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Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2012 posted by Jared

South of the Boarder: 1997 Suzuki RGV250SP (VJ23)

Location: Metepec, Mexico

Miles: 3,100mi (5,200km)

Price: Opening at $4,500 with Reserve

It should come as no surprise that two-stroke 250’s are some of the most popular bikes featured here on RSBFS. With the Honda NSR and Aprilia RS the most common we see, it is nice to see a Suzuki RGV pop up here. But unlike a lot of the two-strokes seen on here, this isn’t in Canada… It’s located in the other direction.Mexico.

OG RSBFS fans might see this bike as familiar, because it was indeed posted by our resident VJ expert Ian almost two years ago. You can check out Ian’s very informed post here, and trust me he knows what he is talking about. This bike does look very clean and stock. The seller does mention (and include photos) of some scratches on the upper left fairing and signal, as well as a seeping O-ring on the front right caliper.

Excerpts from the seller’s description:

Take note the bike is 9.8 on 10 and cost me a lot of money to make sure it will be perfect. It drive perfectly and all original. It starts and runs perfectly, no issues to be worried about. It is ready to ride and be enjoyed. NEVER been abused, raced o drag.

According available documentation there are approximately 20. VJ23 all color schemes currently known to exist world-wide. Five (5) in theUS. This bike is “Mint” with approximately 5,200 KM or 3,100 miles on the clock.

the bike had 2 issues

1. – some minor but annoying scratches on the front section and the front left turn signal

2. – The front right caliper wet’s (moisture) the brake disc, due to a aged O-ring in the piston caliper, very easy to change

the bike looks new and runs awesome.

History:

THIS BIKE IS EXTREMELY RARE. (I’ am the only owner) An absolutely stunning example of an all original Sport Production, Racing Replica, Imported by SUZUKI OF MEXICO from Japan, for the Mexico MOTOR SHOW 1997

I was a former SUZUKI DEALER and got this piece as a sales history award

I receive the bike with 0 kilometers so I really know the history on this bike, right Know It’s only 5,400 kilometers or 3,200 miles on it!

There you have it, a clean RGV250SP in awesome pink/purple graphics with low miles and stock condition. Unfortunately there is no title supplied with this bike and only a bill of sale from Mexico is all you get. The last time this thing was on the market, the seller had a BIN of $14,500 for the bike. Yes, that is a hefty price for one of these and it is possible that the Reserve might be close to that. But you never know if the seller has decided to lower his asking price in the last two years. You just have to figure out how to get it to your garage. Check out the auction here and make a play for it!

If you do score it, you should totally get this exhaust too!

-JS

Honda June 25, 2012 posted by Jared

The Other Half: 1990 Honda RC30 (VFR750R)

Location: Miami, FL

Miles: 6,928

Price: Currently $23,100 with Reserve in Place ($29,999 BIN)

Mike brought you the other half of this original auction with the 1994 Honda RC45 that was once offered in a bundle pack with this RC30 you see here. They didn’t sell for $70k as a pair, so the seller has decided to divide them and go with separate auction. Personally I think this is a way better idea, as maybe someone who is looking for one of these bikes doesn’t need or can’t afford the other. Well most likely the latter, because everyone needs both!

This stunning example of hand laid fiberglass with a titanium filled V4 heart beating underneath its skin looks to be in excellent condition. The only major call-outs would be in regard to the turn signals, but the seller does say that the originals are included. One interesting thing from the original auction were some US/Euro fairing discrepancies with the “V4” decal being present on the side from the far away shot. This is a US/49-State model so it should have “RC30” on the tail and no V4 decal on the front. Now the fairings look correct on the new photos, but I am just wondering if something got corrected somewhere along the line.

From the seller:

Up for sale i have a 1990 RC30 #5 OF #300 made…6975 miles AMERICAN SPEC!!!! these R NOT EURO MODELS!!!!!

BIKE IS FLAWLESS !!!

