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Honda May 21, 2013 posted by Jared

2007 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol with 1,415mi

Ridgeway, WI – 1,415miles – $9,900 BIN


Have you been looking for that special sport bike to set you apart from the crowd? You might want to keep reading then. You can be damn sure that you will turn some heads on the 1,415 mile CBR1000RR Repsol.


What more could you ask for? A low mileage good looking… wait a minute. Yep, It’s a trike. Well, hats off to someone for spending $30k on building a three-wheeled wonder. I guess if you’re aren’t into it, then at least it comes with everything to put it back to stock. Build quality is top notch, I will give it that. If for some reason, your ability to balance isn’t up to par but you still want to roll MotoGP style, check out the auction here! Not much time left!


Kawasaki May 21, 2013 posted by Jared

Two-Stroke Madness! 1988 Kawasaki KR-1

Previously posted in August of last year, this KR-1 is back on eBay in Canada. Links updated. -dc

Here is one for those of you who wear green Kawasaki that didn’t have huge success in the two-stroke 250cc game like the other manufacturers did, though the KR-1 and later KR-1S did serve notice to RGVs of the day. Renowned for their top speed over other bikes and handling and more comfortable riding position, the KR-1 was a joyful unit while it lasted.

The particular KR-1 up for sale here looks to be in very good and original condition. The paint looks to be in good and blemish-free condition, and no modifications as far as I can see are on this bike. Given that the description is mostly pertained to the bikes stats and not a surplus of photos are available, it’s hard to judge too much on its condition.

From the seller:

KAWASAKI KR-1 8090Km 1988

250CC, Two Stroke, Liquid cooled, Parallel twin cylinder, Kick start, 55HP,6 speed transmission,Adjustable front forks, Front 2x & rear disk brakes,16Lt fuel capacity, 123kg dry weight, Aluminum frame.

Brand new radial tires, Certified. very low insurance.

There you have it, yet another smoker from Canada for your viewing pleasure. This one has a BIN of $4,300. I don’t see too many of these pop up, but if the condition is true to what it appears to be, I would say that this is a fair price. Still would like to see some more photos and history on the bike. You can check out the auction here and see if you want to make this Kawi yours.


Ducati May 20, 2013 posted by Jared

SuperClean SuperLight: 1993 Ducati 900SS/SL

Carmel Valley, CA – 5,045mi – $16,800 OBO


The Ducati 900SS/Superlight is one of my favorite Ducati’s. It not the fastest Ducati ever built, or even the lightest for that matter. It is however one of the best looking with its bright yellow paint and white frame. It is just really hard to beat that combination. And it did seem to thrown gas on the fire of the ever-unlimited limited edition craze for the Italian manufacture. The SL’s featured more carbon fiber bits, and Marvic aluminum/magnesium wheels to help bring the bikes weight down. They were also one of the first Ducati’s to be given the numbered plaque on the triple clamp.


The seller highlights everything you need to know:

If you collect and respect the history of Italian Brands and pure Italian Design you would have to say that the limited edition production of the Ducati 1993 Superlight has to been one of those watershed moments in classic Italian Motorcycle design.

Manufactured to celebrate one of their greatest sport models, only produced in 1993. There were a total of 952 units produced for worldwide sale. Only 300 were sent to the United States… This is number 669and is a perfect factory example of this icon bike.

Characterize by its competition Yellow Body Work, White Frame, Special Carbon Fiber Parts, Two-piece Marvic/Akront 17” Rims. The only period upgrade made to this perfect motorcycle is the period correct Ferracci exhaust. This high performance exhaust system adds the perfect deep and throaty sound that this bike was meant to have, verses the large oversized, heavy and bland sounding USA mandated mufflers.

Historically these bikes have been so over-ridden and modified that they have become as rare as“Hen’s Teeth” for Ducati collectors.

In my opinion, and many others enthusiasts, the last of the Classic Modern Italian Motorcycle Designs before Ducati joined the worldwide futuristic look that most motorcycles sadly look like today.

