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Honda January 21, 2011 posted by

A Few, Very Rare, Race Bikes For Sale; Ex Roberts & Aoki

These three authentic race bikes are very special in their historical value, for winning and for not!

First Up:

Bike:  1999 Honda CBR900RR Erion Racing; Ex Kurtis Roberts

Location:  California

Price:  POR

The seller, RMD Motors, is sparse on the details, but it should be obvious what you’re looking at being that this bike is said to be authentic.  They do state that the bike produces 200hp at the rear wheel, comes with nothing other than what is in the photos (Read: No spares)–but that does include Kurtis’ actual leathers.

The AMA Formula Xtreme series is intended for production bikes, with some, but not many, rules on what parts of the bike you can exchange for aftermarket parts.  The intent of Formula Xtreme is to allow as many types of motorcycles to compete, anything from inline-fours to air-cooled V-twins.  Formula Xtreme racing is usually one of the more competitive and entertaining races of an AMA weekend; Many veterans such as Eric Bostrom, Jake Zemke, Josh Hayes, Nicky Hayden and Kurtis Roberts among others have cut their teeth in Formula Xtreme.

Erion Racing has continued to be a prominent name in Honda AMA racing with even a special Erion Racing edition CBR929RR released for the U.S. market by the manufacturer.  For 1999, Erion Racing was the winner of the Formula Xtreme championship with another title in 2000.  I’m not adept on the Formula Xtreme rules for 1999, but it’s obvious looking at the bike what some of it’s features are:  Race bodywork with mounts, analog tach’,  race fuel tank, larger radiator, Erion SS/Carbon full exhaust system, aftermarket triple clamps, Ohlins forks & rear shock, Brembo calipers, Marchesini wheels and I’m sure much more that I didn’t notice!  This is a chance to own a fantastic looking, legitimate, race bike with a championship under it’s belt.  I’m unaware how many races this particular bike won, I’m not sure about the 900 designation as this should be a 919 or 929 based on the year, but you still have a serious piece of AMA history regardless and I’m sure RMD would be happy to answer your questions.

See this Erion CBR900RR on RMD’s website here.

Next Up:

Bike:  2002 Kenny Roberts Proton KR3; Ex Nobuatsu Aoki

Location:  California

Price:  POR

As you may know, 2002 was the last year for two-strokes in MotoGP.  Two-strokes had their last hurrah in 2001, but couldn’t overcome the 490cc deficit they had to the four-strokes in 2002 and were finally obsolete–How you may feel about this is up for debate.  Regardless, Proton KR racing had a respectable finish in the 2001 championship with Nobuatsu Aoki & Jeremy Mcwilliams finishing 12th & 14th in the championship, respectively.  The disadvantages for the privateer team of Proton KR were immense and they didn’t receive much help from their V-3 format.  The four cylinder bikes of 500gp had the most tractable power delivery–If it’s possible to say that for a GP two-stroke–while also having the most power.  As an example, the NSR500v was a V-Twin example of Honda’s factory NSR500 designed for privateers and had nowhere near the power of the factory bike.  The theory was that the two and three cylinder machines had a lower weight and could out corner the larger bikes, in practice the two and three cylinder bikes hadn’t a chance but on a wet course or a very tight one.  The Proton KR3 debuted in 1997 and was a joint venture between legendary racer Kenny Roberts and Malaysian giant Proton.  While they may not have won any championships, or come close–and as frustrating as I imagine it was for KR–I’m sure “King” Roberts enjoyed it, I know I would have!

This example looks to be in fantastic condition.  The seller states that this bike will run and comes with a small selection of spares.  As I’m sure you can imagine, it would be no small feat to run this bike anywhere, especially when consumables are accounted for.  However, if you have the funds, ask yourself:  How many times does a 2001 500GP bike come up for sale?

See this bike on RMD’s website here.

