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Sport Bikes For Sale April 9, 2018 posted by

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale – April 21st!

For those lucky enough to be in attendance at the Staffordshire County Showgrounds in Stratford, UK, there will be an amazing collection of motorcycles passing over the auction block courtesy of Bonhams. But fear not: you need not be in attendance in order to participate in the auction. And just so you don't miss out on any of the key lots going up for sale, RSBFS is here to help you navigate through the drool-worthy articles on hand. Register early, and bid with confidence!

For the rest of us, let us know what you think of the sale and estimates in the comments below.

- RSBFS Team

1998 Ducati 916 SPS - This 4,000 mile machine has a Bonhams estimate of $21,000 - $27,000 USD

1990 Ducati 851 SP2 by NCR - Never been raced, but chock full of NCR parts. Bonhams estimate: US $39,000 - $49,000 USD

1989 Honda VFR750R Type RC30 - this works Honda is an Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix veteran. Bonhams estimate: US$ 35,000 - 49,000

1987 Ducati 851 - Alan Cathcart's personal machine since new, this tri colore beauty has a Bonhams estimate of $49,000 - $63,000 USD

1998 Ducati 916 Senna III - This low mileage 916 is number 281 of 300. Bonhams estimate: $14,000 - $17,000 USD

1998 Ducati 916 SPS - With a documented history (including complete engine rebuild) this SPS has a Bonhams estimate of $18,000 - $24,000 USD.

1999 Ducati 996 SPS2 - Only 150 examples of this Euro-spec model were built. Bonhams estimate: $13,000 - $17,000 USD

1986 Ducati 400 F3 - With only 327 kilometers showing, this late Cagiva-era Ducati has a Bonhams estimate of $5,600 - $8,400.

2000 MV Agusta 750cc F4 S - This '1+1' Biposto example of the astounding F4 lineup has a Bonhams estimate of $9,800 - 13,000.

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L 'Slingshot' - Presented as virtually new after an extensive restoration, this bike will be sold at No Reserve. Bonhmas estimate: $4,900 - 6,300.

1988 Honda VFR400R Type NC21 - A rare oddity in the US, this baby RC30 shows approximately 23,000 miles. Bonhams estimate: $3,100 - $3,900

1978 BMW 980cc R100RS 'Krauser' - Though rather high mileage at 80k+, this looks well looked after. Bonhams estimate: US$ 7,100 - 11,000

1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport 'Telaio Rosso' - Recently restored, previous magazine tester. Bonhams estimate: US$ 34,000 - 42,000

1976 Ducati 900SS - Used in the late 70's in amateur racing, it was later returned to road duty but includes many spares. Bonhams estimate: US$ 35,000 - 45,000

1977 Benelli 750cc Sei - odometer shows 13k KMs, includes receipts. Bonhams estimate: US$ 11,000 - 17,000

1979 Honda CBX1000Z - Imported to the UK via Canada in 1982. Includes receipts and Delkevic exhaust system. Bonhams estimate: US$ 14,000 - 20,000

1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana - Shows nearly 25k miles and includes some receipts. Bonhams estimate: US$ 7,100 - 11,000

1979 Suzuki GS1000 - No mention of Wes Cooley, is it a clone? Bonhams estimate: US$ 6,400 - 9,200

1970 Clymer Münch 1,177cc TTS 'Mammoth' - One of the featured lots of the Stafford auction. Completely restored. Bonhams estimate: US$ 110,000 - 140,000

1973 MV Agusta 750S - Another featured lot at the Stafford sale and noted as one of the most desirable of post-war motorcycles. Bonhams estimate: US$ 99,000 - 130,000

1957 F.B. Mondial 250cc DOHC Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle - World Championship and Isle of Man TT-winning motorcycle of great historical and technical interest. Offered with assorted correspondence relating to its provenance. Bonhams estimate: US$ 110,000 - 170,000

Honda 250cc RC163 Grand Prix Replica - The 250cc inline four gem was a championship winner, this replica is suitable for parades or vintage racing.  Bonham's estimate: $20,000 - $25,000

