If you’re like me, you grew up watching Miguel Duhamel at the front of AMA Superbike and Supersport races throughout the 1990s. The Smokin’ Joe’s livery is probably his best known ride and this was as close as the masses could get to it. If you want this one for your collection, it’s going to cost you as the seller’s starting bid is $8000. Why so much, you ask? Well if the condition shown in the first picture didn’t grab your attention, the odometer should.
That’s right RSBFS readers, you just hopped in Doc Brown’s time machine and went back to your local dealer showroom circa 1996. The seller adds a little more information in his eBay listing here: http://ebay.com/sch/i.html?_dcat=6024&_fsrp=1&_sop=3&_nkw=(r1100s%2C+r1200s%2C+fzr%2C+ducati%2C+aprilia%2C+bimota%2C+cbr%2C+cb%2C+rc51%2C+rc45%2C+rc30%2C+vfr%2C+yzf%2C+fzr%2C+ninja%2C+rd%2C+rz%2C+rzv%2C+rg%2C+rgv%2C+rare%2C+two+stroke%2C+guzzi%2C+yamaha%2Czx%2C+zxr%2Cgsx%2C+gsxr%2C+nsr%2C+tzr+)&_sacat=6024&_from=R40&rt=nc&Model%2520Year=1977%7C1978%7C1979%7C1980%7C1981%7C1982%7C1983%7C1985%7C1986%7C1987%7C1988%7C1989%7C1990%7C1991%7C1993%7C1994%7C1995%7C1996%7C1997%7C1998%7C1999%7C2000%7C2001%7C2002%7C2003%7C2004%7C2005&LH_TitleDesc=0&Make=Aprilia%7CBenelli%7CBimota%7CBMW%7CBuell%7CDucati%7CHonda%7CMoto%2520Guzzi%7CMV%2520Agusta%7COther%2520Makes%7CSuzuki%7CYamaha&mkcid=1&mkrid=711-53200-19255-0&siteid=0&campid=5336491866&toolid=20008&mkevt=1&MBDACmisc=1zfPgLX
However, in this case, the pictures say enough:
Brand New, Never titled, never started. Smokin Joe Edition. Signed by Miguel Duhamell. Has only been on display. Custom built pipe built for the bike by Supertrapp.
I’m a small time collector, but I also like to ride my bikes… so I’d have a very hard time not taking it out for a spin. However, at this point I don’t think you can. It has been cemented into display status and should probably stay there. So what is it worth to you to have something that NOBODY else has? No miles, never been started, signed by Miguel himself. Let the debate begin now.