Posts by Category: Sport Bikes For Sale

Honda May 28, 2021 posted by

TGIF: 1998 Honda CBR 600F3 Smokin Joes

How about a Friday quickie that isn’t closed yet? Check out this wonderful Honda CBR 600 F3 in full-blown Smokin’ Joe’s livery! Not terrifically rare in base model formats, the one year only yellow/purple livery celebrates Honda’s CBR dominance in AMA racing, and includes a thoughtful nod to hall of famer and multi-time AMA Superbike and Supersport champion, Miguel Duhamel. Instantly recognizable as a special edition, the Camel cigarettes sponsorship is not very PC today, but accurately represents the state of racing in the late 1990s.

1998 Honda CBR 600F3 Smokin Joes for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1998 Honda CBR 600F3. Smokin’ Joe’s Special Edition. Camel Racing. Includes owners manual, tool kit, and original exhaust pipe (and some replacement stickers). Purple, yellow, and white seat. Also included is a matching vintage HJC helmet. Great condition collector motorcycle. Some of the smaller vinyl graphic letters near the Dunlop sticker under the seat are missing. Also there are some very light scuffs in the purple on the lower right hand side just ahead of where your foot would go (see picture where I am pointing) and on the adjacent Honda Powered sticker. The battery probably should be replaced, otherwise this bike is ready to ride.

The Smokin’ Joe’s Replica – aside from the graphics – is essentially a stone stock CBR600. There were an estimated 1500 units produced in 1998, making this a reasonably rare motorcycle. Sadly there is little collector value over and above a clean and low mileage CBR of similar vintage. These are also easily faked with plastics and a sticker kit, so RSBFS readers are cautioned to always do your homework. I am told there is a VIN check for the SJR models related to the 6th, 7th and 8th digits (“253”) and the model listed on the VIN plate includes “SE,” but perhaps experts can chime in on the comments. This Buy It Now has a couple of days remaining, with an ask of $4,500. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

TGIF: 1998 Honda CBR 600F3 Smokin Joes
Sport Bikes For Sale April 14, 2021 posted by

Still Can – 1989 Suzuki RGV250

Suzuki’s smaller Gamma had a brilliant ten year run, mostly in progressive license provinces, and really comes to life off the public roadways.  Today’s RGV is a survivor with a monoposto seat fairing and carbonated option livery.

1989 Suzuki RGV250 for sale on eBay

 

Even junior riders wanted some of the sportbike action, and the RGV delivered with a 249cc V-twin, which got regular tech infusions from the road racing department.  Though a legislative limit of 40 hp applied in Japan, close to 50 hp were available with restrictions defeated.  Built like its bigger siblings, the RGV had a twin spar alloy chassis, Full Floater monoshock, 32mm Mikuni’s, six speed cassette gearbox, dual 290mm front brakes, and staggered 17 and 18-inch cast wheels.  The full fairing looked the part but reviewed as not quite up to sheltering a 98th percentile rider.

Coming out of central Texas, the 13,734 miles look very good on this RGV.  No glaring red lights, but the mismatched fairings and tank call for a closer look.  Comments from the eBay auction:

  • Features –
  • Original DJM Japanese model with speed warning light on console.
  • Pepsi livery except the tank. I think it has aftermarket plastic fairings. Paint is perfect.
  • Tyga carbon fiber silencers
  • Dark smoked windscreen
  • Rear seat cowl (I do not have the original rear seat or footpegs)
  • 22,085 kilometers (13,722 miles)
  • Run and drives great, new fork seals, new battery.
  • No internal engine mods
  • Bad –
  • Some surface corrosion on the aluminum casting-foot pegs, etc.
  • Title lists it as an 1986, but the VIN identifies it as a 1989. I suspect that it was done this way when it was imported years ago to get around the 25 year old rule.

Early in the auction but a lot of watchers on this Suzuki, which doesn’t seem to need much to give the paint job some continuity.  A California bidder might have a little extra homework to do beforehand, and purists are sure to quibble, but it looks to be a worthwhile endeavor.

