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BMW July 19, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Update 7.19.2021: Scott’s BMW BCR is now on eBay or buy it from him directly for just Price reduced to $5,995. Call him at 503-302-7398 or email at sfrancis1435@gmail.com. -dc

The checkered flag is somewhere in the background of every sportbike worth the name, and BMW put their signature blue and white checker right on the R1100S Boxer Cup Replika fairings.  Owned by a veteran rider, this BCR doesn’t have a mark or needless farkle on it.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for sale

2004 was midway through the three year BCR reign, and the special edition had a host of updated components aboard.  Though the 98 hp flat twin was shared, it’s the latest dual-spark engine, with 6th gear was a bit lower, and the light titanium Z-Technik exhaust.  Suspension was also an area of interest, with longer fork tubes and shorter rear torque arm borrowed from the GS model, allowing more lean angle.  Special Cup components like Öhlins dampers, braided brake lines, wider rear wheel, and profiled carbon valve covers – all optimized cornering power.  The upper fairing / tank combo flows to the seat console which hides a small pillion, balanced by the painted carbon engine fairing.

Just from the pictures, it’s easy to see that RSBFS reader Scott is passionate about the BCR, showing beautifully in the Florida sun, without the slightest flaw.  It came with ABS, which might not be the choice for expert rider on a race course, but is worth it if it makes just one save over the life of the R1100S.  Scott picks up the story from here:

This is arguably the best looking BMW motorcycle ever produced – inarguably to me!  And I’m including the R69S and R90S.  Here’s my mint 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica (BCR) one of 300 imported in 2004, in spectacular immaculate stock condition as it left the Munich factory in April 2003 per the VIN sticker.  This one has just 21.7K miles since new, or just 1,500 pampered miles per year.  It has been garaged since day one.  Unlike most of these, it also has factory ABS brakes which are always a nice safety addition if you plan to install some bags on it and tour.

NOTE:  BMW Boxer Cup Replicas (BCRs) were limited production versions of their popular boxer twin 1100cc 98 HP / 75 Ft. Lbs. torque sport machines with the cool Ducati-esque under-seat Titanium ZTechnik exhaust pipes.  They also had the sports options offered at the time of the higher suspension and beveled carbon fiber valve covers for added ground clearance in the turns, and therefore slightly taller seating position, with other carbon bits such as the front fender, a 5.5″ wide rear rim, and the lovely blue and white custom factory livery on body and wheels. Neither the rear fender has been chopped nor any other part of the bike modified that will detract from the intrinsic value this fine machine possesses.

The factory paint and finish on my BCR are a solid 9.5 out of 10.  You will be astonished at the condition of this bike both visually and technically.  It handles, starts, stops, shifts, and brakes as new.  There are zero issues or concerns with this fine machine, and I welcome anyone local to check it out or have it checked out professionally prior to bidding or purchase.  Of course it has NEVER been dropped or laid down at any stage in its life.

The bike is fitted with sticky Michelin Pilot Sport tires with lots of grippy meat left on them.  I also have the original passenger BMW footrests and mounts in mint condition.  I ride solo and prefer the cleaner looks without them installed – they are very easy to install back in their original positions – I can do it prior to your pickup.  The factory seat is in flawless condition, firm and supportive.  The factory handlebars are mounted above the top triple clamp and therefore provide a more relaxed riding position.  If you need more, the aftermarket can provide handlebar risers and rider footrest lowers to fine tune the fit.

These bikes are only getting harder and harder to find and will go up in value as time marches on.  I’m 63 years old and have been into bikes, mainly BMWs, since I was 11 years old.  I’ve owned over 40 BMW bikes and this is the best of the best that I’ve owned.  I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed with this fine machine.

Scott asks $6995 $5,995 for his R1100S BCR, and can be reached on 503-302-7398 cell or via email – here -.

