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Aprilia September 5, 2021 posted by

Sunday Search Results feat: Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s, Aprilia and Honda’s

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on CL

I have owned it for several years and it starts, runs, idles, rides and stops well.
It wears the uncommon Union Jack livery and it is good cosmetic and mechanical shape. It is largely original with the following minor exceptions, VH pipe, filter pods, windshield, bar ends and fuel tank breather hose. It does not leak oil or anything else.

500#’s of 1986 in your face!
130hp, 5 speeds and 18″ shoes at both ends of this period correct GSX-R 1100. You don’t see these floating around too often- This one averaged 800 miles per year and wears 35 pretty darn well.

 
 



1986 VFR 700 with spares For Sale on CL

Comes with original wheels, box of new parts (previous owner went into a Honda shop that was closing and bought out their vfr inventory of parts)

This VFR has only covered 24,000 miles or 685 miles per year over it’s life and it presents very well. Honda’s Red, White and Blue paint has always been my favorite VFR offering. This one won’t last long priced at $4,500.

 
 


1995 Yamaha FZR600 with only 4,950 miles for sale on CL!

A perfect OEM 1994 Yamaha FZR600 for sale. BONE STOCK! No pipes, no carb kit, nothing aftermarket. The condition of this bike is almost perfect.

I know some of you won’t believe me when I say this, but . . . This one is a bit LOUD even for me! There’s no denying it’s in great shape, all original and super low miles for a 26 year old machine. I’m not sure on the $5,250 price tag though- What are your thoughts?

 
 


2014 Aprilia RSVR RF #143 of 200 for sale on CL

#143 came stock wtih Ohilns, Brembo, traction and wheelie control to help keep this 200hp rocket under control. This one is priced at $15,995 and has covered 3,300 miles. I’m down with this one- #ApeNation

 
 


1995 Yamaha GTS1000 with only 6,000 miles!

Super low miles on this GTS! These were heavily marketed as long distance sport touring machines, but apparently, this one didn’t get the message. There’s no price listed in the ad which leads me to believe it must be really cheap :rolleyes: If you call on this one please let us know the price.

 
 


1989 Honda GB500 Cafe Racer for sale on CL

First year of the highly collectible Honda GB500. This beautiful and rare bike was purchased from the original owner and has 5000 original miles on it.

I know- “Another Cafe Racer!”
I thought it was pretty cool and I have the keys to my posts 🙂

 
 



2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Telefonica Repli Racer for sale on CL

This is a very rare bike, and the only downside I found to owning one of these is that it did tend to draw way too much attention whenever and wherever I parked it, so I always covered it!

Buyer beware! 🙂

 
 



1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on CL

1986 Suzuki RG-500 “Gamma” 4 cylinder 500cc two stroke!! Street legal MOTO GP/GP 500 style bike from the 2 stroke good old days!! They only made thees bikes for 2 years 86-87 and they were NEVER imported to the US, only brought in through the gray market!! So having one here on the west cost that is legally registered here in Washington is quite RARE!! (fashioned after Barry Sheene’s GP-500 bike from the early to mid 80’s) Legally registered in the state of Washington, (now with collector plate) and was registered in Oregon. I am the second owner of this bike, it was imported from South Africa from the original owner, a South African gentlemen that now lives in Oregon. BONE STOCK with just less than 19,500 kilometers on the speed-o (12,116) Miles. This is a insane 250 lbs HTFO-Rocket!! That I just can’t seem to open up in my area of Wa. (to meany cops) So my baby just sits in a heated garage/shop. Bike has ALWAYS been in a garage, and never used in bad weather!! My loss your gain First $35,000 gets it…..!!

Why it is that whenever you blog about a rare bike it seems like 5 more pop out of nowhere? Case and point- Last weeks B-O-B’s had a low mileage RG in it and this one popped up this week. Just as the seller states- these were never imported to the states, but as any long time viewer knows, there are a few of them floating around. This one looks to be in great shape!

Cheers!

dd

Sunday Search Results feat: Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s, Aprilia and Honda’s
Aprilia September 2, 2021 posted by

2008 Aprilia RSV1000r Bol D’Or Edition

There is just something special and exciting about a limited edition race replica motorcycle.  The sense of connection to the manufacture’s on track performance is obvious, but the sense of occasion and over all fun factor are harder to put your finger on.  This Aprilia RSV1000R Bol D’Or might not have much more then superficial changes over the already excellent RSV, but to think in that context would be missing part of the point.  The calibration of racing success, the history around the brand and the race as well as a chance to have something truly rare and interesting in your garage are what this bike is all about.

