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Honda December 27, 2021 posted by

2003 Honda RC51 For Sale!

2003 RC51 VTR 1000 For Sale on eBay!

Don’t you all think I look pretty good on the VTR? Yup, I was ripping it up that day during the photo shoot . . . had on my new Joe Rocket suit and my custom Shoei lid along with my Miguel DuHamel custom gloves. Since none of you believed that, I will have you know I did rock a Joe Rocket suit and Shoei lid back in the day 🙂

You might be asking “Why did dipshit doug use a stock photo for this listing?” I have your answer- because old man Doug’s’ World Wide Web skills let him down on this one. I couldn’t grab the auction site images and place them in a neat, story like fashion for your viewing pleasure :sadface:

However, since the RC51 and Nicky are forever synonymous- I have have a nice picture of Nicky for you to look at while viewing my write-up

Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Mileage: 10059
Price: $8,000 B.I.N.

From the seller:
THIS 2003 RC51 or RVT1000R SP2 IS IN AMAZING CONDITION MECHANICALLY, COSMETICALLY, AND SOUNDS MAGICAL NEVER BEEN CRASHED, SO NO CRASH DAMAGE. NO LOW SPEED LOW SIDES, NOTHING. MINOR BLEMISHED FROM NORMAL USE FOR NEARLY 19 YEARS, BUT SEROISLY AMAZING CONDITION. MILEAGE IN PIC IS ACTUAL(10,059), BUT MAY RIDE HER NOW AN THEN TO CHARGE BATTERY. HAS NEW REMUS REVOLUTION EXHAUST, DYNO MAPPED POWER COMMANDER, PAIR MOD, FLAPPER MOD, FLUSH MOUNT TURN SIGNALS, 520 CHAIN & SPROCKET CONVERSION, UNDERTAIL, AND MORE. ALSO HAVE STOCK EXHAUST AND TURN SIGNALS, ETC THAT GO WITH IT. INCLUDES BINDER WITH PICS WHEN NEW, AS WELL AS WHEN MODS WERE DONE. ALSO FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL. THIS BIKE IS A PLEASURE TO RIDE. BRAND NEW MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT FRONT AND BACK, NEW HONDA FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS, COOLANT AND BRAKE FLUID FLUSHED AND REPLACED, OIL AND FILTER JUST CHANGED, BRAND NEW HONDA IN TANK FUEL PUMP, AND ,MORE I HAVE FORGOTTEN. THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH THIS BIKE!! I WILL NOT SELL TO STUNTERS OR ANYONE ELSE THAT WON’T TAKE CARE OF HER. PLEASE DON’T BID IF THAT IS YOU! NOT KIDDING. I DO NOT WANT TO SELL, DO NOT HAVE TO SELL, BUT HEALTH DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO RIDE A SPORTBIKE ANY LONGER. IS IN DENVER, CO. I WILL ASSIST WITH SHIPPING AS FAR AS DELIVERING TO YOUR SHIPPER IN THE DENVER METRO AREA ONLY. ANY AND ALL PAYMENT METHODS BESIDES CASH WILL CLEAR MY BANK BEFORE VEHICLE OR TITLE ARE RELEASED.IVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY SINCE 2003. NO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS. JUST MY PERSONAL STUFF. SO DON’T EXPECT ME TO ACT LIKE ONE. COME TAKE A LOOK AT THE BIKE IN PERSON. I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THAT. OR HAVE A MECHANIC COME LOOK. IT IS WHAT IT IS.

There you have it- the inexperienced and throttle junkies need not apply! Oh no, no, no . . . this one has been reserved for a select few. Is this one reserved for you? Are you up for the 135 ponies this DooKattee Killer serves up? Can you still fit into your old Nicky/Joe Rocket 1 piece suit? That last question rules me out because I’m sure I’d pop the zipper and look like a potato on tooth pics! Lord help me.

Again, my apologies for lacking the proper picture skill set and for rambling on about Nicky, Joe, zippers and tooth pics, but the boss has a word count rule or minimum something or other we have to follow- Pfffft!

You’ll need to click the hot link (above) in order flush your mind of the image of me with a busted zipper. Trust me, it’s well worth a look. It’s a nice RC with a really nice Remus exhaust system installed.

Don’t delay because this BIN ends in 1 day and a few hours.

Go on now and Git!

Check out our past RC51 posts here!

