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Sport Bikes For Sale March 21, 2012 posted by

It’s only new once: Brand New 2006 Yamaha YZF-R Limited Edition R1!

For Sale: 2006 Yamaha YZF-R Limited Edition R1

Update 3.21.2012: Originally listed in January this R1 LE is back. Links updated. -dc

For those collectors out there, here is a rare, numbered Limited Edition R1 with ZERO miles! There is not a great amount of picture detail, but the seller has offered the following information below:

From the seller:
NEW 2006 Yamaha Limited Edition R1

This bike has a true 0.0 Miles on it and is in pristine condition. It is ready to go into a collection or be ridden as it sits. Clean CA Title in hand and currently registered on non-op.

#385 our of 500 produced worldwide.

Updated with many factory modifications including full Ohlins Suspension, Marchesini Forged Wheels, slipper clutch, +3 HP, etc.

This bike cost almost $20K new and is in factory showroom condition.

All manuals, keys, riding and collector tool kits are included.

Key Features:
The R1 LE is a special, limited-edition version of our awe-inspiring liter-bike—packed with premium components in addition to the standard tremendous firepower of the R1.

Öhlins suspension units front and rear, custom-developed for the R1 LE by the same people who work on the YZR-M1 MotoGP bike, provide the ultimate ride and handling.

Custom, YZR-M1-style forged aluminum Marchesini wheels designed specifically for the LE add style while removing nearly a pound of unsprung weight.

Back torque-limiting slipper clutch greatly aids downshifting from speed, helping the rider exploit all the R1 LE’s tremendous braking power.

New for 2006:
Special 50th Anniversary Yellow/Black paint with a numbered serial plate and gold Marchesini wheels; only 500 of these machines will be produced.

GP tech trickles down: Revised rigidity of the main frame between the engine mounts and steering head, a new, more rigid lower triple clamp and a 20mm longer swingarm produce the best-handling R1 ever.

Öhlins 43mm front fork and rear shock, fully adjustable, with hydraulic preload adjuster at the rear, provide ultimate handling on the track and the street.

Slipper clutch for smooth downshifts; revised clutch boss for increased oil flow.
Shorter valve guides increase intake flow and reduce friction, for more power.

Adjustable rear-shock linkage allows 10mm of ride height adjustability; the longer swingarm accepts a greater range of rear tire sizes.

Integrated lap timer switch on the right handlebar for track days.

Gold drive chain, gold M1-style tuning fork fuel tank badge, define this special R1 as a production racer.

Engine:
Short-stroke 998cc, DOHC, 20-valve, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine.

Dual-valve fuel injection system uses motor-driven secondary throttle valves and 32-bit ECU for super-responsive, instantaneous power delivery.

Two-piece ergonomically designed fuel tank carries fuel in the rear section, for good centralization of mass, while the front half contains a Ram-Air-fed airbox for increased power.

Lay-down design cylinder head – 40° forward – optimizes weight distribution, straightens intake tracts for improved cylinder filling, and allows frame to pass over instead of around the engine for great strength and a narrow chassis.

Closed-deck cylinder block provides great strength while allowing a narrow engine in spite of big, 77mm bores.

Narrow-angle five-valve combustion chambers produce a highly efficient 12.4:1 compression ratio. Big valves and high-lift cams flow plenty of air.

Carburized connecting rods with fractured big ends produce a quick-revving engine with excellent high-rpm durability.

High silicon-content ceramic-composite cylinder sleeves ensure great heat dissipation for consistent power delivery and reduced friction.

Titanium underseat exhaust system (except for stainless steel midpipe with catalyst) contains a titanium EXUP valve for a broad, seamless powerband.

High-efficiency curved radiator and an aluminum liquid cooled oil cooler maintain stable operating temperature.

Direct ignition coils, dual-electrode spark plugs and highoutput magneto deliver extremely accurate, reliable firing.

AC generator behind cylinder block produces a narrow engine with excellent cornering clearance.

Chassis/Suspension:
Overall frame width of only 15.6 inches produces comfortable ergonomics as well as efficient aerodynamic penetration.

Controlled Fill die cast, truss-type swingarm is very strong and long, for optimal traction and feedback.

Controlled Fill die cast, detachable aluminum subframe is light, strong and allows easy rear shock access.

Dual 320mm front disc brakes; light/strong, forged one-piece radial-mount calipers and Brembo radial-pump front master cylinder with adjustable lever delivers amazing braking power and controllability.

Fully adjustable Öhlins inverted telescopic front fork settings were carefully developed by MotoGP Championship-winning technicians to provide track-tuned handling.

Fully adjustable Öhlins rear shock was also developed by MotoGP technicians, and includes a super-convenient hydraulic preload adjuster.

Additional Features:
Two multi-reflector and two projector beam headlights provide great illumination and distinctive style.

Adjustable LCD illumination and multi-function digital gauges: adjustable shift light, odometer, dual tripmeters, water temperature, air temperature, full-time clock, lap timer and large 15,000 rpm analog tachometer.

Aggressive bodywork with twin Ram-Air intakes for increased engine performance.

LED taillight is light, bright and highly efficient.

Sticky 120/70-ZR17 and 190/50-ZR17 Pirelli tires for incredible grip and precise handling.

Forged footpegs are extra durable and light.

Extensive use of hollow bolts and lightweight fasteners helps trim overall weight.

8.2 AH battery is compact and light.

Durable #530 O-ring–sealed drive chain.

Standard toolkit located in convenient storage compartment under passenger seat.

Since there were no additional pictures of this bike, I did a quick search on YouTube and found this great walkaround with commentary on bike #411:

The seller is looking for $13,750 OBO for this bike (#385). It is rare to find a zero mile bike this many years in, and the limited edition nature of this commemorative R1 helps ensure exclusivity. The price is right in line with others that we have posted, and the general concensus is that the value of these bikes will rise over time.

If you are wondering how many of the 500 bikes produced were kept in zero mile condition, you can bet it is not many. RSBFS has posted quite a few of these LE bikes, and the only one that compares to this one is the LE that was offered still new in the crate!

For information on contacting the seller and making an offer, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale January 27, 2012 posted by

The Lost R1? Yamaha R1-Z 250

The Lost R1? Yamaha R1-Z 250

Where have these darn things been hiding?   What a solid looking bike: a two stroke twin wrapped in an eye pleasing package.  Simple yet sexy.  The RZ-1 is another in a line of Japanese domestic bikes that never saw the light of day on foreign shores.  That is kind of hard to imagine with the cult following the RZ350 has.  These were produced in 1991 and 1992 (I think) but would look  right at home in a dealership  in 2012.  Update the headlight, forks and swing arm and you are in business Yamaha.

 

This particular bike is located in the UK and has underwent a complete rebuild with custom paint.  There isn’t much to say, it just looks good.

 

From what I gather, the R1-Z uses the early  TZR parallel twin engine.  Being a domestic market bike they have the usual 45hp restriction.  I’m sure it could be unplugged with a little work.  Maybe without a fairing for protection you’d be happy with the 45hp.

To cut costs sometimes they’d go single disc upfront on these sort of models; not so with the R1-Z.

 

Come on Yamaha, work some overtime on direct injection and you are in business with this bike.  With the popularity of naked bikes and the built in RZ350 crowd I bet you couldn’t keep them in the showroom.

Damn, I like this bike!  Check this one out with a TZR swing arm and upside down forks.

Since you can’t count on Yamaha,  you might just have to snap this one up at auction.

 

 

Here is a Japanese test of a modded and standard R1-Z

Ian

 

Sport Bikes For Sale July 24, 2011 posted by

Jamie James prepared 2008 Yamaha YZF-R AMA Superbike – ex Scott Russell bike!

For Sale: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R AMA Superbike Jamie James Scott Russell

What you are looking at is a 2008 Yamaha R1 prepared by Jamie James Productions for Scott “Mr Daytona” Russell. This bike was a backup bike for AMA SuperStock competition, and retains street legal bits and title in addition to the Jamie James and Scott Russell pedigree.

