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Bimota February 19, 2012 posted by

February Mailbag Catchup!

Hey guys, sorry for all the unanswered emails this month. I was away on vacation and messed up the forwarding of reader emails. Below are all the picks sent our way that are still active. If I missed one or you have a new spot, feel free to email us as always:

Thanks for all the forwards guys!


1991 Bimota Tuatara on eBay $6500 – This one wouldn’t usually make the cut but so many people emailed me with ‘comments’ I thought I’d lead off with this one for fun!

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R for sale on eBay $4205 BIN 1 day remaining — Sorry I lost the email for this spot, but for $4500 this looks like a nice survivor with just 9k miles. Thanks for the forward!

1990 Honda RC30 on Seattle Craigslist $38000We’ve listed this one previously and the price hasn’t changed. But it sure is good looking!

1997 Suzuki GSX-R1100 on Hartford Craigslist $4500 — Dan C. emailed me this one and commented, “This may be the nicest stock last generation bike around.” I think he’s right and you guys know I’m a sucker for survivors that aren’t necessarily rare but impossible to find.

Dan also has this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Skoal Bandit Replica $8000. Great looking bike!

Desmosedici RR on Monterrey Craigslist $50000 — Hugh emailed me this one as a favor to his friend. Good luck with the sale!

2 Bimota HB4 Moto2 Prepped Racebikes in Italy — Nicola writes, “I own Motorcycle Racing Team in Italy that run in 2011 Italian Championship as official Bimota Racing Team (more info on We finished championship in third position!! We are now selling the bikes we used last year in MOTO2, particularly we have two BIMOTA HB4 ready to run. Bimota built up just 4 pieces of this prototype. We are seeking for someone interested.” Congratulations and good luck this year!

Bimota DB4 $8500 — John has emailed us to let us know he’s letting go of his bike. Make sure to click through as he has lots of pictures to share. Good luck with the sale!

1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport on KC Craigslist $3500
— Richard emailed us to let us know he has to let his bike go too. Good luck with the sale!

Ahmad’s TZR250 is still on Craigslist, but he’s dropped the price a bit to $3900. We previously listed this bike when spotted by SmokinJoe in January.

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750 on Ontario Kijiji for $4500 — Chris spotted this one and aside from the windscreen this looks like it could be a great deal!

MV Agusta February 6, 2012 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300

Update 2.6.2012: Back on eBay, now with a $14,500 buy-it-now. Links updated. -dd

Already featured on our site is this other Senna 750, #175. It has just 1800 miles and has a very reasonable $16500 asking price. The bike featured in this post is #172 and it has only 350 miles!

Most reading this know that the original 750 F4 was designed by Tamburini and sported a motor designed in association with Ferrari utilizing radial valves. While no one can argue with the styling, the motor fell short of benchmarks set during the period by the GSX-R750. Wikipedia notes that the Senna adds the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of 13900 rpm, and top speed estimated at 175 mph (282 km/h) @ 12750 rpm . The Senna also had some suspension upgrades and some carbon fiber bodywork.

2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 for sale on eBay

quote from seller’s listing:

In celebration of the release of the new film Senna, we have up for auction an immaculate 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna 750 #172 of 300. This motorcycle is in showroom condition with only 350 miles!

Take one Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta and close personal friend of Ayrton Senna (regarded by many as the finest Formula 1 driver of the modern era), add noted designer Massimo Tamburini to the mix (you might remember him as the guy that created the Ducati 916), stir in a Ferrari designed in-line four cylinder engine, wrap it up in carbon fiber bodywork and perch the whole package on stunning composite alloy wheels. This, my friends, is the numbered and rare MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition.

When the Senna Edition was released in 2002, it retailed for $24,995. All 300 bikes were sold with the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna – a charity benefitting Brazillian children – set up after the racer’s death. Sharp looks with performance and handling to match, the MV F4 continues to be a desirable motorcycle. These limited edition models only enhance the value of the bike.

This bike has the Arrow Race Exhaust installed and power commander with custom mapping.

NOTE; this motorcycle is not California legal so California buyers will need to make alternative arrangements for registration.

