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Ducati September 5, 2012 posted by

Light and Super: 1993 Ducati Superlight

For Sale: 1993 Ducati Supersport Superlight

Update 9.4.2012: Originally listed in April this year with an opening bid of $7500, this Superlight is back with an opening of $6250. Links updated. Thanks for the heads up Mike! -dc

Back in 1993 this was one of the more rare Ducatis that collectors were buying up to complete their stables. With its limited number appeal, the Ducati 900 SS SL really opened the doors for the serial numbered bikes from Bologna; while they may have started this with some earlier bikes, the SL really sparked the Ducati numbered bike dynasty that continues to this day.

The Superlight differed from the standard 900 Supersport in minor ways: some additional carbon, full floating front rotors, and (on the earliest models) modular magnesium wheels. All told the weight savings were modest, but with the striking white frame and bright yellow bodywork – and the exclusivity of a numbered tag rivited to the top trees – a legend was born. Don’t expect any more HP from the SL variant, as the same air-cooled, two-valve desmo L-twin from the 900 SS series was utilized with no changes.

From the seller:
Ducati Superlight #932 with 15496 miles in near perfect condition. Bike was sold new in Tulsa Oklahoma to a friend who later became a Ducati dealer in Oklahoma City. I am th 5th owner and knowing the other 4 owners (4th owner owned the bike over 15 years) I have all service records including org owners manual, warranty card and copy of org paper tag.I have the stock mufflers in perfect condition, stock seat, stock airbox lid, sprockets and stock rear brake parts (I installed a floating rear setup)5 years ago FBF high compresson pistons and new cyl studs were replaced,valves adjusted, new Michelin Pilots installed, forks gone through, steering stem bearings cleaned and repacked and then was parked until last summer when I bought it, since then the carbs were rebuilt, tank cleaned new fuel pump and oil change done.Bike has never fell over crashed or been abused. Only flaws worth mentioning is the carbon fiber front fender is faded and the tail section near some of the mounting screws there is some very very minor cracking that I could not get to show in the photos .

This particular Superlight shows some mileage, but really looks good for the age. Most of these bikes have been through multiple owners at this point, but the good news it that they are still collectable enough to be taken care of. This bike is a good example of that – despite the miles and the change of ownership it retains much of what it started with. Top dollars are still collected by stone stock, low mileage specimens, but the market remains bullish on SL models in general.

This auction is on right now, with zero bids against a $7,500 opening ask. There are still several days to play on this one, so time will tell us if the opening bid is simply too high, or if folks have not yet discovered the auction for this yellow gem. Seven and a half large is right about the lower range of the ballpark for a SL, so my guess is that the former might prove to be correct.

For more information and a chance to bid on this beauty, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

Ducati October 3, 2011 posted by

One Owner, Low Mileage ’93 Ducati Superlight (#942)

Location: Brookfield, WI

Mileage: 2,637

Price: Auction, starting $7,599

There’s many a special Ducati that has been built over the years, and many get featured here at RSBFS. While they are all cool in there own way, I’m a fan of the Superlight. First, I like efforts in cars and bikes where builders are actually shedding pounds instead of adding them. It seems that with performance machines (especially cars), there’s usually one direction to go in the weight department, and that’s more. So when a company goes the other direction, I pay attention. Next, I love the yellow fairing, white frame and the weight-saving pieces (Mavic’s, carbon fiber goodness). Maybe it’s not traditional Ducati colors, but I just dig it.

Here’s what the seller has to say about this machine-

Offered for sale is this fine example of a rare 1993 Ducati 900 SL (SuperLight) 

I am the original owner of this motorcycle which has only 2637 miles on the odometer. This is actual mileage. 

The bike has never been crashed, raced, abused or been at a “track day” event. 

It has been a part of my collection since new and now it is being sold to make room for new interests.

Though it has been lightly modified, all the original parts will be included in this sale. Please see the pictures to view the included parts.

This SuperLight is being offered with the following modifications:

– Fresh Tires ( originals will be included per the request of the winning bidder ).

– 39 tooth rear sprocket.

– Braided stainless steel brake lines.

– steering damper

– Fast by Ferracci 11.5 : 1 pistons ( runs just fine on pump gas )

– DynoJet kit

– K&N air filter ( airbox lid has been modified to fit )

– Ferrodo brake pads

– Tank Guard

Again,  the original parts will be included in this sale.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: THE STAINTUNE MUFFLERS AND HANGERS PICTURED IN THIS AUCTION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SALE BUT WILL BE  OFFERED IN A SEPARATE AUCTION. THE ORIGINAL MUFFLERS WILL ACCOMPANY THE BIKE TO THE WINNING BIDDER. 

