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Bimota October 2, 2009 posted by

1990 Bimota DB1SR

bimota db1sr for sale

Located in Sliver Spring, Maryland is a very cool 1990 Bimota DB1SR.  This bike is in amazing original condition with 3,475 miles.  The seller states that this is one of only two known to be in the U.S.; also included is a general description of the FE DB1:

Known as the “Green Stripe DB1SR" (tri-color vs. the two of the regular DB1SR) it is considered to represent the ultimate refinement of the trestle type space tube frame and telescopic fork design. The “Series Finale” is particularly special due to its different forks, wheels, brakes and two into one exhaust. The motor produces 90- 95 hp (*manufactures claim) fitted with 41.5 Malossi carburetors and with a dry weight of 368 lbs and 406 lbs wet, bringing this DB1SR to a level of performance few can appreciate.

The starting bid is $12,000 with a reserve.  See the eBay ad

AG

Aprilia September 30, 2009 posted by

Wednesday Rapid Post: Wes Cooley Project, Bimota SB6R, Ducati 851, and Aprilia RS125

Squeezing in a quick post between meetings today with some interesting finds. Enjoy! -dc

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1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley on Craigslist for $1850 (24k miles, California):

Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For SaleSuzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

quote from Craigslist:

1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley - RUSTED ROUGH NOT RUNNING - MOTOR TURNS - 24K-BRAKES FROZE - TANK RUSTED THRU- ALL ORIGINAL COMPLETE FOR RESTORATION

This bike seems to be priced pretty high considering how much work it needs done and compared to previous GS1000S bikes listed on this blog. But if the buyer can work a deal, could be an interesting project for this winter.

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When I got my eBay alerts this morning, I spotted the little thumbnail for this gray SB6R. I didn't realize the came in gray... Check out this (Seattle, $9500 buy-it-now, 5300 miles):

Bimota SB6R For SaleBimota SB6R For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

[...] From what I am told, the 1st owner was a serious bike collector from Florida. I was able to contact the salesperson from 2004 and he tells me the bike was always meticulously maintained by that 1st owner. We are also led to believe that the 1st owner carried out basic performance mods such as upgraded camshafts, mild cylinder head porting, carburetor rejetting, fuel system sorting, racing exhaust, different rims, upgraded calipers, etc. I do not have specific info on the internal engine mods but both Jay and the salesperson from '04 recall the bike being represented as such. I can tell you the bike runs strong, crisp and way better than the stock SB6R I had in 1998.

So why the heck is the bike this color? Funny you should ask! Jay did not care for the solid red paint scheme as delivered from the factory. He removed all the bodywork sometime in early 2006 and handed it to a well known local Seattle bike painter to create what Jay thought would be the ultimate paintjob for his expensive piece of Asian/Italian finery. Three years later Jay finally got fed up and picked up his bodywork which had been sanded and prepped for painting but that was all. He wanted to ride so he bought many cans of grey Krylon and went to town. [...]

Again, compared to other SB6 Bimotas listed on this site, this seems high regardless of how much expense has gone into this bike. If we were talking about a garden variety GSX-R or Ninja, I'd give the Krylon painted bodywork a pass, but not on a Bimota!

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Yep, another Ducati 851. Isn't it great owning your own website so you can be this self indulgent? Self: Yes! Check out this :

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quote from the eBay listing:

I just picked the bike from Hansen’s BMW Ducati in Medford, Or where they completed over $1500 of service on the bike. The bike needs nothing but more gas. It is currently titled in California if that is a concern to your titling issues. Besides being incredibly beautiful, it has some very rare and historic parts bolted to it.

Make sure to read the full description on eBay. This bike reportedly has $40k in upgrades and work, and apparently a history to back it up. There is an interesting thread on the Ducati 851/888 mailing list debating what the value and sale price value look like. Most agree that it's worth mid-teens but won't likely get over 9-10k at auction.

Update 10.6.09 - This auction ended at about $4900 reserve not met.

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Finally, Ari spotted this street legal RS125 on the Bay Area Two Stroke forums (1400 miles, $8500):

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California

quote from the forum listing:

I have a 2009 RS125 California plated bike for sale.
Mods are as follows:
1. 154cc Big bore kit
2. 34mm carb (properly jeted).
3. Intake manifold.
4. V-force reeds.
5. Arrow pipe.
6. Euro wiring harness, lights, switches, mirrors, etc.
7. Seat cowl
8. Carbon Fiber Chain Gaurde
As i said it's registered and has around 1400 miles on it. Very fast, runs excellent !

Seller is definitely asking a premium for this one as it's nearly impossible to get something like this registered in California. But I sat on one at last year's Seattle Motorcycle Show, and it's a beautiful machine. So light and the craftsmanship is awesome! Thanks for the submission Ari!

dc

Bimota September 16, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB9 Bellaria buy-it-now for $8200.00

Here we have another Bimota for sale.  It seems as of late there have been a lot of these up for sale, but who's complaining?  Not me, because I think they are really nice works of motorcycle art.

Check out all of the machined aluminum bits on this bike, they're amazing! 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly the YB9's cost over $10,000 in 91 which was a truck load of cash for a 600cc bike.  I believe the FZR600's were going for $5,000 to $6,000 back in 91.  I compared it to the FZR because the YB9 uses the FZR 600 engine.  Obviously, they didn't have the mystique that Bimota was offering either.  This bike is not in it's original color, but has been done in a very tasteful Bimota type paint scheme.  Originally, these were offered in a very odd, light blue color that was not very appealing to sport bikers.  However, they did offer a rarity in that this bike has a digital dash, that was way ahead of the Japanese big 4.   
 

This YB9 is one of the rarest bikes in the USA (less than 5 ),even the world, as only 200 were made! It is a full restoration from Italy as I know it, possibly from the race series where Bimota won the 600 series 91-93.

 
I was unable to verify the above statement, but I'm sure some of our readers will be giving me the 411 on the bike as we have few Bimota followers out there.

dd

Bimota September 8, 2009 posted by

1999 Bimota DB4 $6750 w/ no reserve on ebay right now!

Superb styling, Italian flare, with a Ducati V-twin... what a combination.

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This very nice Bimota DB4 with only 3798 miles is listed on right now for $6750.00 with no reserve, so it will sell.  It retailed for $18,550.00 when new in 1999.  I'm not a huge Bimota fan, but I've always appreciated their styling and upgraded bits such as the Carbon Fiber fenders, Carbon Fiber fairing and Ohlins suspension.  At $6750.00 it seems like a great bike to have.  This one has been recently serviced according to the owners listing so it should be ready to enjoy.

 

It has carbon fiber front and rear fenders, heel guards and a carbon fiber belly pan (which was a factory option). It has a high quality performance carbon fiber exhaust that is throaty sounding without being obnoxiously loud. Also, of course, it is a Bimota, so everything is hand crafted and is has many CNC'd carved from billet items. The attention to detail is amazing. The DB4's used the Ducati 900SS engine with carburetors (Mikunis) instead of fuel injection.

 
I know we have some regular viewers who are fond of Bimota's so hopefully this one won't disappoint.

dd

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.

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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

Bimota August 3, 2009 posted by

1997 Bimota V Due

Located in Florida is an extremely rare Bimota V Due.  The bike has Trofeo upgrades including, but not limited to, de-restricted exhaust, carbs instead of fuel injection and case work.  An original, spare engine is included in the sale.  This V Due has very low miles.  Asking price is $24,000.  See an amazing, large displacement, two stroke created independently by Bimota that rarely becomes available.  If you're interested contact Ozzie at alloycars@verizon.net; tell him you saw it posted on RareSportBikesForSale.com!

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AG