Posts by Category: Sport Bikes For Sale

Bimota February 13, 2019 posted by

Mid-Winter Roundup of Featured Listings

Even though there are prodigious cold fronts trained on both coasts, planning ahead is always in season. Here’s a little review of RSBFS’ recent features:

Let’s start with a couple of smokin’ race machines –

Featured Listing: 2018 Honda NSF250R Moto 3 Race Bike For Sale

Featured Listing: 2017 Suter MMX500 for Sale

From the 1980’s we have two classic supersports, plus a unique Harley-Davidson –

Sponsored Listing: Zero-mile, 1-of-25 road-going 1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000!

Sponsored Listing: 1983 Honda CB1100F

Featured Listing – 1982 Honda CB750F Super Sport

These three are more along GT lines but very sporty –

Sponsored Listing: 1994 Suzuki GSXR-1100

Featured Listing – 1995 Yamaha GTS 1000 Euro Edition

Featured Listing: 1984 Honda CX650 Turbo!

If you are a skilled track rider there are four big-displacement racers, from classic to modern –

Featured Listing: 1991 Yamaha OW01 FZR750R Race Bike

Featured Listing: 2004 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

Featured Listing: 2000 Ducati 748RS track bike

Featured Listing: Honest-to-God 2012 Suter BMW MotoGP bike

The 1990’s were a sweet sportbike spot, and we have four currently –

Sponsored Listing: 1990 Honda CBR400RR NC29 for Sale

Sponsored Listing: 1991 Bimota YB10 Dieci for Sale

Featured Listing: 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Featured Listing: 1990 Yamaha FZR750R OW01

The rest are a little of this and a little of that, or more accurately a lot of this and a lot of that –

Like a naked 2003 Yamaha R1 –

Featured Listing – 2003 Yamaha FZ1 with just 661 Miles !

Here’s Honda’s own winning V-twin, the 2005 RC51 SP2 –

Featured Listing: 2005 Honda RC51 SP2

Or this stealthily accessorized Monster –

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati Monster S2R 1000 build!

This ’06 SportClassic is a custom using the factory Paul Smart fairing –

Featured Listing – 2006 SportClassic 1000 with Paul Smart Fairing

From just last year, here’s a Kawasaki H2R with road registration –

Featured Listing: Street-Titled 2018 Kawasaki H2R for Sale

Also looking very ready for the track, this 2004 999R is an homologation special –

Featured Listing: 2004 Ducati 999R FILA

We had two MH900E’s but one has sold.  This one has never been registered –

Featured Listing: 2001 Parking Space Odyssey – NEW 2001 Ducati MH900e

And our most recent feature is this ’08 1098S, fully decked out in carbon and billet aluminum –

Featured Listing: 2008 Ducati 1098S for Sale

When you’re not chipping the ice off something or throwing things at the weather broadcast, check the right column on RSBFS for our sponsors and friends’ latest features !  Spring is just around the corner…


Mid-Winter Roundup of Featured Listings
Moto Guzzi February 11, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Update 2.11.2019: Now on eBay. Good luck to buyers and seller. Links updated. -dc

We are lucky at RSBFS to be helping to offer this gorgeous 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 after a 15-year stay in a private collection. Though collection dwelling generally means a bike has sat long-term, this Goose shows 32,000 miles on the clock, which means it has been ridden and loved as much as it has been preserved.

1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona for sale on eBay

The Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 was not really built to win races itself, but to celebrate Guzzi’s victories in a spate of endurance contests in the 1980s, and to show off the Italian firm’s ability to engineer and execute a jewel of a motorcycle from somewhat unlikely sources. The bike was designed by dentist-turned-privateer racer John Wittner, and was powered by a very tweaked version of Guzzi’s enormous longitudinal high-cam v-twin. Tweaks included bigger jugs and a longer stroke, which helped the mill push out 95 horses.

