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Suzuki August 17, 2021 posted by Doug

1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Nirvana – Utero
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Tool – Undertow
Snoop Dog – Doggystyle
Ice Cube – Lethal Injection
Bjork – Debut
Neon Graphics, Round Headlights and Cadillac Allante’s . . . You know it’s 1993 day on RSBFS Baby!

Let’s all bow our heads in a moment of silence and pay homage to the greatest era of Sport Bike history.

Will someone please tell Inkrott to pipe down! This will only take a minute.

1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

In 1993, Suzuki didn’t seem to notice the liter bike storm that was brewing behind them and much like me, they were content with splashy graphics and posting up on Saturday nights at the local Chi Chi’s in an attempt to look better than they actually were. Don’t get me wrong- anything with 1100cc’s and 150ish horsepower is a serious machine and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, at 509#’s dry and still sporting a 5 speed transmission this big guy wasn’t on the cutting edge.

This example looks to be in great shape and very well kept. The seller states it’s been garage kept it’s entire life and I’d like to commend both owners for avoiding the dreaded “A ladder fell on it, my kids bike bumped it or it tipped over on my dog” 28 years of bumps and bruises. #Kudos
My only nit-picky item is the Micron exhaust isn’t period correct, but I do like the looks of it along with the neon blue Speedscreen 🙂

Up For Sale is this 2 Owner, Very Clean 1993 Suzuki GSXR 1100 in GREAT Shape! The Mileage is at a Low 14228 miles. The Color is Factory Blue & White. The Transmission Shifts Exactly as it Should. The Wheels & Tires that are in GREAT Shape! The Michelin Pilot Power Tires have less than 200 Miles on them. The Only Modifications to the GSXR1100 are the Micron Full Exhaust, Stage 1 Jet Kit, Speedscreen Blue Windscreen and LED Headlights and Tail Lights. Other than that, the bike is Stock and has Never Been Down! It has also been Garage Kept it’s Entire Life.

Also included will be both the Stock Passenger Seat, OEM Solo Seat Cowl(Very Rare), Factory Shop Manual, Cover and Both Original Key’s.

Clean, well kept, new shoes and rash free- Let’s ride!

Oh wait, my OCD needs to talk to you about the Dunlop sticker/Michelin Tires and Yoshimura exhaust sticker/Micron exahust thingy’s . .

Check out this Big Bore on eBay here

Cheers!

dd

1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Honda August 15, 2021 posted by Doug

1989 Honda NSR250-SP MC18 R6K “Terra Racing”

Just last week, a long lost RSBFS friend reached out to me and welcomed my return to the rotation. Our conversation quickly turned to bikes, pricing and we both noted the lack to 2-strokes being offered for sale and how we both missed them.
After the conversation and without hesitation, I fired up the RSBFS GoDuckYouself engine and went in search of a smoker . . . A real smoker, not some weenie post 2000’s oil-mix 4 mix contraption.

As you know by now, I landed on one of the most sought after NSR’s in Forest Gump’s Wide World.



1989 Honda NSR250-SP MC 18 Terra Racing Edition on CL!

The IMPORTANT model specific info:
1. Magtek Wheels – 4.5″ rear
2. Dry Clutch
3. Fully Adjustable Front and Rear Suspension
4. Slippery Terra Racing Bodywork
5. High Silencers

The IMPORTANT info about this machine:
1. It’s 32 years old
2. It’s ONLY covered 1,450 miles
3. It “appears” to have all of the plastic bodywork tabs in tact. (this is huge!)
4. It has managed to escape the dreaded Japanese corrosion
5. The paint and bodywork “appear” to be in near perfect shape- I’ll come back to this
6. It has spare engine parts

I’ve owned several NSR’s and know all too well the pitfalls of them and based solely on the pictures- this one appears to be the real deal. The seller is asking $12,500 and shipping to your doorstep for around $750. Ouch right? But, unless you have some serious connections and leverage I don’t think you’ll find another one currently for sale stateside. Yes, it’s that rare.

Here’s the low down from the lucky owner:

1989 Honda NSR250R SP top specification of *THE* iconic 250cc 2-stroke GP race-replica of the late 1980 to early 90’s. The NSR250R-SP (MC18-1118045 R6K) features distinctive Terra racing livery, Honda Magtek magnesium wheels & dry-clutch.

2170 kilometers shown and regular but limited use over the past 32 years recorded in the inner panels. New battery / fuel / plugs. Runs and rides well. Includes some spares – new OEM Honda pistons / rings / base gaskets / head gaskets / circlips / plugs.

Over our 12 year history, we’ve only featured a handful of Terra Racing NSR 250 SP’s and the majority of them were listings from abroad.

