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Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight for sale in Barrington, RI

First year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight #814 of 900  for sale on ebay. The bike is located in Barrington, RI.

We're having our new year holidays here in Hong Kong, so I have lots of free time to surf and found a bunch of rare Ducatis for sale.  So here's the first of a long list of bikes coming up - a first year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight (but with a broken engine):

Absolutely Beautiful Ducati 900SS Superlight. Second Owner, I bought this bike from Ducati Dealer in Salt Lake City where it was on consignment sale. I looked long and hard for an immaculate bike and this was it. I bought the bike with about 3,000 miles on it.

The bike was serviced one year ago by Ducati dealer in South Kingstown, RI. I think they did something wrong with the desmo valves (but won't admit it) becuase I rode the bike for 12 miles before the engine seized a few blocks from home. It sounded like a rod let loose at 6,500 rpm. The bike has sat for a year. I was going to either drop a replacement engine into it, or have em look at it and do the repairs.

The bike has been sitting in my heated garage since last august 2009. I have absolutely no time to ride this bike and it would be a great deal for someone. The only flaws are a broken exhaust bracket (shown). Bike has termi carbon exhausts, super low miles, no corrosion or rust etc anywhere. Just a 9 out of 10 show bike I was going to keep forever, now wasting away with a broken engine. The bike is absolutely original down to every carbon part and Marvic magnesium hub wheels. Will not ship, best offer wins. Please email with any questions. Comes with custome Ducati Bike cover and battery charge lead for battery tender.

Please check the listing for the full description as the seller has posted quite a bit of information in addition to the above. .

Some of our regular readers may know how fond we are of the 2V air-cooled Ducatis, and the first year Superlight with the 2-piece Marvic wheels is definitely high on our list.  This sample seems to be in pristine condition with the exception of the broken engine (I'm guessing it's a dropped valve), which could potentially turn out to be a costly jobs.  However, for the more mechanically inclined Ducatistis among our readers, it's a good opportunity to pick this up for a good price, fix it up for chips, and have a superb Superlight in your collection!


Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood limited edition in CA

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood (#1267 of 2000) for sale in Ukiah, CA

The MH900e (the 'e' stands for evoluzione) was a limited edition bike created to commemorate Mike Hailwood's 1978 Isle of Man Formula 1 Championship.  It was the first motorcycle to be sold exclusively over the internet where customers would reserve their bike online, and then waited for a year or more to have the bikes delivered.  Only 500 made it to the US. Click here for more info on the MH900e.

The seller didn't give any details, so please for the sellers' contact info.

When the MH900e first came out I wanted it so badly that I called up my brother and sister, trying to convince them to pool together funds to pay for the required deposit.  That didn't work back then, but perhaps I should give them a call now.  I'm sure they would be thrilled to hear from me with another bike purchase proposal...


Ducati February 16, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO

1993 Ducati 888 SPO located in Atherton, CA and listed on the San Francisco, CA Craigslist. Priced at $8,900 with 13,696 miles this one doesn't look to be too bad.

We haven't posted one of these in a while and since these are a favorite of The Big Boss Man I thought I would throw it up for him and everyone else to enjoy. The seller doesn't say a whole lot about the bike other than it being professionally maintained. The bike looks clean, appears to be all stock and with the decent mileage it should make for a great weekend warrior.

From the CL post:

This is a very clean and well running 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. It has 13,696 professionally maintained miles on it.

Pretty skinny on the details, but there is a phone number listed for any would be buyers. Hop on over to the San Fran CL and give it another look.



Ducati February 16, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition

2004 Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition for sale in Kingston, RI.

If you've ever watched Matrix Reloaded (and who hasn't?), then you must remember the superb bike chase scene with Trinity riding a Ducati zipping in and out of cars on the freeway.  Although you can clearly read the "996" designation in the movie, Ducati introduced a 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition in a dark green "Matrix" colour.  :

This is a 2004 Limited Addition Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded.  Its in Great condition, low miles and always been garaged.  It has a clear title and never had any problem.  It has been regularly maintained with tune up etc...

