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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
Track Bikes For Sale July 23, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Side

Today’s Featured Listing Husqvarna SM450RR-based roadracer is a bit outside what we usually feature here, a bike without much of a pedigree or racing history, but one that has function and character by the bucketload. Race bikes are often cost-no-object creations designed to perform without compromise. Super Singles are almost the complete opposite of that design brief and are built to provide the foundation for a race series that keeps costs low and the level of competition high.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Rear

The costs to run top-tier race teams in Moto GP and WSBK are astronomical and, even with limits in place to keep costs from spiraling out of control, there are few that can play at that level. It takes mountains of money and talent to compete, with very few slots and many eager riders fighting to fill them.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR R Front

So how do you get started racing if you aren’t blessed with deep pockets, or want to really learn the ropes on something that rewards finesse and talent? Where do you find the perfect bike to go racing on a budget? Something with torquey, flexible power, light weight, reliability, and easy parts availability, a bike that allows the riders, not the bikes to shine brightly?

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Engine Detail

A number of big names, including Roland Sands, were involved in developing bikes to compete in an AMA Superbike feeder class, and bikes like this were the result. Several companies stepped up to the plate and produced kits that utilize big offroad singles as the basis for roadracing machines, utilizing the donor bike’s engine, frame, and swingarm. New wheels, brakes, suspensions, and bodywork were added for the bike’s new mission and while the resulting bikes weren’t exactly cheap, costs could be kept manageable. Performance? With a weight of about 250lbs and 60hp these are seriously quick machines with the power-to-weight of a tuned two-stroke 250, but with a fat wedge of midrange and durability undreamed of by the smoker brigade.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single for sale on eBay

From the seller: Brand New 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Road Racer

Gavin Trippe (A legendary motocross and road race promoter, father of the Supermoto and the AMA Superbike Championship) joined with Troy Lee Designs and Roland Sands Designs to build several F-450 examples based off of current 450cc Motocross bikes.  One of the last and the most expensive design the trio has designed is this Husqvarna 450RR and it’s ready to race!

This Husqvarna’s SM450RR Limited Edition is the only one imported and was constructed to celebrate Husqvarna Motorcycle’s success in the 2008 Supermoto World Championships when Adrien Chareyre (France) and Husqvarna bike won 2 world titles. This motorcycle was the identical backup bike of Adrien Chareyre setup but not raced.

The SMRR’s power plants are more powerful “race” versions and are mated to six-speed gear boxes derived the mx bikes which come stock with a STM slipper clutches. Changes to the engines include an enhanced electric started, 41mm Keihin carburetor and along with special cams and pistons. In collaboration with Arrow, Husqvarna engineers designed a tailor-made exhaust system for the SMRR’s which are constructed from titanium (complete) and feature twin silencers and heat shield also made of titanium.

The bike offer a TIG welded frame with adjustable steering heads (just like on the official Team Husqvarna machine) as well as a shortened, black anodized swing-arm that improves traction and maneuverability. The one-piece steering plate made from anodized Ergal and the increased diameter steering pivot is all aluminum.

The brakes are special for these models and feature a one-piece caliper and pump. Wave disc rotors from Braking are oversize 310 mm for better compromise between adjustability and stopping power. 

Front suspension is handled by 50mm sealed cartridge Marzocchi Forks, and the rear is controlled by a Sachs racing aluminum bodied shock.

There are several titanium bolts on the bike.

The twin-colored anodized aluminum fuel filler cap is special as are the one-piece anodized Ergal racing handlebar clamps. The racing type stand is included.

This bike has never been on a track.

What?! “This bike has never been on a track”?! Someone buy this thing and rectify that immediately! It’s almost a shame that the best thing to do with this Husky is thrash the living hell out of it on track, considering how nicely put together it is. With a number of companies currently making kits to convert dirt bikes into whippy little roadracers, the final product will certainly vary in terms of polish, depending on who’s built them. That’s not a problem with this one.

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR Rider View

Although this nicely finished and highly spec’d machine is unlikely to ever be a collector’s item in the same way the Honda NSR250 has become, it’s the perfect tool for going fast or learning to go fast and will look good doing it.

-tad

2009 Husqvarna SM450RR L Naked

Featured Listing: 2009 Husqvarna SM450RR F450 Super Single
Sport Bikes For Sale February 4, 2015 posted by

SOLD: 1989 Moto Paton 500cc four cylinder two stroke

NOTE: This bike sold while I was writing the post but since its a brand/manufacturer that has NEVER been on RSBFS before, I thought I would go ahead and post it anyway.

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Never heard of Moto Paton?  The story is actually pretty interesting: back in 1959 a bunch of the Italian motorcycle manufacturers all got together and decided they would all agree to reduce their racing efforts.  This “abstention pact” was signed by Mondial, MV Agusta and Moto Guzzi.  Moto Paton was founded by two former employees of the racing department of Mondial; Giuseppe Pattoni and Lino Tonti.  Similar to the later Bimota, the founders names were used as the basis of the new company (hence the name “Pa ton”).   The early Paton motorcycles blew away the competitors of the day such the Matchless G50 or Manx Norton and were ridden to success against top level racers of the day, including the legendary Agostini.

motopatton1

1989 Moto Paton 500cc two stroke for sale

The full history of Paton is available on the Paton website (here) but as was typical for small manufacturers the company always seemed to be flirting with financial insolvency.   By the early 1980’s Paton had begun to seriously struggle and even stopped racing for a few years but development quietly continued.  In 1983 Paton returned to racing and introduced a new four cylinder V configure two-stroke liquid-cooled unit, known as the C90 due to the 90 degrees between the engine cylinder banks.  In 1986 another another engine was introduced, this time a V engine with 115 ° angle between the cylinder banks and prodcuing 140 bhp.  It was this configuration that actually gave Paton some racing success in the predessor to MotoGP.

Note:  More info about the Paton models development history can be found here and on wikipedia.

motopatton5

This bike is supposed to be one of only four (4) made and the only one that has survived in original condition.  The bike looks pretty close to the pictures on the Paton website except for the wheel color.   Overall the bike looks to be very clean but there isn’t much other info and pics do seem to show a worn rear tire and what appears to be a modern rear shock.

motopatton merged

So now we come to the question of whether this bike is worth the $67,500 USD asking price  Well it will probably only appeal to to a serious collector but its certainly a rare piece.  Even though Paton has restarted operations in 2010, Paton is not something you will likely see at any events.   While it probably wont appreciate like a Supermono, it would still look very cool parked in the living room.

Note:  As stated previously, this bike sold while this post was underway.  Not sure if the $67,500 USD asking price was met.   Even though it was sold I thought it was interesting and we had never had a Moto Paton on RSBFS so I decided to post it anyway.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

SOLD:  1989 Moto Paton 500cc four cylinder two stroke