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Ducati July 22, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing – 2001 Ducati 748R

Update 8.2.2017: SOLD!

Update 7.21.2017: Price dropped to $10,500 OBO. Additional pictures added in the gallery below. Thank you to Jay for supporting the site and good luck to potential buyers! -dc

The Ducati 748 was built from 1994-2002, in three variants - E, S, and R ( with factory racers identified as SP or SPS ).  Though the E can be a biposto, and the S a base model with upgraded components, the R is a single-seat homolagation special for World SuperSports racing, with parts the race team wanted to be able to use that year.  In the case of the 748, special parts include the frame, engine, suspension, airbox, and slipper clutch.  The 748 presented here has been lightly updated and very lightly used, and its time on display has left it looking excellent and ready to ride or display.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r left

20160802 2001 ducati 748r right front

Interestly, the desmoquattro engine as requested by the Cagiva brothers in 1985 was a mid-size 748cc's, though Ducati's bike had to wait until Tamburini had styled the 916 Superbike, with now-classic trellis frame and single-sided swingarm.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r left rear

20160802 2001 ducati 748r left engine unfaired  20160802 2001 ducati 748r underseat

The 748R has a much different engine than the base or S, 106 hp available thanks to high-lift cams, titanium connecting rods and valves, and fuel injectors centered in the 54 mm intake horns.  The frame was lightened and altered to accommodate the large carbon fiber airbox.  The suspension was up-spec'ed to Öhlins front and rear, 43mm front forks and fully adjustable.  Wheels are cast Marchesini 17's.  The underseat exhaust has been upgraded to an Arrow system.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r right 20160802 2001 ducati 748r binnacle 20160802 2001 ducati 748r left rear wheel

Here are the owner's comments :

This rare example is nearly stock with a full Arrow exhaust, Yoyodyne slave cylinder and a few carbon bits. I bought this bike about 13 months ago from a dealership in outside of San Francisco. Right before I bought her a major service including valves, belts, all fluids, chain, brake pads, tires and a few things I forgot were done (the bill was over $3000). I cleaned her up, rode her 100 miles then I drained the tank, pulled the battery and stuck her in my buddy's office for a year. I pulled her out of the office a week ago, added some 100 octane to wake her up with a kick, installed a new battery and cleaned and polished every bit of her. she runs GREAT. She needs nothing, she is ready to be ridden or she can be display piece like she was for me.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r left front

20160802 2001 ducati 748r right muffler  20160802 2001 ducati 748r left front wheel unfaired

Number 817 of the required 1000, the 748R is a rare sight here since only 100 or so made it to the states.  Rare also that it hasn't been raced or damaged, and has only 1796 miles on the clock.  After a long display career, the previous owner treated this bike to a full maintenance service.  The present owner added only 100 of those miles before draining the fuel and bringing the bike indoors again.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r office

748's reviewed as diminutive knife-sharp handlers, and though the -S was said to be better for the road than the 996, the 748R may be better suited to the track.  Maybe your office manager will turn up their nose and your "new" 748R will have to live in the garage and drive on the street.  Or it could resume being a rare collector machine.  The owner asks $12,000 $10,500

-donn

Featured Listing – 2001 Ducati 748R
Honda June 29, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing – 1992 Honda VFR400R NC30

Update: Greg notes that this bike is sold! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Like real estate, they're just not making any more V-four 399cc sportbikes, and every one that appears has some kind of history - used or abused, neglected or cared for.  This Ohio-registered NC30 looks nicely preserved and has survived 25 years with only a couple of plastic cracks and scuffs.

If you had your headphones in, you might mistake a passing VFR400R for its big brother 750.  The 9/10 scale fairings look every bit of the Honda flagship, but the smaller engine revs to 13,000 rpm, delivering 59 hp.  Upside-down forks were still for racier machines, so the VFR makes do with a conventional front end, with single-sided swingarm.  The dual front discs are 269mm in diameter, and period wheel sizes of 16" front with 18" rear put a nice edge on the handling.  The NC30 is toward the end of the VFR400R development, and has the best looking fairing of the line.

 

Offered by Ohio dealer and RSBFS sponsor Deftone Cycles, this NC30 has covered under 4,000 miles and has great factory graphics.  Clean and complete with a few rubs from its garage-mates, and the owner pictures the crack under the mirror mount.  Notes from the eBay auction:

3,979 Miles (6,405 Kilometers) What we have here is a Type 7 model with Type 1 Fairings. The fairings are factory Honda OEM. So you are getting the upgraded suspension that was offered on the type 7 with the look of the original type 1. Other than that it’s completely original and unrestored. More of a rider than for a collection. Bike needs nothing.  All fluids are fresh.  Shifts and revs to redline perfectly.  Starts effortlessly every time. Some of the mounting tabs are broken on the lower fairings, nothing that is visible from the outside. The upper fairing by the mirror has some cracks, the mirror hides most of the defect. Windscreen is aftermarket MRA. Awesome windscreen. The white on the top of the fuel tank has been re-sprayed with the Honda wings being replaced. Not perfectly done but very presentable. If I was keeping the bike I would be very happy with the paint. Included close up pictures featuring defects. Bike has Vin Matching State of Ohio Title.  NC30-1100*** “Buyer is responsible for their own State Requirements.”  Imported into the States through all legal channels. EPA and Declaration papers provided.

 

The owner's knowledge of the type variations outpaces my own, but the NC30 was offered for three years before being superseded by the Fireblade-styled RVF400R.  Competition in the home market and other progressive licensing countries was heated, and the NC30 reviewed as the best all around, with strong if not leading edge chassis, and standout Honda build quality.  The starting bid is set at $6,800, and you can ask questions of Greg through the eBay auction - here -...

-donn

Featured Listing – 1992 Honda VFR400R NC30
Honda April 27, 2016 posted by

Proto-Monster: Low-Mileage 1989 Honda Hawk GT for Sale

1989 Honda Hawk GT R Side

Available for just three years here in the USA, between 1988 to 1991, the Honda Hawk GT sold pretty poorly. Introduced in an era when American buyers were snapping up fully-faired sportbikes, the Hawk was slower, more conventional-looking, and fairly expensive, so buyers here just weren’t sure what to make of it. Exactly what was it supposed to be? A sportbike? The basic suspension and single front disc limited ultimate performance. A safe, boring commuter? There were plenty of more economical options available. A bike for posing? The looks were far too plain to really impress if showing-off was your goal, considering you could get a racy CBR600 Hurricane for just a few hundred more.

1989 Honda Hawk GT L Side Rear

But the devil is in the details, and although the Hawk looks like one of the ubiquitous UJMs that were so familiar to riders who grew up in the 70s and 80s, it’s pretty clearly something special upon closer inspection. First of all, that rear swingarm: hey, where’s the other half! Unless you’d recently come across an NC or RC30, Honda’s Elf-designed “Pro-Arm” single-sided swingarm would have appeared impossibly exotic in the late 1980s. And instead of an inline-four, the Hawk used a 647cc 52° v-twin with single overhead cams and three valves per cylinder that produced 58hp.

1989 Honda Hawk GT Dash

They’re a bit small physically, but they’re also narrow and pretty light: the package weighed in at just 370lbs dry and, in stock form, the Hawk GT makes a killer canyon bike, with more than enough performance to embarrass much larger machines. It also offers up a very appealing and durable blank canvas on which you can paint your dream machine. Backroad blaster, trackday special, commuter, or cheap do-it-all sporty, a Hawk can be any or all of these. Throw on the front end from a CBR for improved suspension and dual front brakes, along with a CBR900 shock and a VFR rear wheel for wider rubber, add a fairing and a carbon-fiber tank to create a track-day special or surprisingly competent race bike.

1989 Honda Hawk GT R Side Rear

From the original eBay listing: 1989 Honda NT650 Hawk GT for Sale

This is about as nice a Hawk as you are ever to find. This bike is almost entirely original; except the gorgeous Muzzy Exhaust Pipe and some cool aftermarket side view mirrors. The bike has very low miles. The condition of the bike confirms the low mileage; it is near perfect. This bike starts easily but does require a bit of time to warm up. Once warm it pulls easily. The bike feels very light and flickable. It almost dares you to push harder. I have five beautiful Hondas but this one always makes me smile the widest! 

1989 Honda Hawk GT L Side Front

The Honda Hawk GT was really a bike ahead of its time: it took the Ducati Monster and Triumph Speed Triple to make naked bikes cool again, and the Hawk isn’t nearly as sexy as those machines, so values have remained low. But plenty of people shop with their head as well as their heart, and the little Hawk has developed a very strong cult following. Nice examples can be had for around $3,000 but this bike is priced far above that: the Buy It Now price is $6,500.00 with the reserve not met at $1,525.00. That's big, big money for a Hawk, but this example is as perfect as you're ever likely to find outside of a dusty crate in an abandoned warehouse. These bikes were made to be ridden, and ride them their owners do. Except for this one, apparently: it has just 4,355 miles from new.

-tad

1989 Honda Hawk GT L Side

Proto-Monster: Low-Mileage 1989 Honda Hawk GT for Sale
Gilera March 31, 2016 posted by

Slippery Stroker: 1991 Gilera CX125 for Sale

1991 Gilera CX125 R Side Front

The impossibly exotic Gilera CX125 still looks futuristic today but, while the fully-enclosed bodywork and unusual suspension appeared radical when new, the underlying mechanical bits are surprisingly pedestrian. Sure the bike handled well, but the 125cc two-stroke single powering the CX is far from the exciting, sophisticated engine you'd expect, considering the bike's striking design. The bike does have an electric start to get the bike snap, crackle, and popping so there's at least a nod to sophistication...

1991 Gilera CX125 L Side

At 300lbs wet, the modest 28 rear-wheel horses certainly moves the bike along, but performance couldn't be considered much more than "brisk," with a top speed hovering around 100mph. Of course, straight-line performance wasn't really the point.

1991 Gilera CX125 Dash

Single sided front and rear suspension mean that the bike appears to have no suspension at all when viewed from the right-hand side: the wheels just seem to float in space. The design of the front isn't as ambitious as something like the Tesi or GTS1000. It's basically just a telescopic fork with one leg missing and was developed by suspension specialists Paioli. It handles well, but that's likely due to the bike's light weight and sporty frame geometry: the advantages of this setup are mainly cosmetic, aside from the fact it should make for easy tire changes.

1991 Gilera CX125 Front

From the original eBay listing: 1991 Gilera CX125 for Sale

Located in Santa Ana, California. This bike has 3432 KM = 2059 Miles. I believe this bike is all original, but not 100% sure. I'm not a expert on these CX125s. Engine runs good, no problems. I think the bike is in good condition for it's age. This bike is being sold with a bill of sale only. I don't have a title for the bike and can not get one, so don't ask. All stupid questions will not be answered. More info is available on our website. If you overseas or Canadian buyer, you will have to make your own shipping arrangements. I can help USA buyers with the shipping, or you can arrange your own shipper. Bike is being sold as is, no returns. Ask questions and look at the pictures carefully before you bid. Again, this bike is being sold with a bill of sale only, NO TITLE.

1991 Gilera CX125 Front Suspension

Oh god, right there at the end: "no title"! Such a shame, since a CX125 certainly isn't much good for track work. Aside from some very minor imperfections, the bike appears to be in beautiful shape which is great because, unless you live in a state with a very permissive DMV, this bike is going to be on display in your home, not down at the local bike hang out...

1991 Gilera CX125 Rear Suspension

At a starting bid of $5,900 there are no takers yet. Certainly, you're not buying performance here, but that price does seem like a pretty fair price for such a rare and interesting machine. Even if you're forced to just look at it.

-tad

1991 Gilera CX125 R Side

Slippery Stroker: 1991 Gilera CX125 for Sale
MV Agusta March 3, 2011 posted by

From M-G to M-V: 2000 MV Agusta 750

For Sale: 2000 MV Agusta 750

After posting a seemingly endless string of Moto Guzzis, I have decided to make my way further down the alphabet and post something different. From MG I have made it to MV - as in MV Agusta - to post this pretty 750. Pity that folks who own such beautiful motorcycles are so terrible with taking pictures - for these are the only pictures of the bike offered.

From the seller:
I have a mint condition 2000 MV Agusta 750 for sale. It books out just over $7600. I'm open to offers. Don't have the storage space or time to ride anymore. It has about 9700 miles on it. Tires have lots of tread left, hardly used. Never been down, no scratches. Halogen headlight, kick-ass single swing arm. This bike is my dream bike, sad to see it go but, I'd feel even worse making it sit inside all summer. It comes with a few extras...a stand, helmet, tools, 2011 tabs and license paid for. The rear cowl was after-market, it says 1000 on it because they don't make a 2-up passenger cowl for this model, had to get it from a different year...fits the same though. This thing is a beauty. I live in St. Paul but, have the bike stored at my parents' place up in Foley. Like I said, I don't have any room for it down here in my parking ramp anymore.

Designed by Massimo Tamburini of Ducati 916 fame, the modern MV Agusta is a striking motorcycle in the classic red/silver livery. The info states that this bike has approx 9,700 miles on it, which is not much considering the age. The BIN price is also not bad, at only $7,490, plus the seller is open to offers.

To jump into the wonderful world of MV Agusta (or at least the Cagiva-owned era) and make an offer on this bike, click the link and . Good Luck!

MI