The standard RSV from Aprilia was well received from the start.  A reliable and characterful Rotax built V Twin provides around 140 horsepower.  The R came with a long list of upgrades that included OZ wheels, Ohlins front and rear, radial mounted Brembo calipers and a few carbon bits here and there.  Well worth the additional MSRP premium.  Reviews appear to be unanimous in praising the bikes for having beautifully balanced handling and approachable road manors.  Know by many to offer many miles of service in a rather trouble free way.  Service intervals and costs are reasonable, and very much inside the wheel house of a competent DIY owner.

From the Seller’s eBay Listing:

2008 Aprilia RSV1000r Bol D’Or edition..RARE only 200 made ..8750 miles.. new 520 chain conversion .. fresh Dunlop Q tires.. excellent condition

Details are limited in the listing, but the pictures show a very clean bike.  New tires are a bonus for the new buyer.  The Buy It Now price of $8500 has yet to be hit for this comparable bargain.  Just think what a Ducati Xerox would cost, and then remember there are more then twice as many of the Ducati and is on par in terms of performance to the Aprilia.

2008 Aprilia RSV1000r Bol D’Or Edition
Aprilia August 25, 2021 posted by

1/8th The Capacity, and Half The Strokes: 2009 Aprilia RS125

What is more lust worthy then some forbidden fruit?  Something that you have been told is bad, dirty or just flat out not safe?  Such is the life for small displacement two stroke bikes.  For the most part they have been banned in the US under the idea that they will raise sea levels, club baby seals and cause the rain to melt our homes.

While the rest of the world gets to enjoy these tiny wonders, the USA has been devoid of options for many years.  Many believe the Yamaha RD and RZ line from the 70s and 80s was the last offering for the road, and in many ways they are correct.  But what is almost as good as forbidden fruit?  How about a good story, and a shady loop hole?

From the Seller’s CraigsList add (Hartford, CT):

2009 Aprilia RS125
Titled and registered in CT.
280 lb 2 stroke 125cc street bike.
6 speed manual transmission.
Oil injection
Runs great! Lots of fun to ride!

Stock bike with OEM turn signals, wiring harness, plate mount.
Very rare bike. 1/160 imported to the U.S. You don’t find them registered and titled very often.

No rides without money in hand. No trades.

In 2009 Aprilia finally brought their Rotax powered RS125 to the USA as a “for off road use only”.  The idea is that they wanted to revive the production race bike market.  The funny thing was the bikes came with lights, blinkers and a plate mount.  Clearly they knew some owners were going to take advantage of certain states loose DMV laws and put these bike on the road.

The example here can be seen in a few picture out on the public roads, if not in much detail.  Apparently this bike has covered about 2400 miles.  The $8900 asking price is well above the original MSRP, but it is hard to put a price on this much fun.  The street title will a large part of the value for buyers in some states.

1/8th The Capacity, and Half The Strokes: 2009 Aprilia RS125
Aprilia August 7, 2021 posted by

Black Max – 1995 Aprilia RS250 Mk. 1 Chesterfield

Aprilia had won two 125cc championships when Max Biaggi strapped on the RSW250 and took three consecutive 250cc crowns to affirm their competitive spirit.  Today’s RS250 looks excellent even with 13,500 miles.

1995 Aprilia RS250 for sale on eBay

After some poorly timed teething pains with their own motor, Aprilia sourced the engine / transmission combo from Suzuki, with “Aprilia” on the castings and their own heads, ECU and exhaust.  72 hp were available, though mostly above 8,000 rpm, with peak power at darn near 12,000 !  The alloy spars were beautifully crafted and matched the banana swingarm, shaped to let the exhausts by.  Twin four-piston front brakes would be overkill except for the absence of engine braking on a smoker and the RS’s supersport power.  The fairing is a good likeness of Max’s race machine, and the seat console looks to be carbon but might be faux.

