Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati November 10, 2009 posted by

1992 Ducati 900ss Black on White!

I'll admit it..... I had to ask Dan if this was, in fact, a rare Ducati worth posting. And for all of our Ducati fans who already know about these, Dan's answer was an astounding "YES!"; of course, he attached the "only if it's real" disclaimer. But, you can be the judge as to the authenticity of this Ducati.

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Quotes from the seller:

This Duck is unmolested less a couple modifications I made when purchased new “yes I purchased this bike new in 1991.” I have been told that today as few as 3 and as many as 13 of the Black on White Café Racers exist. What I do know for certain this is the best example with the lowest miles.

This beauty has a starting bid of $3,000 and a B.I.N price of $8,900. I checked our archives and couldn't find any "Cafe Racer" 900ss listed. I'm not that familiar with these, but the BIN price is as high as anything we've posted in the past. I would love to hear some comments to back up what the seller is stating and that there are only 13 of these in the world? That seems to be far fetched considering they are only asking $8,900. I would have to believe if there were only 13 of any Ducati in the world the price would considerably higher.

dd

Ducati November 6, 2009 posted by

Reader Submission Catch Up!

As usual the readers of RSBFS are always on the hunt as well, and we've got a nice mix to show off today thanks to your emails!

Up first is this 1990 NC30 VFR400 that Gavin sent me that's for sale in Calgary for $4500CAD (~$4200US as of this writing):

1990 Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale1990 Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale

I'm not crazy about the paintwork on this one, but maybe there is some room for negotiation.

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Next up is this 1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco for $9500 with 13.7k miles. You know I'm a sucker for these and I happily post them as often as possible. Thanks for the heads up Tim!

1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale

To contrast, the , but now with a buy-it-now of $8600. I've been following the comments on the Yahoo 851/888 group, and everyone agrees that it's a steal at that price. Previous reference to this bike.

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And now I need to rally our readers: Please save this bike from becoming a streetfighter! It looks far too nice to break up! Here's a 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale in Ontario, Canada for only $2000CAD ($1865US):

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Thanks for the email Shawn!

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Another beautiful RZ500 has come up for sale, and this one is fully restored. Penny sent us this one and it's for sale in Texas Tennessee:

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And finally, one our regulars sent this one to me last night. How about that, two Walter Wolf bikes in one month?! with 24k miles:

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Thanks for the email Gerry!

And thank you to our readers! Have a good weekend,

dc

Ducati November 3, 2009 posted by

3 Ducati D16RR Desomsedici’s for sale

 Following on the heels of Alex's great post of 3 AMA Superbikes for sale, I felt compelled to post the badest production homologation bike on the planet.  I know, I know that can be debated, but can't be denied that these babies are bad to the bone!

First D16RR is located in Kalamazoo, MI and is the cheapest of the 3 on .

Kalamazoo

Owner says:

2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR Team Edition #190/1500 This bike is in Excellent condition! Adult ridden, properly broken-in. I comes with all the goodies from Ducati that came with the bike. Cover, the unused GP Replica Sticker Kit, both exhaust systems and ecu's, rear stand. Bike also has the optional Ducati rear hugger. Please email me with any questions.

This one has 3,300 miles on the clock and like I said before is the cheapest of the three at $45,000 with no reserve.

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Next D16RR is located in Seattle and is on as well.

Seattle

Owner says:

It is #678 out of 1500.  

It still has the included service plan and warranty and all accessories that came with it.  It is the Team Version.  The decals are included but have not been applied.  It has had the Ducati Service Bulletins performed by the local Ducati Dealer in Seattle (improved valve return springs and wiring harness protection).

It includes the optional carbon fiber rear hugger.  The motorcycle has the factory included racing exhaust kit installed.  The stock kit comes with it as well

 
This one is priced in the middle of the three at $57,000 with no reserve.  The owner is also including a little bonus if you buy his bike.  You'll have to to get all of the details. 

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Finally, the 3rd D16RR for sale is located in Portland and is for sale on just like the previous 2.

Portland

Owner says:

2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR Team Edition #869/1500

This bike in Great shape and only has 758 miles. Unfortunately money is tight and I need to sell this amazing machine.

 
This bike has a ton of upgrades (I thought Ducati already had the good stuff on it?) which are extensive and tasty.   

 I have had quite a bit of upgrades installed and they are as follows:

  • Titanium Race Exhaust
  • BST Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Brake Tech Carbon Fiber Brake Rotors
  • Ferodo Carbon Brake Pads
  • Yoyodyne Titanium Hardware for Rotors
  • Dynojet PCV(5) Powercomander
  • Dynojet Quickshifter and Shift Rod.
  • Ducati Performance Rear Hugger
  • Vented Clutch Cover
  • Zero Gravity Rosso GP Replica Windscreen (shown in pics on bike)
  • Ducati Performance Double Bubble Windscreen
  • Casey Stoner Grips
  • Anti Vibration Handle Bar Inserts
  • Rizoma Bar ends
  • Ducati Performance Brake and Clutch Resivoir Covers
  • AFAM Rear Sporkets
  • Carbon Fibre rotors, Carbon Pads, Carbon Fibre wheels.....  Would love to see this bike in person and throw a leg over it.  I can only imagine how this thing sounds with the Titanium Exhaust cranked up to about 10,000g.  Just the thought of it makes my hair raise. 

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    So if you've ever had an itch to pick one of these bad boys up now is your chance.  Silly season is in full swing and the rare bikes are plentiful.  The D16RR's had a $72,000 price tag when new (someone can correct me if I'm wrong) and these are priced well under that.  The last one has a lot of expensive bits on it and I can't even begin to guess what they cost in addition to the bike.  Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed posting them.

    dd 

    Bimota October 23, 2009 posted by

    Bimota Tesi 3D for sale…on Ebay Poland!

    I know, I know, this bike isn't in the US...but since the Bimota Tesi 3D is such a beautiful rare bird, I got permission from Dan to post this so we can all drool over it.  With that, I give you a 2009 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale on ebay Poland:

    There's not much information offered in the listing, except that the seller "have a special statement to allow registration in Poland."  While I cannot comment on the USD40,000+ asking price and the seller's zero feedback rating, but coat me in chocolate and throw me in a barrel of cats if that's not a beautiful bike!

    A bit of background on the Tesi series: before working for the exclusive Italian marque, ex-Bimota chief engineer Pier Luigi Marconi wrote his Mechanical Engineering degree thesis on the hub-center steering concept.  While at Bimota, Marconi applied his thesis design to create the Tesi 1D ('Tesi' meaning 'Thesis' in Italian, and 'D' indicating that it has a Ducati engine - a Bimota modified 851 motor - inside) - Bimota's first alternative front end design.

    After the Tesi 1D was introduced in 1990, there came the Tesi 1D SR (slightly larger engine displacement than the 1D), the Tesi 1D EF (Edition Final), Tesi 2D (also known as the Vyrus 984), and now the latest incarnation, the Tesi 3D.  The Tesi was never meant to be a mass poduced vehicle, and the Tesi 1D was probably the most (relatively) common model at 127 units totally produced.  

    Although there are no official figures how many 3Ds have been made, my (very) rough guess is 50-80 units worldwide.  This particular example is from a later production batch as identified by the red-coloured steel steering push rods and plastic brake fluid reservoirs.  Units from the very first production run was a limited series (named as the 'Tesi 3D Concept' by some importers), with carbon fiber steering push rods, alloy machined brake fluid reservoirs mounted on top of the triple clamp (just like the old DB1), wet clutch, and a small metal plaque stating the serial number. These bikes also came with Bimota Tesi 3D watches (made by Italian watch maker Officina Del Tempo) complete with matching numbers!

    Definitely something to drool and fantasize about over the weekend!

    phil

    Ducati October 22, 2009 posted by

    2002 Ducati MHE900 on ebay

    Editor note: Today we welcome a new author to RSBFS. This is Steve's first post and from the looks of it we'll be looking forward to his future selections with this kind of taste! Please join me in welcoming him on board! -dc

    This is a 2002 Ducati MHE900 and is limited production even for Ducati - this happens to be bike #1891 of 2001. These came standard with lots of trick parts but this one has a quite a few upgrades including a complete carbon fiber body kit and upgraded fuel tank - five gallons instead of three. This MHE900 has 5,433 miles on the odometer but looks showroom new. The Buy It Now price was recently lowered to $12,995. See this Ducati on ebay: 

    2002 Ducati MHE900 MH900evoluzione for sale

    More information from the ebay listing:

    This is a very special bike! There were only 2000 made and this is number 1891.  When offered in 2001, they sold out online in under 1 hour!  The prices have climbed steadily and this represents a blue chip investment you can enjoy! This bike is loaded with carbon fiber body work complete by Carbon Dream. A Staintune exhaust was added for premium sound and maximum performance.  An upgraded 5 gallon tank was a big step up from the factory tank that held just under 3 gallons.  All parts were purchased through Ducati Corsa including the Ducati high performance mirrors. This bike has been well cared for, serviced at the Ducati dealer (Fast By Ferracci) its whole life.  We have all the service records for this bike since birth along with any upgrade that was added.  We also have all the original body work including fenders, factory tank and more.  The Ducati has just recently gone through inspection and has had regular synthetic oil changes when called for.  There is no other bike out there like this, offering you modern styling and extraordinary performance this is a great one to add to the collection.  This bike holds true to the Ducati name and look.

    The standard MHE900 is rare enough but the upgrades done to this bike make it one of a kind. I do however, question the need for a larger fuel tank as I expect the ergonomics to wear the rider down faster than the engine consumes gasoline - or I just might be getting old. Either way, this is definitely a motorcycle I wouldn’t mind adding to my stable…

    Ducati October 19, 2009 posted by

    1996 Ducati 900 SP #973 of 1000

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    I know we've had several SP's recently, but here is another one for everyone to drool over. 

    • 1996 Ducati 900SS SP # 973 0f 1000 made. Bike is showroom mint with only 5451 miles.   Always stored in a heated garage.
    • All steel braided lines for brakes and clutch.
    • Brand new Pirelli Corsa tires.
    • Micron exhaust.
    • K&N modified air box.
    • New mikuni carbs with stage one jet kit.
    • Black hollow spoke Brembo wheels.
    • Oil cooling jets for pistons.
    • Full floating front brakes.
    • I have the factory exhaust the tools and stands all included in auction.

     
    This one has a very low 5451 on the clock and has some very nice mods.  I am particularly fond of the black Brembo wheels on this one.  The seller has saved the stock parts, tool kit and rear stand which is always nice when considering a purchase of a limited production bike.  At $9,250 it seems to be a fair price, but having just completed a check of previous 900SS posts on RSBFS they might be hanging on this one for a while.  It seems the market won't support the asking prices of most SP owners.  I've seen several stall around 5 - 6k this year. 

    dd