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Bimota October 27, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota SB8R in Dallas

2008 Bimota SB8R for sale in Dallas with 9932 miles – $10,900 only!

I have never been a big fan of the SB8R with that bulbous front end, but the Suzuki TL1000R v twin engine is a charmer and the carbon / aluminum hybrid beam chassis always make good conversation fodder.  And here’s one for sale in Dallas:

2000 Bimota SB8R. This hand-built limited production Italian motorcycle uses the Suzuki TL1000R V-twin engine. This bike has ONLY 9932 original miles! The fairings are carbon fiber/composite and the frame is aluminum and carbon fiber. Accessories include: PAIOLI suspension, Brembo brakes, Ohlins steering damper, Arrow carbon fiber/titanium exhaust installed, factory exhaust (included) Factory rear stand.

Now I don’t want to give the impression that the SB8R is by any means a lemon, it’s just that personally I find it less exciting than the other Bimotas such as the SB8K or the DB series.  Having said that, Motocorse (Japanese Bimota importer) has a long history of offering their own version of Bimotas for sale, and the SB8RC (‘C’ stands for Corse) is one of the sexiest Bimotas ever.  Check out the following video of it:

We have listed quite a few SB8R and SB8RS (Special) in the past, so that should provide some good price reference info. Click HERE to see all previously listed Bimota SB8Rs.

Click HERE to jump to the ad or just give Kyle a call.

ph

Bimota July 27, 2010 posted by

Xmas In July: Brand Spankin New Bimota SB8RS

Bimota SB8RS – Brand new!

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Price: $10,600 with reserve in place
Mileage: 1

From the auction:

You probably just scrolled down to look at this hand built masterpiece before reading my listing. As I still do every time I take the cover off,  just lost for words to describe this beauty. You may have even called your buddies to look at it. I know this sounds arrogant but it really is the bike that gets the most attention of all the bikes in the collection and it has some stiff competition in here.

What else can I say.  I think the seller has pretty much summed it up right there.  Like some of  the two strokes, I think we’ve had a steady stream of Bimota’s up for sale this spring and summer.  I don’t know if we’ve had one with 1 mile on it and a limited edition to top it off  (not that any Bimota is mass produced).  From what info I can gather the RS was pretty much a cosmetic upgrade with carbon bodywork and various other visual upgrades.  It looks like the owner topped it off with an aftermarket exhaust system.  If you are a Bimota expert and know about some engine upgrades on the RS please post a comment below as there is very little info on this model.

Enough words, pictures please:

And more from the auction:

This bike has thousands of dollars in exotic aftermarket parts that were installed years ago when it arrived and have just started the bike having been fueled for the first time. The sound of the full titanium Moto Corse exhaust has long been wanting to make it’s music after years of waiting to hear it run. Needless to say, the sound is something you must experience yourself. Other trick items installed are gold Volta Moto rear sets, Moto Corse titanium kickstand, Moto Corse windscreen, Marchesini wheels and GP style rear caliper & rotor. The SB8RS is powered by a reliable Suzuki power plant tweaked by the Bimota specialists to perform at a higher level than the “run of the mill” TL1000 with a light weight chassis built around it. The new owner of this SB8RS will be titled the first owner which will prove as an even more attractive investment. You are welcome to see the bike prior to bidding however the bike is brand new and aside from the added enhancements it is just as new as the day it left the factory.

I don’t know if I could have owned that thing and never fired it up or taken a quick spin on it.  The seller truly has some patience.  The bidding has been going on for a couple of days now.  As of this posting the reserve had not been reached (just over $10,000) but the auction does have a couple of days left.  Maybe you can convince the Mrs. you’ve been a good boy and deserve a little Xmas in July.  .

IK

Sport Bikes For Sale July 26, 2010 posted by

Mint (really mint)- 1994 GSX-R 750 On Ebay

Mint (really mint)- 1994 GSX-R 750 On Ebay

Obviously a GSXR750 is not a rare model but a 1994 model in this condition is quite rare.  I would make the argument that finding a GSXR of this age, in this condition is more rare than  75% of the bikes we post on here.  GSXR’s live a much harder life than any Bimota, Ducati limited edition or lusted after grey market two stroke.  This bike might even be a bit more rare because it wasn’t a particularly popular model year.  The old cradle frame had reached the end of it’s lifespan and engine technology was marching on.  Over the years the 750 had gained a lot of weight and lost touch with it’s roots of light weight minimalism.  To top everything off Suzuki must have fired their better designers and the old GSXR got a pretty unattractive paint scheme.   It wasn’t any better at the  track.  These were pre-Mladin days here in the US and Suzuki was barely involved in WSB. 

Here is some info from the auctin:

You have an opportunity to own and ride a virtually brand new, legendary 1994 GSX-R 750 that has been in a private collection since new. This awesome classic Suzuki has never been abused in any way; just lovingly stored and maintained. The motorcycle runs, looks and rides like it did the day it was brought home from the dealership. The condition is nothing short of spectacular; this is a museum quality time-capsule Gixxer. Get the best of both worlds – the beautiful classic styling of the bike that started it all with 118 lively horsepower, excellent handling, light weight and six-speed transmission (this bike was way ahead of its time), all of which make this bike perform like a modern sportbike at a fraction of the cost!  The reserve is set very low……..bid with confidence and good luck!

It’s a bit cliche but I think you really could  eat off of this one:

Now what is it worth?  Well used but clean examples I’ve seen have been offered from roughly $2,500 to $3,500.  How much should the condition of this bike add to its’ value?  $1500?  $1700?  The reserve for the bike has not been met but a hint can be seen at the bottom of the auction.   They are requiring a $3000 deposit within 48 hours of the auctions close.  Hmmmm, if they want that large of a deposit are they placing something like a $6000 reserve on this thing?  I’m just guessing here on the reserve of course but that bike might sit for a bit if that is the case.  You can  on one of the cleanest GSXR’s you will ever see.

One interesting fact about the bike is that it spawned possibly the rarest of all GSXR’s:  the GSXR740W SP.  I don’t believe any came to the US officially and I think they only produced around 150 of them.  I’ve never seen one for sale anywhere.  It was an homogation special all the way.

IK

Ducati July 21, 2010 posted by

2010 Ducati 1198 R Corse Special Edition

2010 Ducati 1198 R Corse Special Edition 

Hey, how about some style points for the artsy photos?   I have to give Ducati a little grief for a second.  I went to their website to check out the specs on the Special Edition.  Any guess as to what exotic part they list first for this bike?  How about this, “The 1198 Corse Special Edition marks the historic edition of a new Ducati Corse logo”.  I’m on the edge of my seat now!  That’s almost as bad as when Suzuki wouldn’t change a bike a bit and  then say it had “bold new graphics”.  Of course this isn’t a Suzuki and it is loaded with with some nice bits;  like an aluminum gas tank and an included race kit.  Apparently you are getting everything you would as with the 2010 Bayliss rep but with the special paint scheme.  Hence the historic logo! 

A little from the Ebay ad:

This top-of-the-range model is supplied with a race kit that includes a full racing exhaust system with 102dB carbon fibre mufflers by Termignoni and dedicated ECU which raises power output to approximately 186hp (intended strictly for track use only). Also in the kit is a unique Ducati Corse branded bike cover designed by Aldo Drudi and rear paddock stand as well as an official cased plaque of authentication that confirms the collectable value of this exclusive motorcycle.
All this technology in one lightweight package.  Only in a Ducati.  

For you collectors out there, this bike is #2; the SECOND R off the line!
 
This one is on Ebay but it listed as a classified and not an auction.  It can be yours if you happen to have 40,000 one dollar bills laying around.  I’ve always wondered if these limited edition Ducati’s go for full price.  Like a 3 year old, most of us want it right now but it sure seems like if you can hold out a bit you can find these limited edition bikes with low miles for considerably less.  I’m not helping them sell this very well am I?  If you have to be the first on your block with the new Corse logo .
 
 
Here are some decent close up shoots of the bike and turn up your speakers for the second video!

IK

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Ducati June 16, 2010 posted by

2004 “Capirex” Ducati Monster 620

2004 “Capirex” Ducati Monster 620

Affordable exclusivity!  I know it doesn’t have a fairing but at least it has a number plate.  I thought this was a pretty cool little bike when I saw it  and it is nice to see a limited edition Ducati that is affordable to the masses.  If you are a Capirossi fan then you probably are in heaven,  he certainly isn’t nowadays on that slug Suzuki (I’m a Suzuki fan).  This little Monster was produced to celebrate his first year in MotoGP riding for Ducati.

Here is what you get with this  “Capirex” Monster:

This pristine machine is one of only 300 made by Ducati and dedicated to Loris Capirossi, the renowned Italian racer who had just wrapped up his outstanding first year in MotoGP with Ducati. Only 65 of these were shipped to the US! This one has only 9804 miles, and had only one owner until just three months ago, when I bought it (I’m now selling due to an excess of Ducs in the garage!). Always pampered, garaged, and meticulously kept. Never raced or laid down. All service records are available.

Special Features of the Capirex:

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    • Double-sided aluminium swingarm
    • Carbon fiber front fender/mudguard
    • Carbon fiber panels
    • Carbon fiber silencer head guards
    • Raised riding position higher than the M620
    • Height-adjustable rear axle
    • 6 gears
    • Bikini fairing
    • Rear seat cowl
    • White stripe (a-la Monster S4R)
    • Commemorative Number 65 on fairing and cowl

Modifications:

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    • Full Termignoni Exhaust and ECU
    • Frame Sliders
    • Rizomo Grips
    • 14t Sprocket

This bike is priced to sell, considering that the original owner had over $10K invested in it. Admit it, you really have to have this bike!

  

 The bike is listed on Ebay and the bidding is starting at $4000 and the seller has a buy it now option of $5500.  That doesn’t sound out of the ballpark  for a bike you definitely won’t see everyday.  The Termi exhaust had to be a bit pricey  by itself.   It might be small but heck it is still a Ducati!  Maybe the seller is correct:  just admit it you really have to have this bike.  .

IK

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale May 25, 2010 posted by

Sharp As A Sword-1982 Katana 1000 On Ebay

Sharp As A Sword-1982 Katana 1000 on Ebay

Now most of us recognize a Katana instantly but how many remember the Katana 1000  was actually a bit of a homolgation special?  Yep, the Katana got the GS1100’s engine and Suzuki minused a few cc’s so the bike would be AMA legal.  How can a bike this old still look futuristic?  Love it or hate it, the bike still looks avaunt guard today.  I hope Suzuki paid Hans Muth well because they got their money’s worth out of him for the design.  Now one thing that shocked me was that according to Suzukicycles.org,only 3000 Katana 1000’s were produced. 

The bike for sale looks like it is in nice shape.  The seller states the bike is original other than a 4 into 1 Yoshimura exhaust.  The bikes odometer is listed in KM’s, so I’m wondering if this was originally a Canadian bike.  Take a look at the pictures and send yourself back to 1982.

I can’t say I’ve priced one of these lately so I might be off on price here.  The bidding started at $2,500 and the bike has a buy it now price of $6,500.  That doesn’t seem outrageous if you consider the mileage, the shape and the fact that only 3,000 were produced (if that is correct).  I’m basing my opinion on the assumption that the limited production 1000 is more desirable than the 1100 of the same year.  On the other hand the  bigger bike was known to have a stronger motor than the sleeved down 1000.   Are there any Katana collectors out there that can set me straight?   Check out the Katana.  Be sure to check out Katana Central  as well, it has some great info on the Katana series.

IK

Bimota March 23, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota SB8R W/1560 Miles

2000 Bimota SB8R with only 1560 miles!

A reader found this nice, low mileage SB8R in Massachusetts.  It looks unmolested and was probably the pride of someones garage with under 2000 miles on it. It has an upgraded set of Arrow exhausts but I  don’t know if those are a full system or just  end cans.  This SB8R was fitted with  Suzuki’s TL1000R engine but with a few tweaks by Bimota. It got Bimota’s own set of 59mm throttle bodies for the injection system. Have you ever seen a larger set of air scoops on a bike?  I wonder if purists would rather have an Italian engine but I always thought it was cool that there were a lot of performance parts available for the Suzuki engine.  I wonder if you can still get goodies for it  from Yoshimura.  The price seems reasonable ($11,888) and is slightly under the blue book for the bike. Here is what the seller had to say:

This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of motorcycle artwork. All hand made in Italy, this Bimota was limited to around 100 per year! With only 1560 miles, this is an excellent opportunity to own an exotic motorcycle. Sale includes shop manual, Bimota Cover, original exhaust (bike has Arrow Carbon fiber upgraded exhaust.

The seller didn’t post many pictures so here is a visual and audio tease from Youtube.


I’d love to see some comments from  Bimota enthusiasts on how the SB8R rates on desirability amongst them. At under $12,000 this SB8R seems like a nice way to get into an exotic hand built bike.   I bet the best part of owning a Bimota is being able to make a group of Ducati guys turn their heads as you ride by!  Check it out here.

IK

Honda March 16, 2010 posted by

Moriwaki MD250H single cylinder race bike for sale

Brand new limited production Moriwaki MD250H single cylinder race bike for sale on ebay.

Now we’ve seen our share of special bikes for sale here around RSBFS, but thanks to a tip off from our reader Mike, here’s a truly unique oppourtunity – :

This is a New Honda Moriwaki being offered for sale at our Honda Powerstore. This is a Limited Production Full Race Ready Motorcycle. Being a Race Bike, this bike cannot be financed by conventional means, so you will have to have your financing or cash ready. We can paint this bike any color that you want, at an additional cost.

Last year, American Honda and Moriwaki Engineering had announced the availability of a limited number of MD250H racebikes. The bike was meant for young racers who wanted to take part in the USGPRU roadracing series.

An exquisite piece of engineering, the Mroiwaki MD250H is fitted with a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 249cc engine from Honda. Also used in the Honda CRF250X, this engine is specially tuned and fettled by Moriwaki, for the MD250H.

The MD250H is a serious bit of equipment, a proper small-bore GP bike. Custom fabricated twin-spar aluminum chassis, radial-mount calipers for the front disc brake, USD fork, Honda’s Pro-Link rear suspension, lightweight wheels, race-spec tyres and works-style welded aluminum fuel tank – the MD250H is pure racer all the way.

Who’s Moriwaki? They are the legendary Japanese tuning firm which is to Honda what Yoshimura is to Suzuki, and probably best know for its Honda V5-powered MD211VF MotoGP bike which campaigned in 2004.  For more info on the MD250H and the related race series, click HERE and HERE.

The power output of the CRF250X lump won’t win any drag races, but housed in the tiny 125 GP size chassis, the whole package makes for a super light bike with brilliant handling and decent power to weight ratio – not to mention cheaper running costs then a highly strung 2 stroke engine.  I bet this thing would be more fun around the track than wringing the neck off a 600cc super sport!

phil

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

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