Posts by tag: Smokin’ Joe’s

Honda September 15, 2018 posted by

Smokin’ in the boys room: 1998 Honda CBR600 Smokin’ Joe’s

The Honda CBR600 is a legendary motorcycle. Introduced as the Hurricane in some markets, the CBR600 was Honda’s answer to the middleweight sport bike conundrum. Long celebrated as a “do anything” type of motorcycle, the CBR600 was a mainstay in the showroom, in satisfied owners’ garages and in the winner’s circle of racetracks around the country. It is the racing connection that brings us this, uh, special livery. It is easy to look at this 20-something and make Prince jokes, deriding it as a Purple Rain homage. But you see children, way back in the stone age motorcycle racing was sponsored by something other than energy drinks. Alcohol and tobacco were the deep pockets that funded many a racing exploit, and this Smokin’ Joe’s replica celebrates Honda’s success in AMA.

1998 Honda CBR600 Smokin’ Joe’s Replica for sale on eBay

Joe Camel – the cartoon spokes-animal mascot for Camel cigarettes (owned by R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company – who also owns the Lucky Strike brand) – was the basis for the Smokin’ Joe’s racing livery. This “smooth character” festooned both the race team as well as this replica model. This is usually the area in the post where we say how this Special Edition bike is different than the standard model that you could buy for less dosh from any dealer in the country. But really, Joe Camel stickers and the purple paint scheme is all that there is to this particular model. The rest is pure, stone stock, Honda CBR600F3. That is not a bad thing, as this is a very well regarded model that lived in glory though 2006. The name made a resurgence in 2011 – and continues to this day – however these models are considered the same line in name only.

From the seller:
1998 Smokin Joes – CBR-600 SE – Race Replica

Purchased from original owner – I acquired the bike 12+ years ago – The Owner was an Helicopter Mechanic.

Mechanically And Cosmetically this bike is a 10.0 Out Of 10. Excellent condition for a 21 year old ICON in the Motor Cycle World. I want to place this bike with the one serious collector who understands what it is and appreciates it’s excellent condition.

I’ve posted as many HD pictures as ebay allows.

If you’re a serious buyer and need pictures of something else – you can ask.

It has been perfectly mothballed & stored in my museum over last 12+ years.

This Motorcycle is titled in Oregon. Totally stock other then a little tail clean up – The bike comes with ALL The OEM Tail Parts Removed For The Tail Clean-up. If the winning buyer wants them you’ll need to work out with your shipper having them come with Bike in a box when shipped – OR – I can package them up for you but you’ll need to cover the shipping costs.

The SJ model is a unique addition to the CBR600 lineup. This is a two year only motorcycle, but unlike other limited editions this was not a contiguous offering; it was only available in 1996 and 1998. Available in North America and Australia, there were a reported 500 units of the 1996 bike, and 1,500 examples of the 1998 model imported. Those numbers qualify this bike as rare, although many will point out that these are really just “kit” bikes; new fairings and stickers result in yet another SJ replica. As a result, there are more than a few faked Joe Camel Hondas floating around. This does not appear to be the case in this instance, however all SJ bikes can be verified through the VIN sequence. As always, RSBFS recommends interested buyers to do the requisite homework.

Values for Joe Camel scooters have not exactly skyrocketed. Today the whole concept of an animated mascot hawking addictive cancer sticks seems distasteful, at best. With most alcohol and tobacco advertising banned from motor sports, this replica represents a different era and a very different palette. Sporting fewer than 2,500 miles and claimed to be a museum-quality example (although the Micron pipe looks oddly out of place on a Yosh-sponsored bike) the opening ask for this particular bike is a strong $5,995 (no reserve!). For those who are willing to forego the auction and must have it right now, the BIN stands at $7,750. Those are big numbers for a relatively standard CBR600 that failed to generate any serious collector value. This bike is clean enough to be worth a look (check it out here), although the auction has had no action as of yet. Is the Smokin’ Joe’s Racing replica a legit RSBFS model, or just the work of a colorblind paint sprayer? Jump to the comments and let us know. Good Luck!!


Honda January 10, 2016 posted by

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joe’s

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joes for sale

While not as exotic as many of the listings we usually display, this Smokin Joe’s CBR600F3 is one of the best we’ve seen with just 4,500 miles. Seller states it has usually been stored inside and only the signals and muffler have been modified.

Have a good week all!