RC30

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL,TOOLS, ORIGINAL STAND,ORIGINAL BROCHURES,SPORT MAGAZINES, I HAVE 2 SETS OF TURN SIGNALS,BLACK ORIGINALS AND ALSO A SET OR ORIGINALS PAINTED WHITE AND 2 TANK BREATHERS HOSES.

This bike is 49 state NOT ACALIMODEL! my bike rev limit is at 12500rpmcalimodels go up to 12000rpms

Just because these are on their own at the moment, don’t think that they have really got much cheaper. The RC45 is listed for a very optimistic $45k, which is about $10k too high according to most. The RC30 here is a little more fairly priced, but not too much. If the reserve was off at say $25k, things would get interesting. But given that the BIN is at $30k and the history of the seller’s auctions, I would say that the reserve is probably close to that. They aren’t being given away, but these are some top tier collectible bikes! You make the call, check out the auction here!

-JS

Honda June 21, 2012 posted by Jared

Blades of Fire! -Part Three- 1993 Honda CBR900RR

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Miles: 6,255

Price: $6,500 BIN

I hope it’s not too late to join in the CBR900RR game that Rem and Mike started last week. If you remember, Mike posted this clean white/blue/red ’93 900RR while Rem posted this white/black/red ’94 version. Now its my turn to show you this low mileage and all original version of this game changing bike!

We are all familiar how Honda changed the game when the 900RR hit the streets. It was lighter than the current liter bikes, yet had the power and handling prowess to leave them in the dust. The bike up for sale here is 100% stock, minus updated tires (that’s a plus). It also is in near mint condition as described by the seller. I just wish people would remove tank protectors for photos when selling a bike… always makes me wonder what is underneath.

From the seller:

Up for auction is probably the nicest CBR900RR in existence today. 100% stock and original except for new tires. The rear fender hasn’t been hacked off, stock turn signals are nice and straight and it even has the original stock exhaust. Very rare condition as most of these bikes were raced, stunted or at least modified with an aftermarket pipe. Not this one, it even had the original OEM tires on it when I bought it with 4400 miles on it. There isn’t a scratch, chip, nick, ding, dent or blemish in the paint. And it is the rare black/silver/red one not the common red, white and blue. Personal preference I guess but the black version looks way tougher than the red/white/blue.

Has only 62xx miles on it and runs like a top (hey it’s a Honda). it is part of my personal Honda collection. Only reason I am selling is to purchase a house. Will also be selling a very nice Honda 1982 CB900F.

I have a stock pipe and muffler for a 1993 CBR900RR that was taken off the bike when it was still on the showroom floor if anybody is interested in one.

I reserve the right to end the auction early as the bike is for sale locally.

There you have it, another clean 900RR up for grabs. The Buy-It-Now price is on the more optimistic side of the range we see these go for. But I do believe these will become more and more collectible as they are a good looking, good running, and a popular bike. If you have a $15k to spend, you have all three of these 900RR’s in each different color. You can check out the auction for this bike here and make it yours today!

-JS

MV Agusta June 21, 2012 posted by Jared

MV Agusta package deal! F4CC and F4 Serie Oro

2006 MV Agusta F4CC (#76/100) and 2000 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro #281

If you have been looking for a way to start an awesome motorcycle collection, are a big fan of high-end Italian bikes, and have about $92k burning a hole in your pocket, then look no further than this MV Agusta F4CC and MV Serie Oro combo pack. It is essentially a buy one, get one free deal… kind of. If you use the Buy-It-Now option for the auction, then you get two bikes. Seems like too good of a deal to pass up!

It can be hard to get things accomplished here in the RSBFS office with a bunch of bike nuts when it’s the longest day of the year and sunny out. I was the first back from my ride and had these bikes sitting on my desk thanks to RSBFS super-fan Marty. Thanks! Marty puts it best when he says.

While some say the MV Agusta F4 is the greatest design ever done by Claudio Castiglioni, personally I think that honor goes to the 916/996. Sadly we will never see any more of his designs. Its been almost a year since his passing last august at the age of 64….

The F4 isnt a boy racer/thrash bike for the track, its appeal is typically more cerebral than that. Perhaps the best way for those uninitiated to the F4 is to thin of it as an iron fist in a velvet glove. If Ducati is the Ferrari of motorcycles, then perhaps MV is the maserati..

While the price seems high right now, this auction does include both a 2006 CC and a 2000 Serie Oro along with a bunch of extras so collectors take note.

Not only do you get two bikes if you use the BIN price, you also get a ton of extras that any MV collector would love to have. This includes a watch from the F4CC, jacket, rear stands, brochures, certificates of authenticity, bike covers, and even an Arai R7-RR Agostini replica helmet. There are some more things included as well. Some of which aren’t included if the F4CC sells via the standard auction and the Oro isn’t included. Be sure to check the auction and read the details carefully. There are a couple of ways the sale could play out.

Read all of the seller’s description by clicking here!

These are some seriously gorgeous and collectible bikes. You could pick these up, then maybe see if the seller wants to sell that Senna in the photos too! Just need to add an Ago and a Mamba kitted F4 and you are set! You can check out the auction here and start you collection today!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale June 20, 2012 posted by Jared

Shiny and Blue! 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750

Location: Pasadena, CA

Miles: 12,948

Price: Currently $2,550 with Reserve in place

The last couple year’s of the 80’s was an odd time for the GSX-R750. In 1988, a redesigned motor with a shorter stroke found its way into the bike in order to deliver higher revs. It was down a couple ponies, and up a couple pounds from the previous year, but it was still a monster performing machine. But the introduction of the “Double R” kind of put the rev-happy short stroke motor to rest as it featured a long stroke motor that again became the norm.

Up for grabs here is a clean example of the Slingshot (the name of the carburetors fitted to this model) GSX-R750 with a relatively low 13k miles. The bike also looks to be in stock trim and as stated by the seller in perfect working condition. Hey look! It has exhausts on both sides!

From the seller:

THE BODY PANELS / PAINT ARE ORIGINAL AND NO DENTS ON THE TANK . BODY, CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTS ARE BRIGHT AND NOT FADED . NO SIGNS OF STRESS CRACKS ON BODY PANELS OR ANY REPAIRS. STOCK EXHAUST HAS NO DENT OR SCRATCHES, STOCK AIR BOX AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT ARE EXCELLENT CONDITON . SUZUKI FACTORY WINDSCREEN IS SMOOTH AND CLEAR WITH RUBBER TRIMMING . ALL ELECTRICALS FUNCTIONS CORRECTLY EXCEPT FOR THE TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR ON THE INSTRUMENT ( MIGHT BE JUST A LIGHTBULB ) . GOES INTO ALL GEARS AND FINDS NEUTURAL EASILY . NO OIL LEAKS . NO CORROSIONS , CLEAR CA TITLE CURRENTLY REGISTRATED. MILAGE MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY WHILE CONSTANTLY RIDDEN ON WEEKENDS . BIKE WAS RECENTLY SERVICED WITH CARB CLEANING , OIL CHANGE , NEWBATTERYAND IS IN TURN KEY READY CONDITION… (more info in the auction)

The seller describes some small blemishes here and there, but nothing that I would complain too much about. Suzuki sure did make these things shiny this year and the front rotors are impressive. These tend to go for a little over $4k and in this condition might even go a little higher. You can check out the auction here and brighten up your garage with the addition of this clean ’89 GSX-R750!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale June 19, 2012 posted by Jared

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in Florida!

Location: Longwood, FL

Miles: 10,230

Price: Currently $7,700 ($10,500 BIN)

Hey two-stoke fans, here is another good one for you! Seems like we have seen a decent run of 500cc two-strokes on RSBFS in the past couple months. The was the Gamma rush little while back and there have been some RZ’s sprinkled in here and there. Up for grabs here is another RZ500, this time located inFlorida.

