Posts by Category: Ducati

Ducati February 4, 2022 posted by

Wings Are The New Cool Speed Part: 2019 Ducati Panigale V4R

Every couple of years there are advancements in technologies that trickle down from the race track to the street.  These new technologies become the newest hot part to have on your street bike.  In the late 80s and early 90s Fuel Injection was the must have feature, after that Upside Down Forks was the hot ticket.  There was a transition from axial mounted calipers to radial as the standard high performance option.  Over the last few generations all of the focus has been on the electronics packages.  “Control” is a repeated work on most brochures.   Traction control, wheelie control, slide control, ect.  The most recent component migration from the race track to the street is wings and other aero appendages.

With the Ducati V4R the focus has been the prominent carbon front wings.  A few years ago the main talking point would be fact that the V4R has less then 380 pounds being thrust down the road by over 220 horsepower.  In true homologation form, the R Ducati is ultra special.  The 998cc four cylinder is unique to this model to conform to race regulations.  Featuring a dry clutch and an eyewatering 16,500 RPM redline there is nothing subtle about this package.

This example has a host of tasty upgrades that take an already extreme motorcycle up a couple of notches.  BST carbon wheels reduce unsprung weight and generally look amazing.  Open clutch cover to enhance the distinct Ducati sound.  A full titanium exhaust accomplishes all three in one part!  Adjustable rearsets and a few other add ones round out what was clearly a well thought out and expensive collection of parts.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Extended warranty for 12, 24 or 36 months available at a discounted rate.

– Full Spark Titanium Exhaust System
– Rizoma Stealth Mirrors

The Panigale V4 R is a real piece of supreme engineering, a 998cc version of the 90 degree V-4 that last year claimed the title of most powerful street-legal, naturally aspirated bike, extracting 214 hp from its 1,103cc unit. We all knew that the final target of the Panigale V4 project was to create the ultimate Superbike series contender – the bike that would bring the World SBK championship back to Borgo Panigale. Indeed, the just unveiled Panigale V4 R seems to be ready to stand up to those expectations.

The engine is a derivative of the unit that propels the Ducati Desmosedici GP racer, starting from the identical bore and stroke measurements: 81mm by 48.4mm. In simple terms, the original Panigale V4 unit was destroked, while keeping bore unaltered. Lightweight titanium connecting rods are 104.3mm center to center, for a rather healthy 2.15:1 rod length to stroke ratio that is very important for the health of an engine that is expected to rev to 16,000 rpm.

– Stock #: R2100

RARE R / ADULT OWNED / PERFECT CONDITION

The seller’s listing contains is slightly confusing set of information because it mentions both 998cc and 1103cc engine sizes.  Perhaps they have someone new at the dealership wiring copy for the adds and they got a little overzealous with the copy and paste.  The $36,880.00 asking price might seems steep when you think that 7500 miles and three years ago this bike carried a $39,995 MSRP, but when you look deeper at the context there is a relative bargain here.  First the MSRP for the 2022 bikes is $47,995.  Second that price is before dealer fees, taxes, shipping and any additional performance parts out of the catalog this bike has had installed.  An interested buyer would be wise to ask if the original equipment is included with the sale.  These parts are valuable in their own right, and the option to return to 100% stock may be appealing down the line.

Wings Are The New Cool Speed Part:  2019 Ducati Panigale V4R
Ducati February 3, 2022 posted by

Something Special: 1995 Ducati 900SS SP

If you are into your air-cooled, two-valve, Pantah-based Ducatis, what we have here must certainly be considered as a high water mark. Possibly slightly less collectable than a Superlight, the 900 SS/SP line continues to be sought at for what it is: a fantastic riding platform that will continue to turn heads and age well. The unique numbered badge on the headstock helps drive the rarity factor, and other than the dual seat and less cantankerous single-piece wheels, you are really looking at a bronze framed, red Superlight.

From the seller:
95 Ducati 900ss sp excellent condition. New Tires, timing belts, valves adjusted, new fuel pump, fuel lines all work performed by a professional technician. More pics available. staintune stainless mufflers. I will help shippers.