Although it's not clear exactly how many of these were produced, sources indicate that only 150 pcs of these 998 Matrix Limited editions were made worldwide. Here's a quick recap of that amazing bike chase scene:

It's always hard to a put a value on these movie or "novelty" editions, but considering that  a.) the 998 was the best of the 916 series  b.) although a green Ducati sounds funny, the colour and paint scheme is not entirely that bad  c.) the entire Matrix series was phenomenal, and d.) Trinity rocks, I would love to have one!
Ducati February 14, 2010 posted by

2002 B Boz Ducati 998 #71 of 155 w/ 800 miles!

Ben Bostrom LE Ducati 998 #71 of 155 made with only 800 miles and never titled for the down low price of $14,999.00. Located in Burlington, NC and listed on Craigslist is this one owner B Boz replica (well, not really) 998 with super low miles. I listed one of these a few days ago and spilled my heart as to why I like these and why I like the Boz Bros. so I won't bore you with it again. The other one was priced considerably less at $10,500.00 and was said to be entertaining offers. So this one may or may not be a steal, but you'll have to decide what the mileage and never being titled is worth to you. Is it worth $4,499.00 to you? I think if I was a serious collector, with unlimited funds, a huge warehouse full of Ducati's and I was missing this one it would be worth it. But, since I'm "D - none of the above" I'll just keep dreaming.

Quotes from the listing:

2002 998-Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica Motorcycle For Sale - $16999 (Burlington, NC)
Limited Edition. Only 155 made in the World and this is #71 of 155.
Bike has never been titled.
2002 998 Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica with only 800 miles.
Over $2000 in ad-on extras including Titanium Exhaust System.
Adult Owned and never been driven in the rain or sat out unprotected.
Kept in a heated and air conditioned garage.
Mint Condition
Original Purchase Price was $24,995 and I must sacrifice it for the low price of $14,999 OBO.

The other day my wife likened me and the website to her and a jewelry store; of course, I told her she was spot on with her analsys. The only difference I can find between the two is that she gets to keep a wish list at the jewelry store that I'm supposed to check in on from time to time. I guess I'll have to come up with a clever "wish list" of my own and strategically place it on her forehead... 🙂

You can view this LE Ducati here



Ducati February 13, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati Fast By Ferracci 851 Custom Superbike

1992 Ducati Superbike 851 Custom for sale on ebay.

You need to read the full ad to understand what this bike is.  Located in Tucson, Arizona is a 1992 Ducati 851.  Now, the frame defines what make & model a bike is.  The Arizona title and registration of this bike states that it is a Ducati 851 however, it is a complete custom bike that has been pieced together from some choice bits.  The frame is supposedly a Superbike race frame obtained from Fast By Ferracci with a long dead 851s VIN stamped on it.  The engine is from a 2001 996.  It has a Ducati Corse fully adjustable shock linkage, a Ducati Corse aluminum fuel tank, custom made F1 two into one exhaust, Ohlins rear shock, 17" Marchesini five spokes, Showa Gold Nitrade forks, Brembo four-pots, Corbin seat and numerous carbon bits.

It will be interesting to see what this bike will sell for, at this point it's very hard to value.  There are numerous custom 851s but, this one does have some--very possibly legitimate--Corse items; specifically, a titled Superbike  frame.  What do you think this bike is worth?  Is it worth more than a stock bike as it has some very rare bits bolted on or, will it sell for about the same?  Custom bikes are very hard to value because:  If this were a Fast By Ferracci Superbike race bike, determine a value based on that, and if this was a bone stock 851 we could easily determine a value.

One thing I have no doubt about is that the buyer of this bike needs these parts history verified and documented prior to sale.  If a World Superbike frame is what you're paying for, it needs to be proven.  If this bike seems interesting, and it should, .