PLEASE READ THE ABOVE AGAIN TO ELIMINATE ANY CONFUSION.  I WANT ALL PARTIES TO BE PLEASED WITH THE TRANSACTION.

The carburetors have been gone through by a professional and they meter and idle perfectly. The interior fuel tank, lines and fuel pump are all new and the interior of the fuel tank is shiny and rust free. 

I have ridden the bike for a few miles, it idles and runs with no issues. Everything on the bike works. The bike will likely need some miles put on to re-seat the brakes.

I have only lightly washed when it was taken out of storage ( as seen in the pictures – still wet ) . It has not been detailed- I will leave that labor of love to the new owner. It should clean up beautifully and show to a high level.

This is not a show bike, but rather, a very well preserved example of one of the last great two-valve, air cooled Ducati superbikes – with a pedigree , low production number, and desireable rarity.

The following is a list of some flaws:

– Corrosion to the banjo fittings and interior crimped ends of the external oil return lines ( likely stemming from an unnoticed battery spill ). This is hidden inside the fairing.

– A crack in the rear left turn signal lens. ( see picture )

– A repaired cracked tail lamp lens ( see picture )

– Some tiny nicks to the paint on the right side of the fairing ( see picture )

– Some typical haziness to some aluminum parts. This will all polish very easily.

– Typical age-related blemishes, only noted for descriptive accuracy .

 This bike, when detailed properly, should display at a very high level. It IS after all an 18 year old motorcycle – however having seen very little road use.

I will assist in the crating of the bike for shipment, and careful packaging of the parts, however:

All costs and logistics related to shipping will primarily be the responsibility of  the successful bidder. I WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR TAXES, DUTIES, VAT, CUSTOMS, EXPENSES OR ANY OTHER EXPENSES BESTOWED UPON THE NEW OWNER, OUTSIDE OF THIS TRANSACTION.  This is a non – returnable vehicle so I will work closely with the winning bidder to assure safe packaging and crating to assure a mutually beneficial experience. 

Questions? Ask.

And photos-

The seller highlights all the modifications and maintenance that have been done to the bike and says all original parts will come with it. It’s also a bonus that this is a one-owner bike. All the history rests with one person. The mileage is low and the seller highlights the cosmetic and maintenance issues that exist with the bike.

Starting bid is $7,599, which is right in there for one of these beauties. Who knows where it will go from there. But if you have been looking for one, I think you owe it to yourself to check this bike out.

-RN

Ducati July 10, 2011 posted by

On the lighter side: 1993 Ducati Superlight

For Sale: 1993 Ducati Superlight

From one of our favorite collectors comes one of our favorite bikes – a 1993 Ducati Superlight. Comprised of the air-cooled, two valve, 900cc Supersport engine and chassis but shaving weight with lighter composite Marvic wheels, fully floating Brembo brakes, lighter carbon fiber bodywork bits, a vented clutch cover, and an exclusive numbered serial plate, the original SL was introduced in 1992. By 1993, the wheels, clutch cover and fully floating front brakes were lost from the lineup. The gap between the Supersport and Superlight continued to narrow as the Supersport improved, although the Superlight will always be a coveted model.

From the seller:
Up for auction is a 1993 Ducati Superlight. I am selling this motorcycle for my Dad who is selling his collection. He is the third owner of this bike and it comes with all of the original documentation (sales receipt, warranty papers, owners card, owners manual and letter from Cagiva) It has been fully serviced about 200 miles ago including new belts and valve adjustments. It has a Verlicchi megaphone exhaust which sounds great.

The Vin# is ZDM1LC4N2PB006629 and the odometer shows 9,574 Miles. It comes with a free and clear title.

The condition of the bike is great and is very clean, but it does show some wear from riding. It has stone chips on the bottom of the front fairing which can been seen in some of the photos. This bike runs great and is ready to ride.

Unlike many of the bikes from this collection, this particular Ducati has seen some decent usage. There are some minor mods to the bike, including the Verlicchi exhaust (check out the video below for some great sounds!). Interestingly, the VIN checks out as a 1993 bike, but it contains all of the choice bits (i.e. wheels, brakes, clutch cover) from the 1992 model run. If any of our RSBFS readers know more about which bikes had the Marvic magnesium wheels, etc., please leave a comment!

Video from the seller:

Even though the pedigree is Supersport, the Superlight has always generated a strong following. The weight difference between the SS and SL is negligible, and as such the performance is very similar. The biggest difference between the SS and the SL is the exclusivity offered by the numbered badge attached to the top of the trees. Ducati excels at “limited edition” marketing, and the SL was one of the first bikes to receive the numbered treatment.

This auction is on right now – with a starting bid of $8,499.99. As we have seen from this seller, prices and reserves are often set on the high side and many previous bikes did not sell as a result. A Superlight is a $6,500 – $9,000 machine when found in good condition. An exceptional example might pull $11,000 in today’s dollars. This bike is clean and has many of the right parts, so the opening ask may not be that out of line. To check it out yourself, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!

MI

Ducati May 4, 2011 posted by

1993 Ducati Superlight #827 of 1000

Update 5.4.2011: This bike is back a year and a half later, but now on eBay. Links updated. -dc

Looks as if it will be a Ducati kind of week for me as I have several to post for your viewing pleasure.

1993 Ducati 900 Superlight located on the Raleigh- 🙂 Durham 🙂 Craigslist. This one, unlike the other one I posted, has been enjoyed and has several tasteful upgrades. Termi’s, Corbin Saddle, and some engine work are a few of the highlighted upgrades. Owner says it has 17,000 miles and was part of his dads collection at one time or another.

It’s a small picture, but you can to contact the seller for a larger, more detailed one if you’re interested.

With an asking price of $9,500 this one seems to be more in line with 900 Superlight posts of the past.

Bike stats:

Rare 900SL “Superlight” only 300 1993 brought into the USA this is #827 of 1000 manufactured in 1993. , This was part of my Dads bike collection in So Cal. This bike has never been raced or laid-down. Looks good as new. 17K miles. More Photo’s upon request

$9,500.00 OBO
Termignoni exhaust(sounds killer)
Lidless air box mod
Original Marvic-Akront mag/alloy 2 piece wheels.
Pro-Italia billet rear sets (up 1″ and back 1″
All original carbon fiber perfect (fenders, gauge cover, pipes)
11.2:1 JE/Pro-Italia pistons
Keihin 39mm FCR race carbs
Pro-Italia brake/clutch lines
Ohlins fully adjustable Rear shock
Ohlins steering damper
DiD ERVX gold chain/AFAM alloy 37 tooth rear sprocket
K&N
Corbin seat
Adjustable forks
Ducati Kamna alloy exhaust rings
Brembno brakes
SS Brake and clutch lines

Also included:
Full stock exhaust
Stock Mirrors
Stock Rear turn signals
Stock pistons
Stock rearsets
Stock 39 tooth rear sprocket
Stock gearing
Stock carbs
Stock airbox lid
Original Ducati tool kit and Owners Manual

Consider all of the up-grades Ducati put on the SL’s to make them special and then the ones this owner added and it sounds like a great bike. With 17k on the clock it’s definitely not a garage queen and would make a great weekend warrior.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati April 7, 2011 posted by

Duck on a Diet: 1992 Ducati Superlight

For Sale: 1992 Ducati Superlight

In 1992, Ducati took a base 900 Supersport and detracted some needless things. Out went the 2 passenger seat and the passenger pegs. In their place was fitted a solo seat tail section reminiscent of the racers. Upswept exhaust pipes filled the space left by the pegs, and upgraded brakes, forks and wheels (Marvic composite magnesium) were added. The bike was topped off by a carbon front fender and a limited edition plate rivited to the triple clamps. All told, the SL tipped the scales at a reported 3kg weight savings over the standard 900SS. For those precious pounds buyers paid a dear premium.

Nice picture highlighting the upswept exhaust, tires complete with little nubs, and the magnesium wheels. All told, this was a very tidy package by Ducati – and later made redundant by the improvements to the 900SS line. In the end, what the Superlight really offered was numbered exclusivity.

From the seller:
Ducati 900 SL Superlight
year of construction 1992
*** NEW ***
the latter in the world
0 miles
tank no rust
engine never run.
rare magnesium wheels

Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, this particular bike leaves many questions unanswered. Right off the top: Why own a beatiful bike like this and not ride it? Next, if you are going to sell such a valuable museum piece, why can’t you take a few good pictures of it?

Now that I got my rant on, let’s keep it going: Why list the bike as a zero mile example when the odo and trip clearly shows mileage? And since the mileage is significant (have you ever tried to push a motorcycle four miles?), do we really believe that the motor was never started? It would have had to have been to go through the dealer prep process, right?

Maybe I’m just jealous and quick to find nits because I have always lusted after a SL. But when you are asking $28 large (which is a flat absurd sum for the average SL), I would expect a little more scrutiny from the buying community.

OK RSBFS experts: you tell me. and tell me what you think.

MI

Ducati June 12, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing – 1993 Ducati 900SL Superlight #826

6.23.2019: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Everyone has their personal definition of what’s essential and what’s superfluous, but for many, the early 1990’s Ducati SuperSports had everything you needed and nothing you didn’t.  The 900SL Superlight had one less seat and several kg.’s less weight thanks to some carbon appointments and Marvic composite alloy wheels.  RSBFS reader Steve has similarly added nothing to his Superlight that isn’t required, but made a few choice upgrades.

Ducati introduced the 900SS in 1990, and though it was a solid seller, Ducati took the opportunity to make a limited edition.  Planning to release 500, the factory bowed to the market and eventually produced over 900 Mk. 1 examples, just a couple of hundred destined for our shores.  The air cooled 904cc L-twin had newer Mikuni carburettors and scored 78 hp and 62 ft.-lbs. torque.  Upside-down Showa fork and rear monoshock were both fully adjustable on the Superlight.  Floating rotors differentiate the 320mm Brembo front brakes, with Gold Line four piston calipers.  Innovative Marvic wheels used an aluminum rim and magnesium centers.  Carbon mudguards and alloy swingarm walked the weight reduction walk.

Steve has eased the 904’s breathing with a K&N air filter and Staintune exhausts.  A Corbin seat firms things up for the rider, and braided lines do the same for braking performance.  Cosmetics are excellent and belie the 16,589 miles.  A few not-installed ugrades and NOS parts are included as Steve notes in his comments:

1993 Ducati Superlight #826

This is the cherished Superlight MK1, of which only 952 were made worldwide, 200 for the U.S. market. If you’re familiar with this bike and model year, you’ll know that it’s meant to be well ridden and properly cared for as there are not many left in this condition. The bike is in great condition and still has many original parts, unless otherwise noted.

The bike is located in Northern California, always garaged and covered. The previous owner was a collector located in Texas. The bike was serviced by AMS Ducati out of Dallas, TX during that time. No significant modifications have been made, keeping it in original condition. Some minor changes are as follows:

Open airbox (see photo)
Staintune Slip-on Exhaust
Braided brake lines
Yoyodyne Clutch Slave
Corbin Seat
Motobatt Battery

Comes with a few extras:

OEM Blank Key
NOS Handgrips
NOS Seat
Upgraded CA Cycleworks Coils (Unused, not installed)

Also have some performance parts that will be made available to the buyer as well. Ohlins shock and FCR41 carbs, not included with sale.

Asking: $13,000 USD 

Going on twenty-five years old, the Superlight had the friendly handling of the SuperSport line, but with nicer appointments and a number on the triple tree.  Though second fiddle to the 916 back in the day, the Superlight’s tractable power and limited numbers have made it a very sought after SuperSport.  Steve’s has been nicely preserved and wants only a caring new owner.

-donn

Featured Listing – 1993 Ducati 900SL Superlight #826
Ducati November 19, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #776

Update: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

The 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight came rolling out of Bologna ready to rumble, with lightened frame rails, a single-seat tail section sporting a big, brash number plate and a production number just shy of 1,000, which meant only the most devoted Ducatisti got their hands on one. Two years before Hunter Thompson’s Sausage Creature, the 900SS/SP, broke cover, this was the ultimate iteration of the machine.

By modern standards, the 900SS is kind of poky — you could keep up with one on an SV650 without a Herculean effort — but this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight has been treated to a big-bore engine rebuild by Vee Two in Australia, netting 944cc. The big jugs have been augmented with a set of Keihin FCR39 flatslides from Sudco, and the stock upswept exhaust was switched out for a set of Fast by Ferraci high pipes.

On top of the engine mods, the bike has a Holeshot quick shifter, a trick swingarm that was made by JMC and is now unobtanium (JMC is no longer in business), and one-piece Marvic magnesium wheels. The original two-piece Marvics will come with it. If you are looking for an exclusive, sorted, fast-as-it-can-be 900, look no further.

From the eBay listing:

1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #776, 3 owners since new, 13,254 miles. Originally sold new by Letko Cycles in Kansas City on 8/29/1992 for $10,479.

While this motorcycle has many upgrades, the 944cc big bore motor built and installed in 2001 is hands down its best and most expensive feature. The original owner spent over $7000, most of it with Vee Two in Australia, to create a power plant that has almost endless torque and horsepower delivery. Receipts are included for nearly all of these parts:

Millenium Technologies bored and plated cylinders

Vee Two: 94mm pistons, steel connecting rods, Vee Two head featuring 43mm inlet valves, 38mm exhaust valves, intake & exhaust cams and adjustable cam pulleys, balanced crank, primary gears, clutch basket.

