Posts by tag: RC45

Honda October 19, 2012 posted by

Split the pair! 1994 Honda RVF750R RC45

For Sale: 1994 Honda RVF750R RC45

Update 10.19.2012: Relisted again for $35k. Maybe he offers a layaway plan for Christmas delivery! Links updated, -dc

From sunny Miami, Florida comes this very rare RC45. You might think that the pictures look familiar, and you would be correct: This seller originally tried to sell off a RC30 and a RC45 together in a single auction (see that post here). The original bundled price started out at $99,999, then dropped down in steps to $69,999. But just because today’s RC45 represents only 50% of the pair, don’t think that the price has dropped by a commensurate amount….

The RC45 was a homologation machine – in that Honda built just enough street bikes of the model lineup to qualify it for Superbike regulations. Much has been written about these legendary steeds (search for RC45 on RSBFS here) and there has been much argument about whether the RC45 is “better” than the RC30. When you look at race wins and success at the track, there is really no contest. But there are those who prefer the more rounded look of the RC30 versus the more modern appeal of the ’45. Either or, I’m not cryin’ if one shows up under my Christmas tree.

From the seller:
Up for sale is A 1994 RC45 #20 OF #50 made….6842 miles, AMERICAN SPEC!!!! these R NOT EURO MODELS!!!!!

BIKE IS FLAWLESS !!!

RC45

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL,TOOLS,ORIGINAL PIPE FOR RC45 AND REFLECTORS. (ALSO HAVE A SET OF BLACK MARCHEZINIS WITH TIRES THAT GO WITH BIKE)

When this auction originally launched with both bikes, I was curious about the interest level – after all, these are rare collector bikes. But the sky-high pricing didn’t win any bidders. Now that just the RC45 is on the block, pricing is still an issue. I’m pretty sure Honda did not create the code names of the bikes by setting a price, but this RC45 is a whopping $45,000. Hmmm, with pricing like this, maybe it’s time to sell my R65LS – first $65k takes it!

After seeing the pair of bikes so often on RSBFS, this lonely RC45 is starting to look like Garfunkel without Simon. For more info, check out the auction here. What do you think a minty RC45 (one with nearly 7k on the clocks) should go for? If rent or morgage were not a concern, what might you be willing to pay? Share your thoughts!

MI

Aprilia September 4, 2012 posted by

Set Your Budget and Sale Prices: August 2012 Review

Hey guys,

I’ve been meaning to be better about catching everyone up on close values and winning bids, so here is everything we have a factual close or high bid pricing on from eBay. Adjust your sale price or target price accordingly!

Enjoy the short week,

dc

This Ducati 888 SPO with only 430 miles failed to sell the first time at $12,600 and a second time at $12,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

888 SPO for sale


This lovely Honda RC30 failed to sell at $26,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RC30 For Sale


This Vance & Hines FZR600 has been listed several times since our original post and it has failed to get a single bid at $3400. It currently listed for $3200 in the latest relist. Current Auction | Our Post

Vance & Hines FZR600 For Sale


The RC45 in Florida that was originally for sale in the same auction with an RC30, has been relisted a few times and is currently available for a buy-it-now of $35k. Current Auction | Our Post

Honda RC45 For Sale


As a few of you noticed, there was a rare sighting of an actual close to a Lance Gamma RG500 auction! This lovely sold for $17,920. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Lance Gamma RG500 For Sale


This gorgeous Ducati 750 F1a failed to sell at just shy of $10k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Ducati 750 F1a for sale


Here we have a 2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO that was listed with a buy-it-now of $14,500 and failed to sell the first time at $12,300. But it was relisted and was sold for $14,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

MV Agusta F4 AGO for sale


A fan favorite, this 1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 sold for $3650. Unfortunately the sale fell through and the bike was available again briefly before being pulled as ‘no longer for sale’. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 for sale


This 95 Honda NSR250SE MC28 sold for $10,400. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda NSR250SE MC28 For Sale


This 2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS was originally listed with a $18k buy-it-now and failed to meet reserve at $15,100. It was relisted and sold for $17k. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS For Sale


