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Buell November 7, 2022 posted by

Extreme Bravery Required – 2014 EBR 1190RX Race Bike

Brought to our attention by long time collector, reader and contributor to the site, this EBR is perfect for another Track Day Tuesday outing (even though it is a day early). Claimed to be derived directly from a WSBK team as we beg for more details, the pictures show a EBR 1190 modified for track usage but little in the way of provenance. We know that EBR did indeed go racing in 2014 through part of the 2015 season, with riders such as Larry Pegram and Niccolò Canepa, so there must be at least some of these bikes still around. There were still other areas in which the 1190 competed as a customer race bike for privateers, making the pool of available bikes somewhat larger; perhaps less prestigious than a full factory effort, but still quite capable. Let’s look through some pictures:

2014 EBR 1190RX Race Bike for sale on eBay

From the seller:
This is an 2014 EBR (Buell) 1190RX that came from the WSBK team. Suter clutch, reverse shifting. some unknown engine work with RS parts. Bike vin is xxxxxxracexxxx. This bike is very fast and not for street or highway use. Race Bike only frame as from the factory. I have a bunch of parts to go with bike. Just serviced. Lithium battery New Tires front and back. Fresh oil and fresh coolant. Bike is race ready. IM for more info. 8500.00 picked up. Motorcycle is in New Rochelle NY. 10801

Erik Buell enjoyed a tumultuous time in the motorcycle industry; from red-headed step child of The Harley-Davidson Motor Company to breaking out on his own with Erik Buell Racing (EBR) in 2009. India-based Hero Motor Corp purchased a share in EBR in 2013, but by mid-2015 the EBR party was over; receivership was the only way out and the dream of an American sport bike was gone. Today’s Track Day Tuesday offering is an EBR that deserves to be out on the tarmac, thundering out of corners and bringing a grin to whomever is lucky enough to ride it. I would love to know more about the history of this particular bike, but that mystery – and discovery – awaits the next owner willing to pony up the $8,500 asking price. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Extreme Bravery Required – 2014 EBR 1190RX Race Bike
Honda October 11, 2022 posted by

Track Day Tuesday – 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot Racer!

Break out those leathers. Dust off your knee sliders. It’s time for another Track Day Tuesday on RSBFS! And today’s find looks like a whole lot of fun. No longer the weak and basic entry-level commuter as Honda intended back in the early 1980s, this FT500 Ascot has been transformed into what looks like a track day beast. There is much to love about embracing simplicity with a bunch of cool upgrades, and the overall effect is, well, check it out for yourself.

1982 Honda FT500 Ascot Racer for sale on eBay


From the seller:
1982 Honda FT500 Ascot Frame XR500 Engine Vintage Road Racing Bike (AHMRA, CMRA, WERA)

This bike is unlike anything you have ever ridden. The ’82 Ascot is renowned for being a balanced good handling bike. Great sound from the big single “thumper” with it’s dual exhaust ports. Light, quick, precise steering and surprising power. Nothing is stock on this bike. Most everything was re-engineered. Lots of love and development went into its building and racing.

Frame: 1982 FT500 Ascot frame. All excess metal cut off. The “back bone” boxed & reinforced.

Rear Suspension: 1992 Honda CBR600F2 custom modified swingarm with Penske triple adjust rear mono shock, 4.5 inch width F3 wheel and Nissin performance rear disc brake, new master cylinder.

Front Suspension: 1998 CBR600F3 (ex HRC Ben Bostrom factory bike) front end and Showa forks, F3 front wheel, dual Nissin performance front disc brakes, new Nissin radial master cylinder, stainless braided lines, Renthal grips, external racing steering dampener, clip-on bars, ‘glass lightweight F3 fender.

More from the seller:
Engine: 1980 XR500 single, bored and sleeved to 568cc, Wiseco 12.5 to 1 comp piston, valve to piston clearance and decked for maximum performance. Cylinder head fitted with Kibblewhite Black Diamond 1mm over intake and exhaust valves with seats, ported and polished chamber & runners for max flow, Mega Cycle roller cam, Mega Cycle race springs and keepers, titanium valve spring caps. Eral’s remote oil cooler with steel braided lines and aluminum compression fittings. Nology high performance coil, magneto driven (no battery). Kill switch (required). Fresh Motul 300V 15W50 (only the best!).

