Posts by tag: 675

Suzuki January 12, 2019 posted by

Use Your Boost to Get Through – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

Vying for additional power without displacement, the 1980’s saw major cycle makers attempt to tailor the excess heat and complexity of turbocharging to sport bikes.  Suzuki’s entry is the rarest and this one has ultra-low mileage, and just one tangle with the mischievous elves that tip stuff onto parked motorcycles.

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo for sale on eBay

Suzuki based their turbo on a 673cc inline four, and used electronic fuel injection to tailor the fuel delivery through the variable throttle / boost map.  85 hp are claimed, leading to the model designation.  An early adopter of innovations like Full-Floater rear suspension, air-oil cooling system ( with piston squirters ), and 16-inch front wheel, the XN85 was a bit of a tech showcase.  Kayaba provided the suspension, with anti-dive forks.  Triple disks are big but not oversize considering the 550 lb. ready-to-ride weight.  Angular fairing and sculpted tank owe royalties to the then-recent Katana.

Detailed photos should be part of an auction with a high falutin’ buy-it-now, which this eBay bike parts dealer probably knows.  Nothing a pre-purchase inspection can’t remedy, however.  Some history and service record(s) would be a help, even for a bike with so many years and so few miles.  Short and sweet from the eBay listing:

483 miles – all original except petcock, last ran in December 2018. Also, have Service Manual, and original title.
Right rear tail section has scratches that can be fixed.

Suzuki’s turbo was the sportiest of the big four’s litter, though even at that it’s more of a GT.  None were real showroom success stories, but maybe their role was more of leading edge glitterati for the dealer.  Under just the right conditions, the XN85 could woosh through the traps first, or just look great on the sidestand.  Either way the XN85 can provide liter-size performance from a boosted mid-size, and maybe the make offer button will let us know whether this is a survivor or museum piece.

-donn

 

Use Your Boost to Get Through – 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo
MV Agusta November 6, 2017 posted by

MotoAmericana: 2013 MV Agusta F3 SuperSport Race Bike

In the annals of US-based motorcycle motorsports, we are in a rare period of ascension. Driven by the goal of delivering US talent onto Europe’s doorstep for inclusion in WSBK and MotoGP championships, MotoAmerica has one of America’s top pilots at the corporate helm: Wayne Rainey. Today’s bike comes from the MotoAmerica series, and is itself a stepping-stone to the bigger classes in the US. Open to 636cc four cylinder bikes, 675cc three cylinder bikes or 750cc twins, the SuperStock category allows for some minor internal and suspension mods (along with a minimum weight) to align with FIM Supersport regulations (check out MotoAmerica). This 2013 MV Agusta F3 has been a championship contender from an established race team, and hosts a variety of upgrades over a stock example. If you want to rip some serious lap times at your next track day event, you might want to read on. I’ll let to the seller pick up the narrative:

2013 MV Agusta F3 SuperSport MotoAmerica Racer for sale on eBay

From the seller:
MOTO AMERICA MV Agusta F3 Racebike!
The MotoAmerica championship replaced the AMA as our national top level motorcycle racing series in 2015, and BellissiMoto was there, with Javelin Broderick racing this awesome MV Agusta F3 all around the country, finishing as high as 7th, in the ultra-competitive field, in our first year, with a young (19yr old) racer who had never visited a majority of the tracks before.

Full Moto America SuperSport Race Build!
Armour Bodies – Racing Bodywork
Arrow – Full Competition Racing Exhaust
Bitubo – ECH 29 Nitrogen Gas Charged Fork Cartridge Kit
– the exact piece from Jules Cluzels 2014 World Super Sport Race bike!
– factory reconditioned after the 2014 season then sent to us
Bitubo – XXF31 Fully Adjustable Nitrogen Pressurized Rear Shock
– the exact piece from Jules Cluzels 2014 World Super Sport Race bike!
– factory reconditioned after the 2014 season then sent to us)).
Bitubo – Adjustable Nitrogen Charged Steering Damper
CNC Racing – Adjustable Brake and Clutch Lever
CNC Racing – Adjustable Rearsets
CNC Racing – Bar End Lever Guard
CNC Racing – Top Triple Clamp
CNC Racing – Clip Ons
CNC Racing – Quick Release Gas Cap
Domino – XM2 Super Soft Grips
EVR – Slipper Clutch (same as used by all the Factory MV Agusta race teams)
Galfer – SPECIAL R&D PRODUCTION – PRO RACER ONLY – Full Floating Rotors
MotoHolders – lightweight aluminum racing fairing stay
MWR – XXL Intake Kit and Racing Air Filter with adjustment kit
– same as used by all the Factory MV Agusta race teams)
MV Agusta – Racing ECU Upgrades and help from Reparto Corse development
Rapidbike – Racing module
Rapidbike – Quick Shifter / Sensor
Rapidbike – YouTune module
RG Racing – Engine Protection Kit (Clutch and Alternator covers)
Rizoma – Brake Fluid Reservoir
Samco Sport – Silicone Racing Hose Kit
Superlight Sprockets and Lightweight 520 MVXZ Racing Chain
Zero Gravity – Double Bubble Racing Windscreen
Paint by Andrew Swenson, Graphics by Drippin Wet.

Bike has been serviced meticulously by professionals, and the bike has been used for less than 250 miles since it’s last complete service.

It runs PERFECTLY and has 2 custom maps; 1 for premium, 1 for race gas.

EVERYTHING WORKS, THE BIKE NEEDS NOTHING.

More from the seller:
Obviously the bike is used, it was raced in the 2015 MotoAmerica Championship by Javelin Broderick, and only suffered 2 crashes, both of which resulted in minor damage which was professionally repaired and the bike was put back into use throughout the year’s remaining racing activities without any negative incidents. Overall Condition is that of an authentic racebike that’s 100% ready to roll onto the starting grid and race again. She would look perfectly at home in World Super Sport, the paint is great, there are very few chips/scratches/cracks, and the bike has been fully torn down and rebuilt after it’s race season before becoming my personal track bike for the past 2 seasons. The bike needs nothing, jump on it and ride. This was our “B” bike during the season, so she has low miles (1649), and an ultra-fresh engine!

More from the seller:
Why am I selling? I own BellissiMoto, America’s premier exotic Motorcycle, Parts, Gear, and Accessories store, but I also have about 25 bikes (3 track/race only bikes already) in my personal collection and it’s time to clear out some of the bikes I just don’t ride enough.

More from the seller:
NOTE – THIS BIKE DOES NOT COME WITH A TITLE.
It was purchased directly from MV Agusta’s Racing Director (Bruce M.), and CEO (Helen V.) under a special arrangement for the race season. Original bill of sale from MV Agusta to me is included, this bike is not stolen, and it is not an unusual or strange purchase arrangement for a professional race bike / team, as the manufacturers shield themselves from the potential liability of having factory racebikes turned back into street bikes, etc…

This is common for collectors or racers, and if you have questions or concerns, please ask – there is nothing to hide here.

There is a huge difference between a stripped down track-day bike and a fully developed racer. Of the two, a bike contending for an established championship will nearly always be the more meticulously prepared of the two; races are won by consistent equipment as much as consistent riding skills. Here is your opportunity to either stock your man cave with one of the coolest possible MV Agustas I can think of, as the coolest bike in your next track day, or as a fantastic foundation for your foray into amateur racing (it always helps to start with a properly sorted bike). As a street bike the F3 has been lauded as a fantastic handling machine; this racer only goes to show you how close the track has come to the street in recent years. Check out this 2013 MV Agusta F3 racer here; you could not build something even close for the asking price. Good Luck!!

MI

MotoAmericana: 2013 MV Agusta F3 SuperSport Race Bike
Triumph December 27, 2016 posted by

SE Yes – 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 SE

Developed from the TT600 but returning to Triumph’s 3-cylinder roots, the Daytona 675 was a brilliant middleweight. The SE was primarily a black and gold color exercise but this one looks great with low miles.

2008 Triumph Daytona 675 SE for sale on eBay

The 675cc triple is quite oversquare and claims 123 hp in a smooth way.  The twin aluminum spar frame has a matching swingarm and fully adjustable suspension on both ends.  The design also uses radially mounted front brakes and 3-into-1 underseat exhaust.  Weight has been kept under control and the 675 is capable of an 11-second quarter.

Coming out of an Illinois dealer, this SE looks cared for and has just over 13,000 miles.  The aftermarket rearsets are a good color match for the fork tubes and it has a Two Brothers exhaust fitted.  From the eBay auction:

This 2008 Triumph 675 Daytona Special Edition has only 13,113 miles and has had all of its maintenance performed. This bike is immaculate and comes with frame sliders, axle sliders, tinted shield, Two Brothers exhaust, and much more. This bike is ready to ride and all it needs is a good home!

The 675 scored well with journalists and went on to racing success in super stock classes under many privateers.  A nice success for Triumph, and still an interesting find in the 600cc neighborhood.  The SE has classic good looks and this trade-in looks like a nice example…

-donn

SE Yes – 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 SE
Sport Bikes For Sale February 12, 2011 posted by

W$$ Aspirations? 2009 Factory Triumph 675

W$$ Aspirations?  2009 Factory Triumph 675

Here is the cure, if you have the itch to test the waters of WSS racing.  I’m assuming that would apply to almost no RSBFS readers (we can dream though) but I’m sure there might be a race bike collector or two that might be interested.  This little 675 isn’t cheap though.  The starting bid is $150,000 and the BIN price is $200,000.  Yikes, is that what it costs to run mid pack in WSS ?  Now time for me to get on my soap box.  I don’t know if that price is reasonable for a WSS race bike or not.  What I do know is that for a bike of that price you have to advertise the darn thing correctly. 

There is this from the auction:

I AM CURRENTLY ONLY OFFERING THIS (1) PICTURE OF THE BIKE DUE TO THIS PIC HAS ALREADY BEEN RELEASED IN THE NATIONAL PRESS RELEASES AND I DONT WISH TO RELEASE OTHER PHOTOS AT THIS TIME.

What?  This isn’t the Holy Grail.  This isn’t even a championship winning bike.  It is a very nice race bike that I’m sure a lot of people would love to own. For that asking price show us some darn pictures of what she’s got.  I was expecting some serious race bike porn when I came across this auction!  In the sellers defense there is a lot of text info on what has been done to the bike.  It’s a  lengthy text so you’ll have to check out the auction for all the details. 

Ian is here to hook you up though.  I found some BE1 Racing test footage from 08.  Not exactly the same bike but should be pretty close.

And here is a link to a Flickr account with a bunch of photos of the team and bike.

Now wrapped up in this whole auction is something about a charity event and the bike being donated for the event.  My weary brain can’t quite figure out what exactly is up.  If you can figure it out feel free to post in the comments.  .

IK