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Honda March 2, 2010 posted by

1994 Honda NSR 250 MC28 with Minnesota registration!

1994 Honda NSR 250 for sale on the Minneapolis, MN CL and is said to have a current title and registration.

With a price of $10,000.00 and an average picture it makes this one tough to digest at first glance. I did a quick search on for past MC28’s and this one might be a little on the high side, but you can be the judge.

Located in Hamm Lake, MN and listed on the local CL the seller doesn’t offer much information other than.

For sale 1994 Honda NSR 250 Mick Doohan Repsol replica bike

Licensed and titled in Minnesota

As the seller states this one is done up in the rare 96′ SP Repsol colors that commemorated Mick Doohan’s 95′ Grand Prix 500cc championship. There’s no mention of mileage, history, type of plastics on the bike i.e. OEM, Tyga or Chinese, but from what I can tell in the picture it looks pretty good. I really like the orange wheels v. the 96′ models black ones.

The 94 MC28’s were the first year for the single sided swing-arm and PGM IV engine management system that was activated by the smart card. The smart card doesn’t fare well with the die hard MC28 fans because they are hard to de-restrict for maximum power output. It was said that Honda used the PGM IV so they could meet the Japanese EPA restrictions that went in to effect in 1994. For whatever the reason, I think it’s pretty cool to have a card to start your bike.

So if you’re getting ready to jump in to the Spring bike market, but really can’t wait until the weather breaks give this one a look. You can check out the ad and contact the seller here



Uncategorized January 22, 2010 posted by

Call For Authors on Classic Sport Bikes For Sale

I started a sister site, Classic Sport Bikes For Sale, last year for vintage sport bike listings. Since then I have been caught up in other work and projects, and the CSBFS site has been badly neglected.

One of my 2010 resolutions is to get that site rolling again, especially with all the submissions we get for bikes of this vintage.

I’m wondering if there are any volunteers out there that would like to help out on that site? No HTML experience necessary and I provide all the help to get you started. If you think you can make entries like we do on this site and are interested in getting in early on a site that I think will have lots of promise, please email me!

We are also considering adding another author or two to this site. Stay tuned for more information.

Thanks and have a good weekend everyone!


Laverda January 14, 2010 posted by

1999 Laverda 750S Formula

1999 Laverda 750s Formula parallel twin for sale with Termi’s

Ah yes, another sexy Italian motorcycle for sale. You have to give it to the Italians for having the ability to consistently build great looking motorcycles year after year. And the cool thing is that it doesn’t matter what manufacturer it is, they all seem to have a keen eye for styling and Laverda was right there with the best of them (read: MV). If my memory serves me correctly Laverda was purchased by Aprilia which in turn is now owned by Piaggio. None of which amounts to much other than Laverda was eventually phased out sometime in 2004/2005 and is now for sale, again.

If you take a peek at the photos you may notice Laverda’s different way of thinking when building motorcycles. Laverda’s chain drive is on the right side of the bike and the brake rotor on the left side. Another point of interest is that while practically every other Italian motorcycle company was building some type of opposing twin cylinder engine, Laverda opted for the parallel twin. I’m not aware of any other company that built parallel twins that matched Laverda’s cc’s. Kawasaki makes the Ninja 500 in a parallel twin and that’s as big as I’m aware of in recent sport bike history.

I liked these when they were introduced and I still like the Laverda design. I’m especially fond of the orange Marchesini wheels. Asking price is $6,900.00 and is located on the Charlotte Craigslist should you be interested.

From the listing:

Rare Italian sportbike. One of two in NC. Low mileage, never dropped, garage kept. Black with orange magnesium wheels and orange accents. Upside down forks, carbon fiber, Paioli suspension, Termi exhaust, chip. 100 Hp, 396 lbs. Parallel Twin.

I’ve added a video of a Laverda parallel twin so you can hear how they sound if you aren’t familiar with them.

I like the sound of parallel twins when they are of a larger variety as I think they have a deep throaty sound, but when they get too small they sound like a scooter.



Uncategorized January 1, 2010 posted by

Happy New Year from!

As we wake from all the bubbly and bourbon consumed last night, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for making this a tremendous year for our website!

  • To Alex, for offering to help out when I was buried in work early this summer! I really appreciate your friendship and look forward to working more together next year.
  • To Doug, for adding another dimension of great content on our site and continuing to work your ass off to make the site even better each day! I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
  • To Phil, for adding his expertise from the industry and as a collector! I never would’ve thought we’d have a contributor working from Hong Kong, but your perspective is great and I hope we get to meet some day!
  • To Steve, for agreeing to help out with your great finds. I hope we get to work more together next year!
  • To all the ‘regulars’ who email us great finds from all corners of the globe. We can’t spot everything an really appreciate your assistance!
  • And most importantly to all the readers who come to the site and give us the opportunity to really enjoy our special niche together. It really is a privledge to do so!

