Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

2004 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Ten Kate Honda/Chris Vermeulen World SuperBike Race Bike

This is a WSB Honda CBR1000RR from a prominent team and rider!  Located in Bovington, U.K. is a 2004 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade from the Ten Kate Honda race team as raced by Chris Vermeulen during the 2004 WSB series.  This bike is in it’s original colors and features WP forks, Penski rear shock, Showa quick shifter and Arrow exhaust amongst other WSB parts.  This bike dyno’d at 207bhp in 2006.  This bike is missing the rear caliper for some reason.

2004 was the second year for the 1000cc engines in WSB.  Chris Vermeulen was Ten Kate’s only rider for the series and had four podiums and finished fourth overall.  2004 also featured a control spec. Pirelli tire which was controversial and resulted in no factory efforts from the Japanese manufacturers.  Overall, this was the highest finishing Japanese bike of the 2004 season as Ducati took places 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8.  Depending on what races this bike competed in, this is a fine example of the highest placing Japanese bike during the 2004 season.  Thanks to Phil D. for the contribution!  If you’d like a piece of Honda history, see this bike at Wyles Hardy & Co. here.


Honda April 29, 2010 posted by

Honda CBR150R Repsol Replica In Idaho

This is a very nice looking CBR150R Repsol bike located in Idaho!  Located in Boise, Idaho is a CBR150R with 7,000mi–possibly km.  The seller isn’t too descriptive, he doesn’t even state that it’s a CBR but, it’s still one located in the U.S.  The seller does state that it is in showroom condition but, doesn’t have a title.  The asking price of $2,000 should be a little flexible as it’ll take some work for the buyer to get a title.  Also, don’t be led to believe that it’s a simple procedure that you just need to fill a form out for, you should have done this before unless you’re willing to be possibly defeated.  See this example on Craigslist here.


Honda April 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Honda RVF400 NC35 on eBay

1998 Honda RVF 400 NC 35 with a valid North Carolina title.

UPDATE: This is back on ebay with a Still a little high, but 10% cheaper than last time 🙂

It is 12(14) years removed from brand new, but it looks to be in good shape and ready to rock-n-roll. Equipped with a small V4 engine, single sided swing arm and dual headlights these were definitely not the norm back in 98. Although, they were never officially brought state side there seem to be several of them around and you can almost always find one for sale. As a matter of fact, Alex posted a race version last week that was all tricked out.

The bad news on this one is the B.I.N. price is set at $10,000.00, which is quite exorbitant. Most RVF/VFR’s that we’ve posted are in the $4,000 to $8,000 range w/ titles and streetable. Nonetheless, if you are looking for one of these give this one a look. They are still stylish and don’t look dated like some bikes from the mid 90’s.

Quotes from the listing:

This is a rare Japanese Domestic street legal race bike with a valid NC title. The bike was purchased in Japan by an American service man. He brought it back legally to the states. I have had the bike since 2003 and have used it almost exclusively on the track. It is in like new condition and pristine. Only one minor defect in an unfortunate incident on the back of my truck. Never abused and only used on a few US Desmo track days.

There are several more pictures posted on the auction site. The seller mentions an accident, but I couldn’t find any pictures that detailed it. Bike is said to have 6,000 miles on the clock, but you’d be hard pressed to tell it by looking at the pictures.



Sport Bikes For Sale April 23, 2010 posted by

Yamaha TZR250 1KT With Low Miles In California

This is a very nice, original, looking TZR250 with less than 1,000 miles on it!  Located in Orange County, California is a Yamaha TZR250.  The seller doesn’t state much other than that the bike “1kt low miles almsot perfect condition(sic)”.  The seller does include “1KT” which indicates that this is the Japanese domestic version and not the U.K. market bike (2MA).  The bike does look to be in very good condition and completely original as per what the seller is claiming.  The seller makes no mention of a title or registration but, with the asking price of $6,500; I would imagine it is titled/registered.

These early TZR250s are 249cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin,  tw0-strokes producing 50hp driving around 308lbs!  This is the beginning of the TZR line that was very expensive for a 250 of the time but was race bred from Yamaha’s TZ experience.  If you’re a collector looking to fill out your Yamaha or two-stroke collection, I wouldn’t hesitate to have a look at this one!  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Honda April 12, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda MC21 NSR250SP For Sale in the Pacific Northwest

Collin has given me the heads up that he’s ready to part ways with his 93 NSR250SP. Here are some details:

  • Its a 12,000 kilometer (7456 miles) 1993 SP.
  • The motor was rebuilt and the barrels were modified a bit by someone in California (Im told, Ive never seen stock ones off a bike so I cant say what was done, I know with the stock pipes its probably not really doing much)
  • have some paperwork, and its been de-restricted.
  • I have reason to believe, someone used it as a track bike or a race bike in Japan, Its been down I think, but never by me or the last guy who is a Portland local. Its not in bad shape anywhere
  • Oil pump is there and still working
  • includes a complete and nearly perfect painted set of Tyga Fox-eye bodywork painted like the teal Repsol racers to go with it.
  • Plastics are currently either airtech, or otherwise repro stock looking stuff painted like a YZR GP bike

1993 Honda MC21 NSR250SP For Sale

Collin is asking $6500 and he’s in Vancouver, Washington. Interested parties can email him directly.

Good luck with the sale Collin!

