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Aprilia January 1, 2015 posted by

RareSportBikesForSale.com 2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

Happy New Year from all of us at RSBFS! We enjoyed a great 2014 setting many new records. Nearly 750k visitors stopped by, we're well past 53k fans on our Facebook page, and 2.6m pages were viewed. To the best of our knowledge, 101 bikes were sold to RSBFS readers, 78 on eBay and another 23 that sold via our Featured Listing service!

We've compiled some notable lists to reflect on what was 2014 on RSBFS and what will help shape 2015. Thanks for reading and can't wait to see what 2015 will bring.

-dc

Top 10 Featured Listings by Pageviews:

2008 Ducati DD16

27 Miles

$53,000

1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona

2,039 Miles

$6,900

1986 Honda NS400R

11,107 Miles

$9,995

1987 Yamaha FZR1000

29,013 Miles

$3,200

1995 Ducati 916

19,169 Miles

$8,000

2006 NCR Millona One Shot

Unknown Miles

$39,995

2002 Ducati MH900e

650 Miles

$19,995

1989 Yamaha RZ350

7,208 Miles

$8,000

1990 Honda NSR250

700 Miles

$10,800

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8 Miles

$72,000


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1989 Honda RC30

6,524 Miles

$25,000

1990 Honda RC30

32,000 Miles

$26,000

1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750

2,645 Miles

$8,350

1999 Erion Honda CBR900RR Nicky Hayden

Unknown Miles

Reserve Not Met $10,000

1986 Bimota DB1

0 Miles

$30,000

1985 Kawasaki GPZ750

9,500 Miles

$8,100

2001 Ducati 996SPS

1,025 Miles

$13,433

1986 Suzuki RG500

30 Miles

$36,900

1988 Honda RC30 HRC

Unknown Miles

$32,101

1985 Yamaha RZ500

0 Miles

$30,000


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1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

900 Miles

$10,000 Open Bid, Reserve Not Met

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750RR

11,500 Miles

$22,000

1983 Suzuki RGB500

Unknown Miles

$34,000

1986 Suzuki RG500

30 Miles

$36,900 Open Bid, Reserve Not Met

1989 Honda RC30

6,524 Miles

$25,000

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Honda NSR250

16,700 Miles

$8,500

1994 Ducati Supermono

0 Miles

$125,500

1986 Suzuki RG500

16,500 Miles

$34,000

1994 Honda NSR250

7,368 Miles

$9,000

1986 Bimota DB1

0 Miles

$30,000


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MV Agusta November 6, 2014 posted by

Seriously Pretty Rare: New 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR

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Intended to be the T-Rex of the grand comeback of the storied MV Agusta brand, the 2004 F4 750cc SPR had the very best bits that were offered on the F4 model (save the magnesium of the initial Oro model). With the most potent power plant in the lineup (estimates place it at 145-150 HP), carbon bits scattered throughout (although, sadly, not the main body panels), upgraded suspension in the form of a 50mm Marzocchi inverted front fork, special silver star wheels and limited, matte black livery, the SPR is a model you do NOT see every day. We have seen a couple pass through the RSBFS offices over the years, but I can count those on one hand and still have enough digits left over to make rude gestures. Limited to 300 units worldwide, this SPR is number 98, has a claimed zero miles, and resides in the land down under. Yes, that would be Australia. You didn't just expect to find a super rare zero mile MV Agusta in your neighbor's backyard, did you??

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2004 MV Agusta SPR for sale in Australia

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From the seller:
2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR LIMITED EDITION 98 of 300.
REDUCED $10,000.ONE OF ONLY 20 RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA.THIS BRAND NEW COLLECTIBLE CLASSIC IS FROM THE OWNERS OWN PRIVATE COLLECTION & HAS ZERO KM,S BUT HAS BEEN STARTED REGULARLY & STORED CORRECTLY.
COMES WITH 2YEARS INTERNATIONAL FACTORY WARRANTY STILL CURRENT.
PLENTY OF CARBON FIBRE ON THIS BIKE, PLUS OTHER EXTRAS & UNIQUE MEMORABILIA . A RARE COLLECTIBLE WITH AWESOME PERFORMANCE TO MATCH, MANY EXTRAS TO LIST.

