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Ducati March 10, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom Edition #108

2002 Ducati B Boz 998s LE #108 of 155 on ebay.

I know, I know you’re thinking “why in the hell is Doug putting up another Bostrom?” Plain and simple; because this one is on ebay as a no reserve auction ! That’s right, you can get in on the action of a 998s LE for a starting bid of $8,032.00! The cheapest one we (I) have posted was $10,500 and it had a lot more miles on it. This beauty is currently sitting at 1,670 and looks to be absolutely immaculate. I will admit I didn’t sleep last night because I was trying to scheme a way to trick my wife into saying “yes honey, you can bid”, but since I couldn’t muster up a fool proof plan here it is for the taking. At the time of this posting there was only one bidder and it’s not me 🙁

Quote from the listing:

2002 Limited Edition Ducati Bostrom 998s
Like New
Only 1670 Miles
Number 108 of 155

I am pleased to offer this ultra-rare 2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition. This Ducati features the 998cc Testastretta engine, carbon fiber airbox and lower fairing panels, Ohlins adjustable steering damper, Brembo brakes, Termignoni exhaust, billet clutch and sprocket covers, carbon fiber fender and swing arm cover, acculign rear sets, NEW Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs, and Ohlins suspension front and back. The 998 is the final (and best) version of the Tamburini designed 916 Superbike family and was made only 1 year. The Bostrom Limited Edition version was limited to just 155 brought to North America as155 was Ben Bostrom’s racing number.

This bike has always been garaged, never seen rain and is in near new condition.

Includes blue factory rear wheel stand as well as original owner’s manual and other documents. Services that were done include 600 mile service and various oil changes.

Pretty much says it all. New tires, Ohlins, never seen rain, super low miles, 600 mile service is done.. What else to you ask for other than a cheap price? Oh wait, you’ll get that as well because I’m guessing this one will sell at a little over 10g’s.


Good luck!

Cheers!

dd

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 January 13, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom LE #25 of 155

Bostrom Ducati 998s #25 of 155 is available for the taking.

I am a huge Boz Bros fan and this just happens to be my favorite Ducati racer replica. It would have been even sweeter had they offered it in the true L&M design, but these are still sweet. I enjoyed watching Ben the most when he raced for NCR Ducati.

He seemed much looser and just happy to be there with no pressure to win because he wasn’t on the Corse factory team. But then L&M happened and he ripped off 5 wins in a row (so much for the NCR deal), which no one ever expected him to do being on the 3rd Corse team with Dunlops under him. In their prime Ben and Eric both were tenatious competitors when they had confidence in their machinery. I really enjoyed watching Eric on the Kawasaki the most, but I’ll save that story for another post. One of the stupid reasons I like Ben is because he liked Evil Knievel almost as much as me 🙂 Godspeed Evil…..

Here are the pictures of #25 for sale on the San Fran Craigslist.

Limited Edition, #25 of 155
Bostrom Autographed bike and matching autographed helmet
5242 miles, EXCELLENT CONDITION
Ready to ride or show,
$10,500, entertaining offers

I found this tidbit of info on the net.

One hundred and fifty-five Bostrom replica 998Ss will be built for North America, all signed on the tank by Ben Bostrom himself, and fitted with carbon-fiber bodywork, an Ohlins fork instead of the usual Showa, and the good four-pad Brembo front calipers, for only $22,695!

With an asking price of $10,500 and offers being considered I like this 998s considering the above listed upgrades it received from Ducati. If I had the $10g’s lying around I’d probably already own it and I would have an Evil Knievel suit to go along with it in true Ben style. Throw in a Suomy Bostrom replica helmet and I’d be set. I guess I hope these are still around when I do have a few thousand to toss around so I can pick one up.

Did anyone else have one of those Evil Knievel crank motorcycles that would do wheelies and jump the ramp that you got with it?

Heres a video of Ben from back in the day aboard the L&M Ducati. I would marvel at how he would let the bike move around under him. If you’ve never witnessed it, check it out as it is a must see to appreciate kind of thing.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati August 16, 2020 posted by

Red Hot Summer – 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition

Our last few 998S reviews have focused on Bayliss and Bostrom livery replicas, but here is a classic Anniversary red example with just 7,000 miles.

