Posts by tag: RS125

Honda February 20, 2013 posted by

Rare Racer: 1991 Honda RS125R NF4 HRC

2013 is rapidly turning into the year of cool track bikes. Whether you are looking for a historic roller, a sweet silver track bike or a nearly new HRC machine such as this one, the first part of this year has been full of great choices.

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This particular bike appears to be a stock item and is listed with what is claimed to be very little use. The bike is located in Germany, which can either serve as a great vacation and European delivery program, or a possible roadblock to purchase. Here is what the seller has to say about this gem:

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From the seller:
More or less bran new HRC Honda RS125R NF4 from 1991 for sale. I need to reduce my collection and I bought this bike new and it did only 1 lap on a Honda road show in 1991 for demonstration. This is all milage the bike has done on a test track. You can only visible see on the tyres that teh bike was ridden this one lap and the rest of the bike is more or less NEW and for it’s age in very good condition. Bike is stored ince then dry. You would need to replace tyres and check brakes. Then this nice bike is ready to race.

Don’t miss the chance to get a very hard to find collectors item for your show room.
Bike is from 1991 and genuine HRC made. Everything untouched and like it left HRC Japan in 1991.

The Honda is located in Germany but shipping to US is not a problem. wooden crate is available and internation shipping agent can be recommended. If oyu like to get a better shipping value rather then shipping only one bike, I could offer more bikes out of my collection and you can upgrade to 3 or more bikes within one shipment.

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If you are intent on collecting two stroke GP bikes and are missing a ’91 HRC model, then this might just get you going. If you are looking to start a collection, then perhaps contacting the seller might just be in your best interest. Apparently this individual has much more than just this RS125 to offer:

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From the seller:
Let me know if you like to buy more HRC Race bikes (RS125 and RS250) and I will place them on EBAY-Motors for you to buy. Could offer for you 1994 new, 1992, & 1993 close to new Honda HRC RS125R NF4 bikes if you like.

If you are wondering how much fun you might be able to have on a 125, check out this practice video taken at VIR. If you don’t think that mixing it up with other 125cc two strokes and 250cc four strokes looks like fun it is time to have your pulse checked. Note: this video is not the bike being sold here today.

This auction is going on right now, and there have been zero bidders with the opening ask of $7,950. That is not very expensive compared to what the bike went for when new, but few things depreciate faster than last year’s race bike. Check out all of the details here, and then drop us a comment on this one. If you were in the market for a track bike would you go with an ex-GP machine such as this or opt for a “softer” street bike such as an NS-R? Good Luck!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale February 17, 2013 posted by

East Coast Opportunity: 1998 Honda RS125

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A clean looking Honda RS125, proudly flying the Honda wing, is looking for a new owner in Holden, MA.  Not that you never see them but they are definitely  a rarer bread on the east coast.  Hey, save on the shipping cost and stock up on VP and Motul.

 

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Looks like it is sporting a much sleeker later model (2004?) tail.

Are you wondering about spares though?  The seller claims a healthy amount that includes:

Seat foam, Frame sliders, Crank seals, Cylinder, Head Gaskets, Crank, Magneto Cover Battle Shifter, Battle Box, Bearings, Exhaust, Rear Sprockets, Reeds, Base Gasket, Chain, Water Pump Gasket, Used Clutch, Subframe, Reed Cage, Brake Pads, Tire Warmers, Front and Rear Stands

 

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No mention from the seller on what possible mods it has had.  The starting bid is $5,500 on the little ring dinger.

 

Here is the auction.

 

Garelli February 8, 2013 posted by

Track Day Chicken Chaser: 1988 Garelli 125 cc Grand Prix

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What’s the point of chasing chickens if you can’t catch them? Garelli asked themselves the same question during the 1988 racing season. In fact, they asked a LOT of questions. Having won the 125 class from 1982 – 1987, the 1988 season was a bit of a disappointment. The much heralded – but very tempermental – monocoque chassis developed by Garelli failed to produce results. In an effort to salvage what they could, Garelli experimented with other chassis brands as well as copying and modifying chassis elements. This particular bike is actually a Honda RS125.

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From the seller:
Just like that of Garelli’s ill-starred 250, the 125’s rigid monocoque was the target of criticism. The team tried a stock Honda RS125 twin-spar chassis at Assen and also a Moretti frame that looked a lot like a Yamaha TZ250 Deltabox (see Lot 6). Carrying the Garelli frame number ‘AG 125M 002’, the machine offered here represents the Honda RS125 rolling chassis that was tried experimentally during the 1988 season.
Driver was Luis Miguel Reyes, Grand Prix moto 125 cm3 Assen 1988

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While searching for clues on this particular bike, I stumbled across the Bonhams auction site and discovered that this particular item had crossed the auction block earlier this month as part of a French auction of Garelli Grand Prix machines (see photos from Bonhams posted in the gallery below). I also discovered (if it was not made clear in the seller’s description) that this particular offering consists of the rolling chassis only.

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The lack of engine and trans might make it perfect for the collector who wishes to hoist this bike on a wall or park it in a living room, den or man cave. If you are intent on chasing – and beating – some chickens, however, you will have some work to do. Still, this is a pretty neat piece of history even if you can’t fold yourself in half and ride it.

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The seller has an opening ask of $5,000 USD, with a BIN of $10,000. At Bonhams this lot sold for approximately $6,500 USD. The bike is located in France, so be sure and factor in transportation costs if you are interested. And as always, make sure you do your homework beforehand so you know what is included in the sale. Good luck, and happy chicken chasing!

MI

Aprilia February 8, 2013 posted by

Street Legal Chicken Chaser: 2009 Aprilia RS125 in Florida

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale

A certain RSBFS superfan dubbed these tiny 2 strokes as “Chicken Chasers” and the name has stuck for us. While all of us wanted one of these when they were finally available here in the U.S., not being street legal made them a track day fantasy for most. If you’re not a dedicated track junkie, it was hard to justify the price for a bike you couldn’t fool around on public roads every weekend. But this one is different as it is plated, and having only 170 miles, it’s a second chance to reconsider if this is a modern two stroke for you. I know it’s not for everyone, but for those who want to blast to the store for a six pack and on the way feel like you’ve worked the bike hard within legal limits, this is a really fun one to consider.


2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale on eBay

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From the seller (converted to lowercase for your reading pleasure):

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A STREET LEGAL, FLORIDA TITLED, FLORIDA TAGGED, 280 LB., APRILIA RS125 2 STROKE WITH 170 MILES. THIS BIKE IS ABSOLUTELY SHOWROOM NEW AND IS READY TO RIDE ON YOUR LOCAL TWISTYS THANKS TO AN OFFICIAL $1000 EUROPEAN WIRING HARNESS. ALL LIGHTS NOW WORK ( HIGH BEAM, HEAD LIGHT, BRAKE LIGHT, F&R TURN SIGNALS, LICENSE PLATE LIGHT AND HORN) YOU WILL NEED TO BUY 4 TURN SIGNALS AND MIRRORS IF YOU WANT THEM AS I THOUGHT IT TOOK AWAY FROM THE LOOKS OF THE BIKE SO I DIDN’T INSTALL ANY. THERE ARE CARBON FIBER BLANKING PLATES THAT ARE EASILY REMOVED FOR THE TURN SIGNAL AND MIRROR LOCATIONS PER THE PICTURES. THIS APRILIA RS125 ALSO COMES WITH SWING ARM BOBBINS, REAR STAND AND THE ORIGINAL WIRING HARNESS INCASE YOU WANT TO CONVERT IT BACK TO A COMPETITION ONLY BIKE. I ALSO INSTALLED AN ARROW CARBON/ KEVLAR PERFORMANCE EXHAUST WITH A LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM HANGER. AS I HAVE SAID THIS BIKE IS BRAND NEW WITH 170 MILES ON IT AND READY FOR YOUR LOCAL ROADS, BE ONE OF THE FEW WITH A 2 STROKE IN YOUR AREA IF NOT THE ONLY ONE. YOU WON’T PASS ANOTHER ON YOUR STREET I CAN ALMOST GUARANTEE IT, MOST OF THESE BIKES WERE USED FOR RACING AND TRACK DAY EVENTS AS IT IS VERY COSTLY AND DIFFICULT TO FIND THESE STREET WIRING HARNESSES FROM EUROPE. I HAVE A BUY IT NOW OF $6,500 JUST TRYING TO COVER MY OVERALL INVESTMENT. REMEMBER THIS IS A 2009 STREET LEGAL 2 STROKE, ADD THIS BIKE TO YOUR STABLE AND HAVE SOME 2 STROKE FUN, YOU WON’T BE DISSAPOINTED. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING AND ARRANGING LOCAL PICK UP OR FREIGHT PICK UP. GOOD LUCK BIDDING AND PLEASE CHECK OUT MY POSITIVE FEEDBACK FOR CONFIDENT BUYING. THIS BIKE IS MINT. THANKS FOR LOOKING.