From the seller:

1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 $14,995 (32K miles)

First time ever offered via the web, this has been in a private collection for the past 15 plus years, never seen rain. Custom rear cowl and paint scheme, the wheels have been redone in gold to match. Stunning spotless example of this Italian beast, Termignoni Carbon pipes makes great deep thumper noise from the motor and fuel injection tubes.
MG Daytona 1000
Claimed power: 95hp @ 8,000rpm
Top speed: 145mph
Engine: 992cc air-cooled high-cam 8-valve 90-degree V-twin
Weight: 451lb (dry)

After his team of modified Moto Guzzis won the 1984 and 1985 U.S. Endurance Championship and the 1987 Pro Twins series, U.S. Moto Guzzi guru Dr. John Wittner was made an offer he couldn’t refuse. Summoned to Italy by Guzzi godfather Alejandro de Tomaso, Wittner, a former dentist turned endurance racer, was asked to help develop a new world-beating superbike. Guzzi revealed a prototype at the 1989 Milan show and named it for the famous Florida circuit (where they won the 250-mile endurance race in 1985), but in typical Italian fashion it took until late 1991 for the Daytona to go into production.
Although the hot rod Daytona engine was based around the classic “big block” air-cooled Moto Guzzi transverse V-twin, in the end it retained only the crankshaft and crankcases of the standard engine. Using the 78mm stroke of the 948cc Le Mans 1000 combined with new plated alloy cylinders with a 90mm bore, it displaced 992cc. A bright red sport fairing melded into the gas tank just above the Daytona’s all-new cylinder heads, grandly marked “OHC 4V” for overhead camshaft 4-valve. In truth, the cams were carried high in the cylinder heads, not on top, so the engine could also be considered a high-cam design overhead valve.
From the crankshaft, a reduction gear train drove a pair of toothed belts, each spinning a single camshaft in each cylinder head, which in turn opened four valves via short pushrods operating rocker shafts. Fueling was by Weber-Marelli electronic injection, and the exhaust system was in stainless steel. The engine drove a revised version of the 5-speed transmission used on most Guzzi twins through a beefed-up clutch (with 10 springs versus eight) and a driveshaft to the rear wheel.

The powertrain hung from a new spine frame based on Dr. John’s race bike design, constructed from 1.5mm chrome-moly tubing with a cantilevered rear swingarm and a fully adjustable Koni (later WP) monoshock under the seat. Marzocchi supplied the “conventional” three-way adjustable fork, and Brembo four-pot calipers with 300mm dual discs (two-pot/260mm rear) provided stopping power. Cast alloy 17-inch wheels ran on 120-section front and 160-section rear tires.

With a claimed 95 horsepower available at 8,000rpm, the Daytona was the most powerful road-going Guzzi to date, returning a top speed of 145mph. “The result is excellent rideability, with big-time low-end and midrange power available whenever you open the throttle,” Cycle World said of the big twin in 1993. On the road, they found that being long and low in Guzzi tradition gave the Daytona reassuring stability at high speeds: “The Daytona proved unflappable, with well-damped suspension, plenty of cornering clearance, premium tires and a relatively flickable yet very stable nature.” You will not see another one anytime soon. Be different and add this thumper to your collection. This investment will only increase over time.

Contact the seller here:

Though the performance is more than enough for mortals, the Daytona 1000’s real claim to fame is its scarcity, build quality and looks. It is a true gentleman’s road racer, made more for comfortable canyon carving than dicing at the sharp end of a club race. The previous owners of this machine clearly took that mandate to heart, given the beast the exercise it deserves.

Despite its mileage, the thing looks absolutely mint, with nary a blemish, nick or streak of grime. The rear cowl wears custom livery, and the wheels have been painted gold to match the accents. That might deter the hardest-core originality freaks, but we love the look. With pedigree, acres of charm and tons of special bits, this thing is not to be missed at $14,995. Contact the seller here:

Featured Listing: 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000
Sport Bikes For Sale January 30, 2019 posted by

Recap and Comparison – Las Vegas Auctions 2019

Going from Bonhams to Mecum is a little like taking the transatlantic Queen Mary II from Southampton and getting off in downtown Brooklyn. The distinguished English gentleman guides you through 128 auctions on Thursday, but Mecum has a squad of rapid-fire auctioneers who literally run through double that number each day Tuesday through Saturday.

The 1993 Ducati Supermono was a sportbike high at $115,000


The stadium atmosphere at Mecum where this 1925 BMW R37 fetched $220,000

If a lot doesn’t meet the reserve, Bonhams encourages further negotiation.

Neither the 2012 EBR 1190S nor Metrakit GP125 racebikes hit the reserve.