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition for sale on eBay

The 998 was an interesting transition for Ducati, since it was the last of the revered 916 lookers but had the more modern testastretta head design.  Its 136 ponies want to go faster than any speed limit, and though it’s a pre-nanny bike the factory Öhlins and 320mm Brembos will help you from making the wrong mistake.  About 1,000 Final Editions were made, with a little over half being single-seaters, which seems much more appropriate.  It’s not a numbered edition, but they did receive a nice plaque for the triple tree.

Offered by a specialty car dealer near Philadelphia, this 998S is in very special condition.  A set of carbon mufflers and accompanying tune have been added, evidently done at Fast by Ferracci.   Engraved FBF clip-ons are also pictured, though any change in the handlebar goemetry is hard to detect.  Notes from the eBay auction:

Shortly after purchasing the bike, in April of 2005, this Ducati was treated to a set of carbon fiber slip-ons, a power commander, and a performance air filter, all of which were installed by Fast By Ferraci. Given the low original mileage, service work is relegated to basic maintenance items such as oil changes and a 6,000-mile belt service completed in 2010. The current owner and consignor purchased the bike from the original owner about 5 years ago and it rode it sparingly.

When we received the bike on consignment, we immediately took the bike to local marque specialist, The Spare Parts LLC of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who completed a belt service, clutch/brake fluid flush and refill, replaced the battery, as well as completing a once-over inspection of the bike to make sure it was in top running condition.

The 998 had one foot in the past design, maybe two since the cooling system still needed help in traffic, but the new engine had longer maintenance intervals and has proven to be a trusted agent.  Seems like a new chain would top off this LE, but maybe the new owner will take it out and ride.

-donn

Red Hot Summer – 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition
Ducati June 17, 2020 posted by

On the Dotted Line – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition

For 2007, Ducati asked superbike riders Ben Bostrom and Neil Hodgeson to sign 150 copies of their 999S in Parts Unlimited race livery, with all the -S niceties.  This example comes out of Georgia flying U.S. and Italian flags, with under 8,000 miles and in outstanding shape.

2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition for sale on eBay

Despite the polarizing looks of the Pierre Terblanche design, the 999 was a superlative for the time, its 998 cc’s good for 143 hp.  Torque was the back story with 83 ft.-lbs. helping out through tricky sections.  The -S came with Öhlins all around, the latest 320mm Brembo offerings, and forged Marchesini alloys.  Always in red ( at least the S ), the taller fairing gave riders an “in” feeling rather than being perched “on”.

Besides saying maintenance is caught up, the owner can’t offer much history with this 999S.  Miles are low, but higher than most limited edition superbikes.  Hard to quibble about the condition, at least until seeing it in person.  Comments from the eBay auction :

This 996S has 7,796 miles and is in excellent shape with only a few small rock chips that have been only been touched up (bike not repainted). It’s up to date on services, has never been tracked, and it’s ready for someone to enjoy it by riding it, or simply continuing its preservation. there are no known issues. I believe that I am the second owner, but I bought the bike from a divorcee, who won it in a settlement. As such, full documentation is not available. I have an extra ecu that will go with the bike.  This Ducati 999S Team USA race replica for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction, if it sells. This is why I’ve included a buy it now option.

Bostrom and Hodgeson have been Ducati loyalists and were rewarded for consistent top top-tens and an occasional podium, though Suzuki was untouchable in 2006.  Ironically, Ducati turned AMA back over to privateers the next year, making this commemorative a single year.  Reviewed as very rideable for a superbike, this example seems like a good compromise between fun, condition, and collectability.

-donn

On the Dotted Line – 2007 Ducati 999S Team USA Edition
Ducati April 17, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing: 2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty

Update 7.31.2020: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

It was never going to be sufficient for Ducati to commemorate Carl Fogarty’s contributions to motorcycling with yet another race replica superbike with faux sponsor livery. Sure, go ahead and remember Ben Bostrom and Troy Bayliss with tarted-up 999Rs, but Foggy deserved something altogether hairier. Until Jonathan Rea came along in 2018, he was the winningest World Superbike racer ever. When this 2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty was built, he was a man without equal in motorcycle roadracing.