2019 Sold for $7,750
2014 Sold for $9,500 in the UK
2012 Sold for $7,800 in the UK
2011 Sold for $8,600 in the UK

Knowing how utilitarian NSR’s were in Japan this machine makes me smile. It’s preserved. It’s not been ridden to oblivion and back. It’s Iconic. It’s in the USA. It’s For Sale!

Check out some NSR Grail on CL here!

Extra Credit Reading:
NSR250 SP Terra Racing Edition History
NSR250 SP Terra Racing Edition Specs

Just as I said I would- I’m getting back to the paint and bodywork . . .
Being the avid photographer I am, I can appreciate the time, effort and vision it takes to create great images. Hell, I’m the first person to hand my camera to anyone who says “Nice camera! I bet it takes great pictures!” My point? These are great images! But, not to a potential buyer of a $12,500, 32 year old machine. I want to see clear, well lit and detail oriented images. A smokey image of a scandalous looking motorcycle, peeking around the corner in and industrial setting is not reassuring to me 😉

Later-

dd

1989 Honda NSR250-SP  MC18 R6K “Terra Racing”
MV Agusta August 11, 2021 posted by Doug

Hooligans Holiday: MV Augusta Dragster RC SCS #70 of 350 Worldwide!

LE: Check
Low Miles: Check
Condition: As New
Bad Ass Level: It goes to 11!

2018 MV Augusta Dragster RC SCS For Sale on eBay!

Confession: I’ve been passing over this thing for a few days now, but each time I did I’d stop and admire it. In full transparency, I probably skipped over it because I wasn’t that familiar with the model and being the fat and lazy dude I am I didn’t want to jump on Mikes GoDuckYouself engine to learn about it. As fate would have it, that all changed this morning while eating my Indiana style Avocado, tomato and Sriracha toast.

I’m in love and think this is one bad ass machine!

Straight from MV’s Reparto Course (Race Department) is their hot rodded version of the MV’s 800cc Brutale. The RC Dragster gets special paint that includes go fast race stickers and a pre-installed #37 on the tank. 37 represents the number of championships MV has won over the years. The RC model comes standard with a beefier 200 rear wheel and a SC Project exhaust that when installed bumps the 3 cyclinder power from 140hp to 150hp. I wouldn’t change a thing on #70 because it already has the SC Project installed and the uglier than a Karens bad attitude rear fender removed. One of my favorite MV offerings is their Rekluse Smart Clutch System. These allow you to bang through the gears, up or down, with ease and without using the clutch. You only need the clutch when dropping out of neutral.

Check out what the seller has to say and I’ll wrap it up-

MV Agusta RC SCS
Number 70 of 350, this very special motorcycle sold new for $27,995. With 181 miles on the odometer, It has been ridden around the block a couple of times. There are no scratches or blemishes anywhere on the motorcycle. Always stored in a heated air conditioned garage.

I’d have a hard time only covering 181 miles in 3 years with a bike that looks so freaking kool!

Here’s a little clip I found on the GoDuckYouself search engine. It’s worth the few minutes of your life to check it out. I’m really digging how the 3cyl sounds through the SC Project exhaust and I’m sure you’ll agree.

Jump to eBay and let me know if it goes to 11!

Now, where did I put my mad money stash . . .

Ciao!

dd

Hooligans Holiday: MV Augusta Dragster RC SCS #70 of 350 Worldwide!
Honda August 11, 2021 posted by Doug

A Collection of Honda’s – CBR 900RR, CBR 919RR, CBR 929RR and a CBR 954RR!

Disclaimer: This is not a paid ad.

4 of a kind, four 9’s or four bad ass machines?

When I first spotted these on eBay I had illusions (or delusions) of writing up a spectacular post and spewing all of the micro differences between the four machines, but as I started hammering on the keyboard, I found myself using the “delete” button and getting confused with all of the tabs I had open for the different models. So, I decided to take a CL sellers approach and simply write-

“If you’re looking at these you already know they’re special”.

I took the liberty and did some of your homework for you.
-All four bikes are located at a dealer in South Florida.
-All were purchased individually by the dealer. They were not together prior to being at the dealer.
-They are only being sold on eBay and wouldn’t accept my over the phone offer. I suppose if you had more cash than me you could probably throw enough money at them to pick however many you want.

At the time of writing- eBay action has been spot on with my thinking on order of collectable demand.
1. The “OG” 93 leads the way in price and number of bids
2. The 01′ Erion is 50% of the price, but is hanging tough with the 93 on number of bids
3. The 02′ 954 is a distant 3rd
4. The 98′ 919 is holding down last place in price and number of bids

All in all, I think it’s pretty cool to see low mileage examples of each model represented from one seller. If you want a sure bet you better jump in on the 93 action, but if you’re a gambler and have a hunch on one of the others going up in collectable value, I suspect you can’t go wrong with any of the other three.

