Posts by tag: Miguel Duhamel

Honda January 10, 2016 posted by

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joe’s

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joes for sale

While not as exotic as many of the listings we usually display, this Smokin Joe’s CBR600F3 is one of the best we’ve seen with just 4,500 miles. Seller states it has usually been stored inside and only the signals and muffler have been modified.

Have a good week all!

dc

1995 Honda CBR600F3 for sale on eBay

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from the seller’s listing:

Selling a first year collector Smoking Joe Edition Honda CBR600 F3. This bike is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It has been stored inside for most of its life. Motorcycle is all stock with the exception of a removeable tank bra, turn signals and an aftermarket exhaust slip-on. Parts are still readily available for this motorcycle so if you are a collector, sourcing turn signals and the slip-on is no problem.

Not much more I can say about this motorcycle. This is the race replica paintjob after Miguel Duhamel won the AMA championship in 1995. This bike is sure to continue to rise in value over time as they have become quite rare.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have about this motorcycle. I am selling off 4 or 5 of my collector Honda models so have a look at my other auctions.

This motorcycle is located in Bradenton, FL.

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joe’s
Honda March 1, 2015 posted by

Smokin’ Joes Honda CBR600F3 with…. 1 mile?

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 1996 Smokin’ Joe’s Honda CBR600F3 on eBay

If you’re like me, you grew up watching Miguel Duhamel at the front of AMA Superbike and Supersport races throughout the 1990s. The Smokin’ Joe’s livery is probably his best known ride and this was as close as the masses could get to it.  If you want this one for your collection, it’s going to cost you as the seller’s starting bid is $8000.  Why so much, you ask?  Well if the condition shown in the first picture didn’t grab your attention, the odometer should.

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That’s right RSBFS readers, you just hopped in Doc Brown’s time machine and went back to your local dealer showroom circa 1996.  The seller adds a little more information in his eBay listing here:  http://ebay.to/1zfPgLX

However, in this case, the pictures say enough:

Brand New, Never titled, never started. Smokin Joe Edition. Signed by Miguel Duhamell. Has only been on display. Custom built pipe built for the bike by Supertrapp.

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I’m a small time collector, but I also like to ride my bikes… so I’d have a very hard time not taking it out for a spin.  However, at this point I don’t think you can.  It has been cemented into display status and should probably stay there.  So what is it worth to you to have something that NOBODY else has?  No miles, never been started, signed by Miguel himself.  Let the debate begin now.

Mike M.

Smokin’ Joes Honda CBR600F3 with…. 1 mile?
Harley Davidson October 1, 2012 posted by

What could have been: 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000

For Sale: 1994 Harley Davidson VR1000

Unless I am mistaken, RSBFS readers are pretty much a collection of homologation junkies: RC30, RC45, OW01/02, and the like. Well here is a homologation bike that we see even less frequently than the Japanese variety; a US-born bike that never make it to the top of the big league steps. This is high hopes and history all rolled up into one black and orange thundering monster. This is the H-D VR1000.

The original VR1000 concept started in 1988 between H-D and Roush racing, but it was not until late 1993 that the first racer turned a wheel in anger in competition. Despite the long gestation period, the VR1000 race bike was fraught with failure and generally underperformed. Despite being ridden by some of the best racers of the day – Miguel Duhamel, Doug Chandler, Chris Karr, Pascal Picotte, Tom Wilson and Scott Russell – the VR1000 never officially won a race. There were certainly bright spots in the program with Duhamel leading at Mid-Ohio, Carr on pole at Pomona, and Tom Wilson actually winning at Mid-Ohio (’96) before the red-flag finish reverted back to the last lap running order.

From the seller:
HD#25 VR1000

The VR1000 was the product of a Harley-Davidson skunkworks, which produced Harley’s first from-the-ground-up road-racer, using no existing Harley-Davidson parts and sourcing what it did use from outside parts suppliers, some that had no experience in racing. The project began at Roush Racing, but once a running engine was developed, it came back behind the walls at Harley.

Title will be an offroad title as this is a racebike

This bike is clearly one of the original 50 homologated streetbikes. Back in 1994 these carried an MSRP of $49,995. One sold in a Minnesota auction for $94k back in 2007, and another was on the block at a Las Vegas auction in 2011 when bidding stalled at $64k. Pound for pound these are every bit as rare and collectable as Japanese homologation material, although race victory bragging rights are generally not included.

This bike is avialable now with the current price up to $26,100 in very light bidding. The reserve is still in place (which I would expect it to be at double the current bid), so there is a long road to go for this one. For your chance to check out the pictures and the details, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Special thanks to RSBFS reader Martin who spotted this piece of Americana looking to go to a new home!

MI

Honda June 1, 2010 posted by

Mint 1996 Smoking Joe CBR600

Mint 1996 Smoking Joe CBR600

Boy, how times have changed.  Remember when big tobacco sponsored lots of race teams?  I wonder if a tobacco company still sponsored a team if they’d even produce  a replica of it?  Ducati didn’t even put Marlboro stickers on the team edition of the Desmosdeci.  Political correctness aside, this CBR is a pretty darn nice time capsule.  It has turned just over 2,200 miles.  If you don’t believe the odometer check out the close up shots of the engine below.  It looks showroom fresh.

From the auction:

Practically new Smokin Joe cbr600…has been riden VERY little, spent majority of its life in a climate controlled office as display…ONLY 2,244 miles and you can tell by looking at it, original everything! unmolested and just like it came off the showroom floor! this is for the serious collector and is an awesome piece…buyer must arrange for shipping or pickup as i dont have the time to do all of that but i can deliver it locally at no charge….bike is beautiful and mint, pics speak for themselves!! i have perfect feedback and plan on keeping it that way so it will be exactly as described, no surprises…selling this for my close friend as he is in the military and doesnt have the time to sell it himself, i have the bike and clear title in my possesion, so as mentioned earlier, no surprises….If you ever wanted one of these rare bikes, this is definitely the nicest i have ever seen!!! 

 

 If you are interested you don’t have time to waste.  The auction is down to the final couple of days.  This will be another bike where you toss out the book value.  You are going to pay a premium for those low miles.  Is it worth it?  To the right person absolutely.  Very few 600cc sport bikes avoid the thrashing they were designed to take.  So drop the smokes and .

IK