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Sport Bikes For Sale March 9, 2013 posted by Jared

1989 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale!

East Peoria, IL – 10,714mi – $3,549 No Reserve

89YamahaFZR400_2It’s been a while since we have seen an FZR400 here on RSBFS and that makes me sad. I love these bikes and to me they represent what RSBFS is all about. What they represent is a combination of performance, classic sport bike looks, and the rare and exoticness that people like me, and most of you, will drool over.

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There is a reason that this bike is still considered one of the best handling bikes… because they are. And how does a 59hp inline-four blasting its way to 14,000rpm sound? Sounds great to me! You get all of Yamaha’s trick goodies of the day including, but not limited to, the EXUP system, widening the power band. All tucked into a lightweight package and covered in classic late-80’s Yamaha graphics.

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The particular bike for sale right now looks next to as clean as you could hope for. Aside from some lower fairing issues from the bike being tipped over, it’s hard to spot any outstanding issues. I have seen lots of these that are thrashed and/or converted to track use with a 600cc engine in there.

From the seller:

THIS IS A RARE FIND. 1989 YAMAHA FZR400W. I PURCHASED THIS UNIT LAST YEAR FROM A COLLECTOR WHO WAS THE THIRD DOCUMENTED OWNER. I HAD THE INTENT OF KEEPING IT FOR YEARS HOWEVER I AM RUNNING OUT OF ROOM AND SOME OF MY TOYS MUST BE SOLD. HERE IS THE HISTORY ON THE UNIT:

This is a VERY rare find, an unmolested,never raced, lovingly cared for,garaged, 2 owner, bone stock Yamaha FZR400.

How this one never made it to the track still bewilders us, we have built and raced these bikes since the late 80′s and have a vast amount of spares along with of wealth of info and support to go along with the purchase.

*Full history and All documentation comes with bike*, Purchased new in 1991 for $4300 by an older gent, he started a binder of info and service records that are pictured. Including the original invoice and setup sheet. He sold the bike in the early 2000 to a hot Asian Med. student in Md.

She used the bike to learn how to ride and commute to Med school in Baltimore. In learning how to ride it has fallen over and shows minor scratches on the air intake of the lower fairing. Not crashed or thrown down the road,,,IT FELL OVER. The mileage is accurate and low because she lived in the city close to school.

Now a famous (still hot) Doctor she has no time ride or risk messing up her pretty little surgeon hands.

So thats how we ended up with the bike. There are no stories here it’s all documented and 100%.

It had been sitting for a while so we took care of a Full Service and safety ck, inc.

New Bridgestone tires,EBC brakes,EK chain,plugs,all fluids changed. Carbs were cleaned and rebuilt and a new battery installed. It runs as it should and needs nothing. Except a new owner.

Sold only to a good home! please no kids who are gonna try to put a 190 tire on the back or wack some flush mounts on it.

This is a collector quality piece and will make a great scoot for you or your significant other.

We typically see these bikes in similar condition for sale from about $4,000-$4,500, with the price increasing with lower mileage and more pristine condition. I could easily see this bike pushing the $4.5k mark given its current state. Let’s face it, these bikes are damn cool and they aren’t making anymore ’89 FZR400’s. If you got to have it, you can check out the auction here. But you better act fast as there is only a couple days left.

-JS

MV Agusta March 8, 2013 posted by Jared

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna

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Philadelphia, PA – 7,000mi – $17,000 BIN

 

It should be of no surprise that I bring to you this lovely MV Agusta F4. MV represents the upper range of the high-end and most advanced sport bikes on the market. In the RSBFS employee handbook, we are contractually obligated to bring you bikes that fill such categories as “limited production” and “special editions”. The F4 Senna fills both of these spots as well as being one of the best looking bikes ever.

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The Senna edition of the F4 is a tribute to 3-time Forumla1 world champion Aytron Senna. Senna tragically lost his life during an F1 race, but his legacy and his foundation still live on today. This bike is not only a tribute to Senna, but also helped fund his foundation. This F4 was treated to the most advanced MV technology of the time and it’s 1000cc engine making 174hp.

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From the seller:

Time to ride again ladies and gentleman, but dont get caught out there with the same bike as 300 other riders. if it’s the sport bike you like, then it gets no better then this.

This is the Ferrari of Motorcycles, on top of that you have here the Senna addition. # 286 of only 300 made.

As long as I have owned this bike I have NOT seen another one.

This bike is in show room condition with nothing wrong. Serviced and maintained by FAST BY FERRACCI It also lives in a climate controlled building and has not seen the rain or the ground.

