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Honda July 31, 2011 posted by

’93 CBR 900RR- Setting a New Standard

Location: Alameda, California
Mileage: 16,460
Price: Auction, BIN $3,499

How about a liter bike that weighs and handles like a 600? Hasn’t the goal with the sportbike always been to create the lightest and most powerful package you can? Power to weight. That’s where all the secrets lie. Well, the CBR 900RR was Honda’s effort to get to that very difficult goal. A complete departure from the CBR 1000, the 900 was a laser-focused race bike that would set a new standard in the sportbike world. It weighed 408 lbs, but packed 122 bhp. It was no heavier than the CBR 600 at the time. Other companies would take years to catch up.

It’s also one good looking bike. Check the pics (many more in the auction)-

Here’s the description from the seller-

Super clean 1993 CBR 900RR. This was a one owner bike originally purchased in Florida (49 state bike) and was recently sold to a shop in Las Vegas. They went through the bike and did a complete service, and also installed new tires. The only thing I did was to put a brand new RK chain on it, just for safety ($165! ). The bike runs great, I’ve put several hundred miles on it and it performs well, still pulls hard & handles well for a 19 year old bike. All stock right down to the exhaust! This bike carries a clean Florida Title, and I have the bill of sale from the shop in Las Vegas. I’m only selling it to finance a custom build, time to thin the herd! The bike is in excellent original condition, but keep in mind it is 19 years old. Always kept indoors, paint shines like new. There is one minor flaw in the tail, it has a small imperfection about 1″ wide – see pics. Other than that,please look closely at all the pics, that should tell the story. Selling as-is, please be serious & do your homework before you bid! Mileage may go up slightly, as I still ride this about once a week.

Notes: Rear stand in pics is not included. I don’t handle shipping, but will gladly work with your shipping company – can be picked up at the local motorcycle shop, which makes it easier for the trucks. Also, bike has not been to a California DMV, should be able to register – it has over the 7500 mile requirement – but buyers are responsible for checking with their DMV BEFORE BIDDING! 

This bike looks to be a bone stock factory version, except the chain and tires. Rare for sure for a bike like this that’s 19 years old. The seller also highlights a minor cosmetic flaw as seen in the photos. And while this may not be at the top of everyone’s collector’s list, I think it has the possibility to hold or increase in value as the year’s go on.

This is a clean version of a important bike in the Honda line up and in the history of sportbikes in general. I also think it’s a lot of bike for $3500 bucks.

If you agree, make the jump!


Ducati July 28, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

Can’t get enough of all the awesome bikes on RSBFS? Then cruise on over our sister sites and for a chance to check out even more two-wheeled-awesomeness! This week, CSBFS has offered us a couple classic Ducati’s as well as a Moto Morini. Also on CBFS, we get to check out a nicely done Honda CB750. Take a look and don’t forget to check out the sites for even more bikes!

Jump on this classic 1976 Ducati 750SS before it hits the open market!

1986 Moto Morini 350 K2 Up For Auction!

Italian Classic: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah!

Clean 1972 Honda CB750 For Sale on CBFS!

Make the jump to ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale!


Sport Bikes For Sale July 27, 2011 posted by

Modified and Fabulous: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

For Sale: 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

RSBFS readers have been pretty rabid about Gammas. You only need to run a quick search on RSBFS to see how many we have posted and to view all of the comments we get on these bikes. And what’s not to like? GP-inspired good looks, sharp-handling aluminum frame, premium suspension components (for the day) and a stout square four two stroke power plant good for just over 90 horsepower – all wrapped up in a tidy 350 lb package.

From the seller:
1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma. Very clean with many updates. One of the nicest you will find. Current Oregon title and registration in my name.

