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Featured Listing July 17, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing – 1992 Honda NSR250R SE / MC21 Super Nice !

At this point in the lives of small grey market two-strokes, buyers must often choose between clapped out originals or restorations with a lot of reproduction parts.  Long time friend of RSBFS  Moto2 Imports has recently found an all-original NSR250R in excellent shape with all the MC21 goodness.

1992 Honda NSR250R SE for sale on eBay

Honda built the NSR250R from 1987-96 and the 4th generation MC21 had the longest run from 1990-93.  Though horsepower was legislated at 45, carburetion and ignition control were improved along the way and the MC21 uses the card-based PGM-III system.  All the NSR250’s had a similar look with a single trapezoidal headlight, but underneath the bodywork the frames borrowed developments from Moto3, with the MC21 sporting air-adjustable forks and an assymetrical Pro-Link swingarm which allowed the right exhaust to pass underneath.  The Super Edition featured a dry clutch and close-ratio gearset.

Moto2 has built a following by searching out better examples, then tuning and making them ready rather than restoring.  This NSR250R must’ve had a careful adult rider, its 12,811 miles show no damage or significant wear.  Moto2 has this to say about the bike in their eBay auction:

Tired of seeing nothing but junky imports dressed up in cheap aftermarket fairings? This NSR is the real deal, the way the Honda engineers designed it to come off the factory line. Simply put, there are not many bikes of this condition and quality left on the planet.

1992 Super Edition model features upgraded fully-adjustable suspension, dry clutch & close-ratio gearbox

Original Honda bodywork & tank in 9+/10 condition – see all 24 HD pics. Video available upon request.

12,811 miles (20,627km); super clean chassis and peripheral components

Inspected and test ridden – starts/runs/shifts/stops as expected of a bike in this condition

Legally imported with EPA/DOT clearance for US street use.
We have imported dozens of NSRs from Japan over the years, but this ’92 SE is the nicest overall we’ve had come through our doors. The OEM bodywork and tank are in near mint condition, and the chassis is equally clean. Switchgear, rear sets, calipers and hardware look factory fresh, while the exhaust pipes are perfect. Bike has been inspected / test ridden and needs nothing. It starts easily, pulls hard, and shift/stops like it should. If you’ve been dreaming of a two-stroke street bike, but were waiting for the right one, wait no more. Pics posted here, video available on request, and we are happy to answer any questions about this amazing machine.

You can also check out Moto2’s website – here -.

Though the NSR250R is equipped for a pillion, it’s just not the steed for two-up or a long day.  But if the twisty bits are nearby, the instantaneous power and sub-300 lbs. weight are just the thing for maximum fun.  Never imported to the U.S., it’ll be an event to see another one.  Along with Moto2’s major service, the legendary Honda build combined with the fanatical care this example appears to have had, should make for a very happy new owner.

-donn

Featured Listing – 1992 Honda NSR250R SE / MC21 Super Nice !
Honda May 17, 2019 posted by

Sponsored Listing: 2014 Kalex Moto2 Zarco Tribute race bike

6.29.2019: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

If you are looking for the ultimate collector, why would you settle for a watered-down street bike when something better is available? What is better you may ask? How about a complete and current Moto2 GP machine with a world championship winning Kalex frame, fully race prepped Honda 600cc engine, and top line competitive components and electrics throughout. How could that not strike your fancy?

Featured Listing: 2014 Kalex Moto2 Zarco Tribute race bike

If you can get past the “oh my God, this is an actual Moto2 machine” there are myriad details worth diving into. It is easy to get lost in the whole, but just check out the individual parts that go into this racetrack rocket: From the radial-mount Brembo front brakes heavily streamlined by the front fender to the tiny rear caliper hidden under the swingarm; from the exquisite carbon fiber swingarm cover to the (seemingly) rudimentary carbon dash and minimalist display; to the obviously used and adjusted WP front suspension atop the gorgeous milled triple trees to the trick rearset adjustment range; from the beautiful aluminum twin-spar frame to the even more beautiful aerodynamic carbon fiber bodywork. Did you miss the integrated electronics? The super-tucked-in exhaust? The race pattern quick shifter? What is there not to love? And here is a fun fact: according to Kalex each chassis contains approximately 33 feet of welds!

From the seller:
We took delivery of the bike here in Florida in April and I had the privilege of testing it at at track day two weeks ago at PBIR; put in about 20 laps. The bike is really impressive; substantially lighter than a track prepped / CCS/WERA SBK R6; the WP suspension front and rear was set up by our technicians in Barcelona very neutral straight out of the box; the long carousel turns allowed for smooth 2 wheel drift and powering out of the turns; likes to be backed into sharp turns; the frame as expected is crisp and v. responsive; riding position is comfortable for a 5’10” guy and in fact there was more room in the saddle in comparison to R6, ie the bike sits a bit longer; performance was impressive on the top end. The Kalex has spent a lot of time in the wind tunnel with dramatic notable higher top speed by 10-15 mph over the SBK R6’s ( perhaps the biggest surprise ); when in the full tuck position wide open in 6th gear, dropping your head below the windscreen to rest on the tank was without any wind noise or buffeting; exhaust tone is Moto2 perfect; Shifting is crisp; clutch has more weight on it than stock Honda but is still easy and precise; brakes were excellent as anticipated without fade.

More from the seller:
Sale comes with extra set of fork and shock springs, front and rear sprockets and set of both rain & soft compound Dunlop Moto2 race tires ( scuffs) ; spare OZ wheelset available for additional modest charge.

Dunlop USA was at the track with us for support; The Dunlop Moto2 rear tires are a 195 / 75R 17 ; The Moto2 tires are not directly available to the general public and more importantly, they are designed for 50+ minutes of extreme use; Great tire for endurance racing but for sprint racing in USA and or track days, the bike will be better off on sprint rubber; for rear tire, Dunlop recommended their 2662 soft compound in a 200 / 55R 17 for the same rolling diameter and better grip. (front is the same size 120/70 17); Obviously, other brand tires would work too.

Contact: info@gpmotorbikes.com

With the advent of the Triumph 675 era of Moto2, Honda-powered Moto2 machines are slowly trickling into the market. This German made Kalex chassis is the real deal in more ways than one. Firstly, Kalex has more Moto2 championships between riders and teams than anyone in the business; you are looking at the best of the best. In fact, this is a race machine that you can still get parts for, as Kalex continues to do in-house manufacturing and shipping of new bikes and spares. And speaking of spares, this machine comes with sprockets for gearing changes, as well as additional fork and main springs for tuning (we can’t all be at our 18 year old race weight these days…). An additional spare set of wheels is also available for an additional cost. Drool through the pictures, and then jump over to the Amatumoto Grand Prix Motorbikes store for more details. Good luck!!

MI

Sponsored Listing: 2014 Kalex Moto2 Zarco Tribute race bike
Sport Bikes For Sale November 16, 2017 posted by

Even Readier to Race: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

 

Racing at the highest levels is a game with very high stakes, and teams are willing to spend a fortune to eke out the smallest advantage over their competition. So if you’ve got a race series designed to showcase up-and-coming riders, how do you limit costs and make sure the playing field is relatively level to make sure it’s talent that makes the difference between victory and defeat? Well, rules that require every machine be powered by the exact same engine is a good start, and that’s the idea behind the current Moto2 series that replaced the 250cc two-stroke class in 2010. Today’s Ariane-framed Moto2 machine is shown in Pramac colors with Andrea Iannone’s #29, so I’m assuming it didn’t compete looking like this, but the important parts seem to be there.

Not long ago, Grand Prix racing was divided into 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc classes, and all used two-stroke engines. But when rules were changed to allow four-strokes to compete against the two-strokes with a significant displacement advantage, the writing was on the wall. The rules should have made the two configurations approximately equal in theory, but in practice the four-strokes were much faster, although more expensive to run, and eventually both Moto2 and Moto3 switched over to four-strokes to match the premier class bikes.

Moto2 machines used the familiar 599cc inline four from the CBR600 up until this year and no internal modifications are allowed, which keeps costs under control and help to keep performance between the different bikes relatively equal. Teams use different frames and suspensions and obviously bodywork, but power at least should be very, very close. In addition to the light, stiff aluminum beam frame, the bike comes with with OZ wheels, Öhlins suspension front and rear, and Brembo brakes. Moto2 is a prototype racing series: aside from the engine, these bikes are pure racing machines, with nothing, other than that Honda engine, in common with any roadgoing bike. So don’t go thinking you’ll be able to slap on some lights and a plate and take this down to the local bike night.

 

From the original Craigslist post: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

2015 MotoGP moto2 bike for sale. Racing only.
Extra Faring x1.
Extra engine.
Extra Akrapovic Moto2 exhaust.
Extra OZ wheels.

There’s not a ton of detail included, although I’m sure interested parties can probably get more information from the seller. I’m not sure if this bike actually competed in the 2015 Moto2 series, or if it’s just built to Moto2 specifications. I’ve looked through the lists of competitors and I don’t seen anyone running an Ariane frame so I’d love a bit more history for this bike. As far as I can tell, Ariane has had some success in European and Spanish Championships, but hasn’t competed internationally. The $25,000 asking price would generally be considered a lot of money for a 600cc, Honda-powered machine, but that doesn’t sound outrageous for such a purpose-built race bike.

-tad

Even Readier to Race: 2015 Ariane Moto2 Race Bike for Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale October 4, 2014 posted by

The Real Thing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 Race Bike for Sale

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 L Side

I normally don’t choose bikes from outside the continental US to post, but this Moriwaki MD600 is cool enough I thought I’d make an exception. The listing doesn’t include much information, but if you’re seriously considering dropping 40-large on this, you probably already know what you’re looking at.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Front Rear

For the tourists:

This is a genuine race bike, used in anger during the 2010 Moto2 season, sponsored by Holiday Gym and ridden by Yannick Guerra. A stepping-stone to the premier class of bikes, Moto2 replaced the two-stroke 250 GP class when the series went to four-stroke engines: riders in Moto2 are looking to prove themselves worthy of a shot at the big leagues.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Front Wheel

All Moto2 bikes use the exact same, box-stock 600cc four-cylinder Honda engines, with no internal modifications allowed. The goal is to keep costs down and allow the riders, not the machines to shine. What this means is that competition is extremely fierce: with power a non-issue, winning and losing is down to rider and chassis performance.

If you’ve never bothered to watch a Moto2 race, the first lap is absolute mayhem, with the entire grid fighting for the same few feet of real estate in the first couple of corners.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Dash

From the original eBay listing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 for Sale

This Motorbike was for a Racing Team from the World Championship Motorbike of Moto2 (Holiday Gym) that leaves the competition for a few years.The bike sells because don´t need it more. The pilot was Yannick Guerra. For more information don´t hesitate to contact me, THANKS!
Comes with easels Moriwaki Titanium
We have many parts, tyres, brakes, wheels… Could be included on the price.
Also have an aluminiun Box to the bike transit.
If you are really interested could be a great deal.

I’m assuming “easels Moriwaki Titanium” means “titanium Moriwaki front and rear stands”. Which is nice. As you can see from the photos, the package also includes the MoTeC electronics package, digital dash, and suspension potentiometers, all bagged up and ready to install.

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 Parts

By race-bike standards, the MD600 is very conventional: an aluminum beam frame with top-shelf, race-spec Öhlins suspension at both ends. But as the saying goes: “if it ain’t broke…”

If you’re a well-heeled track-day enthusiast, this might be your ticket to nirvana. Or if you’re a collector, looking for a modern race bike to add to your collection, this one looks very clean. Or maybe you’re building your own race or track monster, just looking for a killer collection of top-flight components? I wonder what those suspenders, and all that electronics gear would go for new…

-tad

2010 Moriwaki Moto2 L Tank

The Real Thing: 2010 Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 Race Bike for Sale
Bimota February 19, 2012 posted by

February Mailbag Catchup!

Hey guys, sorry for all the unanswered emails this month. I was away on vacation and messed up the forwarding of reader emails. Below are all the picks sent our way that are still active. If I missed one or you have a new spot, feel free to email us as always: web@raresportbikesforsale.com

Thanks for all the forwards guys!

dc

1991 Bimota Tuatara on eBay $6500 – This one wouldn’t usually make the cut but so many people emailed me with ‘comments’ I thought I’d lead off with this one for fun!


1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R for sale on eBay $4205 BIN 1 day remaining — Sorry I lost the email for this spot, but for $4500 this looks like a nice survivor with just 9k miles. Thanks for the forward!


1990 Honda RC30 on Seattle Craigslist $38000We’ve listed this one previously and the price hasn’t changed. But it sure is good looking!


1997 Suzuki GSX-R1100 on Hartford Craigslist $4500 — Dan C. emailed me this one and commented, “This may be the nicest stock last generation bike around.” I think he’s right and you guys know I’m a sucker for survivors that aren’t necessarily rare but impossible to find.

Dan also has this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 Skoal Bandit Replica $8000. Great looking bike!


Desmosedici RR on Monterrey Craigslist $50000 — Hugh emailed me this one as a favor to his friend. Good luck with the sale!


2 Bimota HB4 Moto2 Prepped Racebikes in Italy — Nicola writes, “I own Motorcycle Racing Team in Italy that run in 2011 Italian Championship as official Bimota Racing Team (more info on www.teamqdp.it). We finished championship in third position!! We are now selling the bikes we used last year in MOTO2, particularly we have two BIMOTA HB4 ready to run. Bimota built up just 4 pieces of this prototype. We are seeking for someone interested.” Congratulations and good luck this year!


Bimota DB4 $8500 — John has emailed us to let us know he’s letting go of his bike. Make sure to click through as he has lots of pictures to share. Good luck with the sale!



1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport on KC Craigslist $3500
— Richard emailed us to let us know he has to let his bike go too. Good luck with the sale!


Ahmad’s TZR250 is still on Craigslist, but he’s dropped the price a bit to $3900. We previously listed this bike when spotted by SmokinJoe in January.


1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750 on Ontario Kijiji for $4500 — Chris spotted this one and aside from the windscreen this looks like it could be a great deal!

Bimota April 8, 2010 posted by

2010 Bimota HB4 Moto2 GP race bike for sale!

Genuine Bimota HB4 Moto2 GP race bike with for sale in Germany – for 169,000 euros!!

We’ve seen enough Bimotas around here, but nothing compares to this find – a genuine Bimota HB4 (the ‘H’ standing for the Honda 600c.c. race spec engine in it) Moto2 GP race bike! For those who may not have been following MotoGP, Moto2 is the new controversial (controversial because it conflicts with the World Super Sport 600c.c. class) GP race class that will replace the 2 stroke 250c.c. machines.

The Bimota HB4 was created specifically for participation in Moto2 racing, and it is the only new Bimota to carry a Honda engine in the last 27 years (its predecessor – the HB3 – was introduced in 1983).  In any case, I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

From the seller (translated from German using Google translator):

Offered here is a complete ready to race, moto racing 2. Bimota Moto 2 HB-4. Two similar vehicles will ride in the Moto 2 World Cup. Driver: – 1 76 BERNAT MARTINEZ (E), MAQUINZA-SAG TEAM – 2 Ratthapark Wilairot (TH), THAI HONDA PTT SAG, – This is offered here Bimota Moto-2 is produced on request, and has approximately 10 weeks delivery from receipt of the deposit. The vehicle is built up by HPC-Power. The frame is made of high quality aluminum and molybdenum Crom milled parts. A 145-hp, 600 cc Honda engine, Ohlins TTX shock, Paioli gas-fork, magnesium forged wheels, Brembo monobloc brakes as standard. The engine management system is realized through a high-quality Motec system. The data recording and dashboard features will also be realized by the famous Motec ADL. Functions such as, tractioncontrol, launch control and brake assist are standard on WM. Many other technical features can be identified if interested. The purchase price includes three race days in which the vehicle through two Renningineure of HPC power is adjusted to the buyer. Chassis, and engine management Trachtionskontrolle be adapted perfectly to the needs of the driver. – If you are interested please call Motorcycle Hertrampf in Nordhorn

How the seller got their paws on a genuine HB4 I’m not sure, but I do know that this is probably a once in a life time oppourtunity to owning  a first year Moto2 race bike. 169,000 euros is a lot of money, but for some rich collector, I am sure it’s worth the price. I’d be all over this if I had that kind of money!

Click here to see the ad for this amazing oppourtunity!

phil