The R1100S had a nice run 1998 through 2005, with Sport, BCR, and Boxer Cup Prep special editions.  The company took the model up-market with the R1200S, HP2 Sport, and the current R1250S.  With all things BMW, there is a very high engineering standard and baseline practicality to the BCR – as Scott says, his R1100S BCR could be very sporty tourer with its ABS and a set or bar risers.  It’s even ready to accept bag mounts and panniers if a longer trip is for you.  Asking $6995 $6,495, Scott welcomes your call on 503-302-7398 or email at sfrancis1435@gmail.com

-donn

 

 

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
Ducati July 19, 2021 posted by

All the Best – 1994 Ducati 900SS/SP

1990’s 900 SuperSports were already more than the sum of their parts, but this SP has been carefully farkled and looks to be ready to go across the valley or even the state.

1994 Ducati 900SS/SP for sale on eBay

Updating their 80’s multi-purpose machines, the 900SS made all the right moves toward a more modern Ducati sportbike – almost a liter in displacement, dry clutch, 6-speed transmission, 320mm brakes, and 17-inch wheels.  Easy desmodue valve train, Mikuni carburetors, adjustable suspension, and fairly relaxed ergonomics were icing on the cake.  The SP was a U.S. only model, and had the usual 80 hp but extra carbon accents, and the better Showa dampers.  Even fully-faired it was trim if not exactly lithe, and rated well in the handling department.

Not sure where this southwest Oregon owner fits in the parade of custodians almost every 1990’s bike has, but this one has some period upgrades, like flat-slide carbs and NLA Staintune mufflers, along with more readily available Öhlins, lower pegs and year-old Pilot Power 2’s.  Even with the right side scrape it presents very well, and props to the seller for detailing the heck out of it before taking pictures.  Notes from the eBay auction:

WELL TAKEN CARE OF, LOTS OF UPGRADES, STAINTUNE SLIP-ONS WITH DB KILLERS, OHLINS REAR SHOCK, OHLINS INTERNALS IN FORKS, RACE TECH SPRINGS SET UP FOR 200 LB RIDER, NEW MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2 CTS LAST SUMMER, SARGENT SEAT, OHLINS STEERING DAMPENER, LIGHTENED FLYWHEEL, FLAT SLIDE CARBS AND MOTION PRO THROTTLE KIT, NEWER MRA SCREEN, NEWER DUCATI MIRRORS, LOWER PEGS STOCK INCLUDED,RKA PERIOD SEAT BAG, TANK BAG FROM A MONSTER, LESS THAN A THOUSAND MILES SINCE LAST FULL SERVICE, BRAKE FLUSH LAST SUMMER, ONLY NON ETHANOL, STORED IN A WARM GARAGE WITH SMART CHARGER, SMALL ROW OF SCRATCHES LOWER RIGHT FAIRING, INSULATION HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE INSIDES OF THE FAIRING.

A regular subject of “best used bikes” reviews, the 900SS/SP is the bike that got away, from many early owners.  More the better for subsequent riders, who have the benefit of the air-cooled desmodue, in a Swiss Army Knife package that even ( well almost ) looks good with luggage.

-donn

 

All the Best – 1994 Ducati 900SS/SP
Yamaha July 16, 2021 posted by

Fringe Benefit – 2006 Yamaha MT-01

Yamaha ventured out to the edges of feasibility with the MT-01, and presented the 1,670 muscular cc’s in select ( non-U.S. ) showrooms from 2005 to 2012.  This MT-01 spent an afternoon or two at the accessory counter and looks show-ready despite almost 10,000 miles.

2006 Yamaha MT-01 for sale on eBay

The MT-01 engine is rather a stroker, and boasts 111 ft.-lbs. of torque at just 3,750 rpm.  The four overhead actuators each push two valves and are tickled by long pushrods, resulting in 90 hp at a leisurely 4,750 rpm.  Engineers might have been thinking direct drive or a torque convertor, but cooler heads and a 5-speed prevailed.  The chassis is die-cast aluminum and incorporates a sub-frame to make engine removal possible if not easy.  The forks and exhaust pipes are big enough, but the mufflers look to be artillery-sized.  Plenty for the mission, 3.2 gallons of fuel are arranged around the air intakes.  It’s a monochromatic presentation in silver, black and grey, with a vaguely late Monster headlight.

