Posts by tag: WSBK

Ducati December 9, 2010 posted by

Ex-Chili Ducati 916 WSBK race winning bike!

Ex-Frankie Chili Ducati 916 WSBK race winning works bike for sale!

Ducati 916 WSBK
1996 World Superbike Championship
Team Gattolone (Andrea Merloni)
Rider PierFrancesco Chili

Winning in Monza and Brands Hatch see:

Technical manager was Piero Giannesin, GPM Racing see:
Original bike with certification.

This bike is VERY important in the WSBK history because it was the first one to pass the 300km/h, over 12 km/h faster than factory Ducati bikes.

We have bought it directly from Team Gattolone in year 1997 and always kept in our collection. I have decided to sell most of my bikes so this one must go. Good original conditions as in photo, genuine and straight.

It is THE REAL THING, it is NOT cheap so don’t waste my time asking stupid things, be prepared to pay the price. NO DREAMERS.A  good investment. Car [I think he means bike] is currently located in Italy, Padova but i can deliver no problem to UK.

Any question please ring to my mobile +39 347 2656235 or email to

Ducati’s 916 is definitely one of the icons (if not THE icon) of modern day sports bike, and a works racer (one that beat factory bikes at that!) with history and race wins is definitely worth a whole lot  more.  Bidding price is up to 40,500 British pounds (approx. $64,000) with 4 days to go – my guess is that it will sell for over $80,000 by the end of the auction.  What do you guys think?

Here’s the video of the 1996 WSBK Monza race where Chili won by just a hair on this very bike (just to get the blood pumping):


Aprilia October 19, 2010 posted by

Celebrate Biaggi’s Latest Championship Right: 1996 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

Want to celebrate Biaggi’s WSBK title in style? This RS250 Biaggi replica looks like it could do the job. Check it out on Los Angeles Craigslist for $8500:

1996 Aprilia Max Biaggi Replica street legal California registered. Super rare bike last of the two strokes, very low km in very nice condition has front and rear Brembo calipers. Always has been kept in door and has never been dropped.

Extras Ohlins steering damper, Arrow pipes, Gilles rearsets, Carbon hagger, Carbon front fender, Galfer steal braded brake lines, Good tires and also have extra sets.

This one has the elusive California registration, so if it’s as nice it appears, it’s probably not far off that price.


Sport Bikes For Sale September 9, 2010 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR750R OW01 In Mexico

This is a real FZR750R OW01 available in Mexico!

Bike:  1989 Yamaha FZR750R

Location:  Mexico City, Mexico

Mileage:  5,148km

The listing has really no information other than that the bike only comes with the Japanese title, doesn’t have a 17 digit VIN, cosmetically it has some small nicks and there is a video that shows the tach works.  The photos do show that the fairings are pretty rough (For a collector OW01) and there appears to be some surface corrosion.

On from that, I’ll refresh your memory on the OW01.  The FZR750R was created to compete against the RC30 in World SuperBike racing.  The OW01 shares very little with the standard FZR750 and a little more in common with the FZR1000.  The short stroke motor breathes through four 38mm flat-side Mikuni’s, five valves, hand finished porting, lightweight pistons, titanium connecting rods mated to a close ratio transmission.  This results in 108RWHP at 12,500RPM.

The OW01 also features an aluminum Deltabox frame and swingarm with fully adjustable Ohlins units front & rear with Nissin four-pot calipers mated to 320mm discs in the front.

This bike is a result of Yamaha’s need to get a competitive bike Homologated for World SuperBike;  Yamaha only needed to produce 500 example for Homologation making the OW01 very scarce then, as well as now.

If you want a bike that an RC30 owner will cross the street for, a FZR750R should do it.  The trouble with this bike will be importing it.  If you’d like to bring this into the U.S. it will probably be difficult or nigh-impossible.  The easiest way would be to bring it in as a race bike but, it has to obviously be a race bike.  If you don’t know where to start, I would do some research or find an informed confidant and wait for the next one to pop up.  See the other OW01’s we’ve had here.  See this current bike on eBay .


Bimota July 22, 2010 posted by

2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica With Less Than 1,000 Miles On eBay

Bimota SB8K Santa Monica available on eBay!

Bike:  2006 Bimtoa SB8K Santa Monica

Location:  North Palm Beach, Florida

Mileage:  1,000mi

This looks to be a very nice–as one would expect with a sub-1k mile bike–Santa Monica on eBay that looks to be 100% stock, excluding the tank protector, as the seller states.

As you may know, the SB8K uses a Suzuki TL1000R based 996cc V-Twin with Bimota’s own fuel-injection system that uses radial mount fuel injectors which ensures very good power distribution.  The SB8K also features a very smart ECU which can also be used to download up to an hour of historical data from the bike.  The bodywork, including the tank, is all made of carbon-fiber while the majority of the other items are from aluminum.

I have yet to ride a SB8K but, I do have some very good experience on a TL1000R and I can honestly say the engine is the best part of the equation.  The TLR is heavy at slow speeds and the suspension isn’t perfect, but everything is overall very good with the motor the standout piece.  As many of you Duc’ riders know, the low-end torque of a V-Twin is fantastic and this motor continues to shine as the rev’s climb to the red-line.  The shortcomings of the TLR are the same reasons Bimota originally opened it’s doors:  Because the Japanese could build fantastic motors but didn’t have the resources to build fantastic frames and suspension.  Don’t get me wrong, the TLR is a very good bike, but I don’t doubt that the SB8K is far superior to it.

As the seller states, this bike originally sold for $49,495.29 (The price list says 2007) and this auction has the reserve under the base price of a Ducati 1198 ($16,495).  Which means, this bike has depreciated $33k in just four years.  If this bike goes for just over $16.5k, I call it a deal because, like the seller states, that is 1198 base money and, in the long run, I’d rather have a SB8K over a 1198–especially as that 1198 still has all of it’s depreciation ahead of it.  See Phil’s review of the other SB8K currently on eBay .  See this SB8K on eBay .


Ducati July 8, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996R With 953 Miles In California

This is a very nice looking 996R with less than 1k miles in California!

Bike:  2000 Ducati 996R

Price:  $14,500 USD

Location:  South Lake Tahoe, California

Mileage:  953 Miles

This 996R looks to be completely stock as a bike with under 1k miles should be!  500 of these were made for 2000 and, as the seller states, came equipped with Ohlins suspension front & rear, Marchesini wheels, carbon bits galore, Brembo’s, and a trick Testastretta motor among other things.

We’ve seen these 996R’s and SPS’s go for varying amounts but, this one seems reasonably priced with less than 1k miles and an asking price of $14,500–See our other 996 content here.  If you’d rather have a real homologation/race replica bike over a stickered up, brand-new, R1; have a look at this 996R on Craigslist here.


Ducati July 7, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 996R With Two Original Miles In Texas

This is another 996R but this one is being sold as-new with only two miles on the odometer!

Bike:  2001 Ducati 996R

Price:  $22,000 USD

Location:  Austin, Texas

Mileage: 2 Miles

This bike is being sold as new with even the shipping covers and stickers remaining on the headlights and turn signals and license plate mount uninstalled.  The seller states that this bike has never been started–other than when it was at the factory–and has always been stored in a climate controlled office/home.  The bike was purchased through BCM Motorsports and includes uninstalled 102db Termignoni silencers but does not mention other items included with the bike when new–I’d expect they’re included but ask the seller.  The asking price of $22,000 doesn’t seem completely outrageous given what you’re buying (The self control of the seller).  If you missed out on these 996R’s in 2001 or foolishly rode the one you did get, have a look at this one on here.


Aprilia May 28, 2010 posted by

Announcement! RSBFS is now a Supporter of the Moto Forza Veloce Racing Aprilia Race Team!

Just a quick announcement before we hit the road for WSBK at Miller Motorsport Park: RSBFS is now a proud supporter of the Moto Forza Veloce Racing Aprilia Race Team! Jay is not only an author on our site, but is also a member of the team and was able to arrange for our partnership. The team is going to be competing this weekend at the Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge At Miller and we can’t wait to join them. Thank you Jay!

Moto Forza Team Veloce Aprilia 250

Here is the press release on RoadRacingWorld about the team at Miller:

Moto Forza, Southern California’s premier Italian motorcycle dealership, and renowned Aprilia racing outfit Veloce Racing of Portland, Oregon are joining forces to field 2007 and 2008 USGPRU champion Nobi Iso in the GTU class of the Superbike Challenge during the WSBK weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, May 28 – 31.

Nobi Iso will compete on an Aprilia RSV250, owned by Moto Forza and race prepped by Veloce Racing. Continuing Aprilia’s strong tradition of 2-stroke racing, this effort will most likely be the only 2-stroke entry in the entire field. While the altitude of Miller Motorsports Park may affect the power output of the small displacement engine, the lightness and superior handling of this Aprilia GP 250 machine should make up for the loss of power over the bigger 4-stroke machines.

Here is a quick overview of the USGPRU team and their recent 1-2 finish in the 125 races:

As I mentioned we are headed out bright and early this morning and will be there for all the qualifying and race action Sunday and Monday. The main event for the team will be the Supersport event where they’ll be fielding their 250 with the 600’s.

Image gallery of the bike being prepped for Miller:

Stop by if you’re at Miller or drop us a note on the RSBFS Facebook page, where we’ll be doing some live blogging. Have a great weekend everyone and cheer on the team!


Sport Bikes For Sale May 24, 2010 posted by

Rare SportBikes Spring 2010 Update!

Good morning out there to the 11k returning visitors and 34k new ones that stop by every month! I want to start this update with a sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of you. It’s great to see that what we’re doing here is inspiring so many to enjoy our site while shopping for the best in Rare SportBikes For Sale.

Now strap yourselves in for a huge update on what’s coming up next on RSBFS!

I would like to extend a very large thank you is to our advertisers next. Last month, SpeedyMoto became the first official direct advertiser on RSBFS and we are so proud to have them on our site. Check out their recently released preview photos of the prototype for their newest wet clutch cover for Monster 695’s, 848’s, and Sport Classics on their Facebook page. And remember, mention RSBFS at checkout and get 10% off your order!

MotoMemorabilia has also recently partnered with RSBFS in their ever passionate mission to share original and authentic motorcycle memorabilia, such as Anthony Gobert’s Lucky Strike leathers, or Freddie Spencer’s Arai. The owner is also featuring several very special homologation bikes for sale on our site as well and it’s worth looking for the pictures alone!

If you’re interested in advertising, please email me to discuss partnership opportunities.

If you haven’t check out our latest featured bikes, allow me: A cafe styled Kawasaki 500 H1F 2-Stroke Triple, and a wonderfully original Kawasaki GPZ900R. Good luck to both sellers!

1975 Kawasaki H1F 500 For Sale

Featured listings enjoy the highest visibility we can offer on the site and are available for only $20/mo. Email me if interested in getting your bike listed on our site.

Next I want to let you know that we’re going to be doing a lot more event coverage. Earlier we hit up the the first AHMRA vintage motorcycles at PIR, and next we’re going big — and then huge!

World SuperBike at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City is now a proud supporter of the Portland, Oregon based Team Veloce and we are going to Miller to cheer them on and soak up the incredible racing that is WSBK! Jay and Team Veloce will of course be there as early as Thursday, but Alex and Dan arrive Saturday and Sunday. If you’re going, let us know so we can plan a meet-up and share a few drinks after the racing!

MotoGP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

I feel very fortunate to be able to attend this year’s MotoGP races at Indy! Doug and I will both be there and we’d like to make this first annual Rare SportBikes Meetup! We’re staying at the Westin downtown and are currently considering locations for an impromptu meetup. I’m buying the first round! Doug was there last year and tells me they close one of the main streets downtown and it’s reserved for motorcycle-only parking — and it’s packed! Stay tuned for more information on what we hope to make our annual gathering at Indy!


If you’re on Facebook, join us on the official RSBFS Facebook page! You’ll never miss one of our listings and we get a better chance to talk more directly about the bikes, races, and your projects as well. Thanks to the over 100 fans that have already joined!

Press Attention

We’ve been mentioned twice this month on MCN, the world’s leading Motorcycle news magazine! This is an especially proud moment for me as I consider their publication top notch and a real honor to be mentioned. See this piece on their website about the Bimota Moto2 bikes for sale and this attached .pdf about the homogolation group for sale.

Planned New Features – Coming soon, this will be our new companion website. It will serve as the knowledge base to assist RSBFS readers when researching models for sale. We plan to author and accept guest entries to build a homegrown area that details not only the specifications, but the real history of the models, first hand accounts, and exclusive media like wallpapers and videos. This site will also have areas for reader submitted features, pictures and videos!

Price Guides – We’re building a database of asking prices and auction closes for the bikes we post on this site. In as little as 3-6 months, we’ll have some great data to work from in determining the best values in the used sportbike market. Please let us know if you spot amazing close prices, high or low, on eBay in particular so we can add these values to our database!

Thanks to everyone for your support and looking forward to making RSBFS better and better this summer!

Dan Crouch