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Honda November 29, 2021 posted by

RC Wannabe – 2006 Honda CBR600RR with 877 Miles !

Not generally clearing the rarity bar at RSBFS, this CBR600RR caught our eye since it’s for all intents a new bike.  Maybe you’re thinking lighter and would like to sample the state of the supersport art in 2006.

2006 Honda CBR600RR for sale on eBay

Honda brought a host of technical achievements to the CBR600RR, some came with the original 2003 model – like dual stage fuel injection, Unit Pro-link monoshock, and a casting method that reduced the thickness of the frame elements to just 1/10th of an inch.  For 2006 there were new inverted forks ( with radial brake mounts ), revised chassis, and somehow, 22 less pounds.  The fairing, exhaust, and swingarm are patterned to looks like its inspiration, the RC211V GP bike.

Offered by a specialty shop nearby PA’s Susquehanna River, this CBR looks excellent but not perfect.  A bonk or two from the garage elves might lead to a new fender and turn signal, probably still available from big red.  The owner states it’s been brought to running condition, so just a quick rubdown and the new owner will be ready to go – or maybe stay.  Just a couple of notes in the eBay auction:

Only 877 miles !  All original ! 
 
This is a one owner bike that has never been modified. Even the tires are original with nipples, showing how little the bike was used. It has recently been serviced and has been ridden enough to have everything checked out. 
 
Clean and clear, original title in hand. 

To keep team costs down, Supersport rules generally are less flexible on modifications, but something about the way they boiled out made the Honda dominant in World Supersport and Formula Xtreme, if not AMA Supersport.  Chassis tuning got high marks from reviewers in 2006, and most mention the diminutive size of the package, better for younger jockeys perhaps.  Maybe it’s been on your shoulda-woulda-coulda list since real life intervened back then, if so you’re not likely to find a better candidate.  And the Make Offer button is available.

-donn

RC Wannabe – 2006 Honda CBR600RR with 877 Miles !
Honda November 27, 2021 posted by

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !

Credit where due, Honda presented an Erion Edition after the race team won back to back AMA Formula Xtreme 600cc Championships in 1999-2000.  Thinking way out over the horizon, this Fort Meyers owner parked this CBR after just a few fill-ups, and it’s ready for the next display opportunity.

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition for sale on eBay

 

 

 

 

With its third engine change since the FireBlade was introduced, the 929 was even more overquare, fuel injected, and boasting 152 hp at almost 11,000 rpm.  The all-titanium exhaust included Honda’s volume tailoring HTEV system, stretching the torque band.  New for 2001 were USD forks, and a longer swingarm, smoothing out the handling under  power.  A new 17-inch front wheel fit into the revised fairing, which reviewed as a bit less exciting than its rivals.  Though growing from the original 900, every opportunity was taken to keep weight under control, and inch it toward the middle of the machine.

Though a twenty year old superbike priced at a hair less than a brand new one might only be for a superfan, the owner seems to have kept this one beautifully.  With little history to tell or worry much about, the comments are as bold as the graphics in the eBay auction:

ERION RACING EDITION
BONE STOCK
525 MILES
NEVER DOWN OR ANY ISSUES
COLLECTOR QUALITY
ALWAYS STORED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED BUILDING
COMES COMPLETE
ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL
ORIGINAL TOOL KIT
HONDA EXHAUST RED SCOTCH BRITE PAD
SALES BROCHURE
MY COLLECTION IS GETTING OUT OF CONTROL 
NEED TO DOWN SIZE A BIT I HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL LOW MILE BIKES
I KNOW THIS ISNT FOR EVERYONE BUT IF YOU WANT THE BEST HERE IT IS
BIKE IS SERVICED AND READY TO GO OR MOTHBALL AWAY
 

Erion had some great years with many bold faced names aboard, like Nicky Hayden and Ben Bostrom.  Not sure if the Erion edition was anything more than a graphic exercise, but the 929 needed a little extra help in the showroom during the R1’s run for glory.  Looking forward to this seller’s other auctions if they are all as nice as this.

-donn

2001 Honda CBR929RR Erion Racing Edition with 525 Miles !
Honda November 17, 2021 posted by

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40-

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40 For Sale!

Full transparency- This one was tossed around the RSBFS.com headquarters as to whether or not it was a legit ad. When all was said and done, Mike and Donn took a step back and William . . . well, William was too busy looking for the Desitin to really get involved so, they threw the new guy to the wolves.

Is it Live or Memorex? I know some of you are too young to know what that is, but the majority of you will get it. Why am I asking that silly question?

Here is the info from the eBay listing:

From the seller:
For sale is HONDA NR 750 IN RED

YEAR 1992

For serious interest only.
Listing will be on for 7 days : if you are interested Please send messages.

A touch vague for a super rare motorcycle don’t you think? But wait there’s more . . . The seller has zero transactions on eBay. No worries- we all started at 0 on eBay. Right? Okay, maybe not 0 and selling Honda’s Holy Grail. The other interesting thing to note is normally these types of machines attract huge “watched” numbers, but this one is currently flying under the radar because (we assume) of the way it was listed/categorized on eBay.

Nonetheless! Let’s get this show on the road-

In 1992 Honda decided to flex it’s engineering muscle and finally produce a motorcycle with their long researched oval piston design. Obviously, such a task isn’t for the weak of heart or weak pocket books. It’s my understanding that Honda had been working on the oval piston design since the mid-seventies, but for whatever reason, never really pushed it for a production unit. That is of course until 1992 when they released the NR750 RC40 powered by the oval piston V4. Honda went all out with the NR750. Not only did it have oval pistons, it had titanium valves, and 2 titanium connecting rods per cylinder. If I’m not mistaken, the NR750 was also the first Honda equipped with “upside down” forks on a production unit. All of that wizardry didn’t make the NR750 the fastest or the lightest at almost 500#’s. However, that Honda wizardry did assemble one of “THE” most sought after motorcycles in the world. All of my exhaustive searches placed it in the number 2 spot of most desirable and collectable motorcycles- only being eclipsed by Martin’s beloved Britten V1000.

It is literally “Once in a blue moon” when these pop up for sale, but yet, here it is.

Did any of you all notice it’s missing the mirrors? I’m guessing those aren’t easy to locate so, I’m hoping the seller removed them as a precautionary measure.

This machine is the reason RSBFS.com exists.

Check out the unobtainable here!

Cheers!

Double D

1992 Honda NR 750 RC40-
Honda November 10, 2021 posted by

Turbo City Madman: 1983 Honda CX650 Turbo

Relisted with a whopping price drop from $18k opening ask in May down to $12k, this low miles school bike is reflecting the reality of the Turbo market. Links updated. -MI

This is a bike that really shouldn’t need any introduction to the pages of RSBFS. After all, being the self-proclaimed RSBFS turbo nerd I *know* that I’ve posted more than a few. Why? Because they are awesome in a mega-flawed sort of way that drives you to either love or hate them. And despite their totally unloved status when new, they have recently encountered a bit of a resurgence in interest – and price. Today’s 27 mile example is the poster child for the movement, although it also represents an interesting counter-point to the whole factory Turbo saga.

1983 Honda CX650 Turbo for sale on eBay

Honda was the fist to bring a turbocharged motorcycle to market as a full factory supported effort with the 1982 CX500TC (technically the Kawasaki Z1-R TC was first atmospherically enhanced motorbike, but that was not factory). That particular bike bristled with new technology that only Honda engineering could bring to the fore, including a sophisticated computerized fuel injection system to manage the complicated intake situation and ensure engine longevity. The CX650 Turbo built on that foundation by increasing displacement and compression ratio to help improve the off-boost rideability. This also greatly improved the transition from off-boost to boost (although you’ll never miss that event) and help minimize the dreaded turbo lag. In all, the CX650 was the most polished of the factory turbo entries, being the only boosted bike to benefit from a second generation of development. Sadly, that was not enough to overcome the price, the stigma, the weight and the stigma. By 1985 the turbo era was well and truly over, save for oddball collectors and enthusiasts (ahem).

From the seller:
Up for sale is a 1983 Honda CX650T motorcycle – Only 27 miles.
This was a school motorcycle – sticker shown in pictures. Because it was a school motorcycle there was never a title issued. Registration and a Bill of Sale will be the only documents provided.

We picked it up years ago – always garaged. A nice clean motorcycle. Please note some cosmetic damage to the fairing, fender, etc. I tried to take several pictures to show any imperfections. Also, I did replace the rear cowl, which is a repaint. The original cowl has a broken tab that is unseen. I am willing to include this with the sale of the motorcycle.

More from the seller:
The following has been done on the motorcycle…
The brake system has been cleaned/flushed
The master cylinder and the rear master cylinder have been cleaned and rebuilt
The fuel injection has been cleaned and checked
New plugs
New pump propeller
Oil Change
New after market fuel pump (original is still available if desired)
New windscreen

The motorcycle starts and runs. Here is a link to the youtube video – https://youtu.be/MTjRL9s4bkk

I am not a videographer…lol so I apologize in advance and hope no one gets dizzy. My intention was to show how nice the motorcycle sounds.

Not to mince words, the turbo motorcycle era was an utter commercial failure. Each of the Big Four played with the devil of boost, and every one of them was an atrocious and abysmal return on the considerable investment required. Suzuki used their experience to develop the original air/oil cooled GSX-R, Kawasaki used the opportunity to elevate the GPz to the top of the 1/4 mile time sheets, Yamaha phoned in an low-buck entry branded as a Seca, and Honda dumped a significant portion of their inventory on “technical schools” in an attempt to recoup their investment and train the next generation on Big Red products.

Todays example of the CX650 Turbo – a one year only model for 1983 – is one of those previously dreaded “school” bikes. These were examples meant to train future mechanics on the complex systems of the modern motorcycle, and were never intended for consumer consumption (check out the sticker on the tank). While each had a VIN number, none were released with a title, and each of these bikes were written off as crushed, destroyed or otherwise parted out. Very recently we have started to see an influx of these school bikes as more rare than the average CX650 Turbo, which may indeed be true. It is still early days to determine the impact this may have on the collector, as Turbos are still not really considered collector bikes (yet). However the price curve is on the rise and we have seen some high water marks eclipsed in the last year or so. This one has an opening bid of a relatively high $18k, so it will be interesting to see how the market responds. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Turbo City Madman: 1983 Honda CX650 Turbo
Honda November 8, 2021 posted by

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Black

Here’s a modified first year Honda CBR900RR on eBay with a buy-it-now of $10k that is listed with 22k miles. Most notable, the frame, swingarm and wheels have been polished and also includes aftermarket exhaust, signals, windscreen, etc… These were popular modifications at the time and don’t look at all out of place here. The seller notes the fairings are OEM and they look blem free.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

from the seller:

I am offering for sale another motorcycle from my collection. 1993 Honda cbr900rr.runs and rides amazing. Good solid motorcycle OEM BODYWORK Re painted in original colors no cracks. New tires

$10k is a strong asking price as most collectors have shown a preference for all OEM condition. But as I said, the polished frame is period correct and considering the best examples are now seen in the high teens, this could represent good value for an owner looking to ride a bike they may have modified like this on their own in the early 90’s.

dc

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Black
Honda November 6, 2021 posted by

2004 Honda RC51 with less than 6k miles!

It’s been an interesting year for 2004 RC51 Nicky Hayden sales. This 322 mile example closed at over $18k and didn’t have a title. This one is currently at $13,600 reserve met with 12 hours to go. I’m excited to see where it ends!

2004 Honda RC51 for sale on eBay

from the seller:

2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition with very low all original miles. This motorcycle is about 99% stock with the only modifications being the front turn signals, the grips, braided stainless brake lines, frame sliders and the tires. Other than that this bike is completely stock (included the very rare OEM undertail that is impossible to find). The motorcycle has a clean title in my name.

Please note that there are two areas on this bike that has a small amount of damage that occurred during transportation by the previous owner. A little bit of paint has been scratched off on the right hand side of the nose cowling and the left hand side of the tail section. The damage is very minimal and the bike has never been laid down. Other than that this bike is extremely clean and in excellent condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly.

PS – I prefer to do a local pickup, but will consider helping out with shipping as long as the buyer handles all of the logistics. I’m located in Woodstock GA.

This auction ends oddly just before 8am pacific time on a Sunday, so if you’re getting this email early on the east coast, act quickly!

Here are a couple more notable 2004 RC51 posts from this year.

dc

2004 Honda RC51 with less than 6k miles!
Honda November 4, 2021 posted by

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale with only 5,172 miles!

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale on eBay!

Rock you like a Hurricane, “I’m on to you” by Hurricane, Cat 5 Hurricane or Honda Hurricane? Since you’re on this page, I’m guessing you’re more of the Honda Hurricane type person.

In 1988 the Honda Hurricane wasn’t overly sophisticated in any form except the fully encompassing fairing. Underneath it was a fairly slim double overhead cam, 4 valve per cylinder, water cooled power plant that could propel the big Hurricane to 155 mph. There were rumors of some folks pushing it to 160 mph, but I still raise my eyebrow to those numbers.

The fairings were a direct lift from Ducati’s Paso line and Honda caught some flack for it back in the day, but Honda being Honda, they rolled with it, brushed it off and looked the other way.

Honda used steel frames on the Hurricanes, which would give some insight as to why it tipped the scales at a biscuit over 550 pounds. Besides the fairing being able to slice through the wind at 155 mph it also made the Hurricane look cutting edge and fast while sitting still.

This particular machine looks to be in near perfect shape as it still holds a showroom shine (it also holds some pretty good company in the garage!). Having only covered 5,172 miles in the last 33 years this has to be one of the lowest mileage Hurricane examples in existence!(?)

From the original owner and seller
1988 Honda CBR 1000. I am the original owner. Very low mileage. Just serviced, rebuilt carbs, new fuel pump and fuel on/off valve. Always garaged. I have the original exhaust as well as a like new spare tank. The spare tank has a small mark on it and Honda replaced it in 1988. Bike runs great, better then new. Bike has a Vance & Hines exhaust as well as a dyna jet kit. This bike has been very well cared for and serviced it’s entire life. You will not find a nicer 1988 CBR 1000 Honda Hurricane.

This is one of the few times I’m going to agree with the sellers statement. This is a beautiful example and very deserving of being put on display.
At the time of writing the bid was up to $2,550 with the reserve firmly in place. I suspect this will need to be north of $5,000 to remove the reserve, but I’ve been wrong many times before and in today’s market who knows!

If you’re missing an 88′ Honda Hurricane in your collection- look no further!

Make the jump here and let us know if it really is that shiny in person.

Good luck!

Cheers,

dd

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale with only 5,172 miles!
Honda October 28, 2021 posted by

Come In For a Test Drive – 1987 Honda VFR-750R / RC30

Update 10.28.2021: Previously posted September 2020, this RC30 is back on eBay with a buy-it-now of $48,995. Links updated. -dc

A ( if not The ) classic superbike at this juncture, Honda’s RC30 has beauty and real-world capability.  This example is slightly under-documented but has collectible looks.

1987 Honda VFR-750R / RC30

The RC30 was designed and built for the Superbike World Championship, which it won with Fred Merkel aboard the two first years.  The version found at the showroom had 112 hp available, with just 400 or so pound to push.  Endurance racing aspirations dictated the single-sided swingarm and quick release front axle, and the era required staggered wheel sizes of 17 front and 18 rear.  The RC30 always seemed more than the sum of its parts, the alloy chassis and big-bang V-4 not quite accounting for its well-balanced presence.

Seller Eurocycle appears to be a new outfit, with locations in Sonoma, Reno, and Vegas.  No history is offered but the condition is excellent for its nearly 24K miles.  Finishes and tires look fresh.  Besides new and used bikes, Eurocycle’s website shows rentals ( no the RC30 wasn’t listed ) and some kind of club membership – maybe a knowledgeable reader could chime in.

Eminently collectible, an RC30 was reviewed as not hard to ride, and might be an inspiring occasional rider for a small stable.  More history or perhaps some catch-up maintenance might be expected before sending this V4 out on a mission.  The ask is a little shy of what might be expected for a nice example, but as with so many things this year, all bets are off.

-donn

Come In For a Test Drive – 1987 Honda VFR-750R / RC30