Posts by tag: inline four

Yamaha April 8, 2010 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines #353 And #376 Of 636

Here are two, rare, FZR600 Vance & Hines Edition replicas!

First, located in Worthington, Minnesota is #353 with 9,132 original miles.  The seller, a dealer, says that this bike is in collector condition which agrees with the mileage and condition in the photos.  No asking price or further information is given.  See the bike on Worthington Sports Center’s website here.

Second, located in Burnsville, Minnesota is #376 with 22,600 miles.  The bike has recently been serviced which includes fuel system flush, carb cleaning, and ceramic coating of the  header.  This bike also comes with the factory shop manual, tank bra, and some other bits.  The current owner is the third owner and has owned the bike since 1998.  This bike looks to be in very good condition in the photos.  The asking price is $3,000 which isn’t outrageous compared the the majority of FZR600’s out there.  See this example on Craigslist here.

I’m quite sure, from what I remember, these bikes were just replicas and didn’t feature any additional mechanical features (Other than a Vance & Hines exhaust system) as with the SJR CBR’s and Rossi R1’s–please correct me if I’m wrong.  Either of these bikes look to be in fantastic condition even though one has more than ten thousand more miles.  The choice, for me, would come down to what the dealer is asking for their bike and how much I valued a sub 10k mile bike.

AG

Honda April 7, 2010 posted by

1990 Honda VFR400R NC30 In California

Here is a VFR400R located in California!  Located in San Mateo, California is a 1990 Honda VFR400R.  The seller states that this bike has been “…brought up to EPA and DOT standards.”  At a cost of $8,000.  However, registration hasn’t been renewed since 2007.  It should be known that, in California, you’re required to pay all back licensing fees when registration is finally renewed; that means by, you, the buyer should you choose to keep it in California.  For being a 1990, this bike has a different headlight and tail piece.  Does anyone know the reasoning for that–certain market pieces?  The bike also features a non-stock paint scheme.  The asking price is $5,000; which is higher than we’ve seen for California titled NC30’s but, it would be interesting to know if this bike is completely legal without any loopholes or grandfathering in it’s past.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Yamaha April 2, 2010 posted by

1994 Yamaha FZR1000 With 416 Original Miles!

This is a Yamaha FZR1000 with incredibly low miles!  We’ve been featuring so many low mile bikes as of late that we should change the name to Rare–Or Crazy Low Mileage–SportBikesForSale.com!  Located in Worcester, Massachusetts is a 1994 Yamaha FZR1000 with only 416 original miles.  The present owner purchased this bike in 2008 with only 98 miles showing on the odometer and has a clean title.  The seller states that this bike has no mechanical issues but doesn’t mention any maintenance history.  This bike looks fantastic in the higher-resolution photos and looks to be every bit a brand new motorcycle, it even retains the original warning stickers.  The seller does state that this is quite possibly the lowest mileage ’94 FZR1000 in the country–and I wouldn’t disagree, especially if we pull a hot rod clarification and say that it is the lowest mileage example for this year, in this color!  The only thing that could make this sale better is if the bike were to still have less than 100 miles on it but, hey, it’s still under 500!

This year FZR features six-piston calipers up front, adjustable USD forks and an adjustable rear shock.  These weren’t the number one bike to have back in ’94 but they did what they needed to very well.  This is a fantastic example of an early ’90’s icon in time capsule condition.  If you’re without the funds to take this one home, at least check out the photos in the ad to see what they looked like sitting in dealer showrooms in 1994.  See this FZR on eBay .

AG

Yamaha April 1, 2010 posted by

False Alarm: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 With 600 Original Miles

Sorry folks, this one has actually been sold for some time. Their website is a bit tough to navigate and distinguish what may be available. Sorry for the misunderstanding and false alarm!

-dc

We haven’t seen very many YZF-R7s out there but here is one with 600 original miles!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7.  This bike is titled in Washington but supposedly stipulates Off-Road-Use-Only on it.  The only modifications from stock are braided front brake lines.  The bike comes with:

Included but not installed on the bike are a Yamaha race kit wiring loom, fuel pump/regulator and various other small race kit items. Service/owner’s manual, race kit manual, parts microfiche catalogue all come with the bike as well.

Stock R7 mirrors, turn signals, tailight, etc., were all ordered from Japan and are included…The stock front lines are not included.

This example did have the camshaft(s) replaced under warranty at the end of 1999.  This is a two owner bike showing only 963km (598mi).

The R7 line features CNC machined head parts, titanium valves, titanium connecting rods, forged pistons with nickle plated faces, Ohlins suspension front and rear, adjustable swingarm pivot location, ram air carbon fiber air-box, plus more.  I think that these are the best looking of the YZF series probably due to the small front lights and powerful tail.  This example is for sale by a dealer and the asking price is $31,500.  Now, that price might be negotiable if this bike can be plated which the dealer states might be possible.  While yes, this bike will probably not see more than a hundred miles or so even if it has a plate, collectors want the possibility of riding the bike even if they know they won’t.  Find a plate for this bike and I could see $31k as a genuine starting point.  See this bike at Red Label Moto here.

VIN: JYARM0111XA000401

Engine serial number: XM501E-000135X

AG

Honda March 28, 2010 posted by

1987 Honda CBR250 MC17 Hurricane – “Best In The World!”

Show winning 1987 Honda CBR250 MC17 Hurricane with 2000 miles on ebay – Best In The World!

Wow – the last time I saw a CBR250 Hurricane was…wait, I don’t think I’ve ever saw a CBR250 Hurricane in the flesh! Never mind…

The point I was trying to make was this bike really brings me back to my younger days when I would drool over the similar styled CBR600 Hurricane.  The Hurricane was significant in that it was one of the very first sport bikes to feature fully enclosed body work to tackle the issue of  aerodynamics,  and this design influenced sports bike styling ever since.

Now this CBR250 Hurricane is in mint mint mint condition – whether it’s “Best In The World” (a pretty tall claim) is your call:

Hello my name is Joe Fazio and I am the proud owner of a show winning 1987 Honda CBR Hurricane 250 MC17.. WORLD CLASS.

20,000 RPM redline, 4-cylinder, 4stroke, double over head cam, 16 valve..cam gear driven….. 300pounds, 250cc/50 hp= 200HP per litre, on par or even better than new technology (1987), pure import, head to head with the 600cc sport bikes of its time….6-speed, titanium header, double disk brakes.. 2000 MILES… all stock and original except for the brand new set of Avon tires, front and back.

It is known to be the best vintage cbr250 in the world for the MC17 model.  It is Ultra Rare… and Almost none existent. (only made one year, and only available in Japan). also on top of all this it claims to be the fastest and most torque at the lowest RPM out of any other 250 4stroke produced. It starts first shot and runs amazing and like brand new in every way imagined.. totally mint without one flaw.

The bike is spotless and over the past winter was accepted into the Toronto Motorcycle International Supershow..where it came 2nd in its class in the Vintage Japanese Sportbike class out of many other bikes and was the lowest cc in the class by minus 500cc… (3rd was a slingshot 750, 1st was a gsxr 1000) to be honest i should of stole the prize haha but that just the way it goes, it was a great experience.

On top of being in for the award, it got excepted into a very special and most prestigious hall…The Century Of Motorcycles…. this hall made up 50 bikes that were hand picked by the producers of the show to represent a Century of motorcycles and mine was elected into this hall. I am from Toronto Ontario Canada and it is a clear title with the ownership and is ready to purchase and ride, or for your museum or collection…. this bike will never be for sale again in the way it is at this moment in time…It is a true piece of history..the one and only,………….serious buyers please.

So there you have it – the best CBR250 MC17 Hurricane there is in the world.  Seriously, it’s a super nice bike in near new condition. Whether it is worth the $15,000 asking price – well, I’ll just grab a coffee and watch the auction run.

phil

BMW March 19, 2010 posted by

1990 BMW K1 With 4,496 Original Miles

This bike was BMW’s original attempt to fight Japan for a share of the large displacement sportbike market.  Located in Willoughby, Ohio is a 1990 BMW K1 with 4,496 original miles.  Believe it or not but, when this bike was released BMW fans found it outrageous and not inline with the traditionalist look of prior BMWs.  Whatever your feelings about the color and bodywork, this bike was a piece of aerodynamic work with the coefficient of drag coming out at 0.38.  BMW chose to make the K1 super-slippery because of the German requirement for all motorcycles to have a cap of 100bph.  BMW got their high speed with the fairing but still lagged behind in acceleration tests due to the lack of horsepower.  Don’t be fooled, this is still a BMW at heart; It features an articulated Paralever single sided swingarm with shaft drive, Marzocchi conventional front forks, four piston Brembo calipers in the front, 16-valve inline four, and optional ABS–fitted as standard to U.S. bound models.  This bike weighs in at 569lbs wet and the U.S. spec. bikes are actually reported to only have 95bhp due to emissions equipment.  While the ’80’s were full-fairing street bikes got their mass introduction, this bike seems to be the super sports bike epitome of ’80’s excess and flash.  BMW wanted a bike with all the bells and whistles and unfortunately, that came with a weight penalty; combine that with low hp numbers and you have something that is less than spectacular in motion.  However, this bike will appeal to you if you think of it more as a modern VFR: Not the most mundane tourer or best handler but, a civilized sports bike.  The seller only states that this bike is from BMW collection, has been meticulously maintained, and only has 4,496mi.  The asking price is $11,000 with the original MSRP being $13,000.  The only other example I can remember seeing recently was one with ~20k miles and an asking price of $8k; reinforcing that this bike isn’t outrageously priced.  If you’d like to have a BMW super sports bike that isn’t a S1000RR, see this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

MV Agusta February 7, 2010 posted by

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 for sale in Houston

2000 MV Agusta F4 for sale in Houston – for chips (well, almost)!

As mentioned previously in my MV Agusta F4 SPR post, I am a bit jaded with MV Agusta for churning out different paint jobs of pretty much the same bikes and calling them new models over the past few years (‘the new AGO!’, ‘Senna Special!’, ‘Brutale Italia!’).  Nevertheless, MV are beautiful bikes and I predict the F4 is going to be a collectible classic in the future.

If you, like me, have been wanting to add an F4 to your collection (and honestly, all F4s are pretty much the same with the probable exception of the Tamburini and ‘CC’ – Claudio Castiglioni – editions), here’s your chance to pick up a 2000 MV Agusta F4 for only $8900!

2000 MV Agusta 750 F4 with approximately 11,000 miles.

This is a beautiful, rare and collectable Italian sports bike. This particular one many after market carbon fiber goodies including an exhaust system. Some of the features include an engine designed with the help of Ferrari engineers, highest quality suspension components and four exhaust tailpipes exiting the rear. Sounds, looks and rides awesome. Turns heads wherever it goes. Clean title in hand.

Personally I think a Brutale would be more fun to ride, but as I said, the F4 will be a collectible classic and $8900 for an  iconic bike is a steal.  I would also like to point out the high quality of the photos (love the ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ sign!).  Note to sellers out there:  if you want your bike to sell, try to take some decent photos of your bike!

phil

Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

Bimota YB10 Dieci for sale in New Orleans

Here’s another Bimota for sale:  an unknown year Bimota YB10 Dieci in New Orleans (thanks for the tip Doug!)

Produced between 1991 to 1994, the YB10 uses a Yamaha FZR1000 engine house in Bimota’s own beam frame design (same frame as the YB6 and championship winning YB4).  Max output is 145 hp at 10,000 rpm and max torque is 11 kg at 8500 rpm, pushing a claimed dry weight of 188 kgs.

I am more of a fan of the DB series, but the YB series (especially ever since the YB4 won the F1 championship in 1987) has a strong following.  The seller didn’t offer much details, but judging from the photos, this bike is part of a larger collection.  The bike is a bit dusty and probably hasn’t been started in a few years, but at least it’s sitting inside in a clean and dry environment (as I would expect from anyone who would own a Bimota).

With only 224 units built ever, the asking price of $13,999 is not unreasonable, but I would knock off a few bucks with the bike being so dusty.  😉

Phil