Posts by Category: Track Bikes For Sale

Kawasaki August 1, 2010 posted by

2003 Factory ZX7RR: Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

2003 Factory ZX7RR:  Former Hawk Kawasaki In BSB

This is one of those auctions where I wish they had included a lot more pictures.  I don’t have the coin laying around to purchase the bike but I sure like looking for the pictures to see all the bits and pieces I could never buy.  Hawk Racing was apparently running this bike against 1000cc bikes back in 2003 in BSB.  While searching the internets I came across a post that claimed these were in fact ex-factory ZX7’s that Hawk Racing was using.  I would take that to mean the bike is actually a little older than a 2003.  Who gives a rats ass about the age though if this is the real deal and not just a kitted up bike.  Are there any Kawi fans out there fantasizing bout peeling that bodywork away and seeing what exotica lay beneath?    This would have been then end of the line for the ZX7 in BSB as the very next year they ran the new ZX10.

Some tidbits about the bike:


Last sed in 2003 British Superbike by Hawk Kawasaki Official Kawasaki Uk Race Team. These bikes had put out over 150bhp form a 750cc machine.

Specfication is huge:

Ohlins Front Fork

Ohlins Rear Shock

Suter Dry Clutch ( Cost in excess of £3500 new)

Factory Engine, which included factory cylinder head, titanium Pankl con-rods Factory pistons, facvtory crank, factory gearbox, machined lightened crankcases

Akrapovic Full Titanium Exhaust System

Brembo Brakes, calipers, discs, pads, master cylinders

Factory Radiator

Factory Subframe, Battery Box

Factory Carbon Airbox

Factory Aluminium Petrol Tank made by Thomas Gnemier in Germany.

Dymag Wheels

Factory 41mm Keihin Carbs


Chomping at the bit to buy it?  They are asking 20,000 pounds sterling (I love the way that sounds).  That converts to roughly $32,000.  It does mention they are open to offers:  hmmmmmm.  I don’t think I have enough body parts to sell and still be able to ride.  If it’s time to be the only guy on your street with a factory race bike you can .

I guess you could call this a relative of the bike above.  It’s a nice clip on the 2000 ZX7RR.  I noticed it does have the same Suter clutch as the bike for sell.  I posted it because Kawasaki info seems so scarce.  A little Kawi love, I guess.

Here is the one picture I could find of a Hawk Kawasaki in action from 2003

If by any chance you still aren’t sold on the cool factor of this bike, check this link out.  All I can say is stunning.


Sport Bikes For Sale July 22, 2010 posted by

1993 Yamaha TZ 250 GP track bike – and it is clean!

1993 Yamaha TZ 250 GP track bike

Make: Yamaha
Model: TZ 250
Price: $2,800 starting bid with $5,500 B.I.N. – This won’t make it through the day on ebay!
Location: Rocklin, CA

Found this beauty on ebay this morning while key wording for rare bikes- did I hit the jackpot! This one is super clean and has been stored for approximately 10 years on stands and it shows! I suspect this one doesn’t have any bids on it because the key words are a little funny. I assure you at a $2,800 starting bid with no reserve, this one will not make it through the day. I’ve been on a 2 stroke kick lately and I’ve seen piles of what is said to be a rare 2 stroke bike and it is merely junk. TZ’s have a long storied racing history and are probably some of the sickest looking race bikes around- sans a MotoGP machine of course.

Looking for a cheap race or track day bike? Then look no further because you have found it!

Quote from the ebay listing:

Yamaha TZ250 Former AFM race bike with minimal spares.

Tough economy forces sale of this awesome bike.

* Starts easy & runs great, very fast and collectable

* Very low use on this bike. I have owned it for almost 10 years and only ridden it twice at trackdays. It has older Dunlop tires on it. It has been stored in my shop up on a stand. Needs a little clean up, remove dust and cobwebs.

* This bike sold new for over $20K – factory GP bike

Okay, so it needs to be dusted off and a new pair of sneakers before hitting the track. Not to keep harping on it, but you can’t buy a 1997 CBR F3 track bike for $2,800 bucks! This is 250#’s of 2 stroke madness at it’s best!

I won’t hold you up any longer….



Ducati July 20, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 748RS With Very Little Use On eBay

This is a very good looking 748RS with 400 total miles on eBay!

Bike:  2001 Ducati 748RS

Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah

Mileage:  400mi

The seller states that this 748RS has only been used ten times with four of those times being races.  This bike has always been owned by a dealership and is still on MSO.  This bike is stock except for the silver paint and decals.  The bike has recently been inspected and is said to need nothing.

This bike is a factory Ducati Corse item for use by privateers and as such requires a large amount of routine maintenance, parts replacement, and inspection.  A lot of this is inspection but there are major issues such as inspection and replacement of the cam items at very low mileage (compared to a street bike) intervals.  Don’t get me wrong, these are fantastic bike’s but, if you think maintenance schedules and parts costs are outrageous for the R series bike’s, this one’s probably not for you.  However, if you’re looking for your own piece of Ducati Corse history and either want to use it as art, or have the pocket’s to run it, this bike IS for you!  Supposedly only around 20 of these were brought into the U.S. making them very rare but, are a factory race item so it’s to be expected.  If you’d like to bid on this nice 748RS, see it on eBay .


Honda July 1, 2010 posted by

Two 1994 Honda RS250’s From The Same Seller In West Virgina

These are two very nice looking Honda RS250’s in West Virgina!

Bike:  1994 Honda RS250

Price:  $5,000 USD

Location:  West Virgina

The seller states:

I have 2 Honda RS250 GP Race Motorcycles for sale. Both bikes are 1994 models with new tires fresh engines and ready to race. The Castrol Honda bike has many upgrades such as the carbon fiber airbox, after market race exhaust pipes, Brembo radial master cylinder, Ohlins shock, updated bodywork. The crank has approximately 300 miles on it, and the pistons have about 100 miles on them. The other bike is stock and in very nice original condition. The pistons have approximately 75 miles on them, and the crank has very low mileage as well. Everything is straight and in perfect working order, and there is no damage to the chassis of either bike. Both bikes have Dunlop slicks mounted, and they are as new condition. I have many spares to go with the bikes, such as gaskets, seals, reeds, clutch parts, cylinders, heads, levers and mounts, wheels, brakes, etc.

These bikes are priced at $5,000 each which includes spares and front & rear stands.  These RS250’s are very cool (I’d take the Castrol replica over the period scheme because I’m a boy racer…) and would be a nice addition to any garage–they aren’t terribly expensive either for what you get!  See these bikes on the WERA boards here.


Track Bikes For Sale June 30, 2010 posted by

1989 Yamaha TZ250W Reverse Cylinder Project In Montreal, Canada

This is a very nice TZ250 reverse cylinder that has had all the major work done and just needs to be finished!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha TZ250W

Price:  $6,500 USD

Location:  Montreal, Canada

This TZ is a project that’s nearly complete.  The engine has been gone through with a new top end, fifty miles on the crank, a polished frame and swingarm, and a paint job that isn’t perfect but was painted with track work in mind.  The asking price for this bike is $6,500 USD.  This is the same seller that had the restored Honda RS250 ND5 that looked fantastic and can be seen here.  The restoration of this TZ can be seen on NATS here.  See the ad for this bike on WERA here.


Honda June 20, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda RS125 (NX4) On eBay

A nice looking NX4 RS125 with a good spares package that is ready to go!

Bike:  1996 Honda RS125

Price:  Currently on eBay for $3,000 with two days remaining and the reserve has not been met.

Location:  Great Falls, Virginia

Mileage:  200 miles on top-end

The spares for this bike mainly consist of the small things that would eat you up buying piece by piece (Jets, needles, sprockets, etc.) but it also comes with some nice items such as warmers, tires, and extra cases.  Here is a full list:

Engine Parts:

Used case with crank

New/barely used cylinder (don’t remember – it’s flawless)

Main Jets 150, 152, 155, 158, 160, 168, 170, 172, 175, 2x 178, 180, 185, 188, 190, 192, 195, 198, 200

Pilot jets: 45, 48, 2x 50

Full set of needles:  1468J, 1469J, 1371J, 1269J,1270N, 1368J, 1365J, 1271N, 1370J…too many to type

Used Crank

7 used pistons

New and used rings


Base gaskets: 0.4, 2x 0.5, 0.6

Engine case cover gasket



Front sprockets: 14, 2x 15, 2x 16, 17

Rear sprockets: 34, 35, 36, 4x 37, 38, 39, 40, 41

Stock steering damper

Foot pegs

Brake and shift levers

Clutch cable


Stock silencer

Brake pads

Fairing stays

Other good stuff:

Graves tire warmers front/rear

Set of rain tires

2-stroke oil

Many spare fasteners

I wouldn’t use the used pistons and used crank as the risk wouldn’t be worth it, but that’s just me.  This bike seems ready to go and will compete with all the other RS125’s because they haven’t changed much since ’95.  If you’d like a little 125 this is worth considering, it’ll be interesting to see what the reserve on it is.  .


Honda June 16, 2010 posted by

1986 Honda NS400R (Untitled)

This is a genuine NS400R for sale somewhere in the U.S.!

Bike: 1986 Honda NS400R

Price: $7,500 USD

Location: Unknown

Mileage: 34,000km (21,126mi)

The seller states that while this bike does have 34k km on it, the bike had an entire engine rebuild and new crank at 32k km.  The bike has always been stored inside and starts on the first kick.  Unfortunately, the bike is untitled and leads to the best line from the seller’s ad “It has no title as I imported this one from the Netherlands so I can’t register it, but you can.”  Oh, OK!  The asking price of $7,500 isn’t bad at all for NS4ooR’s that we’ve seen but, this example also isn’t registered.

This bike, and color scheme, was released in 1985 to commemorate Freddie Spencer’s 1983 World Championship; Freddie also won the 500cc & 250cc championship in 1985–the only person to do this.  Just like the bike Freddie rode in 1983, this bike is a liquid-cooled, three cylinder, reed-valve, two-stroke in a V-3 configuration.  The V format makes the motor very compact–displacing about the same space as a parallel twin–and is housed in an aluminum box section frame.  The GP inspired setup results in a dry weight of 163kg (359lb).  The 59hp is spread out over the power band (as best a two stroke can do) through Honda’s AT AC (auto-controlled torque amplification chambers) exhaust power valves on the front, two, expansion chambers.

This was a pretty advanced bike in ’85 and is still pretty cool 24 years on, if you have some magical skills or don’t mind a $7,500 piece of furniture–it’s cheaper than that grand piano you probably can’t play–I would have a look at this very nice looking NS400R.  See the NS’s we’ve shown in the past here.  See this example on the WERA forum here.


Quick Spot June 13, 2010 posted by

1977 Yamaha TZ250 Restoration Project In Virgina

This is a TZ250D in Virgina that needs  to be rescued!

Bike: 1977 Yamaha TZ250D

Price:  $3,500 USD

Location:  Roanoke, Virgina

The seller only states that this bike last raced in the late ’80’s and has been sitting since.  Looking at the photos it looks to be in quite good shape–pictures can be deceiving–and just might need a mechanical restoration if you’d like to keep the original look.  These bikes were very competitive in the ’70’s and still make great vintage machines with good parts availability if you know where to look.  See the bike on Craigslist here.