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Honda March 13, 2012 posted by Rem

Honda RC30…Yes, another one!

Location: Newport Beach, California

Mileage: 1,025

Price: Auction, starting at $25,000

So the RC30 is one of the most desirable sportbikes there is. They are always featured here on RSBFS when they show themselves. And that seems to be a lot lately. These bikes only came to the States in 1990 and they are rare here (around 300 imported), but worldwide production was greater than say the Yamaha R7 OW02.  Who knows what is driving these out of hiding, but I suspect the (rapidly) rising values has something to do with it.

Here’s some more pics to drool over-

Seller’s information is brief-

Up for sale is a 1990 Honda RC30 this bike has 1,025 miles on it and is in great shape. You will notice on some of the pictures there is a small crack on each side of the upper farlings. Runs great been garaged since owning the bike.

The bike looks clean except for the cracked fairing. The mileage is low, which is not uncommon. These were expensive ($15k) when they were released and I think people saw the potential for increasing in value then. The RC30 is the top of the pyramid when it comes to being collectible so originality and condition are crucial. The seller is starting at $25,000 which is right in there with super pristine examples going for $30k and beyond.

The RC30 is a one killer bike by any estimation. If you want to make a play, then go place a bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale March 11, 2012 posted by Rem

Ultimate 90’s FZR1000…At least when it comes to the graphics

Location: Boston, Massachussettes

Mileage: 14,000

Price: Auction

So I have to admit when I first saw this photo I assumed that someone had had the bike repainted. Then I took a closer look. I guess even a fan of 90’s era sportbikes and all their graphic glory, like myself, had forgot just how far things went. It was certainly a defining era in terms of graphics and while it’s easy to laugh now, many of the 90’s bikes I think look better than the all black framed, black fairing bikes of today.

The seller provides lots of information-

Your looking at a posting of a very rare 1994 YAMAHA FZR 1000 cc motorcycle in Black Metallic with stock original graphics. Its rare in the fact that not many of these were made overall and the black metallic color scheme was mostly sold outside of the U.S. and the white color scheme was sold mostly in the U.S. These are hard to find, and most people that had these wish they still owned them now. Looks brand new, never dropped, no accidents, no problems ever, very reliable, well built trouble free bike, well maintained.

It boast 145 hp. Its a 4 cylinder boasting 5 valves per cyclinder( 3 intake, 2 exhaust), for a total of 20 valves total ( 3 intake, 2 exhaust). Uses the original EXUP exhaust system that monitors efficiency and helps with power efficiency where its needed thru the exhaust system. It was the fastest bike, time trial and overall speed for its year. States that its overall top speed is 174 mph. Its carburated and not fuel injected and its been kept exactly stock as it came out of the showroom. Its a short frame aluminum chassis, with a large 1000 cc motor.

Adult owned, original owner, well maintained. Fluids changed seasonally. Tires in great condition. No leaks. Maintained by certified motorcycle mechanic who is passionate about making the bike run true and correct and babies it as much as I do. Last season the mechanic did a scheduled radiator flush with new fluid. I’m putting this out there for former owners that wished they still owned this bike or wish they owned this bike back then. Helmet in pic not included….this post is just for the turn key working motorcycle only! Needs nothing, practically brand new with 14,000 miles on it…….less then 1000 miles per year. Heated winter storage for all of its life.

Only serious inquiries and offers will get email responses back. Anyone under the age of 21 years of age needs a parent present when purchasing this motorcycle. No tire kickers and no free rides.  TOP LEFT PIC IS THE MOST RECENT PIC.

There is a reserve price on this auction item. I have it listed locally and I reserved the right to end the auction early if it sells locally. I require $500.00 down payment thru Pay Pal at the end of auction. The rest will be paid by a certified bank check from a well known banking establishment. ***LOCAL IN PERSON AUCTION WINNER PICK UP ONLY***(No excuses)***

Engine and Transmission

Displacement: 1002.00 ccm (61.20 cubic inches)
Engine type: in-line four
Stroke: 4
Power: 145.00 HP (105.8 KW) @ 10000 RPM
Valves per cylinder: 5
Starter: electric
Gearbox: 5-speed

Physical measures

Dry weight: 214.0 kg (471.8 pounds)
Seat height: 775mm (30.5 inches)

Chassis and dimensions

Front brakes: Dual disc
Rear brakes: Single disc

Speed and acceleration

Power/weight ratio: 0.6776 HP/kg
Acceleration (0-60): 2.9 seconds
Top speed: 174 mph (280.025 kph)

This was a review article from back then, enjoy:

1994 Yamaha FZR1000

The FZR1000 is a very well-balanced bike with massive amounts of power. The chassis is perfectly capable of maintaining its composure under the stress of a motor at full throttle, and this makes the ride and the feel of the bike more enjoyable.

One of my favorite things about this machine is its extreme light weight and maneuverability. Due to its layout with 45 degree angled cylinders and relatively low seat height it feels lighter than a brand new R1, although it’s about 50 pounds heavier. The bike is very easy to handle around town and it has a very satisfying acceleration.

When you ride the FZR1000 you feel like you are a part of the machine and the ride is more enjoyable. On the modern sport bikes you are perched on top of the bike and the ride is not so comfortable.

But what goes fast, needs to stop fast and the FZR1000 has no problem with powerful braking. The bike’s solid and reliable braking system will do the job for you every single time.

The bike’s powerful engine really starts to scream when you hit 7000 RPM and no moving object on the road will leave you behind at full throttle.

The 20-valve inline four built by Yamaha is one of the most reliable power plants ever constructed so you will ride the bike with no worry.


The people that own these motorcycles take very good care of them so it wouldn’t be hard for you to find a bike that looks great and rides smoothly. If the owner has the full service history of the bike and you are satisfied with the miles, than you should really consider buying it. Also make sure that the tires are in good shape because they aren’t so durable on sport bikes and they don’t come cheap.

Yamaha’s FZR1000 was considered the Best Street bike in the 90’s. It was the bike to own in those days: very fast, beautiful and handled like no other. (END)


*Buy this now at a reasonable and affordable price. Loan could be as low as $100.00 a month for you.

There is a reserve price on this auction item. I have it listed locally and I reserved the right to end the auction early if it sells locally. I require $500.00 down payment thru Pay Pal at the end of auction. The rest will be paid by a certified bank check from a well known banking establishment. ***LOCAL IN PERSON AUCTION WINNER PICK UP ONLY***(No excuses)***

Not many photos, except proof that the paint actually is factory Yamaha-

This looks to be an all original and well cared for FZR. There are not many photos, so you may want more close ups to make sure things are right cosmetically and in terms of original parts. The paint looks good in the available photos and nothing immediately stands out as being replaced. Mileage is not bad at all and if well maintained should not be an issue.

This looks like a clean and original ’94 FZR1000 with graphics that leave no guessing as to what era it came from. For all you Yamaha guys out there or folks that just remember these back in the day and always wanted one, here’s your shot at it!



BMW March 10, 2012 posted by Rem

’05 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Limited Edition

Location: Austin, Texas

Mileage: 11,110

Price: Auction, $8,900 BIN

We see a few of these here on RSBFS from time to time and BMW isn’t really known for its sport bike dominance. That changed with the S1000RR, a bike that stormed onto the scene, took top honors all over and is now going to be a a part of the CRT teams in MotoGP. And the Boxer Cup replica is a great looking bike with tons of trick parts. A little different than most machines with the horizontally opposed twin motor, its maybe not for everyone, but very right for a few.

