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Honda June 4, 2014 posted by

1993 Honda CBR900RR in Virginia for just $4,000!

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale

The red, white, and blue CBR900RR is such an iconic bike, and not just in the U.S. This month’s Practical Sportbikes highlights this modern classic and reminds me that I would love to have one of my own. Perfect examples command an appropriate premium over average examples. But while this one has some minor aftermarket bits and a few cracks, it’s not a wrecked bike as far as I can tell, and to be honest seems better than average even with nearly 40k miles. Considering it has an opening bid of just $3k and a buy-it-now of $3,999, this looks like an example that is ready to be enjoyed and perfectly set for an easy restoration down the line.

dc

1993 Honda CBR900RR for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

1993 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade
Great condition, runs excellent
Approximately 37,900 miles
New regulator/rectifier and stator from Rick’s Motorsport
Tires in great shape – Bridgestone Battlax BT-016

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1993 Honda CBR900RR in Virginia for just $4,000!
Sport Bikes For Sale February 19, 2012 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ350 with Just 1391 Miles!

Update 2.18.2012: Back on eBay due to dead beat bidder… Links updated. -dc

Update 2.3.2012: Originally listed in October 2011, this RZ350 is back on the market and now on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Our latest feature listing is for this incredible time capsule Yamaha RZ350 showing just 1391 miles! The RZ350 is one of the most popular bikes on our site and this one looks like a great opportunity.

From the seller:

This is my 1984 RZ350, This is probably the cleanest RZ350 you will ever see unless you can find one still in the crate. The bike only has 1391 original miles on it, the bike is pristine, 100% flawless and is bone stock with exception of the DG chambers and jet kit and K&N filter in the original air box. The bike has never seen rain, nor has it ever been dropped. i usually put one mile a month on it just to keep all the seals wet and put new gas in it every three months or so. i just retired and am moving to medellin colombia and cannot take the bike with me due to strict importation laws in colombia. the bike is located in alachua florida, the bike can be picked up here or will help your shipper load the bike for you. price 6900.00 dollars

What can be said that we haven’t said before about these great 2 stroke machines?! Here are some excerpts from previous previously listed RZ350’s on our site:

  • Yamaha Power Valve Systems worked as well as any back in the day and if memory serves me correctly the little RZ sported about 45hp. I know 45 ponies doesn’t do much for today’s sport bike rider, but you couple that with less than adequate 18? bologna rind tires and you’ve got a lot to handle.
  • […]with roughly 52 ponies of two-stroke power and weighing in at 370lbs, I suspect it’s a blast.
  • These little bikes are lightweight, offer nimble handling, have decent power, and make all the right noises. Unleash your inner hooligan and cover your tracks with a fog bank of blue smoke!
  • As described in previous RSBFS posts, RZ350s are fun little strokers that are getting harder to find.
  • [a great] opportunity to grab that elusive 2-stroke that you might have missed in the showroom back in the 80’s. Although these bikes are not as rare as some of the hand-built Italian hardware we occasionally see on RSBFS, finding a good example of a survivor is difficult.

You get the idea — there is a reason these are so desirable and collectable!

Good luck to the seller though I doubt it will be difficult to move an example this perfect!

dc

Honda October 28, 2011 posted by

Minty ’87 Hurricane 600! (CBR 600 F1)

Location: Bradley, Illinois

Mileage: 8,105

Price: Auction, starting at $5,500

This bike brings back some memories. The Hurricane 600 was my first motorcycle. I bought one used in college with my mom’s nervous blessing (not sure what she was thinking). Mine was an ’88 and I got it cause my buddy had one too, and I learned to ride a full size real bike on his. Without a doubt, the bike was special. It had comfort, performance, looks and refinement. As has been written on RSBFS before, the Hurricane 600 started the middleweight class fight. When it was introduced the Hurricane 600 raised the bar, and other companies, particularly Kawasaki, were forced to respond. Whatever the case, I miss that bike and it was an article about the Hurricane 600 and subsequent CBR line that got me back into riding after a break that was much too long.

