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Aprilia September 10, 2012 posted by

The Week in Review: 1st Week in September 2012

Hey guys,

I’ve previously made month in review posts but I have to admit it might be easier for all of us to make this a weekly affair. Anyone have a preference?

Have a good week everyone!


This 1993 Ducati Superlight is still active with just minutes to go. It’s going to sell so check it out now!

Ducati Superlight For Sale

This Ducati 998R failed to sell at $22k buy-it-now and is now relisted for $20k buy-it-now. Current Listing | Our Post

Ducati 998R For Sale

This 2000 Bimota SB8R For Sale in Seattle failed to sell showing a $10k buy-it-now and a max bid just shy of $7500. Closed Auction | Our Post

Bimota SB8R For Sale

This 1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 had a buy-it-now of $8700, but with 27 bids it failed to meet reserve at $4701. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 For Sale

This 1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale in New York received 0 bids and had a $22,500 buy-it-now that was not exercised. Closed Auction | Our Post

RZ500 For Sale

This 1978 Yamaha TZ250 GP bike received 0 bids with a starting bid of $12k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1978 Yamaha TZ250 For Sale

This lovely 1986 Honda VF1000R sold for just $4357 after 20 bids. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Honda VF1000R for sale

This 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with 5 miles failed to sell at it’s latest price of $19,800. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale with 5 Miles

This 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for just $5800. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale

From the mailbag, this 1986 Moto Morini 350 sold for just $3547. Nice! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Moto Morini 350 For Sale

This 1986 GSX-R750G sold for just $3750. Nice buy! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale

This Honda RS125 sold for just $3500. Wow, what a great track day starter for so little cash! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS125 For Sale

This nearly new 2004 Ducati 999R Fila sold for $16,200 with 1229 miles. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 999R Fila For Sale

This 1998 Honda RS250 sold for $6900. Congrats to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS250 For Sale


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…


Round 2:  More from the Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale
Yamaha October 7, 2010 posted by

1990 Yamaha FZR-750R OW-01 For Sale

If yesterday’s OW-02 didn’t appeal, perhaps today’s OW-01 FZR750R will! Originally featured in our Seattle Homologation listing, this rare example is now available on eBay.

Seller’s description from the listing:

All original and in excellent condition with reasonably low mileage.

Shown with YEC Kit exhaust canister but will have with original Yamaha exhaust muffler in place at time of sale as the original has been wrapped up and boxed for safe keeping.

For those true enthusiasts and collectors out there, you’ll already know the history and how rare the 0W01 is here in the United States.

Reportedly, there were less than 30 of these machines Stateside when Yamaha imported them back in ’89-’90 and supplied the AMA Superbike team with theirs to race.

Most became race bikes -so the number of original condition machines that were never raced remains VERY low.

I’ve only seen two of these in my life: In the mid-90’s, there was an OW-01 at Beaverton Yamaha. The other was at the Barber Museum and here’s my photo:

Yamaha FZR750-RR OW-01

Good luck to the seller and to all interested parties: bid high, big often!


Bimota July 29, 2010 posted by

Bimotas YB4 and YB6, and a Ducati 851 For Sale Outside Seattle

From the “Seattle Homologation Superbike Collection“, these three examples are now listed on eBay:

1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

This is a great bike and in wonderful “rider” condition.

That means this bike has been ridden. It is not a museum queen that has been parked.

It has a few miles under the belt but is in pretty good condition for its age.

The bike carries a set of Keihin Flat-Slide race carbs on it so it has the “race rattle” of the flat slides to go along with a STRONG running 1000cc Yamaha engine.

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

If you are looking at this auction and are a serious collector -then you already know how rare these old Bimotas are here in the USA.

If you are looking for an original Bad Boy Bimota with a large capacity 1000cc Yamaha in-line 4 engine that can actually be ridden down the road on a daily commute or regular trips up and down the street for Bike Night, this is the bike for you.

1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

Beautiful Condition and under 1,900 miles

Factory original everything. Gi.Co.Moto pipes are the only modification (stock pipes are included).

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

This bike is immaculate and the photos speak for themselves.

If you are looking for a factory original and unmodified Ducati 851 in showroom condition -this is your machine.

Contact me for more info or photos.

1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

Beautiful Condition and under 2,000 miles

Factory Original.

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

If you are looking at this auction and are a serious collector -then you already know how rare it is to see a YB4 here in the United States.

This bike is very rare and in immaculate shape.

If you are looking for an original and unmodified Bimota YB4 E. I. in showroom condition -this is the bike for your collection.

We wish the seller the best with these and hope they find new homes via eBay!


Exclusive December 13, 2009 posted by

2009 Seattle International Motorcycle Show Part 1: Teaser Wallpapers!


We just got back from the show and it was another great trip to Seattle. We nearly missed the Saturday trip out of town as we woke up in Corvallis, Oregon to freezing rain and treacherous conditions. But the temps finally warmed above freezing by about 10:00am and we made the 4 hour run up to Seattle. While the show was a bit smaller than last year, the only noticeable absences were the exotics like Aprilia and KTM, who were at the show last year.

Initial impressions:

  • The Yamaha FZ1 with the retro plastics looked really great. Too bad it’s a $1600 option!
  • Props to BMW for bringing the RR press bike fresh from a track day with shredded tires.
  • The new VFR actually isn’t as ugly as I thought when I saw it in person. But I wouldn’t call it good looking either.
  • The CBR1000RR and 600RR are pretty damn good looking in white.
  • Great older and classic bikes on display. I’ll give them their own gallery later.
  • The Ducati stunt show was awesome! Apparently they poured maple syrup and coke on the floor to make it sticky enough to stunt on too!
  • And the Ducati Streetfighter continues to surprise with it ‘s stunning looks.

I’m pretty wiped out after the drive back this afternoon, so I’m just going to post a few pictures for now. I’ve got 350 pictures to sort through and I’ll post a gallery later this week. I gave these a little Photoshop and they’re sized as 1680px wallpapers as well. Enjoy!







Exclusive December 12, 2009 posted by

RSBFS Meet-up at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show next Saturday!

Update 12.11.09 11:00pm: We’re going to be late due to some rare freezing rain in the Willamette Valley. We might miss our own meet-up, but enjoy the show!

We’re going to the Seattle show next Saturday and going to meet up with the guys from VFR Discussion Forum at the Pyramid Ale House. Here are the details from the VFR thread:

The show this year is the 11-13 of December. Show info is at:

Let’s meet up again for lunch on Saturday the 12th at the new VFR (or where it ought to be, Honda) at 1:30pm, then head over to the Pyramid Alehouse. I’ve reserved the back room from 2-4pm. That’ll give everyone 4 hours to numb their minds on bikes before a heavy lunch with beer.

Our group is listed under “VFRD”, so give them that at the front when you come into the Alehouse. In the past there has been a bit of confusion, so be ready with my name also, Keith Matteson.

I went last year with my buddies Paul and Scott and had an absolute blast. This year I think there are 6 or 7 of us meeting up there to enjoy the show! Most bikes are available to try on, there’s a huge vendor area, and there was a cool trials bike demonstration too. Naturally we’re geeked to go up again this year and I’m inviting any of our readers to meet-up with us. I know we’ve got lots of readers in the Seattle area, so come on out and I’ll buy you a beer!

Here are my crappy snap-shots from last year:

See you next Saturday,


Bimota October 24, 2009 posted by

It’s Raining Bimota’s! Here’s a YB11 For Sale in Seattle

I know we’ve been on a real Bimota tear recently and here’s another! Hope you’re enjoying the selection of these newly available exotics!

1997 Bimota YB11 – $5800 on Craigslist:

Bimota YB11 For SaleBimota YB11 For SaleBimota YB11 For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

This 1997 YB11 Superleggera has a Clean Title in hand and has never been wrecked or dropped. It has a few small scratches and is 7 or 8 out of 10. This bike is Rare, Red, (Superlight) and in great runing shape. It has 11,050 original Miles. It has a new Battery (purchased 2 months ago and is on a tender), just changed oil (2nd time with only putting 150 miles since purchased two years ago) This Bike has a 1000cc Yamaha YZF1000R engine from the factory with over 150hp and has a dry weight of 403.4 pounds. When it was purchased it came with many upgrades and has a box of stock parts. I owned two other bikes (which I’ve sold) that I rode more often and didnt ride this one for that reason.
I have to sell it because I need to keep my house!

Phil knows far more about these bikes than I do, so hopefully he’ll give us some background on this model. From my limited perspective, $5800 sounds like a great deal on an exotic you can actually ride and enjoy. Not to mention I have a strange weakness for the Thunderace and with it’s motor in this chassis, I’m especially intrigued.

Someone help this guy stay in his house and take the Bimota off his hands!