Lots of good detail from the seller-

This is a limited production bike, it is stock except that it has a sargent seat, which is lower than the origional, it has handlebar risers which between the two make for a more comfortable riding position, more upright not bent over like a pretzel . It has a dark tinted windscreen which looks better. All the originals, seat, windscreen  are included in sale and handlebar riser can be returned to origional position. It has very few rock chips which can be seen in the picture of the engine cover. Over all it looks like new,  no dents no scratches no damage. It runs great.      I have had many bikes and this is by far the best handling, smoothest, best looking around. After a 20 year layoff from riding  I bought the best bike I could find but I dont enjoy ridding like I used to. Too many people texting, talking on cell phones, I cant enjoy the ride.  You will find this bike to be like new. I have a new battery and a battery maintainer with the sale. This bike gets all the looks everywhere it goes..   Happy ridding.                                                        

Power train
The BoxerCup Replika engine remains unchanged for 2005. Featuring 2 Spark ignition, the 1085cc engine generates 98bhp at 7,500 rpm and 70 lb ft of torque at 5,750 rpm.A notable change to the exhaust system is the use of an exhaust pipe by Laser.

Standard equipment on the 2005 Replika, the Laser exhaust will generate a deeper, throatier tone. A closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter is still in place for compliance with emissions requirements. The 6-speed transmission remains unchanged.

Frame & Suspension

The 2005 Replika now sports the same suspension found on BoxerCup Replika race bikes. By utilizing front fork tubes from the R1150GS, the chassis of the 2005 Replika is raised by 12mm, thus allowing for a greater lean angle. Seat height on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika is 860 mm (33.9 inches). Front spring travel is 4.3″ (110 mm) and rear spring travel is 5.1″ (130 mm) with spring strut pre-load adjustable by a hand-wheel.

The braking system is unchanged from 2004. Please note that ABS will not be available on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika.
2005 BoxerCup Replika

– Front Brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
– Front Rotors 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
– Rear Brake Single, two-piston floating caliper
– Rear Rotor 10.9 inch single, fixed rotor
2005 BoxerCup Replika
– Fuel 4.7 gallons
– Seat Height 33.9 inches
– Dry Weight 459 lbs
– Wet Weight (ready to ride) 505 lbs

Body and Colors
The new 2005 BoxerCup Replika has an updated graphics package that includes, three-tone paint, sponsor stickers and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) cylinder head covers and engine spoiler.

Standard Equipment
Additional standard equipment on the 2005 BoxerCup Replika includes:
– 5.5″ Rear Wheel
– Clear Turn Signal Lenses
– Pillion Seat Cover
– Side Stand

Stainless steel exhaust system with additional chrome-plated finish

Stainless steel double walled manifold

Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster

Prob stand with starter inhibit

Continuously adjustable rear and front rebound damping

Diagnostic interface

Jump start connection point

Low-beam headlamp height adjustment

Power socket


Storage compartment with toolkit and tire repair kit

One-key system

Adjustable handbrake and clutch levers

Integral ignition switch and steering lock

Sport half fairing with rigid windshield

GRP front mud guard

Only limited numer of BoxerCup Replikas will be produced for the US market. They will begin arriving in dealerships in May.


Bike cover

Exhaust manifold cover

Carbon fiber cylinder head cover

Carbon fiber spark plug covers

Carbon fiber lower spoiler kit

Carbon fiber heel guards

Carbon fiber rear seat cover

Carbon fiber fuel tank cover

Carbon fiber upper trim panel


Type Air-cooled/oil-cooled twin-cylinder
Bore x stroke 99.0 mm x 70.5 mm
Displacement 1085 cc
Horsepower 98 bhp @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 70 lb-ft @ 5,750 rpm
Compression ratio 11.3:1
Valve gear Chain-driven, high cam, OHV with adjustable rocker arms
Valves 2 x 34 mm intake / 2 x 29 mm exhaust
Valves / cylinder Four

Primary drive 1:1.889
Clutch 165-mm dry, single plate with hydraulic actuation
Gear ratios 1st:

Final drive system Enclosed driveshaft with two universal joints
Final drive ratio 2.75:1

Frame Cast aluminum front frame section with steel rear
Front suspension BMW Telelever
Front travel 4.3 inches
Rear suspension BMW Paralever
Rear travel 5.1 inches

Brake system EVO, front and rear disc
Front brakes Two, four-piston fixed calipers
Front rotor 12.6 inch dual floating rotors
Rear brakes Single, two-piston floating caliper
Rear rotor 10.9 inch single fixed rotor
Actuation Hydraulic, DOT 4 fluid type

Front wheel 3.50 x 17 cast alloy, five, double-spoke
Rear wheel 5.50 x 17 cast alloy, five, double-spoke
Front tire 120/70 x 17 tubeless
Rear tire 180/55 x 17 tubeless

Overall length 85.8 inches
Overall width 35.2 inches
Wheelbase 58.2 inches
Seat height 33.9 inches
Steering angle 65.0 degrees
Front wheel trail 3.9 inches
Weight – Dry 459 lbs. excluding options and accessories
Weight – Wet 505 lbs. excluding options and accessories
Maximum load 992 lbs. GVWR

More photos-

The details about the model are listed above by the seller. There have been a few mods that the seller highlights, including the aftermarket seat and handlebar risers.  The original parts are included for all of you who want to put it back to stock. That’s always a bonus in my book. Mileage is low for most bikes and particularly a BMW. You should have many more years of ride time on this bike.

Seller is asking asking $8,900 BIN which seems like a lot of bike for the money. Just look at all the carbon fiber bits. And the build quality is outstanding.

If you dig something a little different, but still awesome, make the jump!


Honda March 5, 2012 posted by Rem

Beautiful ’94 Honda Rothmans NSR250R SP

Mileage: 800 miles on fresh motor

Price: $10,800

Update 3.5.2012: Now listed on BARF with additional details. -dc

Do sportbikes get much better looking than this? Go ahead, take it all in. I think you’ll find the answer is no. The NSR 250 is as legendary as you can get in any sportbike circle and if you are fortunate enough to get an SP, well then, be content with the rest of your life, whatever it may bring. You are the definition of lucky.

Seriously, just look at it. What an absolute stunner. The SP models are much more rare and difficult to find that the standard NSR and was also the most advanced at the time in terms of being a refined two-stroke street bike. It’s powered by a 40bhp V-twin that only had to propel approximately 300 pounds dry and its dry clutch and adjustable suspension made it truly one of the great two-stroke race replicas.

Here’s information from the seller-

The NSR is a real 94 Rothmans, has correct vin and number tag on subframe. Fresh motor, about 800 miles, new crank, new cylinders, used cases but almost everything else new including clutch.

Has new OEM Honda:

Upper and lower forks $$$$

Fuel Tank $$$$

Triple Clamps $$$

PGM 4 unit and gauges $$$

Every seal, or bushing greased/replaced etc etc in the last year.

Has some Chinese plastic on it and some factory, have all factory pieces except left lower and upper, that is all it really needs to be fully original. Has all correct SP parts like magteks, dry clutch adj suspension etc.

Runs excellent.

And more pics of this beauty-

The seller highlights the maintenance which includes lots of engine overhaul that should address any concerns about the motor, especially important for a two-stroke. Sounds like all the other maintenance has been done too and the seller says the bike runs excellent. Only issue really is replacement plastic which the seller also highlights letting you know what it would take to make the bike 100%.

The seller is asking $10,800. It’s not cheap, but don’t forget it’s a Rothmans edition SP, making this an extremely rare bike. And considering the work put in, then it gets even more attractive.

So if you’ve been searching for one of these, collector or rider, or both, you should give this bike a good look. They don’t pop up all that often. Contact Glenn via email.


Honda March 4, 2012 posted by Rem

Cool Bike, Small Package-’90 Honda VTR250

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Mileage: 3,900

Price: Auction, currently $1,200, no reserve

We in the U.S. all love our large displacement bikes. The bigger the better. And this isn’t just true in the Harley cruiser world where a Sportster 883 will get you the question “Do they sell men’s bikes where you got that?” from about any other Harley rider. It’s also very true in the sportbike world, where the excellent 400cc bike really couldn’t find its place. I exclude RSBFS readers from this generalization based on most readers embracing of the smaller sportbike. And that’s why we have here a ’90 VTR250. A 250 V-Twin, in killer 90’s era graphics. I dig it.

Here’s some more pictures, including some with pretty flowers-

Info from the seller-

Here’s my pristine ’90 Honda VTR 250. I’ve owned this bike for about three years and it is virtually perfect in every respect. I doubt there is a better one in the USA. It sports a redline of 13,500 and is a marvelous little ride. This is the last year for the VTR 250 in the USA, and unlike the earlier models, sports a conventional disk brake on the front. Its an excellent and cheap way to get into motorcycling, and for the advanced rider, it’s tons of fun to keep up with all the squids on their much bigger gixxers. I prefer to keep the VIN off the public listing, but will of course furnish it in response to your question. Also available (but not included in the auction) is a parts bike that is also a perfectly running and cosmetically good bike — but it has no title. I really ride it much more than the one in the auction “borrowing” the tag off the auction bike for those fun occasions. The “parts” bike, like the auction bike, has less than 4,000 miles. As for the auction bike, I have clear, clean title in hand, ready to sign over to you. Any questions promptly answered. I’m an amature, not a dealer, and you’ll pay no “dealer fees” of any sort. What you bid is what you pay. The bike is offered here in Tallahassee, FL.

The seller describes the bike as pristine and the photos show a very clean bike that looks all original. These came to the states in ’88 and left in ’90 (hence the fate of the small bike in the U.S.) but as the seller points out, the ’90 came with a disc up front. They also added a 17 inch front hoop in ’90, which will help with tire choices. And the mileage is low too.

Sure, they have the Ninja 250 and CBR 250 now, and maybe with gas prices skyrocketing towards $5 a gallon, these bikes will find their place. But the VTR is a V-Twin, something you won’t get from Honda or Kawasaki. Way cooler in my book. And there’s no reserve, so you may have a cool little bike for not a lot of cash.

If you been looking for a cool entry bike, or just a cool bike, you need to give this a look!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 28, 2012 posted by Rem

Another Clean FZR 1000-This one is up North

Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Mileage: 17,646 (28,400 kilometers)

Price: Auction, $2,000 starting bid with a reserve

We’ve seen a run of early FZR’s here on RSBFS as of late. And that’s cool by me. I’ve only had the opportunity to ride one early FZR (owned by a buddy of mine) back in the day, and that one was a 600. But I loved it. The bike in my garage at the time was a Hurricane 600 and the FZR was a much more track oriented bike. While the CBR was more comfortable, the FZR had an edge that we all liked. And it looked cool as hell too.

What we have here is a clean early FZR 1000, a serious liter bike that put the fear of God into many of us back then. Still a good looking bike by today’s standards and with 145 ponies, the FZR1000 will continue to offer plenty of thrills.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

This bike is one of the nicest FZR’s around. I’m the second owner. Never been down. All original except for aftermarket brake hoses. New fork seals. 28,400kms. A must see for any FZR enthusiast. Will include 2 Joe Rocket helmets and 2 piece Joe Rocket leathers. Only reason for selling is I’m buyng a Harley. This bike is very clean and I took close ups of the few flaws.There are one chip almost at the identical spot on each side of the rear side fairings, the scratches on the tank area is a sticker and can be replaced easy, there is one crack from shipping when I bought the bike in the upper fairing. Bike runs great! I have owned it for 2 years and have put less than 3000kms on it. I bought it off the original owner. Bike is a Canadian bike and was purchased in Quebec. May be able to deliver within reason.

And the photos-

The seller highlights some minor cosmetic issues with the bike in the photos. The bike appears to be all stock except for the mentioned brake lines. Mileage seems fairly reasonable for the age. If it has been well maintained, then you should get many more miles of riding out of this beauty. All in all a pretty solid example. And the red, white and blue paint is a classic for the FZR.

So here’s another opportunity for all the FZR lovers out there. If that means you, then make the jump!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 25, 2012 posted by Rem

Clean, Low Mile ’96 Yamaha FZR600

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Mileage: 6,400

Price: Auction, $4,500 OBO

So we just featured a first year FZR1000 on RSBFS and now we have this ’96 FZR600. Not even close to a first year for the FZR600, and boy isn’t the paint something. And some of you might even say it shouldn’t be considered a rare sportbike. But I’m writing it up anyway. Cause I think it’s super clean and it only has 6400 miles on it. Argue if you will, but I think this bike rules.

Here’s some more pictures that will either inspire or repel you-

Not a lot from the seller-

1996 YAMAHA FZR600, 6400 original miles. Comes with custom Vance / Hines Exhaust pipe and new tires. Plastics are a rare red, white and blue color scheme. Mags are near perfect. Bike runs like a top! Collectors dream, drivers dream. Call Joe. $4500 OBO

So this looks like a super clean, low mile example of a 90’s FZR600. The only mod appears to be the Vance and Hines exhaust, and the rest looks to be in great shape. So you’re looking at a cool bike, on the bubble for the collector world, that I guarantee will turn heads on the paint alone. Seller is asking $4,500 OBO. Not too bad for this machine in my estimation.

There you have it. Feel free to blast away. But if you like 90’s sportbikes and have the means, go place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 22, 2012 posted by Rem

Nice Early Liter Bike- ’87 Yamaha FZR1000

Location: Valencia, California

Mileage: 40,454

Price: Auction, currently $3,050

Oh, the memories of seeing a clean sportbike from the 80’s. The late 80’s and early 90’s were my formative years when it comes to motorcycles. My first bike was an ’88 Hurricane 600 and I worshipped all sportbikes at the time. And it was then as it is now, the liter bike was the king. GSX-R 1100’s, FZR, Ninja and Hurricane (CBR) 1000’s were amazing bikes that someday many of us hoped to own, if they didn’t scare us too much.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this example-

1987 Yamaha FZR 1000. The first year of the 1000. Don’t let the miles fool you this bike is extremely clean. It runs, shifts and stops perfectly. It is bone stock except for a washable air filter and a 49 state ignition box. I bought this bike from a local dealer who bought it back from the original owner. It comes with a factory service manual and a little log book from the orig owner. Since owning it I have put new tires on it, chain and sprockets,  steering head bearings, fork seals, battery, front brake pads, valve clearance insp and oil change. The bike has never been dropped in any way the only flaws are the small scratch on the red decal on the tail section, missing screen fastener and slightly spotted/scratched original wind screen. It also has a brand new fuel tank from Australia because the orig rusted in the corners, if you have owned an FZR you will know what I am talking about. Current CA reg and clean pink in my name. 

If you have any questions or need specific photos just ask.

I will not crate the bike but I will meet with shipper for pick up. Cash payment in person preferred. Will take check or money order but I keep the bike until it clears.

And some more photos-

As the seller mentions, ’87 was the first year of the FZR1000 and this looks to be a clean example. The seller also mentions the mileage right off the bat, and if the bike has been maintained, then you should have more riding time down the road on this beauty. The bike looks good cosmetically and the seller highlights some small issues, including a ding as shown in the photos. Overall, pretty amazing considering the age of the bike. The gas tank has been replaced, something that has to happen if there’s rust. For pure collectors, that may be an issue, but I think this bike is more about having a cool liter bike from the beginning of the sportbike era.

Who knows what the reserve is on the bike, but I would imagine something like this would be around the $4k mark or a little higher. All in all, a cool early liter bike for possibly not a ton of cash. If it speaks to you, check out the auction!