Posts by tag: Homoligation

Honda December 15, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda RC30 VFR750R

1990 Honda RC30 for sale

About $20,000

San Francisco, CA

The Honda RC30, sportbike royalty and this one appears to be in fine condition. Time seems to have treated this bike well as the high quality photos show. I wish the listing was as concise and pointed as the photos, the seller advises to “expect about $20K” for this bike with 8,500 miles. Jargon aside, this is one fine bike!

There is an issue with the fork surface, but even noting that fact, this ambiguous price is just about right. Check out the CL posting with contact details here. Enjoy.
BG

Sport Bikes For Sale November 4, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha OW01 FZR-750R

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R OW01

5,200 Miles

$15,000 Starting Bid

This 1990 OW01 for sale is a fine example of Yamaha’s response to the superbike wars of the late 80’s and early 90’s. This is my second listing from Jeff’s collection, and this is a relist on RSBFS (see the first posting). Regular readers are probably familiar with this collection of bikes, all rare and in fantastic condition. He has one photo of 3 OW01’s sitting next to each other, so it would only be fair to share the love, right?

The OW01 was a homologation special from Yamaha intended to compete with the Honda RC30 in WSB racing. Although Fabrizio Pirovano was not able to take this bike to the promise land, Eddie Lawson won Suzuka and Dave Sadowski took the 1990 Daytona 200 on an OW01 – see a replica of that bike here.

The bike itself is typical homologation stuff from the era – Ohlins shock, titanium con rods and magnesium calipers. Production was the magic 500 units, but surprisingly few of them came to the US . In the seller’s words:

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R – 0w01 750cc Homologation Special

All original and in excellent condition with reasonably low milage.

Shown with YEC Kit exhaust canister but will have with original Yamaha exhaust muffler in place at time of sale

as the original has been wrapped up and boxed for safe keeping.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you”ll already know the history and how rare the 0W01 is here in the United States.

Reportedly, there were less than 30 of these machines Stateside when Yamaha imported them back in ’89-’90

and supplied the AMA Superbike team with theirs to race.

Most became race bikes -so the number of original condition machines that were never raced remains VERY low.

Check out my other upcoming auctions -as I’ll have a number of other additional homologation specials coming up soon that will include:

Honda RC-30, Yamaha YZF750 0w02 R7, Bimota 500cc V-due, Yamaha R7-1, Ducati 888 among other SBK machines.

For whatever reason, these bikes really did not hold their value very well; and certainly not when compared to its archrival (can a motorcycle have an archrival?) the RC30. My guess is that the seller would be happy to fetch somewhere between his starting bid of $15k and $20k; any more would represent a strong sale. The listing with more photos and a tech article can be found .

BG

Bimota June 28, 2010 posted by

Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

A collector and friend of RSBFS is thinning the herd and offering the following fantastic homologation specials for sale {please kneel}:

Get the goods on each bike below:

1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

1992 Ducati 851 with Less Than 2000 Miles!

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

All original -except for the addition of the booming Gi.Co.Moto twin pipes for that wonderful “Sound of Thunder” music from the Desmo V-Twin engine.


1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

1988 Bimota YB6

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

A beautiful old school collector for the Bimota enthusiasts.

Yamaha 1000cc engine with Keihin flat-slide carbs
(oh….this one will scoot alright!!).

Growls like a mean-ass junk yard dog.


1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

1988 Bimota YB4E.I.

Comments from the seller:

Take a look at this sexy thing……probably my favorite Bimota of all time. This thing is such a work of art. The 1988 YB4E.I. model released after Bimota took the last ever TT-F1 title in ’87.


Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 For Sale

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 raced by Damon Buckmaster (AUS). YEC factory kit EVERYTHING from frame to swingarm to bracing to chassis to radiator to engine and every part on it. Adjustable swingarm pivot, steering stem, ride heights, etc.

Stroker 1080cc full-on SuperBike factory engine and every special YEC Kit factory item from the Yamaha WSBK team. 190hp and the best SBK chassis available back when Superbikes were Superbikes (and not warmed-over street bikes). This thing is light and goes like a missile.