Lastly:

Bike:  2004 Kenny Roberts Proton KRV5 XM2; Ex Kurtis Roberts

Location:  California

Price:  POR (Rumor has it $300,000)

The Proton KR KRV5 debuted in 2002 with the adoption of four-strokes.  The V5 in KRv5 denotes that this bike has a 60deg V5 arrangement and a displacement of 990cc, putting out 200hp @ 15,000rpm.  The bodywork appears to be the latter iteration of the KRV5, which is consistent with the Valencia technical inspection sticker.  For 2004, Kurtis Roberts was only able to finish twice in France and Brazil with 15th and 19th, respectively.  The bike for sale here shows a technical inspection sticker for Valencia in 2004, however Roberts never started the GP at Valencia in 2004.

So, what are you getting for your money?  As things stand right now, you’ll get a fully functioning seven year old, privateer, MotoGP bike with a minimal spares package.  This bike currently doesn’t hold the value that any of the factory bikes would and shouldn’t for a long, long time.  However, none of those factory bikes are currently available–that I’m aware of–and you’ll probably be waiting a very long time for one to pop up if you don’t already know someone who has one.

See the bike on RMD’s website here.

So, all of these bikes look to be from the same seller/collection, but which one is the one to have if you can only choose one?  Obviously, the most expensive will always be one of the Proton KR bikes, with a large gap back to the CBR.  My money says that the 2002 Proton KR3 will always be the most valuable bike of the three; The most important influence being that it is one of the last two-stroke 500GP/MotoGP bikes to ever be produced–privateer or otherwise.  The 2004 KRV5 will always be a interim MotoGP bike and if the rules are again revised to allow 1000cc bikes, it won’t even have a displacement draw.  The CBR is a National Championship bike, even if it’s only in Formula Xtreme, and that kind of provenance doesn’t come everyday.

There are two kinds of collectors these bikes are for:  One who has a decent amount of money to spend on a collector bike, and someone who has obscene amounts of money for a collector bike.  The Proton’s are obviously the expensive bikes with the Erion CBR checking the affordable box.  Both of the MotoGP bikes have parts that you’re never going to be able to purchase from any retailer, and I’m sure the CBR has some good HRC bits on it too.  I wouldn’t be ashamed to have any of these three bikes, but I’d absolutely love to have a final year Grand Prix two-stroke.  If nothing else, spend a little time to enjoy the photos!

AG

Sport Bikes For Sale December 7, 2010 posted by

Now this is what I call rare – the only Ferrari motorcycle in the world, and it’s up for sale!

1990 Ferrari DOHC motorcycle – the only one in the world and it’s for sale for 249,991 UK pounds (approximately US$395,000)!

I bet most of you didn’t even know that Ferrari made motorcycles!  Well, actually, they don’t, but they did officially allow a David Kay (of MV Agusta fame) to use the prancing horse emblem on a motorcycle that he created:

It all started when David Kay wrote to Enzo Ferrari’s son Piero, requesting to build a one-off motorcycle sporting the famous prancing horse badge in tribute to his late father. In a letter dated maranello, 23rd May 1990 and signed by P Ferrari himself (included in the comprehensive press and information file on this lot) Kay receives: ‘ the approval to place the Ferrari badge on your motorbike’ and is wished good luck with his project. When highly reputed MV Agusta ‘guru’ David Kay set about building this unique piece of engineering from scratch, he looked towards both the future and the past, as he thought of what may have been if Ferrari would have decided to produce a GT or endurance racing machine. Kay was inspired by the fact that Enzo had started his racing on a Scott two-stroke machine and so a project representing over 3,000 man-hours of work was launched.

