Monthly Archives: October 2012

MV Agusta October 30, 2012 posted by

2000 Agusta MV F4 750 “ORO” #286 of 300

Update 10.30.2012: This listing was first published in September of 2009 and has reappeared on eBay from what appears to be the same seller. The opening bid is up a bit at $25k but is also listed with a buy-it-now of $37k. Currently no bids with just less than 2 days to go. Thanks to Doug for the original post on this bike! -dc

I posted a 1999 F4 a few days ago that had been upgraded to look like this bike.  As my previous post stated “Oro” means gold in Italian.  All of the gold bits on this F4 Oro are Magnesium with gold finish, thus the badge of Oro.  I think these are pure eye candy and am envious of anyone who owns one of these beauties.  This MV Agusta F4 750 Oro is #286 of 300, located in Miami and is listed for sale on eBay for $22,000 with no reserve or buy it now.  So, it is possible that you could own this for $22,000. 

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I just had to throw up some large pictures this time so everyone can see the detail, carbon fiber bits and Ohlins components. 

This super rare example of MV Agusta’s premiere motorcycle is one of only a hand full that made it to the USA. Most were coveted by celebrities like Jay Leno and Lyle Lovett who were able to get their hands on them. Only 300 were produced in total! It was featured in 2000 at “The Art of the Motorcycle” exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in NY. Wesley Snipes rode this mode in the movie “The Art of War”. This bike has only 1,200 miles and has never been titled. Comes with Certificate of Origin. Engine: Four Stroke 749cc Inline 4 cylinders 4 valves per cylinder Double overhead camshaft Bore Stroke: 73.8 x43.8 Weber Marelli 1.6M injection carburetors Liquid cooled 6 gears Chain drive transmission Sandcast engine Loads of magnesium parts Brakes: Front – twin disc Rear – disc Weight: 396 lbs. Serviced by Fast by Ferracci IMMACULATE Stand included There is too much to say and no way to express how awesome this bike is in an ad.  Call Earl for the information and stories you could listen to for hours!

I would love to hear the Ferracci exhaust note on this thing, I bet it screams….  Although the owner doesn’t give much information on any modification made to the bike, they do offer their phone # for additional information.  So if you’re interested hit Earl up for some info.


Harley Davidson October 30, 2012 posted by

When Harley made racing bikes – Aermacchi HD 350 in Italy

Between 1960 and 1978 Harley Davidson controlled first and owned later, an Italian firm in the area of Varese. This wasn’t MV Agusta which eventually was also owned (for a very short time though) by HD.  Instead, it was called Aermacchi. Just like MV Agusta, also Aermacchi used to be in the aerospace business.  After the war, the company started to produce motorbikes that turned out to be very successful on the race tracks giving Harley Davidson a few world championship titles in the 250 and 350 cc categories.

Here we have a modern cafe racer/scrambler interpretation of a 1978 AMF HD 350 2 stroke powered bike:

The bike is on sale on eBay and located in Italy. the starting price is 2100 Euro (about 2700 $). Shipping is offered across Europe for an extra 400 Euro and the bike will be delivered by pallet.

The seller describes the bike in good condition and like its motor:

AMF Harley Davidson HD 350 cc epoca 1978. Motore ottime condizioni,come pure tutto il resto. Spedizione in italia 190 euro. International shipping europa cost 400 euro. Per qualsiasi informazione basta chiedere. Invio altre foto guarda il video su youtube 

He also includes a video as a proof of that:

If you want to know more about the bike or would like to position a bid, please follow the link below:

1978 Aermacchi Harely Davidson 350 

Buon divertimento !


Honda October 29, 2012 posted by

Another Clean Honda VFR750R (RC30) For Sale!

Tulsa, OK – 10,337 miles – Currently $18,300

If the RC30 featured last week wasn’t enough, we have yet another one of these sought after VFR750Rs up for sale currently. If the Northeast is too far for you, have a look at this one that comes of out Oklahoma. These don’t come up for sale on a regular basis, but I guess when it rains, it pours.

This bike also has low-ish miles with only 10,337 on the clock. The only modification to this one is an auxiliary switch that allows you to run the radiator fan at all times, in case you like to keep it cooler than the other side of the pillow. Recent and extensive maintenance is also apparent as given buy the valve adjustment, fluids, carb cleaning, seals, hoses, and then some. The seller details this better, so with out wasting any time…

I purchased this bike from a collector of rare Honda motorcycles in 2001. It was included in my collection of limited-production homologation motorcycles. It has been ridden carefully on nice days and stored in a climate-controlled display room in my house. It has not been used for track days, or in rain.

It is stock, apart from the addition of a switch adjacent to the choke knob that allows the radiator fan to run at any time, regardless of water temperature. The wires for the switch can be seen on the left side of the radiator area, as they are disconnected from the switch when the bodywork is removed. It has recently had a very comprehensive service that included checking the valve clearances; changing all of the fluids, filters and spark plugs; disassembling, inspecting and cleaning the carburettors, an installing installing new o-rings, gaskets and tuning and balancing them; disassembling, cleaning and installing new seals in the brake calipers, brake master cylinders, clutch master and slave cylinders; replacing various rubber hoses and lines; installing new tires; replacing the battery; servicing the forks; and going over the entire bike to make sure that it is mechanically 100%. Needless to say, the engine starts easily and the bike runs very well.

All of the body panels are the original hand-laid fiberglass factory parts. The paint is in very good overall condition. There are a few small stone chips and scratches that have been touched up but they are not apparent unless you examine the paint very closely. The bike presents very well.

Included is the original bike tool kit in a blue denim cloth bag, the original owner’s manual, two keys and the factory rear wheel stand. I may have some spare oil filters and fluids that I will give to the buyer.

The title is a clear, normalOklahomatitle and it will be held in escrow by my attorney until full payment is made. Payment will be made by bank wire transfer only, to my attorney’s trust account. Details are available upon request.

There you have it, yet another clean and near stock RC30 for sale right here in the US. Bidding is up to $18,300 and the reserve has not yet been met. Given the care this bike has received, I would suspect the reserve to be somewhere in the mid to high $20k range. You can bet prices won’t be going down anything soon for these as they have risen steadily over the past few years. The seller provides a link to even more pictures here. The bike has a clean title, and comes with a few original extras as well. You better hurry up, as there are only a couple days left on the auction. Check out the auction here and place your bid now!


Ducati October 29, 2012 posted by

Classic Italian Beauty- ’90 Ducati 851

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Mileage: 20,477

Price: Auction

The Ducati 851 may be the best looking Ducati those style savvy Italians have ever built. But it’s also a very important bike in Duc history as it was their game changing four valve, water cooled machine that allowed them to go on and win some races in World Superbike. The bike took on many other forms, including super cool SP designations and is truly an icon in the Ducati world.

Here’s the seller’s story-

I am selling my Ducati 851 that I have owned since the mid 90’s. The bike has been in storage for a couple years as I have not had time to ride. It was running perfectly when parked and has new Michelin radials on it. I charged the battery this past Spring, fuel pump ran bike turned over but would not start. I sprayed some starting fluid in intake and motor would run. I was told by my mechanic that the injectors are stuck from sitting and need to be replaced, cleaned or rebuilt. I have not taken any further action. 

Bike has Euro spec chip in it, US chip comes with it, braided brake lines, Corbin seat and stock seat included, always have used high quality synthetic fluids, timing belts were replaced once at Cycle Specialties Ducati in Athens GA which is also where bike was bought new, has new Michelin Tires front and rear. Chain and sprockets are in good shape.   

You will notice the scrape on the side which is cosmetic only. All lights and turn signals function correctly and I have both original mirrors, original rear turn signal extenders, etc. Bike is complete with all original parts from factory. I just need the space in my garage now and bike has to go.

And more pics-

According to the seller, this bike has been sitting for a while and probably needs some maintenance to get it back to strong running condition. And then there’s the cosmetic issues on the fairing. Seller doesn’t go into detail on how they got there, but has original parts so hopefully you could get it back to original condition, although the Corbin is probably a nice upgrade. It’s gonna take some work, but it may be a less expensive way to get your hands on an 851.

This bike isn’t perfect, which means you may be able to get it at a good price and finally have your dream bike. And there’s nothing wrong with an 851 as your dream bike. If you wanna make that dream come true, go get in on the action!


Suzuki October 28, 2012 posted by

1990 oil cooled red-white Gixxer – in Germany

The Suzuki GSX-R 750 is among the most sought after super bikes of the late 80s and synonymous of sportiness. Especially so, if the colors are like the ones of this almost pristine sample found in Germany:

The bike has less than 9000 km which is really rare for this particular version. The seller describes and documents well the condition of the bike:

Suzuki GSX R 750 with original mileage of 8088 km

One of the last oil cooled with genuine 8088 km. The vehicle is in an almost new condition, was deregistered in 2002 because of death and only now brought back to life. The oil is changed, engine running, makes no noise, the machine moves.

TÜV should be no problem.

The tires are on her profile as new, but according to DOT from the 1998.

The conversion parts for passenger seat. bracket, screws and trim are of course included.

The bike has a scratch on the exhaust, and also on the panel below (under the word “Marlboro”).

Brake and radiator fluid should be changed and cleaned the carburetor. The bike in a collector’s condition and will certainly get appreciation.

Papers, ie vehicle papers, 2 items, the bike was over 20 years in one hand!

As mentioned above the bike needs a service and cleaning the carburetors should improve the sleepy behavior of the motor that you can appreciated here below:

I must say that I love the colors on the GSX-R and that single seater unit looks the business.

The current bid is around 1700 $. I guess that the bids might go up to about 4k Euro.

If you are interested to know more or place a bid (the bike will be delivered across Germany for a price within 190 Euro), click on the eBay listing link below:

1990 Suzuki GSX R 750 for sale on eBay Germany


Ducati October 27, 2012 posted by

Catching up with

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First up is this 1959 MV Agusta Grand Sport 250. Available in Oregon, there is still 3 days before the auction is over. Current bid is $5000 but reserve has not been met. (Original Post)

1959 MV Agusta Grand Sport for sale

This 1979 Ducati 900 GTS failed to sell the first time at $4700 reserve not met, but has been relisted and has a bid of $4500 and it appears the reserve has been met. (Original Post)

Ducati 900 GTS For Sale

This 1975 Ducati 750GT cafe auction is still active with brisk bidding up to $9800, though reserve has not been met. Just over a day remaining. (Original Post)

1975 Ducati 750 GT Cafe For Sale

Finally, this 1967 Moto Guzzi Falcone 500cc Police Special sold for $15,500.

1967 Moto Guzzi Falcone Police for sale

Honda October 26, 2012 posted by

Clean One-Owner 1990 Honda RC30 For Sale!

Jamestown, RI – 6,954mi – Currently $16,099

 It doesn’t take a Rare Sport Bike “Expert” to tell you that the Honda RC30 is one of the most sought after sport bikes on the market. Fans of all types of sport bikes tend to agree that the RC30 was a special bike and near perfect machine. Combine good looks, homologation special, hand laid fiber glass fairings, and the race pedigree to back it up, and it’s no wonder these bikes are continuing to rise in value.

This bike looks very clean and clearly it has been taken care of by the original owner its entire life. It sports the US indicating red Honda logo, “RC30” badge (Euro’s got the “VFR750R” badge) and the larger headlight design as well as the white mirrors. The early JDM models had smaller diameter headlights and black mirrors. It isn’t bone stock, but only has some minimal modification. These include SS brake lines, modified stock signals, plate bracket, and easy-reach petcock knob.

From the seller:

1990 RC30. Owned since new by a former Honda shop mechanic. 6954 miles, excellent condition, stored in heated garage/showroom as part of a collection. Bike was last ridden in 2008, at which time the fuel system was completely drained, and carb float bowls and jets were cleaned. Oil was changed 96 miles ago, coolant about 400 miles ago. Tires are OEM replacements, with around 1000 miles on them, but changed in 1995, so they’re getting pretty hard. Brake fluid changed in 2010 (and every 2 years prior), fork oil changed in 2010 as well.Batterynew in 2008, and still holds a charge (on battery tender once a month).


Modifications include SS brake lines, stock turn signals tucked in closer, shorter license plate bracket, lighter bar end plugs, and custom easier-to-reach petcock knob. All stock parts are included. Also, the numerous warning labels were removed when new, but a set of new OEM replacements is included.


The only flaws are a small scratch on top of the tail (touched up), a slight scratch on the muffler, and marks on the wheels from original wheel weights (see photos). Front and bottom of belly pan were protected from new with adhesive clear plastic, which I removed prior to photos, as it was getting a bit shabby looking. Did it’s job, though!

With sub 10k miles and a mostly stock appearance, this bike sure looks to be a good one. It’s hard to gripe too much about a couple small scratches on a 22-year old bike. The tires will probably need replacing if you are looking to ride this one (and I hope you do!), but for someone looking to display this beauty, then I wouldn’t worry too much. The last super clean RC30 got bid up to $28k and still failed to meet reserve. No telling where the reserve is on this one, but I imagine somewhere in the $25k+ area. It’s a one owner bike, so I doubt it will be low. Check out the auction here and place you bid today!


Honda October 26, 2012 posted by

Castrol Livery Honda RC45 in the UK

Mr. Doug Durham sent this one on to us, and what a cracker! While pictures are scarce, the seller notes that this has largely been a display bike having covered only 2500 miles. He also notes an impressive list of upgrades including Ohlins, Dymag, Spondon, HRC, and Promotive to name a few. I don’t believe the Castrol paint scheme was sold by Honda on RC45’s but from the two pictures it looks well done. The buy-it-now is £17,995.00 or $28964.75 as of today’s writing. Thanks Doug!

Check it on eBay UK


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