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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of winters,I am happy to say that this street model is ready for many summers to come.Please bid responsibly,and any withdrawn bids will be blocked from further bidding.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. .
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 !
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.
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.
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? .
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.
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 .
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:
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.
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 hardwareBIKE NEEDS:Tires & belts for startersThe 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.
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!
Is there anything that looks faster sitting still than a TZ250? I actually stumbled across this bike while looking for the RZ350 and thought to myself “This one deserves a spot as well.”
1990 Yamaha TZ250A original Yamaha USA import. Bike is in very good condition comes with a few spares see pics. The engine case numbers match the frame number. There are no dents in the frame all parts in good condition. Bike comes with a Ohlins rear shock and the original rear shock. TZ250A are getting very hard to find these days. If you are looking for one of these bikes don’t miss your chance. This bike is listed on our website for sale so I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Will ship worldwide buyers pays for crate and all other costs.
If you take into consideration, that this bike has been exposed to a race environment it’s entire life the condition of it is simply amazing! All numbers match, the frame doesn’t have any dents and the swingarm looks clean as well. It looks like it’s ready to go racing. However, it has a $7,600.00 bid and looks like it will sell. So if your serious about vintage TZ’s this one might be for you.
First up is a good looking
Bike information from the seller:
My Yamaha RZ350 1988 in A1 plus condition.The motor is full rebuilt (Cost me $1800.00)
The CLutch is new + Stearing bearing + Brake + fork seal + seat + battery etc. I put more than $4000.00 (I have all the invoice) on it.
I also done full paint like original except the side pannel near the seat. The gas tank receive acid treatment.
The paint job is not perfect but not far. It cost me with the sticker $1250.00
So i put aroung $5250.00 on it. Any question write to me using contact seller.
Also injection is A1 working perfectly.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly
This looks like it could be a ton of fun on the open road.
Next up is a as well. Both of these gems are for sale by the same owner in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.
This RG250 was listed on RSBFS back in August and is still for sale.
Quotes from the seller:
with 15 000 km (9000 miles)
This bike, when i bought it 2 years ago cost my $3900.00 and i put more than
$4000.00 to make it perfect. There is New Original Gas Tank and one side pannel.
There is a scratch on front fender back side.
Carburator, brake,tires,seat (front and back), mono seat, battery are new.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly.
I have all the invoice and evaluation price for this bike is more than $14000.00 is this condition
The seller seems to have a lot of $ into restoring these little bikes and it shows. Back in August I believe the RG was for sale on ebay for 4,500, but that may have been a starting price. Both have B.I.N prices of $5,300.00 so if you or your significant other has a cool 2 stroke on the wish list, these could be under the tree by Christmas.