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Aprilia April 24, 2011 posted by

Aprilia RSV 1000 Nera For Sale in Germany

The top of the line RSV1000, the Nera was a very limited edition with only 200 units produced worldwide. This one belongs to one of our readers in Frankfurt, Germany. I’m very flattered that our readership extends this far and hope we can help our friend find a new home for his special machine!

quote from the seller:

the Bike is as new, only 953 km!!! Collectible condition

Number 81 of 200 Bikes worldwide.

Km. Stand: 953 km

Date of first registation in Germany: 26.08.2004

Horsepower: 141 Horsepower’s

MOT test, only for Germany: 10.2012

Engine: 998 cm³

NOT crashed, NOT damaged!

The Bike has got of course German vehicle registration document, user manual, 2 key’s and service plans (check book), passenger Parts

An original racing exhaust Akkrapovic Titan Racing is also for sale, price for exhaust 1300 Euro. I don’t sell the exhaust separately only with the bike.

Tyres are new, Continental Race Attack

If you have a question, so please call me: 0049 178 46 83 058 (Mobile Phone Number) or write me a mail:

The Bike stays in Germany near Frankfurt am Main.

For international buyers:

transport worldwide by forwarding agency is possible. The Price for international transport is dependent on destination.

A few details about this limited edition:

– Retail price was nearly $30k USD.
– A “Dream” package was available for an additional $10k that provided an invitation to attend a MotoGP track session in the country of your residence, exclusive memorabilia, and a “racing uniform”.
– Carbon fiber fairings and gas tank
– Magnesium wheels
– Full titanium exhaust, bolts and fasteners
– Uprated Öhlins suspension
– Weight was under 400lbs!

Sounds like a fantastic mount and we wish the seller luck with the sale!


Derbi April 22, 2011 posted by

2006 Derbi GPR125- Small? Maybe, but it’s big on fun-

2006 Derbi GPR125 For Sale

Location: Southern Cal
Mileage: 400 miles
Price: $6,200.00

Balas Rojas indeed- or as it translates “Red Bullet”.

I’ve always been a huge fan of small cc motorcycles and I’d say it borderlines outright jealousy towards the Europeans for me. I know we have the mighty parallel twin Ninja 250 and the recently released CBR250 single, but let’s be serious here. Are either of those really worth riding?

We’ve been long deprived of a smalll, modern, true sport bike since 1990 all the while our European counterparts get great little machines like this super looking Derbi. No, you’ll not hear me spewing about how great our entry level machines are because they fall flat with steel frames, steel swing arms and 1985 designs. Derbi builds it how it should be! Aluminum frame, aluminum swing arm, radial mounted front brake, USD forks and a trick under tail exhaust just to get the list started.

The US market stinks when it comes to entry level machines and if you are of the same opinion as me you can avoid the run of the mill ‘ho hum’ and kick it on this Balas Rojas.

From the seller:

2006 Derbi GPR125.
This bike was born from Derbis racing heritage. I bought this bike brand new in the crate and now it has just over 600 kilometers or 400 miles on it. Not even broken in yet.
These little 2 strokes came with the reliable Yamaha DT125 motors installed. This makes part access ever so easy. Has an electric start and trick under seat exhaust. Still have the nubs on the original tires.
I have done some modifications to the bike totaling thousands of dollars.
Bike has been de-restricted and re-geared. I installed a full Giannelli exhaust system. Changed out the non adjustable 28mm Keihin carburetor for a new tunable 28mm Dellorto carburetor. Removed the air box and added a filter pod. Added Boyseen reeds and removed the boast bottle which seems to never to work on this model from what I read. Took off the long and very ugly rear fender and made my own license plate and turn signal holder. Swapped out the rear turn signals. Added a trick little Daytona digital temp meter as the bike only had an over heated warning light. Not too practical.
Had all the black plastic body panels coated to look like carbon fiber. Can’t see this in the pictures but it is really stunning. Changed out many fittings to aluminum and titanium. Installed a Metrakit light weight front disk.
I have all the stock parts, pipe, carburetor, and front disk, boast bottle, air box, sprocket and a gasket set included. Have the owner manual and tool kit too.
I love riding this bike around town and down to the beach. Always a conversation piece. But it is time for this bike to go to someone else to enjoy as I just don’t have the time to ride it anymore. I have too many bikes.
I am asking $6,200 for everything. I have way more than that invested in it. Has clear Florida license and title. Tags good until April 2013.
Bike is located in Southern California.
Try to find one of these with all these tasteful modifications, licensed, titled and nearly brand new anywhere?

Feel free to call me (days) at 714-469-6254 or e-mail mr2stroke at with questions. Additional photos are available upon request.

