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Kawasaki July 15, 2015 posted by

Museum Quality? – Pristine 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7

1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 on eBay

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The Kawasaki ZX-7 H1 represents a vital period for Kawasaki.  With Superbike racing really taking off, Suzuki had thrown down the gauntlet with the revolutionary GSX-R 750 and the other manufacturers were trying hard to catch up.  Everybody knows the age old racing mantra of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” and Kawasaki wanted a piece of Suzuki’s sales.  Enter the ZX-7.  Sporting a solid 105hp, soon to be legendary front end stability and maybe a slightly too harsh rear shock, Kawasaki was back in the game.  The great looks didn’t hurt either!

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If you’ve been nostalgic for a while and are really serious about adding a collector quality ZX-7 to your stable, this one deserves a serious look.   With just one owner, low miles and all of those hard to find stock bits still intact, you begin to appreciate what you are looking at here.  Over the years and throughout their lifetimes, many ZX-7s saw their owners remove things like the original signals, reflectors, chain guards and mudflaps in an effort to save a few pounds.  Collectors and restorers know how hard those things are to find these days.  This one is still on it’s original tires! (good for the collector, bad for the rider).
Please check out the seller’s full description here: 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7 on eBay

ORIGINAL OWNER, 1989 KAWASAKI NINJA ZX7 WITH 7000 ORIGINAL MILES.  THIS BIKE IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION, JUST LIKE IT ROLLED OUT OF THE SHOWROOM AND ALL ORIGINAL.  STILL HAS THE ORIGINAL TIRES.  NOTHING HAS BEEN CHANGED OR MODIFIED.  THIS IS A MUSEUM PIECE, AN EXAMPLE OF A TRUE SURVIVOR. BIKE STARTS AND RUNS EXCELLENT, EVERYTHING WORKS LIKE THEY SHOULD.  GOT THE ORIGINAL TOOL KIT OWNERS MANUAL AND EVEN A FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL.

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Museum Quality?  – Pristine 1989 Kawasaki ZX-7
Suzuki June 2, 2015 posted by

The Market is HOT! – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 LE

1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 Limited Edition on eBay

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By now we all know the market for vintage GSXR-750s is red hot.  This listing is already reflecting that with 17 bids pushing it past $8000 with several days still to go.  Just one year after the first GSXR-750 revolutionized the sport bike world, the Limited Edition raised the bar even further.  Production numbers are a frequent subject of debate, but the general consensus is between 500 and 1000 made with just 199 reaching the U.S. dealerships.  The Limited Edition was a significant upgrade from the standard model, featuring a close ratio transmission with a dry clutch, electronic “anti-dive” technology, bigger forks and front brakes from the GSXR-1100, a fiberglass solo seat and special paint and graphics.

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The seller is upfront about the condition, and while it’s not quite “showroom” quality, it would make an excellent starting point for a restoration or *gasp* a really nice classic rider.  You can check it out on eBay right here: 1986 GSXR-750 Limited Edition

1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited edition.   This is a very rare bike.  500 to 1000 made, depending on who you talk to.  I’ve owned this bike 10 years.  I bought it, rode it for 4 miles, everything worked as it should.  I put the bike into storage until now.  It will need tires, a battery, and a full service.  The bike is very clean.  The upper front fairing has been repaired and painted.  The muffler heat shield has a scrape on it.  The wheels have been painted white.  As far as I can tell, the rest of the paint is original and in very nice condition.  With a servicing and a little cosmetic work, this bike would be near perfect.  Overall it is in excellent condition..  Production date is 3/86.  7183 original miles.  I have a NOS. foam gauge bracket , red Suzuki decal for upper front fairing, and an air filter.  New  after market Lockhart Phillips smoke wind screen, bubble headlight cover., and very rare supplementary service manual, and a microfiche card for the limited edition.

