Posts by tag: M1

Sport Bikes For Sale April 1, 2013 posted by

Valentino Rossi’s Championship Bike from 2009!

Orlando, FL – 3,600mi – $8,995,000 BIN


It’s not everyday that you come across something as truly special as this bike right here. To find the actual bike that Valentino Rossi rode to his 13th consecutive MotoGP World Championship up for sale, let alone in the U.S., is something to behold. Valentino Rossi, most commonly referred to as “The Doctor” (a neurosurgeon in his down time), rode this machine to dominance, winning every race in 2009. This prompted former racer, Casey Stoner to denounce his Ducati as the ‘worst bike ever’, eventually switching to Honda, then quitting because he could never be as good as Rossi.


MotoGP bikes put our roughly 300hp. The YZR-M1 was rumored to crank out even more with 400hp derived from is 1000cc two-stroke turbocharged V-twin engine. It was also rumored that Rossi used a secret nitrous oxide system that helped propel this bike close to 275mph! Watch out! In order to make this bike street legal, the seller has fitted it with lights and turn signals.


The bike currently has 3,600 miles, which is of course the exact amount distance to run each race on the MotoGP calendar, further proving that this bike is the real deal. I still don’t know how this bike ended up for sale in Orlando, Florida, but I don’t care as it is a part of history. Now is your chance to own the fastest bike ever produced that was ridden by the greatest racer in history! Check it out!


Aprilia January 6, 2013 posted by

The First Mailbag of 2013! [1190RS, Mantra, TZR250SP, XR41 Tribute, RS250, ZX-7R, 900SS, GSX-R 1100K, 916R Corse, 998S Bayliss]

Hey guys, I know this is overdue and I apologize. We all enjoyed some downtime over the holidays but here is what is still active from your emails. Have a great year and as always good luck to buyers and sellers!


We got lots of emails for this brand new Erik Buell Racing 1190RS. What an amazing bike! 7 days remaining on this one with a $45k buy-it-now.

Erik Buell EBR 1190RS Carbon For Sale

Here’s a Bimota we don’t see very often, a 1998 Bimota Mantra. This one has less than 2000 miles and current winning bid is $8500 with 4 days remaining. Thanks for the forward Kevin!


Brooks spotted this sharp 1992 Yamaha TZR250SP available in Tampa Bay for $9500.

1992 Yamaha TZR250SP For Sale

Brad sent us his XR41 tribute that he built on an 86 GSX-R. Looks pretty trick to me for $3900!

Suzuki XR41 Tribute for sale

Robert forwarded us his 1999 Aprilia RS250 that is available in California for $8500. Nice!

1999 Aprilia RS250 For Sale in California

Dan emails us his 1993 Kawasaki ZX-7R in San Antonio. He states it’s in good not excellent condition, but then again it’s just $5k. Good luck with the sale!

1993 Kawasaki ZX-7R M1 For Sale

Joe emailed us his 93 Ducati 900SS in Houston for $6k. This one has all the right SS upgrades including Marvic mag wheels from a Superlight! Good luck with the sale!

1993 Ducati 900SS For Sale

Neil in New Zealand emails us his 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100K for $5500 NZD (~$4500 USD).

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale

Tony sent us a link to this Fast by Ferracci 916R Corse for $20k. Nice!

Fast by Ferracci Ducati 916R Corse for sale

Here’s Azrael’s 2002 Ducati Bayliss 998s #292 available in Florida for $12k.

1998 Ducati 998S Bayliss For Sale

Kawasaki January 19, 2011 posted by

UK Kawi Homologation Specials: 1992 And 1994 ZXR750R’s

UK Kawasaki Homologation Specials: 1992 And 1994 ZXR750R’s

Here are a couple beauties courtesy of my Aussie hook up Chris.  Why couldn’t that red/white/green 94 be a little closer to home?  Me like.  Looking back through the RSBFS computer files here at RSBFS Plaza, we have had a nice steady stream of clean ZXR750R’s over the past year.   These two continue that tradition.  The 92 is a low mile bike, the 94 is higher mileage but carries that very unique paint.  I’m a Suzuki guy through and through but this is one of those bikes that I’d jump at the opportunity to buy (just need it on the same continent).



Man, I wish the Japanese manufacturers would get back to making homologation specials.  Maybe they will never come back since a lot of race series have been steadily moving to production based bikes.  Their race features were a waste on the street  but who would turn their nose up at a chance to have one?

I bet this is what you are after, right?  I’m kind of partial to the aluminum tank.  Women like shoes, I like tanks.


 Details, details:

Here we have a genuine Kwasaki ZXR750 M1 1994 m reg: 121 BHP. This is Kawasakis version of the rc30, 0w01, rc45, gsxr750k, Comes as standard with the flat slide cr carbs, alloy fuel tank, close ratio gearbox, high compression pistons, race cams etc etc, Fitted with a muzzy exhaust, good tyres, These zxr750 are now becoming a collectors bike and this particular machine would look good in anyones collection, Also comes with lots of reciepts old MOTs original factory workshop manuel, UK bike not an import, Bought from Daytona motorcycles in London, Part exchange welcome.

Good looking behind!  It has just over 30,000 miles on it but you sure don’t see that color scheme often.  The bike is listed as a classified ad and the asking price is roughly $7,500.  .


The more common green/blue/white but it still has those classic ZXR good looks.  This is a slightly older 1992 but it has only covered 9,500 miles.  I think they need some larger license plates in the UK.  I can’t quite see that…..from space.

A little salesmanship:

This is a rare and incredibly well kept Kawasaki K1, which if you know your bikes is a very Special and Collectable bike. It was introduced for Homologation in to the World Super Bike Series, which of course it Won against the likes of the fabulous Honda RC30.


What set the K1 appart were the following changes, which transformed an average bike into a Razor Sharp Racing Machine:


*Flat Slide Carburettors

*Revised Camshafts

*Fully Adjustable Suspension

*Magnesium Engine Covers

*121 Brake Horse Power

*Single Seat only 

*Close Ratio Gearbox

*Hand Welded Aluminium Fuel Tank


Recently fitted with Diablo Corsa 3 Tyres and new Front Brake Pads. No dents or scratches present but a couple of small chips on the rear wheel. Not much in the way of service history but plenty of old mot’s to confirm the mileage. If you wanted one of these machines for your collection, and you want the best then this is it.


How does roughly $6,400 sound for this one?  Sounds like a price where I’d be making more room in my garage.  This bike is also listed as a classified ad and you have the option of making an offer. .

Now I need some help from some UK readers.  Both bike ads say they have previous MOTS.   Why are old MOTS important?  Are they showing past maintenance on the bike?