As amazing as these bikes are to look at, they do have a few weak areas that most examples and owners have not taken care of…. NOT THIS BIKE.

The Rear Tail Sections of the body work had way to much pressure on the mounting points, so the correct fix is to build a custom bracket under the seat to take that pressure off the tail section… and this tail piece is perfect.

The Swing Arms historically would crack, but this bike has had a factory replacement swing arm. And lastly the head bolts were weak and broke; this machine has the factory replacement head bolts.

The last piece of this extraordinary Ducati is the Original Injection Molded Seat and Seat Back…these stock parts are impossible to find, and rarely in good shape, as they will deteriorate just by themselves… in my case they have been kept and stored in my Show Garage and are close to perfect. I have the Corbin Period correct aftermarket Seat on the bike, and only use the original for shows.

I have a collection of motorcycles and this bike is only ridden around 100 to 400 a year, it only has 5045 miles on the odometer. The bike comes with the original Tool Kit, Manual and U.S. DOT Reflectors as well.


There you have it, a super clean example of a sought after Ducati. The last one of these I saw for sale had slightly less miles, but was in a little rougher condition. That bike sold for $9,200 and we usually see clean examples of these go for $10k-$11k. This bike is being relisted due to a buyer falling through. Asking price is very top of the range, but it is a very clean and almost stock (exhaust) example. I would say this bike could push low teens if someone wants it bad enough. Check out the ad here and make the decision for yourself.



Honda May 20, 2013 posted by Jared

Canadian Smoker: Honda NSR250R MC21

Toronto, Canada – 8,200mi — $5,743 BIN


The Honda NSR250 is one of my favorite bikes. Oh how I wish I could own one (minus all the DMV/insurance red-tape). With a light weight 2-stroke engine, full-twin spar aluminum frames, dual front discs, and race-inspired riding position, these bikes are the real deal for hooligan GP fun on the street.


This bike comes to us from the two-stroke loving land of the north. The bike is claimed to be a 1994 model and an MC21. Though the photos indicate it is an MC21, the claimed year would put it at an MC28. Maybe things in Canada don’t coincide completely with the importing of these bikes. It is also claimed to be an SP (dry clutch, trick suspension, etc…), however this bodywork is not OEM Repsol livery.

From the seller:

HONDA NSR 250R MC-21 SP 13,200km 1994

250CC, Two Stroke, Dry clutch, Liquid Cooled, 90°V-Twin Cylinder, 60HP unrestricted power, Kick Start, 6 Speed Transmission, Gull Arm aluminum frame, Front and Rear Disk Breaks, racing handlebars and footpegs, Carbon fiber mufflers, Braided front and rear brake lines, 78cm Seat Height, 132Kg dry weight, 16Litre Fuel Capacity.Low insurance, Dunlop tires, new fork seals, new battery, Certified.
Visit to see more JDM bikes for sale.

I wouldn’t consider this bike a collector by any means. It is too far from stock. Having said that, this could potentially be a kick-ass bike to ride. Which is exactly the reason we all love motorcycles. The joy comes from the ride. I will say that this bike could use some vetting in order to determine what exactly you are getting into. Feel like taking a look, check out the ad here and make the call.


Honda May 16, 2013 posted by Jared

1992 Honda NSR250R MC21 Rothmans

Update 5.15.2013: Previously listed last September this Rothmans failed to sell with an opening bid of $7k. It’s back on eBay and has already reached reserve passing $5600 as of this writing. Good luck to buyers and seller, and thanks for the heads up Jared! Links updated. -dc

I love me some 250cc two-stroke action and this NSR draped in now controversial big-tobacco based livery is even more fantastic. If only tobacco companies could sponsor racing in this fashion again, we might see MotoGP return to the days of Swantz/Lucky Strike, Rainey/Marlboro, and Spencer/Rothmans. This NSR represents racing of days gone by, so get it while you can.

