From FB friend Lance Lau, we learn that our new BFF, Pete, of Superbikeuniverse.com in Norwalk, Connecticut, is liquidating his rather impressive collection. To go car racing. How sad. And yet, Pete’s demented journey to the dark side can be your gain. He only wants $10,000 for the `86 NS400R with 8 (eight!) miles in the lead photo.

I could use this original 1988 Ducati 851 Tricolore – the first 8-valve liquid-cooled Duc – but $35k is out of my price range.

Ooooh, I like those. $12k is the asking price for this upgraded original `98 R1, with 2006 Öhlins front end and rear shock, etc. (Not to worry, all the stock parts are included.)

Looks like things are selling quickly, but it’s fun to finger the wares even if you’re not buying: Josh Hayes’ old Superbike, Doug Chandler’s Muzzy Raptor, Jake Zemke’s old FX Honda (a plethora of racy Hondas, in fact, including a CB1100R), not to mention an NR750 you really can’t afford. Etc…

Act now while supplies last (and it’s freezing in Connecticut).

Superbikeuniverse.com

  • Rocky Stonepebble

    I had an `86 NS400R. Very, very pretty bike. Also heavy and underpowered.

    • mikstr

      and sounds like an outboard motor…

      • Rocky Stonepebble

        Yes, it had it’s good points.

        • mikstr

          lol, interesting bike, just very bland sounding…

          • Rocky Stonepebble

            I have only owned one four-stroke (soon to be two). To me, the sound of a two-stroke is like a thousand angels singing a psalm.

            Or, a beer being poured.

          • Born to Ride

            Nothing beats the sound(and smell) of the first pour out of a good bottle of aged scotch.

          • Rocky Stonepebble

            I’ve had far too much of that in my life. Strictly single. Much of it purchased in Scotland. Time to become Canadian and enjoy a beer.

          • Born to Ride

            Good scotch is so much cheaper in Europe than here. I paid less per unit volume for 14 year Oban in a pub in Germany than it would cost to buy a bottle at BevMo. It’s criminal.

          • Rocky Stonepebble

            Scotch is cheaper in Canada, than it is in Scotland. And it is much cheaper in America than it is in Canada.

            Go to those “B” countries off of your south and east coast. THAT is where it is really cheap. Grande BarBahBermudaCayman is the place to be, if one is a snobby alcoholic.

          • Junker

            The alcohol was actually exhorbitantly high compared to US when I was in Grand Cayman a couple years ago. But I was staying there and not shopping the cruise stores…may be cheaper if you are leaving with it.

            Also better check the label and see where that liquor was made. Maybe the Scotch folks don’t do it, but you may be surprised that that Peurto Rican rum was actually made in Mexico… I had a bottle of Bacardi that was.

          • ClarkeJohnston

            Enjoyed the Kawasaki Mach 750’s in the day. Good set of pipes yielded what I called “Electric Popcorn” exhaust beat. Wild and slightly off balance; firecrackers all in a row. Now, all these years laters, those Yamaha RD’s and RZ’s; those Suzuki GT380’s 550’s and 750 Water Buffalo’s are a rare sight AND sound. 🙂 Blue smoke 🙂

          • Rocky Stonepebble

            I now live about 20 kms south of Mosport (it used to be 20 kms north). On any vintage weekend, one may hear all of those AND the 500’s RZ and RG. On regular bike weekends, the above bikes are in the carpark, not the paddock.

            Then, there is Shannonville an hour east …
            😉

          • john burns
          • ClarkeJohnston

            That’s Great!

  • SRMark

    Well that’s a fun read. He uses some interesting phrases to describe the bikes and there is a very odd selling price for his favorite bike. I hope the person who hit the lottery in Florida is a bike nut.