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Honda September 12, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: Ex-Jim Granger 1990 Honda RC30

Update 9.12.2017: Price reduced to $28,500. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Jim Granger is widely considered royalty among the cognoscenti in U.S Honda RC30 circles, having owned and tweaked a raft of the rare V4 beasts over the years. What you see here is a 1990 Honda RC30 that Jim owned for the better part of its life, adding go bits from the HRC parts bin along the way.

We can't say for sure which one of Jim's RCs this is, but check out this forum post describing power figures for a brace of mild and wild RCs he built at some point:

Jim Granger's RC30: 123rwhp skimmed block, stock pistons, stock cams,
un-cut stock heads HRC spec porting, HRC exhaust, flatslides, HRC ignition

Jim Granger's 133rwhp RC30: Same as previous plus custom stainless valves
(std size), race spec valve job, 91 HRC cams, multiple
assemble/disassemble "clearancing" . Dyno fuel flow indicated 1 jet lean,
approximate 3 hp per operator.

Seller Jay told us this bike's engine has never been opened, so we wouldn't expect those numbers from it, but keep reading to see the tasty pieces it did pick up in Granger's stewardship.

The predecessor to the also-legendary RC45, RC30s found glory both in short-circuit superbike racing and on the longer, scarier road courses of England and Northern Ireland with names like Robert and Joey Dunlop aboard.

The grocery list of rare and unobtainable parts on this bike is very long, but includes HRC jet kit, radiators, rear shock, fork internals, wheels, a Moriwaki dry clutch setup and a one-off Yoshimura exhaust. The changes, though subtle, are wide-ranging and strategic, and will give the bike slightly more than the stock 118 horsepower and sharpen its responses on all fronts.

No internal modifications also mean the engine has never had to come apart for any reason, and in true Honda fashion, it has performed reliably with regular maintenance. It is also fully street legal, and retains the stock clipons, rearsets, turn signals and lights. It is decidedly not superbike-spec, and that makes it almost more desirable.

The seller says Jim owned and rode the bike for more than 20 years, adding about 10,000 road miles to the clock in that time. The mileage currently reads just over 21,000, but Jay says about half of those miles came from Granger adding mileage to the odo in order to register the bike in California.

In Jay's words:

Jim Granger's 1990 RC30

This was Jim's personal RC30 from 1991 till 2014 when I bought it. Jim is the US RC30 guru, no one can question his love or knowledge of these bikes. I've ridden it about 800 miles, 50 in the last week. Most of its time with me it was on display in my buddy's office or living room.

This girl has history, some of it I might get wrong, hopefully Jim will correct me. Jim bought it from someone in the southwest and had to add almost 10,000 miles to the odometer the register it in California. Then it spent it's time in his shop and in the mountains of So-Cal racking up another 10,000 or so miles, the current Odo reading is 21,537. When I bought her she had been "sleeping" for a few years in his shop, he woke her back up with fresh fluids, tires and anything else she needed. Recently I changed the oil and bled the brakes and clutch and replaced the battery, she is ready to ride.

She has a bunch of cool parts in this list, but I bet I missed a few:

HRC 17" Magnesium wheels
HRC full floating and vented front rotors with HRC calipers
HRC front axle
HRC fork internals with external adjusters
HRC Radiators and Temp gauge
HRC jet kit (I think)
Moriwaki DRY CLUTCH ) (imagine a Japanese refined Ducati dry clutch sound, F'ing musical)
HRC Aluminum bodied rear shock
HRC rear ride height adjuster
A one off Yoshimura full exhaust with a period carbon can
PFM iron rear rotor
HRC breather tank
Modified rear subframe
Braided lines
Aftermarket 520 chain and sprockets
A lot cool aluminum hardware here and there

She has a lot of the practical stock parts, like the stock rear sets, stock clip-ons and bar-ends, stock turn signals and lights. She is just as comfortable and easy to ride as the day she left the factory. Her motor is stock, has never been removed or apart and has never had any problems. A bunch of the cool parts came from Freddie Spencer's RC30 program like the wheels, clutch and suspension.

