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MV Agusta June 26, 2011 posted by

Race Prepped MV: 2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Race Prepped MV:  2008 MV Agusta F4 R 312

Ah, what could have been.  Remember when the MV’s were first relaunched and all the fanfare about their race heritage and how they were going to take on the world?  I think Benelli actually ended up making more of an effort that MV.  They dabbled in European super sport and endurance racing and there was that season or two with Ferraci here in the US but that was about it.  If there was a championship for good looking race bikes though,  they might have swept.  They were very easy on the eyes.

 

That lack of race prepped MV’s  is what made me check out this auction.  Very few people race the darn things.  Most are tucked away in climate controlled garages (or living rooms).  I’d love to know what is under the hood.  If I remember correctly, MV Agusta Corse had a nice array of performance parts for the bikes.  Nowadays, it looks more basic with exhausts and carbon fiber bits. 

It may or may not have MV Corse parts but the seller does state it is loaded with race parts from Fast By Ferracci.  The seller doesn’t provide a complete list but did add a nice video:

Looks like Ferracci ditches the 4 muffler set up of the stock MV.  The BIN is pretty hefty at almost $18,000.  The bids are much lower and the reserve has yet to be reached.  If you are interested head on over quickly as the auction only has a day or so remaining.  Here she is.

 Here is Luca Scassa on the Ferraci bike from Theworldofmotorcycles.com.

And here is Scassa’s  Team Union MV a year or so later from TopSpeed.com

Ian

Sport Bikes For Sale June 9, 2011 posted by

The Anti 1198 SP: 1981 Moto Morini K2

The Anti 1198 SP: 1981 Moto Morini K2

Maybe you are an enthusiast of Italian sport bikes but you don’t need a bazillion horsepower and the latest and greatest of everything.  Lets say though you still like unique/rare bikes.  Let me introduce you to the Moto Morini K2.  I was slaving away in the RSBFS offices today and thought I saw just another Chinese 250cc clone.  On further inspection I easily spotted the Moto Morini plates but had no clue what model it was.  Nothing the internets provided matched the bike in the auction.  I was stumped but intrigued.

I found pictures of a 350cc Moto Morini K2 but none of them looked as dressed up as this example.  I was going to pass it by because it is hard to write about about a bike and you can’t even tell someone what model it  is.  Luckily a former owner commented on the auction.  It is in fact a K2 but it is wearing a Swift by Nisa body kit which gives it the distinctive and sportier (relative term) look.  By the way, the bike has 18 miles on the clocks.

Where’s the fuel injection? I know it doesn’t look like a Ducati engine but there is something about this little bike that is appealing to me.  How about that ti Termignoni exhaust?  I’m stretching the truth there a bit but the seller does state that it is a aftermarket/performance exhaust system for the bike.

Does your Bimota have pin striping?  I think not!

Here are some basic specs on the 1984 K2.  84 is the closest I could find.  It looks like by 84 it had upgraded to dual discs up front.  Claimed HP was 35.

The auction details:

1981 Moto Morini a 1 off Special Build 18
original miles. I have Certificate of Origin from Herdan Corp to the first buyer
and a bill of sale from that buyer to me. The bike was either built by Herdan or
came from Italy this way, the first owner bought it this way. I acquired it with
11 miles and test rode it 7 miles then put it back to no fuel storage. It
started and ran well, brakes were good, and handled properly with original
tires. I sealed the tank with Caswell clear coat because the fuel caused some
bumpiness in the top of the fiberglass tank. It is a unique piece of Italian art
form. The bike looks near show room condition, no dings, scratches, oxidation,
never dropped or damaged and always stored properly. The body kit, seat, exhaust
system and wheels have been worked for this Morini specifically.

Thank God it doesn’t make more than 35 HP.  That is a 35 HP engineered swing arm and I’m being gracious.  I wonder if the shocks were an upgrade as well.

That is the goofiest tach I’ve ever seen but I think that is some of the appeal of the bike.  It looks like it is a speedometer they converted to a tach.  I thought it was an owner modification but it says Moto Morini right on it.  Anyone know what the Italian flag colored reflectors are for?  Are they idiot lights possibly?

I’m not the only who found the bike interesting.  A few brave souls are bidding it up.  As of this writing it was just above $3000 but it had not met reserve.  Price?  God only knows.  How about somewhere above $3,000 and below $50,000.  I’d be willing to bet this is the bike that would get the majority of looks, stares and questions at your local hang out.  The auction is here.  By the way, some form of Motor Morini is still alive and kicking (well, at least they have a website).

Ian

Gilera March 9, 2011 posted by

The Italian-Japanese Connection: 1992 Gilera Saturno Bialbero

The Italian-Japanese Connection: 1992 Gilera Saturno Bialbero

I think we have the understatement of the day from the seller of this bike.

Here’s one that you don’t see every day,if at all in the USA

 

Gilera isn’t a household name and this particular model is another one of those bikes that I didn’t know even existed until finding this auction.  The Saturno Bialbero was born from a collaboration between Gilera and their Japanese importer.  The result was an ultra light weight single.  You’ve probably never seen one because only 1100 were produced and most were sold in Japan.  A few made it to the UK and at least two made it to the USA.

 

The engine is a larger version of Derbi’s “Dakota” engine, a 4 valve 350cc single.  It was enlarged to 492cc and stuck in the trellis frame you see.  Power output is claimed to be 45hp.  Not that impressive until you consider the bike only weighs 330 lbs.

Other goodies include Marzocchi suspension and Brembo brakes.  Wheels are brought to you by Marvic.  Pretty cool little bike if you ask me.  Basically Derbi’s version of a modern cafe racer.

The story from the auction:

Here’s one that you don’t see every day,if at all in the USA!You are bidding on what might be the ultimate modern big single-a 1992 Gilera Saturno “Bialbero” in great condition.I have never seen another one stateside,although they do pop up in the UK & Germany,along with Italy & Japan once in awhile.This particular bike has a clear Pennsylvania title,and runs very strong!

I obtained this bike,along with another matching bike that was converted to a race bike,back in May of 2009′ from a broker on Long Island.He was selling the pair for the widow of the owner who had these shipped over from the UK to his summer home here in the states.After passing away,she enlisted his help in selling these,and I purchased both.After a couple of winters,I am happy to say that this street model is ready for many summers to come.Please bid responsibly,and any withdrawn bids will be blocked from further bidding.

This particular bike was gone through last winter after all the fluids had been changed,along with the timing belt.At that point,she fired up immediately,and pulled strong.This past spring,when leaving the house,I noticed a “knocking” sound,which turned out to be a bad bottem end bearing.Time for a rebuild.I had the motor completely gone through by one of the premier mechanics in Western PA.,and he rebuilt the motor from the bottem end up.New crank,rod seals,valves,springs,etc. which were sourced from Bob Wright Motorcycles in the UK(Thanks Bob!).He has practically everything for these,and gets the parts to your door within a week!Everything else was measured for tolerance during the rebuild,and she now runs as she should.I have put about 150 miles on her since,with no issues.All receipts and documentation are included.The only mod from original was the addition of a K & N filter to replace the airbox,but I have the original one that goes with it.The bikes mileage is actually in kilometers(22,769),which converts to 14,148 miles.

Cosmetically,the bike looks great-a solid 9 out of 10.These bikes are one of the most beautful bikes ever produced,and you can spend hours just looking at the details.It really is a “poor man’s Bimota”.The bodywork is very clean,and there are some scratches here & there on the frame,but nothing that distracts.The Marvic wheels have a little fade to the red paint,but they all do that.It is definatelly too nice to have the bike repainted,and I wanted to keep it as original as possible.The mirrors on the fairing were replaced with a pair of Napoleans,as the originals were MIA.

The bike has both electric & kick start,and both work great.The front brake is a full floater(Brembo Goldline),and the rear is the original Grimeca.Braided stainless lines front & brear.Factory aluminum rearsets & clipons give the bike a nice tucked in stance,and she handles like she is on a rail.Pirelli tires have plenty of tread left.All lights,signals,switches work great,and the bike recently had it’s PA State inspection.

