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Ducati May 14, 2012 posted by

Monday Mailbag!

Hey guys,

Thanks as always for all the great suggestions. If you spot a great find or have something special for sale, email us!

Have a great week,


Jay W. shot us the link to this great looking 89 Suzuki 750 with 1100 motor and bodywork. It’s located in Ontario, Canada and is currently at $3550 USD reserve not met with just about a day left.

Andy in New Zealand spotted this Honda NR750 for sale in the UK on eBay. The classified states it may be the only zero mile example in existence. Further they’re only asking £109,999.00 for the privilege.

Cael emailed us this sharp looking 1989 Ducati 750 Sport for sale in Kelowna, Canada for $4900 CAD. Seller is asking just $4900 for this bike “If you have the brass and the cash, it’s your turn. Please make sure to ask your wife if it’s OK to buy the bike if you need to. ” Love it! Good luck to the seller.

Finally Steven sent us this very sharp 1994 Ducati 888 SPO for sale in Toronto on Kijiji for $12750 CAD.

Sport Bikes For Sale April 28, 2012 posted by

’88 Suzuki GSX-R Slingshot Edition Up for Grabs

Location: Rockford, Illinois

Mileage: 18,020

Price: Auction, currently $2,500 with a reserve

Sorry, but I had to throw another old GSX-R into the mix. Actually, I’m not sorry. I love these bikes. We’ve had quite a few older GSX-R’s on here lately and I’m glad they’re always coming out of the woodwork. This bike is a Slingshot, a name given to the bike after the Y-shaped air channels leading into the carbs. The engine was revamped to a shorter stroke, something that was thought to bring more revs and therefore, more power. Didn’t really work out that way. But still a cool bike.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

Hello and welcome to my auction. Up for sale is my 1988 Suzuki GSXR 750 Slingshot. This is an excellent example of this classic machine that is sought after by many. This bike is in very nice condition and you won’t find many if any as clean as this one is. This bike is almost all original except for a few minor aftermarket parts. The bike is pictured with the matching O.E.M. solo seat on it but it does come with the original passenger seat set up as well. I have owned quite a few of these 1988 – 1990 GSXR’s and this one is one of the nicest that I have owned. I love these older GSXR’s because of how awesome they look and are to ride. Whenever I pull this bike out I get all kinds of looks and everyone who is not familiar with the year of the bike thinks that is new. Please only bid if you intend on following through with the purchase. Whoever ends up buying this bike is going to be happy that they did. This bike runs awesome and looks awesome as well. I want to thank you for looking and good luck bidding. If you have any questions please e-mail me or call and ask for Bob. The buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges. There is NO WARRANTY expressed or implied. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time as I will be putting the bike up for sale locally as well.

And some photos-

This bike isn’t a bone stock example but looks to be fairly clean for its age and mileage. Clearly has a Yoshimura exhaust, not uncommon on this or any other GSX-R. Windscreen and turn signals are replaced. The OEM solo seat comes with it, which is a bonus in my book. If you want to ride two up, the original seat is included.

All in all, this looks like a pretty clean ride for someone who wants to maybe start collecting or just have a killer older GSX-R to show off. Whichever one speaks to you, go make a move and place your bid!


Aprilia April 15, 2012 posted by

Mailbag Monday

Another bursting at the seams week at the mailbox for us! Thank you to all the sellers and submitters who emailed.

Have a good week,


We’ll start with this great spot from Garrett on Denver Craigslist for this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R Limited. 5200 miles and $8200.

Next Dan spotted this 08 Aprilia RSV 1000R Bol d’Or. While under the awesome war paint it’s a regular RSV, there were supposedly just 200 of these produced world wide. Plus the 76th running of the Bol d’Or endurance race was this past weekend.

Patrick sent us this custom 1980 Honda CBX in Florida. A very trick ride to be certain!

Jason emailed to alert us that his 1990 Honda MC22 CBR250RR is for sale in Ontario, Canada. Just 441km’s and asking $8200 CAD. Good luck with the sale Jason!

Scott spotted this 1987 Honda Hurricane 600 in Philadelphia. Picture isn’t great but shows promise at just $2k.

Next up, Rob emailed us his 1994 Honda CR500 super moto. Normally I wouldn’t post this kind of thing but I have to admit I’m quite intrigued as to what this 500c 2 stroke, street-legal, monster must be like to ride! Good luck with the sale Rob.

Dan email us his 1984 Kawasaki Ninja 900 in Tulsa, OK. Many extras and luggage include for $3500. Good luck with the sale!

Russel email us this 1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21 for sale in Florida for $5500. It’s a project that is “99%” ready and needs the carbs installed. Looks good enough to find out more though.


Bimota April 9, 2012 posted by

Weekly Mailbag Report

Hey guys,

Sorry for the late mailbag entry this week. Our offices took a little break for the holiday but we’re back this week. Here are your bikes for sale and your submissions. Enjoy your week!


Simon and Oliver both emailed to alerts us to the 1991 Norton F1 they have on sale in the UK — brand new bike! The bid is currently over $25k with 5 days remaining.

Randy from BellissiMoto forwarded this incredible custom 2007 Ducati Monster S4RS with a reported $38k in upgrades!

Tony spotted this Bimota DB2 on eBay UK though the bike is located in Germany. Unusual to see the half fairing. Asking 6900 GBP.

Another one of regulars, Speir, shot me this link for a clean 86 Kawasaki GPZ 600R in California. While not exactly rare, it is a good looking survivor for just $2550.

Mario from Speed Freaks emailed to let us know about two friends bikes that are for sale in the Atlanta area: A nicely modded Ducati 1000SS and a great looking Triumph Daytona 675.

Justin emailed us his 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750. It has less than 6k miles and he’s asking $5000. And thank you to whomever tipped Justin to our site!

Rob emailed us from Australia and is needing to move his 2000 Suzuki GSX-R 750. He has a new baby on the way and was hoping someone locally might see this as we have a growing audience in Australia.

Finally, “Big Bubba Brush” email us this spotless 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Canada for $5500. With just 4400 miles, this looks really good!

Bimota February 19, 2012 posted by

February Mailbag Catchup!

Hey guys, sorry for all the unanswered emails this month. I was away on vacation and messed up the forwarding of reader emails. Below are all the picks sent our way that are still active. If I missed one or you have a new spot, feel free to email us as always:

Thanks for all the forwards guys!


1991 Bimota Tuatara on eBay $6500 – This one wouldn’t usually make the cut but so many people emailed me with ‘comments’ I thought I’d lead off with this one for fun!

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R for sale on eBay $4205 BIN 1 day remaining — Sorry I lost the email for this spot, but for $4500 this looks like a nice survivor with just 9k miles. Thanks for the forward!

1990 Honda RC30 on Seattle Craigslist $38000We’ve listed this one previously and the price hasn’t changed. But it sure is good looking!

1997 Suzuki GSX-R1100 on Hartford Craigslist $4500 — Dan C. emailed me this one and commented, “This may be the nicest stock last generation bike around.” I think he’s right and you guys know I’m a sucker for survivors that aren’t necessarily rare but impossible to find.

Dan also has this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Skoal Bandit Replica $8000. Great looking bike!

Desmosedici RR on Monterrey Craigslist $50000 — Hugh emailed me this one as a favor to his friend. Good luck with the sale!

2 Bimota HB4 Moto2 Prepped Racebikes in Italy — Nicola writes, “I own Motorcycle Racing Team in Italy that run in 2011 Italian Championship as official Bimota Racing Team (more info on We finished championship in third position!! We are now selling the bikes we used last year in MOTO2, particularly we have two BIMOTA HB4 ready to run. Bimota built up just 4 pieces of this prototype. We are seeking for someone interested.” Congratulations and good luck this year!

Bimota DB4 $8500 — John has emailed us to let us know he’s letting go of his bike. Make sure to click through as he has lots of pictures to share. Good luck with the sale!

1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport on KC Craigslist $3500
— Richard emailed us to let us know he has to let his bike go too. Good luck with the sale!

Ahmad’s TZR250 is still on Craigslist, but he’s dropped the price a bit to $3900. We previously listed this bike when spotted by SmokinJoe in January.

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750 on Ontario Kijiji for $4500 — Chris spotted this one and aside from the windscreen this looks like it could be a great deal!

