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Sport Bikes For Sale January 18, 2011 posted by

How Rare Do You Like Them? Two Suzuki GSX-R750R LTD’s

 How Rare Do You Like Them?  Two Suzuki GSX-R750R LTD’s

Anyone itching  to visit France this winter?  Specifically a suburb of Paris?  Sounds like a good opportunity of pacify the Mrs. and then break the news that you have a couple of large crates heading back to the states with her.  We have a “usual” Limited and only the second Japanese spec LTD I’ve ever seen for sale outside of Japan up for grabs.

It’s been used (37,000 miles) but it hasn’t been modified much.  I’m noticing the rear blinkers and the wheels appear to be black instead of dark blue.  Maybe it is just the photos or a Euro model thing.  Yikes, with those blinkers up there, does that mean someone has drilled through that solo tail?   Who out there on the internets knows if there were any differences on the Euro Limited?

Ok guys, what do you think about the pipe?  Is that the original?  I believe the US version’s were black.  This one is listed as a classified ad and the asking price is $11,000.  Sounds kind of steep to me for the amount of miles on the bike.  That is the general range that low mile bikes have been selling for here in the good ole USA.  .

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Of course this is the more interesting of the two bikes.  You just don’t see these outside of Japan.  The Ebay description says this is a limited edition by Yoshimura.  Maybe a little is lost in translation because this is a Japanese spec GSX-R750R Limited.  Yoshimura did produce some very special (and pricey) road going GSX-R’s but they were known as “Tornados” or “Bonnevilles” and there was no mistaking them for a stock GSX-R.  I believe they were all the larger 1100’s as well.

This may not have been made by Yoshimura but those are their colors and the bike was a tribute to the bike raced in Japan.  I would love to know if the claim of 100 bikes produced is accurate.  This is listed as an 86 model but it looks like it might be an 85 from the Japanese brochure that I have.

A lot of sport bikes were  HP limited in Japan back then but I really don’t know if the 750 had any of those restrictions.  It was usually some sort of combination of carb size, CDI and gearing if it had been neutered.  The mileage is 12,000  (19,000 KM’s on the speedo) and the entry fee is $16,000.   Now that price is a little more interesting.  Low mileage, close to stock and a limited, limited. 

A Yoshimura  Tornado/Bonneville.

Another one and be sure to crank up the music half way through  on this one!

IK

Suzuki October 14, 2010 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited Edition For Sale

Kelly from Trackstar Sales emailed me to alert us of his restored 86 Suzuki GSX-R Limited that is currently available via their website.

Check out the beautiful images of this bike being offered:

quote from Trackstar website:

We have spent the year restoring this rare Suzuki GSXR750 Limited Edition. It is now up for sale. The bike is an amazing piece of history and is absolutly gorgeous. Features Suzuki dry clutch, NEAS forks and tons of magnesium parts. Approximatly 212 of these were imported to the US with many of those being sent to race teams. These are very rare in original condition.

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All work has been done in the last 3 months and no miles put on the vehicle since work was done.

Description:

1986 GSXR750 Limited Edition

Restored Utah Title

Mileage 15,024

Bike starts and runs very well.

New spark plugs

Valves adjusted

Carbs cleaned and floats set

Forks rebuilt and seals replaced

New paint on all fairings and tank. Very few decals used, most of the work is airbrushed and looks better than original. Paint alone was $2400.

New Zero Gravity windscreen

New NOS lever(s)

New NOS fuel Tank sealed prior to paint

New NOS switches

New Grips

New NOS bar ends

New NOS throttle and clutch cables

New Bridgestone tires

Seat recovered

New mirrors

New NOS taillight lens and blinkers

New NOS gauge surround and backing plate

New NOS tank breather

New vacuum lines

New fuel petcock

New paint on wheels

New NOS windscreen trim

Original key

Bike has been disassembled and cleaned top to bottom.

Compression is 130 psi +/- 3% on all cylinders.

Comes with original Suzuki LE supplement race/shop manual and original owners manual.

Shifter side cover was cracked and repaired. See pics.

Dry clutch works perfectly.

2007 Suzuki GSXR Steering stabilizer and aftermarket fork clamp. Stabilzer is mounted in OEM location.

Yoshimura Exhaust

Regulars and connoisseurs will immediately recognize this model, and as his listing details they are very rare. Bidding on this machine is through their website and starts at $9500. Auction is open for the next two weeks. Good luck Kelly!

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Ducati August 2, 2010 posted by

1988 Ducati Paso Limited In Georgia

1988 Ducati Paso Limited In Georgia

We’ve had a few of these rare Paso’s on RSBFS lately and here is another.

From the ad:

 1988 750cc L twin Ducati Paso LIMITED. Very rare one of 50 imported into the USA and suposedly to Ducati enthusiasts only and it is unlikely that all are remaining. The bike was special for its unique white paintwork but it was also documented the engine build received special attention at the factory. Approx 5500 miles pretty much all orginal however the original fiberglass bodywork has some stress cracks in several places. This bike is valued higher than other Pasos and is highly regarded in the Paso global community. The bike needs nothing and can be ridden without any work required. Tires and brakes are good. Comes with clean GA title and factory manual. Little has been written about the Limited but from what I understand that the Limited is the single most rare “customer” Ducati produced in the 80’s. Frame numbers were nos 25-75. Mine is nos. 65. $3995 obo

 If you are wondering what makes the Paso Limited different I found this list on a Ducati forum.  I can’t vouch for how accurate it is but it does kind of follow what the seller has in his ad.

The mechanical differences include:
1) Ported Cylinder Heads
– Including special tapered Valve Guides
2) Flat-top Pistons (same compression ratio) allowing unique Combustion Chamber
3) 40mm Exhaust Header
4) Special “Off-Road Only” Silentium Silencers
5) Different Spec Webber Carb

Check it out on Craigslist Atlanta here.

Sport Bikes For Sale June 13, 2010 posted by

Step Right Up Folks, 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited, 99.9% Stock

Well, we’ve seen a few of these floating around recenty so at least we have some data on prices vs conditions, just search “1986 Suzuki GSXR 750 Limited” on our site and see.  I just love these bikes because back in 1986 I almost bought one but opt’d for the GSXR 1100 instead (stupid me). A plus for anyone’s cool collection these babies are indeed RARE . This one looks like a fairly tidy example and it’s pretty much all stock except the windscreen which is the way you want them. Located in BC Canada and is on Ebay now so jump on over to join the bidding.

The ad (which gave me a head ache) reads…..

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

After many years of owning this rare and exotic bike , I am willing to let it go for the right price. After getting a letter from Suzuki USA stating the rarity of a bone stock  LTD gsx-r 750 , this is what they said. Suzuki produced 5,000 of these bikes in 1986, aprox 4,000 were used for track purpose and were never returned to the street, leaving aprox 1000 of them in street form, of that 1000 ,aprox 500 of them were destroyed in crashes, leaving 500 of them in street form. Of that 500, their guess is that at least 400 of those 500 were modified and never returned to STOCK , leaving aprox 100 of these rare and beautiful unique bikes in street form. Of that 100, aprox 50 of these bikes were up dated and modified with up to date parts (forks,wheels,pipes,ect,ect) leaving aprox only about 50 in the world in BONE  STOCK trim, meaning , all the stock warning labels are still in place, stock mirrors are still on the bike, signals have not been altered, mud guard’s are still intact and not chopped.

Now we come to my bike, a Bone Stock 1986 GSX-R LTD Eddition with dry clutch and flat slide carbs from the factory,nothing altered except for the aftermarket windshield. This bike was also offered with a rare (because of the $300 price tag) FACTORY pit/race stand (seen in pictures) Seem’s not to many people wanted to drop the extra $300 after spending the $8500 back in 1986 for a mere stand with a badge on the side of it saying GSX-R but that makes it just that much rarer. This bike was professionally stored back in 2000 with the gas drained from the tank and carbs the inside sprayed with an oil like fluid to prevent rust( and it worked flawlessly) the bike has been in my heated house for 8 years and at the local Suzuki dealer for the last 2 years hanging from the roof on a secured platform. With only 22,000 kms (aprox 12,000 mi) this is going to be one of the lowest mile GSX-R LTD ED you will find ! The 2 things that are not perfect on this bike are a small dent the size of a pencil eracer on the tank (sorry I don’t have a pic of it, but I will send a pic to the interested buyer if needed) and some light scratches on the lower body pannel from falling half way over against some plywood in my garage(never did hit the ground) This bike has been carefully ridden and maintained since new and is a verry rare find. I will crate it in one of my spare Ducati crates and help with shipping arrangements.  reserve is set a 1986 showroom price.     

 

So, what’s really cool is that I’ve never even seen the rear track stand, I’m impressed! I think the price at $8500 was in Canadian dollars back then because I do remember these bikes being $6500 US, I may be wrong but that’s what I remember because I thought “why would I want a $6500 750 solo seater?” at that time. Anyway the bike looks nice but not prestine and the miles are okay, so I think (and I repeat) “I think”, the bike should be somewhere about the $7000 US mark. So chime in and tell me I’m wrong, right or waaaay off 🙂

Ciao for now….Jay

KTM May 24, 2010 posted by

2010 KTM RC8 AKRAPOVIC LIMITED EDITION

2010 KTM RC8 AKRAPOVIC LIMITED EDITION

First one I’ve seen for sale.  Number 20 or 25 worldwide.  Give the dealer a call, they claim to have a Red Bull edition as well.  Rarity isn’t cheap: they are asking $28,000.  Here is a link to KTM’s page for the bike.  Upgrades appear to be the exhaust system and the Jeremy Mcwilliams replica paint.

Check it out on Craigslist Los Angeles here.

IK

Norton May 2, 2010 posted by

1976 Norton Ala Verda custom – ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!

1976 one-off Norton Ala Verda custom for sale on ebay for a cool $75,000.

Beautiful.  Stunning. Gorgeous. Brilliant. Splendid. Magnificent. Gob-smacking.  Bellisimo.  And I’m running out of words to describe this bike.  I have seen this in magazines and websites, but had never thought I would see it for sale on ebay! Even if you’re not interested in Nortons, you owe it to yourself as a motorcyclist to check the bike and try to appreciate the time, effort, and passion that went into the creation of it. .

Not that I can afford it anyway, but some lucky collector will have the chance to add this gem to his/her collection.  I’ll let the pictures so the talking:

THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF NORTON CUSTOMS.

THIS IS THE MOST BEAUITFUL BIKE I HAVE EVER SEEN,

IT IS TIME FOR THE NEXT CUSTODIAN TO ENJOY!

THIS IS THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED  &  PUBLICIZED NORTON EVER!

THIS BIKE IS IN JUST ABOUT EVERY COUNTRYS MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINES ,ON THE COVER

OR FEATURED  INSIDE .

THIS NORTON WAS A HUGE HIT AT THE 2008 CONCOURS  D” ELEGANCE IN HALF MOON BAY

CALIFORNIA. MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WERE THEIR TO FEAST THEIR EYES ON THIS BEAUTY,THERE WERE CROWDS AROUND ALA VERDA ALL DAY LONG.

I WILL POST PICTURES,IF SOMEONE NEEDS MORE PICTURES I HAVE MANY,JUST E-MAIL AND I WILL SEND. I HAVE ALL KINDS OF MEMORABILIA,BUILD BOOK,MAGAZINES,CUSTOM GREEN BIKE COVER WITH #  53 ON COVER ECT.

IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS BIKE JUST GOOGLE-NORTON ALA” VERDA,THERE WILL BE MORE INFO THAN YOU CAN HANDLE.

The “holy grail custom Norton customs” is a pretty big title to live up to, but looking at the painstaking attention to detail that went into the creation of this, I would say that title fits.  And not only is this the most beautiful Norton custom that I’ve seen – this has to be one of the most beautiful bikes ever. Period.

Here’s a video of a Norton 1975 MKIII being started – sounds nice, ain’t it?  The Ala Verda has a tuned 1976 engine it in and also has electric start.  And probably sounds even nicer with those tasty megaphones sticking out the back like that.

So what’s $75,000 for a piece of “motorcycling’s Picasso”?  Hand over that stack of lottery tickets please.

ph

Ducati May 1, 2010 posted by

2007 NCR Ducati New Blue – #50 of 50

A very limited edition 2007 Ducati New Blue by NCR – #50 of 50 – for $75,000!

Pretty much anything by NCR is rare, sexy, and lust-worthy and the Ducati New Blue, based on the Ducati Sportclassic Sport 1000S, has been tuned to the nines and lathered with exotic parts such as Brembo monobloc calipers, Ohlins forks and shocks, BST carbon fiber wheels, Zard(?) titanium full exhaust, and light weight magnesium crank cases. Only missing ingredient is some Kyptonite! Here’s more official info on the New Blue at Ducati.com and NCR’s website.

has been raced by Larry Pegram and has a meagre 100 miles on the clock:

DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA COMMISSIONED THE NCR FACTORY IN ITALY TO DESIGN AND PRODUCE A LIMITED EDITION (50 OR LESS) MOTORCYCLE TO COMEMORATE 30 YEARS AGO COOK NEILSON 1977 DAYTONA  AMA SUPERBIKE VICTORY, THIS WAS A EXTREMELY MAJOR VICTORY FOR A OUT DATED AIR COOLED V-TWIN AGAINST THE  OVER POWERING  MODERN JAPANESE  MOTORCYCLES, SO THIS WAS A EXTREMLY EXCITING PROJECT BETWEEN NCR FACTORY AND DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA.

THE FINAL RESULT  SET THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD ON FIRE  WITH ITS UNFORGETABLE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE – THAT RETROED OLD BLUE FROM 1977.

THIS PARTICULAR BIKE WAS SPECIALLY BUILT FOR ME BY THE NCR FACTORY,WITH EVERY SINGLE OPTION AVAILABLE BY NCR AND THEN SOME.

NCR FACTORY THOUGHT THIS BEST WAY TO COMEMORATE THIS OCCASION WAS TO RACE IT AT DAYTONA IN 2007.

SO DURING THE BUILD OF THIS BIKE THEY ASKED ME IF THEY COULD RACE MY BIKE BEFORE DELIVERY TO ME AT DAYTONA,I AGREED THIS WOULD BE A SPECIAL MOMENT. SO THEY PROCEEDED TO BUILD THIS WITH WINNING DAYTONA IN MIND AND WITH THE HELP OF DUCATI ,THEY GOT DUCATIS FACTORY RIDER LARRY PEGRAM TO RACE THIS BIKE,WHICH LARRY WAS ELATED TO DO SO.

LARRY ENDED UP PLACING 3RD WHICH IS A MAJOR ACOMPLISHMENT 1ST TIME OUT WITH NO PREVIOUS TESTING,

ALSO NO BREAK DOWNS OR CRASHES, THE WINNER WAS GUARESHI 0N A 1400CC MOTO GUZZI THAT HAD LOTS OF DEVELOPEMENT AND RACING UNDER THEIR BELT, SO LARRY WAS DOWN 300 CC ON THE WINNING BIKE. WHAT A TESTAMENT TO THIS NCR FACTORY BIKE AND LARRY PEGRAM. LARRY LOVED RIDING THE BIKE  AS HE SMILED EAR TO EAR WHEN RIDING AND WHEELING DOWN THE TRACK.

THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL NEW BLUES  WITH LOTS OF HISTORY AND MANY STORIES MANY MORE PICS IF YOU NEED THEM,TO THE INTERESTED BUYER I WILL CALL THEM AND FILL THEM IN ON ALL THE HISTORY.

HAVE ALL DOCS, EXOTIC PEDIGREE BOOK,BUILD PHOTOS AND MUCH MORE.

BIKE CAN BE SEEN ANYTIME IN LAS VEGAS

So let’s see – created by NCR with only 50 world wide?  Check.  #50 of 50?  Check.  Raced by Ducati AMA rider Larry Pegram? Check.  Absolutely top of the shelf parts?  Check.  Signed by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling? Double check. $75,000 price tag?  Hmm…

Having said that, if you read the text carefully and read one of the description in the photos, there is an interesting little side story to this #50 bike.  Cool?  Definitely.  But I still can’t get that $75,000 out of my head.

On yet another side note, check out one of the photos with a dark grey car in the back ground – is that a Murciélago or a Reventón?!

Here’s what Mike Neeves of British magazine MCN has to say after riding the New Blue at the launch:

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Ducati March 26, 2010 posted by

1988 DUCATI 750 PASO LIMITED, ONLY 377 MILES

1988 Ducati 750 Paso LE with a super low 377 miles!

Paso
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A Paso [ Spanish > “Ugly”, “Why?”, “WTF?”]

Okay so maybe I just made (the above) up but I think everyone can agree that you either Love it or Hate it. Not to be out gunned by Honda’s 600 F1 Hurricane for “who has the most bodywork ” contest, Ducati really stepped it up for the little old Paso compared to the 750 Sport and F1’s of 1988. Flawed from inception with the rear cylinder reversed so both cylinders  could share the same carb (which again proves my theory), If you have a serious plan and that conversation starts with, “wouldn’t it be cool if…..”  you’re just asking for disaster. This motor just never ran very well and sales were sluggish at best.  This one though is a “Limited” which only handfuls were made and with 377 miles this thing could be ready for the Barber Museum. Other than the decals I’ve only heard rumors of what the differences might be, but your guess may be as good as mine. Please comment if you have any hard facts about the Limited, thanks. It’s on Ebay with a few days left.

Go the EBay link.

Even with a headlight the size of a 1986 Ford F250 this bike will probably do quite well on EBay. Regular “run of the day” Paso’s seem to bring anywhere from the $2000-$3000 range. This one, if those facts are correct, is collectible for sure to someone. If you want to buy it and ride it well you’ll need to spend some money on it with a new set of belts and maybe a few other misc items to make it street worthy. I believe you can also switch out the carb for something better and get the bike really running well. It’s just really hard to believe that only 6 years later Ducati destroys the entire industry with the mighty 916.

-Jay