Posts by tag: AMA

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

Buell March 3, 2010 posted by

1985/86 Buell RR1000 Battletwin Factory Racer Located In The U.K.

This is a Buell RR1000 that ran for the factory in AMA competition!  Located in Tring, United Kingdom is a 1985/86 Buell RR1000 Battletwin. 

Supposedly there are 50, or so, of these running around the world and due to collectors eating these up early on–Gasp!–the majority of the bikes were never raced.  The chassis that is featured here has, as the seller claims, been run in the 1985/86 AMA Battle of the Twins events and a Battle of the Twins event in Italy.  To know the entire history of this bike, we must go to the seller:

This bike was purchased as a kit of parts directly from Erik Buell in 1992 (less wheels, forks and brakes) by an Italian collector who then built the bike to it’s current specification in 1993. The bike was then raced in the italian BOT (Battle of the Twins) of that year under the CR&S banner.

The chassis varies slightly from the production RR1000 chassis and is described by Erik Buell as a “lightweight version which is better for racing”. This chassis and other parts were used by Buell Racing in 1986 as part of the “works” supported race effort.

This bike is top spec inside and out built with Brembo billet brakes and race discs, Ohlins suspension; front forks are GP type and rear shock was built for Buell and the wheels are Technomagnesio. The Engine, primary and gearbox were completely overhauled in 2002 receiving new pistons, titanium valves, race springs, rods, all bearings and crank rebuild. Cams are Storz and the heads are fully gas followed and twin plugged. Carbs are 42mm flatside Mikuni’s. Exhaust is Buell works. The bike has done very little work since but has been maintained regardless.

This bike seems be made up of some very real factory parts with a very real race history.  The seller claims to have, and shows, the documentation of this bike’s history.  Recently, everyone seems to have become sentimental to anything with a Buell badge–except perhaps a blast–because of the recent demise of Buell.  The sale of this bike seems to coincide perfectly with this rose-colored rush to remember the good times before H-D brought everything to a halt.  This bike is all the money at $155,000; however, it is one of the first Buells and actually carries an AMA season and European race history.  This bike is very rare no matter what your thoughts of Buell as a company are; What will reassure that this bike stays insanely valuable will be a large number of people feeling that this bike is very, very special–I don’t think this should be a problem.  See a fantastic write up by Dave Gess here.  See the RR1000 on eBay .

AG

Honda February 28, 2010 posted by

1994 Honda RVF750R RC45 #19 Of 50

A very nice looking RC45 has become available in Ohio!  Located in Canton, Ohio is a 1994 Honda RVF750R with less than 2,000 original miles.  The seller states that this bike has been meticulously maintained and is in perfect condition.  The seller states that this bike is number nineteen of the fifty RC45’s that were imported into the U.S to satisfy AMA requirements.  The bike has been fitted with a titanium full exhaust system by Yoshimura (A rare piece in and of itself), Zero Gravity windscreen, and a K&N air filter.  The seller states that “The PGMFi has also been wired to top secret HRC specs.”  I suspect this is a reference to the ECU that originally limited the power output to 85hp but could reach 148hp with serious HRC components–I doubt this bike has that much power but it would be curious to know what “top secret” things have been done to it.  Phil posted a UK RC45 with zero miles that was listed for $39,000, making this bikes price of $35,000 agreeable as it is actually in the U.S., has less than 2k miles, and is fitted with the titanium Yosh system.  The original MSRP for these bikes was $27,000.  The RC45 was the first production Honda to feature USD forks and is fitted with the sixteen inch front wheel that Honda preferred during the 1990s.  As with the majority of the bikes we post on RSBFS, this is one that I’d be happy to own.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Harley Davidson February 6, 2010 posted by

Rare 1994 Harley Davidson on ebay

1994 VR1000 with only 120 miles is up for grabs on ebay.

Now, before you all go waving your arms and shout: “Harley don’t make sport bikes!”, please read up on the VR1000 as listed on the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame website.  Or check out another VR1000 listed on here previously.

With that knowledge in hand, I present you a :

The 1994 VR 1000 was the first pure racing motorcycle Harley-Davidson ever built. Every other Harley racer, from 1915 through 1993, had been a modified production machine. The VR was purpose-built from the ground up.

Milwaukee has never been comfortable with the concept of purebred competition machines. Eighty years earlier the founders had ‘been dragged mumbling into the racing game, convinced of its necessity only after Indian had captivated the sporting enthusiasts of the 1910s and 1920s.

But once installed in the Milwaukee hierarchy, the racing department proved itself a continuing resource of team spirit and public good will. People rode their motorcycles to the races, and supported their favorite riders and manufacturers.

Harley-Davidson had maintained its support of dirt tack, the traditional American fairgrounds racing, and built a few XR 1000 production-based roadracers. But nothing on Milwaukee’s menu suited the demands of Superbike racing in the 1990s. At the upper outposts of “street bike” competition, the track-wise roadsters weigh 375 pounds (170kg) and produce 150 horsepower. Handling and braking factors are tuned to millisecond response margins. All of which is enormously expensive to achieve.

With some money in the bank, Harley decided to build its second eight-valve racer, with an American engine, chassis and brakes. Engineer Steve Scheibe headed the team, and called in experienced help from NASCAR and Indy Car racing. The project took five years and produced a double-overhead-cam, 60-degree V-twin, with 4-valve heads, Weber-USA electronic fuel injection and liquid cooling. Power went by gear to a multi-disc dry clutch and through a 5-speed transmission.

The first bikes used a Penske inverted fork and Wilwood six-piston brake calipers. The road model carries an Ohlins fork with titanium-coated stanchions. The body work is constructed of carbon fiber, and the factory listed the dry weight at 390lb (176.9kg). The production schedule was set for 50 copies of the VR 1000, the price of each listed at $49,490.

The VR first appeared on the racetrack for the Daytona Superbike race in 1994.

There were few illusions about the early chances, and teething problems were anticipated, but the motorcycle handled remarkably well. Top speed was not at the level of frontrunners, though rider Miguel Duhamel turned in good results on some of the tighter circuits. Results for the 1995 season were disappointing, and rider Doug Chandler had difficulty coming to

terms with the machine. National dirt track champion Chris Carr was also on the team and showed a quick learning curve.

Rumors circulated during the offseason that management disputes in Milwaukee cast doubts on the future of the VR 1000. The factions split as they had a half-century before; the economic rationale perceives big-league factory racing as large expense versus small return. The sporting enthusiast segment says racing pays huge dividends in public relations, and puts the company logo on television. And wins hearts and minds.

This is a great example of 1 of the 50 motorcycles built to homoligate the VR-1000 for the AMA race circuit.

Now, I am probably one of the last Harley fans on earth, but I must say the VR1000 is one special Harley that I would not mind having – and I didn’t even know that only 50 were made! Any serious collector should have one of these in their collection (0r museum)!

phil

Aprilia January 17, 2010 posted by

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports

Awhile back, we posted race bikes offered by KWS (3 – 2009 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory race bikes for sale!) but some of you might be looking for something you can use for the street. Well, here is your answer: 2008 KWS RSV1060R Factory for $13,498.

This Aprilia is brand new but KWS went ahead and installed a new big-bore 1060 engine. Don’t let the 145 HP fool you, this is not the over-inflated number you would typically see on a bike night dyno. Chip from KWS says “It would not have been fair to let us run that motor [in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Series]. Our race motors made almost his much power with stock bore…..with another 10hp and our chassis it would have been a slaughter.”

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

More information from the seller:

2008 RSV1060R Factory Brand New! 145hp!!! This is a brand new fully kitted RSVR Factory for less money than a new “R!”

1060cc KWS CP Pistons
KWS CNC Pro Heads
KWS Web Cam Camsafts
LeoVince Full System
PowerCommander PCIIIUSB
K&N Air Filter
KWS Tuned
53 Dyno Miles only!!!!

Considering all you would be getting for less than the MSRP of a base RSV, you should not overlook this one.

-SG

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

Honda November 17, 2009 posted by

1998 Honda CBR600F3 SE Smokin’ Joe Edition

Now, I know, generally CBRs aren’t rare at all but a Smokin’ Joe Ed. is somewhat rare and this is supposedly the first ’98.  Located in Morgan Hill, California is a clean looking 1998 CBR600F3.  The seller only states that: “This bike is CLEAN. Low miles, new tires, upgraded exhaust…This bike was the FIRST Smokin Joe EVER made, VIN shows ..001”  This last part isn’t entirely true but it may be the first 1998 SE–with the probable VIN of JH2PC253*WM750001.  The seller is asking $5,000.  If you’re a collector or just looking for something different, this might be worth a look.  See the ad on Craigslist here.

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AG

Honda November 12, 2009 posted by

Racebike – 2007 Honda CBR 600RR Formula Xtreme on ebay

AMA’s Formula Xtreme is now defunct but this Honda is not. It is a 2007 Honda CBR 600RR racebike that was “prep-ridden” by Aaron Gobert and has lots of go-fast goodies. Is :

You might ask, what qualified as a Formula Xtreme machine. Well, here is the answer from Wikipedia:

In order to be successfully entered in a Formula Xtreme event, motorcycles must be homologated. They must also be of a model type that is designed and legal for street use in the United States and is available from retail dealerships in the U.S.

Although liberal by the standards of the other classes in the AMA Superbike Series, Formula Xtreme rules still limit the modifications that may be made to a motorcycle to be entered in a Formula Xtreme event. The rules specify what changes are and are not permitted, including modification or replacement of various engine internals, transmission components, and other non-powertrain components of the vehicle such as the suspension, wheels, frame, swingarm, bodywork, wheels, etc. The rules also specify mimimum weight limits, allowable fuel types, which production components must be left in place and rules for availability of non-stock components from the manufacturer. Lastly, the type of engine (displacement and configuration) is governed by a set of guidelines that attempts to bring technical diversity to the class by establishing technical limitations that allow different technologies to remain competitive. For example, air/oil-cooled twin-cylinder engines are allowed a larger displacement limit. There are also differences in allowed modifications to engine internals depending on the engine configuration, again to encourage technical diversity in the class by ensuring that motorcycles with different engine configurations remain competitive.

Formula Xtreme has since been replaced by the AMA Daytona Sportbike Championship.

2007 Honda CBR 600RR race bike for sale

Additional information from the ebay ad:

2007 CBR 600RR FORMULA XTREME  SUPERBIKE
2008 ROCKWALL HONDA CBR 600RR
FULL RACE PREPRIDDEN BY AARON GOBERT
FX ENGINE SPEC
PANKEL TI RODS
CP PISTIONS
HRC CAMS
ARROW TEN KATE EXHAUST
TEN KATE OVERSIZE RADIATOR
MARCHESINI WHEELS
OHLINS FG700 FORKS
OHLINS TTX REAR SHOCK
QUICK CHANGE FRONT/REAR
PECTEL DASHBOARD
PECTEL ECU/SENSORS
TRACTION CONTROL
LAUNCH CONTROL BREMBO FRONT & REAR CALIPARS
BREMBO 305MM FLOATING ROTORS
RACE BODY AND CUSTOM PAINT
HRC VELOCITY STACKS
HRC KIT TRANS
HRC KIT STATOR
HRC KIT 1ST GEAR
VORTEX REAR SETS
VORTEX CLIP ONS AND BARS

My opinion is that this is surely a fast track bike and has lots of go-fast goodies. However, think I would rather have the Aprilia racebikes that were recently offered:  https://raresportbikesforsale.com/ama-pro-daytona-aprilia-rsv100r-race-bike-for-sale/

SG