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Prices on these models seems to be on the rise. These once used to be closer to the $10k USD mark, although a zero mile unit can certainly demand a premium. RSBFS staffer Ian once predicted these SPR models would go the way of the RC30/RC45. While we have not seen that sort of appetite quite yet, SPRs seem to be collecting a thicker stack of Benjamins than in years previous. This zero mile, nearly brand new example is on the market with a BIN of $28k USD. The seller is open to offers, so check it out and share your thoughts. Good Luck!

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Seriously Pretty Rare:  New 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR
MV Agusta October 23, 2014 posted by

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR

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The rebirth of MV Agusta started in 1997 under the Cagiva banner, and was seemingly created with the notion that all models would be limited editions. The concept is not surprising considering Cagiva was the parent company of Ducati, long famed for marketing unlimited numbered and special edition variants. The MV Agusta F4 was the smash hit everyone was hoping for; in addition to the original Oro, the F4 was offered as the mass produced model S, the Neiman Marcus Edition (an S with a special triple tree tag), the Senna (to benefit the children's charity he started), the SPR (the ultimate statement of the F4, with uprated engine, suspension and bodywork) and finally the SR model. The SR was a bit of a parts house special: the S chassis with the SPR engine. Sporting silver wheels, Arrow exhaust, a white tach (with Ago's signature across the face) and the requisite bronze plaque on top of the trees, the SR was limited to 300 units worldwide.

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2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
This is a Super Clean and Very Rare MV Agusta F4 SR. This is a real SR that is a 750 CC. I am told it is the only 750cc registered in the United States. Bike is Very Fast and Fun and runs and drives amazing!

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With 300 units produced, it would seem unlikely that this is the only F4 SR model in the US at this time - but it is possible. With no way to verify that fact, RSBFS once again recommends prospective buyers do the research. Certainly the SR variant is a rarity in the F4 world, even if it is not the highest spec of the model lineup. With low miles and what looks to be a very clean presentation, this MV Agusta could make a nice addition to a collection.

MI

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR
MV Agusta October 8, 2014 posted by

More Miles Wanted: 2006 MV Agusta F4 CC with 72 miles

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Somewhere in Florida, a '06 MV Agusta F4 CC is crying silently on a showroom floor. Like a greyhound in a crate, a F1 car in LA traffic jam, a or dolphin in a goldfish bowl, this is just wrong. Sure it is pretty to look at...but it was made to MOVE! Unfortunately, with the rarity and expense of the CC model, it is likely to be purchased as a work of art and simply parked once again. The "CC" in the naming stands for Claudio Castiglioni, who was running the rebirth of MV Agusta (having already saved Cagiva/Ducati, Husqvarna, and a solid attempt with Moto Morini). Sadly, Claudio passed in 2011, which might elevate the value of these models even further. The CC model F4 is based on the R spec engine, and was produced to a grand total of 100 units. These are coveted bikes and represent the very best in motorcycle design, manufacture, and marketing. The CC was also frightfully expensive, topping the MV range and prompting the New York Times to proclaim it "a motorcycle for moguls." It was so exclusive it came with a Girard-Perregaux watch included as part of the purchase. Consider this your 'half off' sale opportunity!

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2006 MV Agusta F4CC with 72 miles!

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From the seller:
06 MV Agusta F4 CC # 93/100

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More Miles Wanted:  2006 MV Agusta F4 CC with 72 miles
MV Agusta September 29, 2014 posted by

Rebirth, Italian Style: 2000 MV Agusta 750 Carbon/PROTOTYPE

What is art?   For a long time the belief was that a motorcycle could not be art because "art can never have any other purpose than itself".  But the folks at the Guggenheim museum in New York thought differently and their 1998 display the Art of the Motorcycle was the most popular event at the museum in decades.  Of course the fact that they had a Ducati 916 front and center probably helped.  The 916 was designed by Masimo Tamburini and probably did more to transform Ducati from little known Italian motorcycle manufacturer to high end luxury item than any other bike in their history.

While for a lot of people the 916 would have been a career defining moment, Cagiva design house chief Massimo Taburini went on to design yet another jaw dropping blend of art and function and thereby relaunch an epic manufacturer into the new century.  I am referring of course to the MV Agusta 750 F4.

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Its hard now to explain the impact the new MV Agusta 750 F4 had when it was introduced. Bike design had become focused on blending function and weight (or as Colin Chapman is known for saying, "simplify, then add lightness").  The Honda Fireblade/CBR900 was the standard bearer of this philosophy and while bikes like the Fireblade were a technological tour-de-force, they inspired appreciation but not lust.

Into this setting came the rebirth of MV Agusta with the 750 F4, a drop dead, sexy red, narrow bodied bit of Italian exotica that didn't have the eye gouging 90's-style graphics packages. Plus it came with a rear end that was unlike anything else out there.

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2000 MV Agusta 750 ORO for sale on eBay

The first generation of the F4 model released to the public was the F4 750 Serie Oro and only 300 examples were produced, with only 60 being brought into the US.   A few seem to pop up on RSBFS repeatedly but this is not one of the previously listed bikes.

The Oro was significantly different from the standard 750 F4 models which followed it.   Many parts such as the swingarm, frame side plates and wheels were made from magnesium and were anodized gold for consistency with the name 'Oro' (which is Italian for gold).   All painted parts, such as fairings, seat cover, front mud guard and even the fuel tank and air box are made of carbon.  Also the Showa fork has fast detach axle clamps and according to the seller, the engine casing is different as well.

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So what's it worth?   Well on the plus side it has ultra low mileage, looks pristine and is 1 of the 60 series Oro bikes in the US with all the upgrades listed above.  But on the minus side MV Agusta went down the same road Ducati did, offering multiple "limited editions" of the bike which kind of diluted the appeal (I'm referring to you, Nieman Marcus edition) so it won't blow them away at bike night.  Also, the 1000cc engined bike introduced in 2005 is a more popular option with a lot of riders.  Lastly, a standard MV Agusta 750 seems to go for around 9k, so the asking price of 32k on this one seems a bit high but perhaps this bike will appeal to a collectors of 1st edition and zero mile bikes.  One thing is for sure, Tamburini knew how to "artfully" blend form and function.

-mg

Rebirth, Italian Style: 2000 MV Agusta 750 Carbon/PROTOTYPE
MV Agusta August 15, 2014 posted by

Hedge Fund Toy: 2002 MV Agusta Senna with 188 miles

When it comes to Rare Sporbikes, I think RSBFS author Mike said it well when he wrote the following:

Bikes become collectable in a few ways: They can be iconic motorcycles that have simply survived the ravages of time and modification, they can be homologation machines built in limited numbers and destined for the racetrack, or they can be born into collectability, with a flashy name and fashionable limited number plate."

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2002 MV Agusta Senna for sale on eBay

This is an MV Agusta 750 Senna edition.  The Senna edition was built to commemorate the life of Formula 1 driver and motorsport legend Ayrton Senna.   Only 300 Senna editions were produced, although Ducati did do a Senna edition of their 748 too.

The Senna edition has the MV Agusta 750cc model as its basis.  The 750 was the model that re-launched the MV Agusta brand back in the late 90's and was designed by Tamburini, the same man responsible for the Ducati 916.  When the MV 750 was launched it was considered by many to be the most beautiful bike in production, with the 4 pipes exiting under the rear fairing being particularly lust inspiring. Spec, build quality and handling were excellent, only the engine was a bit of a letdown.  The basic design endures today in the MV Agusta 1000 and three cylinder models but the F4 750 was the 1st.

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So the bike is beautiful, good mechanically and rare to boot.  An yet I have to be honest and say I hesitated before posting this bike.  Even with the good looks and limited production numbers, I just can't think of it as a "true" rare sport bike.  I guess its just a personal preference but I don't like bikes where the only difference is paint and a perhaps a number plate on the top yokes and then they want to charge a lot more money for it.  Then again, the MV Agusta Senna edition bikes have appeared here on RSBFS a couple of times before and always seem to draw interest so I decided perhaps its just me and here it is.

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This one appears to be owned by a collector (or possible hedge fund employee given its location) and is certainly one of the nicest we have seen.    Prices for these typically range between 12-15k, and with the low miles on this one I would expect the reserve to be close to the upper part of the range.  So if you are a Senna fan and have been looking for an uber low mileage way to commemorate his life, this may be for you.

Martin

Hedge Fund Toy:  2002 MV Agusta Senna with 188 miles