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Classic Sport Bikes For Sale November 15, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

Feel like checking out even more awesome sport bikes for sale? Well in case you missed it, here is what’s been showing up on ClassicSportBikesForSale.com. And if that isn’t enough, be sure to drop by the RareSportBikesForSale Facebook page and check out even more bikes that didn’t make up here. Enjoy!

1974 Aermacchi RR350 up for Auction on eBay!

1974 Norton Commando Interstate MKII on CSBFS

1955 Norton ES2 on ClassicSportBikesForSale

-JS

MV Agusta November 13, 2011 posted by

2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

For Sale: 2002 MV AGUSTA F4 750 SENNA EDITION

The spiritual successor to the famed Ducati 916/748 series, the MV Agusta F4 burst onto the scene with instant credibility; legendary designer Massimo Tamburini penned them both. The Ducati influence is unmistakable in many aspects of the F4 design, but the chassis and engine development is all MV Agusta. Working in conjunction with Ferrari engineers, the MV Agusta team (under the Cagiva banner at the time) developed a radial valve head to help boost performance of the intended 750cc inline four cylinder powerplant.

So what does a beloved Formula 1 race car driver have to do with motorcycles? It just so happened that Claudio Castiglioni – then President of Cagiva (which was the parent company of both MV Agusta and Ducati) – was a close personal friend of Ayrton Senna. Senna was a hero in his home country of Brazil, and off the track spent vast sums of money and significant time trying to help the underpriviledged children of his homeland. The Senna Foundation was created by the driver for this express purpose, and after his death in 1994 Claudio created both Ducati and MV Agusta “Senna” editions to benefit the Senna Foundation.

So what makes a Senna Edition different than a normal F4 750? Aside from the distinct color scheme and branding, the Senna shared the basic chassis, engine and transmission from the other Evo 2 series bikes. The redline was raised slightly to 13,900, giving the Senna a higher top speed. The suspension was upgraded, the wheels were distinct, and the bodywork was formed in carbon fiber.

From the seller:
THIS EXTREMELY RARE/COLLECTIBLE 2002 MV AGUSTA SENNA EDITION IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. NEEDS NOTHING. 5932 MILES, 6K SERVICE HAS BEEN DONE (LOCAL MV AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP). NEW TIRES 300 MILES AGO. NEW YUASA BATTERY. I HAVE BOOKS/TOOLS/RECORDS/BIKE STAND/COVER/ETC. NEVER RODE IN THE RAIN, CLEAN TITLE, NEVER DROPPED. E-MAIL WITH QUESTIONS (DUCATI 748 IN GARAGE PICTURE IS SOLD)

FOR SPECS:

http://www.motorcycledb.com/MV_Agusta_F4_Senna_2002/27720

F4 750 Senna
The F4 750 Senna was also released in 2002 along with the Evo 02 model 0-60 2.9 quarter mile 10.7 @ 135. Built purely to raise money for the Instituto Ayrton Senna, a charity founded by Ayrton Senna to aid the children and young people of Brazil, the Senna was a limited production run of 300 bikes like the Oro. The Senna shared the 136 hp (101 kW) engine of the Evo 02 but with a higher redline of13900 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. MSRP $24,995.

RSBFS has featured a few of these Senna branded beauties over the last couple of years (you can check out #172 HERE, #175 HERE and #184 HERE. Give us some time; I’m sure RSBFS will eventually post each of the 300 examples as they come up for sale!

The auction for #196 is on right now, and bidding has been moderate. The latest bid was up to $7,299.55 as of the time of this writing, with reserve still in place. These bikes have all gone above $15k in the past, and I would venture a guess that this one belongs up there as well. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale October 8, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

The days are getting shorter and fall is definitely in the air. What better way to spend you new found time that was previously reserved for enjoying summer than checking out sport bikes! If you can’t get enough of RSBFS, jump on over to ClassicSportBikesForSale to check what’s been going on. Here are some bikes up for grabs this week. Enjoy!

1954 Matchless G9B in theUnited Kingdom

1972 Harley-Davidson 350 Spirit up for auction

-JS

Sport Bikes For Sale October 7, 2011 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR 600 Survivor

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Mileage: 9,388

Price: Auction, current $1,322

What we have here is a survivor from the start of the 90’s, quite possibly the best decade for sportbikes. The FZR 600 was a great bike (had the chance to ride one back in the day and it was awesome) and more a track bike than what I was riding at the time (’88 Hurricane 600). The 600 class was very competitive at the time and the FZR’s Deltabox frame, race orientation and killer paint spoke to many of us. I just didn’t have the money at the time.

This seller found this after years of storage. Here’s the rundown-

This is a super clean low milage 1990 FZR 600 RA.  Just out of long term storage and has not run since 2008.  Purchased from the estate of the original owner.  Only 9,388 miles. The original sales reciept is included along with the original owners manual.

It will need the usual service, maintenance and adjustments commonly provided to a motorcycle that has been in storage since 2008.  The tank will need a general cleaning but there is no significant old gas residue as the tank must have been drained before storage.  The battery needs to be replaced.  Tires look good and are not cracked but may need replaced for high speed use.  Carbs may need to be cleaned.  No visible leaks or drips.  Shifts through all gears and has strong compression commensurate with the low milage. 

Photos show small to tiny scratches on front fender and right lower fairing which can be touched up or buffed out.  There is a section of the front right fairing that is broken/missing, see photo.  There is a very small nick in the seat which is an easy repair, see photo.  A great low cost begining for a show bike.

Good Ohio title. Build date is 10/1989. 

This is a great example that has seen limited and careful use by one long term own.  Lots of miles and smiles remain for the new owner.  A lot of near classic motorcycle for the money and it will appreciate in value every year.

Please study photos and call me for more information.

Sold “as is where is” without mechanical gurantee…only my description is guranteed to be accurate and is back by a 100% money back pledge if I have failed to provide you a materially accurate description of the FZR.

A $200. deposit is to be paid within 72 hours of offer auction ending.  The balance is due within 7 days auction ending.  Paypal is ok for depot and for the remaining balance. 

I will assist with shipping on this end but you must make all arrangements. I will provide indoor storage for 60 days. I may personally  provide enclosed delivery within 350 miles of Cincinnati Ohio for additional cost.  Call me for quote.

My feed back is 100%.  If yours is less than 92% and or you have fewer than 9 Ebay transactions you must call me before you bid or your bid may be cancelled.

And photos with more in the auction-

As the seller points out, this bike has been in storage for a long time and will need the necessary work to bring her back to life. And it does have the one broken piece in the headlight fairing and small spot on the seat. But otherwise, this is a clean, stock FZR600 that has survived pretty well over the years and comes in the best paint scheme there was. It’s simply gorgeous in my opinion and takes me right back to that day outside of my college town when I threw a leg over, grabbed some throttle and hit the first corner. Awesome.

So I don’t know where the auction will end price wise, but I think there is an opportunity here to pick a great bike at a good price. There will be some work to be done and the fairing may be difficult to replace. However, if done, here’s a great bike that will bring happiness and probably increase in value as the years go by.

This FZR is clean and the mileage is fine. If you want to pick up a great example of the beginning of a decade of many cool bikes, then make the jump!

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale October 5, 2011 posted by

Square Four Smoker! 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma up for auction

Location: Warwick,NY
Miles: 14,700 miles (Km’s?)
Price: currently $4,150 with NO RESERVE! Update 10.4.2011: Was previously pulled before we could finish authoring the post last month. Now relisted with a $14750 buy-it-now.

Here is one for all you Gamma lovers out there! And this one is priced to move, as in No Reserve on the auction. Just a little background info on the 1986 RG500 for all of you out there who don’t quite know what it’s all about. This classic smoker has a square-four engine design, which is basically two parallel twin engines crammed together using two crankshafts. Weighing in at around 350lbs and making 95hp from the factory, this 500cc bad-boy is sure to inspire some Gran Prix style fun!

The particular bike here seems to be in the middle ground between the beat up and thrashed RG500’s and the pristine, garage-queen versions we see here at RSBFS. A couple of the modifications that the seller mentions are some GSXR wheels and clipers as well as a Fox adjustable front shock.

From the seller:

“86 RG 5000. Street Use only . Bike is in good shape for being a 30 year old GP bike sold for the street. Blue/White . Bike has solo seat cover as well as stock passenger seat. Minor upgrades including, GSXR wheels and calipers. Fox Shock, adj ride height adj, perf fork brace and stock wheels. Bike runs like a champ and has minor wear and tear from a classic of its age. Also throwing in a new set of rubber. Along with a host of xtra stuff accumulated over time

Bike came from Canadaand has been titled and registered in NY for over 15 yrs.”

It is hard to tell exactly what condition the bike is in, as far as wear and tear, from the photos in the auction. Also, the seller states the bike has 14,700 miles on it and the odo pic shows 13,648 Km’s. So I would be curious as to exactly what the odometer reads right now versus when the pictures were taken. However, the bike is located in NY and has been title and registered in the state (bike is a Canadian model). And have I mentioned that there is No Reserve on the auction? With the condition of the bike and mileage, I could see this thing going for roughly $10K-$12K, as compared to similar RG’s. Make this RG500 Gamma yours today and place your bid at the auction here!

-JS

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 30, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com weekly recap!

In case you missed what was happening on the sister site to RSBFS this week, here is a look at what’s been showing up on ClassicSportBikesForSale.com recently! If you’re a fan of classic Italian sport bikes then be sure to check out the sweet Ducati Vento and the pair of MV Agusta’s up for grabs! Also, don’t forget to drop by CafeBikesForSale.com and check the scene there. And if you still aren’t satisfied, have a look at the RSBFS Facebook Page to check out even more killer bikes that didn’t make it onto the main site. Enjoy!

1984 Ducati Vento 350 up for auction on CSBFS

1977 MV Agusta Sucuderia 750S America and 125S America

1936 Velocette KSS MKII

-JS

Aprilia September 10, 2011 posted by

Track Day Special: 2009 Aprilia RS 125

For Sale: 2009 Aprilia RS 125 – Brand New!

Up for grabs today is a brand new Aprilia RS 125. This is listed as a track bike as it is not capable of being registered in several US states (i.e. California). There are many examples of these bikes being registered for the street, however, so all might not be lost if you are dead-set on a new 125cc street bike.

For those states with tighter EPA standards and more restrictive DMV policies, this is a track day only bike. How much fun could that be? Well, let’s take a look – light weight, decent horsepower, good brakes and adjustable suspension all add up to a lithe and nimble track day weapon. If your local venue has more corners than straights, you could well embarrass your friends on much larger machinery.

Yup – that sure looks like fun. Given that this is a new bike, the seller has gone all out in sharing the specs on this little 125cc two stroke GP replia.

From the seller:
Aprilia has always been the undisputed leader in 125 cc supersports, a market segment in which Aprilia has pioneered new concepts and advanced solutions, and developed technology that others have struggled to follow. Like all Aprilia motorcycles, the RS 125 has benefited from the sophisticated technology that has been developed over years of success in GP racing, and quickly transferred into production. Over the years, the RS 125 has forged a reputation as the standard setter for sports 125’s. Sales success has come naturally too, with the RS 125 topping the sales tables on major European markets. The RS 125 is the inevitable choice of riders entering Sport Production racing. And rightly so, because when the competition gets tough, there is simply no other bike like the Aprilia RS 125. The Aprilia RS 125 offers young riders the best in components and equipment, and a concentration of technical refinements worthy of a flagship supersport.
The following are just some of the main features of the Aprilia RS 125:
• tried and tested yet extremely sophisticated Rotax two stroke engine;
• super-rigid aluminium frame and swingarm derived from Aprilia’s vast GP experience;
• upside down fork;
• front brake with radial caliper and four opposed pistons;
• RSV 1000 R style fairing, windshield and tail;
• RSV Factory style, crossed spoke wheels;
• analog/digital instrument panel with multi-functional computer;
• RSV Factory style, forged steering yoke;
• oval section racing silencer with riveted end plates;

STYLE
The mean, cutting edge look of the new RS 125 tells you that this is a professional racing machine. The styling of the RS, like that of all Aprilia sports bikes, is the result of painstaking aerodynamic research.
The fairing, for example, was perfected by extensive wind tunnel testing, to guarantee great wind protection and minimum drag for maximum racetrack efficiency. The fairing, windshield and tail not only look mean and aggressive, but allow the RS 125 to reach a blistering top speed, eliminating all turbulence around the rider and allowing man and machine to become one.
The latest generation twin halogen headlight also adds to the mean look of the new RS 125, and delivers a high power light beam for enhanced visibility and safety at night. The sleek tail looks exactly like the tail of a GP racer. Thanks to the effort put into the design of the RS 125’s tail, not even the passenger seat disturbs the bike’s impeccable lines.
The crossed spoke wheels are not only lighter and more stylish, but safer and more reliable too.

ENGINE
The powerful but reliable, single cylinder, two stroke, Rotax-Aprilia engine needs no introduction. Over the years it has won a reputation for being unbeatable on the track and dependable on the road.
Still today, this engine boasts technical solutions that are state-of-the-art for two strokes, including a crankcase reed valve intake, liquid cooling, an anti-vibration balancer shaft, and an automatic mixing system. The RS 125’s engine has been constantly updated over the years to keep in line with the latest emission control legislation without penalising performance. A catalytic converter and precision carburation has won Aprilia’s single cylinder two stroke homologation to Euro 3 standards. And the amazing thing is that this has been achieved without losing out on performance: the Aprilia RS 125 engine remains the reference point for all 125 cc powerplants.

CHASSIS
Without a doubt, the most advanced single component on the RS 125 is its frame. Developed from Aprilia’s vast experience in GP 125 racing, the RS 125 frame is made from cast aluminium alloy with cross-ribbing reinforcement. Despite its extremely light weight, this advanced structure achieves amazing torsional rigidity, setting the standards for Aprilia’s competitors.
The box section, aluminium alloy swingarm has the highest torsional rigidity of all production 125 cc swingarms. Differential side members enable the exhaust to follow a path that maximises engine performance and enables more acute angles of lean to be achieved on bends without risking dangerous contact with the asphalt.
The suspension too plays a fundamental role in ensuring not only the RS 125’s performance, but its safety and comfort too. The RS 125 can rely on an upside-down fork that has been optimised for maximum performance on the racetrack while also delivering a more satisfying ride on public roads.
The rear suspension features rising rate linkages based on Aprilia’s 125 GP racing technology, for excellent traction and superb comfort even over uneven road surfaces. The hydraulic monoshock that provides the damping for the swingarm is also adjustable in spring preload.

BRAKES
Like any self-respecting supersport motorcycle, the RS 125 has to have the best when it comes to components. The braking system is the best available, and designed for maximum efficiency under competitive riding conditions. The front brake is a genuine state-of-the-art, high performance system with a radial caliper and four opposed pistons. In addition to the 320 mm front disc, the system also incorporates a radial master cylinder and aeronautical hoses for maximum precision and unrivalled braking power. The rear disc is 220 mm in diameter and is also equipped with metal braided hoses for perfectly balanced, high performance braking.

EQUIPMENT
The Aprilia RS 125 is packed with prestige components. Compact and impressively light in weight, the instruments include an analog rev counter and a multifunctional digital display with an on-board computer that can be operated from the handlebars. The speedometer, rev counter, coolant temperature gauge and exclusive racing chronometer put you in total control. The on-board computer even has provision for interfacing with the optical finishing systems used on racetracks.

These bikes listed around $5500 new. This auction opens the door for a lower priced RS 125, as the auction opens with a $3,500 ask. There is a reserve in place and the BIN is set at an even $5k. Assuming that the reserve is slightly lower than the BIN, this bike could be a real bargain in the making. And in case you need some reminding that a 125 two stroke is effective in the right setting, check out the video below.

Your chance to pick up this bike and become a mini track day GP hero is here – just click the link and jump over to the auction. At the current rate, this bike could turn out to be a real bargain, which is just what we all need: an economical track day toy! Good luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale September 9, 2011 posted by

Your Eyes Aren’t Deceiving You: 1993 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike (VJ22)

Your Eyes Aren’t Deceiving You: 1993 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike (VJ22)

{Note: Our research suggests this may be 1994 based on images in the brochure. -Ian}

Quick! Hit those sofa cushions and sell all the old gold jewelry you have laying around! You don’t want to let this amazing Suzuki RGV250 get away. 2,311km (1,435mi) Suzuki RGV250? Check. Rare Lucky Strike paint work with graphics on the frame? Check. Unmodified, excellent condition bike that was part of a display and is now in road going condition? Check. California title, registration, and plated? Check that as well!