The engine is a ‘scratch built’ 900cc, transverse, double overhead camshaft, four cylinder, eight valve unit with magnesium and alloy casings, driven through a five speed gearbox. The tubular chassis is made of Reynolds 531 tube, engineering on the motorcycle is irreproachable and the detail is quite astounding. The attention to this is quite incredible, with the master cylinder built into the obviously one off digital instrument panel and is again portrayed with the exquisite steering damper. Terry Hall, who also produced the double curvature reverse cone megaphones, made the entire bodywork out of aluminium. In Kay’s own words these are too beautiful to merely funnel exhaust gases from engine to atmosphere; ‘the noise is like a Messerschmitt chasing a Spitfire’.

The front end is very contemporary in conception with Forcelle Italia upside down forks, massive twin piston Brembo disc brakes front and rear (6 pot calipers to the front, 4 to the rear) and special 17 inch hand spun Astralite wheels. WPS twin rear shock absorbers complete the basic specification.

Four years after starting on the project, although tested but never to its full capacity, the ‘Ferrari 900’ has an estimated top speed of 265 km/h producing 105bhp at 8,800rpm with a dry weight of a mere 172kg.

The bike has been featured with acclaim in worldwide publications ranging from ‘Scuderia’ in Japan, ‘Themen & Trends’ in Germany, ‘Motociclismo’ in Italy, ‘SM30’ in Spain and obviously ‘Motor Cycle News’ in the UK; not forgetting a full half page colour spread in the ‘Daily Telegraph’! With a long article in Mike Walker’s recognised work ‘The MV Story’, it has also been the star of several TV programs and exhibited at the Coventry Classic Bike show to mention just a few occasions.

Having spent most of its life in the vendor’s drawing room and rightly regarded as a work of art, he has now decided that the time has come for this masterpiece to find a new custodian. In today’s world of mass production, the chance to purchase this officially acknowledged one off tribute to Enzo Ferrari, may never arise again.

There’s not too much additional info on the web other than what’s listed, but I did find out that the last time this bike was on the market was back in December 2008 in one of Bonham’s auctions. It didn’t sell at the expected price of $300,000 (perhaps the fact that it looks like the bastard child of a Ferrari Testarossa, a Suzuki RF900 and an early 90s Suzuki GSX-R has something to do with it?) back then, so what do you think the odds are this time around at a price of $395,000?  But hey, at least it’s a better deal than the pair of Ducati MH900e’s at close to a million dollars!

Better yet, you can get a MINT 2009 Bimota DB7 AND an extremely lust-worthy 2004 Ducati 749R homologation special and still have $356,500 left!  However, if you still think that the Ferrari bike at $395,000 is a better deal and that you MUST have it in your collection, then get your credit card ready and .

I mean, just check out that Swiss cheese machining work on the steering damper knob. That alone has to be worth $50,000 right?  😉

ph

Uncategorized May 28, 2010 posted by

Today We’re Celebrating RSBFS.com’s Second Birthday!

Dan’s brain child, raresportbikesforsale.com, was born two years ago today!  To celebrate, Doug and I are sharing our favorite feature bike’s and what we think are the best values we’ve had!  We’ve come a long way in the past two years and we would like to thank everyone for their support. We hope our site continues to provide you with helpful information and, hopefully, the bike of your dreams!  On to the picks!

Alex’s Best Deal:

1985 Yamaha RZ500 In California For $1,800

The value of RZ500’s fluctuate with mileage, condition, and originality but, this bike was a steal no matter which category you focus on.  I have no reason to doubt this ad was genuine; the photos haven’t been seen before, the ad was up for a very short time and the ad was never seen anywhere else or at any other time.  I’ve seen a lot of stuff on Craigslist for more than $1,800 that I wouldn’t dare own or ride–this bike isn’t one of those things.  Twenty-five years later, this bike won’t be the fastest thing around the track, or the most composed, but it would be a blast and cooler than anything else with it’s asking price.  Regardless if this bike had a title or it’s actual condition, it was a steal even if you chose to part it out–a better deal than even the $900, 750 LE.  This bike is proof of why all of us scrounge Craigslist everyday looking for that elusive deal.

Alex’s Favorite Bike Overall:

2000 Cagiva Mito Evo II With Very Low Miles In California For $4,000

Now, I know, this bike isn’t the biggest, baddest, two-stroke to be produced but, the majority of the bikes we post on here are pure sex so some personal preference is the only thing that seems to separate desirable from black-market-organ-sale-worthy.  These little Cagiva’s are beat to hell in the UK/Europe but, here in America, we (I) lust over them like they were built by God’s–for surely they were.  I had an opportunity to purchase one of these in very similar condition and I still beat myself up, daily, for not going through with it.  A lightweight, 125cc two-stroke, with the looks of a Ducati but the sound of pure, you-can’t-smoke-in-here-sir, pleasure!  This looked to be a fantastic, completely original, example with less thank 1k km and was/is titled and registered in California.  I realize that both of my posts are two-strokes but realize, I’m just gearing up for this weekend!  See you at Miller!

AG

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Doug’s point of view-

I remember the day exactly… I was using Google to search for Rare Sport Bikes For Sale and I kept changing the keywords around to locate as many FZR 400’s and Zx7r’s that I could. I started getting pissed because I kept getting the same site popping up in the search results. That site? You guessed it RareSportBikesForSale.com. I told my wife “Hey, I just found this site that looks pretty cool, but some of the posts are old and the links broken.” Her response was half baked at best and she said “Just keep looking and you’ll find one.” Do you think she heard me? So back I went to searching and I found some pretty nice ones that day. My curiosity was getting the best of me so after searching on Google I went back to RSBFS and flipped through almost every page that was available. That was August 17th, 2009 and I submitted these to Dan for consideration.

Keep in mind at that time I wasn’t sure what or if any criteria existed for your submission to make the cut. So a few days pass and I was back on the prowl again for FZR 400’s. But, instead of 400’s I found a sweet, all original FZR 1000 and I thought “What the heck, I’ll submit it to that site again.” August 25th was the day that Dan posted the FZR1000 and August 27th was the day Dan gave me “his sales pitch”

Dan,

You mentioned helping with the site the other day, but have not responded to my response.. But, my curiosity is up now. What did you have in mind?

Doug

There’s the first email – I must have taken my stupid drug that day…..

Here’s the second email.

Doug,

Long story short, would you like to become a regular contributor to the site? I had been working on a plan to add 2-3 more authors when you went on your tear this week, so it seemed like maybe my first new author might be you! I’m looking for authors who are passionate about rare sporting motorcycles who can make a commitment.

Other obligations will include helping to grow traffic to the site, joining the blogging community by monitoring other sites for opportunities, social media, etc… Time commitments will vary. For instance, I can make a post in about 20 minutes, but it will probably take you twice as long as you get started. The other obligations will probably account for about an hour a week. But the good news is that we work together and I can assist getting you up to speed where needed.

Sincerely,

Dan Crouch, owner of MotoringBlogs

Okay, let’s see
1. Passionate – Check!
2. Commitment – Check!
3. 20 minutes per post – Check!
4. 1 hour extra per week – Check!

So, from 8.27 to 8.31 I spent most of my waking hours stumbling through HTML code that I knew and still don’t know anything about 🙂 My first mock up post was of a 1992 ZX7r K2, but my first real post was a Ducati 916 And as they say “The rest is history!”

As for Dan’s criteria and quoted time allotments- well…. Yes, I’m passionate, I’m definitely committed (or you wouldn’t be reading this), 20 minutes per post.. HA!, 1 hour per week is more like 10 hours per week. But, I enjoy all them all…

I’ve been trying to think of my own personal favorite post and as best that I can remember it would be this one of a 1098R or of this K1 The K1 post was especially exciting for me since these are my favorite scooter and because this one pulled such a high bid. I now own one of these and it will be a sad, sad day when I have to sell it.

I would like to say that my favorite duty working for RSBFS is being site supervisor and getting the opportunity to chat with our viewers. I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to and befriending people from all over the world. That’s right, if you were unaware or just never give it any thought, we have viewers from every continent on the planet and I now have friends in Australia, England, Hong Kong and Corvallis, OR. But the absolute best benefit from being involved with the site??? You get first dibs on the bikes we love and can’t get enough of. Below are my two favorites that I now own and found because of RSBFS 🙂

So my first 9 months authoring for RSBFS have been great and I’m glad to be a part of it. I appreciate Dan affording me the opportunity and I look forward to the future when our site can offer more information and be the only place to look for “Rare Sport Bikes For Sale”.

Cheers!

Doug

Sport Bikes For Sale May 22, 2010 posted by

Becker Moto Works F2 G1k Powered Race Sidecar

Becker Moto Works F2 G1k Powered Race Sidecar

A what?  Heck, you know what that is.  Now you a need a monkey.  A what?  The affectionate term given to the poor guy/girl hanging off the darn thing.  How cool would it be to show up at your local track day with this thing?  It looks like fun in the pictures but then I think about really doing it:  well maybe not so fun (did I say fun? I think I ment scary).  If your insurance agent thought motorcycle racing was dangerous wait until you call him about this thing.

Here is a little explainer on the F2 class from sidecarracers.com:

Created decades ago for club racing as an affordable alternative to the spiraling cost of exotic rear engine F1s, the exquisite tube frames of these machines are now as expensive and exotic as F1. Steering must be done with more conventional forks, usually leading link type, and the frame must be constructed of steel tubing.  The short wheelbase machines have a more conventional engine position under the driver.  Like in F1, the chairwheel is braked but not steered or suspended. A top form F2 team with lightweight and spry handling can match an F1 on a tight track. 

This could be you:

 They are asking $12,000 for the thrill.  Let me check my records here in the RSBFS offices and see if that is a good price……..uh, yeah compared to all the other sidecar race bikes on RSBFS ( don’t bother checking, there aren’t any).  Check it out on BARF.  If that isn’t the best acronym out there I don’t know what is.

Hold on…..

IK

Uncategorized April 24, 2010 posted by

Two Norton F1’s-1990 and 1992 John Player Specials

Two Norton F1’s-1990 and 1992 John Player Specials

Well I guess these fall under the category of rare: he says sarcastically. We’ve got two versions of Nortons’ F1 on Ebay and Ebay UK.  Lets start with the one in the here in the States.  Don’t buy this bike expecting to join a  F1 owners club as the seller states this is 1 of 2 known Norton F1’s in the country.  I make no claim to be an expert on Norton motorcycles, all I knew was they seemed to go in and out of business frequently and that the 2010  incarnation are  sharp looking.  After a little research I came up with a few tidbits about the F1.  After several incarnations of the company,  Norton was relaunched in the late 80’s and soon experienced racing success using the Wankle rotary valve engine in the RCW588 works bike.  The F1 was built as a detuned replica of that bike.    It appears there were several versions of the F1.  I believe this is the F1 Commander, which I believe is a little less sporty than the F1 Sport you will see below.  It looks like some, if not all, F1’s sport Spondon frames.  I would assume the John Player version was a special color scheme for the F1’s.  I saw one figure claiming less than 55 of these world wide.

From the Ebay auction:

One of only two known to be in the U. S. is this John Player Special (JPS) Twin Rotor Norton F1. The other known example in the U. S. is in the fabulous Barber Museum.

This example is one of the last series of Norton F1 built. Incredible handling and brutal speed, it is simply a wonderful machine. In superb condition, with only minor scrapes on the cowl that have been properly touched up. She runs perfectly and in just fast!         

  

  

I’m  taking a pass on discussing the price on this thing.  The bidding was already up to $14,000.   If it really is one of two bikes in the U.S. and you’ve wanted one and money is not an object,  is price really a concern?  Want to wait for the next one to pop up for sale? I didn’t think so.  Check out the bidding on .

