This bike is local, ridden at my club in fact, so it has had my eye for awhile, for the life of me I have no idea why it has yet to sell.
Its perfect makes 200HP on the Two Wheel Dynoworks dyno, running MR12, and is priced really nicely at 13999 USD.
The 2016 ZX10 is a rocket ship, I actually lied about that power number, it makes 206.67 on MR12 and a very respectable 194 on pump gas. Nels just sent over the attached "screenshot" of the chart. The red line is a third custom Electronic Throttle Valve map for rain. This map greatly reduces power delivery in the first three gears.
The bike wants for nothing, great suspension, all the KRT kit parts. Looks great, and has been professionally looked after by the very reputable KFG motorsports in Washington.
The bike was built prior to the 2017 season.
You will not find a cheaper way to throw a leg over a 200hp bike. Do not even try you will only waste your time and money.
If you have any interest email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me through the FB page.
The bike is currently in Washington state.
The 13999 USD price includes nothing other than the bike. No spares, no free stickers, no hugs. Maybe the hugs are negotiable...
On to the details.
GP Suspension 25MM Kit. Penske Triple Adjustable Shock KRT Kit ECU and Harness KRT Kit intake cams (new). KRT kit head gasket KRT Kit oil catch can Hindle System Driven rear sets (GP shift) Driven gas cap Keyless Vortex clip-ons and gearing D.I.D EVR3 520 chain Flexiglass bodywork Captive spacers Yoshimura case savers Oil (Motul 300V) and OEM filter changes every weekend Tuned at 2 Wheel Dynoworks ---MR 12 approx 205 HP ---Pump. Approx 194 HP ---Rain Map (ETV)
Bright and Beautiful SS R1
The first thing that caught my eye with this bike was the colour scheme. Subtle and gaudy, seemingly at the same time.
I am in love.
The R1 looks better and sounds better than damn near any bike on the planet, I want one. This bike might be the best looking superstock build I have come across this off season. I held off on posting this one for a day, just to make sure I did not need to pull the trigger.
This thing is spec'd really nicely, and based on pics alone, I would say this thing has been really well taken care of.
The bike has had one owner, who bought the bike new from the dealer, and was built with the help of Graves Motorsport and Attack Performance. The paintwork was done by MC Pro Designs, best known for their work on the Graves Yamaha's. Total cost for the build was 30000 USD.
The transmission recall was completed in 2015, and the motor was just given a full rebuild, to Superstock spec, by Gary Dean at Speed Demon motorcycles in Santa Clarita. That rebuild alone just cost 3500 USD. The rest of the bike has done 3238 miles.
The bike is said to have many race wins in CVMA, and has done a 1:48 around Chuckwalla.
A full spec list will be included below, the highlights of which are the Flashtune electronics, K Tech suspension, and of course the aforementioned fresh motor build.
The bike is listed at 17995 USD as pictured with the stock wheels, the set of Dymag wheels, the best looking wheels on the market IMO, are available for an additional 2300, 2700 with the Braketech rotors.
The bike is located in San Diego CA, but as always I am glad to put you in touch with the guys over at motoshippers.com for USA wide shipping.
This thing is a beauty, and sure to be the envy of your paddock.
The owner can be reached at Krisaldeman@yahoo.com or at 1 503 913 6118
• Mileage 3238. Motor just rebuilt and refreshed • Brembo RCS Master Cylinder • Vesrah SRJL XX Pads • Graves Radiator Cap • Cox Radiator and Oil Cooler guards • Tank Grips • Professionally molded Seat Pad • Ohlins Steering Damper • Woodcraft Frame Sliders • ZERO GRAVITY WINDSCREEN • Flash Tune ECU • Flash Tune Auto Blip & Quick Shifter • Flash Tune RACE TEAM • Graves full Titanium Exhaust • SPIEGLER ABS Delete & Braided Brake Lines • Moto-Holders SUB FRAME • Moto-Holders FAIRING STAY • Sharkskins bodywork and professional paint by Chad at MC Pro Designs (Chad does all the Graves bikes) • GB RACING & Yosh Engine Covers • Attach Performance REAR-SETS • EVOL Technology Clip-ons • FAST BY FRANK CAPTIVE SPACERS front and rear • K-Tech Suspension 20DDS Fork Cartridge Kit (Pressurized) -several springs available • K-Tech Suspension Pro Shock-updated valving- several springs available • EK ERV3 520 CHAIN • VORTEX SPROCKETS • Graves BRAKE LEVER GUARD • Active Quick Action Throttle (Imported from Japan) • Lightech Gas Cap • Lightech Chain Adjusters
Other stock parts
Dymag Wheels 2300 Bare 2700 w/ Rotors/TC Rings/ProBolt TI Hardware.
Entry Level ZX6R (636)
Time for something a little more entry level.
The ZX6R is my personal favorite 600, or in the case of this bike, 636. For the most part, the ZX6R has remained unchanged since 2009. The frame, swingarm, fork and overall geometry are still the same on the 'latest' 2018 model. In 2013 the bike got a bit of a facelift, and more importantly an extra 36cc.
This sellers original listing doesn't have a ton of detail but at 3900 USD this is a quite a lot of bike for not a lot of cash. The bike appears to have 16643 miles on it, but it has seen some shit. It has a salvage title, the tank and bodywork are pretty much trash, but still useable. The seller does note he has a fresh set of bodywork for an additional 400 USD.
Out of the box, the suspension on this bike was really good, if it is your first track bike it certainly will not be holding you back. Racetech valving in the front forks, which this bike has is all you need. The rear shock always worked pretty well for me, but the seller does also have a Penske triple clicker available for a further 750 USD. Personally, I would save the money, get the rear shock set up for your weight and go fucking rip.
The seller notes there are some spares included, in the pics you can see a second set of wheels with rains mounted, but there is no mention of those specifically in the ad.
One concern I would have as a buyer, make sure you can race a 636 with your local club. That will be hit and miss.
A used but clean tank is going to set you back anywhere from 300-500 USD.
I would also budget some money for a new exhaust, be it a stock one, or another, quieter aftermarket can. The M4 megaphone is going to absolutely howl, and at many tracks, it will be an issue.
We all know the Buell story, well, the broad story. But as I have learned from talking to this seller there are many, many stories from within the factory which are beyond interesting. One I will delve into further below.
I certainly have a soft spot for all of Erik Buell's creations, but the 1190 was clearly the pinnacle. In terms of engineering, it was the Buell vision continued, Zero Torsional Loading brakes, fluid in frames, etc. Aesthetically, it is one of my favorite bikes to be produced in the last five years. I love the beautifully curved front fairing, a nice evolution from the absolutely fucking hideous 1125 bikes, without completely dropping all resemblance. The 999 esque stacked headlights were also a winner in my book, but a lot of people will call my taste into question, with the RX the headlight was changed, so clearly, I am wrong. Obviously, many of the EBR bikes never made it into the hands of anyone, and I am sure there are still a few Erik Buell creations hidden in crates here and there.
This bike started out as just one of those bikes. Originally produced in July of 2013, bike number 11 of the 35 total in existence, it sat crated until the spring of 2016.
The bike was built as a back up to another 1190 RS. However it was never thrust into service, so the bike only has 220 miles. All of which came on the dyno, first for the break in, then for tuning.
The bike has all the usual EBR race parts; the front brake set up was treated to an EBR race caliper, and race disc hardware, a dry break set up is another nice addition. The electronics are all sorted, race wiring harness, race ECU (tuned by EBR themselves) specifically for the gorgeous, and extremely rare Tullet exhaust. The cush drive, which EBR actually placed on the front sprocket, as opposed to the far more conventional rear set up, has been deleted. The cush is put on the front sprocket in order to reduce sprung weight. For sure one of the most striking things about these bikes are the seemingly 'spindly' wheels. It is amazing how much fat you can trim. The swingarm pivot has also been swaped out to a hardened alloy piece. The bike also wears a pair of EBR factory rearsets with Woodcraft pegs, and a complete set of GB Racing case covers.
The suspension is the standard RS stuff, which was as good as you see on any production bike. Ohlins TTX shock in the rear and the front forks were fit with Ohlins NIX 30 cartridges. This was one of those interesting little stories I mentioned earlier. Obviously, EBR wanted to build race bikes, so they asked Ohlins USA to build them a set of AMA spec forks. So Ohlins USA did just that, they custom machined a set of 54 mm outers, as per EBR's spec, then fitted a set of the aforementioned NIX 30 cartridges. The lowers were custom machined billet aluminum pieces. Now I know that sounds pretty fucking bland, the interesting part was that this was all done by Ohlins USA. The mothership back in Sweeden did not give them the approval to do this. They just went and got it done. That right there is the real Erik Buell story, just fucking get it done. Never has a company been more deserving of the "American Dream" cliches. I will need to own of these bikes, just so I can continue to hear more Buell stories if nothing else.
As you can see in the pictures, the bike comes with an extensive complement of spares, a full list will be displayed below. Of note, the stock bodywork, including the headlight and taillight are included.
The ask for the entire package is 26000 USD. You will not find a better RS package.
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Built in July of 2013. Bike # 11 of 35
Sat in the crate through to the spring of 2016.
EBR Race caliper
EBR Front disc race hardware
EBR Cush delete
Front brake dry break connection
Tullet race exhaust with mid break (extremely rare)
Race tuned ECU for exhaust (tuned by EBR)
IAC tuning to rider spec (tuned by raceworx)
Superbike Ohlins steering damper kit (same used by factory EBR teams)
GB Racing case covers
EBR race wiring harness
Hardened swingarm pivot shaft (alloy)
2X race brake hardware (extremely rare)
Titanium swingarm pivot shaft
Radiators with oil cooler
2X chain sliders
Entire GP shift kit with quick shifter
2X wideband O2 sensors
5X oil filters
Wheel set with disc, sprocket, spacers, race brake hardware
If you are asking yourself, why? I would ask, why are you here?
The Ducati Sport Classic was a bike before its time. Today these bikes are selling above MSRP, and countless other retro-racer bikes are flying out of showrooms like they are going out of style. I bet Ducati wishes they could dust off the tooling and churn out some more Sport Classics...it is really not too late.
This is in my opinion the finest Sport Classic to grace the earth. The famous NCR take on the SC, "New Blue" would look like a cluttered mess next to this thing. NCR's bike was based on a 2007, dual shock, model. Anyone who knows fucking anything will tell you that if you want a sport classic, it has to be the monoposto. You may be trading form for function, a trade I would rarely make, but this is just that rare occasion.
This bike was built by the legendary "Fast Frank" Shockley. If you recognize the name but can't quite place it, Fast Frank is known as the namesake behind Fast Frank Racing. FFR are known best for their beautifully machined quick change kits, a necessity if you are trying to pull off that "superbike" look at the local Starbucks, or if you are doing it for real in the Motoamerica paddock., The first product I ever bought from them...captive wheel spacers. The captive spacers are a must have if you change wheels and tires frequently, some of the best money you can spend. Is there anything more irritating than cramming a rear wheel into a swingarm whilst trying to balance a caliper and two spacers?...obviously not. If you are not already familiar with their work, check out www.fastfrankracing.com ...after you finish scrolling through Track-Toys.
That was a LOT of preamble, on to the bike.
It started life as a 2006 Ducati Sport Classic Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition. The only real gripe anyone had with these bike was with the suspension, well that has been well and truly dealt with. Up front a set of NCR billit adjustable triple clamps hold a pair of Ohlins FGRT 819 forks, and the rear, single, shock was also taken care of by Ohlins. The rear shock is a TTX, however it was custom built for the bike by Ohlins USA. The list of bespoke parts might start there, but that is certainly not where it ends.
I knew where to start, but where to take it next...the superbike motor, the gorgeous carbon kevlar tank, the paint work....I am honestly overwhelmed by this extensive build, to simplify things, just look at the spec sheet below.
This bike is just trick. There is not a snowballs chance in hell you could replace it for the 39995 USD ask. No way. Why would you, when perfection has already been achieved.
If you have any interest, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through any of our social media accounts.
2008 Moto-St Endurance Race Series, 2 race wins and the Series Championship (Daytona Motorsports Group Series)
2009 AMA Pro Moto-GT Endurance Championship, 6 race wins including the 8 hours of Daytona and the the Championship.
(in the endurance races this bike was ridden by some well known riders like Dario Marchetti, Dane Westby, Brian Stokes, Brad Phillips, Pete Friedland and Fast Frank Shockley.
All the endurance racing was done with a nearly stock engine and chassis set up as the series rules did not allow for extensive modifications.
2011 The bike was built into what it is today, parts were added as time and money permitted, the build as it is now was completed in 2015.
2011-2016 (The bike only competed in 2 to 3 race weekends each year so the bike really doesn't have a lot of miles on it)
14 race wins in CCS and AHRMA
2015 CCS National Champion in Lightweight Superbike
2015 CCS National Champion in Lightweight Formula 40
Ohlins FGRT819 forks with DLC coated fork tubes, forks built by Fast Bike Industries
NCR Billet adjustable offset triple clamps
NCR Fairing Bracket
Custom built Ohlins TTX rear shock (built by Ohlins USA)
Brand new Marchesini Magnesium Wheels
ETI Carbon/Kevlar Fuel Tank, underside of tank covered in Gold heat resistance tape
New Brembo HP Front brake Rotors
Brembo RCS19 Brake and Clutch master cylinders
Brembo Mono Block front brake calipers
Lightened rear brake rotor
Spiegler brake lines
Air Tech Fairing and seat
Custom Paint by Asher Finishing (the flags on the tank are hand painted)
Hand made Aluminum belly Pan
Carbon fiber vented front fender
Carbon fiber rear fender
Fast Frank Front and rear wheel quick change kits
Under mount rear brake caliper
Shorai Lightweight battery
75% of hardware is Titanium
DID ERV3 520 Chain
Motion Pro Rev 2 Throttle
Rizoma Brake Lever Guard
2009 Ducati M1100 Engine (cases are lighter, stronger and have top mount ign pickup and oil sprayers under piston)
Lightened, balanced and knife edged crank
1098 Crank Main bearings
Pistal 100mm 1123cc Pistons
Millennium tech bored and plated cylinders
JPrecision CNC ported heads with 47mm intake and 41mm exhaust valves
MBP Valve retainers
Low resistance closing rocker springs (custom wound for FFR)
NCR Race Cams
NCR Large Oil Cooler
Micro Tech ECU
Magnesium Valve Covers
NCR Magnesium Side engine cases
Ducati Slipper Clutch
SC Projects Racing carbon muffler with Termignoni Headers
Tip Over Sensor
Ducati Superbike Stator/rotor (lighter weight)
Lightened primary and cam gears
Billet aluminum cam belt pulleys
Custom 8mm Spark plug wires
MotoCorse over sized throttle bodies and velocity stacks with K&N filters
Billet engine breather
Geoff May's 2017 ZX10RR
A short write up today, but the bike speaks for itself.
This is Geoff May's 2017 Superstock ZX10RR. If I was in the market for a stocker, the 10RR would undoubtedly be my choice, the best brakes, the best fork, a powerplant that makes mad power, and nice easy access to kit parts. Whats not to love?
Both the motor and fuelling were dealt with by Mike Goldin at KWS Motorsports, better hands you can not find. Again, KWS do great work, I should probably hit them up for some money at some point.
The bike has all the usual stuff, a full list of components will be listed below, the highlights of which are the Kit ECU/wiring harness, kit steering head offsets, GP cartridges and a JRI rear shock.
The motor was given a recent refresh, the bike itself currently has just over 2000 miles on it.
At 18950 USD I don't think you will find a better sorted Superstock ride...this side of the Atlantic anyway.
If you have any interest send me a message through the Facebook page or email me at email@example.com
Kit ECU Kit Wire Harness Kit steering head offsets M4 exhaust, with complete spare exhaust Evol Tech handlebars Evol Tech Rearsets Shorai Battery Kit Head Gasket DID ERV3 chain Vortex sprockets SBS DS Race Pads Armour Bodies Gp Suspension 25mm fork kit by TMan JRI rear shock tuned by TMan KWS Mike Godin Dual Maps KWS Mike Godin SSTK engine Build
KWS Motorsports SV650
Big fan of KWS Motorsports. Bigger fan of SV650's.
The long time readers of TT, we have been doing this for over a year now, will recognise the name KWS, we have featured a number of their bikes. For good reason, there are very few shops out there with work as clean as bikes the guys at KWS put out into the wild.
This one is eye catching, even though it is actually a pretty vanilla SV build, but vanilla can be great, the quality puts this example over the top, think of it as an organic vanilla bean gelato, rather than your run of the mill Breyers crap.
The engine and chassis were put together from a 2005 SV650 by KWS. The engine is over bored and features KWS modified, single plug heads. On race fuel the motor is claimed to make north of 90 HP and 56 FT.LB's. A Dynojet PCIII has maps for both race fuel, and 100 octane.
TWF bored throttle bodies top the motor off, quite literally, and a Yoyodyne slipper clutch with OEM plates stands between the motor and rider. That exact combination is what I will be running in my personal SV race bike for 2018.
The SV forks have been replaced, but not with the usual GSXR upside down fork, but rather with a standard, right side up, set taken from an SV1000. I actually quite like it. The stock look does wonders for stealth, and the forks and brakes are more than up to the job, at least... as fitted. The fork features custom MRP cartridges, K-Tech compression adjusters, and is currently sprung with .95 springs.
The master cylinder came from outside the Suzuki parts bin, and is off an R6.
The rear shock has been replaced with a triple adjustment unit from JRI.
The bike also has all the prerequisite race mods, as well as all the prerequisite SV stuff. The full list of specs can be seen below.
The bike comes with a good complement of spares, and some great stuff from Pit Bull. Headstand, Paddock Stand, and a Restraint system are all included.
The bike, in current trim, is eligible to be ridden in the following CCS/ASRA race classes: GT Lightweight, LW SBK, LW GP, Thunderbike, Supertwins, LW F40, ASRA Thunderbike, ASRA LW Team Challenge.
List price is 6500 USD, the bike is located in Virginia.
If you have any interest, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me through the FB page.
Spec Sheet :
KWS built SV 650 05 Chassis KWS Big bore engine (produces north of 90HP and 56 ft.lb. torque on race fuel) KWS Single plug cylinder heads Power commander III with maps for race and 100 octane fuel TWF bored throttle bodies Gear indicator with TRE 1st Gen Woodcraft clutch cover for easy clutch inspection Yoyodyne slipper clutch with OEM clutch plates/steels Open air box with K&N filter Tank risers Dyno Jet quick shifter GP shift SV1000 forks with MRP custom cartridges, K-tech compression adjusters, .95 springs JRI rear shock double adjustable SV1000 4 piston calipers with Vesrah RJL pads Pro bolt race aluminum hardware for brakes calipers, mounting bolts, pinch bolts Vortex clip-ons R6 master cylinder Left side ignition switch Core custom braided stainless brake lines Woodcraft rear sets (with some spare parts) Woodcraft frame sliders Captive rear caliper bracket Captive rear wheel and sprocket spacers 1 set of wheels powder coated white (SV rear, GSXR front) with ceramic bearings Spare fuel tank (dented but no leaks) Several sets of Pirelli slick 160/60 and 120/70 take off’s for practice Pit bull front headstand Pit bull rear stand Pit Bull Trailer restraint and pins Spare gearing (front and rear sprockets) Spare brake and clutch levers
Whatever other Suzuki spares I can find, I have lots.