Here’s some more photos of this clean machine-

And the description from the seller-

For sale; showroom new condition 1987 Honda CBR 600 Hurricane. One owner. Always stored in a climate-controlled garage, covered and meticulously maintained. Never raced or dropped and fanatically cleaned after every ride. Has never seen rain.

The bike is completely stock with the exception of a few things that I will elaborate on.

The F1 all-aluminum silencer is probably the first thing that will be noticed. I do not have the original silencer anymore. Tires have been changed only once since the removal of the stock rubber and Pirelli Sport Demons were installed which now have approx 500 miles on them. Photos will show the manufacturing cast tips on the tires to give you an idea of how new they really are.

The stock air filter has been replaced with a K & N product.

Passenger footrests were removed shortly after the purchase of the bike to streamline the look in the rear. The original brackets that supported the passenger  foot rests were taken to a body shop and a friend of mine at the time did the work himself by cutting them off and smoothed all the roughness away and repainted both with a high gloss black finish. The end result is a look that turned out factory perfect.

The front fairing has a small crack directly to the lower right of the headlight as you face the front of the bike. (See photo of headlight area) This crack is a factory defect and it was on the bike when it sat on the showroom floor. The seat is in perfect condition without a single flaw. The tank and rest of the bodywork has not a scratch or dent in it…  All of the bodywork pieces have the original fasteners and tabs that secure it to the frame and all bodywork and paint is ORIGINAL.

The actual mileage is 8105

Every gauge on the dash works perfectly including speedometer and tachometer. All lights work and switches too. There has never been any electrical issues.

Brakes and calipers are in perfect working order.

All exterior surface areas of the engine and frame are completely oil and dirt-free.

This year I installed new float bowl gaskets; OEM float valves and an OEM petcock. Absolutely no oil or radiator leaks. Shocks and forks are original equipment and never an issue with either. Also note; the plastic housing on the rear view mirrors has discolored slightly simply due to age and the inevitable breakdown in plastic properties through the years, which is, sadly, unavoidable. Not a show stopper but it still needs to be mentioned because the photos won’t be able to show the hue difference compared to the color of the fairing they’re attached to.

The rear 42-tooth sprocket was replaced with a 44-tooth sprocket and I still have the original.  

Original owners manual and Honda Service manual is also included with the bike ,,and a copy of Cycle World magazine as the Hurricane being its feature article . All pieces in the tool kit are also intact. Bike is available for pick up at my location only. Meaning, I will not transport it to any shipping agency. No warranty is ever implied or offered in the sale of this motorcycle.

Questions? Feel free to send any and all inquiries. 

Preferred payment is a certified bank cashier’s check. Any and all payments must clear my bank before the release of  the bike…

The seller gives thorough information on the condition of the bike. It does have some replaced parts and modification as highlighted. All of that does come into play on a bike like this. Outside of those changes, the bike looks to be incredibly clean. It also has very low mileage for its age. All good stuff.

Now on to the price. At $5,500 starting, this seller is looking for a premium price. And granted it is a premium bike in many ways. But it is not 100% bone stock, as any collector would be looking for. So we have a situation again where the market will be tested on what people are willing to pay.

But if you are simply looking to go back in time and have something fun to ride, then maybe this bike fits your desires. If so, get on your rain gear and check this Hurricane out!

-RN

Reader Rides For Sale March 27, 2011 posted by

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L For Sale in Phoenix

The last time Mike contacted us, he was listing his GSX-R 1100 that looked flat gorgeous. This time, he’s got another survivor for us in the shape of 1990 GSX-R 750. While this one has covered nearly 21k miles, you can tell it’s been well taken care of in that time.

quote from seller’s listing:

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for sale. We picked this bike up off of a friend who was going over seas and needed some quick cash, so I will list as much information about it as possible. It had come from California as he had owned it for the last few years and was taken care of. We also checked the Vin with our local Suzuki rep and it cam up that it is a 49 state model. We have only had the bike for the last month, and I have put about 1k on it in a few trips up North. Runs well and really needs nothing. I will list below what the previous owner stated he had gotten done before he left and what we can visually confirm. The bike is actually really stunning as you do not see too many Suzuki’s in this color combo.

Low Mileage for the year, and well taken care of. Bike has 20,956 miles, and has newer tires with less than 500mi on them. Tires are Pirelli Diablos with a 180 rear. Forks seals were recently done, and carburetors run good for our altitude here. So no cleaning is needed. Bike is being ridden every few days. Chain and sprockets were done within the last 4000mi. Front brake rotors were upgraded to the drilled ones from later years, and we do have the originals. Frame and Swing-arm look to have been polished at one point and has some real luster to it! Looks good. Bike does have a Vance&Hines SS2r slip-on, but as far as we know all the internal carburetor parts are still stock. Rear turn signals have been relocated to under the tail section but have not been drilled into the plastic! Plug in’s for the front turn signals are still in the front but we do not have anything hooked up as we do not like drilling into factory plastic. We did get the passenger equipment with the bike, but it is not installed. Bike is factory Red/White/Black and has some real good shine to it. Bike does not have the rear seat as we did not get that, and it does have a Suzuki cowl on it. Bike does have a few nicks here and their, and I will post pics to show what I can find. The only real thing is that the left mirror housing is discolored and a little bit of the mirror at the bottom is discolored. I also noticed that some paint has lifted and was touched up right were the tank vent is. I will post a pick and we did not do the touch up! Fender has a few marks at the very front shown in pic. I just want to point out what I have noticed, as we have not done anything to the bike ourselves.

and SuzukiCycles.org had this to say about the final year of this body style:

The GSX-R750L was possibly the best of the oil-cooled models. Big changes included inverted forks and, importantly, a return to the long-stroke motor (the short-stroke wasn’t so good in race-trim but was OK for the road). Other modifications included a 4-1 exhaust, steering damper, 38 mm carbs (up 2 mm on the standard K yet 2 mm smaller than the RK), smaller valves, new conrods, lighter pistons, large capacity oil pump, larger curved oil cooler and the rear rim became the ‘standard’ 17″ x 5.5″ item. Power was up to 115 hp at 11,000 rpm while weight was down to 193 kg.

Drawing on the invaluable experiences gained racing, the 1990 model received many of the features of the race version GSX-R750R at an affordable price. The same long-stroke engine (70 x 48.7mm) of the ‘Double R’ became standard, with new pistons to match the new combustion chamber design in the cylinder head and strengthened connecting rods. New 38mm Slingshot carburetor, Curved-core Radial Flow oil cooler and stainless steel 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust per set were adopted. Both 41mm inverted tube front fork and remote reservoir rear shock became fully adjustable. Rear wheel rim was widened and equipped with Michelin radial tyres.

The bike sounds like a really honest example. While not totally stock, most modifications are period correct anyway. And with a buy-it-now of only $3500, I’d say this is a damn good price for a modern-classic rider that’s ready to go.

Good luck with the sale Mike!

dc

Bimota September 30, 2010 posted by

2009 Bimota DB7 – low miles and $10,000 off MSRP!

Here’s a very nice 2009 Bimota DB7 with less than 400 miles for sale at $10,000 off MSRP!

It must be Bimota Friday again (haven’t had one of these in a while!) because we have 2 nice Bimota’s coming – the first of which is this DB7 from Ducshop (a specialist Ducati dealer) listed on eBay:

This Red/White (team colors) Demo DB7 has less than 400 miles and has never been titled. Comes with the factory 2 year warranty starting the day it is sold. MSRP was $34,595 so is discounted $10,000. There are no scratches or damage and was pre-delivery inspected by our top technician.

