Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati January 5, 2010 posted by

2008 Ducati 1098R #98 of 450

I always drift off to Ducati fantasy land when I find one of these for sale... Visions of Stoner rolling on the throttle coming out of turn 4 at IMS, and lifting the front wheel. Wishful thinking I could have been on the back of the D16RR with Randy Mamola going 200 mph on the front straight or me posing for the post hot lap photo

But, then reality sets in and I realize I'm stuck with my 1989 FZR 400. Nonetheless, If your in the market for a pristine, broken in by the book 1098R this is your lucky day. Take a look at the photos I've imported and then and check out the rest. This is one BAD AZZ bike screaming to be bought and then promptly flogged on the track. Would I take it to the track? Damn Skippy I would because if I could properly afford one of these I would have two! 1 for show and one to trash at the track.

New/Used 2008 Ducati 1098R with 369 total miles. The 1098R model has all the goodies including carbon fiber bodywork, full race Termignoni exhaust, hand built sand cast engine, Marchesini forged aluminum wheels, slipper clutch, carbon fiber and magnesium parts everywhere, traction control, the list goes on and on. The bike is 1098R stock, except for a Motowheels clutch cover and CRG quick adjustment levers. This bike is #98 of 450 made. The auction includes the bike, set of keys, data port analyzer and a CD service manual. The serial number is: ZDM1XBHW58B015439. I purchased this bike new from Salt Lake Motorsports in 2008. After the purchase, I had Salt Lake Motorsports break it in on the dyno as advised from Ducati, 50 miles. After that I rode the bike two times to my house and back to the dealership where it currently sits on display (total of 369 miles, 50 of which are from the dyno break in). The bike has been on display for the past year. It sits on a display box, with a battery tender and is started occasionally to keep the seals wet. This bike has NOT been titled. I have the original clean title from Salt Lake Motorsports in hand. I never registered the bike as my plan was to keep it as a collector’s bike. The warranty is still active on the bike until 05/23/10. This bike is absolutely spotless. There are no scratches, tank rash, fall-overs, etc. You can see in the close-up photo of the tires, the nipples and writing are still intact.

Since the owner didn't leave much for to say about the bike all I can say is does it get any better for a Super Bike fan, than a sexy beast in a blood red cloak?



Ducati January 2, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900 Superlight

Ducati 900 Superlight located on the Long Island, NY Craigslist, that is part of a larger collection and might even be part of the same collection that Alex posted up a few days ago. These mid 90's Ducati's are moving up on my list of "bikes to own", but this one is probably out of my reach for now (or later). This one only has 1,000 miles on the clock and has a hefty $13,300.00 price tag, but considering the condition could be worth every penny. Dan is a big fan of these and usually post up every Superlight he sees, but since I needed to get on the board this month, I couldn't bring myself to pass it over to him 😉

The owner didn't elaborate much on this bike or his other collection pieces that he is looking to move, but did kindly list his phone number for any would be buyers. So if you were expecting a Ducati 900 Superlight decked out in "look at me" Yellow and didn't find it under the tree; jump on over to CL and give this one a look. It looks like a Million bucks!

Happy New Year!


Aprilia December 30, 2009 posted by

Private Collection in New Jersey

I haven't see this website before but, Motorcycles For Sale Classic, is apparently a broker for a collection of motorcycles out of New Jersey.  It looks to have been recently updated but has some obvious errors--make sure to contact the seller by phone to confirm anything on their site.  Anyhow, these are some of the bikes that are still available that I found interesting:

  • 1977 MV Agusta 850SS with 1,791 original miles.
  • 1977 Ducati 900SS with 2,500 original miles.
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition with 2,358 original miles (Vance & Hines exhaust fitted).
  • 1985 Suzuki RG500 with 385 original miles.
  • Yamaha TZR250 with 22,245 miles.
  • 1984 Yamaha RD500 with 31,600 miles.
  • A second Yamaha RD500 with less miles.
  • Aprilia RS250 with 610 original miles.
  • 1995 Cagiva Mito.

These aren't all the bikes listed on the site--and more appear in the background of photos--but again, I would caution anyone against acting too quickly.  The website listed features errors and older dates but, I haven't seen these photos featured anywhere else and they all look to be correct and from the same location.  Titles and registration isn't mentioned and only a few bikes have asking prices.  Regardless, take a look at the site as it may be an undiscovered mine!


Cagiva December 24, 2009 posted by

MidAmerica Auctions, Inc. January 7-9 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada.

This is an odd post as it isn't about a specific bike in the sale but there will be some very interesting ones available (to name just a few):

  • 1967 Aermacchi CRTT
  • 1971 Benelli 250 Cafe Racer
  • 2000 Cagiva Mito
  • 1978 Ducati Super Sport
  • 1958 Gilera 125 Race
  • And much, much more.

It's worth looking at the current consignment list to see if there is something in there for you--there is everything from vintage road racers and flat trackers to Harley's.  Remember, it's not too late, you can always phone in a bid.  See the bid list here. See the MidAmerica Auctions, Inc. website here.


Ducati December 7, 2009 posted by

A litter of Ducati Desmosedici D16RRs for sale – take your pick!

Sometimes there are just so many cool and rare bikes for sale out there that it's hard to choose which ones to post. I came across a few Bayliss reps and 1098Rs, which in their own rights are rare birds, but for me the ultimate still has to be the Desmosedici. I have located 8 (would you believe it?) for sale around the world (I figure if you are in the market for one, where they are in the world doesn't really matter, right?) and here they are:

Desmosedici #418 for sale in New York


Ducati Desmosedici #190 for sale in Michigan

 (this one has a long list of tasty upgrades added):

Ducati Desmosedici #869 for sale in Portland
#1033 for sale in Peterborough, UK (fitted with race pipe and ECU):

Ducati Desmosedici #1033 for sale in UK


Ducati Desmosedici #872 for sale in Hertfordshire, UK


Ducati Desmosedici for sale in Cambridgeshire, UK


Ducati Desmosedici #767 for sale in Italy

And the last one, :

Ducati Desmosedici for sale in Genoa Italy

I never thought I'd see so many D16RRs up for sale at one time.  Any lucky prospective buyer will get the opportunity to hand pick the best from this bunch.  Now where did I put that lottery ticket?!


Ducati November 30, 2009 posted by

1982 Ducati 900 MHR Supersport

Found this sweet located in Dan's backyard (Damascus, OR) so I thought I'd get it posted up before he did.....;o)~


I'm a self admitted "don't know a whole lot" when it comes to Ducati's, but I know Dan and Mark over at Ducati News Today do, so I'm sure they'll save me once again.

It looks clean, complete and it's a replica so I figure I can't be too far off base on posting this one.

Owners comments:

1984 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. Although this bike is titled as a 1982, the serial number and configuration make this one of the last 50 900 MHRs before the switch to the Mille (1000cc). This bike has the late dry hydraulic clutch, adjustable clip-ons, air fork cap, calipers mounted on the rear of the fork legs, etc as noted in Ian Falloon's DUCATI BIBLE, 8560, 900 & Mille. It also has the late style side cases (well, it's not really a "round case", but they do look better).. This bike is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition and only has 14,818 Kms on the clock, which transalates to just shy of 9200 miles. It has been fitted with extra large K&N filters to allow the the 40mm Dellorto's to breath and exhaust thru a set of proper Conti mufflers. It also has been fitted with a "gear gazer". I've recently replaced the chain and sprockets with top end products from BevelHeaven. The battery is also a sealed AGM battery that I sourced from Bevelheaven. I also went thru the carbs and replaced the fuel petcocks, fuel line and new filters, because the original line was very hard and I was afraid it would crack. The seat cover was replaced with a new original from Andy at because it has a small tear. I left off the passenger grab strap because I didn't care for it's look, but it is included with the bike. The chassis number is DM900R1 906448 and the Eng # is *909248 *DM860. This bike is only 58 numbers older than the MHR that recently sold here for $21,600 early in November (Ebay item 150383231242). Included with the bike is an original parts manual and two oil filters. Note that these late MHR's have a screw on oil filter which is much better than that on the earlier models. These motors also have an oil sight gauge in the side of the motor that is viewable thru a hole in the fairing.

It is being offered with a B.I.N. of $15,000.00 so if your in the market for an antique Ducati this may be the one for you.