Danny Tomlinson Racing CBR
No team has impressed me more on the roads this last year than DTR. With Dan Kneen on board they surprised a lot of people, possibly including themselves.
Their Supersport CBR600 is available for 7500 GBP. Or as they say that side of the Atlantic, or nearest offer.
The easiest way to describe the bike is to say that its a Real Road Racing Supersport. If it is allowed under the regulations, it probably has it.
The crown jewel of this bike is the Chris Mayhew engine. The guy is a legend in the road racing world, and his work on the Honda's is extra special. If you have watched Closer to the Edge you will be familiar with Chris. He is the grey haired boy building engines in his garden shed. If you have not watched Closer to the Edge, what the fuck are you doing with your life.
The engine has just been refreshed and has had just two outings since.
This bike was ridden by both Jonathan Howarth and Mike Booth.
If you have any interest, message me through the FB page, or email me at email@example.com and I will put you in touch with man you need to speak with.
2013 RMZ 250F
There is no form of racing more fun than Supermoto, but I am not an enlightened man, I have never ridden flattrack. So what the fuck do I know.
This bike really could be a three for, off road, motard, and tracker. The RMZ250 is a great platform to buy, a tougher one to build, so head my advice and buy used. I couldn’t comment on building a flat track bike from Suzuki/Kawi, but building a motard out of one is tough to do on a budget, finding used parts is nowhere near as simple as with the Orange, Red, or Blue bikes. This machine was built for Dawson Schieffer, you can check him out on social media, or at dawsonschiefferracing.com, the bike is being sold to fund next years race program.
The supermoto set up is nice, more than good enough to be competitive, but the brake system could be upgraded from the current stock MC and caliper. That is literally the only short coming I can spot here, and at 4500 USD, the price leaves some room for the new owner to bring upgrades of their own, and still come out ahead.
The bike will come with a nice set of rains, a set of slicks, and as many take offs as you care to take away with you.
The off road set up is fairly straight forward, its an RMZ 250, enough said there, check out whatever review you like, I prefer to read dirt rider, but pick your own poison. Of note, a brand new set of knobbies will be mounted, the ice tires currently wrapped around the dirt rims will be removed…negotiate those to be included and you could make the argument you are getting 4 bikes in one…three and a half at least. Or make your own studded tires, that seems like a great way to spend an afternoon. Maybe you even have a box of sheet metal screws holding down a jar somewhere, put them to use!
The flat-track set up is impressive. A complete set of forks, wheels, tires, and a purpose built exhaust are included. Everything you need.
At 4500 USD this thing is a great buy.
If I didn’t already have five too many bikes in the shop, I wouldn’t be featuring this thing at all. I would be dialling the owner, and shortly after giving Tim at motoshippers.com a call.
If your interested, contact me through the FB page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't sit around thinking to long, I might go make some space in the shop.
Taz Mac's Undefeated R6
First I want to start by saying it has been too long. Thank you to everyone who has submitted bikes, messaged me, or liked the FB page. It means a lot and I appreciate the support.
The first bike I am going to share this off season is a showstopper. Tarran Mackenzie’s undefeated 2016 R6.
Taz and Team Traction Control, now McAMS racing came out of the gates storming. Doing the double at the first three rounds of the BSB Supersport season. Six wins and a 40 point lead in the championship earned Mackenzie a ticket out of BSB and on to the world stage. He took over for Danny Kent on Kiefer racing’s Moto2 machine.
The early season success should have come as a surprise to… well…absolutely fucking nobody. Taz was the reigning champ, and TTC have these R6’s absolutely dialed. We have featured a few of them on Track-Toys in the past and they sold nearly as quick as they get around. To quickly refresh your memory this is a very similar bike to the one Ian Hutchinson rode to four straight Supersport wins at the TT, and many other road racing successes.
The R6 has been the weapon in the Supersport class for the better part of a decade, and has only been one upped this year by the “new” 2017 R6. However many teams had trouble getting their hands on a 2017 in time for the start of the season. But in all honesty I don’t think many of them cared. The proof is really in the pudding…6 straight wins. McAMS road rider Ian Hutchinson was one of the few who opted to run the 2017. He had an ok outing at the Northwest 200, but surely was disappointed in his fourth place finish at the TT. His closest rival, Michael Dunlop, took the win on the “old” R6 in race one. Sadly the second Supersport race was scraped, so Hutchy and the team were not given a chance at redemption.
Who knows what Tarran and McAMS could have done with this bike had he stayed on for the entirety of the campaign. An undefeated season in motorcycle racing is a near impossibility, but if a team, bike and rider ever could have pulled it off, I think this group might have been it.
After Taz took his talents to the GP circuit he maintained his lead in the championship for a number of rounds, and currently still sits in sixth spot overall, despite scoring naught for the last 14 races.
When Mackenzie left the squad the bike was sold to IMR racing, the current owner. They have since campaigned the bike on the roads with Paul Jordan riding. I believe Paul and the team may have taken one or two national wins on the bike, but for me, the most impressive moment was at the Ulster GP. Jordan was running really quick, within the top 10 all meeting, and his, as well as the bikes, efforts were rewarded with a fifth place finish in Supersport race two.
Now, after all that fucking preamble, we get to the sale of the bike.
The bike is available for 22500 GBP and a package of spares including a brand new SS spec motor can be added on for an additional 4500 GBP.
The bike has done 300 miles since a full refresh and is in perfect condition. I am confident in saying that not a dime has been spared on the maintenance of this rig.
The build is that of any other top flight Supersport. If the rules allow it, it has it. I will include a more detailed build list below, but the big ticket items are the Ohlins suspension, Motec electronics, and the SS spec motor, which is very capable of putting down a number in excess of 140 BHP.
The spares package, which is available for 4500 GBP, is extensive. As I mentioned it includes a second 0 hour motor, a spare tank, 4 sets of wheels (with discs) and three sets of bodywork. The original McAMS bodywork being one of the sets.
I don’t think you can find a nicer R6 for sale at the moment.
Spec sheet, and a link to the eBay listing are below. If you have any questions feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will put you in touch with the right people.
2016 Yamaha R6 140+ BHP
300 miles from full rebuild
Original McAms Yamaha bodywork
Full Motec & GPS
Ohlins front fork internals
Akrapovic full system
Bora radiator & Oil cooler
Lightec rear sets
Samco sport hoses
Renthal Clip ons & Bars
GB racing covers
4 Sets of wheels & discs
3 sets of bodywork including original McAMS Yamaha BSB bodywork
1098 R #149
I am flogging a dead horse here, but the 1098 platform is really fucking good.
This particular horse is number 149 of the 500 2008 1098R's that were made, and it has a ton of life left in it thanks to a recent 6000 dollar motor rebuild.
The asking price is 15000 USD or nearest offer.
The bike has a total of 7785 miles, 445 of which are post rebuild. The odometer currently reads 445.
All the major components are in excellent condition, and this bike has some gorgeous components. A full spec sheet will be added below.
The highlights include a RAM magnesium swingarm, Attack Performance Triples, Ohlins TTX shock, Ohlins FGRT 803 forks, Brembo RCS MC and a Termignoni exhaust.
A ton of money has been thrown at this thing and absolutely nothing has been missed.
The seller has a number of trick parts which are not included in the ask, but are available for an additional fee. A Microtec ECU is available for an additional 500 USD as well as a really trick Nemesis traction control system, complete with Nintendo style switches. This system retailed for 3k, but the seller would let it go for 1500 USD.
If you have any questions or interest we can be reached through the FB page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
recent engine rebuild -- $6000 -- Rockwell Cycles in NY
upgraded Brembo radial Master 19x18 with folding lever
upgraded Brembo gold 4 pad front calipers
lightened rear brake disc
Catalyst Composite body work -- lower front portion of the belly pan has been modified to clear the front wheel for 28mm offset triples
Motoholders Fairing Bracket
Aluminum Subframe with billet nemesis DTC mount
Ducati Performance Race Seat
Brand new AGM battery installed
Perfect Track Bike
I am sure I have said it before, the 1098/1198 is one of, if not still the best track bike I have ever ridden.
It has incredible balance, feel, any and every intangible. The power is not half bad either, and no one can call into question the low end torque.
I think the best endorsement you can give a bike was given by the Ducati factory WSBK team in 2012, they chose this, outdated machine, over the new Panigale.
This is an incredibly well sorted example, and at just 7500 USD I think it is the track weapon of choice.
This bike was bought off the showroom floor as a 2011 1198 SP, the highest spec model available in 2011, and stripped and built into a race/track rig.
The beautiful 1198 heart is stock, but it is breathing through a set of FMF Apex carbon cans, and the exhaust servo has been properly deleted. A Ducati Performance slipper clutch lives behind an open Axljack clutch cover, a must have on a trellis frame Duc.
The stock Ohlins suspension has all been reworked resprung and revalved, with race valving, by Markbilt race bikes. The front forks are mounted to a beautiful set of Nichols billet triple clamps, and the rear shock is mounted to a Kyle linear rear link.
Controls have also been modified, the stock master has been replaced with a Brembo RCS 19, the throttle is fully adjustable motion pro unit, and the shift pattern has been changed to GP. The stock quickshifter has been replaced in order to accommodate GP shift, but the stock unit is included in the sale, should the new owner wish to return to standard shift.
Tires are brand new Supercorsa's, and the quick change rear sprocket and 520 chain are in good shape.
The Catalyst Concepts bodywork shows as most track bikes do, good from 10 feet, and fucking fantastic when you blow someones doors off coming out of the corner...I am aware bikes don't have doors.
If you have any interest contact me through the FB page, or at email@example.com
The Suzuki TL has been called a lot of things, pretty sure as fuck is not one of them. My favourite name, tractor, although this bike closer resembles Paul Bunyan's blue ox, Babe.
This baby blue TLR almost borders on graceful. At least in profile.
The TL languished behind the RC 51 in almost all areas, save for maybe its heart. The 1000cc lump makes legendary low end torque, providing pulling power which could very well rival that of an Ox.
This bike was built from the ground up and many of the "faults" which ailed the TLR have been addressed. The fork and front calipers are transplanted from a 04 GSXR1000, although the top triple has been replaced by a really trick looking Vortex piece, and the master cylinder has been upgraded to a radial Brembo. The rear of the bike was not left untouched. The rear shock replaced with a Penske unit, and the rear swingarm has been modified to accept captive spacers, and an under-slung Wilwood caliper.
The motor is stock, but does have a Power Commander fitted.
What makes this bike really stand out are the aesthetic mods. The Honda RS250 tail section is simply perfect, and the modified M4 exhaust follows straight in its footsteps.
At 5600 USD this is as nice a TLR as I have ever come across. The bike is located in Indianapolis.
At 45000 GBP this Duc is mad expensive, too expensive really. But it is a bike worth lusting after, I personally had a shot of Martin Jessop riding one of these Riders 1198 machines at the Macau GP, his shoulder literally scraping the wall, not unlike the image of Micheal Rutter with which I covered this piece.
The 1198 RS was the most exclusive iteration of the 1198, also the best. Basically a factory race version of the already formidable 1198. This one was shipped to the Riders team and was given the full Superbike treatment. Hence the price.
It is said to have had just "one" use at the TT and achieved a 128 mph lap. Now, I am not sure if that is to mean that it did one lap at 128 mph, or if it did one TT fortnight, which would obviously be a very different thing.
I have no idea why, or who thought it was a good idea to take the photographs of the bike on their Motorola Rzr, but I would want to see this machine in person, and get some clarification on its use, and obviously specs.
In terms of specs, nothing specific is offered by the seller, save for the Ohlins TTX rear shock and front forks, although I believe they are the FGR, not the TTX. A cursory glance at the photos does however show that the brakes, tank, swingarm, and the aforementioned suspension are all what you would expect to see on a properly prepped Superbike.
If you have 45000 pounds burning a hole in your pocket, I might spend it in another way. But its hard to fault the 1198 RS.
Offered at 20000 GBP, from the same seller as the beautiful 888 we just featured. This 748 is not as iconic as the 996, nor is the red bull livery as desirable as the factory red, but if you can afford a factory 996 I am going to guess you do not waste your time searching for a bike, you pay someone to do that for you... have I mentioned we offer consulting services???
This bike is a beauty, one of only 22 factory race 748's to come out of Bologna in 2001. This one was campaigned in World Supersport and the British Supersport Championship by Ben Atkins, Red Bull Reve team, and was mounted by Ian Simpson.
If a bike is not in factory colours, I can not think of a better livery to have. If the Redbull logo stands for one thing other than the beverage, it is money. It is clear that when this bike was built it wanted for nothing. There are more than a few factory parts sprinkled on this thing.
The current owner purchased the bike from the team, who had completely rebuilt the bike after Ian Simpson had a massive season ending crash, for the bike at least, at Brands Hatch. Upon purchase the owner removed the bodywork and tank and raced the bike at Aintree (club level) for less than 300 miles before retiring it and returning it to its original red bull bodywork.
As the bike has sat for some time, the timing belt, fluids, and any rubber parts should be replaced prior to use.
The bike comes with an unbelievably great contingency of spares. 2 engines, 1 gear box, a gauge cluster, wheels, a spare tank and bodywork (owners personal bodywork, not redbull)
25000 GBP is a lot of cash to spend on an ageing, at this point fully aged, super model. But is it not worth it? Even just so you can say you had her?
I was born in 1988, so I can not say I grew up lusting after this bike, nor am I a Duc guy, but there is no denying they are a blue chip collectable.
This one certainly looks the part, and has good, bordering on great provenance. Said to have had just three owners in its lifetime, it may have avoided the typical cannibalisation, or outright theft, that we sadly see on so many race bikes.
Originally built for Mike Edwards by JB and Baines Racing, to be run in the British Sound of Thunder Championship, as well as the World Sound of Thunder series. The bike was said to have achieved podiums, and wins at both levels, although no race records or set up notes are said to be provided.
In 1994 the bike was sold to Tom Knight who campaigned the machine in BSB, managing to spend the majority of his time in the top 10 mixing it up with the factory boys.
After the 1996 season the bike was retired, and in 2004 it was purchased by the current owner.
The bike was said to have been taken immediately to Baines Racing, the original builder, where it received a 20K refresh. The bike has had less than 100 miles on it since then and has quite literally been a living room ornament.
Although I think it would make a great vintage racer, I believe this bike is destined for the same fate over the next 15 years. I have no doubt this bike will continue to increase in value in perpetuity, just how much it will increase is anyone's guess, but with the exception of HRC machines, I can not think of bike I would rather have gracing my living room.
The owner is also selling an ex Red Bull Reve 748, so you could start a collection with just one call.
A number of spares are said to be available, however their purchase would be negotiated separately.
This post is less about the bike and more about the man. Paul Shoesmith was a great man, a great racer, and someone who truly embodied the spirit of the TT.
I always loved seeing his big old bus in the paddock. The team always had the wildest anime inspired wraps on the bikes, the livery really seemed to portray the spirit of the Ice Valley team perfectly.
Shoey, as he was known through out the road racing community, gave some great riders their first road ride. Peter Hickman, Simon Andrews and Sam West being the stand outs.
Sadly however the team has been struck by tragedy far more times than seems fair.
Simon Andrews, although no longer riding for the team, was killed in 2014 at the Northwest 200, then in practice for the TT in 2015 Frank Petricola who had overcome horrific, life threatening injuries two years prior at the NW 200, was killed while aboard an Ice Valley BMW.
Then in 2016 Paul Shoesmith was killed. He crashed on Sulby straight, one of the fastest parts on the TT Mountain Course, while practising on his CBR600RR. The accident was caused through no fault of his own. The front tire exploded, leaving him zero chance for recovery.
Shoey won the spirit of the TT award posthumously in 2016, and I can not think of a more deserving winner. He certainly received my vote.
This bike is a 2016 BMW S1000RR Superbike. It is not the highest spec machine I have ever laid eyes on, but it is a great bike built by a great man, and a great team.
The bike was ridden by Davo Johnson at the NW 200, Paul Shoesmith at the TT, and Sam West at the Macau GP, Macau being the bikes last outing.
The motor is a BMW Motorrad 6.2 unit. The motor has 400 miles, which leaves another 2100 or so left in it, before its next scheduled rebuild.
Brakes are Brembo, M4 calipers pinching Z04 pads, all being pushed bu an RCS19 master.
The suspension is the only possible gripe you could have with this superbike. The TTX rear shock is great, as are the fork cartridges, but a true superbike would obviously have an upgraded fork, as opposed to internals. But the price reflects this, and the lap times probably don't differ at all. Ask Ian Hutchinson how the stock BMW laps if you have any doubt!
That is where the cost saving measures end however, the radiator, tank, subframe, and all the other bits you would expect to see replaced have been.
The rear swingarm appears to have been modified from stock, and a Fast Frank quick change kit is installed, allowing those beautiful HP forged wheels to be changed with ease and more importantly at the TT, quickly.
The rest of the components are all top shelf, Akrapovic WSBK exhaust system, BMW Motorrad rearsets, etc etc.
The iconic livery could use a refresh, as the bodywork saw a hard season of work. But I would hope the new owner keeps the Ice Valley anime theme.
The bike is priced at 22000 GBP.
If you have any interest we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the FB page.
Illegal Alien--ADR Motorsports SBK
This one is a real jaw dropper. ADR Motorsports expanded their big bike line up for 2017, adding South African Cameron Peterson on a Superstock ZX10R. Dave Anthony, lead rider and team principle, will once again be back in the MotoAmerica Superbike class aboard his Fly Street ZX10R.
Over the winter they went about building some new bikes, as most of us did, and ended up with a lot of extra parts, again, as most of us did.
However they were not left with a few extra fasteners, but rather some really high dollar parts which are not MotoAmerica SBK legal.
They did the right thing, deciding not to sell the parts on, or send them back to the manufacture, but insteadbuilt this weapon.
The ZX10R motor basically puts out Superbike power straight off the showroom floor, but none the less ADR did some massaging. Custom cams, ported heads, KRT kit bearings and gaskets, as well as a Nova transmission to get that power to the rear sprocket.
The chassis is what catches my attention when I look at this machine. Braced frame, and a ton of parts from Febur. The tank, swingarm, radiator, and cooling lines all coming from the Italian factory. A gorgeous one piece carbon subframe/seat finishes it off.
The other high dollar stuff that jumps out; OZ wheels, a second spare set is also included. Brembo billet everything, front monoblocs, rear caliper and of course the master cylinder. Suspension is Ktech, the KTR3 front fork and the rear shock are mated to MSS performance triples in the front, and another gorgeous MSS piece, the rear shock linkage.
The motor breathes through an Akrapovic WSBK exhaust and is controlled by a Motec M170 ECU. The bike is also fitted with a Motec C125 dash, and has full datalogging capabilities.
This thing is an absolute monster. A proper Superbike.
The bike is in California and is offered at 40000 USD.
If you have any interest reach me through the FB page, or at email@example.com
Check out the full spec sheet below.
Motor: Custom built cams CNC ported head Kit bearings and gaskets Nova transmission, 1 season old
Chassis: Braced frame Febur Swingarm KTech KTR3 forks KTech shock MSS linkage MSS triple clamps Adjustable head inserts Brembo billet mono block calipers Rear Brembo billet caliper Brembo billet front master cylinder One piece rear master cylinder Custom brake lines with dry breaks Febur gas tank Febur radiator and hoses One piece carbon subframe/tail section/seat Full carbon bodywork Motec m170ecu, one season old Motec c125 dash, one season old Full data logging setup Custom harness with Deutsche connectors Carbon fairing stay OZ wheels 2 sets, one season old Akrapovic WSBK full system ET rearsets Vortex clip ons Vortex lever guard GB engine covers GB frame sliders Quick change axles Bike is full of titanium bolts Zeta levers Side mount steering damper
Proactive...Not Reactive SBK R1
Not often do we see a bike with this sort of spec sheet become available.
Ready to rock on any national SBK grid in 2017 this crossplane beauty needs nothing more than a wrap and some number plates. Alternatively you can get away with two rolls of electrical tape and a not so keen eye for detail.
A picture is worth a thousand words...usually, in this case the spec sheet outshines the pictures. It is hard to call the Batbike looking R1 subtle, but with its satin black carbon bodywork, this one almost is.
But make no mistake, every single piece of this machine has been touched, and in most cases, removed and thrown in the fucking bin.
The xplane 4 has been built to SBK spec using all of the YEC parts. Road and Race Verwood did the head work, and the mapping was carried out by PCR performance. At the end of the day the bike put down 209/90 on the dyno, which is a very honest number.
That booming XI4 speaks through a gorgeous WSBK spec Akrapovic system which perfectly compliments the lines of the R1 and is sure to make all the power.
The bike is fitted with all the YEC electronics, more buttons on the bars than my PlayStation controller, and has a full 2D superbike data logging system, a full breakdown is in the spec sheet below.
The suspension is K-Tech, my personal favourite, forks are the top of the range KTR-3 superbike model, and the rear shock is the 35DDS. That rear shock is attached to a super trick Harris Superbike swingarm, complete with a quick release system.
The brakes are all Brembo, obviously. But this isn't your entry level Brembo stuff. The master cylinder is a MotoGP spec, billet 19X18 piece. That MC is pushing fluid through bespoke HEL lines to a pair of gorgeous, TI pistoned, WSBK spec EVO Flag to Flag calipers, squeezing 6mm, you guessed it, WSBK spec, rotors.
Those calipers are absolute works of art. The level of quality in these pieces leaves no doubt as to where all your money went.
The components are all Lightech, who really are the gold standard in moto components.
Take some time to scroll through the pics, and take a look at the spec sheet, have a wash cloth handy to wipe the drool from your face and or keyboard.
Asking price is 39000 GBP + VAT + Shipping.
If you have any interest, or questions, I can be reached through the FB page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Worldwide shipping, and financing can be arranged.
Yamaha 2016 R1
· SBK Head by Road and Race Verwood
· YEC Cams
· YEC Pistons
· YEC Rods
· Nova Close Ratio GearBox
· NGK Race plugs
YEC ECU with Custom Fuel and Ignition Maps
· Custom Mapping carried out by PCR Performance
· 209 BHP / 90 ft/lb Torque (dyno measured)
IRC Quick Shifter / Auto Blipper (Clutchless Down Shift System)
WSB Spec Factory Yamaha Ackrapovic Titanium Exhaust System
Sprint P16 Factory Air Filter
YEC Air Inlet Trumpets
YART (Yamaha Austria Racing – Factory Team) Carbon Air Tube & Clock Bracket
YART ABS System replacement module
YART Carbon Factory Bodywork with Kevlar interior
· Carbonin Carbon Airbox cover with sides (1 Piece)
· Carbon Front Fender
· Carbon Rear Fender
· Carbon “Shark fin” Chain Guard
· Race Screen (Milwaukee BSB Spec)
Billet SBK SwitchGear
· Pit Lane Limiter
· Traction Control Adjustment
· Map Adjustment
Galletto H2O WSB Spec Radiator & Oil Cooler
Samco Coolant Hoses
K-Tech KTR-3 Superbike Forks with Extension Caps
K-Tech 35DDS Rear Shock with Hydraulic Preload Adjuster
Ohlins Side Throw Steering Damper with Factory Frame mounting Bracket
WSB Spec Billet Yoke Set (Triple Clamps). Fully Adjustable
Brembo Billet MotoGP Spec 19x18 Master cylinder
· Complete with LighTech remote Brake Adjuster
Brembo Billet Clutch Perch with Lever
Brembo WSB EVO Spec Lithium Flag to Flag one Piece Billet front Calipers
· Factory Spec Callipers with Titanium pistons& Z04 Pads
Brembo Lithium Twin Piston Rear Caliper with pad retaining system
Hel Braided Brake Lines – Bespoke design
Harris Superbike Swingarm with Quick release wheel system
OZ Piega Competition Race Wheels (17”x 6.25” Rear, 17”x3.5” Front)
Renthal 520 Hard Anodised Race Sprocket (front: 16t Steel Renthal)
Motorcycle Built Completely with Titanium Race Bolts (UK Manufacture for MotoGP: RaceBolt)
2D Datalogging SBK System
· Throttle (CAN)
· Temp (CAN)
· RPM (CAN)
· Wheel Speed Fr & Rr (CAN)
· Speed (GPS)
· Front Brake Pressure (sensor)
· Front Suspension
· Rear Suspension
· 2D MiniDash with bespoke (Harris Engineering) Aluminium mount
· Download lead and Software provided
The nicest 848 in the USA
First off it is not really an 848. That is what it says on the clean title, but this bike has a built 1098 motor cranking out 160hp on pump gas.
Priced at 8900 USD and located in North Carolina.
I do not even know where to start with this machine, but thankfully there are over 30 pictures to tell the story. I wish every bike listed for sale was presented this well.
I guess a good place to start is with its pedigree. This Duc was built by one of my favourite shops in the USA, KWS Motorsports. Their attention to detail and level of professionalism is second to none. The bike is currently owned by an industry pro who spared absolutely no expense on this thing.
The bike is almost perfect currently, both cosmetically and mechanically. KWS recently went through the bike and it needs nothing at all, save for a new set of rubber maybe. The motor is said to be fresh and making good power.
Such a gorgeous machine, check out the many many pics and the spec list, which is longer than my drivers abstract.
If you have any interest I can be reached through the Facebook page, or at email@example.com
Engine: 2007 Ducati 1098 (Built by Ducshop) -160hp / 90ft-lbs on Pump Gas. 1198 Rod and Main Bearings ARP Rod Bolts Shimmed Transmission Cams Degreed New Belts Termignoni Carbon Slip-ons Ducabike SBK Slipper Clutch (48th Basket) BMC Air Filter Motul 300V with New OEM Filter
Chassis: NEW Ohlins Steering Damper Podium Racing Adjustable Triple Clamps with (6) Insert Sets Sato Racing Ride Height Adjuster Tapered Steering Head Bearing Kit Speedymoto “Underbody” Frame Sliders AFAM Quick Change Sprocket Set-up with spare gearing. DID ERV3 520 Chain Magnesium Upper Cowl Brace Armor Bodies SBK Air Ducts Tank Stomp Grip Zero Gravity Double Bubble SBK Screen NEW Tape Works Rim Strips NEW Armor Bodies SBK bodywork with fresh paint. NEW Drippen Wet “Blank” Number Plates
Brakes: Brembo RCS Master with folding leaver 1 into 2 Braided Steel Lines Ti Cross Drilled Banjo Bolts Ti Caliper Bolts New Brembo Race Pads Motul 600RF fluid
Electronics: Microtec M97 Stand Alone Engine Management with Cable and Software. Microtec Quick Shifter (GP Shift) Motion Pro Right Side Switch Woodcraft Ignition Delete Kit NEW Ballistic EVO3 EVX16-12 Lithium Battery NEW Ballistic EVO Health Monitor NEW Ballistic EVO Advanced Charger
Controls: NEW Woodcraft Clip-Ons NEW Woodcraft Lever Guards (Both Sides) NEW Woodcraft Rear Sets NEW Motion Pro REV2 Throttle with Muliple Reals NEW Motion Pro Grips NEW CRG GP Clutch Lever
Spares: NEW Pit Bull “One Arm” Rear Stand OEM Wheels complete set Dunlop GPA Slicks (4 Lap on them) Fr and Rr OEM Fuel Tank w/ Fuel Pump (Black) Armor Bodies Upper and Lower (slight rash, totally repairable) Woodcraft Rear Sets Woodcraft Clip-On Bar Rear Sprockets (41t, 40th, 39th, 38th) Front Sprockets (14th X 2, 15th, 16th) Ducati Corsa Throttle Assembly with Cables Triple Clamp Offset Inserts (0,1,2,3,4,5) Speedymoto Axle Slider Kit OEM Clip-Ons OEM Clutch Lever OEM Steering Damper OEM Link OEM Right Switch Gear OEM Sprocket Cover OEM Belt Covers OEM Oil Strainer OEM Fuel Filter OEM Clutch Fiber and Steel assembly
Taz Mac's Championship Winning 6
I love the ZX6R, I have raced it and have never felt more comfortable on 600 than I do on this chassis.
This one is one of, if not the best one on the planet.
It is the B bike, but there does not appear to be any silly business going on. The parts and specs are all where they should be.
Tarran Mackenzie, Taz, pretty much came out of nowhere to take the #1 plate in 2016, obviously he is supremely talented, but the bike was also on point.
Its a top flight bike with a top flight price. 15000 GBP is the ask.
The motor is built to full supersport spec by Wrathall and the Vance and Hines head was said to be new before the last meeting at brands. All the usual supersport bits are here, and are detailed in the spec list.
Data and set up notes from the 2016 season will be included with the purchase.
Check out the spec list below, as well as a link to the original ebay listing.
Ohlin's:- FG300 Fork Cartridge Kit, A brand New TTX 36 rear shock and Steering damper. Engine - Full Wrathall Supersport engine with Vance & Hines head only completed the last race meeting at Brands. Gearbox is undercut and super-finished. Hel Performance hoses R&G Crash Protection Promach Rear Sets Robbi Moto Handle Bars Renthal Brake leaver Brembo front Disc Dynojet Power Commander
New Arrow full titanium exhaust with Scorpion silencer
Spares include:- 1 x set of spare wheels and discs Fairings, Gearing and some other parts
The pictures are shit, but the parts list speaks for itself.
Originally built in 2014, by Attack Performance for the Riders Discount team, and used in four rounds. This machine was put together after Danny Eslick won his first Daytona 200 on another riders discount Daytona 675.
I remember following the build of that machine very closely back in 2014, if I remember correctly they actually built two bikes simultaneously, one a GSXR 600 and the other a Triumph 675, obviously.
The current owner bought the bike from the team, and went about setting it up for a Daytona 200 try, or at the very least to use in an endurance setting. The original Daytona Sportbike spec Triumph was upgraded with Fast Frank quick change set ups front and rear, as well as a quick fill tank, endurance prerequisites.
The bike is said to come with a brand new motor, the spec of which was unfortunately not made clear in the original listing, as well as a spare set of wheels and an assortment of sprockets.
If it does have a Supersport spec motor in it, this thing will not last long at 14500 USD.
Spec list and original listing linked below.
Ohlins gas fork cartridges Ohlins TTX GP shock Ohlins steering damper Attack GP Triple Clamps Attack rearsets Renthal 520 sprockets DID ERV3 chain Zero Gravity Corsa Screen Brembo T drive front rotors Brembo Z04 pads Brembo Remote adjuster CRG clutch lever GB racing engine covers GB racing spools GB racing shark guard Alien Motion 8 cell lithium battery Spiegler custom brake lines GP-1 rear linkage Samco Hoses Cox radiator guard H2O oil cooler with GP-1 adapter plate Motion Pro Revolver throttle kit Manual idle adjuster BMC race air filter Attack Performance Engine build Akrapovic full titanium exhaust Dunlop tires Triumph Kit ECU Triumph Kit wiring harness Dynojet PCV Dynojet SFM Dynojet Ignition module AIM EVO4 data acquisition with AIM dash SharkSkinz bodywork Andrew Swenson paint Motoholders race fairing stay Motoholders subframe Lightech quick release fuel cap Bickle Racing carbon tank guards Renthal Kevlar grips Attack swing arm lift plates GP-1 fairing buttons Custom steering stops Fast Frank front fender mounts Renthal bars and clip ons
Originally 1 of 100, now apparently 1 of as few as 20. It is rare, but that type of extinction rate is not uncommon amongst Cagiva products, and it might be enough to keep away any potential buyer.
As I have stated on TT numerous times I am a supermoto guy. I fucking love the things, there is no better way to train for road racing in my opinion.
Eddy Seel, and the then Italian Husqvarna team were at the tip of the spear when Supermoto pierced into the mainstream moto world in the early 2000's. To this day Eddy Seel is still one of the winningst riders in Supermoto World Championship history, and he took home the 2003 World Championship.
In honour of that championship Husky produced 100 of these gorgeous Titanium and Carbon clad race replica machines.
I have always lusted after them, and now they are getting to a price point where I might just have to pick one up.
This one is offered at 4500 USD and is located somewhere on the Eastern half of North America.
The ownership story is also somewhat compelling, and appears to be backed up by the visual condition of the bike. There are a few scratches here and there, including some fairly serious rash on the swingarm, and I do not believe that the front number plate is original, but I could be wrong. But those are minor questions. The bigger question is what the fuck do you do with it? Is it rare enough to be a garage ornament? Are parts easy enough to come by to justify using it?
If you can answer either of those two questions with a yes give the original ad a read, link below.
Before Christmas, TT featured Josh Herrin's Meen Motorsports Motoamerica Superstock Championship R1, holy fuck...that sounds like a Nascar promo. That bike is the gold standard, in terms of MA superstock machines, but this R! can not be too far behind.
Received new in the crate in 2015 by Honda East Toledo, torn down, and built from the ground up. The spec list and pictures really speak for themselves, at just a hair under 20000 USD this looks to be a great buy.
The bike has been ridden to a number of WERA national and regional wins in 2016, as well as a 4/5th place weekend at the Motoamerica finale hosted by New Jersey Motorsports Park with Taylor Knapp aboard. In addition to those accolades the bike also secured a track record in 2016 at Pittsburgh International, again with Taylor Knapp on the machine, and took home the 2015 WERA Superstock 1000 Championship.
This is a lot of bike.
The seller notes that for an additional cost a SBK spec Brembo brake set up and/or a Fast Frank quick change rear end are available.
Check out the spec list and the original listing below.
- Never Titled / New owner will be first official owner - Chassis measured/optimized by GMD Computrack - Jamie Hanshaw Blueprinted Engine - (w/Motul 300V) - Transmission recall performed - Bike Dyno'd and mapped by Hoffer Performance (on Sunoco spec fuel, 110) - Yoshimura Alpha Exhaust System (Carbon) - Sharskinz Bodywork (Uncrashed) - Front Fender Mount Kit - allowing calipers to stay in place during wheel swaps - Professional paint job by Andrew Swenson Designs ($1,000 paint job) - Quick Release Bodywork Pieces w/R-clips (upper and lower) - Zero Gravity "Yamaha Race" Windscreen - SEO Composites Carbon Fiber Tank Shroud - K-Tech DDS Gas Cartridge Fork Kit - Built and Tuned Joe Kraft/Lenny Albin (freshened 09/16) - K-Tech DDS Shock (10 spring w/special Preload Piston) - Built and Tuned by Joe Kraft/Lenny Albin (freshened 09/16) - FTECU ECU/Electronics with Race Team Package - Dynojet Quickshifter w/Auto-Blip - YEC Kit Wiring Harness - YEC Kit Plugs (new 09/16) - Ballistic Lightweight Battery - MWR Air Filter - Spiegler Stainless Steel Brake Lines - Front/Rear - Vesrah Brake Pads and Castrol SRF Fluid (fresh fluid, 09/16) - Evol Technology Rearsets - Evol Technology Clip-Ons - LighTech Break-Away Levers (what Factory Yamaha MotoGP uses) - Motion Pro Revolver/Progressive Throttle - Ohlins Steering Damper - Pit Bull Sprockets / 520 DID Gold Chain - Spider Grips - Samco Hose Kit (Custom, black) - Lightened Rear Brake Rotor - Fast Frank Captive Wheel Spacers - Front and Rear - Fast Frank Captive Rear Brake Caliper - for quick wheel swaps - Yoshimura Case Covers - Pit Bull Swingarm Spools - Yoyodyne Keyless Gas Cap - Cox Racing Radiator Guard - Kit Radiator Cap - Adjusted Stock Slipper Clutch - Dunlop Race Tires (1 race) - Wired to WERA/CCS spec - Bike completely torn down/rebuilt - swingarm, linkage, steering stem, rotors honed, etc. (09/16) - Other bits and pieces we're forgetting
As the regular readers of TT will already know we have a good relationship with the Tsingtao MV Agusta team and have featured a number of their bikes.
In 2014 they had a foray into the Superbike ranks on a ZX10R.
After their season the bike was sold to a sponsor, and then to the current owner. That owner has now listed the bike for sale.
The bike appears to still have all of its Superbike spec bits, including the FGR forks, superbike tank, FTR swingarm, Brembo calipers, OZ wheels and very pricey Motec electronics.
The Frank Wrathhall motor was said to have been built to the same spec as the Paul Bird Motorsports (PBM) ZX10R's and has allegedly seen a recent refresh.
Time absolutely fucking flies in the racing world, especially at the top end of a BSB grid, but if any bike can hang on as it ages it is the 10R. They obviously make power, and the suspension and brakes are still good enough to get the job done, maybe not at the National level, but certainly at the club level, or possibly even on the roads.
The bike is offered at 17500 GBP, a far cry from the original build cost, and is located in Ledbury.
A spare set of wheels and a spare set of fairings will be included with the sale, there is however no mention of set up data or a logbook.
I am so excited about this bike I can not even find a good place to start the write up.
The simple starting point is outlining where the bike finished, # 1 overall. 8 wins, double that of the second place rider in the standings, Bobby Fong, and good enough for fifth overall in the superbike standings.
It is great to see Josh Herrin with a #1 plate on a big bike once again; obviously his stint in Moto2 was nothing short of a disaster, it is great to see him bounce back, and to watch the progress both he and Meen Motorsports have had together over the last two seasons. I am sure there is a lot more great progress to come for both of them.
This is Josh's A bike. As raced this year, save for the data-logging system, which has been removed, but is available for an additional 2k.
The bike looks great, the livery currently on the bike, although similar to the one they ran the rest of the year, is a little different, changed up to celebrate the Championship win, the black and yellow positions are switched, and if you look closely, the yellow actually has a subtle snake skin pattern. I can not believe I just referred to snake skin as fucking subtle, but the bike looks spectacular, the livery compliments the lines of the menacing R1 perfectly.
The bike is a no expense spared superstocker, it wants for nothing, making just under the 200HP number, on the Motoamerica spec fuel, Sunoco RMR. The bike weighs in at 370 LBS, and the motor was just refreshed and has only seen limited break in time.
If you want to go Motoamerica Superstock racing in 2017, and you want to win, there is simply no better bike available.
The bike is priced at 33000 USD.
Check out the spec list below, it is extensive and still it does not do a bike of this calibre justice. There are so many bespoke items too small to list, or that are easily overlooked.
If you have any interest email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me through the FB page. This is an incredible machine.
