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Ducati March 4, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100 is for sale and located in Chicago, IL.

#61 is said to have 13,000 on the clock, is 99% Red-n-Ready and priced at $8,800.00. Since I started authoring on RSBFS.com I have been exposed to a whole lot of bikes that in the past I would have ignored. The 916 used to rank at the top of my personal Ducati fav's list, but has since been replaced by the 888. That's right I like the 888 SPO's better than any other Ducati that has ever been offered. I assume that I am not alone in my thoughts on this one and the odd thing about it is that I can't even tell you why I like them. Maybe it's the old school thought of something being labored over by craftsmen or the thoughts of Doug Polen winning races. Whatever the case may be for me it shouldn't distract you from this one.

The seller didn't have much to say about his special production Ducati, but I found a nice article where someone was quoting Ian Falloon

The 1994 version differed in details only with the change of color to the colors mentioned above and it got a carbon fiber front fender and the larger diameter front axle. It also got a number plaque.
The SPO was an amalgam of the Strada and the SP5 and was made because the SP5 could not meet US DOT requirements mostly the noise regulations. The motor was identical to the Strada but it shared many chassis components with the SP5. It had the stainless steel, round hole, front brake rotors and Showa forks from the Strada but the Monoposto seat, Ohlins rear shock with eccentric ride height adjuster and the up swept pipes. It did not have the aluminum sub frame for the seat. Numbers of bikes made was a little bit of a surprise for me, there are a lot more of these bikes out there than I envisioned, still relatively limited but more than I expected. I will not separate out the US models with 49 state versus the California models and the same for the rest of the world I will not separate out the different countries.

1993 SPO 290

1994 SPO 100

I just love guys like Ian who are so passionate about bikes. Can you imagine the research time that was put into his book? For me it's a staggering thought....

You can contact the owner of #61 here.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati March 1, 2010 posted by

1990 Ducati 851/888 One Owner Bike With 1,800 Miles

This is a one owner, low mile, 851 with some very nice parts.  Located in Tampa, Florida is a 1990 Ducati 851 that is fitted with a factory 888 kit and only has 1,800 miles.  The seller states that this bike was purchased from Eraldo Ferracci (Fast By Ferracci):

"Prior to delivery, Eraldo installed one of the first Factory 888 race kits which included 94mm pistons and factory race rods along with completely blueprinting the engine, including porting, polishing, matching ports and balancing the engine as well as new FBF eprom chip which raised the redline to 10,500."

And even more interesting is the story behind the exhaust:

Exhaust is a prototype set built by Rob Muzzy of Muzzy Kawasaki and has an incredible sound.

A Muzzy prototype exhaust is a very cool, and insanely rare, piece of unobtainium.  The seller states that he is the original owner so all these claims should be verifiable with receipts/correspondence.  I hate to always be pessimistic but, as I've said before, if you're paying for something special, make sure it is actually special.  The seller states that this bike is in perfect mechanical and cosmetic condition.  The asking price is $6,450.  In summary, this is a one owner 851/888 that has very low miles and two very nice extras.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati February 28, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900e on ebay

2001 Ducati MH900e #36 with low miles for sale on ebay.

The MH900e is one of my favourite Ducatis of all time, and this one - #36 0f 2000 ever made - for sale on ebay is a prime specimen with some tasteful and practical modifications done:

For sale #36 0f 2000 made for the world, most did not come to the USA.

The MH was stunning in stock form, but I felt there was room for improvement, and so I spent thousands of dollars, and countless hours to make it run and look even better....of course I saved all the original parts, even the sides of the crate as it had a graphic image of the MH painted on the side along with production number, unlike other Ducatis.

#36 has about 3500 careful miles, and is in excellent condition.

It has never been wet and always serviced by Ducati dealers in the Dallas Ft Worth area in the past where it was delivered, and spent most of its life.

I moved it last year to the pacific northwest as I completed our retirement house...I might be able to deliver it this spring to a buyer in the western half of the country, as I make one more trip to Texas for the last of our furniture, etc.

History of my mods, and why I did what I felt the factory should have.

One of the first things that bothered me after I unpacked the crate, and helped the dealer assemble, check and adjust things, was the stock exhaust and associated assembly...it was too quiet/restrictive/produced too much heat, and was way too heavy. (numerous owners have had cracking and breakage of the taillight/turn signal/license assembly attached to the exhaust) So I designed a lighter/stronger/better looking support bracket, had a friend weld it, and powder coated red to match the bike, along with tucking turn signals in the tailpiece with a smaller license plate bracket. This was made to hold the "conti-look" exhaust cans I sourced from BUB, as I liked the look and sound on my old beveldrives with original longer conti pipes.  There had to be small sections formed to mate the cans to the original header, and then I had the pieces, and black stock header "jet coated" and polished silver, which I think looks and transfers heat better.

The sound is glorious /more power/much less heat...mission accomplished, bike and rider are much happier (power on a dyno was within 1 hp of a full termi-factory optional system)

I added an Ohlins steering damper and rear shock...big improvement over stock, and at the same time a better chain , and new sprockets. The front turn signals and custom brake / clutch levers , and mirrors were Ducati optional items.  I also installed Ferracci clip-on bars for a little more comfort. The billet aluminum belt covers, and oil pressure sender cover were also sourced from a Ducati parts catalog. The little "winged-D" Ducati on the left case cover was machined by a Calif. Co.

The next change/mod was to get rid of the two batteries hanging below the tank shroud, and raise up the oil cooler from behind the front tire. To make this work required removal of the giant air box, and building a rack to hold a regular size bike battery (new Oddysey gel cell added this month) substituting two oiled foam filters, and k+n oil breather filter...like I said earlier, bike runs excellent with the new exhaust, and without the old airbox...at the same time I raised the oil cooler up to make it less vulnerable and look better, I had to have some longer braided stainless lines, and fittings made at the local airport.

This is one of the nicer MH900es that we have seen, so if you've been looking at one of these, .  For a list of MH900e that we have previously listed, click HERE.

phil

Ducati February 27, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #155 edition with only 17 miles!

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #119 of 155 with only 17 miles on the clock.

Located in the heartland of America, also known as Elkhart, Indiana. Bob submitted his beautiful, un-molested, un-ridden bike to us for consideration and of course I couldn't resist another opportunity to post a B Boz #155. It sometimes seems as though once we post particular bike for sale there are three or four more to follow and this one is no exception. We've had several up within the last month and I believe this is the lowest mileage I've posted. Bob's has his Bostrom priced at $16,500 and I believe it is relative in comparison to the others we seen. I do know of one other Bostrom, located in Iowa that has 2 miles on it, but who's counting anything below 50 right?

The 998S replica models received several upgrades from the base model that included Carbon bodywork, Ohlins forks, and the better four pad Brembo front calipers. Just to kick that dead horse one more time... The Bostroms replica's are my favorite of them all and if I had the dough I'd travel a few hours north and take this off Bob's hands, but I have a slight problem in that I'm about $16,499.00 short! Anyone want to spot me? I'm good for it, I swear!

Just for the fun of it here's a video of Ben ripping it up on a qualifying run:

You can view the CL ad here.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati February 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition With 6,680 Original Miles #156 Of 300

This is a fabulous looking, low mile, 900SS FE at a market correct price!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1998 Ducati 900SS FE with 6,680 original miles.  This bike has been recently services with a nice, and thorough, write up describing the bikes history as known to the owner.  Recent service includes a valve adjust, new belts, bled clutch and other regular maintenance items.  The seller states that there are some light/small scratches on the bike and the carbon fairing has started to dull.  The only maintenance item the bike has is a neutral light that is out.  The modifications are limited to a Fast By Ferracci exhaust with a carbon silencer and a Evoluzione clutch slave.  The bike shows very well in the photos and supports the claims of the seller.  There were only 800 of these produced world-wide with 300 coming to North America.  I find these to be much more visually appealing than the generation that followed.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati February 23, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO In Virginia

This is a very nice looking 888 SPO located on the East Coast.  Located in Varina, Virginia is a 1993 Ducati 888 SPO with 17,500mi.  The '93 SPO is what was offered in the U.S. because the SP5 couldn't pass U.S. regulations and they needed something to Homologate the 888 for AMA Superbike.  These are more closely related to the 888 Strada than the SP5 bikes.  Some more information about the SPO:

The SPO engine was identical to that of the 888 Strada, but many chassis components were shared with the SP5.The stainless-steel front discs and Showa fork were shared with the 888 Strada, but the SPO had a single seat, upswept exhaust pipes, and an Ohlins shock absorber with eccentric ride height adjustment. Even though it was a Monoposto, there wasn't an aluminum rear subframe as on other Sport Production models.

Doug posted one of these SPO's with 13,696mi for $8,900 just less than two weeks ago and it can be seen here.  The asking price for this example seems to be a very fair $7,000 in comparison.  This bike looks to be in perfect, original and unmodified condition.  If you're looking for art that you can take out on the town and into the back-roads, see this SPO on Craigslist here.

AG