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Ducati May 20, 2012 posted by

Exclusive Track Monster! 2001 Ducati 748RS

Location: Hollywood, FL

Miles: Track bike

Price: Starting at $7,500 with Reserve

Oh how I do enjoy purpose-built motorsport machines, from factory racecars to factory race bikes. Their purpose is simple; Speed. No frills, no comfort, no softening. And the 748RS is designed for one use and that is to go fast on the racetrack. Next to a D16RR, the 748RS holds an angry edge in badass-ness.

From the factory, these bikes were intended for privateer racers and featured a engine built by Corse World Motorsport with high end internals and a body dripping with carbon fiber. The particular bike for sale also features a factory supplied big bore kit to add on to the 124hp these came with originally… Those brakes are huge!

From the seller:

This is a real 2001 Ducati 748RS full race bike. I have the original certificate of origin that shows the vin # of this motorcycle

This motorcycle has always been very meticulously maintained and has not been abused in any way.

Bike is track ready with newer tires. all it needs is you

Original as it came from factory except for the big bore engine kit.

With a factory rated 124 HP engine plus the factory supplied big bore kit installed by Bruce Myers. (Original owner and Factory rep for Ducati) this bike is a blast to ride, plenty of low end torque to pull you out of the turns, and lots of horse power for the long straights.

Carbon fiber body work has been recently painted

New slipper clutch pack.

Bike in excellent shape, and all service is up to date. please send e mail if you need any additional information.

An excellent chance to Race and own a piece of Ducati history.

Ducati produced a very limited run of 748RS machines, which were intended as full racing machines and as such came with no road-going equipment. The engine internals and components were vastly different from any road-based Ducati, using a variety of light-weight, high-strength materials making them extremely expensive to purchase. The RS came with a 54mm exhaust system and a slightly smaller size and gauge of Chromoly tubing was used on the frame to reduce weight even further. State of Floridadoes not issue a title for off road motorcycles, comes with a Bill of Sale only, and all the original import documentation.
If motorcycle can not be picked up in person, we will assist with the shipping for a reasonable fee.

Summer is just starting to gear up and that means that track days are in order. Unless you live in a state that doesn’t see 9-months of rain a year, in which case you can ride this anytime. These weren’t officially imported to the States, so seeing them around is quite rare. And considering this is only the third RS featured here on RSBFS, the next chance to own one could be a ways off. Starting bid is $7,500 with a reserve and I suspect the owning price to be around $12k. So take a look at the auction here and pick yourself up a race-ready bike to shave down some knee sliders!


Sport Bikes For Sale December 26, 2011 posted by

Suzuki GSX-R 750R For Sale in France

Several readers have alerted us over the holidays of this rare find, a GSX-R 750R! These bikes were released only to the Japanese market as race ready machines and limited to 500* units.

Double R standard upgrades include (via The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty. The ‘Double R’ also received new 40mm Slingshot carburetor and 4-into-1 exhaust pipe as well as close ratio gearbox, rear swing arm with sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and 19 liter aluminium fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight measured, 187kg/412lbs (saving 17lbs from the standard bike).

Suzuki GSX-R 750R for sale on eBay in France

Seller’s description is lacking, but a proper pre-purchase inspection is required with a piece like this anyway:

GSX-R 750 R, 1990

1000 models produced.

No cost involved.


French registration.

Record pictures on request.

*Conflicting sources suggest 500 or 1000 units were produced, but in either case they don’t come up for sale very often. According to my research, these were only produced in 1989 but maybe this one is registered as a 1990. Here are some brochure shots that Ian shared in a GSX-R 750R post back in 2010:

This bike has a $17k buy-it-now option and is listed with 30k miles! The mileage has to be a misprint right? That’s a lot of history on a very rare and desirable bike. Guess if you’re a serious buyer you’ll be heading to Paris to see it up close anyway!

Thanks to all the reader who emailed us!


Honda July 9, 2011 posted by

Raising the Bar: 1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale!