If interested,I will offer the winning bidder the opportunity to purchase the converted race bike,as there are a lifetime supply of spares with it including an aluminum alloy race tank,along with another rebuilt crank assembly.I’m sure that we can work out a deal!

 

Did you catch the end there?  The winning bidder will get first dibs on buying the converted race Saturno Bialbero the seller has.

I know I’m in the minority here in the States but I love little bikes.  I wish there were more of us out there so  the manufactures would take a chance on a high spec,  small cc bike like this one (Supermono anyone?).  There are a few of us that love cc challenged bikes as the bidding is quite active on this bike.  .

IK

Moto Guzzi February 15, 2011 posted by

It’s not easy being green: 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

For Sale: 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport

You have to hand it to the Italians: They certainly do things their own way. Take this 2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport, for example. From the engine-dominated side view, to the voluptous “naked bike” bodywork, to the electric green-paint, this bike practically screams “eclectic designer custom.” Yet this is pretty much factory stock, save for a few added tidbits. All in all, this bike is a very interesting package.

View from the rear. Top section of tail can be removed to reveal passenger pillion. Can anybody make a bike’s plastic flow quite like the Italians?

From the seller:
2000 MOTO GUZZI V11 Sport, Engine: 90 V-Twin, 4 stroke Cylinders: Aluminum alloy with Gilnisil treatment Pistons: Forged, 2 compression & 1 oil control ring Cooling system: Air cooled Displacement: 1064 cc Bore and stroke: 92 mm x 80 mm Compression ratio: 9.8:1 Valves & operation: 2 overhead valves with light alloy push-rods Maximum power: 91 hp @7800 rpm Maximum torque: 70 ft/lbs @ 6000 rpm Fuel system: Magneti Marelli IAW Multipoint phased sequential fuel injection Starting system: Electric Ignition: Magneti Marelli IAW electronic digital ignition with inductive spark Exhaust system: Steel, 2 tubes connected to 2 steel mufflers Gear box: 6 speed Lubrication: Wet sump, forced oil, cartridge filter Transmission: Primary: helical gears Secondary: shaft drive Clutch: Double discs, dry, with hydraulic command Electrical system: 12 V; 12 V alternator; 14 Ah battery Instruments: Speedometer with tripmeter, tachometer and warning lights Frame: Monobeam frame Trail: 4.05″ (103 mm) Rake: 25 Front suspension: Marzocchi USD fork, 40 mm compression/extension adjustable Front wheel travel: 4.72″ (120mm) Rear suspension: Cantilever swing arm with Sachs Boge mono shock compression/extension/preload adjustable Rear wheel travel: 5.03″ (128 mm) Front brakes: Two Brembo ORO Series stainless steel 320 mm floating discs with 4 piston caliper Rear brakes: Single stainless steel 282 mm fixed disc with Brembo 2 piston caliper Wheels: Brembo spoke light alloy, Front: 3.5″ x 17″ Rear: 5.5″ x 17″ Tires: Front: 120/70 17″ Rear: 180/55 17″ Overall length: 84.64″ (2150 mm) Width: 30.90″ (785 mm) Height: 42.91″ (1090 mm) Seat Height: 31.49″ (800 mm) Ground clearance: 7.00″ (178 mm) Handlebar Height: 36.61″ (930 mm) Wheelbase: 58.66″ (1490 mm) Dry weight: 487.22 lbs (221 Kg) Fuel capacity: 5.81 gallons (22 liters) Reserve: 1.18 gallons (4.5 liters). Add ons: K&N Filters & Mistral Aftermarket Pipes. This bike is one of the most unique around, especially with this rare factory paint scheme. Bike has never been down & is always stored inside.