Comes with rear display stand, cover, manuals and MSO

I don’t think the DB7 needs much introducing, so if you’re in the market for one, .

Having said that, I just noticed that the 2009 DB7 Nerocarbonio in our featured listing has a new lower asking price of $25,000.  Hmm… $23,950 for a “regular” (if Bimotas can be called that) DB7 vs. $25,000 for a Nerocarbonio – which one you think I’d choose?  Darn it – where’s that $25,000 when I need it?!

ph

Bimota May 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Bimota DB2 in San Diego – update with lower price!

Very clean looking red/white 1993 Bimota DB2 for sale in San Diego.

Update: 5.26.10 –

Update 2: Now with hi-res pictures from the seller

Bimota DB2 For Sale

This is an update post of a 1993 Bimota DB2 that we’ve posted earlier back in February – the asking price back then was $11,000, which I thought was a bit high and suggested that $8000 was a more realistic price. Guess what the new lower price is?  Yup, you’ve guessed it – $8000!

Here are some additional photos of this clean looking DB2:

The seller (still) didn’t give too many details, but the bike looks very clean with low miles (previous post listed 4,400 miles).  And at $8000, it’s bang on what I would consider a good deal.  They don’t do mortgage on babies, do they?

Oh, and here’s the link to the listing on Craigslist.

ph

Bimota May 1, 2010 posted by

Another Bimota YB7 for sale in the UK

1988 / 89 Bimota YB7 for sale in North Hampshire, UK.

So, during my quest for Bimotas listed for sale, I found another YB7 listed for sale in the UK on the Bimota forum:

I have a G plate YB7 for sale, lot of work done on it, new bearings, seals, tyres, exhaust valves etc. It’s in fair condition but is a devil to start; once it’s running it pulls well. I’m looking for best part of £1950.

Details are sparse, but it looks like very tidy bike.  For £1950 (approx. USD3000) it sounds like a decent deal? Click here to see the listing.

Just to get you in the mood, here are some tasty photos of other YB7s…

For even more pictures of the YB7, click HERE.

And let’s for a ride in Japan on the YB7’s bigger brother the YB6:

ph

Sport Bikes For Sale April 28, 2010 posted by

1998 Yamaha R1 in the sought after Red & White color scheme

1998 Yamaha YZF-R1 with only 6,180 miles on the clock.

Located in Louisville, KY with a firm asking price of $5,400.00 is this cherry R1. Every so often ‘the ones’ are produced in the motorcycle world and this is one of ‘the ones’. For me, growing up watching and dreaming of motorcycles there are some that stick out:

– 1986 Suzuki GSXR 750
– 1986 Kawasaki 900R – Thanks to Tom & Kelly
– 1988-90 FZR 400 (had to throw it in) 🙂
– 1994 Ducati 916
– 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1

I know everyone has their own opinion of landmark bikes, but those are just a few that stick out to me as monumental bikes. Okay, okay so the 400’s don’t belong, but you get my point.

In 1998 I really wanted to purchase one exactly like this, but the local Yamaha dealer didn’t have any in stock, nor were they willing to wheel and deal on bikes that were selling like hot cakes. Since I’m thrifty by nature the “no discount” turned me off so, I ended up picking up a 98 ZX-9R instead and have regretted it ever since. I didn’t keep the 9R very long because I was disenchanted with it and grew tired of kicking myself for not buying the R1. So every time I see one of these I think of days gone by, should have’s, and never did’s. I think this one is priced a little steep, but I imagine someone out there shares my passion for this particular model and will pony up for it.

From the listing:

-Exceptional Condition

-Extremely Low Miles-6180

-Sought After Red/White Color Combination

-Only Modifications Are Full D & D Pipe, Appropriate Jetting, Flush Mount Turn Signals, and Fender Eliminator Kit

-Excellent Original Paint And Decals

Click here to contact the seller.

Check out the flames at 7 seconds in this video I found.

Cheers!

dd