Posts by tag: CB900F

Honda May 12, 2019 posted by

Hold On: 1979 Honda CB900F DHOLDA

Rare bikes are, well, rare. The whole point of RSBFS is to highlight those unique rides that exist in only limited numbers. And while the world is a relatively large playground, it is not unusual to see repeats on especially rare offerings. Today’s Bol d’Or 24 hour endurance replica Honda CB900F is one such example. Last seen on these pages over two years ago, this interesting offering is the product of Belgium racing family D’Hollander. Constructed in the spirit of the racers that competed in such events as the aforementioned Bol d’Or 24 hours, DHOLDA-prepped bikes were also competitive at the 1000 km at Mugello, the 24 hours of Francorchamps (Spa) and the 24 hours of Barcelona.

1979 Honda CB900F DHOLDA for sale on eBay

Being that this is a 1979 machine from a bespoke builder, it is impossible to tell what has gone into the engine from simply sitting on the sidelines. Even if we had a build sheet, the likelihood of a 40 year old machine remaining truly as delivered when new is pretty scarce. Still, as recounted in our earlier article from 2017 on this exact bike, DHOLDA was known for building hot rods that could go the distance – and this one continues to accumulate the miles.

From the seller:
Jean D’Hollander “Dholda” Racing of Belgium raced and won the Bol d’Or in 1978 and 1979 on a modified Honda EU-spec CB900F bored out to 1000cc. D’Hollander created replicas of this race bike and sold them to the public, calling them Dholda. Bike is currently registered and inspected in Vermont with a clear Vermont title. Has recent Michelin Pilot tires, battery, and full service showing some $1653.54 in work done.

Not sure exactly what was done to the engine by D’Hollander but it is very fast and sounds amazing through the 4-1. The mechanic noted he estimated hp in 120bhp range but has not been dynoed. I imagine there is a race cam and porting with race carbs and velocity stacks, perhaps a lightened and balanced crank. Does anyone know more? Valve covers have a “220” stamp, which maybe is the compression ratio. Euro spec KPH speedo showing 13,554 km or 8,422 miles. Bodywork in excellent condition with one small spider crack on the fairing lower. Local bidders are welcome to inspect in Vermont. I can email service records and previous emails from Dholda Racing. Carbs rebuilt, and new fork seals installed.

*During my last ride I noted the indicators are flashing together only and the lights work under flasher but not high/low. I expect a switching problem for both but have not looked closely yet. All bulbs are getting power and light up, just not through the correct switch circuit as normal. Tires were new 2017 but have a slow leak at rim-bead and need tubes or remount.

eBay records show that this bike sold back in January of 2017 for $5,300 – well below the $11,900 Buy It Now number. The sale number seems to be impossibly low given the history of the tuner, and the shape this CB900F is in. But that is always the problem with extremely rare and one-off motorcycles; there is just not enough sales history on which to nail a value (or even a prediction). This example now has one recent sale (eBay 2017) and just 161 additional miles. The pictures are all new, and thus should be considered as the bike in current condition. There is also the video (see above) to show you how the bike sits today. Finally, there is the service receipt, which shows some care and maintenance. The Buy It Now figure on this rare model is set at a mere $5,900 – which still feels like a bargain for such a unique niche machine. Check it out here, and Good Luck!!


Hold On:  1979 Honda CB900F DHOLDA
Bimota February 10, 2015 posted by

Honda-Powered Exotic: 1982 Bimota HB2 for Sale

1982 Bimota HB2 L Side

Built to follow the almost ridiculously rare HB1 of which only 10 were ever built, the Bimota HB2 wasn’t all that much more common, with only 193 made between 1982 and 1983. The H[onda]B[imota]2 followed Bimota tradition, fitting the air/oil cooled 901cc four-cylinder and five-speed from the CB900F, but slotted into a bike that weighed 70lbs less.

The resulting machine made almost identical power to the donor bike, and could hit 140mph. But the real story was handling.

1982 Bimota HB2 Engine

Much of the weight reduction can be attributed to Bimota’s signature one-piece tank-and-tail-section that attached to the frame using only four bolts for easy access to engine and suspension. The frame itself was a spiderweb of tubing that created a strong platform for the stiff monoshock and adjustable Ceriani fork up front, and the massive stick generated by the 16″ wheels and tires at both ends.

1982 Bimota HB2 Front Tire

Bimota was wise enough to use Honda’s original gauges on these early bikes, unlike their later models that used almost laughably unreliable bespoke parts. The HB2 wasn’t as swoopy or exotic as the SB2, but followed the same basic formula, and the devil is definitely in the details here, with beautifully machined billet frame side-plates and rear brake caliper bracket.

1982 Bimota HB2 Rear Wheel

From the original eBay listing: 1982 Bimota HB2 for Sale in the UK

BIMOTA HB2 900cc
model year 1982
VIN 00100

Coupling Honda’s CB900 engine to Bimotas legendry top spec chassis made one of the sweetest handling bikes available during the early 80’s due to the also legendry high price only 193 were ever produced this being number 100, this era of Bimota were beautifully built to the highest standards unlike some of the later models but they still don’t command the high prices of some other classics so buy now before the world wakes up and realises just how special they were this ones in really nice condition throughout and great value

Ride and collect! Bulletproof investment.
Bike is currently located in Stowmarket, England but i can get them delivered all around the World at cost, no problem.
We can supply US contact as reference.

1982 Bimota HB2 Dash

To modern eyes, the lines are a bit awkward, but this was state of the art in 1982, and represents a real piece of sportbike history. Many of the technical details seem pedestrian today because of bikes like this that showed the way forward: compared to the twin-shock, cradle-framed CB that donated its powertrain, this thing looks like a spaceship.


1982 Bimota HB2 R Side

Honda-Powered Exotic: 1982 Bimota HB2 for Sale
Honda May 3, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 2 Owner, Dealer Maintained, 1982 Honda CB900F with 6000 Miles!

Update 5.3.2014: Now listed on eBay with an opening bid of $3800. Links added. -dc

1982 Honda CB900F for sale

1982 Honda CB900F for sale on eBay

Today’s Featured Listing is this remarkable survivor CB900F available in New York. It was a one owner bike until last year when the current owner took ownership. It’s almost completely stock save for the Vance & Hines aftermarket exhaust which I’m sure is a welcomed addition. While this was a mass produced motorcycle, there are not many left that received this kind of care while maintaining relatively low miles.


The CB900F was only available in the U.S. market for model years 1981 and 1982, though it was originally released in 1979. Before being replaced in 1983 with the CB1100F, the 1982 in model in particular was fully sorted and featured an electronic ignition system and revised suspension for it’s last run. While the CBX1000 was the top of the line in 1982, it weighed significantly more and was now more fully dressed with bodywork and luggage. While obviously not as powerful as the new model, it was a significant upgrade over the CB750F with nearly 90hp on tap. Quarter mile times hovered in the 12 second range and top speed was over 130mph.


We’d like to thank Noel for purchasing a Featuring Listing and wish him good luck with the sale!


from the seller:

1982 Honda CB900F Super Sport in excellent condition, Only 6,000 miles. Very rare bike!
Brake caliper’s rebuild with New Honda OEM piston seals and brake pads all around.
Brand new Michelin Pilot activ tires
Carbs completely cleaned out
Fresh fluids
New battery and battery tender system
New fuel petcock
Vance and Hines exhaust (don’t have stock pipes)
Paint and chrome in great condition, no fading or chips.
History: bought it from original owner last year. Original owner bought the bike as a leftover in 1984 and owned it till my purchase in spring 2013. Bike always serviced and cared for by professional’s- Honda dealer.
Always garaged and covered
Runs Fantastic!!
Very clean !!!! Very hard to find this model with this mileage and condition.
Waiting for new home and ready for the road!!!

$4595 neg. Cash only. no checks\paypal


Featured Listing:  2 Owner, Dealer Maintained, 1982 Honda CB900F with 6000 Miles!
Aprilia June 20, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: May 2013 Sales Report


Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 85 bikes in May and witnessed an all-time high of 29 of our picks getting sold. In fact our readers bought 23 bikes in May! Here is a review of 29 of the 85 posted, most having sold.

Lowest sale price: $1380
Highest sale price: $25099

Congratulations to May’s buyers and sellers!


In no particular order, we start with this 1995 Ducati 900 SS/SP with 2000 miles that sold for $3650:

Ducati 900 SS/SP

A highlight last month is this 1986 GSX-R 750 Limited Edition with less than 900 miles that sold for $22,400!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited

This 2001 Ducati 996SPS failed to sell after being bid to nearly $12k.

Ducati 996SPS

This very tidy but tiny Aprilia RS50 sold for a pint sized $2700 to one of our readers.

Aprilia RS50

This stock 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma sold for $12,400.

1985 Suzuki RG500

This heavily modified 1986 Suzuki RG500 in Lucky Strike livery failed to sell the first time at $10,500 but sold after one relist for $16,000!

1986 Suzuki RG500 Lucky Strike

This 1990 BMW K1 with just 4200 miles sold for $13450, McDonalds colors be damned!


This very clean 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 sold for $7000, even with 30k miles!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750

This 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 750 might have been the bargain of the month selling at just $2550.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 750

This amazing low mileage and stunning 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 sold for $13100.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Someone scored on this 1986 Kawasaki ZX1000R Ninja that saw just 7400 miles. Sold for only $3750!

1986 Kawasaki ZX1000R

This 1991 Yamaha TZ 250 B racebike sold for $17500 but was relisted and sold again for $15500. Hopefully for good!

This well looked after 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 sold for $8200.

Moto Guzzi Daytona

This later 1997 Daytona 1100 with less than 7k miles failed to sell with bids reaching $9100.

Moto Guzzi Daytona 1100

Another great buy was this 1982 Honda CB 900F with 205 miles for only $6655. This won’t be depreciating any time soon.

1982 Honda CB900F

Here’s a nearly new 999R with less than 1k miles that failed to sell at $16100.

Ducati 999R

This restored 1988 Suzuki GSX-R sold for a mere $6100 to one of our readers.

This 1996 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike was no reserve and sold for $7500.

Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike

Here’s a Yamaha RZ500 that sold for a scant $6500.

Yamaha RZ500 RD500LC

This 1998 Yamaha R1 failed to sell at $8500 and has been relisted for $7500.

Yamaha YZF-R1 For Sale

This cool 1985 Yamaha FZ750 survivor sold for $3850.

1985 Yamaha FZ750

Here’s a 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 that sold to one of the RSBFS superfans for $1380.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R50

This 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo is one of several we posted recently and it sold for $5451.

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

This 1994 Yamaha YZF-750R was also well bought at just $2200.

1994 Yamaha YZF-750R

This 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited sold for $12721.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited

A very striking 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE sold for $17000.

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

This spotless 1998 Aprilia RS250 set a new record selling for $9950.

1998 Aprilia RS250

This 1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR failed to sell the first time at $8500 buy-it-now, but was relisted twice and sold for $6500.

1983 Kawasaki KZ1000R ELR

The top seller this month was this 1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC2 Turbo for $25099.

1979 Kawasaki Z1R TC2 Turbo

This 1994 Bimota DB2 appears to have sold for good this time at $7400.

1994 Bimota DB2

The great pumpkin 1982 Laverda Jota sold for $20255!

1982 Laverda Jota

This 1993 Ducati Superlight failed to sell at $9499.

Ducati Superlight

This XN85 Turbo sold for just $4000.

1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

While we were having a little fun with this CBR1000RR trike, it did find a new home for $9900.

CBR1000RR Trike

This 1985 RZ500 failed to sell when bid to $9100 while wearing a $11800 buy-it-now.

Yamaha RZ500

Honda May 14, 2013 posted by

Original Survivor: 1982 Honda CB 900F with 205 miles!


Cue Gloria Gaynor, because this bike is singing her “I will survive” hit all they way to the bank. Originally the top of the Honda sportbike heap, the CB900 was simply a great all around motorcycle. It had the ergonomics of a standard but with sporty intent. This model was eclipsed one year later when Honda released the mightly CB1100F to great acclaim, but the 900F model continues to be a fantastic bike.


This particular example has only 205 miles on the clock, and is purported to come straight out of a private collection. I might question why this particular model was chosen to be preserved, but I cannot question the preservation job. This thing looks perfect!


From the seller:

1982 Honda CB900 F With only 205 original miles.Yes that’s right 205 miles this bike is a time capsule still has original tires with red stripe Showing on tread.The Bike was bought and put in climate controlled storage by a collector.The bike is probably one of the lowest mile survivor in existence.Bid to own this practicably brand new Honda Cb 900F.I could go on and on about this bike but the miles and pictures speak for them self.The bike has been started and ran and the fluids changed. A collectors dream bid to own.


Bidders are throwing decent dollars at this auction; while the number of bidders is relatively low, the current price on this striking CB900F is up to $5,100 with no reserve in sight. That is pretty decent money for an old Honda, and certainly many times what this bike went for when new! For your chance to check out all of the collector action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Tell me this isn’t the cleanest CB you’ve ever seen!


Cafe Racer October 14, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

In case you missed it, here is a look at some of the bikes that showed up on and this week. If you’re a fan of Triumphs, then be sure to check out the Trident (not the gum) and the ’39 Speed Twin that are currently up for auction. Also, check out the sweet CB900F Reader’s Ride that is for sale on CafeBikesForSale. Enjoy!

1975 Triumph Trident up for auction

1939 Triumph Speed Twin on CSBFS

1951 Velocette MAC up for grabs

Reader’s Ride: 1982 Honda CB900F Café Racer