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Featured Listing March 29, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1993 Yamaha GTS

Update 5.23.2022: Updated price is $6,750 CAD, which is $5,279 USD today. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Long time RSBFS reader Mike has rolled out a very interesting bike for today’s Featured Listing. Designed by Yamaha with considerable help from the Parker-RADD concept, the GTS was one of several attempts to improve upon motorcycle front suspension systems – a noble endeavor undertaken by the likes of Ner-A-Car (way back in 1918!), the aforementioned James Parker, multiple Bimota Tesi models throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Honda powered ELF racers, and even one-off builders such as Spanish legend Tony Foale and Dutch designer Nico Bakker. What they all hoped to achieve was to separate normal suspension movement from the forces of braking and weight transfer. The reality is that each of the innovative concepts had some downsides, and the telescopic fork remains the defacto front suspension design to this day.

Featured Listing: 1993 Yamaha GTS

The Yamaha GTS was a bit of an oddity; not only did it represent the only full-blown Big Four manufacturer departing from the telescopic fork, it wasn’t really a focused sport bike. For starters, this is a big motorcycle – figure over 600 pounds when full of water, oil and fuel. The powerplant is the venerable FZR1000 unit, which makes for outstanding sport-touring potential along with legendary reliability. Under way, the rider cannot even tell this bike doesn’t have forks, although braking stability is above par. Sadly, after only 2 short years Yamaha pulled the plug on the experiment. The GTS was just not what buyers wanted, regardless of how cool they were. What started as a deviation from the FJ1100 and FJ1200 turned into but a minor break; Yamaha reverted back to the established model with the introduction of the FJR1300. The RADD Parker dream in production was over. Today’s seller has a LOT to say about this fantastic example, and we’ll let him take it away from here:

From the seller:
For Sale: 1993 Yamaha GTS 1000 AE
Second multi-bike enthusiast Owner.
Reducing the collection size.

Updated Price: $6,750 CAD, which is $5,279 USD on 5.23.2022
Contact information: claerhoutmike@gmail.com

Bike presents at about 8.5 out of 10. Ready to ride anywhere. Mostly original with tasteful modifications for ease of use, maintenance and or reliability. Stored in a heated garage under a dust cover on a battery tender.
Purchased from original owner in 2008 with ~13,000kms (~8060 miles) on the clock. Currently has 36,340kms (22531 miles).

Never been down while moving on the road. Fell over once in the garage when moving. Small mark on the left fairing.

More from the seller:
Recent service including:

Fresh Oil and filter (changed every year or 4000kms)
Valve clearance check (all within spec)
Cleaned Air filters
Changed clutch and brake fluids (done every 2 years)
New spark plugs
New BattleAx BT023 sport touring tires (~500kms on them)

Extras/modifications since 2008 include
Stainless steel brake lines
Rebuilt ABS Pump
Brake bleeders on all caliper ports
Re-geared (smaller rear sprocket) to lower engine RPM at speed
Regina X-Ring Gold series chain
Polished rims with clear coating
New rear wheel bearings
Rebuilt and greased rear suspension linkage
Custom built seat fitted
Sport low windscreen
Rigid Ignite driving lights
LED headlight bulb
5 level heated grips
Givi V35 saddle bags with light kit fitted to a custom-made quick attach/detach rack

More from the seller:
Spare parts included in sale (Parts have been accumulated from spares inventories all over the world. They are NOT FROM THIS BIKE but will fit it if required. Most of these parts are ETREMELY rare:
Headlight assembly
Taillight assembly
Usable right side fairing
2 x damaged but repairable left side fairings
Damaged but repairable left and right belly fairings
Complete subframe and inner liner fender/battery box
2 top cowls with storage box – 1 damaged, 1 clean
Rear left and right-side panels in good condition. Some scratches.
Front wheel – not bent.
2 left and 1 right mirror – need minor repair and paint
Main dash cowl and inner upper mouldings
2 sets of upper fairing side access panels
Left and right passenger grab handles
Rear cowl top moulding
Front swingarm trim moulding
Various front signal light lenses, mounts, backing plates
2 ABS Pumps (need to be rebuilt)
Various mirror mount plates, spring clips, adjusters
1 new, never used stock seat, 1 used stock seat, and 1 Corbin saddle all in great condition.
Factory windshield
Factory service manual
Various media articles, publications from 1992-93 about the GTS

Today’s Featured Listing represents a well loved and well sorted example of a very rare breed. It also represents a bit of a bargain in the current world of crazy collector bike pricing, and includes a ton of spares and rare items. The Yamaha GTS remains alone as the only mass-produced example of an alternative front suspension design marketed by a major manufacturer. This is undeniably rare, and a sort of unicorn in its own right, even in the public never really warmed to the idea. If you are like minded and in the market for something unique yet usable, give Mike a shout. The bike is located in the Province of Alberta in Canada, with an *updated asking price of just $6,750 CAD. Thanks for supporting the site, Mike!

MI

Featured Listing – 1993 Yamaha GTS
Yamaha March 10, 2022 posted by

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale!

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale on eBay!

Make: Yamaha
Year: 1999 – First Gen!
Model: YZF R1
Miles: 8,650
Location: Charlotte, NC
Price: $5,950 – No Reserve!

Okay, I understand and I know some of the RSBFS die hard folks will hurl insults and profanities at me, but “Jimmy crack Korn . . . ”

I’ve sat on this one for a few days and couldn’t help myself any longer because in today’s price happy, hyper-inflated motorcycle world we live in- Where ya gonna find a bonafide, low mileage super bike for under $6,000? I’ll tell ya where- North Carolina!

From the seller
1999 Yamaha. Dealer maintained and serviced, never abused, upgrades include; new Michelin pilot sport front and rear, shorty carbon pipe (scorpion Oem style included), jetted to perfection, stainless braided brake lines. Double bubble wind screen (Oem screen included), solo rear cover (OEM passenger seat included), just tuned up for spring riding, new plugs and battery. Bike needs nothing.

Sounds promising- Right? I have a few small issues, but nothing that distracts from the value.

If my memory is firing on all cylinders these pump out around 150hp, have 105 pound feet of torque, top out around 170mph and can still stir emotions equal to machines costing 3 times as much. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally down with the new R1M and all of it’s CF and tech wizardry, but there’s just something about knowing you’re in control of it all.


Not a very useful photo, but it does give you a feeling for how clean this machine is.

On to my small issues-

Me thinks that slip-joint is wrong- what say you? Now about that little scratchy, scratch on the swing-arm . . . Perhaps some jewelers polish would do the trick? Maybe a Scotch Brite pad? Belt sander and 80 grit?

There they are! Damn, those pesky LP truck cab lights always seem to find their way in to my posts.

Okay, I am only joking about the swing-arm ding. Yes, it’s there, but it doesn’t phase me one iota on this machine and especially at this price point. The truck cab front signals are easily removed and replaced with new Yami OEM directionals.
Correct or not- My OCD would kick in on the exhaust slip-joint thingy and I’d have to replace it with something like this period correct Arrow Exhaust.

Not a fan of my modifications? Buy it and ride it as is then let us know how bad ass it is!

Cheers!

Doug

1999 Yamaha YZF R1 For Sale!
Honda December 27, 2021 posted by

2003 Honda RC51 For Sale!

2003 RC51 VTR 1000 For Sale on eBay!

Don’t you all think I look pretty good on the VTR? Yup, I was ripping it up that day during the photo shoot . . . had on my new Joe Rocket suit and my custom Shoei lid along with my Miguel DuHamel custom gloves. Since none of you believed that, I will have you know I did rock a Joe Rocket suit and Shoei lid back in the day 🙂

You might be asking “Why did dipshit doug use a stock photo for this listing?” I have your answer- because old man Doug’s’ World Wide Web skills let him down on this one. I couldn’t grab the auction site images and place them in a neat, story like fashion for your viewing pleasure :sadface:

However, since the RC51 and Nicky are forever synonymous- I have have a nice picture of Nicky for you to look at while viewing my write-up

Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Mileage: 10059
Price: $8,000 B.I.N.