Carb: 39mm Keihin flat slide with hand-made aluminum velocity stack for smooth acceleration. Jetted to run strong on 110 Octane leaded race fuel.

Exhaust: Custom built Stainless steel 2 into 1 header with a Termignoni carbon fiber can off a 1099 Ducati cut down for sound and performance. Custom aluminum bracket.

Driveline: Stock transmission, chain gearing uses oversize front / undersize new rear custom sprockets (Sprocket Specialists), new CCI 520 XRing racing chain. Custom rear-sets.

Tires: Fresh Shinko 008 Race slicks (tire warmers recommended) 120/60R17 & 150/60R17 sizes

Fresh tank and side cover paint to match original (Ferrari red), race decals, lots of attitude. Aircraft style quick release fasteners. Hand formed aluminum catch pan.

More from the seller:
Bike comes with a custom built “Flat Track” style electric starter with battery (see pic). Way better than even more expensive electric roller starters.

Lots of spares: 1- XR500 and 1- FT500 engine (both disassembled), 2 CBR600F2 swingarms, engine and transmission internals,, drive sprockets, & misc. hardware in large plastic totes with lids. Race stand included.

It’s a blast to ride and will make more modern 600cc bikes look bad on the track. This is a great vintage “track tool” that is ready to go…. Or just put it into your collection.

Own a unique, “one of a kind” historic racing motorcycle.

Track day bikes can be as basic and stock as taping up the headlight(s), taillight and turn signals. Some folks take that a step further and remove some of the street pieces entirely. But to create a race bike is one step further committed, from safety wiring brakes and drainplugs to engine and chassis upgrades specifically for competition. This FT500 Ascot can trace its roots back to the lowly commuter bike of yore, but looks stunning and menacing it its present form. The best part? You could not build this for what is on offer. Opening bid starts at a lowly $4k, and the Buy It Now is $6k. This has already gone a round or so on eBay without selling, but interest will surely come. Fancy a little circuit training the RSBFS way? Check out all the details on this sweet build of a racer, and Good Luck!!

MI

Track Day Tuesday – 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot Racer!
Honda June 14, 2022 posted by

Rarified Air: Erion Racing 2000 Honda CBR600 Supersport Champion

Thanks to Ross on Facebook for pointing out that this actually a CBR600F4 and not a CBR600RR. We apologize for the error. -dc

Track Day Tuesday has come around once more, and this time we are showcasing more than a stripped down R1 or the like. Today’s machine is a proven track day hero, taking Kurtis Roberts to the top step of the 2000 Supersport championship. Yes, that is an AMA Supersport 600cc championship. And yes, that is Kurtis Roberts as in youngest son of The King, and younger brother to superstar Kenny Jr. If that is STILL not enough street cred, need I mention Erion racing? That was probably one of the most respected outfits in the AMA, and worthy of their own special Erion Racing livery Honda to boot. I’d say pretty much ’nuff said right there. The seller has a bit to say about this bike, especially since a similarly hyped machine was sold at Mecum earlier this year. But if all checks out this is probably more than a simple track day bike, and likely more of a collector than a flog-at-your-local-track rider.

2000 Erion Honda CBR600 (Kurtis Roberts) for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2000 KURTIS ROBERTS CBR600 (One of two ridden that year) championship winning bike. As ridden from the 2000 season. The other one was sold 3 months ago on Mecum for $22,000 ,that one was given to Kurtis 4 years after winning the championship (made up bike for Kurtis) and no doult was NOT ridden during that season.

Unlike the bike that sold at Mecum this year ,this bike sports all the official decals from Honda and AMA supersport series ,their are also billet pieces on the bike that were made for just Kurtis that the Mecum bike failed to have. I also have a email from Kurtis about the bike that was sold at mecum ,but that will only go to the buyer and not public

More from the seller:
This one comes with all the paper work from Erion Honda ,paid $9000 in 2000 for it ,dyno sheets and CHAMPIONSHIP poster of kurtis ridding that bike. There is Brand new set of Painted bodywork ,un touched and set of spare used wheels ( Kurtis name still on them).

I own 35 AMA bikes so this one doesn’t do much for me other than Kurtis rode it.
The bike has done one trackday since kurtis rode it (2001)
I did start it up last year, then drained the carbs and tank.

Condition is as raced pretty good ,there is a small dent in the fuel tank (if i have time I will pull it out) that is easily fixed paintless dent guy
No tiitle ,invoices from Erion Honda
purchased on the 11-10-2000,invoice and bill of sale from Kevin Erion
Doesn’t sell then it will just sit in the collection

The seller has included some photos of the aforementioned Mecum auction, which was offered up as Kurtis’ personal bike. Today’s example appears to have some provenance by way of documentation, which certainly helps determine authenticity. As a mass-produced sport bike from the turn of the century, this is an old Superstock race bike. You could certainly pick up a CBR600 more cheaply, but then it would be missing the Erion setup, the cool parts, and the fact that the butt in the seat belonged to a champion.

The pictures are not fantastic, but the bike looks to be as expected; race bikes are not babied and coddled, but flogged to win. And speaking of winning, this one could be yours for the asking price of $11k. Check out all of the details here. And if Kurtis Roberts is not your thing, perhaps you’d rather go up the generational chain and emulate dad himself, King Kenny Roberts. You can still pick up skid lids in Kenny livery, such as this one here. Not sure if the Kurtis bike and the King Kenny helmet would make you an instant hero on a track day, but it should could be fun to try. Good Luck!!

MI

Rarified Air: Erion Racing 2000 Honda CBR600 Supersport Champion
Moto Guzzi May 10, 2022 posted by

Track Day Tuesday – 1976 Moto Guzzi 890 Racer!

If you are thinking about a track day bike – and you most certainly SHOULD think about that – you could either go the route of a bashed, rashed and crashed universal 600 or 1000 from [insert your favorite Japanese street bike here], or forgo all of the street deletions and go straight to a real race bike. Think of the benefits – you get a bike already built for the purpose of riding on tracks (usually already sorted) and you look positively bad-ass compared to the generic GSNinjaR1-X crowd. And nothing can prove that point more than this awesome looking 890cc Guzzi vintage racer.

1976 Moto Guzzi 890 Racer for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1976 Moto Guzzi – Stan and Pearl’s 890CC Middleweight Superbike

You are bidding on an iconic race machine built by my good friend, the late Stan Friduss and his wife Pearl. When Stan passed I acquired the bike from Pearl. She put her heart and soul into this bike with Stan’s tutelage. The result was a machine that competed successfully in AHRMA’s Middleweight Superbike class for several years in the hands of several top racers. It has earned many race wins and I believe a championship or two. One of Pearl’s proudest moments was when it took 2nd place in New Jersey on it’s maiden voyage to the track!

More from the seller:
Now, I am offering it up for auction as I realize it is just too much machine for me at 65, so would like to see someone get it who appreciates it for what it is and continues to use it as intended or displays it for all to enjoy. The bike is “garage fresh” and has not been run in a few years. Knowledge from years of building race Guzzi’s, Stan threw everything he knew at this bike. NOTE: The engine turns over with good compression but I have not fired it. I am sure the carbs will need cleaning and a general going over before it is ready to run. Some spares as well.

Bill of Sale only – no title. (i chose salvage just to get past the title type requirement). I believe the Tonti frame is from a mid 70’s 850T or similar. It does NOT have a LeMans serial number. The bike is located at my garage in Melbourne Florida. Buyer is responsible for shipping or may pick up locally. Thank you for bidding.

Track Day Tuesday has quickly become one of my favorite days of the week thanks to some different finds that would not normally fit on the pages of RSBFS. But seriously, how could you not look at this thing and see yourself motoring through the pits at your next track day? Imagine the stares as you boom your way out onto the track and thunder down the main straight. Glorious! The best part is that owning this wonderful motoring piece of history won’t set you back much by comparison: The Buy It Now price is set at a reasonable $7,500, and the seller is open to offers. Check out all of the details here before the checkered flag waves at this one. Good Luck!!

MI

Track Day Tuesday – 1976 Moto Guzzi 890 Racer!
Kawasaki October 14, 2021 posted by

The First Hyper Bike: 2015 Kawasaki NINJA H2R

In 2014 Kawasaki announced that they would be bringing back the H2 name plate.  Many times these resurrections are simply marketing ploys and offer little in a way of a connection to the original.  Many were skeptical that any modern motorcycle could live up to the memorable 750cc two stroke triple that was often referred to as “The Widow Maker”.  Well Kawasaki shocked everyone with not one, but two versions of the new 1000cc supercharged monster.  One with a solid 200hp called the H2, the show stopper was the track only 326hp H2R offering.