The bolded section above was lifted from the entry noted above that Mike wrote on #175. Imitation (or basic copy and paste) is the sincerest form of flattery I suppose 🙂

Currently bidding is stalled at just shy of $12k with 2 days to go as of Sunday afternoon. Surely this and #175 are worth more than that. The only other examples I could find online were priced north of $15k, including this one Doug posted in January of 2010 for $16900. Good luck to both sellers!


Sport Bikes For Sale January 27, 2012 posted by

The Lost R1? Yamaha R1-Z 250

The Lost R1? Yamaha R1-Z 250

Where have these darn things been hiding?   What a solid looking bike: a two stroke twin wrapped in an eye pleasing package.  Simple yet sexy.  The RZ-1 is another in a line of Japanese domestic bikes that never saw the light of day on foreign shores.  That is kind of hard to imagine with the cult following the RZ350 has.  These were produced in 1991 and 1992 (I think) but would look  right at home in a dealership  in 2012.  Update the headlight, forks and swing arm and you are in business Yamaha.


This particular bike is located in the UK and has underwent a complete rebuild with custom paint.  There isn’t much to say, it just looks good.


From what I gather, the R1-Z uses the early  TZR parallel twin engine.  Being a domestic market bike they have the usual 45hp restriction.  I’m sure it could be unplugged with a little work.  Maybe without a fairing for protection you’d be happy with the 45hp.

To cut costs sometimes they’d go single disc upfront on these sort of models; not so with the R1-Z.


Come on Yamaha, work some overtime on direct injection and you are in business with this bike.  With the popularity of naked bikes and the built in RZ350 crowd I bet you couldn’t keep them in the showroom.

Damn, I like this bike!  Check this one out with a TZR swing arm and upside down forks.

Since you can’t count on Yamaha,  you might just have to snap this one up at auction.



Here is a Japanese test of a modded and standard R1-Z



Ducati January 24, 2012 posted by

Beautiful ’91 Ducati 851 Superbike- For a Good Cause

Location: Dover, Delaware

Mileage: 17,863

Price: Auction

Here we have another nice bike from our friends at Speedwerks. And the sale would help someone who’s dealing with some serious health issues and the bills that go with them.

The 851 is one of the best looking bikes Ducati has ever built. And we certainly agree the white frame takes that cool factor up another notch. The ’91 saw updates with Showa front forks and Ohlins rear shock. These upgrades went along with the twin-cylinder, liquid cooled motor and famous desmodromic valve actuation. Bottom line, this is one sexy bike.


And from the seller-

This is a very nice example of an early Ducati Superbike. 1991 model just brought to us by a long time racer/customer/friend.

This bike has never been raced or to a track day, Street ridden only.

History,, he is reported to be the second owner and purchased the bike in early 2003. At that time the bike was registered and titled with 15,752 miles, The bike received an extensive service at Fast By Feracci, including a 916 kit,head work(belts etc),power commander and exhaust system. We saw him last for service and new Pirelli’s in late 04. Tire’s are in good nick as pictured.  Stock pipes are included with sale. He put a couple thousand miles on it street riding only, shortly after,, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

The bike was kept in climate controlled storage and shows no signs of rust or oxidation. the photos with the body off are as we received it.

The assembled pics are after a quick clean up and safety inspection. He’s not dead (-: (I know your wondering) but he is unable to ride/balance.

He also needed the money for enormous medical bill’s.(apparently chemotherapy is a non-deductible option for BCBS,unless you wanna live) So the money is going to a good cause, helping keep the top of Rob’s head and the roof of his mouth in place.

The bike is ready to ride and needs nothing, *except a new windscreen*,,he lost his balance pushing it up into the truck. We are sourcing a replacement windscreen and it will be included in the sale. The bike is for sale on the showroom here and locally so we reserve the right to terminate the auction any time.Inspections in person are welcome 10-7 mon-sat by appt. 

No buy it now! No Reserve! email any offers to steve at speedwerks dot com.   High Resolution images are avail. copy,paste and GO!

This is a pretty rare model and in fantastic condition for it’s age. It’s ready to ride or show off in your home/office.

Personally I think all old white framed Duc’s are cool. Kinda factory racebikeish. 

Shipping is your responsibility but we use Keyboard carriers with great results,fee’s are on their site but figure $400-600 depending where you are, we are east coast 19904. They ship door to door with no prep or crate required. We can crate it for an additional charge if you choose another carrier. Reasonably distance deliver is available for .50 cents per mile plus tolls/service charge. In one the enclosed climate controled Speedwerks Molester vans pictured. Molester not included but they do have candy in the console if you want a snack…….Good Luck! and keep an eye on our auctions for a kick ass Kenny Roberts RZ350 all original coming up soon.

As described by the seller, the bike seems to be in good shape and ready to ride except for the mentioned windscreen. The seller is going to take care of that, so not a big worry. Mileage isn’t bad, especially considering the age. Also, it should be noted, this is being sold for someone who certainly has fell on some difficult times. So you actually have a chance to buy a beautiful bike and help out someone who needs it.

So if you’ve been looking, here’s a chance for a great bike and a chance to do some good. Win/win in my book. So go check this auction out!


Bimota January 1, 2012 posted by

Collectable Thesis: 1992 Bimota Tesi 1D

For Sale: 1992 Bimota Tesi 1D

The weather forecast for St. Louis, MO is 59 degrees F with no chance of rain. Why is this important? Simply because in that fine city, with reasonable riding weather even on the last day of the year, there sits a Bimota Tesi 1D with only 350 miles on it – just waiting for its next care taker. The question is, will that next owner be a collector or a rider?

We have posted bikes from this particular seller before, and should I ever make it east of the Rockies I will make a point to drop by in person and oogle the well-presented machinery. As we see in the pictures – and as vouched for by RSBFS readers in the know – this dealer of high-end collectable motorcycles is the real deal. And in this case, the collectable in question is one of the iconic models in Bimota’s history: the swingarm front suspension Tesi.

There have been several Tesi 1D models on the market lately. Most recently CA collector Chris Dolan placed two up for auction. You can see them HERE and HERE. Both bikes were looking to fetch north of $20k, and I would expect something similar with this particular example, if not higher.

From the seller:
1991 Bimota Tesi
Super nice
everything works
Mint condition
owners manual toolkit and workshop manual included.

350 original miles.

With only 350 miles on the clock would you be willing to ride this beauty? I know that the common thinking is with mileage so low this is probably a bike someone will park rather than risk adding miles to. I really admire that kind of restraint, as I don’t think I would ever have that kind of control.

This auction is live right now and the bidding has started at a moderate pace. From the opening ask of $500, this bike has risen to just under $4k – which is far, far below the going rate. There is a reserve in place as well, so it will be interesting to see if bidding will reach that mark. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Don’t forget to tell us what you think about this one!


Ducati December 29, 2011 posted by

R is for Resolution: 2002 Ducati 748R

Unfortunately this was sold just as Mike was putting the finishing touches on the post. Congratulations to the new owner! -dc

From the land of sunny Florida comes this striking 2002 Ducati 748R. Only in Florida (and some of the Western states) can you get a shot of your Ducati in such fine fashion during the Christmas season – without snow or rain, that is. And how about that color? Are Ducs really like Ferraris where they have to be red, or do you like ’em with the occasional splash of color? Personally, I think the Tamburini designed 916/748 would look great in ANY color, as this is one of the all time classics when it comes to style.

The 748 was first introduced to the world in 1994. Essentially identical to the 916 – save for a shorter stroke motor and less top-shelf suspension bits – the 748 competed against 600cc Japanese fours in major roadracing competition. Initially, there were several different variants of the 748 – including the base, the SP, and the SPS. While most records show the base bike being a biposto and the remainder of the higher performance models being only of the single seat variety, rumors indicate that any seating configuration bike could be ordered in your desired state of tune. Thus, not all biposto bikes are 100% base models, and vice verse.

In 1998 Ducati introduced the 748L model, which was an exclusive color for Neiman Marcus. Shortly thereafter, the entire lineup was renamed, with the base being the 748E (available in mono or bi-posto formats), the 748S which was in a higher state of tune, and the R model you see here, which was intended for homologation racing.

This 748R offers a limited edition number on the top of the triple clamps to identify it as special. The other visibile changes include Ohlins suspension front and rear, and an oil cooler poking out from the bottom vent of the chin. The rest of the “special” parts were unseen but very racetrack worthy. Connecting rods and valves where made out of Titanium, allowing for lighter weight and a quicker revving motor. The valve angle was made more extreme to help flow air, and the fuel injection system was changed completely from a throttle body setup to an overhead shower arrangement. This last detail altered the design of the airbox; the R model has a split airbox arrangement specific to the type. Finally, the clutch was replaced by a slipper-type as befitting the bike’s racetrack status.

From the seller:

R model bikes are pretty rare macines. These first generation bikes do not have quite the pull of the later 999/1098 R machines, however, meaning that your dream of Ducati greatness might be closer than you think. This is a very clean, very original bike (nobody cut away the rear tailsection, there are no LED turnsignals, etc), that is rare enough to be numbered. We don’t see many of these, so you might want to pay attention.

This bike has a few more miles than others we have seen, but it is by no means excessive. The seller is asking $7,500 for this bike, which is pretty square on for the model, year and condition. To check out all the pics (and there are quite a few), or just to dream of motorcycles and sunny Florida, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck with that New Year’s track day resolution!


Sport Bikes For Sale December 22, 2011 posted by

Littly Bitty Gixxer: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

For Sale: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

Here in the RSBFS corporate office, Christmas shenanigans are in full swing. Hey look Rem – I wrote up a gixxer! Sure, I had to go to the Land Down Under to find one, and it is “only” a 250 at that – but I finally beat Rem to the GSX-R punch!

From the seller:
That was the Good now the bad
Has been dropped at some stage but only very light damage to original exhaust and barely noticeable minor scratches to fairing, carbies need a tune as bike was sitting for over 10 years in shed, recently registered and now for sale ,This bike is registered as a race bike in NSW PJB96,

NOW FOR BUYERS INTERESTED IN THE US: As this model was never released in the United States and only limited numbers were made im listing this on EBAY US so all you collectors out there have a chance to own a piece of gsxr history, If purchased at the buy it now price bike can be delivered to either SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE TO AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMPANY THAT YOU MUST ORGANIZE AND PAY FOR YOURSELF, Delivery is only to these 2 cities at the buy it now price!

There are not a lot of pictures of this bike in the ad, but the seller does quote a decent amount of specs for the model:

From the seller:
The Suzuki GSX-R250 is a motorcycle that was manufactured from 1987 to 1990 by suzuki A couple of years after the presentation of the GSXR750 the 250 cc GSX-R250 was released. Like the larger bike, the GSX-R250 had a box-frame (steel, not aluminum), full fairing, Full-floater rear swing and a four-cylinder four-stroke engine. But while the GSX-R750 engine was air and oil-cooled, the baby brother had a liquid-cooled engine. Not many examples are seen outside Japan. 17-inch cast wheels and 300 mm twin disc brake at the front. The GSX-R250 had impressive power and was made primarily as a road legal 250 cc racing bike reaching speeds of 200+km/h (124 mph). Imported specimens may be seen in Australia and New Zealand . Also, around 350 units were imported to Denmark around 1989 to 1992.

Engine type: Water-cooled inline-4 DOHC 4-stroke, 16-valve
Cylinder volume: 248 cc
Bore and stroke: 49,0 x 33,0 mm (1.929 x 1.299 in)
Power output: 45 PS (32.6 kW) at 15,000 RPM
Torque: 24 N·m (18 ft·lbf) at 15,000 RPM
Fuel capacity: 16.0 litres (2.0 litres reserve)
Starting system: Electric start
Ignition type: Full transistor
Transmission type: 6-speed constant mesh
Gearshift pattern: 1-down, 5-up
Secondary drive type: Chain
Clutch type: Wet multi-plate
Frame type: Steel box type
Front suspension: Telescopic
Rear suspension: Full-floater
Overall length: 2000 mm (78.7 in)
Overall width: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Overall height: 1105 mm (43.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1370 mm (53.9 in)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 in)
Dry weight: 138 kg (304 lb)
Front tyre size: 100/80-17
Rear tyre size: 130/70-17
Front wheel size: 2.50 x 17 in
Rear wheel size: 3.50 x 17 in
Front brake: Dual-piston twin disc, diameter 300 mm (11.81 in)
Rear brake: Single disc, diameter 250 mm (9.84 in)

Here is a cool video from a Japanese rider on a track day at the Fuji Speedway short course. These little 250s can really zing up the RPMs! If your local roadcourse is short and twisty, this could be your weapon. Sure looks fun to me.

This auction is on right now, and your chance to own a pretty rare machine is here. Perfect for Christmas, this gem is apparently ready for shipping. There is a $2k opening ask, and the BIN for this bike is set at $4,000 (plus shipping). All in all, that is not bad money for a quarter liter rocket that never made it far beyond the borders of Japan! For all the details and to check in on the action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and hopefully I don’t end up with a lump of coal in my stocking for stealing this Suzuki off of Rem’s plate!


Sport Bikes For Sale December 20, 2011 posted by

Canadian RG-500 Gamma Walter Wolf Edition up for grabs!

For Sale: 1987 Suzuki RG-500 Gamma Walter Wolf Edition

Update 12.20.2011: Originally listed in September, this RG500 WW is now listed with a buy-it-now of just over $24k. Links updated. -dc

If you are living in the US, you too might wonder why it seems that Canada got to play with all of the cool motorcycling toys. After all, two strokes were not banned in the North like they were here in the States, and the Canadians were privvy to Euro-spec toys that never made it to the US shores. Of all the bikes missing in the US, the Suzuki RG500 Gamma must be the most sought after – and potent. And of the Gammas, the Walter Wolf edition is the most unique and rare of the (road going) model lineup.

The picture above shows exactly what the Walter Wolf edition is all about: color and decals. While in some light the bike might look black or dark grey, the WW paint scheme is actually a deep blue (some might call it purple). With the red and gold WW livery to offset the dark color, the result is a striking visual effect that makes these models stand out.

Walter Wolf was a business man who made a fortune in oil during the 1970s. Like many individuals, he attempted to make a small pile of money in motorsports by investing a large one. Wolf was involved in Formula 1 with Walter Wolf Racing, inadvertantly sponsoring the inception of what was to become the Williams Gran Prix team. When Frank Williams left to go on his own, Walter Wolf Racing continued under the Wolf banner – only to fold a few years down the road. Still, the Wolf legend continued throughout car and motorcycle circles, ultimately leading to this limited edition model RG500 Gamma by Suzuki.

With a reported 95 horsepower and weighing in below 350 pounds, the Gamma was a potent performer. The WW livery was paintwork only, and as such all other RG500 reviews, nits and modifications can apply. The difference is that the WW machines were very limited in number, making them more desireable than the standard Gamma. Because of this, we have seen some standard Gammas turned into WW editions via paintwork. As with all rare and collectable bikes, we recommend the user do their homework and ask lots of questions.

From the seller:
1987 Suzuki RG-500 Gamma, Walter Wolf Edition. Excellent condition, 13,000 kms.

This is a very rare, exclusive, hard to find, highly desirable, collectable motorcycle. It has been stored in my living-room beside my T.V for the last 14 years. Runs great and is in excellent condition. Take a look around. There aren’t to many of these available, so if you want to own one act now otherwise you’ll have to look in a museum, Jay Leno’s garage, or on CRIBS

$39,500 or best offer.

The going rate for a Walter Wolf has been going up. Last year, we saw some low mileage examples changing hands in teh $15k range. This year, some of those same bikes have been available for a $20k payout. Still, the initial ask of $39,500 is a bit excessive. Note that the seller has lowered this to $28k Canadian (roughly $28,400), and is open to offers.

This bike does have low miles (only 13,000 KM) and does appear to be in good condition. It has been sitting for a long time, so some review of the condition might be in order (tires, carbs, tank, etc.). Still, if you are looking for a Gamma, and more importantly a rare Gamma, this might be your ticket. Click on the link to jump over to the auction. Good luck!


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