The seller has done us the favor of listing out the book specs on the bike, but little else. The two known modifications are the pipes and the air filters – both reasonable additions to performance considering the EPA-choked stock items of that era. Otherwise, this appears to be a very clean bike with low miles in a rare color. Given, not everyone likes their bike in fishing-lure green, but you must admit it catches the eye…

Pricing on Guzzis has been hit-or-miss recently. The older bikes have gone up in value, but the newer-generation machines have been flat. This auction started at $2999 – a very fair price – and quickly rose up to $4350, which is still a bargain. There is no reserve on this auction, so some lucky bidder is going home with this beauty. To get in on the fun, click the link and !

MI

Reader Rides For Sale January 4, 2011 posted by

Need 4 Wheels? Reader Wants to Trade His 2004 Mustang Mach 1 For Your Bike!

Michael emailed me that his 2004 Mustang Mach 1 is up for grabs, but rather than sell it he’s hoping to find a rare bike owner that would be interested in trading for it. Check out the pictures and detail:

from the owner:

My show condition, very rare Automatic 2004 Mustang Mach 1 is up for TRADE. Zero accidents, Pink Slip in hand.

Mach 1’s were only made for 2 years (2003 & 2004/40th Anniversary Edition). Mach 1’s come with a 32 Valve, Aluminum block 4.6 liter V8 and come with Brembo Brakes and 3.73 gears. This car has 350 HP and is street legal. Competition Orange is the rarest color, only 108 automatic were ever made, making this the rarest late model Mach 1 produced Worldwide.

I’ve had the car since 2005, car is in MINT condition with 8,500 miles. Car has $10,000+ in upgrades, has NEVER seen rain, to many high-end parts to list, but car has high performance exhaust, full Maximum Motorsports coilover suspension, BBS Racing wheels, engine dress up, Adjustable Koni Shocks, Saleen Spoiler etc. Has won numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards and was a MotorTrend Feature car at the San Jose International Car Show.

Looking for a bike such as: RC30, RC45, DB7, Gamma RGV 500, RZ500, 1st generation GSXR etc. Car is valued at $20,000-$24,000 and will trade a bike worth the same or bike + cash to get to the $20,000 value.

I’m an not interested in, and I repeat, in most modern bikes, unless they are rare and collectible, for example a R1 Raven is not of interest. Not interested in Harleys or choppers.

Please email me photos and details of your MINT motorcycle trade, no crasher or salvaged bikes. If your bike is a lesser bike, please include your bike + cash offer. Reasonable offers will be consider and responded too.

Bike is located in San Jose, California, Let me know if you have any questions.

Good luck Michael and hopefully one of our readers may be interested.

dc

Ducati October 20, 2010 posted by

No Matter The Year They Are Just Plain Cool!

1957 Ducati 175 Sport, 1974 Ducati Supersport, 1981 Ducati Pantah and 1985 Ducati F1 Endurance Replica

This post boils down to one thing:  motorcycles that are easy on the eyes.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Since there were a few older unique Ducati’s listed I thought it be a good excuse to post some cool pictures if nothing else.  I think I’m still on my kick of vintage bikes anyways.  I claim no great knowledge of older Ducati’s so please post comments if you have some good insight into the bikes or their prices.

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Lets work our way from old to new.  First up is this 1957 Ducati 175 Sport.  As usual I had no idea Ducati had produced smaller cc bikes.   What caught my eye in the text was the open megaphone exhaust.  I bet you can hear this bike coming around the track with no problem.  It is kind of funny, the bike looks simple yet technologically advanced at the same time.   Even if you are just the slightest bit interested in this bike click the link to check it out.  It is simply a pretty bike in the photos.

Rare 1957 Ducati 175cc Racer!!

This wonderful 1957 Ducati race bike has been highly engineered & developed over many years of racing in Europe & is wonderfully preserved in “as raced” condition. It has attended numerous races including the Moto Giro in Italy. It also has been shown at the Quail, Ducati Concourso & many other events.

Some of the special features of this gem are,

 twin plug cylinder head,

 Akront deep flange alloy rims, original Oldani magnesium brakes front & rear,

Dellorto SS1 remote float bowl carburettor,

alloy gas tank & seat/tail section,

Marzocchi GP front forks, frame & swing arm have been slightly modified for endurance racing & razor sharp handling

. The engine has enhanced oiling as per the F3’s of the period.