The NSR250 comes wrapped in SP body work, but I don’t believe it to be a true SP. Yes, the fairings are OEM SP pieces, but the lack of description indicates that it is probably an SE model. This particular bike has graced the pages of RSBFS a couple of times in the past from different locations. Check out the seller’s description for more information regarding the work that has been done to this one.

Its with great regret that I have decided to sell my NSR. This bike has only 8666.3 km’s original. The bike has been fully restored all NEW OEM Rothmans bodywork, including winshield and all the correct stickers in the right places. Engine was fully rebuilt including new OEM crank that was further balanced and blueprinted by Falicon ($1,400 total for just the crank). Cylinders were Extrude Honed and the cases were polished internally.New clutch basket. Suspension is stock except the it was rebuilt and revalved with Race-Tech components. The idea for this restoration was to make the bike look bone stock, but internally to be better than original. The only parts that are not original is the fairing brace (included), valve stems, and the chain (RK double o-ring Gold chain). Chain, sprockets, master cylinder, and battery are also new. The entire key/lock set was replaced with new. Much of the hardware on the chassis, and all the hardware on the engine, was replaced because the original cad plating looked dingy (some still need to be replaced). This bike was restored to be collector quality, yet still rideable and reliable. I have put less than 200 miles on it since the restoration. I have most the paperwork to get a title, just haven’t had time to finish it up. Price includes all the spares I have and manuals (service, parts, and HRC). I have the original Japanese manual as well as an English translated manual, copies of all receipts for the restoration, and 2 box loads of Honda OEM replacement parts.

An NSR250SE wrapped in OEM Repsol SP bodywork recently sold for $10,400. I think this one could go for close to that if someone wants it, but realistically I see this bike going for somewhere in the $9k range if everything checks out. However, this one doesn’t have a title, and as we know that won’t help. This one has some engine modifications and restoration and is not bone stock. But, it is an NSR250 in good condition and attractive livery. They don’t come about too often. You can check this one out and decide for yourself by clicking here.


Ducati May 10, 2013 posted by Jared

Carbon Duc Part II: 2004 749R with 707 miles

Grants Pass, OR – 707 miles – $8,800 w/ Reserve


If you don’t know what makes the ‘R’ special, here is a re-cap; First off, the 90 degree L-Twin had been reworked with an increased bore and shortened stroke, allowing the engine to reach a higher rev. Titanium valves and connecting rods also help the engine achieve a bump to 121hp (up from 108hp on the standard version). To manage the new found power and offer better performance on the track, an Ohlins fully adjustable shock can be found out back as well as inverted ones up front in combination with four-piston Brembos. A slipper clutch was also utilized in the R version to prevent rear wheel lock upon downshifting and hard engine braking. If you are in the market for a 749R, make note that 2004 was the only year it was available with the carbon fiber bodywork.

2004Duc749R_17Here we have one of the lowest (if not the lowest) mileage 749R’s I have come across with on 707 on the clock. This one isn’t bone stock, but it does feature many high quality modifications. It is interesting how a bike could have so many mods, but so little mileage.


From the seller:

Along with the retail cost of $21,995, the owner then opened up his wallet for the best of the best for the bike. He added a Ducati Performance Racing Clutch, a Ducati Performance Magnesium Vented Clutch Housing, a Ducati Performance Magnesium Vented Clutch Cover, a Ducati Performance Titanium Racing Exhaust System (I had no idea they did one in Titanium..), a STM Clutch Slave Cylinder, a STM Crankcase Breather, Ducati Performance Magnesium Cylinder Head Covers and the Ducati Performance Magnesium Headlight Housing. Along with all of that were added Brembo Full Floating Brake Rotors, Ducati Performance 520 Sprockets, a 520 Gold Chain Conversion, Spiegler Hydraulic Lines, STM Clutch Slave Cylinder and a set of Ducati Performance Rearset Footpegs. Mind boggling isn’t it? The stock parts we have come with the bike when it is sold.

This one again comes to us from the same seller out of Grass Pants, OR as the 999R. It also toes the line between super-low-mileage collection piece and modified and meant to be ridden. Though, I would tend to lean more toward collectible because of the mileage. We have seen 749R’s with a few thousand miles reach about $10k in the bidding range. I suspect the reserve on this one to probably closer to $11k and maybe push low teen’s in the selling price. You can check out the auction here!


Ducati May 10, 2013 posted by Jared

Carbon Duc Part I: 2005 999R with 854 miles

Grants Pass, OR – 854mi – $11,100 w/Reserve


In 2006, the Ducati 999R was the pinnacle of superbike technology for the street. Ducati had returned to AMA superbike racing the previous year and had reworked the 999R from the ’03-’04 model even further to bump up the horsepower to 150 (from 139). Of course the bike featured the latest in Ohlins suspension technology and more carbon fiber that you could ever hope for. There is no doubt that these bikes made a statement.


Its hard to point out any faults with this bike considering it is in excellent condition and hasn’t been ridden more than 1,000 miles in its life. In standard Ducati fashion, this one isn’t completely stock and features some modifications here and there. It’s all proper stuff, so don’t worry about quality.


From the seller:

Living the Ducati dream, the owner then installed Ducati Performance Magnesium Cylinder Side Panels, Ducati Performance Magnesium Cylinder Head Covers, a Ducati Performance Magnesium Headlight Housing, Ducati Performance 520 Sprockets and a 520 Gold Chain Conversion. Next came Brembo Full Floating Brake Rotors, a Speedy Moto Rear Brake Caliper Bracket and finally a set of Ducati Performance Rearset Footpegs. All of the stock parts are included with the bike.

The bike is in as new condition. It is cosmetically gorgeous and mechanically ready to ride. Miles since new are 854. Hard to believe that the bike was not ridden more, but times were flying back during the boom years of the 2000’s and a lot of expensive bikes were sold that were rolled into garages and not ridden. This is another one from the collection we are representing.

We saw a 6-mile 999R a couple months ago that sold for a whopping $26k. This one doesn’t have the prestige of such low mileage, but it does however have probably the second lowest mileage on a 999R that I have seen. It is also not bone stock, which does kind of separate the market. Is this a pure collection piece or a bike to be ridden? Bidding is up to $11k with the Reserve still in place. I would guess the reserve to be probably a couple grand higher than current bidding is at and would say a selling price could reach up to $15k, maybe more. If you’re interested, click here to check out the auction!


Sport Bikes For Sale May 5, 2013 posted by Jared

Clean 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 For Sale!

Lake Forest, IL – 29,981mi – $3,500 w/ Reserve


We feature a healthy amount of early GSX-R’s here on RSBFS, and for good reason. To me, these bikes represent a large part of the ever growing market for collectible sport bikes. Sure, they weren’t designed to be collectible or low production bikes when there were released. But what makes them collectible now is essentially that. Hardly anyone “saved” these bikes. We see plenty in very good condition for sale, but locating them can still be difficult. To me they represent an affordable way to collect and enjoy a kick-ass early sport bike.



This bike looks like it is for sale via a broker who is helping someone liquidate a large motorcycle collection. It has nearly 30k miles on the clock, but it sure doesn’t look like it! This bike looks as stock as it did in 1986, even down to the original pipe. The seller offers plenty of description about GSX-R’s in general, but doesn’t highlight any other details about the bike except for mileage and the exhaust being stock. There is however a video of the bike running and being ridden on the auction page.


Because we have seen a good selection of early Gixxers with varying mileage, condition, and levels of originality, we have a very good sense of what they are selling for. I can tell you one thing; we have seen these steadily increasing in the last couple years. RSBFS resident expert Rem thinks this bike is roughly a $6k bike. Of course this can go up depending on how many people really want it bad. Bidding is active, but still low with plenty of time left. You can check out the auction here and get in the mix!