Not much by way of pictures, but the seller indicates a willingness to send more upon request. For a 900SS SP, this looks to be in great shape. The Staintune pipes are aftermarket, but likely far better sounding than the restrictive stockers. The seller indicates maintenance has been done on the machine, which is always a good sign for a Ducati. The condition of the front and rear carbon mudguards tells me that they are likely original, as this era of factory carbon utilized an epoxy-based resin that shows discoloration over time when exposed to moderate sunlight. This is not uncommon, and should not be a deal breaker. The rest looks to be an honest bike, with an ask of only $7k Buy It Now. In 10 years time that will seem like a bargain, as these bikes are keepers. Check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Something Special: 1995 Ducati 900SS SP
Ducati January 29, 2022 posted by

Unbridled Engineering: 2017 Ducati 1299 SuperLeggera

There has never been a shortage of special Ducati to lust after.  For many years the top tier was the R models.  They represented the closest thing to a factory race bike that mere mortals could own.  These R models were limited in a way to what the racing regulations allowed, so Ducati decided to throw out the rule book and design the best bike they could with the SuperLeggera.  First introduced with the 1199 series, that bike used an extreme amount of magnesium to keep weight down.  For the 1299 Ducati went even further, everything is carbon fiber.  The wheels, the frame sections, the swing arm and of course the body work.  The result was a 215hp bike that weighed 368 pounds wet.

It goes without saying that the suspension, electronics package, brakes and general technology was the best of what Ducati had to offer at the time.  This was a technical tour de force and really unparalleled on the marked.  Ducati wanted to assert their dominance as the most exotic and desirable manufacture.

Just 500 of these machines were made for the world.  Unclear what percentage of those came to the USA.  Originally shipped with a few notable extras that included stands, a second exhaust and a few other nice treats.  None of those are pictured or mentioned in the add, an interested buyer should inquire about them with the seller.  While none would take away from the epic riding experience, they are things that are nice to have and will enhance the appeal of the package over time.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Well this bike does not need any introduction as this is the Dream bike of them all. Everything is carbon fiber including the frame and swing arm.

Only 1780 miles and all service to date.

Bike is located in Arizona payment can be made through bank wire and we can help with transport or pick up are available as well.

Any questions please ask.

Firm on the price

The listing has a Buy It Now price of $55,000 and a comment that this is a firm number for the seller.  While this is not an insignificant amount of money, it does signal a price shift for the 1299 SuperLeggera market.  When new these bikes were in high demand and the $80,000 MSRP did not hamper sales.  This bike was also seen as the high water mark for the V Twin Ducati Superbike.  The V4 bikes are starting to become adopted by racers, and fast road riders, and as more and more of the V4 are produced, prices of even the most sought after V Twins will be pushed down slightly.  That bike that has been out of reach for a few years might just dip enough to snap up.  Would be wise to keep an eye on these, as at some point they will cross over from being a used motorcycle, and transition into a must have edition to any collections.

Unbridled Engineering:  2017 Ducati 1299 SuperLeggera
Ducati January 27, 2022 posted by

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!

Well H E L L! Take 2! It’s back for more, screaming with a vengeance and with a $60,000.00 B.I.N. price tag this time around.

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!

It appears to be in the same 27 year old and untouched condition just as it was back in December. The December auction ended early and the last bid recorded was $14,000. I doubt that’s what it originally sold for, but you’re free to let the imagination run on this one.

Ciao!

Doug



Well, H E L L! I had this one almost ready to go, then our server decided it was time for an update. That little delay caused me to delay posting it this morning only to return to finish the post and find out the auction was pulled. I think it’s still worth a post so, here it is-


18 mile 1995 Ducati 916 For Sale on eBay

Well, well- what do we have here? Do you think Massimo would be proud to see this or shake his head in disgust? I’m going with the later because I know he painstakingly engineered the 916 to Carl Fogarty’s standards and he rode and beat on his 916 like it owed him money. Okay, cool your batteries, we all know that Massimo didn’t design it for Foggy- that was just some dumb stuff I made up. But, I know we all have some fond memories of Foggy on a 95′ 916. Right?

From the seller
Ducati 916 with 18 original miles, The exterior paint, plastics, seat, exhaust, plastics are perfect (headlights are foggy but clean up). This bike needs a few hours of detailing and possibly replacement of a few small parts to be museum quality. This bike was placed into storage in a barn that was not properly conditioned and humidity affected some of the metal parts. 4 of the dzuz fasteners towards the bottom of the fairings have oxidation, Some of the bolts on the front rotor and the rotor itself have oxidation. The metal fittings on the front brake line also display oxidation. There is a small bubble on the clutch cover where the paint is peeling and another bubble hidden behind the back shock area that is difficult to photo. There was a very, very small spot on one of the wheels that I cannot find again but I know it’s there somewhere because I noticed when I bought the bike. All of the electronics, engine, transmission work properly and I have video of the bike running. This bike is part of my collection which I am starting to sell.


I think this image tells the story of this low mileage 918 916- It shows how it was improperly stored and it shows that it is a real deal 18 mile machine.
Like some, but not all RSBFS.com readers, I find low mileage machines, of any age, very intriguing. I think I find them intriguing because they make me wonder “why?”. In this case, I ask “Why did someone mothball a second year base model 916?”. The naysayers will scream “It’s a base model and doesn’t belong on your site!”. My threshold is simple- Can I find another one? Therefore, I clap back with a resounding “NO!”.

More from the seller
I hate buying and selling because the internet is full of idiots. I have tried to give the best possible description of the bike. Again, it is not perfect but with very minimal effort it will be.

Preach it Brother!

I intentionally sat on this one for a few days because I wanted to see how much action and price it would command. It currently sits at $14,000 with 8 bids placed and the reserve firmly in place.
What’s it going to take?

I know it’s a dead horse and I’m sure you folks are tired of reading it, but PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES! If the paint is perfect- show it! If the wheels are perfect- SHOW IT! I suspect this machine would attract a few more dollars with a proper detail and photos.

What do you all think? Let’s discuss it.

Ciao!

Doug

Check it out on the auction site here!

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!
Ducati January 25, 2022 posted by

Retro Rocket: Ducati SportClassic

The Paul Smart get all of the attention when talking about mid 2000s retro Ducati, but the often overlooked standard model offers most of the riding and ownership experience for a much lower buy in.  The main mechanical difference is the omission of the Ohlins suspension.  The motorcycle is powered by the same air cooled dual spark engine and shares a common frame that features a unique asymmetrical single shock.  Being a non limited edition more freedom is offered to owners for modifications and upgrades.  The aftermarket has never failed to support Ducati products.

This example has a few items that appear to be meant to show off the Ducati engineering.  Open belt drives, vented clutch cover and upgraded exhaust are sure to enhance the feeling of the engine while riding.  The OEM parts are said to be included if 100% factory original is my your style.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Motorcycle is in excellent condition
Complete of original factory parts and aftermarket parts: Termignoni Exhaust – Clutch Plate and Clutch cover – Rear light and plate holder to eliminate the fender – Speedy Moto belt covers – Ducati motorcycle cover

This yellow example is being offered by the same seller offering up a track used Paul Smart.  Interested parties would likely do well to contact the seller as there is a chance they have some amazing stories to tell, and a passion to share for these retro air cooled motorcycles.  Current bid of $9,000 is unlikely to remain for the duration of the auction as these bikes garner a lot of attention.  There are few alternatives that offer a simple retro riding experience combined with the Italian flair and amazing sound.  With under 2000 miles it will be up to the next owner to decide if they will keep riding it in the current form, or revert everything back to 100% original and place in a collection.

Retro Rocket: Ducati SportClassic
Ducati January 24, 2022 posted by

Used As Intended: 2007 Ducati Paul Smart

There is no denying the appeal of the Paul Smart edition of the SportClassic.  The colors hark back to a golden era of motorcycle racing and pay homage to a larger then life figure.  The connection to history combined with a wonderful air cooled dual spark twin creates a bike that collectors lust after.  Very often when these bikes come to market they have double digit mileage, and in some cases single digit.  They were purchased as a collectable, and will remain such.  While that has a place in the hobby, it is a shame to think of such a wonderful machine not being used to excite a rider with beautiful handling and a glorious noise.

2000 were built and all featured Ohlins front and rear as well as a striking blue frame.

If you share a similar sentiment, you are in luck with this example.  Indicating just under 1700 miles, one could be mistaken to think this is another bike that has spent more time in a living room then out on the road.  When digging deeper you find out that most of these miles have been thoroughly enjoyed on track.  Adorned with some choice and period correct upgrades this would be the perfect bike for someone that truly wanted to experience everything it has to offer in a guilt free manor.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

Motorcycle is in excellent condition.
Prepared for Track days:
Marchesini Wheels – slipper clutch – Frame sliders – Termignoni Exhaust – Clutch Plate and Clutch cover – Rear light and plate holder to eliminate the fender – track fairings and pan
Ducati motorcycle cover
Original spoke wheels

Within the first couple of hours of listing the bike has already gotten a couple of bids.  The current $11,000 bid shows no further reserve, but it is likely there will be more bids and attention on this listing.  Selling with the street and OEM components this bike could easily be put back on the street for some back road enjoyment.  Track bikes tend to scare some buyers.  They worry about the hard use, but in reality there are normally not many things to worry about.  A potential buyer would be wise to try and inspect the bike before committing, but there seems to be no signs of crash damage.  There is also no mention of most resent belt service.  Another sticking point with used Ducati sales.  This again is something buyers should not make a huge deal out of.  OEM parts are less then $200 and it is a pleasant afternoon job.  All said and done this could be a great opportunity for a savvy buyer to score a deal on a bike they have always wanted.  Prices have been on the rise for a while and a “high mileage” example just sold for over $30k.

Used As Intended:  2007 Ducati Paul Smart
Ducati January 14, 2022 posted by

Just As Super: 1996 Ducati 900 SS/SP

OK – so what we have here is no Superlight (reference Doug’s earlier post HERE). But in nearly all respects – other than not being yellow, not being a solo tail section, and not having those nifty, crack-prone Superlight modular wheels – this is the same. Maybe even better.

1996 Ducati 900 SS/SP for sale on eBay

By 1995, the Ducati Super Spoort line was in need of a refresher. Ducati pulled out a 1-2 punch and introduced the ultra-affordable (for a Ducati) 900 SS/CR, and then immediately made the have-nots drool with the more expensive 900 SS / SP. The SP was really what the Superlight had been – an upscale, serial number-plated exclusive version of the base ride. Differences are few, but relatively substantial. Suspension goes from adequate to multi-adjustable – with the biggest upgrade to the Showa fork up front. Out back, the SP model gets a different swing arm (aluminum vs steel) that can accommodate a wider rear tire. A carbon front mud guard was standard, as was the rear mud guard and a carbon clutch cover. Engine, brakes, electrics, bronze colored frame and most everything else remains the same as the CR model. But the refinement – and the bragging rights – are right there in the “this is really a two seater Superlight” spec designation.

From the seller:
1996 Ducati 900 SuperSport 900SS/SP17,500 miles. Third (3rd) Owner. All maintenance performed by Jim Davis at Advanced Cycle Service San Jose. Belts and Valves done in late 2017 at 17,000 miles. Runs excellent. D&D Slip-On MufflersStainless Steel Brake Lines. Number Plate on Upper Triple-Tree. Owners Manual. Carbon Fiber Front and Rear Fenders and Clutch Cover. Registered until Feb 2022. Clean CA Title in hand.

So is the 900 SS/SP really the same as a Superlight? No. It’s actually better. Whereas the aforementioned Superlight has a Buy It Now of $11,700, this pretty little 900 SS/SP – which has slightly higher miles but devoid of silly go-fast stickers – is currently sitting at only $3,450 with a couple of days to go. It is unlikely to top out above the Superlight asking price, making it the best of both worlds: numbered, rare, sought after and unique, while capable of riding two up (if that helps convince the missus) AND it’s cheaper. Score! Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Just As Super: 1996 Ducati 900 SS/SP
Ducati January 14, 2022 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight MKII For Sale on eBay!

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight For Sale!

Make: Ducati
Model: 900SS Superlight
Location: Verona, Wisconsin
Mileage: 9,424
Price: $11,700.00

More sticky than a fly strip is this Wisconsin Cheese colored Italian Stallion with a special Ducati Limited Edition brass number plate on the triple clamp.

#865 is up for your Friday viewing pleasure. What do ya’think?

“Son, what’s it gonna take to put you in this yellow solo seat today?”

Whatever the deal is I’d ask for a heat gun, a plastic razor blade, some Goo Gone, isopropyl alcohol wipes and a bottle of Wizards Wax Master to aid in the prompt removal of those go fast stickers. Don’t misunderstand me- I’m a sticker guy through and through, but I never and I mean never put stickers on any painted surface. I know- to each their own!

From the seller
Bike #865 by the tag.
This bike has only 9424 miles on it. In around 2018, the bike received a complete service. New tires, cam belt, valves set, rebuilt carbs, new battery, new fuel pump, changed all fluids. Was tested and then the fuel tank was drained along with the carbs. It was set for storage in climate controlled storage until fall of 2021. The bike received new Interstate battery, change oil & filter, fresh fuel & ran & driven. The tires still have the tips on them.


 

The bike was made to look like the Fast By Ferracci bike of that time. There is a scratch on right silencer. The bike looks to have been tipped over as there are small paint touch up on the left & right lower & upper fairings. The rear seat cowl does have small cracks around the seat mounts as they all do if anyone sat on them.

This Ducati has a K & N air filter & the air box has been modified. The rear sprocket has been changed, but comes with the original. It comes with a set of Carbon Fiber exhaust silencers and a Corbin seat.

I recommend an inspection to make sure this is the bike for you and you know what you will be receiving.

You are welcome to come view the Ducati Suplerlight or even have someone else inspect it.

I can email more pictures of the Ducati. I have many with the body panels off as well as close detail pictures. And I have a quick video of it being ridden.

All things considered, I think this Superlight presents very well. I’d like to see a close up of the scratches from the tip over, but the seller is open to pre-buying inspections. I checked the RSBFS.com way back time machine and the asking price on this one is about the same as they were 15 years ago. In my feeble mind- that seems like a pretty good deal!

Interested? Check out this SuperFly Yellow Ducati here!

Ciao!

Doug

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight MKII For Sale on eBay!