Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ducati August 31, 2009 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 with only 183 miles from Private Collection

Please join me in welcoming Doug as our latest author at Rare SportBikes For Sale. As you may have noticed, Doug has submitted numerous bikes for us to post here and I finally realized he should really be a regular author with that eye! Doug has been riding since he was a boy, and in addition to having owned a number of great motorcycles over the years, he also has experience campaigning an FZR400 in WERA. Welcome aboard Doug! -dc


 

WOW! is all I can say..... 

14 year old factory tires183 miles!1997 916 for saleOhlins

This is one super nice, low mileage Ducati for sale, from a private collection, right now on

The owner states: There are NO deviations from original on this 916. The powerful liquid-cooled V-twin is untouched. It is 100% stock and 'as-delivered' from the factory.

In my opinion, this is the one that put Ducati on the map.  They were good before, but this model made them great!  This one even comes with the original tires!  This is one of those bikes that I would love to have, but would be afraid to ride and decrease the value.  My guess is as good as yours as to what this bike will sell for, but it will make a great addition to any stable. 

dd

Ducati August 30, 2009 posted by

Just in at Ducati Seattle: 2000 Ducati 748R

I'm a member and the webmaster for the Seattle Ducati Club, DesmoNorthwest.com, and one of our sponsors is Ducati Seattle. Dave just posted up one of their latest pieces of inventory, this tastefully upgraded 748R with only 5700 miles for $8199:

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle Ohlins2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle

quote from forum listing:

Miles: 5732
853cc motor by Jeff Nash Advanced Motorsports
Ohlins forks, shock and damper.
Wave Rotors
Billet Calipers
GP Brake and Clutch pumps
Helibars
Sargents seat
Aftermarket Adjustable rearsets
Marchesini Magnesium wheels
Carbon Airbox, rear fender, plate holder, intakes ++
PC3
Valued at - $8199.00

I realize 5700 miles isn't brand new, but with all the expensive upgrades and a big bore kit already added, it might as well be! I can't think of a brand new bike in that price range I'd rather have anyway!

dc

Yamaha August 30, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Vancouver, BC

Here's a fantastic looking TZR250 in Vancouver on Craigslist for $4850 ($4427US):

1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada1989 1989 Yamaha TZR 250 3MA For Sale in Canada

quote from seller's ad:

Up for sale, Pure 2 stroke fun! early 90's GP style

- screams at high rpm
- kick start
- rear under-seat exhausts
- all factory original plastics, not a rebuilt, very highly collectable
- clean BC title, ready to be insured and ride
- very low ICBC annual insurance rate, I paid $335 for a full year fun!
- 23,xxxkm

Seems like a great opportunity for a Canadian buyer, and could be worth it for a U.S. buyer even without a street title. Unless you're one of the few that seem to be able to work magic at the DMV, why not use it as a display piece until it's 25 years old and then get it titled as a classic? I know that works for cars, I expect it works the same for bikes. Just seems too nice to track it and would be a very cool weekend back-road warrior!

dc

Ducati August 26, 2009 posted by

RareSportBikesForSale.com Decals Now Available

Ducati 750SS Wallpaper

Update 2013: While this promotion has long since passed, please visit our Swag Shop for our latest offerings!

As seen above, we now have Rare SportBikes For Sale decals! As a thank you to the readers of our site, the first 75 responders get them for free! Just shoot me an email at dan@motoringblogs.com with your address and I'll drop one in an envelope for you (address information will not be sold or distributed).

We have some cool changes coming in the next couple months to make the site even better. One of the first things we'd like to do is show off your rare and collectible sportbikes in a fan gallery on this site. It'd be especially cool if your photo included a shot with the sticker, like the one I took above of my Duc (click the pic for a 1680 widescreen wallpaper if you like!) Send me your pics at the same email above.

Stay tuned for more updates, and many thanks to you all for the suggestions, submissions, and kind words in emails this summer. It makes running the site a real pleasure for us!

