Posts by tag: PS1000LE

Ducati December 14, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati Paul Smart

Known as the PS1000LE in geek speak, the Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition was a throwback to the green-framed bevels of yore. Celebrating Paul Smart's victory at Imola in 1972, this modern interpretation of the 750ss - itself an homage to the green-framed winning racer - was penned by the polarizing eye of Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche (known for the Supermono, 999 and MH900e to name a few). And while some of Pierre's other designs swing a bit wide of the mark, he really nailed it with the Smart Edition. With flowing lines and graceful curves, this bike really does carry the look of function and performance, while tipping its cap to the racers that have gone before.

2006 Ducati PS1000LE Paul Smart for sale!

Like the original race bike, the Paul Smart is a solo ride. Looking retro is only part of the package, though. Modern frame geometry and top-shelf brakes and suspension cover the handling department. Like the rest of the Sport Classic line, the PS1000LE is powered by the venerable two-valve, twin-spark, air-cooled twin. While not known for stratospheric revs or universe warping top end, this is a fantastic, torquey lump for daily cut-and-thrust riding. It is as bulletproof as you are to find; hundreds of thousands of units power Supersports, Monsters and the like. With dry clutch and even firing order, this bike makes a statement even when idling in traffic.

From the seller:
I bought this fantastic motorcycle from a M J Sales/Royal Enfield of Forth Worth in Texas. The previous owner was a woman and she sold the bike for financial reasons. This is an all original one of kind motorcycle. I owned this bike since 2013 and as a collector I have used the motorcycle only to ride around my neighborhood. It has a smooth engine and cafe racer style. The condition is fantastic and have all the documentation, manual, red key, battery tender and cover as well. It is kept inside my garage and never ever has been in the rain. The tachometer was changed because of factory defect. I have all the documentation and when I bought the motorcycle the mileage on was 1,223, when the problem appeared the bike was with around 1,600 miles. Now the new tachometer is marking 26 miles and going up if I continue to ride. As you can notice I ridden very little on it. Close to the mirror, on the fairing there is a very little crack line as you can see at the pictures. Other than that mention above everything is in perfect condition. Any question do not hesitate to contact me.

Aside from the looks, sounds and history that oozes from this bike, we need to talk about performance. I'm talking about the "buy it today, ride it, and sell it for more than you bought it for..." kind of performance. It is quite clear that the PS1000LE is earning its keep as an investment vehicle. With clean, documented, stock examples so difficult to find these days, prices continue to be on the rise. That especially holds true for unmolested, original condition bikes. With this auction currently well below that mark this may well be your best chance to get into the market for a Paul Smart - which would be smart money indeed. Good Luck!

MI

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati Paul Smart
Ducati December 18, 2015 posted by

Lite(r) Custom – 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

Lovely as they are, and sweet to ride, the 2006-only Ducati Paul Smart commemoratives are in a funny corner - too collectible to be riders, but the urge to customize can be irresistible.  Many times they appear after a few years on the display stand, generally asking serious bucks, this one with some premium bits and neat custom work.

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart PS1000LE for sale on eBay

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Styled by Pierre Terblanche  as part of Ducati's SportClassic retro collection, the PS1000 Limited Edition uses the 992cc 4-valve air-cooled motor generating 92 hp.  The beautiful sea green metallic trellis frame displays the dry clutch and two-into-two exhaust nicely.  Modern in the suspension department, it uses 43mm upside-down forks and rear monoshock ( on the left side of the double-sided swingarm ), both fully adjustable Ohlins.  Brakes are also worthy of the task with dual 320mm front disks and 245mm rear.  Retro spoke wheels have alloy rims.  Slim and not overweight, the long frame lends stability if not flickability to the equation, and the DS1000 injected engine makes it real-world rideable.

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Hidden away with only 1144 miles, this PS1000LE has been treated to a beautiful titanium exhaust, adjustable lever and foot pegs, LED turn signals and bar-end mirrors.  The body was not ignored, as a neat tail fairing with a Corvette tail-light is installed.  An aluminum tank was fabricated in response to the expanding plastic tank issue Ducati had in the 2000's, and the auction says it is available, seems to be pictured on the bike though not certain.  Also available are the fairing lowers with Paul Smart's number 16.  From the eBay auction:

Features: 

