Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati April 6, 2010 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 SPS With 750 Original Miles

This is a 916 SPS with very low miles and some upgrades!  Located in Queens, New York is a 1997 Ducati 916 SPS with 750 original miles.  This bike features:


The 916 SPS was a homologation bike for World SuperBike and actually had a 996cc motor despite the retained 916 designation.  The bike features 43mm Showa TiN USD fully adjustable forks, Ohlins adjustable rear shock, fully floating Brembo discs, two injectors per cylinder, bigger valves and down pipes, lighter crank and different cases.  These modifications result in twenty extra horsepower and a wet weight of 212kg.   This is the highest specification 916 bike that Ducati produced before the incoming 996.  The asking price is $23,000 which is more than we've seen for 916 SPS's in the past.  For reference, the original MSRP was $18,400.  See this bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati April 3, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS/SL Superlight #814 Of 900

Here is another very nice Superlight with reasonably low miles.  Located in Turner, Maine is a 1993 Ducati 900SL Superlight with 5,200 original miles.  This is the same bike we saw in February with a broken motor.  The current seller states that they replaced the motor with one from a 1995 900SS; the valves were adjusted, new belts installed, and an oil and filter change.  The seller doesn't mention mileage on the new motor.  The original motor is available with the bike.  The Superlights weren't that much different from the standard 900SS--excluding the wheels, mono seat, and some other bits--making the change not that detrimental to someone who plans on using this bike.  This bike sold on February 20, 2010 for $5,700.  $5.7k is a good price for a SL but it did have a bad motor, we'll see how much this new seller can make with forty days invested and a new motor--the Buy-It-Now price is $9,500.  This bike might be a good buy for someone planning on using their SL but, as with all auctions, don't get caught up and pay premium money for a storied bike.  See the original eBay ad here.  Watch the bidding for this SL on eBay .


Ducati March 28, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 748R with only 214 miles!

2001 Ducati 748R dressed in yellow with only 214 miles.

Okay so I'm not that verse on 748R's, but I do know that these are equipped from the factory with a racier engine, carbon bodywork, Ohlin's on both ends, 5 spoke marcheesy's and I think these have adjustable steering heads. I tried to research these, but theres not a ton available without digging super deep in to the Google archives. What I really wanted to find out is what these cost when new. and being offered for $8,250.00 and with only having 214 miles seems like a steal. I can't imagine a Bologna 'R' version being offered for less than $20,000.00. A few press releases that I did read said that this was Ducati's most advanced motorcycle they've ever produced up to that point. Where am I going with all of this gum flapping? Why in the hell would you buy one of these and not use it? A $12,000.00 dollar hit in 9 years for 214 miles of riding bliss.... Granted I'm not a Ducati freak by any stretch, but this has to be a blast to ride and it's begging me to do so just looking at the pictures. Where the hell's my jacket and helmet?

Speaking of pictures have a look for yourself:

A very special motorcycle. #1000, New 748R, 214 miles. PERFECT.

Obviously, the seller doesn't have much to say about his wonderful, well preserved motorcycle. But, in all honestly what can he say? It's freaking brand new, he's taken all of the depreciation on the noggin and it's PERFECT! I'm not down with any yellow Ducati and this one is no exception to me. But at $8,250.00 I think it's a steal considering all of the other tired, race 748R's are still fetching 7-8g's. This one is ready to rock-n-roll!



Ducati March 27, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 900SS With 3,782 Miles In Charcoal/Metallic Black

This is an early Supersport in Metallic black which was only available in 1992.  Located in Stockton, California is a 1992 Ducati 900SS with 3,782 original miles.  We've seen one other example of this color scheme before which caused quite the discussion and can be seen here.  This color was only available in 1992 and only 13 of the half-fairing bikes made it to the U.S. but, I'm not sure on how many full fairing examples made it in.  Anyone know Ian Fallon?  Regardless of how this color is viewed, this is a low mile example of the early white frame Supersports.  This bike isn't entirely original as it has been fitted with Fast By Ferracci exhaust in carbon and a Dynojet stage two kit to match.  The stock exhaust is included with the bike.  The bike is also fitted with Dunlop D208's.  The seller also mentions that a full set of gear comes with the bike--useful if you're the same size and share the same taste as the seller.  This bike looks to be fitted with the correct seat and decals which one would expect from a bike with this low mileage.  The asking price is $6,500 which is $2,000 less than the other black '92 we saw that had 4,000 more miles.  If you like your Ducati's black but like something a bit more vintage, see this bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati March 26, 2010 posted by


1988 Ducati 750 Paso LE with a super low 377 miles!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
A Paso [ Spanish > "Ugly", "Why?", "WTF?"]

Okay so maybe I just made (the above) up but I think everyone can agree that you either Love it or Hate it. Not to be out gunned by Honda's 600 F1 Hurricane for "who has the most bodywork " contest, Ducati really stepped it up for the little old Paso compared to the 750 Sport and F1's of 1988. Flawed from inception with the rear cylinder reversed so both cylinders  could share the same carb (which again proves my theory), If you have a serious plan and that conversation starts with, "wouldn't it be cool if....."  you're just asking for disaster. This motor just never ran very well and sales were sluggish at best.  This one though is a "Limited" which only handfuls were made and with 377 miles this thing could be ready for the Barber Museum. Other than the decals I've only heard rumors of what the differences might be, but your guess may be as good as mine. Please comment if you have any hard facts about the Limited, thanks. It's on Ebay with a few days left.

Go the EBay link.

Even with a headlight the size of a 1986 Ford F250 this bike will probably do quite well on EBay. Regular "run of the day" Paso's seem to bring anywhere from the $2000-$3000 range. This one, if those facts are correct, is collectible for sure to someone. If you want to buy it and ride it well you'll need to spend some money on it with a new set of belts and maybe a few other misc items to make it street worthy. I believe you can also switch out the carb for something better and get the bike really running well. It's just really hard to believe that only 6 years later Ducati destroys the entire industry with the mighty 916.


Ducati March 23, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition With 147 Original Miles

Here is another 998S Final Edition with very low miles!  Located in Los Angeles, California is a 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition with 147 original miles.  For only 112 of these coming into the U.S., they've recently become available in CaliforniaArizona and now another one in California.  The other two 998S FE's we posted were modified and had some actual use but, one was priced at $8,500 and had 9,500 miles.  The asking price for this bike is $22,995.  The seller is a dealer but, I still suspect that this is a bit steep for a 998S at this point regardless of mileage.  However, if you're looking for the last of the 916 line, with the least amount of miles, see this one on Craigslist here.