Custom large capacity tank
Custom YEC harness fitted for tank extension
Custom download cable setup for EVO 4 Aim Data logging unit
Carbon tank guard
Brembo calipers and T-drive Rotors
Ohlins FGRR forks, Ohlins TTX GP Rear shock with hydraulic adjuster Ohlins damper
39n engine covers
Superstock 1000 build Fresh
Core moto lines with quick disconnect
Attack handlebars, rearsets, and rear lift hooks
Active quick turn throttle
Brembo RCS master with Galespeed adjuster and Galespeed clutch perch
39n 5 button switch
FT ECU Race Team ECU with Autoblip and shifters, fully custom championship map
Arrow Titanium exhaust with custom GP pipe
Lacamoto Race bodywork, custom paint job for Championship bike, zerogravity windscreen
Sharkskinz front fender, quick disconnect
Lacomoto frame cover
Techspec seat and gas tank grips
D.i.D. ERV3 chain
Driven Gas cap
Lightech brake lever guard
Clean 2008 CBR1000RR
This is far from the most outrageous build we have ever featured, but at 5200 USD it is tough to brush over.
I love these Fireblades, both in terms of aesthetic and ride-ability. It is a bike which instantly gives you the confidence to go fast, that might be because it is in fact pretty slow, these bikes do not make the HP numbers which have become common place in 2016. However, the frame and swingarm are largely unchanged to this day, the brand new 2017 Fireblade is merely an evolution of this very chassis.
This bike has 20K miles on the clock, but the engine was said to have been replaced two months ago with one from a machine with just 8K.
The suspension is the only part of this bike which could use attention, depending on the new owners views on life, and more importantly forks. The rear is sorted, an Ohlins TTX shock has replaced the stocker. The front fork however is stock, save for some Racetech springs. Personally I have always loved the Showa BPF fork, which debuted on the Fireblade in 2008, and for most mortals, it will be far more than adequate.
The black bodywork looks really fresh, and beautifully compliments the near perfect lines of the CBR.
If I was in the market for a reasonably priced track pig, I would be all over this...sadly I am building a completely unreasonable Aprilia.
Ohlins TTX rear shock Racetech front springs Ebc front gp race pads Braided lines 2013 oem cbr 1000 wheels in perfect shape Asv brake levers Zero gravity corsa windscreen Freshly painted Sharkskins race body work Gpr gen 4 steering stabilizer Bmc air filter Psr oil filler cap Yoshimura mirror block offs Renthal grips Vortex rearsets 3D chain 520 conversion Vortex gas cap Woodcraft Keyless ign Annitori quickshifter Brand new clutch cable Arrow exhaust
I could, and I have, waxed poetic about how cool these bikes are. Not often do I get to share one this well prepped at just 6500 USD.
The parts list for this thing would run pretty near to that number, and at 8299 miles, with a clean title, its far from clapped out.
As the owner states it is a "Superstock Style" build. The suspension, electronics, and all the usual race parts are taken care of. The bike has forged wheels, comes with a spare cast set, and a bunch of spare sprockets.
The left side of the bike looks good, but the seller does state it has been down at least once in its life. Some pics showing the condition of the other side would certainly be nice.
At 6500 I am really tempted, but how many litre bikes can one guy need.
K-Tech fork cartridges w/9.5 springs Ohlins rear shock w/9.0 spring KTM slipper clutch (same as the later models have) Hot bodies bodywork with some spares Fully safety wired Motion Pro throttle K&N race air filter Scotts stainless oil filter 2 sets of complete wheels - 1 set stock cast orange and 1 set forged black Marchesini Woodcraft clip-ons Brembo front brake master cylinder Competition Werkes slipon Vortex carbon front race pads Vortex front brake guard Vortex sprockets - front 16,17; rear 35,36,37,38 RK 520 GXW chain Custom rearsets based on KTM powerparts rearsets Annitori HM Quickshifter Factory Pro shift star GP shift conversion bracket Manual cam chain tensioners Race spec crankcase breather system KTM sidestand removal unit KTM carbon fiber clutch cover protector Custom carbon fiber swingarm protectors Powercommander PCV Custom SAS block-off plates Charcoal canister removed TuneECU cable Spare radiator
Well, this is without a doubt the most expensive Multistrada in the world.
52500 USD can buy you a lot of bike, pretty well any national level 2016 superbike, the odd moto2 machine, maybe even a "custom chopper." But as this multi is one of three, and the other two are locked away in museums, you are going to need to brush off the cheque book if you want it.
Ducati's assault on Pikes Peak was well marketed, and clearly well funded, I believe to this day they are still calling the top optioned Multi the "Pikes Peak Edition." Winning Pikes Peak was obviously the goal, which they achieved, the record time up the hill is still held by Carlin Dunne, who got to the top on his Ducati in just under 9:53 in 2012.
This bike was apart of that effort from the onset in 2010, along with two other bikes. One of those machines, the #555 raced by Greg Tracy, who won in 2010, lives in Bolonga, at the Ducati museum, the other, Carlin Dunne's record holding #5 lives at the PPIHC Museum in Colorado Springs.
This bike does not have quite the successful record of the other two machines, but it is pretty damn close. It was last used as a back up machine, by Mickey Dymond, in 2013.
All the bodywork, exhausts, and any other cosmetic part required to display it in any of its liveries, 2010-2013, will be included.
The write up on the original eBay listing is really detailed, so if you have any interest, go check it out.
My personal favourite detail is the "condition of sale" which states that the bike can not be parted out... If you think you can part out a 2010 multi for better than 52k...I commend you.
It has been a tough few weeks, and likely months for Mark Smith Halvorsen's, GB Moto JG Speedfit Kawasaki. First they announced they would not be returning to the roads in 2017, before announcing they would not return to BSB. JG Speedfit will however still be on the grid in 2017, as will Leon Haslam. It was announced yesterday that JG Speedfit will become the title sponsor for Bournemouth Kawasaki, better known as Quatroplant Kawasaki. Haslam will join current team rider Luke Mossey to form the two bike team. Rider James Ellison also announced a new deal this weekend, joining the newly formed McAms Yamaha team. Peter Hickman also had a nice little weekend, retaining his Macau GP crown aboard the SMT Bathams BMW.
GB Moto announced yesterday, through their Facebook page, that they were selling three of their 2016 ZX10R superbikes. GB Moto had a hell of year on track, winning fifty percent of the BSB races, let that sink in for a minute. Thirteen of the twenty six races were won by a GB Moto machine. Leon Haslam nearly took home the championship, losing in the final round to Shane Byrne. James Ellison finished third overall, and Peter Hickman finished a respectable sixth in BSB, as well as competing on the roads.
Few details have been shared as to exactly which three machines are on offer, but Peter Hickman has said that his beloved "Doris" the name give to his A bike, is one of the machines available.
All three bikes have been fully rebuilt/refreshed, and are offered at 40000 GBP. A spares package, including complete motors, could be put together for an additional cost.
If you are interested you can contact GB Moto through their Facebook page, or you can reach me at email@example.com and I will point you in the right direction.
I spoke with one of the lads over at GB Moto and got a few more details.
The 40000 GBP price per bike includes a spare motor and a spare set of wheels for each bike. If you buck up and pay the 120K for all three bikes they will include everything Kawasaki that they own; spare engines (2 or 3), forks, shocks, wheels, fuel tanks, etc etc.
All three bikes are the "A" bikes for each rider, and are as raced at Brands Hatch, save for a clean.
2016 braced Chassis
Full titanium Akrapovic Exhaust system with carbon end can
Mwr air filter
Full BSB Motec system
Latest Motec C125 dash
Billet triple clamps
Fully adjustable headstock (+-10mm)
Factory Showa BFF forks
Factory Showa shock
Adjustable fortis swingarm
WSBK spec carbon bodywork
WSBK 1 piece carbon subframe
Alloy fuel tank
Yamaha Speed sensors
Brembo Billet Master cylinder
Brembo lithium calipers
Brembo radial mount rear caliper
Bora radiator and oil cooler
Evotech rad guard
1 piece rearsets with foldable toe pegs
Movie Star. Guy Martin's 2010 Superbike
I think this might be the most famous bike to ever be featured here on Track-Toys.
Put it this way, I think it is the only bike on this site, and only one of a couple on the planet, which my Mum could identify from one single picture. Evel Knievel's stars and stripes Harley would likely be the second.
For those who know nothing about road racing, or the documentary, Closer to The Edge, I will first ask...What the fuck are you doing on this page? Second how did you end up here? Third, stop reading, go watch it, then go watch Road, then return and read on.
Closer to the Edge documented the 2010 TT, and the lead up to it. The documentary focused on Guy Martin, and as such the producers had a lot of say as to how the bike, and Guys gear would look.
The result is stunning. A tribute to the 60's Hondas, which were in their own way, a "tribute" to MV Agusta. MV Agusta might see things a little differently, but for me this livery screams Honda.
The lines of the 2008 Fireblade are beautiful, it is my personal favourite bike of the last decade. Simple, clean, elegant, and the scheme compliments those lines perfectly.
The yellow stripe, I like to think of it as a lightening bolt, is often totally fucked up, not on this bike, it is perfectly proportioned, and a great tribute to the original schemes.
Guy himself did not look bad either, simple, classic, all black everything. I have heard Guy say that the need for clean aesthetics actually caused a ton of problems with sponsors. But thankfully the producers wishes won out, and a beautiful look was created.
As anyone who has watched the film will remember, things did not end well for this superbike. It had a minor incident, at 170 mph, coming out of Ballagarey. Guy sustained what amounted to be relatively minor injuries, the bike however was a little worse off. To use a technical term, it was totally fucked. See the pictures.
This particular bike was built by Wilson Craig Racing after that crash, it allegedly has the same engine as that bike however, Guy went on to complete that 2010 season on this bike, before parting ways and moving over to Relentless Suzuki. In 2011 the bike was handed over to none other than William Dunlop, who rode the bike for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The machine actually made its second major motion picture appearance, this time in Road. Which focused on the Dunlop family as a whole, however most of the modern footage of Michael and William was shot in 2012, while William was riding Wilson Craig machinery. Finally in 2013 the bike was turned over to Cameron Donald, before being retired prior to the 2014 season. I have included pictures of all three rideres aboard the machine.
The bike has undergone a full refresh. Suspension by Ktech, chassis by Wilson Craig Racing, and the motor by Chris Mayhew Engines. More importantly, it has had its 2010 clothing put back on, and she looks perfect.
The bike has had one owner since new, Wilson Craig Racing. A letter of authenticity, and documentation to back this up will be provided.
Now, to the important part, price. Mr. Craig has asked that the price not be published, but I will say this, it is not the most expensive bike to be listed on the site in the last week. It is actually a little bit below 2016 Superbike money, if that helps give you an idea. It comes with a substantial spares package.
This bike has great provenance, it is a bike any fan or collector has to want, the only question is do you have enough cash laying around to pick it up?
A few techs who I respect have called into question the fairness of calling this Guy Martins TT bike. It has been confirmed Guy did ride this bike in 2010 after the TT, and its 100% certain that this is a Wilson Craig Superbike. Has it been rebuilt numerous times since Guy Martin rode it? I certainly fucking hope so. But I do not think it is unfair to put this bike back in its 2010 colours for sale. It did start out life that way.
If you have any interest, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deja Vu Gary Johnson TT 675
The astute readers will recognise this bike, we featured it here on track-toys a number of weeks ago. Except we didn't, this is a different bike.
Earlier this week we got a submission from Doug, the owner of this machine, letting us know that we had incorrectly come to the conclusion that the bike listed on eBay was the Gary Johnson TT raffle bike. It was not, it was in fact the back up bike, however it was not the raffle bike. It was listed at 19500 GBP.
This bike is the raffle bike, it the machine that G Johnson rode to two top 10 finishes in the years supersport races, his A bike.
It is also priced much better, than the previously listed machine, the buy it now is 16000 GBP, but even more intriguing is the opening bid, which has not been met as of writing, at 11000 GBP.
The bike is everything you would expect a BSB/TT supersport to be, the full spec list is in the original listing.
It still has the island flies splattered on the fairings.
These bikes are a real love it or hate it item, guess which side I am on?
I love them.
I am not too aware of the details surrounding the AMA racing program, but I do know I heard a lot about the rules being written to favour this machine. Whether the rules were, or they were not, bent to favor Buell, I am all but certain they were, the bike did have great success in AMA.
It is also the bike which really killed Buell in my opinion. From what I have been led to believe, Erik Buell obviously wanted to build a full on super bike, Harley said no, so they built this instead.
The bike EB wanted to build is what EBR ended up producing after the split.
These bikes have a lot of the same tech on them, and even a very similar motor. The motor is built by Rotax, not HD, I can see why HD might have had an issue with that, but as a racer, I know what motor I would want, the same one EB did, the Rotax.
Like all Buell's, the nicest thing you can say about their design is that is inovative, if not quirky, if not downright pig headed, but that is why I love them.
I won't wax on about all of the quirky, I mean inovative, design features, as that is far from breaking new ground.
The owner of this machine says it holds its own with all the big bikes, and he certainly is not asking for the world, just 5000 USD with the current motor, or 6500 with a fresh supersport spec lump.
If you love these bikes like I do, check out the spec's, and original listing below.
2008 1125R DSB Build Supersport Engine build by Danny Bilansky Showa Race Rear Shock (550, 575, 600 & 650 springs) Showa BPF forks (1.10 springs) EBR Chain Drive Swingarm Magnesium Front & Rear Wheels (RR with captive Spacers) Spare Front and Rear Aluminum Wheels (RR with captive Spacers) EBR Race Exhaust EBR Race ECM tuned for 93 octane pump gas Accosato fuel cap SBS DS Front Brake pads EBR Lightweight subframe Flex-Glass Fairings Ohlins Steering Damper Vortex Clip-ons Woodcraft Lever guard
I would like to say we are bored of sharing 2016 10r's. But I am not.
In our opinion, it is the best, budget minded, litre race bike on the market. With a lot of updated machinery coming out in 2017, we might not be saying that for long, but for now that is our take.
Unfortunately the seller has only been able to provide me with two rather lame photos of the bike in track trim, but I had a good chat with him last night, and I just could not deny him the feature.
The bike only has 2800 miles, 100 or less of which were turned on the track.
The bike has a lot of nice "stuff" on it, as the seller puts it, and you are getting a bit of a two for one. The bike will be sold with all of the stock road gear.
15500 USD takes it home.
If you have any interest, message me at email@example.com or through the Facebook page.
Stuff: SC racing titanium exhaust w mid-pipe and evotech hanger Tuned, made 197HP in Phoenix (I do not have the dyno sheet, it got lost when I bought the bike) GB Racing case covers all around woodcraft axle sliders woodcraft frame sliders woodcraft clip ons fast frank racing rear caliper stay fast frank racing spacers front and rear wheels, as well as in spare rear wheel JRI tripple clicker rear shock w 650 spring Kawi ABS disconnect dongle Newest generation Speedwell supersport battery w harness PAIR mod, flapper mod, emissions deletes etc
Full set of road bodywork/headlights/reflectors/etc
Spare rear wheel
Spare 2015 tank
Downright Kinky R1
Last week we featured Tommy Hill Motorsports superbike R1, we called it the nicest R1 for sale on the planet. I stand by that, but this Superstock machine comes in at less than half the price, 24500 USD, and is probably everything any racer could ever need or even want. Oh, and she isn't hard on the eyes.
This 2015 R1 was bought brand new from Yamaha and built to Motoamerica superstock spec by Roadrace Factory Team. RRF ended up taking home the 2015 Motoamerica Superstock title with Jake Gagne. The seller does not say whether or not this bike was ridden by Jake, but it was quite clearly built to similar spec. This bike took home a couple red #1 plates of its own, running in MRA and CVMA. To say the build is top notch might be doing it a disservice, it is nearly perfect. I will not even begin to type out and editorialise the specs, but I will share them below.
The engine in the bike only has three race weekends on it, and the bike is wearing brand new Pirelli slicks. As an added bonus the seller is including one instructional session with RRF chassis engineer, and Road Race Factory instructor Danny Anderson.
All photos credited to Tracy Helmhold, who did a fucking amazing job. Try and keep the drool, and any other fluids off your keyboard/mobile device.
Body: CRC bodywork with dzus style fasteners and quick release seat MC Pro Design paint work YAMAHA race windscreen Light Tech billet gas cap
Chassis: Penske shock PS-8987PB w/Moto America spec( spring options avail ) Penske PS-89FKGAS pressurized fork cartridges Motoholders carbon fairing bracket Ignition switch eliminated Lightened ABS module GPR4 steering damper Custom brake reservoir mount Graves custom radiator overflow tank Cox radiator guards w/cv4 radiator cap 2.0 E/T clip ons & rear sets Dion Device brake lever guard Brembo 19x18 master cyclinder w/folding lever Vesrah RJL17 front brake pads Spiegler black braided brake lines front & rear Motion Pro Rev II throttle w/different wheels 520 RK GXW chain & sprockets Superbike Unlimited lightened rear rotor Fast Frank captive wheel spacers front & rear w/caliper hanger YAMAHA rear stand lifters Woodcraft rear axle sliders Brand new Pirelli race slicks
Engine: FTECU data/link flashing kit w/race team package tuned on MR12 PAIR valve eliminated GB Racing clutch cover protector 39N case cover protectors Full Arrow stainless/titanium exhaust w/pro race can ( LOUD! ) Transmission update completed October 2016
As those of you who have been following along will know, I am a Supermoto guy. I love the sport. What you may not know however, is that I have not always been one to drink the Orange Kool Aid. Green is more my flavour.
If you want the easy speed, buy a KTM. If you want a great reliable bike, go green. My first race bike was a Kawasaki, and I am seriously tempted to go back. To say I am envious of this bike would be an understatement.
First off the price, 6500 USD. Could it be built for that? Probably not. The bike is a 2015 Kawasaki KX450F. A fantastic bike, a little down on power to the KTM, but that is about all it gives up.
The bike has a really appealing look. Bone stock cosmetically, but a bunch of nice parts. All the usual suspects, DNA wheels, I would prefer a 5 inch rear, but alas, FMF full exhaust, Hinson Slipper clutch, Moto-Master Brake kit, fresh slicks, Acerbis skidplate and a MotionPro catch can. The stand out piece for me is the XTRIG triple clamp, a really nice touch.
The valves are said to have been recently adjusted, so this thing should be ready to rip come 2017.
The bike comes with an aluminium stand and the original front brake set up.
Saying a track bike priced at 10500 is cheap is a rarity, but it is absolutely applicable in this case.
Track-Toys has featured a bunch of superstock ZX10Rs, most of them in the UK, but the odd machine stateside, including Geoff May's Motoamerica bike last week. This bike does not live up to those machines in terms of outright build cost, but that list price is unbeatable, frankly, nothing comes fucking close to that price point. There are old 2011-2015 bikes fetching that kind of money.
The bike has only 2100 total miles, only 250 of those getting put on at the track. 250 miles is basically perfect, enough time to get everything fettled, but still totally fresh.
The build is what I would call, track day ready. Flashed ECU and a Yoshimura 3/4 exhaust should bring this thing close to, if not above 200 hp. The electronics package on the 16 leaves the factory pretty well race ready, so with just a bit of refinement to the ECU it might not need anything else. The bike comes stock with a quick shifter and autoblipper. The machine has Vortex rearsets, currently set up for GP shift, a key-less ignition system, all the Woodcraft crash protection, and GB racing case covers. The bike has Hotbodies colorform bodywork, which gets mixed reviews from me, but it is certainly the most economical option out there.