1974 AMF Harley-Davidson 250cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle - This Aermacchi-designed two-stroke is unrestored and was in the stable of the Cesena Motorcycle Club before being on display at the Rimini Motorcycle museum for the past 30 years.  Bonham's estimate - $17,000 - $21,000

Bonhams Spring Stafford Sale – April 21st!
Featured Listing December 28, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna

To those of you who hang around this site enough, the MV Agusta F4 Senna should be a pretty familiar sight. We've covered a few of them this year, and breathlessly deliver the spec sheet and production numbers every time we get the chance. This example is number 87 of the total run of 300, and has covered about 7,500 miles over its life.

Though it is now approaching its 11th year, the Senna is based on the F4 1000R of the same era, which means you get tons of modern conveniences, including a trick engine braking assist system, smoothed-out powerband and mod cons like radial Brembos and adjustable suspension. Oh, and 174 horses from the 1,000cc inline four.

The Senna edition, named for MV designer Massimo Tamburini's good friend and F1 world champion Ayrton Senna, gets special paint and bodywork, Marchesini wheels, and an Alcantara seat to boot.

From the seller:

["For Sale - baby coming - literally!

2007 MV Augusta F4 1000 Senna.

Remarkably rare and clean.

Certified #087/300

7300 miles.

Lots of carbon fiber.

Priced to sell.

Threw on some Super Corsa race takeoffs so I could go knock the dust off. The stock tires were old and unridable. Personally I prefer the Super Corsa, it feels way better! But I can change the tires to what you prefer.

It's pretty obvious the bike has never been on a track.

$16,495 obo

Accepting Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash - will discount.

Location: Las Vegas

Call to discuss:

424-345-4333

Email: Webbasedmoney@gmail.com
Wire Secure Messenger: webbasedmoney

Steve

You read that right, if you want to be old-fashioned and do things with Long Green, that's perfectly fine, but you will get a discount if you plan to pay in Bitcoin. In today's money, one Bitcoin is roughly $15,000, though analysts predict the cryptocurrency could fluctuate between $6,500 and $22,000 per in 2018.

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna
Ducati October 20, 2017 posted by

What are the Chances? – 2002 Ducati 748S

As Ducati prepared the testastretta and over-under fairing design, the 748's days were also numbered. Though well-used with 20,000 miles, this matte-finished 748S has also been well loved, with great-looking fairings, fresh tires, and many carbon accents.

2002 Ducati 748S for sale on eBay

 

Though it gives away a quarter liter to the 996, the 748S makes 7/8 of the power at 98 hp, though at a substantially higher 11,000 rpm.  The free-er revving engine makes for more fun on the road, but also led to occasional plating failure on the rocker arms, most of which were covered by the factory when the bikes were young.  In most other respects parts are sized like the 996, in the S's case adjustable Showa monoshock and forks with titanium nitriding on the legs, and gold-line Brembo brakes.  With the help of quarter-turn fasteners, access to the works just takes a minute, and the now-classic 916 fairing lines exact their toll on the rider in stop-and-go traffic.

 

Coming out of silicon valley, this 749S is in the Senna commemorative livery, which save fly yellow is known to be the fastest Ducati color.  The matte gray fairings look great for their miles, as do the carbon Termis, fender, and numerous covers.  A couple of nice concessions to full-size adulthood are the HeliBar risers and the updated Öhlins shock and spring.  From the eBay auction:

The bike has lot of carbon parts. The front fender and the tank protector are made of matte carbon to match the matte color of the bike.

 Termignoni carbon full system, BCM race filter kit, Ducati Performance chip in the ECU.

 The fairings are all intact, no cracks, with brand new Ducati DZUS fasteners. Motodynamic LED integrated tail light with sequential blinker (really cool 😉

 HeliBars clip-on handlebars, the most solid and the most comfortable handlebars for Ducati superbikes.

 The bike also has a new chain and sprockets and the tires have about 1000 miles on them.

 The TiN front fork and the rear Öhlins shock have been serviced recently. The spring in the rear shock has been replaced with a stronger one and the bike's suspension has been adjusted for a 180-200 lbs driver.

 Have all receipts from previous owners, the complete service history. Had rockers checked and replaced accordingly and valve adjustment was done at the 12,000 miles service.

 Has some minor nicks and scratches here and there, typical for a 15 years old driver but the bike runs and drives perfect. 20,350 well maintained miles, most of them highway. I have all stock parts and the original Ducati Workshop Manual. I also have an extra coolant tank made of aluminum and a complete oil cooler set that's used on the 916 model.

 

The last year for the supersport-sized superbike, this 748S would be a nice catch, though a fresh valve adjustment would make the buy-it-now a lot more justifiable.  It might be the best choice for someone who intends to ride it, set up for comfort with fresh tires.  The smooth matte paint scheme could be considered trendy but seems to set off the silver frame, carbon trim, and red wheels nicely.  Nearing the end of the riding season at least north of the Mason - Dixon line, the Make An Offer button is enabled...

-donn

What are the Chances? – 2002 Ducati 748S
MV Agusta December 7, 2016 posted by

Legendary – 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna #109/300

A now-legendary presence at any formula car race, Ayrton Senna won three F1 championships but succumbed to injuries sustained in a 1994 crash at Imola.  The Senna edition of the MV Agusta F4 1000 is a tribute and benefitted a charity formed in his honor, and has some significant improvements in the numbered edition of 300.

2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna #109 for sale on eBay

  

Using the 998cc engine Agusta had recently re-designed from their F4 750, revised Marelli fuel injection put the Senna well into a new power category with 174hp.  The red trellis upper frame used alloy frame connectors and held 50mm Marzocchi forks and Sachs monoshock.  Brembo gold-line 6-puck calipers are radially mounted and squeeze 310mm front rotors with 210mm rear.  The fairing design uses shades of carbon, black, gray, and the red frame and Alcantara seat to elegant advantage.

  

Nicely photographed by a Miami specialty dealer, this F4 1000 has but 1,700 miles and appears flawless.  With its excellent sub-systems, and priced around $30K when new, no owner upgrades are required or expected.  Along with a video showcasing the exotic sound - here - , the owner comments in the eBay auction:

This is the excellence of MV Agusta, in honor of Ayrton Senna, the legend. Senna has graced the F4 1000 with exclusive characteristics such as:
State of the art engine making 174 HP, 998 CC liquid cooled, fuel injected, four Cylinder inline engine with 6 speed manual transmission. A new injection system, the Weber Marelli 5SM, for better power control. The most advanced Brembo four-caliper radial brakes available. Carbon fiber fairings. Quad Titanium racing exhaust. Bike runs extremely well and is like new! Always garage kept.

  

Despite seeming to need a special edition for every season, the MV Agusta cycles were very well designed with help from friends like Ferrari and beautifully made.  The performance was at least equivalent to the superlative materials.  With the new ( and used ) prices requiring a singular rider, an F4 1000 sighting would be notable.  Seeing a Senna edition - with its understated design and exclusive components, even among MV's - that would be an occasion...

-donn

Legendary – 2007 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna #109/300
MV Agusta December 24, 2015 posted by

Charitable Donation: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #168/300

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna R Front

"Wait," you're thinking. "Aryton Senna raced cars, didn't he?" Well, unlike most race-replicas, the MV Agusta F4 Senna was built to help support the charity named after the famous driver, instead of being built to commemorate his race successes.

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Front

Largely unchanged from the "regular" F4 of the time, the Senna came with a 174hp 998cc four-cylinder that had the usual exotic specifications and included very subtle grey-and-red paint along with a really snazzy alcantara seat. Of course, while there is a theoretical air-flow advantage to the bike's much-touted radial valves, I think they're probably a lot like Ducati's Desmo heads: largely a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded marketplace, rather than something that grants any sort of significant performance advantage.

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Snazzy Seat

It really doesn't matter: while it was far more expensive than competing bikes from Japan and generally harder to ride, er... hard, it was certainly fast enough to keep pace, even if it was a bit more likely to break itself or the rider. It's also one of the best-sounding four-cylinder motorcycles of all time.

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Clutch

The original listing is basically pointless, a cut-and-paste of the bike's specifications, including gear ratios and speeds in each and information about the bike's charging system, possibly the most useless information ever to anyone purchasing this motorcycle. There's basically no information at all about this specific bike or its history, aside from the not-broken-in-yet mileage: 2,200. Luckily, the seller at least includes a number of nice pictures for us to look at.

Seriously, from the original eBay listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #168/300

First gear: Speed 13/38 78.5 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Second gear: Speed 16/34 108.1 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Third gear: Speed 18/32 129.2 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Fourth gear: Speed 20/30 153.1 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Fifth gear: Speed 22/29 174.2 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Sixth gear: Speed 21/25 187.0 mph at 13000 r.p.m.
Final velocity ratio: 15x40
...

And so on.

With just 300 made, the Senna sold new for $29,995 in 2007. A very princely sum, but at least you can be glad that a portion of your thirty large went to the Instituto Aryton Senna to aid underprivileged children in his home country of Brasil.

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna Plaque

Eight years later, this example is selling for a cool $18,495, significantly less but still a pretty big chunk of change. Considering a very nice F4 of the non-Senna variety can be had for half that amount, this one is mostly of interest to collectors, waiting for the day these finally begin to appreciate. I'm sure they will but, for the time being all of the F4s represent a pretty serious bargain. Electronics aside, the F4 can compete with most modern machines and will look far better doing it.

-tad

2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna L Side

Charitable Donation: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #168/300
Ducati August 21, 2015 posted by

Senna Commemorative – 2002 Ducati 748S

Made since 1994 as a kid brother to the 916, 996, and 998, the Ducati 748 has generally been the more streetable member of the Ducati Superbike family.  No denying its fraternal relationship with the top of the Ducati line, though the shorter stroke and lower gearing made the bike more fun under 100 mph.  Ducati has made several models in the metallic gray with red wheels commemorating the life of Ayrton Senna, the Formula One legend killed at Imola in 1994.  This final-year 748S is one of the most beautiful.

20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna right

2002 Ducati 748S Senna for sale on eBay

20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna right front

The 748's bore and stroke are slightly smaller than the 998, making it a little easier revving and delivering 97 hp.  The silver trellis frame encloses the Desmoquattro with dry clutch and 6-speed transmission.  Two-into-two exhaust is under the seat with Termignoni mufflers.  Adjustable forks and monoshock are made by Showa.  Twin 320mm floating disks with Brembo 4-piston calipers are at the front, with 220mm rear brake.

20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna triple clamp detail  20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna right rear

One of the final iterations of Tamburini's iconic superbike design, the fairing has air intakes under the headlights and vents behind the monoposto seat, which has a white accent similar to a number plate.  Quarter-turn fasteners ease access to the engine room.  Wheels on the -S are lightweight Marchesini alloys.

20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna clutch detail  20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna right grip detail

The 748S offered here appears substantially stock, with a few updates - carbon mufflers, open clutch cover, adjustable footpegs, aftermarket turn signals and grips.  No word on maintenance or damage history, though the matte gray bodywork looks excellent.  The owner also lists additional modifications in the eBay auction:

Sought after gray (senna) 748s in great condition.
Termignoni exhaust
Speedymoto clutch
Carbon intakes

20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna shock detail  20150820 2002 ducati 748s senna right detail
An oddity in 2002, the matte paint is mainstream these days, the gray over red now a classic Ducati color scheme.  Though available in 2003, 748's from that year were likely built before the tooling change for the 999/749, making 2002 the final year of 748 production.  Ducatisti have made many dedicated track machines out of 748's, but this one appears too nice for that...

-donn

Senna Commemorative – 2002 Ducati 748S