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Sport Bikes For Sale August 24, 2012 posted by

Original, Low Mile, Kuh…Leeeen ’91 GSX-R 1100

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Mileage: 6,902

Price: $7,500 BIN

If you think Italian companies have the monopoly on designing beautiful bikes, well, you’d be wrong. And if you don’t think this is one of the most bad ass looking bikes ever, well you’d be wrong again. Now, I must confess, I am a freak for the GSX-R. So maybe I’m a little harsh in my rightness and your wrongness. Argue away if you must, but I’m not changing my mind. This bike is simply beautiful.

This looks to be a pristine example. Here’s what the seller says-

I am selling my 91 GSXR 1100. I bought it from the original owner 1 year ago.  He drove it off the showroom floor in July of 1991. It has only 6902 miles and is absolutely perfect. I doubt there is an nicer 91 in the country. When I bought it I spent $1800 on a new Vance & Hines 4-1 pipe because it still had the factory dual exhaust. (which I still have). I had brand new Michelin tires put on, fork seals were replaced all fluids drained and freshened. They went through the carbs and cleaned them. The bike ran perfect when I got it and runs perfect now.  I have only put 123 miles on it since I have owned it.  I didn’t buy this bike to ride, my plan was to display it in my bar that I have in my basement.  I have since changed my mind and have decided to sell it. Hopefully there is another GSXR enthusiast out there that would want to enjoy this blast from the past.  This truly is a showroom quality bike. I hate to see someone buy it for a daily driver, it should go to shows and such.  1 last thing, this bike is bone stock. There have never been any modifications made to it at all. The only thing added was the Vance & Hines pipe. I think the bikes look silly with dual exhaust. Stock jetting is still in place as well as stock airbox and filter. Not even a K&N filter on this one.  Please email me or call me with questions.  Thanks Joe

Pics of this beauty-

Take a look at all the photos and if you see what I see, this is one clean bike. Paint looks fresh and bike stock, outside of the exhaust as mentioned by the seller. And the condition speaks to the fact that this bike is low mileage, especially considering its age. To me it is a standout example and really worthy of consideration by collectors. There’s really not much more to say.

Well, except this. The seller is asking $7,500 BIN. That is a serious price for this era GSX-R 1100. However, I don’t know if you will find one as clean as this is described to be. Premium example command premium prices. In the end, it’s really up to you. I love these bikes. Make me jealous as hell and place your bid!

-RN

BMW August 9, 2012 posted by

Bavarian Stunner – 2009 BMW HP2 Sport

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mileage: 3,200

Price: Auction, $18k BIN

You may not be into BMW bikes, but if you don’t think the HP2 Sport is one of the most exquisitely built sportbikes on the planet? Well, my friend, to quote the late Freddie Mercury – you’re stone cold crazy. Whether you like the horizontally opposed twin, or the shaft drive, it really doesn’t matter, cause how can you argue with Ohlins suspension, unbelievable build quality (I think NASA went to BMW for tips on the new Mars rover) and carbon fiber everywhere. And just look at that rear wheel. The HP2 Sport is a stunner. You would be hard pressed to find a better built bike.

Here’s the info from the seller-

This is the most desirable version – a 2009 with ABS.  There are not many of these in the USA and prices are now edging up.  This bike is stock except it has a carbon rear fender and several hundred dollars in titanium and alloy fasteners.  It also has a Shorai Lithium battery which saves about 8lbs.  The tires have approximately 300 miles on them.  The bike is in excellent condition with two very minor cosmetic imperfections –  a chip/imperfection in the clear-coat on the tail-light bracket (could be very easily fixed with a shot of clear-coat) and a very tiny stone chip on the paint on the rear wheel which you probably would not notice in person if I didn’t mention it.  I have safety-wired critical fasters but the bike has never been raced or abused.  I am 51 years old and a retired multi-championship winning roadracer.  The point being – I am mature and treat my bikes very well.  I am only selling it because I have far too many bikes and I am now doing most of my riding with my wife. 

The reserve is very reasonable.

Good luck bidding,

Drew

And some of the many photos at the auction-

Based on the seller’s description, you would be getting a solid bike with this HP2 Sport. There are only minor modifications and the seller mentions in the auction that the stock fasteners come with the bike. There are two very minor cosmetic issues the seller points out. Mileage is low. Bike looks fantastic. Not sure there are any other issues to address.

I’m sure you all know that these bikes will run you a chunk of change brand new (around $25k). You can take this one home for $18k right now. If you have been looking, I think you may have found your ride. To place your bid or just buy this beauty, make the jump!

-RN