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Honda December 3, 2021 posted by

1994 Honda RVF 400 For Sale!

Stumbled across this Racing Vee Four 400 while eating my crappy rice and beans lunch. It looked a little lonely so, I thought “Why not show it some RSBFS.com love!”
These are always well received on the site and this one looks to be in pretty good shape with less than 8,000 miles showing.

From the seller
One of a handful in existence in the United States! Get in on this opportunity to own something extremely rare!

Pretty impressive description and pictures eh? I know, I think the pics leave a little to be desired too. But, the upside is this mighty machine is it’s located in eastern PA sort of between Scranton, Allentown and near the little town of Nazareth. We could stop in Allentown and say “Hey!” to Billy then head up to Scranton to see Dwight and then back down to Nazareth to visit my buddy Michael and pick up a hand crafted 6 string. Road trip anyone?


This picture gives me the best insight into the condition of this machine. You can see it has not be restored and does have some of the typical JDM corrosion. It also looks to be bone stock!

Check it out here!

Anyone seen this machine in person? If so, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

I took some liberty and searched the site for past Racing Vee Four posts. If you’d like to compare this one to a few others feel free to check them out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1994 Honda RVF 400 For Sale!
Honda November 30, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2000 Honda CBR929RR at Seattle Used Bikes !

Update 11.30.2021: SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

Superbikes were ultra-competitive in the late 1990’s and Honda got only two or three years out of each re-design of their CBR900RR.  The SC44 generation of 2000-01 gave away a lot of displacement to Yamaha’s fresh R1, but the CBR’s compact and lighter weight design proved their mettle.  RSBFS’ friend Seattle Used Bikes has a super-sharp CBR929RR with a refreshing lack of mods and a long ownership and maintenance history.

2000 Honda CBR929RR asking $5,999

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Featured Listing – 2000 Honda CBR929RR at Seattle Used Bikes !
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!