Location: Near Wilmington, NC
Price: Currently $3,000 with No Reserve
Nothing screams 80’s sport bikes like a Ninja. When the GPZ900R bust onto the scene, it was the first bike to dawn the Ninja name and quickly became a benchmark of its time. Next up was the 1000R. It came with more power, but also a couple more pounds to pull around. Though the 900R was seen by riders as more manageable in the corners, the 1000R would outrun it on the straights.
The 1000R up for grabs here has higher mile with over 17k, however it does appear to well cared for and owned by a classic Ninja enthusiast. It is not completely stock with its Corbin seat and its Vance&Hines exhaust. But the seat does look the part and you can be sure the exhaust is going to add some ponies. The seller does mention some repair done to the tank, so take not of that if you are contemplating buying this bike.
More from the seller:
” Okay enough of my love for the bike, by the way the Magazine will go with her when she sales.This is a great mostly original 1000R ( after market pipe, Corbin Gun fighter seat) The body is in good shape but it does show its age here and there from road use. Never dropped to my knowledge, there is ruff spot on the right rear of the tank where the former owner had a ding repaired, the tank does not leak or show any signs that it has.. The pictures should speak more than the bike than I can, I am honest on here, and my feedback reflects that. The Corbin Gun Fighter seat is color matched to the bike and will hold you secure in the seat under hard acceleration!! If you are looking for a great low mileage no issues ready to ride super Ninja this is the one! It even has new rubber with almost no miles log on them. There are boxes of extra parts that will come with the bike, body panels, head light, engine parts, so on, nice to have on hand as finding replacements can be hard some times.. and I will have no need of them after she is gone.
There is more description about the 1000R in general and why the seller is selling it in the link to the auction
If you think I could go a whole post about a GPZ Ninja from the 80’s without making a reference to Top Gun, you would be greatly mistaken. This is your ticket to the Danger Zone and you can star in your own sequel with this bike. (Top Gun 2: The Revenge of Goose… No? Okay, you pick the title then). All jokes aside, this bike looks clean and well cared for. It will even come with the Motorcyclist it was featured it. As far as the price is concerned, it’s tough to tell since I haven’t seen one of the 1000R’s pop up here before. The auction is active with a couple bidders and No Reserve in site. Check it out here and decide for yourself!