Posts by tag: Japanese

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

Honda January 8, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda CB400 Super Four

I didn’t even know Honda made such a cool bike! I need to expand my knowledge about sporting bikes that are even less known than the standard Japanese 2 stroke I guess…

Check out this very cool looking 1994 Honda CB400 for $1950 on Craigslist:

1994 Honda CB400 For Sale in California1994 Honda CB400 For Sale in California1994 Honda CB400 For SaleHonda CB400 For Sale

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

1994 CB400, red, super four.
77K kilometer, carb is rebuilt and everything was adjust to good spec 3yr ago, but never ride ever since.
hasn’t start for few years, needs some tune up to run.
Rare than NSR250, or anything else.
Gaurantee good engine and transmission, just need clean up the carb and oil…
Import from Japan gray market, not register.
very nice bike and rare, no time to finish it up.
Bike is in San Diego, CA.
bring your truck to pick it up, we help you to load it.

Now granted that’s 47,845 miles and no title. But with all the 2 strokes that have been showing up with titles, surely it can’t be that hard to pull off. This would be such a cool in-town commuter bike!

dc

Honda January 7, 2009 posted by

Two More Titled MC 21 NSR250 Honda’s For Sale in California

In a bad economy, the toys are apparently the first thing to go. Here are two more Honda MC21 NSR250’s for sale in California.

First is this 1993 Honda NSR250 For Sale in San Francisco for $5000:

1993 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale Rothmans Replica

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

93 NSR250 MC21 SE no title(temporary plated, Title will be issue on Feb)
sold as track bike at this moment, oil pump has been remove pre-mix setup,
Rebuild engine, new gas kit, spark plug, brake pad, chain
bike runs strong and super fast
PS* pic color is too sharp, there are some minor flaws cant show.
cash 5000 firm with title and plate or just the track use for 4500

Next is another 93 NSR250 For Sale in San Diego for $5200:

1993 Honda NSR250 MC21 For Sale Repsol Replica

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

93 Honda NSR250 MC21 R With Dry Clutch, Street Legal Ca register

Bike has a new paint job on aftermarket bodywork

new brake pad, gold chain, full titainum exhuast system, new battery

it is a dry clutch, pre-mix as oil pump has been remove

Bike runs execllent with strong sound, very rare in the states.

5200 cash only FIRM

Judging from the pictures alone, I like the Rothmans replica better from the point of aesthetics alone. For around five grand, neither one seems like that bad a deal considering they both have titles!

dc

Honda January 1, 2009 posted by

1993 Honda NSR250 MC21 SE For Sale

Yet another titled two-stroker in the Bay Area, check out this 1993 Honda NSR250 For Sale:

1993 Honda NSR250 For Sale MC21

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

93 Honda NSR250 MC21 SE, Street Legal Ca register

Bike has a new paint job on aftermarket bodywork

new brake pad, gold chain, full titainum exhuast system

it is a dry clutch, pre-mix as oil pump has been remove

Bike runs execllent with strong sound, very rare in the states.

At only $5500, this would be a cool addition for the track or the weekend backroads!

dc

Suzuki December 21, 2008 posted by

1998 Suzuki RGV 250 SP Lucky Strike Replica in Washington

The photographs of this 1998 Suzuki RGV 250 SP Lucky Strike on Craigslist are absolutely beautiful!

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

1998 Suzuki RGV 250 SP
Lucky Strike
5000 Km
Perfect Condition
Washington State Title and Plate
Please, no stupid questions, or anyone other than a serious buyer who is a serious motorcyclist. If you do not know what this is, or how to ride it, I cannot sell it to you.

Pictures attached are the real deal.

$16,000.00 No offers, please.

This bike looks incredible, but the only problem is the asking price. It’s $16k! It does have very low miles and a title, but this is an outrageous premium considering the market and other examples of the Lucky Strike replica’s that we’ve posted on this blog.

dc

Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Suzuki Lucky Strike listings on eBay right now:

[AffomaticEbay]Suzuki Lucky Strike[/AffomaticEbay]

Honda December 16, 2008 posted by

Honda NSR250 MC18 For Sale

Check out this very low miles (2500!) Honda NSR250 for sale on San Francisco Craigslist for $4800:

Honda MC18 NSR250 For Sale Honda MC18 NSR250 For Sale with low miles Honda MC18 NSR250 For Sale Honda MC18 NSR250 For Sale 2 stroke

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

Up for sale is a Japanese spec MC18 NSR 250.

Chassis: MC18-111
Bike: NSR 250-3 2stroke
Color: black/silver
Mileage: 4,276km ~ 2,500 miles (ACTUAL)

Bike runs excellent and is a great track bike. Handles like a dream. This mc18 has been known as one of the best in the entire NSR lineup (better than mc21 and mc28). Bike is not registered and is being sold for off-road use purposes. Please see pics.

With no title, this great little bike will be attractive to collectors and track day enthusiasts. As a track day bike, do you pick something like this or a new Aprilia RS125? I sat on the latter this past weekend at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show, it’s amazing how beautiful it is in person…

dc

Suzuki December 1, 2008 posted by

Beautiful and Original 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale

I’ve posted several original GSX-R‘s on this site in the past year, but this one is a very early model and looks pristine! Check out this eBayMotors listing for an 86 GSX-R 750 with only 12k miles:

quote from seller’s eBayMotors listing:

Here is a blast from the past! This 1 owner GSXR-750 has only 12,720 actual miles! This is an Excellent example of a classic sport bike. Very collectible! Not perfect but close. Runs and rides perfectly. Tires are great, transmission shifts fine! Nothing needed here. Sorry we do NOT have the stock exhaust, seats or blinkers.

The red and black is a really stunning combination and I can’t say the last time I saw an 86 this clean and original. And it’s not like these are going to become easier to find…

dc