While the numbers are awe inspiring, it was the press events Kawasaki staged that really took the world by storm.  It is one thing to claim on paper that the bike could top 240 mph, it was another to do just that across the Osman Gazi Bridge.  Within 26 seconds the stock H2R had covered the 8799 feet of the bridge and displayed 250mph on the dash.  The H2R also holds the record for highest top speed of a motorcycle in the Isle of Man at 206mph

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

2015 Kawasaki Sportbike MotorcycleNINJA H2RThis bike is in perfect condition has 843 miles and so many upgrades. woolich racing ecu with quick shifter autoblipPower commander with ignition moduleCustom luggage for GP shiftCustom racing seatCustom foot pegsCustom carbon belly panSpiegler brake lines to bypass ABS with a Brembo Z04 race padsDetailsYear 2015Make KawasakiModel NINJA H2RCategory SportbikeType Motorcycle

All this performance and heritage did not come cheap.  The MSRP when new was $49,995.  This was a tough pill for many in the market for a track only vehicle, no matter how fast it was.  There are some rumors of a few examples ending up being made road legal somehow.  Some also claim that there are still a few H2R remaining unsold on dealer floors.

Bids are starting to come in, but no where near a reasonable selling point.  Data on production numbers and prior sales is spotty at best, so this listing might end up being a valuable data point on the current market

The pictures show a wild set of wings on a carbon fiber fairing.  The green frame is a nice pop of color and instantly tells you it is a Kawasaki.  Crazy to think of the how much fun the 850 of track time must have been, and that the owner was interested in turning the wick up with an ECU tune.

The First Hyper Bike: 2015 Kawasaki NINJA H2R
Suzuki August 3, 2021 posted by

Track Day Tuesday: 1989 Heron Durex Suzuki GSXR1100

Well, it looks like Track Day Tuesday is an official hit. Thanks to all who have left us comments on track bike specific posts – we love to hear from you. And speaking of RSBFS readers, today’s awesome Heron Suzuki Isle of Man TT racer came about thanks to Robert, who found it listed in the UK. Thanks for the forward!

1989 Heron Durex Suzuki GSXR1100 for sale on eBay

Famed UK importer and successful privateer GP racing team Heron Suzuki is a fabled marque in motorcycling circles. Fiercely competitive and highly innovative, Heron Suzuki might be best known for their GP exploits (where as a privateer they created their own carbon fiber / honeycomb chassis for the RGB500 powerplants), with riders such as Kevin Schwantz, Niall MacKenzie, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene and Steve Parrish. But they did not limit themselves to GP racing, and were a powerhouse on the street circuit and TT racing popular in the UK, including the famed Isle of Man TT. Producing go-fast speed parts in addition to managing their own teams and bikes, Heron Suzuki is a well know and well respected name in a very dangerous game. Today’s particular bike was a Jamie Whitham mount, having been raced at the Isle of Man.

From the seller:
1989 Ex Jamie Whitham Durex Heron Suzuki GSXR 1100 This Historic Bike also comes with the Original Heron Suzuki GB V5 and the Original Team Jacket and signed Tee shirt as raced By James in Scarborough,Ireland,and ,Isle Of Man TT the team at the time run By Mick Grant, Large Video available on what’s May take PX more details on my website: racing motorcycles.co.uk

There is a little more information about this bike on the seller’s website, including mention of a dyno sheet (128 HP and 73.28 ft lbs of torque for those who are interested in such things) and some build details (race carbs, titanium rods, modified cams and ported head). Additionally, this bike was clocked at 183 mph during the 1989 island run with pilot Jamie Whitham. And to come full circle with Heron Suzuki, the TT team was run by Mick Grant, one of the heroes who raced for Heron at the GP level. What amazing history!