Cheers!

dd

Ducati November 15, 2021 posted by

Aging Gracefully: 1988 Ducati 750 Paso

From the archives of relatively recent history comes the curious story of the Ducati Paso. Utterly polarizing, the Paso was unlike anything that could be found on the roads at the time, and seemed to be either absolutely loved, or completely hated by the public; middle ground was not to be found. The fully-faired machine was a bit of a rarity at the time, as only Honda had a similarly enclosed model in the Hurricane of the same year. But the Honda was liquid cooled, while Ducati engineers managed to hide the mechanicals from prying eyes while still retaining the air-cooled Pantah motor. Other highlights included a square tubing steel frame, aluminum swing arm, 16″ wheels front AND back, and the use of a Weber 2-barrel automotive carburetor.

1988 Ducati 750 Paso for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1988 Ducati desmo 750 paso
Excellent condition
7000 miles
Clean title
Including 2 seats
Runs excellent

From a performance perspective, the Paso failed to take the fight to the Japanese. The unique styling did help it garner some acclaim which did help a bit with sales, but the Paso was not really a cut-and-thrust sport bike in the same vein as the Big Four middleweights of the day. Rather, the Paso gained favor with the sporting tour set, placing more emphasis on “sport” than tour, but capable of doing both with style and grace. Not back for a bike named after a racer (Renzo “Paso” Pasolini) and meant to save the flagging fortunes of a proud Italian brand recently taken over by Cagiva.

The financial reality of the Paso is that these tend not to be collector bikes…yet. That time may yet come when people look back fondly on where Italian style and unbridled enthusiasm produced a distinct period piece, but for now these represent a relatively frugal way to own Italian v-twin exotic that continues to turn heads. Today’s example has but 7,000 miles and looks as clean as you might expect. Check out all of the pictures, and consider the future of the striking silhouette that is the Paso. Do you dream of a Paso in your garage? Check out all of the details here, and then jump to the comments and let us know your thoughts. Good Luck!!

MI

Aprilia November 11, 2021 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS250 w/ Heavy Mods For Sale!

Is it this one for $26,000?

or

Is it this one for $28,000?

PP comes to mind on this one . . . What’s that you ask? No, it’s not the laughable word you learned in 4th grade. PP = Price Point 🙂

I needed to look at it again- that is one bad ass RS! We can see radial Brembos hooked up to some tasty Ohlins out front and another piece of Ohlins hardware out back. The carbon Tyga bodywork is on another level along with Tyga rear-sets and Tyga exhaust. Tyga hardware always raises the WOW factor to 11 on my scale.

We all know the value of the add-ons and that shit ain’t cheap! But . . .

Kudos to Remy306 for knowing their way around a camera!

From one of the eBay listings-

aprilia rs250 full carbon tyga
-Tyga exhaust system
-Ohlins front end
-Brembo gp4 rx rcs19
-Crg clutch perch..

Thoughts? As I previously stated- I like it and like it a lot, but the Sir Ask-A-lot price will def raise some eyebrows. However, if you’re after a decked out antique track bike today is your lucky day!

Make the jump HERE for the cheap price or HERE if you want to pay a little more

Ciao!

dd

1995 Aprilia RS250 w/ Heavy Mods For Sale!
Moto Guzzi November 3, 2021 posted by

From Italy With Guzz: 1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans III

With a claimed 5,300 miles, this striking 1983 Moto Guzzi 850 LeMans III is a gem for a certain type of collector. The most BMW-like of the Italian set, Moto Guzzis take some getting used to – although many quirks are amazingly similar to the air-head set. Jump on a similar vintage Beemer and thumb the starter: the twin settles into a lumpy idle with requisite valve clatter. Blip the throttle and the bike wants to lean over all on its own, thanks to the crankshaft orientation and gyroscopic effect of the flywheel. Drop the tranny down into first gear with a solid thunk and drop the clutch – the rear end rises thanks to the shaft drive trying to climb the pinion. And when you’re done riding, don’t forget to shut off the fuel petcock lest the floats stick and drain gasoline over your boots. With the Italian bike the exact same caveats apply, except you are more likely to bang your knees rather than bark your shins due to the vee angle, and the gasoline will be deposited courtesy of Dell’Orto rather than Bing carbs.

1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans III for sale on eBay

Comparisons to the German marque go deeper than idiosyncrasies. Build quality is high, as the use of top shelf components are evident in both. Unlike some of the other Italian brands that only utilize Italian gear, Moto Guzzi presented a premium offering based on the best available parts and pieces. And like the BMW, the design goal was very much the same: high speed transport for extended periods of time rather than hypercycle sport bike. The cockpit is a comfortable place to spend a few hours, the instrumentation is adequate and the wind protection is much better than one might expect from such a small fairing.

