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Sport Bikes For Sale August 29, 2011 posted by

Seeing Double? Yep, another Yamaha FZR 750R

Location: Winchester, Virginia
Mileage: 31,143
Price: Auction, BIN $12,000

People have said many times that bikes pop up in bunches here at RSBFS and it seems to be true. Andrew posted a rare and interesting FZR 750R and I thought “wow, won’t see one of those again anytime soon.” Wrong. Here’s another one. Andrew’s post points out the details on this fine and rare machine. Production was 200 as a homologation special by Yamaha for AMA Superbike racing. Yamaha didn’t put out any other 750 in the FZR lineup at this point. The bike features well known Yamaha features of the time – the Delta Box frame and five valve per cylinder Genesis engine.

Here’s some more pics-

Here’s the description from the seller-

This 1987 Yamaha FZR 750R is a very rare superbike. this bike, as shown in the V.I.N. number, is #101 one of only 200 superbikes imported to the USA and was a factory AMA competition model. This is not the same production bike as the more common FZR 600 or 1000 street models.

It is my understanding that Yamaha VIN number sequential digits began with number xxxx101, therefore this bike is #1, the FIRST produced.

Whats it worth? I have no idea, but I have been told the range could be from $8,000. to the mid twenties, therefore I started the bid at $8k.

Here’s what I know:
These 200 superbikes were the pre-cursor to Yamaha’s famed OW01 FZR 750RR Homologation.
There were only 200 of them made to satisfy the AMA Homologation rules
There are very few left as most of them were raced just like any other LE Homologation production model.

This bike is #101 of only 200 made for the US market. To homologate the FZR for AMA racing, Yamaha had to bring 200 street-spec 750 into this country. This bike escaped the racetrack, instead becoming a garage queen. The bike is entirely stock. Never safety wired, never put on the track.

This bike has been in our family for many years, it has been in storage and it’s time for me to let it go. The bike has new tires and a new battery. I put some fuel in it and it started right up, it sounds good and everything appears to function properly, ie. clutch, brakes, etc. The bike has normal wear and some minor fairing cracks, paint chips, etc. I can send additional photos of any area if needed.

I have a clear Virginia title in hand for the successful bidder!

So it sounds like the bike runs and has been fairly well maintained. It does look to be missing a mirror. Might want to get some more detail on that. Never been raced but does have quite a few miles on it. Certainly, 1 of 200 (I don’t know if I buy that it’s the first one- maybe someone can weigh in) is also rare. But, does all of that add up to BIN of $12,000?

The seller admits not much knowledge of worth and seems to have just picked a starting point ($8k). While it’s a cool ride, it’s not an OW01 or 02. I would argue those are more impressive and important machines, so maybe not a fair comparison. The other one posted here by Andrew doesn’t list a BIN or reserve, so hard to immediatley compare.

Bottom line: I do think this bike is cool, I don’t know if it should command the price of say a GSXR750LE. You may certainly disagree.

So while there may be debate on value, I see little debate on cool. Decide for yourself by checking this bike out.

-RN

Sport Bikes For Sale April 24, 2010 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines Edition #505 Of 600

This is a FZR600 Vance & Hines limited edition with 9,500 miles!  Located near Sacramento, California is a 1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines limited edition #505 Of 600 with 9,500 original miles.  The seller states that this bike has been garaged kept and comes with a cover.  This bike looks to vary from stock in that it has color matched seats, purple exhaust/rear peg mounts, purple sprocket, smoked windscreen and polished lips on the wheels.  The asking price is $4,000 which isn’t outrageous if you’re looking for a LE FZR even though these are all cosmetic except for the Vance & Hines exhaust.  See the two other FZR600 V&H bikes we posted in the past here.  If you’re interested in this low mile FZR with period correct modifications, see the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Kawasaki March 19, 2010 posted by

2000 Kawasaki ZX-7R Ninja With 400 Miles

This is a ZX-7R with extremely low miles.  Located in Hopatcong, New Jersey is a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R with 400 original miles.  The bike has just been fully serviced with new spark plugs, fluid flush, carb clean, synch and jetted to match the Hindle titanium full system.  The bike comes with the original exhaust system too.  The seller mentions that the only modifications are the windscreen–very period–and the exhaust.  The asking price is $4,000–and I wouldn’t regret paying that for this bike at all.  The majority of these late ’90’s superbikes gained a lot of weight and the ZX-7R wasn’t an exception coming in at 448lbs.  However, regardless of weight, the bike still features a very good chassis and suspension set up.  The ZX-7R features fully adjustable front and rear suspension.  The weight penalty shows on the road during acceleration but, these bikes were designed to go racing and these Kawasaki’s did quite well during the 750cc period.  This is a fantastic example of the end of the ZX-7R line and would be a great addition to any garage.  See this bike on Craigslist here.  See more photos of the bike here.

