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Sport Bikes For Sale August 19, 2011 posted by

Oh my…. 2001 Ducati 996 R

Before the R model was just part of the model range Ducati produced enough bikes to get going racing under homologation rules.  So 500 of these were built. The 2001 996R was the first Ducati to use the new Testastretta engine and was only sold over the internet.  The chassis was the same as the 996 SPS with changes to the front end brakes and a revised fairing that lost the side vents to lower drag.  With the engine being much more powerful that the previous 996 the bike was a great foundation for Ducati in World Superbike.

In 2001 Ducati introduced the limited production (only 500 were built), 996 R, the suffix standing for ‘Racing’, which featured Öhlins suspension (rear and front), carbon fiber bodywork, a revised and more streamlined fairing, but most importantly the newly redesigned engine, the Testastretta (narrow-head) which actually displaced 998cc. The engine got its name from the narrower angle between the intake and exhaust valves, down to only 25 degrees, which was designed by Ing. Marchetti, coming from Ferrari F1. It featured more aggressive camshafts, titanium conrods and a shorter stroke and wider bore, which allowed it to rev more safely at high RPMs. It produced 98.5 kW (135 bhp) at 10,200 RPM with a maximum torque of 105 Nm at 8000 RPM. Most of the chassis was the same as the 996 SPS, but using a new Brembo braking system, with thinner discs and 4-pad, 4-pot calipers with 34mm pistons.

Carbon wheels, and long race swing arm added.

You can start your bidding over here at the eBay auction.

I for one would love to have this bike.  The owner has done a couple of changes such as carbon wheels and a longer swing arm from the Corse group at the factory.


KTM July 23, 2011 posted by

2006 KTM RC125 Red Bull racer

2006 KTM RC125 Red Bull livery racer

Location: Cato, WI
Mileage: 0
Price: $27,000.00 (!)

Update 7.23.2011: Originally listed in November 2011, back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

If this one looks familiar to the die hard fans it’s because we had it on the site about a year and a half ago. Although, it doesn’t look any different, go faster or rail through turns any better, the seller has decided to double the previous asking price of $14,900.00. Personally, I think it’s a pretty rare unit and would fit well in any collection. However, I suspect it will remain in Cato, WI for a while unless the price comes down from the stratosphere.

I certainly think that most fans of our site can appreciate a works racer and all that comes with it. I know I certainly can and I stared at the photos in awe of the unobtainable bits for quite a while before writing this post. Radial mounted Brembo caliper, sweet factory aluminum swing arm, and who can overlook the sweet Red Bull/KTM racer paint scheme?

I remember being in the pits during 2008 Indy MotoGP and walking by all of these bikes lined up. It was definitely occupying 3 of my senses as I strolled by. Since I couldn’t sit on them as they were warming them up I had to utilize my sight, smell and audible senses. Obviously, the smell was the best, but I have to admit there’s nothing like hearing a truck load of 125 ring-a-dings firing at one time.

Who knows, maybe this bike is in the race photo. Okay, so that still doesn’t make it worth all the money, but it would certainly look good in a living room. Besides, it’s small and doesn’t take up much room 🙂

Definitely ranks high on the cool factor scale so if you’re interested I think I’d give the seller a call and see what’s up with the price. I thought we were in a recession anyways….

Check it out here-

Thanks for the submission Spoot-



Ducati July 23, 2011 posted by and Weekly Recap!

It’s that time again for another installment of the ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale weekly recap. This week the theme seems to be vintage racers! We also have a mid 80’s Ducati that looks like pure awesomeness. If RSBFS hasn’t been painful enough to look at this week, have a look below and be sure to check out CSBFS and CBFS for some more sweet bikes for sale that will leave you drooling and scrapping gold to get them. Enjoy!

1969 Kawasaki H1R Race Bike up for auction

1968 MotoBi Race Bike For Sale

1985 Ducati Harris Mono Mille up for grabs!

Those are just some of the awesome bikes up for grabs at and Jump over and check them out!


Honda July 11, 2011 posted by

Across the Pond: Honda NR750, Suzuki GSX-R750 LE, Ex-WSB Yamaha OW01 For Sale!

First off, let me thank Neal who posted these awesome bikes on the RSBFS Facebook page. You sir, are the man! We have three awesome bikes up for grabs here, all of which are located in the UK. This may be pure unobtanium for us here in the U.S., but these are just too killer not to have a look at.

Check out this 1993 Honda NR750 up for auction in the UK! At roughly $386,000, this isn’t an inexpensive bike. But it’s an NR750!! Honda pulled out all of the stops when building these.

Here is another piece of history with this 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition for sale! Looks a little dusty in the photos, but I’m sure it would clean up nice and make an awesome addition to any collection! This dealer also as some more rare bikes for sale.

Next up is an EX-World Super Bike Yamaha OW01! The listing on this item has ended already, but I’m sure it will pop up again soon. This is another piece of racing history that would be fantastic to own.

Thanks again to all those who give us leads on some truly awesome bikes over at the
RSBFS Facebook page!


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.



Ducati March 20, 2011 posted by

1979 DUCATI NCR 900,handbuilt factory racebike.

1979 DUCATI NCR 900 For Sale

Location: St. Louis, MO
Mileage: How about a Tach and Temp gauge?
Price: 6 bids up to $11,100 and a long way from the $50,000 B.I.N.

Finally, a Ducati that you can get excited about!

Update 7.14.2011: Pictures removed due to copyright. -dc

Just imagine 29 years ago this was “The Shit!” as we say here in the mid-west. Equipped with all the same components that you’ll find on any modern day Ducati racer such as Brembo, Lightweight Campagnolo rims, loud dual exhausts, triple vented discs brakes, Marzocchi suspension and a NCR tuned V-twin. Okay, so Campagnolo has been replaced by Marchesini and the Marzocchi bits by Ohlins- quit being so picky.

This looks to be a nicely restored and maintained ex-racer. We’ve hosted several bikes from this particular seller before and this one appears to be right in line with the others we’ve seen . Obviously, at 50k this machine isn’t for the faint of heart or light of pocket.

1979 DUCATI NCR 900. One of 20 for this year. Documented since new! This is a smiliar machine as to what Mike Hailwood won his comeback in the Isle of Mann TT! The closest most of us will ever come to being a legend or owning a machine ridden by one.This is a rare opportunity to obtain a piece of Ducati history.

I think you’ll agree with me this would fit well in any Ducati collection or on display in your Man Cave next to your Magnum PI 308 Ferrari.

I’d love to hear it run and do a few laps around Barber at the Vintage Festival, but then again who wouldn’t?