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Honda June 15, 2014 posted by Rem

’95 CBR900RR- It’s GRRRRRRREAT!

Previously posted last spring, this Urban Tiger is back on eBay with a very reasonable buy-it-now of $4800. Links updated. -dc

95 CBR900RR

Many a CBR900RR has appeared on RSBFS because it is truly one of the greatest game changing bikes in all of sportbike history. Much has been written about the bike as Honda set the world on fire with a 900cc bike that was the same size and weight as their current 600. Unbelievable.

95 CBR900RR

As for rarity, the CBR900RR was brought to the U.S. and wasn’t rare back in the day. But now it’s all about what has survived intact and original after 18 years. Lots were wrecked and lots were modded, probably by you guys who look at this site now. You know who you are.

95 CBR900RR

Here’s the seller’s info-

This is a rare find for sure, I understand that the color scheme (urban tiger) was never to come to America. 200 units were shipped to Quebec Canada by mistake and riders drove from the US to purchase the body parts and gas tank to convert their own FireBlade’s to the unique color scheme. The bike is crazy fast, great looking and in incredible shape. I have owned a number of CBR’s and fell in love with the look and stance of this bike. The bikes capabilities is beyond my riding comfort level. In its day this bike ruled the track and the road, 124 HP @10k and only 403 lbs.

I really do not want to sell this bike but I can’t afford a 2nd additional bike that I can ride with my girlfriend.

95 CBR900RRLastly, you may have seen CBR900RR’s in the U.S. but probably not like this one. The particular paint (urban tiger? hilarious!) on this bike didn’t make it to the U.S. You might think that’s a good thing. I don’t. I think this bike looks awesome. It’s pure 90’s.

So, the seller is asking $7,500. That’s a lot of cheese for this bike. But it is super cool. So it’s up to you. To make your call in the affirmative, check out the auction!

-RN

’95 CBR900RR- It’s GRRRRRRREAT!
Suzuki July 4, 2013 posted by Rem

Clean Suzuki GSX-R 600 MoviStar Telefonica!

Update 7.4.2013: After selling twice to non-paying bidders, the owner of this bike has relisted it on eBay. Opening bid is $4500 and no reserve, so the first person with $4500 has a shot at winning the bike. If you want to snag it for sure before the auction ends, there is a buy-it-now option of $5500, which is $1000 less than when first listed. Good luck to buyers and seller! Links updated. -dc

02 GSX-R

02 GSX-R

For all you Suzuki GSX-R fans, race livery bikes aren’t as common as say what you get from Honda with the endless Repsol edition CBR’s. So when a clean MoviStar Telefonica comes up for sale, it’s an opportunity to have a limited GSX-R that you won’t see in every Cycle Gear parking lot on Bike Night.

I’m sure you all know by now that the changes on the 600 for this edition were just cosmetic. The mechanical is the same as the other 600’s offered that year. But it’s a great looking bike so definitely worth seeking for cosmetics alone.

From the seller-

I’m offering an genuine Special Edition Suzuki 2002 Telefonica Movistar Edition GSXR 600 with low miles, it is in immaculate condition. I have in hand a clean tilted Pink Slip with current California registration which is paid through September 2013. It has a brand new battery, new oil was change and fresh (2010) tires with 90% tread left.

Bike runs crisp, starts cleanly and has no mechanical issues. I rode the bike for about 100 miles and confirmed the bike runs perfect. It is a powerful, light and extremely fun bike to ride.

Bike has never been tracked, raced, crashed, dropped or riden in the rain. Price $5,500.

This bike was produced to commemorate USA’s rider Kenny Robert Jr. during the 2001 MotoGP Championship. 300-500 were imported to the USA and only 1,500-2,500 were ever produced worldwide. Very few remain today and in this condition I’ve only seen them as part of someone’s collection. Although this bike would make a great daily driver, this bike is of collector quality and I give it a 9.6 out of 10. The only issue is this bike has some marks and such near and around the “M” on the right hand side. Owner tried to fit the bike between his car and a pilar.

The Back Story:
This bike belongs to wealthy Silicon Valley man who hardly rode the bike. The bike has always remained in a garaged and well kept (wiped down after each ride, never washed).

I can stage the bike and assit with your selected shipper of choice from my end (I do no ship or crate). Shipping fees are the sole responsibility of the Buyer. $1,000 is due at the end of auction. The remaining can be routed directly into my bank account. (408) 460-5208.

