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ANOTHER instant collection of bikes on eBay!

We’ve seen this before on CSBFS as well as RSBFS: The selling off of a collection instead of parting the bikes out individually. Often this is done with a rare and unique collection, or one with a theme. Reference Instant Collection or Instant Collection #2 from CSBFS contributor Brian to see previous posts on this type of activity.

Today’s collection is a little different. These are semi-rare Japanese sportbikes from the 1980s. The biggest draw from this collection is the fact that all the bikes appear to be in reasonable, rideable conditon.

First up is this 1983 Honda CB1100F. We just shared a post on the CB1100F model here on CSBFS, and you can click here to see the previous CB1100F post. This bike looks to be in decent condition, and sports an unknown aftermarket exhaust, some engine case savers, and sundry bits of gold painted/anodized additions. The airbox has also been elimitated via the use of pod filters. See the above referenced post for values on these bikes, but note that as these are mass produced Japanese motorcycles, only clean, stock examples will bring top dollar.

Following in chronological order is this 1984 Kawasaki GPZ Turbo. This might be the rarest bike in the collection considering the numbers produced. The Turbo also appears to be displaying an aftermarket exhaust system, but the rest of the bike appears stock. Modifications to the engine are difficult to spot in pictures, however, so the reader is always advised to ask lots of questions before proceeding. For more info on these Turbo bikes, check out this post on CSBFS or this post on RSBFS.

Next up: a 1984 Yamaha FJ600. Following on the heels of the FJ1100, the FJ6 was a sport motorcycle with an air cooled engine. This was the last of the air cooled Yamaha sport bikes, but still did reasonably well against the competition despite the technology gap. This bike appears to be in stock condition, right down to the exhaust.

The next bike is this second year Kawasaki NINJA 900. Originally thrust on an unsuspecting world in 1984, the Ninja revolutionized the sportbike community overnight. This is a 1985 model, and has a Vance-Hines pipe connected.

The baddest boy in the collection? This 1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100. While not a first year model, the GSXR rocked the sportbike world by offering liter-bike performance in a package not much larger than previous generation 750s. This appears to be a well-kept model, but again is modified with a Supertrapp exhaust and filter pods in place of the stock airbox.

This 1985 Yamaha FZ750 was another radical bike from the mid-’80s. With the Genesis 5-valve per cylinder engine laid down at a massive angle to try to get more weight on the front tire, the FZ750 was successful both in the showroom as well as on the racetrack (Superstar Eddie Lawson piloted one in the day). Like most of the other bikes in this collection, this FZ has an aftermarket exhaust – in this case a slip-on from Two Brothers Racing.

The 1986 Honda VFR 750 is a pretty sought after machine. Part of the reason for this is that Honda, after developing the VFR line for years, put this model on a hiatus. When the model was brought back into the Honda lineup, it had morphed into more of a sport tourer than sport bike. This VFR offers gear-driven cams (gotta love that sound!), but looks a little bit used from the scant photos. Note the grime/discoloration on the engine, stand and exhaust on the left, and possible damage to the cases on the right. Even after all these years, this is one great bike.

Finally, the most recent bike in the collection: a 1987 Kawasaki NINJA 750. The ’87 Ninja was, by this time, a well-sorted machine. It was also unremarkable in terms of performance, styling and collectability. That is not to damn the bike with no praise whatsoever, but it does seem to dissapear into the background when placed in a crowd such as this. The bike presents itself pretty well, although the stain on left side fairing lower is concerning. This is also the one bike in the collection that the seller noted needed mechanical work. The good news on this one is that it appears to be totally stock – making it a survivor.

From the seller:
I am listing a collection of 9 motorcycles that I have been accumulating for a few years. These bikes were bought and put into climate controlled storage. They are all in good shape.. not show room condition. Most will start and run with a battery and carb cleaning. Some will need a little more. The only bike needing to be repaired by mechanic is the Ninja 750 which needs a starter gear. Most have original paint. I have many parts also available. Mileage is between 7-45k. All have clean titles.

What is not clear to me is why sell off a collection in this manner? While some of the bikes are desirable, they are lost amidst the noise of the whole package. Is the goal to make more on one sale versus selling them off individually? Unfortunately, it is impossible to place a value on the individual bikes here due to the lack of pictures and information – who knows how many miles each bikes has, any modifications make, and if any of the stock OEM pieces come with the bikes? Note that there is also a YZ490 motocosser, not pictured here, included with the sale.

This auction is on now, with a starting bid of $14,500 (no takers at the time of this post) and a BIN of $16k. Considering the mx bike as a freebie, the BIN represents roughly $2k per sport bike. Clearly some of the bikes listed here are worth more than that, so this might not be a bad way to get yourself some great motorcycles at a good price.

