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Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 23, 2011 posted by Jared and Weekly Recap!

Can’t get enough of RSBFS? Have you spent countless hours surfing this site continually telling yourself “ok, I will just look at one more page”. I know I have! Well you’re in luck if you like checking out cool sport bikes for countless hours at a time. ClassicSportBikesForSale is just one click away. Check out some of the bikes that have made it up this week on the sister
site to RSBFS. Enjoy!

Two 1974 Laverda 750 SF’s ForSaleon uo for auction

1972 Suzuki T250 II Hustler Scrambler on CSBFS

Clean and Classic: 1968 BSA Spitfire

IF you’re into Cafe Bikes, be sure to check out and clear your schedule!


Ducati September 23, 2011 posted by Jared

1985 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica For Sale!

Location: Boyne City,Michigan

Miles: 574

Price: $24,000 BIN

To celebrate Mike “The Bike” Hailwood’s legendary comeback, after a an 11-year hiatus from racing to win the Isle of Man TT, Ducati released the MHR900. Several years later, Ducati beefed things up a bit with the bored and stroked MHR1000 (973cc), which provided copious amounts of torque and low-end grunt. Up for grabs here we have an excellent example of one of the MHR’s from the same seller who has been selling off his collection over the past few months. I can only assume this is the 1000MHR version due to the (later) model year, though I wasn’t able to find a 13-digit Ducati VIN decoder. (VIN isted in the eBay ad).

The bike in question here looks to be a pristine example with only 574 miles (924Kms) on the clock and no modifications other than the 2-into-1 exhaust and the bellmouths on the carburetors. Also, the seller states that this specifc bike was photographed and featured in Ian Falloon’s book Original Ducati Sport and Super Sport. Pretty cool if you ask me.

From the seller:

Up for auction is a 1985 Ducati Hailwood Replica Mille. This is a very clean motorcycle that I am selling for my Dad who is selling his collection. He is the second owner of this one and it has 924 Kilometers (574 Miles) on the odometer.

This is the exact bike pictured on page 121 in Ian Falloons book titled “Original Ducati Sport & Super Sport”. The condition is fantastic and does come with a free and clear title.

Please take a look at the large pictures to get a better idea of condition and email me if you have any questions.

** Visit this link to see higher resolution pictures and extra pictures

We have only seen a handful (or less) of these show up on RSBFS, so it’s hard to tell what the selling point is for this particular bike. I will say however that this one might be as clean and low of miles as they come on the open market. I think the $24,000 BIN price is probably on the upper range of where it will go for. But, if you’re a Ducati collector or a collector of motorcycle racing history, then this bike might be right up you alley. Even if you just have to have it, then jump over to the auction here and make it yours!


Kawasaki September 22, 2011 posted by Jared

Going Green: 1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 Muzzy Special


Miles: 12,915

Price: $5,000 starting bid with NO RESERVE

It’s been just a couple days since we posted one of these N1 ZX-7RR’s on the site, but here we have another clean example with moderate mileage up for grabs. If you aren’t immediately familiar with the N1 7RR and what separates it from the standard 7R, then bear with me. The RR came with adjustable steering geometry and swing arm, 41mm flatside carbs, solo seat, close ration gearbox, 6 piston Nissin brakes, and a few other homologation parts. Though some say this made the 7RR a little strange on the street and that the 41mm carbs were finicky and either ran too rich or too lean. Still, these bikes were designed to be tuned and raced, and definitely represent the sadly dying breed of homologated race specials of the 90’s.

From the seller:




The ZX-7RR up for grabs here looks to be all stock except for the carbon covers on the intake
ducts. The seller states that a new battery will be required and I would be interested to see what the tank looks like underneath the cover, just to make sure there isn’t any scratching or scuffing. Opening bid is at $5,000, and I would suspect this bike to go for about a couple grand more than that. If you’re a collector of homologated specials, this would be a good one to score. Even if you just want a cool bike with some history behind it, then check out the auction and make this bike yours!


Kawasaki September 21, 2011 posted by Jared

Two-Cylinder Two-Stroke: 1985 Kawasaki KR250-S For Sale!

Location: Palm Beach,FL

Miles: 6,800

Price: $5,500

I don’t know about you, but I’m a fan of unusual engine configurations. From Suzuki’s Square Four in the RG500 to the V3 pumping at the heart of Honda’s NS400R. Unlike the 250cc two-strokes that later followed, the KR250-S packs all of its displacement into only two cylinders. How does two 125cc singles paired together with two separate cranks connected by large gears in the same case sound? Sounds unusual to me, and that’s awesome!

The KR250-S isn’t going to set any land speed records with only 45hp. But with a dry weight of only 290lbs this little smoker will take you all the way to 110mph.

From the seller:

1985 KAWASAKI KR250 KR 250-S, 100 percent stock and complete, 2 two Stroke 2 cylinder bike, water cooled, tandem twin 2 crankshafts with 2 rotary valve induction, 2 power valve, 2 reed valve, very rare and collectable. Very few people looking for one of these because nobody has ever heard of this model. Not only is this a rare bike, but it’s the even more rare power valve version also. Never sold in the USA, the bike was imported from Japan. Very exotic bike, only bike similar to it is the Suzuki RG500 gamma, which go for 15 to 30K, is like that engine, but cut in half.

Aluminum frame, triple disc brakes with anti dive feature. It runs great and is fast. Everything works on this bike. Tires have good tread but have cracks and are old. All the parts are there and in good condition. 100% stock without any modifications. Don’t think its ever been apart and does not need to be. All the body work and gas tank were repainted stock colors and are near perfect, no cracks or dents scratches etc. The rear seat vinyl has a slight crack, only
noticeable imperfection on the bike. Only 10800 kilometers or 6800 miles US original miles. Not perfect, but very good for the year. Located in North Palm Beach, FL 33403, Must pick up, no shipping or crating, will work with your shipper though. No title, bill of sale only. If you know these bikes this is a deal. $5500 FIRM. Consider trade (+/-cash) for RG500, TZ, or similar.

The KR250-S up for sale here looks to be in great condition with a full repaint of the fairings and gas tank. It also has relatively low 6,800 miles and remains 100% stock. Only mention of flaw is a slight crack on the rear seat vinyl. Also looks like that windscreen would use some love to make it less cloudy. It’s hard to tell where the $4,500 asking price will sit with potential buyers as I haven’t ever come across one of these before. It does however look like a fun bike to rip around on. Check out the seller’s ad here!


Kawasaki September 21, 2011 posted by Jared

Mean and Green: 1988 Kawasaki KR-1 For Sale in Oregon!

Location: Medford, OR

Miles: Less than 2,500?

Price: $4,500

Up for grabs here we have one of the lesser seen 250cc two-stokes that put the Suzuki RGV on notice when it arrived back in the day. With about 50hp pushing around only 271lbs of dry weight, its easy to see the amount of fun that can be had while blasting its angry sounding two cycle engine to 10,500rpm. You also get the Kawasaki Integrated Power-Valve System (KIPS) to help increase useable power throughout the engines range.

The bike in question here looks to be a low mileage example in good working order. I will point out that the paint scheme is not original, but the way it is done looks very close to stock and comes with a Jolly Moto exhaust. The seller does state that the bike has “less than 2500 miles” and I would be curious to know the exact amount. And from the photos it doesn’t appear to have been in any major accident, though as stated by the seller there are some chips and dings from being ridden.

From the seller:

*** 1988 KAWASAKI KR-1 250 B Inline-Twin 2-Stroke ***
*** Very rare, fast, and fun ROAD-RACING bike! ***
250cc Inline-Twin
Factory Oil Injection
Water Cooled
Fresh top-end
KIPS (KAWASAKI Integrated Power-Valve System)
Jolly Moto Exhaust
Custom Painted
Shop Manual Included
Pit Bull Stand Also Included
METZELER LASERTEC 110/70-17 M/C 54 H (Approximately 80% Tread)
Twin Dual-Piston Calipers
Twin 280mm Rotors
METZELER LASERTEC 130/70-18 M/C 63 H (Approximately 70% Tread)
Dual-Piston Caliper
210mm Rotor
ALWAYS starts on first or second kick, runs GREAT!!!
VERY-WELL taken care of.
Bike is registered and titled in Oregon, USA.
Second owner, never raced, only been ridden 50-100 miles per year for last six years.
Bike does have some minor chips and dings, as it HAS been ridden.

Though this isn’t a pristine example of a KR1, it does look to be in good shape and taken care of. These don’t seem to pop up too often, so if you have been looking for one then give it a look. I think it might be priced a little on the high side, but it does have an Oregon title and registration. Check out the for sale ad here!


Sport Bikes For Sale September 20, 2011 posted by Jared

Lightweight Fun: 1987 Yamaha SRX250 For Sale

Location: Glendale, AZ

Miles: 8,563

Price: $1,425 BIN

Sure we all love high-strung homologated specials and superbikes with big horse power. But riding these bikes in the real world can be a bit unrealistic and cause you to cramp into a pretzel fairly quickly. May I present an alternative: The Yamaha SRX250. These bikes have a moderate 32hp from a single cylinder 250cc engine, but weighs in at a mere 270lbs. Big power and stiff suspensions don’t necessarily mean fun to ride.

The SRX250 up for auction here sure looks to be in good condition. Only a few small paint chips here and there and a slightly scrapped muffler appear to be the only outstanding imperfections. With only 8,563 miles, this bike seems to be well maintained and looked after.

From the seller:

“1987 YAMAHA SRX250

8563 miles. Very nice condition.

Tires are excellent, no cracking. Engine starts easily &
runs perfect.

Seat has no rips. A few small chips in paint. Side of
muffler is scraped. (see photo’s)

Clear AZ title.”

If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to any of the new 250’s, and want something a little more unique, then take this bike into consideration. You won’t see many of these rolling around as they were only sold in the U.S. for one model year. If this bike seems like a good way to rip around town or race in your own neighborhood GP, then take a look at the auction here and score this clean SRX250!


Honda September 20, 2011 posted by Jared

V3 Smoker Across the Pond: 1986 Honda NS400R

Location: Kent, United Kingdom

Kilometers: 4,876

Price: 3,995 GBP

The year was 1983 and Freddie Spenser had just become the youngest 500cc champion ever. Fast forward a couple years, and Honda had released what it claimed to be a replica for the road of Spencer’s machine. Okay, it may be 100cc smaller than the original, and way more refined for the daily use. However it does share in common the compact V3 engine configuration that Honda used to take the title. This light weight (359lbs) and powerful little package had enough gusto to make 1000cc 4-strokes of the day sit up and take notice. Being praised all around in handling, steering, and braking, the NS400R sure was a force to be reckoned with.

The bike up for grabs here, unfortunately for those of us here in the U.S., is located in Kent UK. But, this NS400R has very low mileage with only 3,026miles (4,876 Kms) and looks to be in very good condition for a 25-year-old two-smoke. I does look like it has some flush mount turn signals, as all the stock photos I have seen indicate that the stock ones are black.

Info from the seller:

“Honda NS400R V3 2 Stroke Triple
Only 4876km amazingly clean time capsule bike
imported in October 2009
Fresh Battery and MOT when sold
1986 model
Genuine Workshop manual included
Sounds amazing
Rare in this conditon
(Not immaculate concours condition but very clean for age)”

The NS400R is definitely rarer than its RG500/RZ500 competition from back in the day. Couple that with the fact that it was never imported to the States, and you have a recipe for a bike that is difficult to come across. The price translates to about $6,300 USD, and seems reasonable compared to other examples we have seen on RSBFS. If you got to have the two-stroke classic and feel like shipping it to the U.S., then take a look at the for sale ad here!


Cafe Racer September 15, 2011 posted by Jared and Weekly Recap!

It’s that time again to check out what has been happening on RSBFS’ sister sites at ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale. The contributors at CSBFS have been working hard to bring you some sweet bikes lately, and there are quite a few to check out! There have also been some cool café bikes at CBFS if that’s your thing. Feel free to check out the RSBFS Facebook page to see even more two-wheeled-awesomeness!

1957 Parilla Grand Sport at CSBFS!

1957 Triumph T100RS up for auction on eBay …sweet background lambo!

Reader’s Ride: 1983 Honda VF750 on CSBFS

1976 Honda CB550 from Steel Bent Customs on eBay!