From the seller:
JJP ( Jamie James Productions) a Superbike champion and as a Yamaha factory spokesperson is legendary. With the help of the factory, Jamie James built 2 Yamaha R1’s for Superstock competition with the rider being “Mr. Daytona” Scott Russell. This happens to be the back up bike, athough set up identically to the race bike it was actually never raced, hence why its like new. I recently spoke to Jamie about the bike and he remembers it well, in fact Jamie remembers Scott saying “this is the fastest bike I’ve ever ridden”. I wont bore you with the details of the stock Yamaha R1, but this about the time Jorge Lorenzo won Moto GP, Ben Spies won WSBK world superbike ( hence the bodykit) and Josh Hayes won AMA superbike, ’nuff said. It’s part of my personal collection of bikes, not my stores and It’s condition is near flawless. Yes it’s used, so expect to find some wear if you get on your hands and knees ( maybe some carbon damage on muffler),but you would be hard pressed to find it, Im fastidious about the details. Its’ never been raced by Scott Russell or myself, but probably needs to be, its an incredible machine and you wont get passed on the straights, thats for sure. It comes with TWO sets of body work,one for the track and one for the street of which there are pics of both in the Sterilgarda livery. Show or ride this bike, street riding is awesome with the Bazzaz fuel management. It’s low mileage, and incredible amount of bits of which I’ll list below and it may be the only one in the world like it. Have copy of original paperwork from Yamaha to Jamie James. The title is in my name now, free and clear.

Here is a detailed video from the seller outlining key features of the bike:

And here is an extensive list of items included with the bike:

Hand built 1000cc Yamaha engine, balanced-blueprinted,degreed cam’s and factory supported power enhancements – JJP quotes as around 180 dyno’d rear wheel horsepower ( around 200hp at the crank)

Full Sterilgarda Bodywork, One street kit AND One track kit
Slipper clutch and close ratio 6 speed transmission
Ohlins World SuperSport front forks (built by Ohlins factory)
Ohlins TTX rear triple clicker shock
Ohlins adjustable steering dampener
Bazzaz Traction control ( on the fly adjustment)
Bazzaz quick shifter ( full throttle clutchless upshifts)
Bazzaz Z-Fi fuel injection mapping w/ handlebar switch ability (automatic engine mapping for power)
Akropovich FULL Titanium headers and exhaust w/ Carbon Fiber mufflers (sounds incredible)
Vortex fully adjustable rearsets
Vortex Front + rear sprockets
D.I.D gold chain
Woodcraft adjustable handlbars
R & G front, mid, rear and front fork frame sliders
Eliptech LED shift light indicator ( awesome piece)
CRG adjust a click shorty levers
Billet Alternator + clutch side plates
Michelin Pilot pure Ultra high performance tires
Street items
Mirror block off plates
LED turn and rear signals
Fender eliminator/License plate holder
Kick stand

If you are ready to step up to the big leagues of track day bikes, this just might be your weapon. With world-class componentry throughout – as well as some tasty add-ons – you could not put this bike together for what you can buy it for. Sure, a real racebike that was wrung out by Scott Russell in anger would likely bring more cash, but this is a very close second place.

This auction is on right now with the current bid under $10k at the time of this writing. The reserve is still in place. There are so many things right with this bike that you have to wonder where it will end up. This bike has all the right stuff: the right names behind it (James, Russel, Ohlins, Bazzaz, Akropovic, Eliptech, Vortex, Woodcraft, etc etc etc), a great presentation with tons of pics and a looong video, and a unique background. The R1 may not be a collectable bike, but I think this one will do rather well.

For more information and details, click on the link and check out the auction. Good luck to you, and be sure and tell ’em you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale June 19, 2011 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary LE #260 of 500 For Sale!

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 50th Anniversary LE #260 of 500

Location: Chandler, AZ
Mileage: 19,500
Price: $9,250 with reserve

I can definitely see myself rock’n one of these at some point before I get old and arthritis sets in. Everyone that I’ve talked, who owns one, says they absolutely love it and it’s a rocket ship when allowed to breathe.

They look the part and I can only assume act the part with all of the upgrades that they came from the factory with. Ohlins, Brembo along side Marchesini top the distinguished list and add plenty of bling to the racer replica paint scheme.

