Posts by tag: Japanese

Honda March 2, 2010 posted by

1994 Honda NSR 250 MC28 with Minnesota registration!

1994 Honda NSR 250 for sale on the Minneapolis, MN CL and is said to have a current title and registration.

With a price of $10,000.00 and an average picture it makes this one tough to digest at first glance. I did a quick search on for past MC28's and this one might be a little on the high side, but you can be the judge.

Located in Hamm Lake, MN and listed on the local CL the seller doesn't offer much information other than.

For sale 1994 Honda NSR 250 Mick Doohan Repsol replica bike

Licensed and titled in Minnesota

As the seller states this one is done up in the rare 96' SP Repsol colors that commemorated Mick Doohan's 95' Grand Prix 500cc championship. There's no mention of mileage, history, type of plastics on the bike i.e. OEM, Tyga or Chinese, but from what I can tell in the picture it looks pretty good. I really like the orange wheels v. the 96' models black ones.

The 94 MC28's were the first year for the single sided swing-arm and PGM IV engine management system that was activated by the smart card. The smart card doesn't fare well with the die hard MC28 fans because they are hard to de-restrict for maximum power output. It was said that Honda used the PGM IV so they could meet the Japanese EPA restrictions that went in to effect in 1994. For whatever the reason, I think it's pretty cool to have a card to start your bike.

So if you're getting ready to jump in to the Spring bike market, but really can't wait until the weather breaks give this one a look. You can check out the ad and contact the seller here



Aprilia February 26, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS 250 for sale on ebay with no reserve!

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2000 Aprilia RS 250 with only 2,551 on the clock and listed as a no reserve auction!!!

Current bid is $6,100.00 with 4 days left on the auction. I posted a RS last Saturday and it sold within 48 hours for around $8,000.00. So at $6,100.00 this one is a steal considering it has super low miles. This is an original owner Aprilia Cup bike that was never raced or tracked. There is an interesting story behind this bike in how it became street legal.

Here it is in the owners own words:

The bike was originally a cup bike but when I got the title back from DMV they had given me a street title by mistake. So, I put a set of brake lights on it, got a street cowl with headlights and mirrors and have been riding it that way ever since.

Now, I'm a little confused by what the seller says next.

Bike will come with street wiring, the original cowl and a street tail section.

I'm a little confused by the fact that there is a street wiring harness that isn't installed on the bike nor is the OEM street tail section that is in included. The tail section on the bike appears to have turn signals, but no brake light. So in my mind this begs the question "do the lights actually work or are they just filling a need for the bike to be legal on the street?" Either way the bike looks to be in excellent shape and has all the stock parts. This is a dream come true for anyone looking at a RS. Why is that you may ask? Plain and simple this is a one owner, low mileage and streetable RS. The price is right and the owner has his phone number listed on the auction site for any questions that you have.

Here are the pictures with more on the auction for you to look at.

I like this one as much as any RS that we've posted on RSBFS. I think it has a lot to offer and for once it's located on the right side of America 🙂 Like I mentioned before the last RS we posted sold in 48 hours so if your interested you better get in the mix sooner than later. You can check out more pictures and .



Honda February 22, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda MC21 NSR250R with California title and registration!!!

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1993 Honda NSR 250R MC21 for sale in La Jolla, CA.

Owned and submitted by Harrison this sweet little gem has 16,000 on the clock, has new tires and is 100% stock. Apparently, Harrison imported it and has owned it since new. He tells me it has been well cared for and by looking at the pictures I can't say I disagree. With all of these two strokes floating around RSBFS it's making me crazy and I might do something silly to park one in my garage.

The MC 21's introduced the Gullarm swing arm to the NSR line and I'd say it is the coolest thing next to a single sided swing arm. 1993 was the last year for the MC21 before the MC28 went on sale in November of 1993 as 1994 models. My favorite NSR is the 1990 SP, but that's another story for another post.

Here are the pictures:

From the listing:

1993 Honda NSR 250R. California title and current registration.
This NSR was purchased new in Japan and was imported to the US by original owner. It's entirely stock with all original plastics, front and rear seats, pipes, airbox, foot-pegs, suspension, oil injection, and tool roll. Compression 160/161. 16,000 miles. New front and rear tires, new windshield, and new battery

Interested? This one is listed on the San Diego CL and is priced at $7,000.00.



Honda February 16, 2010 posted by

1992 Honda VFR 400 NC 30 for sale

1992 Honda VFR 400 NC30 for sale in San Francisco, CA. John, the owner, asked us to help him try and sell his beloved motorcycle, so here it is.

Listed at $5,000.00 this is one of the cheaper priced VFR/RVF's we've had posted on RSBFS. It has 10,241 miles on the clock and it does have that elusive California registration. Typically, we see these in $6,000 to $8,000 range especially when they are ready for the street. Just in case you aren't familiar with the NC30 I'll give you some background on it. The NC30 is sibling to the world famous RC30. They share some similar components such as the gawd awful 18" rear rim, conventional fork legs, the stunningly smooth gear driven V4 engine and single sided swing arm.

It is in great running condition and is extremely rare here in the USA ...especially legal and insured and registered. These bikes are preferred by race enthusiasts as they are built for the track. The red line starts at 14500 rpm. The bike has big brakes stock ...all around. The power band starts to kick in around 9000 rpm. The seat height is very low and it is perfect for people that are not tall. This bike is well taken care of new brakes and rotors all around, new oil and filter, fresh brake fluid, new air filter and plugs. The odometer shows a very low 16519 km on it and it runs great. The tires are in good shape and are Bridgestone Battle Axe. The front forks have been upgraded/rebuilt by Lindeman Engineering (LE) in Campbell, CA

If you're in the market for a VFR 400 NC30 on the cheap your boat....uh...I mean cycle has come in. You can view the CL ad here and contact the seller via email.



Honda February 14, 2010 posted by

1995 RVF 400 for sale

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1995 RVF 400 with 6,900 miles on the clock located in Gilbert, AZ and submitted to us by Gary - the owner of this beautiful machine. It seems likes it pouring RVF 400's these past few weeks on, but hey, I'm not complaining one bit. I love these things and if I had an extra $7,800.00 bucks this one would be sitting in my basement. The 1994-96 RVF's are my personal favorite and this one is especially striking with the Tyga tail section and exhaust. In the email to RSBFS Gary sounded a little reluctant to let this one go and who can blame him? We've had race only RVF's, super sweet street RVF's and Gary's is right there with the best of the latest bunch. Priced at $7,800.00 it probably won't be around too long so if you have the itch to get one of these I wouldn't scratch too long.

Have a look and don't drool on the keyboard..

1995 Honda RVF400 (RR) NC35
400cc V-Four
Tyga Performance tail and subframe (installed)
Tyga Performance Full Exhaust
Stock tail and subframe
Pit Bull rear stand
wired for Battery Tender
11,000 km (approx 6900 miles)
Alabama Title
Located in GIlbert, AZ

For sale is my very rare 1995 RVF400RR, the most desirable of the Japanese exotic 400cc and 250cc race replica sport bikes. This bike is powered by the greatest motor configuration ever built, a V4 16 valve double overhead gear driven cam engine.

An amazing conversation starter and attention getter, this RVF400 is in excellent condition. It runs great, handles great and sounds awesome. Since it's import by the previous owner, the bike has seen little road use and has been stored indoors. It has never been raced or tracked and to my knowledge, has never been dropped or crashed. This bike has always been well maintained including a recent brake bleeding and a new battery installed. Also included is a Honda RVF400 illustrated parts book. I would like to mention it has a few minor paint chips and small scratches indicative of a 15 year old motorcycle. Additional photos are available, serious inquiries only. $7800

Video's of Gary's bike:

Start up and idle.

Drive by:


To make this one even sweeter it does currently have an Alabama title. And if you're not a Honda guy a little bird told me that there was another small cc bike headed our way. Stay tuned.....

Does anyone have the number for that trucking company? I need to get a quote and quick.

View this RVF 400 here



Honda February 8, 2010 posted by

1994 Honda NSR 250se MC28

NSR 250se MC28 with low miles and it looks to be super clean from the photos. Though it isn't stated in the ad, this one is titled and registered in California 🙂 .

This example is said to be all original and only has around 5,800 miles on it. MC 28's were in full swing in 94 and the NSR's were highly developed by this time. The PGM IV carburetor management system worked better than any previous year and was said to be the best to date for street riding. In 1994 the ProArm NSR SE models were equipped with the dry clutch and Showa's fully adjustable suspension front and rear. They also received upgraded colored front rotor hubs (as if that really matters), but hey, when you are trying to sell 250's for $8,000.00 usd I guess you need to throw in anything you can to fill up the brochures.

This one is listed for $8,000.00 and considering it's all original, has low miles, is titled and licensed it probably won't be around too long.

If you want to know more about the history of NSR's you can view it here.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I wish one (or more) of the major motorcycle manufactures could find a way to produce a sport version small cc bike. Obviously, the problem is pure economics. There simply aren't enough people, like myself, who want a 60hp sport bike. What fun would drag racing a 60hp bike be? Or can you imagine extending the swing arm on one? HA!

Star light, Star bright, First star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, Have this wish I wish tonight.

There! Maybe that will help 🙂

Here's the Los Angeles Craigslist ad