From the seller:
1983 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans III in great original condition. Well maintained and stored. Runs great with no issues at all. Motor,gearbox and running gear all great. Starts on the button. Idles well. No smoke or funny noises.

An excellent survivor that can be shown or ridden.

By the standards of the competitive Japanese machinery, the LeMans must have seemed like an utter failure. It was heavy, was not particularly powerful (75-ish HP), was slow in the quarter mile, and lacked the razor sharp nature of the best sport bikes. But as if hewn from solid rock the Guzzi chugs along, making miles and providing the rider with a different type of experience. By today’s standards even the cutting edge Japanese machines of the era appear antiquated – but still the LeMans series has held up. The looks are iconic to be sure, and there is something stately about the presence of the overall design.

Reasonably rare due to high costs, marginal dealer network and lack of US interest, the LeMans of any vintage can be considered a collector. Sure, there are more valuable Guzzis than an early 1980s model, but the Mark III was perhaps the most modern of the line that remained true to the original. Prices are all over the map, but today’s seller is asking a cool $10k for this one. That is pretty big dollars, but then again we don’t see these all that often. Check out all the details here, and then jump back to the comments and let us know your favorite LeMans model. Good Luck!!

MI

Yamaha October 23, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing: All Original 1990 Yamaha TZR 250 SP

Update 10.23.2021: SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Mileage: 17,540km/10,898m
Price: $16,000

Straight out of a private collection is this amazing 1990 TZR 250 3MA. 1 of 500 produced solely for the JDM in it’s original state. No paint work, OEM body panels, original windscreen, original turn signals and ready to roll (see video below).

In 1990 Yamaha threw every available option at the TZR SP. It came from the factory with upside down forks, braced swing arm, the latest YPVS offering and a dry clutch. It is very close to the full on race version TZR 250W. If you’re not familiar with Yamaha’s reverse cylinder design- the carburetors face the front wheel and the exhaust exits on the rear of the cylinder which is why Yamaha designed a true under tail exit exhaust for the ultimate Racer Boy look!

The seller has gone above and beyond the call of duty to accurately describe their machine with hi-res photos. Please take your time- browse through them all and enjoy how well this 3MA has been preserved. I did some research today and poured over the RSBFS.com archives where I could only find 1 other 1990 3MA ever listed on our site. So, based on our 14 year history- you are looking at a truly rare machine.



I hope you enjoyed that video as much as I did. There’s nothing quite like a 2 stroke buzzing down the road at 10k rpm and hearing the rattle of the dry clutch when slowing down- especially when you can do it without worry. That’s right, this TZR 250 is titled, tagged and completely legal under the 25 year old rule. This is a no hassle 2-stroke purchase.

Is this the one you’ve been waiting for? Will you ride it or put it on display?

dd

Featured Listing:  All Original 1990 Yamaha TZR 250 SP
Honda October 13, 2021 posted by

1989 Honda Hawk NT650 w/ only 3,280 miles For Sale!

1989 Honda Hawk NT650 For Sale on eBay!

Yea, yea, I get it-
“It doesn’t have fairings”
“It’s only got 56hp!”
“It’s old AF!”

Pick yer panties out of your butt, sit down and read on . . .

These little bikes could and did! Check out the finishing order in the photo below from WERA D-Superbike Expert circa 2000-

That’s right- 10 years after they were introduced they were still Kick’n Ass on the track. Now, keep in mind, D-Super Bike consisted of FZR400’s, SV650’s, Aprilia RS250 and MZ 660’s so, the little bike that could WAS and was taking names along the way.

They did it with torque, low weight and a 5 speed. Wait . . a 5 speed? Yup, a 5 speed transmission. We all love FZR400’s and we get all giddy over the last of the 2 stroke RS250’s, but the proof is in the pudding so, don’t turn your nose up at my little buddy.

Let’s check it out-

I’m pretty sure you can flip that and make it 1 up and 4 down; removing the need for trick aftermarket rear sets. #RacerBoy Anyone confirm?
 

Ducati say what? Elf says “You’re welcome!”

From the seller:
Like new 1989 Honda Hawk GT. Originally sold in upstate New York, the second owner bought it in Sept. 1993 with 1,920 miles. The second owner sold it to me in April 2018 with 2,700 miles. I haven’t ridden it much, mostly enjoy looking at it in the garage. When I do ride it, it runs as smooth as butter, hard to believe twin carburetors can have that crisp throttle response you would expect only with fuel injection. The engine itself obviously benefits from counter rotating balancers, it’s electric motor smooth. Power is strong, it loves to rev, geared to be turning 4,000 rpm at 60 mph.
Tires have a manufacture date Nov. 2013. In preparation for sale, the oil and filter were changed, new brake pads installed front and rear, and a new air filter installed.

