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Honda August 17, 2012 posted by Rem

’93 Honda VFR400 (NC30)- Not perfect, but still killer!

Location: Grove, Oklahoma

Mileage: 9,754

Price: $5,000 BIN

Anyone out there want a mini RC45? This isn’t that iconic, uber rare, limited production superbike from Honda, but it is a killer bike regardless. The Honda VFR400 was never imported into the States, but is a staple in countries all around the world. You get a 400cc V-4 and a lightweight package to give you excellent handling. The 400cc machine has never been a big hit stateside, but I think it’s a great motor that will provide a ton of fun.

Here’s the seller’s description-

1993 Honda NC30 VFR400.  15699km (9754 miles), street legal, “grey import”.  Produced for domestic Japaness market.  This bike is in great condition.  I have put about 900 miles on it since purchased in 2008.  Tires, chain and sprockets all in good condition.  Two Brothers exhaust, otherwise stock.  Very fun to ride.  Sounds awesome!  Great collector/conversation piece.

And pics-

Looking over the photos, this bike is clearly no super mint machine. The seller highlights some of the cosmetic issues in the photos, so you will be getting a bike that has some issues. The mileage isn’t too outrageous and hopefully the maintenance has been done so the bike runs well. The seller doesn’t provide a lot of history in this area, so you’ll want to find out as much as you can. Exhaust has been swapped, but that shouldn’t be a major concern.

So here’s an opportunity to own a killer ride that you just couldn’t get here in the U.S. A great motor and chassis to have a good time on, and an opportunity to ride something you won’t see on every corner. You can take it home for $5k, which is a good amount for this bike. But maybe you can get a deal. If you want to make a play, go get in on the action!

-RN

Aprilia August 12, 2012 posted by Rem

Titled 2000 Aprilia RS125!

Location: Sutton, West Virginia

Mileage: 14,775

Price: Auction

It pretty much drives me nuts that we don’t get any cool street legal two strokes in the U.S. The rest of the world gets to cruise on TZR’s and NSR’s and RGV’s and it’s just not fair. So, in order to get your hands on any of these types of bikes you have to use resources like RSBFS and hope to get a bike that’s titled. Well, they don’t come along everyday, but here’s a shot at one for you. While 500’s and 250’s are certainly desirable in the two stroke world, I think a 125 can be an entertaining option.

Here’s the seller’s description-

I have for sale a Street Legal, Titled 2000 Aprilia RS125 that is in excellent mechanical condition. This bike is a UK market model which was imported from Northern Ireland a few years ago. The engine has a new cylinder, new piston and rings and runs great. It has new Pirelli tires with zero miles on them, a new chain, new front brake caliper and pads and a new Tyga exhaust system. It also has stainless steel braided front and rear brake lines. The body panels are Tetsuya Harada replica parts which I bought to replace the original ones because I liked the paint scheme better. These body panels were previously used on another bike, so they have some scuffs and scrapes and some fading as can be seen in the photos. I covered the original IP decals on the main body panels with some replacement decals because of scratches in the originals. All other decals are originals and the bike looks very nice and unique. This bike has a polished aluminum frame and swingarm, and the build quality is very nice. The engine is a two stroke with oil injection and an electronic power valve. The frame, swingarm, forks, wheels and all of the chassis are straight and true and everything is as it should be. This bike is not museum quality, but is very clean, nice and mechanically solid and needs nothing. It has a clear street legal title which is also a big bonus. This bike has always been used on the street and is not a converted race bike. Overall condition is very nice and anyone looking for a street legal two stroke 125 will not be disappointed. I also own an RS 50 with a big bore kit and numerous upgrades, and it’s a great little bike, but I can tell you from personal experience that it is not even in the same league as this bike.  The 125 is a real motorcycle that is capable of nearly 100 mph and has a chassis to match the engine performance.  This bike is also listed for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early in the event of a sale. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

And photos-

The seller freely admits that this bike is not a bone stocker. Plastics have been changed and decals have been added to make things a little better looking. Engine has received maintenance and has a new cylinder, piston and rings and the seller says it runs great. The rest of the bike seems to have had solid maintenance too, which is important considering the mileage. And of course, it comes with a title, a big bonus for a two stroke here in the States.

