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Aprilia September 16, 2013 posted by Ian

Not For The Shy: 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol d’Or


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If you don’t like to stand out in a crowd, scroll down to the next bike as fast as you can.  The paint on the RSV1000R Bol d’Or is anything but subtle.  And speaking of paint, that is all that sets this model apart from a RSV1000R but boy does it set it apart.

2007 Aprilia RSV1000R for sale on eBay

From the seller:

  For Sale Is My Mint Condition Aprilia RSV1000R. I Am Only The 2nd Owner Of This Bike & Bought It With Only 1900 Miles On It. This Aprilia Has Only Had The Best Of Care & Has NEVER Been Crashed Or Laid Down!! Always Garage Kept & Never Even Ridden It In The Rain. It Has ALWAYS Been To The Aprilia Dealership For Any & All Repairs If Needed. This Bike Has Been Meticulously Maintained. This Aprilia Has Never Been Raced Or Abused In Any Way. It’s Possibly The Nicest One Of Its Kind On The Planet!! Leo Vince Slip On Exhaust. 2 Tooth Larger Rear Sprocket. Aprilia Dealership Complete Stage 2 Computer Re-Map. This Bike Has The Mega-Rare Factory Race Bike Paint Scheme Option. Like New Michelin Power Pure Tires Front & Rear. I Also Have The Rear Passenger Seat For The Bike. Original Owners Manual Included. Always Adult Owned & Ridden.

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It is a low mile bike with just over 7,000.

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Who owns one of these?  Is the sticker cut off  at the bottom of this picture  a reference to the Bol d’Or?  I want to say Aprilia doesn’t even compete in the endurance series any more.

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Man, I need this guy to come clean my bikes. The darn thing is spotless.  Be sure to check out the auction, the seller was very good about providing photos of what few nicks there are on it.

Click it for the auction.

Ian

Not For The Shy:  2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Bol d’Or
Harley Davidson September 15, 2013 posted by Ian

Fish And Chips HD: 2009 Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 Race Bike


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I’ll come clean; to me, this is about as exciting has adding Ohlins and Termignoni’s to a shopping cart but RSBFS has taught me to appreciated all variations of sport bikes. Having read reader comments I know the RSBFS masses are a varied bunch with wide ranging tastes. This XR1200 is residing over in the U.K., enjoying retirement after its’ days on the track there.

The seller explains what we have here:

HARLEY DAVIDSON XR1200 CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER !!!!!!!!!!!!

THE BIKES TANK HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER !!

A very collectible investment !!

THIS BIKE WON H/D XR1200 challenge which televised and ran on the back of British super bike !!!!!
THE BIKE WAS RIDDEN AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH JAMES WEBB ON BOARD !!!!!
The bike comes with a full set of DVDs with all the races that it ran !!!! And believe me they are quite amazing !!!!!

I have as in the photos a collection of posters of this motorcycle promoting the xr1200 challenge
The original number from the bike and a letter of year of manufacture should you wish to road register the bike ?

IF YOUR A HARLEY FAN WHAT BETTER BIKE TO HAVE IN YOUR COLLECTION ????
THE BIKE WAS BUILT FOR RACING AT A COST £22,000 for racing !!!
IT RUNS SUPERB, NOT EVEN A PUFF OF SMOKE AND NO NASTY NOISES, IT’S A CREDIT TO HARLEY ENGINES !!!
Just a few random things on this bike are as follows

Quick action throttle
Termignoni full stainless exhaust system with carbon cans
PVM racing light weight 17inch wheels
Oberon rear sets fully adjustable
Oh links rear shock absorbers
Onlins front internals
Ohlins adjustable steering damper
Harris performance billet yokes
Protaper bars
Carbon components
Performance disc brakes
Screaming eagle ignition unit
Good ridge lines
Etc etc etc etc
The bike also comes with a Harris stainless paddock stand
This bike is an amazing piece piece of history on wheels !!!
FANTASTIC ROAD BIKE OR GREAT INVESTMENT
WHY MAKE SOMETHING LOOK THE PART WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THE REAL THING ?

xr termsThat is a first for my eyes; Termignoni exhausts on a Harley. That might get your ass kicked in certain crowds.

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Now who the hell is Jimbo? Has to be a mechanic with a name like that.

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That is pretty darn stout with an assist from Ohlins if she gets the shakes.

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The BIN is an eye opener at $19,800. Click here to see the listing.