This Ducati 916SPS failed to sell twice at $11,500 (classified) and a third time only reaching $7800. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 916SPS For Sale


This RG500 Gamma failed to sell with zero bids starting at $10,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 RG500 Gamma For Sale


This plated 2000 Aprilia RS125 sold for just $3850. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

2000 Aprilia RS125 For Sale


The 1980 Vetter Mystery Ship Turbo received 19 bids to $11,200 but failed to meet reserve. Closed Auction | Our Post

1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Turbo Mystery Ship


This sharp 93 Honda VFR400 NC30 sold the first time for just $5000. Closed Auction | Our Post

1993 Honda VFR400 NC30 For Sale


Mike posted this 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition that he titled “medium rare”. Failed to sell the first time for $10k, but the relist sold for $9500. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol For Sale


The Ducati Sport Classics are hot right now and this 2006 Ducati Paul Smart follows the same path selling for $14,500 the first time. Closed Auction | Our Post

2006 Ducati Paul Smart For Sale


This sexy little Cagiva Mito failed to sell with 12 bids up to $5400. Closed Auction | Our Post

Cagiva Mito For Sale


This very clean 91 GSX-R 1100 received 38 bids and sold for $6500. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1991 GSX-R 1100 for sale


This fantastic 1982 Honda CB1100 R has now sold with 24 bids totaling $16,900. Closed Auction | Our Post

1982 Honda CB1000 R For Sale


This 96 Suzuki RGV250SP VJ23 was originally listed last November and has now sold for $10,150. Closed Auction | Our Post

1996 Suzuki RGV250 SP (VJ23) for sale


This Aprilia RS250 Cup we recently listed sold for $7500 but must have fallen through as it’s relisted for $7200. Current Listing | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


Cagiva August 3, 2012 posted by

Relisted on eBay: Honda RC45, Cagiva Alazurra, Suzuki RG500

Honda RC45 For Sale

The RC45 in Florida is back. Price is down ten grand to $35k. Getting closer…. Original Post.

Cagiva Alazurra for sale

This nearly new Cagiva Alazurra 650 is back. Bidding up to $2,800 with reserve still in place. It only made it up to $4k last time, and didn’t meet the reserve. Our original post on this bike.

Lance Gamma RG500 For Sale

This Gamma is back as well. Looks like the current bid is up to $8,600 and no reserve or reserve already met. I know readers are annoyed that Lance removes the listing before they close, but I’ll bet actual buyers will find a way to make it work. Our original post on this bike.

Ducati July 22, 2012 posted by

Best of Mailbag Edition (RC45, OW-01, Bayliss 998S, Slingshot, NSR150SP, 850GT T3)

Hey guys,

First let me say our readers are the best! Our inbox is overflowing with suggestions on bikes to put on the site and we appreciate all the help. Due to the volume we’re getting these days we’re not able to reply to everyone and will be picking the best selections, but please keep the submissions coming.

Thanks again and enjoy your weekend!

dc

Lets get things started with this 94 Honda RC45 for sale in Australia. $49k AUD. Thanks for the forward Jamie!

Next how about your choice of Yamaha FZR750R OW-01’s? Pick one for $15k. Thanks for the forward Michael!


Jeremy loves his Honda’s but this time he sent us this 88 GSX-R for $2900 in Orange County. It’s not perfect and missing the lowers, but for $2900 I’ve seen alot worse.

How about a street registered Honda NSR150SP? $4500 and less than 3k km’s. Thanks for the forward Garrett!

How about this Bayliss 998S for sale in Miami for just under $13k. Note the sign in the background 😉 Thanks Scott!

Several people emailed us this 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 T-3 “Sport” for just $6500.

Bimota July 6, 2012 posted by

Friday Mailbag

Hey guys! Back from a bit of a mid-week break, here are all your latest suggestions and rides for sale. Thanks as always and enjoy your weekend!

dc

How about we start with some exotica? Marty sends us not one, not two, but your choice of 3 NR750’s on eBay UK!

This one is brand new for 109k GBP.

This one has 5000 miles for 100k GBP.

The same seller has a 3rd NR750 on it’s way from Japan with less than 3k miles for 89k GBP (as well as a bunch of other RSBFS favorites).

Another quality spot from Marty is this Bimota DB1R shown on BikeEXIF (one of my favorite spots to blow away a Sunday afternoon…)


Longtime RSBFS friend and collector Terry sends us these special finds also on eBay UK.

This is a ZERO mile RC45 for 36k GBP. WOW!

As if the RC45 wasn’t amazing enough, here’s an RC30 with 0 miles to go with it. 40k GBP.


This next group is from Jeremy and are all available in the San Francisco area. Thanks for the legwork man!

1996 Suzuki RGV250 SP VJ23 for $11k

2000 Ducati 996SPS for $10600.

2006 Buell Firebolt XB12R $6990


Mike sends us this link for an upcoming auction for this 1978 Ducati 900SS with under 5k miles.

Rare Sport Bike Parts For Sale May 29, 2012 posted by

Parts Bin: HRC CBR1000RR Swing Arm And HRC RC30/45 Radiator

Parts Bin: HRC CBR1000RR Swing Arm And HRC RC30/45 Radiator

Here is another installment of go fast goodies that your significant other thinks you shouldn’t waste your money on.


Is it wrong to be in love with a radiator?

The info:

ULTRA RARE HRC Triple Stack World Superbike Radiator. This was purchased from the Honda WSB team at Laguna Seca in 1995. This is an extremely rare piece and I would be surprised if anyone has seen one for sale EVER. this was bought for a project bike by me years ago and the project went thru many changes and this piece was never used. The picture with the ruler shows the mount spacing for the two top mounts. I unfortunately lost the part number for this piece over the years so I do not have that.
This piece retailed from HRC to the privateer teams for $10,000. Yes that is correct, 10K!!!!!

I do remember reading that some radiators the Yoshimura bikes were using in the Mladin days ran around $12,000.

That damn thing is a work of art. The seller believes it will fit either an RC 30 or RC45. Given the year it was purchased, I’m guessing it is designed for an RC45. Anyone in the know?

Nobody said racers were the brightest bulbs.

The seller is asking roughly $4,500 but is open to offers. Check it out.


How about a swing arm off of Josh Brooks’ 2010 HM Plant Honda CBR? Yeah, they will throw in the linkage as well. I’m guessing you are getting more strength while losing some weight.

The asking price is 500 British Pounds which seems quite low to me for a modern kit part such as this. Inquire here for more info on it.


Ian

Honda May 21, 2012 posted by

Got an Extra $100K? Start Your Honda RC Collection Today!

Update 5.21.2012: I doubt any actual buyers interested in either a RC30 and/or RC45 are not aware of this listing by now, but just in case, the buy-it-now has been dropped again to $70k. -dc

Update 4.6.2012: With just under a day to go, I noticed the buy-it-now has been updated to $75k. Most comments indicated $60k would be in the ballpark. Maybe there’s a deal in the middle. -dc

Location: Miami, Florida

Mileage: 6,975 (RC30) and 6,842 (RC45)

Price: Auction, $100,000 BIN. Yes, that’s one hundred thousand.

So here’s a chance to have an instant Honda RC collection for your very own. Two of the greatest sportbikes ever made. Ever. You can debate sportbike greatness all day (I, for one, am happy to) and you can even debate which of these two is better than the other (also happy to participate). But you can’t really debate the significance of both of these bikes. Track ready? Check. Uber rare? Check. Superior build quality? Check. Two of the most significant sportbikes in sportbike history? Check and check.

The seller’s minimal description-

Up for sale r my 2 babies! i have a 1990 RC30 #5 OF #300 made…6975 miles AN A 1994 RC45 #20 OF #50 made….6842 miles,bikes r AMERICAN SPEC!!!! these R NOT EURO MODELS!!!!!

BOTH BIKES R FLAWLESS

RC30,RC45

ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL,TOOLS, ORIGINAL STAND,ORIGINAL BROCHURES,SPORT MAGAZINES,ORIGINAL PIPE FOR RC45 AND REFLECTORS. (ALSO HAVE A SET OF BLACK MARCHEZINIS WITH TIRES THAT GO WITH BIKES)

PLEASE DONT WASTE MY TIME! IF U LOOKING AT THESE 2 PIECES OF ART U KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY R!!!!!

