Posts by tag: Liquid Cooled

Sport Bikes For Sale December 22, 2011 posted by

Littly Bitty Gixxer: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

For Sale: 1988 Suzuki GSX-R 250

Here in the RSBFS corporate office, Christmas shenanigans are in full swing. Hey look Rem – I wrote up a gixxer! Sure, I had to go to the Land Down Under to find one, and it is “only” a 250 at that – but I finally beat Rem to the GSX-R punch!

From the seller:
RARE GSXR 250 REGO TILL 12TH SEP 2012
EXTREMELY COLLECTABLE MODEL IN ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION FOR ITS AGE (88 MODEL) WITH ONLY 20,000KM (12500 MILES)
That was the Good now the bad
Has been dropped at some stage but only very light damage to original exhaust and barely noticeable minor scratches to fairing, carbies need a tune as bike was sitting for over 10 years in shed, recently registered and now for sale ,This bike is registered as a race bike in NSW PJB96,

NOW FOR BUYERS INTERESTED IN THE US: As this model was never released in the United States and only limited numbers were made im listing this on EBAY US so all you collectors out there have a chance to own a piece of gsxr history, If purchased at the buy it now price bike can be delivered to either SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE TO AN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING COMPANY THAT YOU MUST ORGANIZE AND PAY FOR YOURSELF, Delivery is only to these 2 cities at the buy it now price!

There are not a lot of pictures of this bike in the ad, but the seller does quote a decent amount of specs for the model:

From the seller:
The Suzuki GSX-R250 is a motorcycle that was manufactured from 1987 to 1990 by suzuki A couple of years after the presentation of the GSXR750 the 250 cc GSX-R250 was released. Like the larger bike, the GSX-R250 had a box-frame (steel, not aluminum), full fairing, Full-floater rear swing and a four-cylinder four-stroke engine. But while the GSX-R750 engine was air and oil-cooled, the baby brother had a liquid-cooled engine. Not many examples are seen outside Japan. 17-inch cast wheels and 300 mm twin disc brake at the front. The GSX-R250 had impressive power and was made primarily as a road legal 250 cc racing bike reaching speeds of 200+km/h (124 mph). Imported specimens may be seen in Australia and New Zealand . Also, around 350 units were imported to Denmark around 1989 to 1992.

Model
Engine type: Water-cooled inline-4 DOHC 4-stroke, 16-valve
Cylinder volume: 248 cc
Bore and stroke: 49,0 x 33,0 mm (1.929 x 1.299 in)
Power output: 45 PS (32.6 kW) at 15,000 RPM
Torque: 24 N·m (18 ft·lbf) at 15,000 RPM
Fuel capacity: 16.0 litres (2.0 litres reserve)
Starting system: Electric start
Ignition type: Full transistor
Transmission type: 6-speed constant mesh
Gearshift pattern: 1-down, 5-up
Secondary drive type: Chain
Clutch type: Wet multi-plate
Frame type: Steel box type
Front suspension: Telescopic
Rear suspension: Full-floater
Overall length: 2000 mm (78.7 in)
Overall width: 700 mm (27.6 in)
Overall height: 1105 mm (43.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1370 mm (53.9 in)
Seat height: 770 mm (30.3 in)
Dry weight: 138 kg (304 lb)
Front tyre size: 100/80-17
Rear tyre size: 130/70-17
Front wheel size: 2.50 x 17 in
Rear wheel size: 3.50 x 17 in
Front brake: Dual-piston twin disc, diameter 300 mm (11.81 in)
Rear brake: Single disc, diameter 250 mm (9.84 in)

Here is a cool video from a Japanese rider on a track day at the Fuji Speedway short course. These little 250s can really zing up the RPMs! If your local roadcourse is short and twisty, this could be your weapon. Sure looks fun to me.

This auction is on right now, and your chance to own a pretty rare machine is here. Perfect for Christmas, this gem is apparently ready for shipping. There is a $2k opening ask, and the BIN for this bike is set at $4,000 (plus shipping). All in all, that is not bad money for a quarter liter rocket that never made it far beyond the borders of Japan! For all the details and to check in on the action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck, and hopefully I don’t end up with a lump of coal in my stocking for stealing this Suzuki off of Rem’s plate!

MI

Aprilia December 13, 2011 posted by

Stocking Stuffer! 2000 Aprilia RS50

For Sale: 2000 Aprilia RS50

This weekend while most people were hanging Christmas lights and getting decorations ready for the holidays, I was out shopping. I was trying to find a stocking large enough to hold my latest wish – this great Aprilia RS50. Only time will tell if Santa thinks I’ve been nice enough all year, but I sure do want this great looking “toy.”

These little tiddlers rarely have much mileage on them, as it is difficult to rack up the big scores without freeway access. This particular example is much more well-loved than most, as it has avoided the dreaded “I’m 15 and this is my learner bike” stage that many of these smaller bikes seem to endure. Thus, what you are looking at is a pretty pristine example of a bike that most folks never see.

This RS50 has many of the “big boy” features that you would expect from a race-bred lineup from the likes of Aprilia. Besides being adult sized, this bike comes with many go-fast pieces including front a rear ventilated disc brakes, a single shock rear suspension, upside-down front forks, and typically aero full bodywork covering up the liquid cooled, single cylinder 50cc two stroke powerplant.

From the seller:
This RS50 has been in my collection for many years. It is not new but looks brand new – there is not a mark on it. It is completely original. And it starts, runs and rides as new. The bike has been maintained in operational condition, including; fresh fuel and a fully charged battery. The bike is ready to display or ride, as is. It comes with a clear, Oregon title. Both originaal keys and the owners manual are included in the purchase. This is as close to brand new as I have ever seen. This bike is really fun to ride and to look at.

Small two strokes have been around for many years. From the ’80s variants (MB5, AR50/80) to the ’90s and the miniature YSR50 that spawned a new level of roadracing (on kart tracks no less), to the modern era of the tiddler: This RS50, along with the TZ50 and NSR50 all comprise smaller versions of the most desireable two stroke sportbikes avialable. That being said, I’m a bit puzzled by the passenger pillion and pegs on this one – by most counts it has nearly enough power to motivate one person, much less two!

This little stocking stuffer is available now, with the latest bid at $2,125. There has been a fair amount of bidding on this bike, so interest is high. There is no reserve set, meaning that somebody is going home with a nearly new bike in a few days. For your chance to check out this smaller smoker, click the link and jump over to the auction. I sure hope Santa is reading this…..

MI

Yamaha September 8, 2011 posted by

Legal Smoke: 1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

For Sale: 1985 Yamaha RZ350 Kenny Roberts Edition

Is it just me, or has this year just flown by? It is September already. The kids are back in school and in many parts of the US the riding season is wrapping up. Pity those Californians, however. Their riding season still has months left to go. Too bad they can’t register really cool bikes like gray-market import smokers. Fortunately for the Golden State, this good looking RZ is ready to go with CA title!

This 1985 RZ350 sports some nice add ons that really help make the bike. The factory RZ came only with the bikini fairing (yellow bikes had King Kenny’s signature in ’84, but both the yellow and the white/red bikes had it in ’85). This bike has aftermarket lowers – nicely color matched – which help clean up the silhouette. The fork brace, also evident in this shot, is another necessary addition for when the road turns twisty.

With only 13,500 miles on the bike, this bike is right in line with other RZs we have seen. The Toomey piles are the real deal, and the K&N filter (and requisite jetting changes) really work together to wake up the performance of this little buzz bomb. The rear sets might be more extreme than some prefer, but the stock RZ has the rider sitting a bit upright – comfortable, but hardly in line with the intent. If you scrape a peg on this bike, it might be because you are sliding down the road! The clubman bars, evident in this photo, also appear to be an aftermarket item.

