Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati December 7, 2008 posted by

1998 Ducati Superbike 996RS: They Don’t Get Much More Rare Than This!

One of two bikes used for the 1998 season by Troy Bayliss in the British Superbike Series. This bike has been in storage since 2000. Check out this eBayMotors auction for the bike that would eventually land him a ride in the World SuperBike series.

quote from seller's eBayMotors listing:

Own a piece of history, Troy Bayliss # 32 GSE Racing 996RS. Bike has been in heated storage since 2000. We just got it out of storage and replaced the belts and serviced the bike to be ridden once again. Bike comes complete with all documentation including a letter of authenticity from Paolo Ciabatti Ducati Corse. Bike was purchased direct from GSE and imported into the USA. This Bayliss bike is as raced and is in perfect unmolested condition. This was the full JHP/GSE effort constructed for the 1998/1999 season with Troy as the pilot. Comes with roller started and all the paper work.

1998 #32 TROY BAYLISS DUCATI 996RS BRITISH SUPERBIKE FROM JOHN HACKET RACING TEAM

Collector race cars and bikes are not really an arena I'm well versed in, but one thing is for sure: It's a very rare machine anyway, and it's been ridden by Troy Bayliss. It'd look great parked under the Christmas tree I'm sure!

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Ducati October 16, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO: Yep Another One For Sale!

This 888 SPO is being sold in San Francisco for $11.5k on Craigslist. It sure looks like a cream puff and the owner's description sounds like this bike has been a labor of love.

quote from seller's Craigslist ad:

1993 888SPO. Excellent, almost flawless condition. 8470 miles. Fully maintained, oil changed every 500 – 1000 miles. Valves, belts, and all fluids at around 8k miles. FBF chip, modified airbox, Termi cans. CF fender & hugger, Pro Italia CF under tail kit. Ohlins shock. 41 tooth rear sprocket. New Pirelli Corsa 3's. Great runner. All stock equipment and manuals included. Everyone that sees this bike and knows about them tells me to never sell it.

The seller joined the discussion on the Yahoo 851/888 mailing list and states the bike is being sold as a result of divorce. Someone help this guy out!

Check out other Ducati 888 Motorcycles For Sale on RareSportBikesForSale.

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Ducati October 15, 2008 posted by

1997 Ducati 900 SS/SP Supersport: Only 400 Miles!

Here's a hot auction on eBayMotors for a 1997 Ducati 900 SS/SP with only 400 miles! With only 4 bids, it's already showing $8100. Take a look:

quote from seller's eBayMotors listing:

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! The 900 Supersport SP listed is #42 out of 100 made and is possibly the nicest Supersport SP in existence on the planet with 401 actual miles on the odometer. The original owner bought it to be part of his collection and after a few years it was purchased by the owner/principal of one of the largest Ducati Dealers in the world to add to his personal collection. His over-the-top personality meant that he couldn't leave the bike as a stock 900 Supersport SP - it had to be the best SP in the world. Here are some of the things he did:

STM Evo Slipper Clutch $3250, Clutch Plate Kit $600; STM Slave Cylinder Kit $245; Michelin Pilot Sport Tires $318; Ohlins Fork Kit with Sleeves $2715; Ohlins Shock Kit $795; Ohlins Steering Damper Kit $595; Multi Adjust Rearset System $550; Front Magnesium Wheel $1795; Rear Magnesium Wheel $1575; Headwork & Flow $1395; Miscellaneous Parts (Instrument cover, brake fluid tank mounting kit, Radial clutch pump, clutch fluid tank separate mount kit, Race braking system with brake calipers, kevlar front & rear brake lines kit, clutch tube kevlar braided, set of timing belt covers, lightweight Z14 sprocket, Racing slotted clutch cover, carbon fiber front mud guard, Left & right handle bars ST4S) $3037. 85 hours labor @ a shop rate of $100/hour.

I'm actually a bit surprised this auction is already at $8100 in this volatile economy. Even more so that $8100 is reserve not met! Seems like toys are being listed a solid 20% lower than usual, but not today!

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Ducati October 3, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati Superbike 888 SPO: So Are These Rare or Not?

Of course I'm joking, but with two listed already on this blog alone since July, I'm surprised that this rare model has surfaced as much as it has. Take a look at this Ducati 888 SPO for sale on eBaymotors:

quote from seller's eBay listing:

This is a beautiful, classic machine, carefully kept to look and run well. Even now people ask if it is new. 10726 miles.

There are several 851/888 types out there; this SPO is Ducati's flagship US superbike road model for 1993; a few hundred were made. Liquid-cooled, fuel injected, "desmoquattro" with a Showa front fork and Ohlins rear shock. Mono seat with lightweight fiberglass tail section with "Campione Del Mondo Superbike" graphics and a big number "1".

All major service performed by Renaissance Motorcycles in Tucson. The bike was originally sold new at Renaissance. I am the third owner and also bought it there in 1998. This bike has seen a few track days but I have never raced it.

Modifications:

* Aftermarket carbon pipes and ECU chip installed by previous owner. These make the sweet thunder you expect. Original factory pipes will be included.
* Aftermarket voltage regulator keeps the battery charged much better than the original factory part.
* Rear fender/license plate hanger modified for a cleaner look. I have a spare unused original rear fender which will be included.
* Kevlar brake lines.
* K&N air filter.

Condition:

* Always garaged.
* Oil/filter and coolant just changed.
* Airbox and intake unmodified.
* Battery replaced earlier this year. I keep the bike on a Battery Tender.
* Cam belts are due for replacement.
* Tires are Michelin Pilot Sports with low miles but several years old.
* Current Arizona registration (passes emissions test).
* Paint etc. very nice but not concours ready.
* No crashes or engine blowups; this bike is still largely as originally built in Borgo Panigale.

I was first alerted of this sale because I subscribe to the Ducati-851-888 Yahoo Group. These guys not only know of all the 888's on the market, they also know 851 and 888 Superbikes inside and out. A must join if you're of the faithful.

Recently the group has suggested that the market is a bit softer and good deals can be had between $7-9k. What do you think a solid, documented, and low miles 888 SPO is worth? Leave a comment and share your experience!

Update 10.9.08 - Auction ended with reserve met at $6900. Congrats to the new owner on what looks like a fantastic buy!

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Ducati September 19, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Florida

It's that time of year again. When the summer is just about over and all the bikes hit the classifieds after another riding season. Strap in, I've got a few to highlight this afternoon!


First up is this Ducati 888 SPO for $9k on Craigslist:

quote from seller's listing:

1 of only 200 'handbuilt in Italy' 1993 Ducati 888 SPO's imported to the USA!
Ducati estimates that due to racing, accidents, thefts etc, that there are probably only 20+ of these rare bikes in exceptional condition exist now.

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Still looks NEW - Runs like a BEAST! Extremely Low Miles - Only 10,723 miles - Nothing looks or SOUNDS like a 4 Valve per Cylinder Ducati (NO valve springs! Only Ducati has the 'DESMO' Magic 🙂
This one has upgraded seat, ProItalia rearsets, chip, carbon fiber exhaust, stainless steel brake lines, the complete paper copy (in binder) 5 language maintenace manul, records, enthusiast 'coffee table' books and more...

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This is one of the more affordable ones I've seen for sale really. And they're only going up. Someone should go check this out.

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Ducati September 17, 2008 posted by

1992 Ducati 900 SS/SP

Update: This bike was only for sale for a short time when the owner emailed to alert me he had a change of heart and decided to keep his bike. We appreciate that he is willing to let us keep pictures of his sharp looking SS on the site. -dc

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