Author Archives: Phil

Aprilia October 18, 2009 posted by Phil

AMA Pro Daytona Aprilia RSV100R race bike for sale!

We all know that Doug has a soft spot for homologation specials.  Well, mine is for race bikes like this one:  one of four (or are they selling all four?!) 2009 AMA Pro Daytona Factory Aprila RSV1000R race bike for sale by KWS Motorsports:

Here’s a partial list of the (very tasty) specs:

Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team Aprilia RSV1000R
Race Weight (All fluids, no fuel) – 381lbs
Engine – KWS DSB Build – 138hp – 140hp and 79ft-lbs of torque
Exhaust – LeoVince Stainless Custom Race System w/Custom Ti End Cans
Frame – OEM with Rubber dampers removed and shock boss modifications
Triple Clamp – Millennium Technologies Custom adjustable triple clamps.
Forks – Ohlins w/25mm Superbike Valves
Shock – Ohlins TTX Custom
Damper – Ohlins Steering Damper w/Race Kit
Swingarm – OEW w/Pit Bull GP receivers and Millennium Technologies Quick Change adjusters and brake hanger
Wheels – Aprilia Factory OZ Forged Aluminum Wheels modified to 5.5” with Millennium Technologies Rotor Spacers for Quick ChangeFront Brakes – Brembo Racing 19×20 Master Cylinder, Hel Brake Lines, Brembo Reservoir w/Moto R Bracket Brembo (4-Pad) Calipers, Brembo OEM Rotors
Rear Brakes – GSX-R Rear Master, Hel Brake Lines, Brembo OEM Rear Caliper, Modified OEM rotor
….

KWS Motorsports is asking $17,985 for the bike.  A lot of cash?  Normally yes, but for a race bike with some pretty decent finishes and race history?  Heck no!

phil

Ducati October 17, 2009 posted by Phil

Fully customized 2001 Ducati 748 for sale

While a Ducati 748 does not really qualify as “rare”, this fully customized version seems to be the exception to the rule.  The bike has, as the seller claims, over $30,000 invested and is tastefully done (which is not always the case).  It’s also code-named “GIA” for that added cool factor:


“GIA“… A Custom Built 2001 Ducati 748 Superbike with over $30,000, 3 Years of Build Time, not to mention all my BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS invested!

Charcoal Grey Custom Paint by “Jason Haskins Hot Rod Shop“ with Clear Coated Carbon-Fiber highlights. “S“ Model 5-Spoke Powder Coated Red Wheels, “Full“ Termignoni Carbon-Fiber Exhaust System, Rebuilt Engine and Replaced Rockers, Surflex Racing Slipper Clutch, GP Brake Master Cylinder, GP Billet Clutch Master Cylinder, Evo Billet Slave Cylinder….

The list of mods is too long to list here,  so check out the ad on Ducati.ms.  The seller is asking $6000 for this sweet ride, which I think is a pretty good deal.  Besides, the 916/748 series was the last of Tamburini’s design before leaving Ducati, so bonus points there as well!

phil

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Kawasaki October 13, 2009 posted by Phil

HARRIS Magnum race chassis for sale in Chicago

Just the name “Magnum” alone signifies this is a rare find indeed.  Harris is a small performance specialist shop in the UK, producing frame kits for different engines, resulting in many unique specials over the years.  In any case, this 1980 Magnum 2 frame kit listed on the Chicago Craigslist will fit a Kawasaki Z1 (the old Z1!) or a Suzuki in-line four:

Will fit a Kazasaki Z1 or Suzuki inline 4 (Katana & others) motor. Currently has brackets to fit Z1. White Power rear suspension, Marzocchi Front forks, Harris cast aluminum triple trees, German made adjustable clip ons, Magnesium wheels. Absolutely gorgeous frame is ultra-light and riged, single and double butted cro-moly tubing… manganese bronze welded. Harris mono-shock rear swing-arm set the standard for all others.

It also comes with a Harris ultra-light aluminum fuel tank, fiberglass bodywork, and a Harris exhaust (a rare item in itself!).

Harris Magnum frames are legendary, so regardless whether you will be buying this one or not (you should!), head on over to the ad on Craigslist to read up on some motorcycle history!

phil

Honda October 10, 2009 posted by Phil

Uber rare Honda NR (NR750) for sale in The Netherlands

While RSBFS concerns mostly with bikes for sale in the US, for very special cases of uber-rare bikes we will make an exception, and this, boys and girls, is definitely one of them: a 1994 Honda NR for sale in the Netherlands.

Uber uber rare Honda NR (NR750) for sale

First produced in 1992, the NR (often mistakenly referred to as the NR750 – the 1987 Le Mans endurance racer) is an absolute legend with it’s GP racing derived oval piston (often amusingly referred to as ‘a can of spam’) engine, and it was the 90s equivalent of  today’s Ducati Desmosedici in terms of exoticism and price – it was the most expensive production bike of the day, retailing for $50,000 – back in 1992!  Here’s more info on Wikipedia about this truly exotic ride.