For more information or to contact the seller with questions, I suggest you visit the auction:

Take a look and tell us what you think!


Classic Superbike: 1983 Honda CB1100F

For Sale: 1983 Honda CB1100F

In the early 1980s, this was the ultimate Japanese interpretation of the classic cafe racer: a small bikini fairing strapped in front of a big, air cooled engine. Born out of the CB900F, the 1100 offered the best thinking of the day – namely, more cubic inches, hotter cams, and bigger carbs to build a reported 108 horsepower. The frame was beefed up, and one-piece cast wheels were added to the package. The crew from Cycle magazine even took one out on a 24-hour racetrack excursion to test durability, and ended up with a new record in the process!

Part standard, part sport bike and all muscle, the CB1100F was the clear definition of boulevard hot rod during this era. Today we find two very clean examples of this model available for sale – one in each color offered during this model year. Read on for details!

This Red/White 1983 CB1100F sports just over 15,000 miles on the clock – but doesn’t really show its age. This looks to be a well-loved, two owner bike and appears to be completely stock. Those are pretty good credentials for a 28 year old motorcycle, much less a mass-produced model. This condition is what qualifies the bike for posting today, and what makes it desirable. It is a great model and a clear survivor.

From the seller:
This is a rare showroom quality bike only made in one year, 1983 and was years ahead of design. I purchased this cycle 17 years ago from an older man that never let it see rain, a dirt road or sleep outside and I followed the same pattern. Whenever it was taken out it was handled with care and once back in the garage it got a full cleaning. As far as I can see it is all original and stock. The paint is excellent and has but one rub mark on the fairing (see pic). No dents in the tank and it is free of rust (I tried to show but the pic is weak). The mufflers have no rust through, holes or dents but do have one rub under the left passenger foot peg (see pic). The brake master cylinders were just stripped and cleaned and the 3 brake calipers rebuilt and have new pads. The carbs were pulled and fully cleaned. Headlamp, turn signals, brake lights and cluster lights all work and are powered by a brand new battery. The starter works and the bike starts right away. Chain, sprocket and tires are very good. It runs like a champ, purring at idle and screaming at full throttle. This is one strong fast bike (110 horse power).

This is a chance to purchase a very rare bike that you can ride now and not have to replace or repair.

This well-kept example has garnered some interest on eBay: after 8 bids this particular bike is approaching $4k. The reserve is off, so someone will be going home with this bike very soon. Will it be you? – there is one very classic and very pretty bike available now!

This Blue/White bike is the same model year as the previous offering, and has only 14,400 miles on the odometer. The condition appears to be very original (again, quite rare for a 28 year old bike), and the blue paint scheme is ever-so-much rarer than the “ride red” color combo on the earlier bike.

From the seller:
This is a CB1100F which was only made for one year, in 1983. It has a beautiful design that was ahead of it’s time.

When you see it, you’ll find the beautiful Blue & White paint is in excellent shape. Only a small few minor scuffs and nicks. This bike only has 14,300 miles! With such low mileage, you’ll find the motor runs smooth and clean and pulls hard with lots of power. This bike was mostly ridden by mature adults and the previous owner was a collector and fair casual rider. Any items that it needed were always correctly serviced or replaced.
Everything is in great shape, and Very original. The Black Chrome exhausts look great with no visable dents or scratches. Everything worlks great too. You’ll only find minimal surface corrosion in a few spots, ( like the center of the rear rotor) but much less than is normal for a bike of this age .

Tires, seat, chain, graphics, mechanical, shifting, clutch, etc, everything looks great & works great. I just changed the oil with the correct Valvoline 20W50 Motorcycle oil and a new Wix filter. Correct new NGK plugs were also gapped and installed, and an excellent motorcycle mechanic cleaned and sync’ed the carbs.

This is a well maintained, sweet and desirable bike that is very collectable and fun to drive. You won’t be disappointed and you’ll have a very cool bike that could appreciate in value.

The seller is correct: this is a bike that very well could appreciate in value over time. Fortunately, the market for mass-produced Japanese classics is still quite weak, meaning that collectors looking for a good long-term prospect can snap one of these up on the cheap!

This auction is on now, but bidding has been slower due to the fact that the auction end date is a few days further away. Still, the bike is now near the $2,500 mark with reserve still in place. The BIN is set at $4,500. That latter price might be a bit high, but it could also depend upon where the red bike sells. To check out the auction on this blue bike, . A beautiful CB1100F awaits!

Good Luck!!!