Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati October 5, 2009 posted by

“ThunderDuc” Ducati SC1000 special for sale

There has been a string of really cool Ducs for sale, but this one has got to be my favorite - a heavily customized / modified Sport Classic 1000 race bike nicknamed "ThunderDuc" (hey, if it's got a name like that, it's GOTTA be cool, right?)

To briefly quote the seller:

"For those not in the know, do a search here on it, aka ThunderDuc [ed-here meaning the Ducati.ms forum].

Take one 2006 Sport Classic, naked in original red with white stripes. Mix 1 shot of Red Bull and 1 shot of Heroin into the visuals of what a modern day cafe racer should look like as an actual race machine.

This machine has been used in numerous advertising mediums for our sport including:

Rev'It! 2008 catalog
Alpina Wheels 2008 catalog
AirTech fiberglass' website
Motorcyclist Magazine Feb. 2009 Adamo/Leoni tribute

And many more all over the web.

Then make it happen over the course of 2 years."

Just that short description alone makes it sound über cool, but wait till you read about the vast list of customized performance parts such as Zard exhaust system, Alpina tubeless spoked wheels, BrakeTech brake rotors, Yoyodyne slipper clutch - the list goes on and on and on and on...and on! 

The seller is asking $17,999 (so that's less than $18,000, right?) which I think is a bargain given the amount of time and money spent on it.  And it's already a famous bike!  Click here to see the ad on Ducati.ms

I hope someone picks this up and gives it a good home as for sure it deserves one!!

Phil

Ducati October 5, 2009 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO on ebay w/ no reserve!

Yet another 888 SPO for sale on .  This one caught me a little off guard because it is being offered with no reserve!  With that said, this could be a great deal for someone. 

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The owner has done some extensive modifications that are as follows.  They also list an interesting disclaimer on their ebay auction so make sure you read carefully. 

GP front brake master cylinder 
916 throttle & push button choke assembly
Air box mod w/ K&N filter
Fender eliminator kit
Upgraded ECU chip 
Billet upper & lower triple clamps
Billet rear sets
JMC swing arm (stock included)
Carbon exhaust hangers
Termignoni slip-ons
Marvic wheels

 
Bike has 12,818 miles on it which is low for a 93 and located in Huntington Beach, CA.  I think I prefer the stock upper fairing better, but then again who am I to pass judgment?  The Marvic wheels and JMC swing arm make for a very nice touch.  You can compare this one to our other 851/888 posts by clicking here.

 dd

Ducati October 2, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – bargain!

Before you check out this Ducati, please welcome Phil to Rare Sport Bikes For Sale as this is his first post. He has been a subscriber and regular with site submissions -- so much so that I had to just invite him to contribute directly when I couldn't keep up with his emails anymore! He's a big time Bimota fan and is blogging from Hong Kong for us, which I think is extra cool. Welcome aboard Phil!

Hi, it's my first post contributing to RSBFS, so if I made any boo-boos, please bear with me.  So, with that out of the way...what we have here is a nice example of a for sale on eBay.

The FE stands for "Final Edition", the last batch of monoposto air-cooled super sports before the new injected version. There are only 800 of these world wide, with 300 of them for the US market.  FE's share similar running gear to earlier Superlights with higher exhaust, carbon bits, and single seat.  Each FE has a number metal plaque on the top triple clamp and this one is #283.

Here's what the seller has to say:

DUCATI 900 SUPERSPORT FE #283

Bike comes with: FULL RAISED EXHAUST SYSTEM (ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST SYSTEM) , DUC PERFORMANCE STEERING DAMPER, BRAIDED BRAKE LINES.

Very low reserve..................The bike is EXCELLENTE CONDITIONS!!! Real awsome RIDE!

CRATING, SHIPPING and DELIVERY to any US STATES (Except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $450.00.

New tittle from DUCATI NA, bike has never registered ...MSO."

FEs have been averaging around 5500, so this one at 3500 is an absolute steal!  The bike looks clean and have some aftermarket bits on it as well - someone would be very happy with this (I know I would be)!

Phil

Ducati October 1, 2009 posted by

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR Team Edition!

Today's version of a 80's/90's homologation race bikes, but with a slightly steeper entry fee. 

I can only imagine ripping through the canyons on this thing feeling like Casey Stoner........  At $52k you could probably do a little fist pump at the next stop sign and pretend you just won the Moto GP Championship and not get made fun of by your buddies.

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR Team Edition #0074/1500! Fitted with Ducati Performance Ti bolt kit frame & engine and Ducati track Fairing, although none of the 49 miles have been on the track! Truly a rare and collectible machine! Comes with all street fairings, lights, mirrors, turn signals, license plate bracket, front and rear stands, bike cover and battery charger!

 
It looks as if everything offered from the factory is still in tact and together, which only helps for resale down the road, should you decide to pick this up. 

Last year, at the Indianapolis Moto GP race, I snuck into the Ducati area (without that "we're special" Ducati wristband (sorry Dan)) where I was able to see one of these up close and it took my breath away.  The vibrant red color, special details, high end components and not to mention the fact that I will never be able own one made it that much more exciting for me. 

I think I read before that these have around 200hp at the crank.  If anyone needs me to use my "seat of the pants" dyno to verify that number hit me up.

dd

Aprilia September 30, 2009 posted by

Wednesday Rapid Post: Wes Cooley Project, Bimota SB6R, Ducati 851, and Aprilia RS125

Squeezing in a quick post between meetings today with some interesting finds. Enjoy! -dc

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1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley on Craigslist for $1850 (24k miles, California):

Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For SaleSuzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley For Sale

quote from Craigslist:

1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley - RUSTED ROUGH NOT RUNNING - MOTOR TURNS - 24K-BRAKES FROZE - TANK RUSTED THRU- ALL ORIGINAL COMPLETE FOR RESTORATION

This bike seems to be priced pretty high considering how much work it needs done and compared to previous GS1000S bikes listed on this blog. But if the buyer can work a deal, could be an interesting project for this winter.

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When I got my eBay alerts this morning, I spotted the little thumbnail for this gray SB6R. I didn't realize the came in gray... Check out this (Seattle, $9500 buy-it-now, 5300 miles):

Bimota SB6R For SaleBimota SB6R For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

[...] From what I am told, the 1st owner was a serious bike collector from Florida. I was able to contact the salesperson from 2004 and he tells me the bike was always meticulously maintained by that 1st owner. We are also led to believe that the 1st owner carried out basic performance mods such as upgraded camshafts, mild cylinder head porting, carburetor rejetting, fuel system sorting, racing exhaust, different rims, upgraded calipers, etc. I do not have specific info on the internal engine mods but both Jay and the salesperson from '04 recall the bike being represented as such. I can tell you the bike runs strong, crisp and way better than the stock SB6R I had in 1998.

So why the heck is the bike this color? Funny you should ask! Jay did not care for the solid red paint scheme as delivered from the factory. He removed all the bodywork sometime in early 2006 and handed it to a well known local Seattle bike painter to create what Jay thought would be the ultimate paintjob for his expensive piece of Asian/Italian finery. Three years later Jay finally got fed up and picked up his bodywork which had been sanded and prepped for painting but that was all. He wanted to ride so he bought many cans of grey Krylon and went to town. [...]

Again, compared to other SB6 Bimotas listed on this site, this seems high regardless of how much expense has gone into this bike. If we were talking about a garden variety GSX-R or Ninja, I'd give the Krylon painted bodywork a pass, but not on a Bimota!

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Yep, another Ducati 851. Isn't it great owning your own website so you can be this self indulgent? Self: Yes! Check out this :

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quote from the eBay listing:

I just picked the bike from Hansen’s BMW Ducati in Medford, Or where they completed over $1500 of service on the bike. The bike needs nothing but more gas. It is currently titled in California if that is a concern to your titling issues. Besides being incredibly beautiful, it has some very rare and historic parts bolted to it.

Make sure to read the full description on eBay. This bike reportedly has $40k in upgrades and work, and apparently a history to back it up. There is an interesting thread on the Ducati 851/888 mailing list debating what the value and sale price value look like. Most agree that it's worth mid-teens but won't likely get over 9-10k at auction.

Update 10.6.09 - This auction ended at about $4900 reserve not met.

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Finally, Ari spotted this street legal RS125 on the Bay Area Two Stroke forums (1400 miles, $8500):

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale Street Legal California

quote from the forum listing:

I have a 2009 RS125 California plated bike for sale.
Mods are as follows:
1. 154cc Big bore kit
2. 34mm carb (properly jeted).
3. Intake manifold.
4. V-force reeds.
5. Arrow pipe.
6. Euro wiring harness, lights, switches, mirrors, etc.
7. Seat cowl
8. Carbon Fiber Chain Gaurde
As i said it's registered and has around 1400 miles on it. Very fast, runs excellent !

Seller is definitely asking a premium for this one as it's nearly impossible to get something like this registered in California. But I sat on one at last year's Seattle Motorcycle Show, and it's a beautiful machine. So light and the craftsmanship is awesome! Thanks for the submission Ari!

dc