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Honda July 4, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 SP MC28

Located in Mesa, Arizona is a titled and registered 1995 Honda NSR250R SP.  This example has less than three hours on the engine after a complete rebuild; Also, it comes with a HRC 030 card (de-restricted).  This looks to be a very clean, stock bike.  See this good looking bike on Craigslist here.



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Honda July 4, 2009 posted by

Honda NSR150 SP

Located in Point Loma, California is a titled and registered Honda NSR150SP.  The year of the bike isn’t mentioned but mileage is listed at 36,000km (22,369mi).  New tires, Tyga exhaust & jets, and Tyga rear sets.  The asking price is $5,500 (This could possibly be the same bike we posted awhile ago in Orange County).  See this very clean looking Repsol Replica on Craigslist here.



Honda July 4, 2009 posted by

Track Honda NSR250 SE MC21 & NSR50R

Let me start by wishing all a happy fourth of July!  Located in Mansfield, Ohio is a NSR250 & NSR50 both in good, track condition, but untitled.  The NSR250 has RVF400 inverted forks, Tyga exhaust, and HRC front head upgrade.  The plastics aren’t factory, but said to be in good condition.  The NSR50 is in the process of being converted to a street bike.  Seller states that it has some cracks in the plastics and could use a front tire.  Seller also claims that the NSR50 is on a MSO, so it should be easily titled, but, I wouldn’t guarantee that depending on your state–the fifties were never street legal here.  If you’re interested, see the Craigslist ad here.



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Suzuki July 2, 2009 posted by

1987 Suzuki GSX-R50

Located in Smallwood, New York is a decent, but original, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50.  This bike looks clean, with original looking tires.  Miles or title are not mentioned.  See the Fly Kitty Motorsports ad here.



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Yamaha July 2, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500

Located in Smallwood, New York is a 1985 Yamaha RZ500 with 17,776km (11,944mi) original miles.  Clean US title on a very clean RZ that looks to have new tires.  The asking price is $12,500.  See the ad on Fly Kitty Motorsports here.



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Yamaha July 1, 2009 posted by

1992 TZR 250 w/Registered & Spares in San Francisco

Yet again, the Bay Area produces another rare and titled 2 stroke sportbike from the 90’s. Feast your eyes on this 1992 Yamaha TZR250 with plates in San Rafael for $6500:

1992 Yamaha TZR250 For Sale1992 Yamaha TZR250 For Sale1992 Yamaha TZR250 For Sale1992 Yamaha TZR250 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

1992 Yamaha TZR 250 (model 3XV1) with registered CA license plate. I also have lots of spares for this bike – crank, cables, pistons, rotors, etc. I have owned this bike for over 7 years and have ridden it on the streets around San Francisco and the bay area. 27,432KM (17,045 mi) on odometer. Runs great. Almost brand new Metzeler M-1 tires.


Very rare to find one of these with a CA plate that is in such good shape. The bike was down once – slid on a wet manhole cover at about 5mph – see pics for scuff mark on fairing. There is one small ding in the tank too – see pics.

We don’t have the chance to blog many TZR250 classifieds too often, so I’m not sure on value. But I did do some searching for videos and I’m in heaven!


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Ducati July 1, 2009 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 Superbike SP3 Replica

Sometimes it seems like the coveted 888 gets more attention than the 851; especially on this blog! But it’s important to remember that the 851 itself was still a big step up from the 900SS in terms of technology and performance, and that the 888 is an evolution of this series. The SP3 version fits somewhere in between being a special edition 851, but having never been imported to this country, it’s a rare sight, replica or not! Check out this cool Ducati 851 SP3 replica on eBay ($6100/reserve not met currently, 5 days remain):

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

I am offering my 1991 Ducati 851 built as an SP3 Replica in hopes that it goes to another loving home. I bought this bike three years ago and put only 2.8 miles on it since then and have decided to sell it to fund my next Porsche street car. I bought this 851 from an authorized Ducati dealer and this was his personal bike. Before I picked it up he did a full service on it including valve adjustment, timing belts, fuel & oil filters, throttle body sync & Co EFI adjustment, fluids & coolant. I just put a new battery and fresh gas in it last week and took it for a ride around our neighboorhood. The sound of the (very expensive) Termignioni “Spaghetti” exhaust brought about every neighboor kid & teen waiting for me to get back in the garage with this bike.


In addition to the rare and expensive exhaust it also has full floating cast iron rotors on billet aluminum carriers, Ohlins shock, Ducati SP3 fiberglass solo race tail section, Billet Brembo brake calipers, Front matching white # plate with painted silver & black clearcoated pinstripes (to match period correct Ducati logo), Period correct Ducati vented clutch cover, Black Brembo 5.5 & 3.5″ wheels and probably some other things I have forgot. The 1991 851 has a lightweight aluminum fuel tank which also makes this a desireable year.

As I proofread my opening paragraph writing this post, I had to laugh out loud at myself because I’m actually trying to suggest there’s enough difference in the 851/888 series of models such that it requires some debate. I have no doubt the 888 SPO is the tops and ‘the one to have’. But as they say, I wouldn’t kick an 851 out of bed either. And this one in particular is loaded and good miles.

A couple questions for the readers: How big a difference is the 851 compared to the 888 to you? And is all out rarity and top spec the most important thing to you, or is all out performance — like if we introduced 748/916 variants in the mix for similar money?

Can of worms

Can of worms


The 851/888 Yahoo Group is a must. I subscribe and lurk just to learn from their expertise.
The forums
Official Ducati Heritage Page on the 851 SBK


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Aprilia July 1, 2009 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250

Located in Locust Valley, New York is a track prepped 2000 Aprilia RS250.  This bike has Marchesini wheels, Arrow exhaust, and Attack rear sets.  The bike hasn’t been raced, only used for track days and does show some scratches from being down.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT:  This bike failed to sell or receive any bids with a starting price of $4,500 on 07/08/09.



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