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Ducati March 13, 2022 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom 155 Edition For Sale!

Make: Ducati
Model: 998s Bostrom
Mileage: 1,487
Price: $17,777 current bid on BAT w/ 4 days remaining

As you may have guessed by now, #102 of 155 is for sale and looking pretty Evel.

The Bostrom 998s is pretty much the Ducati pinnacle for me. I’m not quite sure how it arrived at the top, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s my love for all things Evel Kneivel and my fond memories of watching Ben letting his 998’s move around underneath him during heavy braking (see video).


This one looks to be in amazing condition and appears to be coming from a nice collection of all things gas powered. 102 does have some slight modifications, but all are period correct and shouldn’t distract from this one being worthy of any collection. A few of the BAT followers noted it has slip-on Termi’s, a carbon clutch cover and heel guards. Again, nothing crazy or too personalized.

The Bostrom 998s received upgraded Ohlins at both the front and rear and came equipped with some very tasty carbon fiber fairings. I’ve poured over all of the images and can’t find any blemishes to speak of.

I know I’m getting long in the tooth, but it’s hard to believe these are 20 years old :sadface: However, this one has been well taken care of and is looking for a new home.

Make the jump here and place your bid!

If you buy this and plan on riding it you may want to pick up a matching Suomi Bostrom replica. I’m guessing since Ben is with Shoei, Suomi can no longer call it a “Bostrom”

Ciao!

Doug

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!
Ducati March 10, 2022 posted by

Strada-rific: 1992 Ducati 851

Last Friday RSBFS posted a glorious Ducati 851 SP2. Today’s find – while only a plain-Jane 851 Strada (which actually displaces a true 851cc), is no less a fantastic machine, is offered at a MUCH lower price, and is itself a worthy object of our drool.

1992 Ducati 851 for sale on Cycle Trader

In 1992 the 851 Strada (or street bike) was the base model in Ducati’s Superbike lineup. That provided an entry point into the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 4-valve Desmo performance category, but still allowed for two-up seating and – at least from a capacity perspective – room to grow. 1992 was a transitional year for the Superbike model, with both the 851 and 888 sharing the stage. Ducati had already homologated the 888 engine in the 851 SP2, and therefore the mid-tier and top tier Superbikes were branded with the mark of the triple-8. The final year for the 851, 1992 also represented perhaps the most refined example of the breed. Much was known about the model at this time, aftermarket parts were plentiful, and reliability was (for a high-strung Italian supermodel) superb.

From the seller:
Ducati 851, iconic bike recently serviced, in great condition part of my collection up for sale

Not a ton of detail on this one, but the pictures show a properly outfitted man cave and other Ducati Superbike siblings in the mix. There is some difference between the pics, whereby one shows a smoked windscreen and carbon front mudguard, while the others show a stock 851 with the proper stock pieces in place. The exhaust cans have been replaced, but no details on brand. Serious buyers might wish to enquire as to what state of bike will be delivered and if stock parts are still available. We typically see bikes of this nature on the likes of eBay or BaT – however this particular example is listed on Cycle Trader. You can check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Strada-rific: 1992 Ducati 851
Ducati March 9, 2022 posted by

Color Me Badd: 1993 Ducati Superlight

While purists will claim that Ducati motorcycles NEED to be red, there is an undercurrent belief that yellow is indeed the fastest color. The absurdity of color changing the mechanical makeup aside, perhaps the color theory was borne out of this iconic model, the Superlight. Whereas the regular Supersport models of this era were available in red, only the Superlight was offered in yellow. Together with the white frame and composite wheels, the Superlight stood out then, and continues to strike a pose today.

Mechanically speaking, the Superlight was at the top of the Supersport pecking order. Differing from the standard 900SS by additional carbon fiber mud guards, a vented clutch cover, a solo seat tail, high-mounted exhaust (only made possible by the deletion of the passenger pillion and hardware), floating rotors and the beautiful-but-potentially-fragile Mavic composite wheels, the visually different offering was as exclusive as it was exotic. In line with Ducati specials, the Superlight was a limited edition model as indicated by a plaque on the headstock.

1993 Ducati Superlight for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1993 Ducati 900ss Superlight, was repainted in its factory scheme several years ago and has been sitting in my living room since then. It is a piece of art you can ride! I really dont want to sell this, It has been a great conversation piece and a joy to look at everyday, but I have to free up some cash for some other things at the moment.

Runs great, clean title in hand, only 15k miles. This is an original 900ss/SL… very hard to come by and has all of the nice bits that set this apart from the standard 900ss like the Marvic forged wheels, original carbon front and rear fenders in great condition, solo seat, high rise pipes, etc. Small scratch on one of the side pipes, and frame has some wear marks / scratches as it has not been refinished. Overall a great bike, perfect for a collector or someone who likes to ride vintage / rare bikes.

There is a definite market for Superlight examples, and collectors (and riders) seem to flock to this model even though the mechanical significance is minimal. The visual experience is over the top, however, and exclusivity certainly plays into the “supply” side of supply vs demand. This particular bike has a claimed 15,000 miles (exact miles not shown in the photos), is listed as having been repainted, and is lacking both the VIN info as well as any shots of the headstock with the SL plaque. These are likely some pieces of info that serious buyers would want to know, but otherwise the photos show a beautiful SL appearing how it should. The piles are stock, the clutch cover is correct, as are the carbon fiber pieces and those glorious two piece wheels. You can check out all of the details here. Even though Ducati did produce the SL in red as well as yellow – making the “which color is faster?” query superfluous – I can’t help but enjoy the contrast of the yellow on white. Make sure you jump back to the comments and let us know if this early generation of the current Superleggera makes you weak in the knees. Good Luck!!

MI

Color Me Badd: 1993 Ducati Superlight
Ducati March 4, 2022 posted by

Understated: 1990 Ducati 851 SP2

The Ducati 851 as a general model launched the Italian manufacturer into WSBK super stardom. Instantly competitive on the racetrack, the 851 began a run of championship titles and spawned a new line of track-worthy superbikes for Bologna (a trend that continues in both WSBK and MotoGP to this day). The 851 started it all by ushering in a new era of liquid cooling, 4-valve desmo heads and fuel injection, all wrapped in the instantly recognizable trellis frame. But today’s bike, a rare SP2 model, started yet another Ducati trend by upping the ante from the standard Strada base model and introducing a larger capacity engine under the covers: the mighty 888. Sure, the bodywork says 851, but this was no ordinary 851.

1990 Ducati 851 SP2 for sale on eBay

While the triple 8 bowed in showrooms alongside the base 851 in 1992, the top spec 851 already proved the value of the motor in 1990. And by stuffing the bigger motor in the 851-branded bike, the SP model allowed for homologation – and therefore became a valid entry in WSBK competition (won in 1990 by Raymond Roche). The SP2 was more than just an 851 with a bigger (better) motor. The transmission more closely resembled the close-ratio unit found on the 851 Superbike Kit update, suspension was upgraded to higher quality Ohlins units front and rear, front brakes were upgraded to cast iron floating rotors, and the single seat tail section was suspended by an aluminum subframe. All told, the dual injector 888 roared and snarled its way to a stout 115 HP.

From the seller:
You are bidding on a 1990 Ducati 851 SP2 it is estimated that Ducati only produced 400-425 units of the SP2 model, this is example is #390. Throughout the run of the 851 and 888 Ducati released five special production runs designed for homologation purposes; The second model (SP2) was introduced in 1990 and came equipped with the legendary 888 engine, fuel injection, and Ohlins suspension. The SP2 was also equipped with many other special model features, below this description I have listed all of the special features the SP2 models were equipped with. This particular 851 SP2 model is in all original condition with the exception of the Termignoni exhaust pipes, and has an exceptionally low 6526 kilometers (4059miles) on the odometer. But please feel free to read more about the specifics of this bike and look at the pictures for verification.

More from the seller:
All of the body panels are in excellent condition, there no cracks or any paint nicks anywhere. The white frame does have some very faint cracking from age but no major chips. Overall the motorcycle is a 9.5 out of 10 cosmetically. Mechanically the bike runs and rides perfect, there are no oil leaks anywhere and all of the engine paint is in good condition. All of the electrical components work as they should; lights, blinkers, horn, speedo, tach, temp gauge, all work properly. The bike just had a full service tune up so mechanically everything was inspected and replaced if necessary with original Ducati parts.

When new – and if you could find one – you would expect to pay just on the other side of 20 large bills (MSRP) for an SP2. Today the market remains strong for these remarkable rarities; especially one as clean and low mileage as today’s find. Prospective bidders should note the lack of a 17 digit VIN, indicating this is an imported bike; the Veglia speedo is marked for KMH only. For states with a 25-year rule, registration is likely possible – but buyers are cautioned to do research for your own locale. And registration is important, as who wouldn’t want to fire up this bad boy and do the needful? Check out all of the details here, as bidding has been aggressive and the reserve still in place at $18k. Good Luck!!

MI

Understated: 1990 Ducati 851 SP2
Ducati February 25, 2022 posted by

Low Mileage Copycat: Ducati 999R Xerox

At this point the tides are turning on the 999 range of Ducati.  No longer is every article covering the bike obligated to make a derogatory comment about the looks.  Those comments are old hat as many agree the 999 has aged very well over the years.  One could say confidently that it was far ahead of the times when launched.  Now the focus is on the amazing performance these bikes offer.

As collectors start looking to add a 999 to the garage, they obviously flock to the R and special edition models.  The hunt is on for the rarest, lowest mileage and cleanest examples.  This example is number 299 of 300 released in the Xerox livery.   Underneath the stickers is the ultra desirable 999R.  With liberal use of carbon fiber and magnesium there is a lot to like.

With any limited edition bike it is important to look at the details.  This bike appears to be correct with the addition of a few choice upgrades.  At some point a few extra stickers were added to the livery, but the exposed carbon sections confirm the fairings to be OEM.  Can see that in aftermarket fairings the stickers are ever so slightly different, and the material is not carbon.  Front rotors are upgraded over stock, as are the rearsets.  The clutch cover looks like a Ducati Performance vented option and the grips are rental.  The next owner will have to decide if they want to keep these parts as is and enjoy the bike on the road, or to source the correct replacements.

From The Seller’s Listing:

Estate sale, clear title, one owner, purchased new for $33,000, never tracked, garage kept and serviced annually. Service order from January 2022 listed an estimated total of $2500.00 in needed servicing to include hydraulic service, hose kit, fork and shock rebuild, tire and battery replacement. The service was not performed as the owner passed away.

The bike is listed as part of an estate sale, and details are limited.  The seller does make mention of regular service and it sounds like the bike was recently inspected for needs.  One can assume that the $2500 estimate covers almost anything the bike could need to be put back on the road.  A decent DIY mechanic should not fear doing the service themselves for about half the cost.

Having only covered 652 miles since 2006 this bike offers a great opportunity for a collector buy one of the most desirable versions of the 999 for an asking price of $19,000

Low Mileage Copycat:  Ducati 999R Xerox
Ducati February 14, 2022 posted by

Act Fast: 2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto

Not a single person that regularly reads RSBFS needs an education on how amazingly good looking the Ducati 916/996/998 series of motorcycles is.  They are steeped in racing history and dripping with appeal.  This all translates to increased demand for the few remaining clean examples.  We can lament the days gone past when prices were more in reach, or just kick ourselves for not buying one sooner.

The example today shows just under 15k miles, but the seller is making bold claims of it being one of the best examples on the market today.  There are a few desirable modifications and a comment that all the OEM parts are included with the sale.  Normally with a bike like this, and these kinds of claims we would want to see higher quality images as well as some more information about the recent service.  Some can be forgiven with the $7500 opening bid and $10,250 Buy It Now.  Fully expect this one to sell quickly based on previous sales and general market conditions.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

This auction is a 996 Monoposto. From the moment the 916 debuted in 1994 this model caught the superbike worlds attention. This model is still considered one of the most beautifully designed bikes ever. Well, you are probably looking at the cleanest example around. This bike is in Museum like conditions, extremely clean. It possess all the high-end brands. A set of Termignoni mufflers, Yoyo Dyne slipper clutch, CRG levers, Ducabike accessories throughout, BMC air filter kit, domino grips and was recently serviced with new fluids and timing belts. The bike comes with all the original components, nothing was discarded. No need to sell, just don’t have time to ride. I suggest you look at all the other 996’s for sale and then come see this one. It is by far the cleanest 996 on the market. For more details call Jesus

Hopefully a reader here will strike a deal on a great looking bike and join the ranks of other owners that are enjoying a bike that is equally nice to ride as it is to look at in the garage.  If that buyer is you, please be sure to tell us in the comments.

Act Fast:  2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto
Ducati February 7, 2022 posted by

Habit Forming – 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199S with Zero Miles !

Hard to call a plain white Panigale an eye-catcher, but in this case it’s an S that’s never been on the road, apparently on display at a dealer.   A revolutionary clean sheet design at the time, this “new” Panigale would be a great performer even after almost 10 years on the carpet.

2013 Ducati Panigale 1199S for sale on eBay

With a cast magnesium bridging the headstock and engine mounts, the L-twin is an integral part of the Panigale’s chassis.  The superquadro engine’s bore is almost double the stroke, allowing 195 hp at 10,750 rpms.  Elliptical throttle bodies respond electronically to the twist of the proverbial wrist, and ride-by-wire describes what happens next, with computer controlled throttle response, suspension, traction control, and of course braking.  If track time beckons, the quick shifter and engine brake “slipper” will make your acquaintance, and the 2-into-1-into-2 exhaust provide audible feedback.

Often puzzling to figure what could bring a fan to chain up a beast like this, but even a dealer who knows that Ducati must keep innovating can succumb to the idea that this is the bike that will stop time.  Looks great though there certainly aren’t enough pictures here to verify.  Perfect as this unused example might be, the next owner will still have to request new Pirelli’s, though at least the cams are chain driven.

Beside the front tire size there’s very little in common with the previous 1198, but the 1199S has unmistakable Ducati looks, even in white semi-gloss.  No make offer button for this gem, and even though the eBayer has some 56,000 listings going, not too much detective work could open a dialogue with the owner.  Looks like this – dealer – has been repeatedly afflicted since a few other creampuffs are available, but this is the sportiest.

-donn

Habit Forming – 2013 Ducati Panigale 1199S with Zero Miles !
Ducati February 6, 2022 posted by

Happy Anniversary – 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo 20th Anniv. Edition

Ducati celebrated 20 years of Monstrous success with a classic combination of air cooling, 100 hp EVO engine design, 21st century electronics, and of all things a wet clutch.  This one is number 8 of 200 built, and looks appropriately excellent for its 2,000-and-change miles.

2013 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo 20th Anniv. Edition for sale on eBay

A sea change from the middle displacement jack-of-all-trades 1993 model, the M1100 Evo had some of the best stuff the air-cooled generation could offer.  A lighter crankcase and crankshaft, revised valve timing, and 11.3-to-1 compression added up to beaucoup power but torque that every reviewer noticed.  The classy gold trellis looks beefier than in years past, as do the Marzocchi forks and cast single-sided swingarm.  With what had been superbike power, safety got electronic enhancement with Bosch ABS for the Brembo brakes, and 4-level traction control.  Slipper functionality was built into the wet clutch, and made for a lighter lever.  Air intakes are incorporated into the tank cover, leaving room for only 3.4 gallons of distilled dinosaurs.

Presented by a Tempe specialty ( mostly car ) dealer, number 8 of 200 almost answers to magnificent, hardly used and carefully stored.  Just a couple of mods, with the binnacle fairing and rear fender removed, plus round aftermarket mirrors and seat cover.  As with so many Ducati museum pieces, the tires and cam belts aren’t mentioned but likely will be ready for retirement.   Notes from the eBay auction are mostly a borrowed ad:

Monster M1100 EVO 20th Anniversary #08 of 200. The Monster 1100EVO underlines the Monster family’s defining concepts of functionality, style and sport with an evolution of the flagship model. Taking its name from the Desmodue Evoluzione engine, which delivers a Monster milestone 100hp, the 1100EVO sports the latest generation exhaust system, Marzocchi front suspension, refined tail-end, bold sport-style graphics and the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP) consisting of ABS and 4-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The 20th Anniversary editions of the Monster 1100 EVO are dressed in special celebratory colour schemes and revised colour finishes for frames, brake calipers, master-cylinders and key chassis components in addition to a many other details including design refinements applied to rearview mirrors and seat covering. Only 2,000 miles. Super clean bike. Must see in person.

Though we’re just a lap or so away from the 30th anniversary Monster, some fans might rather a trellis frame and desmodue than the current monocoque chassis and Euro-5 compliant testastretta.  Or at least have a more classic period item in the stable.  With special dealer pricing, the ask for this special edition is right up there with a brand new one – but the make offer button is available.

-donn

Happy Anniversary – 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 Evo 20th Anniv. Edition