This girl has been meticulously cared for, she has never been crashed, never fallen off the stand or anything like that. But she does have a few blemishes, look carefully at the pictures, ask questions, I want to make sure you know what you are getting. I've taken over 30 pictures, the latest one after I rode her to work this morning (8/21/17). The upper hasn't been painted, but the pearl white is a bit off, maybe it was kept near the welder or got some extra sun. The bike has a few chips and marks but nothing besides the pearl white really worth highlighting. Take a look at how great the fork lowers look, she is in great shape. What you see is what you get, she doesn't include any other parts (except her factory rear stand), no tool kits or manuals.

Ask questions, ask for pictures, please understand what this bike is and what you are buying. Asking $30,000. Jay@boonehonda.com

If that email results in a bounce, use Jay@motorcycleleatherexchange.com

The $30,000 $28,500 asking price is a big number, to be sure, but RC30s are only getting rarer, and this one is in largely unmolested condition, and comes with the provenance of Jim Granger in its ownership history. For more pictures or to make an offer, contact Jay directly at the address above.

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Featured Listing: Ex-Jim Granger 1990 Honda RC30
Ducati September 3, 2017 posted by

Unicorn: 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR

Truly a GP bike for the street, the 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR made it possible to rock Casey Stoner's ride to the grocery store long before Honda tried the same trick with the highly-de-tuned Honda RC-213VS.

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR for sale on eBay

Ducati charged less than half of what Honda asks for the RC, with the Desmo slotting in just under $80,000 brand new. They also came with a stableful more horses than the Honda, and that included the special tune to wake them up.

According to the seller, this one put 186 horsepower to the wheel on Fast by Ferracci's dyno, apparently with some sort of catalytic converter eliminator fitted and the standard street silencer. That's massive in a bike that weighs just 425 pounds gassed up.

The listing says it comes with the race pipe and ECU, which gave these bikes their full complement of go, but details stop there.

From the eBay listing:

This is serial #164 of the original production run of 300 moto GP bikes. Ducati made 1200 more for a worldwide total of 1500, but the second production had slightly different pistons for a lower state of tune. It is a street legal version of the bike they won the championship with a slightly detuned engine as compared to the racebike. The frame, Wheels, brakes and suspension is exactly the racing specification. This one made 186 rear wheel HP on Ferracci’s Dyno on pump gas without the race pipe. He made a special cat eliminator for me that got rid of the heat but kept the quiet muffler in place. There were some minor recalls and mods including the rocker springs which were all done by Eraldo Ferracci himself. The race pipe and computer come with the bike. It is terrifyingly fast but easy to ride if you have throttle discipline. It has been run monthly since I bought it new and has always been in a heated garage. It is in collectible condition without a single scratch.

Serial #164

Type: Liquid-cooled, 90-deg., 4-stroke V-four, DOHC desmodromic, 4 valves/cyl.
Displacement: 989cc
Bore x stroke: 86.0 x 42.56mm

Compression ratio: 13.5:1
Induction: Magnetti Marelli EFI with 50mm throttle bodies, single injector/cyl.
Transmission: 6-speedChassis
Front suspension: 43mm Öhlins FG353P gas-pressurized cartridge inverted fork, 4.7 in. travel; adjustable for spring preload, rebound and high/low-speed compression damping
Rear suspension: Single Öhlins PRXB shock absorber, 4.7 in. travel; adjustable for spring preload, rebound and high/low-speed compression damping
Front brake: 2, radial-mount/four-piston monobloc calipers, 330mm stainless steel discs
Rear brake: Single twin-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Front wheel: 3.50 x 17 in.; forged magnesium alloy
Rear wheel: 6.25 x 16 in.; forged magnesium alloy
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone BT-01F Uno
Rear tire: 200/55ZR-16 Bridgestone BT-01R Uno

Rake/trail: 23.5/24.5 deg. (adjustable)/3.8 in. (97mm)
Wheelbase: 56.3 in. (1430mm)
Seat height: 32.7 in. (831mm)
Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal. (15L)
Weight: 425 lb. (193 kg) wet; 401 lb. (182 kg) all fluids except gas
Instruments: LCD panel for digital speedometer, bar graph tachometer, clock, coolant temperature, odometer/dual tripmeters, ambient air temperature, battery level, lap time, scheduled maintenance, average speed/fuel consumption, fuel reserve, DDA, EOBD diagnostics; warning lights for neutral, high beam, turn signals, low oil pressure, low fuel level

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Aside from the scant pictures and the brief description, the seller provides little in the way of details. With more than two weeks left in the listing, the seller is asking a quite reasonable $49,800. As always, let's hear your reactions in the comments.

Unicorn: 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR
Yamaha August 7, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory BSB Superbike for Sale

While a Yamaha YZF-R1 might not seem quite as exotic as the race-prepped Ducati Superleggera we featured earlier this week at first glance, the specification for this genuine YZF-R1 Factory British Superbike will certainly catch your attention on closer inspection. It's even got a bit of celebrity history thrown in as an added bonus, as it was ridden by none other than former MotoGP rider John Hopkins!

Yamaha's R1 is probably most famous for its "cross-plane" crankshaft configuration that gives it a distinctive sound. Cross-plane cranks are common in car engines but weren't seen in inline four motorcycle engines prior to the R1. Yamaha's MotoGP development team found that V4-powered machines had better acceleration out of corners and built test engines with 90° cross-plane crank throws instead of the usual flat-plane set up. The results were conclusive, and Yamaha's subsequent MotoGP bikes have all used cross-plane cranks.

In a road bike, the advantage for Yamaha is mostly marketing: a bike with a cross-plane crank doesn't make any more power than one with a flat-plane crank, but that unmistakable exhaust note makes the R1 one of the best sounding roadbikes outside an Aprilia RSV4, a bike powered by an actual V4. Of course, this isn't a roadbike we're talking about in this case...

I try to avoid simple listicles in these posts, where the seller brags about all the bolt-on farkles [and their prices] included with the machine in question, but it seems very appropriate in this case! This package basically includes a fully-prepped, fully-developed superbike with a fresh engine and spares to keep it running.

From the Seller: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory Superbike for Sale

Yamaha YZF-R1 Machine - This bike was a factory Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike that competed in the British Superbike Series. The bike was raced by former factory MotoGP rider John Hopkins. It was purchased fully refreshed for the 2016 season directly from the team owner. Included with the sale is data from both Milwaukee Yamaha and Tommy Hill Motorsports. This is the closest thing to a current-spec World Superbike a mortal can expect to own. This bike can win races at any level and is covered in factory race parts that are pure unobtanium.

Motorcycle is 100% fresh and needs absolutely nothing. 

Since our acquisition, Motec M1 ECU has been upgraded to World Superbike specification, to enable full rider aids, auto blipping and auto-tuning. This includes the ability for sector by sector mapping and rider aids. We added an E-Lean 6-axis lean angle sensor for superior accuracy in rider aids. We added in a 39N 5 button pod, that controls traction control, engine braking, etc and has a factory-spec connector. Suspension has been updated to current factory spec and fully refreshed. We replaced the exhaust with a Yoshimura kit exhaust that performed better in the midrange. We also updated rearsets and hand controls to Evol Technology. We updated secondary case covers to 39N CNC units for superior protection and ground clearance. Lacomoto matte carbon frame and swingarm protectors have been added. Originals are available. 

This bike was less than a 10th of a second from winning the last 2 races it was in and holds multiple lap records. 

Bike specification: 

  • Brand new frame fitted, Brand new bearings fitted, New complete engine re-fresh only 3 hours on engine.
  • Factory Ohlins RSP40 Rear shock 
  • FGR 301 Fork with Factory Ohlins valving kit plus shims 
  • Factory Yamaha Swingarm Including adjusters and bolt adjuster. 
  • Full Official Yamaha factory racing 2D Loom with carbon fibre box kit
  • Motec ECU M173 (updated to M1 Superbike-spec)
  • MB Motorsports WSBK Oil Cooler and Radiator
  • Yamaha factory racing parts as follows:
  • Subframe - Billet Gilles
  • Carbon fibre rear subframe box
  • All carbon 2D Factory Data/Junction boxes (Front, Main, ECU, Side, Side 2.)
  • All 2D Yamaha racing wiring Loom
  • Fuel Mapping originally from Yamaha Factory included
  • YEC Kit cams latest spec, Factory Funnels for variable stacks
  • Head work, porting. YEC Pistons rings, YEC Valve springs, Rods
  • Factory Oil Pan Spacer for increased capacity
  • MWR Factory filter
  • Top and bottom yokes and stem Yamaha Racing 
  • Spindles all by Yamaha Racing
  • Front carbon fiber dash mount and factory air scoop
  • OZ Piega R Kit Wheels front and rear
  • Brembo Kit disks front and rear
  • 2D Speed sensors front and rear
  • 2D Suspension potentiometers front and rear
  • Hel quick release brake line kits worth hundreds of pounds
  • Race fuel tanks same as original Yamaha racing tanks - 20-22 litres max
  • Steering damper mounts Yamaha factory
  • Steering damper Ohlins
  • Renthal clutch lever
  • Brembo MotoGP front master cylinder
  • Titanium Bolts
  • Brembo EVO Monoblock Factory-Spec calipers
  • Factory carbon Yamaha Racing rear hugger
  • THM Link arms - Replica Factory ones.
  • AMB Transponder with mil-spec quick disconnect
  • And lots more! 

Bike same spec as WSBK apart from swingarm and clutch, and ECU - ECU spec is equally capable.

Spares included:

  • Domino Throttle cable sets
  • Tyre warmers + Controls
  • Spare sprockets + Sprocket carriers x3 
  • New Radiator Guards
  • Motec dash protector – Billet inc button - new
  • All paddock stands front/rear/peg/yoke/ chassis
  • Spare grips - new
  • Head cups – different angles/offsets – Blue - new
  • Offset stem spindle - new
  • Front spindle - new 
  • Full set of side panels, seat unit, belly pan, tank cover - new
  • Fuel tank cap
  • 2 NEW Speed sensors - new
  • THM Battery jump pack starter
  • Clutch Boss - new
  • Chassis Bolts - new
  • Tank Screw cap tool
  • YP Aliant battery spare
  • Front /rear wheel collars Black - new
  • Front carbon front fender mount brackets - new
  • Radiator bracket - new
  • Oil cooler bracket - new
  • Hose kit NEW
  • Aliante battery charger
  • THM Ride height tool
  • Spare captive nut for rear spindle - new
  • 3 Oil cooler take off unions - new
  • Tank grip pads - new
  • Rear swingarm adjuster – caliper mount - new

Price as described - $50,000

Additional spares available but not included include a brand new MB Motorsports Radiator/Oil Set, complete 2D boxes set, various sensors, spare carbon subframe box, spare factory Akrapovic headers, upper triple clamps and more. 

Price with all spares - $55,000

We are willing to discount for removal of the shock, exhaust or brakes. 

Please contact Freddy with your interest here: info@superbikeunlimited.com or call 828-676-2222

$55,000 is a pretty huge chunk of change for most of us to part with, but considering the parts and prep that have gone into it, that price seems, dare I say it: almost reasonable. Buy it and display it, buy it and track it, buy it and race it, or just buy it to drool all of the exotic, race-spec parts, this is a rare opportunity to own a genuine superbike with all of the trimmings. You could even swap the race-spec parts over to your street-legal R1 to create a terrifyingly trick backroad weapon...

-tad

Featured Listing: 2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory BSB Superbike for Sale
Ducati August 4, 2017 posted by

Featured listing: 2014 Ducati Superleggera in WSBK Spec!

What we have here is the result of a massive checkbook and exclusive access to trick go bits, fueling a habit forming need for speed! Not for the faint of heart or wallet, this 2014 Ducati 1199 Panigale Superleggera has been fully worked over into a World Superbike-level race package for one very lucky and well-heeled enthusiast.

2014 Ducati Superleggera for sale on eBay

As the ad says, this bike sports a Magnesium monocoque frame that is so light it is illegal for use on a WSBK grid. Translation: this bike is too cool even for Chaz Davies. The build kit is as long as War and Peace, but boils down to a few key figures: 209 hp, 346 lb. (wet) and a build cost of more than $220k. That makes the $103k asking price seem a little less steep, doesn't it?

The bike was built last year and developed extensively by Brian Sharp of Boulder Motorsports, Mick Boasman of Bikesport Developments and Pete Friedland. It has won club-level races under Friedland and saw a host of track days last year. It spent the winter getting freshened up for the '17 season.

The build list is too long for us to do it justice, so here it is from the horse's mouth:

Offered for sale is Superleggera #157 of 500.  This particular bike is likely the only true magnesium-monocoque Ducati Superleggera built to a Superbike specification.  Competition only, not street legal.  Boulder Motorsports performed the engine build with an open checkbook.  The rest of the machine was treated the same way and utilizes the very best of everything.   Although ironically illegal for World Superbike rules for being under weight and non-homologated components (Mag frame, etc).  This machine has had countless hours of development time under technical hands of Mick Boasman of Bikesport Developments, Brian Sharp of Boulder Motorsports and Pete Friedland.  Completed in the early spring of 2016, it was brought to Road America on June 11, taking an easy win in Formula Thunder with Friedland on board..  The bike ran at two track days following and at Barber Motorsports Park and Daytona (1 race) in October 2016.  This past winter the bike was gone through and refreshed by Chris Boy & staff at MotoCorse Performance to showroom condition including new paint, tires & services, where it exists now on display.  The engine has only 400+ minutes of total run time on it and the entire machine has been gone through to make sure you are getting a gem of a bike with tons of spares and extra parts.  (Run time is logged via Marelli ECU at different levels of RPM for maintenance purposes).  You will not find another Ducati to this level of specification.  $220,000+ invested.  All invoice documentation will be provided to assist you with identifying part numbers and maintaining the machine.  Let the details below and pictures tell the story.  209 RWHP & 346 lbs wet.  Please contact Pete Friedland at 803-315-8665 if additional questions need to be answered.

Engine:

Due to the intricate nature of all parts and components used, this is only a high-level summary.   Ti hardware used throughout engine and chassis.

  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Race Piston & Cylinder Assemblies
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Vertical & Horizontal Camshafts
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Titanium Intake & Exhaust Valves
  • 3-Angle Valve/Mill Head
  • Ducati Factory Corse 1199RS WSBK Throttle Body Velocity/Trumpet Kit
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Steel Gears for Oil & Water Pumps—replaces stock plastic drive gears
  • Rod bearings sized for racing, updated main crankcase bearings, balance & blueprint, supertech surface finish internal engine parts
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Cylinder Head Gaskets
  • Ducati Factory Corse SBK Close Ratio Geabox (ratios provided on Magnetti Marelli software files)
  • New Clutch Pack & Basket
  • Full Titanium Corse SBK D114 Exhaust System—non-production Termignoni handmade unit for WSBK privateer teams
  • WSBK Sprint Poly Air Filter Kit w/ Carbon Frame
  • GB Racing Engine Cover
  • Oil Pump Cover (race)
  • 520 ERV3 G&G x 120 Chain
  • Motul 300V 15W50

Chassis:

  • Magnesium Monocoque front subframe (original)
  • Ohlins FGR300 Gas Pressurized Superbike Forks, Ti Bolts
  • Ohlins WSBK Specification Rear Shock, Nitrogen Preload Adjuster w/ Tool—Factory Ducati Team Custom unit
  • Ohlins Front Wheel Speed Sensor Bracket (Ohlins FGR)
  • Brembo Billet Monobloc SBK Front Radial GP Calipers (XA3J7F1/F0), 108mm, Nickel Finish, Pinless, Ti Bolts
  • Brembo 320mm HP Front Rotors + Brembo Z04 Race Pads, Ti Bolts
  • Brembo XA7G7G0 MGP Forged Brake Master Cylinder, Ti Piston, Ti Pin
  • Brembo 406X98A7C0 Remote GP Adjuster, 404110A26374 RA Bracket
  • Brembo XA2N650 GP Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Sicom Carbon Rear Rotor + Ferrodo ZRAC Carbon/Carbon Pad, Ti Bolts
  • Titanium Front Axle 30x25mm, Captive Spacers, Quick Change System by Fast Frank
  • Forged Adjustable Offset Triple Clamps, Ti Bolts
  • 52mm Clip Ons
  • Ducati Corse Factory SBK Swing Arm—WSBK specification additional length, Ti Bolts
  • Motocorse Aluminum 21L Oversize Fuel Tank w/ 50% Larger Airbox provision & Carbon Sliders (stock 19L)
  • Stabuli Red Quick-Disonnect Brake Line Connectors w/ Custom-length brake lines, Ti Bolts
  • Pierobon Front & Rear Stands
  • Anodized Foot Peg Brackets, Ti Bolts
  • CNC Racing RPS Adj Rearsets—Reverse Shift, Ti Bolts
  • Superlite 520 Chromoly Drilled Drive Sprocket 16T
  • Machined & Lightened Rear Axle Spindle
  • Pro Grips

Cooling:

  • H2O Performance Oversized Radiator w/ Oil Cooler, Al & Ti Bolts
  • 1199 Kit Solicon & Aluminum Hoses

Electronics:

Magnetti Marelli Superbike Kit System—1199 SRT Kit, Enhanced GPS Module, 5-Way Handlebar Switch Option, HD Camera System Option (AIM Smarty Cam).  System Capabilities & Details:

  • Race proven traction control with your choice of tyre slip maps.
  • Handlebar mounted TC controls for map level and ‘turn off’.
  • Wheelie controls for each gear and track position.
  • Launch controls coupled with rev limiter and anti-wheelie + rider on/off override via push button.
  • Programmable engine braking controls for seamless cornering as well as ‘closed-loop’ ‘backing-in’ slip controls.
  • Clutchless down shift ‘auto-blipper’ via load cell on the shift rod.
  • Quick shifter via the same load cell with both cut and ‘post-shift’ torque reduction settings.
  • Closed loop fuel control for each cylinder via NGK wide-band lambda sensors in each exhaust.
  • Individual fuel/ignition and throttle controls for each cylinder—all of which have been pre-mapped.
  • Pit lane speed limiter.
  • Built-in data logger ready programmed and ready to download.
  • 10Hz GPS system for circuit mapping and lap timing.  Push button where you want to trigger the lap time display and the location will be remembered for all subsequent sessions at that circuit.
  • Chassis sensors for Fork Travel, Shock Travel and Braking Pressure.
  • Electric starting is retained as well as ECU control of the starter to inhibit use when in gear or engine is running.
  • Standard wheel speed pickup sensors are retained front and rear.
  • Super-fast Ethernet PC communication.
  • AIM Smarty Cam system is fed all on-track data gathered via an ECU-Bridge which can be rider-selected to appear on recorded sessions (Throttle, Speed, RPM, Gear, Map Level, Brake Pressure, Engine Data, Chassis Data, Lean Angles, etc)

Component Details:

  • Magnetti Marelli SRT ECU running Bike Sport Licensed software specific to the 1199 Panigale + Integral 64Mb data logger.
  • Aluminum ECU mounting bracket - ECU.
  • Magnetti Marelli MDU220 multi page digital display.
  • Aluminum dash mounting bracket.
  • One-piece race specification Raychem wiring loom using type 55 motorsport wire.
  • Gear shift load cell including rod ends and link rod.
  • Inertial sensor and mounting bracket placed in rear subframe.
  • Shock potentiometer (+ carbon mounting brackets needed for prototype shock).
  • 150mm Fork potentiometer and aluminum mounting brackets.
  • 35 Bar Front brake pressure sensor and all mounting brackets.
  • 10 Bar Oil pressure sensor option.
  • 5-way aluminum handlebar switch for TC+, TC-, Anti-Wheelie off/on, Pit lane speed limiter, Lap time marker.
  • 2-way aluminum handlebar switch for Stop/Run and Starter.
  • GPS module and remote antenna.
  • 2 wide band NGK UEGO lambda sensors.
  • Wintax 4 analysis software.
  • Vision 5 software dedicated to the 1199 installation.
  • Aim Smarty Cam system w/ HD Bullet Camera mounted in fairing nose.
  • Mapped for VP MRX02 & MR12
  • Ducati QT Throttle Control

Body:

  • Full Six (CDT) Carbon Bodywork & Carbon Monocoque Rear Subframe / Tail Section (1 piece), Ti Bolts
  • Tall Race Screen—Clear, Ti Bolts
  • Superbike Seat Neoprene Foam/Pad on Full Six Carbon seat plate

Included Extra Parts / Spares list:

  • CD ROM, Download Cables & Manuals for Magnetti Marelli Kit
  • Spare Fork Potentiometer
  • Spare Brake Pressure Sensor
  • Spare Oil Pressure Sensor
  • Spare Start/Stop switch
  • 2 spare HD Bullet Camera mounts
  • HD video card
  • Spare Front Speed Sensor/Harness
  • Ohlins rear shock springs for Prototype SBK unit – 9.5, 9.75
  • Ohlins rear shock preload tool & quick release hose
  • Ducati Superleggera piston & cylilnder set
  • Ducati Superleggera transmission gear set
  • Ducati Superleggera camshaft set
  • Ducati Superleggera oil pump & water pump drive gears
  • Ducati Superleggera throttle body intake trumpets
  • Assorted Superleggera original internal engine parts
  • CNC Racing RPS Rearset—assorted parts
  • 36T, 37T, 38T, 39T, 40T, 41T, 42T Sprockets
  • Kyle Racing rear ride height measuring tool
  • Pierobon Aluminum Racing Stands
  • 6 assorted mm offset spacers for triple clamps
  • Spare 52mm Clip on
  • Spare Clutch Pack
  • Rizoma lever guards
  • Spare Front Axle (steel) w/ pull cup

Shipping:

I can assist with helping the arrangement for shipping and have used Forward Air many times.  Shipping costs will be the responsibility of the buyer.  Please use Fort Lauderdale, FL as the origin shipping point for quotations.  Also please reach me at 803-315-8665 for questions.

