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Aprilia September 5, 2021 posted by

Sunday Search Results feat: Suzuki’s, Yamaha’s, Aprilia and Honda’s

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on CL

I have owned it for several years and it starts, runs, idles, rides and stops well.
It wears the uncommon Union Jack livery and it is good cosmetic and mechanical shape. It is largely original with the following minor exceptions, VH pipe, filter pods, windshield, bar ends and fuel tank breather hose. It does not leak oil or anything else.

500#’s of 1986 in your face!
130hp, 5 speeds and 18″ shoes at both ends of this period correct GSX-R 1100. You don’t see these floating around too often- This one averaged 800 miles per year and wears 35 pretty darn well.

 
 



1986 VFR 700 with spares For Sale on CL

Comes with original wheels, box of new parts (previous owner went into a Honda shop that was closing and bought out their vfr inventory of parts)

This VFR has only covered 24,000 miles or 685 miles per year over it’s life and it presents very well. Honda’s Red, White and Blue paint has always been my favorite VFR offering. This one won’t last long priced at $4,500.

 
 


1995 Yamaha FZR600 with only 4,950 miles for sale on CL!

A perfect OEM 1994 Yamaha FZR600 for sale. BONE STOCK! No pipes, no carb kit, nothing aftermarket. The condition of this bike is almost perfect.

I know some of you won’t believe me when I say this, but . . . This one is a bit LOUD even for me! There’s no denying it’s in great shape, all original and super low miles for a 26 year old machine. I’m not sure on the $5,250 price tag though- What are your thoughts?

 
 


2014 Aprilia RSVR RF #143 of 200 for sale on CL

#143 came stock wtih Ohilns, Brembo, traction and wheelie control to help keep this 200hp rocket under control. This one is priced at $15,995 and has covered 3,300 miles. I’m down with this one- #ApeNation

 
 


1995 Yamaha GTS1000 with only 6,000 miles!

Super low miles on this GTS! These were heavily marketed as long distance sport touring machines, but apparently, this one didn’t get the message. There’s no price listed in the ad which leads me to believe it must be really cheap :rolleyes: If you call on this one please let us know the price.

 
 


1989 Honda GB500 Cafe Racer for sale on CL

First year of the highly collectible Honda GB500. This beautiful and rare bike was purchased from the original owner and has 5000 original miles on it.

I know- “Another Cafe Racer!”
I thought it was pretty cool and I have the keys to my posts 🙂

 
 



2002 Suzuki GSX-R 600 Telefonica Repli Racer for sale on CL

This is a very rare bike, and the only downside I found to owning one of these is that it did tend to draw way too much attention whenever and wherever I parked it, so I always covered it!

Buyer beware! 🙂

 
 



1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on CL

1986 Suzuki RG-500 “Gamma” 4 cylinder 500cc two stroke!! Street legal MOTO GP/GP 500 style bike from the 2 stroke good old days!! They only made thees bikes for 2 years 86-87 and they were NEVER imported to the US, only brought in through the gray market!! So having one here on the west cost that is legally registered here in Washington is quite RARE!! (fashioned after Barry Sheene’s GP-500 bike from the early to mid 80’s) Legally registered in the state of Washington, (now with collector plate) and was registered in Oregon. I am the second owner of this bike, it was imported from South Africa from the original owner, a South African gentlemen that now lives in Oregon. BONE STOCK with just less than 19,500 kilometers on the speed-o (12,116) Miles. This is a insane 250 lbs HTFO-Rocket!! That I just can’t seem to open up in my area of Wa. (to meany cops) So my baby just sits in a heated garage/shop. Bike has ALWAYS been in a garage, and never used in bad weather!! My loss your gain First $35,000 gets it…..!!

Why it is that whenever you blog about a rare bike it seems like 5 more pop out of nowhere? Case and point- Last weeks B-O-B’s had a low mileage RG in it and this one popped up this week. Just as the seller states- these were never imported to the states, but as any long time viewer knows, there are a few of them floating around. This one looks to be in great shape!

Cheers!

dd


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Yamaha September 5, 2021 posted by

1987 Yamaha YSR50 For Sale!

1987 Yamaha YSR50 For Sale on eBay!

I know, I know . . . To some of you these aren’t sport bikes and should never grace our lovely pages, but to the majority of you- YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THESE! You may be asking yourself “How does dd know this?” Well, let me just say this isn’t my first RSBFS Rodeo and I have access to those pesky behind the scenes numbers.