During my ownership, the color was changed from red to blue. Blue was only offered in 1988. The fuel tank and seat cowl were replaced with factory blue tank and cowl from a donor vehicle. The front fender was painted to match. Seat cowl has all tabs and brackets intact.

Engine starts and runs easily, battery was on a tender most of its life and holds a charge. Fuel tank is clean with minimal rust, gasoline is fresh.

Now that we’re clear on what was . . . How about what could be? With a little imagination, desire and a few Benjamin Franklin’s- this is what could be!

Or maybe . . . you could slap on some soft saddle bags, a tank bag and simply enjoy the little NT647 for what it is- a well thought out Honda.

Check out this NT650 here!

Cheers!

dd

1989 Honda Hawk NT650 w/ only 3,280 miles For Sale!
KTM September 25, 2021 posted by

Double Boom KaToom: KTM RC8 times two!

When the flash flood of ultra-rare and highly collected models at auction dries up, RSBFS attentions turn to unique and under-represented specimens such as today’s underrated KTM RC8. While the top of the line R model offers greater performance and rarity (for a price), the RC8 still offers striking good looks (if you’re into angular design language) and more than respectable performance in a package you simply do not find very often. Post 2010 all RC8 models were R bikes. Given that KTM has completely pulled out of the Superbike world – both in the showroom as well as the racetrack – these bikes are only going to become more coveted. As luck would have it, there are two different RC8 examples available right now to compare and contrast, so let’s jump into it!


Bike #1: 2011 KTM RC8 – 29,503 miles

Built between 2008 and 2015, the RC8 went through a few iterations during its time. The original prototypes were 990cc V-twins, then iterated to 999cc V-4, before KTM settled on the now famous 75 degree, 1190 designation (actual displacement 1148cc for the base, and 1195cc for the R spec), fuel injected V-twin mill. Some of this had to do with competition; KTM paired with Ducati to lobby the SBK powers that be to allow for bigger twins to compete against the current crop of fours. Hence, shortly after the introduction, KTM was in the deep end of the WSBK pool, swimming with the sharks. For the buying public, the RC8 represented an all-new, scratch built motorcycle specifically tailored for performance. The specs are pretty special: 155 HP, thanks to four valve heads, Keihin fuel injection with 52mm throttle bodies and dry sump lubrication (with no fewer than 3 oil pumps!). The R models post 2010 upped the spec considerably with more displacement and bigger ponies (170). The chassis took a KTM-interpreted page from the Ducati trellis frame approach, with a series of short, straight sections of chrome moly tubing and an aluminum subframe. WP suspension appears on both ends, and is fully adjustable. In fact, nearly everything about the RC8 is adjustable, ensuring that nearly any size rider can find a fitment that offers comfort and control once on board this 406 pound missile.

From the seller:
This 2011 KTM RC8 is an original. The owner has had it for 4 years. The vehicle runs great and is mainly used for weekend rides. Super Rare* 2011 KTM RC8R. Not for beginners, it’s a torque monster with a vtwin engine. It’s a Guaranteed attention getter at any even or ride. Priced to sell!!

Positive
Has new shinko tires,
new oil and oil filter,
The fuel pump was also rebuilt prior to this season
New featherweight lithium battery that still has warranty on it.
The plastic fuel quick release line has been up graded to the metal one.
new quick release fuel cap/door.
It has sato racing frame sliders.
Never been laid down on the street.
Starts right up and ready to ride.

Negatives
windscreen is dull, previous owner clean with wrong chemicals
custom exhaust melted bottom fairings and a few blemishes (all can be seen in photos).

Picture wise, there is really not much to say. Most of the photos do not contain enough precise detail to determine exact condition. I’m not a big fan of the added on stickers, but there is nothing to suggest that they are hiding anything. Clearly the seller has spent some time detailing the bike, as is evidenced by the photos. No shot of the command center and unique gauge stack, although the eBay advert lists the mileage as 29,503. That is pretty significant mileage for such a rare beast. It also sports some mods, including an unnamed exhaust and a tail tidy-up kit. On one hand it’s great to see these things ridden, on the other hand a collector would undoubted look for something closer to stock and fewer miles. But a collector would likely be looking for either an early RC8R or the last model year in the first place, making this more of a great rider option. Pricing is curious on these bikes, as they are bit of a no-man’s land due to infrequent sales and being lost in the gray area of unique but not on collector lists (and hence not appreciating… yet). Seller is asking $7,500 Buy It Now, and is open to offers. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!


Bike #2: 2014 KTM RC8 – 997 miles

The second bike for your consideration is another RC8, however this one is a newer model year and features a slightly different graphics package with the black lowers. Graphics aside, there is not too much to change between the earlier RC8 and one a few years later. Same great thumping engine, same WP suspension, etc. Perhaps the biggest change was a tweaking of the fuel injection to lessen the on/off throttle response, as well as the introduction of a slipper clutch. Otherwise you are looking at a newer – maybe more evolved – but not substantially different motorcycle.

From the seller:
This 2014 KTM RC8 is an original. This is offered for sale by the original owner. The vehicle runs great and is mainly used for weekend rides.

Bike rides like brand new. Barely driven. I am entering my 50s and not able to ride crotch rockets anymore. Have 1 other bike on eBay auto for the same reason. Rear brake light is not working. And missing a mirror on right side of bike. Bike was never laid down. I walked by it and broke the mirror. Matching leather motorcycle jacket from London, barely worn, XL for $500.

This bike has not seen many miles, but does sport a little bit of damage that is worthy of further investigation. The seller notes that the mirror was broken when he ran into it – which may well be the case. Potential buyers should shop for a spare, as the mirror stalks also contain the front turn signals, making them a bit pricey. There is also some paint/graphics damage on the right hand side of the fairing, with the stickers showing some bubbling. This looks like it could be the result of a brake fluid spill during service (conjecture on my part), because it does not really appear to be impact damage. No clear indication as to the brake light switch; perhaps some of our RC8-knowledgeable readers can chime in on if that is a common failure point. I really like that it has low, low miles, but it’s a shame that this example will need some replacement pieces before being considered mint. This bike is being offered for the nice, round sum of $15,695 in a Buy It Now format, with the seller open to offers. You can check out all of the details here.


If I was in the market for one of these big, rare KTM superbikes what would I look at? All are super rare R models (although in the end that was all you could get – other than a track version). That being said, pricing for R models is on the rise, and the capability of even the base earlier RC8s is impressive. Of the two bikes listed here, the second one with low miles would be my first choice for investigation, however there is a nearly $8200 price difference between the two of them. That is a LOT of cash. Still, I would be tempted to learn more about Bike #2 in order to ascertain the true condition, and work on a valid offer based on what was found. Any way you look at it, the big KTM makes for a wildly radical departure from the standard fare. Good Luck!!


Post script:
While prepping for this post, one of the RC8R examples featured on these pages was relisted. With 12,000-ish miles and in semi-modified condition, the seller is asking $10,500 – see it here. For those who are interested, the RC8R featured different graphics, a bigger motor (1148cc vs 1195cc) that has a lightweight, titanium valve train, and peaks out at a massive 170 crankshaft HP. Suspension is still WP, brakes are still Brembo but the RC8R comes in lighter, faster, and far more rare than the base model RC8.

MI

Double Boom KaToom: KTM RC8 times two!
Ducati September 9, 2021 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale!

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale on eBay!

Coming in on the heels of Mikes French Drama Lama 888 SP5/Strada is this Merica 888 SPO. This Ducati is certain to please WhyzeeF and Luke because this one lacks a LE number plate on the triple, but . . . it does have that pesky No 1 tail plate . . . Hmmmm. Oh! I know, that’s because Ducati won the WSB championship in 1992. They followed 92’s championship season up by winning both the WSBK and AMA Championships in 93′ with the 888. So, this number plate actually means something! 🙂

From the seller-

In case you are not aware 888SPO was sold only in the US market. The SPO was a combination of the high performance SP5 and the European- specification Strada. Apart from a different EPROM, the engine of the SPO was identical to the Starda. The SPO shared more with the SP5 when it came to the chassis. There were only 170 produced for the 1993 model year with another 120 equipped to meet California emissions. This is not a California example. There were another 100 released for 1994 with only a few cosmetic differences including a production number plate on the triple clamp.

This SPO presents well and for a good reason- It’s averaged around 400 miles a year since it crossed the pond. As the seller mentions, there were around 390 of these imported in 93′ and 94′. Not super low numbers by Italian manufacturers standards, but low enough to make them sought after and highly collectable. These have been slowly creeping up in price over the years and this one seems to be leading the way and pushing the envelope with a BIN price of $18,500. If you’re interested in this one and want to compare pricing or condition you can search our archives and gain a lot of insight on these.

Check out this SPO here!

Ciao!

dd

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale!