Posts by tag: RS

Aprilia November 30, 2010 posted by

1998 Aprilia RS250 Titled!

1998 Aprilia RS250 street going and titled!

Location: Dickson, TN
Mileage: 4,000
Price: $5,700.00

Okay, since I can’t spring for this I thought I’d pass it along. I talked to the seller this morning and was hoping he’d trade me, but it was a ‘no can do’.

I think $5,700 is a rock’n price for this bike, in this condition, with the low mileage and the magic sheet of paper.

It is supposedly all stock except for the pipes and the plastics are in good shape with minor scratches.

View the CL ad here-

If you pick this one up let me know-



Aprilia November 4, 2010 posted by

1999 Aprilia RS 250 Cup Bike $3,500!

1999 Aprilia RS 250 Cup Bike for sale on the cheap

Location: San Francisco, CA
Price: $3,500
Mileage: unknown race bike

For some odd reason I’ve been on the lookout for 2 strokes as of late. I don’t think it would have anything to do with a few of our viewers telling me how “this they are or how that they are.” No, that couldn’t be it because all of our viewers are proper motorcycle folk and only give sound advice to the unsuspecting RSBFS authors (laughter fills the halls of the RSBFS offices). Over the past few weeks I have become partial to the RS250 and have been scouring the net in search of every last one of them or at least a few choice parts that may fit.

Today’s find looks to be a little used and might have been down at one point in its illustrious life as a club racer, but the asking price of $3,500 more than makes up for it. Even though it still sports the original bodywork there’s no mention mileage so, you would definitely want to contact the seller for the 411.

Have a look:

From the listing:

This bike has been called “the last of the fire breathing dragons” because it is one of the best 250cc two stroke motorcycles every made. Some consider this to be the best handling bike ever.
I brought it from a racer in Minnesota in order to turn it into an electric race bike. We didn’t use it and now I have to sell it. This bike has been raced to many victories, but is still in pretty good shape. There is a little road rash on the exhaust pipes and some scratches here and there. I cut off the ignition lock from the upper triple clamp, but for a race bike you really don’t need it.

I recently had the opportunity to ride one of these and I have to agree that it might be the best handling bike ever made. Okay, so that’s subjective to the rider, but they do feel very light and nimble just like you would expect a lightweight race bike to feel.

If you bleed premix, need a winter project or are looking for a back up- this one might be for you.

Check the add out here.



Moto Guzzi September 9, 2010 posted by

1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS 1100 In Alabama

A rare Moto Guzzi Daytona RS on eBay!

Bike:  1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS

Location:  Foley, Alabama

Mileage:  6,200mi

Price:  $9,000 opening bid with reserve and $13,000 BIN.

The seller states that this bike is museum quality with the majority of the 6,200 miles put on by them.  The bike is cosmetically and mechanically perfect with a recent major service including valve service, fluid flush, and new Michelin Pilot Power’s.  The pictures reflect the claims and this bike looks fantastic.  The seller states that the only modifications from stock are a FI re-programming and polished head guards.

The 1997 Daytona RS is a continuation of the 1996 model which featured the 1100cc motor and chassis tweaks compared to the earlier RS’.  This bike has a claimed output of 102bhp with 71lb-ft of torque which results in a top speed of 145mph.  The suspension is comprised of WP suspension with Brembo brakes.

The Daytona–and 1100 Sport–is easily my favorite road going Moto Guzzi.  It may be because I’m younger and these came out in my formative years but, I still find these dead sexy compared to what is usually released from Lombardy.  I imagine the odd V-Twin and shaft drive was never attractive to anyone who wasn’t a Moto Guzzi fan already–making it difficult to convert new buyers.  If you think 900SS Ducati’s are too prevalent, I’d absolutely consider one of these gorgeous machines.

See this bike on eBay .


Honda August 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda RS125 NF4 On eBay

This is a fantastic looking NF4 RS125 on eBay!

Bike:  1993 Honda RS125

Location:  Lexington, Kentucky

This RS125 looks to be in very good condition being finished in a “House Of Color” (Kolor) candy blue scheme with silver Honda wings.  This RS hasn’t been run in at least three years but, was run at Daytona in 2005.  The spares included with this bike include an extra cylinder, plugs, sprockets, rings, fork seals, gaskets, clutch plates and some other items.

Because it’s been sitting for so long, and these bikes are so simple, I would suggest going through it before running it just to be sure everything is as it should be.  I think I’ve said it before but, these NF4 RS’s aren’t competitive with the ’95+ NX4 RS’s.  However, these bikes are less temperamental than the later bikes and make fantastic track day bikes or vintage machines if you have a sanctioning body that has a separate class for them.  The ’93 bikes wear the same front tire as the newer bikes but, have a smaller rear wheel (By a 1/2″).  Tires can still be easily sourced and I’ve actually been told that the larger size will fit on the narrower rim–however, I have no idea how that alters the handling.  These bikes are perfect if you want to play a Gran Prix legend on a budget.  Based on the condition and spares, I would expect to see this bike go for right around $2,500.  See other RS125s we’ve featured here.  See this RS on eBay .


Honda August 6, 2010 posted by

1988 Ikuzawa-Honda (Harris Engineering) RS600DE

This is a Ikuzawa-Honda RS600DE in quite nice condition on eBay!