And pics-

Now this bike looks to be clean as a whistle judging by the photos. The seller says the bike was always garaged and well maintained and the photos seem the confirm that claim. The bike is decent in mileage and is described as running well. Outside of the Yosh pipe, it also looks bone stock.

This is a cool ride that would be a nice addition for any Suzuki fan or collector. To put this beauty in your garage (yes, you better garage it!) go place your bid!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale June 28, 2013 posted by Rem

Legendary Liter Bike- ’87 GSX-R 1100!

Location: Madison, WI    Mileage: 15,358    Price: Auction

87 GSX-R 1100

87 GSX-R 1100

I love to see original, early GSX-R’s like this one pop up for sale. We all know about the legendary status of the 1100 with its bullet-proof air and oil cooled motor. So much motor that it pushed the chassis almost too far. These early GSX-R 1100’s set a high bar for everything that came after.

From the seller-

Her I a 1987 Suzuki gsxr 1100 never been laid down straight no dings or scratches. bike has a small flaw in one sticker has pealed a little( shown in pics). It has a Vance and Hines slip on and after market windshield. other than that this bike is STOCK. As of last week it had two new tires, new battery brake caliper rebuilt, master cylinders rebuilt, needles and seats, float bowl gasket, and all fluids replaced. this bike is beautiful unmolested  unrestored condition. 15,346 original miles

Photos-

The seller describes the bike as stock, outside of the Vance and Hines pipe and smoked windscreen. Not too bad for a bike that’s 26 years old. Mileage isn’t bad for this motor as long as its received regular maintenance. The seller also describes recent work that’s been done. You’ll want to do your homework but it sounds like this ride is in pretty decent shape.

This GSX-R could be a solid pick for anyone who’s a Suzuki fan or wants to add to a collection or just wants a cool sportbike. If you can give this bike a nice garage to live in, go place your bid!

-RN

Yamaha June 26, 2013 posted by Rem

Not Perfect But Cool ’94 Yamaha YZF750

Location: Las Vegas, NV    Mileage: 43,000   Price: Auction, no reserve

94 YZF750

94 YZF750

So we at RSBFS like to bring our faithful readers the mintiest, rarest and most sportbikiest of rare sportbikes we can find for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. And that’s awesome. However, sometimes there are other bike choices out there for the many of us who don’t light our cigars with hundred dollar bills. Here is a case of one of those bikes. This bike is not perfect and certainly has the miles, but it’s no reserve, so you could own something maybe you want to restore for not a ton of cash. Pretty cool.

From the seller-

hello.im selling my 1994 yamaha yzf750.im a mature rider and this bike is not raced or tracked just a streetbike.it is pretty much all original except for the windscreen the turn signals and the front fender.i still have the original yamaha key.the previous owner before me put the windscreen and front fender on years before i owned it.it has a clean title.the tires are in good shape and has no leaks anywhere.she has 43 thousand miles,but dont let that fool you these motors run for along time and are pretty much bullet proof.this basic motor has been in the fz750 since 1985.you can jump on this bike and ride cross country if you want.these bikes in this condition are getting harder and harder to find.this bike fires right up and runs smooth and quite with the stock exhaust.it does have a few little scratches here and there and i took a couple pictures of them.all in all a very solid motorcycle and in great condition for being 19 years old.im listing this as a no reserve auction.i also have the bike for sale locally and reserve the right to end the auction early.all sales are final and full payment to be made in 72 hours.you can come by my house and take it for a ride if you would like.also buyer is responsible for shipping if he or she desires to ship it.if you have anymore questions or would like any different pics feel free to call me and i will be glad to send pics or talk about the bike.thanks and good luck bidding.

And pics-

Now, with this kind of mileage you’re gonna want to do all you can to verify the condition and make sure she runs right. Or as right as it can for the age. The bike isn’t 100 percent stock and has its cosmetic nicks and dings. But part of your fun can be restoring back to factory stock. And then have a cool looking ride that is rare and will be fun to ride.

So for the rest of us who would like to have all the killer bikes we see on RSBFS everyday but aren’t a celebrity or maybe an owner of multiple websites that feature rare cars (German, Italian) and bikes (cafe, sport) and such, here’s an opportunity. Make the most of it and get in on the action!

-RN

Honda June 14, 2013 posted by Rem

Chance to own a legend- ’94 CBR900RR

Location: Clemson, SC   Mileage: 30,955   Price: Auction

94 CBR900RR

94 CBR900RR

So this CBR900RR isn’t a minty, garage-queen, low-mileage, museum piece that we like to normally feature here on RSBFS. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t belong. The 900RR is such an iconic, important bike in the evolution of the sportbike that any 900RR that’s relatively clean is a bike worth considering. In that mindset, here’s this one.

From the seller-

You are viewing a 1994 Honda CBR 900 RR with less than 31,000 miles.   

This motorcycle is in excellent condition and runs perfectly.  Both tires are like new.  It has a newly installed K&N air filter, and a fresh oil and filter change using full synthetic oil.  Spark plugs were changed within the last 500 miles. There is a Corbin seat installed which is much more comfortable than the stock seat.  It also has heated hand grips. The only flaw with the motorcycle is some scratches on the muffler (see pics).  The bike was in a low-speed accident several years ago.  All damaged plastics were replaced with OEM parts, but the damage to the muffler wasn’t worth repairing.  

Feel free to ask any questions about the bike.  I’ll respond as quickly as I can.

The following information is from Wikipedia:

CBR900RR 

The CBR900RR was introduced in 1992 with an 893 cc inline-four engine and set a precedent for light weight in the super bike class. At 453 lb with a full fuel tank, the CBR900RR was just 4 lb heavier than Honda’s own CBR600F2, and 76 lb lighter than the next-lightest open-class machine at the time, the Yamaha FZR1000. Minor changes to the 1994 model included an improved shift drum to cure notchy shifting, and steadier mirrors. 

In a move to refine the CBR900RR’s handling on bumpy roads, the 1995 model’s suspension was upgraded with revised spring and damping rates, and a compression adjuster was added to the front fork. More aggressive styling incorporated a “cut reflector” design headlight and fewer of the CBR’s unique fairing holes. Slimmer and firmer footpegs were patterned after the RC45 and a shift linkage replaced the original model’s backward pedal. A new instrument panel included an electronic speedometer that measured speed from the countershaft sprocket. The only engine change in 1995 was the replacement of the aluminum valve cover with a magnesium piece.

And photos-

So, like I said, this isn’t a low-mieage, living room piece. It’s clearly seen its share of road time, been down, had fairing replaced and still has some scrapes and bruises. But, it’s not all that bad, if you want to own an iconic bike and not pay collector prices. If it runs and is somewhat put together, you still have an awesome ride.

Here’s your chance to take the 900RR home and rest well knowing you have one. To make that happen, place your bid!

-RN

Aprilia June 6, 2013 posted by Rem

Two Stroke Fun Calling You! ’02 Aprilia RS250

Location: Glendale, AZ    Mileage: 2,671   Price: Auction

02 Aprilia RS250

I think probably all of us who love sportbikes are drawn to the mystery that is the two stroke. Because of its design, the two stroke gave bikes power in small displacement, therefore saving weight. Weight savings means better performance in the acceleration and handling departments. Never really being available in the US only makes the mythology more powerful. If that’s true for you, then check out this Aprilia RS250.

From the seller-

Aprilia RS250 is in excellent shape. Has 2671 Miles, which equates to 4300 kilometers,, on motor which is barely broken in. Bike looks almost the same as it did off the production line. Never touched by anyone but an Aprilia Mechanic.Arrow exhaust, Brembo Brakes.Every setting on instrument panel works. Needs new front right turn signal and locking mechanisim for storage compartment behind seat.That doesnt mean that the bike has been laid down. some small scratchs that are barely noticeable, but definately has NOT been wrecked. Thats it. Ready to ride today.  New Battery and starts every 1/4 kick. Wont find a cleaner RS250 with lower miles anywhere. Tires, Brake pads are all in excellent shape.Never been titled. Bill of Sale is final, along with previous bill of sale..

And pics-

This bike looks to be a fairly stock machine and certainly doesn’t have a ton of mileage on it. Seller says it is in great shape and only has a couple a issues with the turn signal and a locking mechanism. Hopefully nothing that is going to be difficult to address. All in all, looks to be a clean example of a really fun ride.

So if you have heard the siren’s call of a two stroke and the Aprilia gets you going, get in on the action and place your bid!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale June 1, 2013 posted by Rem

GSX-R Party Continues! Clean ’96 1100 Up for Grabs!

Location: Cresskill, NJ  Mileage: 6,704   Price: $3,600 BIN

96 GSXR1100

96 GSXR1100

There’s been a rash of GSX-R’s on the old RSBFS as of late. And that’s no problem for me. I can write about, read about, and look at these awesome bikes all day. Here’s another clean example of an 1100 ripe for the taking.

From the seller-

1996 Suzuki GSX R 1100 in increadible shape. only 6,704 miles. Never down, never raced, stock. Was in dry storage for years. Has a new battery. Starts right up. Has a stage 1 jet kit and a K&N air filter done last fall. Carbs are spotless. Was going to install a 4 into 1 exhaust system, hard to find but I know where one is and will give the info to the new owner. This bike is WAYYYY TOOOO fast, not a beginners bike, dont try. I just cant handle the riding position anymore. Moving to a sit up bike. This bike is in GREAT shape. Most of these bikes were used for racing and had been modified and had most of the body panels trashed. This is one of the nicest I have seen, not a scratch on the panels, all stock, all original. The tank is perfect. If it does not sell, ok with me as I am already having second thoughts on selling it. This bike has the factory “anti wheelie wire” which lowers the power in 1st gear. The wire has been run up to the seat with a switch to turn it on and off. The anti wheelie wire was put on these bikes from the factory to prevent people from flipping the bike in 1st gear. The pictures speak for themselves. No joy riding, must have cash on hand or you are not getting on the bike, its irreplaceable. Clear NJ title in hand. Just clean to your liking and a little wax, your done.

Took the bike out for a ride and the speedometer needle seems to be stuck from lack of use being stored for so long. The odometer “miles” is working fine so the speedometer should free up with a hearty ride. Everything else is good to go.

And photos-

So this is another clean, original bike that has somehow survived the years without being put into a telephone pole, laid down, flipped or modded unrecognizable. That’s pretty rare indeed. The bike doesn’t look like it needs anything and the seller does highlight a speedo issue that hopefully is easily remedied. Nothing more to add really.

The seller is asking for $3,600 to take this thing home. Not too bad if you ask me. If you agree, check this auction out!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale May 31, 2013 posted by Rem

Restored and Awesome ’88 GSX-R 750 Slingshot!

Location: San Jose, CA   Mileage: 29,360   Price: Auction

88 GSXR750

88 GSXR750

Oh man, here’s a real beauty up for sale in California. Being a huge GSX-R fan, this bike hits all the right marks. The “Slingshot” was an attempt by Suzuki to get some more power out of the engine by getting it a few more revs. Didn’t really do the trick but was still a killer bike then, just as it is today.

From the seller-

Here’s a chance to get one of the cleanest 88 GSXR’s you will ever find. This bike took three years to complete. Finding the NOS oem body panels took two years of world wide searching as most of the panels aren’t available anymore. All panels excluding the tank and upper are brand new old stock parts. Has factory original windscreen, turn signals and mirrors. The bike started out as a very nice 28K mile original bike. The bike was taken apart, cleaned, detail painted and reassembled with all factory correct hardware and to factory specs. All mechanicals such as brakes, suspension, carbs, etc were gone through. Mods are minimal and kept period correct such as a Fox Shock (rebuilt and has new spring). Yoshimura exhaust system ( media blasted and high heat painted). Factory 36mm carbs are Stage III jetted with new K&N Filters. Bike runs great. Brand new RK 530 chain with new front rear sprockets. Seat and bump pad are mint, look brand new. Brand new rear tire hugger and rear uncut fender. Michelin Pilot Power tires are in great shape. Only ridden 500 miles since restoration complete. Only a few small flaws in entire bike. See pics: One small chip in upper under mirror ( very hard to notice) and scratch in frame by rear set and one tiny chip in paint in front side of tank which can be touched up. That’s about it. This bike shows excellent, ride and enjoy or stash it away as an investment. Please contact me if you have any questions. I’m selling this bike for a friend but I helped build it so I know every detail. Will assist buyer with shipping but buyer pays all costs. Pickup preferred.

Pics-

This GSX-R is described as completely restored to factory specs with NOS bodywork in a three year effort. It certainly looks great. The mileage is considerable but the seller says everything has been gone through and the bike runs well. Photos highlight a few small cosmetic issues. Otherwise, this thing looks like a nice, clean example of one hell of a sportbike.

If you’re looking for a great early GSX-R, or just a great early sportbike, this could be an outstanding opportunity for you. To place your bid, go to the auction!

-RN