From the seller:
THIS 2003 RC51 or RVT1000R SP2 IS IN AMAZING CONDITION MECHANICALLY, COSMETICALLY, AND SOUNDS MAGICAL NEVER BEEN CRASHED, SO NO CRASH DAMAGE. NO LOW SPEED LOW SIDES, NOTHING. MINOR BLEMISHED FROM NORMAL USE FOR NEARLY 19 YEARS, BUT SEROISLY AMAZING CONDITION. MILEAGE IN PIC IS ACTUAL(10,059), BUT MAY RIDE HER NOW AN THEN TO CHARGE BATTERY. HAS NEW REMUS REVOLUTION EXHAUST, DYNO MAPPED POWER COMMANDER, PAIR MOD, FLAPPER MOD, FLUSH MOUNT TURN SIGNALS, 520 CHAIN & SPROCKET CONVERSION, UNDERTAIL, AND MORE. ALSO HAVE STOCK EXHAUST AND TURN SIGNALS, ETC THAT GO WITH IT. INCLUDES BINDER WITH PICS WHEN NEW, AS WELL AS WHEN MODS WERE DONE. ALSO FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL. THIS BIKE IS A PLEASURE TO RIDE. BRAND NEW MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT FRONT AND BACK, NEW HONDA FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS, COOLANT AND BRAKE FLUID FLUSHED AND REPLACED, OIL AND FILTER JUST CHANGED, BRAND NEW HONDA IN TANK FUEL PUMP, AND ,MORE I HAVE FORGOTTEN. THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH THIS BIKE!! I WILL NOT SELL TO STUNTERS OR ANYONE ELSE THAT WON’T TAKE CARE OF HER. PLEASE DON’T BID IF THAT IS YOU! NOT KIDDING. I DO NOT WANT TO SELL, DO NOT HAVE TO SELL, BUT HEALTH DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO RIDE A SPORTBIKE ANY LONGER. IS IN DENVER, CO. I WILL ASSIST WITH SHIPPING AS FAR AS DELIVERING TO YOUR SHIPPER IN THE DENVER METRO AREA ONLY. ANY AND ALL PAYMENT METHODS BESIDES CASH WILL CLEAR MY BANK BEFORE VEHICLE OR TITLE ARE RELEASED.IVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY SINCE 2003. NO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS. JUST MY PERSONAL STUFF. SO DON’T EXPECT ME TO ACT LIKE ONE. COME TAKE A LOOK AT THE BIKE IN PERSON. I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THAT. OR HAVE A MECHANIC COME LOOK. IT IS WHAT IT IS.

There you have it- the inexperienced and throttle junkies need not apply! Oh no, no, no . . . this one has been reserved for a select few. Is this one reserved for you? Are you up for the 135 ponies this DooKattee Killer serves up? Can you still fit into your old Nicky/Joe Rocket 1 piece suit? That last question rules me out because I’m sure I’d pop the zipper and look like a potato on tooth pics! Lord help me.

Again, my apologies for lacking the proper picture skill set and for rambling on about Nicky, Joe, zippers and tooth pics, but the boss has a word count rule or minimum something or other we have to follow- Pfffft!

You’ll need to click the hot link (above) in order flush your mind of the image of me with a busted zipper. Trust me, it’s well worth a look. It’s a nice RC with a really nice Remus exhaust system installed.

Don’t delay because this BIN ends in 1 day and a few hours.

Go on now and Git!

Check out our past RC51 posts here!

Cheers!

dd

MV Agusta November 16, 2021 posted by

From the GOAT files: 2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna

Through a long and storied history, MV Agusta continues to redefine itself, and the legendary sporting motorcycles associated with the passion of the late Count Domenico Agusta. And while perhaps better known for racing associations with the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood and John Surtees, the Senna model of the F4 holds a special place for collectors. These are rare machines with unique features not found on other models.

2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna for sale on eBay

Ayrton Senna was inarguably one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers in the modern era. He was sadly lost in the mid-1990s, but not before he put his stamp on the 4-wheel competition, made good friends with Cagiva boss Claudio Castiglioni, and started a foundation to aid the destitute children in his native Brazil. All three of those accomplishments came together during Claudio’s involvement with Ducati in the form of the first of three Senna Limited Edition bikes starting with the 916. Fast forward to Cagiva’s ownership of MV Agusta, and again the star power of Senna retuned – with both F4 750 and F4 1000 editions. Today’s example is the last of the Senna tribute bike lineup, the brutally fast and wickedly sensuous F4 1000 R.

From the seller:
Vehicle Original VIN : ZCGAKFGM37V100587
2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna
Ultra Rear Collector’s Dream & Impossibly Perfect – One of Only 65 Imported into US.

Speedart Motorsports is thrilled to present this unmolested specimen for your consideration which is an opportunity not to be missed. An engraved brass placard on the upper triple clamp identifies the bike as #243 of 300 and one of only 65 examples imported into United States. Fitted with the Arrow exhaust system and Power Commander fuel management module this is a turn key motorbike eager to display its ferocity on the chicane or as trophy exhibit of the most discriminating collection.

The majority of Senna models see little use. Most were snapped up as rare collectors to be shown in museums, artistic displays, and garages of a certain stature. Therefore, to find such an example as this 2007 model with only 1819 miles is not that astounding. But the Senna limited edition examples bring a lot of looks to the table, despite the fantastic promise of performance of the model on which they were based. With yards of carbon fiber, top-shelf components, unique Senna livery and logo, and exclusive Senna ID plate on the headstock, this F4 would look great anywhere. But to get it there will take some cash. These are not inexpensive machines at the best of times, and today’s example looks to be exquisite.

The seller is asking $32k for this beauty – which might not be all that high given the relative rarity of Senna models overall, and the F4 1000 variant especially. The seller is a Miami based dealer with good feedback, and the pictures are worth the time it takes to scroll through them. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

From the GOAT files: 2007 Agusta F4 1000 Senna
Honda November 4, 2021 posted by

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale with only 5,172 miles!

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale on eBay!

Rock you like a Hurricane, “I’m on to you” by Hurricane, Cat 5 Hurricane or Honda Hurricane? Since you’re on this page, I’m guessing you’re more of the Honda Hurricane type person.

In 1988 the Honda Hurricane wasn’t overly sophisticated in any form except the fully encompassing fairing. Underneath it was a fairly slim double overhead cam, 4 valve per cylinder, water cooled power plant that could propel the big Hurricane to 155 mph. There were rumors of some folks pushing it to 160 mph, but I still raise my eyebrow to those numbers.

The fairings were a direct lift from Ducati’s Paso line and Honda caught some flack for it back in the day, but Honda being Honda, they rolled with it, brushed it off and looked the other way.

Honda used steel frames on the Hurricanes, which would give some insight as to why it tipped the scales at a biscuit over 550 pounds. Besides the fairing being able to slice through the wind at 155 mph it also made the Hurricane look cutting edge and fast while sitting still.

This particular machine looks to be in near perfect shape as it still holds a showroom shine (it also holds some pretty good company in the garage!). Having only covered 5,172 miles in the last 33 years this has to be one of the lowest mileage Hurricane examples in existence!(?)

From the original owner and seller
1988 Honda CBR 1000. I am the original owner. Very low mileage. Just serviced, rebuilt carbs, new fuel pump and fuel on/off valve. Always garaged. I have the original exhaust as well as a like new spare tank. The spare tank has a small mark on it and Honda replaced it in 1988. Bike runs great, better then new. Bike has a Vance & Hines exhaust as well as a dyna jet kit. This bike has been very well cared for and serviced it’s entire life. You will not find a nicer 1988 CBR 1000 Honda Hurricane.

This is one of the few times I’m going to agree with the sellers statement. This is a beautiful example and very deserving of being put on display.
At the time of writing the bid was up to $2,550 with the reserve firmly in place. I suspect this will need to be north of $5,000 to remove the reserve, but I’ve been wrong many times before and in today’s market who knows!

If you’re missing an 88′ Honda Hurricane in your collection- look no further!

Make the jump here and let us know if it really is that shiny in person.

Good luck!

Cheers,

dd

1988 Honda Hurricane 1000 For Sale with only 5,172 miles!
Ducati May 4, 2021 posted by

Smartly Dressed: 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Paul Smart

Ducati started the new century on a roll. The internet sensation that was the MH900e parlayed very well into the new line of Sport Classic models. And like the MHe, which was a nod to the earlier Mike Hailwood replicas of the 1980s, the Paul Smart edition was a definitive bow to the green framed 750SS that won in Imola way back in the early 1970s. Stylistically the Sport Classic 1000 Paul Smart was a success, but that was dwarfed by the collector interest in the new Limited Edition models. Today the Paul Smart Sport Classic remains highly collectable, and is likely to be more of a show piece than a hard core rider.

