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Ducati March 10, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom Edition #108

2002 Ducati B Boz 998s LE #108 of 155 on ebay.

I know, I know you're thinking "why in the hell is Doug putting up another Bostrom?" Plain and simple; because this one is on ebay as a no reserve auction ! That's right, you can get in on the action of a 998s LE for a starting bid of $8,032.00! The cheapest one we (I) have posted was $10,500 and it had a lot more miles on it. This beauty is currently sitting at 1,670 and looks to be absolutely immaculate. I will admit I didn't sleep last night because I was trying to scheme a way to trick my wife into saying "yes honey, you can bid", but since I couldn't muster up a fool proof plan here it is for the taking. At the time of this posting there was only one bidder and it's not me 🙁

Quote from the listing:

2002 Limited Edition Ducati Bostrom 998s
Like New
Only 1670 Miles
Number 108 of 155

I am pleased to offer this ultra-rare 2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition. This Ducati features the 998cc Testastretta engine, carbon fiber airbox and lower fairing panels, Ohlins adjustable steering damper, Brembo brakes, Termignoni exhaust, billet clutch and sprocket covers, carbon fiber fender and swing arm cover, acculign rear sets, NEW Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs, and Ohlins suspension front and back. The 998 is the final (and best) version of the Tamburini designed 916 Superbike family and was made only 1 year. The Bostrom Limited Edition version was limited to just 155 brought to North America as155 was Ben Bostrom's racing number.

This bike has always been garaged, never seen rain and is in near new condition.

Includes blue factory rear wheel stand as well as original owner's manual and other documents. Services that were done include 600 mile service and various oil changes.

Pretty much says it all. New tires, Ohlins, never seen rain, super low miles, 600 mile service is done.. What else to you ask for other than a cheap price? Oh wait, you'll get that as well because I'm guessing this one will sell at a little over 10g's.

Good luck!



Ducati March 10, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996 SPS In California!

This is one of the later Ohlins equipped 996 SPSs!  Located in Mountain View, California is a 2000 Ducati 996 SPS with 4,500 original miles.  The first year SPS bikes, 1999, featured Showa front forks but starting in 2000, they were equipped with Ohlins front forks.  The SPS bikes also featured Ohlins rear shock, Marchesini magnesium five-spoke wheels, adjustable steering head, a power bump to 123bph and the Ohlins front forks with a titanium nitride coating.  This example has also been fitted with a Termignoni system and carbon silencers, carbon front fender, and carbon rear fender (aftermarket as opposed to stock?).  The asking price is $12,000.  If you're looking for a piece of Ducati Homologation history and the last of the SPS's before the switch to R models; see this bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati March 7, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900 FE with only 135 miles!

Update: Bidding stalled at $6,000.00 and bike did not sell

1998 Ducati Super Sport 900 Final Edition with only 135 miles and never been titled.

Located in Marina, CA is a superb looking FE being sold as new with only 135 miles on the clock. Listed on ebay and currently at $4,550 with the reserve still on. In keeping the miles on the low low there shouldn't be much more than some dust to polish off and this one should be ready to go. I personally have grown quite fond of these earlier 900's and as Phil has touched on before, they are an inexpensive entry point into the world of Ducati. I know they aren't the latest greatest, but the 900's aren't torture racks like the 916's that followed either. This one does have a personalized message, written in Sharpie, on the tank. For me this distracts from the purity and overall value of the bike. I realize that it is possible to remove it, but the bike should be flawless in every way with only 135 miles in 12 years.

Phil has posted several FE's as of late and it seems that prices are some of the lowest for any Ducati LE. I'm not sure why either because they share a lot of the same bits as the SS SL. Mono-posto seat, high mount pipes, a sprinkling of carbon bits and of course you get that air cooled Ducati sound. Now, with this one you'll need to cut loose of a few hundred bucks for a set of pipes and a jet kit to make it sound really sweet. I'm curious to see where the bidding stops on this one since it is 100% stock other than some Sharpie.

Quotes from the listing:


So if your in the business of collecting Ducati's or just like the older air cooled 900's; and give this a look.



Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

An unbelievable 20 Homologation Super Bike collection being auctioned

20 Homologation Super Bikes for sale!

A HUGE thanks to Matt for submitting this to I'm not sure how he found it, but it is a Super Bike Collectors dream come true. This auction consists of 20 factory homologation Super Bikes that cover the past three decades and a WSB winner to boot. Depending on what your cup of tea is there is something for every homologation fan. There are four 888 SPO's, three regular RC30's, a RC45, a 916 SP3, Desmocedici RR , three OW01's, a ZX-7R K2, a 996R, a RC51 done up in Castrol racing colors and it has Colin Edwards signature, R1 SP2006 and a uber rare all white RC30 that is said to be 1 of 30. The bad part about this post is that this auction is taking place in the United Kingdom. I know there are some collectors that follow RSBFS that are probably chomping at the bit if they weren't already aware of this auction. Some of these bikes are basically unobtainable by all standards, but yet here they are for the taking.

What I find crazy about this auction is that none of the bikes have bids on them yet; so either this auction is being kept relatively quiet or it's a sealed bid type of auction. Whatever the case may be pull up a chair and grab your favorite adult beverage because you'll be here a while. I think I've looked at it no less than 5 times in 4 hours. I just can't get over it.

Check them out and lets see some comments:

One of the nicest collections we've ever had on RSBFS and you can view them all here.



Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca With Less Than 1000 Miles!

This is a fantastic 750 F1 Laguna Seca with less than 1000 original miles!  Located in Diamond Bar, California is a 1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca with 1,200km (745mi).  This bike is said to be in fantastic condition with recent service history and a new battery.  The bike is entirely original--although the red wheel centers look to now be white or silver--and the owners manual is included with the bike.  We saw another Laguna Seca on eBay last year which can be seen here.  This bike was released to commemorate Marco Lucchinelli's success in the Battle of the Twins series at Laguna Seca.  The Laguna Seca edition differs from the Montjuich edition in that it has different exhaust & rearset mounts, different cylinder heads, alloy swing arm and steel tank.  The seller states that only 200 of these were produced.  The asking price is $18,500.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition In Arizona

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona is a very nice 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition.  This bike has 9,500 miles and features some usual Duc' modifications:

-Termignoni 3/4 system
- STM slave cylinder
- kick stand ignition bypass
- carbon fiber instrument cluster, boot guards, belly pan, intake ducts, exhaust guard, exhaust pipes, chain guard, sprocket cover
- oil breather recall solution installed
- K&N filter
- CRG bar ends
- CRG adjustable brake and clutch levers
- Michelin Pilot Power dual compound tires
- SpeedyMoto clutch cover basket, springs, and plates.

The 998S FE is the last incarnation of Ducati's legendary, and iconic, 916.  As standard these bikes featured fully-adjustable Ohlins front & rear suspension and an Ohlins steering damper.  The motor is the same from the 996R with an extended crankcase sump for assured lubrication during hard riding.  The cosmetic features of this edition are the traditional badge on the triple-clamp, tricolor tail, and commemorative stickers on the tail and tank.  The asking price is $8,500.  The maintenance required for the R motor may be more but, I'd take the ultimate iteration of the 916 series over a base 848 or 999 of equal value.  See this 998S on Craigslist here.