This one is well used with 19,500 miles, but looks to be well taken care of alongside all of the fun that was had.

We can only assume that in 20 or so years these will be highly sought after bikes by those that snubbed them 5 short years ago. Perhaps these are the modern day RC30 and will appreciate beyond any ones wildest dreams. Only time will tell, but if you want to experience it on the cheap may I suggest picking one up now to avoid the long lines 20 years from now.

From the seller:

> This bike is numbered #260 out of only 500 shipped to the United States
> Bike has been meticulously maintained, with Motul oil changes every 3,000 miles
> Bike is largely stock with only minimal modifications made since its purchase in 2005
> Bike has been garaged and covered
> Includes rear stand and all stock parts
> Includes original owner’s manual and “riding tips” brochure
> Slight scuff marks on upper right fairing (barely visible)
> Full Ti-Force titanium exhaust system

***ALL STOCK PARTS ARE INCLUDED WITH THE SALE OF THIS BIKE***

for more info on this machine.

Cheers!

dd

Reader Rides For Sale March 22, 2011 posted by

1998 Yamaha YZF R1

1998 Yamaha YZF R1 for sale

Location: L.A., California
Mileage: 10,640
Price: active bidding or $7,000 B.I.N

Yes, 7k is all the cheese for this one, but it looks to be in great shape and well cared for.

The owner is selling it as “100% stock, well almost stock”.

A full compliment of seats, including the front, rear, and solo cowl in both Black, and Red colors.

520 chain conversion, utilizing a Renthal hard anodized rear sprocket and lightened front sprocket, with a DID ERV3 X-Ring Chain.

Muzzy’s aluminum radiator fan, for (surprisingly legit!) increased cooling and reliability.

I also installed a brand-new OEM oil pan when I purchased the bike, because I found a helli-coil used in the oil drain plug to cover up stripped threads. I replaced the entire pan, with gasket, etc., of course.

Exceedingly rare, almost entirely unknown, GYTR Ohlins side-mount steering damper. You can see in the pics. Due to concerns over head-shake from the constant wheelies and absurdly short wheelbase, Yamaha made a stop-gap steering damper mount, and factory cut faux-carbon fairing piece, to accommodate Ohlins dampers, within weeks of launch and before the full commercial after-market units became available.

When I saw this today I got all giddy inside and remembered days gone by when these were king the hill. I wanted one so bad I could taste it, but they were all sold out and I had cash burning a hole in my pocket so I opted for the ZX9R. I don’t regret it, but I’m always on the prowl for one of these just in case my wife leaves the checkbook unguarded.

I don’t think these have quite matured just yet, but there are plenty of guys like me who are looking for the one that got away. These were bad a** back in the day and for me they still look very modern and capable.

If you’re like me and always searching for “The one that got away” and yours just happens to be a red and white YZF R1-

Cheers!

doug

Reader Rides For Sale November 18, 2010 posted by

99 Yamaha R1 and 05 Suzuki GSX-R 750 LE: Two Great Icons For Sale

Jeff contacted us about listing his bikes for sale on our site and asked if they were suitable for our audience. A very low mile R1 and a zero mile GSX-R 750. Why yes, yes these will do nicely on our site! Check out our latest Feature Listing with the details on both bikes below.

1999 Yamaha R1 with 1717 Original Miles, $6000

From the seller:

I’m the original owner of this bike, having purchased it from an old friend who happens to be a Yamaha dealer in my area. The break-in mileage was completed by the book and it has been ridden occasionally since then. To date, it has covered only 1,717 miles. When not being used, the bike has been kept in a climate controlled garage, as part of a private collection of sport and race bikes.

In spite of the low mileage, the bike has received yearly oil changes, along with brake fluid and coolant changes every three years. The battery has been replaced once. When the bike has been stored, the fuel has been drained from the tank and carburetors and the battery has been kept fully charged by a battery tender. Apart from the battery, everything else on the bike is as-delivered, including the tires. It has been well preserved and ridden with respect. It has not seen any track use, nor any inclement weather. It will be sold with a fresh service and the original keys, books and a factory service manual.