All we know about the bike from the ad is that the seller is asking 48000 Euros for it.  Hard to comment on the price as you don’t see a NR up for sale everyday, but if I had the cash, it’d be already sitting in my bedroom right by my bed!

phil

Bimota October 7, 2009 posted by Phil

More Bimotas! Mint DB1 for sale on ebay

Can I share something personal?  I’m torn – genuinely torn.  On one hand I’m ecstatic to see all these Bimotas on the market these days, but on the other, it’s painful – PAINFUL – not having the cash to scoop up every single one of them!  First it was the absolutely gorgeous and super rare DB1SR tricolore that Alex found, and now this – :

Bimota DB1 750. Only 2500kms or 1500miles on the clock. Engine model ZDM750L. The bike is in very good condition. It was used for the first few years then has been in storage having the engine started and servicing done every so often. The engine has now not been started for about 1year and will need a full service. The body work presents nicely however the bike is over 20years old. This is Motorbike history and a rare chance for a DB1

The seller lists this as an 1985 model, but as far I know the first year for the DB1 is 1986.  Also, those mirrors doesn’t look like they are original, but minor details really.  The thing that I am most concerned about is the price – $30,000!  Yes, the DB1 is a legend and this one is mint, but $30,000? 

Nevertheless, do check out the auction because there’s a link with a few more photos of this gem.

phil

Buell October 7, 2009 posted by Phil

Buell XB race bike for sale

Don’t you just LOVE race bikes? All those nice parts made from unobtanium, with thousand of machining hours to achieve one singular purpose – to go fast.  If you can’t tell already,  I have a huge soft spot for race bikes (then again, I think we all do around here!) 

So here’s a really :

The list of mods are too long to list here, so please click on the above link to check out the details.  But check out all that sexy carbon fiber in the last photo!  Hmm….

The seller is offering the bike with a Buy-It-Now price of $7500 – I don’t think that’s unreasonable, but I would find out more details from the seller first and go from there.

I’m generally not a big fan of Harleys, but for some reason the words “Harley Davidson” looks cool when it’s on a race bike like that!

Phil

Ducati October 5, 2009 posted by Phil

“ThunderDuc” Ducati SC1000 special for sale

There has been a string of really cool Ducs for sale, but this one has got to be my favorite – a heavily customized / modified Sport Classic 1000 race bike nicknamed “ThunderDuc” (hey, if it’s got a name like that, it’s GOTTA be cool, right?)

To briefly quote the seller:

“For those not in the know, do a search here on it, aka ThunderDuc [ed-here meaning the Ducati.ms forum].

Take one 2006 Sport Classic, naked in original red with white stripes. Mix 1 shot of Red Bull and 1 shot of Heroin into the visuals of what a modern day cafe racer should look like as an actual race machine.

This machine has been used in numerous advertising mediums for our sport including:

Rev’It! 2008 catalog
Alpina Wheels 2008 catalog
AirTech fiberglass’ website
Motorcyclist Magazine Feb. 2009 Adamo/Leoni tribute

And many more all over the web.

Then make it happen over the course of 2 years.”

Just that short description alone makes it sound über cool, but wait till you read about the vast list of customized performance parts such as Zard exhaust system, Alpina tubeless spoked wheels, BrakeTech brake rotors, Yoyodyne slipper clutch – the list goes on and on and on and on…and on! 

The seller is asking $17,999 (so that’s less than $18,000, right?) which I think is a bargain given the amount of time and money spent on it.  And it’s already a famous bike!  Click here to see the ad on Ducati.ms

I hope someone picks this up and gives it a good home as for sure it deserves one!!

Phil

Ducati October 2, 2009 posted by Phil

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – bargain!

Before you check out this Ducati, please welcome Phil to Rare Sport Bikes For Sale as this is his first post. He has been a subscriber and regular with site submissions — so much so that I had to just invite him to contribute directly when I couldn’t keep up with his emails anymore! He’s a big time Bimota fan and is blogging from Hong Kong for us, which I think is extra cool. Welcome aboard Phil!

Hi, it’s my first post contributing to RSBFS, so if I made any boo-boos, please bear with me.  So, with that out of the way…what we have here is a nice example of a for sale on eBay.

The FE stands for “Final Edition”, the last batch of monoposto air-cooled super sports before the new injected version. There are only 800 of these world wide, with 300 of them for the US market.  FE’s share similar running gear to earlier Superlights with higher exhaust, carbon bits, and single seat.  Each FE has a number metal plaque on the top triple clamp and this one is #283.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

DUCATI 900 SUPERSPORT FE #283

Bike comes with: FULL RAISED EXHAUST SYSTEM (ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST SYSTEM) , DUC PERFORMANCE STEERING DAMPER, BRAIDED BRAKE LINES.

Very low reserve………………The bike is EXCELLENTE CONDITIONS!!! Real awsome RIDE!

CRATING, SHIPPING and DELIVERY to any US STATES (Except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $450.00.

New tittle from DUCATI NA, bike has never registered …MSO.”

FEs have been averaging around 5500, so this one at 3500 is an absolute steal!  The bike looks clean and have some aftermarket bits on it as well – someone would be very happy with this (I know I would be)!

Phil