Posts by tag: LE

Sport Bikes For Sale July 12, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha 50th Anniversary R1

False alarm- Thanks to everyone who has set me straight on this model.

2006 Yamaha LE 50th Anniversary R1

Location: New Haven, IN
Price: $6,850.00 B.I.N. (!)
Mileage: 13,623

So…. I know I’ll probably catch some ‘stuff’ for posting this one when there are better ones to be had. But, I always like finding a “gem in the rough” and I think this one fits that category quite well. We usually see these floating around for sale in the $12,000 to $13,000 range, but this one is being offered at almost half the super low mileage LE’s we’ve previously had on RSBFS. I think this is an absolute steal for this bike and I have a sneaky suspicion as to why it might still be for sale. It is listed on ebay as a 2006 Honda Shadow Yamaha R1.

In case you’re wondering about the seller it appears they are on the up and up, but they just placed this one in the wrong category.

Have a look:

For Sale 2006 Yamaha R1 LE 50th Anniversary Edition With the Marchesini mag rims runs and rides great only thing i can find wrong is a small scratch on the right side of the upper fairing and a small crack in the tail that are very hard to see

to see this one.

Okay, so you’re not down with a high mileage collectible rider. I also found this listed on ebay as well.

Cheers!

dd

Yamaha April 16, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition With Less Than 100 Original Miles

This is another R1 Limited Edition with insanely low miles!  Located in Mission Viejo, California is a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition with less than 100 original miles.  For condition the seller states “Never been washed or exposed to the sun. It’s been under a cover in my garage since new.”  That’s a bit of an embellishment as it is in the sun for the pictures but that’s nit-picking!  I don’t doubt this bike is in fantastic condition as it has only had to fend off lawn mowers and old furniture in it’s short life.  The asking price is $13,500.  The price is high but it isn’t completely outrageous as the other LE’s we’ve seen were listed for $11,995 and $12,995 respectively.  These bikes are amazing performers and come outfitted from the factory better than any other production R1 that we’ve seen in the U.S.  See this shining example on Craigslist here.

AG

Yamaha April 9, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition With 815 Original Miles

This is a close to showroom new ’06 R1 LE!  Located in Tucson, Arizona is a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition with 815 original miles.  This bike has had a full inspection and was declared to be in perfect mechanical and cosmetic condition.  Now, Yamaha released the 50th anniversary R1’s at the same time as these Limited’s were released which can cause an initial doubt as they are two very different bikes but the plastics are almost exactly the same.  The Limited Edition features Ohlins fully adjustable suspension front & rear, ride height adjustment, Marchesini wheels, slipper clutch and the uprated power of the standard 2006 model.  The LE was produced to homologate the R1 for WSB competition and actually came in a Gun Smoke for markets other than N.A with only 500 total being produced.  To understand the visual differences between the LE and 50th, you must look to the front suspension which has silver stanchions for the LE and black for the 50th; the most obvious visual change is the addition of the gold, multi-spoke, Marchesini wheels fitted to the LE.  The 50th is fitted with standard black wheels.  If you’re buying, the two have very different prices also:  The LE is, currently, hovering above $10k, in the 11-12.5k range while the 50th is down to the 5-7k depending on miles and accessories.  We posted a LE that was still in the crate that had an asking price of $12,995 which can be seen here.  While at a dealer, this current example has an asking price of $11,995 making each of those miles it has accumulated cost just over a dollar with exclusion of maintenance costs.  While it may be more beneficial for the owner of the 5oth to have the same paint scheme, if you own a LE you know that you’ve got something very special and that is all that matters.  If you’d like a modern day homologation Yamaha, see this bike on Craigslist here–and yes, this is more special than the 2010 Rossi replica.

AG

Ducati March 4, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100 is for sale and located in Chicago, IL.

#61 is said to have 13,000 on the clock, is 99% Red-n-Ready and priced at $8,800.00. Since I started authoring on RSBFS.com I have been exposed to a whole lot of bikes that in the past I would have ignored. The 916 used to rank at the top of my personal Ducati fav’s list, but has since been replaced by the 888. That’s right I like the 888 SPO’s better than any other Ducati that has ever been offered. I assume that I am not alone in my thoughts on this one and the odd thing about it is that I can’t even tell you why I like them. Maybe it’s the old school thought of something being labored over by craftsmen or the thoughts of Doug Polen winning races. Whatever the case may be for me it shouldn’t distract you from this one.

The seller didn’t have much to say about his special production Ducati, but I found a nice article where someone was quoting Ian Falloon

The 1994 version differed in details only with the change of color to the colors mentioned above and it got a carbon fiber front fender and the larger diameter front axle. It also got a number plaque.
The SPO was an amalgam of the Strada and the SP5 and was made because the SP5 could not meet US DOT requirements mostly the noise regulations. The motor was identical to the Strada but it shared many chassis components with the SP5. It had the stainless steel, round hole, front brake rotors and Showa forks from the Strada but the Monoposto seat, Ohlins rear shock with eccentric ride height adjuster and the up swept pipes. It did not have the aluminum sub frame for the seat. Numbers of bikes made was a little bit of a surprise for me, there are a lot more of these bikes out there than I envisioned, still relatively limited but more than I expected. I will not separate out the US models with 49 state versus the California models and the same for the rest of the world I will not separate out the different countries.

1993 SPO 290

1994 SPO 100

I just love guys like Ian who are so passionate about bikes. Can you imagine the research time that was put into his book? For me it’s a staggering thought….

You can contact the owner of #61 here.

Cheers!

dd

Bimota December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale #4 of 50 made

First off, I need to apologize to the reader who sent this in originally. I must have deleted the email, but it is much appreciated and better late than never. Thanks for everyone’s submissions and keep them coming. dd

Up for your viewing pleasure is a very fine piece of Italian exotica known as the Bimota YB11 Edizione Speciale. This one is #4 of 50 made available to the buying public and only has 29 original miles. Located in St. Louis, MO with a asking price of $10,900.00. This one is decked out in an unusual Blue/Silver scheme as most of the Bimoto’s we’ve posted have been the traditional Italian White/Red/Green color schemes. I know my co-author Phil is a Bimoto guy and he probably has all of the specifications on this particular model, so maybe he’ll chime in here and give us the 411. As some of you may know the YB11 uses the Yamaha Thunderace power plant, but Bimota applies their knowledge and slightly modifies it to suit their taste.

The seller doesn’t give any information about the bike other than a phone number. So if you are in the mood for a a piece of exotic Italian machinery give this one a look because $10,900 seems like a great deal when compared to the others we’ve posted. Did I mention it only has 29 miles?

Cheers!

dd

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

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