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2005 Suzuki GSX-R750 20th Anniversary Edition # 4051 with 0 Miles, $8000

From the seller:

I made an arrangement to purchase this bike in 2004, from the local Suzuki dealer, when Suzuki announced they were going to offer it for sale in the 2005 model year. When the bike was received by the dealer, I had them complete the pre-delivery inspection, apart from filling the battery with acid, filling the bike with fuel and starting the bike. It was then delivered in an enclosed trailer to my house and placed into my collection. To date, it has not been ridden or started and is has been displayed inside my house. It is in showroom new condition.

Included in the sale will be all of the original materials (keys, books, battery, sealed acid pack, rear seat cowl) and a Suzuki dealer poster commemorating the 20th anniversary of the GSX-R series.


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Jeff also wanted to note, “I may consider delivering the bikes in an enclosed trailer that I have, if the buyer(s) will pay my expenses. If not, I’d be happy to coordinate with any shipper they may choose. The bikes are located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “

I know that when I see the latest Japanese offerings I wish there were more well preserved examples like these available, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. These are both really sharp to my eye and I know I’d consider them in heartbeat over a new model if I was shopping.

Interested parties can contact the seller by email or by phone: (918) 740-3024

Good luck with the sale Jeff!

dc

Sport Bikes For Sale April 28, 2010 posted by

1998 Yamaha R1 in the sought after Red & White color scheme

1998 Yamaha YZF-R1 with only 6,180 miles on the clock.

Located in Louisville, KY with a firm asking price of $5,400.00 is this cherry R1. Every so often ‘the ones’ are produced in the motorcycle world and this is one of ‘the ones’. For me, growing up watching and dreaming of motorcycles there are some that stick out:

– 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750
– 1986 Kawasaki 900R – Thanks to Tom & Kelly
– 1988-90 FZR 400 (had to throw it in) 🙂
– 1994 Ducati 916
– 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1

I know everyone has their own opinion of landmark bikes, but those are just a few that stick out to me as monumental bikes. Okay, okay so the 400’s don’t belong, but you get my point.

In 1998 I really wanted to purchase one exactly like this, but the local Yamaha dealer didn’t have any in stock, nor were they willing to wheel and deal on bikes that were selling like hot cakes. Since I’m thrifty by nature the “no discount” turned me off so, I ended up picking up a 98 ZX-9R instead and have regretted it ever since. I didn’t keep the 9R very long because I was disenchanted with it and grew tired of kicking myself for not buying the R1. So every time I see one of these I think of days gone by, should have’s, and never did’s. I think this one is priced a little steep, but I imagine someone out there shares my passion for this particular model and will pony up for it.

From the listing:

-Exceptional Condition

-Extremely Low Miles-6180

-Sought After Red/White Color Combination

-Only Modifications Are Full D & D Pipe, Appropriate Jetting, Flush Mount Turn Signals, and Fender Eliminator Kit

-Excellent Original Paint And Decals

Click here to contact the seller.

Check out the flames at 7 seconds in this video I found.

Cheers!

dd

Yamaha April 22, 2010 posted by

2008 Yamaha R1 Fiat Edition #212 of 380

2008 Yamaha R1 Fiat Edition #212 of 380

Do you have a pair of Rossi replica leathers but you are missing the bike?  Here is your chance to complete the collection.  This clean 2008 R1 Fiat Edition is located in Las Vegas.  The bike is basically stock with just a couple of minimal changes.  I give the seller an A+ for salesmanship, he has produced a nice little video of the bike, complete with shots edited to music.  Check the video out here.

Here is a bit from his ad:

I have a 08 yamaha R1 Fiat Special Edition. Never been down. It has 6500 miles on it and rides as good as day one. Michelin Pilot power tires. Race baffled exhaust, integrated taillight, The special edition Number is 212-380. 
Does come with a jacket, stock taillight, stock rear fender, D.I.D. gold chain got for the 520 conversion, chain clearer, chain grease

At $7,500 it seems like a decent deal considering a 2010 R1 in the Fiat colors runs $14,500.  I know the the R1 has changed quite a bit since 08 but if you don’t need the latest and greatest but still want to look like Rossi, here is an opportunity.  Go take a look here.

IK