Up for bid is a well loved 2000 Triumph Sprint RS 955cc sport tourer whose proceeds will be donated in memory of my brother, Ed Condon who I lost recently to a medical issue, and Joe Proia, motorcycle coach, organizer and mentor who we also lost recently.
All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Worcester County Motorcyclists’ Survivors Fund in honor of Ed and Joe.
Who was Ed?
My brother Ed and I shared a love for motorcycles since we were little kids. We would bomb around on minibikes and later on streetbikes. We always had motorcycles in our lives. I gave Ed this Sprint so he had a reliable bike that could take him more places than his vintage Honda CB750F.
I know Ed would love for the Sprint to be passed on to someone who will appreciate and care for it like he did.
Who was Joe?
Joe Proia recently passed as a result of a motorcycle crash. Joe owned and ran Ironstone Ventures, the largest motorcycle training organization in Massachusetts for many years. He’s responsible for putting thousands of butts in seats.
Joe trained, then hired me in 1995 as a rookie MSF Instructor. He and Jane were great to work for. Joe was a mentor to dozens of coaches, including myself.
This is a bike I owned for about five years before giving to my brother who recently deceased (not motorcycle related).
It has the solid three cylinder 955cc motor. Has RaceTech fork internals and a newer stock shock.
The bike has 48,xxx miles on it, but has been well taken care of with timely valve adjustments and oil changes. Chain and sprockets are like new. The tires have lots of life, with a 2012 born date.
Comes with Bar risers, SW Motech luggage rack, Clymer shop manual and some spares.
There are some blemishes but looks great in the Lucifer Orange color.
The bike is a solid runner, but the check engine light is on after I replaced a leaking fuel connector under the gas tank. It should go out on its own, but I haven’t had a chance to figure out why it’s still on. This does Not effect the performance.
Ed also mentioned a small oil leak that I can’t find after riding it about 75 miles.
Ready to ride, but the bike is sold as is.
Estimated market value $16-1800.00
The starting bid is $500.00. The highest bid gets the bike (as is).
Submit your best bid by emailing me at kenATridinginthezoneDOTcom (replace ATwith @ and DOT with . , in case you didn’t know).
Put “BID” as the Subject and include:
- Full Name
- Town and State you live in
- Cell phone number where I can text or call
- Your bid
NOTE: If you make a bid, you are committed.
Bidding will CLOSE at NOON on Saturday, September 21.
The Highest Bidder can pick up the bike either:
- At Thompson Speedway, Thompson, CT on Sunday, September 22nd
- Or in Ashfield, MA by October 3, otherwise you will have to wait until after October 22. For those coming from away, I am willing to meet near Rt 91.
Bike is located in Ashfield, MA.
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The starting bid is $500.00. The highest bid gets the bike.
(Bidder’s Initials will be listed along with amount as bids come in)
$500.00 – Mark B.
$750.00 – Dean H.
$x,000.00 – Bid 2
$x,000.00 – Bid 3
$x,000.00 – Bid 4
$x,000.00 – Bid 5
$x,000.00 – High Bid- Winner! Congratulations
The bike is sold as is.
If you make a bid, you are committed to paying CASH at the time of pick up where you will receive the bike, the clean title, spare parts and shop manual. Remember, this is a charity donation to a worthy cause that benefits your fellow motorcycle riders: the Worcester County Motorcyclists’ Survivors Fund in honor of Joe Proia.
Let the bidding begin! Good luck.