Don’t know where the reserve is on this bike, so you’ll have to keep an eye on the auction and see where it goes. If you’re looking for a fun bike that will handle great and not be like everything else out there, then take a minute and give this auction a look!

-RN

 

BMW August 9, 2012 posted by Rem

Bavarian Stunner – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mileage: 3,200

Price: Auction, $18k BIN

You may not be into BMW bikes, but if you don’t think the HP2 Sport is one of the most exquisitely built sportbikes on the planet? Well, my friend, to quote the late Freddie Mercury – you’re stone cold crazy. Whether you like the horizontally opposed twin, or the shaft drive, it really doesn’t matter, cause how can you argue with Ohlins suspension, unbelievable build quality (I think NASA went to BMW for tips on the new Mars rover) and carbon fiber everywhere. And just look at that rear wheel. The HP2 Sport is a stunner. You would be hard pressed to find a better built bike.

Here’s the info from the seller-

This is the most desirable version – a 2009 with ABS.  There are not many of these in the USA and prices are now edging up.  This bike is stock except it has a carbon rear fender and several hundred dollars in titanium and alloy fasteners.  It also has a Shorai Lithium battery which saves about 8lbs.  The tires have approximately 300 miles on them.  The bike is in excellent condition with two very minor cosmetic imperfections –  a chip/imperfection in the clear-coat on the tail-light bracket (could be very easily fixed with a shot of clear-coat) and a very tiny stone chip on the paint on the rear wheel which you probably would not notice in person if I didn’t mention it.  I have safety-wired critical fasters but the bike has never been raced or abused.  I am 51 years old and a retired multi-championship winning roadracer.  The point being – I am mature and treat my bikes very well.  I am only selling it because I have far too many bikes and I am now doing most of my riding with my wife. 

The reserve is very reasonable.

Good luck bidding,

Drew

And some of the many photos at the auction-

Based on the seller’s description, you would be getting a solid bike with this HP2 Sport. There are only minor modifications and the seller mentions in the auction that the stock fasteners come with the bike. There are two very minor cosmetic issues the seller points out. Mileage is low. Bike looks fantastic. Not sure there are any other issues to address.

I’m sure you all know that these bikes will run you a chunk of change brand new (around $25k). You can take this one home for $18k right now. If you have been looking, I think you may have found your ride. To place your bid or just buy this beauty, make the jump!

-RN

MV Agusta August 6, 2012 posted by Rem

Tribute to the Greatest- 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago

Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Mileage: 2,700

Price: $14,500 BIN

If your thing is exquisitely designed sportbikes, then you have to be a fan of MV Agusta. Some of the best looking bikes ever sport the MV name. In the universe of Italian motorcycles, there a many beautiful rides. Ducati and Aprilia have also produced some great machines, but it seems like MV is playing on a higher level. Take that beautiful design and match it with the winningest GP racer of all time, and you have this – The MV Agusta F4 Ago. This is number 170 of 300 made worldwide.

Here’s the seller’s description-

This is one of the alltime great motorcycles. Has frequently been described as the most beautiful motorcycle ever made. The rare (only 300 ever made) and most classic of MVs, the 2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago (named after the legendary Giacomo Agostini). This is #170 of 300 and in absolutely immaculate condition. As all F4s it is an inline 4, producing 166 hp. Only 2,450 garage kept miles on the bike. Never down, never treated any other way but with great care and attention. Upgrades include the tasteful and perfect for this bike Gilles rear sets, color matched rear hugger and more. Fresh oil and filter. Touchless gas cap mount tank bag installed, but never used. This model came with forged Marachesini wheels and Nissin gold line calipers as well as all the carbon parts. RG3 high performance exhaust which sounds amazing. The paint and all parts on the bike are exceptional! Never down, never dropped. It comes with the original soft cover as well as the MV plaque. Just a gorgeous bike. Surely the most classic MV made in the last decade, if not ever. Remember there were only 300 made for the world. Great, rare bike. I don’t think you’ll find one in better condition.

And pics-

So it looks like the bike is in excellent condition with low mileage, so a solid choice for all you MV collector’s out there. Seeing as there were only 300 made, collectibility is definitely the name of the game with this bike. It looks like the documentation is included along with the nice matching cover. The seller notes in the Q&A section that this bike was for sale in California three months ago, when the seller purchased it. It is now again for sale. You can get more details in the auction.

This bike isn’t going to go cheap as the seller is looking for $14,500 to take it home right now. Doesn’t seem all that bad considering what it is. If you want to give this beauty a new home and have the means, then go check this auction out!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale July 23, 2012 posted by Rem

AMA Superbike Anyone? ’09 Team Jordan GSX-R 1000

Location: New York

Mileage: Who knows, who cares

Price: Auction, starting at $13,000

To honor the upcoming MotoGP race at Laguna Seca, which the RSBFS staff will be attending, here is a race bike being offered for you to consider. What the seller is offering here is an AMA Superbike GSX-R 1000 campaigned by Aaron Yates for Jordan Suzuki in 2009. Yates has been racing on a Suzuki for a while and won the Superstock title in 2005. He joined the Jordan Suzuki effort in 2007 and finished 7th overall in AMA Superbike in 2009.

Let’s get right to what the seller has to say-

Up for auction is a real JORDAN SUZUKI 2008 GSX-R1000 , it is a 2009 AMA American Superbike top 5 Finishing Race Bike.  It was riden by Aaron Yates.  The bike was used in the 4th round of the championship, Daytona, Fontana and Road Atlanta.  It was purchased from Gemini Technology Systems, (partner/ Jordan Motorsports) in 2010 & put into my personal collection & never riden.  The bike has the following:

Ohlins TTx Shock,   Ohlins Steering Dampner,   Attack Bodywork,  Braided Brake lines,  DID 520 Chain,   Quik Shifter kit,    Vortex Sprockets,

Vortex Rearsets,  Vortex Clip-ons and Bars,   Radiator and Oil Cooler Guards,  Leo Vince Exhaust, Single sided ss,  Yoshimura EMpro ECU,

Vortex Frame sliders, Vortex Swing arm spools, PFC Brake Pads,  Zero Gravity Windscreen, Vortex Rear Stand.

I just took it out of my collection & brought it down to Rich Alexander’s race shop, he put a new battery in it & fired it up , Its all set for some serious track days or keep it looking good in a collection. The bike also has a clear New York Tittle. I have a copy of the original tittle from Gemini Technology Systems.

also included in the auction , I have 2 pairs of size 11 Jordan 6 Ring Premier sneakers in the boxes never worn, 1 pair of Jordan size 11 Retro 6 Premium, (very rare)  1-xl Team pit shirt, 1-lg Team pit shirt, 1-m Team pit shirt, 2 -m tees, 3-lg tees, (all never worn)  1, framed numbered Aaron Yates print 5/230, 2-leo Vince Aaron yates posters. 1 signed 2008 Superstock Champion,  stickers, race cards.

The winning bidder is responsible for all shipping cost for the bike as well as the extra items listed. 

*. NO RESERVE * AUCTION * NO RESERVE * AUCTION * NO RESERVE * AUCTION *  NO RESERVE *

And a truckload of photos-

So apparently here’s your opportunity to own an AMA Superbike, complete with Ohlins suspension and many other performance upgrades. The seller provides plenty of photos of the bike and documentation to show the bike’s authenticity. Also included is a boatload of Jordan Suzuki swag in the form of shirts and shoes. From everything that’s shown this appears to be the real deal. However, any serious buyer would probably want to work with the seller to confirm everything, as I suspect this machine will go for a bit higher than your standard ’09 GSX-R 1000.