As always it is very difficult to value race bikes. This one comes from a solid background of a known racing vendor, a known team manager and a known rider. The fact that this very bike has been ridden in anger on the island (and lived to tell about it) really sweetens the pot. Paperwork always helps here, and it would be interesting to see what documentation comes with the bike regarding current (or even previous) state of tune. The bike is currently located in Chichester, England. If you can live with the livery, Check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

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…

Donn

Mid-Winter Roundup of Featured Listings
Track Bikes For Sale May 20, 2017 posted by

Ripper: 2008 Yamaha R6 Graves Spec Racebike

Summer is here, and that means track days. For some, simply taping up the headlight, taillight and turn signals is enough for a “run what ya brung” session at their closest track. Others might want a dedicated track bike that dispenses with the tape prep and makes attending a course day easier. Finally there are those that require a track day missile; nothing short of being the fastest A group guy matters. It is to those A Group types that I speak with this one. Read on:

2008 Yamaha R6 Graves build for sale on eBay

From the seller:
2008 Yamaha R6 Race Bike with tons of upgrades and recently installed new race built motor with only 2 trackdays on it. Pictures are all recent and how the bike currently sits. This was a purpose-built head turning bike with all the engine and braking power to back it up. Over $20k just in parts, look at the list and add it up.

Price is – $12,000.00 Firm

Engine/Electronics:
2015 R6 SS Engine Build – Gary Dean (Formerly from Graves Motorsport) – $3000
2 Trackdays on new motor for break in, oil changed right after using Motul 300V
Graves Full Titanium WORKS Exhaust – $1500
Graves Velocity Stacks – $700
Graves Engine Covers – $350
Graves Block Off Plates – $50
Graves Progressive Throttle (1/4 turn) – $130
Flash Tune Race ECU Flash w/ Traction Control (Dual Settings) with switch – $1000
Power Commander Dyno Fuel Map downloaded to ECU (Custom Map)
Power Commander QuickShifter Thru ECU – $300
127.87 HP – 91 octane
131.44 HP – MR12

Body:
Sharskinz Race Body Work – $1100
SBK Paint 3 Color Matte Black w Gloss Fluorescent Yellow Paint Scheme – $1300
Graphics by DrippinWet – $100
Graves Race Seat Pad – $80

Wheels and Brakes:
Marchesini Forged Aluminum Rims w angled titanium valve stems – $2500
BRAKING SK Full Floating 310mm rotors – $550
Custom Made LIghtWeight Rear Brake Rotor – $250
Ceramic Wheel Bearings – $300
Custom Aluminum Wheel Spacers – $200
Galfer (Custom Tee Layout) Brake Lines – $300
Vesrah XXRJL Race Brake Pads – $160
Brembo RCS19 Front Brake Master Cylinder – $320
Rizomo Carbon Brake Guard – $250
CRG Clutch Pertch W Adjustable Lever – $260
PROTI Titanium Race Spec Kit F&R Brakes (pinch bolt, caliper bolt, f/r rotors and sprocket, cush drive) – $350

Drivetrain:
Superlite F/R 15T/46T sprockets – $150
DID ERV3 Gold Chain – $120
Graves Aluminum Chain Guard – $150
Custom CNC Aluminum Engine/Sprocket Case Saver – $300 (1 of 4 made)
Driven Axle Sliders – $150

Suspension and Controls:
Ohlins 30MM Kit Graves Spec – $1500
Ohlins Rear TTX Shock Graves Spec – $1000
Ohlins Steering Stabilizer – $600
Graves Rear Adjustable Suspension Link – $700
SATO Racing Rear Sets – $500
Driven Clip Ons (Custom Raw Aluminum Finish) with Gold Bar ends – $200
Driven Triple Tree (1 off design with raw aluminum finish “unobtanium”) – $300

This bike looks fantastic. The build is very sano, and I’m sure the performance is much more than a simple sum of the parts. And it is the sum of the parts that matters; you can’t build this for what you might be able to buy it for. Nothing depreciates like last year’s race bike, and the kings ransom spent on the upgrades to this machine are now but a princely sum. It likely will not appreciate. It will not get more rare or specialized; it will just get older. But if used as intended, what you have is a great bike for ripping off laps worthy of the top of the time sheets, while someone else spent the time, effort and money. That could be a good deal. I would love to see more pictures and more detail around how it all went together, but you can check it out here to see if I missed anything. Good luck!!

MI

Ripper: 2008 Yamaha R6 Graves Spec Racebike