Welcome to another edition of Craigslist Motorcycle Game, where I post links to motorcycles on my local craigslist with my thoughts given the ad. While this easily could be done with cars, it’s more fun with motorcycles as the demand is lower, the market is smaller, and the variety/quality/condition tends to be greater, which makes it all that more interesting to me. So join in the fun of calling me out on how wrong I am for bashing (insert bike here) because of (insert stupid craigslist ad here)!
HONDA NEVER MADE A BIKE CALLED THE RS. In fact, searching for “Honda RS” yields this as the first result:
- Honda Srbija
- Delta Automoto d.o.o je osnovan 03.01.2007. kao samostalna firma nastala iz profitnog centra Delta Auto, osnovanog 1996 godine. Delta Automoto je generalni je ...
I don’t know what that means! Just call it a Nighthawk 250. There’s no need to try to invoke fantasies of some sporting past this bike never had.
In all seriousness, it’s cheap enough to gamble on. It’s a Honda, and apparently duct tape has held the bike together this long, so given the relatively low mileage, it looks like a great start to a cafe racer project.
COME ON OUR GIRLS!!!
In the last edition, I gave ish to a 20+ year old Honda Goldwing with at trike kit that the owner was asking something like 5 Miatas for, and the comments gave me flak, despite it being a 20+ year old Goldwing with a trike kit going for 5 Miatas. So here’s a another interesting Goldwing.
If you are in the market for an “ass bike”, this is a good one... apparently. I love this ad because it’s so bad. From the title, to the fact the bike is cammo’ed out and the guy is giving a peace sign, to the mileage being listed as 760,000 and claimed 78k - it’s a perfect example of proofreading being for wussies.
In all seriousness, fair price. Sidecars are spendy. I’d love to own one, but it would take up space in my garage for 2-3 bikes. While the riding experience would be less enjoyable, in my head chicks would love me riding down the street with my sheepdog in the sidecar wearing an old leather helmet and some goggles. He’d be so scared he’d piss himself all over the sidecar, but such is life.
What do fat chicks and scooters have in common?
Nothing. One is a cheap form of transportation and the other is a female woman that should look into dietary changes to prolong her health. What? I didn’t make Oppo politically correct.
In all seriousness, Zumas are awesome, and that’s a solid price. Zumas are, as far as I am aware, the last Japanese produced street legal two strokes in America, so that’s something you can’t get elsewhere. But the main reason I added this bike to the list was to give some heads up to potential scooter owners - at least in Nevada. Here, you don’t have to register and insure a scooter as long as it’s under 50cc, cannot exceed 30MPH, and is under 2hp. There is a very realistic chance that Zumas do not technically meet this criteria, but as long as I adhered to the keeping it under 30MPH, didn’t ride like a dick, and wore a not-required helmet, I never had a problem when I owned one. But the main thing to look out for in scooters in general is because they don’t have to be registered or insured, stolen scooters tend to frequent craigslist. So don’t buy one without a title unless they have paperwork to back it up - manufacturers’ certificate of origin, dealer sales receipts, etc. And then make sure to lock it up so it doesn’t get stolen. That said, if everything is legit, $700 is a solid deal. It will likely need to be re-ringed at 10k, but that’s a lot of time sitting on a scooter.