No Reserve: 1966 Yamaha U5E Pink Lady

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This 1966 Lady Yamaha, or U5E “Pink Lady” is a variant of the U5E Newport and was originally marketed to women in the mid 1960s. The bike was reportedly purchased new by an employee at a Yamaha shop in the Midwest and was put on display in his living room in Oregon starting in the early 1970s. The second owner acquired the bike from the original owner’s estate last year, and the selling dealer recently purchased the bike with just 15 indicated miles. The fuel line, fuel petcock, battery, and spark plug have since been replaced. The seller also cleaned the carburetor and fuel tank and has added an additional 1.5 miles. This Lady Yamaha is now offered at no reserve with an owner’s manual, service manual, Yamaha-branded tool roll, a letter from Yamaha, and a clean Oregon title. The Lady Yamaha package included a two-tone pink and white finish, front basket, and a white seat with tassels. Some wear is shown in the finish, including partial wear through of the Lady Yamaha sticker on the side panel above the kick starter. The bike is equipped with period Yokohama tires on spoked wheels, and it retains factory head and tail lights. The seller describes some corrosion on the chain guard and swingarm. The rider is provided with off-white grips, cable-operated brakes, and controls for the headlights and turn signals. The ignition cylinder is mounted to the frame and protected from the elements by the white farings. Just under 17 miles are shown on the 4-digit odometer. Per the seller, the bike was on display in a prior owner’s living room beginning in the early 1970s. When the previous owner acquired it last year it reportedly showed 10 miles, and the seller acquired the bike with about 15 miles indicated. The 50cc 2-stroke engine is paired with a 3-speed semi-automatic transmission. The seller has replaced the fuel petcock and fuel lines, and cleaned both the carburetor and fuel tank. The original petcock is included. The battery and spark plug have also been replaced. The seller notes that the electric starter does not work. A letter from Yamaha is included verifying the year of production as 1966. An original service manual, wiring diagram, owner’s manual, and Yamaha-branded tool roll are included with the sale. A walk-around video is viewable below.

No Reserve: 1980 BMW R100RS

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This 1980 BMW R100RS is finished in silver and blue and powered by an air-cooled 980cc boxer twin paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The seller purchased the motorcycle from a German BMW dealer four years ago and has since ridden 500 of its 33k indicated kilometers (21k miles). The bike is equipped with an optional kickstarter, and a new front tire and battery have been fitted under current ownership. This R100RS is offered with hard-shell panniers, a factory tool roll, and a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. The tank, full fairing, and other body parts are finished in silver and blue with Motorsport pinstripes. Multi-spoke alloy wheels are fitted with Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires, the front of which is a recent replacement according to the seller. A small rack is mounted just behind the seat, and hard-shell pannier bags are included in the sale. Metric instrumentation includes a speedometer, tachometer, voltmeter, clock, and 5-digit odometer showing just over 33k kilometers (21k miles), approximately 500 km of which have been ridden by the seller during four years of ownership. The air-cooled 980cc boxer twin produced a factory-rated 70 horsepower with 56 lb-ft of torque when new, and sends power to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox and shaft drive. The seller notes that the bike is in need of general servicing due to inactivity. A factory tool roll is supplied with the motorcycle. A cold start video can be viewed below:

182-Mile 2008 MV Agusta F4 R312

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This 2008 MV Agusta F4 R312 is one 150 imported to the US when new and shows just 182 miles. Based on the Italian manufacturer’s F4 1000 R, the limited-edition R312 was equipped with a 998cc inline-four making an additional nine horsepower and was named for its factory-reported top speed of 312 kph (193 mph). This example comes equipped with an MV Agusta Corse titanium exhaust and associated software. It has remained with the same owner in a private collection for much of its life, and received a fluid change earlier this year. This F4 is offered by the selling dealer with factory books, tools, and accessories on a clean Louisiana title. The F4 was designed by Massimo Tamburini, who gained recognition for his development of the Ducati 916. Three color combinations were available for the limited-edition R312, with this example finished in a pearl white and black paint scheme with red accents. A CRC tank protector has been installed. Forged Y-spoke Brembo wheels come wrapped in their original tires according to the seller. The F4 employs a carbon-nitrided 50mm Marzocchi fork and radially-mounted Brembo Monobloc brakes up front, while a single-sided swingarm features a Sachs shock in the rear. Instrumentation includes a 17k-rpm tachometer and a digital odometer showing 182 miles. Power output for the R312 was rated at 183 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and 85 foot-pounds of torque at 10,000 rpm. The 9-horsepower increase over the standard F4 1000 R was attributed to revised camshafts, larger titanium valves, bigger throttle bodies, and longer intake horns. This example is also equipped with an MV Agusta Corse titanium exhaust system and a corresponding Race EPROM. A service in October 2018 included a fluid change, oil filter replacement, and general inspection. The bike is sold with an owner’s manual, two keys, a factory tool kit, and an MV Agusta rear wheel stand.