Let’s check it out- shall we?

1987 ysr50 fully restored all fresh powder coating on frame new paint and stickers. Fresh top end on motor dual springs up front new swing arm bushings bike is in perfect condition and needs nothing bike has been sitting in my house after it was restored has zero miles on it since it was done clean Vermont registration in my name ready to transfer

The seller says it has a clean bill of health and is ready for a new home. I’ve zoomed (put your right foot) in and zoomed (pull your right foot) out and back (put your right foot) in and looked (all about) and the only thing that I see is the frame powder coating is too dark/grey compared to the stock silver (I had this same issue on a FZR400 rusty rear sub-frame). I do like that the seller replaced all of the stickers during the rebuild- Nice touch!

Sans the mirrors, I think it’s a tidy resto and based on the bidding activity the YSR club thinks so too. At the time of writing, there are 11 bids and if there was a reserve it has been cleared so, this one will sell.


 

Well? What do you all think of this one? Granted, it’s not a $15,000, zero mile time machine, but it’s purty darn nice.

Check out this YSR here-

Cheers!

dd


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Ducati September 4, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 1998 Ducati 900 SS/CR

Update 9.6.2021: Cold start video added below. -dc

The Ducati Supersport of the 1990s is not just an icon. It is a capable and robust platform that incorporated a solid foundation of stiff chassis and torquey Desmo power, all beautifully molded into rolling Italian artwork. And while some saw a ready-to-rumble motorcycle, others saw a canvas – an opportunity to build on those fantastic bones and turn it into a beast. Such is what we see today with this 1998 Ducati SSCR Featured Listing. One of the very few yellow 900SS models imported into the US, this Supersport is also the very desirable half-faired model. This unique look allows the engine to dominate the view, not to mention allowing for easy access to most all the bits and pieces. There is a lot to unpack here, so I will let Brendan take over and give you the details.

From the seller:
Available for sale is my 1998 Ducati 900 SS w/ 21500miles. I bought this back from a friend a while back and have continued to enjoy the process of replacing stuff with parts to improve it. It is as fun to ride as anyone has ever said, but I have too many bikes in the garage to get my daily driver back in. Falloon’s book says that this is one of 200 yellow CR’s for 1998. Has the upgraded charging system, I think is a difference.

More from the seller:
I have had 900SS’s before but decided to address the lower spec items found on a CR and do some upgrades beyond what they were when new.

Ohlins Shock-Racetech rebuilt/sprung for 235lbs w/receipt
Ohlins Valved Forks-Racetech rebuilt no receipt
Marvic Penta Magnesium 5 spoke wheels
Floating Iron rotors
40MM to 65mm caliper adaptors
999 4pad/4piston calipers
Dual stainless steel front brake lines
996 masters- brake and clutch w/reservoirs
SpeediMoto 3″ adjustable riser clipons ( narrow originals w/ masters included)
SS/SP aluminum swing arm
Mono Posto seat unit
reshaped/recovered Sargent seat
Stock bi-posto seat unit w/ seat, pegs,cowl
Relocated Monster oil cooler
39mm FCR flat Slide carbs
SilMoto spaghetti header
No-name hi-mount carbon cans ( bought used w/not visible crack)
EVR open clutch cover
Double Bubble smoked windscreen
520 Chain/sprockets
Vitaloni painted mirrors

More from the seller:
Tuned/belts, carbs rebuilt, rectifier replaced, Pirelli Diablo Rosso III @20600
records from 2010

Everything works as it should, and the induction honk brings a smile everytime you whack it open. She is a very nice rider, not a display queen. Available in San Diego, CA.

Asking Price: $8,000
Contact: Brendan @ Brendan@CAYachtsales.com

The CR model (Cafe Racer) was the lowest spec Supersport available when new, and met the needs of the budget conscious rider. Brendan has taken all the goodness and elevated this beauty above the SP specification with tasteful modifications and improvements. This is what the Supersport is all about – a bike so good at the basics that it can follow you where you go; with careful application of parts and money, can get you there even faster. Drop dead gorgeous in yellow, bristling with upgraded tech and fully sorted, this is a bike that you could not build for what you can buy if for here. Every rider needs something like this in their stable and your opportunity is right now. Give Brendan a shout, tell him what a gorgeous bike he has built, and then make yourself a deal!

MI

Ducati September 4, 2021 posted by

1995 Ducati Supermono #12 of 27

1995 Ducati Supermono For Sale on eBay!

I said it 11 years ago and I’ll say it again- The Supermono is the ultimate collectable sport bike. There’s not a zero mile RC30, RC45, Superleggra, D16, Bimota, GSX-RR, Honda DB5 or YSR more valuable or sought after. The Supermono is at THE top of the heap- Change my mind.

I know some of you have already started arm chair quarter backing me, hammering your keyboards and screaming “THERE WERE 67 BUILT YOU BAFOON!” Yes, 67 total, but only 27 built from 1995-97 with the larger 572cc motors and shotgun style Termi canister. Ducati started the serial numbers over when they increased from the smaller 550cc motor. That makes 1995 #12 more rare than 1993 #12! Wouldn’t you agree?

Weighing in right at 300#’s wet- these are tiny machines. The wheel base and seat height are about the same as the Honda NSR250’s. Ducati achieved the 300# figure by liberally using magnesium and carbon fiber where they could and a dry clutch. I am in love with the green cast magnesium triple clamps and engine case covers.

Here’s what Rust900ss has to say about their beloved Supermono:

Ducati Supermono 572, 1995, #12. These bikes don’t come up for sale very often. Time to sell this one to let someone else enjoy the beauty of this bike. Bike fully restored. Full engine overhaul at ams ducati dallas. This bike has been maintained by ams Alvarado and dallas for the past 25 years. Sale includes front and rear stands, 24v portable starter, spares include new oem crankcases, exhaust silencer and collector, spare piston, cylinder, water pump, rear sprockets, carbon fenders, various gaskets, seals ect. Take off parts include swingarm, clutch, wiring loom ect. A lot has been written about these bikes over the years, its true they are fabulous, rare and hard to find. One of only 67 bikes built by ducati. Crating available. These bike never had titles but I have a Texas bonded title to prove ownership.

Okay, so from that description I have to assume this one’s been around the track a few times. Obviously, if the motor’s been rebuilt, #12 wasn’t a garage queen and has some hours on it. Is it an ex Jeff Nash race bike and spares or did the previous owners enjoy their little slice of heaven?
I can also safely assume if you’re actively bidding on it you have already contacted the seller and got the skinny on it.

At the time of writing this one is up to $55,300 with 43 bids by 18 bidders and 6 days to go. It has also garnered the attention of 218 dreamers watching it.

I fully expect this one will have to creep well into the 100’s to shake the reserve loose.

What say you? What’s it going to take to release the reserve? What’s it going to take to park this one in your collection?

I attached some links to appease a few of your senses. Enjoy!

AMS Ducati start up video

Fay Myers info video

Below are links to a few of my older RSBFS Supermono posts from back in the day. You know, back when they sold for a paltry $75,000.

#34 from 12.11.2010

#14 from 1.15.2010

If you’re the winning bidder and need company while driving to pick it up just give me a shout 🙂

Check out #12 Supermono here

Let us know if you pick this one up.

Ciao!

dd


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Ducati September 3, 2021 posted by

Modern Ducati SL: The 1199 Panigale Superleggera

The search for speed and performance can be an obsession.  Something that consumes all focus and drives decisions about every aspect of the machine.  Much of the time this pursuit is limited to racing applications.  Teams spend untold amounts of money to go incrementally faster.  This purity of design is rarely seen on the streets.  With the Ducati Panigale line someone decided that the rules around production racing were severely limiting what was possible, so Ducati introduced the Superleggera.

Not bound to the homologation rules, Ducati was free to push the envelope.  The Panigale R was the homologation special, and gaining a reputation as an amazing performance machine.  Something that frankly few thought could be made better.  With the use of a magnesium frame, more carbon fiber and a few other choice parts the weight was reduced by 30 pounds when compared to the R.  That is an absolutely insane amount of weight to pull off of an already featherweight motorcycle.  Under 400 pounds fully fueled, the 205hp engine has no trouble firing the bike down the track at triple digit speeds.

While every other manufacture was focused on creating homologation special for the sole purpose of racing, Ducati was raising the bar by offering a motorcycle that did not need to conform to any rules.  Something on another level of focus and a class of it’s own.  Wonder what the other manufactures think of this Ducati Power move.

From the Seller’s eBay Listing:

For Auction a clear titled in hand 2014 DUCATI 1199 Panigale Superleggera #32 with only 1,527 miles in mint looking/running condition. Mainly used for Sunday rides in the canyons or meetup with friends for coffee. I purchased the bike from local Ducati dealer with 9miles on it early part of 2021. Your viewing arguably the most amazing piece of motorcycle art on the planet period. This is #32 of only 500 stamped if you are a real Ducati enthusiast, you can’t live without this machine.the most exclusive and extreme Ducati ever made with an unprecedented 200+ horsepower in homologated configuration and a 166Kg weight ready-to-ride without gas (.5kg less then a WSBK full racing trim) give it the best, by far, power to weight ratio of any homologated motorcycle. Racing Kit:Included with each 1199 Superleggera is a “track kit” to adapt the bike completely to closed-circuit use. The kit is composed of pieces which, when mounted, add to the bike an additional 5 horsepower for 205hp, and shed an additional 2.5Kg. It is the finishing touch, to unleash every last bit of the 1199 Superleggera’s incredible performance. Kit Composition: Akropovich full EVO Racing exhaust, Racing windshield, Machined mirror block-off plates, NRC License plate holder removal plug: Modifications and what comes with bike:*3M clear bra on, front fairing, tail, tank L+R, top fairings by knees.*EVO tech radiator guards top and bottom, installed when bike was new, paint and radiator guard are in mint condition. BlipBox Auto up and down quick shift, *CRG bar end mirrors- custom OE bar ends used* Ducati bus charger connection in tail,Ducati lithium charger, integrated rear lights, 2x keys and Ducati manuals, Ducati service manual for this bike on usb stick! Front Ducati OE stand rear Pitbull.

The Buy It Now price of $48,999 means this bike will be out of reach for some enthusiasts, but this was always going to be an exclusive offering.  The original MSRP was in the $65k range, and the current model has crossed the line into the six figure territory.  You are getting top tier performance and components for your money though, as well as a rare and desirable package.  The 1199 and 1299 were the end of the V Twin era for Ducati super bikes, so sure to be cemented as a current and future collectable.  Largely stock with the exception of a few tasteful and expensive add ons.


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Aprilia September 2, 2021 posted by

2008 Aprilia RSV1000r Bol D’Or Edition

There is just something special and exciting about a limited edition race replica motorcycle.  The sense of connection to the manufacture’s on track performance is obvious, but the sense of occasion and over all fun factor are harder to put your finger on.  This Aprilia RSV1000R Bol D’Or might not have much more then superficial changes over the already excellent RSV, but to think in that context would be missing part of the point.  The calibration of racing success, the history around the brand and the race as well as a chance to have something truly rare and interesting in your garage are what this bike is all about.

The standard RSV from Aprilia was well received from the start.  A reliable and characterful Rotax built V Twin provides around 140 horsepower.  The R came with a long list of upgrades that included OZ wheels, Ohlins front and rear, radial mounted Brembo calipers and a few carbon bits here and there.  Well worth the additional MSRP premium.  Reviews appear to be unanimous in praising the bikes for having beautifully balanced handling and approachable road manors.  Know by many to offer many miles of service in a rather trouble free way.  Service intervals and costs are reasonable, and very much inside the wheel house of a competent DIY owner.

From the Seller’s eBay Listing:

2008 Aprilia RSV1000r Bol D’Or edition..RARE only 200 made ..8750 miles.. new 520 chain conversion .. fresh Dunlop Q tires.. excellent condition

Details are limited in the listing, but the pictures show a very clean bike.  New tires are a bonus for the new buyer.  The Buy It Now price of $8500 has yet to be hit for this comparable bargain.  Just think what a Ducati Xerox would cost, and then remember there are more then twice as many of the Ducati and is on par in terms of performance to the Aprilia.


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Ducati September 1, 2021 posted by

Who You Calling Old ? – 1992 Ducati 907 I.E. Paso

Even though this final year Paso is coming up on its 30th birthday, its innovative design still checks a lot of boxes.  This example has had a long term owner who made some substantive improvements.

1992 Ducati 907 i.e. for sale on eBay

Massimo Tamburini’s first Ducati commission for the new Cagiva owners, the Paso hid an easier to build ( and robust ) chassis under full molded bodywork.  The 907 I.E. had the best drivetrain of the series, after binning the single Weber and air-cooling, both of which resented the enclosed sauna.  17-inch alloy wheels were now standard, and a longer swingarm soothed the increased horsepower.  1992 brought the largest brake rotors of the model run, with multi-adjustable 42mm Marzocchi forks.  Luggage manufacturers have made all manner of bags and boxes for the Paso’s if a longer trip is in your plans.

Looking good in the factory black / white / grey, more and better pictures would be in order before jumping in.  The tail looks a little too tidy, but out-of-production Staintune mufflers likely play a street beat.  Comments saved on capitalization and punctuation but get the point across – engine rebuild, ECU update, and suspension blueprinting.  All the heavy lifting done, tires way overdue.  From the eBay auction:

Owned by an old man the rides are to the store I’ve had this bike for 16 years and think it’s one of the most beautiful bikes ever made these bikes in this condition will only go up in value rare anthracite charcoal color Moto to cams ported and polished heads 888 computer stain tune exhaust stainless steel braided brake lines Lindeman forks Penske shock 16,500 miles.

Actually a post-Paso since they retired the name, with production numbers less than a couple of thousand per year, it’s surprising this rarity stayed in the line-up until 1992.  The 750 is still revered as the best handling, with small changes breaking the magic on the 906 and 907.  This last edition could do with a bit more attention, but is attractively priced and won’t be held back by worn-out mechanicals when it’s in concours condition.

-donn


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Honda August 31, 2021 posted by

1985 Honda NS400R For Sale!

1985 Honda NS400R For Sale on eBay!

First things first- Donn, Mike, Tad, Bill, Bob and Larry have all done a great job documenting the NS400R specs over the years and you can re-read those techy numbers HERE if you like. If reading isn’t your thing you can always go back and look at the pretty pictures- like me 🙂

Secondly- THIS is how you photograph a rare motorcycle that you’d actually like to sell . . . with an iPhone . . . in portrait mode . . . with too much artificial bokeh. In all seriousness, well lit, detailed and in focus is what you’re after. Pretty straight forward.


Looking back at 1985, Honda was starting to transition from upright cafe racer style bikes to the CBR (1987) and from the upright alienish looking NS to the more angular and pointy NSR250’s we all know and love. The general public hadn’t received full floating or even semi-floating brakes yet and we were still rolling around on tires with sidewalls as tall as the Hoover Damn.
In 1985 hi-tech motorcycle bits consisted of Honda’s TRAC anti-dive forks and ATAC- Honda’s Auto-Controlled Torque Amplification Chamber. ATAC was Honda’s answer to help the 400cc 3 cylinder produce some low end torque. Perhaps the simplest and most innovative bit of the NS400R (and this might be a shocker) is Honda’s engineers rotated the little 3 cylinder engine forward putting two in the front and one in the rear, helping to keep the weight low, balanced and with a slight forward bias. An easy and functional solution- Right?

Apparently, Honda’s engineers got it right because it’s not uncommon to see NS400R’s with decent mileage on them- meaning, they were easy to ride and reliable machines.

Check out what the seller has to say about their NS-

1985 Honda NS400R V-3 Two Stroke. 23,800 km. Clean title with Montana registration and license plate. Really clean bike. Starts first kick and runs great. There are a few flaws, its missing the chain guard and a chrome fairing mount screw. There is a very slight and shallow dent on the left side of the fuel tank. I believe a good dent guy could massage it out. Oil pump has been removed, so its premix at the moment. I will include the oil pump and reservoir so it can be re-installed. Overall, I would call it a 9 out of 10 condition. With the bodywork off, it looks new underneath. None of the corrosion and rust typical of bikes imported from Japan.

The seller made a quick VIDEO for your viewing and listening pleasure. If we only had Smell-O-Vision!

If you desire a little more visual information- the seller has a very nice gallery of photos you can browse
HERE.

If you’re still not stimulated enough- this one is located in beautiful Montana. Road trip anyone?

Cheers!

dd


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