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Honda July 6, 2017 posted by

Endurance Racer: 1982 Honda CB1100R for Sale

Update 7.24.2017: Interested parties can email the seller directly:

Built in small quantities between 1981 and 1983 and very rare sight here in the US, the Honda CB1100R was created to homologate the big, four-cylinder machine for endurance racing. Based on the CB900F and powered by a 1062cc air-cooled inline engine, it featured the usual raft of upgrades to engine internals, frame, and suspension to make those parts eligible for competition. Unlike the CB900F, the engine was mounted rigidly in the frame to act as a stressed-member, improving handling at the expense of additional vibration.

Power was rated at 115hp and the bike weighted in at 520lbs dry, which may sound heavy in a modern context but meant the CB1100R was on par with period rivals. The bike was fast and very stable, and Honda’s first use of dual-piston brakes up front with vented discs meant stopping power was considered excellent at the time. There were TRAC anti-dive forks up front with adjustable units at the rear. Gold ComStar wheels are stiff and light, but a pain to rebuild if yours are damaged and a composite fairing means replacements for broken parts could be very expensive…

These don’t come up for sale very often, especially here in the USA where they were never officially available. So how small were the “small quantities” produced? 1,050 were built for 1981, with 1,500 for 1982 and another 1,500 for 1983. That may not be Bimota levels of exclusivity, but this is still one rare motorcycle, especially for a Honda. Values will only be going up on bikes of the era and I expect that all those affordable 1980s bikes you can generally find on eBay will soon be a thing of the past.

From the original eBay listing: 1982 Honda CB1100R for Sale

This is a nicely preserved CB1100RC.  If you are looking at this ad, then you should know what this is.  One of only about 1500 bikes produced by Honda to be able to compete in the pro-am series races in Europe and Australia.  Unique and incredibly rare in the USA. There is not even a 1982 RC at Barber Motorcycle museum, there is only a 1983 RD…

I have gone through this bike to make sure all is functional, it is still an exciting bike to ride even 35 years after it was made!  It is on recent Michelin tires, and everything works as it should. This bike has some personalized period-correct modifications, the original exhaust has been replaced by a Cowley 4 into 1 system, some of the parts on the bike have been polished and chromed, but it shows very well and is mostly original.  It was imported into the US by Larry Conlin, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago; at that time it had not been running for some time, and it did not have a US title.  Since then it has been properly imported, and recommissioned for use.  I have copies of the original UK paperwork, the VIN is correct for a 1982 CB1100RC, so this is the real thing!

The bike can be heard running in this clip provided by the seller. So what is something like this worth? In other markets, they sell in the neighborhood of $20,000 but I’m not sure if it can command the same price here in the US. Currently, bidding is up to just a shade north of $12,000 with a couple days left on the auction.


Endurance Racer: 1982 Honda CB1100R for Sale
Honda December 15, 2015 posted by

Retro Corner: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale in Australia

1980 Honda CB1100R R Side Fairing

Today’s classic and very striking Honda CB1100R was based on the CB900F and built to homologate Honda’s big-bore sportbike for endurance racing. It was powered by a 1062cc version of their air-cooled four that featured plenty of exotic go-fast bits, made 115hp, and motivated a claimed 520lbs dry. That figure sounds pretty portly by today’s standards, but it was pretty par for the course in the early 1980s.

1980 Honda CB1100R L Side

A beefed-up frame helped keep all that power and mass in check, and the resulting bike had the traditional Japanese superbike qualities of speed and supreme stability. Honda’s first use of dual-piston calipers helped the heavy machine stop as well, and it was pretty successful in taking the fight to rivals from Kawasaki and Suzuki.

1980 Honda CB1100R Gauges

This bike is listed as a 1980 model, I’d understood that these were built between 1981-1983. Regardless, just 1,050 of the first-year “RB” models were sold, with a mere 1,500 built in ’82 and then another 1,500 in ’83, so these are rare birds no matter what year is listed on the title.

1980 Honda CB1100R Rear Suspension

From the original eBay listing: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale

I have for sale a genuine Honda CB1100RB that has not been restored, never raced, tampered with, and has genuine 1617 km on the bike.

This model is one of the first 130 bikes ever made and sent too Australia for sale. A lot of the early model bikes were used in the Castrol 6 hour production race. 

The early bikes all arrived from Japan Without fairings as did this one but I later purchased the genuine Honda fairing for this model when they arrived .

The total number of bikes produced was 1050 world wide in which many of them were raced and or crashed beyond repair.

Whoever purchases this investment will not be disappointed. 

1980 Honda CB1100R L Rear

This bike appears to be in very nice condition and, although CB1100Rs straddle the vintage and modern eras, they can go for $20,000 or more on the rare occasion one does come up for sale. It’s a shame I’m unlikely to see one here in the states: they were never sold here and this particular bike is available in Balgowlah, Australia, which sounds like an awesome city to be from. I’ve never been there, so I’ll just pretend it’s wild place, full of dangerous local fauna, although it’s more likely just a quiet suburb of northern Sydney…


1980 Honda CB1100R R Side

Retro Corner: 1980 Honda CB1100R for Sale in Australia
Honda May 27, 2014 posted by

Just add parts: 1981 Honda CB 1100 R

Update 5.27.2014: Last seen in October of last year, this CB1100R has been given a $2k (CAD) price drop. Links updated. -dc


Generally speaking, RSBFS doesn’t publish works in progress or bikes missing major pieces. Occasionally, we break that rule when we find something worth finishing. This CB1100R is one such bike. With 40,233 miles on the clock, it is not a museum queen. This is a bike that has been ridden, like it should. As a result, there is some wear and tear and some worn bits that you might need to address. Given that this is a rare bike, it may well be worth the effort.


From the seller:

Super rare in North America and pretty rare elsewhere also, one of only approx 1050 ever built and the rarest of all the CB1100R’s Homologation bikes
Engine and frame numbers suggest that it is a mid production bike and are close enough to believe original
purchased in France and imported to Canada (not currently registered) but with all required documentation (original French registration in my name, official Canadian import papers in my name)
Its not perfect but there are some of us want to ride not polish and this one fits the bill


From the seller:

The good bits
mostly original with genuine mileage just over 40K miles 64K in kms
paint although not perfect looks pretty good
The RB shares more parts with the CB range than the later models
and if you want perfection I have a contact who can provide all the parts to restore to showroom condition
and it runs great


From the seller:

The not so good bits
a lack of silencers well it did have some but they were from a cb900 and rotten but the downpipes are original!!!
the fairing has been doctored (unfortunately!) it is original and the finish is excellent but the only conclusion I can come up with regarding the headlight is that it was damaged and replaced but as an original was not available a substitute was made
this and the rest of the paintwork was completed by a Honda dealership in France the decals are not lacquered in which is good news as they are not well applied
there is a flat spot on the starter motor, (I just installed new brushes so it may improve)
and the rear master cylinder is seized
there is some damage to the cylinders in an attempt to remove them broken fin and pry damage
and the paint on the frame and motor could do with refinishing
will need a full service


This bike is located across the border in Canada, and the current bid is still under $3k USD. The auction is being run in Canadian currency, however the exchange rate is nearly 1:1 between the US and Canada reducing the potential monetary confusion. For more info and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, eh?


Just add parts: 1981 Honda CB 1100 R
Honda August 19, 2013 posted by

Instant Honda Sportbike Collection: RC30, RC45, RC51 SP1 & SP2, CBR400RR, VFR400R, CBR900RR, CB1100R and More!

Honda Superbike For Sale

Sean forwards us this spot on eBay UK for an instant Honda sportbike collection. The collection includes an RC30, RC45, RC51, CB1100R, and other signification Honda specials. If you just hit the lotto or feel like making your investment portfolio a whole lot more interesting, bid accordingly!


Honda Sportbike Collection For Sale on eBay

Honda RC45 For Sale


from the seller:

To include

CBR900 (893cc)

Most mint or near mint. Many with handbooks, toolkits, some with spares, etc. Viewing is welcome if I can please have notice to retrieve them from the secure storage facility. There will be a few revisions as I add more pictures and better descriptions over the next few days. Please contact me for further information on content before bidding.

RC30 – Excellent condition. European import – 1 previous UK owner. 30K miles. With spare new mudguard, mirror and rear brake disc. New complete toolkit and accessory toolkit, and very clean owners manual. Also has brand new OEM rear brake cylinder and cap which will give it that finished touch with the fairing off.

RC45 – Only 9000 miles. Netherlands import. I previous UK keeper. Full Akrapovic system and double bubble screen. Comes with genuine owners manual, original screen and brand new boxed OEM rear shock.

SP1 – Red. 20K miles.

SP1 – Red. 40K miles with a most incredible sevice history

SP2 – 2003 Black. 20K miles. Mint. With rear pillion cover and seat. Original sales documentation, spare key, owners manual, etc

CBR900 893 – twin headlamp Fireblade. 1993 white and purple. Excellent condition. Runs and starts perfectly. New battery. Stainless steel exhaust system with Micron can. Comes with original black silencer. Original screen, etc. still present

VF500F2 – 1985. You will struggle to find a better one anywhere. Strip and rebuild a few years ago, radiator rebuild, bearings, chain/sprockets, calliper rebuild, braded lines (original ones still present). Collector box and pipes in amazing condition. Original paintwork in beautiful condition. I MOT’d it and rode it for a short while after the rebuild and she has been in storage ever since. Comes with spare collectors, downpipes, carbs, screen, gaskets and other bits.

NC29 – Near mint. Late model, 1 previous owner, low mileage. White with flame pattern. Complete with one of the last, boxed OEM exhaust cans anywhere (about £500 when you could get them).

NC30 RR-K RC30 colours. Low mileage. Absolutely gorgeous and clean under the skin, but there is a small dent in the tank, and most of the fairings are spot on, but a couple need a little work. Fairings are included, but not shown in the photos.

NC30 RR-L Black and red. Near mint, but the wheels could do with a repaint.

CB1100RD – What a beast! Needs restoration, but is complete. Also, with a spare set of rear shocks in good condition, plus a basically new complete rear shock set and front forks, triple tree (all original, genuine RD spares) and £1000 worth of new OEM fastenings, etc. Lower fairings and spare seat cowls are available, but not shown in the photos.



Instant Honda Sportbike Collection:  RC30, RC45, RC51 SP1 & SP2, CBR400RR, VFR400R, CBR900RR, CB1100R and More!
Honda June 12, 2013 posted by

Endurance Magic: 1982 Honda CB1100R in Norway


Sometimes you take what you can get, wherever you can get it. In the case of this very clean looking Honda CB1100R, Norway will have to do. Brought to our attention by eagle-eyed reader Erik, he even managed to translate the seller’s text (Google is a wonderful thing).


From the seller:
Collectible, only made 1500 pcs of 82 mod. and 1500 pieces of 83 mod. Was expensive and agressive when it came. only 2 bikes of 82 mod sold in Norway. Stable bike to ride, won the majority races in 81-83.

Was not sold in the United States. Opportunity to get a bike that not everyone has. Sold because I have too many bikes.


This particular CB1100R has 56,000 KM on the clock – which is just a touch under 35,000 miles. From what I can tell by the pictures, the bike looks to be in great shape. Pricing appears to be in the ballpark too – the ask is 65,000 KR which converts to roughly $10k USD depending upon the exchange rate. Check out the advert for this bike here. Thanks for the spot, Erik!



Aprilia May 16, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: April 2013 Sales Report


Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged 60 bikes in April and here is a review of 20 of them, most having sold. In fact 4 of them sold to our own readers. Lowest sale price was $1900 and highest was $64k!

Congratulations to April’s buyers and sellers!


This Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike failed to sell even though it was bid up to $8100.

Lucky Strike Suzuki

From the Michigan collection, this 1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra did end up selling after one relist for full price of $16900.

Bimota Mantra For Sale

This 2002 Ducati MH900e with under 1000 miles sold for $22900.

Ducati MH900e For Sale

The 1983 Honda CX650T Turbo sold for $15100! These really do have quite the following!

Honda CX650T For Sale

The 4k mile Honda RC30 failed to get much love when first listed with spares at $30k and then relisted without it failed to sell at $17600.

Honda RC30 For Sale

This adorable and exceptionally clean 1983 Kawasaki GPz 305 sold for just $1625!

Kawasaki GPz 305 For Sale

The first of two 86 Honda NS400R’s that would sell this month, this one sold for $10099!

Honda NS400R For Sale

The second NS400R sold for just $6100 in comparison.

Honda NS400R For Sale

This 1987 Honda NSR250 looked pretty tidy and sold for just $3800.

Honda NSR250 MC16 For Sale

At $4000, this has to be the cheapest RVF400 we’ve seen sell. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

RVF400 For Sale

This little 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo sold for only $1900, which is probably the cheapest Ducati we’ve ever seen sold either!

1983 Ducati 350 For Sale

Here’s the 1983 Suzuki GS550ES which sold for $3450.

Suzuki GS550ES For Sale

Sold to one of our readers, this 1998 Ducati 916SPS sold for $12900.

Ducati 916SPS For Sale

Also sold to one of readers was this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight for $9200.

Ducati Superlight For Sale

This stunning 74 Ducati 750 Sport, original and unrestored, sold for an eye popping $64k!

1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale

Back to the blue smoke, this 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for only $5300.

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale

This 1985 Honda VF1000R sold for a tidy $8000.

Honda VF1000R For Sale

A good month for classic Honda’s as this 1983 CB1100R sold as well for $23600.

1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale

Sold to one of our readers was this very handsome 1997 Aprilia RS250 for $8100.

Aprilia RS250 For Sale

Finally, this 85 Yamaha RZ500 sold to one of our readers for $14500.

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale

Honda April 25, 2013 posted by

Classic Honda SportBike Part 2: 1983 Honda CB1100R

Honda CB1100R For Sale

From the same seller as the VF1000R posted yesterday is this 83 CB1100R. This one is equally clean in presentation though it has also been on display since 2005 and will likely require some recommissioning if you intend to ride this season. Available in Ontario, Canada, this one has 5 days left on it’s auction and current bid is $6100 reserve not met. Thanks for the heads up Patrick!


1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale on eBay


quote from the seller:

The Honda CB1100R was one of the first exotics from Honda – produced in limited numbers from 1981–1983. It was a full fairing sport bike based on the Honda CB900F, with the R suffix denoting a racing version produced so that Honda could homologate the R as a production motorcycle for European and Australian tracks and prove their design in the race world. It was Honda’s first ‘homologation special’; primarily sold in Europe and never imported to North America. The factory punched the engine out to 1062cc with a (70mm) bore. Hotter camshafts, forged pistons, a wider primary chain and upgraded gearbox were used. For racing conditions the alternator was lightened and some R’s even have a lightened starter clutch gear. Only 1,500 examples were built in 1983.

The current owner acquired this example (originally from Scotland) and ran it occasionally until 2005 – when it was decommisioned for display in his collection. It’s in excellent condition, but for a small scrape on the right side engine cover (received during shipping).


Aprilia September 4, 2012 posted by

Set Your Budget and Sale Prices: August 2012 Review

Hey guys,

I’ve been meaning to be better about catching everyone up on close values and winning bids, so here is everything we have a factual close or high bid pricing on from eBay. Adjust your sale price or target price accordingly!

Enjoy the short week,


This Ducati 888 SPO with only 430 miles failed to sell the first time at $12,600 and a second time at $12,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

888 SPO for sale

This lovely Honda RC30 failed to sell at $26,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RC30 For Sale

This Vance & Hines FZR600 has been listed several times since our original post and it has failed to get a single bid at $3400. It currently listed for $3200 in the latest relist. Current Auction | Our Post

Vance & Hines FZR600 For Sale

The RC45 in Florida that was originally for sale in the same auction with an RC30, has been relisted a few times and is currently available for a buy-it-now of $35k. Current Auction | Our Post

Honda RC45 For Sale

As a few of you noticed, there was a rare sighting of an actual close to a Lance Gamma RG500 auction! This lovely sold for $17,920. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Lance Gamma RG500 For Sale

This gorgeous Ducati 750 F1a failed to sell at just shy of $10k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Ducati 750 F1a for sale

Here we have a 2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO that was listed with a buy-it-now of $14,500 and failed to sell the first time at $12,300. But it was relisted and was sold for $14,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

MV Agusta F4 AGO for sale

A fan favorite, this 1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 sold for $3650. Unfortunately the sale fell through and the bike was available again briefly before being pulled as ‘no longer for sale’. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 for sale

This 95 Honda NSR250SE MC28 sold for $10,400. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda NSR250SE MC28 For Sale

This 2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS was originally listed with a $18k buy-it-now and failed to meet reserve at $15,100. It was relisted and sold for $17k. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS For Sale

This Ducati 916SPS failed to sell twice at $11,500 (classified) and a third time only reaching $7800. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 916SPS For Sale

This RG500 Gamma failed to sell with zero bids starting at $10,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 RG500 Gamma For Sale

This plated 2000 Aprilia RS125 sold for just $3850. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

2000 Aprilia RS125 For Sale

The 1980 Vetter Mystery Ship Turbo received 19 bids to $11,200 but failed to meet reserve. Closed Auction | Our Post

1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Turbo Mystery Ship

This sharp 93 Honda VFR400 NC30 sold the first time for just $5000. Closed Auction | Our Post

1993 Honda VFR400 NC30 For Sale

Mike posted this 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition that he titled “medium rare”. Failed to sell the first time for $10k, but the relist sold for $9500. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol For Sale

The Ducati Sport Classics are hot right now and this 2006 Ducati Paul Smart follows the same path selling for $14,500 the first time. Closed Auction | Our Post

2006 Ducati Paul Smart For Sale

This sexy little Cagiva Mito failed to sell with 12 bids up to $5400. Closed Auction | Our Post

Cagiva Mito For Sale

This very clean 91 GSX-R 1100 received 38 bids and sold for $6500. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1991 GSX-R 1100 for sale

This fantastic 1982 Honda CB1100 R has now sold with 24 bids totaling $16,900. Closed Auction | Our Post

1982 Honda CB1000 R For Sale

This 96 Suzuki RGV250SP VJ23 was originally listed last November and has now sold for $10,150. Closed Auction | Our Post

1996 Suzuki RGV250 SP (VJ23) for sale

This Aprilia RS250 Cup we recently listed sold for $7500 but must have fallen through as it’s relisted for $7200. Current Listing | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale