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Classic Sport Bikes For Sale March 10, 2011 posted by

Italian Connection: Rare bike collection for sale in Italy!

For Sale: Ducati TT1 F1 NCR 900ss 998R NCR Evoluzione 888 916 Honda 250GP CBX RC45 Lambretta

RSBFS was recently contacted by an Italian entreprenuer who was putting his collection of rare racebikes and streetbikes up for sale. And what a collection! Above witness a Honda 250 GP racer (left) as prepped by HRC and ridden by Stefano Caracchi, a Ducati 888 NCR Superbike (middle) also raced by Stefano Caracchi, and a Ducati 916 that won the 1995 San Marino GP in Monza with Pier Francesco Chili aboard! And that is just the start of this amazing private museum.

If you like the racebike them but are more intereseted in street legal machinery, then how about this flawless Honda RC45 – better known as a RVF750R to some. Developed by Honda as a homologation bike to qualify for the Superbike World Championship, the European versions were good for a reported 118 horsepower!

If Ducati is more your speed (pun intended), how about this NCR Ducati 998R. According to the seller, this bike was the number 1 996R. It was used by Ducati for internal testing and media events. It was then sent to NCR, and was transformed into the original and unique 998R NCR Evoluzione.

What collection would be complete without the iconic Ducati 900ss? This particular bevel twin was prepped by NCR specifically for endurance racing and includes bigger valves, bigger carbs, a Conti silencer and Campagnolo alloy wheels.

According to the seller, only 7 of these Ducati TT1 F1 NCR exist! These were first produced for Mike Hailwood, and the initial 2 bikes were delivered directly to Hailwood (to commemorate his Isle of Man TT victory and the World title). This particular bike is the third one built by NCR.

In a collection of this caliber, this CBX looks positively pedestrian – although it is certainly a rare and desirable bike. This bike just does not quite have the same racing history as the others in the collection. It is in fully original condition and looks perfect.

And if all of the above beasts are too much bike for you, then here is a wonderful little Lambretta Innocenti Li125. This 4-speed scooter was introduced as a 1959 model.

From the seller:
My business activities require my full commitment and I have very little time to dedicate to my passion and to take care of my unique collection. In addition, my family does not share my same passion for motorsports and has other interests. Therefore, in order to avoid the risk of having to witness the slow but inexorable decline of my “creatures”, I have decided to sell my collection. I hope that you will take care of my “precious” masterpieces.

Tel. +39 0731 245999
Mobile +39 348 3962712 (only in italian)

For more information and tons of pictures of these fabulous bikes, please visit the seller’s website (available in both Italian and English). Good luck to the seller – these beautiful bikes certainly deserve a good home. If you are interested in any of the bikes you see here, please contact the seller at the above address and tell him you saw it on RSBFS!


Honda March 8, 2011 posted by

Love the RVF750R but can’t afford one? How about a RVF400 (NC35)!

1994 Honda RVF400 NC35 with 25,000 miles for sale in California.

Our reader Mike wrote in to let us know that his own 1994 Honda RVF400 is up for sale in the Bay Area (CA):

Bike is in excellent condition (still could use a tad more TLC), price is $6,750 firm. Has less than 25,000 miles on her (40,400 klm) and lots of new parts. CALIFORNIA TITLED, Current registration, Pink Slip in hand. Seen here with aftermarket fairings, stock fairings are also included, which are in 4 out of 10 condition. Bike runs great.

Now frankly I see these every day over here in Hong Kong (along with the VFR400, CBR400, ZXR400…etc.) so I’m not really up on the US market price, but searching our archives indcates the price is at the lower end of the scale. Also, none of the local RVFs are as clean and well taken care of as this one.

I think the 400cc V4 engine is an absolute jewel and gear driven cams (which critics claim gave the Aprilia RSV4 an unfair advantage last year in WSBK) really purrs like a kitten.  And everything is typical top notch Honda quality.  From a distance it’s really hard to tell the RVF400 from it’s bigger brother (well, the pillion seat pad being a dead giveaway though).  I’ll be all over this one if there weren’t so many of them on the streets here!

Click here to jump to the listing on Bay Area Riders Forum (BARF)!


Honda February 24, 2011 posted by

Motor Madness: 1980 Honda CBX!

For Sale: 1980 Honda CBX with sport option

Update 3.9.2011: Sold!

When it comes to presence, nothing says it like a Honda CBX. Designed by Honda engineers to flex a little corporate muscle, this 1047cc, six cylinder, 24-valve air cooled rocket remains one of the most coveted bikes of the 1980s. When it comes to the “naked bike” genre – where the motor is everything – there is nothing like a CBX.

One of the upgrades on this bike is the slick DG exhaust. I can’t imagine what a 6-into-1 pipe sounds like, but it sure looks incredible. I also love the fact that the seller has taken these photos on an airport tarmac, which seems very fitting for this particular machine!

From the seller:
1980 Honda CBX supersport in nice condition

6 cylinder, 1047 cc, 24 valve engine.

Rare Sport option with lower handlebars

Bodywork is beautiful, as you can see. The tank, fenders & side cover were recently repainted by Tim’s CBX.

DG 6 into 1 exhaust

Everything works. The bike runs great and sounds amazing!

The engine cases are showing their age, they could probably use to be media blasted to bring them up to the standard of the rest of the bike.

Besides the DG exhaust, this bike features the sport package handlebars, and fresh paint on the tank and fenders. The mileage is quite reasonable for the year, and this owner appears to have taken good care of the bike. The collectability of this model is definitely on the rise, and we have seen prices hold firm over the past few years despite the economy.

This auction is on right now, and if you want to be the person sitting in the seat above when the auction is over, then this is the part you’ve been waiting for. The opening bid for this beauty is currently at $1.00. (!) There is a reserve on the bike, and a BIN option of $8,500. To get the details and kick the tires, and jump over to the auction. Good luck, RSBFS readers!


Reader Rides For Sale February 22, 2011 posted by

2007 Yamaha R6 with Factory Fiat fairing kit

2007 Yamaha R6 with Factory Fiat fairing kit

Location: Visalia, CA
Mileage: 1,700
Price: $3,550 current bid with reserve in place.

I know what you’re thinking- “Doug’s lost his mind placing a run of mill R6 on!” Ahhh, but there is a catch to this one.

How does a $3,500 Yamaha limited edition and numbered Moto GP Fiat fairing kit grab you? That’s right, only 220 were made and not for the faint of heart or light of wallet. Sure, you can buy the knock offs and fidget with misaligned holes and orange peel finish for less, but there’s no bragging rights from China.

near perfect condition has power commander with two brothers slip on, zero gravity windshield, digitron gear indicator, fender eliminator kit, and most important yamaha oem fiat kit numbered 106 of 220. 3500 dollars for this kit with tank thru the yamaha dealer. open to offers

-Power Commander
-Gear Indicator
-Two Bro Slip-On
-ZG Windscreen

Looks like it has the usual “must have” upgrades and it’s ready to rock-n-roll.

If you’re looking to stand out in a rather mundane “they all look the same” 600cc market this might be your ticket. Hell, maybe you’re just a Rossi or Lorenzo fan- either way this is one cool looking R6.

I hear Larry is a pretty good guy…. maybe, he’ll trade me for my 04 750…. I guess I’ll jump over to the auction get his phone number.

Good luck with the sale bro!



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Honda February 8, 2011 posted by

Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale

Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale and ready to hit the street!

Location: Dover, DE
Mileage: 11,500km or 7,200 miles
Price: $7,000.00 OBO

Update 2.14.2011: Exclusively listed on, this bike sold in just 5 days! If you have a special bike for sale that could use this kind of exposure,email me for details on how $25/mo can get you a featured listing for your bike.

Ah yes, the boys at Speedwerks have been at it once again. This time they are offering a MC21 in Honda fighting colors and this one has been gone through with a fine tooth comb.

Looks like it was just taken off the showroom floor all over again and your ready to take it out on it’s maiden voyage doesn’t it?

With an asking price of $7,000 one would expect to get a lot right? Well, jump here to check out the photos documenting the complete rebuild of this bike. It’s simply amazing and a sight to behold.

Some of the highlights include:

– Brand new OEM crank
– Full engine rebuild
– New bearings through out
– New clutch
– New brake pads
– Tyga steel exhausts with aluminum canisters
– New Michelin Power One rubber
– Looks like brand new!

This bike has a clean Pa. title. No Brands,No Salvage History. $7000 obo.
As built, its a MC21R with an SE/SP rear shock, If the buyer wants to upgrade, we can offer SP forks and Trans, with dry clutch.(For an additional cost.) This bike has 11,500Km’s and as it it sits 0 on a complete rebuild.
As evident in the pic’s, we document the entire build with detailed hi-res images.
I feel this takes allot of the guess work out of the equation, The buyer can see exactly what he’s getting..
Most questions are easily answered by looking at the pics and reading the captions.
We are a roadrace shop in business for over 15 years,with a love for “rare” gray market stuff.
We start with the bare frame and “everything” from then on is either replaced,or refinished. The customer can see everything, so there is no wondering on our bikes. Like the last Rothmans we did and sold here everything is is fresh and top notch. We do have other bike’s available for restoration/sale and welcome any customers project bikes. Contact by phone (302)672-RACE or email References avail. upon request. Thanks Steve

If you’re interested in a super nice grey market you can hit up Steve, at Speedwerks, and tell him we sent you.

302.672.7223 or


dd – I can only wish my 21 looked this good!

Bimota January 21, 2011 posted by

2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica #006

2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica #006

Location: California, MD
Miles: 350
Price: $13,000 SOLD!

I’d normally ramble on about how the SB8K is my favorite Bimota and how sexy I think they are, but this time the owner has done a tremendous job detailing his beloved SB8K. I will express that I think this is a killer deal and should not be passed on if you’re remotely thinking about a Bimota.

Original Owner (Purchased new in 2007)
VIN# ZESS889696R000006
Clear Title (In hand)
Only 350 miles
New Michelin Pilot Power CT’s
Original Bimota Keys, Rear-stand, and Cover Included
All Books and Records

From the seller:

This Santa Monica has been meticulously maintained and cared for since delivery by a Bimota enthusiast. It’s been stored in a climate controlled room, and detailed regularly by yours truly. As an open and honest seller, it’s important to disclose that the bike recently endured a low-speed lay down on sandy terrain. The lay down was necessary in order to avoid on-coming canyon traffic on a lazy Socal mountain road. The bike was quite literally “laid down” at ~10mph due to the front wheel locking up in the sand under heavy braking (see pics). The resultant damage was minimal, and only affected the LH rearset (dented), LH fairing (scratched), and clutch lever (broken). No other parts on the bike were found to be affected following a thorough inspection by GP Motorcycles in San Diego.
As I intended to keep this bike until my last day on Earth, I replaced all damaged parts with fresh Bimota parts sent directly from Rimmini. Although the bike is again 100%, it is being offered at a price that reflects this “story”. I sell the bike (along with the rest of my small collection) only because I simply don’t have the time to ride anymore, and these beautiful works of art were made to be ridden. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the bike in general, I completely understand and ask that you contact me at (858) 539-5307.

Many thanks, and I look forward to speaking with you.



Good luck withe sale Ross!



Ducati January 16, 2011 posted by

2001 Ducati 748R #1000 with super low miles!

2001 Ducati 748R #1000

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Mileage: 587
Update 4.30.2011: Sold!

In 2001 Ducati was at the height of the their domination in Super Bike racing. They were also making some of the best Homologation Super Bikes on the planet and the 748R was one of them.

Like new, new battery, tires, current registration and title in hand.

Some of the highlights of the 748R are-

-Adjustable steering head
-106hp up from the standard 97hp
-Ohlins at both the front and rear
-5 Spoke Marchesini wheels

Up front you can see the working end of the Ohlins forks and the huge 320mm full floating rotors. Of course there are the usual pair of 4 pot caliper Brembos squeezing the 320’s to haul the 748R to a stop. This 748R also sports a tasty set of Leo Vince slip-ons that conduct their business on the other end.

From the view in my cheap seats Ducati has yet to top the Tamburini design and the 748R has become a timeless classic in only 10 years removed from production. If you’ve been looking for a great, low mileage Homologation Ducati that has been well cared for now is your time to act.



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Quick Spot January 16, 2011 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ350 with thousands invested!

1984 Yamaha RZ350

Location: Clinton, IA
Mileage: 8,200
Price: $7,500.00

Up for grabs is a long time viewers stellar looking RZ350. The pictures and description can tell the story way better than I ever could so take a look.

You can view the CL ad by clicking here

Yamaha RZ350 with good title in my name.Comes with thousands of dollars worth of extras ,Lomas polished Stainless Steel GP exhaust with carbon fiber muffs , after market aluminum swingarm, really cool aluminum polished custom kickstarter,big port detailed and powder coated cylinders , welded crankshaft, 28 mm carbs solo seat, $400 electronic programmable ignition new in box ,solo seat and standard , extra motor, parts, exhausts, bil of sale frame ,wheels, forks, more, more ,more! Make offer ,all or none goes

I like it and I think it looks like an ass kicking machine.