600-Mile 2006 Ducati 999S

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This 2006 Ducati 999S is finished in black with a matching frame and shows just under 600 miles. It was purchased new by the previous owner and placed in a private collection, where it remained until earlier this year. As an S model, the bike carried a $23,995 MSRP and came equipped from the factory with Ohlins suspension, radial-mounted Brembo brakes, eccentric steering tube, adjustable footrests, and other track-focused items not offered on the base model. Power is provided by a 998cc Testastretta L-twin paired with a 6-speed gearbox, and a service performed in October 2018 included new timing belts, a fluid change, and more as outlined below. This 999S is now offered by the selling dealer in New Orleans with the factory books, three keys, and a clear Louisiana title. Designed by Pierre Terblanche, the Ducati 999 debuted in 2003 as the predecessor to the 998. The S model was offered exclusively with a Monoposto tail section featuring a white number plate. The trellis frame is finished in black to match the bodywork and features an adjustable eccentric steering head and Ohlins steering damper. Factory equipment for the S also includes TiN-coated Ohlins fork with radial-mounted Brembo brakes, and an Ohlins rear shock mounted with rising-rate linkage. The 2006 999S utilizes the same aluminum box-section swingarm as the 999R. Adjustable 5-position footrests and fore-aft seat adjustment are also standard items on the 999S. Y-spoke Marchesini wheels reportedly still wear the factory-installed tires. Just 595 miles are shown on the digital display. The 998cc Testastretta desmodromic L-twin was factory-rated for 143 horsepower in S trim and features a lighter crankshaft and Pankl titanium connecting rods. Power is routed through a traditional Ducati dry clutch and 6-speed gearbox. A service in October 2018 included replacement timing belts, a valve clearance inspection, a fluid change, and replacement filters. The owner’s manuals, workshop manual, three keys, and code card accompany the bike.

No Reserve: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport Edition

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This 1978 BMW R100RS is one of 200 in the Motorsport Edition and was acquired by the seller 14 months ago from its previous owner of 15 years. The bike is finished in white with Motorsport accents and powered by a 980cc boxer twin with a 5-speed transmission. Recent work included re-torquing the cylinder head bolts, a valve adjustment, and the replacement of all fluids. This R100RS is offered with factory keys, an owner’s manual, a tool kit, a pair of Krauser panniers, and a clean South Carolina title in the seller’s name. Designed by Hans Muth, the R100RS featured a wind tunnel-developed fairing and a dual-place sport seat. All 200 Motorsport Edition bikes were finished in white with red headlight surrounds and bi-colored pinstriping. The finish on this example is shown up close in several gallery photos below. Scratches are visible on the right side of the tank and left side of the rear fender. Cast alloy wheels wear Metzeler tires that were reportedly installed by the previous owner less than 600 miles ago. The front end features cross drilled brake rotors with braided stainless steel lines, and Wilbers adjustable shocks are fitted in the rear. The left side cover is missing its “1000cc” decal, and the right muffler has a small dent. A San Jose BMW alloy triple tree has replaced the original steel unit, which is included in the sale. The instrument cluster contains a 140 mph speedometer, 9,000 rpm tachometer, and several warning lights, while a voltmeter and clock are mounted in the fairing. The 5-digit odometer shows 33k miles, approximately 500 of which have been added by the seller. The air-cooled 980cc boxer twin features dual 40mm Bing carburetors and was rated at 70 horsepower in stock form. Power is transferred to the rear wheel through a 5-speed transmission and shaft drive. The battery was replaced two years ago, while the cylinder head bolts were re-torqued, the valves adjusted, and all fluids changed within the last 100 miles. The seller and previous owners reportedly performed much of their own work, leaving service records unavailable. A pair of Krauser panniers and mounting brackets are included along with a factory tool kit, tire pump, cable lock, and owner’s manual. A cold start video is provided below:

