Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati February 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition With 6,680 Original Miles #156 Of 300

This is a fabulous looking, low mile, 900SS FE at a market correct price!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1998 Ducati 900SS FE with 6,680 original miles.  This bike has been recently services with a nice, and thorough, write up describing the bikes history as known to the owner.  Recent service includes a valve adjust, new belts, bled clutch and other regular maintenance items.  The seller states that there are some light/small scratches on the bike and the carbon fairing has started to dull.  The only maintenance item the bike has is a neutral light that is out.  The modifications are limited to a Fast By Ferracci exhaust with a carbon silencer and a Evoluzione clutch slave.  The bike shows very well in the photos and supports the claims of the seller.  There were only 800 of these produced world-wide with 300 coming to North America.  I find these to be much more visually appealing than the generation that followed.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati February 23, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO In Virginia

This is a very nice looking 888 SPO located on the East Coast.  Located in Varina, Virginia is a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO with 17,500mi.  The '93 SPO is what was offered in the U.S. because the SP5 couldn't pass U.S. regulations and they needed something to Homologate the 888 for AMA Superbike.  These are more closely related to the 888 Strada than the SP5 bikes.  Some more information about the SPO:

The SPO engine was identical to that of the 888 Strada, but many chassis components were shared with the SP5.The stainless-steel front discs and Showa fork were shared with the 888 Strada, but the SPO had a single seat, upswept exhaust pipes, and an Ohlins shock absorber with eccentric ride height adjustment. Even though it was a Monoposto, there wasn't an aluminum rear subframe as on other Sport Production models.

Doug posted one of these SPO's with 13,696mi for $8,900 just less than two weeks ago and it can be seen here.  The asking price for this example seems to be a very fair $7,000 in comparison.  This bike looks to be in perfect, original and unmodified condition.  If you're looking for art that you can take out on the town and into the back-roads, see this SPO on Craigslist here.


Ducati February 21, 2010 posted by

2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore #166 of 400 In The Pacific Northwest

This Monster Tricolore features some light mods and 8,800 original miles.  Located in Portland, Oregon is a 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore.  The S4RS Tricolore bikes feature Ohlins, 43mm, fully adjustable USD front forks, Ohlins rear shock, 177kg and 130hp.  This example, 166 (Ferrari reference anyone?), also features:

Marchesini wheels
Ohlins suspension
Termigoni exhaust w/ECU and air box.
Brembo Brakes
Clutch plate, springs and cover by Speedy Moto
Tail clean up with integral tail light/brake/signal LED's
Bar end mirrors
Evo clutch slave cylinder
CRG levers
14t front sprocket
EBC front rotors & pads
Tank protector
Dripping with carbon fiber
Power take off plug
600 & 6k service completed

Doug featured a S4RS Tricolore on eBay a few days ago that didn't receive any bids with a starting bid of $12,000.  This bike has very similar mods but considerably more miles--#287 had 1,700 miles  The asking price of $11,600 may need to be a little flexible to get this bike sold.  If you're enjoying Portland's fabulous weather bike-less, see this one on Craigslist here.


Ducati February 19, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 888 SP4 For Sale in the U.S.

Feast your eyes on one of the most coveted Ducati Superbikes of all time: This very rare, and in the U.S., 1992 Ducati 888 SP4 for sale on the forum:

quote from the forum listing:

Due to health reasons, I am having to sell both my Ducati motorcycles. My 996 SPS has now sold, but I have decided to list my 1992 888 SP4 for sale on this forum first in the hope that a fellow forum member will purchase it before going to other usual routes. It has covered 40,220 kms (25,000 miles). I am the fifth owner since brand new. It has a complete documented service history dating back to the first owner. It had a major service carried out by JHP Ducati at a cost of £1400 in April 2008. It was first owned by the service manager at NCR, Italy back in '92. The original owner's manual, warranty booklet and service booklet have always followed the bike. Over the years, the following tasteful modifications have been carried out by the various owners:

- 5 Spoke black Marchesini magnesium wheels
- Brembo billet brake & clutch master cylinders
- Gia Co Moto billet rear sets
- 888 SPS rear brake set-up
- Ohlins steering damper
- CF exhaust hangers

The bike is in beautiful shape and has not been in any accidents. Currently runs on a 14/39 sprocket setup. I want to say that it's one of only three, maybe four SP4's in the United States. I guess that makes it pretty rare. Also provided with the bike are the original black three spoke wheels, a brand new SP4 gas tank (rare), if I can find them, the OEM rearsets and last, but not least, an 1993 888 frame from a US 888 SPO that has been powder-coated white but with the 17 digit VIN number still visible which comes on a clear title. Knowing how rare these bikes are in the US, the overall condition of the bike, the proper adult Ducati mods carried out and the service history provenance, the selling price of $31,000 obo reflects all of this.

By now you know I'm Ducati Superbike fan boy, and porn like this really gets me going! Naturally only serious collectors need apply, and for the rest of us, enjoy the pictures!

And here's some more SP4 goodness from other spots around the web (not the bike in the listing):

Here's a great dialog on the forums on the difference between the SP4 and SP5

And here are some books at Amazon that are relevant to the Ducati Superbikes of this vintage:

Our thoughts are with the current owner and hope his health conditions improve.


Ducati February 18, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione for sale in Brooklyn, NY

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione (#0754 of 2000) for sale in Brooklyn, NY

The MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione is  limited edition bike and only 500 units made it to the US, so they are not a very common sight.  I was already quite excited to find one (#1267 of 2000) for sale in CA, but I found yet another for sale in Brooklyn, NY!  This time it's MH900e #0754:

This MH900e only has 631 miles on the clock, and judging from the photos, it leads a pampered life.  I've always liked the MH900e and even though the riding position has been described as "crippling", I definitely wouldn't mind having one of these to flog around the streets of Hong Kong.



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!