Buy-It-Now is set at $103,000, with six days left on the listing and four people watching the action. Find out all you need to know at the eBay auction.

Featured listing: 2014 Ducati Superleggera in WSBK Spec!
Ducati July 18, 2017 posted by

“For Off Road Use Only”: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale

Update 7.18.17: We originally saw this 888 Corsa last September and the seller was reportedly looking for $75k. This bike is back on eBay and has a buy-it-now of $60k. Links are updated. -dc

1992-ducati-888-corsa-r-side

This Ducati 888 Corsa isn't some roadbike that was stripped of lights and accessories. It is one of a claimed 30 built in 1992 explicitly for racing and came ready for battle, naked except for the parts both inside and out needed to make it go fast and be competitive in World Superbike racing.

1992-ducati-888-corsa-dash

Powered by a liquid-cooled, four-valve development of Ducati's air and oil-cooled Desmo L-twin engine, the 851 and later 888 marked Ducati's return to relevance. The air-cooled bikes certainly handled well, but were significantly down on outright power and, as the Japanese Big Four continued the rapid development of their four-cylinder sportbikes, just couldn't compete in terms of outright performance.

1992-ducati-888-corsa-front-wheel

Hung in one of their tubular trellis-style frames, the new Desmoquattro featured fuel injection and generally made less peak horsepower than competing four-cylinders, but produced its torque-rich power across a wider range, allowing riders to get on the power sooner for better drive out of corners. That, in addition to the displacement advantage granted to them compared to the 750cc inline fours, gave the new four-valve Ducatis a significant advantage, and they were very successful in World Superbike with the 851, 888, and later with their 916.

1992-ducati-888-corsa-front

From the original eBay listing: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale

This bike is one of 30.
Only 30 were produced in 1992 for Ducati race teams.
Don't know how many are left in the world.
The bike has Termignoni exhaust.
The front brakes are one carbon rotor and one conventional rotor.
Bike is titled as an off road track only but it is titled.
From 1989 to 1992 the frame was white and a red body.

Unfortunately, the listing doesn't include any information about the bike's history. As a race bike, there's likely been an evolving roster of components, unless the bike's been off the road for a long time, and I wonder what's going on under the skin. Witness the mismatched front discs that use two different materials and the modern radial front brake and clutch master cylinders. The bike is obviously clean and in excellent shape, and bidders don't seem put off by the spare listing: at almost $32,000 the reserve has not been met and there are still several days left on the auction.

-tad

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“For Off Road Use Only”: 1992 Ducati 888 Corsa for Sale
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Track Weapon: Nico Bakker-Framed 1980 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

I was almost hesitant to post this monster, concerned that our passionate but sometimes purity-obsessed readers would find it less of an object of desire and more an abomination. For sure, this Nico Bakker-framed Yamaha TZ750 is a mongrel, a beast. A chimera, if you will. The engine? A ferocious liquid-cooled two-stroke four-cylinder race engine and six-speed gearbox from the TZ750, which alone should be enough to at least give this thing a second look. The Bakker frame is from 1980, although it was purpose-built for the TZ to cure the bike's notoriously sketchy handling. But then you've got mismatched 17" wheels, modern-ish suspension and R6 bodywork. Hey, at least it's almost all Yamaha-sourced!

And as a racing machine, the bike's constant evolution is far more in keeping with the original intent than some perfectly preserved collectible. In a way, it's even cooler than a period-correct TZ750: each and every one of those is a piece of history and should probably be cared for as such and ridden with kid gloves. This? It will handle better than folks like Kenny Roberts, who raced the TZ750 back when it was new, could ever have imagined and mere mortals can take it to the track and ride it in anger. And possibly not die.

When introduced in the 1970s, the TZ700 and TZ750 that followed became the bikes to beat on racetracks in Europe and in the United States, where they dominated AMA racing for years. This was a motorcycle from the era where engines were making rapid leaps in terms of raw performance, while suspension design, tire technology, and handling advanced more slowly: even the early bikes with just 90hp were shredding rear tires and trying to eject their pilots. By the time 1980 rolled around, the TZ was making much more like 140hp in a lightweight package that was good for 185mph top speed, with solid reliability.

Early machines used a frame with a twin-shock rear suspension that was later updated one with thicker tubing and a monoshock in 1975. Unfortunately, handling was never much more than "adequate," with pilots hanging on for dear life as much actually riding them, which explains the Nico Bakker frame seen here, something the seller claims is just one of five made for the TZ. Nico Bakker is, of course, one of the most talented frame designers of all time, and his work has graced racebikes, low-volume specials, and even production roadbikes built by everyone from Suzuki to Laverda.

From the original eBay listing: Nico Bakker-Framed 1980 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale

This is a 1980 Nikko Baker chassis TZ750. Number 5 of 5 that were built for the Big TZ. Yamaha used these aftermarket chassis to rectify the problems with their ill handling factory chassis. These frames were far superior to the stock units and Yamaha used them until they figured out a solution for their own. This bike has been modified with the correct pieces to keep it AHRMA and WERA legal. It is a weapon in any Vintage class you care to run it in. Nikko Baker used the Full Floater style rear suspension with a link and conventional type shock. As apposed to the limited adjustability of the stock mono shock modified backbone Moto Cross unit Yamaha was using. An Ohlins remote reservoir unit replaced that. Upgraded fork tubes ( conventional style ) from a late model Honda CBR900RR with adjustable internals from KPS suspension. Set up for a 180 lbs rider. A 17" Honda 5 spoke 3.5, aluminum wheel is used up front with 310mm HRC rotors and 4 piston Nissan calipers for stopping power. A billet Yoshimura top triple tree and aftermarket billet clip ons. As for the rear wheel it has a 3 spoke 17" Marvic 5.5 Magnesium wheel. Taking advantage of readily available, easy and inexpensive parts instead of the custom Nikko Bakers hand formed tank and tail section. A 2001 R6 tank was used along with a 2004 R1 race tail section. Fits excellently and can be aquired all over incase anything gets damage in a crash. We use the stock style fairing still. Nothing works as well or keeps the integrity of the original TZ like the stock unit. All the original body and engine parts that came on the unit go with the bike also. Like stock Yamaha forks and triple trees, Astrolite wheels ( 18" x 5.0 rear and 18" x 3.0 front ) Spondon front calipers, and hand formed aluminum fuel tank ect. Tank is about $2500 to $3000 and over a year wait time to get.

Engine wise it has a complete rebuild on her and every go fast goodie made for the TZ750. New Renstar individual cylinders with reed cages, Renstar billet crank shafts, new transmission ( set up and cut by Paul Gast ) Lentz chambers with 10" aftermarket aluminum silencers. Along with the 40mm Lectron high velocity power jet carburetors Magura 1/4 turn throttle and cables and Brembo radial master cylinder . It has all the best stuff to make an amazing Vintage liter bike slayer.  Bike comes with loads of spares too. Cylinders, heads, crankshafts, rod rebuild kits, pistons clutch parts, transmission, gearing and tons of spare Lectron tuning needles and parts. Also have the original factory round slide Mikuni carbs and cables. Plus more misc parts and gaskets.

I have only one issue. I couldn't source out a new Ignition stator and box. So after unit was completed i sent it out to be gone thru as a precaution. It will be back and installed on unit by time of delivery.

Is it a pure collectible museum-piece? Absolutely not, not even close. Is it beautiful? Well, if pure function is your idea of beauty, then maybe it is. Keep in mind that if you're a fan of originality and want something closer to the stock TZ750, the seller does mention that the original bodywork, wheels, and other parts will come with the bike, although I'd want to verify exactly what that includes before dropping money if that's the direction I wanted to go. I've got no idea how to value something like this, but the seller obviously does: the Buy It Now price is set at $45,000. The comments section is open, so let me know what you guys think about this beast! And remember: keep it civil guys.

-tad

Track Weapon: Nico Bakker-Framed 1980 Yamaha TZ750 for Sale