The 1987 Bimota DB1 SR went for $11,500, but no sale for the 1982 Honda CX500 Turbo.  Mecum’s CX with no reserve brought $6,600


The 1990 Magni-Guzzi Arturo sold for $10,925 at Bonhams, no Magnis at Mecum

The 1974 Laverda 750 SFC brought $30,000 at Bonhams, and a ’75 fetched $88,000 at Mecum.

Pretty hard to compare apples to apples when considering the two auctioneers.  Special models, choice years, condition, and provenance all have their say.  Bonhams had a few ex-Steve McQueen bikes, and a 1938 Triumph 5T Speed Twin went for many multiples of the very comparable non-McQueen example.  A mysterious lady bidder was intent on winning several of the choice sportbikes at Mecum, leading to a 1992 Honda NR750 which brought $181,500, and a never-started 1988 Honda RC30 which went to $121,000.  At both venues, the bona fide antiques did the really heavy lifting, showing that sportbikes are downright affordable, and most of the time you can actually ride them…



RC30 0 miles never started!

Posted by Rare SportBikes For Sale on Friday, January 25, 2019


Wow NR750!

Posted by Rare SportBikes For Sale on Friday, January 25, 2019


Posted by Rare SportBikes For Sale on Friday, January 25, 2019

Recap and Comparison – Las Vegas Auctions 2019
Sport Bikes For Sale January 29, 2019 posted by

Details, Details – Notes from the Las Vegas Auctions

Being able to give some special bikes a close-up inspection was one of the benefits of last week’s Bonhams and Mecum auctions.  Engineering and fabrication marvels are in every row.

Arcs of chrome on the 1950 Vincent Black Shadow.


Using clip-ons left the factory handlebar mount available to mount a gauge on this 1972 Norton Commando race replica.


High-tech fuel gauge on the 1972 Ducati 750S racebike.


Careful, this 1974 Laverda SFC pre-dates brake/shifter standardization.


Bespoke suede appointments on a 1977 Bimota SB2.


Lightweight rear mudguard on the 1978 Ducati NCR race replica.


The oil filter is mounted right to the oil cooler on this replica of a ’70s Ducati NCR 750SS.


A little space in the 1984 Ducati 750 TT1 seat console for the battery.


On a 1985 Yamaha RD500LC, the airbox is built right to the inside of the fairing and each feeds two side-draft carburetors.


For all its carbon fiber, cast aluminum was used on the 1992 Honda NR750 grills, and a tank-top reminder in case you forgot.


Fretwork and exhaust details on a 2008 Ducati D16RR Desmosedici.

As anyone who’s bought a motorcycle at auction will tell you, it’s important to know what you’re buying and get some eyeballs on it.  At Bonhams there is a preview the day before, and Mecum lines the week’s offerings up in a hall next to the auction.  The variety of interesting bikes makes it one of the highlights, whether you’re a bidder on not…


Ducati January 24, 2019 posted by

Got my Filas on: 2003 Ducati 999R

The 2003 Ducati 999R Fila Edition was just one of a bunch of special edition bikes Bologna kicked out in the aughties to celebrate its myriad World Superbike successes. The Fila bikes were produced to hat tip Neil Hodgson picking up the storied marque’s 200th win, and were  more than just a branded sticker package. Instead, the 200 examples came with the R’s carbon fiber bodywork, sexier suspension bits and upgraded engine internals and a more aggressive fuel system.

2003 Ducati 999R Fila Edition for sale on eBay

That all meant the commemorative edition kicked out a bunch more power, was more confident in the twists and told the story of its successes in battle. While Ducati could be accused of kicking out some truly asinine specials in the mid-2000s, this is not one of those times.

This bike is number 30 of 200, and is in 100% stock condition. In 16 years it has seen just 22 miles (yes, twenty two), and has been stored without oil or gas in it, though the internals have been misted to keep them from seizing. The pictures are not hugely detailed, but they seem to back up the seller’s claims about the bike’s spot- and blemish-free condition. The tires appear to be original and still have the nubs from the mold.

From the eBay listing:

Ducati 999R Fila Edition
Numbered 0030
Bike is brand new 22/miles
Museum quality and is actually where bike was delivered from. Came from the Barney Besal collection. You can research the bike on youtube and internet both to get all the information on it you need.
Bike is spotless not one scratch
Bike is dry stored- no oil, gas, anything but has been fogged to protect all internals.
Bike is 100 factory no addons
Bike is no reserve but will not be cheap either. I have found another bike even rarer that i would like but am going to have to liquidate around 10 bikes to achieve it.
Any question message me.
Shipping i can assist in as well
No reserve

At $28,000, this Ducati is far from a steal, but it occupies a rarefied position among replica bikes, and for the dedicated Ducatisti, it’s a serious collection booster.

Got my Filas on: 2003 Ducati 999R
Sport Bikes For Sale January 23, 2019 posted by

Bonhams Las Vegas 2019 Preview

Bonhams auctions returns to Las Vegas this week with 128 lots on Thursday afternoon.  Covering the gamut from scooters to dirtbikes to road racers, this year also has a nice selection of sportbikes.  Most are collectors with low miles and pedigree, beautifully photographed.  Here are a few interesting selections, and you can check out the full list – here –

2012 EBR 1190S Racing Motorcycle  est. $25-35,000


2007 Metrakit GP125 Racing Motorcycle  est. $5,000-7,000


1987 Bimota DB1SR  est. $18-25,000


1982 Honda CX500 Turbo  est. $5,500-7,500


1990 Magni-Guzzi 949cc Arturo  est. $12-15,000


1993 Ducati 550cc Supermono Racing  est. $95-125,000


1974 Laverda 750SFC  est. $40-45,000

See you there !  Donn

Bonhams Las Vegas 2019 Preview
Kawasaki January 20, 2019 posted by

Angry Ninja: 1993 Kawasaki ZX-7R M1

It’s not that hard to come across clean Kawasaki ZX-7Rs these days, even after many of them were used and abused and thrown away. But this 1993 Kawasaki ZX-7R M1 is a lot more special. It’s not quite an RR, but the M1 is an early homologation special of the ZX-7R, and it wears a plethora of very sexy race track-oriented bits. To wit: an aluminum gas tank, a rack of four 39mm flatslide carbs, adjustable suspension front and rear, an adjustable swingarm pivot and a close ratio gearbox. There’s also a solo seat cowl to really hammer home the idea that this ain’t your average street bike.

To take full advantage of the bike’s potential, you needed to spring for the race kit, which would get the thing ready for whatever series you wanted to throw it at. With 121 horsepower at the crank pushing around about 440 pounds, the M1 was no slouch. This one has been in the care of a Kawi tech for the last decade, and he says he purchased it from his friend who is the original owner. He claims it has never been raced, and all 21,000 of its miles were racked up on the roads around Burnaby, BC, where it lives. It got an extensive going over last year, with a catalog of new parts listed below.

The bike is in beautiful condition, with the exception of a very scarce few blemishes.

From the eBay listing:

Motorcycle is a Canadian M1 model.
Originally purchased new from my local Kawasaki dealership, Burnaby Kawasaki in BC Canada, est. 1975.
Previous owner is a friend and I have always wanted my first love, a 1993 ZX7R M1.
I purchased the bike June 2009.

Currently has 37,385 kilometers / 23230 miles

Wheels do have some minor light scratches where balance weights were removed when changing tires in past. Front fairing, above headlights, where Kawasaki silver lettering / black decal has, small Nick in decal. See pics.

Two things are missing:
Bike is missing fuel filter bracket, I’ve never had it, didn’t really bother me, but I ordered one last year, it never showed up. Bit disappointed. They are used ones out there.
The remote idle adjuster is bit shorter than the original. I do not know what happened to the original, I bought it like this, and again, never really bothered me. Its just short to reach the holder bracket.

All service work completed in 2018 by myself, factory Kawasaki trained tech.
All the fluids and oil filter have been changed.
Valve adjustment, shims changed as needed.
Carbs cleaned, adjusted as needed and synced. Bike runs great, see video of running operation, link below.
Brakes front and rear rebuilt, oem seals.
Fork seals replaced oem.
New sparkplugs.
New oem air filter.
New oem butt pad.
New brake pads and new oem brake rotors front and back.
Replaced the brake lines with spieglers, I do have the oem brake lines front and rear.
Zero Gravity tinted screen.
I do not have oem windscreen. These can be made to exact oem match by a company in Florida,
New Michelin pilot tires with less than 300kms.
I do have the side fairing left and right side reflectors.
Two ignition keys plus the key code tag.
New chain and sprockets, went with blue chain, reminds me early 90’s. Stock oem gearing.
New battery, new thermostat. New brake reservoirs. All the lights, speedo lights etc work, nothing burnt out. Charging system checked, ok.
Bike starts up, idles, operates properly. I do have video

Call me if you have any questions, Jason @ 1-604-816- 2915 Try to call between 9am-10pm PST
Much appreciated.