2006 Ducati Paul Smart for sale on eBay

Based around the Sport Classic engine, the air cooled, dual spark desmo unit is good for about 91 HP – if you want to wring it out that much. Max torque comes at a lower RPM – around 6,000 revs – which is really what this engine is all about; riding the torque curve from one corner to the next. The chassis is about as solid as any of the trellis designs that have come out of Bologna, and the top-shelf Ohlins suspension front and rear ensure road-tire compliance. The brakes are naturally Brembo units with large, 320 mm disks up front. The rider position is perfectly suited to aggressive canyon riding – which is perhaps where these limited edition examples come up short. The reach to the bars is very long, making the Paul Smart a great looking torture rack. Between the collector status and the lack of civilian comfort, it’s no wonder that most of these bike have few miles on them.

From the seller:
Flawless limited edition 2006 Ducati Paul Smart Sport Classic.

This limited edition series was built by Ducati in 2006 to commemorate Paul Smart’s win at the Imola 200 race in 1972. With only 2,250 built, this is a true collectors piece to be ridden and enjoyed.

Installed performance parts:
Ducati performance ECU
Termignoni Exhaust
Rizoma clear belt gazer
Rizoma mirrors
Rizoma see through clutch cover
Adjustable levers

Original parts:
original tool kit
original ECU
original levers
original exhaust and bracket
additional countershaft sprocket
original clutch and belt covers
original mirrors
original clutch outer pressure plate

The seller has included a video of this particular bike. Enjoy!

This bike has a few interesting add-ons, which is a common trait for the model. Somehow a limited edition, special livery motorcycle is not unique enough without a few mods. The Termi exhaust is a standard (and welcome) add, and the ECU is somewhat required to wake up the performance and aid in fueling with the new pipes. The rest of the items are a bit of lipstick and eyeshadow, to be honest, although I’m not one to judge a rider’s preference. Thankfully the seller has included the stock items as part of the sale, which is a bonus.

At only 5,988 miles this super clean 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 10000 Paul Smart is looking for a new home. Prices have varied wildly on asks related to this model, and this one has a Buy It Now price of $25,000. Looking at recent RSBFS postings, there has been a lower miles example listed for a higher-priced $30k, but failed to sell. Yes, these are collector motorcycles and buyers are interested – however the market does not appear to be 30 grand hot. Is $25k more of the magic number? The seller is open to offers, so this one might go to a new home yet. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Smartly Dressed: 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Paul Smart
Moto Guzzi February 5, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Update 2.5.2021: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Often a classic motorcycle’s history has a major part to play in its future.  This two-owner Daytona was owned by an eminent architect / engineer, and mostly on display for many seasons.  RSBFS fan Gavin has made it ready for the next owner to ride or show.

1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Wanting to live up to their storied competition history, Moto Guzzi commissioned a four-valve head for their 1000cc V-twin.  Gentleman racer John Wittner helped design the package, with 95 hp and a ready-to-ride weight of 502 lbs.  Electronic fuel injection and catalyst amidships kept the Daytona legal.  An advanced linkage kept the shaft drive from over-reacting, with a Koni monoshock and Marzocchi forks.  The long tank and integrated fairings provided seating and protection for one and a close friend.

Gavin is based in Conn. and had a well-regarded shop prepare his Daytona for the next owner.  Beside cam belts, tires, all fluids and expendables, the work included fork seals, brakes, the fuel pump, and some electrical system work.  Easy on the eyes if not the ears, the Staintune exhaust of course does away with the catalyst.  Though coming up on 12K miles, it looks and has components of a much younger machine.  Here are Gavin’s thoughtful comments –

This extremely rare Daytona has been meticulously maintained and serviced, and garaged in the living room of my house.  It has been very lightly ridden for the past 15 years and was completely mechanically renovated in December 2020 by Jim Hamlin and team at authorized Moto Guzzi dealer Hamlin Cycles in Bethel, Connecticut. It has 11,706 miles.
 
