Posts by tag: Sport 1000

Ducati July 10, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing: 2009 Ducati Sport 1000 for Sale

Ducati's line of SportClassic retro-inspired motorcycles generated plenty of buzz when they were released in 2006, marrying retro styling cues and modern performance. The original Sport 1000 and Paul Smart/1000S versions were solo-seat only, but got revised rear suspensions and exhaust systems that allowed for a dual-seat option, keeping costs down compared to the limited-release models and widening their appeal. But demand tailed off quickly for the whole range and they were discontinued after just a few years, although the more practical GT1000 hung on a couple years after the others. Today, however, these things command prices as high or even higher than new, with many examples appearing to be in very well-maintained shape and, as is common with Ducatis, have been upgraded with expensive aftermarket bits, like today's Featured Listing Sport 1000.

There's not much to be said about the SportClassic that hasn't been said before: it's a solid, if uninspiring performer, with good handling, tons of style, and decent reliability, a "mature sportbike" suitable for everyone from backroad scratchers to urban posers. If that sounds like "damning with faint praise" I don't mean it to be: the 92hp available from the air/oil-cooled, two-valve v-twin doesn't seem all that impressive when compared to the latest and greatest superbikes, but considering the bike's very reasonable weight and decent suspension it's plenty to have fun with and adequate for probably 90% of the riding public. Even today, those numbers are right on par with the new Thruxton R, with comparable power and lower weight.

This particular bike avoids one of the major pitfalls of the model: this era's Ducatis often used plastic tanks that don't respond well to ethanol and can swell over time. Ducati was replacing the tanks but with the same plastic tanks, so this could be an issue for folks looking to pick them up second-hand. Here, the plastic parts have been replaced by aluminum which, as you may or may not know, does not swell when exposed to ethanol... The aluminum parts have been clear-coated. Personally, I like the look of raw aluminum, but I'd go with gold graphics over black for this bike. Maybe black paint with the Ducati logo left in bare aluminum? The new owner will get a set of tank decals that haven't been applied.

From the Seller: 2009 Ducati Sport 1000 for Sale

This is a very unique bike! A Sport Classic 1000 w/aluminum tank and seat cowl (not the stock plastic stuff), OZ Cattiva magnesium wheels, Spark stainless steel exhaust (great sound!), slipper clutch, flashed ECU, and more. Comes with original OEM parts plus a spare seat (without a cowl on it). Stock tank and seat cowl are black with a white racing stripe. 18.4K miles. One of the coolest Ducatis you'll see on the road. A true cult bike. Well cared for and dealer maintained. I am reluctant to sell it, but I have one too many sport bikes.

$12,000 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Interested parties can contact the seller here: charlesdoane@comcast.net

That black tank-protector shown is nice as well and included with the sale. It covers up the shapely tank, but prevents damage and offers up easy mounting for a tank bag. The original spoked wheels are gone as well, replaced by lighter, stiffer magnesium bits. The owner notes a significant improvement in handling as a result. If you don't like the changes, all the original parts are included to change it back to stock. The seller also helpfully includes a clip from Tron: Legacy featuring a Black Sport 1000 in case you've not seen the movie or would like to see a similar bike in action. The asking price for this example is $12,000, and it's currently located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Miles aren't collector-bike low, but Ducati's two-valve twin is a pretty durable engine when properly maintained and these SportClassics certainly look like they're holding their value.

-tad

Featured Listing: 2009 Ducati Sport 1000 for Sale
Ducati September 4, 2015 posted by

Nice Exhaust, Bike Included: 2007 Ducati Sport Classic 1000SE for Sale

2007 Ducati Sport Classic Zard R Side

Look, I'd really buy this Ducati Sport 1000SE just for the insanely cool 2-into-2 high/low Zard exhaust and get a pretty nice bike thrown in for free. Because if I had the money and space to collect a bunch of bikes, the Sport 1000 would be on the list, and I'd want one with this exhaust. As a bonus, it even has beautiful vintage black and gold paint with the classic Ducati logo.

2007 Ducati Sport Classic Zard Front

It's a perfect bike for the road, with good handling, reasonable weight, and an ideal powerplant: crazy horsepower numbers sell bikes and enhance the size of your "package" [note: not really], but a flexible, torquey motor that sounds and feels good at almost any road and engine speed is what you really need in the real world, and the belt-driven, two-valve 1000DS engine has those qualities in spades. This 992cc "DS" or "Dual Spark" version uses twin-plug heads for more efficient combustion across the big piston surface.

2007 Ducati Sport Classic Zard R Side Engine

So you don't get the big horsepower bragging rights, but when your bike looks and sounds this good, who cares? Unfortunately, that solo-only tail means you won't get to take your future ex-Miss or Mister along for the ride, but you do get that really slick asymmetrical swingarm on the monoposto versions of the early Sport Classics.

2007 Ducati Sport Classic Zard L Side

In typical Ducati fashion, this low-mileage example has been decked out in the best the aftermarket can supply, most of which is tasteful. Aside from the Zard exhaust, I'm also a fan of that slim LED taillight/signal unit: the stock bits are classic 70's in all the wrong ways and will not be missed.

From the original eBay listing: 2007 Ducati Sport 1000 SE for Sale

Ducati North America announced the release of the 2007 Sport 1000 mono Special Edition, which is being produced exclusively for the North American market. Production of this model will be limited to 100 units (90 for the US and 10 for Canada). With only 100 units being produced, this will be one of the rarest Ducatis made in recent history. Combining modern technology and historic design, the Sport 1000 SE embodies the spirit of the legendary 1978 Ducati 900SS "Darmah" and features the timeless Black and Gold paint scheme. Each of the limited 100 monoposto (single seat) 2007 Sport 1000 SE models will be identified by a numbered plaque, located on the triple clamp. The motorcycle also features a twin muffler "shotgun" exhaust, spoke wire wheels and Brembo brakes. It is powered by the 992cc dual spark motor, which puts out impressive torque and horsepower figures for an air-cooled engine. #12 of 100 4047 miles  List of upgrades (all original parts included with sale) Zard Exhaust, Rizoma mirrors, FLEDA LED integrated brake lights and signals, EVR clutch, CRG adjustable levers, Speedy Moto open belt kit, Speedy Moto open clutch kit, Speedy Moto frame sliders, Carbon fiber sprocket cover, Carbon fiber rear hugger and integrated chain guard, FOBO Bluetooth tire pressure sensors.

With just 4,000 miles on the clock and all that vintage-styled goodness on tap, I'm surprised there are no bidders yet: the Paul Smart bikes regularly change hands for far more than the opening bid listed here, and I prefer the looks of the Sport. While that might seem like a lot of money for a nearly ten year old bike, I think these still provide a ton of bang for your buck, along with the possibility that it will appreciate in value down the road.

-tad

2007 Ducati Sport Classic Zard Rear

Nice Exhaust, Bike Included: 2007 Ducati Sport Classic 1000SE for Sale
Ducati May 30, 2015 posted by

Bet it All on Black – 3 Custom Ducatis

Unusual to see three well done customs pop up at the same moment, as "well done" can be pretty subjective.  While customs are not RSBFS's specialty, this trio of black Ducatis caught my eye, and maybe you'll enjoy them as well.

Three Custom Ducatis ( Black ) for sale on eBay

2007 Ducati 696 Monster Cafe Racer

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This 2007 Ducati 696 Monster Cafe Racer has a Sport 1000 flavor with retro badged and striped half-fairing.  Lots of new parts in the cockpit and neat monoposto looking seat.  Freshly serviced, the Monster-based bike should be a sharp handler.

From the eBay auction:

One of a kind built at Beverly Hills Ducati.  The bike is a 2007 Ducati 695 Monster.  New Build includes 1970's style Custom SS fairing w/clear wind screen (both tank and fairing are custom painted with Vintage Ducati emblems and racing stripe).  Front end includes new clip-ons, Rizoma grips, Rizoma resevoirs, Rizoma mirror, Brembo slave cylinders & CRG adjustable levers.  Also included, Fresh tuneup, New brake pads, New rear sets, new tires, High tech speed superbright l.e.d. turn signals, Custom made café seat & High performance Leo Vince exhausts.

2007 Ducati Sport 1000S Custom

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The exquisitely photographed 2007 Sport 1000S is pared down to the bare minimum but finished to a very high level.  With no carbon or billet parts, all the magic here has a vintage look, though many of the hard parts are from later Ducatis.

The Portland-based builder, Digital Directiv, states:

Many builders like to take pride in doing everything themselves, but at the expense of the final product. I’m not one of those guys. Everything has to be perfect and if someone is an expert at what they do, I’m not afraid to involve them in the project. That’s why I recruited some of the best in the business to help me out. Chris from Masic Industries was enlisted to refinish every nut and bolt back to factory new condition and the only one I trust to coat the mildly-modified frame and wheels. Also done there was the mirror-like polishing of every aluminum part including the engine covers. All seams and casting marks were removed before many of the parts received a brushed finish; a feature also taken from the unique MH. Jeff Johnson of Ill Eagle Designs hand-formed the one piece aluminum solo tail section that mounts using the stock seat latch for easy removal. He also adapted the Monster 1100 headers into an amazing underseat exhaust capped by Cone Engineering cans. Ginger from New Church Moto was the only choice to make the sexy hand-stitched suede seat and matching pad. Tying it all together is the bottomless black and charcoal paint laid down by Tony’s Customs.

2008 Ducati 1098

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Using more carbon fiber and powder coating than the others combined, this 2008 Ducati 1098 is re-finished and upgraded, previously the owner's track bike.  Every system has been overhauled and / or upgraded, and comprehensive maintenance makes it seem ready to go.

Too much to list here, but the owner makes these comments in the eBay auction:

The sale of the bike will include the following OEM/Extra parts: Passenger seat, Passenger rearsets, OEM rear midnight black seat, Extra set of carbon fiber mid-side fairings.

I'm the second owner, the bike has been maintained throughout its life at Ducati AMS Dallas.
The following has been recently done to it - Past 3000 miles or so. Yes this Ducati visits the track, thus the upkeep and upgrades.

Though it rarely results in more value, sometimes a bike has to be refinished if not rebuilt.  Laid down or just run out, it's the owner's opportunity to try something, a combination of components or finishes that wasn't available from the factory that year.  These three bikes have a lot of personality as well as a very professional presentation.  If the right cyclist comes along, and does their homework, everyone could wind up happy.

- donn

Bet it All on Black – 3 Custom Ducatis
Ducati June 17, 2013 posted by

A Brand New 2007 NCR Ducati “New Blue” For Sale #12 of 50

2007 NCR Ducati New Blue For Sale

If you've been on the lookout for a Ducati SportClassic you've probably noticed they command quite a premium these days, and for good reason. But this is no ordinary Sport 1000S. This bike is on a whole other level though as it's an NCR built race machine. Act quickly as there isn't much time left on this one.

2007 NCR Ducati For Sale on eBay

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from the seller:

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

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The exotica parts upgrades, engineering and attention to detail on this bike are stunning! It weighs nearly 25% less than the Sport 1000S but has 40% more power as well. We don't post many custom builds, but using that term really doesn't apply here. This is from a storied Ducati race tuner and they have been making the best even better for years.

Here's what MCN had to say about it when it launched. "It's a racebike that happens to look like a beautiful piece of machinery."

Original cost on these bikes was $75k. Current bid is above $45k with a reserve still in place, but there has been steady bidding. And on the really choice pieces this year the real action has been in the final minutes. I'm very excited to see if this bike sells and what the price will be. Leave a comment below with your guesstimate on sale price!

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Moto Guzzi September 7, 2011 posted by

1995 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100

Not your stock Goose.  This Guzzi has a known history and a number of modifications that have made the engine a bit hotter than stock. The sport 100 was a nice bike but of course the V Twin was always underpowered compared to the competition.  Guzzi had a tremendous racing heritage but by the mid 90's has lost their place.  Having said that this is a good handling bike that will be fun.

The seller shares the following:

Looking for the trickest Guzzi Sport 1100 on the planet?  This bike was ordered brand new from Action Sport Cycles in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1995 by my friend, Richard.  After a six month wait, his bike finally arrived and he took delivery.  He has owned it ever since and it has been babied beyond belief.  Through the years he has done the following mods:  The motor was removed and the heads were sent to Charlie Rice in Amsterdam, who is renowned as one of the world's foremost Guzzi engine guys.  He re-shaped the combustion chambers, did some mild porting, installed stainless valves, and did a twin-plug conversion.  Twin-plug Dyna-Coils were used.  The crank was sent to Falicon and they gave it their "SuperCrank" treatment.  It was shaved, polished, and balanced and Carillo rods were installed.  A mild Rennsport street cam is now spun by a gear driven valve train (which replaced the cam chain and sprockets) and titanium pushrods were installed along with higher compression Ferracci pistons and rings when the motor went back together.  The bore remains stock.  The clutch came from Moto-International.  It's beefier than stock but still has a nice, easy pull.  To take advantage of the motor mods, the carbs were replaced with a pair of Keihin FCR41's with K&N filters, and the stock exhaust was replaced by a beautiful stainless 2-1-2 system by Rennsport.  The bike sounds great but is not too loud.  The carbs are jetted for our Middle Tennessee altitude and this motor is totally dialed in.  All these mods were made with the intention of making a strong, reliable, tractable street motor and the results are amazing.  Way stronger than a stocker but very fun, predictable, and reliable.  By the way, look at the motor pictures... the carbs are not drooping downward.  That's the reverse slant Keihin designed into the carbs.  They are mounted correctly.   The suspension/wheels/chassis were all left stock.  The front rotors were replaced by a set of Italian Discotelli cast iron floating rotors.  The original Brembo calipers are still in place.  The White Power shock and Marzocchi forks are fully adjustable with the left fork handling compression while the right one handles rebound.  The front Michelin has about 90% left and the matching rear has about 70% left.  The original Rosso Red paint is still gorgeous and in excellent condition.  The only flaws are a small mark on the front fender and some mild pecking on the lower forks.  I could have painted those pieces but if I were buying the bike, I wouldn't want anything touched.  I'll let the new owner to make that call.  Richard installed a Sargent seat cover with the tri-colore patch and painted the front wheel black and the rear gold because he digs 'em like that.  I do too.  This bike has never been down, never raced, and has never seen a track day.  Richard was 42 when he ordered this bike in 1995 and has treated it responsibly and maintained it meticulously.  It has lived inside since new and has only had synthetic oil in it since break-in.  The shaft drive has been lubed every six months.  Included are the owner's manual, shop manual, every receipt for every dollar he's ever spent on the bike, including the original sales receipt, both keys, and the original tool kit. All the original pieces (carbs, pistons, cam, stock headers, air box, etc.) go with the bike.  Naturally, he has a clear title.  This is a rare opportunity to own a very special one-owner, collectible machine that has been babied and documented.  These don't come along very often.  Lastly, there weren't many of these Sport 1100's built... this is the 17th one.  And this one looks much better in person than it does in the pictures, which isn't usually the case.  I am always honest and accurate with my descriptions and plan to keep my 100% feedback rating.  Please feel free to call Rusty at 615 430 6252 with any questions.  Thanks for looking and good luck!

You can look at the eBay auction yourself after the link.

This is a great bike which will probably be a bargain for someone.  Picking a price can be tough s this will be rare with all the work which makes it a bit special.   I do wonder if the starting bid at $6500 is a bit high but am happy to be proved wrong.

AS