Posts by tag: homologation

Suzuki January 26, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250SP Gamma VJ22 California Titled & Registered!

Let me start off by saying that, I wish I wasn’t posting this, I wish I was driving down to buy this!  Located in Oakland, California is a Suzuki RGV250 SP with 9,057km (5,627mi) and an asking price of $4,200 OBO!  The bike does need the clutch replaced and hasn’t run in a few years.  Regardless, this appears to be a Sports Production model with a dry clutch and close-ratio gear box.  The other features of the VJ22 are:

For the 1991 year’s model the RGV250 Gamma was updated with new carburetors (from 32 mm to 34 mm), power valves and new front suspension.  A new semi-frame banana swingarm was introduced (looks a lot like the one used in the Honda NSR).  It gave better ground clearance and allowed to draw the exhaust pipes where the swingarm should have been…The new swingarm stiffened the rear and quite dramatically but also increased the weight from 129kg to 139kg.  With a new rear swingarm the front end was also rebuilt with the new upside down suspension forks, which had a good design but the performance was not as good as the old forks which it replaced.  The power output and torque was increased slightly and a 17″ rear wheel added to the list of upgrades.

With the introduction of the power valves came the biggest problem of the RGV250.  The valves wear down from opening and closing and can collide with the piston and break.

The bike does come with a new clutch to replace the old one, there is a small dent in the tank, some decal fading and a small crack in the right mirror.  This bike isn’t perfect mechanically, but if you can do the work yourself you’ll have an amazing Homologation bike that that is very easily worth much more than you paid for it.  From the looking at the photos, this bike also appears to be 100% stock without any modifications.  Am I the only one that sees how awesome this bike is, especially at this price?  I”m up for a 306lb, 63hp two stroke any day!  If this puts you in the mood, see it on BayAreaRidersForum here.

AG

Kawasaki January 7, 2010 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX-7R K1 model

1991 Kawasaki ZX-7R with only 8,461 miles located in San Diego and 1 of only 200 produced for that year. This bike is part of a larger collection that is being thinned out and I’ve noticed several bikes of this collection on ebay. Although this ZX-7R K1 isn’t perfect, it is still a rare motorcycle that deserves a place on RSBFS. It has a reserve, but also has a $6k seems to be the going rate for ZX-7R’s as of late. Alex posted one a few days ago and it was priced about the same so a recent comparison is available should you be in the market.

Update: bike did not sell; bidding ended at $4,450
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If you look closely at the pictures that I brought over , you can see where the seller has edited the photos and circled some of the blemishes on the bodywork. I definitely like an up front seller. There are a lot more pictures on the auction if you’re interested in viewing them. I personally prefer a completely stock 7R, but I may not be in the majority on that issue. Some of the things I’ve noticed that have been changed on the bike include painted rims and an after market exhaust has been added. Considering these have Flatside carbs one can only hope it was properly set up for the exhaust. The seller also added a couple of video’s of the bike, which he has done for all of his other bike auctions as well. After you read what the owner has to say give the video’s a look as well.

Being sold to reduce size of large collection.
Getting more into antique bikes.
58 year old owner, former bike wrench and shop owner.
Every effort has been made to show condition of bike with pictures and video.
Can e-mail better, larger pictures directly , on request.
Bike in excellent condition, though no warranty expressed or implied.

In the first video you might notice the endurance race bike headlight set up with one being yellow. That is a nice touch.

Cheers!

dd

Kawasaki January 1, 2010 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Ninja

Located in Winter Haven, Florida is a 1991 Kawasaki ZX7R.  This example has 7,900 original miles, is a one owner bike, and has a clean title.  Information about the K1 & K2:

The race version had the same frame as the J models, but it sported 39mm Keihin Flatslide carburettors, full power engine, close ratio gearbox, alloy tank, fully adjustable suspension front and rear, single seat and was 5kg lighter than the J models.  121BHP & 190kg dry.

The asking price of $6,500 seems a bit high compared to a very similar K1 we’ve posted previously–but the other one did seem to be a steal at $4k. See this one on Craigslist here.

AG

Yamaha December 28, 2009 posted by

1999 Yamaha R7 OW02

Located in Valrico, Florida is a 1999 Yamaha R7.  This appears to be the same seller, Ozzie, that has contacted us in the past with his rare collection of bikes.  We posted a R7 in the past with these photos that was only listed at $18k; I believe based on the sellers name and asking price that this current listing is a legitimate ad.  Quote from the seller:

1999 Yamaha R7, All Original, Garaged, Mint Condition, Never Raced/Dropped or Safety Wired, never sold to end user. Yamaha Homologation model only 500 made/sold in the world only 50 in the US, Still shows nipples on tires.