The only thing the bike is really lacking, in terms of upgrades, is some suspension work. However the Showa Balance Free Fork, and matching rear shock are fantastic, a great foundation to work off of. Honestly, a set of correct Racetech springs and this thing will be an absolute weapon.
I have reached out to the owner for more pics, I will get them up as soon as he shares them with me. But honestly, this thing might sell before then.
Tommy Hill Motorsports have put their 2016 R1 Superbike, ridden by John Hopkins, up for sale.
It goes without saying this is one of the nicest R1's for sale in the world at the moment. Full details of the build/specs have not been shared as of yet, but Track-Toys has reached out to the team, in order to gain some more info.
The bike is said to be the same one Josh Brookes rode to the 2015 title, when the team was still known as Milwaukee Yamaha... However, that statement might be slightly erroneous, in the original article posted by bike sport news, they mention that the bike has a brand new frame, so really, this bike is only similar in that they both ran in BSB, and they both had an R1 on the side.
That is not to say this is not an incredible machine, it is. It is all but a full on factory superbike. It is said to have a boatload of factory parts, not available to the public or privateers. As I mentioned, the bike has a brand new frame, refreshed superbike motor, and I would think it is a safe assumption that the suspension, brakes, and anything else which could be possibly serviced have been.
The "new" R1 has had its struggles, but Tommy Hill Motorsports managed to bring home what I would say is the toughest National Championship on the planet with the crossplane. Even if this bike shares little in the way of hard parts with that 2015 machine, it certainly shares a lot of DNA. Unless Graves is selling one of their Motoamerica superbikes, this is the nicest one money can buy.
It is going to take quite a bit of money to buy this on though, 42000 GBP, all data, setup, and fuelling info is included, as is a 5000 pound spares package. That package includes wheels, tyres, discs, fairings and I would guess the usual crash spares one needs.
I don't love featuring dealer bikes, especially those who price their bikes at 8499 + 400 in fees. Just list the fucking bike for 8900 USD and be done with it. But I digress, it is the world we live in.
However, buying from the dealer does have its advantages. They have a reputation to protect, it helps build a relationship with a shop who you likely will need for parts and service, not to mention it can make financing the machine a lot easier. Especially with race bikes, where financing is not often as accessible to all.
As I mentioned, this brand new RC390 Cup works out to 8900 USD.
This bike is brand new. 0 miles, and has the full RC Cup parts pack. Details as to what that entails can be found on the KTM RC Cup website, link; RC Cup Bike
I love these things, I think I might have to build one for myself, but as I am over the 22 year age limit to be cup eligible, I might go the Ninjette route.
There are few sportbikes on the planet as rare as the RVF750 (RC45), this bike has a number of issues, but you see these so rarely, it has to be a feature.
The RC45 was produced as a road going bike for just two short years, 1994-1995, but it was competing in, and winning races right up to 1999. To be honest I don't know if all the bikes were produced in 1994-1995, or if HRC continued to produce them right up to 99. This bike is listed as a 1997, now I do not know enough about the history of these bikes, or enough about the frame number, which is pictured, to say if that is correct or not.
This bike looks tired, scratches on the frame and throttle housing, not to mention a rather large dent on the right hand side of the frame. It has some nice parts on it, Dymag wheels, and a Yoshimura carbon exhaust are the only ones listed by name, as unfortunately the ad is really lacking on detail. The bike is said to be up and running, but then again, the fourth word in the listing is "project".
My biggest gripe, at first glance, is a relatively simple fix, the colours. Castrol was obviously the sponsor of the 94, and 95 Honda Factory effort in WSBK, so I like the livery, but the green used is just wrong. Maybe it is a trick of the camera, but it appears to be far, FAR to light, closer in hue to the famous Kawi green, than the dark forest green I remember. Nothing screams collector snob quite like arguing about the exact tint of a colour. The Dymag wheels also look like they could use a re finish, both easy fixes. That dent in the frame however is another story.
The history and condition are obviously huge question marks, but what is not in question is the rarity of the RC45, the time to buy one is when you see one. At 15500 GBP its far from the top of the market, but it sure as fuck isn't pocket change either.
If I had the cash I would love to see this thing cosmetically restored, maybe even the famous Red White and Purple livery, sitting in my garage. How old does a bike need to be before you can run it in the Classic TT...now there is an idea.
Nick McFadden's 2015 Motoamerica Superstock R6 is for sale.
Now wearing the yellow bodywork, the black and white stuff was passed on to a sponsor, this bike looks fucking awesome. The classic Yamaha taxi cab livery is just perfect on a race bike. It has proven that it can go as good as it looks, I watched Nick ride to a very impressive third place in the highly competitive superstock 600 class at Laguna this year.
The bike has full Ohlins suspension,a GPR steering damper, a full Graves exhaust, a flash tuned ecu, and all the Vortex bits you need to go racing; clip ons, rear sets etc.
The bike, as listed for 12500 USD comes fitted with the stock motor, stock save for a thin head gasket. However Nick does have a Graves Motorsports motor, as well as one put together by Tim Bemisderfer available.
Unfortunately details on this bike are a little scarce, but I have reached out to the owner to see if I can get us a bit more info.
It is another Kawasaki ER6 based Supertwin. This one was built by NK Motors, a European road racing team based out of Belgium I believe. The bike is set up for road racing, but has not been raced since the 2015 season.
Originally built in 2014, the bike was raced in 2015 by Felix Klinick, who ended up taking the 2015 German Twin Championship. After the season the bike was taken apart, the motor and suspension have been completely refreshed.
The bike is said to be ready to go and ready to win races.
The bike is in Europe, comes with a spare set of wheels, and is listed for 8700 Euros. Message me through the Facebook page, or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any interest and I will get you in touch with the right people.
2012 Kawi Supertwin
I absolutely love these supertwins, no class, save for GP, has the personality these do. They are all unique, and there is just something admirable about making a "slow bike" fast.
This one is a 2012, but was apparently refreshed just after the 2016 TT, however the exact details of the refresh are not provided.
The original build is really nice and everything you would expect of a bike in this class. The front end swap stays in the Kawasaki family, the Showa Big Piston Fork set up is off of a ZX10, however it accepts the stock ER6 front wheel, and has Tokico calipers off of a Honda Fireblade. Fluid is pumped to those calipers by a Brembo master cylinder, and GPR steering stabilizer is a must have for road racing. In the back a K-Tech DSS shock will help tame the bumps.
The motor started life as a 2010, the current build, with Kent race cams, and machined pistons, is said to make near 90 HP. Fuelling is controlled via a Power Commander V, and the exhaust is a full Akrapovic system, the clutch has also been upgraded.
Cosmetically the lines of this machine are actually quite nice in my opinion, which cant be said for all of the bikes in this class. The Supertwin/Lightweight class is not a typical "silhouette" class, meaning the bikes do not have to share the same look as the factory bike. This bike has an R6 front fairing, with a huge road racing windscreen. With some fresh paint to make this bike all one colour I think it would look sexy as hell.
To fit the R6 fairings, a one off aluminium stay was made, as was a custom subframe.
The bike comes with spare set of wheels, and all the usual race spares.
I am keeping a close eye on these supertwins as it is the class I would like to tackle myself, hopefully in 2017/18.
It is almost tough to feature these EDR machines, the pictures and write ups are always detailed, so there is almost nothing to add, almost.
What the 2015 R1 lacks in power it certainly makes up for in sex appeal. This particular livery doesn't do a lot for me, at least whilst the bike is static, on the track the bright colours might work just fine, but the lines of the bike and the quality of the build are sexy as hell.
As I have said before on TT, EDR has a great rep in the Pacific Northwest, and really across North America. They build exquisite high dollar machines. If you have a big budget, I can not think of a better shop to recommend in the area. Thankfully for those of us who do not have a racing budget worthy of a space program, rich dudes tend to change their minds, and when they do, they have enough money to take a bit of a hit on the bike.
That is exactly what happened with this 2016 R1. The owner has decided to stick with racing 600's.
The bike was bought new and converted to a race bike, it was never crashed, dropped or even ridden prior to the build. The odometer reads just 320 miles, many of which were likely accumulated during the break in, which was performed on EDR's dyno. The oil was changed after this and all maintenance is said to be up to date, then again, there isn't fucking much needed at just 320 miles. The bike sounds like it was ridden at just one track day. That was an expensive track day. The build cost was said to be in excess of 15k, not including the cost of the brand new R1. Lots of trick bits, highlighted by the KTech suspension and RapidBike electronics. The bike is offered at 24900 USD.
Specs and a link to EDR's website are below. The bike is at their shop in Oregon.
EDR Race kit head gasket (increase compression)
10/40 Motul 7100 full synthetic
Arrow Full Titanium 62mm WSBK Exhaust System
MWR WSBK Race Air Filter
ECU reflashed by EDR Performance, PRO Level (Much more adjustability)
Complete Rapidbike Race fuel/ignition tuning system w/2 way map switch
Dyno tuned by EDR Performance for U4.4 and 92 Pump
Autoblip Up AND Down Fully Clutchless Quickshifter
If there is one pattern we have noticed, it is that Panigales always get a huge response. So why not start the week with a really well built, really well priced 10K 1199.
This bike was originally listed last fall, with an asking price of 17500 USD. The bike has done another 1000 miles since then, but the price has obviously dropped significantly.
The bike comes with a great compliment of spares, including a second set of bodywork, second tank, and all the road going plastic.
My only concern would be the time since the last refresh. The owner says it is "unkown" but some simple detective work would lead me to believe it has probably never been taken apart. The bike was stripped down when brand new, and has had at least 1000 of its 3100 miles completed by the current owner. The motor could have a lot of life left in it, as the build does not sound too extreme, but when it goes, it is going to be expensive, that goes without saying. So a preventative teardown would be prudent.
The bike is currently located in Las Vegas.
Fox Performance Engines – Ben Fox 1) Carrillo rods 2) Balanced crank 3) Mild headwork 4) Thin head gasket 5) Lightened stock flywheel – between Superlegerra & R weight 6) Manual cam timing
Ducati Milwaukee - Travis Schultze “TJ” 1) Lots of custom parts for part relocation on frame 2) Frame mods for proper shift clearance 3) Shift mods to take freeplay out of shift lever 4) Air injection removed 5) Rexxer Ecu flashed to raise rev limit to R model and remove closed loop 6) Superstock Termignoni header kit & Termignoni mufflers 7) Both Up Maps for Termignoni exhaust 8) Base of fuel tank shrouded in gold foil. 9) Ducati Performance footpeg kit 10) Ducati Performance racing seat 11) Ducati Performance racing quick-release fuel cap 12) Ducati Performance folding lever kit 13) Ducati Performance tall windscreen 14) Woodcraft case covers 15) Armor Bodies race fiberglass 16) Quick disconnect fuel line 17) MWR Race air filter 18) Titanium bolts 19) Spare battery for cold start 20) Remote key & relocated toggle switch/kill switch 21) Power Commander V 22) Shorai Li-Ion battery relocated 23) Ducati Data Analyzer 24) Updated rear brake with exposed nut/safety wired 25) Fully safety wired
Ducati Indy – Matt Carr 1) 53mm Marzocchi Forks with Ohlins NIX30 – 30mm internals 2) Ohlins TTX MKII rear
Something a little different, a 1990 Kawasaki ZXR250.
Everyday there are more and more small four strokes being raced around tracks all over the world. 300 twins are now the norm, but the 250 twin was the bike which really drove the small four stroke class for many years. The four cylinder 250 was certainly on the periphery, and unfortunately still will be depending on your local clubs class structure.
However, with a 21000 RPM redline on that tiny four cylinder, this bike is worth owning for the soundtrack alone.
This example is a 1990, the last year of the first generation which was introduced in 1989, the second generation spanned from 1991 to 1999. I believe this bike was actually labelled as a ZXR250 when new, with the second generation being given the extra R, however the seller has listed the bike as a ZXR250R, one of us is wrong, and it very well could be me.
The bike looks rough, but the motor was rebuilt just 90 miles ago, so mechanically she is fresher than she looks. The bike has some nice go fast parts, including a Sato Exhaust, a RGV250 rear shock, revalved with Sato stuff, and revalved front forks, currently set up for a 175 LB rider.
The bike is located in Rhode Island, and comes with a long list of spares, which will certainly come in handy on a bike of this age. The seller is asking 3900 USD, and seems willing to help out with shipping.
Check with your local clubs regulations to see which classes she will fit into, but with cosmetics restored to match the motor, this would be a really sweet little bike, and surely the only one in the paddock.
I have owned a number of these triples over the years, and I can not think of a motor I prefer, third gear is just magic, I can only imagine what it feels like to ride a Daytona of this quality. If I had a spare 24995 GBP kicking about I could turn that daydream into a reality.
This bike was campaigned in the 2016 British Supersport Championship by JJR, with Joe Collier on board. JJR is more widely known as Team Haribo Starmix, who ran the last couple years in 600 Superstock. Winning the overall title in 2015. Fuck, I love Haribo, almost as much as I love motorbikes, I am reminded of that fact every time I look in the mirror.
Collier struggled with injury throughout 2016, and thus finished a rather disappointing twelfth overall in the championship. I am confident both bike and rider were capable of a stronger showing.
The team is said to have a direct pipeline to the Triumph factory, and thus the bike has wanted for nothing. No info is given as to how much time is on the current motor, but I would assume it is rather fresh. Full specs and original listing below.
British Supersport spec Motec M130 ecu with enabled level 3 pro logging (This was a £1k extra when new, logs more inputs at a faster data rate and allows you to use the Motec pro level software for data analysis)
SDL3 Dash in protective case.
Full Milspec wiring loom, Strain Gauge Quickshifter, Pro race level GPS, logging on multiple parameters.
Brand new engine for the last round, Run in on Dyno then Brands BSB October 2016,
one of the fastest bikes through the BSB speed traps and documented on the TSL timing results site.
Bora large Radiator and oil cooler,
Titanium exhaust system with custom Scorpion end can,
Ohlins Factory supported Suspension Front and Rear,
This bike is certainly more of a living room ornament than a track toy, but it would make and incredible toy, so we are featuring it.
First, she is expensive. 110000 USD. But if any bike can command that price, it is this one.
If you do not know who Mike Hailwood is, do some googling, he is a fucking legend. He competed in MotoGP, Formula One, and at the Isle of Man TT.
The same can be said of NCR, they are fucking legendary, for a time running the Ducati WSBK team, and constantly churning out incredibly high dollar performance customs.
This bike is one of twelve built, and apparently the only one with a titanium swingarm. It is brand new, the odometer reading just two miles completed.
The specs are still listed on the NCR website, if you are interested check them out through the following link. NCR S.r.l. - Mike Hailwood®
I can not be bothered to type it all out, but rest assured it has the best of the best. Top shelf components, and almost everything is bespoke titanium. Even the paddock stand, or should I say living room stand, is a thing of handcrafted titanium beauty.
Check out the eBay listing, you have the rest of the day to scratch together the 110K.
Holy fuck. We have shared a lot of R6's. This one is the nicest.
It has it all, no expense spared, 636 superbike motor, built by the highly regarded EDR, crazy livery, whats not to love?
Said to weigh just 339 pound with fuel in the tank, and making nearly 140 HP on MR12, this as potent an R6 as you will find on the planet, with one caveat, it has the oversized 636 motor so it is not exactly supersport legal.
Originally built over three years, to the tune of 40K, back in 2010-2013 by Eric of EDR for himself. This bike has everything, so I can not even be bothered to type out the highlights, I will copy paste the specs below.
The bike has never been down, save for in street trim, before the build, and the motor was refreshed after the 2014 season. The livery is awesome, certainly unique, you are sure to be the only person at the track with anything like it, but if the new buyer does not like the punk rock look, the decals can be removed.
The opening bid is as near as makes no difference to 20K, but I have to say, it is fucking worth it.
-Complete custom made 1 off Carbon Fiber bodywork
-GB case covers
-EDR billet right side engine cover
-EZ-grip tank side grips
-BC FG tank slider protection panels –color matched
-Complete Miller custom paint works, MUST see in person! *decals easily removed
-*Engine has only handful of track days since COMPLETE engine teardown, inspection, refresh. All new valve springs, retainers, rod and crank bearings, fresh transmission gears, clutch, gaskets, sparkplugs (sparkplugs over $400 alone!) Mileage listed as 0 due to AIM dash not using traditional odometer.
This bike has been listed on eBay a number of times over the last few months, at 12500 USD it is not exactly a screaming deal, however at just 700 miles, with some pretty trick parts, it is far from grossly overvalued.
What first jumps out at me is the single sided swingarm swap. The 1199 swinger is certainly much nicer looking, and really shows off the gorgeous OZ Racing forged wheels, said to be brand new, which are shod in brand new slicks.
The fork internals have been pulled out and replaced with Ohlins cartridges, as has the rear shock, which has been replaced by an Ohlins TTX. The Ducati performance catalogue is also well represented, lots of bling all over the bike.
There are a number of other small items and bits of work done, all of which are detailed in the original eBay listing, which I have shared below, check it out if you want more info. The seller states he is willing to part out the entire bike if it does not sell in the next five days.
My main reason for featuring this one is simple, it is beautiful. I am still very much in love with the black and white, winter test, livery. It is a love affair I do not see petering out anytime soon.
The bike was built prior to the 2016 BSB season to the tune of 17000 GBP, it is said to have been the teams back up/practice bike, however the team in question is not mentioned by name. The bike has 1100 miles on the clock, and, as per usual, is said to have been maintained with no expense spared.
Specs are exactly what you would expect from a SS machine, the Maxton upgrades on the fork certainly make it look more like a superbike however, a really nice piece of kit for a stock fork. They are asking 13495 GBP, which is certainly less than what it would take to replicate this bike.
This 2016 ZX10R was run this last 2016 BSB Superstock season by Dean Hipwell for CDH Racing. Dean finished a very respectable 14th in the overall championship.
The bike is said to make 202 HP on the BSB dyno, and comes with all the set up data from the 2016 season. In addition to the data, the bike comes with all the original road parts, as well as a spare set of fairings and a spare set of wheels, all included in the 13500 GBP ask.
K-Tech DDS front suspension with top cap extensions
The Ducati 999 is certainly on the short list of sexiest bike ever, it is honestly part of the reason why I chose to part ways with the RC51 I said I would never sell. Ya, I already sold it. I want one of these 999s. Likely in street trim, but track is not out of the question.
This bike was first listed a little over a month ago, at the time it was listed for 6500 USD, which did not grab my attention, but it has been reduced almost weekly since then, and is currently listed for 4750. It is certainly becoming more and more tempting. The bike is located in Indianapolis.
This bike is a 2003 999 which has been upgraded to similar specs as the 2005 999 S. Starting with the motor build, which was done by Matt Carr at Ducati Indianapolis, S cams were added and degreed. Ohlins suspension front and rear, exhaust, and a black 2005 swingarm completes the S inspired upgrade.
Further upgrades have been added, racing sub-frames, a Power Commander, a Brembo RCS MC, and Braking rotors. The bike also comes with all the stock parts and decent list of spares.
The bodywork looks ok, but a nice fresh set of gloss black bodywork would lift this thing to dream bike status. If the price drops anymore I might go from owning zero Italian machines, to two in under a month.
TT 2015 will be a meeting I never forget, it was drama filled, and one of the quickest ever, but more importantly it was my first.
John McGuinness left the island as the headline story, setting a new lap record and claiming his 23rd TT win in the marquee senior race. The lead up and practice week was a different story however, it revolved around Michael Dunlop. As per usual he was with a new team, this time the BSB superpower, SMR Milwaukee Yamaha. The new R1 was on the scene and MD had assured the critics that "racing the new R1 is not a gamble" TT veterans, John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey included, had however voiced their doubts. Developing a bike that is quick around the Mountain Course can take years. Both superbike races were won by bikes that were for all intents and purposes, seven years old, the Honda Fireblade.
It did however prove to be a gamble, and MD struggled at the NW and early in TT practice week. The most glaring issue, aside from the lack of pace, was the new R1's propensity to chuck a trail of smoke out of the tail pipe that the coal rolling Cummins crowd would be proud of. Days before the start of the TT MD walked from the team. The list of reasons, both factual and rumour, was long. Aside from the aforementioned, facts, there were a number of rumours, I will repeat those which I feel had their basis in fact. It is believed that both Milwaukee Yamaha, and MD had been assured by the Yamaha factory they would have all the support they needed to get the new R1 competitive year one, it is clear they did not. The second, the reason which I truly believe was behind the split, was that MD did not feel safe on the bike. Any bike which burns that much oil has something seriously wrong with it, and the Dunlops know all too well how dire the consequences of a mechanical failure can be on the roads.
For me the most entertaining part of the split was the visible change in the paddock. Milwaukee Yamaha had been front and centre, and I do mean that literally, they were on the cover of the program, a picture of which I have included, not to mention they had the most prime piece of real estate, dead centre, in the paddock. The night after the split the massive red Milwaukee lorry and tent were gone, but what was more remarkable was what had replaced it, a pair of clapped out vans. One bearing the famous blue and white MD Racing logo. Logistically, it makes sense, but the change was certainly stark. Dunlop struggled all week, but finished a very impressive second in the Superstock TT, and fifth in the senior, incredible when you consider the circumstances.
Now, that was a lot of preamble, of which very little is applicable to this bike. MD ended up racing the same Honda he had run in Supersport in 2014, but I feel that was more likely a result of it being the only bike he owned, as opposed to an outright preference over the R6, especially when you consider he rode an R6 for the entirety of the 2016 season under his own MD Racing banner.
The bike was barely ridden, 400 Kilometres total. To give some perspective on how little he used this bike, try and find a photo of him riding it, it is literally fucking impossible. It was used at the Northwest 200, where it finished second in race 1, and for a few practice sessions at the TT, before the split. The bike was built by Shuan Muir Racing (Milwaukee Yamaha) with factory support from Yamaha. The engine is full FIM spec, built by Marcus Essenbacher, one of the more respected engine builders in the WSS/WSBK paddock, in the end it churns out 145 HP. The rest of the bike is full FIM SS spec, as expensive and extensive as you can imagine, costing in excess of 40000 GBP.
The seller bought the bike directly from SMR, and if he looked after it half as well as the mercs in bubbles you see in the back of the pictures, she is still mint. They are asking 24995 GBP, and the bike can be found on eBay, link below.
It took Yamaha ten years to finally come out with a bike better than the Suzuki SV650. That is not a slight on Yamaha in particular, no on else did it either. Kawasaki had challenged with their Ninja 650, but out of the box it was a bit of a pig, in Supertwin spec its a rocket, but not off the showroom floor. The FZ07 is more than capable out of the crate. But without a fully faired option, the FZ line up does not scream "race bike!!" But that has not proven to be too great a deterrent for some, you can fit bodywork from another bike, and that is exactly what this seller has done.
As I have said before, the middleweight twins class, which this bike would run in, is an absolute blast to race, it is cheap, competitive, and usually has a big field of riders at every club.
As the keen eyed would have noticed there are two bikes pictured, the seller is listing the black, lower, Supersport spec machine with black bodywork. They are asking 8500 USD for the bike as it sits, wearing the black Ninja 250 fairings, however for an additional 1000 USD the seller will hang the gorgeous blue and white Catalyst Composites bodywork.
The motor is stock, but making a respectable 70 HP, on pump gas, with a DNA modified airbox and a DanMoto pipe. The suspension is well sorted, a Penske shock in the rear connected to an AP Moto linkage, and Adreani cartridges in the stock front forks. AP moto rearset adapters allow for a range of aftermarket rearsets to be fitted, this bike has the Driven TT rearsets, which I personally have run, and really like. The bike also has Woodcraft clip ons, lever guards, and a Driven Racing rear spool/chain tensioner kit.
I can attest that this class is a lot of fun, and really competitive. Personally I would save the money on the bodywork and stick with the spirit of the class and keep things cheap.
As we all know supermoto was already on the decline by the start of this decade, but it still has a loyal following, and if you look hard enough you can still find some gorgeous, current, machines.
This one is a 2013 CRF450R, converted to SM. This bike looks to have been really well built and meticulously maintained.
No expense was spared, starting with the wheels, they are Marchesini mags, with no chain rash, a 16.5 up front and obviously a 17 rearward. The brakes are what first caught my attention, all Brembo, including the master cylinder and that gorgeous radial mount monobloc.
The bike has all the bling, crash protection and miscellaneous bolt ons you could ask for, I am not going to waste any time listing them all, if you want it, it probably has it.
I will however take some time on the motor, it was completely torn down and rebuilt seven hours ago. The motor was built by MRP using the following parts, new OEM crank and timing chain, Carillo .05mm long rods, a 14:1 compression race piston, MRP ported head, custom grind cam, all new seals, guides, bearings etc. Web stage 3 High lift cams, complete Web valve train, degreed adjustable cam sprocket, full titanium FMF exhaust, PCV/flashed ecu with a custom tune, pre-loaded maps for multiple fuels, done by one of the best, Nels at 2 Wheel Dynoworks. Oh, and how could I forget, the supermoto prerequisite, Hinson billitproof slipper clutch.
This is a crazy high dollar build. The adding machine in my head has run out of tape. Surely the seller is barely recovering any of his costs at the 7499 USD ask.
As an added bonus the bike comes with all of its dirt stuff, a new in the box Trail Tech stator, and the bike is said to be plateable in Washington State...Have your fucking lawyer on speed dial.
If you have any interest contact me at email@example.com and I will put you in touch.
Potential Roads Weapon. Superstock S1000RR
Although I do have an almost unreasonable level of affection for Kawasaki products, there is no doubt in my mind the BMW is the best Superstock package on the planet.
It dominated the roads season in the hands of Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson, as well as taking home the BSB Superstock crown, in the hands of Taylor Mackenzie. The BMW comes out of the crate and is all but a set of race fairings away from being competitive. There are plenty of these things making north of 200 BHP with just a few bolt ons and some tuning. How else can you get that performance for the 15700 GBP ask?
This example appears to be really clean and well looked after. It has done just 997 miles, 400 of which were allegedly road/break in miles. The remaining 597 miles came at 4 track days and one endurance race. The seller states he is changing classes, so he has to sell the BMW to fund that move.
The BMW was built by RJS Superbike to BSB Superstock Specs, with the intention of being competitive in the aforementioned class.
KTECH FORK INTERNALS
KTECH DDS SHOCK
OHLINS STEERING DAMPER
FULL CRC RACE BODYWORK (PAINTED - CHALKIES DECALS)
PP TUNING REARSETS
BRAKE LEVER PROTECTION
POWERCOMMANDER & MAP BY RJS SUPERBIKE
FULL ARROW SYSTEM (INCLUDES BAFFLE BUT ALWAYS TESTS AT 102DB WITHOUT)
BREMBO MASTER CYLINDER
BRAIDED BRAKE HOSES
FULL GB ENGINE PROTECTION
R&G SWINGARM BOBBINS
R&G CHAIN GUARD/SHARK-FIN
2D DATARECORDING LAPTIMER (HARD-WIRED)
This bike is a beauty, and surely not a bad bike for BSB Superstock, but if it was me, I would be putting this thing on the roads.
If you have any interest in motorcycle road racing you have heard the name Geoff May. He has been on the scene for the better part of 15 years, having won the AMA Superbike Rookie of the Year title all the way back in 2003. More recently you may recognise his name from the WSBK grid, he competed in seventeen races during 2014 season for Team Hero EBR.
This last year, May ran a number of Moto America and WERA rounds, aboard this 2016 ZX10R, racking up 25 race wins as well as multiple track records along the way.
May is not the only one attached to this bike with the impressive race pedigree, builder Mike Godden of KWS Motorsports, is one of the most respected builders in North America. We have featured a number of his bikes on Track-Toys, including a gorgeous R6 with the nicest safety wiring I have ever seen. It has been two months and I am still talking about how clean and well prepared that bike was. His attention to detail is unmatched, if it came out of the KWS shop, it is a well sorted, very quick bike.
Godden built this ZX10R to superstock specs.
Gp suspension fork kit JRI rear shock M4 carbon and ti exhaust Kit ecu Kit wire harness Evol technology rear sets Evol technology handle bars Ohlins damper Dion device CRC bodywork Vortex sprockets Fast frank captive spacers Moto America modified fuel tank
This is undoubtedly a really well put together, really fast 10R. The list price is 18000 USD.
If you have any questions or interest, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch. Alternatively you can reach Geoff May through his Facebook page.
British Moto 3 Championship Contender
If you want a bike with winning pedigree, this bike has it in spades.
Originally built by FTR and powered by a Honda motor, for the inaugural 2012 Moto 3 season. The bike was raced by non other than Maverick Vinales. Those who remember that first season will recall that it was an eventful one for Vinales. He came storming out of the gates, winning the first ever Moto 3 race at Qatar, then winning four more, then walking away from the team!
I believe he ended up coming back to the team for the last couple rounds and managed to secure third place in the championship, behind the late Luis Salom and Sandro Cortese.
The bike was then purchased in 2014 by City Lifting RS Racing for Jake Archer to campaign in the British Motostar Championship.
Ryan Saxleby of RS Racing pulled out the Honda and put in the more desirable KTM power-plant. This 2016 season Jake had a great year, 12 podium finishes, his first win at Assen, and a very strong second in the overall championship.
This bike is still very competitive at a very high level. The motor was refreshed prior to the final championship round at Brands. No expense was spared either on the original build, or the subsequent maintenance. That Racefit exhaust is, in my opinion, one of the prettiest to ever grace a Moto 3 machine. The electronics are totally sorted, controls for launch control, pit limiter and map options are all at the riders fingertips.
The bike will come complete with a huge compliment of spares, as well as set up notes for all twelve BSB tracks.
The spares list is incredibly comprehensive, everything you need to go full time racing.
·Spare motor (needs refresh)
·6 sets of bodywork (Maverick’s set can be negotiated for)
·Gearbox (additional gears for any ratio you could want)
·All the usual (sprockets, levers, etc.)
The price is available upon request, and is negotiable dependent on what spares the new owner would like to see along with the bike.
No team in recent memory has been able to achieve as much success, as quickly as Kieth Flint's Team Traction Control. With rumours, (fairly substantiated rumours) that they are hoping to continue that success on some bigger bikes in 2017, they obviously need to clear some space in the shop. After selling Ian Hutchinson's two time TT winning R6 a couple weeks ago, they are now selling Joe Francis's British Supersport R6. Although Francis did not match the success of his teammate, James Westmoreland, he did have an impressive year. Finishing seventh overall in the championship standings and winning at Snetterton along the way. The TTC R6 was clearly one of the better running machines in the 2016 paddock, if you are not willing to give it that, you must admit it is the sexiest. I am not one to appreciate the Monster Energy colours, but on this bike it just fucking works.
The specs are somewhat irrelevant on a bike at this level, you can trust it has everything you are allowed under the regulations. Suspension, motor, electronics with full data-logging capability, no expense has been spared. The motor is said to make better than 140HP on the BSB dyno. A full compliment of spares, and the 2016 set up notes are included with the sale.
The bike is listed for 23000 GBP through raceways in the UK.
Another gorgeous two stroke, built and maintained to a very high spec.
At 5750 GBP this 1998 Honda RS125 it is far more expensive than the bike we were all drooling over last week. It is however built to a much higher spec, and has been raced and maintained recently, said to start first bump every-time.
The highlight of the build is certainly the front end, the gold nitride coated WP forks are beautiful, as is the matching damper, and the wonderfully machined Nissin caliper. The Dellorto ignition and quickshifter are also great additions, both should help with taming the temperamental two stroke.
Sunglasses not included, but I would recommend a pair before viewing the machine, which is located in East Sussex.
First off I have to be truthful, I know very little about these bikes. They just do not have any kind of following in North America.
What I do know, there is a very competitive and deep field of these apes running in both the Spec Aprilia GP Challenge series and in the Superteens series. However in order to be Superteens compliant the bike needs to have some limitations imposed, most importantly limiting power output to 32HP. The guy to see for these modifications is Ian Newton at IN Competition. IN built all three of these machines originally, two have brand new motors, the third had a mid summer 2016 refresh.
Take a look through the many pictures, these bikes are beautiful, especially when the fairings are off. The craftsmanship and engineering is instantly recognisable as great.
Check out the listings below, all three are priced at a similar level, and all three come with an impressive pile of spares.
This is certainly one of the better priced Panigales we have come across, the bike was originally listed for 13500 USD, but has since been reduced to 10500.
The 1199 is a bike that needs no introduction, so we will forgo the pointless preamble and get right to the details of this build. This bike started life as a bare frame, purchased off eBay and was assembled by Moto Corse Performance for Seth Starnes. I believe Seth may have actually ridden this bike to a pair of victories in Florida this summer. One at Homestead, the other at Daytona, it is possible that he may have been riding a different Ducati however.
The motor is stock, having about 750 track miles added to its original 1100 street miles. With a titanium exhaust and running on C12 it is said to make 193 HP. The suspension is Ohlins front and rear, with custom valving in both the forks and the TTX shock. The bike comes with two sets of wheels, stock and an absolutely fucking gorgeous set of red wine coloured Carrozzeria forged hoops, which are sadly not pictured, I have however seen an identical set of wheels in person and I can attest to their beauty.
The bike is located in Tennessee, and would make and absolutely fantastic track or race weapon.
The Spec List:
OHLINS Forks TTX 30mm Ohlins TTX shock custom valving Yoyodyne quick change rear carrier Ducati Corse upper stay and rear subframe Active levers and dial up knob MWR air filter MotoFairings bodywork with extremely nice paint Vortex bars Carbon sprocket cover Carbon fender Carbon stator guard Ohlins dampener Custom Akrapovic exhaust
Fancy your own Moto 2 machine? You can own this one for just a shade under 40000 Euros.
First built by Kalex in 2013 for Pol Espargaro and the Pons HPTuenti40 racing team. That would be Espargaro's championship winning season, his last in Moto2 before moving on to GP with Tech 3 Yamaha. The bike then went on to serve Jesco Raffin in 2014, and was carried as back up bike during the 2015/2016 seasons by the H43 team.
The bike is said to be in top condition, 800 miles on the motor, zero on the freshened up Ohlins GP suspension. The bike comes fitted with Brembo carbon brakes, a Suter clutch, PVM wheels and a Leo Vince 4-1 exhaust.
A spares package consisting of bodywork, wheels, exhaust and many other miscellaneous parts is included with the sale.
The bike can be set up for its new rider at the track for an additional fee.
If you want to go racing today, and you want to be competitive simply by throwing on a set of race plastic, buy a BMW S1000RR.
With the new bikes, or in many cases updated bikes, coming down the pipe this might not be true for long, but at the moment there is no doubt in my mind this is the bike to have.
This S1000 was the premium model, which means it comes with all the fancy electronic gizmos, literally everything you could ever want, forged wheels, heated grips, and DDC suspension. The electronic suspension has since been thrown in the trash and replaced with Ohlins pieces.
The bike has been fully race prepped by Gemini Racing Technologies and has gone on to have a very good year, finishing no worse than third in all eight races in which it competed. This bike currently holds the Superstock record at Road America, and the outright lap record at Daytona International Speedway, cracking 203.5 mph while doing it.
To the road racing fans this will come as no surprise, the BMW excels on long fast circuits. Just look at what Ian Hutchinson did this summer on his Tyco BMW superstocker.
The motor was replaced by BMW for a warranty issue, and now has 1200 miles on it, 500 of those are break in miles completed on a dyno. That proper break in might have contributed to the impressive 202 HP this motor is churning out, on pump gas no less.
If you want one of the fastest bikes at your local track all it takes is 20000 USD.
The Spec List:
• Gemini Racing Technologies Race Prepped. (Everything drilled and safety wired for technical inspection) • BMW HP Power Kit (Flashed into ECU by dealer) with Full Titanium Akropovic Race Exhaust, 202hp on 93 unleaded • Ohlins 30mm Cartridge Kit in the Forks, Ohlins TTX Shock (Electronic DDC removed) • Sharkskinz Race Bodywork • Woodcraft Rearsets and Case Guards • BMW HP Forged Wheels (4.4lbs lighter than stock) • Bazzaz EFI Tuner • Vortex Sprockets (15-17, 41-48) • Rizoma Brake Lever Guard • Zero Gravity Racing Tall Windscreen • Cox Racing Radiator and Oil Cooler Guards • LighTech Keyless Gas Cap
Another week, another MV Agusta. This ex World Supersport machine is as high spec as they come.
Ridden this season, well...most of this season anyway, by Nico Terol, even finishing on the podium at Aragon this last June. At the summer break, which comes after the Misano in late June, Schmidt Racing decided to part ways with MV Agusta and start campaigning a ZX6R. Hence, this bike is available for purchase. This would not discourage me from purchasing this bike, unless I had intentions of challenging for the 2017 WSS Championship, in which case you are going to need to come up with a lot more money than the 13000 GBP ask for this machine.
The Spec List.
WSS Factory tuned engine PISTAL Racing pistons KIT gearbox (DLC coated) FEBUR radiator with oil cooler MWR air filter ÖHLINS TTX closed front cartridge ÖHLINS TTX GP16 shock ÖHLINS steering damper WSS Mectronik ECU and harness Lightweight battery KA Sensor loadcell SC-Project full titanium WSS exhaust system GB Racing engine covers PP Tuning handlebars PP Tuning rear sets Carbonin avio fiber fairing set BREMBO T-Drive or Supersport brake discs
This bike certainly goes as good as it looks, a WSS podium is not some plastic trophy. It is an achievement half the grid will never experience, to be able to buy a bike that performed so well, for so little money, so soon after it achieved that success, is not an opportunity that comes along often.
A spares package can be constructed to suit the new owner for an additional cost.
If you have any interest in the bike contact me through the Facebook page, or at email@example.com and I will put you in touch with the right people.
Normally I take the time to do a bit of research, editorialise a bit, make things look pretty and concise.
Fuck all that, it is the end of the day and I am tired.
The seller is selling off his baby to fund some road racing projects for 2017, a cause I can really support.
I have copy and pasted his original write up, and included a link to the eBay listing below. Alternatively send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put you in touch.
Do not be intimidated by the following wall of text, it is entertaining.