The “OG” 1993 Honda CBR 900 For Sale on eBay!


1998 Honda CBR 919 For Sale on eBay!


2001 Honda CBR 929 For Sale on eBay!


2002 Honda CBR 954 For Sale on eBay!

Good luck to both the seller and buyers of these very nice machines. If you’re a follower of the site and you pick one of these up, please let us know- We’d love to here from you.

Cheers!

dd

A Collection of Honda’s – CBR 900RR, CBR 919RR, CBR 929RR and a CBR 954RR!
Ducati August 9, 2021 posted by Doug

2008 Ducati D16RR Desmosedici

2008 Ducati D16RR Desmo For Sale on eBay!

It’s 2006 and Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau are the Ducati Factory MotoGP riders. You’re at the track watching them blast down the straights at 200mph and thinking “Man, I wish I had a machine like that!”. Reading your mind, an official from Bologna walks up and says “I can help you obtain the unobtainable.” Cautiously, you look around and ask yourself “Did I say that out loud or am I dreaming?”. Still cautious and unsure, you feel a startling tap on your shoulder. Mr Bologna repeats himself “I can help you obtain the unobtainable” Your reply is simply “Seriously? Where do I sign up?”. Mr Bologna points to Ducati Island and motions for you to follow him . . .

A signature, $72,500, a 24 month wait and the next thing you know- you’re throwing a leg over a 200hp, fire breathing, Italian Stallion D16RR Ducati MotoGP Racer Replica. Was it worth the wait? Well, truth be told, only 1500 people had to impatiently wait for their dealers to call and it’s safe to say Commonwealth didn’t have my number.

These are teenagers now and are starting to show their age . . . a little. The D16 looks a little bulbous when compared to today’s MotoGP machines, but in typical Ducati fashion, it looks fast sitting still and drips with motorcycle sexiness.

From the seller-

Excellent example Ducati D16RR Desmosedici w/ 6,444 miles.

Not much to say- I’m thinking they were too busy polishing the drool off of their D16

As a quick reference, I did a deep dive into my RSBFS.com past and found this as a pricing sound board

My post from November 2009

Being completely transparent, I find it hard to believe these haven’t eclipsed their original MSRP’s. I believe these will increase in value, but perhaps the 1500 production number is holding them back a bit. What do you all think? Drop a comment below and let’s figure it out.

Ciao!

dd

Check this Desmosedici out here!

2008 Ducati D16RR Desmosedici
Kawasaki August 6, 2021 posted by Doug

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6RR

2004 Kawasaki ZX-6RR For Sale on eBay!

Merriam Webster defines Homologation as:
homologate verb
homologated; homologating
Definition of homologate
transitive verb
: sanction, allow especially : to approve or confirm officially
From 2003-2006 Kawasaki defined it as ZX6-RR noun.

Are you scratching your male pattern bald head and thinking “What in the hell is this dude talking about?”

I fully suspect the 6RR is not well known as a homologation, but it is in fact one. In 2003, the standard ZX-6R was a 636cc machine. The 636cc was perfect for the street, but didn’t meet WSB Super Sport guidelines. So, what was Team Green to do? Build a homologation 599cc machine!

From 2003 and 2004 the RR 600 machines were largely the same, but were a little off center from the standard 6R 636’s. The RR’s received a slipper clutch, adjustable swing-arm, coated forged 3 ring pistons, upside down (the correct way to me) forks, a super tidy dash with a stratospheric 15,500 redline and radial mounted brakes squeezing 280mm petal rotors. I’m sure your scratching your head again and asking “Why are radial mounted brakes a big deal on the 6RR?”.- Because the 6RR was the first production machine to ever offer radial mounted brakes. See, Team Green isn’t always last 😉
In my opinion, the 2004 model is stuck in the middle and the least desirable of the 6RR models because it’s not the first run and the later models received the MotoGP style swing-arm along with lighter 6 spoke wheels.

Here’s what the seller has to say about their machine:

I am the second owner of this bike, this motorcycle is very rare only 2,000 bikes were made and not many are still around and you are unlikely to find another one with low miles in this good of shape. Serious buyers only. Mods include a full titanium exhaust, NGK iridium spark plugs, I’m pretty sure it has a custom tune, and custom brake light/indicator. Bike needs nothing

After viewing the photo’s, I’m not sure about that last statement, but you can be the judge.



So, what do you think? Is the 6RR destined for K1, K2, M1, M2 and N1 greatness or will it be forgotten?

Check out this future classic here-

Cheers!

dd

2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6RR
Yamaha August 4, 2021 posted by Doug

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary LE #2

2006 Yamaha R1 “50th Anniversary” For Sale on eBay

Some of you will recognize this 50th R1 LE because it’s been on the site before under the disguise of slightly different photos.