AGAIN DONT WASTE MY TIME IF NOT A SERIOUS BUYER.

I HAVE A BUNCH OF PICS I CAN EMAIL TO SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY!!!!!!!

And a few photos, although the seller apparently will provide more-

The seller describes the bikes as flawless and if you’re considering something like this, then I would assume you know both of these bikes inside and out. And while the seller will provide more photos, I know I wouldn’t make a deal like this without flying to Miami to look at both of these personally. If you just happen to have come across the kind of cash to purchase a pair of bikes like this and don’t know the Honda RC line well, then do your homework. This is kind of like looking at the Ferrari Daytona and Lamborghini Miura of the bike world. Due diligence will be important.

But if it all works out, then you just have to find $100 grand. That’s a lot of money and I’m sure it will garner reaction from all of the RSBFS followers. I welcome the debate. The rare sportbike market is ever evolving in my eyes and I think these values will continue to climb. These are clearly collector bikes and what they’re worth today is really up to how much someone will pay. I don’t know how much that is, so we will see.

What I do know is we have two beautiful bikes here that I would love to own. But that’s not in the cards. If you have the funds, take the first step and give this auction a look!

-RN

Rare Sport Bike Parts For Sale May 14, 2012 posted by

Must Have HRC Kit: Honda RC45 HRC Titanium Exhaust System

Must Have HRC Kit:  Honda RC45 HRC Titanium Exhaust System

At our last RSBFS executive retreat in Bora Bora we kicked around the idea of bringing you hard to find and rare parts we spot.  It won’t be a regular  feature but simply when something catches our eye and we don’t buy it, we will pass it along to you.  If you guys bitch and moan that it doesn’t include two wheels, a frame and an engine then this might be the first and last post on parts.

 

I would hope I have some RC45 owners excited with this find. I don’t even own one and want to buy this.  I’m pretty good at identifying Suzuki kit parts but the HRC stuff is newer to me.  I’m fairly confident this is a real HRC kit item.  I have seen some items for sale in Japan that have “HRC” stamped on them but the seller did not include any close ups.  The build quality looks to be of high spec which is what you would expect from HRC.

 

 

Damn, I love that discoloration ti exhausts get.

 

The seller say the original sales price was in the neighborhood of 4,000 GBP (that is $6,400!).

 

Looks like a tight squeeze.  Just a slight word of warning if you want these for your street bike.  I’ve modified my RGV with kit parts and you will find you buy one part and then have to modify others to make it fit because of street equipment.  Not saying that is the case here, just something to keep in mind.

The asking price is 1,495 GBP ($2,402) and you can snap them up here.

Ian

Bimota February 22, 2012 posted by

Round 2: More from the Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

Update 2.18.2012: The seller has notified me that both V Due’s are now sold, and the RC45 and RC30 are pending sale.

Update 2.23.2012: The seller has notified me that the 888 is no longer available. The R7 is still available and we should be receiving new pictures soon. There may also be an opportunity to obtain an OW-01 from this same collection and I will add details when I receive them. -dc

Long time fans of RSBFS recall the first time the Seattle seller came forward to let a few go from his amazing collection. We were honored to be the exclusive site offering viewers the opportunity to obtain these bikes and were able to connect several readers with his bikes. We are proud to make that opportunity available again as he’s contacted me to let us know that he’s considering thinning the herd even more and is pulling the following bikes from storage to get them ready for sale. Get your drool buckets ready…

Honda RC30 For Sale - PENDING SALE

Honda RC45 For Sale - PENDING SALE

Yamaha R7 For Sale

TWO Bimota V Due 500 For Sale - Both now SOLD

For now consider this post a teaser, but serious parties can contact me directly as we’ll be acting as proxy in the release of the seller’s email address.

As more information and pictures are made available, I will be updating and bumping this post to keep us all up to date.

In the meantime, I’m going start filling out the forms for a 2nd mortgage…

dc

Round 2:  More from the Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale