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Bimota November 20, 2014 posted by

Featured Exotica: 1996 Bimota SB6

Update 11.21.2014: The seller has updated us that this SB6 has sold in just 24 hours. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc


The fine folks from Rimini certainly have a different way of looking at the world. Ignoring all but performance and visual artistry, Bimota consistently delivers on both ends of the performance-art spectrum (DB3 Mantra notwithstanding). It takes a great deal of focus to beat the Japanese and Italian manufacturers at their own game while using their major engine & trans components, but that is exactly what Bimota has done, and continues to do. And this SB6 – S for Suzuki (GSX-R1100 engine in this case), B for Bimota, and 6 for the number of Suzuki iterations Bimota has created – is in great shape and looking for a new home. Of all of the classic (pre bankruptcy) Bimotas, the SB6 is probably the most well-rounded model – although that Gixxer powerplant still packs a major wallop!

Featured Listing: 1996 Bimota SB6


Among the trio of Bimota founders you will find none other than Massimo Tamburini; the “Ta” in the Bimota name comes from his last two initials. You may remember Tamburini from such other hits as the Ducati 916/996/998 as well as the MV Agusta F4 series. With a design portfolio like that, you would expect something special, and the SB6 delivers on all fronts: From the tasteful mix of aluminum chassis, carbon bodywork, CNC-milled trees and miles of paintwork, to the chassis detail including the “peek-a-boo” offset rear shock and the under tail exhaust. Interestingly Tamburini (who we sadly lost in April of this year) was no longer a partner in Bimota after the mid 1980s, yet he continued to return and do contract work for his former company. His legacy is obvious in the SB6.


From the seller:
1996 Bimota SB6. Original bike in excellent condition. Has 7,140 miles. It’s been in a private collection of 7 other Bimotas and many other bikes for the last 8 years. This is the last of the Bimotas in the collection; wasn’t planning on selling it, but maybe it’s time for it to go as well. Currently being serviced and new battery being installed.

Asking $7700 or serious cash offer for this Bimota. Bike is located in Paradise Valley, AZ. Clean/clear Arizona title. Appointments can be made for serious buyers to view the motorcycle.


This particular bike is a Featured Listing from RSBFS reader Tony. The asking price is *very* reasonable considering the condition of the bike and the mileage (yes, there are some folks that actually enjoy riding their Bimotas!). If you are looking for an exotic, you could do much, much worse than an SB6. And if you are looking for an SB6, this one should be worthy of consideration. Jump over here to take a look at all of the details on the bike, and then give the man a shout. While Bimota is still in the bike business, they don’t quite make them like this anymore.


Featured Exotica:  1996 Bimota SB6
Bimota July 17, 2013 posted by

How do you say “Gixxer” in Italian? 1997 Bimota SB6R


When a Japanese-engined Italian exotic shows up at an El Paso Harley Davidson dealership, you begin to wonder if perhaps Bimotas are not that rare after all. The truth is that you would be both right AND wrong. These are hand crafted motorcycles from a very low-volume manufacturer, but they made a few more of some models than others. This particular model, the SB6, is just such a bike – and is probably the most frequently listed of the Bimota line up.


Consisting of a GSX-R 1100 engine and transmission wrapped in a Bimota-designed twin spar frame and topped liberally with top-shelf components such as wheels, brakes and suspension, this SB6 follows the standard Bimota mold. To say that it offers carbon fiber bits is a bit like mentioning in passing that the Pope might have visited Rome once. In short, this is classic Bimota execution – the best of Japanese with the best of everything else. As a result, these were (and are) very expensive when new.


From the seller:
Great example of Bimota’s famous Suzuki GSXR1100-engined exotic. Just gone through, fresh oil, new battery, new air filter, etc. Runs out perfectly, no known problems, very good cosmetics. I’ve had three of these off and on throughout the years. The Suzuki engine is super reliable and the bike turns heads wherever it goes, the red paint really lights up in the sunlight so these bikes are always much brighter when viewed in person. Clean examples of these Bimotas are getting harder and harder to find, I end up paying more each time I get one. This one runs very smoothly, seems to be a really good one. I got it with a bound copy of an owners manual and nice brochure.


Bimota has come a long way from motorcycle frame kits that the buyer had to assemble (after sourcing parts like engine, tranny, wheels, brakes, electrical and gauges). In doing so, they might have also lost a bit of the fanatical exclusivity that they once enjoyed. But moving motorcycles is what ultimately puts food on the table (pasta, sushi or steak, depending upon your region), and while this SB6R is undeniably a Bimota, it may not be the ultimate rare machine.


Pricing on these models has come down to more reasonable levels these days. When new this was a $30k plus machine. This auction is currently up to $5,100 with reserve still in place. We have seen some SB6 examples struggle to pull in $8k, and I would top this range out at $10k (to be kind). Click on the link to jump over to the auction on this one – it is a good looking example of the breed, and worthy of consideration if Bimota is your thing. What’s your favorite bike from Rimini? Hit the comments section and let us know!


Sport Bikes For Sale November 20, 2012 posted by

Good Looking Slab: ’88 GSX-R 1100

Location: Fresno, CA

Mileage: 23,243

Price: Auction

Update 1.22.2013: Previous owner requested that we remove the pictures due to copyright violation. -dc

Been looking for a clean old slabby for the garage to put next to your collections of progressively newer GSX-R’s? Or maybe you want to start that dream collection. Either way, here’s one for you to check out.

The GSX-R1100 is a legendary bike due to its insane power in the air and oil cooled 1100cc motor. That motor stayed in the Suzuki lineup in one form or another for years and appeared in more than one drag bike. It is bulletproof.

You don’t see a lot of these on the streets anymore as many were put to rest by aggressive owners who maybe found the power and chassis to be difficult to manage.

Here’s the info from the seller-

This is the HARDEST TO FIND first generation GSXR, the 1988 1100 GSXR RED/BLACK/WHITE. It’s also a 49 state bike witch makes this is even harder to find in this condition, 49 state bikes are from out side of California and don’t have all the smog emission controls that California bikes come with. It’s already registered in california. Here it is you will not find this RARE bike any where else. This is the last year this model was made in 1988 the 750 gsxr  changed to the slingshot. Suzuki left the 1100 gsxr in the original model. 

It has a Vance Hines pipe, K&N filters Stage 3 jet kit, Vance Hines PowerPak programmable ignition system. I took this bike to LAGUNA SECA this year and went to the bike cruise night in Monterey Ca. It was turning everyones head, because you just don’t see this bike in this condition. The young riders thought it was a new model for this year because they saw 1100 GSXR and they were on 1000’s.  I was offered cash on the spot that night, but I turned it down. 

The reason I’m selling it now is because my son thinks he’s going to start riding it when he gets his licences in a couple of months.  It scared me when he said he was going to want to ride it. I told him I would sell it an get him a car, he agreed. I NEVER THOUGHT I would part with this BEAUTIFUL BIKE, but the thought of my son on this FAST GSXR is making me sell it. As you can see from the milage it doesn’t get ridden very much. It’s adult owned, I just changed the oil, the brakes and tires are in great shape. There are minor vibration cracks that aren’t very noticeable, i also instaled a power outlet (cigarette lighter) to hook up my GARMIN so i don’t get lost  when i ride out of town. Make me an offer.

The bike isn’t totally stock, with the noted mods in the seller’s description and the dark windscreen. The paint looks good and the whole thing looks clean for its age. It is certainly rare to find one with little modification and that hasn’t been dumped. And they ain’t building any more.

So if you have been on the prowl for one of these, do yourself a favor and check this auction out.


Sport Bikes For Sale October 22, 2012 posted by

Another Clean, Original GSX-R 1100!

Location: Houston, Texas

Mileage: 22,540

Price: Auction

I always keep an eye out for any early GSX-R’s that pop up for sale. There’s been some solid choices out there lately and here we have another one. This bike isn’t dead mint but it is original and in pretty good shape. Finding one of these that hasn’t been heavily modded or just plain dumped is pretty tough. Nobody thought about the future of these bikes when they came out. They just road the hell out of them. Some with more success than others.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this bike-

Here’s a chance that you hardly run across anymore. A completely bone stock, unaltered Suzuki GSX-R 1100. You don’t see these very often and when you do, you better get it before it’s to late. I have a stock 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 that’s black and grey in color. This is a very hard color to find. Much more difficult than the blue and whites that you see. This bike has only 22,540 miles on the clock. The fairings are in amazing condition with no scratches or road rash of any kind. No rust in the gas tank.

Just had a complete service done on the bike which includes… A new maintenance free battery, oil and filter change, new plugs and plug caps, new air filter, changed clutch and brake fluids, carb clean, chain lube and adjustment, new front and rear tires, new stater relay. 

The bike runs amazing and shifts just fine with no issues with the transmission or clutch. I have owned several GSX-R’s in the past growing up and this one is just as good as i remember the last 15 i’ve had.

Bike has new original factory grips and throttle tube, new rubber foot pegs, as i tried to retain as much of the factory look as possible.

The only small issues with the bike are… The gas tank has 2 dents on the front right side above the end of the Suzuki sticker and on small dent on the rear of the tank close to the seat. Nothing major and easily can be fixed by a professional. I checked with Suzuki and the stickers can be still be purchased if needed. Also some acid leaked onto the swingarm because as we all know, these older bike had batteries that would over flow acid and leak down the drain tube. Again nothing major and can be refinished and look new again. I have include pictures of the tank and swingarm area.

The only thing the bike will need to be 100% original is the rear fender hunger and factory rear fender and turn signals which i have seen on ebay for around $100.

The bike has had two owners, i purchased the bike back in 2000 and it had approx 16k miles on it. I have several bikes and always wanted another GSX-R 1100, so it wasn’t used much. I hope i haven’t forgot anything.


Please feel free to ask any questions. $500 deposit required within 24 hrs after action has ended and full payment within 3 days. I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime as it’s listed locally. 

And pics for you-

As I mentioned above, this bike isn’t a mint example. But it is a mostly original bike and it looks to be fairly clean. The most significant concerns would be the cosmetic issues, specifically the dents and creases in the tank. The seller says this is easily repairable, and that may be true, but it will mean more work on the bike. The seller also mentions some acid leak on the swingarm and non-original rear turn signals and rear fender. Again, these would be a concern if you want the bike 100% stock, which frankly, is what I would want. So these are things to consider.

The seller has a reserve and I would expect this bike to go around the $4 mark. They ain’t making any more of these, so if it’s been on your dream list, you’ll have to pull the trigger sometime. If this is your time, go place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale October 1, 2012 posted by

Good Looking ’89 GSX-R 1100 For You!

Location: Newport Beach, California

Mileage: 45,800

Price: Auction

The GSX-R 1100 is one of the most iconic liter bikes ever built. The first generation bike generated an instant following cause, well, cause it was somewhat insane. A huge motor in a chassis that had some issues handling it. Suzuki addressed those issues and then you had a bike that just created huge power from a bullet proof motor that would live on in some form for years to come. Many people have many opinions about which versions of the 1100 were best, but I like them all.

Here’s a breakdown from the seller-

Up for sale is my 1989 Slingshot GSXR 1100 ( gsx-r 1100-k). See pictures below. This is the first the slingshots and would be a perfect for any collector or classic rider. I am hoping that any new owner of this bike will take care of  it like myself and the previous owners…there’s not a lot of these bike left in this shape.  This bike fires up faster than my Ducati and gets far more attention. When I pull up to a crowd other bikes there always a lot of questions. This bike looks like it does in the pictures and is one of the best color schemes Suzuki had on the gixxers (pearl white and blue).  

When I first purchased this bike I had spent a lot of time looking for the right gixxer 1100.  This one was well taken by it owner and had no signs of heavy abuse. The plastic and paint was in great shape (minor nicks a couple of hairlines, small scrapes and faded decals) and there were no external indications that this bike had ever been laid down while riding. I partially disassembled the bike and was surprised to see how well the original equipment had held up. The bike even has the original harness.  Even the original rubber grommets were soft and pliable…. these are usually the first to go. The plastics were all removed and minor repairs were made. The right rear seat cowling had some stress cracks and missing tabs(left as well) from where it come into contact with the relocated shock reservoir(i moved) ,the lower left cowling had a inch long crack on the inside from where it contacts the clutch cover with dechellis spacer. Other than that the few small scratches…..all repaired with marine grade epoxy. All factory colors(pearl,blue,blue) and layout were colored matched and sized exactly. Decals were then laid out and clear coated over with house of color cleared. Three stage paint job.Some of the aluminum was sandblasted and clearcoated. lots of missing or worn oem parts were replaced with stock suzuki parts.

The bike runs great and I have been using it the past couple weeks as a daily driver to work(70 miles). It has recently been service(about 500 miles ago) to dial it in(carbs,plugs,front pads,ect). Tires are new(800 d616, size 180 and 120). The bike is very stock minus a few items such as airbox,jet kit and old school yoshi pipe and rear pegs(ect). The clutch cover has a dechellis spacer(clutch upgrade)The bike pulls fast and rides well balanced down the road. It has been jetted and comes into its own after 3500rpm(its not a fan of the low rpms).  All lights and switches and electric work as they should(fuel light,neutral light,high ect) with the exception of horn, the neutral safety,kickstand has been bypassed.

Again this is a 23 year old bike and is not a fully restored museum piece…it is not perfect(Although I havnt seen a nicer old school slingshot on the road). There are a few small nicks here and there. The flaws most notable are(please see pict): One of the original left minor has some silver faking on the inside, there is a small color sanding burn on the upper fairing on the pearl but it is base is clearcoated(not real obvious unless your looking for it). there is a internal paint crack(I reinforced the back but no way to get around it with an upgraded clutch) on lower right fairing where it contacts dechellis spacer clutch cover. There is a small crack on chain cover. I have a good record on ebay and its important that there are no surprises. So please ask questions and I will answer and post them to the best of my ability. I am not a gixxer expert so if you have any comments or info on the bike I will post those as well. I reserve the right to end the auction early if the bike sell locally. Please note that the bike has a very reflective surface for photos so there are a a few of pictures that have reflections that may look like flaws such as a picture of the left side mid fairing that has a red circle marked small scuff. Only the flaw is circled….the white lines around it are only reflections… not scuffs. Thanks and good luck

Here’s only some of the many photos in the auction-

At a little over 45k, this bike has a lot of miles on it. But for all those miles, the bike looks to be in really good condition. The seller highlights some of the cosmetic issues in the photos and the bike is clearly not 100 percent stock. The pipe is a Yoshimura, which isn’t exactly a bad thing, and the chain guard isn’t stock. The seller also highlights all of the restoration work done to get the bike into this condition. It’s not a museum piece, but it’s still a good looking bike and rare to see in a mostly original and non-wrecked condition. The engines in these are known for their toughness but you’ll want to make sure the bike is solid in the maintenance department.

I love all GSX-R’s and this one is certainly good looking to me. If you want to own a classic sportbike that will turn heads, this one may be for you. To find out, check this auction!


Sport Bikes For Sale September 13, 2012 posted by

Minty and Stock ’88 GSX-R 1100

Location: Central Florida

Mileage: 10,384

Price: $6,500

The Suzuki GSX-R 1100 comes up a lot on RSBFS (my policy is if I see one, I post it) and people respond by taking advantage of the chance to take home an icon. Well, here’s another opportunity, and this one is super clean, making it even more rare than most that are still out there. And while I could go on and on about why these bikes are important, worth collecting and more awesome than most things out there, I won’t. You know all that stuff by now. Or you should.

1988 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on

Here’s the seller’s comments-

For Sale 1988 GSX-R1100 in pristine condition.

Here is the rest of the story for a little background…

It was 1988 and I worked at a Kawasaki/Suzuki dealer in northern Illinois. I remember when this 1988 GSX-R1100 in Red/Black arrived and sat in the show room. I admired it, dusted it, and wish it were mine. We ended up selling it to a 51 year old gentleman who traded in his 600 Katana. Fast forward 4 years in 1992 and I tracked down that owner and asked if he wanted to sell it and he loved the bike and wanted to keep it. Fast forward 19 years, I had since moved to Florida and in spring of 2011 I was searching Craigslist all over the country and low and behold there was a 1988 GSXR1100 for sale in northern Illinois. I said to myself it couldn’t be? So I called the seller and come to find out it was the same bike I admired back in 1988. The original owner was now well into his 70’s and he gave the bike to his son about 10 years ago and he really never rode it. 

So to make a long story short, I am the second owner (technically third if you count his son storing it for 10 years) and I am now offering to sell it.

 The bike is completely stock. 

The only real cosmetic issue is on the left kick panel under the red vinyl protector, some of the paint came off when I tried to remove the original clear vinyl protector. I was able to match up a piece of red vinyl and cut it perfectly to cover where the old protector was. It actually looks quite well the way it is. 

I cleaned the carbs, put new plugs, air filter, battery, and changed the clutch fluid and it looks a runs great! The previous owner also had replaced the tires a few years ago and they have very low miles on them.

Here are some pictures. 

If anyone is interested I’m asking $6500.

It has 10,384 original miles. 

The bike will come with an extra 1988 GSXR1100 red seat that I purchased so I didn’t have to punch holes in the original seat that came with the bike to mount the rear seat cowl. (The original owner never punched the holes to mount the rear cowl.)

Send me a PM if interested.

I’m located in central Florida.

And pics-

The seller is asking $6,500 for this bike and maybe you can work a deal and pick it up for less. But I have to say, at $6,500 I still don’t think you’re getting a bad deal. These bikes just don’t really exist anymore (look for yourself), and this one certainly stands out as clean and stock, making it even more difficult to find. Mileage is low for its age. It’s just killer.

This bike is featured on a Ducati site (the coolest bike on the site I’m guessing, even if it doesn’t come with its own cologne). If you want a clean, early 1100, you owe it to yourself to go check this one out.


Sport Bikes For Sale August 24, 2012 posted by

Original, Low Mile, Kuh…Leeeen ’91 GSX-R 1100

Location: Loveland, Colorado

Mileage: 6,902

Price: $7,500 BIN

If you think Italian companies have the monopoly on designing beautiful bikes, well, you’d be wrong. And if you don’t think this is one of the most bad ass looking bikes ever, well you’d be wrong again. Now, I must confess, I am a freak for the GSX-R. So maybe I’m a little harsh in my rightness and your wrongness. Argue away if you must, but I’m not changing my mind. This bike is simply beautiful.

This looks to be a pristine example. Here’s what the seller says-

I am selling my 91 GSXR 1100. I bought it from the original owner 1 year ago.  He drove it off the showroom floor in July of 1991. It has only 6902 miles and is absolutely perfect. I doubt there is an nicer 91 in the country. When I bought it I spent $1800 on a new Vance & Hines 4-1 pipe because it still had the factory dual exhaust. (which I still have). I had brand new Michelin tires put on, fork seals were replaced all fluids drained and freshened. They went through the carbs and cleaned them. The bike ran perfect when I got it and runs perfect now.  I have only put 123 miles on it since I have owned it.  I didn’t buy this bike to ride, my plan was to display it in my bar that I have in my basement.  I have since changed my mind and have decided to sell it. Hopefully there is another GSXR enthusiast out there that would want to enjoy this blast from the past.  This truly is a showroom quality bike. I hate to see someone buy it for a daily driver, it should go to shows and such.  1 last thing, this bike is bone stock. There have never been any modifications made to it at all. The only thing added was the Vance & Hines pipe. I think the bikes look silly with dual exhaust. Stock jetting is still in place as well as stock airbox and filter. Not even a K&N filter on this one.  Please email me or call me with questions.  Thanks Joe

Pics of this beauty-

Take a look at all the photos and if you see what I see, this is one clean bike. Paint looks fresh and bike stock, outside of the exhaust as mentioned by the seller. And the condition speaks to the fact that this bike is low mileage, especially considering its age. To me it is a standout example and really worthy of consideration by collectors. There’s really not much more to say.

Well, except this. The seller is asking $7,500 BIN. That is a serious price for this era GSX-R 1100. However, I don’t know if you will find one as clean as this is described to be. Premium example command premium prices. In the end, it’s really up to you. I love these bikes. Make me jealous as hell and place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale June 8, 2012 posted by

Modified But Cool ’86 GSX-R1100

Location: Portland, Oregon

Mileage: 20,941

Price: Auction, $5,500 BIN

Okay, this bike has been modified but also maintained and upgraded. And sure, it’s in Oregon, my home state. And I also love GSX-R’s. So there was really no way I couldn’t write this up. Generally, I like to find older GSX-R’s that are completely stock, if possible. Because these bikes were an instant success and the bought, and then wrecked, not too many have survived. So these days even modified bikes deserve consideration. Like this one.

Here’s what the seller has to say-

1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Survivor !! 20k original miles. 138 RWHP !! Tuning and Dyno Pulls done in April 2012 at Rons Performance Motorcycle. Local Racer.

Engine / Brand new head, Ported and polished, All new bearings,Timing chain, Rods and pistons, Gaskets, Valve springs, Stainless valves, Rings, Drag Cams, Mikuni carbs, K&N Pod Filters, Carbon M4 Exhaust.

Transmission / New bearings, New backset gears. JMC reinforced swingarm, Ohlins rear shock.

Runs great, looks great, sounds great. Very nice Old School Gixxer. The last of their kind. You don’t see too many of these anymore, this one is first year GSXR 1100 in the states. Very collectable.

Thanks for looking

The seller outlines a lot of work on the bike, including work on the engine, suspension, transmission and exhaust. So clearly the bike has been run but it sounds like extensive work has been done to bring her back to good health. Clearly, it’s not all original, but it’s still a first year 1100, which is cool, and it still looks good, at least from the photos. Mileage isn’t too crazy high either.

You’ll want to do your homework on this one to make sure you get the bike you want. But if it works out, it could be cool.

So I guess it’s worth checking out, I mean, if you’re into awesome things. If you are, go here.