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.

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.

Still-Boxed Straight-Six: 1981 Honda CBX

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This uncrated “1981 Honda motorcycle” could be nothing more special than a CB200 based on its seller’s description, though we immediately recognized what’s visible through the disintegrating cardboard box as an exotic and desirable straight-six CBX. The provided frame number (JH2SC0600BC301688) also confirms that the bike in question is indeed a penultimate model year example of Honda’s flagship bike of the era, a bike most memorable for its incredible twin-cam, 24-valve, 105 hp 1047cc straight-six and the otherworldly sounds it produces. The seller says very little, though they do believe the bike to be complete apart from its title–this won’t necessarily prevent one from getting the bike on the road for the first time, though unused or not, it’s still going to need some mechanical TLC before you’d need to worry about registration. Find it here at Obenauf Auctions Online near Chicago, Illinois with no reserve. Special thanks to BaT reader Speedbump for this submission. Photos don’t provide a whole lot of detail, but the bike does look complete as claimed. Chances are it’s going to be very dusty, and anyone serious about getting it ready for the road will certainly have a lot of brake and fuel lines to inspect and likely replace due to oxidation. The bike appears to be equipped with a full fairing, and fortunately the abundance of intact plastic wrap seen on many components should provide at least a little protection to paint and decals. Tires too are likely ready for replacement. Here’s a look at what the bike should look like once cleaned up and assembled. Here’s the crate’s shipping label–note that the bike appears to have been in Illinois for decades now. And finally, here’s Leno discussing his identical ’81 in-depth. The whole video is worth a watch, but for those impatiently waiting to hear what a long pull through the gears sounds like, go skip ahead to about 12:00.

1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03

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This 1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03 has been owned by the seller for over 18 years and he has added over 4000 miles during that time. He bought it from the original owner in 2000 in Northern Germany and shipped it to California in 2015, and says it was lengthy and difficult process to legally title the bike in California. The bike retains its original 647cc engine and 5-speed gearbox. It is offered with the factory windscreen, the OEM manual, German TÜV paperwork, and a clean California title in the seller’s name. Modifications to the bike include a period aftermarket windscreen made specifically for the Africa Twin, an aftermarket seat cover with heating, and a metal headlight guard (OEM was black plastic). The rest of the bike is all original, including the exhaust which is very unusual on this model at this age. The bike now has 24,950+/- kilometers (~15,500 miles) and the paint and bodywork is all original. This model was produced by Honda to compete in the Paris-Dakar Rally and specially developed by HRC to compete and win. The bike was recently given a new battery, an oil change using synthetic oil, new spark plugs, and had the chain lubed. The tires were also replaced. The seller says that if the bike is sitting for long periods of time the carbs easily gum-up, but that can be resolved with fuel additives, but better yet avoided with consistent usage. The seat can be heated at two settings (high/low). Multiple keys, the owner’s manual, and paperwork from the German TÜV for fog lights 1 year ago are included.

1961 Heinkel Tourist 103 A-2

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This 1961 Heinkel Tourist 103 A-2 was purchased 10 years ago and used primarily by the seller as a pit bike while racing at Laguna Seca. Powered by a 175cc 4-stroke single cylinder with a 4-speed transmission, the bike has been refurbished with new paint, trim, and upholstery. The wheels and engine cooling shroud were powder coated and the control cables, clutch, drive sprockets, and chain were replaced. 15K miles are currently indicated and the seller estimates that 100 miles have been added since 2008. This Heinkel is sold with a clean California title in the seller’s name. It was re-painted in a custom shade that is noted to be close to the original Pelican Red. The cast aluminum floor board was media blasted and the seat was re-upholstered in red over black with a custom ribbed pattern. New side trim was sourced and the wheels powder coated silver. Features include a rear mounted luggage rack and a correct Heinkel bar-end mirror. Minor dings can be seen on the leg shield and headlight pod in the gallery below. The 80 MPH VDO speedometer is functional, with minor pitting visible on the bezel. 15,790 miles are indicated. Powered by an air-cooled 4-stroke 175cc single with a 4-speed transmission, the engine shrouds have been powder coated, and the exhaust manifold coated by Jet-Hot. All control cables have been replaced, and the seller has installed a new battery, clutch, sprockets, chain, and exhaust. The oil was recently changed but a minor oil leak is noted from the right side engine cover. An original owner’s manual, a reprint of the factory service manual, and newsletters from the Heinkel Club Deutschland are included. The seller will also supply various spare parts. A brief riding video has been provided by the seller.