Keihin 39mm flat slide carburetors

Fast by Ferracci carbon fiber high pipes

California Cycleworks Dyna Coils ignition coils

Barnett Clutch kit

Pro Italia clutch slave cylinder

Holeshot quick shifter

Stainless braided clutch and brake lines

Corbin seat

Speedy Moto adjustable clip ons with 3” risers. Spare set of Pro Italia sport bars also included.

Stock and Pro Italia rear sets. (Stock rear sets currently fitted)

JMC aluminum swingarm with elliptical chain adjustment

Marvic Streamline 1-piece Magnesium wheels (6” rear) with new 120 front/180 rear Pirelli Diablo Supersports. Original Ducati Marvic 2 piece aluminum/Magnesium wheels also included.

New Renthal 39T aluminum rear sprocket

Refinished carbon fiber front and rear fenders. Carbon rear mudguard.

New Motobatt MB16AU glass mat battery

Fresh oil, belt, valve adjustment service and carburetor rebuild by Scott Waters at Motoservizio in Signal Hill, California

I am the 3rd owner of this bike and have nearly every receipt starting from the original Bill of Sale. This is my second 900 Superlight (former owner of #712) and thought I would never sell this one. But a busy work and family schedule, plus a garage with other toys gathering dust, is a clear sign that it’s time for someone else to become the caretaker of #776. It is truly a magnificent vintage machine to ride, period correct with its modifications. If you love the now “vintage” Ducati sport bikes of the 1990s (916, Monster, etc) this is one you must experience. It is a joy to ride leisurely, always mindful that it’s a 25 year old machine, not a modern superbike. Yet a healthy twist of the throttle rockets it forward. So now I’m testing the waters to see if there’s another person immersed in their own mid-life crisis, collecting the artifacts of his youth. If so, he needs this machine.

For $12,000, this stylish piece of Italian sportbike lore is begging to be aimed at the twistiest road you can find and let loose. Sure, you aren’t gonna be slicing inside R1s at the next track day, but there is little joy like piloting such a well-built machine with no agenda but to enjoy yourself.

Featured Listing: 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #776
Ducati July 11, 2016 posted by

Supersharp – 1993 Ducati 900 SS Superlight #826

Seeking to continue the excitement on the SuperSport side of the showroom as well as try carbon fiber components on a limited production model, Ducati introduced the Superlight in 1992.  Though just a few gallons of fuel lighter than a standard 900 SS, the Superlight had some nice tweaks, flashy colors, and a neat name.

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1993 Ducati 900 SS Superlight for sale on eBay

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20160712 1993 ducati 900 ss-sl right fairing

The SS/SL’s 904 cc desmo mill resulted in its usual 78 hp, with two-valve air cooled simplicity and generous torque band.  Under 1000 were made in any year, and all stateside shipments were speed yellow.  The white trellis frame and magnesium-hubbed Marvic wheels were built lighter, and carbon mudguards provided a small reduction.  The factory mufflers were aluminum, though most have been upgraded to stainless or carbon, swept a bit higher to match the solo seat fairing.

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20160712 1993 ducati 900 ss-sl dash

Looking excellent for its 16,188 miles, the SL presented here has the Staintune exhaust, and has been treated to a nice Corbin seat.  Recent heavy maintenance and tires are a strong indication of value.  From the eBay auction:

Offering up my rare, elusive, and MINT condition Superlight.  If you’re reading this then you know what it is.  Only 300 of the imported to the USA in 93′. No reserve!

Recently serviced and dyno tuned at AMS Ducati Dallas, belts included.  BMC filter, stock carbs, polished Staintune exhaust, Marvic wheels, carbon fenders, Michelin Pilot Sport tires almost new, Corbin seat, tinted screen.  Runs, looks, sounds, and rides fantastic.

20160712 1993 ducati 900 ss-sl left front

20160712 1993 ducati 900 ss-sl right front wheel

Most sources show less Superlights were manufactured in 1993, and the factory took some of the lighter parts out of the build.  This bike shows number 826 and is nicely equipped, so it may have been built late in 1992 and shipped in 1993.  However it arrived, it’s a bike that gets to the core riding mission, a no-baggage grin generator.  The starting bid is toward the top of the range, about on par with the condition and preparation of this Superlight…

-donn

20160712 1993 ducati 900 ss-sl cockpit

Supersharp – 1993 Ducati 900 SS Superlight #826

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