Open megaphone exhaust & is fully safety wired.

Veglia tachometer built into headlight shell, top triple clamp has an extra bracket for a stop watch.

Don’t miss this RARE opportunity!!!!

Will be sold with a bill of sale.

There appears to be some interest in this bike as the bidding looks pretty active.  Where do you guys think the reserve should be on this beauty?   .

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We skip the 60’s (like a lot of people did) and jump to this 1974 Ducati750SS.  This is also one for those with deep pockets.  The starting price is a cool $60,000.  With a quick search of the internet you can see these bikes do sell for big money.   This particular bike has been restored and modified so how much does that affect its’ value?  I’m going to assume it is a bit overpriced since there seems to be no bidding activity on it.  Again, I’d love to hear some comments on what you Ducatista think.  Price aside, it is a beautiful bike that I think any motorcycle enthusiast can admire.

 

I am very reluctantly selling what is arguably one of the most coveted bikes in the world in a no reserve auction starting at roughly 50% of the going price for an original, unrestored example. Granted, this bike is neither unrestored or original. It is, however, a very real modified 74 750SS that had been raced & then restored in Italy.

I purchased this bike in Rimini at a Mostra Scambio (monster sale) from a fellow from San Marinoin November of 2001 along with an NCR. I was asked by several people there where I would be displaying the motorcycles ie. museum. I responded that they would be displayed under my but when I rode them. Both of the bikes required some work and although the NCR is not yet done, this one is in amazing shape. When I bought the bike in Rimini it was cosmetically very nice, but it was modified. It had twin plug heads, oil cooler, Imolacams, milled side cases, bolts drilled for safety wire, Veglia tach, longitudinally drilled front rotors & possibly other bits & pieces. It has since visited Tim Frutiger @ Wheels Unlimited south of Rochester, MN. These guys are some of the best in the business when it comes to early bevel drive Ducs. Tim replaced pistons, rods, bearings, & shimmed the bevel gears among other things. It now runs incredibly well & is mechanically perfect. It truly hauls ass. Original top speed on these stock was listed at 220kmh…Tim claims before he did the engine work on this bike it was still pulling strong at225kmh. For those in the Midwest that don’t know about Wheels, you are truly missing something. They were a Ducatidealership since the late sixties & are willing to confirm authenticity of this bike (507 288 5630). I have pulled off the original glass tank as the clowns in this state like to put corn (ethanol) in our gas & it will destroy fiberglass. The original tank as well as the other rotors will come with the bike.
Again, even if you aren’t bidding, as there are some really nice shots of the bike.
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Boy, does this Pantah have the 80’s written all over it?  Styling in the 1980’s  was unique to say the least.  I guess you can say the Pantah housed what was the beginning of the current generation of Ducati engines.  The Pantah was the first Ducati to use belt driven camshafts in the engine.  Thankfully the styling has progressed along with engine technology.  What stands out is the fact that this bike has less than 12,000 miles on it.   Pretty nice if you are looking for a little back to the future action.

There wasn’t much in the auction, details wise, so if you have questions .

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We usually don’t post a lot of bikes that are non factory replicas but I’m making an exception for this one.  I love the look of endurance bikes and this rep just looks the business.  Since it is a replica I’ll let the seller do the talking:

   This bike started life as a 1985 F1A. It’s been completely rebuilt by the owner to replicate the 1985 Ducati factory endurance racer. You can see a pic of the factory bike it replicates here:

http://www.ducati-tt.de/12Bilder_worksracer/File_bs1.jpg

  The current owner is the second owner. He bought it with about 3500 Kilometers on it. It has no speedo, but he’s sure it has less than 5000 kilmoeters on it- hence the 3155 miles in the listing.
  It was built with the intention of being a racer so it has all sorts of race goodies and LOTS of titanium hardware and drilled out parts. It turned out too pretty though and has been mostly a show bike. Always kept in a heated garage and very well loved.
   The bike has been sitting for quite a while, that said, the bike starts right up and runs nice. See it run in this video:

  I should also mention that this bike was built with a lot of care and attention to every detail. The owner who built it won the first Ducati Concourso for “Best SuperbikeOverall” in 2007 withanother bike he built so you should bid with confidence that this is a quality built machine. Also want to mention this bike was in a Hemmings calendar (not sure which year) and featured in Hemmings News. 

GOODIES:

MOTOR:     Original motor was replaced with an F1 B motor
                     Supermono (lightened) primary gears
                     Magnesium valve covers
                     Magnesium cluctch housing
                     Lightened clutch basket
                     Vented clutch cover

EXHAUST:  NCR titamium open exhaust  ** super rare **
                     custom titanium hanger
                     billet exhaust flanges

CARBS:       Stock Dell’Ortos with Malossi screens  

WHEELS:    Marchesini magnesium wheels.  17″ x 3.75″ front and 17″ x 6″ rear
                     Old racing rain tires– should be replaced

BRAKES:    Brembo4 piston GP Mach 1 calipers up front with quick release and braided lines
                     Goldline Brembobrake master– both brake and clutch masters have remote resevoirs and are freshly rebuilt
                     300mm full floating cast iron rotors in front
                     260mm full floating cast iron rotor in rear
                  
FORKS:      41.7mm M1R Marzocchi forks

CHASSIS:  Verlicchi aluminum swingarm
                    Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
                    Custom made fairing stay/ subframe withoil cooler and quick detach headlights
                    Pro Italia pegs
                    Ohlins steering damper

BODY:       Aluminum fuel tank with drybreak
                   Custom fiberglass seat with altered seat cushion
                   Custom front fender and brace

OTHERS:   Veglia competition tach. No speedo
                    Brand new dry cell battery
                    Lots and lots of titanium hardware 

BIKE NEEDS:
       
                    Tires & belts for starters
                    The bike has been mostly sitting the past few years so the owner recommends that whoever buys it goes through everything– put a wrench on all the hardware, clean the carbs and maybe re-jet, change fluids etc.
                     Rear brake has no fluid- just add and bleed
                     Brake light is not hooked up. Wires are run to the front, but a pressure switch needs to be added.
                     *** Bike is not completely perfect. There are a few small paint chips in the wheels and frame. A lot less than what you’d expect from a bike that was put together 15 years ago, but you should know the bike is not perfectly mint. I have pictures of these paint chips, but the listing only allowed me to post 24 pics and I didn’t want to waste a bunch with zoomed in shots of small chips. If you’re interested, contact me and I’ll e-mail you these pics (you can see some of the chips is the close ups of the wheels). 
 
 
 

As with the other bikes be sure to  for more pictures to enjoy.

Mmmmmm, sounds nice.

IK

Sport Bikes For Sale April 18, 2010 posted by

1981 TZ250H Toronto Area

Located in Ajax, Ontario (20 minutes east of Toronto).

Here we have a “museum quality” 250 GP bike.  While these bikes are relatively easy to find in raced condition (read well-used and modified from original), original or restored bikes are a rare find.

 There is not a lot of info on this ad, but it sure looks great in the factory Yamaha colours.  These bikes are so small they would fit in your living room, bar, or rec room with ease!

The ’81 TZ250H’s were totally re-designed using the exhaust powervalve system used on the factory 500’s. This system was used in later Yamaha street bikes, namely the RZ350 and the RZ500.  Yamaha called it the YPVS or Yamaha Power Valve System.  The ’81 model came with new lighter frames, new crank cases, carbs and  a return to wire wheels just to mention a few changes.

When I think of these bikes, Randy Renfrow, John Cornwall, Fred Merkel, and Motorcyclist Magazine writer Nick Ienatsch (who covered his race antics in print) come to mind.

I love the look of these bikes and this one looks nice.  Buy a piece of history, take it out on track days, or just sit on it in the den and pretend your a GP star!

Gerry

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