Update: Colin has re-listed this bike since last October and has lowered the price to $5500. Here is the new link and some additional pictures and video:

(movie of it running/making noise, this isn’t a cold start)

Titled and Plated in WA

According to the subframe numbers, its a ’91 SE. (I bought it thinking 93 SP/SE bike)
Top end was done by Eric Gorr with a mild port, but I’m not sure exactly when in the bike’s history.
It is de-restricted, so it should be around 50-60hp at the back tire just guessing.

Comes with a full set of TYGA spares body work in perfect shape, with a painted matching tank, and a few other parts (spare ignition, etc)

5500 firm, I’m not interested in any trades, unless you’ve got a Ferrari F40 your sick of. I just need more money for racing.


Honda April 11, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda RS125

1996 Honda RS125 racer

Okay so you don’t have a spare $6,000 lying around for the perfect 98 RS125 that I posted yesterday. How about $4,000 for another great looking RS125? This one gets two thumbs up and extra bonus points for an awesome paint job. Anthony “Go Show” Gobert would be proud of this tribute bike as it is painted to match his Suomy helmet design. Shouldn’t this bike’s number plate read ‘420’ instead of 944? Hmmm…. oh never mind…

Have a look:

Pretty sweet eh? Although this one doesn’t have an extensive spares package it has plenty to get you going. It is being sold with the following spares:

Wheels/Rains/Warmers, Stands, A kit body/Airbox, Dbl Bubble Screen, Dunlops w/ one wknd. and more. I will also include original bodywork and a custom folding spare wheel stand (pit stand)

This one was listed for $4,500 a little more than 2 weeks ago and has since been lowered to $4,000.00. Don’t delay if you’re on the hunt for a sweet track bike. It looks like the owner is a detailer so you have to assume it’s squeeky clean. Owner states that he needs it gone to help pay for a new house so if you can help a brother out, jump on over to the USGPRU classifieds and give him a shout.

Since we’re talking ‘Go Show’ I figured I would complete it with a video tribute to him. Here he is on board the Muzzy ZX7rr battling with John Kocinski on the Ducati.



Honda April 10, 2010 posted by

1998 Honda RS125 racer

1998 Honda RS125 with 0 miles since rebuild.

Located somewhere in New Jersey and waiting to be parked in your garage and all I can say is clean, clean, clean! It literally looks like it is 1998 and has just been taken out of the crate.. I did see Hot Tub Time Machine last night so maybe I’ve been taken back and I am looking at a new one 8) Seriously, take a look at the pictures and judge for yourself.

Engine was completely rebuilt with an RSC engine kit and low friction crank bearings. Currently, the engine is set up with a VHM head, Fresh cylinder with detonation ring, HRC detonation counter, HARC Pro Pipe, Talon basket with titanium bolts, Battle Factory quick shifter and CN carbon fiber air box.

Front fork was built by Thermosman and has fresh fluid, rear shock was recently rebuilt and has two weekends on it. Currently the suspension is set up for a 165-pound rider.

Frame was completely gone over and all new bearings were installed: swingarm, shock linkage and steering stem.
Bike has a Brembo front master cyl, braking front rotor and new SBS pads. Bike also has a talon sprocket carrier, new chain and Hjelm rearsets. Bodywork was just painted as well.

Let’s see:

rebuilt engine – check
quick shifter – check
rebuilt fork and shock – check
new brake pads – check
new chain – check
fresh paint – check

LETS GO RACING! Oh wait, I know it’s a two stroke and you can’t go racing with out spares right? He’s got you covered…

Here are the spares:
Fresh Replated Cylinder
One new piston kit
Stock head
Stock pipe
Stock rearsets
Various VHM inserts
Stock clutch basket
Spare shock
Sub Frame
Stock springs (front and rear)
Cush drive
Marchesini rims with front disk (front rim is damaged at bearing mount)
spares kit (gaskets, seals, bearings, o-rings, bolts, levers etc.)
Full Jet kit
1999 upper and lower bodywork
Ricks starting tool
Various specialty tools

From the looks of it all you need is a helmet and leather suit. Obviously, a bike this clean doesn’t come cheap, but at a $6,000 asking price I’d say it’s “fair” when you consider everything is new, it’s extremely, extremely clean and you get a ton of spares. I used to love going to the track and waiting for the clock to hit 8 so I could smell spent 2 stroke exhaust. Ahhh there’s nothing like the smell of 2 strokes in the morning.

Have an interest in 2 stroke racing? Looking for a kick ass track day bike with an awesome spares package?
You owe it to yourself to give this one a look.

It’s listed for sale on the USGPRU classifieds and you can contact the owner here



Yamaha March 24, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR400 With 1,830 Original Miles

This is a FZR400 with very low, original, miles!  Located in Long Beach, California is a 1990 Yamaha FZR400 with 1,830 original miles.  The bike does have a Supertrapp exhaust and is jetted to match.  This bike is also priced at an agreeable $3,785–about $1,000 more than the majority of them are advertised for.  The seller mentions that this bike is in perfect condition.  As the seller states, these were only imported into the U.S. for three years (’88-’90) and 1990 is the most desirable year.  The ’90 model features a Deltabox swingarm, four piston calipers and offset front rotors up front.  These 400’s are great handling bikes–just ask Doug–and it’s very cool to see one with very low miles available.  See the bike on Craigslist here.