1995 Honda CBR600F3 for sale on eBay


from the seller’s listing:

Selling a first year collector Smoking Joe Edition Honda CBR600 F3. This bike is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition. It has been stored inside for most of its life. Motorcycle is all stock with the exception of a removeable tank bra, turn signals and an aftermarket exhaust slip-on. Parts are still readily available for this motorcycle so if you are a collector, sourcing turn signals and the slip-on is no problem.

Not much more I can say about this motorcycle. This is the race replica paintjob after Miguel Duhamel won the AMA championship in 1995. This bike is sure to continue to rise in value over time as they have become quite rare.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have about this motorcycle. I am selling off 4 or 5 of my collector Honda models so have a look at my other auctions.

This motorcycle is located in Bradenton, FL.

1995 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin Joe’s
Honda March 1, 2015 posted by

Smokin’ Joes Honda CBR600F3 with…. 1 mile?


 1996 Smokin’ Joe’s Honda CBR600F3 on eBay

If you’re like me, you grew up watching Miguel Duhamel at the front of AMA Superbike and Supersport races throughout the 1990s. The Smokin’ Joe’s livery is probably his best known ride and this was as close as the masses could get to it.  If you want this one for your collection, it’s going to cost you as the seller’s starting bid is $8000.  Why so much, you ask?  Well if the condition shown in the first picture didn’t grab your attention, the odometer should.


That’s right RSBFS readers, you just hopped in Doc Brown’s time machine and went back to your local dealer showroom circa 1996.  The seller adds a little more information in his eBay listing here:

However, in this case, the pictures say enough:

Brand New, Never titled, never started. Smokin Joe Edition. Signed by Miguel Duhamell. Has only been on display. Custom built pipe built for the bike by Supertrapp.


I’m a small time collector, but I also like to ride my bikes… so I’d have a very hard time not taking it out for a spin.  However, at this point I don’t think you can.  It has been cemented into display status and should probably stay there.  So what is it worth to you to have something that NOBODY else has?  No miles, never been started, signed by Miguel himself.  Let the debate begin now.

Mike M.

Smokin’ Joes Honda CBR600F3 with…. 1 mile?
Honda March 14, 2012 posted by

No Surgeon General Warning Needed for this! 1998 Honda CBR600F3 Smokin’ Joe’s Edition

Location: Wausau, Wisconsin

Miles: 3,362

Price: Currently $2,385 with Reserve in place

Update 3.12.2012: Originally posted in September 2011, this bike is back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Oh how I love race replica bikes. Especially ones that feature the sponsorship of big tobacco companies such as this Lucky Strike RGV250SP and this Marlboro Yamaha RZ500 replica featured recently on the site. Ok, so maybe plastering a harmful product on the side of a bike isn’t the most politically correct thing, but that is exactly why I dig it! And this CBR600F3 is definitely a reminder of days gone by.

This Smokin’ Joe’s CBR600 sure appears to be in very good shape for a 14 year old bike. The seller does state that there are a couple small scrapes from rubbing against a brush while moving it and some black plastic pieces are a little dull from age. However, the bike is completely original, even down to the tires. Obviously if you wanted to ride this particular bike, a fresher tire would be recommended.

More from the seller:

” For sale is my 1998 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joes Special Edition with only 3362 Miles. To my knowledge there were only 500 of these bikes produced in the USA. I may be incorrect on this but the last 3 digits of the VIN are supposed to represent the number of the bike made. For this bike it is 214, which should mean this is #214 of #500 produced. This is a very sharp looking bike which I have rarely driven. I have owned this motorcycle for 10 years and it is just time for a change. The bike has never been modified and is completely original. I bought this bike a while back because I loved the looks of it. I ended up loving my car a little more so I never drove this much. I never wanted to part with it because I liked the way it looked. I drove it once every spring, once every summer and once every fall to make sure it was running fine. The bike was professionally tuned up twice and currently has a brand new battery that is just a couple months old. The bike was stored in a garage for the summers, once and a while I would keep it outside. In the winter it was stored in a garage a couple years but most of the time it was in heated storage. The bike was never laid down but it did rub up against a brush once while moving it. There are a couple minor scratches on the right side of the bike. Nothing major but they are there. The only other thing wrong with the bike would be a few pieces of black plastic trim look a little dull after the years have gone by. Other than the couple minor scratches, everything on the bike is in excellent condition. It would be what you expect for a bike with only 3362 miles on it. Most of these bikes have been crashed or parted out so the real number left is much less than produced. I would find it extremely hard to find another smoking joes bike in this condition with this low of miles. The bike always ran premium gas and the tank has the signature of Miguel Duhamel which was the driver of the race bike that this bike is modeled after. I took a photo of the front and rear tires. They are still the original tires, show a little weathering from being original but they still have tons of life left on them.”