This RS250 visited California in 2018 before the riding season really got going in its home Wisconsin, but looks to have benefited from inside storage all along.  Unfaired pictures show the beauty isn’t just skin deep, and the engine and suspension maintenance will pay dividends to the new owner.  Might not be too hard to find a couple of nicer signature decals.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Fantastic performance, suspension and brakes.  The bike has never been put down and the original fairing is in good shape.  The decals are not in perfect shape, but are in good condition for the age. The bike decals came originally on top of the clear coat, so after 26 years they have some sun fade, wrinkling and an occasional worn edge.  Garaged year round, heated not less than 60 degrees F. in fall, winter & spring.   Bike was on display at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, May, 2018.

All the usual service completed in spring and a new battery this year.

Top end rebuilt at 10K with Wiseco pistons and Boysen reeds

Front & Rear suspension serviced in 2017, new tires 2017

New Battery 2021

After market parts –

Nitron rear shock and spring, 2017

Arrow full exhaust 

Toby steering damper 

Turn signals

Owners manual, workshop manual, also a OEM tank decal replacement kit

Aprilia’s robust build wasn’t the lightest, but made for a terrific track ride with muscle to spare.  Highlights on the black bodywork bring out the best in the brushed aluminum frame and carbon highlights.  All of which – including the reserve – will disappear in the rearview mirror when the new owner gives a twist of the volume control.  

-donn

Black Max – 1995 Aprilia RS250 Mk. 1 Chesterfield
Aprilia August 1, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC

Update 8.12.2021: Seller is having issues with his phone service not working reliably. Please use email instead: wfo76@gmx.com or brokeagain@zoho.com

Update 8.1.2021: The very well sorted Factory APRC is still available. The seller notes the following, “I would consider accepting a trade and cash for a 08 GSXR 1000. Must be blue and white model with under 5000 miles and prefer stock with maybe just a slip on can. No crashes or damage.” Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Aprilia designed a V-4 liter bike for 2009, and has steadily updated and improved the model.  RSBFS reader Dave has also made many upgrades to his 2012 RSV4 Factory APRC, and kept miles low.

2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC for sale

With R&D and racing departments sharing the workload, Aprilia created a thoroughly new machine, using a compact V-4, narrower than any in-line liter and the four intakes grouped in the 65-degree vee.  Thoroughly oversquare and using ride-by-wire engine management, 180 hp are claimed at 12,500 rpm.  The chassis is fabricated from aluminum stampings and castings, light and rigid with adjustable headstock and swing arm pivot.  Öhlins racing 43mm forks are up front, with their remote reservoir monoshock amidships, and adjustable steering damper up top.  Brembo supplied their monoblock calipers and 320mm rotors, matching the gold anodizing on the forged 17-inch rims.  As tantalizing as the specs are, Aprilia’s Performance Ride Control ( APRC ) is the big story, with selectable control of traction, launch, quick-shift, and wheelies.  With mid-size car horsepower in a 435-lbs package, it improves performance and safety.

Dave is in high dry Albuquerque, and though he started with a superbike that won a lot of magazine shoot-outs, found a lot of nicer components to replace the factory controls, brakes, exhaust and more.  With just 3,700 miles only minor maintenance would be expected.  Dave’s comments:

I am looking for someone who can appreciate my mods instead of blue book value and realize this is a pretty good deal. I enjoy building bikes as much as riding them. I am the second owner and the first was an old guy like me so no abuse. The bike has 3,700 original miles and a clean NM title. It has the race ECU. Bike is in Albuquerque and is worth the drive as this is the last year before all the ABS junk. Do the research and add up the retail prices to justify my asking price.

  • This bike is crying out for a gold chain but the OEM is in great shape with such low mileage.
  • The YZF-R125 mirrors offer a better view than any sport bike I’ve ever ridden. However they look like antennas! You can install the stock ones for a view of your chest even after you move your arm like you have to on most sport bikes.
  • Like new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires not even scrubbed in yet.
  • The Brembo 19 RCS M/C and Ferodo XRAC pads will have you out braking Marc Marquez! Braided stainless lines are OEM on this bike. The Brembo folding levers have a great shape and don’t feel like grabbing a knife edge like the Rizomas.
  • The race ECU is necessary with a cat delete and open exhaust. A Bazzaz tune would even make it better.
  • The Sato rearsets are top quality, offer great feedback and do not get slippery when wet.
  • Digital volt meter mounted on dash.

