Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ducati November 30, 2009 posted by

1982 Ducati 900 MHR Supersport

Found this sweet located in Dan's backyard (Damascus, OR) so I thought I'd get it posted up before he did.....;o)~

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I'm a self admitted "don't know a whole lot" when it comes to Ducati's, but I know Dan and Mark over at Ducati News Today do, so I'm sure they'll save me once again.

It looks clean, complete and it's a replica so I figure I can't be too far off base on posting this one.

Owners comments:

1984 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. Although this bike is titled as a 1982, the serial number and configuration make this one of the last 50 900 MHRs before the switch to the Mille (1000cc). This bike has the late dry hydraulic clutch, adjustable clip-ons, air fork cap, calipers mounted on the rear of the fork legs, etc as noted in Ian Falloon's DUCATI BIBLE, 8560, 900 & Mille. It also has the late style side cases (well, it's not really a "round case", but they do look better).. This bike is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition and only has 14,818 Kms on the clock, which transalates to just shy of 9200 miles. It has been fitted with extra large K&N filters to allow the the 40mm Dellorto's to breath and exhaust thru a set of proper Conti mufflers. It also has been fitted with a "gear gazer". I've recently replaced the chain and sprockets with top end products from BevelHeaven. The battery is also a sealed AGM battery that I sourced from Bevelheaven. I also went thru the carbs and replaced the fuel petcocks, fuel line and new filters, because the original line was very hard and I was afraid it would crack. The seat cover was replaced with a new original from Andy at Desmo.de because it has a small tear. I left off the passenger grab strap because I didn't care for it's look, but it is included with the bike. The chassis number is DM900R1 906448 and the Eng # is *909248 *DM860. This bike is only 58 numbers older than the MHR that recently sold here for $21,600 early in November (Ebay item 150383231242). Included with the bike is an original parts manual and two oil filters. Note that these late MHR's have a screw on oil filter which is much better than that on the earlier models. These motors also have an oil sight gauge in the side of the motor that is viewable thru a hole in the fairing.

It is being offered with a B.I.N. of $15,000.00 so if your in the market for an antique Ducati this may be the one for you.

dd

Suzuki November 29, 2009 posted by

1984 Yamaha RZ 350 with super low miles!!

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I'm not sure I've ever come across a cleaner, lower mileage RZ than this one. Even though this might not be the most desirable color for collectors it still deserves a look. The seller has offered several pictures for review and a phone number for anyone interested in more information. These were only imported for 2 years and were only available in two color schemes. I personally prefer the Red/White/Blue vs. the Kenny Roberts edition.

Here is the quote from the listing:

I have up for auction what might be considered one of the "Nicest" "Low Mile" RZ 350s in the country. I am the 2nd owner of the motorcycle. I purchaced this RZ roughly five years ago & still carry the "Original Title" and service manual. I only put maybe 80 miles on the bike when I decided to pull it in the house & park it near the pool table. This RZ runs outstanding, it has also never been rebuilt, everything functions perfectly. To find a 1984 Yamaha RZ 350 with under 1,400 original miles you might have to look in a museum. I'm sure this would make any RZ enthusiast or "Collector" quite satisfied.

From the looks of it I would have to agree with the seller in that this one is sure to please.

You can check out other RZ 350's we've had posted on RSBFS here for price reference. This one has a reserve price, but at the time of this posting only had 1 bid of $499.00 on it.

dd

Yamaha November 28, 2009 posted by

2006 Yamaha R1 LE #346 of 500

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This particular example has 0 miles (not sure how that was pulled off) and is being offered at a considerable discount off the MSRP of $18,000.00. So my gut feeling is that if this is maintained in the current state it is in, it can only go up as the supply comes down. As I scour the internet daily looking for RSBFS these are still available with lowish miles and Alex even came across one that was still in the crate, but we all know supply will go down as time passes

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There really shouldn't be much to say regarding a bike with 0 miles other than "being sold as new", but the seller does give some insight as to how it has been stored and cared for over the past 3 years.

Stored in a controlled environment and satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back! – less any shipping charges.

To sum it up:

It has Marchesini wheels, Ohlins forks and shock, Brembo master cylinder, slipper clutch and a titanium exhaust all of which make it as much of a Replica Racer as any other one on the market.

This bike looks to be a flawless example of a limited production Superbike. Now I know that producing 500 of any LE bike doesn't exactly put it in the ultra rare category, but this one begs to be purchased and put on a shelf like a barrel of Pappy Van Winkle and let time do it's part.

dd

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

Exciting Exclusive: Collection of 17 Rare, Exotic, and Low Mileage Bikes Soon to be For Sale

Update 1.8.2010: Rory has sent us an update on the remaining bikes. Please contact Rory at vtauto@sbcglobal.net for further information about the remaining bikes available for sale in the collection.

Rory and his business partner have contacted Rare Sport Bikes For Sale to alert of us of a collection of 17 bikes that will soon be for sale.

His message included the following details:

My business partner, Lee and I are trying to help his neighbor sell the bikes owned by her late husband. The 17 bikes that are left to sell are primarily sport bikes and they are all somewhat special in one way or another: Limited Editions, grey market, low (or no) mileage, etc. It’s taking some time for the widow to have the bikes re-titled in her name, but we are now getting to the point where we need to figure out how to find buyers looking for the somewhat unusual bike.

And here is the list I was given:

Bike Model Year Mileage Notes
Honda V45 1983 9.8
Norton 810 Dunstall 1972 1983
Ducati 888 SPO 1993 2031
Yamaha FZR 750 RR km 1052
Benelli TRE 2004 2
Yamaha R1 SE 2006 0
Ducati 851 Tricolore NA
MV F4 2000 426 Serial number 10000
Ducati 916 SPS 6059
Yamaha R1 2001 18137
Bimota Tesi ?
Ducati F1 km 5234
Moto Guzzi Daytona R 1996 km 21421
Yam RZ500 1984 5571
Honda RC45 3718
Yamaha R7 3646 km
Yamaha (R1?) 2005 17 Race prepped

Clearly a collector with discerning taste, and pieces that match our theme here perfectly. Please leave a comment below if you'd like to see a particular piece of this collection processed sooner than later.

Thanks for contacting us Rory. Looking forward to seeing this collection go to new homes! I'm wish I was reckless enough to consider a second mortgage and the penalties on draining my retirement to get in line for some of these!

dc

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

Next up tonight is this great looking Bimota YB8 for sale on Craigslist Seattle:

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

quote from seller's listing:

This hand built Italian bike is a one owner with 5,458 original miles. All original condition. It has been garaged for 6years and needs carbs cleaned.
If this is the type of bike you would like to own (unique and very few made)

I'm hoping Phil will leave a comment as our resident Bimota expert. $13k sounds a bit rich, but tis the season and who knows what a collector's spouse might justify for the right bike.

dc

Uncategorized November 27, 2009 posted by

1994 Honda MC28 NSR250R in Hawaii

Let the two stroke madness continue! This time we have a great looking MC28 NSR250 in Hilo on Craigslist for $15k:

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quote from seller's listing:

Excelent Condition I bought in japan 1994 in New, and I went japan 5 times to bring all parts to assanble in hawaii
one of the kind in the world . I disply in my room over 10 years. !! Every 2~3 times a month I turn Engine outside of my garaged. Never raced and you can tell that NO scraches No dings Nothing at all !! I just Enjoy for disply in my room that all !! I spend over $7000 for Air ticket fee to japan and cargo charged for all part to bring here . Im certifiled Honda Motorsycle mechanic in japan . so assanble is 100% perfect !! Took 1 week to build the machine !!

By now you know that this site loves the NSR250, but this one really seems to be priced a fair bit above the rest. Then again if you were looking to buy from Hawaii, this one is already nearby and shipping will be cheaper. Maybe it adds up for the right buyer.

dc

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