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Ducati September 14, 2008 posted by

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale: Hello Hotness!

As I’ve stated many times before: San Francisco Craigslist is THE place to spot the coolest sportbikes for sale. Here’s a beaut of a 748R for sale:

quote from seller’s CraigsList ad:

2000 Ducati 748R
6,500 miles
lots of extras
6000 mile service done at Nichols
Clean title
Asking $8200 obo

And if you’re not familiar with what makes the R worth so much more than the regular model, here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for the Ducati 748:

The top of the range model was now the 748R, Ducati’s racing homogolation model produced only in very limited numbers. This engine was again a derivitve of the SPS model but with more tuning. The main difference is that the R model has an overhead shower-injector arrangement compared to the 748E and S model’s traditional throttle bodies, titanium conrods, titanium valves and more extreme valve timing. As such, the 748R has a larger, two-part airbox and thus the frame was also different to accommodate this. The suspension choice was Ohlins for both the rear shock and front forks, although the very first models in 2000 used Showa TiN front forks and a Showa shock absorber. The engine included a very basic slipper clutch to ensure that this would then be homogolated for use in racing and also an oil cooler.

With specs like that, $8200 sounds like a bargain!

dc


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Honda September 11, 2008 posted by

Honda Repsol Replica NSR150 For Sale in California

I didn’t even know they made an NSR150, but here’s a pretty clean looking bike in Orange County for $5100.

quote from seller’s Craigslist ad:

Honda Repsol NSR 150 SP Pro Arm

This motorcycle is currently CA Registered through 2009. There are about 35,000km on the clock (21,750mi).

It was imported originally from Thailand. The bike is in excellent condition with the only major flaw being the dent (pictured below) on the fuel tank.

It is mostly stock with very few modifications, which I listed below. This bike is a two-stroke. And, since it is a 150cc, it is freeway/highway legal. It also features a single swing arm. This is a very rare bike.

Aftermarket parts installed:
Stainless Steel Braided Front Brake Line Grips/Bar ends
Tyga Rear Sets
Tyga Carbon Fiber Exhaust Pipe

I’d try to use the dent in the tank as a bargaining tool to get the price down a bit. But it is a rare find in the states and it has title and tags.

dc


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Yamaha September 10, 2008 posted by

Yamaha RZ500 For Sale in Tacoma

This Craigslist Ad for an RZ500 is short on details, so I’ll just post the whole thing:

Street legal 4 cyl. 2 stroke street bike!Lots of time and money invested!Have all original parts as well.This bike runs and rides perfectly!GREAT street bike!Lots of fun to own and ride!Call if you have any questions

But these aren’t exactly easy to come by. If you’re in the market, $9500 might be a touch on the high end. But the pictures do look awfully good…

dc


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Ducati September 8, 2008 posted by

2006 Paul Smart 1000LE For Sale in Lynnwood

I spotted this bike for sale on DesmoNorthwest. While not exactly what you’d call rare, they’re definitely not commonplace either. And for $9700 I think you do a lot worse if looking for something special.

2006 Paul Smart 1000LE For Sale on Desmo Northwest

quote from DesmoNorthwest post:

OK guys, I’ve got to trim the herd of bikes in the garage. You know you have too many bikes when you have to start bugging your kids to store your bikes in their garage. Up for sale now is the Ducati. This one is going to hurt. The bike resides just north of Seattle.

This is probably the sexiest machine you’ll ever wrap your legs around.

The bike is basically stock…. because stock is pretty friggin’ impressive. She’s suspended with Ohlin’s suspension and has a nice throaty growl from the stock exhaust.

dc

Ducati September 7, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Santa Barbara

Here’s a nice low miles Ducati 888 SPO for sale in California. The 888 is final evolution of the 851 Superbike and is the precursor to legendary Ducati 916.

quote from seller’s Craigslist Ad:

A very clean example of an early Superbike. Upgraded Renegade carbon exhaust cans, Goldline controls w/ CRG levers, white Marchesini wheels, clutch slave, Barnett clutch basket/ clutch plates, Speedymoto pressure plate. Only 9,400 miles. Always garaged and kept very clean. A beautiful bike to add to a your stable.

The 888 has a cult following and prices are on the rise. With a character all it’s own, this looks nice at $10.5k. Still not convinced? Check out this great 888 video (not the bike for sale) on YouTube:

dc


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Yamaha September 3, 2008 posted by

1989 Yamaha FZR OW-01 For Sale in France

I know it’s not exactly in the neighborhood, but these just don’t come up for sale anywhere that often. And this one looks perfect, though it bloody well should be at $22k!

1989 Yamaha FZR OW01 For Sale

quote from seller’s website, classic-motorbikes.com:

This rare Yamaha 750 FZR OW 01, is a real collectors item. With only 4002 km and in exceptional original condition. First registered in France on the 15/06/1989 where it’s still registered and has had just two owners.

This French model bike also has the complete “Full Power” kit (145 hp) fitted. The as new racing exhaust is available with the bike as are the original tool kit and owner’s manual. Available in France.

I saw one of these for sale in person years ago in Portland at Bob Lamphere’s place. At the time I recall thinking the asking of nearly $12k was outrageous. Not so much now…

Welcome to Rare SportBikes For Sale! I will be posting new entries here rather than at the old site from now on. Please consider subscribing here now that the site has moved. Thanks for reading!

dc

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