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Posts by Category: Ducati

Bimota October 23, 2009 posted by

Bimota Tesi 3D for sale…on Ebay Poland!

I know, I know, this bike isn't in the US...but since the Bimota Tesi 3D is such a beautiful rare bird, I got permission from Dan to post this so we can all drool over it.  With that, I give you a 2009 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale on ebay Poland:

There's not much information offered in the listing, except that the seller "have a special statement to allow registration in Poland."  While I cannot comment on the USD40,000+ asking price and the seller's zero feedback rating, but coat me in chocolate and throw me in a barrel of cats if that's not a beautiful bike!

A bit of background on the Tesi series: before working for the exclusive Italian marque, ex-Bimota chief engineer Pier Luigi Marconi wrote his Mechanical Engineering degree thesis on the hub-center steering concept.  While at Bimota, Marconi applied his thesis design to create the Tesi 1D ('Tesi' meaning 'Thesis' in Italian, and 'D' indicating that it has a Ducati engine - a Bimota modified 851 motor - inside) - Bimota's first alternative front end design.

After the Tesi 1D was introduced in 1990, there came the Tesi 1D SR (slightly larger engine displacement than the 1D), the Tesi 1D EF (Edition Final), Tesi 2D (also known as the Vyrus 984), and now the latest incarnation, the Tesi 3D.  The Tesi was never meant to be a mass poduced vehicle, and the Tesi 1D was probably the most (relatively) common model at 127 units totally produced.  

Although there are no official figures how many 3Ds have been made, my (very) rough guess is 50-80 units worldwide.  This particular example is from a later production batch as identified by the red-coloured steel steering push rods and plastic brake fluid reservoirs.  Units from the very first production run was a limited series (named as the 'Tesi 3D Concept' by some importers), with carbon fiber steering push rods, alloy machined brake fluid reservoirs mounted on top of the triple clamp (just like the old DB1), wet clutch, and a small metal plaque stating the serial number. These bikes also came with Bimota Tesi 3D watches (made by Italian watch maker Officina Del Tempo) complete with matching numbers!

Definitely something to drool and fantasize about over the weekend!

phil

Ducati October 22, 2009 posted by

2002 Ducati MHE900 on ebay

Editor note: Today we welcome a new author to RSBFS. This is Steve's first post and from the looks of it we'll be looking forward to his future selections with this kind of taste! Please join me in welcoming him on board! -dc

This is a 2002 Ducati MHE900 and is limited production even for Ducati - this happens to be bike #1891 of 2001. These came standard with lots of trick parts but this one has a quite a few upgrades including a complete carbon fiber body kit and upgraded fuel tank - five gallons instead of three. This MHE900 has 5,433 miles on the odometer but looks showroom new. The Buy It Now price was recently lowered to $12,995. See this Ducati on ebay: 

2002 Ducati MHE900 MH900evoluzione for sale

More information from the ebay listing:

This is a very special bike! There were only 2000 made and this is number 1891.  When offered in 2001, they sold out online in under 1 hour!  The prices have climbed steadily and this represents a blue chip investment you can enjoy! This bike is loaded with carbon fiber body work complete by Carbon Dream. A Staintune exhaust was added for premium sound and maximum performance.  An upgraded 5 gallon tank was a big step up from the factory tank that held just under 3 gallons.  All parts were purchased through Ducati Corsa including the Ducati high performance mirrors. This bike has been well cared for, serviced at the Ducati dealer (Fast By Ferracci) its whole life.  We have all the service records for this bike since birth along with any upgrade that was added.  We also have all the original body work including fenders, factory tank and more.  The Ducati has just recently gone through inspection and has had regular synthetic oil changes when called for.  There is no other bike out there like this, offering you modern styling and extraordinary performance this is a great one to add to the collection.  This bike holds true to the Ducati name and look.

The standard MHE900 is rare enough but the upgrades done to this bike make it one of a kind. I do however, question the need for a larger fuel tank as I expect the ergonomics to wear the rider down faster than the engine consumes gasoline - or I just might be getting old. Either way, this is definitely a motorcycle I wouldn’t mind adding to my stable…

Ducati October 19, 2009 posted by

1996 Ducati 900 SP #973 of 1000

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I know we've had several SP's recently, but here is another one for everyone to drool over. 

  • 1996 Ducati 900SS SP # 973 0f 1000 made. Bike is showroom mint with only 5451 miles.   Always stored in a heated garage.
  • All steel braided lines for brakes and clutch.
  • Brand new Pirelli Corsa tires.
  • Micron exhaust.
  • K&N modified air box.
  • New mikuni carbs with stage one jet kit.
  • Black hollow spoke Brembo wheels.
  • Oil cooling jets for pistons.
  • Full floating front brakes.
  • I have the factory exhaust the tools and stands all included in auction.

 
This one has a very low 5451 on the clock and has some very nice mods.  I am particularly fond of the black Brembo wheels on this one.  The seller has saved the stock parts, tool kit and rear stand which is always nice when considering a purchase of a limited production bike.  At $9,250 it seems to be a fair price, but having just completed a check of previous 900SS posts on RSBFS they might be hanging on this one for a while.  It seems the market won't support the asking prices of most SP owners.  I've seen several stall around 5 - 6k this year. 

dd

Ducati October 17, 2009 posted by

Fully customized 2001 Ducati 748 for sale

While a Ducati 748 does not really qualify as “rare”, this fully customized version seems to be the exception to the rule.  The bike has, as the seller claims, over $30,000 invested and is tastefully done (which is not always the case).  It's also code-named "GIA" for that added cool factor:


“GIA“... A Custom Built 2001 Ducati 748 Superbike with over $30,000, 3 Years of Build Time, not to mention all my BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS invested!

Charcoal Grey Custom Paint by “Jason Haskins Hot Rod Shop“ with Clear Coated Carbon-Fiber highlights. “S“ Model 5-Spoke Powder Coated Red Wheels, “Full“ Termignoni Carbon-Fiber Exhaust System, Rebuilt Engine and Replaced Rockers, Surflex Racing Slipper Clutch, GP Brake Master Cylinder, GP Billet Clutch Master Cylinder, Evo Billet Slave Cylinder….

The list of mods is too long to list here,  so check out the ad on Ducati.ms.  The seller is asking $6000 for this sweet ride, which I think is a pretty good deal.  Besides, the 916/748 series was the last of Tamburini's design before leaving Ducati, so bonus points there as well!

phil

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Ducati October 12, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 916 SPS #278 of 400

 

**Update**  This bike had a $15,000 bid and the reserve wasn't met, but the owner lowered the reserve to $15,001.  Is it just me or does that seem a little funny?  Hopefully, this SPS has a new home.

 

Good looking, well taken care of 916 SPS for sale on // <![CDATA[
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916 SPS on ebay

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This one has had some work done by the "Ducati Master" Eraldo Ferracci.  The seller has the following to say...
 

Has never been raced. Has never been in the rain. Has never been down. Bike is kept in the Living Room on stands. If you are a collector this is the bike for you, it is Museum quality. Has 1026 Stroker kit, engine set up by Fast by Ferracci. Bike was Dyno tuned by Eraldo.

 
For me, this is the body style to have.  Ducati set it up with the good stuff from the factory and then Ferracci made this one better.  The owner appears to have pampered it and it shows.  At $15,500 starting bid the reserve hasn't been met, but it has a buy-it-now at $16,500.00.  I did a quick search and couldn't come up with the original MSRP, so if anyone has that info pass it on and I'll post it up.

 dd