For KTM fans, the letters RFR are something special. They stand for Rally Factory Replica, and they designate bikes that compete in legendary races like the Dakar Rally. This one’s participated in the Dakar, as well as the FIM Rally (now called the Desert Challenge) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb!
Introdcued in 1975, the KR750 was Kawasaki’s top tier road racing machine, piloted by legendary names such as Gary Nixon, Steve Baker, and Mike Baldwin. Normally when I feature something that looks like a KR750, it’s a tribute – but today someone’s got Baldwin’s actual machine up for sale!
For the last few years, KTM’s offered a customer version of the race bike they use in legendary competitions like the Dakar. Called the RFR (for Rally Factory Replica), it features a race-spec chassis, WP XACT PRO suspension, Akrapovic exhaust, windshield with navigation tower, and a whole bunch of pedigree – when this bike was released, KTM had won the …
Also known as the GS1000R, the Suzuki XR69 was born out of Pops Yoshimura’s request for Suzuki to help him with some development of his GS750-based Formula 750 racer. In 1977, F750 became Formula One and they allowed 1,000cc motors. Suzuki started using the GS1000 motor (good for 74 horsepower stock) but Pops was able to coax approximately 130 horsepower …
The Aprilia RS250 Cup is by far, the most race-oriented of the street-legal 250s sold in the US. Built from 1995-2002, it was designed to pay homage to Aprilia’s success in the 250 GP championships. Powered by a modified Suzuki 250cc originally designed by Rotax, Aprilia made some of their own changes and made one of the most desirable 250’s …
Here’s an unexpected platform to go land speed racing with – a Honda S65!
Jonathan Rea recently made history by winning his 100th World Superbike Race – making him the first person to win 100 races in a single class of FIM road racing. You might not be as fast as him, but now you can ride his bike, as he’s selling his practice ride on eBay.
This classic racer features a ESO (which became part of Jawa in 1964) 500 in a Seeley frame with Ceriani forks and a fair number of other period race goodies.
Called the Yamando, this hybrid features a Yamaha XS650 motor (bored out to 750) in a Norton Commando frame and it’s a multiple-time winner in the Canadian vintage road racing P2 Heavyweight class.
Andrea Dovizioso started off strong in the 2018 MotoGP season on his Ducati Desmosedici GP18, winning the season opener in Qatar. He’d end up winning four races that year, finishing second to Marc Marquez for the second year in a row. Over on the auction site, we’ve got a right fairing from one of the GP18 bikes (Dovizioso’s teammate that …
5-13-21 Update:: Almost a year later, this interesting sidecar racer is back up for sale – find it with an opening bid of $500 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.
Ready for AHRMA racing, this non-street legal CB750 has been well modified and puts down 89 horsepower at the rear wheel.
The logo of “Geriatric Racing” on the front fender is worth a chuckle, but this land speed RD350 will hopefully make you smile when you’re riding it, too.
The seller of this Ninja says that he spent over $10,000 building it, but it’s spent the last year on a battery tender in storage due to COVID so he’ll take a quarter of the build cost to let it go to a new home.
With an asking price of $1,500, this might be the cheapest way to get yourself a land speed racer that’s set multiple records! This 175cc salt racer set records in A (Special Construction) groups: APS-PG, APS-PF, A-PG, A-PF.