The 2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty is a perfect tribute, with special paint, upgraded suspension bits, carbon Termignoni cans and carbon trim pieces, the Fogarty’s “Foggy Eyes” logo and a 916 Desmoquattro engine that was warmed up to about 110 horsepower. In short, a brawny, aggressive hooligan machine that was more about encompassing who Foggy is than giving you the tools to emulate his corner-speed-first style.

This one is number 12 of just 300 built, one of 225 never intended to make it to the United States. It has Metric instrumentation with only 13 original kilometers. To say it’s mint is a bit of an understatement. From the seller:

2002 Ducati S4 Fogarty
Vin# ZDM1RB8S02B007442

– Limited edition S4 Fogarty to commemorate Carl “Foggy” Fogarty
– only 300 made, number 012 of 300
– 1 of only 225 sold over seas, imported to the United States
– Metric instrumentation
– Only 13 kilometers (just over 8 miles)
– super bike motor, 6 speed
– professionally “gone-through”/got running/checked over, ready to go
– New battery, belts replaced, new spark plugs, fuel filter, fuel pump
– tank/throttle body/injectors/hoses cleaned and adjusted if needed.
– light weight, lots of carbon fiber
– only minor blemishes from storage, sitting. No major damage of any kind
– extra black key as well as red key for maintenance/diag

Asking $16,900 $11,900

You’re not likely to get another chance at one of these soon, if ever, and you certainly won’t get a crack at one this nice. And all that special is listed at just $16,900 $11,900.

Featured Listing: 2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty
Kawasaki September 11, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2

12.28.2019: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Maybe it’s the Ninja Turtles paintjob, or the twin headlights or the gaping air scoops that flank the headlights, but the 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR oozes with purpose. After all, nothing about a lime green-and purple single-seater sportbike says “ride me to work.” These are the colors of losing your chicken strips up the inside of a dentist on a Ducati. This is the livery of a long day in the general district courthouse followed by indefinite license suspension.

The 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR was built to homologate the bikes Rob Muzzy was tuning to within an inch of their lives for AMA Superbike and Formula USA competition. Aside from the fairly obvious single-seat tail section and deleted passenger pegs, the bikes had beefier Nissin brakes, fully-adjustable suspension and 41mm flatslide carbs.

With Doug Chandler and Scott Russell on board, the ZX-7RR’s predecessor took four AMA Superbike titles in the 1990s, as well as a brace of Daytona 200s courtesy of Russell. Eric Bostrom also rode a ZX-7RR in the latter half of the ‘90s.

Thanks to the big flat slides, a tall first gear, the ZX-7RRs made pretty miserable street bikes, which led to most of them being stripped of their street equipment and thrown around amateur road racing series and track days with abandon. To find one as blemish free and low mileage as this one is a real rarity.

This 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2 is completely stock except for an air-valve mod, and has done less than 6,000 miles. It resides in Canada, but the seller says he has explored importing it to the U.S. and does not anticipate any serious issues.

From the seller:

I have for sale a 1997 Kawasaki ZX7RR in very good or even excellent condition. This fine example has been ridden only 9500km (5900mi) by its original owner. The seat cowl, tank, upper cowl and fender are scratch and dent free. There are a few paint chips and a small rub mark on the muffler that I have tried my best to point out in the pictures. I can provide more pictures if desired.
The bike is stock with the exception of the seat pad which I had re-upholstered.

I believe I am the third owner and I have had it in my collection for 6 years. Although not ridden during that time, I periodically started and ran the bike and kept fresh fuel in it. I did recently ride it to the local garage for a safety inspection and everything performed as a like new bike should.

I live an hour and a half east of Toronto, Ontario and would consider delivering the bike to the New York City area or Buffalo NY. This model may be imported into the USA (VSP312) via an importer to whom I would supply the paper work including the ‘Recall letter’. i have installed a MPH speedometer face as required for US importation.

