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Ducati September 8, 2009 posted by

Vintage Ducati Superbikes For Sale: 750 F1 Laguna Seca and Heavily Modified 851

I’m posting late night because I’m on a short work week and probably won’t get the chance to post again for a bit. Luckily Doug and Alex have my back!

In the meantime, check out these two early Ducati Superbikes for sale right now!

1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale

quote from seller’s ad:

Un-molested Ducati F1 Laguna Seca race bike. This bike has not been modified to make it street legal, but I do have it registered and licensed. I have ridden the bike one time for about 2 blocks. I start the bike up once a month and run it through a heat cycle. The bike is part of my race collection and is inside in a Heated show room. For the past 20 years I have been restoring race bikes and I am getting up in years and would like to thin out my collection.

I don’t know alot about these older Superbikes, but here is an excerpt from Brad the Bike Boy website (make sure to check out this link, the detail is amazing!):

There were three F1 specials – the Montjuich (to celebrate victory at the track of the same name), the Laguna Seca (to celebrate Lucchinelli’s victory there) and the Santamonica (to celebrate Lucchinelli’s victory there in the ’86 F1 World Championship race). According to the Motociclismo book, they had 73 Hp at 9,250 RPM at the axle, while the works bikes had almost 90.

Here’s a YouTube video of an 88 F1 to check out what they sound like:

And if you need to get your F1 fix on even more, check out this April entry from DucatiNewsToday with a wallpaper for your viewing enjoyment!

If you have feedback on the value of these bikes, I’d love to get some comments below!

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One of a kind, completely modified 1992 Ducati 851 on L.A. Craigslist:

Heavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los Angeles

quote from seller’s listing:

YOU’VE HEARD IT BEFORE , THIS IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND BIKE. BEST BIKE IN SHOW AT LAGUNA SECA , COVER OF MOTORCYCLIST, DUCATI CALENDAR BIKE. ALL CARBON FIBER INCLUDING RIMS . TERMIGNIONI EXHAUST , OHLINS FRONT & REAR END. FAST BY FERRACI ,
140 HP JUST OVER 300LBS. WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST . OVER $ 60,000.00 DOCUMENTED WORK .
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY $ 22,500.00

It could be argued that you’d have to be crazy to spend $60k on an 851, but does that make it a bargain at $20k? I have to believe that this personal love affair will have a hard time fetching that money even at 3:1. But it sure sounds like the business. I know we have a quite a few 851/888 aficionado subscribers, what are you thoughts?

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MV Agusta September 1, 2009 posted by

1998 MV Augusta F4

A stunning work of art for $12,000 buy-it-now!

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I stumbled across this gem today while browsing on .  I took a little time and researched this particular year and model prior to posting it.  It appears that this is a first year, mass production, “Strada” F4 with a lot of upgraded parts to make it look like it’s limited production sibling the “Oro” which means gold in Italian.  This example has only 2927 miles and is located in Florida from a private collection.  The “Oro” version was upgraded with a lot of Magnesium parts from the factory.  This bike has those same parts, but added by the owner.  My guess is the owner put a lot more than $12,000 in upgraded parts on this bike.  This bike screams “Sexy” as it was designed by Massimo Tamburini which is the famed Ducati 916 designer.  These are amazing bikes that are usually priced out of the general public price range, but this one is offered with no reserve so it will sell! 

MV Agusta ORO (Magnesium) ACCESSORIES

Frame Mounts

Swing Arm

Wheels 

Casoli Ohlin Replica Forks w/ Brembo Radial Mount Calipers

Casoli Carbon accessories

Casoli Front Fender

Shift-tec Carbon Exhaust Heat Shield

Arrow Exhaust

Brembo Radial Master Cylinders

FBF Frame Plugs

Cycle Kat Clip-on Comfort Bars

Last but not least, 24k Gold Plated Dzus Fasteners (they dont oxidize)

 
There seem to be a whole lot of rare bikes for sale right now and this one certainly fits in that category.  This one gets the blood flowing! 

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Ducati August 18, 2009 posted by

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale in New Hampshire

Ducati SuperBikes are obviously a weak spot for me and this beautiful 748R would satisfy that fix with ease! Check out this lovely example

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale2000 Ducati 748R For Sale2000 Ducati 748R For Sale2000 Ducati 748R For Sale

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

748 R with stock motor and exhaust and currently has 6,392 miles. Upgrades include Samco silicone hoses, Speedymoto billet water pump housing, CRG billet adjustable levers, billet fork adjusters and billet breather. Carbon fiber front mudguard, rear mudguard, key guard, tank protector, swingarm and chain guard. Evoluzione license plate bracket with light cleans up the back end while keeping it legal. The bulky stock plastic license plate bracket is not pictured but is included. A Powerlet accessory socket specifically made for the 916/96/98/748 is installed allows a battery charger to be plugged in or to power heated clothing (using a BMW-style plug). When the bike is not used it is always on a charger and it is very clean and well kept both cosmetically and mechanically.

Belts replaced and 6K service completed earlier this year (I have all the service records). Purchased new in 2006 and it has never been crashed or raced and runs very well. All service done at authorized retailers in NH (Seacoast Sport Cycle and BCM Motorsports). This is a rare bike with not many left especially in this condition and I have documentation to prove the validity of the bike (copy of the original MSO).

You can get the Cliff-Notes on this special 748 variant on the Wikipedia page, or get all the details via this excerpt on Google Books from Ducati Desmoquattro Superbikes by Ian Falloon.

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Honda August 6, 2009 posted by

1987 Honda NSR250 MC16 (2)

Located in Spokane, Washington is two 1987 Honda NSR250Rgs.  One bike is titled and registered in Washington, runs great and only has some minor paint defects with 18,000Km (11,184mi).  The other bike has a Japanese title and a rough body.  The plated bike is advertised at $3,000 and the untitled one is $1,750.  See the bikes on Craigslist here.

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Ducati July 1, 2009 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 Superbike SP3 Replica

Sometimes it seems like the coveted 888 gets more attention than the 851; especially on this blog! But it’s important to remember that the 851 itself was still a big step up from the 900SS in terms of technology and performance, and that the 888 is an evolution of this series. The SP3 version fits somewhere in between being a special edition 851, but having never been imported to this country, it’s a rare sight, replica or not! Check out this cool Ducati 851 SP3 replica on eBay ($6100/reserve not met currently, 5 days remain):

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

I am offering my 1991 Ducati 851 built as an SP3 Replica in hopes that it goes to another loving home. I bought this bike three years ago and put only 2.8 miles on it since then and have decided to sell it to fund my next Porsche street car. I bought this 851 from an authorized Ducati dealer and this was his personal bike. Before I picked it up he did a full service on it including valve adjustment, timing belts, fuel & oil filters, throttle body sync & Co EFI adjustment, fluids & coolant. I just put a new battery and fresh gas in it last week and took it for a ride around our neighboorhood. The sound of the (very expensive) Termignioni “Spaghetti” exhaust brought about every neighboor kid & teen waiting for me to get back in the garage with this bike.

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In addition to the rare and expensive exhaust it also has full floating cast iron rotors on billet aluminum carriers, Ohlins shock, Ducati SP3 fiberglass solo race tail section, Billet Brembo brake calipers, Front matching white # plate with painted silver & black clearcoated pinstripes (to match period correct Ducati logo), Period correct Ducati vented clutch cover, Black Brembo 5.5 & 3.5″ wheels and probably some other things I have forgot. The 1991 851 has a lightweight aluminum fuel tank which also makes this a desireable year.

As I proofread my opening paragraph writing this post, I had to laugh out loud at myself because I’m actually trying to suggest there’s enough difference in the 851/888 series of models such that it requires some debate. I have no doubt the 888 SPO is the tops and ‘the one to have’. But as they say, I wouldn’t kick an 851 out of bed either. And this one in particular is loaded and good miles.

A couple questions for the readers: How big a difference is the 851 compared to the 888 to you? And is all out rarity and top spec the most important thing to you, or is all out performance — like if we introduced 748/916 variants in the mix for similar money?

Can of worms

Can of worms

Resources:

The 851/888 Yahoo Group is a must. I subscribe and lurk just to learn from their expertise.
The Ducati851and888.com forums
Official Ducati Heritage Page on the 851 SBK

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Honda June 23, 2009 posted by

1990 Honda VFR750R RC30

Located in Martinez, California is a two owner 1990 Honda VFR750R RC30.  The seller states that he has installed “Brembos and an Olins rear shock and the rc45 rear wheel and CBR600 front wheel.”  but includes all the original pieces as well.  The bike looks like it has been sitting, could use some cleaning up and possibly a chain & sprockets but otherwise is in good condition.  This RC30 has a starting bid of $15,000 and a buy-it-now of $18,000.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT: This bike received no bids with a starting price of $15,000 and no reserve.  06/28/2009

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Cagiva June 22, 2009 posted by

2000 Cagiva Mito

Located in Menlo Park, California is a plated 2000 Cagiva Mito Evo II with 922 original kilometers. These little 125’s are full size and very sexy, being designed by Massimo Tamburini of Ducati 916/748/996/998 and MV Agusta fame. Asking $4500 seems fair being as the most recent one that I’m aware of (Nov. ’08) had higher miles and was asking $4000. See the Craigslist ad here.

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Yamaha June 16, 2009 posted by

1985 Yamaha RD500

Located in La Palma, California is a 1985 Yamaha RD500LC that only need some minor work to be complete.  This two owner RD500 shows only 3916km (2433mi) and only has 400mi since a “…frame off mechanical restoration.”  Supposedly the bike has mechanically been completely gone through and only need some minor cosmetic touches to complete it.

Cylinders were honed and ports chamfered. New oem rings, wrist pins and clips installed. Every seal, gasket and o-ring was replaced along with oil injector lines. Brakes were completely rebuilt including master cylinders, calipers (fitted with EBC HH pads) and rotors resurfaced. All wheel bearings were replaced with new sealed bearings

This RD500 needs some cosmetic replacement parts, most importantly the exhaust and fairings, to become a very nice, low mileage bike.  The bike is titled and registered in California. Seller is also a usa2strokers.com forum member so contact him through that site or through the eBay ad here.

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