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The Market is HOT! – 1986 Suzuki GSXR-750 LE
Honda January 6, 2015 posted by

HRC Showcase: 1986 Honda Interceptor VFR750F AMA Superbike

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Back in March of 2014 RSBFS posted a HRC kitted RC30 race bike. This VFR-F is now up for grabs (you will note the aforementioned RC30 in some of the pics). Sporting a pretty complete set of HRC racing parts (rods, valves, cams, rockers, pistons, cases, sump, suspensions, brakes, etc) this bike is a snapshot in time. Unobtanium bits made out of magnesium (the “magic” lightweight material of the day) show the efforts Honda went to when it came to ensuring the Interceptor could conquer all comers at the track. Ever the engineering juggernaut, HRC pieces are the pinnacle of factory racing goodies, making this a rare and very interesting VFR indeed.

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1986 Honda VFR750F HRC for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
This motorcycle was bought new in the winter of 1985, never street-registered and has been a race bike since it was new. Upon availability, the original owner, Dr. Dave Kieffer ordered the first of 3 HRC “Power-Up” kits from Honda Racing Corporation through Honda’s race department in Gardena, CA. Dr. Kieffer’s former Honda Factory mechanics; Ray Farrow and Dennis Zickrick built and maintained from new. This bike retired from racing in 1990 and was properly stored in a climate-controlled shop for the next 22 years. Over the course of time, Dr Kieffer received many “factory team only” parts including many NW6 parts.

The current owner purchased this bike and extensive spares from Dr. Kieffer in September of 2012. Over the winter of 2012-13, International Motorbikes of Hickory, NC carefully inspected and refurbished the entire machine. First shaken down test was at Road Atlanta in April of 2013. The bike was practiced, but not raced in AHRMA races at Road America and Barber in 2013. The bike starts easily and is ready-to-race.

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Bidders are lining up for this one. With several days to go, this auction is heading towards the $25k mark – and probably beyond. That is a bit of cash for a track only machine, but not off the charts for a bike with this kind of rare hardware on board. The seller even has a spares package for sale separately. Is this a museum piece or a rider? Check it out here and let us know your thoughts. Good Luck!!

MI

HRC Showcase: 1986 Honda Interceptor VFR750F AMA Superbike
BMW October 19, 2014 posted by

Ride like Larry: 2011 BMW S1000RR Larry Pegram AMA Superbike

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Today we have a very interesting offering. Typically, non-exclusive bike models that are mass produced cannot be considered rare. However celebrity ownership sometimes can make a non-rare bike considerably more notable. It helps if the celebrity in question is related to the motorcycle world. In this case, the owner was well-known AMA Superbike contender Larry Pegram. You won’t see a “never raced” message here, because what we are looking at is one of Larry’s race bikes from his stint with BMW. And while nothing depreciates like last year’s race bike, historical ownership can play a hand in raising the value of ex-race bikes for collecting purposes. On face value, what we have here is a used S1000RR with some cool components and a bunch of funny stickers. But that is a cynical view, no? You would be hard pressed to purchase a used RR model and make the kind of mods that this one has on it. On the other hand, you would at least have a street legal bike on your hands. So that makes this a terrific track-day weapon, or a collector. Which is it to you? First and foremost, Larry’s butt once graced the seat pad – isn’t that cool enough?

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2011 BMW S1000RR ex-Larry Pegram AMA Superbike for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Up for sale is Larry Pegrams AMA Superbike. I bought this bike from Larry himself on 6/18/2013 when he was unloading his BMWs in lew of switching to Yamaha. This bike has everything as his “A” bike, just missing the digi dash and oversized radiator.

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More from the seller:
Since buying it, I have kept very detailed logs of every track day I have done – how many miles I put on it, what I changed, when I changed the oil, etc. and will pass that along with the sale. I bought the bike with 1472 kilometers on the odometer, and it currently has 2391 kilometers on it; meaning I rode it only 571 miles in the course of 1.5 years.

Check out the complete details here – the seller has done a great job describing the bike and its current condition. It’s worth a look. Good Luck!

MI

Ride like Larry: 2011 BMW S1000RR Larry Pegram AMA Superbike
Buell June 30, 2014 posted by

Okay, Maybe Size DOES Matter: 2012 Buell 1190RS Race Bike

Stunning bike, stunning hardware, stunning photography. Move quickly: there’s not much time left on this American superbike from maverick Erik Buell’s reborn EBR.

It’s a tragedy that this came just a few years after Harley euthanized their sportbike division. With a ball-peen hammer. Harley has been resting on its laurels for far too long: they’ve made some cool bikes over the years, but their racing days are more legend than fact at this point, and Buell could have brought back those glories if they’d been allowed to make bikes like the 1190RS.  I’m a fan of classic bikes and classic styling, but seriously: pre-unit gearboxes in 2014 might just be a bit too vintage for me…

2012 Buell 1190RS for sale on eBay

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Erik Buell’s early bikes might have been better off with something lighter than Harley’s classic, air-cooled, 45° v-twin lump, but he worked with what he had at the time. The Sportster powertrain is emotive, but leadenly heavy, so Buell went on a weight-saving, mass-centralizing binge, with the frame doubling as a fuel tank, the swingarm holding the oil, a single, rim-mounted brake in place of a dual-disc setup.

An air-cooled twin that’s all torque stuffed into a compact, point-and-squirt machine? Sounds sort of like an American Monster… If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that this kind of bike would fit right in with Harley’s “American Badass” motif. Except: where is the stereo to blast Skynrd out on the open road? The hands-free BlueTooth system for ignoring your boss’ phone calls while you’re out riding in $1,500 worth of Harley-branded gear?

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Luckily, Mr Buell found a far more accommodating partner in Rotax and a far more effective powertrain in their 72° degree, liquid-cooled v-twin. What we have here, is possibly the second-coming of the American Superbike.

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From the original eBay listing: 2012 EBR 1190RS for Sale

This is an AMA Pro Spec Superbike was last ridden by American rider Mark Miller in 2013 Macau GP
This bike is a closed course only factory superbike.
Is NOT street legal, nor can it be made to be street legal
Bike is located in Portland, OR
Motor & Chassis components were freshened before the Macau weekend and the bike is for sale as it finished that event.
Nothing has been removed or added since the completion of the event and it is for sale as is.
Ohlins Gas Charged Superbike Forks

Ohlins TTX36 Rear Shock
Complete Motec CDL Dash & Data Logger (Logger is configured to record all ecu channels via CAN Bus as well as the following analog inputs: Front & Rear Stroke sensors, oil pressure, air fuel ratio front & rear)
The list of performance upgrades accessories on this bike is much too long to list so I will summarize it “as it was last raced”

This EBR [“Erik Buell Racing”] 1190RS is, at the very least, way better looking than the 1125RR it replaced. It’s still much more “purposeful” than it is “beautiful,” unless you count cool-as-hell details like those little carbon brake ducts beautiful.

Then this bike is gorgeous.

As I write this, bidding is around $8,000 with the reserve not yet met. I bet that money would just about cover the cost of the suspension…

-tad

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Okay, Maybe Size DOES Matter: 2012 Buell 1190RS Race Bike
Exclusive January 5, 2014 posted by

2007 Erion Built Honda CRB600RR Race Bike

Update 4.30.2014: Seller notes this one is now sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

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We’ve had the pleasure of featuring some really well put together track day machines, and this one is very good indeed. Built by none other than legendary AMA team Erion Racing, for the purpose of AMA racing in 2007. To my mind this would be a perfect step up from your first track day bike with lots of room to grow. With racing quality parts the likes of HRC, Arata/Ladybird, Ohlins, and more, you have to say it would very difficult to duplicate for the $6969 asking price. Click each picture for a high resolution version to inspect. Available in North Carolina.

Thanks for helping to support the site Jay!

dc

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from the seller:

2007 Erion Honda CRB600RR $6969
This is the real deal, a 2007 Erion built/owned AMA Sportbike. This was a “A” bike in 2007 and a “B” bike in 2008. I still have the MSO in Erion’s name. This bike has hundreds of Pro hours put into the setup, it wasn’t built from a crashed bike in somebody’s basement, the longer you look at it the more cool stuff you find. She isn’t a spring chicken but still pulls most 600s on the straight with my fat ass. This bike was raced on and off by the past AMA/Expert level rider for a few years and I bought it last year for track days. I used it for 5 weekends, mostly instructing in the “I” group, I rode it but never really pushed it (I’m losing my MoJo). This bike is capable of 1:35s at VIR, I got down to 1:43s. This bike needs nothing to go fast, really fast, or if you are like me it was content to ride at a reasonable pace. Look around, you will see other bikes in this price range without the pedigree and HRC parts… which would you rather have.

Refreshed motor fall of 2012 (has 5 easy weekends on refresh)
Arata headers w/ Ladybird slip-on
PC III
HRC race ecu
HRC wire harness
HRC steering stabilizer
HRC quick turn throttle
Quick shifter (Standard)
Yoyodyne slipper
25mm Ohlins fork internals refreshed spring of 2011
Ohlins shock refreshed spring of 2011
Custom Erion rear sets
Custom rear sub-frame
Custom intake
Galfer brake rotors (race only, the good stuff)
Woodcraft case covers
Sharkskinz Erion bodywork
Carbon Shark fin
Lots of upgraded hardware, some Ti
Cool stuff I’m forgetting
Added in 2013:
Brembo Radial GP master cylinder
Vesrah RJL pads with one weekend
Vortex gas cap
Stomp Grip

1 and 3/4 sets of spare bodywork, I used the black white and red set, the Erion tank, upper and lower look like new.
Spare complete front and rear rims with rotors and cush drive
Spare clip-ons
Spare sprockets and a third cush drive, OEM front M/C, rear brake parts.

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Kawasaki June 15, 2013 posted by

Rapp Attack! 2006 Kawasaki ZXR636 Attack Performance AMA racebike

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Listed as Steve Rapp’s Attack Performance Kawasaki for the 2006 season, this Kawasaki ZXR636 might just be the perfect track day weapon. The seller reports that this machine remained in as-raced AMA condition with the expection of a new Attack motor.

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Steve Rapp is known for his ability to race practically anything. And although he has only experienced spotty success, his continued effort to his craft is highlighted by his ascention into the CRT level of MotoGP (although he is equally at home on such diverse machinery as the TTXGP electric racers).

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From the seller:
A genuine Steve Rapp ATTACK KAwasaki ZXR636. Purchased at the end of ’06 season. Received bike with a new ATTACK motor and many extras. They left all the AMA trick parts on this machine, with papered Dynoed 124 horse power on the ground. (With only premium gasoline in the tank). More horse power available with racing fuel. Bike was on TV, racing in the AMA. Only ridden 8 track days since purchase! EXTRAS: Olius front fork intervals, steering stabilizer, rear sets, Arrow titanium pipes (from motor to end of exhaust pipe/only 2 lbs), spare front and rear wheels (identical to those on bike now), spare ATTACK body work, Dyna Jet pc3 ignition module and quick shifter, Olius rear shock, front brake fade adjuster, spare counter shaft and rear wheel sprockets, quick change rear tire and other quick release items. Originally purchased for $14k back on ’06.

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This bike is located in Bakersfield, CA. The opening bid is set at $5,000 with a BIN set at $6,500. I would imagine the reserve is set somewhere between the two. Click the link to check it out here, and then let us know your thoughts. Is this a historic collector’s bike, a cool track day machine, or just no interesting? Hit the comments below and let us know!

