Posts by tag: CBR 600

Sport Bikes For Sale November 16, 2017 posted by

Even Readier to Race: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

 

Racing at the highest levels is a game with very high stakes, and teams are willing to spend a fortune to eke out the smallest advantage over their competition. So if you’ve got a race series designed to showcase up-and-coming riders, how do you limit costs and make sure the playing field is relatively level to make sure it’s talent that makes the difference between victory and defeat? Well, rules that require every machine be powered by the exact same engine is a good start, and that’s the idea behind the current Moto2 series that replaced the 250cc two-stroke class in 2010. Today’s Ariane-framed Moto2 machine is shown in Pramac colors with Andrea Iannone’s #29, so I’m assuming it didn’t compete looking like this, but the important parts seem to be there.

Not long ago, Grand Prix racing was divided into 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc classes, and all used two-stroke engines. But when rules were changed to allow four-strokes to compete against the two-strokes with a significant displacement advantage, the writing was on the wall. The rules should have made the two configurations approximately equal in theory, but in practice the four-strokes were much faster, although more expensive to run, and eventually both Moto2 and Moto3 switched over to four-strokes to match the premier class bikes.

Moto2 machines used the familiar 599cc inline four from the CBR600 up until this year and no internal modifications are allowed, which keeps costs under control and help to keep performance between the different bikes relatively equal. Teams use different frames and suspensions and obviously bodywork, but power at least should be very, very close. In addition to the light, stiff aluminum beam frame, the bike comes with with OZ wheels, Öhlins suspension front and rear, and Brembo brakes. Moto2 is a prototype racing series: aside from the engine, these bikes are pure racing machines, with nothing, other than that Honda engine, in common with any roadgoing bike. So don’t go thinking you’ll be able to slap on some lights and a plate and take this down to the local bike night.

 

From the original Craigslist post: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

2015 MotoGP moto2 bike for sale. Racing only.
Extra Faring x1.
Extra engine.
Extra Akrapovic Moto2 exhaust.
Extra OZ wheels.

There’s not a ton of detail included, although I’m sure interested parties can probably get more information from the seller. I’m not sure if this bike actually competed in the 2015 Moto2 series, or if it’s just built to Moto2 specifications. I’ve looked through the lists of competitors and I don’t seen anyone running an Ariane frame so I’d love a bit more history for this bike. As far as I can tell, Ariane has had some success in European and Spanish Championships, but hasn’t competed internationally. The $25,000 asking price would generally be considered a lot of money for a 600cc, Honda-powered machine, but that doesn’t sound outrageous for such a purpose-built race bike.

-tad

Even Readier to Race: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale
BMW June 30, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com weekly recap!

In case you forgot about the sister sites of RSBFS, CafeBikesForSale and my now second favorite site to this one, ClassicSportBikesForSale, here is a quick recap of what’s been going down! There have been some bikes roll across their pages in the last couple weeks that I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on, allow me to share.

From ClassicSportBikesForSale

Classic Sport Bike on the Cheap: 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane

Moto Guzzi T3 dressed like a S3

1985 BMW K100RS

More awesome bikes from CafeBikesForSale

Martin Cafe Racer on Discovery For Sale

That is just a taste of what kind of bikes are showing up just around the corner of the internet! Take a stroll over and check out ClassicSPortBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com!

-JS

Honda June 18, 2011 posted by

1991 Honda CBR600 F2 with low miles For Sale

1991 Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale with a splash of Pink Lemonade…

Location: South Vienna, Ohio
Mileage: 8,600
Price: $3,850.00 B.I.N.

It’s been said before, but it’s worth saying again… The 90’s graphics were Hawt! Okay, so maybe no one has ever said that, but it’s the truth! It was only a few years ago we were seeing manly men wearing those pretty pink shirts that said “Real men wear Pink”. I’ll go ahead and remove any doubts that you may have. I NEVER OWNED ONE OR WORE ONE, but I can’t speak for Big Boss Man Dan 😉

Now I did own a 1997 F3 and must say it was an all around nice ride. Good power with a sporty riding position that wasn’t as harsh as the Homologation bikes of the day. The worst thing I remember about the bike was how hard it was to get into the trunk. It was a total PITA because you had to remove the whole side panel with those silly ‘I’m gonna break at any second’ plastic adapters that you had to push into the rubber grommet. UGH! You can’t tell me that almighty Honda is couldn’t engineer something mo’ better?

Back to the Pretty in Pink 91 F2… In 91 I was sporting a tank called a 1988 ZX750R and I lusted after the girl next….er …. the F2’s because they sported the hawt new flashy graphics and I had a thing for white 17″ rims. Days, months, years and decades later I still like these. I know there was a gazillion of them produced and that renders them anything but rare so why post it on RSBFS.com? The pink windscreen had me at ‘Hello’

From the seller:

Regular Maintenance kept on this bike!
This is a clean bike that runs great!! Multi-colored bike with Dark pink, blue, black & white. Features that Vance & Hines exhaust. 100% Garage kept!

for a splash of Pink

Cheers!

dd