So maybe you want a AMA Superbike for your track days (of course you’re that good, you just need the machine to prove it), or maybe you want a killer living room display. Or maybe your the ultimate Jordan fan.

Whatever the case, if you want to get in on the action, go check this auction out!

-RN

Honda July 21, 2012 posted by Rem

’88 Honda Hurricane 1000- One Owner!

Location: Winchester, Kentucky

Mileage: 13,394

Price: Auction

For those of us who remember the 80’s because we lived it, the Honda Hurricane 1000 (CBR1000) was an impressive bike for those who dared to ride it. I had the ’88 Hurricane 600, which at the time was a serious machine that provided wicked performance. But it wasn’t the 1000. While it may seem tame by today’s standards, the Hurricane 1000 was an intimidating machine to me and my buddies back then.

Here’s a chance to go back to that time and pick up a clean, one owner ride. Finding an ’88 Hurricane 1000 owned by the same person for 24 years cannot be that common. Here’s what the seller has to say-

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000. This is a one owner bike that i purchased new in 1988.  It has been garage kept and never wrecked. This bike runs and rides great.  Show quality condition.  This is a superb bike that will soon be a collectors item.  Also included is a matching black and red helmet.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you.

And the photos-

This looks like a clean, original bike. The mileage isn’t significant enough to be a major concern. As long as the bike has been maintained over the years, you should get many more miles of riding out of it. The bikes doesn’t appear to have any significant modifications either, for those looking for something in the collectible world. And probably the coolest bonus is the Hurricane helmet. Don’t see a lot of those around.

So here’s an opportunity to go back in time and get the bike you always wanted to ride or add to your stellar Honda collection. It’s your call. To make a move, make the jump!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale July 20, 2012 posted by Rem

Two Stroke Bumble Bee- ’84 Yamaha RZ350

Location: Evanston, Wyoming

Mileage: 1,500

Price: Auction, BIN $6,500

The Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts edition is featured a lot here on RSBFS. The bike only made it to the U.S. for a few years and was a rare two stroke you could ride on the street in the U.S. They are awesome bikes and offer riders the stellar combo of low weight and great power.

You’ll notice this machine has the awesome Yamaha/Kenny Roberts yellow and black paint. But this is a full faring bike and I dig it. It’s a look you don’t see on all that many RZ’s here in the States. Here’s what the seller has to say-

Yamaha RZ 350

The build of this RZ 350 was completed of September 2010.

living in Wyoming the winters being seven months out of the year,

the bike has very minimal miles on it. The motor was completly overhauled which included.

Scott Clough stage III porting and polish with ported ProCross pistons

Milled Head, cleaned and polished YPVS w / new seals also new servo cables

Complete rebuild Crank, new bearings, rods, seals and V blocked and welded

Flywheel lightened and balanced

New Barnnet Clutch plates, Friction plates and Springs

New lower seals on intire lower case

New intake manifolds w / V Force 3 carbon fiber reeds and Moose Racing crossover boost bottle

New Mikuni 30mm round slide carburetors w / pod filters

Rebuilt front suspension with Progressive springs, new seals, Paolo Tarozzi front fork brace,

 NK front fork dampner (stabilizer) and Vortex clip-ons w / Motion Pro quick throttle, custom cable and Nissin front master cylinder, reservoir and adjustable brake lever.

New Battlax BF45 tires F/R, rebuilt brake calipers F/R, new brake pads F/R

Custom maid Braided lines F/R

Showa variable dampner (adjustable) rear shock

Airtech RZ350 YZR GP Conversion body kit w / smoke color shield

Colorite Factory replica paint

custom billet aluminum gas cap w / beather tube

New clutch cable, new O-ring chain

Custom Moto Carrera GP Millenium chambers

Paolo Tarozzi rear sets

This is all making me sad to do, I dig this bike and it rides like a dream. The concept of this build was to upgrade and modify just enough to keep within the era that it was made, in other words I still wanted the build to reflect the time it is from without not being able to tell what it was that just blured past you. : )

When I remember more of what I did to the bike I will post. 