  • Zard Italian made FULL TITANIUM exhaust (amazing sounding) - $3,200
  • Motor completely stock except for clutch cover (previously stated DS1100 heads was a mistake)
  • Eagle eye LED turn signals (stock included)
  • open dry clutch
  • Comfort windshield (stock included)
  • Lowering bracket for better stance (removable)
  • Carbon fiber chain guard (stock included)
  • Short "naked" fairings
  • GT front fender (stock included)
  • Speedymoto wheel sliders
  • Adjustable gold adonized hand controls (stock included)
  • Fully adjustable billet aluminum foot controls (extremely important, adjusts the bike to fit your height for comfort and control)
  • Reverse or Regular shifting
  • Tommaselli dark brown grips (I can throw in a set of retro light brown rubber grips as well)
  • All stock parts included except for rear cowl (easily found on ebay or from motowheels) and exhaust. 
  • Aluminum tank and seat with corvette taillight and carbon fiber full fairings are NOT included in sale, but available separately for an additional cost (see below)
  • Winner gets choice of titanium Zard exhaust or Termignoni dual slip-ons.

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With starting bid at the low end of the usual for this model, if you're in the market a look-see at least is warranted.  A great strategy by Ducati, the SportClassics seem more popular now than when they were introduced.  One man's customization can be another's remuddling though, and most of the factory parts are included or available with this bike.  And though I can appreciate it, the idea of having a fairly current non-riding road bike doesn't really compute for me - this is a 2006 Ducati under all the retro and custom glow, it is likely a joy to take out.  Long and low bar position will make the PS1000LE a wonder out in the open but a chore around town, so the ride to the bike show must be planned accordingly.

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-donn

Lite(r) Custom – 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE
Ducati April 17, 2015 posted by

Air-cooled collector’s edition set – Ducati MH900e and PS1000LE

In one quick transaction, you could have two venerable Ducati air-cooled twins, rare and collectible with low miles.  The first of Pierre Terblanche's tribute designs, the 2000 MH900E has only 1900 miles, with a nice selection of memorabilia.  With 7,800 miles, the 2006 Paul Smart 1000LE is signed by Paul Smart ( he may have been the original owner ) and has the optional lower fairings and Pro Italia exhaust.

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2000 Ducati MH900e and 2006 Paul Smart 1000LE

for sale on eBay

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These single-cam bikes are great performers in vintage costume, the 900 having 75hp and the 1000 92hp.  With the stability and wide turning radius of a the long trellis frame, they are good-handling riders.  Current upside-down forks and single-sided swingarms are on both bikes, along with three big brake disks.  While the dry clutch is a nod to past, fuel injection acknowledges the present.  The exhaust on the MH900E is tucked under the seat, and the PS1000LE has a two-into-one with a polished aluminum muffler.

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From the eBay auction:

One auction price for a lot of 2 bikes.

Bike 1 is a year 2000 Mh900e, it has about 1800 miles on it and is in excellent condition.  This bike comes with the special T-Shirt with the bikes serial number which is number 30. It also comes with the matching plaque and owners manual.
 
Bike 2 is year 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE with rare number fairings.  Even more rare is the rear fender signed by Paul Smart.  The bike has the original manual with it.  The bike was bought from Pro Italia in Glendale, CA.  It is believed that the pipe system was custom ordered from Ducati and came with the bike originally.  I have been told but I cannot prove the bike was owned by Paul Smart himself.  The bike has about 8k miles on it and runs very well and is in excellent condition.
 
We are reducing our collection and would like to see the bikes go to a good home.

Both fitting tributes, the MH900e is named for Isle of Man TT specialist Mike Hailwood, who had 14 wins there between 1961 and 1979.  Paul Smart won the 1972 Imola 200 on a Ducati 750 Desmo from which the PS1000LE color scheme is derived.  Presuming a minor amount of service to make them ready, this could be an expeditious way to an epic riding season.

-donn

Air-cooled collector’s edition set – Ducati MH900e and PS1000LE
Ducati May 5, 2014 posted by

Souped-Up Sport Classics: Paul Smart 1000 and NCR New Blue

The Ducati Sport Classics have been appreciating in value the last several years, many exceeding original purchase price already after just 8 years. These two examples go much further than that and pack far more than the factory ever offered.

-dc

Built 2006 Ducati Paul Smart for sale on eBay - $55,000 Buy-it-Now

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 for sale PS1000LE

from the seller:

For Sale: PS1000LE, this is a close to new machine with less than 100 miles on it. This was built as a show bike for dealership and spent most of its life being pampered with soft towels, polish and wax. If your looking at this auction you know what it is so no need to go into the boring details. What you dont know is how special this bike is. I will try to recall all the stuff done to the bike but it has been a long time and im sure to forget something. What i can tell you for sure is this bike MOVES. Stock these bikes were about 88HP at teh rear wheel and this bike is well over that. It was dynoed at 112hp.

This is not a FLASHY look at me type of build. This is a very conservative looking bike built with the best parts available. It was built to perform and not to get attention. Anyone who knows motorcycles will immediately see the value in this bike but it is not obvious to those who don't know.

Parts and work done to bike we all done by the best Ducati mechanic in the USA. The 2nd to last photo shows the fit between the tank the frame mounts. As you can clearly see there is no gap so the tank is not loose and fits tight as new without that goofy spacer kit Ducati supplied to all their loyal customers to fix the warped expanded tank issue. This tank should get coated prior to regular use if your going to run pump gas, as mentioned this has only ever had race or aviation fuel so no ethanol issues. The motor was built to run on pump gas.


2007 NCR Ducati New Blue for sale on eBay - $80,000

2007 Ducati NCR New Blue for sale

from the seller:

Up for auction is a 2007 NCR Ducati New Blue Cafe Racer. This is number 12 of 50 (which I do not think they even came close to making 50). This is a mint condition like new race bike. ** It was never issued with a title and was only meant to be raced and it does not come with a title (eBay does not have a no title option so I had to mark clear title above) ** It has been stored inside a heat controlled facility. It has been hand signed by Cook Neilson & Phil Schilling on the tail section. It is pictured without the belly pan but it comes with the bike and has since been re installed. This bike was started when new and driven around the block once so I don't know the exact mileage because the battery was removed. This bike has never been raced.

Souped-Up Sport Classics:  Paul Smart 1000 and NCR New Blue
Ducati May 6, 2013 posted by

Get Smart! Two Modified Ducati Paul Smart 1000’s to Choose from on eBay

If you've been on the hunt for a Ducati Sport Classic as of late, you're not alone. The appreciation on these in the last 6-12 months has been nothing short of remarkable. Today we have two specimens that represent one of the most desirable iterations, the Paul Smart 1000 LE. These are both unique in their own ways but look like like examples to be considered. Check 'em out!

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 NCR For Sale

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE with NCR bits For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

For your consideration, up for auction is my 2006 PS1000LE. Im the 2nd owner and have owned her since august 2012. due to a financial situation sadly she has to go. As you can see she is very special. she comes as pictured with rare lower fairings and an even rarer full titanium NCR exhaust for the NEW BLUE. there is only 1 other Paul Smart that i know of that has the NCR installed and its located in the UK. this was a special build NCR did for me to accommodate the Smarts Single sided Shock. its glorious.. this has become a truly one of a kind PS and i hope you won't let it slip thru your fingers. you may not see another this unique..

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2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE in Removable Black Wrap For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

This is not your normal silver PS, it is heavily modified and can be quickly changed back to its beautiful, silver original finish due to the fact that it is 3M wrapped. I contacted my friends @ ImpressiveWrap in LA for clear 3M to protect the bike for planned track/canyon rides but chaned my mind and wrapped this in black to pair it w/ the CF fairings and to be different from the rest.

This not for purists but can be changed to stock/OEM quickly. The paint is and still is mint, no scratches or imperfections. Original bikini fairings are included so this bike can be switched to its original finish/look easily.

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The first bike is loaded and currently at $17,500 reserve not met as of Sunday night. But the second is at $14,100 and looks to sell with lots of bids over 2 days remaining. Which would you choose?

dc

Ducati November 19, 2012 posted by

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 For Sale in Kentucky

Today we've got a sub-2k mile Paul Smart 1000 limited edition. What's unusual is that with 6 days remaining, the reserve has already been met. There are a couple folks who apparently want to own this one! Current winning bid is $12,800 which is about right according to our database. Prices have been on the rise with these models and no wonder -- it's gorgeous!

Place Your Bid for this 2006 Ducati PS1000LE on eBay

from the seller:

Offered for your consideration is this gorgeous 2006 Limited Edition Paul Smart Ducati done in a beautiful sparkling silver with pale green frame. The motorcycle is a truly rare (only 2000 produced) example of the exotic Ducatis which are produced in Italy, home of such noted brands as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Benelli, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, and many others. All designed with speed and beauty in mind. This particular low mileage example is in excellent condition having been owned and cared for only by the most dedicated Ducati enthusiast. The bike is nearly flawless (I could not find any flaws, but nothing is perfect) and has never been ridden in the rain or spent the night outside. It runs perfectly with the precision of a Swiss watch. This Paul Smart is totally stock and unmolested, a real prize for collectors and riders alike. Purchase our museum quality machine and ride it home or have your shipper pick up from our loading dock, deliver it to your estate where it may be displayed as the piece of functional art it really is. The reserve has been set at a reasonable amount and will not be revealed. Please bid high and often in order to become the proud owner of this valuable, classic, concourse grade Paul Smart Replica.

dc