As we head into 2010, we have some great new features planned for the site and look forward to bringing you great new content as well.

I know I speak on behalf of all the authors when I say Thank You and Happy New Year to all of you!

– Dan Crouch

Uncategorized December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Mondial Piega 1000

Following up on Doug’s Bimota post from Michaels Motorcycles is a 2002 Mondial Piega they also have available.  This is a hand-built, Italian motorcycle powered by a Honda RC51 SP1 V-Twin.  This bike has exotic looks with a dependable power source.  The seller states that this bike is one three in the U.S. with less than fifty made total.  The asking price for this bike is $32,500.  See it on Michael’s Motorcycles here.


Uncategorized November 27, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda MC28 NSR250R in Hawaii

Let the two stroke madness continue! This time we have a great looking MC28 NSR250 in Hilo on Craigslist for $15k:

1994 Honda NSR250R MC28 For Sale1994 Honda NSR250R MC28 For Sale1994 Honda NSR250R MC28 For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

Excelent Condition I bought in japan 1994 in New, and I went japan 5 times to bring all parts to assanble in hawaii
one of the kind in the world . I disply in my room over 10 years. !! Every 2~3 times a month I turn Engine outside of my garaged. Never raced and you can tell that NO scraches No dings Nothing at all !! I just Enjoy for disply in my room that all !! I spend over $7000 for Air ticket fee to japan and cargo charged for all part to bring here . Im certifiled Honda Motorsycle mechanic in japan . so assanble is 100% perfect !! Took 1 week to build the machine !!

By now you know that this site loves the NSR250, but this one really seems to be priced a fair bit above the rest. Then again if you were looking to buy from Hawaii, this one is already nearby and shipping will be cheaper. Maybe it adds up for the right buyer.


Ducati November 24, 2009 posted by

Reader Submissions of the Week Past Two Weeks!

I’m going to have to figure out a new system for reader submissions with so many great finds hitting my inbox! I’ve started this posts twice already and haven’t been able to finish it!

First my apologies to those who sent auction items that have since passed. We really appreciate your submissions and always try hard to get them listed, but the entire RSBFS team has been swamped with real world job duties.

But enough of that, on to the bikes that are still available that have been sent in by readers.

Jim M. has sent in two bikes, and they’re both delicious in two very different ways. First is this . It has a supercharged Harley V-Rod engine!


His second submission is this very cool :


Andrew sent me this Ducati 999R for sale in Florida:


Will sent me this really well prepared FZR400 track bike:

Left Front

Finally, Mike L. forwarded this beaut on: It’s Aaron Gobert’s Formula Extreme Championship bike from 2002-2003 fitted with an R1 motor and CA title!

Graves FX left sideGraves FX right side

Many, many thanks to the readers who have picked up the slack while we’ve been away! I’ve got a couple more posts to crank out that I hope to have up soon: RS250, another great collection becomes available for sale, and the RSBFS Holiday store opens Wednesday night. Stay tuned!


Kawasaki November 17, 2009 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR #665

1996 zx7rr on Toronto Kijiji


Here we have another Homologation Superbike for sale. This one isn’t in perfect, unmolested condition, but it is the real deal and is showing 12,100km or 7,500 miles which is pretty low considering the age.

Quotes from the seller:

OFFERING – In 1996 Kawasaki made a world superbike homologamation of 1500 worldwide & 500 of them to North America. I have #665 of 1500 worldwide. The bike is a race bike in street clothing. You will HEAR the flatside carbs, you will be in 1st gear for awhile so feather it when you take off, its made to run. I am 46 and was planning on racing it, (sold separetly from the bike )I have full race fairings & doublebubble, both brand new only installed to predrill holes.

It’s no secret that we love 90’s homologation sport bikes on this site. This RR obviously isn’t a garage queen and with a polishsed frame and swing arm it would be near impossible to restore to stock. It does offer low mileage and stock plastics, but with what appears to be some damage or tape on the fairing. This could make a great daily driver or weekend road warrior, but the owner seems to really like it with an asking price of $10,000.00 (assuming Canadian $). We’ve had a few zx7rr’s on RSBFS lately and one that was perfect with all the necessary goods to be in a museum that sold for $9,855.00. These still put a smile on my face when I see one for sale and let me remember the days of Scott Russell, Akira Yanagawa and Doug Chandler on board ripping it up on the race tracks.