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MV Agusta September 1, 2009 posted by Doug

1998 MV Augusta F4

A stunning work of art for $12,000 buy-it-now!

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I stumbled across this gem today while browsing on .  I took a little time and researched this particular year and model prior to posting it.  It appears that this is a first year, mass production, “Strada” F4 with a lot of upgraded parts to make it look like it’s limited production sibling the “Oro” which means gold in Italian.  This example has only 2927 miles and is located in Florida from a private collection.  The “Oro” version was upgraded with a lot of Magnesium parts from the factory.  This bike has those same parts, but added by the owner.  My guess is the owner put a lot more than $12,000 in upgraded parts on this bike.  This bike screams “Sexy” as it was designed by Massimo Tamburini which is the famed Ducati 916 designer.  These are amazing bikes that are usually priced out of the general public price range, but this one is offered with no reserve so it will sell! 

MV Agusta ORO (Magnesium) ACCESSORIES

Frame Mounts

Swing Arm

Wheels 

Casoli Ohlin Replica Forks w/ Brembo Radial Mount Calipers

Casoli Carbon accessories

Casoli Front Fender

Shift-tec Carbon Exhaust Heat Shield

Arrow Exhaust

Brembo Radial Master Cylinders

FBF Frame Plugs

Cycle Kat Clip-on Comfort Bars

Last but not least, 24k Gold Plated Dzus Fasteners (they dont oxidize)

 
There seem to be a whole lot of rare bikes for sale right now and this one certainly fits in that category.  This one gets the blood flowing! 

dd

Kawasaki September 1, 2009 posted by Doug

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR (yes, the real deal)

This is the last year for the true, factory race, 7RR’s

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These are getting super hard to find and this one looks to be in pretty good shape.  The miles are a little high at 26,000, but hey, it’s 14 years old.  This one has some very tasteful upgrades that include PM Chicane wheels, Muzzy exhaust and a Double Bubble wind screen.  It’s for sale on ebay right now so if you are in the market for one of these don’t let it get away. 

  What sets these awesome bike apart from their ZX7R siblings is the following:

Keihin Flatslide Carbs as opposed to the standard CV carbs. 
Close ratio gear box and slipper clutch.
Adjustable rear swingarm pivot.
Adjustable steering head angle.
Adjustable front suspension with more compression and rebound (Fork tubes slightly bigger than stock zx7r).
Upgraded front calipers.

The 96’s are my favorite of the 7RR’s I only wish I could bid to win.  This one isn’t a Garage Queen as it has plenty of miles on it so you shouldn’t feel bad about riding should you win the auction.  At time of this posting the bid was a measly $1,000.00, but the reserve wasn’t met.  I would suspect this one will fetch somewhere in the $5,000 to $6,000 range, if the seller will let it go for that. 

dd

Ducati August 31, 2009 posted by Doug

1997 Ducati 916 with only 183 miles from Private Collection

Please join me in welcoming Doug as our latest author at Rare SportBikes For Sale. As you may have noticed, Doug has submitted numerous bikes for us to post here and I finally realized he should really be a regular author with that eye! Doug has been riding since he was a boy, and in addition to having owned a number of great motorcycles over the years, he also has experience campaigning an FZR400 in WERA. Welcome aboard Doug! -dc


 

WOW! is all I can say….. 

14 year old factory tires183 miles!1997 916 for saleOhlins

This is one super nice, low mileage Ducati for sale, from a private collection, right now on

The owner states: There are NO deviations from original on this 916. The powerful liquid-cooled V-twin is untouched. It is 100% stock and ‘as-delivered’ from the factory.

In my opinion, this is the one that put Ducati on the map.  They were good before, but this model made them great!  This one even comes with the original tires!  This is one of those bikes that I would love to have, but would be afraid to ride and decrease the value.  My guess is as good as yours as to what this bike will sell for, but it will make a great addition to any stable. 

dd

Yamaha January 14, 2009 posted by Doug

1987 Yamaha FZR 750R #169 of 200

Update 1.14.2011: Now on Craigslist for $4k. Thanks for the heads up Joe!

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Located in Louisville, KY this bike belongs to and was submitted by Kelly who is a RSBFS.com daily reader. Thank you for supporting our site and sending us your bike to post.

We’ve had a few of these before, but I have to admit it’s been difficult finding the proper information for this bike.

Here’s what I know:
These were the pre-cursor to Yamaha’s famed OW01 FZR 750RR Homologation
There were only 200 of them made to satisfy the AMA Homologation rules
There are very few left as most of them were raced just like any other LE Homologation production model

Owner has the following to say:

This bike is #169 of only 200 made for the US market. To homologate the FZR for AMA racing, Yamaha had to bring 200 street-spec 750 into this country. This bike escaped the racetrack, instead becoming a garage queen. The bike is entirely stock. Never safety wired, never put on the track. As you can see in the pictures, the only damage is a crack in the fairing at the right side front turn signal and a little bit of clearcoat peeling off the left side of the solo cowl. The only mechanical issue on the entire bike is that the button which resets the odometer came off years ago. Last year I had the valves checked and the carbs synched. This bike runs beautifully. If you are very serious about this bike I will be glad to make a short video showing start-up from cold. Nothing to hide, like I said it runs flawlessly. I also have an original Yamaha shop manual and various magazine articles from when the bike was released.

Looks like Kelly has taken great pride in owning this bike because by looking at the pictures one wouldn’t know it has 25,304 miles on the clock, which is low for a 22 year old motorcycle. I also think it says a lot about the seller and bike when the owner is willing to produce a video showing a cold start and idle. So if your a Yamaha guy and like what you see,

dd