Ian

Fish And Chips HD:  2009 Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 Race Bike
Honda September 11, 2013 posted by Ian

Engineering Art: 1975 Honda CB750 Yoshimura Endurance Racer

cb front If a bike like this can’t get your heart beating faster I don’t know what will.  You don’t even have to be into race or vintage bikes to appreciate the attention to detail and engineering excellence here.  We use the term “engineering art” with Bimota alot but this Yosh/Honda just stepped up to the top of the podium as far as that is concerned.  Hats off to the seller for providing some beautiful shots of the bike and the story behind it. 

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Just a bit of the story on it (there is much more on the auction):

The collector who owned this bike for the last 37 years related to us that it was professionally built in 1975 from the frame-up by Yoshimura North, with no expense spared. It is believed that it was built on commission for a privateer race team that wanted to compete in the Bol d’Or 24 endurance race in France, as well as the LeMans 24 hour race. But the team’s efforts never materialized and the bike never went to Europe. Instead, the bike was immediately purchased by the aforementioned collector and drained of all its fluids. It went directly into his extensive art collection and was stored in his living room as a prized piece for the next 3 decades.

From what we were told, Yoshimura built the motor to their full race specs. They fitted their aluminum racing tank and racing saddle. They equipped it with authentic Honda CR750 CR31 carburetors, the CR750 megaphone exhaust and CR750 tachometer. They fabricated a custom aluminum oil tank, used aircraft style oil lines and a heavy duty oil cooler, and fitted an ARD racing magneto. They chose Ceriani forks and triple trees up front, and a Dresda swingarm with Koni air shocks in the rear. The bike rides on amazing Kimtab magnesium wheels and Goodyear racing slicks. Stopping power is provided by Hunt plasma-cut triple discs. Many of the parts on the bike, especially the carburetors, tach, and magnesium wheels are now extremely hard to find and worth quite a large sum in their own right. The bike is fitted with high powered Marchal headlamps, as well as a low-mounted Cibie spotlight on the right front fork. The fit and finish is exquisite, down to the perfectly braided safety wire on various nuts and fasteners.

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Yeah, it is that nice.

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Be sure to check out the auction as the seller provides a good read on the history of the CB750 race engine.  That must be a beast to kick start.

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Ever heard of Steam Punk?  This picture has that that sort of feel to it.

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Simpler days.

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Lets hear some numbers from the RSBFS masses on what you think this one is worth.  If you want to enjoy a beautiful bike or place a bid, click here.

Ian

Engineering Art:  1975 Honda CB750 Yoshimura Endurance Racer
Honda September 4, 2013 posted by Ian

Vertically Challenged? 1993 Honda CBR400RR

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As you can see, I’ve  passed our poltically correct human resources class here at the RSBFS towers.  The seller points out that this bike is great for shorter riders but I’m telling you, the 400’s are great fun for all. 

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We’ve seen a couple of CBR400RR’s for sale in the past few months but this one looks like the gem so far.

From the seller:

Perfect for shorties and small riders!!!

We purchased this bike here in Colorado 5 years ago and it has been one of the most consistent, easy, fun bikes I’ve ever ridden. If you’re short — this bike is for you!!! I’m 4’10” and could whip this thing around anywhere with utmost confidence and it’s smooth engine makes it a dream to maneuver in small spaces. The suspension is perfectly tuned for someone smaller in stature so it handles amazing and I never had trouble keeping up with the liter bikes in the mountains.

Even the paint is custom, the bodywork is all OEM and aside from the suspension and some braking goodies, most of the bike is still stock. It is in immaculate mechanical condition and runs very strong. I’m really sorry to see this bike go (honestly it has been the “happiest” bike I’ve ever ridden), but with our second child we just realized we don’t have enough time for the bikes anymore.

I’m also selling all of my gear so if you are short and interested in gear (zip together Tiger Angel leathers, textile jackets, vented jackets, gloves, etc.) I have plenty and am willing to make a deal for the buyer of the bike.

Features include:
Fully titled in the state of Colorado
Always garaged
10,000 miles (9,000 km + 4400 miles)
All OEM body panels with custom paint and custom decals

Modifications:
Race Tech Front Suspension rebuild/revalve (Professionally tuned for light weight rider)
Ohlins Rear Shock
Hel Steel Braided Lines
Pipe Werx Slip on
EBC Rotors
EBC HH pads
Recently rebuilt front calipers
Powder coated wheels, subframe and miscellaneous brackets
Header wrap
Safety Wire
Tyga light smoke windscreen

Additional included items:

Rear Pit Bull stand
Spare double bubble tinted screen
OEM clear screen
Stock silencer
Riser clip-ons (still need some assembly to use them)
Passenger pegs
Immaculate bike cover
Haynes Owners Manual
Miscellaneous OEM and aftermarket parts

Asking price: $5,300cbr disccbr muffler

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A obviously well cared for bike that just needs a new owner (short or tall)  to twist that throotle.