The following parts have zero miles and are from my build:

  • Dark windscreen is by Zero Gravity stock contour.
  • Brembo 19RCS master cylinder with folding lever, matching clutch lever also.
  • Rizoma M/C cap.
  • Ferodo XRAC front pads and sintered grip rear.
  • Beautiful Sato gold rearsets with black pegs and silver collars.
  • Light Tech gold chain adjusters and spools.
  • Sato Racing gold bar ends.
  • GiaMoto 12 point titanium engraved axle nuts.
  • CBE top triple clamp and sprocket cover.
  • Competition Werkes integrated clear lens tail light with stainless fender eliminator.
  • 15/44 gearing.
  • Bike has red and black Rizoma gas cap, also stock cap included.
  • YZF-R125 carbon mirrors. Running light to turn signal conversion.
  • SC project CRT exhaust.
  • Sato racing rear master cylinder cap.
  • R&G exhaust hanger plates.
  • Battery Tender lithium battery.
  • Digital volt meter, putting out 14 volts at idle. Updated regulator/rectifier.
  • Extra 10 gauge wire from battery to start relay to cure hot start problem. (tip from the Aprilia forum)

Also included:

  • 2 programmed keys and owner’s manual.
  • Akrapovic carbon can and mid pipe if you care about your neighbors.
    R&G hanger bracket included.
  • Dark double bubble windscreen by Puig their racing windscreen. Taller than stock.
  • OEM front master cylinder with Rizoma lever, matching clutch lever also.
  • Have stock mirrors but wires were cut.
  • Stock rearsets and Rizoma rearsets.
  • Red Rizoma oil cap.
  • Stock bar ends.
  • Tail Tidy and turn signals.
  • Stock gearing.
  • Stock air filter.
  • Mr. Jay Leno, have you got one of these in your garage? The titanium axle nuts are stunning and even engraved! If you don’t want attention then purchase something else. The pics don’t do it justice. Also never leave it out of sight and invest in a good alarm system. This bike is so beautiful I am confident the first person that sees it will buy it. Even people who aren’t motorcyclists comment how pretty the bike is and the powerful exhaust note sounds more like an exotic sports car rather than a motorcycle. Please leave a message when you call and I will get back to you in a day or two. Repeat your number, state your time zone and the best time to call.


    Dave’s price is firm at $12,000.  Telephone him at (505) 463-6462 Email: wfo76@gmx.com

    The RSV4 put Aprilia into the thick of WSBK racing, with championships in 2010, ’12 and ’14.  The streetbike was expensive but very competitive with other European makers.  Value is built in with solid engineering and APRC features.  Dave’s RSV4 has almost too much to list, and too few miles to call it used.

    -donn

     

     

    Featured Listing – 2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC
    Aprilia July 22, 2021 posted by

    Comfort Zone – 2003 Aprilia SL1000 Falco

    Not quite as cutting edge as the Mille, Aprilia’s Falco provided plenty of excitement for less Euros.  Just under 8,000 miles and of legal drinking age, this Falco has had a careful owner or two, and looks excellent.

    2003 Aprilia SL1000 Falco for sale on eBay

    Slightly less compression ( still 10.8-to-1 ) than its big brother RSV gives the Falco 118 hp to work with, and an alloy chassis plus adjustable suspension to carry it.  Aprilia component choices are typically upper crust, with USD Showa forks and Sachs monoshock.  Likewise the 320mm Brembo brakes.  Even the fairing is more than the typical supersport, with modified lowers and a rarely used pillion.  Lower seat height and pegs, with higher clip-ons, made for a friendlier experience.

    Offered by a Florida specialty dealer, this SL1000 looks un-modified and ready to rumble, though those particular mufflers might be something new – or maybe the only stock set ever seen on a Falco.  The exuberant frame sliders don’t appear to have been used, and the sticker kit will come off easier than it went on.  Capitalization is by the seller in the eBay auction:

    This Bike has a Great Running Water-Cooled Fuel Injected V-Twin Engine that Produces 111 Horsepower with just the twist of the throttle. This bike has a smooth Shifting 6-speed Transmission. The Factory Dual Exhaust on this Bike Sounds Like an Orchestra, there is nothing else that has the sound of an Italian V-twin Revving up to Speed through a pair of perfectly tuned mufflers. This Bike is Like the Lamborghini of Motorcycles. If you are Searching for a Beautiful Investment that you can ride and will only go up in value over time, this could be the one you have been waiting for. Truly a Gorgeous Modern Classic Italian Motorbike.

    The Falco might be happy in its junior role, a good helping of performance without the expectation or quite the expense of the superbike.  Reviewers loved the power band, called for an upgraded rear shock, and praised the moderate riding position.  The buy-it-now is just about in RSV territory, but maybe bidders will find the reserve before time runs out.

    -donn

    Comfort Zone – 2003 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
    Aprilia July 4, 2021 posted by

    Hidden Standout – 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory

    This black and gold Factory found one of the few riders who thought 139 hp wasn’t quite enough, and had it updated with a 1100cc engine kit and Akrapovich exhaust.  Under 4,000 miles have passed beneath the unused sliders and unmarked fairings.

    2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory for sale on eBay

    The RSV1000R was Aprilia’s 2004 re-design of the Mille, using the Rotax-derived 60-degree twin.  Four valves and double overhead cams driven by gears, all make for as bomb-proof a liter as can be.  Triangulation has been added to the frame spars for stiffening, and likewise the gull-arm monoshock.  320mm Brembo brakes now have radial mountings, and the bodywork has also gotten the angular treatment.  The wide seat fairing has a masterful treatment of the lights and signals, but no pillion.

    The engine kit likely ran into some bucks, but otherwise this RSV looks like it came from the Factory, which includes Öhlins – including steering damper, and forged O-Z wheels.  Even the area above the rear mudguard ( underneath the seat ) is clean.  The tank is missing its usual tiger, maybe the reason is the decal bubbling mentioned in the eBay auction:

    1100cc big bore kit and Akrapovic Evo 6 full exhaust professionally installed and tuned by Amauri. The bike looks like new and considering it has less than 4,000 original miles you can tell why. Only notable flaws would be the usual problem these bikes have with air pockets forming under the Aprilia emblem on the gas tank and other typical minor road wear. The bike has had the same owner for about the last 10 years.

    RSV Milles and 1000R’s have been winning the bang-for-the-buck index recently, and have proved the design beyond doubt.  With the engine work, the ask for this example is more in line with a superbike from that other Italian outfit, but still a lot of ride for the money.

    -donn

    Hidden Standout – 2007 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory
    Aprilia June 9, 2021 posted by

    Your Inner MM – 2003 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup

    Aprilia sought to win hearts and minds with its 250cc race series, and had some success though short-lived.  Today’s example is a barely used Challenge Cup ready for some club racing.

    2003 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup for sale on eBay

    Based on their RS250 street bike, the Cup came with Suzuki’s RGV engine, 72-odd hp depending on who asked, and their sculptural alloy chassis with even more exotically shaped magnesium alloy swingarm.  No hours converting it for racing were required, since it shipped with none of the usual DOT requirements.  It did come with oversized front forks and brakes, fully adjustable as was the monoshock.  No starter except your right foot, and the oil injection system was retained to avoid lubrication mishaps.  Despite the full-featured dash, lightness was baked in and it tipped the scales just over 300 lbs.

    The Indy owner of this barely used Challenge Cup racer doesn’t say whether they or the original owner commissioned the MS Racing livery, but it’s the spitting image of Melandri’s 2002 championship winner.  Arrow exhaust, Woodcraft controls and saving original bodywork are all classy.  Nearly new at least as per the odometer.  Comments from the eBay auction:

    About 1,750 km (1,100 miles) on the odometer. Original, clean/clear Texas title in hand. The bike is fast, in beautiful shape and needs nothing. I can find no indication that the bike has ever touched the ground anywhere but the tires. The paint is not perfect but is excellent and very glossy with only minor blemishes from being 18 years old. Overall, the bike is really clean and well sorted. It has been in my living room or garage every night of its life since getting here, on a battery tender much of the time. The bike starts right up and runs/shifts/brakes and rides wonderfully – no issues at all.

    Not sure if Aprilia was advertising their name or hoping the RS250 would be imported legally, but their single-marque series ended after a few years ( as MotoGP got closer to a four-stroke Moto2 ) and their sales have done quite well.  As nice as it is to see a cherry racing machine, it does belong in the fray – and there’s still time.

    -donn

    Your Inner MM – 2003 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup