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Ducati August 16, 2010 posted by

Phil’s ’98 Ducati 900SS FE (#299) for sale

Update 9.1.2011: SOLD!

OK folks, here’s my own personal ride up for sale – a very clean ’98 Ducati 900SS FE (serial #299 of 300) with 76xx miles.

As some of you may know, I am quite fond of the 2V air-cooled Ducati engine for its charm.  As a matter of fact, my first post for RSBFS was a Ducati 900SS FE, so with a bit of irony and a hint of sadness I am putting up my own FE up for sale.

The bike has very low miles and well looked after.  It’s pretty much stock except for carbon silencers (I think they are Ducati Performance items but not sure) and Corbin saddle.  The bike doesn’t need anything other than a quick going over the fluids and batteries.

Asking $5800 or best offer.  The bike can be viewed at at Supermoto Italia in New York.  Any questions just let me know!


Ducati July 30, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE # 236 of 300 On Ebay

1998 Ducati 900SS FE # 236 of 300 On Ebay

From the auction:

 This is a great example of the end of an era motorcycle. They stopped making the 900SS after this final edition run of 300. The bike is numbered 236 of 300 as shown by the authentication plaque on the triple clamp. This has been carefully maintained the valve adjustment has been done , new cam belts, new plugs and battery fresh oil and fluids. It is also equipped with a Corbin seat.There are some minor scratches on the exhaust cans and tail section, There is a chip out of the paint on the right side as can be seen in the pictures. Winning bidder must arrange shipping. E mail with any questions.


The auction is ongoing and the bike has a starting bid of $6,500.  Jump on over here.


Ducati February 7, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE for sale in San Francisco

Bargain 1998 Ducati 900SS FE (Final Edition)!

My first post on RSBFS was a 900SS FE and I have always liked the classic lines of the old air-cooled Supersports.  For most people and for most street riding, these bikes are more than enough to get that stupid grin on your face without getting into too much trouble.  And $4500 will get you this very nice 1998 Ducati 900SS FE Final Edition (#30 of 300) for sale in San Francisco:

Final Edition #30
10670 Miles
All Stock except for AFAM front & 39tooth Rear Sproket (1k miles)
1k miles on brakes and tires
Magnetic Tank Bag
Battery Tender
2nd Owner
Minor Cosmetic scratches and rear light lense cracked

So there are some cosmetic scratches and the rear lense is cracked, but what do you expect for a 12 year old bike?  And for the bargain asking price, I can easily over look the minor details.  FEs have been hovering around the $5500 – $6000 range, so this one’s a steal.

Also check out Ed’s 900SS/FE website – chock full of good info.  If you end up getting this or any other 900SS FE, don’t forget to get your bike in the 900SS FE registry as well!

Finally, just to show that Supersports can be Supersexy as well, see this tricked out 900SS FE special done up by performance parts dealer Motowheels complete with BST carbon fiber wheels, carbon fiber tank, Rizoma goodies… hmm….


[AffomaticEbay]Ducati 900SS[/AffomaticEbay]

Ducati October 2, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – bargain!

Before you check out this Ducati, please welcome Phil to Rare Sport Bikes For Sale as this is his first post. He has been a subscriber and regular with site submissions — so much so that I had to just invite him to contribute directly when I couldn’t keep up with his emails anymore! He’s a big time Bimota fan and is blogging from Hong Kong for us, which I think is extra cool. Welcome aboard Phil!

Hi, it’s my first post contributing to RSBFS, so if I made any boo-boos, please bear with me.  So, with that out of the way…what we have here is a nice example of a for sale on eBay.

The FE stands for “Final Edition”, the last batch of monoposto air-cooled super sports before the new injected version. There are only 800 of these world wide, with 300 of them for the US market.  FE’s share similar running gear to earlier Superlights with higher exhaust, carbon bits, and single seat.  Each FE has a number metal plaque on the top triple clamp and this one is #283.

Here’s what the seller has to say:



Very low reserve………………The bike is EXCELLENTE CONDITIONS!!! Real awsome RIDE!

CRATING, SHIPPING and DELIVERY to any US STATES (Except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $450.00.

New tittle from DUCATI NA, bike has never registered …MSO.”

FEs have been averaging around 5500, so this one at 3500 is an absolute steal!  The bike looks clean and have some aftermarket bits on it as well – someone would be very happy with this (I know I would be)!


Sales Report March 4, 2018 posted by

Sales Summary – December 2017

The final month of the calendar year brought with it weather for some parts of the country, but that did not freeze up the supply of great bikes. Whether you are a collector or simply interested in values, let’s take a look back at December 2017 and see what sold and for how much. Links to the original post on RSBFS included.

SOLD Bikes

2001 Bimota V-Due Evoluzione Corsa – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

1996 Buell S1 Lightning – SOLD for $7,000

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – SOLD for $9,995

1986 Honda VF1000R – SOLD as a Featured Listing for $5,000!

1980 Kawasaki Z1R – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

1999 Suzuki Hayabusa – SOLD for $5,700!

1993 Yamaha TZR250RS – SOLD for $8,301!

Unsold Bikes

2001 Aprilia RSV Mille R – No sale with bids up to $3,716

1988 Bimota YB4 Race Bike – No sale with bids up to $6,455

1992 Bimota Tesi 1D – No sale at $65,000

1995 Bimota SB6 – No sale at $24,900

2009 Bimota DB7 – No sale at $26,000

Ex-Anthony Gobert Bimota SB8K – Listed as no sale with bids up to $20,100

2007 BMW K1200R Sport – No sale at $12,999

1978 NCR-Ducati 900SS – No sale at $39,000

2000 Ducati 996S – Listing ended early

2006 Ducati PS1000 LE – No sale at $13,490

1986 Honda NS400R – listed ended early

1988 Honda CBR250R – Zero bids at $3,995 opening ask

1992 Honda VFR400R – No sale at $9,500

1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 – No sale with bids up to $6,599

1978 Kawasaki KZ1000 Z1R – No sale with bids up to $14,000

2011 KTM RC8R – No sale at $10,900

Suzuki Carbon Katana Resto-Mod – No sale with bids up to $18,500

Prototype 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 – No sale at $120,000

1991 Suzuki RGV250 – Listing ended early

1993 Suzuki GSXR400 – Listing ended early

1995 Suzuki RGV250 – listing ended early

2003 Triumph Speed Four – No sale with bids up to $1,175

1985 Yamaha RZ500 – No sale at $25,000

1985 Yamaha RZ500 – No sale with bids up to $15,200

1985 Yamaha RZ500 – No sale with bids up to $13,300

1987 Yamaha FZ600 – No sale with bids up to $3,150

1993 Yamaha GTS1000 – Zero bids with a $6,000 opening ask

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE – No sale at $18,600

Sales Report October 30, 2017 posted by

Sales Summary – March 2017

Whether you are a collector or simply interested in values, let’s take a look back and see what sold and for how much. Links to the original post on RSBFS included.

SOLD Bikes

1976 Honda EGLI frame kit – SOLD for $8,400

1978 Kawasaki Z1-R – SOLD for $9,500

1982 Ducati Pantah 600TL – SOLD for $9,500

1983 Benelli SEI 900 – SOLD for $10,785.75

1984 Kawasaki GPz750 – SOLD for $4,310

1984 Yamaha RZ500 – SOLD for $11,200

1990 Ducati 750 Sport – SOLD for $4,500

1990 Honda CB-1 – SOLD for $3,100

1990 Honda CBR250RR MC22 – SOLD for $7,075

1990 Honda NSR250R MC21 – Featured Listing that SOLD in just two days!

1991 Bimota YB9 Bellaria – Listed as SOLD for $4,050

1991 Ducati 851 – SOLD for $9,050

1994 Honda CB1000 – SOLD for $2,800

1998 Yamaha R1 – SOLD for $6,995

Featured Listing – 2000 Kawasaki ZX-12R – SOLD!

2004 Aprilia RS250 L Rear
2004 Aprilia RS250 Challenge – SOLD for $12,400

Unsold Bikes

1977 MV Agusta 800 Super America – No Sale – bid up to $45,655

1982 Benelli Sei 900 – No Sale – bid up to $18,000

1982 Laverda Jota 1000 – No Sale – bid up to $14,609

1983 Bimota KB3 – No Sale with a $18,000 opening ask

1986 Ducati 750 F1 – No Sale with bids up to $10,905

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited Edition – Listing ended with a $13,500 opening ask

1986 Yamaha TZR250 – No Sale with a $3,800 ask

1988 Ducati 851 Tricolore – No Sale with a $31,900 ask

1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 – No Sale with bids up to $4,850

1988 Yamaha FZR400 – No Sale with a $7,500 ask

1990 Buell RS1200 Westwind – No Sale with a $7,500 opening ask

1994 Honda RC45/RVF750R – Listing ended early

1996 Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 – No Sale with bids up to $5,000

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – No Sale – bid up to $5,300

1998 Ducati 900 SS/CR – No Sale with a $3,500 opening ask

1999 Ducati 748RS – No Sale with zero bids and an opening ask of $13,499

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 – No Sale with an $8,800 opening ask

2001 Yamaha FZ-1 – No Sale with zero bids and an opening ask of $3,400

2002 Ducati MH900E – No Sale – bid up to $20,300

2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200 Custom – NO Sale with zero bids with a $9,500 ask

2004 BMW R1100S – No Sale with $6,995 opening ask

2007 Honda CBR1000RR Nicky Hayden Edition – No Sale with bids up to $5,599

Ducati September 13, 2017 posted by

Classic Heavy Metal: 1980 Ducati Super Sport for Sale

Although it’s date-stamped as a 1980 model, this Ducati 900 Super Sport is obviously a sportbike from an even earlier era: twin-shock suspension aside, the engine features vintage, half-faired style and nearly Victorian-era detailing on the engine. A bit of a throwback, this machine is nonetheless significant to modern sportbike fans, as it was the more commonly available update of the original 750 Super Sport that was Ducati’s first foray into big sportbikes. These early Super Sports were basically ground zero for the company as it exists today, especially significant as we’re now staring down the barrel of the end of Ducati’s v-twin superbikes with the introduction of their MotoGP-aping V4.

The 900 Super Sport was introduced in 1975 as an evolution of their iconic, but very limited-production 750 Super Sport. It used an updated version of their overhead-cam, air-cooled v-twin, here punched out to 864cc and fitted with the restyled “square” engine cases to replace the “round” cases on the 750. Keep in mind that, up until the introduction of the rubber-belt Pantah engine, it was only the Super Sport models that had Ducati’s spring-less Desmo valve actuation. Combined with a system of tower shafts and bevel gears to drive the cams instead of chains or belts, the “bevel-head” v-twin engine was more Swiss watch than propulsion system, and manufacturing costs were unsurprisingly high, a major reason for the switch to rubber belts.

Aside from the increased displacement, the 900SS featured a number of changes intended to broaden the bike’s appeal for the US market, with modern cast aluminum wheels, a quieter exhaust [blasphemy!], improved kick start, and the gearshift redesigned for the left side of the bike. Earlier examples with left-foot shifter used a cumbersome linkage to convert the bike from its original right-foot shift and the new mechanism was much more precise. Originally, the bike came in classic silver with blue graphics, with the black-and-gold scheme seen here introduced in 1979. This particular example has aftermarket bar-end mirrors fitted that are obviously not period-correct, but pretty innocuous and easily removed if you’re going for the original, mirror-less style. The engine also features a clear glass “Gear-Gazer” for the upper cylinder’s bevel-drive gears, and aftermarket addition but one I’d probably want for myself, originality be damned.


From the original eBay listing: 1980 Ducati 900 Super Sport Desmo for Sale

17,066 original miles – Collector owned

Restored to Perfection in 2015


After the round case twins 750 GT, Sport and Super Sport Desmo entered the scene, Ducati management found that the line-up lacked a super sport bike capable of competing with the Japanese superbikes with over 750 cc and the Ducati 900 Super Sport was developed to fill that gap.

Initially, Ducati opted for a more touring-oriented approach, with the 860 GT styled by Giugiaro, that unfortunately did not win the public’s favour. At the same time, however, the Bolognese manufacturer also introduced a sportier version, the 900 Super Sport, reminiscent of the sales success of the gorgeous 750 SS Desmo.
The 860 cc engine was derived from the original L-twin engine conceived for the 750 GT, however with a redesigned, more squared case.

Throughout its history, the 900 SS actually underwent few modifications, from the fuel tank to the light-alloy wheels, and was offered in a gold and black livery, in addition to the classic silver and electric blue colour scheme.

Asking Price: $35,500 obo.

The Buy It Now is listed at $35,500 and for that kind of cash, I’d like a little less “brief history that we probably already know” and more information on the who-what-where of the “restoration.” Describing something simply as “restored to perfection” is the kind of thing that can mean different things to different people, although I’d expect that the seller would be happy to answer any questions, and the bike looks terrific in the photographs.


Moto Guzzi April 26, 2016 posted by

Mature Sport Bike: 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans for Sale

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans L Side

Much like the Ducati 900SS FE we featured last week, today’s reborn Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans is a bike for riders who value a bit of history and real-world performance over high horsepower numbers, racetrack manners, and the newest technological acronyms. And when I say “legacy,” I mean legacy: the longitudinally-mounted 90° v-twin found in the first twin cylinder Guzzis originally powered a do-it-all military tractor from the early 1960s…

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Seat

A very evolved version of that venerable v-twin, here displacing 1064cc and producing a modest 90hp and 65ft.lbs of torque to motivate 557lbs of fully-fueled Italian history. That beefy powertrain is backed by six-speed box that was introduced in the original V11 Sport and was worlds better than the ancient five-speeder that preceded it, still driving through a driveshaft to the rear wheel. That longitudinal crankshaft orientation means that, like a flat-twin BMW, the bike responds to throttle inputs with a distinctive twist to the left. It doesn’t ultimately limit handling, but it does take a bit of getting used to, as rolling on the throttle coming out of corners has the bike responding a bit differently, depending on whether you’re turning left or right…

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans FR

The Le Mans is obviously just a tarted-up V11 Sport trading on the name of Guzzi’s most famous sportbike, but it has the same basic strengths of grace and pace. These were expensive motorcycles when new. Actually, most people would probably describe them as “too expensive,” but their values have dropped dramatically in the used market and a good V11 Le Mans offers up a bit of Swiss Army Knife versatility. Carve canyons, do some light touring, pose at your local bike night, it’s a bit of a one-bike-fits-all motorcycle, if you’ve only got room in your garage for one machine.

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Fairing

From the original eBay listing: 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans for Sale

Shoulder problems have resulted in me not being able to ride a sporty position motorcycle any longer. This means that my 2002 LeMans is in search of a new home. I do not want to sell any of the parts/accessories separately, so please, no messages regarding that.
Details and link to photos follow:


  • “Cristal Cuvèe” color (that would be gold, to you and me)
  • 12,500 miles.
  • I am the second owner.  I purchased it in 2010 (on ebay, from a New York owner) with about 6600 miles on it.
  • It was originally sold by Fast by Ferracci in Pennsylvania, 11/12/2002.
  • Texas Title is free and clear.
  • Bike is 100% mechanically, both original owner and I are maintenance fanatics.
  • No crashes, but has minor “rashes” on fairing indents each side (right side from original owner, left side from about two years ago when hot asphalt gave way under the kickstand. (see photos)
  • Some cracking and peeling of paint on lower portions of metallic red frame side panels…the well known “Pork Chop” issue. (see photos)
  • Continental Road Attack tires, front at about 2000 miles, rear less than 1000
  • Original manuals and tool kit


  • Shop stand (since the Le Mans has no Center Stand)
  • Power Commander III module installed (I have run it with and without…Throttle response seems smoother with it in place.)
  • Fast by Ferracci crossover pipe, bright silver ceramic coated (original stock H-pipe included)
  • Head pipes bright silver ceramic coated (will not discolor from heat)
  • Factory accessory aluminum rear rack (with instructions)
  • Ventura Bike-Pack System installed with Grab Bar, Sport Rack and Pack Rack options (Packs and rain cover included)
  • Givi Top Case (Was mounted to Sport Rack, but I never used it.)
  • Nelson-Rigg RiggPack soft top case with raincover.
  • RoadGear Hi-Adventure Jumbo Sport soft saddlebags.  (I added 5mm Obechi plywood side stiffeners)
  • Hi-Adventure Jumbo Sport Saddle Bags (I added 5mm Obechi plywood side stiffeners)
  • Apex Racing adjustable 3″ riser clip-ons installed (original factory clip-ons included for stock change-back)
  • Motratech forward foot control kit, (again with all original parts included to revert to stock position)
  • Guzzi factory accessory cover (red fabric with gold eagle, not weatherproof, for indoor use only)
  • Nelson-Rigg outdoor cycle cover.
  • Laminar Lip windscreen add on (reduces helmet buffeting, easily removable)
  • Corbin Gunfighter solo saddle as well as original factory dual saddle with solo dress cover/backrest
  • Spare left hand fairing side (prepainted).
  • Real Gaskets silicone rubber valve cover gaskets.
  • Spare shifter return spring (these are known to sometimes fail on ’02s, but the factory one is still working in this case)
  • Full set of factory decals and emblems for eventual repaint or repair use
  • Factory brochures and October 2001 Cycle World magazine with 2002 Le Mans review
  • Original owner cut holes in airbox, but a complete additional airbox and spare filter is included, for “back to stock” use.


  • Crankcase vent tube replaced at 8000 miles
  • Monoshock failed at 10,500.  Replaced with a (hard to find) new stock unit (failed unit still on hand if you want to have it rebuilt or upgraded).
  • Battery replaced with Odyssey PC545, March, 2013.

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Parts

Just 12,000 miles on the odometer means this bike is pretty low-mileage for a Guzzi, especially considering the touring accessories fitted. The seller is asking just $4,995.00 for the whole package, a pretty screaming deal considering the miles, condition, and extras included. Quality on some of the earlier V11 Sports was a bit spotty, but took a significant turn for the better under Aprilia’s stewardship that began in 2001.

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans Plate

It’s not perfect, with a few minor scrapes along the fairing edge and some general details, but a bit of TLC should turn it into a very classy and capable machine. I’ve ridden a V11 Sport and, while they are pretty heavy bikes, they are also very sure-footed, once you get used to the asymmetrical cornering-thing. Which you will.


2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans R Side

Mature Sport Bike: 2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans for Sale

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