Posts by tag: Colin Edwards

Aprilia July 25, 2013 posted by

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edwards #50 Available in New York

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edwards For Sale

While we usually regard the early RSV Mille R as the best bargain out there right now, this Edwards edition with just 378 miles is the exception. These are very rare with just 461 made worldwide and I don’t think we’ve seen one with yet with this kind of mileage. The seller has the listing set up as a buy-it-now of $9500 or best offer.

dc

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edward For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R 1000cc, Race Spec, Colin Edwards Replica Edition. Only 50 of this edition were imported, 461 were made worldwide, this is #50. ONLY 378 Miles!

Very Clean bike! Tons of Accessories came factory for this bike. Race Spec. engine work from factory, O.Z. Racing magnesium wheels, Akrapovic Exhaust, Tons of Carbon Fiber, Ohlins Race suspension, Brembro Brakes and more!

This bike is out of a collection with only 378 miles! You will not find a cleaner one of these bikes on the market, this has never been raced or abused!
– one small scuff on right bar-end and on front right carbon fiber trim, please see picture #7 (occurred during storage)

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2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edwards #50 Available in New York
Sport Bikes For Sale June 29, 2011 posted by

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

GP Blood Line: 1998 Yamaha TZ250

It has to be a good sign when a bike looks fast just sitting there. I wonder how many TZ’s have launched riders into the professional ranks? I know one for sure as Colin Edwards old TZ250 is on display at the Barber Motorcycle Museum. While for years they have been a mainstay of up and coming racers you might have to put them on the endangered species list. They won’t disappear overnight but racing overlords have changed the game and the strokers are out except at lower levels of racing. Maybe this is a good thing for those track day warriors that want a sharper tool.

Anyone remember Tetsuya Harada? Every time I see that droopy tail I think of him on his TZ250. Here are the details on the bike:

Illness in the family forces the sale of my 1998 TZ250 roadracer. 1998 is one of the most coveted years to own and most reliable and cost efficient. I will ship anywhere in the world. Not all parts are shown in pictures.

This bike was the number one TZ in 2005 Can -Am series. Super wicked fast but not a grenade is the best way to describe it. Maintained by a Yamaha factory trained mechanic. I bought the bike as a trackday bike and rode it 3 times last year. It has approximately 100km on a fresh top and bottom. I have not ridden it in 2011.

The body work on it now is battle scarred and true to the bike’s racing heritage. It looks good from 15 feet. I bought brand new Sharkskin fairings, fender and seat that are just arrived and ready to go to the new owner. Also included are 2003 farings, upper and lower and fender so the new owner can choose to upgrade to the more aerodynamic bodywork. You will need the 03 fairing stay and ram air bend.

Tires are dunlop and have about 3 trackdays left on them.

Way too many spares to list. When I bought it I got all of the racer’s spares including:

  • marcheseni rims with top condition rains and rotors
  • two sets of body work as listed above including what is on the bike now
  • spare fresh crank
  • ready to go cylinders
  • Bickle Tire warmers
  • two stands
  • two batteries and charger for fuel pump
  • enough parts to do a couple of bottoms and another top
  • extra everthing that you could break off during a race- pegs, bars, rearsets
  • jetting kit with jet and needles
  • spare chain
  • a whole bunch of still in the package spare bits for rebuilds
  • clutch parts, sprockets, gears, cables, and other misc parts
  • two brand new pirelli diablo corsa racing slicks
  • brand new windscreen for 1998 body work
  • spare new siliencer
  • I am probably forgetting many items…oh yeah a box of spare carbon reeds, spare gaskets, two factory manuals, and it has a carbon fiber rear fender

The fairings are worth $2,000.00 on their own, tires are another $500.00, tire warmers were $400.00, add in the spare rims, crank, cylinders and the spares alone are worth a small fortune. They will be sold with the bike and not separately.

I will ship anywhere in the world and have experience doing so with two other racing bikes I used to own. I will help you arrange the carrier but you need to take care of the shipping transaction. I will supply tie downs and have the bike on an open wooden bike skid.

Again this bike is very fast and runs on race fuel in it’s current tune. The bike, in my intermediate hands, at track day speeds ate 600’s and 750s for lunch.