The R7-1 was actually BANNED from AMA competition after it laid waste to the Formula Extreme class back in the days before the AMA series scuttled the class because the FX bikes were faster than the 750cc SuperBike Class (headliner) machines.

Have a ton of the press articles on the bike from magazines (and web
magazines) of the day.


{Still kneeling right?}


Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 For Sale

Yamaha FZR750R OW01

Comments from the seller:

Beautiful condition, all original with 2,700 miles. Only 200 of these produced and they’re getting harder
and harder to find here in the States.


Honda RC30 VFR750 For Sale

Honda RC30 VFR750R

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Wonderfully clean example with only 2,950 miles on the odometer. All original and unmolested condition.
Has all the manuals and tool kits and everything else it came with from the factory.


Honda RC45 RVF750 For Sale

Honda RC45 RVF750

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Very clean example with 6,975 miles on it. Has the HRC PGM wire modification done to it (more HP)
and has a aftermarket exhaust canister installed for a little more of that V-4 sound.


Bimota Vdue For Sale

Bimota Vdue

Comments from the seller:

Still in all original condition. 360 kilometers. Has the usual Vdue “issues” with the engine fueling -but can be sorted out.
(I’ve got another bike exactly the same that has been sorted and runs great.) This bike has stayed in original condition
though and has not had any modifications done to it.


So here’s my question: How do you choose? This is my favorite era of SportBike and seeing a collection like this is exactly what I’d like to have in my own stable some day. It would be like that corner spot in the Barber Motorsports Museum with all the great ones:

Interested parties better hurry because come Thursday after my $175mil PowerBall lotto ticket hits, I’m just going to buy them all!

If you have questions about the model specifications or history, or just want to chat about the collection, please post a comment below — the whole RSBFS team is going to keep an eye on this thread and will be happy to answer questions! Qualified buyers, I am acting as a proxy for the seller. Please send your inquires to dan@motoringblogs.com for additional details.

dc

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Irish Motorcycle Enthusiast Forum – Biker.ie
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Honda V4 Forum – Force-V4.com
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Pacific Northwest Riders Forum
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Team Speed – Luxury Lifestyle Forum

Yamaha July 24, 2009 posted by

Yamaha OW01 and OW02 For Sale: Too Good to Be True?

Yamaha FZR750R OW01 For SaleYamaha R7 OW02 For Sale

Doug tipped me off this morning about an interesting listing on the FZRArchives forum that features not only a FZR750R OW01 For Sale for $10k, but also an R7 OW02 for $18k! Here’s an excerpt from the listing:

If anyone here is interested I have among others two very special bikes for sale a mint Y7 (OW02) $18,000 and an equally clean FZR750R (OW01) $10,000. I know what they are worth and I also know they are priced well below what they should. Htis is nto a scam and you can come see the bikes in FL. Also have references for the last 18 years I have been trading and playing with bikes. I have other cool bikes for sale not all are for sale when I have sold what I need the rest will stay. They include TZR250’s NSR250’s, RVF’s etc.

These are tough times for lots of people, and I know there are amazing deals to be had. But there’s this saying that seems to be ringing in my head when I look at this ad: If it seems too good to be true… I hope it’s real and someone scores some uber-rare unobtainium at a great price!

Thanks for the heads up Doug!

dc

Here’s a good post on DucatiNewsToday.com pitting the Ducati 888SP5 against the FZR750R OW01

And here’s an article from Motorcycle.com on the YZF-R7 OW02

Ducati July 10, 2009 posted by

Two Rare Ducati Superbikes For Sale: 916SPS and 996R

Motorcycle classified shopping is so good the second half of the season! Folks have got their last rides in, or realized that another summer has passed without riding again, and all of the sudden the market it flooded with sweet rides. I think there’s actually more on the market now than there is in the spring!

For instance, check out this beautiful 916SPS for sale with only 4500 miles!

Ducati 916SPS For SaleDucati 916SPS For Sale

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

An original example, never raced , never down. The 916 introduced in 1994 had an engine that was derived from the 851 which began life in 1987. The increased displacement and resulting horsepower gains over the ensuing years made the original engine cases fragile. In 1997 Ducati introduced a new engine with stronger cases. The AMA considered this a new motorcycle and required that twenty-five machines be sold for it to be homologated. This motorcycle is one of the twenty-five that were brought into the country for homologation, and is one of the ten that Ferracchi sold. The motorcycle was delivered with both a street legal exhaust system and a Termignoni system with the corresponding e-prom . The motorcycle comes with complete records including the Dynamometer run that Ferracci did prior to delivery. Included are the original wheels and tires, which have only been run on the Dynamometer. Marchesni magnesium wheels are on the motorcycle now. All original parts are included as well as an extra set of body panels.

Need something even more special? How about a Ducati 996R for sale with only 1 mile!

2001 Ducati 996R For Sale with only 1 mile2001 Ducati 996R For Sale with only 1 mile2001 Ducati 996R For Sale with only 1 mile2001 Ducati 996R For Sale with only 1 mile

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Rare 996R, the real deal, for the discriminating Ducati collector. Beautiful and historic this is one of the finest examples on the iconic superbike know to exist in the world.

A must have collection piece for the true Ducatisi or motorcycle museum curator.

This is a unique opportunity. Never ridden, never raced, no road use. A perfect example of Ducati’s legendary 996R Superbike. This bike is a critical step in the bloodline of Ducati’s racing leadership.

A real 2001 996 R, no headlights, no taillight, and faded factory shipping stickers remain on the twin headlight infills on the gorgeous carbon fiber fairing. Ducati 996R in full clear coated carbon fiber emerge from the red paint showing the world the fairings’ composition. Two frame labels denote that this machine is for racing use only.

he bike is truly beautiful. It is part of the lineage of the most iconic sport bikes ever designed. Its’ monoposto tail section with painted number plate, gold pinstriping, and grillwork are spectacular. Front and rear Ohlins suspension and an Ohlins steering dampener overtly display the quality components built into this bike. This 2001 996R has spent its life in an artistic collector’s home on a track stand. It is as close to factory original condition as is possible.

The 916SPS is a bit more of a standout to me as it has tons of trick and exclusive parts, but doesn’t do away with the headlights, indicators, etc… But as a piece of art in the house on the winning lotto day, well then that 996R would certainly fit the bill!

Resources:
A 2003 Ducati Market Report with a nice summary of info on the 916SPS
2001 Ducati 996R Information on Ducati.com

Have a good weekend everyone and ride safe!

dc

Yamaha January 14, 2009 posted by

1987 Yamaha FZR 750R #169 of 200

Update 1.14.2011: Now on Craigslist for $4k. Thanks for the heads up Joe!

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Located in Louisville, KY this bike belongs to and was submitted by Kelly who is a RSBFS.com daily reader. Thank you for supporting our site and sending us your bike to post.

We’ve had a few of these before, but I have to admit it’s been difficult finding the proper information for this bike.

Here’s what I know:
These were the pre-cursor to Yamaha’s famed OW01 FZR 750RR Homologation
There were only 200 of them made to satisfy the AMA Homologation rules
There are very few left as most of them were raced just like any other LE Homologation production model

Owner has the following to say:

This bike is #169 of only 200 made for the US market. To homologate the FZR for AMA racing, Yamaha had to bring 200 street-spec 750 into this country. This bike escaped the racetrack, instead becoming a garage queen. The bike is entirely stock. Never safety wired, never put on the track. As you can see in the pictures, the only damage is a crack in the fairing at the right side front turn signal and a little bit of clearcoat peeling off the left side of the solo cowl. The only mechanical issue on the entire bike is that the button which resets the odometer came off years ago. Last year I had the valves checked and the carbs synched. This bike runs beautifully. If you are very serious about this bike I will be glad to make a short video showing start-up from cold. Nothing to hide, like I said it runs flawlessly. I also have an original Yamaha shop manual and various magazine articles from when the bike was released.

Looks like Kelly has taken great pride in owning this bike because by looking at the pictures one wouldn’t know it has 25,304 miles on the clock, which is low for a 22 year old motorcycle. I also think it says a lot about the seller and bike when the owner is willing to produce a video showing a cold start and idle. So if your a Yamaha guy and like what you see,

dd