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The asking price is $5,300 and the bike is listed on Denver Craigslist.

Ian

Vertically Challenged?  1993 Honda CBR400RR
Bimota September 4, 2013 posted by Ian

Could I Get That With Some Extra Carbon Fiber Please?: 2000 Bimota SB8R Special

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While we know we are always bordering on Bimota fatigue with RSBFS readers it looks like we haven’t had a SB8R Special posted here since 2011.  This one meets all the usual Bimota requirements, including not being ridden.  The odometer hasn’t clicked over 900 miles yet.

2000 Bimota SB8R Special

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Those with a carbon fiber fetish can rejoice.

The story on it from the seller:

Greetings, it is with a heavy heart that I must list my Bimota SB8R Special for sale. I never thought I would part with this bike as personally I think it is one of the most unique (other then a Tesi) and beautiful motorcycles ever made. I bought this bike from a collector and have had it garaged ever since. When I bought it, the Bimota had123 miles on it. Three months ago, I had all the brake fluid changed to fresh fluid including the clutch, a new battery installed along with a battery tender connection (trust me you do not want to change the battery on this bike), oil and filter and brand new Dunlop Q2’s. The SB8R S is always stored in a heated garage along with a dehumidifier.

Everything on this motorcycle is stock except for the addition of the $500 optional fuel trimmer. I have not hooked the fuel trimmer up but it is on the bike. One of the issues with this bike is its ability to run properly down low and that is where the trimmer comes into play. However, I have found this bike to run flawlessly with no glitches down low. I have been following the manual for the proper break in and have not deviated from that. At 1000 miles you are free to open it up and ride like the wind. I have all of the manuals, along with the original sales brochure and three copies of Superbike magazine where they tested the SB8R when it originally came out of Italy.

I have the title in hand. I will not ship the bike but I am willing to assist the shipper if the bike is picked up for transport.

There is no warranty on this bike and it is being sold as is. If you are near I would suggest you view the bike in person and if that isn’t possible, I am more then happy to discuss it on the phone and send more picture of anything you would like to see.

I will let the pictures speak for this beautiful bike.

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There should be no shortage of air reaching the  TL1000R engine hiding in there.  I still say the Suzuki cluster looks out of place (cheap) on the Bimota.

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The sellers story about the fuel trimmer reminds me that we’ve had plenty of comments from Bimota owners, stating they can be a work in progress.

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The auction is for keeps for #25 or 150 as the reserve has been met.  Click here to bid or stare at pictures.

Ian

Could I Get That With Some Extra Carbon Fiber Please?:  2000 Bimota SB8R Special
Honda September 1, 2013 posted by Ian

Just Enough Cool: Honda CB175 Roadracer CR93 Replica

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It’s not an ultra rare CR93 and it’s not dripping with parts from one but damn it, this thing has just enough ‘cool factor’. From the sound of it, it’s not even a finished project so you can still have a little say.

Honda CR93 Replica for sale on eBay

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A couple of years ago I had zero interest in vintage bikes but I’m beginning to see the light.

Here is the story on the project:

This CB160 based 175cc CR93 Roadrace Replicia is in Showroom Condition, difficult to distinguish from the Original Honda Factory Race machines of which only 140 approx where Produced.

Only Top Quality items were purchased to complete this 175cc CR93 Replicia, it has never been Raced or Track Day’d and was stored in my Rec room for the past 9 years.( a trailer Queen if you will ) It will require final race setup if desired. The Ignition system has never been completed so the Machine has never been started.

Can be viewed at my Michigan location by appointment only. Shipping is the responsibility of the Buyer. Pickup only at my location, but will work to assist loading etc.

Contents :- Frame # B160-1020907 Engine # B160E-102139 Spare Parts Sloper Engine # CL175-1012449

CB160 based engine with CB175 Cylinders and Cylinder Head

Lightened Crank, Magacycle Cam #122X4, 5 Speed Transmission set at 1 down 4 up.

New Pistons, Rods Bearings & Seals installed

New Carbs Keihin PE24 Race Carbs.

New Custom Alum Tank & Seat, Seat covered in reverse leather

New Avon Roadrunner Race Tires 90/90 H18 rear & 3.10 H18 Front with Alum Valanced ( dropped) Rims .

Stainless Steel Spokes

Original CR93 Style Race Fairing Fiberglass Painted in Original Honda CR Colors

New Torozzi Alum Rearsets

Honda CR93 Type Steering Dampner

ikon (Koni) Rear Shocks

Supertrap baffles installed on Mega’s.

Some spare Pistons, gaskets,Cables etc.

This is a Roadrace Motorcycle, it does not have a Title only a Bill of Sale

Please ask any Questions i have tried to give a complete description

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I know, this isn’t as bonerific as a CR93 engine. The real deal made under 20HP and had a red line of 13,500.

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It sounds like the Holy Grail for collectors of the CR93 is the street version. Known to few people at the time, they made 20 street versions.

cb rear The auction is up and running here.

Ian

Just Enough Cool:  Honda CB175 Roadracer CR93 Replica
Suzuki August 29, 2013 posted by Ian

You Asked For It: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited

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Boy, you guys must be a real pain in the ass. This poor seller is advertising another bike to sell and people spot a fender of interest in the background. So after emails, knocks on the door and a few of you hiding in the garage, here it is. I might have embellished that story a little bit but you get the idea.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited for sale on eBay

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The purists will spot that it isn’t original. It has had a restoration and I’ll let the seller tell the story:

HELLO.WELL HERE IT IS MY 1986 GSXR750 LIMITED.I AM SELLING A FEW OF MY BIKES.I WASNT REALLY SELLING THIS ONE BUT SOME PEOPLE WITH GOOD EYES HAVE SEEN IT IN THE BACKGROUND IN PICTURES OF MY OTHER BIKES AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I WANTED TO SELL IT.THIS IS A RESTORED BIKE BY ME AND SOMETHINGS ON IT ARE NOT EXACTLY BACK TO OEM AND IM SURE SOME PEOPLE WILL ASK WHY I DID THIS OR WHY I DID THAT.I DID IT BECAUSE I PERSONALY THINK IT EITHER LOOKS BETTER OR HANDLES BETTER OR STOPS BETTER.THATS WHY SOME THINGS ARE NOT ORIGINAL.THAT BEING SAID THIS IS A VERY CLEAN EXAMPLE OF A 1986 LTD.I BOUGHT THIS BIKE A FEW YEARS AGO FROM THE OWNER WHO HAD IT FOR 19 YEARS AND HE BOUGHT IT FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER WHO OWNED A MOTORCYCLE SHOP AND IT WAS NOT RIDEN ONLY DISPLAYED.I HAD THE BIKE SHIPPED TO MY HOME IN LAS VEGAS AND I WAS AT WORK AND MY WIFE CALLED ME AND SAID THE BIKE WAS HERE BUT THOUGHT THAT THEY SENT THE WRONG BIKE.IT WAS NO WHERE NEAR THE BIKE I BOUGHT FROM THE PICTURES.THE PICS I RECIEVED MUST HAVE BEEN FROM WHEN HE FIRST BOUGHT IT AS THE BIKE WAS IN VERY SAD SHAPE.I DIDNT WANT TO BUY A BIKE TO RESTORE BUT THIS BIKE WAS TO BAD TO JUST LEAVE IT LIKE IT WAS.I STRIPED THIS BIKE DOWN TO THE FRAME AND BUILT IT UP TO THE BIKE YOU SEE IN THE PICS.THE BIKE WAS PROFESSIONALY REPAINTED BACK TO ORIGINAL COLORS BUT EVERY DECAL ON THE BIKE IS NOW PAINT.THE PAINT IS STUNNING.THE WHEELS ARE POWDER COATED THE BRIGHTER BLUE NOT THE DARK BLUE LIKE THE ORIGINAL BECAUSE I LIKE THE BRIGHTER WHEELS(THE PURIST WILL FROWN ON THAT)THE REAR SHOCK WAS REPLACED BECAUSE THE WHITE POWER THAT CAME WITH IT WAS SO CORODED AND RUSTED AND LEAKING THAT IT WAS PRETTY MUCH SHOT.THE BRAKE LINES WHERE DRY ROTTED AND WHERE REPLACED WITH STEEL BRAIDED LINES.THE AIR FILTERS THAT WHERE ON THE BIKE WHERE K&N AND IN VERY SAD SHAPE TO NOT USUABLE SHAPE SO WHERE REPLACED UNTIL I FOUND A GOOD ENOUGH AIRBOX TO PUT ON(HAVE YET TO FINE A CLEAN ONE)THE EXHAUST WAS ALREADY ON THE BIKE WHEN I GOT IT AND IT IS THE YOSHIMURA DUPLEX SYSTEM WITH THE BOOST CANS ON THE DOWN PIPES.VERY NICE EXHAUST AND IF YOU WERE WANTING A TOP OF THE LINE AFTERMARKET EXHAUST BACK IN 86 THIS WAS ABOUT AS GOOD AS IT GOT.THE MILES ARE VERY LOW AND WHEN I BOUGHT THE BIKE IT READ 735 MILES.I HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS NOT THE AUCTUAL MILES.THE OWNER WAS IN SCHOOL TO BE A PILOT WHEN HE BOUGHT THE BIKE AND IT WAS RARELY RIDING AND WAS SITTING FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME AND WAS BASICALLY GIVEN UP ON.I WOULD SAY THIS BIKE SAT FOR 18.5 YEARS OF THE 19 HE OWNED IT.WHEN YOU HAVE INSECTS MAKING THERE HOME ON THE INSIDE OF THE FAIRING CORNERS OF THE BIKE IT HAS BEEN SITTING FOR ALONG TIME.THE TIRES HAVE 600 MILES ON THEM AS THEY WERE REPLACED BY ME.THEY ARE BRIDGESTONE BT016R RADIALS.THE TIRES THAT CAME WITH IT WERE MICHELIN HI SPORTS AND IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT FAR BACK THEY HAVENT MADE THAT TIRE IN PROBABLY 15-20 YEARS.THE CHAIN WAS REPLACED BY ME AS THERE WERE NO MORE O-RINGS LEFT ON IT.THEY WERE JUST GONE.THE BIKE WAS PURCHASED IN ALABAMA AND IT IS HIGH HUMIDITY AND HIGH RUST.JUST IMAGINE LEAVING A BIKE IN A GARAGE OR SHED FOR 18 YEARS AND YOU GET THE IDEA OF HOW BAD IT WAS WHEN I RECIEVED IT.I HAVE GONE THROUGH EVERY BOLT AND BRACKET AND SPACER AND EITHER THEY WERE REPLACED OR POLISHED.I HAVE OVER 300 DOLLARS JUST IN OEM ORIGINAL NUTS BOLTS AND 1/4 TURN FASTNERS.I THINK THAT THE PICTURES TELL YOU HOW CLEAN IT IS.IM SURE THERE ARE MORE ORIGINAL LTD’S OUT THERE BUT YOU WOULD BE HARD PRESSED TO FIND ONE AS CLEAN AS THIS.EVEN UNDER THE REAR FENDER I CAN EAT OFF IT.ITS THAT CLEAN.IT IS STORED IN THE HOUSE AND STARTED ONCE A MONTH.THE PRICES OF THE LIMITED’S ARE RANGING FROM 10K TO A SUPER CLEAN ALL ORIGINAL THAT WENT FOR 22K A FEW MONTHS BACK.I PERSONALY THINK THAT MY BIKE WOULD NOT BE LOOKED DOWN ON EVEN NEXT TO AN ALL ORIGINAL LTD.IM 43 YEARS OLD AND ME AND THE WIFE HAVE PURCHASED A NEW HOME AND IM HAVING A SHOP BUILT SO THE WIFE CAN PARK HER CAR BACK IN THE GARAGE. THATS WHY IM SELLING A FEW OF MY BIKES.IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OR WANT ANYMORE PICS I CAN TAKE THEM.THERE IS NO WARRANTY WITH THIS BIKE AND ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

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I guess the seller didn’t learn his lesson about including bikes in the background of his photos.

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It has been a nice summer for buyers interested in GSX-R750 LTD’s.  You have had your pick of museum piece examples to nicely modernized bikes.  The good news is that there is no reserve so get serious with those bids.

Here is the auction.

Ian

You Asked For It:  1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited
Yamaha August 27, 2013 posted by Ian

Bright Is Back Baby! 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance And Hines Edition

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I thought the last time I had to see colors like this was back in the 90’s but boy are they back. Clothing racks across the country are now stocked full of fluorescent this and eye popping that.  The old FZR600 won’t even know it’s not 1992 anymore.

1992 Yamaha FZR600 for sale on eBay

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Nothing fancy here but as we get farther and farther away from 1992,  doesn’t your heart grow a little fonder?  As you can tell from the picture above it looks a little naked without the Vance and Hines stickers on the fairing.  Easy enough fix though.

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It’s a low mile bike with under 7,000 miles.

The info on her:

This is a rare 1992 Vance & Hines FZR 600 in Great condition, Bike runs amazing and is very quick. It does have a couple cosmetic issues that are minor on tail section and I will try to show clearly in pics. It has a slip on V&H exhaust with a jet kit that was definitely installed right. I bought it from a woman that had it since 95 and she kept up well with maintenance 

Check out the auction here.

Ian

Bright Is Back Baby!  1992 Yamaha FZR600  Vance And Hines Edition