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Now, across the Atlantic another F1 has appeared for sale.  This one is a 1992 F1 Sport in John Player colors.  I’m starting to assume all Norton F1’s were in John Player colors.  The Sport appears to be: well, Sportier. 

From the seller:

You are looking at a 1992 Norton F1 Sport (P55B) chassis number 050358. This is 1 of only 66 F1 Sports made by Norton Motorcycles in the early 90’s. It is in Norton JPS Racing colours and totally standard. The only additional work that has been done to the bike apart from routine maintenance and servicing is to Moly Inlay the inlet faces which was done by Norton Motorcycles Limited in 1999. It was first registered on the 23rd of October 1992 and purchased by me from the original owner in March 1999. It has only covered 1307 miles in total and is still fitted with it’s original Michelin tyres.  I also have the original owners handbook, F1 Sport Supplement, spare key and wallet. This bike is in excellent original conidtion with no accident damage.

The final form of evolution of the original F1 the F1 Sport (P55B) utilized the front fairing of the F1 but for that was a carbon copy of the factory race bikes, the petrol tank and seat unit both lifted straight off the Trevor Nation/Steve Spray machines. Most connoisseurs of Norton Rotaries, and certainly everybody who has had the chance to sample them all, will agree the F1 Sport was the best Norton Rotary ever produced. 

 

Being a little more racey, I’d assume this one will fetch even more than one for sale in the U.S.  .  I’d love to see some comments on these bikes from guys that are really up on the Nortons. 

IK

  



Uncategorized March 23, 2010 posted by

A New RSBFS Record: 500k Total Page Hits!

I just wanted to take a second to mark this special occasion: We have just passed half a million page hits on this website! Not bad considering the site has only been up for about 2 years!

This would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the great contributors we have on this website, all the emails we get for potential leads, and most importantly our loyal readers. Thank you for allowing us to continue to seek out and post the best sport bikes for sale in this country and across the globe!

We have many new developments in the works to ensure our next 500k hits come even quicker than the last. Here’s a sneak peak:

In the near future:
* Doing Some Spring Cleaning to Tidy Up the Website
* RSBFS Merchandise!
* A More Formal Featured Listings Area
* And a Classifieds Area for Readers to Share Their Rare Parts For Sale!

Later this year:
* Feature Articles, Galleries, and Videos that Will Help Us All Learn More About The Rare Bikes We Love!
* Price Guides for Popular Models
* An Official RSBFS Gathering at the Indy MotoGP!

As you can see we’re busy behind the scenes!

I hope you’ll join us in celebrating this great milestone. Please feel free to leave comments below on your experiences with the site and improvements you’d like to suggest.

Thank You All!

Dan Crouch

Kawasaki March 22, 2010 posted by

1984 KAWASAKI GPZ-750 TURBO, ALL ORIGINAL !

Ahh the 80’s….. Van Halen, Miami Vice, Parachute pants and don’t forget the “Member’s Only” jacket. I loved the 80’s and still do and in 1984 I was looking to trade in my 1983 GPZ 550 for something bigger. My neighbor, who just happened to own the local Kawasaki shop, was my salesmen. The decision was between this bike and the new GPZ900 Ninja, I really liked the Turbo but something told me he knew more than the press had lead on. He said the Turbo was great but was a bit “undecided” on when the boost would cut in, meaning that you could be in a turn and all of a sudden #$#$%^!! you get an extra 40hp you didn’t want. I took his advise and bought the 900 which ended up in 1985, Bike of The Year. This one’s on Ebay in San Antonio Texas with a “Buy It Now” of $5500, current bid about $2000 and a few days left on auction. It was one of if not THE fastest bike in production that year and got great reviews, even better then their new fuel injected GPZ1100  as it was lighter and a bit more power.

The ad reads:

1984 Kawasaki GPz 750 Turbo (ZX750E1) All original in excellent condition.

First a little background on the 750 Turbo In 1984 this was the fastest production bike in the world it was more powerful then the GPz 1100 but with the weight of a 750. Although many people refer to it as a GPz and it has the 2 engine emblems it is NOT a GPz the true name is ZX750E1 (E1 means turbo) but Kawasaki referred to it only as 750 turbo. It was basically a street legal race bike it used most of kawis racing technology with its uni trac suspension. They are digitally fuel injected and was built with one thing in mind speed… Check out the Kawasaki 750 Turbo presentation video on youtube

 I bought the bike in May ’09 and put about 200 miles on it with no problems, then decided to send it in for a tune up and whatever else it needed to isure it would be reliable and safe for years to come. The work was done at a local shop named cycle rider the mechanic was a old kawi dealer technician that had worked on the turbo bikes since new. Although the bike ran nice and strong I had the entire bike gone through and inspected and had about $2,300 on it Which included: New Bridgestone Battleax Tires front and rear, new brakes front and rear, both new sprockets, new o-ring chain, forks resealed, oil change, air filter, spark plugs, timing chain tensioner, timing chain, valves were adjusted ( these bikes require it as part of schedule maintence), high speed wheel bearings, battery and thats just off the top of my head. since the work was performed ive put over 900 miles on it and still counting bike runs great no problems the only thing that doesnt work is the fuel gauge. I have the original owners manual and tool kit and i also will include a NOS seat cover with the bike.

The bike is All original and is in very good shape for its age just wax it and it looks almost new and the bike has a modern look for its age I get many compliments on its condition and most people dont believe its a 84. The paint is not flawless theres small scratches here and there as usual and some wear on the tank where your legs rub but you have to look close to see. The only visible damage i know of that dont show in pictures are cosmedic and its a small quarter size chip in the upper shroud which can be easily fixed and these a crack in the housing of the boost gauge (no damage to the gauge) all gauges work except for gas. Mechanically i havent had any problems I start it right up and just ride wherever the road takes me the bike runs strong, engine sounds tight and she purrs till the turbo spools its plenty fast and will give u a hell of a ride. I am selling due to slowing work im a contractor and I need the money to finish my GMC Sprint.    I have a clear Texas title in hand … The bike is bein sold AS IS …..the bike is also for sale locally so if it sells i will end the auction.

Click for the Ebay link.

Conclusion; This bike looks really nice in the pic’s, at 23,000 miles it’s not really collector quality in my mind, but add the fact of how original it is does increase the price. These bikes weren’t that much new ($5500) in 1984, I believe the bike was about $4k-ish at that time. Though it is fairly in line with other cool original examples like the Suzuki GSXR’s of ’86, ’87 the decision really comes down to you. It’s not far off and if it can be had in the $4000 range I think it’s a great value that kept well, will just keep edging up in price. “God Bless Texas”.

– J

Check out these other GPZ’s and parts for sale right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Kawasaki GPZ[/AffomaticEbay]

Uncategorized March 15, 2010 posted by

Interested in Advertising on Rare Sport Bikes For Sale?

We are growing fast at Rare Sport Bikes For Sale and would like to extend an invitation to businesses and organizations that might be interested in advertising on our site. RSBFS now enjoys over 80k hits per month and has grown very well over the last year:


Updated for May 2010

If your business could benefit from focused exposure on a site with a loyal readership, please email me to discuss advertising options as low as $40 per month.

As always, many thanks to our readers for supporting the site!

Dan Crouch, owner of MotoringBlogs

Update: Here’s a note I just got from one of our subscribers:

I don’t have a business. But you have a excellent website and offering. As a user of your site, I would gladly support businesses on your website. I would support them by purchasing their products when I need a item they are selling. Thx for the great unique and information filled emails and website. -B.R.

Thanks for the kind words B.R.!

dc