AG

Ducati March 18, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #31 Of 100 On Ebay

This SPO has some use but it looks to be in very nice condition!  Located in Wrentham, Massachusetts is a 1994 Ducati 888 SPO with 20,700mi.  The seller has owned this bike since 2002, says that it’s always been garaged, and has received regular servicing. 

Ducati 888 SPO Limited For Sale

The modifications are:

1. Fast by Ferracci (FBF) light flywheel

2. FBF alloy vented clutch cover

3. FBF carbon fiber silencers and hangers

4. FBF kevlar brake lines

5. FBF Smoked windscreen

6. Carbon fiber counter shaft sprocket cover

7. Upgraded battery and voltage regulator

8. Upgraded chip

9. 45mm Farne exhaust

10. White Brothers steering dampener

11. AFAM 39 tooth rear sprocket

12. Race Tech fork springs woth gold valves

13. Cast iron full floating front rotors

14. Fresh Michelin Pilot Powers with only 450 miles

15. Trimmed undertail

The bike has three spider cracks in the tail, scratches on the shifter & foot peg from a tip over, dent in the exhaust pipe from the same tip over and the wheels have been powder coated black–I also believe the front number plate isn’t correct.  This looks to be a pretty straight forward, used, Ducati with plenty of life and enjoyment left in it.  The condition of this bike allows you to actually enjoy an 888 SPO without the nagging feeling of the odometer approaching another millennium–or it’s first. 

If you’d like to enjoy the last of the

AG

Ducati February 23, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO In Virginia

This is a very nice looking 888 SPO located on the East Coast.  Located in Varina, Virginia is a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO with 17,500mi.  The ’93 SPO is what was offered in the U.S. because the SP5 couldn’t pass U.S. regulations and they needed something to Homologate the 888 for AMA Superbike.  These are more closely related to the 888 Strada than the SP5 bikes.  Some more information about the SPO:

The SPO engine was identical to that of the 888 Strada, but many chassis components were shared with the SP5.The stainless-steel front discs and Showa fork were shared with the 888 Strada, but the SPO had a single seat, upswept exhaust pipes, and an Ohlins shock absorber with eccentric ride height adjustment. Even though it was a Monoposto, there wasn’t an aluminum rear subframe as on other Sport Production models.

Doug posted one of these SPO’s with 13,696mi for $8,900 just less than two weeks ago and it can be seen here.  The asking price for this example seems to be a very fair $7,000 in comparison.  This bike looks to be in perfect, original and unmodified condition.  If you’re looking for art that you can take out on the town and into the back-roads, see this SPO on Craigslist here.

AG

Kawasaki December 20, 2009 posted by

Doug Chandler’s 2007 ZX-10 AMA Superbike on ebay!

Everything looks to be authentic on this ex-AMA racer. This baby is sitting and being offered, for what I would think is a steal, at $8,500 B.I.N.! The spares package alone is worth more than half of the B.I.N. price. The seller has posted up numerous pictures for your consideration. I posted up half of them below. Even if your not interested in buying an AMA racer you shold go look at the spares this one is being sold with.

Seller says:

2007 KAWASAKI ZX10 AMA SUPERBIKE DOUG CHANDLER
Vehicle Description

This is Doug Chandlers AMA Superbike wth all the trimmings. Im making this a one for all deal including everything associated with this bike here is the list.

1.55mm Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC tripple clamps made in Italy for these special forks.

2. Exact magnesium Wheels

3. Racing large capacity radiator

4. Quick shift

5. Sato rear sets

6. Team Kawi Factory full Titanium exhaust system ( Also have Muzzy titanium short pipes)

7. Hot Bodies full prep ready to shoot complete Race bodywork

8. 5 front end stands

9. 6 Rear stands

10 2 sets of Chickenhawk tire warmers

11. 1 set of Pirelli superbike raceslicks

12. 2 stock gas tanks ( 1 black 1 green )

13. Complete stock exhaust

14.2 sets of galfer superbike wave rotors ( Front end )

15.1 pack AFAM racing rear sprockets

16. stock forks

17.stock airbox

18. stock trottle cable

19.stock rear shock

20 stock radiator

21 Ohlins rear shock

22 AIM Lap timer

23 Custom made Carbon fiber Air snorkle with battery mount

24.Special chain adjuster

25.PVM front brake Calipers

26.stainless brake lines

27. Brembo master cyclinder and brake lever

28.Carbon fiber FC FUEL TANK ( Thats on the bike )

29. # 2 Race motor ( Built by former Muzzy mechanic )

30. GRP steering stabilizer and stock ohlins too

Carbon Fibre gas tank, Full Team Kawi Titanium exhaust, Quick Shifter, Marzocchi Fork with pressurized reservoirs Custom made CNC triple clamps, extra Superbike motor are a few of the tid bits that caught my eye. Anyone care to guess how much the Marzocchi forks cost? Race bikes are always cool finds and this one is no exception. I am especially proud to give Kawasaki’s some love on our site because they receive the least out of the Japan Big 4. This will only make the 11th Kawasaki we’ve featured on our site.

dd

Suzuki October 31, 2009 posted by

Would you like to ride the same bike as your hero?

Located in Northern California are three AMA superbikes.  See description below:

3 Yoshimura Suzuki AMA superbikes

Please be aware that two of the three have all of the data logging, traction control, and race instrument clusters removed. This drops the price considerably. Due to the current AMA roadracing rules, Yoshimura Suzuki bought these bikes from a dealership before converting them to race bikes. So they have proper VIN, registration, and titles! So in essence, one could convert these 200+ HP Superbikes into streetbikes if they wanted.

The last bike listed is Mat Mladin’s race bike, as is, with all the insane factory race bits still on the bike. As a matter of fact, the tires are still the same ones still on this bike as last raced.

Due to the new homologation rules of the AMA Superbike series, Yoshimura Suzuki started out the 2009 season using 2008 bikes. So though these are ’08 models, they were only built back at the beginning of this year, just in time to start the 2009 race season. This is the real deal. Factory spec full on superbikes.

#22 Tommy Hayden Superbike $18,000.00:

http://www.tommyhayden.com/
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) – 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from ’09 season
* Ohlins internal fork kit (FGK 136)
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* Yoshimura Adjustable Rearsets
* Lightened rear brake rotor
* BMC race air filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* OEM steering damper
* OEM wheels / tires / front brake rotors
* OEM master / slave cylinders
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* OEM instrument cluster
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200 Km of use
* Swingarm pivot – standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage (OEM odometer shows 0 miles. Race instrument clusters were used the entire season) – 1,500 miles

#79 Blake Young Superbike $18,000.00:
http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/rider…r.cfm?did=3276
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) – 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from ’09 season
* Revalved / Sprung OEM Showa forks
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* Quick shifter
* Yoshimura Adjustable Rearsets
* BMC race filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* OEM steering damper
* OEM wheels / tires / front & rear brake rotors
* OEM master / slave cylinders
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* OEM instrument cluster
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200 ~ 300 KM of use
* Swingarm pivot – standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage 1,500 miles (OEM odometer shows 0 miles. Race instrument clusters were used the entire season)

#7 Mat Mladin Superbike $49,000:
* 2008 Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike (AMA American Superbike spec engine) – 202 HP at crank
* Fiberglass race bodywork exact from ’09 season
* Ohlins pressurized fork kit
* Ohlins rear shock (SU 788)
* Yoshimura R-77 Titanium/Carbon Full System exhaust
* Deep sump for race exhaust
* EM Pro
* quick shifter
* Mladin custom rearsets
* BMC race air filter
* Yoshimura Race harness
* Yoshimura Performance cams
* Yoshimura adjustable cam sprockets
* Ohlins steering damper
* Magtan magnesium 17″ rims
* Brembo monoblock radial mount front brake calipers
* Brembo front brake rotors
* Factory Suzuki triples with offset / caster adjustability – Caster adjustability +- 30min. Off-set inserts +- 2 mm
* Brembo master / slave cylinders
* MoTec instrument cluster
* MoTec data logging Includes suspension potentiometers, GPS system, lap timing
* 2-way switchable maps
* 520 RK drive chain. Assortment of rear drive sprockets (AFAM)
* California registration / title
* Engine has only 200KM of use
* Swingarm pivot – standard and off-set inserts (1 set each)
* Approximate mileage 1,500 miles (Race instrument clusters were used the entire season)

Pictures:

Hayden_22_1Hayden_22_2Hayden_22_3Hayden_22_6

What would could be cooler than showing up to Alice’s on a Desmo?  Mat Mladin’s bike would have to be right up there.

See these bikes on Bay Area Riders Forum here.

AG