Location: Dallas, PA
Miles: 25,300
Price: $3,199.95 BIN

In 1993, Honda released yet another iconic sport bike and set a new standard with the 900RR. It was light, it was fast, and it handled like a bike half its size. Unlike the RC30 which preceded it, the 900RR was no fancy machine. Instead it got things done by making way more power than the CBR600F2 of its time while only weighing slightly more. At the same time, it weighed more than 50lbs less than Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 and Yamaha’s EXUP liter bike. The 900RR was in a class own its own, and it was designed from the ground up with the goal to be quicker in every aspect. The CBR900RR was truly in a class of its own.

The particular bike up for sale here is an interesting one. As if the 900RR in stock trim wasn’t fast enough, this bike has been fitted with a Wiseco R997 Big Bore forged piston kit which bumps the displacement up to 997cc and compression to 12:1 (up from 11:1). This engine also features re-sleeved cylinders, new crankshaft, and a ported and flow-benched cylinder head. The seller states this rebuilt engine has less than 3,000 miles on it. The bike also happens to be one of the first 100 of the 900RR’s produced with VIN ending in 00097 and a manufacture date of 01/92. It also has some updates to the triple clamp to alleviate some of the twitchiness due to its 16” front wheel.

More from the seller:

“This is one of the most desirable CBR’s in the collector bike market, and yes it’s a 93’, and yes its Red, White and Blue !

This is an early production number, one the first 100
produced, its Number 97.

Excellent condition, Runs Excellent, Very Clean, Very well maintained and serviced, garage kept, never crashed, clean PA title.

VIN JH2SC280XPM100097

25300 original miles, professionally built 1000cc motor with less than 3000 miles.

Wisceo R997 Big Bore forged piston kit, 1000cc [997cc], re-sleeved cylinders, 12:1 compression [runs on premium pump gas] 74mm bore,
spring steel head gasket. New crankshaft. Cylinder head ported and flow benched by Davis porting. ‘Factory’ shift kit.

I have owned this bike since 06-2003, the motor was rebuilt just prior to that. The plan was to Vintage road race this bike, but unfortunately at this time its up for auction.

Micron ‘Race’ stainless steel exhaust.

Stainless steel braided brake lines front and rear.

Updated triple clamps from 96’ to increase trail and fork stance 10mm, as you may know the pre 96’ bikes are know to be ‘twitchy’ , original clamps are included. New fuel pump, new front rotors, chain and sprockets with less than 5K. Just serviced 2 weeks ago, including: oil and filter, cooling system flushed and refilled, brake fluid flushed and refilled. Batteryholds charge, its 5 yr’s old, should last this season.

No tool kit or owners manual included. [tool kit still aval
from Honda for $58.72 p/n 89010-mw0-000]

There are a few minor cracks in plastics [see photos], upper faring below RH headlamp, RH and LH mid faring at rear dzus fastener, LH rear cowl, was cracked has been repaired. One tiny ding in rear of fuel tank. There are a few tiny nicks and scratches, this bike is used and 20 years old, the  photos speak for themselves.

Also included is a Factory Honda service manual, Triple
clamps and front axle…”

Though this particular bike isn’t a bone stock and minty example, I think that it is fairly priced for the modifications and low-ish mileage for its age. You also got to appreciate the fact that cosmetically it is mostly original and again reasonable condition for a bike its age (that paint scheme still looks awesome today!). If you are in the market for a 900RR that you can ride how they were meant to be ridden and not have to worry about keeping miles off of a pristine example, then check out the auction and place your bid!


Honda June 26, 2011 posted by

3 Honda Moriwaki MD250’s For Sale!

3 Honda Moriwaki MD250’s

Location: The OWB
Mileage: N/A
Price: $25,000.00

Following on the heels of my Peter Lenz Forever 45 post I thought it fitting to blog about a few Moriwaki MD250s that Peter raced against.

These are ex Nick McFadden Vesrah Bikes and there are 3 to choose from or if you have the means and desire- all 3 of them can be yours. Once again, I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know any racers so I have no affiliation with Mark Junge or Nick McFadden, but these are way cool machines and are for sale.

3- 2008 Honda Moriwaki MD 250’s for sale.

2 stock bikes
1 hot-rod with Graves exhaust ( built by Mark Junge from Vesrah Suzuki )
1 spare motor
2 spare sets of wheels ( 1-stock, 1- after market )
5 boxes of spares ranging from seals, sprockets, and exhaust to much much more )

3rd bike not pictured but can send pics at request. Will sale separate.

I had the pleasure of watching Nick rail around MotoGP Indy last year and I must say all of the up and coming young riders look fantastic out on the circuit. I don’t think were gonna have a shortage of representation in MotoGP anytime soon.

The little Honda powered Moriwaki’s, in stock trim, are said to put out 33hp and 18 lbft of torque. Seems pretty paltry, but considering it weighs in at about 200 pounds it should go like the wind. I know all of you liter bike guys are out there shaking your collective heads and calling it nasty names like ‘Chicken Chaser’, but for the little guys it plenty. Go ahead and laugh, but I’d rock one all day long at the track or as a commuter. Ooops, I forgot these are racers only.. dang it!

As I said before I had to opportunity to watch these very bikes in action at Indy and I had my trusty Nikon with me. A quick search through my photo archives turned up a decent shot of Nick on board the Vesrah sponsored 250.

I wish the owner all the luck in selling these because it would be a shame to have them sitting in some dark corner of the shop.

If you’re interested to own a purpose built racer.



Honda June 23, 2011 posted by

Peter Lenz Forever 45 1996 Honda RS125 racer for sale

1996 Honda RS125 Peter Lenz Forever 45 machine.

Location: Vancouver, Washington
Mileage: N/A
Price: $3,050.00 at time of writing

Time: Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010
Scene: Indianapolis Red Bull MotoGP- the warm-up lap for a USGPRU race

Dan and I were there soaking in all that is involved in a MotoGP weekend. The sights, sounds, autographs, pictures and the all important smell of spent high octane race fuel.

If I told you I knew about Peter Lenz passing I’d be lying. As a matter of fact, I didn’t even know about it until I returned home Sunday evening and started flipping through my favorite motorcycling sites. It’s sad and I know it, but being the selfish “this is all about me and my long awaited weekend” I never stopped to inquire about anyone who had been involved in an accident. Heck, by the time Sunday morning rolled around I had already been witness to so many crashes I was pretty numb to them. They usually get up, wave to the crowd and jump on a scooter to head back to the pits. No big deal right? Not on this day….

On August 29, 2010 a fine young man lost his life doing something he loved to do. He had great support around him and that included his parents. As parents we don’t really want to tell our kids ‘no’ on anything that isn’t causing harm to anyone or anything. We know there are risks when we give our kids their first BB Gun, we know there are risks when we turn our kids loose for the first time driving by themselves. I know this because I have 3 kids and as a parent we can’t protect our kids from every evil. What we can do is support our kids in their chosen venture and give them life lessons along the way.

Peter was living every 13 year old racer’s dream. He was in the garage with the big boys at the big circuit. I commend his parents for allowing him the opportunity to do what he loved and was passionate about. I know, after the accident, there are always people who question why a 13 year old was being allowed to go 130 mph dragging knees. Bottom line is because he could do it and do it well! He enjoyed it and had the means to do it.

John Ulrich gives an excellent first hand account of how the accident unfolds and explains it better than I ever could. If you have a few minutes it’s an excellent read.

I didn’t know Peter and don’t know any other professional racers for that matter, but I get to live out my dreams watching them draft, rail through turns and control motorcycles in ways that us mere mortals can only dream about.

The Lenz family is donating this machine to help raise money for the Roadracing World Action Fund. If you’ve not heard of it or have heard of it please take a moment to click through the link and make a donation to help support the safety of your fellow riders. John Ulrich should be commended for starting this campaign and we at send out our “Thank You!” to John and the crew at Roadracing World.

If you’d like 2 Forever 45 stickers, 2 Dynee (This was Peters pet Dinosaur’s name) stickers, an 11″ x 17″ poster of Peter in action and a RRWAF T-shirt simply donate a minimum of $50.00 by clicking here.

If you have a thing for 1996 Honda RS125’s and would like to help the RRWAF to boot please place your bids here.

This is a great cause and it needs your support to be successful. 100% of the sale price will go to support the Roadracing World Action Fund.

Our condolences go out to the Lenz family and we can’t imagine the pain they have gone through.

Godspeed Peter- Rest in Peace buddy….


Sport Bikes For Sale May 25, 2011 posted by

1994 Yamaha TZ250 Kenny Roberts Racing

1994 Yamaha TZ250 King Kenny Roberts stable

Location: Santa Ana, California
Mileage: It’s a racer 🙂
Price: $10,000 will do it

Que the AC/DC and crank up Back in Black because is back baby! We’re as amp’d about it as anyone and the IT guy better be apologizing to everyone- and quick! I personally think we should give him a good old southern ass kik’n for holding us down so long. Who wants to help?

Have your Angus cranked up yet? Mines on 11, but I can still hear and smell the cotton candy fumes of hi-octane and synthetic 2T burning from a full on GP bike. Yep, that’s right my friends- the closet 99% of us will ever get to being a true GP racer boy is to buy an ex GP racer and now is your chance!

SCHWING! Pretty spiffy eh? Read on for the 411

1994 Yamaha TZ250 located in California. This bike belongs to Kenny Roberts and was raced by Jimmy Filice in the 1996 European 250cc Championships. Bike has Ohlins Forks and Brembo Brakes. The cylinders and pipes are Bud Aksland. This bike is in very good condition and fast. Sold with no spares, comes with what you see in the pictures.

Hmmm, comes with what you see in the pictures eh? Maybe KR will throw in a track lesson for the lucky buyer 🙂

I poked around on some of the two stroke forums and the main question seems to be “wonder what’s in the motor?” I’m curious as well and would like to see the Dyno sheet for this machine.

Track day machine? Office art? Conversation piece? What would you do with a gem like this? Hit me back and tell us what you’d do with a full on GP machine.



Honda March 5, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda CBR900RR One Owner Bike With 5,985 Original Miles In Fantastic Condition

A one owner, less than 6k mile, iconic CBR900RR in California–sounds pretty good to me!

Bike: 1994 Honda CBR900RR

Miles: 5,985mi

Price: $4,000USD

Location: Concord, California

The seller uses all the good words to describe this bike:


What are the negatives about this bike? Well, if you’re going to nit-pick, it’s not a ’93 and it’s not Red/White/Blue–that’s about it. Other than that, it looks pretty good, notice in the gauge cluster photo that the brake fluid looks pretty fresh, that’s a nice touch. Some fresh tires look to be in the bike’s future though.

Mostly anyone who is aware of sportbikes from the last twenty-years would describe the early CBR900RR’s as desirable, and this bike isn’t an exception in all of it’s purple and yellow glory. Lastly, the asking price of $4,000 isn’t outrageous for this bike at all (See the other CBR900RR’s we’ve posted here), make sure to take a trailer with you when you go to look at it. See the bike on Craigslist here.


Kawasaki March 2, 2011 posted by

1996 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7RR With Very Low VIN (#025) On eBay–Again

The is a great looking ZX7RR N1 that we haven’t seen since September!

Bike:  1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Miles:  6,998mi

Price:  $6,000 Starting bid with no reserve

Location:  Colorado Springs, Colorado

This ‘RR is on consignment from the third owner, was fully serviced prior to being listed, and the bike is stated to be all original.  Some defects include light scratching to the ram air covers, front fender, some of the left fuel tank decal has been removed by a fuel spill (new one is included with the sale), the battery is dead and the forks have started to leak.  Not exactly what I expect when a bike has supposedly had “…detailed service work” and “…several different services including thorough carb work.”  Regardless, this bike appears to be a very collectible piece with some light love–and front turn signals.

Doug had some very good observations when this bike was first spotted in September:

1. Missing the front turn signals
2. Missing the side fairing reflectors
3. Doesn’t have the Muzzy 7rr Special sticker on the tank
4. Butt pad is a little beat up
5. Seat has a gas cap stain – can see if you look closely at pictures
6. Needs a new front tire, but it’s the original D204 Sportmax
7. Has a pencil sized dent in the gas tank.
8. Rims may have been painted at some point.

1. It’s a N1!
2. Better than average condition
3. Low miles
4. Has one original tire :)
5. It’s priced right.
6. I like it a whole lot for the money

I’m going to have to agree with Doug, this is a very good–great–bike for the money compared to what we’ve seen other N1’s going for.  If you wanted an occasional weekend bike with collector credibility this is a fantastic choice.  With a little work, I don’t think anyone would be ashamed to have this in their garage.  See Doug’s very thorough write up here.  See some of the other ZX7RR’s we’ve posted .