-donn

Sport Bikes For Sale April 11, 2021 posted by

Original Equipment – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

Nabbed by another buy-it-now overnight, push “See original listing” to check it out… -Donn

Honda designer Tadao Baba wanted to make the best performing sportbike for 1993, without crossing over the fuzzy GT line.  This Indiana survivor’s owner has nudged it toward the showbike area but has left some options for the next owner.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

Rather an up-sized supersport, the original CBR900RR reported just under 900cc and 122hp, thanks to 11.0-to-1 compression, and 38mm flat-slide carbs.  The alloy chassis left nothing to chance but carried nothing superfluous, and the 16-inch front wheel weighed less and turned in easier than a seventeen.  Even the conventional forks were chosen because they offered no clear handling advantage, but a bit of a weight savings.  Fairing panels were perforated to allow the wind to slice through the FireBlade, or vice-versa.

Just 11 miles shy of its 23rd thousand, this CBR seems to have had lots of attention but not to every part.  The chassis spars and swingarm are polished, but the windshield stays which should be easy to remove and powdercoat look like heck.  Maybe send the headers out to Jet-Hot and they’ll come back shiny too.  Comments from the eBay auction:

In the iconic red, white, and blue trim, this bike has fantastic presence.  Extremely clean, bright, and shiny.  Recent extensive detail and complete mechanical maintenance.  The frame is polished and there are many aftermarket parts, like the windscreen, seat covers, muffler, turn signals, and left rear set.  Paint, decals, tank and bodywork are perfect other than some light scrapes in the blue part of the right lower fairing.  Starts right up.  Runs very strong.  There is a small amount of front brake oscillation and head shudder/looseness.  Tires are older.

Though not a natural fit for any FIM racing class, the FireBlade was a great meld of sport and road requirements, and had a following in stateside endurance and Formula races.  This example may have been a riding restoration, interrupted but looking like it could easily be put on course.

-donn

Sport Bikes For Sale February 6, 2021 posted by

Flog It Like Foggy: 2002 Ducati M900 S4 Monster Fogarty Edition

It almost seems sacrilege to take one of the most successful Superbike riders of all time and honor him with a naked cruiser. But that is exactly what Ducati did for Carl Fogarty in 2002, bestowing his name onto a special edition Monster with serious potential. Only 300 units were made available worldwide, making these rare by nature.

The Fogarty Edition Monster was based on the vaunted S4 platform – essentially the love child of a Ducati 916 and the more pedestrian S2 (with some ST parts thrown in). The outcome was Superbike potential in a more street friendly package, with upright seating, a wide flat bar and improved ergonomics over the race replica. To this Ducati added the usual farkles including Foggy livery on the tank and the lower edge of the windscreen. Bespoke carbon side plates are more subtle, but clearly call this out as a Fogarty Edition. Finally, there is a badge on the top of the tank highlighting Foggy’s (and Ducati’s) #1 status, and within that badge the unique number of each particular bike. Today’s example is #196.

From the seller:
Up for sale is my 2002 Ducati S4 Foggy Edition. Very clean and always stored inside. I believe there were only 300 of these made and only 75 of them were imported to the U.S. Currently has aftermarket rear sets and clutch cover. I have the stock rear sets and stock clutch cover as seen in pictures. This bike also comes with original Foggy bike stands and bike cover. Manual is included as well along with the Red Key. Only selling because I am moving and need to downsize.

Besides the carbon and the livery, the only change made to the S4 Fogarty Edition is the rear height; the Foggy model sits slightly higher than the standard S4, presumably to quicken the steering and possibly to add more ground clearance. Other than that, it is a graphical exercise in color, carbon, and signature. Most of these bikes were destined for collector spaces, although a few have been ridden. Todays example shows nearly 5,000 miles – great to see these fantastic bikes being ridden!

Bidding on this bike has crossed into $8,500 territory with several days remaining on the auction. These have generally traded in the $11k and above price bands, so it is possible we are seeing a bargain in the making. There is no sign of a Reserve, meaning this bike is going home to the highest bidder. There are some great qualify pics of this unique machine, and you can check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Flog It Like Foggy: 2002 Ducati M900 S4 Monster Fogarty Edition
Sport Bikes For Sale November 7, 2020 posted by

Recent Featured Listing Sales!

I’ve been updating Featured Listings this week and here are some notable sales from the past few months. If you’re interested in a Featured Listing, check out the details!

Thank you to all the buyers, sellers, and readers, for supporting the site.

-Dan Crouch

Featured Listing: 1987 Suzuki GSXR-750 Skoal Bandit

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Featured Listing: 2002 Honda RC51 SP2 in

Featured Listing: 2000 Honda RC51

Featured Listing – 1993 Kawasaki ZX-7 with under 9,000 miles !

Featured Listing: 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Haga Replica

Featured Listing – 1982 Honda CB450T with 1,682 Miles !

Featured Listing: 1988 Honda Hawk NT650

Featured Listing – 1976 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans with Under 2,000 Miles !

Featured Listing – 1983 Suzuki XN85

Featured Listing: 2004 BMW R1100S

Recent Featured Listing Sales!
Honda May 4, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing – 1988 Honda NSR250 / MC18 with CA Reg !

Two stroke 250’s have proved a bit of a niche market in bigger-is-better USA, but with a de-restricted 60 hp pushing 300 lbs. around, they are plenty quick.  RSBFS reader Simon’s example is pristine, nicely upgraded, and ready for a grand re-opening.

1988 Honda NSR250R / MC18 for sale

Since the 250cc formula was the penultimate MotoGP class until 2010, each competitive manufacturer had one in the showroom on Monday morning.  The 249cc L-twin was a popular solution, and Honda had one in their stable from 1984 to 1999.   The MC18 was the second NSR generation, with new 32mm carburetors and PGM-I electronics controlled ignition.  Similar to the race machines, the alloy chassis held the engine and the straight-leg swingarm was also alloy.  Triple-disk brakes are way up to the task and the angular fairing cuts through the air.

Simon’s NSR looks sharp in Honda red with lightly polished alloy frame, forks and muffs.  Except for the updated brakes it shows very factory, with 16,000 Km’s or around 10K miles.  Comments from the Santa Barbara Craigslist post:

Fully sorted and ready to ride. A few very minor mods to sharpen up the brakes, Galfer Wave brake rotors, steel braided lines with some aggressive pads. 16k KM. Recent carb clean, good tires, new plugs, new power valve controller and new lithium ion battery. Bike is de-restricted (of course). Starts easy, idles smooth and rips. Comes with some spares. Have clear title in my name and current CA reg.

Have factory service manual 
No rust in tank

Simon asks $8,000 for his NSR250R, and can be reached by email – here –.

Always a pleasure to review a machine with a caring owner, and this is certainly one.  The California registration is a nice selling point, no need to re-invent that wheel.  Looking ready to ride, Simon’s NSR should vacuum up the twistie bits.

-donn 

 

 

Featured Listing – 1988 Honda NSR250 / MC18 with CA Reg !
Sport Bikes For Sale May 2, 2020 posted by

Time to Sell Your Rare SportBike? Get a Featured Listing!

Keith just sold his KTM RC8R in two days on our site with a Featured Listing. Here’s what he had to say about his experience selling on RSBFS:

Hi Dan, I just sold the KTM. Your site is awesome. I had almost immediate interest from California to NY and in between. Folks w/ ”real” experience and knowledge – people I’d expect to frequent a website like yours and guys I’d like to hang with.

These kinds of testimonials never get old, and I’m flattered to say we get them all the time. Thank you to the RSBFS community!

These are difficult times and if you need to thin your collection, you should consider a Featured Listing. Our visitors are more engaged than ever with site traffic up significantly over the same period last year. We’re witnessing steady, if not increased sales, throughout the enthusiast powersports and collector car markets. In fact our readers purchased at least 6 bikes that we know of in the past 30 days.

We carefully consider every listing for it’s suitability on the site and I personally work with each Featured Listing seller to make the process as easy and successful as possible.

This is the site that enthusiasts have come to daily for the past 11 years and we’re looking forward to helping you list your bikes on RareSportBikesForSale.com!

During the COVID-19 crisis, we’re making all Featured Listings unlimited duration.

Thank you to all our readers, buyers, and sellers. Be well in these challenging times.

Dan Crouch, Owner and Founder of RSBFS
dan@motoringblogs.com

Time to Sell Your Rare SportBike?  Get a Featured Listing!