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MV Agusta October 30, 2012 posted by Doug

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.


Ducati May 14, 2012 posted by Doug

2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition Superbike

2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition Superbike

Location: South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Mileage: 990
Price: $13,000 will park it in your garage

Update 5.14.2012: Listed again with a $12k starting price. We're a sucker for these so we're posting again. Links updated. -dc

Update 3.15.2012: Listed previously in Sept 2011, this Bostrom rep is back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Ah yes.... It's been 10 long years since BBoz was in his prime and killing it on the factory L&M Ducati. The 998's are getting a little long in the tooth and the Bostrom editions are getting on about as well as Bens pork chops. Nonetheless, I still have a soft spot for these and I will probably never grow tired of them (or the Bayliss edition for that matter)

A flamed paint job makes anything faster right? It must add at least 5hp and if you don't believe that then you have to admit it looks good on top of the carbon fiber fairings that were standard on the 155.

From the seller:

Wow, Very rare Bostrom 998s, very low miles,stored indoors always, #69 of 155 imported to the usa. original owner have all records,very rare bike cover and stand. Has exhaust and ecu upgrade and also have original parts, also have many other collectible items including bostrom soumy helmet,model of bike,signed artwork,magazines,started to collect parts to change to bi-posto,have rear frame,body work and seats,also have spare tank and couple side panels.

I like this one a lot because it has all of the collector accessories and it's still sporting the original Dunlop hoops. But, then again, what would you expect from a 920 mile LE Ducati?

Did I mention it's #69? That has to be worth a little something extra 😉

Click here for a look at a few more photos and to place your bid-



Kawasaki April 12, 2012 posted by Doug

1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R M1 Homologation Special

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1994 Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R M1

Location: Brighton, CO
Mileage: 15,121
Price: $3,000 current bid at time of writing

Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

What was that you ask? That is eBay's used vehicle description for all used motor vehicles. Hold on a second and we'll come back to this-

From the seller:

Up for auction is this 1994 Kawasaki ZX-7R Ninja. The bike does need some tlc but it is the rare M vin race replica edition. The M model came with a lot of Kawasaki factory race parts installed on it. The engine has higher compression, bigger cams, 39mm flat slide carbs, a close ratio 6 speed transmission and a slipper clutch. It has fully adjustable front and rear suspension with a remote reservoir rear shock and an adjustable swing arm. This model also comes with a factory solo seat and an aluminum fuel tank. This bike has 15121 miles on it. It sat for a while so it could probably use a good tune up. It has a Vance & Hines exhaust system on it. It looks like it has been laid over before but it didn't get the seat cowl. I believe the fairing is the same as the L model so it shouldn't be that hard to round up or you can buy new ones at bike bandit. The blinkers are missing but the wiring is still there. Please look at all of the photos before bidding. This is a really neat older sport bike that is a piece of Kawasakis racing history.

I agree with the seller 100% and then some, but I couldn't help but chuckle just a little at "It looks like it has been laid over before, but it didn't get the seat cowl." Nonetheless, it is rare and by my dealings on the M models have been the most elusive of Kawasaki's Homologation models.

Now getting back to the eBay used vehicle statement- The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.

1. The bike has been down and the condition of the exterior shows this.
2. See the sellers photos for full disclosure

Yes, it's been around the block and may have paid a visit to the curb... or two, but as I mentioned here exactly 1 billion times before- My beloved zx7r Ninja Turtles are awesome machines and beneath the rough exterior lies one bad ass machine!

I know we have a few Ninja whores that follow the site and all of them will be able to see the potential that this M1 has to offer.... well, except our long time follower Joey. Heck, I bet our buddy from Nebraska could whip this one into shape in no time and have it on display before his next bike show.

Yes, parts are hard to find. Yes, I know that it looks like all body parts look to have been touched by the curb with exception to the front and rear fender, but you have to look beyond those minor details. I don't think this would be a Barber display piece, but it could definitely be a bitch'n ride for a bald, mullet sporting, beer gutted fella such as myself. If I only had a few extra Benjamins lying around...

So, you fancy a cracking, old school repli-racer and have a few extra hours to kill? Step right up because this one can be had for a scant $3,001.00 +shipping and handling.

Check out the numerous other pictures and put your money down here


Sport Bikes For Sale February 4, 2012 posted by Doug

Guess who’s back?

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, but I've hijacked That's right- dd is back in the saddle for a few days and while Dan da' Man is in the closet trying to remove the duct tape and rope Mike, Ian, Rem, Andrew, Jared and I are gonna have a little fun. Can you say Charlie Sheen shenanigans? Okay, so maybe hookers and blow wouldn't be so good, but we'll keep it focused on the good stuff for sure.


Sport Bikes For Sale November 16, 2011 posted by Doug

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 For Sale

1989 Yamaha FZR 400 for sale

Update 11.15.2011: Back on eBay, links updated. -dc

Location: Cape Coral, FL
Mileage: 4,695
Price: $4,500 B.I.N.

Looks like a nice one with a lot and I mean a lot of modifications along the way. My favorite thing is the period correct Kerker exhaust. This is the exact same one I had on my track 400 back in the day; albeit mine was a little more beat up.

There are a few things that raise an eyebrow about this bike and the amount of money the seller is asking for it. It is a lot of cash for a FZR400! I sold my bone stock 90 for $4,000 and at that time it was the highest price I'd seen one sell for, but as of late I've noticed prices creeping up. *Usually* stock 400's command more money, but that is not the case with this one. Back to the eyebrow thing......

1. Why lighten a rear rotor for the street?
2. The swing arm, brake control arm and chain guard are all painted black
3. It's missing the Yamaha sticker on the tank
4. It's missing the Yamaha sticker on the windscreen
5. The rear foot rests are missing
6. It has a super fork brace
7. Missing the stock front blinkers
8. It has spring pre-load adjusters
9. Has an odd FZR sticker on the tank
10. Has something funny on the gas cap ring

I know I'm being a little on the negative side about this machine, but don't get me wrong- it has the lowest miles we've seen on a FZR400 in a long, long while and that is a good thing. I like this one, but #'s 1-10 are all things I did to my race bike and this one is said to have never seen the track.

You are bidding on a mint condition 1989 Yamaha FZR400. I am the only owner and this bike has never been raced or been down. It comes with a Kirker 4-1 exhaust system; a factory seat cowl plus a Corbin full seat; JEM Machine fork pre-load adjusters and fork brace;Dynojet carb kit and K&N air filter; Race Tech Gold Valve fork cartridge; Traxxion Dynamics Penske rear shock; Sproket Specialists front/rear sprokets;; rear disc lightened by TCM Prod.; Competition Werkes rear fender eliminator kit; Russell front/rear steel braided brake lines.; Ferodo brake pads; Flanders flush mount front turn signals; plus numerous TI and stainless nuts, bolts, and hardware; new Pirelli Sport Demons and probally other stuff that I just can't think of now

Penske, Traxxion, Race Tech, Ferodo, and braided lines.. remove the lights and hit your local track with a $4,000 22 year old machine???
You can click here to check out the rest of the pictures and scoop this one up.



Ducati November 16, 2011 posted by Doug

1993 Ducati 888 SPO Superbike

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1993 Ducati 888 SPO Superbike up for grabs-

Update 11.15.2011: Back on eBay. Links are now updated. -dc

Location: Lic, NY
Mileage: 11,742
Price: $7,888.88 -clever pricing

Ducaittriple8 is selling his lovely 888 over on eBay for a very clever 7,888.88. Okay, okay, I'll stop with the Dr. Seuss stuff.

Up for auction is my 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. Only a very few of these bikes still exist today as they were only imported to the USA in 1993 (SPO) and 1994 (LTD). Here's your opportunity to own a hand-built classic Ducati...

The bike has been meticulously maintained:

- Brand new AGM sealed battery- no more filling and lasts longer than the OE Yuasa battery
- All valves were checked: all 8 valves still in tolerance
- 2 Timing belts replaced (11,182 miles)
- 2 Injectors synchronized (11,182 miles)
- Oil and filter changed
- No leaks anywhere and the bike runs flawlessly

The bike has the following amenities:
- Corbin seat
- Brembo GP front master brake cylinder
- Kevlar brake lines in the front and rear
- Dark smoke windscreen
- 2 brand new Michelin Pilot Power tires
- Ferracci Carbon Fiber exhaust
- Ohlins rear adjustable shock
- Billet vented clutch cover
- Pro Italia upgraded clutch Master Slave Cylinder
- Carbon fiber front and rear fenders

Cosmetically, the bike has few paint chips that have been touch-up painted. There is one slight dime ding (which I pointed to in the pics, but really hard to detect).

I suspect these appeal to guys much like myself- Young, good looking, full of charisma with fond memories of WSB during the 90's 🙂 Whatever your memories are there's no denying that SPO's are always worth a look. This one has a few 'tasteful' upgrades that doesn't distract from it too much. Okay, so I have a pick with one of the 'upgrades' that I really have to scratch my bald head about.

The very bottom of the side fairings have been coated w/ Hercules truck bed epoxy black liner to be more resistant to damaging road debris.

Really? I have a hard time believing that any prospective 888 buyer would believe this is less damaging than a few rock chips on the lower chin. I know I would much rather have 100% original fairings with a few chips over (clap your hands) Hercules, Hercules, Hercules any day of the week. Just say'n....

So if you're young, good looking, full of charisma and don't mind cruising solo click here