My much loved 1996 ZX7R Golden Era Race bike is for sale... A mega competitive package with V5 and a good history. You simply wont find better, this isnt a mashed together with gaffer tape & cable ties type of bike, its a full spec race bike that has run at the front wherever its raced, against bikes that are selling for up to three times the price.... Whats This bike has had the best of everything, and has won at Thundersport GB, No Limits Racing, Auto 66, Derby Phoenix, over 40 podiums with various clubs, as well as a debut podium last time out at Oliver's mount in the B race. Chassis wise, its more than likely the best set up ZX7R you will find, Double British 125 Champion James Lodge raced it at Cadwell with TSGB earlier in the year and was banging in 1.34's on heavily scrubbed pirelli tyres, after 2 years out.... The bike has undoubted pedigree and is good enough for a rider to buy and simply jump on and be competitive in the relevant classes. The bike has been developed over 4 years, and is sweet as a nut, ive kept the engine standard, bar the usual tweaks. Chassis Spec. 2004 ZX10R forks with Bitubo Valve Kit, 10.75 springs and proper settings... 2004 ZX10R Yokes, shot blasted for factory look. Low friction head bearings fitted post Barry Sheene Festival. Pro Bolt Yoke Nut 2004 ZX10R Swingarm with custom spacers, not just to fit the later swingarm but change the Geometry. Carbon Covers. WP Race Shock (serviced start of 2016) with 10.5 spring, latest 2015 shim pack, remote Preload 2007 ZX10R Rear Caliper & Mount, EBC Pads 2009 ZX6R Front Calipers With EBC GPfax Pads, rebuilt start of 2016 2015 ZX10R Master Cylinder, Res and HRC Line. New start of 2016 HEL Lines (new at start of 2016) SBK Length Custom Shock doglegs & modified Linkage for greater linear action & softer feel Modified Front Subframe with 2004 ZX10R Digital Dash. Modified Rear Subframe, not just the usual cut down rubbish, properly done and braced in certain area to stop frame damage in a crash. Straight & True Fairing bracket with Dzus clips fitted Tracktanium Captive spacers all round. Fully Lockwired to Roads standards SES 2009 R6 Rearsets Tsubaki 520 Chain & 520 Sprockets, new start of 2016 Engine Spec.. Standard 3500 road miles engine, from a P4 model, bought last year to replace a blown motor. Yes, thats a standard motor, no cams, headwork, stroker crank, kit gasket or any internal modification whatsoever. The engine that did a 1'34 around Cadwell...... Yes it really is Standard! Only 4213 miles as of 25/10/16, will come with fresh oil & filter. Alternator removed Kit copy Blanking plate fitted. ELS +4 Ignition Advancer Full Akrapovic System with Beowulf Can, Can new Post Barry Sheene. This gives 1.8bhp more than the Akra can that comes with the system and is quieter too! Lime Green Silicone Hoses, New Start of 2016 Dynojetted Carbs, Fitted and set up by Gavin Reed At MSG Racing with oodles of Dyno time. Pair valve setup removed Float Bowl Mod K&N Filter (new mid 2015) WSBK Shape Carbon Air intakes Always run on Quality Castrol Oil. Gearbox is good, has Blackbird shift arm Mod so race shift direct to output shaft, no linkages to cause those gearbox issues. Rest of the bits...... R&G Exhaust Hanger Uprated Fan with Manual Switch on Handlebar ZX10R Clip Ons KRT ZX10R kit QA Throttle tube Keyless fuel cap Modified Petcock. ACU Regulation Rain Light Renthal grips All new genuine kawasaki discs mid 2015 New Chain & Sprockets start of 2016 New Batterys x2 With Bullet connector Quick Change System, change Battery in 15 seconds! BMA Carbon Mudguard Wheels all had new bearings at start of 2016 Dzus fastener brackets for all fairing mounts Fairing has been lightly decked, its been repaired and then re vinyl'd by Lodgey at JL Graphics. Spares.. For full price, no haggling whatsoever.. Recently refreshed bottom end with low mileage gearbox. Spare ZX10R Wheels with Discs and latest Michelin Wets. Tatty, but perfectly useable, WSBK Shape Bodywork and seat unit, with Screen, and tank. All in Matt Black. Sprockets 5 x sets of hardly used brake pads, used for a brake pad test for a local company last year. 3 X Alternators 1 x Starter Motor 1 X Set of fully dynojetted carbs 1 X Airbox 1 x Gearbox Cams, pistons, various engine internals (All Standard) Crash Bungs ( i dont use them) Standard Filler Cap Standard Fairing Mounts Radiator (Needs a slight weld but fins are good....rare) Spare Beowulf long can for quiet days. Couple of sets of Pirelli Scrub slicks Currently Fitted with Dunlop D212 Treads The bike does have the odd mark here and there, and like any 20 year old bike will need keeping on top of, but its a proven bike and im confident any half decent rider could be competitive anywhere. There is bound to be other bits i have missed, the bike has a full V5, in my name, and i have various receipts etc, id like to keep it for the final round at Olivers Mount for the Gold Cup but if the right offer comes along i may consider selling sooner, I am only selling because im after a 600 and twin or 400 for the 2017 Roads season. Would consider taking a twin or 400 in PX. Im not giving it away, this is a market driven price, If it doesnt fetch the asking price then ill happily keep it and have the odd run out on it, or maybe break it as theres 6k in parts and thats being conservative.... but it deserves better than that. Before you comment 'how much' Just remember the average price for the bikes that this weapon beats are 15-20k........ Price.... 4750 for everything. 4500 For Bike & Wheels Only 4000 For Bike only.
As someone who wants to one day, hopefully sooner than later, compete at the Pikes Peak International Hill-climb, this bike screams to me. If I had a spare 9500 USD kicking about I would already be dialling the fucking phone.
This bike is very well sorted, and although the clock only shows 1246 miles on it, the bike has already begun to rack up an impressive amount of hardware, including two MRA Expert Championships, numerous race wins, and even the odd track record.
As we know KTM takes its "Ready to Race" mission statement dead seriously. The 690 is no exception. With a few choice aftermarket pieces, and a few more from the KTM Powerparts catalogue, the 690 is transformed from a daily commuter to a full on track weapon.
The seller states that he has put over 15k into the bike. Including pretty much everything out of the aforementioned KTM Powerparts catalogue. The highlights of the build are a set of euro spec Duke R forks, a Nitron triple clicker shock, a Brembo RCS15 master cylinder, and a Power Commander. I also spy some aftermarket rearsets, crash protection, bellypan, and a brake lever guard which are not listed, but appear in the pics.
These are absolutely fantastic machines, and should fit into a number of classes with your local club, but I think this package would be best suited to hill-climbing...that orange would look great against a blue sky atop Pikes Peak.
I don't know how many times and how many ways I can possibly say I love the ZX6R before people will stop reading, but I am going to continue doing so long after everyone is gone.
This beautiful ZX6 was campaigned this last year by Morello Racing and rider Davey Todd in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 series. The bike, and rider were strong right out of the gate, winning Round 2 at Oulton Park. The middle of the season was plagued by a few issues, injuries, being taken out by other riders and other, as Davey describes, unfortunate mishaps. However both the team and the rider rebounded, a strong finish to the year was capped off by a win at Brands Hatch in the final, 12th round of the season.
The bike is clearly a very well sorted example, capable of running at the front of the pack at the highest level, at least in the hands of a capable rider.
The bike is offered for 10000 GBP, and for an additional 1000 pounds a huge spares package can be put together.
The bike is obviously built to Pirelli National Superstock 600 specs, so the build is limited, under the regulations, to mostly bolt ons, and suspension internals.
ProFibre lightweight fairing
Akrapović Header pipes
PipeWerx End Can
DBR rear sets
DBR Clip Ons
GB Racing Engine covers
R&G Carbon Tank Protection
Galfer Brake Disks
Blue Samco Hoses
Ktech Steering Damper
HEL Performance Brake Lines
DynoJet Power Commander
The bike comes with a spare set of wheels and as I said earlier, a more comprehensive spares package can be put together for an additional cost.
If you have any interest contact myself at email@example.com and I will get you in touch with the right people.
I love the ZX6R.
A tank only a mother could love.
As I said when I posted up the Cabin HRC SP2 endurance racer, I love these quirky things. For 13750 GBP you can have one of the quirkiest I have ever come across.
Putting these things together can not be an easy task, the mix of factory SBK parts, huge tanks, and headlights is usually a great one. I say usually, this tank is the exception. Truth be told, I would rather watch Susan Boyle carefully remove, then hand wash her panties, than look at it one more time. The thing is a monstrosity, I am talking about the tank, not Mrs. Boyle.
Phase one has been around for a long time, a huge name in endurance racing, 2008 was a tough year for them on the World Endurance Championship circuit, more on that in a minute, but it also marked there first foray into Real Road Racing.
They raced the 2008 TT with two absolute legends, Steve Plater, and Michael Dunlop. Michael became the fastest Dunlop to ever lap the Mountain Course that year, 2008 being only his second appearance at the TT.
The moderate success on the roads was not matched on the WEC circuit. Phase One's own website has an amazingly candid write up on the year, which I really have no choice but to share in full.
"With the technical teething problems on the 2007/8 bike resolved, a squad of three fast and consistent riders could have won in 2008! Unfortunately it was not to be as sufficient sponsorship could not be found to secure such a package. As a result, a series of less than ideal riders was drafted in to support permanent rider Damian Cudlin. Despite leading races on several occasions, including at Le Mans and Albacete in the hands of James Haydon, the stand-in riders crashed too often and could not generate consistent results. The highlights of the season were an almost total lack of mechanical or pit crew failures, 3rd permanent team home at Suzuka, 4th at Oschersleben and 5th in the Bol d'Or. Also, the team took part in the Isle of Man TT races for the first time, running Steve Plater in the Superstock class, finishing 8th and achieving a highly creditable 10th in the Senior race with Michael Dunlop. World Endurance Championship: 8th place"
Not exactly a ringing endorsement of their endurance riders.
For more technical specs, and info check out the original listing.
Barry Sheene is an absolute fucking legend, a name recognised by even the most casual of Motosport fans.
His name is one that has never gone away from discussion, but in recent months it has certainly appeared to be even more prevalent. The reason for that is really two fold, the resurgence of British GP winners, we no longer have to endure the "no British GP race winner since Barry Sheene in 1981," comment, every second time they mention a British rider on a MotoGP broadcast, and of course the bio-pic "Sheene" being released to theatres in 2017.
This bike was used by Sheene throughout the 1983 campaign. 83, as well as 84, and every year up until 1992, was absolutely dominated by the Americans. My apologies to Aussie's Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner who stole a couple here and there. Sheene ended the season in 10th place overall, it was a tough year marred by retirements. So this bikes race history is not as glamorous as it could be, but it was ridden by fucking Barry Sheene. How often do you have a chance to own a bike you can say that about.
That kind of provenance and race history comes at a cost however, this is by far the most expensive bike I have ever shared on track-toys, with an asking price of 120000 GBP, basically 147000 USD.
Take a look through the original listing, the seller does a nice job of presenting the bike, and providing a clear picture of the chain of ownership. The bike was raced again in 1984 by Mick Grant, another legend, at the British GP round held at Silverstone.
What is there to say really, everything you need to know is in the pics.
Still reading? Like I said, everything you need to know is in the pics. Just take a look at the picture of the spares perfectly laid out on the floor, it does not take an FBI profiler to realise this owner was, and is absolutely meticulous, anal even.
The bike is a 1996 HRC/Honda RS125R, which the seller purchased and restored from the ground up in 2010. The bike has done nothing other than adorn his foyer since then. It certainly does not look out of place, this thing is a piece of art. The paint and bodywork alone probably ran a few K. The bike has sat, but was properly prepped for display, and as such the tank is dry and free of any corrosion. Throw in some fresh pre-mix, brake fluid, and some new tires and this thing should be ready to rock, or, keep it as is and put it in the living room.
Some pics of the bike sans bodywork would be nice, but there are no obvious red flags to suggest its condition is anything less than near perfect. The bike has a carbon pipe, carbon bars and Hjelm Motorsports rearsets. The sale includes a colour matched stand, so you can have it in your living room without too many clashing colours, and a ton of spare parts, many of which are pictured.
The bike is currently listed on eBay with a "buy it now" price of 5700 USD. Not bad for a piece of art.
Not often do I have an emotional reaction to a bike, this is one of the rare exceptions.
Not only do I adore the ZX6R, but I, like so many road racing fans was a big Malachi fan. Just this morning I was watching the tape of the Cookstown 100 meeting, Malachi looked so quick, maybe too quick. Ultimately having a heavy crash into a solid wall, nicely disguised with a bit of foam fence. He got up and walked away, and I believe even went on to race again in the feature, but I may be mistaken about that.
For those who do not follow road racing, Malachi was sadly killed at this years Northwest 200. He had ridden beautifully all spring, and that weekend, but ultimately made a mistake on the coast road which took his life. He was a rising star, on and off the track, but especially off, if you have the chance to search out some of his candid interviews they are well worth the watch. His story and more importantly his connection with his father is amazing. The Coles notes are as follows, his Dad basically gave up everything to help Malachi pursue his dream of road racing. This summer I saw his dad at The Stone Roses show in Manchester. I desperately wanted to tell him what I had thought of his son, but did not think I would be able to keep it together.
Malachi's short career had many highlights, but I would say the top honour he took home was his Manx GP senior victory in 2015. The bike he rode to victory is for sale. It is another Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, this one a 2012 ZX6R prepared to Superstock 600 specifications. The bike was bought from the team by the current owner last February. The spec list is in the original listing, which I will share below, but for me this bike is all about its history. I wish I could have it, just so I could tell everyone how great a guy Malachi was. The bike is listed on eBay UK for 8500 GBP.
Although familiar to our UK followers, seeing a proper Supertwin Kawasaki stateside is rare.
You see a lot of Suzuki's, many of which have been featured on track toys, but the Kawi's, not so much. One of our readers submitted this one this morning and it is a great looking machine, with a great race history. Better than that, a potential buyer can check out the build, and basically the bikes entire life on the owners blog, which can be found through the following link. http://projectsupertwin.blogspot.com/
Beyond all that, I really have to get behind his reason for selling, he is pursuing his Mountain Course License so he can become eligible to run the Manx GP/IOM TT.
The bike started life as a Ninja 650, which is referred to as an ER6 in Europe, before being almost completely transformed into a supertwin.
The first step is sorting out the suspension, this was done with a Showa Big Piston ZX6R front end, complete with Nissin monoblocs, a GPR stabilizer, and an upgraded Brembo master cylinder. The fork internals have been upgraded with Penske stuff, and the rear shock has been replaced, also by a Penske. The rear wheel has been swapped to a wider ZX6R rear, and is now shod with a 180 rear tire. The clutch has been upgraded to a Yoyodyne slipper, engine managment
The full parts list.
ZX6R complete front end, Showa Big Piston LE/Penske Shock and fork internals Brembo front master cylinder Woodcraft clipons Active quick throttle Brembo clutch lever Woodcraft Clip-Ons and Lever Guard Koso tach with shift light ZX6R wheels front and rear to run 180 rear tire Power Commander V Yoyodyne/Sigma Slipper Clutch Yamaha R6 Radiator Sato Racing Rearsets GPR V4 steering Damper Custom Racing Unlimited full exhaust w/FMF can HEL brake lines all around Bunch of extra Renthal sprockets and bits to run at any track
A spare set of wheels, complete with rotors and new Michelin rain tires are also included in the package.
The bike has been run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, as well as many circuits throughout the Western United States. If you have any interest in the bike, check out the sellers blog, it is a very interesting read.
The package is listed for 6000 USD, but the seller would be interested in a trade involving a 2013+ CBR600RR, in order to run the same bike in North America that he is road racing in the UK. You can contact the seller through any of the links, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You don't often see these bikes for sale anywhere in the world, so I was beyond amazed to see one offered in my hometown of Vancouver, BC.
I am far from convinced that this 2005 Honda RS125R is a screaming deal, but just finding one is a challenge, finding one that is cheap is a task reserved for those with far greater patience than I.
This bike appears to be a really, really well sorted example, the bodywork shows a bit of rash on the right hand side but aside from that it looks better than new. The seller states that the engine is freshly rebuilt, new crankcases, new cylinder, new crankshaft and of course a new piston. The motor is capped off with a VHM head with an 11.8cc insert for running unleaded fuel.
The engine is monitored by both an HRC data-logger and an HRC detonation counter. The chassis is what really sets this particular example apart, first the swingarm has been replaced with one off of an NSF250R. The piece that jumps out of the pictures is that Brembo GP4-RR-32/36 caliper, complete with titanium pistons.
The bike comes with an extensive spares list and the seller says he is happy to help with crating and shipping the bike anywhere in the world. No mention as to whether or not he is willing to part with his extensive Compact Disc collection pictured in the back of the garage.
Check out the original listing below, if you have any interest in the bike and would like someone to see it first hand, I would be happy to go take a look on your behalf. I can be reached at email@example.com
This bike is plenty fucking expensive for a 2015 stocker, but its gorgeous, so for bike porn alone, it is worth the feature.
First off, take a look at those gorgeous Dymag carbon fibre wheels, which are absolutely not Superstock legal. They look like they could remove a limb, or at the very least a couple digits just sitting there.
Aside from the non legal wheels the bike was assembled in 2015 by MWR Motorsports and ridden by James Egan, since that time the bike has been maintained by MotoRapido.
The blueprinted motor is said to make over 200 HP, and was refreshed prior to the Silverstone round. The bike has a full Akrapovic titanium exhaust, a Ducati SSTK racing clutch, SSTK intake, Ohlins suspension built by the Ohlins BSB support team, and all the usual shit you expect to find on a superstock bike.
The bike is surely still a competitive race machine, but has been used this last year as a very high end track day toy.
Check out the full parts list, and original ad below.
Ohlins fork kit (custom build by BSB Ohlins support) Ohlins TTX GP shock (custom shimming and top out) Hel brake lines CNC Racing rearset kit (to use quickshifter and down shift blipper) (race shift) Ducati SSTK racing clutch Samco Silicone hose kit CRC bodywork SSTK intake Brake guard Race levers Sprint Racing Filter Race pads 520 race chain Alloy sprocket kit Race brake / clutch fluid GB motor covers Ducati corse quick action throttle Bike sport developments switch gear
Sadly, the owner has removed the tiger stripes, but its still a really well sorted, well priced 250.
I can not say it enough times, 250 racing has incredible support, incredible numbers and is so cheap every racer should have one in their stable.
This bike has all the aftermarket kit you need to get out on track, has all its maintenance up to date and comes with an impressive spares package. What's not to love.
The bike is located in Utah and the seller seems very knowledgeable and cooperative, even willing to help out with shipping the machine.
Motion Pro Rev-it throttle Deon Device brake lever protector 415 chain and sprocket set up Race Tech emulators for the front forks GSXR 600 rear shock GPR steering stabilizer Vortex clip-ons Vortex rearsets (set up for GP shift pattern) Leo Vince full exhaust Steel Braided front brake line
SC2 Rear SC1 Front
A couple of spare footpegs Extra levers Gas tank (does not have a lid or petcock) Motor (bottom case is cracked, but the internal parts are all good) Full set of spare Hotbodies bodywork
I am a huge fan of the Ducati Trioptions Cup, If a similar support series was being run in North America I would be doing everything in my power to take part.
The series has signed up to once again support the BSB series, however for 2017, as you would expect, they are moving to the 959. I wish I could get some better info, if you have any please contact me, but I am going to assume they will still allow the 899's to run next year, as those doing so would clearly only be putting themselves at a disadvantage.
Rather than break down the specs on all five bikes I am going to give a more detailed run down of the series, those of you with further interest can click the links and dive deeper down the spec list rabbit hole.
The Ducati Trioptions Cup, which is often referred to as simply the Ducati Cup, or 899 cup is a spec series, and a fairly strict one at that. First, and most important rule, you need to run a Ducati 899, second the bike can not make greater than 148 HP on the BSB dyno. That is the number publishes in their 899 sales packages and they do not want to see it exceeded. The motor and electronics must remain stock, well stockish, you can run the Ducati Performance ECU and the factory option Termignoni exhaust. Suspension internals can be modified, including the addition of cartridges, the rear shock can be swapped but the swingarm must remain stock. A slipper clutch can be fitted, as can steering dampers, brake discs can be replaced, but master cylinders and wheels must remain stock. Spec racing is so much fun to watch, and this series seems to really embody that factory stock spirit better than most others.
I have already come across five machines, and I am sure there are more to come as we are just four days removed from the season finale. Three of the bikes appear to have been prepped and maintained by MotoRapido, the other two were campaigned by the father son team of Peter Hasler and Danny Huskin. The question really boils down to what specs you want and how much you are willing to spend. The bikes range in price from 8000 GBP all the way up to 12500 GBP. The highest priced machine is Robbie Browns championship winning steed.
If I said I wanted to stop posting Road Racing machinery I would be lying.
Luckily it is not even something I have to consider, this time of year there seems to be a steady stream of bikes on the block.
Dean Harrison's Silicone Engineering Team are selling two of their machines, including his 2016 ZX10R, which he rode to a very impressive second in the Superstock TT.
Ian Hutchinson absolutely murdered the field on his Superstock Tyco BMW, unofficially completing the first sub 17 minute lap on the last night of practice. Not the first Superstock to run sub 17, the first bike, period. So that second should really say 1st place amongst everybody else.
The bike is offered at 12500 GBP without the Motec electronics, or 15500 with them. It sits exactly as the bike did all season long, finishing second at the TT as well as competing at many other road racing events, last running at the Ulster GP, where the bike finished just off the podium in fourth place. To say this is a very stout machine would not do it justice. This bike would surely still be competitive in 2017 in the hands of a competent rider, it is the perfect bike for a privateer road racer. Throw on some slicks and you can even give it a good go in the Superbike classes. The bike comes with all the original road going parts, a spare set of wheels and an assortment of sprockets.
Full Part List
Full 2016 Maxton suspension
Kit loom and ecu
Light weight race battery
Kit oil breather catch tank
Carbon under tray to fit bigger tank
MWR adjustable air filter
MSS quick action throttle
DID ER3V 520 chain
Renthal 50mm handle abr clip ons
Renthal 32mm grips
Carbon front brake lever guard
R&G Exhaust hanger
Full R&G crash protection
R&G Shark fin
R&G radiator guard
Full Akrapovic system INC Full carbon end can
Race fairings in Silicone race team colours (used at TT)
The second bike is their 2011 Superstock ZX10R. No race history is given, but they did campaign, at the very least a similar bike up to 2015. It is a little bit more modestly spec'd, but it does have all the parts you would expect to find on an FIM/TT Superstock, including; kit electronics, Ohlins suspension and much more. It comes with a spare set of rims and is priced quite well at 7500 GBP. Which is certainly lower than your average 10R of similar vintage.
As I let on last week when I posted the modified KTM 450 SXF supermoto, getting an SMR in North America is near impossible.
This bike clearly proves it can be done, it just takes time, effort, and quite likely a lot of cash.
As the seller states in his craigslist posting , there are very few, I mean you could probably count them on your fingers, current generation KTM SMR's this side of the Atlantic. The bike was brought over by the HMC KTM Team, and the seller claims to have all the proper documentation to back this up. The bike has done a total of only 38 HRS, and was obviously very well looked after, at least while it was with HMC.
The bike has all the usual Supermoto bits, and high end bits at that, Alpina wheels, which show no rash what so ever, Beringer radial brakes, and the cherry is certainly the gorgeous Arrow dual exhaust.
If you have the cash, there are not too many better options to go 450 SM racing with. At 9K its not cheap...but it is a hard to find machine, and worth every penny.
If you have taken the time to look at my blog you know I love the RC51/SP. Over 15 years later it still gets me excited. I can not see one on the street without stopping to look, I can not see one for sale without reading the description. This bike is one of the best I have ever seen.
I love the Colin Edwards Castrol liveried WSBK machines, but honestly I think I like these bikes better. All you have to do is put one headlight on a race machine and it immediately screams Suzuka. There are other endurance races, but does anyone really care about them?
I kid, obviously, but Suzuka is the grand daddy. I could spend hours naming the world class riders who have ridden in the great race, but just naming three who rode for Cabin Honda is probably good enough. Rossi, Edwards, and Daijiro Kato all threw a leg over and raced the HRC Cabin Honda at Suzuka. Although the seller does not state any racing history it is at worst identical spec to the bike Colin Edwards and Daijiro Kato rode to victory at the 2002 8 hour.
It was the last win at the endurance race for an American rider and sadly the last wins of Kato's career. He was killed at Suzuka months later at the first MotoGP race of the season.
I will let you click on the original listing to get the full spec run down, but the coles notes are as follows. It's a fucking HRC SP2, it was the best bike on the planet.
The high res pics may or may not be of the actual bike, I added them as the ones on the eBay listing are terrible.
The seller is asking for 30000 GBP, if it has any sort of race history that is more than fair, if it does not, well the only other bike like it is in the Honda museum at Motegi...so it is still fair. I want it.
If you took a look at the Tsingtao F3's last week and thought "I need that, but it is just too much bike and too much money." Well read on, this is the perfect bike for you.
Once again this bike was built and campaigned by Tsingtao MV Agusta. This machine is built to Pirelli National Superstock 600 specs. It has the 2016 electronics package which includes ABS, TC, quickshifter, autoblipper, throttle response control, engine response and engine braking. Their engines have made around 130 HP on the BSB dyno this season, and it will receive a full refresh from MSS Performance before being passed along to the new owner.
The bike is beautifully spec'd.
MWR AIR FILTER
RACE REAR SETS BY HAMPSHIRE MV AGUSTA
FAIRING STAY BY HAMPSHIRE MV AGUSTA
FULL ARROW SYSTEM TO SMALL CAN - SPARE CAN INCLUDED
ACCOSATTO CLIP ONS
ACCOSATTO BRAKE LEVER PROTECTOR
ACCOSATTO BRAKE AND CLUTCH LEVER PERCH
HEL BRAKE LINES WITH DRY BREAK CAPABILITY
BIG FACTORY AIRTUBES
FACTORY SPEC BODYWORK
PCV MAPPED AND SECONDARY FUEL MODULE
ABS MODULE PLUMBED OUT
R&G TANK PROTECTORS
ZERO GRAVITY SCREEN
PRO GRIP GRIPS
GB RACING ENGINE COVERS
The bike is being offered at 13000 USD.
Additionally a spares and parts package could be put together.
This build cost for this bike was in excess of 18000 GBP, not to mention the money that went in to maintence and development. Gearing and set up notes will be included.
If you have any interest email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheap Entry Level Bikes
If you are just getting out on track, or even starting out racing there is absolutely no reason to spend a ton of money. If you have the cash, by all means spend it, tinkering, building and staring at bikes can be as enjoyable as riding them, but for me what puts a smile on my face is tipping that bike over and feeling the tires squirm. Any one of these three bikes is sure to plaster a grin on your face that could only be removed with a claw hammer.
This time I am going to run from priciest, to, well...not priciest.
The first bike is the 2007 R6, the seller is asking 2700 USD, but seems very open to offers. The Bike is in Philadelphia.
The bike has all the pre-requisite track stuff. Controls, gearing, and crash protection have all been addressed. The one concern I have is the outrageous megaphone exhaust, that could be a problem for sound at some tracks. However with the cat still there it might be a non issue. If it is troll eBay for a used aftermarket slip on, or better yet, a cheap stocker.
For further details check out the original listing.
It has 7128 miles and is priced really well at 2000 USD.
To describe the bodywork as rough would be doing a disservice to Courtney Love, whom I would describe as rough. The bodywork looks terrible, but 2K for a CBR 600, who cares what the bodywork looks like.
Suspension has recently been refreshed, the bike has some crash protection, rearsets, a Yoshimura pipe, Pirelli slicks with some life left and a really nice GPR steering damper.
The bike is in Atlanta. Check out the original craigslist ad for plenty more pictures and the full parts run down. At 2k this bike would even be perfect as a wet weather, lend it to a friend, back up machine.
The third bike is the cheapest, I would not exactly describe it as track ready, but it is pretty close.
Its a 2012 Ninja 250 with just 901 miles.
Its stock, but it is titled. Throw on some rearsets and a set of race fairings and have some fun. There is not a track in the world that doesn't have a full class of these bikes running. Parts and spares are plentiful.
Spend a little time negotiating, sell off some stock parts and you could get this thing on the track without spending a ton of scratch.
Graves obviously churns out a lot of metallic blue machinery. This one has been well kept and has a great winning pedigree. Reasonably priced at 8800 USD.
This bike was originally put together for Bryce Prince, current MotoAmerica Superstock 600 champion, and sold on since then. It had a major retrofit in 2014, including a fresh motor, suspension and all the other routine maintenance items you would expect.
The current owner is the third to campaign the bike, he has raced it for one full season and once again refreshed the suspension.
The bike is described, and more importantly pictured in really nice condition. The seller does note however that is has been involved in at least one lowside at Barber Motorsports park. The fairings were repaired, resprayed, and stickered, but the bike will obviously show a few battle scars, not out of the ordinary for a race rig.
The bike is pictured with a few #1 National Championship WERA plates. I believe for superstock novice, but my eyes might be failing me.
Spec list and original listing below. The bike is currently living in Jackson MS.
Traxxion forks Penske shock Fast Frank quick change front and rear (big $$$) Graves ohlins damper with graves mount Two sets of identically painted body work and decals Two tanks Traxxion tank sliders Carbon covers for frame and swing arm Carbon Brake Rez Mount from SE Composites ( this really helps tuck it away in crashes) Lithium battery Flashed ECU Quick shifter Woodcraft rear sets and clip ons Brake lever guard Two sets of wheels Two sets of clutches Extra fairing stay Multiple sprockets Vesrah pads Stainless lines
Might as well finish off the TT Supersport hat-trick.
I could be wrong, but I believe this bike was a raffle prize. As far as I remember a signed helmet was a part of the prize package so I am fairly certain it is.
Obviously the winner decided to cash in and sell the bike on to a dealer, which as a buyer I would find attractive. I have almost no doubt there is a bit of wiggle room in that 19500 GBP ask.
This was Johnson's number 2 bike, as the ad describes. I think I prefer the term back up bike myself, but you get the idea.
The specs are in the original listing, I am not going to bother sharing them as they would be almost indistinguishable from the other two TT supersports I have shared today. You could not build this bike for the ask, that is for sure. This 675 is still a very competitive roads machine, an incredibly over the top track day toy, or a great garage ornament. If I had any less sense, I would throw in a cheeky bid, join the Armoy Road Racing Club and quit my job.
If anyone lives in Northern Ireland and is willing to let me sleep on their couch for say, 26 months, let me know.
How does one follow up the Hutchinson Traction Control bike? Probably not by sharing a similarly priced road racing supersport. But that is what I have chosen to do.
If you are in the market, buy the Hutchinson R6, if you wan't to get off looking at some bike porn, go look at the Hutchinson R6. If you have done that and still need a fix, let us carry on.
Last week I posted up a pair of Lee Johnston's machines, both superbikes, this weekend the East Coast Racing team added a listing for his supersport machine. It is sad to see ECR leave the sport, as they certainly appeared to put in all the effort and money required to be a success at this level. Bad luck plagued both Lee and the team this year.
As I outlined in that previous post this was a very tough year for Lee both on and off track, hopefully a fresh start on some new machines will give him a brighter 2017.
Now I may have undersold this bike a little, it a very quick, really competitive machine. It currently holds the lap records at Oliver's Mount, and at the worlds fastest track, the Ulster GP Dunrod Circuit. Johnston crashed and injured himself at both these meetings this year, so clearly he was leaving nothing in the bag. Without those crashes I think it is very likely this machine would have brought home a pile of hardware.
The bike is really well spec'd, as you would expect. Ugh, that was too rhymey for my liking.
Hel brake lines
SBS brake pads
K Tech fork internals, shock & steering damper
Renthal Gen 2 bars
'JT' Supersport engine built to FIM/ BSS specification
Standard or nova gearbox available
Triumph factory bell mouths
Akrapovic titanium R&D exhaust
Full Motec ignition and data logging system with M130 ECU and SDL3 dash
Fabricated air scoop and dash brackets
Bonamici fully adjustable rear sets and brake lever guard
Quick release fuel cap
GB Racing protective engine covers
Renthal sprockets & Tsubaci racing pro chain
Bora radiator and oil cooler
EvoTech radiator & oil cooler guards
Samco radiator hoses
Profibre fairing and bracket and kit
As the team has folded, "gone on long term sabbatical", a spares and parts package can be built to suit.
How often do you have the opportunity to buy a bike that has won two TT's? Do not think about that question too hard, the answer is as close to never as you can get without saying never.
The bike is available through Raceway's in the UK, these guys always have some trick machinery in stock, so if you like digging for cool shit as much as I do, give them a look.
The description in the original eBay listing is sparse, but what do you need to know? Team Traction Control has never lost a race at the TT, they are 4-0. All four wins have come by way of Ian Hutchinson on the R6. The strong argument can certainly be made that most of that success boils down to IH, an even stronger argument can be made that he is the best 600 road racer of all time, but the bike clearly has what it takes. So much so that it was followed by a bit of controversy this year. Hutchinson's main rival, Michael Dunlop also rides an R6, his bike was disqualified for having an illegal motor, or rather illegal components in that motor, after he finished in the runner up spot in Supersport Race 1. Later in the week rumours, quite possibly started by Dunlop, began swirling through the paddock and grandstands. Word was that this very R6 had oversized pistons. The scrutineers have flatly denied it, they maintain that the pistons are within spec. The new buyer can take them out and measure for themselves.
The bike is clearly one of, if not the best, road racing R6's on the planet. It has all the usual bells and whistles. Ktech, who dominate the road racing scene, supplied suspension, Lightech the rearsets, Brembo the brakes, and the full BSB spec Motec electronics are also on the bike. As its Hutchinson's machine the shifter has been moved to the right hand side, those of you not familiar with the reason for doing so should check out the documentary featuring Hutchinson, "Miracle Man", it is a really interesting and inspiring story. As the shifter now occupies the space reserved for the rear brake the master cylinder has been mounted to the top triple and is now operated by a thumb lever on the left handlebar, not all that uncommon amongst road racers.
I have included a few of my personal photos from this years 2016 TT. The first shows Kieth Flint, lead singer for the band Prodigy, and owner of Team Traction Control, showing off the race winning machine to some friends. The second shows a couple of techs tearing down/rebuilding the bike after race one. The third, Hutchinson leading the race, taken at 170 MPH as he ripped past my personal favourite spot on the course, where that is I will not say.
The last is my favourite, it looks like a simple plastic grocery bag, but inside are his three TT replicas. My girlfriend and I were standing in security at the airport, she is a big Hutchy fan, and he was one of the few riders we had not gotten the chance to chat with. I turn around and there he is, holding a carry bag. I jokingly asked where his replicas were. As if on cue he opens the bag, revealing the tree pieces of hardware. "They wanted to much money for my overweight bag" he said. I wonder if Rossi carries his trophies home in a shoprite bag?
The opportunity to add a bike with this much provenance to ones collection rarely, if ever comes along. When you compare it to similar spec'd supersports on the market right now the 24995 GBP sticker price seems to be quite reasonable, race winning pedigree aside.
The end of BSB calendar is upon us. The final round takes place this weekend, then bring on silly season.
As you would expect, and as I mentioned in previous posts, now is the time for the teams to sell off their machinery.
These Italian beauties have been campaigned in this years Dickies British Supersport Championship by Tsingtao MV Agusta.
They are in my opinion the prettiest bikes on the grid.
These are full factory bikes, built to near identical spec as the World Supersport MV Agusta Reparto Corse machines. The one difference being the choice of electronics, the WSS bikes run Magneti Marelli equipment and the BSB machines run Motec. Apart from that, the hardware is identical.
Once again, as with any factory race machine, the parts and modification list could stretch on as long as 'Atlas Shrugged', so I will stick to the highlights.
Factory Supersport motors
Motec Dash/Harness/Electronics with full data logging capability
H20 race radiator and oil cooler (these things are a work of hand made art in and of themselves)
Full Arrow WSS spec titanium exhaust
Crash protection in the form of GB Racing case covers and a lot of carbon fibre (frame, swingarm, and fenders)
Ktech WSS spec susepnsion
Accosato clip ons, clutch perch and levers
TRW discs and pads
Hel brake lines with dry break capability
MV Factory rearsets, clutch, bell mouths, air box, bodywork and air tubes.
Much much more.
The attention to detail is everything you would expect and the motors have just been refreshed. You are getting a hell of a lot of bike for the 27000 USD ask, the Motec electronics alone run north of 15K. There are two machines available and both are in the UK currently.
Take some time and look at the pics, the detail shot showing the air ducts and radiator is especially sexy.
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I have included a short documentary on the bikes and the team, its worth the five minute watch.
This F4 is pretty well the definition of bike porn. Building, and subsequently racing WSBK, is not safe for your wallet.
This bike was built in 2014 by Team Dream Company, they ran the machine at the Misano and Magny-Cours rounds. Nicolas Salchaud ran the bike to a very respectable 16th position in extremely difficult conditions. It was his first race on an MV, his first race in WSBK, not to mention the track was well and truly soaked. The fact he returned the bike in one piece was impressive enough. The tech stickers on each side of the frame are still present and add the racing provenance a bike of this calibre really needs.
As you would expect on a bike worthy of a WSBK grid, the parts list is pretty mental, the bike is not sitting exactly as it did on the grid, the front fork and calipers have been replaced with slightly lower spec items, but they are impressive none the less.
Full Motec WSBK Electronics package
WSBK spec wiring harness
Carbonin carbon fibre bodywork
Carbonin ram air
Custom rear subframe
Full Termignoni titanium exhaust
Custom WSBK fuel Tank
OZ Forged wheels
Brembo master cylinder
Ohlins FGRT Fork (just refreshed)
Ohlins TTX36 GP rear shock
H20 race radiator
H20 race oil cooler
Gilles Tooling Rearsets
Gilles Tooling Handlebars
Titanium Bolts all over the place
Much Much more
That list is only scratching the surface, but already my internal adding machine is running out of paper.
The quality of the parts, and more importantly the quality of the build is undeniably great.
She is not cheap, at 45000 USD, but she is sexy as hell. The 45000 dollar ask includes shipping anywhere in the world, and is only a fraction of the 6 figure cost to build.
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