You’ve also seen countless other LE R1’s over the years and can view those here, here,here, here and here. So, I’m not going to bore you with regurgitated specs (Ohlins, Marchesini Wheels, 3 more horsepower, numbered top triple, snazzy paint etc.) because you can probably recite the R1 LE’s specs blind folded and with one hand tied behind your back.

I want to cordially discuss where this one sits in history and where it will be in 5 years when it’s 20 years old.

I’ll start- I hit my motorcycling stride in the 80’s and 90’s being spoon fed GSX-RR’s, ZX7RR’s, RC30’s, OW-01’s and RC45’s. These things were sick, trick and unobtainable to the masses unless you had some serious connection and serious front pocket change. These were all quickly and easily distinguishable by their solo seats. Perhaps I’m a little biased, but (other than the Italian brands) there was a bit of a Japanese lull after the turn of the century. There was a little spark from Kawasaki in 2003 when they launched the ZX6-RR, another spark from Honda with the CBR SP and I will happily admit I’m DOWN like a CLOWN with Kawasaki’s ZX-10RR. I’m sure I’m missing a few, but I’m also sure you all will quickly point them out 😉

The 50th R1 LE had a MSRP of $18,000. This one is now listed at $25,000 and is still as new as it was in 2006. I’m always excited to see these NOS machines turn up because it gives buyers the chance to pick up what may have been your grail machine in 2006. I have no doubt these hold a special place in a select few riders hearts. My end all be all bike is a 7RR-N1. Yes, I know it’s a finicky pig and way under {insert whatever you want here} by today’s standards, but I just love them and I’ve yet to own one. 🙁

From the seller:

2006 Yamaha R1 anniversary Limited edition. It has been professionally “mothballed” in order to store it without damaging the bike. It has never been ridden and has 0 miles on it. This is #2 of 500 made and #1 is in the Yamaha museum. Included with this bike is everything that came with the bike along with a special tool kit only made for this bike.

Key Features:

-The R1 LE is a special, limited-edition version of our awe-inspiring liter-bike-packed with premium components in addition to the standard tremendous firepower of the R1.
-Ohlins suspension units front and rear, custom-developed for the R1 LE by the same people who work on the YZR-M1 Moto GP bike, provide the ultimate ride and handling.
-Custom, YZR-M1-style forged aluminum Marchesini wheels designed specifically for the LE add style while removing nearly a pound of un-sprung weight.
-Back torque-limiting slipper clutch greatly aids downshifting from speed, helping the rider exploit all the R1 LE’s tremendous braking power.

Bottom line for me- I like these and think they will leave their mark and will become a staple in the next generation of sport bike collectors.
If you want to discuss this model (not the seller) with your peers, please do so in an adult manner. All comments will be moderated!

Check out #2 here

Cheers!

dd

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary LE #2
Yamaha August 1, 2021 posted by Doug

1997 Yamaha FZR 600 w/ only 5979 miles!

1997 Yamaha FZR 600 For Sale on eBay

I do love a good round dual headlight FZR and this one does not disappoint! Okay, I’m not personally super fond of the yellow wheels, but that’s not why we’re here.

For me, this was an odd time for Yamaha as they were offering two 600’s with no clear cut race model. Now, before you all start throwing rotten tomatoes at me, I know Suzuki offered two 600’s, but theirs was a no brainer. The GSX-R was razor sharp and the Kan-O-Tuna was a little (okay, a lot) less focused than the Gixxer. Yamaha on the other hand, had the FZR that was really long in the teeth with undersized tires, spindly suspenders attached to steel frame and swing-arm and the YZF was . . . well, it was just an odd, upright pudgy thing with no real focus. As you probably know, it would take Yamaha 2 more years to really get serious about racing again with the YZF-R6 in 99′

This sweet little FZR ticks all of the boxes for me-
-All stock and original
-Clean
-Garage kept
-Low Mileage
-From the 90’s 🙂

Notes from the seller:

A Rare classic!
These bikes are getting very hard to find in their original condition – unmutilated, unmodified, etc… with low miles.

Comes with original color-matching rear seat cover / racing cowl

Condition: It is not perfect, as it is 25 yrs old, but aside from a few small scuffs & scratches(see pics), it is overall easily 9/10. Although some of the scuffs are hard to see, I tried getting the light angle just right so they would show up as best as possible in the pics.

One of my favorite FZR600 memories is hearing the Genesis pinned and screaming at 11,500 . . . as it passed by me on my 400 🙁

I think I may petition upper management to change RareSportBikesForSale.com to DougsWalkDownMemoryLane.com. Speaking of upper management- If I’m not mistaken, our fearless leaders first bike was a FZR 600. Dan?

Check this one out here

dd

1997 Yamaha FZR 600 w/ only 5979 miles!