Sincerely,

Dan and Alex

Bimota August 26, 2009 posted by

3 Bimotas For Sale Right Now, Each Under $10k!

Here are some rare modern classics for sale on eBay for under $10k each. Let the Italian goodness begin:

Bimota YB5 For Sale

quote from seller's eBay listing:

This lightweight cycle (from 208 units made in 1987) comprises classic Bimota tri-color design, Yamaha FJ1200 engine, robust 41.7 mm Marzocchi M1R forks, and Brembo (good enough for the Dr. Rossi) brakes, and lightweight Technomagnesio wheels, all in near perfect condition.

[...]

Here are some interesting facts about this motorcycle's history:

1. Purchased from Nick Ienatsch, famous motorcycle journalist, racer and teacher at the Freddie Spencer Riding School.
2. This YB5 was owned by Nick’s father.
3. Includes original vinyl folder, including owner’s manual and warranty and service booklets. Also includes official workshop manual (two copies).
4. Purchased around May or June 2001
5. Excerpt from Bimota book regarding YB5 is enclosed.
6. This bike has been kept in push button, start up condition: the carbs are clean and the steel gas tank has had a properly applied rust proof treatment.


Bimota YB11 For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

I purchased this from the original owner 4 yeas ago with 1900 miles. The previous owner took very good care of it and also replaced the tires with new Metzeler Rennsports at the time of sale. It has an upgraded Euro headlight and upgraded Ohlins rear suspension.

I have taken meticulous care of this machine. It is in mint condition, always garaged, covered and properly maintained. I actually change all the hydraulic fluids after each ride. I just performed a complete tune up with Amsoil synthetic fluids and a new OEM battery.

The paint work is all original, never dropped, scratched or touched up. The black portion of the lowers have been perfectly refinished due to lifting of the logo type decal.

I am including the OEM workshop manual with electrical wiring diagram as well as the parts microfiche and sales brochure. I have the passengers seat and rear foot pegs that are unused as well as 1 unused spare key. All the documents and paper trail from the original owner are also included.


Bimota SB6 For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

One of only 700+ red, white and carbon SB6's

Only flaw is touch up paint on chin of fairing and paint chips near kick stand (see photos)

From a later run of bikes with upgraded controls, rear sets, wheels, dash, gauges, strengthened body work, and exhaust system.

Vehicle Description

* GSXR 1100 water/oil-cooled
* All carbon fiber body, dashboard, fenders
* New battery
* Clean carbs
* Runs well
* Owner's manual
* Marchesini wheels
* Massive beam frame
* Complete Brembo brake system - 320mm front disc
* Paioli carbon fiber front forks - Ohlins rear shock
* Original 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 undertail exhaust


All three are super delicious, but I think I'm most turned on by the YB11 with the super low miles and Yamaha Thunderace engine. Not that I could handle a monster like that, but it'd sure look great in my living room!

Thanks again to Doug for his spotting help!

dc

Yamaha August 25, 2009 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR1000 with Only 3700 Miles!!

Doug tipped us off to another great find, a super low miles and original FZR1000! Check out this

1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles1989 FZR1000 For Sale Low Miles

quote from seller's eBay listing:

Up for bids is a 1989 FZR 1000. I 'm the second owner of the bike and it has never been wrecked or ridden in the rain. The bike is completely original except for the rear tire. There are minor nicks and scratches on the bike but they are not that noticeable. There is a small scratch on the rear swingarm behind the pipe that was caused by sticking a slip on test pipe on. The test pipe turned and allowed it to contact the swingarm. The bike is ready for a rider or a new place to be stored. My asking price for the bike is $4000.00 obo.

Doug's email was prefaced by, "Not sure if this meets your criteria but..." My response: Hell yes it meets my criteria! These aren't that common anymore, and certainly not in this condition. And at just over $1 per mile, I think it's a fantastic buy!

Thanks again Doug for a great submission!

dc

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