Buyer is responsible for shipping. Bike is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada,
1 hour north of USA border.

Motorcycle is listed for sale locally as well, so auction can end anytime.

Since the bike is in Canada, it will take a little bit of paperwork for U.S. buyers to get it on the road, but for a bike this cool and in condition this nice, it should be worth the hassle.

Angry Ninja: 1993 Kawasaki ZX-7R M1
Sport Bikes For Sale January 18, 2019 posted by

Some Assembly Required: 1994 Britten V1000 SCALE MODEL for Sale

Look, I know it sucks: you’re never going to own a Britten. You’re never going to ride one. Honestly, most people will never actually see one in person. Maybe someday, someone will build a run of nearly perfect replicas built to the original specifications. But even if they do, you probably won’t see one of those, either. But you can buy this scale model of the Britten V1000, and that’s not a bad thing.

The V1000 is the ne plus ultra of scrappy underdog stories, and reminds me of the first Iron Man film, “Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!” John Britten had use of a shed and a bit of help, but lacked Stark’s resources and his V1000 certainly looks as impossible as a suit of flying armor, with an even more unlikely color scheme.

Just ten bikes made, with the lurid metallic blue and pink version being perhaps the most iconic. Looking absolutely alien, even to this day, the Britten V1000 took conventional thinking and pretty much threw it out the window. Nearly every single component was radical and innovative.

Suspension consisted of a carbon-fiber Hossack front end dampened by an Öhlins shock, with the rear Öhlins unit mounted in front of the engine and connected to the carbon-fiber swingarm via pushrods. The bike is basically frameless, and uses the engine as a fully-stressed structural member. A minimalist carbon-fiber structure links the heads and provides a mounting point for the front suspension. The swooping, minimalist bodywork is also carbon-fiber, and was designed to provide significant downforce, while vents in the nose ducted air to an underseat radiator. The wheels were made of carbon-composite.

The powerplant itself was perhaps the most conventional component of the bike, although it did feature programmable engine mapping and data-logging that can be accessed via laptop, something unheard of at the time. It was a narrow-angle 60° v-twin designed entirely by Britten, displacing an on-the-limit 999cc that produced a claimed 166hp and included the usual raft of race-spec internals, but interestingly lacked balance-shafts. The five-speed gearbox from Yamaha was one of few significant components not produced in-house by Britten, although I’ve read there was an optional six-speed box available as well.

The result weighed just 304lb and recorded a top speed of 188mph at Daytona. The V1000 was successful in competition, winning various events between 1991 and 1994, mostly in twins-only series, since it was obviously never going to qualify for production-based racing. A shame, since one can only imagine it would have stacked up well against Ducati in WSBK.

From the original eBay listing: 1994 Britten V1000 MODEL for Sale

This Kit is 1:12 Scale of possibly the greatest Motorcycle ever raced.

This is number 115 of the first 200 ever produced to fund the development of the Britten.

Check out the kit’s influence on YouTube

These kits are an investment: there will never be any more produced since the factory was destroyed in the devastating earthquake at Christchurch NZ southern Island.

This kit is complete and unassembled.

Early kits included a supporters product pamphlet. It is included.

The metal is silver pewter of the best quality with brass screws.

The only plastic is the screen and control lines it has rubber tires.

Check with the seller for Postage cost.


200 kits were produced to “fund the development of the Britten”?! Just how much did these kits cost originally? The seller is asking $1,200, and I’ve no idea what this might really be worth now, but it’s a pretty cool piece of history. Speaking from experience, this combination of metal, plastic, and rubber isn’t something you’d want to try and throw together unless you’ve got some skill. Unfortunately, part of its collectible value is that it hasn’t been assembled, presenting the potential buyer with a conundrum: keep it in the original box, or commission a build of the thing. Or hey, if you’re an experienced modeller, go right ahead and build it yourself for the ultimate desktop fantasy.


Some Assembly Required: 1994 Britten V1000 SCALE MODEL for Sale