And the few available pics-

This bike looks to have had some major work done to it so hopefully you’ll be getting a bike in good running order. Plus, it looks like a lot of the work is in upgraded performance parts. So you’ll get a good running bike that also kicks some ass. While some folks want all stock rides, solid performance upgrades isn’t a bad thing either. It’s really comes down to what you want out of the bike.

The seller is asking a pretty penny for this bike, so you’ll have to decide how much it’s worth to you. But if a fun two stroke ride is where you want to be, you should give this RZ a look!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale July 15, 2012 posted by Rem

Rad Indeed- Clean ’96 GSX-R 750 SRAD

Location: West Hills, California

Mileage: 11,600

Price: Auction, $6,500 BIN

You can say what you will about wether this deserves a listing on RSBFS. And I’m sure you’ll be able to make your points about it not being rare, or questioning if it truly performs like a GSX-R should, and on and on. But here’s the important part. I don’t care. I think this bike is killer. And I’m the author here, not you.

The thing you’ll notice about this particular GSX-R is a new acronym from a company that was not shy in that department. It’s the SRAD. Suzuki Ram Air Direct. Designed to do exactly what is says. Ram air. Where, you ask? (not where you think, you pervs). Into the engine of course. You all know the more nice, clean, cool air you can shove in the motor, the more power you get. Sixties muscle cars did it, why not sportbikes?

Here’s photos of this beauty-

Here’s what the seller has to say-

Here for sale is my beautiful 1996 SUZUKI GSXR 750 SRAD. The bike is in amazing condition for its age with only 11,600 miles. It has never been down or abused. This thing has been garaged its whole life. Never been ridden in the rain and you can tell when you see it. This bike is very close to flawless, a perfect example of Suzuki’s history. The only blemishes on the bike are a very small chip on the upper fairing under the headlamp and a little discoloring on the frame where your right knee would be, from the leathers rubbing on it. you can see them in the pics. Their have been a few tasteful modifications that have been done to the bike, like a Yoshimura carbon fiber bolt on muffler, steel braided brake lines, frame sliders, and flush mount turn signals, to make it look like it should. In my opinion that is. If you are the type of person that prefers everything to be stock for collection reasons or just because that’s what you prefer you would easily be able to turn it back to stock. Unfortunately I don’t have any of the original parts for the bike that were removed. There were no holes or cuts made in the fairings from any of the modifications that were done. These Gsxr’s are becoming very hard to find in this condition so don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful piece of garage art. This was the hottest bike to have in its time and for that their are very few left that haven’t been crashed, junked, or just plain ridden to the ground. Especially in blue and white factory team color scheme. The bike is still on its second set of tires with good tread but they are dry due to sitting. I think the tires date back to 2001 so you know the bikes barely bin ridden in eleven years. I do start the bike and take it around the block a few times a month so it is in running condition and starts and rides as it should. The reason I haven’t put tires on is because these bikes are collectors in this condition and I don’t want to risk scratching the beautiful stock wheels. This Item is being sold as is. No International bidders. The buyer is responsible for pick up. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking.

The bike certainly looks clean and the seller highlights some modifications that really aren’t significant for those who want a bone stocker. The bike does have a Yoshimura pipe, not exactly unusual for a Suzuki from any era. Brake lines, frame sliders and signals pretty much round out the changes. Everything else is there. And mileage is not a concern.

So, again, this may not be the rarest of all bikes, but I can guarantee Suzuki ain’t making any more of them. It’s listed at $6,500 BIN, which may be a bit high. But who knows where it will actually sell.

If you want a clean GSX-R SRAD to enjoy and maybe hold onto as part of your Suzuki collection, this one is worth looking at.

-RN