha YSR 50 with a scant 1.9 miles!
Bimota July 17, 2021 posted by Doug

1997 Bimota SB6R

(Queue the commissioned sales person)
Good morning- Can I interest you in some Carbon Fiber? Or, better yet- What’s it gonna take to put you on this sexy AF Italian Big Bore today?

1997 Bimota SB6R FOR SALE #12 of 600

What’s not to like?
-All original
-2400 very low miles
-1100cc’s of Suzuki power
-156 horses
-74 lbft of torque
-Brembo’s
-Original 24 year old tires
-Have I mentioned the obscene amount of carbon eye candy?

From the seller

This SB6R is not currently running. It could be made road worthy by performing the following service
New tires (Michelin Pilots ($500 installed)
Carburetor cleaning ($500)
Brake and Clutch Fluid flush ($150)
Coolant Flush ($100)
New Air Filter ($125)
New NGK Plug service ($150)
New Battery ($198)

I like how the seller has this one listed. They’re offering it for the purist out there “as is” for $12,500 or they’re offering it in “road ready” condition, with the above mentioned updates performed, for $14,500. I’m thinking if you went with the higher priced option, slapped on some Heli bars (are those still a thing?) and a tank bag, coupled with the 5.8 gallon fuel tank you’d have a pretty good day tripping machine. Not to mention, you’d get chatted up at every stop along your route because it’s so freaking sexy.

As with most 24ish year old motorcycles they’ve been bumped and might have a few character marks and #12 is no exception. However, the seller has your back on this one and is offering his support if you wanted to make it blemish free before taking delivery.

The seller states

2 small cosmetic defects (see pictures). I have the red paint and the proper decal for the repair. I also have experience painting Bimotas.  (Check out the gallery photos for the other small blemish.)

And there you have it! You can order it as is or in pristine, road worthy condition. I think the SB6R has aged well and deserves to be ridden! What do you think? Ride it or keep it all original?

Many years ago my buddy Terry once told me “Would you save your girlfriend for the next person to use?” Obviously, my answer was “HELL NO!” and his simple reply was “Then ride the damn thing!”

The seller offers a lot more information about his machine and has his number listed for ease of communication so, make sure you make the jump in you’re interested Check it out here.

dd

1997 Bimota SB6R
Honda July 14, 2021 posted by Doug

1982 Honda MB5 – The one and done!

Please join me in welcoming back Doug to the website — Yep, the same one that wrote for the site between 2008 and 2012! Feel free to give him some crap in the comments below to make him feel right at home again 🙂 -dc

Oh, hey RSBFS.com readers!  I would like to make you aware there is a bit of hazing going on at the corporate RSBFS.com offices.  You know, being the new guy and all Dan, Donn and Mike told me I had to start small and work my way back up to the real meat and potatoes and prove my worth (again).  You know- “Get my feet wet”.   Not being one to back down from a good challenge I went off in search of something to blog about.  Guess what?  I landed one!

Now, before you start throwing stuff at me, hear me out…   In some cases, “rare” is in the eye of the beholder- whether it is a piece of Prime Beef, a limited run Italian twin or a one year only Honda 50cc screamer.  In this particular case, it’s the later- a 5 speed, Honda 2 stroke screamer!  Food delivery anyone?

1982 Honda MB5 for sale on eBay

What do ya think?

Okay, I’ll get down to business.  The Honda MB5 was imported for one year and one year only.  1982 was the year and you could park it in your driveway for a mere $598 bucks!  That would be steal in today’s market, but as it sits, this one has an asking price of $3,000.  What that will get you is a very nice looking 39 year old motorcycle loaded with some pretty nice 18″ Comstar wheels, business in the front disc brake and a party in the rear drum brake, and a 5 speed gear box.  I would like to come clean on this one and let you know it’s currently not in running order.  However, according to my long time buddy Steve@Speedwerks, “If your 2 stroke won’t start you have a gas, air or spark problem.”  Sounds simple enough right?

