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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
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!
magni October 9, 2016 posted by

Race Trim – 1994 Magni Australia

Though Arturo Magni's company made road bikes as well, they were virtually all for homolagation of the racing machines with purpose built frames and fairings.  Rarely seen stateside, this Magni is still in race trim and spectacular.

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1994 Magni Australia for sale on eBay

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Magni started out at Gilera, and worked with Count Agusta at MV until the founder's death in 1976.  He and his sons then founded their own firm and began work with Honda and BMW-based sportbikes, but started the dynasty with Moto-Guzzi engines in 1984.  Developed with an eye toward the Battle of Twins racing around the world, the bikes did well down under, and led to the Australia sport bike.

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Using the 4-valve Moto Guzzi 992 cc engine, the Australia had 102 hp available in road trim, and the race bikes also used Weber-Marelli fuel injection.  Magni designed their own chro-moly frame, and had developed the Parallelogrammo shaft drive rear suspension.  Dampers were Forcelle-Italia inverted forks and WP monoshock, both fully adjustable.  Brembo 320mm disks are found up front with 4-piston calipers, and a 230mm rear brake.  17-inch wheels are under carbon-fiber mudguards, with full endurance fairing and monoposto seat.

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Presented by a SoCal specialty shop, this Magni has open intakes and Termignoni carbon mufflers, and appears to have escaped the eventualities of actual racing.  The binnacle shows just 3,000 miles, and the eBay auction states clear title -

1994 MAGNI GUZZI RACING BIKE AUSTRALIA MODEL, VERY VERY RARE  MINT CONDITION, 4838 KILOMETERS FROM NEW TERMIGNONI EXHAUST, CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE, THESE BIKES NEVER EVER COME UP FOR SALE BEYOND RARE AND EXCLUSIVE, DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY !!! BIKE NEEDS NOTHING READY TO RACE OR BLAST DOWN THE STREET   

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Though the rarity of this machine is off the charts, Magni's sons continue to design and fabricate Guzzi and MV-based bikes.  Bulletproof mechanicals and still-available special parts are a nice combination.  A new owner could take the Australia for track days or vintage races without undue worry.  Or set it up for DMV inspection and have a great Sunday...

-donn

Race Trim – 1994 Magni Australia
Ducati January 3, 2015 posted by

Unobtainum^2: 1996 Ducati 888 BSB racer in the UK

Earlier this week RSBFS poster Tad D gave us a nice bit of unobtanium with a Ducati 851 Superbike prototype for sale in the states. Now here is something perhaps even more rare, a Ducati 888 previously used in British SuperBike.

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1996 Ducati 888 Former BSB racer on ebay uk

There have been numerous previous posts here on RSBFS regarding the 851/88 series (851 and 888 postings on RSBFS).   Rather than rehash the info regarding the development history of these bikes within this post, lets just suffice to say that the Ducati 888 was the bike that brought Ducati back from the brink, reclaimed their racing heritage and was the foundation of a lot of Ducati's future success.  Even though it came before the legendary 916, the 851/888 remains iconic to Superbike fans and collectors worldwide.

This particular 888 is listed as a former British Super Bike/BSB racer.   The seller indicates that this bike has been rider by the famous Alan Cathcart as well as professional riders including Mike Edwards (Macau GP winner and British Supersport champion) and Tom Knight ( Manx Senior GP winner and BSB Superbike Racer).    Carbon fiber and race equipment seems to be in abundance on this lovely bike, including a very rare and expensive pair of 60mm Weber throttle bodies.

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Here is an excerpt of the ebay listing info-

  • Last raced in the British Superbike championship in 1996. Tom Knight scored top 10 results in BSB during 1996 on this bike.
  • I bought the bike off Tom in 2004. I then gave the bike to one of the UK’s top Ducati race specialists, “ Baines Racing”, who are based at the Silverstone race circuit. Baines Racing completely rebuilt the bike from the ground up.
  • Competed in a handful for Forgotten Era Superbike races. It was a winner and was always in the trophies.
  • After racing career, the bike returned back to Baines Racing for an engine rebuild and specification upgrade and now has a full on G Spec motor, including trick rods pistons,etc. The engine is ready to go racing on again although it has been dry stored in my living room for a few years and would need new timing belts fitting as a sensible precaution.
  • The wheels with the bike are a mix of Marchesini and Brembo. There are wets on wheels to go with the bike.
  • I also have spare fairing panels and a spare seat. I also have a spare petrol tank.
  • I will include a pair of 60mm Weber throttle bodies with the bike. These would make for a significant upgrade. They cost a whopping £12,500.00 back in 1996. They are incredibly rare, but i feel that they should go with the bike as they could be incredibly valuable to the new owner.

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Due to the rarity of an 888 coming up for sale + documented ownership/rider history and service history/equipment/spares included with this bike, the sellers asking price of 25,000 GBP/39,000 USD seems a bit high but not totally unreasonable.  It would certainly look great parked next to the 851 prototype we listed just recently.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Unobtainum^2:  1996 Ducati 888 BSB racer in the UK
Suzuki July 1, 2014 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK (aka the RR) in California

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The Suzuki GSX-R750RK, also known as the RR (which stood for race replica)  was a "straight-out-of-the-crate" racer and only 500 were produced.   They weren't imported into North America, so here is a rare opportunity to pick one up here in the states.

I will admit that I was not familiar with the RR/RK model from 1989, but according to the sellers post (and wikipedia), the bike had a significant number of upgrades from the standard model

"The 'Double R' received a new 40mm Slingshot carburetor, a 4-into-1 exhaust pipe, a close ratio gearbox, new rear swingarm and sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber bodywork with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and a 19 liter aluminium fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight 411lbs and 120hp at the wheel rivals some modern sport bikes to this day."

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1989 Suzuki GSX-R RK/RR (repli-racer)

Perhaps the biggest changes were in the engine which reverted back to the long stoke design while also receiving upgrades.

"The RK was designed to be a bike which could be tuned easier than its short-stroke predecessor. Racing teams which were already adept at tuning the long stroke engine and so were more familiar with this revived long stroke design,   The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty." 

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This particular example certainly looks very clean but  the pictures indicate two different exhausts were on the bike and the windscreen may be an aftermarket piece.   Also, it does have 10k+ miles which for a repli-racer may mean some aggressive track use in the past and the seller indicates the bike is registered in California but has an EU title (???) so it may take a bit of work to get titled with the local DMV.

Prices for bikes like these are hard to figure but a bit of research shows that back in 2012 another RR was estimated to be worth 20-25.  That's right in line with other WSBK repli-racers like the RC30 and OW01.

Note: This is my first official post as a contributing author to RSBFs.com.   Hope you enjoy!

MG (marting)

1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK (aka the RR) in California
Honda November 16, 2013 posted by

You Like 2 Stroke Race Bikes? Behold! GP Bonanza in Switzerland

If you answered yes, to the above question, do the following:

1) go online and check out you bank account balance

2) choose any bike from below

3) contact the seller (see link at bottom of page)

4) realize a dream

Let's start with the one I consider my own dream: 1984 Honda RS 500 RF

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4508890417266534713This bike was formerly raced by Swiss rider: Bruno Kneubühler.

The price is not disclosed. This bike, and all the others that follow, belong to a private collector who is selling them individually. If interested in any of these dreams, click on the link at the bottom of this article and contact the dealer that is advertising the bikes for the seller.

Were you a fan of Kevin ? How about this: Suzuki RG 500 converted track bike (the seller mentions it is an RGB but that doesn't seem to be correct):

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If you are a little intimated by the 500cc monsters (I am not, I want one... desperately) or ,the before mentioned bank statement doesn't allow you to get close to one of these, then the following Suzuki RGV250 might be an alternative:

Suzuki RGV 250 track bike

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Or this other RGV:

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Are you over 40 and fancy something a bit older than that ? How about a 1969 3 cylinder H1 race Kawa in top conditions ?

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Beautiful isn't it ?

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I always said that Switzerland is a goldmine for rare motorbikes, what do you think ?

Well, let's get to business no?  Here's the link to inquiry for any of the above (an additional RS 500 is also available, not pictured here):

 

2 stroke GP bikes

 

Claudio

 

You Like 2 Stroke Race Bikes? Behold! GP Bonanza in Switzerland