View Post

1977 Yamaha RD400

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The RD400 came about when Yamaha made the RD350 a bit bigger in 1976 – displacement was 399cc. Thanks to 44 horsepower, the bigger RD was capable of hitting the ton with a top speed of 105 miles per hour. Most people know the 400 simply for being an easier to ride upgrade over the 350, but it was also …

View Post

Ex-MotoGP in England – 1993 ROC Yamaha YZR500

In Japan, Race by AbhiLeave a Comment

As Mat Oxley argues in this piece called The Day MotoGP Nearly Died, ” the early 90s were the “nadir” of premier-class motorcycle racing. “The reasons for the empty grids were simple: there was no money, there were no bikes and the bikes that were there kept hurling their riders to the ground and breaking their bones. Too many riders …

View Post

Zero Miles in Canada – 1995 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Introduced in 1994, the ZX-9R was Kawi’s response to the instant classic Honda CBR900RR. It made a bit more power but it could not compete on weight, and Kawasaki lagged behind in sales. Weight won’t be an issue with this one, as I doubt it’s ever going to get ridden – the odometer shows less than 1 kilometer on it!

View Post

1989 Yamaha FZR1000

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This FZR sold for $8,550 after 51 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. 6-11-20 Update: This FZR is back up for sale with several changes – the seller reached out to me to let me know that the wheels and turn signals are now stock, it’s had a tune up, there’s new photos, and the reserve has …

View Post

1982 Honda CB900F

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

In the late 70s, Honda offered both a CB750F and a CB900F, but per their marketing department the US only got the 750 and Europe only got the 900. Both markets were upset about this because humans always think the grass is greener on the other side. It took a few years, but Honda eventually satisfied the US by bringing …

View Post

Signed By The Designer – 1993 Yamaha GTS1000

In Japan, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This GTS was pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown. The GTS1000 was full of technology that would not make its way to most bikes for years to come, including fuel injection, ABS brakes, and most importantly, the RADD front suspension designed by James Parker. This suspension was able to isolate braking from damping, leading to …

View Post

915 Miles – 1986 Honda CT110

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CT110 sold for $2,850 after 17 bids on eBay in Beacon, New York. Honda’s Trail 90 (or CT90, depending on the market) was a popular entry point for youngsters to learn how to ride in the dirt. One of the reasons it was so easy to ride was the 4-speed transmission with an automatic clutch. So …

View Post

Ending Soon – 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200R

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: this ZRX sold for $5,029 on IMA in Brooklyn, New York. Built as a tribute to the KZ1000 piloted by Eddie Lawson while winning the 1981 and 1982 AMA Superbike titles, the ZRX series is a muscle-car version of the UJM. This low-mileage example is adorned in the less common pairing of Candy Lightning Blue/Galaxy Silver and …

View Post

Still New – 2006 Kawasaki KDX200

In Dual-Sport, Japan by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Listing Update: This KDX did not meet reserve with 11 bids up to $7,599 in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut here on eBay. If you saw yesterday’s Honda CR250R and like the idea of displaying a never-ridden two-stroke off-roader but you bleed green, the same seller has a KDX200 in similar condition – it was apparently started for the first time ever …

View Post

Still New – 2003 Honda CR250R

In Japan, Off-Road by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This CR250R sold for $12,200 after 2 bids on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. Honda debuted the third-generation twin spar aluminum-framed CR250R two-stroke motocrosser in 2002, though they followed it up in 2003 with changes to the cylinder, exhaust, valves, air intake, CDI, suspension, and more. Yet none of that may matter with this bike, as it’s never …

View Post

1966 Honda C100

In Japan, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Post Sale Update: This C100 sold for $2,822 after 31 bids on eBay in St. Petersburg, Florida. The most produced motor vehicle in history, Honda’s Super Cub is still in production (and just got a 125cc facelift with the powertrain from the Grom). These wonderful bikes, which changed the face of motorcycling in the United States in conjunction with the …