Sure the F3 isn’t the highest performing bike by today’s standards with 105hp and weighing roughly 420lbs. But finding a clean example of an F3 is becoming difficult and the Smokin’ Joe’s replica is even harder to come by. Bidding is active (up to $2,385), but with reserve still in place. And no, “Camel Cash” probably isn’t an acceptable form of currency. Place your bid on this 1998 CBR600F3 Smokin Joes Edition here!


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale November 24, 2011 posted by

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy Our Weekly Recap from!

It’s that time again to give you guys a look at what’s been showing up on our sister sites This week we have a diverse selection. From a Laverda Bol’ d’Or endurance replica to a triplet of Vincents that racked up over $140k in bids. Also, have a look at some of the bikes that have shown up on the RSBFS Facebook page this week. Be sure to like us on Facebook if you haven’t already to not miss a beat this holiday season. Enjoy!

1975 Moto Guzzi LeMans For Sale at CSBFS

1972 Laverda Bol’ d’Or Endurance Replica

 A Trio of Vincents at ClassicSportBikesForSale

1998 Honda CBR F3 Smokin’ Joe’s on the RSBFS FB page

1993 Ducati 888 SPO up for auction seen on the Facebook page!


Honda April 30, 2010 posted by

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe’s edition

1996 Honda CBR 600 F3 Smokin Joe’s edition with only 1 mile!


Hmm… So when I first saw this on the auction site today I was a bit undecided about what to do with it. Should I push it to the other guys, post it myself or just leave it be? Well, I guess you know what I decided to do by now so here are my thoughts-

1. Since it has “never had gas in it!” I applaud the owner(s) for pushing a 400+# motorcycle for 1 mile.
2. Why would anyone want to keep a run of the mill F3 for 14 years?
3. No gas + Snazzy Kerker exhaust = no tuning, but you get a factory warranty?? SWEET!

So I have to believe that this gem is sitting at a dealership in Amherst, OH on the MCO. Which is all fine and dandy, but at what cost you might be asking? Well, the starting bid is $8,999.00 with no reserve to climb over. Not cheap by any stretch and certainly more than it sold for when new. I had a 97 F3 that I think I paid something like $6,500.00(?) for. I’m guessing the market for a 14 year old F3 is pretty narrow by anyone’s standard and by my standard it’s about as narrow as a gnat’s butt. However, I know there are several collectors who follow our site so maybe it’ll get picked up for the shelf because I know there can’t be anyone around who would pay 9g’s for 14 year old technology and ride it on a daily basis, but maybe I’m misjudging someone and if so I apologize in advance.

The upside to all of this opinionated blabbering is the bike is brand new, comes with a tasty Kerker exhaust already installed and has the full factory warranty still in place! Interested?



Honda November 17, 2009 posted by

1998 Honda CBR600F3 SE Smokin’ Joe Edition

Now, I know, generally CBRs aren’t rare at all but a Smokin’ Joe Ed. is somewhat rare and this is supposedly the first ’98.  Located in Morgan Hill, California is a clean looking 1998 CBR600F3.  The seller only states that: “This bike is CLEAN. Low miles, new tires, upgraded exhaust…This bike was the FIRST Smokin Joe EVER made, VIN shows ..001”  This last part isn’t entirely true but it may be the first 1998 SE–with the probable VIN of JH2PC253*WM750001.  The seller is asking $5,000.  If you’re a collector or just looking for something different, this might be worth a look.  See the ad on Craigslist here.



Honda July 15, 2009 posted by

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30

Located in Crestwood, Kentucky is an unoriginal, but, very cool looking 1990 Honda RC30.  This bike is a replica of Honda’s AMA Superbike, Smokin’ Joe’s race team.  This example shows only 10,181–street only–miles.  The seller states that the the bike was dropped but has been repaired correctly.  The asking price is $15,000; which is market correct for a RC30 but may be high for a non-original example.  See a different, but nice looking, RC30 on Craigslist here.