Sport Bikes For Sale December 18, 2011 posted by

Nice ’89 Suzuki GSX-R 750

Location: Altamont, New York

Mileage: 11,344

Price: Auction, currently $3,349

As Mike pointed out in a previous post, I spend much of my time at corporate trying to convince anyone who will listen of the greatness of the early GSX-R. We all have our opinions and certainly much is subjective, but I will always write these bikes up. To me they are an essential part of the golden era of the sportbike.

This ’89 is a nice example of the second generation GSX-R 750. This generation saw a revised frame and bodywork that resulted in one of the best looking sportbikes ever built, in my opinion. The engine in this bike was switched up by Suzuki to a shorter stroke for higher revs. The result was an engine that didn’t quite deliver the expected increase in power. But it was still the lightest 750 on the market.

From the seller-

Back in 1989 I purchased one of these off the showroom floor here in upstate NY. Loved the bike but was forced to sell it. This GSXR was bought by me earlier this year. I am the third owner. (Clean title in my name) First owner bought it new and second owner was his personal friend and relative. I was lucky to find it. Bike is in Incredible shape for the year. Actually better than most 2008 2009 and 2010 I’ve seen. I’ve been working on it for the last few months and was planning on keeping it. However, I came across a 92 1100 which I am in the process of restoring. Which is what I love to do, So the time has come.

As for the condition. Its flat out beautiful. The plastic is in excellent shape. There are two scratches. One on the lower left (see pic) and one on the front cowl right hand side (see pic) from the throttle cable. The cable crimped where it meets the downswing and it rubbed on the fairing. I have a new cable but have not replace it because it doesn’t pose as an issue to the throttle. There is a crack on the rear about 1.25 inches around the mount. I had it pulled and bonded. Nice strong fix and hard to tell. I put a K&N sticker over the hairline which you wouldn’t know it was there. (see pic) camera can’t pick it up.

I was planning on having the blems professionally repaired by Empire GP in Mountour Falls NY. However, After speaking to the owner Bob, they have closed shop temporarily. He’s done work for me in the past and is a professional. If the bike doesn’t sell then I will check back with Empire till they get up and running.

Mechanically the bike is sound. Runs clean, pulls hard, shifts perfect. Oil and battery were replace in the beginning of 2011. Has Brand New Bridgestone Battlax tires and brakes, Chain, Sprockets  are as new. The 2nd owner Had the D&D exhaust installed with, filters, racing clutch, jetted, basically tuned for a racing machine.(See pic of receipt). Now, I installed the Supertrapp Superlite canister on the D&D header. These are tunable for your stile of riding. Sounds better as well and offer more HP. The Supertrapp was really long so I shortened it and repacked. Looks great and sounds incredible. I will sell with both cans and you can decide. For any of the custom changes I have done, You can easily change. I installed the left side bar end mirror. For me its easier to see and eliminates any possible damage to the front cowl. I do have the stock mirrors and two others that can be used for parts. Stock mirrors were painted. I stripped them and they are ready for a light dusting of flat black to even out the finish. Rims are best Ive ever seen. This bike has went through one tire change in its life. It shows because the rims show little sign of a disgruntled mechanic. Bar end weight is included as well. Any other bolts that were replaced were swapped with stainless. No corners cut with this restoration. 

Mileage is 100% original and riding this bike you will think it just came out of the showroom.

I have extra parts that I will throw in with the bike. Original parts as well. I have the original mirrors, bar end and receipts. Receipts and invoice total around $2k. The 2nd owner didn’t keep any of the parts he removed, Unfortunately. The solo seat cover is aftermarket but fits nice. Was planning on having it painted factory as well. Please email Any Questions. I will respond later in the afternoon.

Not included is the center stand and swing arm spools.

Shipping is your soul responsibility. I will not be held responsible for shipping or any damage. It is at your risk. So make certain you know hire a reputable shipper. 

I have a video of the bike running with the d&d exhaust.Send email address and I’ll send it to you. 

I have winterized the bike by removing the battery and draining the gas. I just drained the carberator bowls today. Its stored in my clean garage with a cover. Garage is not heated but attached and carpeted which helps.

Reserve is priced to sell. 

Bike is For Sale locally. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. 

Finally, This is a 23 year old piece of history. For a bike of this era to make it this long unmolested is a miracle in itself. Serious buyers only, please. Do not waste my time as I will not waste yours. Good Luck and Thanks for Looking….

And more photos for you to check-

So this bike is not  bone stock, but is still a pretty clean example of an ’89 GSX-R 750. Mileage isn’t too bad and there are some replaced parts, although the original equipment comes along with it. Some minor cosmetic issues are highlighted by the seller. There is a reserve on the auction, and who knows where that is. I would suspect this would go somewhere between $4 and $5k.

It’s the holidays and I love to see any of these older GSX-R’s find good homes. If there’s space in your garage (you will garage it, right?) then go place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale November 26, 2011 posted by

’86 GSX-R 750- The start of 25 glorious years

Location: Fresh Meadows, New York

Mileage: 24,500

Price: Auction, $3,879

Lots has been written about the Suzuki GSX-R 750 this let year in celebration of the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic sportbikes to ever be introduced. A true game changer when it hit US shores in 1986, it was the most race replica bike offered at the time. It’s 16 valve in line four was a 106 hp powerhouse and it brought all sorts of acronyms to describe the trick suspension and cooling system, among many other parts. It was and remains one of the most important bikes in the evolution of the species. The fact that the GSX-R 750 has consistently been one of the best sportbikes offered every year since has not diminished that standing.

The seller of this particular bike doesn’t have lot to say in the listing. Here it is-

1986 Suzuki GSXR 750. All original except exhaust. Only 24,500 miles. Chance to own a legend for only $3,879.00.This model was the first of the super bikes to be introduced to the USA. Call if you have any more questions.

Not a lot to go on there. Here’s the pics-

The seller lists the bike as stock except for the exhaust and the photos look that way with the exception of the windscreen, which looks aftermarket, and the front fender (normally black on that paint scheme). The exhaust appears to a Yoshimura, a name long synonymous with Suzuki, so not unusual. Mileage isn’t too bad for a 25 year old bike and the motors are sturdy, so if maintained, should provide much more ride time in the future.

The seller is asking $3,879 to take this bike home. Seems like a pretty good deal to me but some more information on the history of the bike may help as not much is described in the auction. However, if the bike checks out you may have a chance to get a killer piece of sportbike history at a good price. It’s no secret I love these bikes. If you do too and you want to give yourself an early Christmas present, go place your bid!


Reader Rides For Sale August 15, 2011 posted by

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in Exceptional Original Condition For Sale.

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in exceptional original condition for sale.

SOLD! 8.24.2011

Location: Dover, DE
Price: $4,500.00 OR best offer!!!

This is one bad ass machine with low miles, all original fairings, stock exhausts and a set of brand new NOS Dunlop 208’s that help keep it period correct.

I totally dig this bike and for me this is the best paint scheme for any year GSX-R 750- Period!

The 91 model year represented the end of an iconic era for Suzuki in that it was the last year for the Air Cooled GSX-R’s and it was, for most, the last year before the goofy pink splash graphics became in vogue.

The history on this one is pretty simple- It was purchased by a parts manager of a Suzuki dealership in 1993 and as you can see, it was kept bone stock. Most of the mileage was put on it early because when it was acquired by Steve it had a set of OEM period tires on it that were in bad shape. Steve tells me it sat in a climate controlled environment, until about a month ago, when it was purchased and brought back to life via a thorough cleaning and inspection.

Our friends at SpeedWerks Sport Bike Services own and brought it back from long term storage. I’ve looked at (aka: Drooled over) the pictures several times and I also solicited the opinion of our resident Suzuki expert and we both came to the same conclusion in that this is one FREAKING NICE machine! I’d happily roll on this one and would welcome all of the looks and stares I’d get. Hmmmm, I wonder if Steve would trade for a NSR….

If you’re a fan of oil cooled Suzuki’s and in the market I wouldn’t wait too long before hitting the boys up. I can’t imagine this one sitting around too long.

You can contact Steve at (302) 672-7223 or

Make sure you tell Steve that we sent you.

Good luck with the sale-