I bet you’ve seen this paint scheme duplicated a hundred times.  Rarely is it done correctly.  It is easy to spot the real thing with the powder coated frame  replicating  the works RGV500’s of Schwantz and Beattie.  I’ve never seen someone do a replica that took the time to powder coat the frame and dye the seat red.  Among Lucky Strike models these are indeed among the rarest.  Before you say it; yes,  there are the ubber rare Team Suzuki bikes (50) that went to Australia and the hundred or so Lucky Strike VJ23 “V” models.  Having said that, I’ve seen more 23 LS  “V’s” running around the states than these.    I believe the production run on these was 500 and they would be the last until the VJ23 (T and V) Lucky Strikes in 1996.

Spec wise they are a standard Japanese domestic RGV250.  These are eye candy to hopefully entice you to buy more smokes!  The story I’ve heard is they were part of the contract attached to the sponsorship of the grand prix race team.  If true, I wonder why Suzuki took the time to make 50 in 1991 with Team Suzuki on them?

The seller provides an excellent description of the bike, and even drops a RSBFS link in the eBay ad (this one from earlier this year which is very informative on the Lucky Strike models). So without being redundant, here is the seller’s description:

“This is possibly the rarest version of the original factory Lucky Strike models — the graphics extend onto the frame (powercoated), and was made in very limited quantities, perhaps between 300-500, for the Japanese Domestic Market in 1993 after Kevin Schwantz won the 500cc world title that same year with the Lucky Strike Suzuki team. Rare doesn’t even begin to properly describe this bike — this model is far rarer than any VJ23 SP Lucky Strike model, VJ21 Pepsi etc etc……you may never see another one, let alone for sale!

The bike is in museum-quality condition — ALL original, NO modifications, just over 2300 kms on the odo, just amazing condition. It was in a private collection for much of its life, as a display piece. It runs perfectly, rides like new. It is restricted (as all Japanese market models are) to 40-45hp, and can be easily de restricted, but I thought it would be a shame on a rare model in original condition like this. Plus, even restricted, it will still do 90-100mph with incredible acceleration etc—unless you’re a racer, this will have plenty of power for street riding. It still has all of its JDM features – KPH speedometer, all labels written in
Japanese etc, it is exactly as exported.

Original paint and graphics are clean and in excellent condition — other than replaced air filter, battery, some replaced fairing hardware (couple screws), rebuilt(original) carbs and new tires— all parts are original! The bike sat for quite a while in a collection and was put “back on the road” in regards to any replaced parts. The bike does have a couple very minor paint dings or scrapes. There are a couple touched-up dings in the red paint, a couple digs in the graphics, some dings in the wheel edges and some scrapes at the very bottom of the fairing – all pictured below in detail. These are all very typical wear marks for a bike this age, with this mileage etc. The only unusual thing is that the bike is missing its clutch-side bar-end weight, but it is as-I received it.

Runs great! Starts 1st or 2nd kick, often without choke! Shifts nicely through all gears and doesn’t smoke too much without the choke on (perfect!). Always run with high-quality Yamalube synthetic 2T oil.

Best part of all —-the bike has current California registration, title and plates!! (registered as SPCNS with full VIN and engine #) This rare piece of sportbike history can be yours for the low BIN price –you would be hard pressed to find another one, in any condition, let alone this clean and original !! Frame VIN –VJ22A123XXX Engine: J2XX…”

Check out all those photos, the seller goes to great lengths to show you what little imperfections there are.  I’m only noticing a missing bar end and an added tank pad.  It does have some chips here and there but they are all pointed out.  Rare indeed but maybe ultra rare is a better description considering the stock condition.  Almost everyone add’s something to an RGV over time but not on this one.  What you end up with really would be a nice bike to complete a collection.  Add it up:  rare model, stock condition and titled.  I think it would be an excellent way to make the 23 owners very jealous.

Make this bike yours today!

-JS

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