I am the second owner and at that time the bike had only 3400 miles on it. I have only added 4000. So you can see that this one has been babied.

I can’t begin to tell you how easy this bike handles and makes it way though the sharpest of turns.

I am selling this bike locally and reserve the right to cancel the auction at anytime.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I run my own business so please be patient with my response time

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The BIN price of $17,000 is right in the ball park for these bikes. Mileage is on the high side for a lot of these types of bikes as people who buy them generally don’t ride them. Hats off to the owner for actually riding this beauty! I looks like maintenance and the care for this bike has been nothing short of complete. You can jump over to the auction here and check it out for yourself!

-JS

Honda March 6, 2013 posted by Jared

600cc Survivor! 1993 Honda CBR600 F2

Boca Raton, FL – 12,500 mi – Currently $2,550

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Before the shouts of “These aren’t rare!” and “They made thousands of these!” start, let me say that I don’t necessarily disagree with the latter. However, there is a lot of support and interest in clean survivors from back in the day. Personally, I feel that finding a 20-year-old bike that was never meant to be collectible in stellar condition can be trickier than finding a more expensive bike in the same condition. These were never thought of as something to preserve. They were designed to go fast and lots of them ended up on the ground or modified beyond recognition. Those who wanted one of these when they were new but were too young/broke to afford one are now 20 years older and have more disposable income. That is why the “survivor” represents a key part of the rare sport bike market, much like the 60’s muscle car does in the collectible car market.

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On to this minty CBR600F2 for sale. This bike is now 20 years old and has less than 13k miles on the clock, which is roughly 600 miles a year. The bike looks as flawless as can be and the only thing I can call out from the photos is a slight scuff on the exhaust and maybe a tiny amount of surface rust on the exhaust as well. Also, I maybe see some pait chipping on the front forks, but that could just be the lighting in the picture. Other than that, this thing looks like it did back in ’93.

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From the seller:

1993 Honda CBR 600 F2 with less than 13,000 miles. Recent tune up, cleaned carburators, changed voltage regulator, battery and both tires. Runs like a dream. 100HP on paper and you can feel it. Second owner since 1994, always garaged.

The description is a little lacking, but the seller has provided some good photos of the bike. Bidding is active and up to $2,550 already. These had 100hp back in the day and were no slouch. That Honda rideability and reliability is probably one of the things that has kept this bike looking good today. Do you feel like owning a classic 600 for less than the price of a new 250cc bike? Then check out the auction here and place your bid!

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale February 27, 2013 posted by Jared

1987 Yamaha FZR750R Genesis For Sale

Metuchen, NJ – 5,769mi – $5,200 Reserve not met

87FZR750R_14 We all know that the Yamaha FZR750R (OW-01) is highly collectible and low production homologated special that doesn’t come up for sale often. Because of this, that bike is pure unobtanium for 99% of people. The precursor to the OW01, the FZR750R Genesis, is however more attainable and not quite as rare. Granted, you don’t see these popping up for sale with as much frequency as the rest of the FZR line, but they do present an opportunity to ride something rare, cool, and a fraction of the price of the OW01.

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The FZR750R Genesis featured a 106hp engine and Yamaha’s DeltaBox frame which was advanced for street use at the time. The FZR750R was homologated for AMA racing and only 200 examples were made, which actually means less available than the OW01. The last digits of the VIN on this one shows “266”, so I am not exactly sure what implications that has as to production numbers. The bike for sale here is very clean with less than 6k on the clock. The only modification is the Yoshimura pipe and the original is included with the sale.

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From the seller:

This auction is for a 1987 Yamaha FZR 750 RT. This motorcycle has some historical significance as it was the precursor to the phenomenal FZR750RR (OW01). To homologate the FZR 750 RT for AMA racing, Yamaha had to import 200 street-spec 750’s This is one of those 200 made for the US market. This machine has less than 6K miles on it and it is in immaculate condition. There are no notable scratches, scuffs, dents, dings, etc… It is as perfect as it can be; and I don’t hesitate to say it is truly in museum quality condition. Many of these motorcycles ended up on the racetrack, but this one has never been raced, crashed or abused in anyway. This machine has spent the vast majority of its life being stored in a showroom. After I purchased this machine, I rode it about once every two months on a 20 mile loop to go through the gears. There were absolutely no mechanical issues and it operated perfectly. I had no problems with the engine, transmission, clutch, brakes, exhaust, electrical system, etc… The bike has always been stored in a climate controlled environment and I’ve never ridden it in inclement weather. Given the number of motorcycles I had, I took the motorcycle to the local dealer and prepped it for long term storage about 2 ½ years ago. It’s been sitting in my den since. With the exception of the exhaust, the machine is 100% stock. I do however have the original exhaust and it is included in this auction; as are various other miscellaneous parts and documents. I believe I possibly have several oil filters, sparkplugs, handlebar grips, owner’s manual, etc.. I’d have to go into my storage area to get a complete list. While I consider this machine as very special, I’ve enjoyed owning it and believe it’s time to let someone else include it in their collection.

Asking prices for these bikes were around $5k a couple of years ago, but given that the market for clean vintage sport bikes is always on the rise combined with the fact that these really don’t show up often and in this condition, I would say that $6k-$7k isn’t unreasonable. I would be all over this bike if it was closer and I had the cash on hand. I got a feeling this is going to be one of those future collectibles that will become increasingly harder to come by. If you feel the same way, then jump over to the auction here and have a look.

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale February 21, 2013 posted by Jared

Far Beyond Driven: 1994 Suzuki GSX-R1100 For Sale!

Daytona beach, FL – 20,129mi – $2,900 No Reserve

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Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to jet on down to Daytona  Beach and pick up this sweet ’94 Big-Gixxer. This GSX-R1100 came with 156hp back in the day along with some ultra-90’s graphics. Sure, it wasn’t touted as the best handling or nimble bike on the road at the time, but with a top speed close to 180mph, you could bet your Discman and Reebok Pump-Ups that this could outrun pretty much everything on the road.

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From the seller:

WOW! Where oh where will find another one like this? An ALL original 1994 GSXR-1100…true barn find. The only items on this bike that are not factory, is the Vance and Hines system, the stubbies, and stage-1 system. Other items replaced include fluids, plugs, brakes, and very recent Conti tires. This is a turn key unit….never raced, never down, and never altered. Must see to believe.

 

Not too much to point out on this bike given the description and the photos. It is near stock, with only a couple of mods and it doesn’t show any evidence of being down, which coincides with the seller’s description. Mileage is on the low side considering it is nearly 20 years old. It would probably be ideal to go through the bike and get it a solid tune-up as well. Bidding is currently at $2,900 with No Reserve. But hurry up as there isn’t much time left. Check out the auction here and make this GSX-R1100 yours!

-JS

Ducati February 19, 2013 posted by Jared

1999 Ducati 996SPS #342 For Sale in Florida!

Update 2.19.2013: Previously listed and sold last July, the seller is relisting this sweet looking 996SPS for $11.5k buy-it-now which is a bit less than it sold for the last time. Seller’s eBay description has more detail now too so make sure to check it out on eBay. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

It would seem that the 916/996/998 is one of the favorite Ducati designs on the recent era. I would definitely agree with that as well. I would also agree that the SPS (sport Production Special) versions of the 916/996 takes it up a notch or two in performance and desirability. The 996SPS shares the same engine as the 916SPS, but still made about 10hp over the base model. The 1999 version also had a Showa front fork which latter gave way to an Ohlins unit in 2000. After that, the SPS moniker gave way to the now used ‘R’ designation.

Where the standard 996SPS wasn’t as dramatic over the standard model, the bike up for grabs here features a 1026 big bore kit to give it some more power. There are some modifications to the bike besides the big bore kit, but the seller says all of the stock parts are included. Add some maintenance to the bike and a chance to score a some fully carbon fiber fairings fro an extra $500 on top pf the auction, and you have one serious bike.

From the seller:

Bike has always been serviced at local Ducati dealership. It was serviced recently at the tune of almost $1900 dollars.

Bike got:

New Clutch Sprang

New Pressure Plate

New Clutch Plates (aftermarket, slips my mind brand)

New Belts

New Clutch slave cylinder

All new fluids

Fresh brake pads and fluid flush

NewBattery(replaced again 3 months ago, faulty)

Everything the bike needed, the bike got! I’ve put a couple of hundred miles on it since I’ve gotten it back and maybe 8-900 miles total since I’ve owned it, it sat in climate controlled garage since I’ve owned it.

Mods: (+++ALL STOCK PARTS INCLUDED+++)

Fast by Ferracci 1026 Big bore kit

Terminiogni Full exhaust

Pazzo shorty gold levers

Gilles Rear sets

Open Clutch Cover

Fender Elimator kit

The bike seems well sorted and an excellent way to enjoy some back roads or the track. If riding this 2,900 mile bike at the limit inst you thing, then it would also make a nice addition to any collection. With Ducati ownership changing hands recently, these classic duc’s are sure to see some increase in value. Bidding is already active and this is sure to find a new owner as there is No Reserve and I see this going for over $11k easily. Check out the auction here for more photos and to bid on this Italian stallion!

-JS

Ducati February 11, 2013 posted by Jared

That’s a Spicy Meatball! 2005 Ducati 749R

Costa Mesa, CA – 4,180mi — $8,300 with Reserve

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You may be wondering what separates the 749R from the others. 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.

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Not only is the 749R uncommon, but this particular bike is almost 100% stock aside from the tinted screen and potentially a slipper clutch. Anyone that knows Duc’s knows that their owners tend to customize the crap out of them with all sorts of bits. This bike hasn’t been down that road, and it seems like bone stock Ducati’s are less common than customized ones.

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From the seller:

…2005 Ducati 749R in impeccable condition complimented in the traditional outstanding red paintwork with carbonfiber contrasts and then the gold of the Ohlins suspension and black Marchessini forged rims all this coming stock from the factory at an msrp of $21,995.00 yet here’s a chance to buy this bike at half that price the actual production numbers are hard to find out but this is number 0382 from the 2005 production year and they have a tag on the triple tree showing its a genuine limited edition.

The bike has only covered 4180 miles and as can see by the condition it really has been pampered and kept in wonderful condition. I am selling this bike for a good friend of mine that is currently dealing with some health issues so not knowing the possible outcome is selling of some of his bikes, The bike has a clean Oregon title and my firend owned a large Ducati dealership locally so know the bike has been kept up to the high standards and believe he is the 3rd owner. The bike is totally stock other than the dark screen and he thinks maybe a slipper clutch but not a 100% sure but the bike runs and rides just as if it were being wheeled out of the showroom for the 1st time…

Sounds like a clean and well maintained bike to me. It isn’t the 2004 model that came with the full carbon fiber body work, but is still a killer bike that is going to sound and look awesome. Not to mention, it is still going to go like hell. If you feel the same, you can check out the auction here and get up in the mix!

-JS

Honda February 7, 2013 posted by Jared

One of the Most Coveted Bikes in the Rare Sport Bike Universe: 1990 Honda RC30

 Englewood, CO – 7,102 miles – $20K opening bid

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It’s been a few minutes since the last time we saw an RC30 for sale here in the States, and this one comes to us from Colorado. In 1987, the VFR750R was only produced for the Japanese market and featured a restricted 77hp motor. 1,000 of these JDM units were produced and are distinguished by their smaller diameter headlights and black mirrors. The RC30 was produced for other markets around the world in 1988 and 1989 and had a claimed 112hp engine. These bikes featured the “VFR750R” branding on the tail as well as larger diameter headlamps and white mirrors. In 1990, the U.S. received the RC30 with about 86hp on tap for the 49-state model (which features a “0” in the 8th position of the VIN). The California model (which is identified by a “1” in the 8th position of the VIN) was more restricted and had a low lift cam and softer valve springs while redlining at 12,000 rpm (12,500 rpm redline for the rest of the U.S. models). The U.S. version is also distinguished by the “RC30” decal on the tail versus the “VFR750R” seen on non-U.S. models. It also appears that the U.S. version had the red Honda wing logo on the tank as opposed to the gold logo for foreign bikes. As a side note, there were some bikes made for the UK market in 1990, so the U.S. was not the only place to receive the 1990 model year.

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Now that we are refreshed on the RC30, we move onto the bike for sale here. The 8th spot on the VIN is a zero, so it would indicate that this is the 49-state model. Interestingly, the frame was apparently replaced by Honda under warranty and will come with the original frame. This was also a fairing-off professional resto. The bike looks great, however I would like to know more details as to what exactly was done and how in depth the restoration was. The seller does point out two small drilled holes in the side of the fairing that looked like they were used to mount something.

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From the seller:

Up for auction is a super rare and gorgeous 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30. This bike was a fairing off professional restore and looks great. Tank is original, it was not restored and has original paint. Only 7102 miles on the odometer. The pictures say it all. Only flaw that is seen is the two small holes that are in the fairing, this looks to have been a mounting point for something, but is not currently being used.

Bike has never been wrecked, but it does not have the original frame, the original frame was replaced by Honda under warranty. We do have the original frame that will go with the bike upon sale and all paperwork re-confirming the replacement.

Own a fine example and piece of history!

There you go. Another clean example of one of the most coveted bikes in the Rare Sport Bike Universe. These have been consistently pulling process in the mid $20k range and sometimes close to $30k. I would say that the opening bid for this bike is fair and will be interesting to see where it goes. You can take a look at the auction here and place your bid today!

-JS