For Sale:
1985 YAMAHA RZ350N Kenny Roberts Edition. Excellent Condition. Always Garaged. Original Paint Still Shines Like New. Full Fairing, Raask Rear Sets, Toomey Pipes, Front Fork Brace, K&N Air Filter. Carburetors Recently Professional Cleaned and Tuned. Runs Flawlessly. Only 13,452 Original Miles(may have a few more by the time the auction ends).

The Only Flaws On This Bike that I Know of are as Follows…

Standard Road Debris Paint Wear on Bottom of Frame.

Tiny Touched Up Ding in Fuel Tank from Old Stock Mirror.

Oil Tank Mounting Tab on Frame and Plastic Tank Broke Off Clean Many Years Ago(oil tank sits in place by the hoses anyways so I never bothered to have it welded). You Can Set the Tab Back in Place on the Frame and Barely See the Crack so that is Why I Say it was a Clean Break. Another Oil Tank is Included with the Bike in Case the Buyer Wants to Fix this.

Small Touched Up Area on Top of the Rear Fender.

Minor Spider Cracks Around Some of the Screws on Fairing.

Exterior Rubber Fork Seal Covers Have Some Cracking from Age.

The Bike is Very Clean and You Have to Look Real Close to See any of the Above. The Spot on the Seat in the Main Photo is A Spec of Dust on the Camera Lens and Not a Flaw on the Seat. There are no Rips, Tears, or Flaws on the Seat.

This Bike is Street Legal in all States Including CA. It is the Last Street Legal US Two-Stroke Manufactured.

Don’t Miss this Rare Opportunity to Own a Clean, Low Mileage, Red/White Kenny Roberts RZ that is Sure to Increase in Value Over Time.

I like a seller who is not afraid to show his cards. In this case, the flaws are openly noted. I would prefer a few more photographs (preferably taken in better light), but you can’t fault the seller for sharing what he knows.

There are also a few items not mentioned here that are worth looking at. The turn signals were not originally flush-mounted – stockers sat on posts front and rear – so these have been modified. The seller also mentions a dent on the tank caused by the stock mirrors, but the stock mirrors were not bar-end mounted like the current set. That leads me to believe that when the bar-end mirrors were mounted somebody did not account for clearance between the mirror or mount and the tank. Minor, but a detail nonetheless.

Pricing on this RZ is right in the ballpark: The opening ask is $3,750 (a very reasonable starting point), and the BIN is set at $5,750. The BIN number might be a touch high for the market, but for someone who wants a titled smoker in great shape it is not an absurd price.

For your chance to check out this CA legal two stroke, click on the link and jump over to the auction. These RZs continue to be very sought-after motorcycles, and values may well rise in the coming years. Don’t forget to tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Yamaha September 2, 2011 posted by

Northern Light: 1982 Yamaha RD350LC

For Sale: 1982 Yamaha RD350LC for sale

Forget the EPA. While you’re at it, skip the FDA, ATF, DOT and DMV too. What you are looking at my friends is an imported smoker par excellence. And while this might be a commonplace machine to our international readers, US-based droolers know better. For while Yamaha continued the RD line unabated until the late 1980s, US riders only had access to the 2 year model run of the RZ 350.

This bike is based on a RD350LC – the close equivalent to the US-based RZ. From there, many tasty two stroke go fast bits have been added, and I imagine many pounds of unnecessary weight removed. This bike looks very clean, and there are some nice touches that reek of care and time investment such as the safety wiring. The components look to be absolutely fantastic quality, and who wouldn’t want a set of those Spondon discs on their ride?? The very best part of all is that this bike is already registered in the US and plated in California. Aside from being the home of Hollywood and the ex-Governator, California is also one of the most difficult states in which to import a smoker. That right there is a value add!

From the seller:
RD350LC WATERCOOLED CALIFORNIA TITLED ,RARE IN THE STATES.

MANY RARE PARTS ON IT :

-361CC STAN KITTED,700-800MILES ON THE MOTOR

-PORTED

-AFTERMARKET CARBS

-TZ/RD AFTERMARKET PIPES

-MORRIS MAGNESUIM 18INCH

-SPONDON FRONT ROTORS

-LOCKHEED/AP FRONT CAPLIERS

-TZ TRIPLE CLAMPS AND STEERING DAMPER

-MARS BAR PAINTJOB ,COMPLETE SET OFF DECALS INCLUDING LOGO’S AS SPARE UK

-SPONDON SWINGARM TZ REAR DISC CONVERTED

-RARE GIULIOVA SEAT

-BREMBO REAR CAPLIER

DUE TO THE MORRIS RACE WHEELS THE SPEEDO DOESN’T WORK ,RUNS GREAT PREPARED BY MYSELF (FORMER 500/MOTOGP TECH)…i BROUGHT IT ONLY TWO MONTHS AGO FOR 5K AND THEN FIXED THE ITEMS THAT NEEDED ATTENTION.

SELLING IT ONLY BECAUSE I HAVE REAL SUPERBIKES THAT I CAN RIDE AND IT DOESN’T SCARE ME AS IT USE TO WHEN I WAS 18YRS WHEN THEY CAME OUT.BUY NOW IS 5500.00

You have to like the honesty of the seller on this one. Not only is he generous with the pictures and details on the upgrades, he is also very candid about pricing. To make things even better, his announced buy now price is very, very competitive with other RZ350s we have seen – before all of the upgrades were added in.

This bike is a possible steal in the making; The current bid at time of writing is only $3,999 with ZERO bids. One of you RSBFS readers better jump on this one quickly before I get myself into trouble (again)! Click the link, jump over to the auction, and enter smoker nirvana. Good luck, and make sure you tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale August 19, 2011 posted by

Rough but ready: 1984 Yamaha RD 500 LC

For Sale: 1984 Yamaha RD 500 LC

Hail Canada! Lucky recipients of the complete RD series of bikes, our neighbor to the North has occassionally let one or two slip through the borders, providing US riders with grey market 2-smoke candy. This is one such bike. And while the condition is a bit more rough than many of the bikes you are accustomed to seeing here on RSBFS, it is no less special.

With the speedo calibrated in the devil’s own metric system, this is clearly an import. The kilometer to miles conversion puts this bike under the 15,000 mile mark, which is not bad considering the age. And while a lot of collectors look for extremely low mile bikes, the truth is that a bike that has been ridden regularly makes for a better purchase for those who want to ride. Nothing wears out seals and gaskets like a garage queen. Like people, motorcycles do well with a little excercise.

The RD500LC was best known as the RZ500 to enthusiasts Stateside. While the Candian nomenclature followed in the RD footsteps (adding an LC for “Liquid Cooled”), the US re-introduction to the two stroke was via the RZ moniker. Thus, this RD500 can be thought of as an early RZ500. Yamaha eventually dropped the RD in favor of RZ across the board in 1985, but that change took time.

From the seller:
You are bidding on my 84 yamaha RD 500 LC the european version of the rz 500. This bike is an great condition and has alot of upgrades done to it. The bike has a clean California title and I have pink slip in hand. The overall conditon of the bike is as desribed, It has the original stock fairings, the brake pads have alot of life in them. Rotors are in great shape, Tires are in exellent shape, The jetting has been properly done for the Jolly Motto GP pipes, the bike has k&n filters which have been attached to the air boxes, It has fuel filters which run from the tank to the carbs, The engine has about 30hrs on a rebuilt top end.I have been using the motul 710 injector lube for the oil pump which works fantastic. ypvs is operational. Transmisson and clutch runs superb. The only issues this bike has is a small dent on the top of tank,needs the front turn signals, the RD sticker kit and a paint job. I will also be including the orignial stock pipes and extra gas tank with purchase.

Let’s quickly review what the seller has to say about this bike. The key words – for those of you working on your book report – are CA title, Jolly Moto pipes, K&N filters, and rebuilt top end. Of all of those, the CA title is the key. Even if you do not live in the sunny Republik of CA (which, by the way, has amazing roads and many, many warm sunny days to ride), that title will save you a great deal of pain when registering the bike in your own state. Largely regarded as the most difficult state in which to title an imported bike, that sticker on the plate is gold for CA residents.

This bike is not quite perfect, but if you look at the pics you will see a complete bike plus another RZ in the background. This would lead me to believe that the seller knows a little bit about these bikes – which is always a good thing when an import is concerned. The buyer will also receive some additional stock parts as part of the deal.

This auction is going on right now. With only a handful of bidders present, the current price is $6,500 – with NO reserve! For your chance to own a two-stroke legend – or if you just want to check out the details and pictures – click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

Ducati August 10, 2011 posted by

1992 Ducati 851 Strada

For Sale: 1992 Ducati 851 Strada with only 715 miles!

In the early 1990s, the sport bike world was changing fast. All of the Japanese manufacturers had re-energized their fleet through liquid cooling, fuel injection and four valve per cylinder technology. Ducati had none of these in the line up, instead continuing to rely on the ubiquitous air cooled, two valve L-twin. In one fell swoop, however, the 851 changed all of that.

Simultaneously adding liquid cooling, a four valve per cylinder head (with desmo activation, natch), AND fuel injection, Ducati propelled itself back to the top tier of the world’s stage – and created an iconic machine that became the foundation for all Ducati superbikes to follow. With a racing pedigree, sharp looks and limited numbers, the 851 continues to be one of the high water mark machines created by the Bologna firm.

From the seller:
A USED 1992 DUCATI 851 BiPOSTO SUPERBIKE in ORIGINAL OEM CONDITION*. THIS IS THE LAST YEAR FOR THE WHITE FRAME AND THE FIRST YEAR FOR THE NEW BODY STYLE.

IF YOU ARE A DUCATI COLLECTOR YOU KNOW HOW RARE THIS BIKE IS IN THIS CONDITION.

This 1992 Ducati 851 BiPosto is in very good – excellent condition. This bike has been in a collection for the last 20 years and has always been stored in a climate controlled garage. LOOK at the bolts on the bike, these are original Ducati bolts, and if you know Ducati’s, you know the bolts are the first items to oxidize.

This bike has never been crashed or damaged in any way. It has always been garage kept and is extremely clean. The only faults I can see: Please check pictures, are a few stone chips, a small scratch on the tank from a belt (hard to photograph, but you can barely see it), some scuffs on the rear cover (can probably buff out), and a mark on the left mirror. I would also give the bike a good buff / wax. Also, please check the decals. The tank decal blemish is under the clear (probably came from Ducati this way). The Agip decal is not cleared and still can be replaced.

The Strada model is the most lowly of all 851 variants. Designed as a bi-posto two seater, the rear seat is covered by a color coded piece that mimics the bodywork. Once removed, a passenger pillion is revealed. To add to the two-up usefulness, grab handles can be rotated out of the storage area, and then retracted when not in use (see picture below). There is even a fair bit of room under the passenger seat for toolkit storage and sundry items. In all, it is a very useable superbike.

The four valve motor revs quickly and willingly to a redline of 10k. Where the two valve mills run out of breath, the 851 is really just getting started. Add in the booming exhaust, Brembo brakes and great handling, and you have a potent package on your weekend rides – even if the bike is nearing 20 years old.

These bikes are also fairly bulletproof, provided that they have the standard services done at regular intervals (oil changes, belts and valve adjustment). With only 715 reported miles, this bike is really brand new from a mechanical standpoint. You simply do not see many in this condition, and it would be a fantastic addition to any collection.

If you have been lusting after an 851 but just haven’t found the right one – this could be it! This auction is going on right now, and the opening ask is $11k. That may sound a bit steep when you compare this to some of the more ratty, tired 851s that come up for auction, but at the end of the day it is actually well within reason for such a well-preserved bike. For more information, pictures and details, click the link and jump over to the auction. Don’t forget to tell ’em that you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Honda July 8, 2011 posted by

Take two, they’re small: Two 1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptors

For Sale: 1989 Honda VTR250 Interceptor

What we found for you today is not one, but two rare Honda VTR250s. These were sold in the US between 1988 and 1990, and were intended to provide competition to Kawasaki’s Ninja 250. While sporty in nature, the styling of the VTR250 also intended to make the bike more approachable to newer riders. The inboard front brake (looks like a drum, but it’s actually a centrally mounted disc) lasted through the 1988 and 1989 model years before becoming a convential disc in the final year available. Power is a 250cc 90 degree vee twin coupled to a 6-speed transmission. It’s a shame that Honda did not continue taking the mini-ceptor fight to Kawasaki through the 1990s – imagine what this bike could have become with another decade of improvements!

Honda VTR250 #1 available on eBay

From the seller:
This 1989 Honda Interceptor 250 VTR is proof that Kawasaki was not the only manufacturer to sell a 250cc 4-stroke sportbike in the US – albeit, only for three years. I consider this to be basically a “scooter” on steroids – It revs effortlessy to 13,500 RPM and the transmission shifts like butter. It is really sweet. I bought it for my collection because it is so light and fun to ride. I am selling it to make room for some others. This particular example only has 6,195 miles. It is in excellent original condition except the graphics have been removed and an F1 muffler was added (it is not loud). It will come with two new sticker tires (not mounted yet). Everything works and it comes with the original owner’s manual. The Honda Interceptor VTR 250 was sold only in the United States from 1988 to 1990, with moderate changes occurring over the three model years. With a 249cc 4-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin engine and a 6-speed transmission, VTR 250 was the smallest of Honda’s Interceptor line of motorcycles. It was originally available in two color schemes, black with blue and white, and white with blue.

Honda VTR250 #2 available on eBay

From the seller:
Up for auction is a nice Honda VTR 250 also referred to as the 250 Interceptor. The bike features a liquid cooled 90 degree V-Twin engine, 6 speed transmission, and unique inboard front disc brake. The bike runs perfect, all lights, gauges, etc. work and function as they should. tires are almost new. Serviced this spring the bike is ready to ride and needs no repairs. Bike gets around 60 MPG. There is no body damage, only a few small scratches in the rear from bungy cords. The previous owner did repaint the body work apparently because he did not like the white and pastel original paint scheme. The paint was professionally done and is not a “rattle can” job. Overall this bike is in very good condition and would make a great 1st time bike or is a blast for experienced riders too.

The entry price for either of these bikes is very low. For not much scratch you get a pretty rare motorcycle that can be licensed in any state in the Union. The small size and light weight make them a blast on tight roads, and those commuters out there will enjoy some great MPG – what a deal!

Given, neither of these bikes are concours in appearance – but that just lowers the barrier to entry that much more. Check them out for some low dollar fun!

Honda VTR250 #1 available on eBay

Honda VTR250 #2 available on eBay

MI

Kawasaki June 28, 2011 posted by

Leading the way: 1984 Kawasaki Ninja

For Sale: 1984 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 900 A-1

It seems to be classic bike month here on RSBFS, and I am not complaining one single bit! For example, check out this VF1000R or the other VF1000R posted just this week – great stuff indeed. And don’t forget to scoll down through the older posts if you haven’t been to visit us in a while; you just might have missed this classic FZR1000, or this wonderfully preserved GS1150ES. Of course there are also great classics posted over on CSBFS as well. The 1980s were significant years for motorcycle manufacturers, and many revolutionary bikes were produced during this decade.

Of all the bikes of the era, however, the 900 Ninja of 1984 was the first real revolutionary move in the sportbike wars. For until this time, liter-class sportbikes grew bigger in size and weight as they gained additional cubic centimeters. When this 750-sized 900cc liter-bike killer was released, it replaced the contemporary big sportbike of the day: the company’s own air-cooled, two- valve GPz 1100.

With the Ninja, Kawasaki simultaneously introduced liquid cooling, a four-valve head, and a way of packaging the engine and transmission components that dramatically reduced the width of the bike. This allowed for much tighter packaging overall, significantly reducing the size of the motorcycle. While the arms race of size and weight continue to this day, the original Ninja was a milestone step along way.

From the seller:
FOR SALE A CLASSIC 1984 NINJA IN PERFECT LIKE NEW MINT CONDITION.THIS BIKE IS A 10,I AM THE 3RD OWNER OF THIS BEAUTIFUL ALL ORIGINAL STOCK 900 NINJA.I BOUGHT THIS FROM A COLLECTOR THAT WORKED FOR KAWASAKI FOR OVER 30 YRS AND CAME FROM HIS STORAGE AFTER 20 YRS IN STORAGE.I SERVICED THE BIKE AND SPENT A GOOD DEAL OF $$$ GETTING HER BACK TO PERFECT RUNNING ABILITY.THIS IS A ABSOLUTE STOCK MACHINE AND IS IN PERFECT RUNNING AND SHOW CONDITION.YOU WILL NOT FIND ANOTHER CLASSIC BIKE LIKE THIS IN THIS CONDITION,IT IS IMPOSSIBLE,UNLESS YOU GET THIS TYPE OF BIKE FROM THE KAWASAKI MUSEUM IN JAPAN OR I KNOW OF A COLLECTOR IN ORANGE COUNTY CA THAT HAS THE VERY FIRST NINJA 900 A-1 IMPORTED TO THE USA AND HIS FRAME NUMBER IS 1.GO AHEAD LOOK AROUND THE WORLD YOU WILL NOT FIND ONE AS IN ORIGINAL CONDITION AS MINE.THIS BIKE IS PROBABLY THE # 3 IN THE TOP SPOT.ABOUT THE BIKE : SHE HAS NO SCRATCHES DENTS,DINGS OR FLAWS OF ANY KIND.LOOKS LIKE YOU WENT BACK IN TIME 27 YRS.

LOOKS LIKE IT WAS JUST ROLLED OFF THE SHOW ROOM FLOOR AND THAT IS WHAT THIS BIKE IS,SHOW ROOM CONDITION AND ROAD READY.THE BIKE LOOKS AND RUNS JUST LIKE NEW.NO EXSPENSE WAS SPARED GETTING THIS BIKE READY AND OPERATIONAL AND RUNS PERFECTLY AND IS STILL VERY FAST AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO BE WITH GREAT HANDELING AND RELIABILITY.ORIGINAL SEAT COMES WITH THIS PURCHASE AS DOES THE ORIGINAL BIKE MANUAL AND ALL RECENT RECIEPTS.THIS IS A CLASSIC MOTORCYCLIST DREAM.IN THE FUTURE THIS BIKE WILL EASILY BE WORTH 15 OR 20 GRAND AS THEY ARE A TRUE CLASSIC FROM ERAS PAST.IT WAS SAID BY THE KAWASAKI DESIGNER THAT DEVELOPED THIS BIKE THAT THIS IS THE MOST SIGNFICANT MOTORCYCLE THAT KAWASAKI HAS EVER DEVELOPED.

This bike is in amazing condition for a 27-year old bike. All of the plastics look OEM, the paintwork is in good shape, and the modifications have been kept to a minimum. Despite the seller’s enthusiastic claims that it is stone stock and could have come right off the showroom floor, the seat is a glaring aftermarket item that is clearly not OEM. The number of owners and number of miles might also keep the purist collectors away, but their loss is your gain. These are fantastic bikes by any standards – and were the very pinnacle of motorcycling greatness in 1984.

Like most mass-produced Japanese sportbikes, the collector market is still emerging. That means that these are not necessarily a great short-term investment. That being said, these are historically significant motorcycles that will likely have collector value in the future – and can be picked up for much less than your “average” collector bike. The best part is, having not spend the better part of a small house on a bike, you will be more inclined to ride it…which is what it is all about!

This great 900cc Ninja is on eBay right now, and the current bid is a paltry $1,125 with reserve not yet met. The last ’84 Ninja listed here on RSBFS went for just $100 more than that, so the barrier to entry on these future collectables is quite low indeed.

For more pictures (there are lots!) and to get in on the action, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI