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Aprilia February 4, 2015 posted by

Mad Ape: 2003 Aprilia RSV1000R Colin Edwards Edition

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Up for grabs today is a RSV1000R produced as a tribute to the venerable Colin Edwards. Aside from being one of the most like-able personalities in recent racing history, Colin was also explosively fast and competitive. It is a shame that the last few seasons in MotoGP did not showcase his true talent, yet his absence from the grid is missed all the same. This replica was inspired by the Aprilia RS Cube machine that was raced in MotoGP, and was produced in pretty limited numbers. Somewhere between 450 - 461 were created (numbers vary), and only 50 were imported into the US. This is bike number 45 of 50. Performance wise, the CE machine sported the same track package as the Haga replica, with intake, airbox and injector mods, Akropovic exhaust and computer updates. These are rare and pretty collectible machines - check out the Edwards archives to learn more about previous editions posted on RSBFS.

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2003 Aprilia RSV100R Colin Edwards for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
This is a very nice Aprilia in great running order!! Brand new Michelin tires)New Chain and sprockets less than 1k ago. All fluids changed synthetic Oil new brake fluid-Air cleaner etc. Runs out very strong. Has Colin Edwards 154hp engine and tons of carbon fiber parts factory Akrapovic titanium exhaust sounds awesome. Very fun bike to ride or race. Only 50 were released to the US and only 450 were produced so grab it up for a steal of a price on this Great Italian Beast!!!

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The seller notes some damage to the bike, but no real detail as to the why. It doesn't look terrible in the pictures provided, but all the same let the buyer beware. We don't see these models every day, and given the spec level these are quite the gem in the Aprilia lineup. Besides, this one has only 6,000 miles. Check it out here and revel in the greatness that is Colin Edwards!

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Aprilia January 30, 2015 posted by

1 of 27 Made: 2005 Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica

Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica for sale

With Casey Stoner back in the news testing the HRC RC213V in Sepang yesterday, this seems like an opportune time to note this special edition Aprilia RS125. While clearly aimed at fans in his home market (the only place it was sold), it is sure to delight Stoner superfans and collectors. There are no performance improvements but the graphics treatment is unique and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from Stoner himself. It is being sold in Australia so check to see if export is available before bidding -- which starts at just under $16k USD and wears a buy-it-now of a little shy of $20k USD.

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Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica for sale on eBay Australia

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1 of 27 Made:  2005 Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica
Ducati November 22, 2014 posted by

Tip Top Duc: 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR in Florida

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2008 Ducati DesmoseDici RR with GP exhaust on ebay

A lot of motorcycle manufacturers produce race-replica (RR) bikes that they promise are street legal versions of track bikes.   Honda did it with the the RC45, Kawasaki with the ZX7R, even BMW with S1000RR.    But above the RR bikes are the "Halo bikes", outrageously expensive modern day homolgation machines that truly are the same as their raceday counterparts except for a few bits added to make them street legal.  For Ducati, the Superleggera is the current "Halo-level" vehicle, a $65,000 USD street legal WSB bike.

But the Superleggara isn't the first time Ducati has offered a true WSB-level bike for the street;  back in 2007 Ducati produced the Desmosedici RR, a 1500 unit production run of barely street legal moto-gp level bikes.  The Desmosedici RR was essentially the same base unit used by the factory race team on which Casey Stoner won the MotoGp championship by a very wide margin over the competition.  The Desmo came with 197 horsepower, track exhausts, forged Marchesini magnesium wheels, carbon-fiber bodywork, race-spec Öhlins dampers, rigid Brembo monoblock front calipers, and Magneti Marelli electronics and instrumentation.

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Here are some  excerpts of reviews regarding the DesmoseDici RR-

"Maximum acceleration pins the rider against the seatback while he crouches under the windscreen, adrenal glands pumping out a charge.  Breathtaking quickness—0 to 60 mph comes in less than three seconds—is matched by the bike’s Brembo brakes. The four-piston front calipers yield such dramatic braking force that even one finger on the lever raises the notion of how easy it would be to go flipping over the handlebars.Cornering manners follow suit. Like many modern sport bikes, the Desmosedici uses the engine as a structural member; the steering spindle mounts on a compact steel trellis bolted to the engine’s cylinder heads, and the aluminum rear swing arm bolts to the crankcases. Together with the highly adjustable front fork and rear shock, the Desmosedici RR corners with uncommon accuracy. Provide a few millimeters of handlebar input or tip a knee slightly, and the bike faithfully follows your lead.

As noted, it’s the nearest thing to a 2006 990cc MotoGP race bike. The U.S. quota of 300 units makes it highly collectible—so much so that one delivery has gone from the owner’s garage to his living room. Having sampled one on the track, though, we think that owner is missing the point. This bike is more than static art—the real art is in the way it rides."

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Only 300 of the 1500 produced were allocated to the US and prices when new were an eye popping 72,500 USD.   Apparently the bikes didn't sell that well when first introduced, which is probably due in part with their price being equal to a small condo/apartment and the fact that they were launched while the "great recession" was still underway.  This particular unit is #413 and comes with the "Rosso" all red bodywork (the "Team" version bikes had red and white bodywork and seemed to have been a bit more popular).  The condition looks to be absolutely perfect but the pictures on the ebay auction could certainly be better so perhaps an in person inspection is in order.

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Now we get to the question, what is this bike worth?   The seller has a Buy-It-Now price of 65,000 USD which may seem extreme but there are actually several other Desmosedecci for sale right now on CycleTrader and price for those seem to be pretty close to this with variations for mileage and location.   Also, while the SuperLegerra is the current "Halo-Level" ducati and only 500 SuperLegerra are scheduled to be produced, I think this Desmosedecci will actually be the more collectible bike since it was a bike that mirrored Casey Stoners MotoGp mount when Ducati won its first MotoGp championship in almost 30 years.

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Tip Top Duc:  2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR in Florida
Kawasaki May 29, 2014 posted by

2013 Kawasaki Forward FTR Machine MotoGP Racebike Ridden by Colin Edwards

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Here's a unique opportunity to purchase a MotoGP bike ridden by Colin Edwards just last year. While obviously destined for a collection, I can't help but fantasize what it would be like to show up at your track day with this! With 345lbs and 245hp on tap, you'd have to ride it at least once right? This listing on eBay UK is actual an advertisement for the Historics at Brooklands auction coming up on June 7th. The ad states the £62,000 ($103,620) price listed with the ad is to be used as a guide.

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2013 Kawasaki Forward FTR Machine for sale on eBay UK

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an excerpt from the seller's listing:

he NGM Forward Racing Team 2013 FTR MotoGP machines As used by Colin Edwards and Claudio Corti throughout the 2013 season

This is a rare opportunity to acquire one or both of the Forward FTR MotoGP machines with one having been ridden by two times World Superbike Champion, Colin Edwards and the other ridden by the 2008 Superbike runner up, Claudio Corti.

Both machines are offered with their Kawasaki ZX-10R engines tuned by Kawasaki's French based tuning company partner, Akira. With the power output and dry weight of only 157kg and 245+ bhp of available power, these machines are capable of speeds in excess of 325 kph. An FTR MGP13 aluminium tri-spar chassis provides the framework with Öhlines suspension, Brembo brakes and an Akrapovic exhaust system mated to the Kawasaki power plants.

"FTR technical support post sale will include a test run of the machine with a grand prix technician to ensure the customer is fully briefed with the workings of the machinery and also two VIP paddock passes for the British round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship at Silverstone on August 29-31 and hospitality with the NGM Forward Racing Team."

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2013 Kawasaki Forward FTR Machine MotoGP Racebike Ridden by Colin Edwards
Ducati December 3, 2013 posted by

2008 Ducati DD16 Desmosedici in Portland, Oregon

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While 2008 model years are rarely included here, I think we all agree that this limited edition Ducati isn't a just a sticker and number job. With some of the most exclusive technology ever offered on a production bike for the street, these are very special indeed and still draw lots of attention when seen in the wild. That's because many were instantly added to collections and used more for display than for riding. But this one is different having covered over 2700 miles for which we applaud the seller. This particular example is being offered by MotoCorsa in Portland which is right in my backyard. Wish it was me doing the shopping!

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2008 Ducati DD16 Desmosedici for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

This Ducati has been well loved and ridden as it was intended. It's in excellent condition with only 2274 original miles

Incredible Moto GP technology, sound, power, and performance in a undeniably potent and sexy exterior. The D16RR is literally a Moto GP bike built for the street. At the heart of the D16RR is a compact 989cc V-Four engine inside a version of Ducati's trademark tubular-steel trellis frame. The engine uses the same bore and stroke as that used in the 2006 race bike the D16GP6. It uses the "twin pulse" firing order in which the crankpins are offset by 70 degrees to generate what Ducati terms as "soft pulse timing."

Equipped with the race ECU and exhaust system the D16RR achieves 180HP at 13800 rpm at the rear wheel. Don't miss your chance to own not only a work of art, but a motorcycle with true World Championship winning DNA! This bike comes with everything that came from the factory when you purchesed a new D16RR as picured below.

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2008 Ducati DD16 Desmosedici in Portland, Oregon
Sport Bikes For Sale April 1, 2012 posted by

MotoGP Promotion: Snag a RSBFS hat for $12.95!

MotoGP is almost here - and RSBFS can't wait a minute longer! To make sure that you are ready to fly the colors for the upcoming MotoGP season, you can snag a high-quality, RSBFS stiched logo hat for only $12.95! (plus taxes and shipping) Supplies are limited, and the offer ends when the green flag drops in Qatar on April 15.

These embroidered logo hats feature white piping on the brim and a velcro enclosure at the back. Perfect for a day at the track, or a day indoors watching the action on TV.

Be sure and order soon, as supplied are limited. $12.95 is a real bargain, and represents more than 30% savings. We have another batch of hats on order, but we're blowing these out at rock-bottom prices for now.

Help us celebrate the opening of the MotoGP season and be sure to let us know who you are cheering for! Hit up the RSBFS Merchandise Store for more info.

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