Bike:  1988 Ikuzawa-Honda (Harris Engineering) RS600DE

Location:  Boyne City, Michigan

Mileage:  TMU

The seller states that this RS600DE is a one-owner bike, with the seller purchasing it from Ikuzawa himself.  This bike has only been run four times on the track.  The bike looks to be in very good, original, condition.  However, brake fluid has been split by the front master and rear master causing some discoloration and paint peel.  The rear swing-arm pinch bolts have also cracked the swing-arm on both sides.  I imagine Harris Engineering could reproduce you a swing-arm if you were inclined to run the bike again.  The seller states that this bike has only been run four times on track but also lists the mileage at 2k miles.

From what I can gather, the RS600DE is a parts bin bike with one-off bits where nothing OEM would fit.  The frame is a Harris Engineering unit while the motor consists of a Honda XBR500 bottom end & head with a XL600R barrel and HRC cam.  The rest of the bike is surprisingly sourced from a Suzuki RGV250, primarily, with the rear wheel assembly, front forks (The example on eBay shows conventional forks instead of USD units), front wheel and fairing (modified).  See a data sheet here (This data looks to be based on a single while the bike in question is a twin).

We aren’t privileged with many Harris specials on the open-market here in the U.S.A. but this one doesn’t disappoint.  The only issues are the two small cosmetic ones and the cracks on the rear swing-arm.  The swing-arm issue could be resolved with a new one or, possibly, a repair depending on the integrity of those points.

Bid on this Ikuzawa-Honda on eBay .


Ducati July 20, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 748RS With Very Little Use On eBay

This is a very good looking 748RS with 400 total miles on eBay!

Bike:  2001 Ducati 748RS

Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah

Mileage:  400mi

The seller states that this 748RS has only been used ten times with four of those times being races.  This bike has always been owned by a dealership and is still on MSO.  This bike is stock except for the silver paint and decals.  The bike has recently been inspected and is said to need nothing.

This bike is a factory Ducati Corse item for use by privateers and as such requires a large amount of routine maintenance, parts replacement, and inspection.  A lot of this is inspection but there are major issues such as inspection and replacement of the cam items at very low mileage (compared to a street bike) intervals.  Don’t get me wrong, these are fantastic bike’s but, if you think maintenance schedules and parts costs are outrageous for the R series bike’s, this one’s probably not for you.  However, if you’re looking for your own piece of Ducati Corse history and either want to use it as art, or have the pocket’s to run it, this bike IS for you!  Supposedly only around 20 of these were brought into the U.S. making them very rare but, are a factory race item so it’s to be expected.  If you’d like to bid on this nice 748RS, see it on eBay .


Honda July 1, 2010 posted by

Two 1994 Honda RS250’s From The Same Seller In West Virgina

These are two very nice looking Honda RS250’s in West Virgina!

Bike:  1994 Honda RS250

Price:  $5,000 USD

Location:  West Virgina

The seller states:

I have 2 Honda RS250 GP Race Motorcycles for sale. Both bikes are 1994 models with new tires fresh engines and ready to race. The Castrol Honda bike has many upgrades such as the carbon fiber airbox, after market race exhaust pipes, Brembo radial master cylinder, Ohlins shock, updated bodywork. The crank has approximately 300 miles on it, and the pistons have about 100 miles on them. The other bike is stock and in very nice original condition. The pistons have approximately 75 miles on them, and the crank has very low mileage as well. Everything is straight and in perfect working order, and there is no damage to the chassis of either bike. Both bikes have Dunlop slicks mounted, and they are as new condition. I have many spares to go with the bikes, such as gaskets, seals, reeds, clutch parts, cylinders, heads, levers and mounts, wheels, brakes, etc.

These bikes are priced at $5,000 each which includes spares and front & rear stands.  These RS250’s are very cool (I’d take the Castrol replica over the period scheme because I’m a boy racer…) and would be a nice addition to any garage–they aren’t terribly expensive either for what you get!  See these bikes on the WERA boards here.


Honda June 20, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda RS125 (NX4) On eBay

A nice looking NX4 RS125 with a good spares package that is ready to go!

Bike:  1996 Honda RS125

Price:  Currently on eBay for $3,000 with two days remaining and the reserve has not been met.

Location:  Great Falls, Virginia

Mileage:  200 miles on top-end

The spares for this bike mainly consist of the small things that would eat you up buying piece by piece (Jets, needles, sprockets, etc.) but it also comes with some nice items such as warmers, tires, and extra cases.  Here is a full list:

Engine Parts:

Used case with crank

New/barely used cylinder (don’t remember – it’s flawless)

Main Jets 150, 152, 155, 158, 160, 168, 170, 172, 175, 2x 178, 180, 185, 188, 190, 192, 195, 198, 200

Pilot jets: 45, 48, 2x 50

Full set of needles:  1468J, 1469J, 1371J, 1269J,1270N, 1368J, 1365J, 1271N, 1370J…too many to type

Used Crank

7 used pistons

New and used rings


Base gaskets: 0.4, 2x 0.5, 0.6

Engine case cover gasket



Front sprockets: 14, 2x 15, 2x 16, 17

Rear sprockets: 34, 35, 36, 4x 37, 38, 39, 40, 41

Stock steering damper

Foot pegs

Brake and shift levers

Clutch cable


Stock silencer

Brake pads

Fairing stays

Other good stuff:

Graves tire warmers front/rear

Set of rain tires

2-stroke oil

Many spare fasteners

I wouldn’t use the used pistons and used crank as the risk wouldn’t be worth it, but that’s just me.  This bike seems ready to go and will compete with all the other RS125’s because they haven’t changed much since ’95.  If you’d like a little 125 this is worth considering, it’ll be interesting to see what the reserve on it is.  .