Posts by tag: AMA

Honda October 23, 2009 posted by

2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition with only 2135 miles on ebay

Here is a 2004 Honda RC51. What’s so special about a Honda you might say? Well, this is a not just a standard RC51 – it is a 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition signed by its namesake. If you may recall, Nicky Hayden won the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship aboard a RC51 prior to being promoted to MotoGP (and went on to when the MotoGP Championship in 2006).

What else is special besides this dude’s signature? According to Wikipedia, the Nicky Hayden differs “from previous models by a polished aluminum frame and swing arm, a sticker kit, and white number plates on the front upper fairing and tail fairing.”

2004 RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition for sale

Additional information form the ebay listing:

You are bidding on a 2004 Honda RC51 Nicky Hayden Edition that has only 2135 miles on it. I am listing this bike for a good friend of mine. This bike is perfect and is new in every way, never any accidents or laid down in any way. Honda did not make that many of the Hayden bikes, so here is your chance to own one. The bike needs nothing and is ready for the road……….it comes with a matching helmet and back seat.

I do not know where the reserve is set but this is an almost new example down to the rear fender and reflectors. Not that I have ever owned a RC51, I do wish Honda would have continued development of their V-Twin sportbikes. Same with Suzuki’s TL1000R…

Aprilia October 18, 2009 posted by

AMA Pro Daytona Aprilia RSV100R race bike for sale!

We all know that Doug has a soft spot for homologation specials.  Well, mine is for race bikes like this one:  one of four (or are they selling all four?!) 2009 AMA Pro Daytona Factory Aprila RSV1000R race bike for sale by KWS Motorsports:

Here’s a partial list of the (very tasty) specs:

Factory Aprilia Millennium Technologies Team Aprilia RSV1000R
Race Weight (All fluids, no fuel) – 381lbs
Engine – KWS DSB Build – 138hp – 140hp and 79ft-lbs of torque
Exhaust – LeoVince Stainless Custom Race System w/Custom Ti End Cans
Frame – OEM with Rubber dampers removed and shock boss modifications
Triple Clamp – Millennium Technologies Custom adjustable triple clamps.
Forks – Ohlins w/25mm Superbike Valves
Shock – Ohlins TTX Custom
Damper – Ohlins Steering Damper w/Race Kit
Swingarm – OEW w/Pit Bull GP receivers and Millennium Technologies Quick Change adjusters and brake hanger
Wheels – Aprilia Factory OZ Forged Aluminum Wheels modified to 5.5” with Millennium Technologies Rotor Spacers for Quick ChangeFront Brakes – Brembo Racing 19×20 Master Cylinder, Hel Brake Lines, Brembo Reservoir w/Moto R Bracket Brembo (4-Pad) Calipers, Brembo OEM Rotors
Rear Brakes – GSX-R Rear Master, Hel Brake Lines, Brembo OEM Rear Caliper, Modified OEM rotor
….

KWS Motorsports is asking $17,985 for the bike.  A lot of cash?  Normally yes, but for a race bike with some pretty decent finishes and race history?  Heck no!

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Honda September 26, 2009 posted by

2004 Honda RVT1000R (VTR1000R) RC51 Nicky Hayden

Located in Los Angeles, is a 2004 (SP2) Honda RVT1000R with two original miles! Normally, I wont post RC51s–regardless of how much I like them–because they are quite prevalent but this one is quite special at two original miles. The bike has a new battery and a recent tune-up. The bike comes with the back seat, sticker kit, and tool kit. The seller is looking for all the money at–the original MSRP of–$11,599. I have seen a few 2005-2006 (The OTHER paint scheme, but the last two years) with under 5k miles for around $8,000; but this bike is quite special being a desirable SP2 with two miles . If you’re an odometer snob, this bike is for you (I’d still like to see the odometer however, as most bikes are delivered with around twenty miles). The bike still even has its original brake light, license plate mount, and curb feelers; I hate the rear fender eliminators! See this bike on Craigslist here.

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AG

Yamaha August 11, 2009 posted by

Custom 1984 RZ350

Located in Pittsburg, California is a very cool custom 1984 RZ350 consisting of parts from a RZ/TZ/R6.  This bike is titled and registered.  Seller states that it is 95% complete and is asking what seems to be a fair $5,000.  The details as per the seller:

Chassis:
-JMC Top Braced 2″+ Swingarm
-Rich Oliver’s 2003 AMA winning TZ250 Forks, Revalved/Sprung & Ti Ni Coating by LE
-Oliver Racing 2003 TZ250 Nissin Front Calipers & Rotors
-Fox Shox Twin Clicker, Revalved/Sprung by LE
-Jim Lomas GP SS Pipes w\ Carbon Silencers
-Gilfrap Billet Rearsets
-1990 TZ250 Wheels (4.5×17 & 3.5×17) w\ Michelin Pilot Race H2 Tires
-1990 TZ250 Rear Caliper
-1984 Full Braced / Gusseted Frame, Titled and Plated
-1985 Wire Harness & CDI
-1999 R6 Tank, Subframe and Undertail

1984 RZ350 Full Effort SpecII Motor:
-SpecII Stage IV Porting
-Ceramic and Graphite Coated Wiseco 65.50mm Pistons
-Modified Pro Design Cool Head with Interchangeable Domes
-Welded Rebuilt Crank w\ Hot Rods
-Modified 8 Plate Clutch Assembly w\ Hinson Basket
-Pro Design H2O Pump Cover & Billet Impeller
-Undercut Gears
-New Power Valves & Seals
-New Vforce Reeds
-New Billet Intake
-New Mikuni match bored VM 34mm Carbs
-New K&N Cone Filters
-11K RPM Redline
-1985 Stator w\ Pro Designs Adjustable Stator Plate

Only 6 hours on the motor since being built. Requires 100 Octane Race Fuel with current domes but can be setup to run 92 Octane pump gas with included domes. Carbs will need new floats… I foolishly left the fuel petcock on when I went on a short vacation. The VP MR race fuel gummed up the carb bowls and floats. I have cleaned the throttle bodies extensively but will most likely have to replace the floats.

A very cool custom bike that appears to be at a very good price for the right person.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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AG

KTM July 27, 2009 posted by

2006 KTM RC 125

Located in Cato, Wisconsin is a very rare 2006 KTM RC 125.  This bike participated in the MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007 and the AMA U.S. Rookies Cup for 2008.  The bike has been professionally refreshed and rebuilt, ready to race.  The bike has a Buy-It-Now of $14,900, which is comparable to a brand new Honda RS125, but, this one is a professionally prepared, factory, race bike. 

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Vetter May 16, 2009 posted by

Vetter Mystery Ship #7

If you feel that nothing is sexier than a Vetter fairing on an older bike, then I have something you may really enjoy: Vetter Mystery Ship No. 7 of 10 is currently available in Iowa.  Vetter fairing’s were a staple bike accessory during the late sixties and into the eighties.  It turns out that Craig Vetter wasn’t happy with just fairings.  In 1980, Mr. Vetter created ten of his own superbikes based on the Kawasaki KZ1000.  The intention was to tie into Vetter’s racing sponsorship and having Dymag magnesium wheels, Yoshimura exhaust, and other goodies it becomes somewhat neat while remaining, unmistakably, late seventies.  This example, No. 7, was originally owned by Malcolm Forbes–a good anorak fact, not necessarily adding to the value.  What would be interesting to know is if the bike is completely original and how many miles it currently has.  Extremely rare and probably carrying a small following, it is difficult to know if the asking price of $24000 is market correct or not.  What is the bike worth?  Whatever a buyer will pay. 24k may sound high, but consider, that there are only ten in the world (with most being in museums); what is it worth to you? See the Craigslist ad here.

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See attached links for more information on the Vetter Mystery Ship:

Motorcycle Museum’s Mystery Ship page

Craig Vetter Website