If you like your cylinder configuration in the form of a “V” instead of a square, then the RZ500 may be the bike for you. The bike for sale here is a Canadian model (as are most two-strokes seen in the states) and appears to be all original except for the canisters. The seller mentions some slight cracking on parts of the fairing, but states that the bike runs as smoothly as it should.

From the seller:

Rare Yamaha RZ500 2 stroke 4 cylinder. These bikes were never sold in theUnited   States. Most here were brought in fromCanada. The speedo reads in Kilometers (also shows MPH)and shows 16,463 Kilometers (about 10,230 miles). Everything on the bikes works like it should. Flip on the choke, give it one or two kicks and fires right up at a elevated idle for 20-30 seconds then drops down to a perfect idle (again just as it should). It runs, shifts, rides, handles and idles excellent. The oil injection is hooked up and working though I also run 50:1 premix for insurance. Even with both oil systems it never fouls a plug and only really smokes when cold. I beleive the bike to be mostly original with the exception of the chambers. If something is important to you please ask. The bike is ready to ride home. Tires, brakes, chain and sprockets are good to go. Cosmetically the paint is shiny and and looks great. There is a small ding on the front left side of the tank from the handlebars and a couple small marks here and there. I tried to show in the pictures. Also a couple splits on the plastic body panels. They are minor and can be repaired when and if you ever want to repaint. All RZ’s get these cracks eventually. I have brand new complete graphics kit that go with the bike. Also comes with service manual and magazine test. I welcome and encourage pre-bid inspections. If you win the auction and come to pick it up you feel I have misrepresented the bike you don’t have to buy it. Don’t let shipping scare you away. I have had bikes shipped here fromCaliforniafor $300-$400. Although shipping is the buyers responsibility. Don’t let it get away.

It seems to be a well cared for bike and virtually free of modifications, which can be hard to say for a lot of 80’s two-strokes. The seller doesn’t mention anything about a title and registration, so I would be curious as to if it has one or not (though it does have a plate). There was a similar condition RZ500 with almost the exact amount of miles as this one that ended up selling for a little over $11k. The auction for this bike has a Buy-It-Now price of $10,500. If this bike is indeed as advertised, then I would be inclined to believe that the BIN will be taken advantage of before the auction ends. Check out the auction here before it’s gone and make this bike yours now!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale June 12, 2012 posted by Jared

Big Boy Bike! 1986 GSX-R1100 For Sale

Location: Clifton, VA

Miles: 12,387

Price: Currently $2,839 with Reserve in place

When the GSX-R1100 debuted on the scene, it was the answer to many of rider’s prayers to a liter bike that was a hard-edged as the 600’s and 750’s of the time. The bike made roughly 130hp while weighing about 450lbs. That might not seem to impressive now, but back in ’86 that meant a lot for a liter bike. The GSX-R1100 was a monster on the track as well with rock solid steering and capable suspension.

This .44 Magnum of a sport bike for sale here looks to be in very good condition and has low miles as well. The seller states that the only scratches on the bike are on the underside of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer. Also, the solo tail has some chipping on the corner. Other than that it looks to be very well cared for. The seller even highlights some recent maintenance done to keep the bike running properly.

From the seller:

1986 GSXR 1100. In excellent original condition with 12,387 miles. Runs great. Needs nothing. Ready to ride. Starts easily and pulls stromg. As you probably know if you are reading this, 1986 was the first year for the ground breaking GSXR 1100 and they are getting hard to find in this condtion. The bodywork is complete with almost no marks or imperfections. Tires andBatteryare almost new. As far as I know the bike has never been down, the engine has never been touched internally and the mileage is original.

  • Fresh oil and fluids.
  • New Plugs
  • Mikuni carbs
  • K&N Air Filters
  • Braided Stainless Steel brake lines

The only scratches are on the bottom of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer but these are not visible unless viewed from under the bike. Other than that the bodywork is in almost factory perfect condition. The tank is perfect. The seat is good with no tears or rips. There silencer has some very faint rippling on the stainless steel cover plate under the passenger footrest which is not visible in the photos and can only be seen if the light catches them at an angle. There is no rust on the header pipes. The seat hump has a corner broken off on one side – easily fixable and can still be used as is. Wheels are original and in very good condition. This is one of the nicest first year GSXR1100’s you will see. Clean with a few minor imperfactions consistent with a well cared for bike of this mileage.

I also have the original airbox and carbs shown in the last photo. Since no everyone will want these they are NOT included in the auction but the winning bidder will have the option to buy these for an additional $160. If they do not sell with the bike I will auction them on ebay afterwards.

The bike may not be 100% bone stock with the addition of new carbs and air filters, but the original parts can be yours for an extra $160. If I were buying this bike, I would probably pick those up as well, but I do wish the seller would include those at no extra charge. We have seen these early 1100’s go for $4-$5k in the past and would assume that this one would go for roughly that. If you have been looking for one of these you can check out the auction here and see if this one is right for you!

-JS

Honda June 11, 2012 posted by Jared

Two Stroke Heaven: 1992 Honda NSR250SE (MC21)

Location: Western Pennsylvania

Miles: 4,317

Price: Currently $2,025 with Reserve in place

When I arrived at the RSBFS corporate offices today, vision’s of NSR250’s mysteriously popped into my head. I later began to hear the faint sounds two-strokes blazing up and down the street, but every time I ran to the window to check, I saw nothing. Like a deranged mad man, I searched high and low to find one of these beauties to scratch my itch. Finally, I found this MC21 SE model.

The SE fell in the middle of the NSR250 line up between the standard R version and the high end SP version. The SE featured the dry clutch found in the SP as well as an adjustable suspension for the front and rear. The bike for sale here looks to be in good condition. The seller highlights that it did suffer a low speed drop at one point in which the front upper and lower fairings were replaced with NOS pieces. Also, the bike will need a little bit of maintenance in order to be in proper riding condition.

From the Seller:

Up for auction is a 1992 Honda NSR250 MC21 SE. I bought this bike a couple years ago because it came with a bunch of NOS spares including some pieces I needed to finish a race bike I was working on. The bike had been brought to theUSby a guy in the Army who’d been stationed inEngland. While there, he had a low-speed accident when parking after a quick rain storm and it scratched the fairing. He replaced the front upper and lower fairings with NOS pieces and they are in super shape. The rear section has some scratches and the tank has a couple minor dents and scratches as well. Please note that mileage on speedometer is in Km’s and I converted to Miles for listing. The overall condition is very nice but obviously it’s being sold in used, as-is condition. Gas must be pre-mixed as the previous owner told me the oil pump is disconnected. It has week-old gas in it with Honda 2 stroke oil. I never rode the bike except for when I bought it and this weekend when I got it running to list on Ebay. Before riding, it will need a tune up and a rear caliper O-ring (I remember it sticking when I bought it). I may have the o-ring as I remember ordering one, and if I find it this week I’ll either get it put in or include it with the sale. The battery is brand new, and when I installed it and added new gas to the tank, it started right up. These are gray market bikes and no one ever got a title for this one since it was more of a collector’s item. I’ll include a bill of sale and there are companies who advertise online that can get titles. I never did it since I didn’t need to… (continued in the eBay auction)

The bike may not be pristine and need a tune up bring it to proper riding condition, also it does not have a title. But, it is a damn cool bike and these don’t come around very often. I would say it needs a little TLC to make it close to perfect. But because of this, I wouldn’t be afraid to actually ride the thing and enjoy all it has to offer. It is an SE model, so it is a step up from the R, but it won’t command the price of an SP. You can check out the auction here and make this MC21 yours!

-JS