From the seller-

You can see by the pictures it is in very good condition I have the title it does not run seems to have some kind of electrical issue has perfect compression but no spark

I think this one is fun, neat and pretty trick with those Comstar wheels.  Is it worth the asking price?  I’m not sure, but I’m guessing you can jump over to HondaMB5.com and find out real quick what it’s worth and while you’re there, you can probably find the answer to why it won’t start.  If you make the drive to Delaware to pick this one up you can always stop by and have Steve look at it.

Oh, I forgot to mention it only has 1053 miles on it!

Check it out here

dd

1982 Honda MB5 – The one and done!
MV Agusta October 30, 2012 posted by Doug

2000 Agusta MV F4 750 “ORO” #286 of 300

Update 10.30.2012: This listing was first published in September of 2009 and has reappeared on eBay from what appears to be the same seller. The opening bid is up a bit at $25k but is also listed with a buy-it-now of $37k. Currently no bids with just less than 2 days to go. Thanks to Doug for the original post on this bike! -dc

I posted a 1999 F4 a few days ago that had been upgraded to look like this bike.  As my previous post stated “Oro” means gold in Italian.  All of the gold bits on this F4 Oro are Magnesium with gold finish, thus the badge of Oro.  I think these are pure eye candy and am envious of anyone who owns one of these beauties.  This MV Agusta F4 750 Oro is #286 of 300, located in Miami and is listed for sale on eBay for $22,000 with no reserve or buy it now.  So, it is possible that you could own this for $22,000. 

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I just had to throw up some large pictures this time so everyone can see the detail, carbon fiber bits and Ohlins components. 

This super rare example of MV Agusta’s premiere motorcycle is one of only a hand full that made it to the USA. Most were coveted by celebrities like Jay Leno and Lyle Lovett who were able to get their hands on them. Only 300 were produced in total! It was featured in 2000 at “The Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in NY. Wesley Snipes rode this mode in the movie “The Art of War”. This bike has only 1,200 miles and has never been titled. Comes with Certificate of Origin. Engine: Four Stroke 749cc Inline 4 cylinders 4 valves per cylinder Double overhead camshaft Bore Stroke: 73.8 x43.8 Weber Marelli 1.6M injection carburetors Liquid cooled 6 gears Chain drive transmission Sandcast engine Loads of magnesium parts Brakes: Front – twin disc Rear – disc Weight: 396 lbs. Serviced by Fast by Ferracci IMMACULATE Stand included There is too much to say and no way to express how awesome this bike is in an ad.  Call Earl for the information and stories you could listen to for hours!

I would love to hear the Ferracci exhaust note on this thing, I bet it screams….  Although the owner doesn’t give much information on any modification made to the bike, they do offer their phone # for additional information.  So if you’re interested hit Earl up for some info.

dd

Ducati May 14, 2012 posted by Doug

2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition Superbike

2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition Superbike

Location: South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Mileage: 990
Price: $13,000 will park it in your garage

Update 5.14.2012: Listed again with a $12k starting price. We’re a sucker for these so we’re posting again. Links updated. -dc

Update 3.15.2012: Listed previously in Sept 2011, this Bostrom rep is back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Ah yes…. It’s been 10 long years since BBoz was in his prime and killing it on the factory L&M Ducati. The 998’s are getting a little long in the tooth and the Bostrom editions are getting on about as well as Bens pork chops. Nonetheless, I still have a soft spot for these and I will probably never grow tired of them (or the Bayliss edition for that matter)

A flamed paint job makes anything faster right? It must add at least 5hp and if you don’t believe that then you have to admit it looks good on top of the carbon fiber fairings that were standard on the 155.

From the seller:

Wow, Very rare Bostrom 998s, very low miles,stored indoors always, #69 of 155 imported to the usa. original owner have all records,very rare bike cover and stand. Has exhaust and ecu upgrade and also have original parts, also have many other collectible items including bostrom soumy helmet,model of bike,signed artwork,magazines,started to collect parts to change to bi-posto,have rear frame,body work and seats,also have spare tank and couple side panels.

I like this one a lot because it has all of the collector accessories and it’s still sporting the original Dunlop hoops. But, then again, what would you expect from a 920 mile LE Ducati?

Did I mention it’s #69? That has to be worth a little something extra 😉

Click here for a look at a few more photos and to place your bid-

Cheers!

dd