Posts by tag: 1990

Yamaha October 7, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R OW-01 For Sale

If yesterday’s OW-02 didn’t appeal, perhaps today’s OW-01 FZR750R will! Originally featured in our Seattle Homologation listing, this rare example is now available on eBay.

Seller’s description from the listing:

All original and in excellent condition with reasonably low mileage.

Shown with YEC Kit exhaust canister but will have with original Yamaha exhaust muffler in place at time of sale as the original has been wrapped up and boxed for safe keeping.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you’ll already know the history and how rare the 0W01 is here in the United States.

Reportedly, there were less than 30 of these machines Stateside when Yamaha imported them back in ’89-’90 and supplied the AMA Superbike team with theirs to race.

Most became race bikes -so the number of original condition machines that were never raced remains VERY low.

I’ve only seen two of these in my life: In the mid-90’s, there was an OW-01 at Beaverton Yamaha. The other was at the Barber Museum and here’s my photo:

Yamaha FZR750-RR OW-01

Good luck to the seller and to all interested parties: bid high, big often!

dc

Honda December 8, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30 For Sale in Rochester

A very nice looking RC30 for sale here, spotted on the Rochester Craigslist.

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

This rare bike only 300 made for the US market!!

Bike is a UK Import with clear US Title and current registration

– Full Race Termignoni Stainless exhaust with Carbon Muffler ($2,900 Value)
– Stock Factory wheels included
– ISR Front Brake Rotors & ISR 6 Piston Calipers ($3,000 Value)
– Carbon Fiber Rear Fender ($300 Value)
– Marvic 17inch Magnesium Wheels (Front & Rear $2400 Value) – powdercoated to match gold color in bike pinstripe

-Ohlins steering damper ($250 Value)

-Ohlins rear shock ($900 Value)

-Racing rear sets ($500 Value)

-Clear headlight lens covers

-SS brake and clutch lines

-NOS OEM tool bag

-NOS OEM rear wheel tools

The Honda VFR750R, frame designation ‘RC30’, was a fully faired racing motorcycle created for homologation purposes for the World Superbike championship by Honda Racing Corporation (HRC). It was first released to the Japanese market in 1987. American enthusiasts had to wait until 1990 to get their hands on an RC30. The final one hundred RC30 machines were made for England in 1990.

The title and registration, combined with the the obvious care and thoughtful upgrades, make this bike a standout. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one listed for sale in recent memory. What do you guys think of the $16k asking?

dc

Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!

[AffomaticEbay]Honda Motorcycle Rare[/AffomaticEbay]

Honda October 9, 2008 posted by

1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE: Low Miles, Titled, and Great Price

The owner of this 1990 Honda MC21 NSR250R SE on eBayMotors is listing a buy-it-now of only $6500! Does aftermarket bodywork affect the price or are these just not as valuable as I’d think?

quote from seller’s eBay ad:

Clean and ready to ride. This bike needs nothing, runs great. Has new Tyga body, Michelin power sports, GP pipes and silencers, steering stabilizer, all stock otherwise, SE suspension (adjustable) and R motor (wet clutch). Bike came from Thailand from Tyga several years back ( have papers from previous owner). Have Ma. titled in hand, which is hard to get and makes registering for you much easier

I’ve seen Tyga products listed on other ads, but I can’t same I’m totally familiar with them. So I took a look at the Tyga-performance.com website and it states the follow:

Tyga Performance specialises in providing support for non mainstream sports and racing motorcycles, as well as an increasing range of carbon fiber products for modern sportsbikes.

If you haven’t clicked the link yet, you should as the gallery and projects sections are loaded with pure 2-stroke porn! Some seriously nice looking conversions!

I like this example a lot, especially since I believe $6500 sounds pretty fair. What is your experience with this bodywork and what do you think of the price?

dc