No history is related by the Las Vegas dealer, but this MT-01 is ready for a close-up, with most of the brushed aluminum details replaced by carbon fiber,  and the full titanium exhaust lending a splash of lavender to the picture.  Sato foot controls, ASV levers, and Rizoma hydraulics are a nice fit to the design.  A few comments from the eBay auction:

Heavily-Customized MT-01, the only one of its kind. All Rizoma billet components and imported Carbon Fiber throughout the motorcycle. Show condition. Akrapovic Titanium full exhaust custom made for the MT-01 in Europe. Pushrod V-Twin with Akra system produces 100bhp with over 120lb.ft of torque.

Lucky that even if manufacturers elect not to send a machine here, it’s still possible to import if you have time for the homework.  This makes the MT-01 that much rarer, and as the classifieds say, you won’t see yourself going the other way.  Yamaha’s own V-Max is there in the MT-01’s family history, a ways down from Willy G. and Arthur, and it’s got a traffic light in the design specs, if not a dragstrip Xmas tree.  Not the only bike in the next owner’s garage, but a wild specimen for sure.

-donn

Fringe Benefit – 2006 Yamaha MT-01
Ducati July 6, 2021 posted by

1982 Ducati 900SS Mike Hailwood Replica

Though its specs didn’t look like much on paper, Ducati’s 1982 tribute to Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man win turned into one their most exciting special editions.  Today’s example presents very well, and appears quite original.

1982 Ducati 900SS Mike Hailwood Replica for sale on eBay

The engine in the MHR is a later development of the Taglioni-designed 750, with bevel-gear driven cams, pre-dating the desmodromic valve train and claiming 80 hp.  40mm Dell’Orto carburetors were protected with racey looking screens, and the 860’s had recently acquired electric starting.  Marzocchi supplied forks and shocks, and Brembo brought triple 280mm disks.  The wafer-thin fiberglass fairing was painted in a designer’s impression of Hailwood’s 1978 race livery, plenty of room on the seat fairing for race number 12, if the new owner is inclined.

Offered by a Miami specialty dealer, this MHR looks excellent, though no background information is supplied.  But for the holes in the fairing, the absent front signals wouldn’t be missed, and a single bar end mirror is installed.  Loving the glass bevel gear inspection window, and the basically perfect fairings, though it’s possible they’re spilling the beans about a past restoration.  Rather limited comments from the eBay auction:

Mike Hailwood replica in amazing original condition.  Rare low mile survivor.

Runs and drives as it should.  A great opportunity for a collector as they don’t come up often in this condition.

Mike Hailwood’s win is the stuff of such legend that several different commemoratives have been manufactured – the 1982-86 MHR, the not exactly authorized MH900E,  a one-one here and there, and a really faithful – replica – of the race bike.  But the original might be the most approachable and even at its level, affordable of the choices.  And the principals of Sports Motor Cycles Manchester have relocated to New Zealand, offering their smashing decal in a range of sizes.

-donn

 

 

 

1982 Ducati 900SS Mike Hailwood Replica
Honda July 1, 2021 posted by

No Replacement – 1993 Honda CBR900RR

Almost 30 years old and last seen on RSBFS ten years ago, the FireBlade was a revolution when new.  Updated with a 1000 cc engine and recent service, this CBR900RR is a classic sportbike with attitude.

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

Designer Tadao Baba’s path to superbike performance was more along the weight saving route than adding engine displacement.  The all-new 893cc four was nestled in an alloy chassis no larger than its 750cc stablemates.  122 hp were complemented by a lighter and easier to turn 16-inch front wheel, and lighter conventional forks that were finished to look like hipper upside-down jobs.  Brakes for a -90’s liter were generally over 300mm, but engineers and reviewers found 296mm adequate for the FireBlade’s middling weight.  Even the body moldings are perforated for air flow and less mass.

Seeming to be unchanged since our original – review – in 2011, this FireBlade has acquired only a few thousand more miles, and still looks excellent.  Evidently the engine kit, front suspension update, and brake lines were done circa 2003 but still have low miles.  Comments also mostly come from the earlier eBay auction:

The particular bike up for sale here is an interesting one. As if the 900RR in stock trim wasn’t fast enough, this bike has been fitted with a Wiseco R997 Big Bore forged piston kit which bumps the displacement up to 997cc and compression to 12:1 (up from 11:1). This engine also features re-sleeved cylinders, new crankshaft, and a ported and flow-benched cylinder head. This rebuilt engine has less than 3,000 miles on it. The bike also happens to be one of the first 100 of the 900RR’s produced with VIN ending in 00097 and a manufacture date of 01/92. It also has some updates to the triple clamp to alleviate some of the twitchiness due to its 16” front wheel.

This is one of the most desirable CBR’s in the collector bike market, and yes it’s a 93’, and yes its Red, White and Blue !

This is an early production number, one the first 100
produced, its Number 97.

Excellent condition, Runs Excellent, Very Clean, Very well maintained and serviced, garage kept, never crashed, clean FL title.

30,442 original miles, professionally built 1000cc motor with less than 3000 miles.

Wisceo R997 Big Bore forged piston kit, 1000cc [997cc], re-sleeved cylinders, 12:1 compression [runs on premium pump gas] 74mm bore,
spring steel head gasket. New crankshaft. Cylinder head ported and flow benched by Davis porting. ‘Factory’ shift kit.

Micron ‘Race’ stainless steel exhaust.

Stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear.

Updated triple clamps from 96’ to increase trail and fork stance 10mm, as you may know the pre 96’ bikes are known to be ‘twitchy’ – original clamps are included. New fuel pump, new front rotors, chain and sprockets with less than 5K. Just serviced including: oil and filter, cooling system flushed and refilled, brake fluid flushed and refilled.

From one of the sweet spots of sportbike history, a quieter exhaust could allow this CBR900RR to really surprise its next acquaintance.  Even though the FireBlade eventually grew to a full liter and a little more GT, the original concept of compactness and lighter weight, requiring less power to compete is still a winner.  The up-to-date ask might be challenged with an offer, this superbike-engined Blade in classic sportbike livery looks worth the effort.

-donn

 

No Replacement – 1993 Honda CBR900RR
Ducati June 22, 2021 posted by

Mr. Omologato – 1993 Ducati 888 SPO

Ducati took accuracy to a rare height in the early 1990’s, with the 851 and 888 models reflecting their actual displacement.  Today’s SPO is a California native and looks great with just 10,654 miles.

1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on eBay

A stateside-only model, the SPO had a single fuel injector per cylinder, and met EPA regs with a nice round 100 hp.  888’s had a distinctive exhaust note, especially with Termignoni or Ferraci “silencers”.  Showa USD forks and  were fully adjustable, and the rear suspension had an interesting rocker arm arrangement which allowed ride height adjustment separate from the Öhlins monoshock.  The SPO was always a monoposto, and used a steel seat subframe instead of the alloy part used on the Euro model.

This owner states they are the third, and though not well documented, the condition is sparkling.  Cast iron rotors provide better high performance braking, though they require regular inspection.  Hopefully the timing belt service is up to date as well.  Comments from the eBay auction:

10,654 original miles. The bike is in excellent shape, always garaged and adult owned. The bike was purchased in 2007, and I am the third owner. The bike has had a recent oil and filter change. The bike is fitted with Ferracci carbon fiber exhaust and cast iron floating front disk brakes but is otherwise in stock condition. The original front disk brakes and Michelin Sport Pilot tires (unmounted) are included in the sale.

Production was very limited at around 270 copies ( and some stayed in Europe ), seemingly made for a numbered plaque but that wasn’t in the plan.  It does come with a grand number 1 on each side of the seat fairing, commemorating Doug Polen’s 1991 and 1992 Superbike crowns.  The beauty of the 888 is a little more roller derby queen than the subsequent 916’s supermodel lines, but still grabs eyeballs.

-donn

Mr. Omologato – 1993 Ducati 888 SPO
Honda June 20, 2021 posted by

Unchecked – 2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51 with only 795 Miles !

Hard to know whether parking a barely broken in RC51 would elicit cheers or jeers, but it’s looking downright visionary 17 years later.  Today’s RVT1000R is a one-owner, carefully tended, showroom stocker in amazing shape.

2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51 for sale on eBay

As the second round of RC51’s, the SP-2 had revised suspension and fuel injection.  133 hp were on tap at 10,000 rpm, thanks to dual fuel injectors in each 62mm throttle body.  Up front, that triangular scoop sends fresh air through ports on either side of the headstock right to the airbox.  HRC had plenty of input on the alloy chassis and rear suspension, though the new model’s wheelbase grew a bit.  Fully adjustable dampers are aboard the 43mm forks and Pro-Link monoshock.  Side-facing rads have a lot of exhaust area and there is a cooling fan behind each one.   The myriad incremental changes on the SP2 made for another Colin Edwards WSBK championship.

Though years of storage might have more effect than 795 road miles, neither are apparent from the pictures of this RC51.  Not seeing any mods save a magnetic tank protector.  Too many good pictures to bring over but they are available with the seller’s comments in the eBay auction:

Original Arizona title, with only 795 original miles.  D208 OEM tires, service just completed, new lithium battery, NGK IFR9H11 spark plugs, fuel system service ( fuel injectors sent to RC Fuel Injection for cleaning and flow testing with receipt, new fuel filter, pressure regulator ) GN4 oil and OEM filter, both OEM keys, books, toolkit, solo cowl cover and spare passenger seat, gasket for rear passenger seat.  Fantastic condition, doubt there’s a better 700 mile bike on the planet, has been stored since 2004.

The SP2 is the curator’s pick for a long-term RC51 purchase, though there was a Nicky Hayden special edition which might be more collectible.  The ask for this example is not far from double the MSRP, a good comment on the sport bike market.  Hopefully this one isn’t quite done turning the gears, and can produce a few grins before going up on the pit stand for the long term.

-donn

 

 

 

Unchecked – 2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51 with only 795 Miles !
Ducati May 29, 2021 posted by

Plated in Place -2002 Ducati MH900e #552

-Editors pointed out this MH900e had been on RSBFS back in 2019, with new location and new pictures, worth a new post.  – donn

Polished in places most bikes don’t give a second thought, Ducati’s Mike Hailwood tribute was way more show than go. Except for aftermarket grips, this D.C. example is startlingly original.

2002 Ducati MH900e for sale on eBay

Looking futuristic and retro at the same time, Pierre Terblanche’s late 20th century design used Ducati’s 904cc air-cooled engine, tuned for 75 hp.  The cam belt covers have a passing resemblance to the bevel-drive shaft covers on Hailwood’s race bike, and perforated chrome guards the exhaust on its way by.  It was only natural to design a red trellis frame, with modern forks and one of the most sculptural single-sided swingarms ever.  No sense messing with anything but up-to-date Brembo brakes, inside the bespoke cast rims.  The monoposto cockpit is protected by a generously sized fairing which flows to the tank cover almost seamlessly.

Like so many MH900e’s this one is barely broken and for being almost 20 years old, is in breathtaking condition.  It has the rarely seen factory clutch cover plus stock exhaust.  The mirror delete makes sense for display and grips are of course the at rider’s discretion.  Some belts and tires might be in order in the unlikely event this was to be ridden extensively.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Dated July 2001 and number 552 of 2,000 built during the two-year production run. It shows approximately 1,100 miles. Designed by Pierre Terblanche as a tribute to Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man TT-winning NCR 900, the Evoluzione is powered by a fuel-injected 904cc L-twin paired with a six-speed gearbox. It features a steel trellis frame, single-sided swingarm, Brembo brakes, and Marchesini wheels. This one-owner example was sold new at a major DC area Ducati dealer. Recent service includes fluid change and new batteries in preparation for the sale.   Reversible Mods:   The original mirrors and handgrips are removed, and are included in the sale.   The license plate carrier has been tailored to fit the smaller US size plate.    This MH900e is now being offered with an owner’s manual, seat housing tool kit, and a clean Maine title.   There are no scrapes, dents, or cracks, only the slightest evidence of wear based on the very low mileage.  The plexiglass fairing screen has two half inch long surface abrasion marks from road sand or similar.   

Maybe Ducati’s corporate overlords weren’t impressed with the MH900e, but riders and collectors were.  Evidently Terblanche did some of the test riding since it helped to be tall to reach over the long tank.  The edition of 1,000 was extended to 2,000 after the first grouping sold out in hours, on the internet of all things.  Since then, they’ve led a private life, on display, ridden only occasionally, as part of a larger stable.

-donn

Plated in Place -2002 Ducati MH900e #552