V4 FWD to Hayabusa RWD: Custom 1973 Saab Sonett “Sonabusa”

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This 1973 Saab Sonett III is a penultimate model year example of the Swedish marque’s funky, fiberglass-bodied, FWD sports coupe, though rather than the two-stroke triple of earlier versions or the original Ford-sourced V4, it’s now powered by the high-revving 1300 four of a Suzuki GSXR1300R–otherwise known as the Hayabusa. The ad is short on both details and photos, but the seller insists that “tens and tens of thousands were spent building this thing by a professional shop. Not a driveway hack.” We’d love to hear some spec details, though beyond noting a rear-wheel-drive conversion, none are forthcoming. We did manage to find a few videos of the car however, and it sounds awesome. Find it here on Craigslist in Schenectady, New York for $13,250. Special thanks to BaT reader Jeffrey M. for this submission. Reads the brief ad: “Completely custom 1973 Saab Sonett converted to rear wheel drive and powered by a Hayabusa engine. Fully caged ready for track days, autocross, or just tearing up mountain roads. Tens and tens of thousands spent building this thing. Built by a professional shop. Not a driveway hack job. YouTube Sonabusa for videos.” Photos from the ad aren’t great, and leave out crucial details like the engine bay. We found a few more here at this Saab enthusiast site, and they’re worth checking out. Excluding the poking wheels and hood cutout, the car looks very close to a standard Sonett, which by the way translates from Swedish as “so neat.” We’re not sure what could be done about the engine clearance issue, but improving wheel fitment would definitely help the car’s overall appearances. Here’s a quick look at the interior, showing the new, fully padded cage and harnesses with standard seats. The shifter looks close to stock too, but now (based on how gearchanges sound in the video below) operates the Suzuki donor bike’s sequential six-speed. Those four throttle bodies should at least have no problem with adequate cold air flow. The black stripe seen above has since been removed. The car sounds really good, though none of the videos we found showed what looked like full-throttle acceleration. The Ford V4 likely weighed a good deal more than the ‘Busa motor, and even soaking wet a ’73 Sonett wouldn’t have weighed in more than 1,900 pounds from the factory–with between 170 and almost 200 hp from the big bike motor, this thing should really fly.

No Reserve: 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza

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This 1981 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza is finished in red and powered by an air-cooled 500cc V-twin backed by a 5-speed sequential manual transmission and shaft drive. The bike was purchased by a friend of the seller in 2010 and has been off the road since 2014, as the owner had been unable to ride due to medical reasons. A new battery was installed, fresh fuel was added, and an oil change was performed in preparation for the sale. This Monza is offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with a clean Oregon title. The V50 was based on a version of the contemporary 850 frame downsized to a 55″ wheelbase. The 360 lb. Monza was the most sporting model in the range and featured a bikini fairing, clip-on handlebars, and upswept Silentium mufflers. The seller describes touched-up chips and other small imperfections in the finish on this example. Factory-style graphics are intact on the tank, side panels, and fairings. Stock 18″ wheels are fitted with older Avon tires front and rear. Braking is from linked dual discs up front with a single disc at the rear, while suspension incorporates 35mm telescopic forks and adjustable rear dampers. The Monza is equipped with narrow clip-on handlebars and a set of bar-end mirrors. Instrumentation includes a tachometer with 9,000 rpm redline, an 80 mph speedometer, and a 5-digit odometer showing 16k miles. The 490cc V-twin was derived from the 850cc unit used in the Le Mans and fitted with Heron cylinder heads as well as a revised valvetrain. The Monza featured a 2.5-liter sump for improved lubrication compared to the standard V50. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 5-speed transmission with a dry clutch and shaft drive. The engine is a semi-stressed chassis component, and the lower frame tubes are removable for ease of service. The bike received a new battery, fresh fuel, and an oil change in preparation for the sale.