Displacement: 124.76 ccm (7.61 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder, two-stroke
Compression: 12.5:1
Bore x stroke: 56.0 x 50.7 mm (2.2 x 2.0 inches)
Fuel system: Carburetor. Mikuni 28 mm
Ignition: Electronic C.D.I.
Lubrication system: Oil pump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Clutch: Multiplate

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Front suspension: Inverted fork.
Front suspension travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension: Monoshock
Rear suspension travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Front tire dimensions: 110/80-17
Rear tire dimensions: 140/70-17
Front brakes: Single disc. 2-piston calipers
Front brakes diameter: 300 mm (11.8 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes diameter: 180 mm (7.1 inches)
Physical measures and capacities
Seat height: 800 mm (31.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall width: 788 mm (31.0 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,355 mm (53.3 inches)
Fuel capacity: 13.00 liters (3.43 gallons)

Other specifications
Starter: Electric

And there you have it- A sweet machine that is ready to commute or tear up your local back roads. Oh wait, you’re a Hipster and prefer to be a little off beat from the masses? I can guarantee you’ll be the only one sporting a Derbi at your local hang out. A 998R won’t have anything on you 🙂

Good luck with the sale!



Honda April 19, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale!

1994 Honda RVF RC45 Homologation Super Bike For Sale-

Location: Anaheim, CA
Miles: 7,548
Price: $26,900 $25,900 no reserve!

Update 4.19.2011:Due to a non-paying bidder (aka scum of the earth), this RC45 is back. Links and price updated. Hopefully she finds a new home this time. -dc

Que the Angels and release the White Doves-

For me the 45 is the pinnacle of Honda Homologation Super Bikes and I’m well aware of all the debate that might ensue from the 30 guys. I know 30’s won more races, I know they have impossible to get hand laid fiberglass bodywork, Ti con rods etc… I still like the 45’s better 🙂 knows a little history on this bike as it was part of the Seattle Homologation Super Bike Collection at one time. We know the current owner and we know he is sad to see it go. You’ve seen several of his bikes grace the cover over the past few years. Those bikes have included a couple NSR’s and a sweet ZX-7RR

Like most collectors, pride of ownership was taken seriously with this one and you can certainly tell it by looking at the pictures. These don’t come around as often as the 30’s (flame suit on) and when they do you can usually expect the price to be in the high 20’s to low 30’s for the good one’s. The best of the best usually hit mid 30’s. The cheapest one I know of was a super low mileage salvaged title bike with carbon bodywork and it sold for 18ish(?). I think this one is priced spot on and would look great sitting next to my 94 NSR. I’m about $26,599.00 short can anyone help a brother out?

From the seller:







Yesterday was a good day for homologation collectors when it was published that Honda might be producing another LE Super Bike. Other than Ducati’s yearly LE offering and the 2006 Yamaha R1 LE it’s been a long, long time since we’ve seen a real Homologation offering from the Big 4. I for one would welcome the new bike and I would have to believe it would only help the value of the previous LE offerings.

If you’ve been lurking and waiting for one of these to come along now is your chance. As I mentioned before- these don’t come around that often and there aren’t that many in the first place.

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Good luck with the sale-


Bimota April 19, 2011 posted by

1997 Bimota Vdue 500

1997 Bimota Vdue 500

Location: Seattle, WA
Price: $15,100.00 at time of posting (Update 4.19.2011: relisted, now at $5100 with 6 days remaining — and appears to be no reserve! -dc)

Mileage: 346

Originally featured in our Seattle Homologation listing, this rare example is now available on eBay.

Bimota Vdue for sale

Bimota Vdue for sale

Vdue’s have been well documented on RSBFS and none of us know more about them than our beloved author Jay. So, I dug back in our archives and found this information that Jay was willing to share.

The V-due , pronounced “Vee-Doo-A” (translation “V-2″), was just launched about a year prior. This was the bike that was going to pull Bimota out of debt and back on the map, hey “what could possible go wrong” but did exactly the opposite. Following the tradition of the Tesi (another Bimota disaster) the V-due barely ran, had a power band from 9-10k rpm and still wouldn’t pass our EPA standards. With all the bad press devoted 2-smokers looked the other way and wanted the bike, so at the time I imported about 7-8 of these and promptly sold them. I kept one for myself and rode it for a summer, mine actually ran “okay” but you had to keep changing spark plugs and one time the exhaust got so hot it started melting the tail section. Others were not as good, one seized because Bimota forgot to open the petcock for the oil injection tank and others were just plagued with horrible running problems. Being a fuel-injected 2 stroke was just plain tough and these bikes clearly needed more R+D. Now stacked with a warehouse of unsold V-due’s Bimota decided to sell some as race bikes, then convert some to carb’s to try to move them but nothing worked.

I can only vaguely recall 1997 much less the few articles that I read on the Vdue. I due recall all of the hoopla that surrounded the Bimota and the motorcycle that was going to save the company. As I mentioned before, Jay tells a much more colorful version.

Luckily, this Bimota escaped the miss use of hand tools and remains 100% as it left the factory. If I were a collector I would only collect 100% stock, unmolested motorcycles and this one makes me proud.

From the auction:

All original and in excellent condition with 346 miles.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you”ll already know the history of the Vdue

and the story behind the 500cc two-stroke and how rare the bike is world-wide.

This bike is completely stock and originally came from the Bohnams auction in the UK.

It was purchased by a collector in Japan and then sold to a collector in southern California.

I purchased this bike from the collector in California and it has been in my collection since.

It comes with a Bill of Sale and all BoS and import paperwork from the two previous collectors and has not been registered or licensed for street use in the USA -although this is a possibility through the right resources.

It does not have the carb conversion, modifications or any of the aftermarket parts or the Bimota Cup race kit accessories done to it -or included with it.

If you are looking for an original condition and un-modified Bimota Vdue for your collection, this is the bike for you.

This one appears nice enough to fit into any collection, anywhere in the world- plain and simple!



Reader Rides For Sale March 28, 2011 posted by

1999 Suzuki TL1000R For Sale in Ottawa

Here’s our second TL100R for sale this month. It’s a reader ride from Ottawa, Canada and it looks and sounds like a really fine example.

1999 Suzuki TL100R For Sale on Kijiji

Price: $5300 CAD
Miles: ~11k miles

quote from the seller’s listing:

Looking for a showroom condition TL-R? Here’s your bike.

For those not familiar with the model, here is a little history: The TL1000R was designed to compete in the World and American Superbike Championships, although it achieved only one race win before Suzuki pulled the plug on the TL racing program, in favor of the lighter GSX-R 750 as its Superbike entry. The TL-R took aim at Ducati 916 both in the Superbike Championship and in consumer sales. The TL-R has special components including forged pistons, stronger connecting rods, and a much stiffer frame than its older TL1000S sister. The engine tweaks given to the TL-R made it known for its very good top-end horsepower, (as compared to most V-twins that make better bottom end power).

This bike is almost entirely stock and is in exceptional condition. The only modifications are the Jardine slip-on exhaust cans and a Zero Gravity double-bubble tinted windscreen. I have the original exhaust cans in mint shape as well as the stock windshield. I also have the pillion seat for the bike.

The bike wears no scrapes, chips, sandblasting and could pass for new. It runs perfectly and will be sold safetied. New Michelin Pilot Power 2CT tires were installed front and rear less than 1000kms ago and the oil was changed before winter storage. The bike is turn-key and go. A rear swingarm stand and bike cover will be supplied to the new owner.

And here’s a video included of his bike. I love the bark of this thing with the Jardine pipes!

Good luck with the sale David!


Reader Rides For Sale March 27, 2011 posted by

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L For Sale in Phoenix

The last time Mike contacted us, he was listing his GSX-R 1100 that looked flat gorgeous. This time, he’s got another survivor for us in the shape of 1990 GSX-R 750. While this one has covered nearly 21k miles, you can tell it’s been well taken care of in that time.

quote from seller’s listing:

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for sale. We picked this bike up off of a friend who was going over seas and needed some quick cash, so I will list as much information about it as possible. It had come from California as he had owned it for the last few years and was taken care of. We also checked the Vin with our local Suzuki rep and it cam up that it is a 49 state model. We have only had the bike for the last month, and I have put about 1k on it in a few trips up North. Runs well and really needs nothing. I will list below what the previous owner stated he had gotten done before he left and what we can visually confirm. The bike is actually really stunning as you do not see too many Suzuki’s in this color combo.

Low Mileage for the year, and well taken care of. Bike has 20,956 miles, and has newer tires with less than 500mi on them. Tires are Pirelli Diablos with a 180 rear. Forks seals were recently done, and carburetors run good for our altitude here. So no cleaning is needed. Bike is being ridden every few days. Chain and sprockets were done within the last 4000mi. Front brake rotors were upgraded to the drilled ones from later years, and we do have the originals. Frame and Swing-arm look to have been polished at one point and has some real luster to it! Looks good. Bike does have a Vance&Hines SS2r slip-on, but as far as we know all the internal carburetor parts are still stock. Rear turn signals have been relocated to under the tail section but have not been drilled into the plastic! Plug in’s for the front turn signals are still in the front but we do not have anything hooked up as we do not like drilling into factory plastic. We did get the passenger equipment with the bike, but it is not installed. Bike is factory Red/White/Black and has some real good shine to it. Bike does not have the rear seat as we did not get that, and it does have a Suzuki cowl on it. Bike does have a few nicks here and their, and I will post pics to show what I can find. The only real thing is that the left mirror housing is discolored and a little bit of the mirror at the bottom is discolored. I also noticed that some paint has lifted and was touched up right were the tank vent is. I will post a pick and we did not do the touch up! Fender has a few marks at the very front shown in pic. I just want to point out what I have noticed, as we have not done anything to the bike ourselves.

and had this to say about the final year of this body style:

The GSX-R750L was possibly the best of the oil-cooled models. Big changes included inverted forks and, importantly, a return to the long-stroke motor (the short-stroke wasn’t so good in race-trim but was OK for the road). Other modifications included a 4-1 exhaust, steering damper, 38 mm carbs (up 2 mm on the standard K yet 2 mm smaller than the RK), smaller valves, new conrods, lighter pistons, large capacity oil pump, larger curved oil cooler and the rear rim became the ‘standard’ 17″ x 5.5″ item. Power was up to 115 hp at 11,000 rpm while weight was down to 193 kg.

Drawing on the invaluable experiences gained racing, the 1990 model received many of the features of the race version GSX-R750R at an affordable price. The same long-stroke engine (70 x 48.7mm) of the ‘Double R’ became standard, with new pistons to match the new combustion chamber design in the cylinder head and strengthened connecting rods. New 38mm Slingshot carburetor, Curved-core Radial Flow oil cooler and stainless steel 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust per set were adopted. Both 41mm inverted tube front fork and remote reservoir rear shock became fully adjustable. Rear wheel rim was widened and equipped with Michelin radial tyres.

The bike sounds like a really honest example. While not totally stock, most modifications are period correct anyway. And with a buy-it-now of only $3500, I’d say this is a damn good price for a modern-classic rider that’s ready to go.

Good luck with the sale Mike!


Reader Rides For Sale March 22, 2011 posted by

1998 Yamaha YZF R1

1998 Yamaha YZF R1 for sale

Location: L.A., California
Mileage: 10,640
Price: active bidding or $7,000 B.I.N

Yes, 7k is all the cheese for this one, but it looks to be in great shape and well cared for.

The owner is selling it as “100% stock, well almost stock”.

A full compliment of seats, including the front, rear, and solo cowl in both Black, and Red colors.

520 chain conversion, utilizing a Renthal hard anodized rear sprocket and lightened front sprocket, with a DID ERV3 X-Ring Chain.

Muzzy’s aluminum radiator fan, for (surprisingly legit!) increased cooling and reliability.

I also installed a brand-new OEM oil pan when I purchased the bike, because I found a helli-coil used in the oil drain plug to cover up stripped threads. I replaced the entire pan, with gasket, etc., of course.

Exceedingly rare, almost entirely unknown, GYTR Ohlins side-mount steering damper. You can see in the pics. Due to concerns over head-shake from the constant wheelies and absurdly short wheelbase, Yamaha made a stop-gap steering damper mount, and factory cut faux-carbon fairing piece, to accommodate Ohlins dampers, within weeks of launch and before the full commercial after-market units became available.

When I saw this today I got all giddy inside and remembered days gone by when these were king the hill. I wanted one so bad I could taste it, but they were all sold out and I had cash burning a hole in my pocket so I opted for the ZX9R. I don’t regret it, but I’m always on the prowl for one of these just in case my wife leaves the checkbook unguarded.

I don’t think these have quite matured just yet, but there are plenty of guys like me who are looking for the one that got away. These were bad a** back in the day and for me they still look very modern and capable.

If you’re like me and always searching for “The one that got away” and yours just happens to be a red and white YZF R1-



Reader Rides For Sale March 15, 2011 posted by

1986 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale-

1986 Yamaha FZ750 For Sale

Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Mileage: 17,000
Price: $4,000.00
Selling from: 2007 Daytona 200 AMA winner Steve Rapp’s personal collection

Introduced in 1985, the FZ750 was a solid performer, but as we all know it was quickly outpaced by the GSX-R’s in 1986. The FZ’s sported some of Yamaha’s modern era technology and utilized the Genesis 5 valve cylinder heads which helped pump out a whopping 75hp at the rear wheel. Granted, not much by today’s standard, but in 1986 that was kik’n some ass!

1986 Yamaha FZ 750. If you have been looking for a nice FZ,This is it! Its has been gone over and is ready to ride or store in collection.It is all stock, just replaced clutch, battery,tires, oil,filter, chain, sprockets, spark plugs etc. 17K miles runs great!

As “days gone by” come full circle, bikes such as this one have found a special place in many hearts and garages. I can remember spending hours in the local Yamaha showroom drooling over the latest offerings from Yamaha in 1986. All the while knowing good and well that I couldn’t afford the brochure I was holding in my hand.

If any of you have a spot in the garage for a now ‘classic’ Cafe’ style sport bike with a sprinkling of exclusivity added for good measure- Click here to pick this one up.