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Honda September 6, 2012 posted by

Endangered Species? 1995 Honda RS125

For Sale: 1995 Honda RS125 race bike

There have been quite a few race bikes coming up for auction lately; some are super rare, exotic factory machines, while some are complete unknowns like the EMC bikes Ian just posted. This is neither. This is an off-the-shelf racer that practically anyone could buy in the day. What makes it rare? It now belongs to a class fallen by the wayside, another senseless two-stroke assualt by the inexorable four-stroke march of progress. You heard it from RSBFS: Count this one on the endangered species list. First the bikes will be cheap and spares plentiful, and then the former will go way up as the latter become scarce.

The RS125 was produced from 1988 to 2009 (although the 2004-2009 bikes were nearly identical). That is a pretty significant run for racing machinery, and hence there are a fair amount of bikes available on the market today. Looking back at the impact the RS125 had on the world, this racing class produced a huge list of champions – you might have heard of a few of these guys: Loris Capirossi, Daniel Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso and Tom Lüthi. All won World Championships on a Honda RS125. There is no doubt that learning to ride an RS125 fast does much to hone your racecraft.

From the seller:
Just finished motor rebuild and only rode around the block 2 times and ran great. Will need carb adjustment to suit your environment. Brand new crankshaft comp, piston kit and replated cylinder, gaskets, seals, o rings, oil, ets. Spares include, Honda RS125 service and parts manual, front and rear sprockets, main jets, needles, slides , coil, new clutch plates and basket , bearings, new dunlop rain tires, tire warmers, good used crank and head, new front fender, seat tail section, front and rear Battle Factory stands, carbon fiber under tank air box comp. and more. Fun bike to ride, race, stare at or collect. This is a production road racer, there is no title and no warrenty. Dates on pictures are not correct, I took these pictures today.

Look at the economics of it all: This RS125 has an openign bid of only $3k, with a BIN of $3,500 (cheap!). A Morowaki MS250H – a comparable four-stroke entry – will set you back $10,000 – $13,000. And Moto3 hardware such as the Honda NSF250R? Better bring closer to $30k, pal. The best part is that the RS125 will continue to be lusted after as a purebred racing machine; and when the world becomes nostalgic of the popcorn sound of a smoker, values will start to rise once more.

These things look like an absolute hoot to ride – check out these RS125 videos I found online. Great speed and great sound, even if they are not of this particular bike for sale. Video #1 comes to us from the Botniaring racing circuit situated in Southern Ostrobothnia, Jurva, Finland. This track is used for national races and is approximately 1.6 miles in length:

Video #2 is from VIR in the U.S., and shows a RS125-mounted rider playing with a Moriwaki. This is another fun video to watch:

This bike looks pretty good and comes with a decent supply of spares and miscellaneous bits to help you on your next trackday outing. Hard to believe World Championship level machinery is available at this price point but as they say, nothing depreciates faster than last year’s race bike. That is, of course, until nostalgia kicks back in. For more info and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good Luck!

MI

Bimota August 25, 2012 posted by

Mailbag, Weekend Edition [SB8R, RZ350 Project, RS125 Track Bike, Nico Bakker, CB1000F, FZR400

Here are the best from this week’s mailbag. Thanks for all your emails and enjoy the weekend!

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Dan starts us off with this Bimota SB8R for sale in Los Angeles. Just under 1000 miles and current accepted bid is $8525. What are the chances this is pulled just before the end of the auction…


Greg passes along this very cool 1980 Yamaha TZ350 Nico Bakker! Available in Florida for $16k.


Jason sends us this Yamaha RZ350 project he spotted in Minneapolis for $1600.


Anthony spotted this Honda RS 125 track bike for just $3k in Pennsylvania.


While I’m a big fan of these I’d normally pass for RSBFS. But it’s so clean and lovingly photographed! Just 12k miles and just $3500 for this Honda CB1000F in Colorado. Thanks Tom!


Here’s a great looking FZR400 for sale in the Hudson Valley for $4500.

Aprilia August 12, 2012 posted by

Titled 2000 Aprilia RS125!

Location: Sutton, West Virginia

Mileage: 14,775

Price: Auction

It pretty much drives me nuts that we don’t get any cool street legal two strokes in the U.S. The rest of the world gets to cruise on TZR’s and NSR’s and RGV’s and it’s just not fair. So, in order to get your hands on any of these types of bikes you have to use resources like RSBFS and hope to get a bike that’s titled. Well, they don’t come along everyday, but here’s a shot at one for you. While 500’s and 250’s are certainly desirable in the two stroke world, I think a 125 can be an entertaining option.

Here’s the seller’s description-

I have for sale a Street Legal, Titled 2000 Aprilia RS125 that is in excellent mechanical condition. This bike is a UK market model which was imported from Northern Ireland a few years ago. The engine has a new cylinder, new piston and rings and runs great. It has new Pirelli tires with zero miles on them, a new chain, new front brake caliper and pads and a new Tyga exhaust system. It also has stainless steel braided front and rear brake lines. The body panels are Tetsuya Harada replica parts which I bought to replace the original ones because I liked the paint scheme better. These body panels were previously used on another bike, so they have some scuffs and scrapes and some fading as can be seen in the photos. I covered the original IP decals on the main body panels with some replacement decals because of scratches in the originals. All other decals are originals and the bike looks very nice and unique. This bike has a polished aluminum frame and swingarm, and the build quality is very nice. The engine is a two stroke with oil injection and an electronic power valve. The frame, swingarm, forks, wheels and all of the chassis are straight and true and everything is as it should be. This bike is not museum quality, but is very clean, nice and mechanically solid and needs nothing. It has a clear street legal title which is also a big bonus. This bike has always been used on the street and is not a converted race bike. Overall condition is very nice and anyone looking for a street legal two stroke 125 will not be disappointed. I also own an RS 50 with a big bore kit and numerous upgrades, and it’s a great little bike, but I can tell you from personal experience that it is not even in the same league as this bike.  The 125 is a real motorcycle that is capable of nearly 100 mph and has a chassis to match the engine performance.  This bike is also listed for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction early in the event of a sale. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

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The seller freely admits that this bike is not a bone stocker. Plastics have been changed and decals have been added to make things a little better looking. Engine has received maintenance and has a new cylinder, piston and rings and the seller says it runs great. The rest of the bike seems to have had solid maintenance too, which is important considering the mileage. And of course, it comes with a title, a big bonus for a two stroke here in the States.

Don’t know where the reserve is on this bike, so you’ll have to keep an eye on the auction and see where it goes. If you’re looking for a fun bike that will handle great and not be like everything else out there, then take a minute and give this auction a look!

-RN

 

Aprilia July 28, 2012 posted by

Weekend Mailbag and Laguna Seca MotoGP 2012 (RC30, RS125, Jota 1000, 888 SP4,

Hey guys,

Here’s a quick post from California with all the best of picks, suggestions, and personal bikes for sale. Mike, Jared, Rem and Dan are all here and in addition to checking out all the action at Laguna we may troll the parking lot for interesting bikes for sale too! They’ll be posted first to our Facebook page out of convenience but we’ll try to pull them all together for the site later in the week as well. Look for us in with the RSBFS logo on our backs and say hey!

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Lets get things started right: Honda RC30 for sale in Costa Mesa on eBay. Currently at about $20k reserve not met with over a week to go. Maybe your MotoGP souvenir for the way home?

Dan spotted this sharp looking RS125 on eBay, with a title and just under 14k miles.

Or how about this AMAZING 1978 Laverda 1000 on ADVRider (you need to make an account to view) with less than 1500 original miles. $13k. Thanks for the forward Joe!

Jamie send us this gorgeous 1992 Ducati 888 SP4 for sale in Australia for $45k AUD.

Jeremy keeps a sharp eye on the San Francisco area ads and this one caught our eye: 1986 Honda NS400R with a reported new from Honda motor! Asking $6200 with the lowers and spares.