The asking price is $26,500.  See the bike on ClassyBikes here.

AG

Yamaha November 28, 2009 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 LE #346 of 500

Yamaha R1 LE 50th Anniversary Edition on

This particular example has 0 miles (not sure how that was pulled off) and is being offered at a considerable discount off the MSRP of $18,000.00. So my gut feeling is that if this is maintained in the current state it is in, it can only go up as the supply comes down. As I scour the internet daily looking for RSBFS these are still available with lowish miles and Alex even came across one that was still in the crate, but we all know supply will go down as time passes

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There really shouldn’t be much to say regarding a bike with 0 miles other than “being sold as new”, but the seller does give some insight as to how it has been stored and cared for over the past 3 years.

Stored in a controlled environment and satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back! – less any shipping charges.

To sum it up:

It has Marchesini wheels, Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo master cylinder, slipper clutch and a titanium exhaust all of which make it as much of a Replica Racer as any other one on the market.

This bike looks to be a flawless example of a limited production Superbike. Now I know that producing 500 of any LE bike doesn’t exactly put it in the ultra rare category, but this one begs to be purchased and put on a shelf like a barrel of Pappy Van Winkle and let time do it’s part.

dd

Kawasaki November 17, 2009 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR #665

1996 zx7rr on Toronto Kijiji

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Here we have another Homologation Superbike for sale. This one isn’t in perfect, unmolested condition, but it is the real deal and is showing 12,100km or 7,500 miles which is pretty low considering the age.

Quotes from the seller:

OFFERING – In 1996 Kawasaki made a world superbike homologamation of 1500 worldwide & 500 of them to North America. I have #665 of 1500 worldwide. The bike is a race bike in street clothing. You will HEAR the flatside carbs, you will be in 1st gear for awhile so feather it when you take off, its made to run. I am 46 and was planning on racing it, (sold separetly from the bike )I have full race fairings & doublebubble, both brand new only installed to predrill holes.

It’s no secret that we love 90’s homologation sport bikes on this site. This RR obviously isn’t a garage queen and with a polishsed frame and swing arm it would be near impossible to restore to stock. It does offer low mileage and stock plastics, but with what appears to be some damage or tape on the fairing. This could make a great daily driver or weekend road warrior, but the owner seems to really like it with an asking price of $10,000.00 (assuming Canadian $). We’ve had a few zx7rr’s on RSBFS lately and one that was perfect with all the necessary goods to be in a museum that sold for $9,855.00. These still put a smile on my face when I see one for sale and let me remember the days of Scott Russell, Akira Yanagawa and Doug Chandler on board ripping it up on the race tracks.

dd

Suzuki November 4, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSXR750 LE for sale

This is probably the first, of what we know as sportbikes today, homologation model produced.  This one is for sale on

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If my memory serves me correctly, about the only differences between the LE and the regular US version is the dry clutch, LE graphics and the solo seat tail section.  The European versions received Flat Side Carbs for this year. 
 

THIS ONE ONLY HAS 4400 MILES AND IS IN GREAT SHAPE FOR ITS YEAR. PAINT IS ALL ORIGINAL WITH A FEW MINOR BLEMISHES BUT NO CRACKS WHAT SO EVER. 

COMES WITH FACTORY MUFFLER AND YOSH SYSTEM.

The seller states that this bike has Dymag Magnesium wheels and if that is the case all of my research says they aren’t OEM.  If anyone has information regarding this let me know and I’ll update the post. 

These early GSXR’s had a whopping 106hp and used 18″ rims on both the front and rear.  One fun fact is the FZR 400’s used the exact same tire size (even larger than the same year FZR 1000’s, but I’ll save that tid bit for another post).  This one looks to be in great shape and is located in Swansea, Massachusetts.  I know these have a huge cult following so I am anxious to see what it sells for. 

dd

Kawasaki October 5, 2009 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX7R K1 Ninja

Located in Eugene, Oregon is a fantastic 1991 Kawasaki ZX7R Ninja with 9,900 original miles.  The seller states that this bike is completely stock except for the windshield.  As standard this bike has 39mm Keihin, flat-side, carburetors; unrestricted engine, close ratio gearbox, aluminum tank, adjustable front and rear suspension, single seat and 5kg lighter than the standard version.  This bike comes with the Kawasaki books, repair manual, battery tender, cover and also comes with a new battery, exhaust gaskets, hoses, chain and more.  This bike is very close to me and I’d love to have it, but, hopefully one of our readers can help the seller out!  The seller’s asking price is $4,000.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

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AG