1998 was the first year of the ram air and sealed air box. By the way, if you aren’t that familiar with the TZ250’s or just need more info, I’d head over to TZ250racing.com. It is a good resource a for any two stroke owner as they they have a good list of suppliers and tuners.

Maybe as important as the bike, is the amount of spares the seller is including. This looks to be about the standard fare but remember he also has the more aero friendly 03 fairings.

I’m such a poser, I’d like to buy one, rebuild it, splash it with Yamaha GP colors and just admire the technoloy of it. You don’t get a whole lot closer to a true GP bike. To get out on the track with this one you can place a bid here.

Ian

Aprilia June 19, 2011 posted by

Colin Edwards Replica Aprilia RSV Mille R 2003

Now here we do have a nice rare bike with 461 produced worldwide.  In 2003, Aprilia produced an RSV Mille R Edwards Replica with a livery inspired by the Aprilia RS3 Cube MotoGP motorcycle riden by Colin Edwards, as with the Haga replica from 2002, the motorcycle came with a circuit kit, which included Akrapovic exhausts, a more pressurised airbox, an Eprom injection unit and 57 mm (instead of 51 mm) throttle bodies.  The Mille also featured a type of slipper clutch, which worked by using a vacuum on a closed throttle from the inlet manifold to give the effect of slipper clutch, but only on a closed throttle, whereas most modern examples use a ramp mechanism in the clutch basket.

Up for Auction: an Aprilia Rare Colin Edwards Replica, one of 461 made world wide – street legal track bike – race kit on each machine – Rotax engine, 57-mm throttle bodies, Eprom injection unit, with racing chip – engine management, six speed close ratio transmission, carbon fiber larger air box and snorkel, Akrapovic titanium exhaust, slipper clutch, 16 tooth sprocket, four piston Brembo double floating disk brakes, Olins suspension front and rear, olins steering damper, Heli bars, OZ Blue forged aluminum Anodized wheels on Pirelli’s…rides like a dream – top speed 180MPH.

I bought the bike from a friend who spilled it with 62 miles on it, scratched it up, complained to the insurance company that parts were hard to get and they gave him most of his money back. I had some panels repainted, made sure it was all straight and rode it! It is a wonderful machine but I can only ride one motorcycle, I hate to let it go but…….. I have a low reserve on this bike, that originally sold for over $19,000.
Please ask all questions before bidding, email through ebay, the winner of the auction is responsible for picking the bike up or for shipping to anywhere. A deposit on your Master Card or Visa of $1,000.00 at the end of the auction – the rest in three days. Bidders are welcome to come and view the bike in person, I tried to take as many pictures are allowed to show off the bike and also to show some of the minor scratches.

The eBay Listing can be found here.

RSV Mille R’s are very nice bike sand this example is rather special with a low mileage.  It has got a few bumps and bruises but on a bike such as this it should not be an issue.  Price wise these are a bit of a bargain particularly when compared to other Italian bikes, this would seem to have a value somewhere in the $7k-$9k range based upon other examples being sold.  Happy bidding.

AS

Honda June 11, 2011 posted by

Can You Say Minty? 2002 RC51 RVT 1000 with 1 mile!

Location: Washington, New Jersey
Mileage: 1 (not a typo)
Price: $8,899 starting bid

Note: This one has been listed before on our site, but it won’t hurt to take another gander! -dc

Ever wish you bought a bike brand new and then just kept it that way? Maybe just posted it up in the living room and stared? Well this guy did. Up for grabs here is a 2002 Honda RC51 RVT 1000 with 1 mile on it. That’s right. One mile. So here’s an opportunity to start your collection with something untouched.

From the seller:

This bike you are bidding on is a BRAND NEW 2002 Honda RC51, RVT, 1000cc,  V-Twin, Liquid-Cooled, Six-Speed. The bike was purchased from a Honda Dealer, out of the crate, loaded on to a truck and brought to a climate controlled garage, and properly stored. This bike is Red and Silver, and has never been riden, or sat on,not even a scratch, nor has it been modified in any way, it is completly stock, NO DISAPOINTMENTS. It has only 1 MILE on it, as from the factory. Bike has been run periodically, (not riden), I just put a brand new battery only because of sale. This is probably the last BRAND NEW 2002 RC51 in the country. This is a super bike and deserves a good home, don’t let this one get away, and REMEMBER it has ONLY 1 Mile on it, not thousands of miles. I lost interest, too many projects and not enough time to do it all. Bike comes with owners manual, tool kit, and 1 New Honda oil Filter. Good luck to all!

Ready for some pics?

This bike appears to be a re-post from 2009. I don’t know if the bike sold then. And being a 2002, there may be some question as to if this bike should be on RSBFS. I believe it should for the mileage alone. But I also think it belongs because it does have the lineage and race history (ask Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden) to back it. And Honda doesn’t really build anything (136bhp 1000 cc V-twin Ducati beater) like it anymore.

Interested in starting your collection with a 1-miler? Then !

-RN

Aprilia April 12, 2010 posted by

2003 APRILIA RSV R COLIN EDWARDS REPLICA 2500 Miles

2003 APRILIA RSV R COLIN EDWARDS REPLICA 2500 Miles

Ah, another race replica.  As I’ve said before I’m just a sucker for these things.  Maybe I just like colorful things!   Maybe it’s just the wanna be in me.  I hadn’t payed close attention to the RSVR replica’s when they came out but I should have: Aprilia really gave you a nice package.  Much more than just flashy graphics  (which please me so much).  Compared to the standard RSVR you got Ohlins suspension, Akrapovic exhaust, different air box, larger throttle bodies and some carbon fiber.  That’s quite a nice package of goodies compared to some of the “limited editions” the Japanese companies have put out lately.

The seller states:

 THIS BIKE IS VERY NEAR PERFECT. THERE IS A SCRATCH ON THE REAR WHEEL AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE PICS AND THAT IS ABOUT IT. IT HAS BEEN RIDDEN, BUT IT  HAS BEEN EXTREMELY WELL KEPT. I HAVE A LOT OF THE ORIGINAL MANUALS, ETC. THAT GO WITH THE BIKE. THE BIKE RUNS VERY, VERY STRONG AND SOUNDS INCREDIBLE! IT NEEDS NOTHING. THE TIRES ARE STILL IN GOOD CONDITION TOO. THERE WERE VERY FEW OF THESE EDWARDS REPLICAS BROUGHT INTO THE USA (50 I BELIEVE). I HAVE ONLY SEEN 3 OF THEM. I BOUGHT ONE NEW IN 2004, I HAVE SEEN THE ONE THAT COLIN EDWARDS DONATED TO BARBER’S MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM, AND THIS ONE! DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART AND A SURE COLLECTIBLE.

One thing I forgot was this is actually a replica of Colin Edwards’ RS3 Cube not a super bike like the Haga Replica of a year earlier.  Too bad it didn’t get the Cubes’ engine too!  I do have one question for Aprilia.  Why the heck did they skimp on the “Alice” graphic?  That big hole drives me crazy.  It is still a pretty bike in my book though. If you are so inclined the bidding as already begun on and the reserve has not been met.

IK

Aprilia June 14, 2009 posted by

2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edwards Replica

Located in Massachusetts is a 2003 Aprilia RSV Mille R Colin Edwards Replica, one of 461 worldwide. If you’re looking for a modern Italian V-twin, this bike may be up your alley. This bike differs from a standard Mille R by having a “…SBK Superbike exhaust system designed jointly by Akrapovic and Aprilia Racing…57mm throttle body kit, carbon-fiber racing airbox…and carbon fiber bodywork.” A neat Mille and something different if you’re looking for something Italian but don’t want a run of the mill Duc. The only disadvantage of buying this bike used? Not being able to partake in the original track day with Mr. Edwards himself that the bike would have originally come with. The bike has been used and is showing 12,679 miles, but with the auction starting at $1.00, the market will decide how that mileage effects this bikes value. See the Motorcyclist Magazine review here. See the eBay ad here.

See one with 323 original miles located in Orange County, California here. (06/29)

EDIT: Sold for $8,200 with 24 bids on 06/20/09.

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