Monthly Archives: September 2010

Bimota September 30, 2010 posted by

BRAND NEW 2008 Bimota DB6R for sale – as in 0 miles!

Brand new ZERO miles 2008 Bimota DB6R for sale!

Bimota DB6R For Sale

Here’s the second Bimota for sale by Ducshop – a brand new, 0 miles (yes, you read that right), 2008 Bimota DB6R:

This is a new 2008 DB6R with full factory warranty and all included accessories. Cover, stand, manuals, euro turn signals and mirrors.

Never titled with factory MSO

Was $29,950 plus frieight and set up new. Now $23,950 out the door serviced.

The DB6 / DB6R is one of my favourite Bimotas, with it’s upright riding position, wide bars, and the punchy Ducati 1100DS engine – it’s basically big SuperMoto.  And how fun is that?!

Previous DB6s that we have listed have been floating around the $15,000 mark, so with this being a more desirable “R” version and a brand new bike, the price seems fair.  .

Not meaning to beat a dead horse, by as I mentioned in my previous DB7 listing, at $23,950, the price is not far off from the $25,000 asking price (that’s less than half of the original MSRP of $52,000!) of the 2009 DB7 Nerocarbonio in our featured listing – I just can’t get over how much of a deal that bike is!


Bimota September 30, 2010 posted by

2009 Bimota DB7 – low miles and $10,000 off MSRP!

Here’s a very nice 2009 Bimota DB7 with less than 400 miles for sale at $10,000 off MSRP!

It must be Bimota Friday again (haven’t had one of these in a while!) because we have 2 nice Bimota’s coming – the first of which is this DB7 from Ducshop (a specialist Ducati dealer) listed on eBay:

This Red/White (team colors) Demo DB7 has less than 400 miles and has never been titled. Comes with the factory 2 year warranty starting the day it is sold. MSRP was $34,595 so is discounted $10,000. There are no scratches or damage and was pre-delivery inspected by our top technician.

Comes with rear display stand, cover, manuals and MSO

I don’t think the DB7 needs much introducing, so if you’re in the market for one, .

Having said that, I just noticed that the 2009 DB7 Nerocarbonio in our featured listing has a new lower asking price of $25,000.  Hmm… $23,950 for a “regular” (if Bimotas can be called that) DB7 vs. $25,000 for a Nerocarbonio – which one you think I’d choose?  Darn it – where’s that $25,000 when I need it?!


Bimota September 30, 2010 posted by

1998 Bimota DB3 Mantra S/N 000003 With 356 Original Miles

This is a very low mileage Bimota DB3 Mantra with a very low serial number!

Bike:  1998 Bimota DB3 Mantra

Location:  San Diego, California

Mileage:  356mi

The seller states this bike is completely original but doesn’t state much about any imperfections.  This comes to us from the same seller of the Bimota BB1 we just posted here.

This bike was Bimota’s first foray into the naked bike sector and, personally, doesn’t look so hot.  However, it is a true Bimota and features the power-plant from the Ducati 900SS.  There are very few changes throughout the production run and all of the later pieces are interchangeable with the earlier bikes.  The riding position, with low rear-sets and high clip-ons, is very similar to a standard riding position.  However, the bike is pretty light at 185kg (Wet), with a low CG thanks to the exhaust and dummy fuel tank.  The engine, suspension, braking, and general handling isn’t bad and this bike would be perfect for anyone who thinks a Duc’ Monster is too plain.  The imitation wood dash and carbon fiber should get some attention if the headlight surround doesn’t.  See the only Mantra we’ve ever posted on eBay .


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale September 29, 2010 posted by

1976 Yamaha TZ750C Project on eBay

A genuine TZ750 on eBay!

Bike:  1976 Yamaha TZ750C

Location:  Franklin, Michigan

Mileage:  TMU, engine is a later S/N replacement.

I’ll let the seller state the description so I don’t get anything wrong:

1976 Yamaha TZ750C Road Racer: Frame No. 409 – 100101, Engine No. 409 – 200224.HISTORY: I purchased the Yamaha in 1990. No other known history.

ORIGINALITY: The frame number is the first of the 1976 TZ750C production run. It is estimated that 40 machines were built. The engine number indicates that it is dated 1979. The left and right side cylinder barrels each have “347cc 40900” embossed at the rear. The fairing and screen are new Mead Speed parts. The swing arm has been reinforced, but has a very similar appearance to original. The wheel rims are stamped “Daido Japan”. The tires are Continental 3.25 H 18 RB2 (front) & Goodyear Eagle Drag Racer 25 x 7.0 x 18 (rear). The kill switch is missing, but the kill switch pigtail is original and attached to the CDI Controller Box. (2) tiny black tie wraps are used to mount the water temp gauge in place of the original clips. Some of the metric fasteners are not original Yamaha parts. All other parts are original Yamaha. Restoration has been carried out using the pages from the parts manual for reference.

CONDITION: The fairing and all black parts have been professionally painted. The screen to fairing attachment is adequate, but not excellent. The fuel tank, seat and front fender have the original paint. The tank has a tiny surface scratch on the left side and a ding and scratch mark on the right side, as shown in the pictures. These parts have been intentionally left unrestored to retain their originality. All other parts are excellent, but not all have a museum quality finish.

1) The mileage is unknown and the listed mileage is an approximation.
2) I have never had the engine running.
3) Engine compression, gear selection and clutch operation are normal. During storage, the cylinder bores were oiled and the transmission fluid was installed.
4) The transmission and brake fluids have recently been drained.
5) Many of the fasteners have not been correctly torqued and the machine is not suitable for immediate use.
6) The Yamaha does not have a title.

If you like sportbikes, and I assume you do, the TZ750 is pretty much a to-die-for bike and probably even more so than a Black Shadow depending on your generation.  The TZ750 debuted in 1975, following the TZ700, with cantilever rear suspension and put out near 140hp giving it a top speed of over 185mph.

If a TZ750 doesn’t get your blood flowing, this probably isn’t a hobby for you.  Read a fantastic write up of a, California, street titled TZ750 from 1979 here.

This example for sale has obviously been a display piece and would hold it’s value nicely if you decided to continue letting it sit in your living room.  However, this bike has enough influence to possibly make you make, perceived, rash decisions and cash out retirement funds just to be able to head out to the garage and listen to it.  Drool over it on eBay .


Consider these other Yamaha’s:

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Bimota September 29, 2010 posted by

1995 Bimota BB1, One of 148, on eBay

This is an ultra rare Bimota BB1 on eBay!

Bike:  1995 Bimota BB1

Location:  San Diego, California

Mileage:  6,321km (3927mi)

The seller states that this bike is completely original and has always been stored inside.  The title is from Germany and will probably be a pain–or impossible–to register here in the U.S.  The pictures/video do show nicks, scratches, and oxidation on many surfaces, but the bike appears to be in generally good condition.  We’ve seen this seller before with some rare bikes and his videos are always easy to remember because the bikes are always in the same alley and he always makes sure to show that the charging system works.

The original idea sounds fantastic:  145kg (Dry), 650cc single, 46rwhp, BMW-Rotax sourced power-plant with tubular frame and clever insights such as repositioning the fuel tank to achieve optimum CG.  However, I’ve read, the actual finished product turned out to be crap.  Supposedly the bike has ridiculous vibration–Relative to singles!–terrible ergonomics, underpowered brakes and poor handling.  Here is a quote from a period test by Performance Bikes:

‘I expected the Bimota to be hot shit, but it’s turned out to be more of a luke-warm, fudgey stool. It’s nervous, skittish and sounds like the chain is about to leap off the sprockets’

Ah, OK then.  Performance Bikes isn’t the only unfavorable review, the internet only seems to have stories of poor experiences.  While the Ducati Supermono is extremely rare and held to a mythical status, the BB1 is also just as rare but regarded as something you never want to experience other than looking at.

That being said, this is still a very, very, rare Bimota with only 148 ever being produced.  This example isn’t perfect, but it’s not too far off either and you’ll be one of the few to own one.  There are a bunch of little cosmetic issues that will add up but once completed this should be a very nice show piece and, based on reviews, the German title shouldn’t be an issue because you wouldn’t want to ride the thing even if you could.  Anyone have first hand experience they’d like to share?

Bid, or see what this bike goes for, on eBay .


Update: This posting is pretty outdated. Check out some of these current listings on eBay for bikes and parts right now!


Sport Bikes For Sale September 28, 2010 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600 Vance & Hines Edition #476 with 2,620 Original Miles

This a very nice, low mileage, Vance & Hines Edition FZR600.

Bike:  1992 Yamaha FZR600 V&H

Location:  Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Mileage:  2,620mi

The seller states that this bike is “…perfect without a scratch.”  It was recently tuned and supposedly runs like a champ.  This bike looks to be perfectly stock (except for the windscreen) and in fantastic condition as the seller states.  We’ve had a few V&H Edition FZR’s in the past and none had this low of mileage or were in as original condition.  See the other FZR600s we’ve posted here.

The Vance & Hines Edition wasn’t special other than the commemorative scheme and V&H exhaust system.  1992 was also the last year for the square headlight design which only lasted for two years before Yamaha reverted back to the earlier, dual headlight, design that was so popular.  If you’re a Yamaha collector, you should have one of these and this is probably one of the best examples out there.  See the bike on eBay .


Kawasaki September 28, 2010 posted by

North Of The Border: 1989 Kawasaki KR-1 Stroker

1989 Kawasaki KR-1 Stroker  


Kawi two stroke fans take note, a clean KR-1 is looking for a new home.  I know it is located in Canada but Kawasaki ring dingers just don’t appear for sale that often so grab your passport and cash in the frequent flyer miles.  The KR-1 just might be the rarest of the Japanese 250cc two strokes.  I found one figure that claims less than 10,000 bikes were produced over the entire production run.  No wonder info on these bikes is at a premium.  One place I do recommend visiting is, it has a wealth of info and has an active forum for the bike.  I have to admit, I’ve never read a bad thing about these bikes, especially the parallel twin engine.  In the UK  it seems to be widely accepted the KR-1 is the easiest 250 to extract extra power from.    If you are a lover of straight line speed the KR-1 might be your bike;  it holds a couple of records at Bonneville.   Where the KR-1 lacks a little is the chassis/suspension department.  It didn’t survive past 1993 so it didn’t see the updated chassis and suspension components that later RGV’s, NSR’s and TZR’s received.  


I know pictures don’t tell the whole story but this sure looks like a nice example.  The mileage is low with just over 7,000 miles and it appears completely stock.  What else can you ask for from a 1989 model?   

From the auction:  

Imported from Japan, a very rare bike.  

The only registered, street legal KR1 in Canada.
250 cc twin cylinder 2 stroke motor. Liquid cooled. Oil injected. Servo controlled exhaust valves.
6 speed transmission.
A strong running bike.
Was the fastest, lightest 250cc when compared to the NSR250, TZR250 and RGV250. 55 rear wheel horsepower, 123 kgs. 

New tires, carbs have been cleaned. New battery. New fork seals. Completely stock condition. 

Parts are easily available. Most consumable parts (brake pads, fork seals etc) can be sourced from dealers in Ontario. Engine parts are readily available from the UK. 

11,300 kms. 

It has an Ontario ownership. Was legally imported.
Never raced, or used as a track bike. 

PICK UP ONLY. Only buyers from Canada and US.  


I don’t think I can add too much more here.  It is a rare bike, it has low miles and appears to be in good condition.  The only drawback for a buyer in the States is the location.  Nothing that can’t be overcome but just a bit more work and cost.    You Kawasaki fans are a hardy bunch, if there is a will there is a way.  The auction has cranked up and can

Just a pretty KR-1S with a nice set of after market pipes. 


MV Agusta September 27, 2010 posted by

4 Miles And No Reserve-2000 MV Agusta F4

2000 MV Agusta F4 with 4 Miles And No Reserve-

This one is pretty straight forward.  If you want a brand new 2000 MV Agusta F4, here it is.  Long story short, the owner was too busy with work to enjoy his Italian toy.  You are now the beneficiary of his busy work schedule. 

Remember 750cc sport/race bikes?  It is funny to think that they are all gone except for the GSX-R.  My point is this is a pre-1000cc F4.  Do you remember all the hype about MV Agusta’s comeback back then?   This bike was supposed to set the racing world on fire and be a world beater.  That didn’t exactly happen but MV Agusta carved out a nice niche for itself and I think very few of us would say “no” if offered a ride on one. 

The story behind it:

I am the original owner. The bike has never been ridden even around the block. It has never had tags. I have the odometer certificate that shows 4 miles when I purchased it and there are 4 miles on it now ( see photo ). I know the first question will be, “Why?”. Just after I got it, my company lost funding for the project I was on. I had to look for contracts/projects out of state ever since. I kept it all this time planning to ride and enjoy it, but was not able to get settled back in Florida. I’ll be moving out permanently in a few months and I’d rather let it go than drag it around the country with me. That’s the situation. Come by and see the bike if you’d like and you’ll see for yourself. It’s sparkling new and it’s 100% stock. Obviously no test rides and I’m selling it as-is, which is a new unused bike as you see it. You can look it over, wheel to wheel, and you’ll see it’s never been out of the garage or uncovered, tires smooth, nubs still there and not even scuffed. The paint still looks as bright as when new. This one has to be the only new one left, outside of MV’s showroom in Italy. I have to get this taken care of, so someone’s going to get a one-of-a-kind great deal. I hope it’s someone who truly appreciates this spectacular bike. I’m including the original MV Stand, Toolkit, Owner’s Books, Spare Key still in the sleeve, and the MV Shop Manual for both Engine and Chassis ( CD version ).

I’ve kept it ready to run. I’ve kept Sta-Bil in the gas and changed it when needed. Kept the battery on a trickle charger (has a 2 1/2 year old battery in it now). I also installed new OEM (CRC) quick connects & fuel lines. When starting it periodically, everything worked perfectly and beautifully and the sound always put a huge grin on my face. Although I’ve kept it flowing freely all this time, the fuel pump recently quit. Bike owners know this drill well. It’s often due to a clogged filter. Changing it and cleaning the pump screen is usually all that’s needed ( should be done annually anyway ). I’m an engineer so I do everything myself on my vehicles. I verified the pump is getting electricity and is not shorted (which means it’s the filter/pump & likely just a clog). You can do the change/cleaning or just replace the whole pre-assembled filter/pump cluster ( easiest way – just swap it ). I literally don’t have a single minute to spare right now and even taking the tank to the dealer is a day trip ( twice ). I’m including MV’s Shop Manual with the bike ( on CD – OEM ). It shows you step-by-step how to do it. It’s not difficult, just a bit time consuming if you do it right.

It is red, it is Italian, it is brand spankin new and you have a chance at getting it for a decent price.  The stars have aligned for you if you’ve always wanted a MV Agusta.  The auction is starting to wind down so don’t waste any time and .


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