With TZ700 bodywork and a custom gas tank, this fascinating AHRMA racer checks plenty of boxes for Yamaha fans.
The Yamaha TZ250 dates back to 1973, and over an impressive production run through 2009 the two-stroke production road racer was competitive all over the world. The seller of this example is a bit light on details as he never rode it, but this bike stands out as it’s got the four-stroke fuel-injected heart from a Kawasaki KX450 motocrosser. In …
Things aren’t going so well for Harley-Davidson nowadays, so let’s take a trip back in time to when Harley was a dominant force in racing – specifically in flat track. The model celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and every major publication was glad to call the XR the most successful race bike of all time.
Built to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the Special Construction, Partially Streamlined class in 2014 (which was rained out), this Ironhead Sportster is called “Silver Fox.”
Per the fine folks at Socal Supermoto, this YZ450F has lap records at both Adams and Apex while being piloted by its owner, American racer Joe Roberts.
Over on the auction site we’ve got a Ducati F1 race bike that is affectionately known as “Walter.” It was originally purchased from a Suzuki dealership in California in 1986 as a racer, then built by Bud Rodgers of Nevada to compete in AMA and AFM. A previous owner was told that it was the AFM Twins Champion in 1991.
Over on the auction site we’ve got something quite special – a Yamaha R7 that was campaigned in British Super Bike Rob Mac Racing with Team Virgin Mobile Yamaha. Even better, it was ridden by my buddy Jamie Robinson of MotoGeo!
It’s typically very hard to find an ex-MotoGP bike for sale from one of the factory teams, yet today I’ve got the second one for you in as many months. Four weeks ago we saw the 2003 Ducati entry piloted by Troy Bayliss, and today we’ve got the 2008 steed of Casey Stoner.
The 1987 running of the World GP Championships was fought on 500cc two-stroke machines – per the seller, this is the steed of Raymond Roche, who placed 13th overall on the #8 of Team Cagiva – Alstare (Bastos).
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Ron Wood established his racing company in 1982, initially selling Dell’Orto carbs and replacement parts. They quickly became the distributor of Rotax engines for competition, and started building racing frames in-house. These creations were homologated as “Wood-Rotax” and were available for competition in AMA flat track and dirt track. Here’s one that’s will need some work as it’s been sitting …
Post Sale Update: This Sprint CRS sold for $20,100 after 53 bids on eBay in Los Gatos, California. The seller of this bike says that Harley built 120 examples of the CRS factory flat track racers in 1968, and he’s got one for you here that’s in “show quality.”
10-30-2020 Update: Two years later, this Laverda racer is back up for sale with a much lower asking price – but is it low enough? Find it with a BIN of $65,000 in Canton, Georgia here on eBay. Post Listing Update: this Laverda did not get any interest at the opening bid of $150k or BIN of $195k. Upon its …
In the world of boutique race bikes, Kramer is enjoying a tremendous amount of success – and the love of some of my buddies including Troy Siahaan at Motorcycle.com and Jensen Beeler at Asphalt & Rubber. The one sentence difference between Kramer’s offerings is that the S is for trackdays and the R is for racing. Here’s one of the …
There isn’t much information and I wish the pictures were bigger, but this listing is too interesting to pass up seeing as the seller states that this MX hack has lots of race history and was a “trophy winner at Pikes Peak.”