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MI

Yamaha March 3, 2013 posted by

Ride it like Russel Part 2: 2008 Yamama YZF-R1 Race Bike

2008 Yamaha R1 Scott Russell

This is the second 2008 ex-Scott Russel Yamaha R1 race bike we’ve seen up for grabs, and this one is reportedly the backup bike. The seller gives very little detail and Mike’s questions from the other post regarding the livery still stand. This one has a buy-it-now of $12,500 and a current bid of $7850 reserve not met.

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ex Scott Russell R1 FOR SALE
Yamaha Yzf-R1 , only 1x time you can buy a semi factory buildt Yamaha, This Bike was special buildt for Scott Russel in 2008 as backup bike. Engine buildt by JAMIE JAMES PRODUCTIONS and Graves Yamaha, Everything you wish for is on this bike, Incredibly smooth power delivery and outrageous torque for a rush like you ve never experienced.. Be the new proud owner from the HALL OF FAME Mister Daytona Scott Russell back up bike Bike is New condition Turnkey to go to the track . Bike and engine is fully inspected by Roland Stuart former builder for Larry Mc Bride
Ocala FL

dc

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Sport Bikes For Sale February 27, 2013 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR750R Genesis For Sale

Metuchen, NJ – 5,769mi – $5,200 Reserve not met

87FZR750R_14 We all know that the Yamaha FZR750R (OW-01) is highly collectible and low production homologated special that doesn’t come up for sale often. Because of this, that bike is pure unobtanium for 99% of people. The precursor to the OW01, the FZR750R Genesis, is however more attainable and not quite as rare. Granted, you don’t see these popping up for sale with as much frequency as the rest of the FZR line, but they do present an opportunity to ride something rare, cool, and a fraction of the price of the OW01.

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The FZR750R Genesis featured a 106hp engine and Yamaha’s DeltaBox frame which was advanced for street use at the time. The FZR750R was homologated for AMA racing and only 200 examples were made, which actually means less available than the OW01. The last digits of the VIN on this one shows “266”, so I am not exactly sure what implications that has as to production numbers. The bike for sale here is very clean with less than 6k on the clock. The only modification is the Yoshimura pipe and the original is included with the sale.

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From the seller:

This auction is for a 1987 Yamaha FZR 750 RT. This motorcycle has some historical significance as it was the precursor to the phenomenal FZR750RR (OW01). To homologate the FZR 750 RT for AMA racing, Yamaha had to import 200 street-spec 750’s This is one of those 200 made for the US market. This machine has less than 6K miles on it and it is in immaculate condition. There are no notable scratches, scuffs, dents, dings, etc… It is as perfect as it can be; and I don’t hesitate to say it is truly in museum quality condition. Many of these motorcycles ended up on the racetrack, but this one has never been raced, crashed or abused in anyway. This machine has spent the vast majority of its life being stored in a showroom. After I purchased this machine, I rode it about once every two months on a 20 mile loop to go through the gears. There were absolutely no mechanical issues and it operated perfectly. I had no problems with the engine, transmission, clutch, brakes, exhaust, electrical system, etc… The bike has always been stored in a climate controlled environment and I’ve never ridden it in inclement weather. Given the number of motorcycles I had, I took the motorcycle to the local dealer and prepped it for long term storage about 2 ½ years ago. It’s been sitting in my den since. With the exception of the exhaust, the machine is 100% stock. I do however have the original exhaust and it is included in this auction; as are various other miscellaneous parts and documents. I believe I possibly have several oil filters, sparkplugs, handlebar grips, owner’s manual, etc.. I’d have to go into my storage area to get a complete list. While I consider this machine as very special, I’ve enjoyed owning it and believe it’s time to let someone else include it in their collection.

Asking prices for these bikes were around $5k a couple of years ago, but given that the market for clean vintage sport bikes is always on the rise combined with the fact that these really don’t show up often and in this condition, I would say that $6k-$7k isn’t unreasonable. I would be all over this bike if it was closer and I had the cash on hand. I got a feeling this is going to be one of those future collectibles that will become increasingly harder to come by. If you feel the same way, then jump over to the auction here and have a look.

-JS