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Honda June 15, 2009 posted by

1996 Honda NSR250 MC28

Located in Fort Pierce, Florida is a titled 1996 Honda NSR250 MC28 with only 1,099mi, but is in need of some attention. The sellers description reads:

Up for bid is a 1996 REPSOL NSR 250, Never sold in the US. This is a factory reproduction of the REPSOL GP race bike. Built in very low numbers. This bike has a clear Florida title.But i would check your own state laws as in registering it before you bid. This has the one sided swing-arm and the Credit card ignition key that whould make it a great collectible. aftermarket plastic. This bike cranks rite up and runs but has issues with the PGM that controls the power-valves and WILL need to repaired before it will Run as it Properly.

The last sentence of that quote is the most important. The seller doesn’t delve too much into what the issue is, only saying that a race mechanic told him the PGM-IV card was bad. There have been sellers in the past that have advertised the cards for sale but most have been the original, restricted, cards. Also mentioned is that the bike has aftermarket plastics (eBay plastics?), so it could be a SP or a retrofitted R/SE. The running issue could be an easy fix or become very expensive because of the PGM-IV card. With that in mind, the bike is currently at $3,200 with just over 4.5 days left and the reserve not met–definitely a bike for someone with some resources. See the eBay ad here.

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Aprilia June 13, 2009 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS250

Located in Trenton, Michigan is a supposedly official Aprilia import 1995 Aprilia RS250.  The seller claims that this was brought into the U.S. by Aprilia and isn’t a converted cup bike–very neat if true.  Showing only 2476 miles (Original MPH speedometer?) this bike looks very clean from the small but numerous pictures.  The opening bid is $8,500, which I expect to be market correct– once the history and condition have been verified. If you’re looking for a plated RS250 with some slight modifications, this one is worth investigating.  See and bid on the eBay ad here

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Yamaha June 11, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ500 $6600

For you large two stroke fans we have a 1985 Yamaha RZ500 located, titled, and registered in Encinitas, California.  This completely original example shows 22,000 miles but looks to be in great condition.  The seller claims that the motor has never been apart, so it may need a careful eye but should be a good runner long into the future–something you can safely ride without worrying about diminishing the value.  California registered and priced right at $6600.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250 MC21

To mark our 100th post, we have available in Cumming, Georgia a very nice example of a 1992 Honda NSR250SP MC21, Rothman’s Edition.  This bike has recently (two-hundred miles ago) been gone through with, as the seller states, “New Crank, Seals, Pistons, Rings and all necessary gaskets. Carbs were cleaned and jetted properly.”  The seller also states about the bikes originality as: “90% original except: Aftermarket exhaust chambers and tips, HRC reed stuffers, Carbon fiber reeds, HRC Delimiter.” and in regards to overall condition, a “…9.5 out of 10.”  The one fly in the ointment as always for these bikes is the title, and this one suffers from only having a bill-of-sale.  Selling with only a bill-of-sale, this bike needs someone who, doesn’t care, or can get it titled and registered.  In pristine condition it sounds like a great deal at the asking price of $7000, but obviously at that price I’d like to get a title too.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

Honda NS250R

Available in Seattle, Washington is the precursor to the NSR250, the NS250R.  From an astute reader, Terry C., we have learned that “This is an NS250R, the precursor to the NSR.  The MVX 250F was the precursor to this bike…The MVX is a V3 with cast iron barrels and the NS 250R is Honda’s first V-twin, but is totally different than the NSR engine.”  The bike is titled and registered in Washington.  This driver condition rare Honda is, I would say,  priced fairly at $3250. Thank you for the information Terry, greatly appreciated.   See the Craigslist ad here.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda RS125

Now if you saw our last post for a pristine RS125, but wanted something you could seriously ride for track days or race, we have a perfect example in Alpharetta, Georgia.  This Honda RS125 is the perfect example of a serious race bike: not the prettiest thing, but gets the job done.  A RS125 would be a blast on the track and this example would be a perfect way to get there with a little work.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT: Sold for $2,600.00 on 06/14/2009.

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Honda June 11, 2009 posted by

1991 Honda RS125

Located in Augusta, Georgia is a beautiful example of a Honda RS125.  This 125 series is what many fledgling GP stars, GP hopefuls, and weekend warriors enjoy because of it’s focus on bike control over brute power.  This example has been nicely restored and presents well.  The description of pearl paints and polished pieces would normally be off putting but this RS125 looks incredible.  The seller claims the bike has been a home art piece (with pictures to prove it) since 2006 and it is very believable.  If you were actually wanting to run this bike (which I hope you would) for track days–or race it– it would need a going over and possible tune up, but would be one of the best examples once done.  If you’d like to bid on it, see the eBay ad here.

EDIT: Did not meet reserve at $3,051.00 on 6/16/09.

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Honda June 7, 2009 posted by

1995 Honda NSR250 MC28

Locate in West Los Angeles, California is an untitled 1995 Honda NSR250.  MC28’s are very cool, with their single sided swing arm; however, they are also have less horsepower and more weight that their earlier counterparts and use the ignition card system.  This example only claims to have 8,000km (4,970mi), but alas, the owner doesn’t have a title–and I assume therefore it isn’t registered either.  The owner is asking $10,000. I’m not sure if it’s the California market or simply being unrealistic, but that seems quite high for an unregistered/untitled NSR250.  If the bike were registered and titled in California it probably wouldn’t be too far from $10k.  If you feel that is a good price, however, see the Craigslist ad here.

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If you are in the market for a NSR250 and located in the Midwest or willing to ship, I would certainly follow up on an ad posted on the Madison, Wisconsin Craigslist.  The seller claims that they have a titled and registered 1988 NSR250 MC18 located in Portage, Wisconsin.  The ad states:

Real nice, clean 1988 NSR MC18 with current plate and title in my name. Runs and looks excellent. Too many extras to list! Must see! Dyno tuned and shows 61hp. Super fun, super quick and handles like nothing else. I’m selling because I have neck problems and can’t ride sport bikes comfortably any longer. Pretty firm on price but might consider trading up or down for a newer dual sport or super moto.
Email for photos and I’ll send them out tuesday. But call if serious. Please don’t call if you don’t know what a NSR250 is or if you don’t have the money. 6086175090.

At $4,000; this would be worth looking into.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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