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Sport Bikes For Sale February 14, 2012 posted by Rem

Mini Grand Prix Madness-Titled ’89 Yamaha TZR250 3MA

Location: Sutton, West Virginia

Mileage: 13,083

Price: Auction, currently $4,150

Another killer 250 two stroke. I love it when these pop up. RSBFS featured a good looking NSR250 MC18 a few days back and now we have this – an ’89 TZR250 3MA with the rare and awesome parallel twin, not a V. Still a 50 hp bike, but this set up has the cool exhaust out the tail, similar to the GP bikes of the era. Cool, cool and cool.

Here’s the information from the seller-

I have a rare reverse cylinder Yamaha TZR250 3MA with clear title for sale. This bike is completely stock in very nice original condition and runs great. The bike has no issues and is ready to ride. Stock, unmolested two stroke bikes are difficult to find, especially in such exceptional condition. 

The frame is nice, clean and straight as are the wheels and rotors, no evidence of crash damage on this bike.  The bike is not museum quality but very nice.

Feel free to call me for any additional information or photos.  I live in central West Virginia and have the bike for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early.

And photos for your viewing pleasure-

The seller is up front saying this is no museum piece. And that appears to be the case. It does have some mileage on it and appears to have the wear you would expect on a bike this age. The seller also states that the bike is completely stock and that is rare in any bike this age, but a two stroke is especially rare here in the U.S. The seller also lists a clear title.

So if you want something you can ride and something that is uber cool, you may be in luck here. Make up your mind then check the auction out!

-RN

 

Ducati February 11, 2012 posted by Rem

Italian Hen’s Teeth-’87 Ducati F1 Laguna Seca

Location: Ben Lomond, California

Mileage: 6,200

Price: Auction, currently $13,601

Umm, anyone out there interested in a rare Ducati? We see the F1 on RSBFS on a fairly regular basis. But a Laguna Seca? Not so much.  Fifty total brought to the United States. Hen’s teeth indeed.

The Laguna Seca model is a limited edition of the F1. Ducati did the run of this bike to honor Marco Lucchinelli and his success at Laguna in 1986. The engine had slightly different heads than the F1 and an alloy swing arm with a rear hugger. The Laguna also featured a new front fender and wider Oscam aluminum wheels. You also got a decal on the tank of Marco’s signature.

Here’s some more pics-

Some info from the seller-

Rare F1 Laguna Seca – only 50 imported in to the United States. Excellent condition with a few, typical Ducati, stress cracks in the fiberglass and a minor scuff on the elephant tank decal. 100% completely original down to the tires (hard as a rock). The engine runs fine but the carbs need to be synced and idle adjusted. It is obnoxiously loud with a uniquely Ducati roar. Not much else to say – you know what this bike is if you are looking at it. Clear title. Please ask questions before bidding. 

Like I said above, not a lot of these pop up here on RSBFS. So it’s kind of difficult to say where the market is on one. A Laguna Seca model was posted three years ago here and the seller was asking $18k. I guess that’s where the auction comes in handy. This is clearly a collector bike and the seller lists it as 100% original. Good news for people looking for a bike like this. Although you’ll probably want new tires. The bike has minor cracks and scuffs, hard not to expect considering the age and mileage.

This bike is one of the rare collector bikes that many dream about. If you’ve seen one in your dreams, then make the jump!

-RN

Honda February 10, 2012 posted by Rem

If You Must Smoke- Titled ’89 Honda NSR250 MC18

Location: Lady Lake, Florida

Mileage: 10,606

Price: Auction, $5,000 BIN

Why are these bikes so cool? Is it the paint? The weight? Power? The fact that they sound like ladyfingers going off in a tin can? Maybe the lure of the exotic? It’s hard to say. But cool they are. Whether the NSR like the one above, or an RGV or TZR, the two stroke 250 is just straight awesome.

This particular bike is the NSR250 MC18. With the PGM II intake technology, it was cutting edge back in the day. The bike cranks out about 45hp and weighs a little under the 300 lbs mark.

From the seller-

The second version of the MC18 PGM II. Also known as the R5K model. This model uses a key and not the “chip”.  This model went on sale February 10, 1989 in Japan. Color; Terra Blue and White.  10,606 miles (17,070 Km).  Well maintained Honda 250cc sport bike that is a blast to ride because of its smaller physical size, very light weight, and high revving engine.  Japan-market model not imported into the U.S.  Does have a clear Florida title.   95% stock (changes: new windscreen in smoke color and 2 flag stickers on either side of headlight – some pictures show an orange windscreen that was replaced).  Bike is part of a museum collection.  Bike was “put away” 5 years ago by a certified Honda mechanic with 40 years in the business – Correct fluids drained, tank and exhaust system fogged with oil, all joints and cables lubed, etc. (note; there is no battery in this bike but it is easy to get one).  All you need to do is put in a battery, gas up, check auto-oiler, and fire it up to go.  There are very few small nicks on the paint.  However, the front cowl is cracked as did all 250s from this era did.  This CAN BE REPAIRED if you feel the need, but it does not affect performance or drivability.  All in all, a beautiful bike that is really fun to ride.

And the pics-

Now this bike ain’t perfect. The seller points out the crack in the front cowl, replaced windscreen, some extra stickers. It also needs a battery. But overall, if as described, you should be able to be up in riding in a short time. The seller is asking $5k to buy it now. Many of the later version of these go for much more (say an SP) and some for less. The seller seems to be starting at a reasonable spot. And it has a clear Florida title.

So if you have always wanted to own one, this could be that one. To make up your mind, go check out the auction!

-RN

Honda February 6, 2012 posted by Rem

Early and Rare- ’84 Honda VF1000R Euro Model

Location: Daleville, Virginia

Mileage: 18,665

Price: Auction, $9,000 BIN

The Honda VF1000R is a well known bike on RSBFS. Built in the era when sport bikes were really coming into their own, the VF1000R brought something new to the game as a bridge in the Interceptor and eventual VFR/RC30 line. All of these bikes are pieces of the puzzle for Honda’s sportbike development. The VF1000R was only brought to the U.S. for two years (’85,’86), making the number of these around in clean condition low and somewhat hard to find.

There’s not a lot of pics, but here they are-

And the rundown from the seller-

1984 Honda VF1000R has 18,665 original miles and this bike is very clean. Other than a dink or two that any white glove inspector could find, the bike is very nice and rare. It has the seat cowl all original parts and pipes (dual). I have kept this bike in my garage and have just purchased a new one and need to unload this one though its breaking my heart. If you are a fan of the Freddy Spencer models this bike should catch your eye. The valves were checked a week before this posting and I went ahead and had the carbs completely overhauled. when I say this bike is rare what I mean is I have not been able to find another one like it on the internet that is even running nor in this great of shape. The bike has never been layed down or abused I purchased it from a friend who took the same care on it as I. Most of you 40 somethings out there probably remember this bike when you were in high school and it was the stuff back then, I still like it today and think as I hope you do that it has way more class than what we are seeing out there today. 

Beyond the description, the seller also states that the bike is a Euro version (hence it being an ’84 and the dual headlights) and that all the paperwork about its importation into the U.S. is there. The bike looks clean in the photos, although they are a little low quality. Mileage isn’t bad and the seller describes recent maintenance and says the bike runs well.

The seller has it listed at BIN for $9k, which is on the high side. These, in clean condition, go from $5k to $8k. However, you may be able to get the bike for less if the seller is willing to move a little on the price or maybe you’ll pay up for the Euro model. Up to you.

So there you go. If this bike is for you, go forth and place your bid!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale February 2, 2012 posted by Rem

Yes, another Yamaha RZ350 “King” Kenny Roberts Edition (’85)

Location: Ashville, North Carolina

Mileage: 3,439

Price: Auction, currently $4,200 with a reserve

There seems to be a run of Yamaha RZ350’s lately on RSBFS. Like for instance this one just posted by our fearless leader, Dan. Like the others, this one is a Kenny Roberts edition, a rare two-stroke sportbike brought to the U.S. market. And I’m sure everybody here knows about Kenny Roberts and his stellar career in Grand Prix racing. A true American racing legend. These are cool bikes and it’s great to see clean examples out there for people to take home.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

Beautiful low mileage Yamaha RZ 350 with 3,439 original miles. Bike has expansion chambers matched with Tommey mufflers and runs great. The paint and bright work are in excellent condition and the guages are clear and in perfect working order. Bike has on a set of new Dunlop Arrowmax tires. Please note the many detailed photos as this machine is in overall excellent condition and is a blast to drive.

And some more pics-

This looks to be a clean, low-mile example. The seller doesn’t provide a lot of description except to highlight to expansion chambers and  pipes. The rest of the bike appears stock and in good shape. You may want to ask more about the condition and the maintenance history so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Low mileage bikes are great but not running a bike (or car) can have issues of its own.

There are plenty of bids so far and these usually go in the $5k range. So we’ll see where it lands. But if you missed out the other RZ350’s recently posted or this one is near you, negating shipping, or you just like them,  then go check this bike out.

-RN

 

 

BMW January 28, 2012 posted by Rem

Go Different!-’04 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Mileage: 14,641

Price: Auction, currently $6,400 with no reserve

Here’s a chance to take home a sportbike that is certainly different than the conventional sportbike known to many. First, BMW builds some killer bikes, but it wasn’t until the recent S1000RR that they got into the in-line four game, a format many are familiar with. And they knocked that one out of the park. The HP2 Sport is a killer machine, and similar to the R1100S, features the boxer motor too. To go even further, this bike also has a shaft drive and features BMW’s telelever front suspension. It’s a different way to go for sure. But in a world where much is the same, different is a nice break.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

If you are waiting for the right Boxer Cup Replika to come along..this may be the one.

This stunning 2004 Boxer Cup is in totally stock condition.  It is in the classic configuration of no ABS or heated grips, a powerlet on the left side is the extent of the options added.

This motorcycle is offered with no reserve price.

It has 14,641 miles on it and has never been down or abused in any way.

No aftermarket or performance parts have been added.

It had it’s 600 mile and 12,000 mile check done by the dealer and everything related to those services is documented.

The dealer removed the cannister and performed a recall item (the number of the recall is noted on the repair order).

At 14,000 miles I changed all the fluids, synthetic all around, with new crush washers and a Bosch Oil filter.

This bike runs perfect.  Rock solid idle, great performance for it’s 98hp, quick start even in cold weather.  It had a new battery about 5,000 miles ago and a set of Pilot Road 2’s were put on at 10,645.

All the Boxer Cup stuff comes with it.  There is the die cast model (never unboxed) the lapel pin, the adhesive backed pin for the triple tree, the tricky cable type key ring, the DVD, race calender, certificates of authenticity, manuels, etc.

All the tools are all there, never used as far as I can tell,  the tire repair kit is intact and never used or opened.

This beautiful BMW is #289 of 300 made in 2004.

There are a few stone chips on the front of the belly pan, a scratch near the left hand suspension tube (I’ve got a picture of that) and a place on the upper right edge of the windshield that a parking sticker was on and it appears to have marred the plastic forever (there is a picture of that as well, look at the bicycle through the windscreen and you will see it is slightly blurred).

This bike leaks not one drop of anything, has always been stored indoors (and looks it) has no descernable oil consumption and averages about 42 miles per gallon.

I believe you would be challanged to find a ‘Cup like this anywhere on the market.

Winning bidder will be responsible for pick up or shipping (I would be pleased to help) .

This bike is a perfect “fly and ride” candidate, condition is such that a cross country trip would be no issue at all.

Also, Bike week is coming up in Daytona so you could drive down, do bike week, and take it home.

The winning bidder must post a non refundable $500 deposit within 24 hours of the closing bid. 

I have clear Florida title.  This bike is 100% ready to go.

And more photos for you-

The seller highlights the maintenance and care for the bike, which all looks pretty solid. BMW’s are known for their outstanding build quality and can go to the 100,000 mile mark. The seller highlights some small cosmetic issues, but nothing major. There’s no reserve on the auction so this thing is looking to move.

These go in the $8k to $10k range, so you may be able to get a great deal here. If you are looking for something different and still killer, then make the jump!

-RN

 

Sport Bikes For Sale January 27, 2012 posted by Rem

’02 GSX-R 600 Movistar Telefonica Limited Edition

Location: Bellflower, California

Mileage: 8,789

Price: Auction, $5,500 BIN

I love bikes that come with race livery like this ’02 GSX-R 600 in limited edition Movistar Telefonica graphics. Granted, the bike is no different mechanically than a stock ’02 GSX-R 600, unlike some custom fairing, limited edition bikes that come with upgraded performance parts. But a stock ’02 is going to give you plenty of fun in itself. The killer graphics will help everyone else notice you’re having a good time.

Everyone here probably knows that the fairing is designed after an RGV500 ridden by Kenny Roberts. Clearly a much different bike than a GSX-R 600, but a cool tribute anyway.

Here’s more photos-

From the seller-

Super clean Suzuki Gsx-r 600, limited edition Movistar Telefonica. Under 9000 miles, runs and looks great. Stored inside garage. Custom FMF pipe, new tires, maintiance done regularly. One small dent on top of gas tank with little scratch. Also one small scratch behinde back seat. Comes with rear seat attachment. Feel free to ask questions!

This bike looks basically stock except for the exhaust and frame sliders. Those aren’t huge issues, but for pure collectors, originality is always key. Mileage isn’t an issue and the seller describes that the bike has been stored inside and has had regular maintenance. The seller also mentions two cosmetic issues that seem small but you may want close up photos.

It’s hard to say how collectible this bike will become. The $5,500 BIN price sounds a little high, but you may be able to get it for less. And if you want a cool bike that isn’t hugely expensive and may be a collector down the road, this could be your bike. If you agree, check the auction and place your bid.

-RN

Ducati January 24, 2012 posted by Rem

Beautiful ’91 Ducati 851 Superbike- For a Good Cause

Location: Dover, Delaware

Mileage: 17,863

Price: Auction

Here we have another nice bike from our friends at Speedwerks. And the sale would help someone who’s dealing with some serious health issues and the bills that go with them.

The 851 is one of the best looking bikes Ducati has ever built. And we certainly agree the white frame takes that cool factor up another notch. The ’91 saw updates with Showa front forks and Ohlins rear shock. These upgrades went along with the twin-cylinder, liquid cooled motor and famous desmodromic valve actuation. Bottom line, this is one sexy bike.

Photos-

And from the seller-

This is a very nice example of an early Ducati Superbike. 1991 model just brought to us by a long time racer/customer/friend.

This bike has never been raced or to a track day, Street ridden only.

History,, he is reported to be the second owner and purchased the bike in early 2003. At that time the bike was registered and titled with 15,752 miles, The bike received an extensive service at Fast By Feracci, including a 916 kit,head work(belts etc),power commander and exhaust system. We saw him last for service and new Pirelli’s in late 04. Tire’s are in good nick as pictured.  Stock pipes are included with sale. He put a couple thousand miles on it street riding only, shortly after,, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

The bike was kept in climate controlled storage and shows no signs of rust or oxidation. the photos with the body off are as we received it.

The assembled pics are after a quick clean up and safety inspection. He’s not dead (-: (I know your wondering) but he is unable to ride/balance.

He also needed the money for enormous medical bill’s.(apparently chemotherapy is a non-deductible option for BCBS,unless you wanna live) So the money is going to a good cause, helping keep the top of Rob’s head and the roof of his mouth in place.

The bike is ready to ride and needs nothing, *except a new windscreen*,,he lost his balance pushing it up into the truck. We are sourcing a replacement windscreen and it will be included in the sale. The bike is for sale on the showroom here and locally so we reserve the right to terminate the auction any time.Inspections in person are welcome 10-7 mon-sat by appt. 

No buy it now! No Reserve! email any offers to steve at speedwerks dot com.   High Resolution images are avail. copy,paste and GO! picasaweb.google.com/116165546705552642509/Ducati851

This is a pretty rare model and in fantastic condition for it’s age. It’s ready to ride or show off in your home/office.

Personally I think all old white framed Duc’s are cool. Kinda factory racebikeish. 

Shipping is your responsibility but we use Keyboard carriers with great results,fee’s are on their site but figure $400-600 depending where you are, we are east coast 19904. They ship door to door with no prep or crate required. We can crate it for an additional charge if you choose another carrier. Reasonably distance deliver is available for .50 cents per mile plus tolls/service charge. In one the enclosed climate controled Speedwerks Molester vans pictured. Molester not included but they do have candy in the console if you want a snack…….Good Luck! and keep an eye on our auctions for a kick ass Kenny Roberts RZ350 all original coming up soon.

As described by the seller, the bike seems to be in good shape and ready to ride except for the mentioned windscreen. The seller is going to take care of that, so not a big worry. Mileage isn’t bad, especially considering the age. Also, it should be noted, this is being sold for someone who certainly has fell on some difficult times. So you actually have a chance to buy a beautiful bike and help out someone who needs it.

So if you’ve been looking, here’s a chance for a great bike and a chance to do some good. Win/win in my book. So go check this auction out!

-RN