Dyson NOVA transmission newly installed with NOS bushings
Dyson NOVA straight cut primary gears newly installed on a NOS Suzuki clutch hub
EBC front discs
GSXR front calipers
Galfer steel braided brake lines
Fork brace
New Metzlers
Zero Gravity windscreen
Ohlins rear shock
TC chambers
POD filters
Oversized aluminum radiator
Battery relocation kit
Drysdale shift shft support
Ride height adjuster
GSX powdercoated wheels with custom machined rear wheel spacers
Air Tech fairing painted in original scheme/sticker kit

I have all the original parts in good condition, including complete fairing (solo cowl included), pipes, transmission, clutch hub, wheels, brakes, shock, battery tray, rear grab rail, turn signals, air horns, etc etc etc. – EVERYTHING

NOS parts include rear fender, mirrors, front insert turn signals, fairing mounts, fuel tap, air filter, sticker kits, gasket kit, radiator mounts, and more.

Other extras include spare GSX wheels, Drysdale billet RV covers, complete set of carbs, windscreens, and much more.

Also have tool kit, owners manual, Suzuki service manual, and parts micro fiche.

If you are looking for an updated RG500 that has not been cut up or permanently altered, this is a nice example. This bike can be easily be returned to completely stock or ridden as is. I have approximately 10 computer sized boxes of original and extra parts that go with the sale of the RG.

Not a lot of photographs from the seller, but there is a pretty full list of mods and add-ons here. Sure there will be the purists that only want stock, but let’s face it: after 25 years of technology and advancement, there are some new opportunities that can help make even the best vintage bike better. In this case, there are plenty of reputable Gamma gear heads to help with the process.

This bike is available now, and is currently titled in Oregon. With only 13k on the clock, some tasty performance bits and what sounds like a ton of spares, you should definitely check this one out. Gammas don’t come cheaply, however. The current bid for this bike is around $5k with reserve still in place; the BIN is set for a cool $16,000. For more information and to contact the seller for those all important pictures and details, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!


Ducati July 23, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

It’s that time again for another installment of the ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale weekly recap. This week the theme seems to be vintage racers! We also have a mid 80’s Ducati that looks like pure awesomeness. If RSBFS hasn’t been painful enough to look at this week, have a look below and be sure to check out CSBFS and CBFS for some more sweet bikes for sale that will leave you drooling and scrapping gold to get them. Enjoy!

1969 Kawasaki H1R Race Bike up for auction

1968 MotoBi Race Bike For Sale

1985 Ducati Harris Mono Mille up for grabs!

Those are just some of the awesome bikes up for grabs at and Jump over and check them out!


Cafe Racer July 14, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

It’s that time of the week again where we like to show you what is going on over at the sister sites of RSBFS. This week, ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale offer us some sweet bikes. Over at CSBFS, we have a medley of 80’s sportbikes, one of which will have you feeling the need… for speed. Also, take a look at a minimalistic Kawasaki that can be found on CBFS. Scroll down and have a look!

1961 BMW R50S

1982 Suzuki GS Katana 1000S For Sale on CSBFS!

1984 Kawasaki Ninja GPZ900: Danger Zone!

Old school! 1963 Honda CR93 For Sale

Cafe Style: 1971 Honda CB350 For Sale on

Simple and cool: 1972 Kawasaki G3SS on CBFS


Sport Bikes For Sale July 14, 2011 posted by

1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A for sale with a title-

1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A

Location: Saugerties, NY
Mileage: 12,352
Price: $4,635.00

The first thing that sticks out about this VJ21A to me is there is no reserve on the auction and it has a title- Not too shabby considering it will be possible to pick this one up for $4,635.00. Now, I’m not one to knock on anyone’s bike while they are trying to sell it, but the second thing I noticed was the seller doesn’t state that it runs, has run or will run in it’s current state of hibernation.

In reviewing the pictures I didn’t notice any major corrosion on the aluminum bits, appears to be 99.9% complete and sitting in stock form which is a huge plus.

From the factory these had a claimed 58hp, weighed in at 350# full of fluid and a top speed of 120mph. (Sarcasm-on) I know that isn’t much to some of our viewers, but to some it’s all that is needed to show those silly liter bikes the way around a track (sacrcasm-off).

This is a stock “89” RGV250! With original miles. I do not know the maintenance that was kept on this bike.
Every thing on the bike is in working order. The one thing missing at this point is the stock air filter.
The tank inside is clean, but as the pictures show the rust has claimed sum of the rear holding tab on the tank. No leaks from the seals. The chain and sprockets are not worn but the “O” rings on the chain have become old and are no longer on the chain.

This bike has a clear US title!

The seller states that the inside of the tank is clean, but the rear mounting tabs have seen better days. This doesn’t look to be that big of a job for anyone handy in the shop, but I’d definitely make sure the tank was free of any fuel prior to firing up the Miller and dropping the mask.

As a reference, I saw a pristine RGV, a few months back, that was in really nice shape and the asking price was $7,500. I’m getting old and I can’t recall if it had a title or not, but either way it will help put this one into perspective.

All in all I like this one and the few problems it has shouldn’t be an issue to most enthusiasts. Rebuilding a smoker isn’t bad at all and parts for the these are available if you exercise a little patience. I hit up a few of my RSBFS friends who call themselves experts (pfffff!) and they didn’t have much to add to what I’ve already said. So, if you’re in the market for a nice track day project, a streetable smoker or just something to tinker with and resale this might be for you.

Click here to try your luck!



Honda July 8, 2011 posted by

Take two, they’re small: Two 1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptors

For Sale: 1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor

What we found for you today is not one, but two rare Honda VTR250s. These were sold in the US between 1988 and 1990, and were intended to provide competition to Kawasaki’s Ninja 250. While sporty in nature, the styling of the VTR250 also intended to make the bike more approachable to newer riders. The inboard front brake (looks like a drum, but it’s actually a centrally mounted disc) lasted through the 1988 and 1989 model years before becoming a convential disc in the final year available. Power is a 250cc 90 degree vee twin coupled to a 6-speed transmission. It’s a shame that Honda did not continue taking the mini-ceptor fight to Kawasaki through the 1990s – imagine what this bike could have become with another decade of improvements!

Honda VTR250 #1 available on eBay

From the seller:
This 1989 Honda Interceptor 250 VTR is proof that Kawasaki was not the only manufacturer to sell a 250cc 4-stroke sportbike in the US – albeit, only for three years. I consider this to be basically a “scooter” on steroids – It revs effortlessy to 13,500 RPM and the transmission shifts like butter. It is really sweet. I bought it for my collection because it is so light and fun to ride. I am selling it to make room for some others. This particular example only has 6,195 miles. It is in excellent original condition except the graphics have been removed and an F1 muffler was added (it is not loud). It will come with two new sticker tires (not mounted yet). Everything works and it comes with the original owner’s manual. The Honda Interceptor VTR 250 was sold only in the United States from 1988 to 1990, with moderate changes occurring over the three model years. With a 249cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin engine and a 6-speed transmission, VTR 250 was the smallest of Honda’s Interceptor line of motorcycles. It was originally available in two color schemes, black with blue and white, and white with blue.

Honda VTR250 #2 available on eBay

From the seller:
Up for auction is a nice Honda VTR 250 also referred to as the 250 Interceptor. The bike features a liquid cooled 90 degree V-Twin engine, 6 speed transmission, and unique inboard front disc brake. The bike runs perfect, all lights, gauges, etc. work and function as they should. tires are almost new. Serviced this spring the bike is ready to ride and needs no repairs. Bike gets around 60 MPG. There is no body damage, only a few small scratches in the rear from bungy cords. The previous owner did repaint the body work apparently because he did not like the white and pastel original paint scheme. The paint was professionally done and is not a “rattle can” job. Overall this bike is in very good condition and would make a great 1st time bike or is a blast for experienced riders too.

The entry price for either of these bikes is very low. For not much scratch you get a pretty rare motorcycle that can be licensed in any state in the Union. The small size and light weight make them a blast on tight roads, and those commuters out there will enjoy some great MPG – what a deal!

Given, neither of these bikes are concours in appearance – but that just lowers the barrier to entry that much more. Check them out for some low dollar fun!

Honda VTR250 #1 available on eBay

Honda VTR250 #2 available on eBay


Sport Bikes For Sale July 7, 2011 posted by

Great then, Great now: 1988 Yamaha FZR 400

Location: Brazil, Indiana
Mileage: 4,597
Price: Auction, $2,550 No Reserve!

I can only imagine that about everything that can be written about the FZR400 has been written here at RSBFS. The limited time in the US market, the weight, handling, and power for a 400cc machine. Thing is, regardless of when they were written, all of those factors will always remain the same. So its a good bike, a great bike actually. Well worth the many words that have come before on RSBFS and will undoubtedly come after.

Here’s a fairly detailed description from the seller-

Well, this is it. Selling my last motorcycle. I’ll turn 67 this year and it’s time for someone else to have this little jewel of a bike. I bought this from the original owner back in 1994. It had 3,350 miles on it then. So, I’ve put roughly 1,650 miles on it in the nearly 17 years I’ve owned it. But, I had lots of bikes to ride – Honda ST1100, CBR 1,000, CB 1, CB 1100F, Kawasaki ZX-11, Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special and TZ 250, along with a couple others. But, this one was always special. It feels light as a feather and has an engine that will put you down the road in a hurry once you pass about 10,000 RPM. It redlines at 14,000 RPM. The bike has never been down and has never seen a track day. The original owner was in his thirties so it’s not been flogged by anyone. Engine runs strong and smooth. I checked the license plate and the bike has not been on the road in ten years. It’s never spent a night outside. It still has the original Bridgestone tires which you should replace if you are going to ride it. Lots of tread left, but give them their due, they need replaced. When I put it away the gas tank was drained and oiled and the carbs were also drained. When I washed out the old oil and put new gas in this weekend she fired right up with a jump start. Fresh oil and filter too. Battery shot and discarded. I may get around to replacing it this week. She always shifted smoothly and the clutch was in excellent condition when it was last on the road. There are a couple of screw fasteners missing and one ear on the tank cover is broken off. I have it if a person wants to work on a repair. It was that way when I bought it and it’s never been a problem. I think there is a crack on one of the fairing ears fasteners in front. But, again, it’s never been a problem. As you can see, it has a Corbin seat on it. It was there when I bought it. I think I do have the two piece factory seat but there had to be a modification made to fit the Corbin seat and the factory two piece can’t be used. I’m going to quote some specs from the Cycle Guide magazine you see pictured. The bike weighs 385 pounds. The engine is an inline four with a bore of 56mm x 40.5mm stroke. The compression ratio is 11.5:1. I’ve never had a problem with it pinging if you use good gas. It has a 6 speed transmission. The gas tank holds 4.6 gallons, including a 0.9 gal. reserve. Top speed is 133 miles per hour. Quarter mile time is 12.82 seconds at 102.5 MPH. Average fuel consumption is 41 MPG. Twin disk brakes up front and a single in back. For pure pucker factor the ZX-11 could not be beaten. But, this little sweetheart would bring a smile to your face when you pushed the RPMs up as you leaned it over in the curves. It is so light you know you are in control. It was given a quick wash today before pictures were taken. It should have a good detail cleaning as it’s been sitting for quite a while. It’s not perfect. There are some places in the metal finish that could stand attention. But, for a 23 year old bike, it looks mighty fine.

I live between Terre Haute and Indianapolis, just a few miles north of I-70, in case anyone would like to come and take a look. Over the last eight years I’ve sold all of the other bikes on ebay and all buyers were happy. This is a nice one you will have to look a long while to top. It’s a real auction. Starts at a penny and no reserve and no Buy It Now price. If you live a long distance away I’d be willing to drive up to 200 miles to meet you somewhere. The charge would only be $0.30 per mile, round trip. Feel free to ask questions or for more pictures.

Here’s some more pics-

The only major modification I see on this bike is the Corbin seat, which I’m guessing is actually way more comfortable than the stock seat. The seller also mentions some missing fasteners and and a broken tank cover tab. And the battery needs to be replaced, which it sounds like the seller is taking care of.

So while there may be some issues with the bike the miles aren’t high and if it runs strong, it could be a great riding bike. These bikes may not have caught on in the states, but like I said above, they are well regarded for a reason. For a shot at this one, check the auction out! Oh, did I mention there’s no reserve?


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