I am asking $16,000 for this clean example of a ZX7RR.

At $18,500 $16,000 U.S., the bike is priced as a rare collector bike, and a low-production piece of AMA history. Considering that similar homologation mounts from Honda and Yamaha of this vintage are going for more than double that, this Kawi represents something of a bargain.

Featured Listing: 1997 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N2
Ducati August 26, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing – 1998 Ducati 916 SPS #830

Update: Email link corrected: dan@gravitycavity.com

As much as the original 916 set the superbike world on its ear, the last year 916 SPS was worth waiting – or changing horses – for.  The new 996cc engine, enhanced suspension, and lightweight wheels made the SPS an homologation special worthy of the name.  As presented by RSBFS reader Dan, number 830 ( of a around 1,000 ) is immaculate and shows just 5,674 miles.

1998 Ducati 916 SPS with just 5,674 Miles!

Ducati jammed a lot of WSB goodness into the new 996 engine cases – the bigger bores, bigger valves and downpipes conspired with 11.5:1 compression and two fuel injectors per cylinder to report 134 hp.  Camshafts capitalized on desmoquattro experience to deliver a wide torque band.  While the trellis frame was unchanged, improved 43mm Showa forks and Öhlins monoshock were multi-adjustable.  Front brakes were fully floating Brembos for 1998.  The now-iconic good looks of the Tamburini design were rendered in Anniversary red with white number areas.

Dan picked his SPS up after it had sat for a year or so, and beside going through the fuel system, did quite a bit to return it to super-nice condition.  Recent tune-up parts, Michelins, and fairing lowers, and a mammoth amount of detailing, as the unfaired pictures show. 

Dan’s comments about the bike:

It would not start when I bought it due to the fuel pump being all gummed up. I replaced all the fuel system parts that are in the fuel tank. I also put some marvel mystery oil in each cylinder and spun it over before starting it. I have all the receipts for the parts that were replaced.

I also think the bike must have been dropped (not crashed, just dropped) at one time due to the scratches on the original body work. The bike came with a factory new replacement upper fairing and I purchased both left and right side panels new from Ducati shortly after I bought it. That is what is on the bike now. Everything else on the bike is original, except for the ECU (see below).

After getting it running, I replaced all the fluids, spark plugs, air filters, and timing belts. I also put a new set of Michelin Pilot Power 3 tires on it. The original owner claims a full service with valve adjustment was done on the bike at around 2500 miles.

The bike is wicked fast and everything works flawlessly on it. In the five years I have owned it, I have ridden it only a few hundred miles a year. Just enough to keep it rideable and it has been carefully maintained and garaged during that time.
I did have one issue with it back in 2017. It started cutting out and shutting off intermittently when riding it. After much trouble shooting I wound up replacing both ignition relays (the two that are under the seat) and the ECU and that 100% fixed the issue. I have put about 500 miles on it since then and it runs flawlessly. I still have the original ECU and the stock EPROM that came with the bike.

More from the seller:

For those that have never ridden one of these wicked machines, I must say the experience is heart pounding! When you grab a handful of throttle you better have it pointed where you want it to go because the torque and power delivery is explosive and it pulls extremely fast and hard all the way up to the 11,000 RPM redline. I rarely take it that far just because of how explosive the mid range torque is. You are doing triple digit speeds in no time just short shifting it. The sound of the Termi exhaust with the tuned EEPROM is intoxicating and the chassis and brakes are phenomenal. Riding this bike always reminds me of those glory days of seeing Anthony Gobert and Ben Bostrom racing in AMA superbike and of course Carl Fogerty, Troy Bayliss, and Troy Corser in World superbike. I loved watching them race the big twin Ducati’s and hearing how different the bikes sounded from everything else.

A game-changer for superbikes, the 916 led riders to expect complex underseat exhausts, steering dampers and single-sided swingarms on premier models.  With five Superbike World Championships in six years ( 1994-99 ), the model continues to define beauty in the superbike sense.  Dan is asking $19,900 for number 830, and can be reached by email – here –.

-donn

Featured Listing – 1998 Ducati 916 SPS #830

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