2004 Ducati Supersport 1000DS “Race”

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This 2004 Ducati Supersport 1000DS is one of just 30 examples sold new in the US intended for track or club racing purposes. Ducati announced the limited run of stripped-down bikes in conjunction with their race contingency program and offered them at reduced MSRP of $7,999 without street equipment. Power is provided by an air-cooled 992cc dual-spark L-twin mated to a 6-speed gearbox, and this example was reportedly purchased new by a collector in 2005 and remained in the factory crate until 2017 when Indy driver Graham Rahal purchased it. This 1000DS is now being offered by the selling dealer on Graham Rahal’s behalf with the original MSO, keys, and manuals. Since the bike was imported to the US for race/track purposes only, it left the factory without a headlamp, taillight, mirrors, or turn signals to help lower the MSRP. Aside from these items, the bike is nearly identical to its road-going counterpart. Protective wrapping remains on the seat and frame. Brembo brakes, inverted Marzocchi forks, and an Ohlins rear shock came equipped from the factory. Instrumentation includes a 260-km/h speedometer and an 11k-rpm tachometer. The digital odometer is said to show no miles. The dual-spark, air-cooled 992cc L-twin is fuel injected, and power is transmitted through a 6-speed gearbox. Dealer preparation has not been performed. Stickers on the frame rails and fuel tank show that the bike is intended for track or competition use only. It is being offered on a bill of sale with a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin and cannot be titled for street use.

2-Mile 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

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This 2004 Ducati 998S is a limited-production Final Edition model that has reportedly never been ridden. The bike was removed from the factory crate with 2 indicated miles in 2017, when Indy driver Graham Rahal acquired it for his private collection. It has not been started since, or had fuel or a battery put in. Factory equipment includes Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels, and a graphics package specific to the FE. Power is supplied by a 998cc Testastretta L-twin paired with a 6-speed gearbox, and the original protective film remains on the engine covers and frame. The selling dealer acquired this 998S from Mr. Rahal last month and is now offering it with the original MSO, keys, and manuals. The 998S Final Edition represented the end of Ducati’s superbike lineup designed by Massimo Tamburini, which began 10 years earlier with the 916. Just 562 Final Edition 998S models with a monoposto tail section were produced. Designations for the FE can be seen on the side fairing panels, and the model also received a Tricolore graphic on the tail section. Factory equipment includes fully-adjustable titanium nitride coated Ohlins forks, as well as an Ohlins rear shock and steering damper. 5-spoke Marchesini wheels are finished to match the trellis frame and come wrapped in the original Michelin Pilot tires. FE bikes were not individually numbered, though they did receive a Final Edition plaque on the triple clamp. 2 miles are shown on the mechanical odometer, which according to the seller is consistent with other Ducatis they have just removed the crate. The 998cc Testastretta L-twin in the 998S FE was increased in output to a factory-reported 136 horsepower at 10,200 rpm. The engine is paired with a traditional Ducati dry clutch and 6-speed manual gearbox. Dealer preparation has not been performed, and the tank has reportedly never been filled with fuel. Both factory keys, the original tool pouch, and owner’s manuals are included with the sale.

No Reserve: 1984 Honda NS250R

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This 1984 Honda NS250R was acquired by the selling dealer out of a Tokyo collection and imported to Washington State earlier this year. The motorcycle comes from the first year of production and is powered by a 249cc two-stroke twin linked with a 6-speed gearbox. Now showing just 1,204 kilometers (~748 miles), this NS250R is being offered at no reserve by the selling dealer with a clear Washington title. With a dry weight of 317 pounds, the NS250R features a matching fairing and an integrated rear-exit exhaust. The silver finish is contrasted by a red seat and fender and is pictured up close in the gallery below. Some dings are noted on the left side muffler. Air-adjusted front forks are equipped with TRAC anti-dive, and braking is from triple discs. 16” Comstar wheels are wrapped in Dunlop K527A tires. Instrumentation includes a 180 km/h speedometer with a 5-digit odometer that currently indicates just over 1,200 kilometers (~748 miles). The 249cc two-stroke 90-degree V-twin is linked with a 6-speed manual gearbox and was factory rated at 45 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. No records are available, and the date of its last service is unknown.