 
I am the second owner of the bike.  I bought it in 1999 from the original owner, my friend and riding buddy Michael Czysz who was quite the motorcycling visionary and legend.  See the Cycle News article – here – .
 
This Daytona is a superbike of sound and fury.  The roar through the Staintune pipes is not just throaty but has the edge of a passing  jet plane. It has all the torque and power you’d expect from a big V Twin and is an awesome open road bike.  As mentioned it is very, very rare, very uniquely styled, and extremely muscular – turns heads wherever it goes.
 
Gavin asks $14,995 for his Daytona .

As collectible as most Guzzi’s are, the Daytona is a real prize with engineering and performance way over on the sporty side of the range.  The four-valve heads were retired for many years after the Daytona’s sunset, and total production barely exceeded 1,000 total.  Dr. John Wittner and his disciples had good luck with the Daytona’s inspiration, in the thunder twins classes.  Gavin’s Daytona has an interesting history and expert service to back up the excellent cosmetics.  .

Featured Listing – 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000
Honda January 7, 2021 posted by

More Polishing Hours than Miles – 1979 Honda CBX

Showing just 3,784 miles, this CBX show bike’s condition is hard to believe.  The third and present owner rode it once or twice but found being a museum docent on every ride was a reminder that this CBX is just too nice.

1979 Honda CBX for sale on eBay

Already a world sales leader, Honda wanted to demonstrate their engineering chops, and found a venue in the double overhead-cam inline six.  Even the small 64.5 mm bores made for a wide package, and provided 105 hp at 9,000 rpm.  Honda kept the center of gravity low, disguising the mass of package.  Period UJM features like air-adjustable forks and the 19-inch front wheel are featured, and there’s a nod to the 600 lbs. riding weight in the 296mm rear brake disk – larger than the 276mm fronts.  The six-into-two exhaust needed its own bottle of chrome polish.

The Florida owner tells most of his CBX’s history, which is surprisingly short.  The level of polish is way over the top, but very little about the CBX isn’t.  For all the dirty flat black Comstar wheels out there, these laboratory examples are a beacon of hope.  From the looks of the tank, the fuel was drained for most of the display years.  The seat fairing looks original but the owner says no, and it’s hard to argue with someone who puts a rag down under the centerstand in the eBay auction:

Three owner bike.  Brief history 1st owner, from Oklahoma, purchased new and  kept the bike in his house until 2002 and bike was sold to a collector in Ohio, 2nd owner never rode the bike and sold to me in 2020.  The CBX was refreshed by the 2nd owner and stored in a climate controlled building with his collection of vintage motorcycles.

Refresh of the CBX was done by a shop in Georgia that performed the following – new tires, chain and sprockets, fork oil and seals replaced, original exhaust chromed to show quality, complete tune up, coils, spark plug wires, carbs rebuilt, wheels and side cases polished and new paint job.  2nd owner likes his bikes “over restored”.   $,$$$ were spent and the bike was placed back in the collection. I purchased last year and just recently decided to start and ride the CBX–after changing all fluids, adding a fuel filter, bike was started and taken to a local shop to check/synch the carbs.  Bike ran great with all 105 horses on tap it was a pure joy to ride – rode 65 miles.  It has been painstakingly taken care of for 41 years and should continue to be.  Not many in this condition left.  Living in Florida, I wanted a nice UJM bike to ride during the winter months – this bike is too rare and collectable.  Took 45 minutes just to get gas as many people wanted to see and talk about it – do not see these driving around in this condition.
All lights – head, tail, turn signals, dash lights, horn function as new.  Tach, speedo and volt gauges are original – not restored.  The tach started to have a whining noise so it was disconnected.   Inside of tank looks new and is not coated.  The bike appears to have all its original parts except for the tail section.  Original tool kit and owners manual are like new.  Original shop manual along with many magazine articles and Honda brochures included with the sale.

 

Honda’s six was more successful than either the earlier Benelli or later Kawasaki, but still only survived four model years.  But during that time, it served as a dealer showpiece, occasional endurance racer, and collector’s icon.  This one has less miles but might be less original than some.  The eye-watering starting bid might be offset by the show-ready appearance, at least for some buyers.

-donn

More Polishing Hours than Miles – 1979 Honda CBX