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Ducati February 12, 2011 posted by

2002 Ducati 998 B Boz edition for sale!

2002 2002 Ducati 998

Location: Ellington,CT
Mileage: 4292
Price: $7,414.00 current bid with no reserve!

Yes sir-ee Bob! No reserve on the coolest LE Ducati ever made. How about that for your Saturday morning alert from your buds at Okay, so maybe it’s not the coolest LE from Bologna for some, but for me it ROCKS!

It would have been nice if Ducati could have made it a little closer to the L&M factory racer, but as it sits it’s a cool looking machine. We’ve beat the facts on these too death on, but for those that aren’t familiar with the Bostroms some of the highlights include:

– Ohilns front and rear
– B Boz signature on the tank
– More carbon fiber than Phil’s shop in China
– Kewl Evel Knievelesque graphics


Just for the fun of it I’ve included my favorite shot of Ben while giving his NCR Ducati the proverbial “Hell”. I think Ben did his best work while riding for the NCR team. I’ve also considered having a custom suit made to look like this one….

WIN or FAIL?? Either way, you can and get in on the action.



Honda January 21, 2011 posted by

A Few, Very Rare, Race Bikes For Sale; Ex Roberts & Aoki

These three authentic race bikes are very special in their historical value, for winning and for not!

First Up:

Bike:  1999 Honda CBR900RR Erion Racing; Ex Kurtis Roberts

Location:  California

Price:  POR

The seller, RMD Motors, is sparse on the details, but it should be obvious what you’re looking at being that this bike is said to be authentic.  They do state that the bike produces 200hp at the rear wheel, comes with nothing other than what is in the photos (Read: No spares)–but that does include Kurtis’ actual leathers.

The AMA Formula Xtreme series is intended for production bikes, with some, but not many, rules on what parts of the bike you can exchange for aftermarket parts.  The intent of Formula Xtreme is to allow as many types of motorcycles to compete, anything from inline-fours to air-cooled V-twins.  Formula Xtreme racing is usually one of the more competitive and entertaining races of an AMA weekend; Many veterans such as Eric Bostrom, Jake Zemke, Josh Hayes, Nicky Hayden and Kurtis Roberts among others have cut their teeth in Formula Xtreme.

Erion Racing has continued to be a prominent name in Honda AMA racing with even a special Erion Racing edition CBR929RR released for the U.S. market by the manufacturer.  For 1999, Erion Racing was the winner of the Formula Xtreme championship with another title in 2000.  I’m not adept on the Formula Xtreme rules for 1999, but it’s obvious looking at the bike what some of it’s features are:  Race bodywork with mounts, analog tach’,  race fuel tank, larger radiator, Erion SS/Carbon full exhaust system, aftermarket triple clamps, Ohlins forks & rear shock, Brembo calipers, Marchesini wheels and I’m sure much more that I didn’t notice!  This is a chance to own a fantastic looking, legitimate, race bike with a championship under it’s belt.  I’m unaware how many races this particular bike won, I’m not sure about the 900 designation as this should be a 919 or 929 based on the year, but you still have a serious piece of AMA history regardless and I’m sure RMD would be happy to answer your questions.

See this Erion CBR900RR on RMD’s website here.

Next Up:

Bike:  2002 Kenny Roberts Proton KR3; Ex Nobuatsu Aoki

Location:  California

Price:  POR

As you may know, 2002 was the last year for two-strokes in MotoGP.  Two-strokes had their last hurrah in 2001, but couldn’t overcome the 490cc deficit they had to the four-strokes in 2002 and were finally obsolete–How you may feel about this is up for debate.  Regardless, Proton KR racing had a respectable finish in the 2001 championship with Nobuatsu Aoki & Jeremy Mcwilliams finishing 12th & 14th in the championship, respectively.  The disadvantages for the privateer team of Proton KR were immense and they didn’t receive much help from their V-3 format.  The four cylinder bikes of 500gp had the most tractable power delivery–If it’s possible to say that for a GP two-stroke–while also having the most power.  As an example, the NSR500v was a V-Twin example of Honda’s factory NSR500 designed for privateers and had nowhere near the power of the factory bike.  The theory was that the two and three cylinder machines had a lower weight and could out corner the larger bikes, in practice the two and three cylinder bikes hadn’t a chance but on a wet course or a very tight one.  The Proton KR3 debuted in 1997 and was a joint venture between legendary racer Kenny Roberts and Malaysian giant Proton.  While they may not have won any championships, or come close–and as frustrating as I imagine it was for KR–I’m sure “King” Roberts enjoyed it, I know I would have!

This example looks to be in fantastic condition.  The seller states that this bike will run and comes with a small selection of spares.  As I’m sure you can imagine, it would be no small feat to run this bike anywhere, especially when consumables are accounted for.  However, if you have the funds, ask yourself:  How many times does a 2001 500GP bike come up for sale?

See this bike on RMD’s website here.


Bike:  2004 Kenny Roberts Proton KRV5 XM2; Ex Kurtis Roberts

Location:  California

Price:  POR (Rumor has it $300,000)

The Proton KR KRV5 debuted in 2002 with the adoption of four-strokes.  The V5 in KRv5 denotes that this bike has a 60deg V5 arrangement and a displacement of 990cc, putting out 200hp @ 15,000rpm.  The bodywork appears to be the latter iteration of the KRV5, which is consistent with the Valencia technical inspection sticker.  For 2004, Kurtis Roberts was only able to finish twice in France and Brazil with 15th and 19th, respectively.  The bike for sale here shows a technical inspection sticker for Valencia in 2004, however Roberts never started the GP at Valencia in 2004.

So, what are you getting for your money?  As things stand right now, you’ll get a fully functioning seven year old, privateer, MotoGP bike with a minimal spares package.  This bike currently doesn’t hold the value that any of the factory bikes would and shouldn’t for a long, long time.  However, none of those factory bikes are currently available–that I’m aware of–and you’ll probably be waiting a very long time for one to pop up if you don’t already know someone who has one.

See the bike on RMD’s website here.

So, all of these bikes look to be from the same seller/collection, but which one is the one to have if you can only choose one?  Obviously, the most expensive will always be one of the Proton KR bikes, with a large gap back to the CBR.  My money says that the 2002 Proton KR3 will always be the most valuable bike of the three; The most important influence being that it is one of the last two-stroke 500GP/MotoGP bikes to ever be produced–privateer or otherwise.  The 2004 KRV5 will always be a interim MotoGP bike and if the rules are again revised to allow 1000cc bikes, it won’t even have a displacement draw.  The CBR is a National Championship bike, even if it’s only in Formula Xtreme, and that kind of provenance doesn’t come everyday.

There are two kinds of collectors these bikes are for:  One who has a decent amount of money to spend on a collector bike, and someone who has obscene amounts of money for a collector bike.  The Proton’s are obviously the expensive bikes with the Erion CBR checking the affordable box.  Both of the MotoGP bikes have parts that you’re never going to be able to purchase from any retailer, and I’m sure the CBR has some good HRC bits on it too.  I wouldn’t be ashamed to have any of these three bikes, but I’d absolutely love to have a final year Grand Prix two-stroke.  If nothing else, spend a little time to enjoy the photos!


Ducati May 14, 2010 posted by



Well I’ve heard of garage queens but this is a new one, a  den queen.  This 999s has been living the life of  luxury for the past few years.  Maybe you’ve been looking for a big red conversation piece or a chance to ride  a brand new “old bike”; well that oppurtunity has arrived.  The seller is even tempting you with the hint that the reserve is not all that high.

He says:

Up for auction is my 2007 Ducati 999S Parts Unlimited Edition . This bike is brand new with only 1 mile on it from the factory. This bike is completely stock & has not a scratch on it & spends it’s life on a battery tender in my den. It comes with 3 keys, 2 black & 1 red, all manuals & the rest of the sticker kit. Ducati only built 150 of these bikes that were signed by Ben Bostrom & Neil Hodgson when they were team mates racing in AMA superbike. I’ve listed this bike 2 prior times & came close to the reserve both times, (hopefully 3rd time is a charm!). Brand new in 2007 this bike retailed for $20,000. 3 years later it’s still brand new & I’m listing it with a low reserve. If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me. I do have the bike listed for sale locally so I do reserve the right to end the auction early.

Showroom fresh:

The bidding looks pretty active so far.  The auction started at $1,000 and is up around $9,000 as of this writing.  I’m sure it will have a ways to go to meet the reserve.  I know all the Ducati race replicas are sought after but where does this one rank compared to say a Xerox or Bayliss replica?  My guess would be just a slight step down since the bike didn’t have quite the sparkling race history here in the United States as it did overseas.  Race history aside this looks like a good oppurtunity to pick one up that really hasn’t turned a wheel; outside of a den that is.  Check out the auction here and don’t let some local beat you to it.


Ducati February 14, 2010 posted by

2002 B Boz Ducati 998 #71 of 155 w/ 800 miles!

Ben Bostrom LE Ducati 998 #71 of 155 made with only 800 miles and never titled for the down low price of $14,999.00. Located in Burlington, NC and listed on Craigslist is this one owner B Boz replica (well, not really) 998 with super low miles. I listed one of these a few days ago and spilled my heart as to why I like these and why I like the Boz Bros. so I won’t bore you with it again. The other one was priced considerably less at $10,500.00 and was said to be entertaining offers. So this one may or may not be a steal, but you’ll have to decide what the mileage and never being titled is worth to you. Is it worth $4,499.00 to you? I think if I was a serious collector, with unlimited funds, a huge warehouse full of Ducati’s and I was missing this one it would be worth it. But, since I’m “D – none of the above” I’ll just keep dreaming.

Quotes from the listing:

2002 998-Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica Motorcycle For Sale – $16999 (Burlington, NC)
Limited Edition. Only 155 made in the World and this is #71 of 155.
Bike has never been titled.
2002 998 Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica with only 800 miles.
Over $2000 in ad-on extras including Titanium Exhaust System.
Adult Owned and never been driven in the rain or sat out unprotected.
Kept in a heated and air conditioned garage.
Mint Condition
Original Purchase Price was $24,995 and I must sacrifice it for the low price of $14,999 OBO.

The other day my wife likened me and the website to her and a jewelry store; of course, I told her she was spot on with her analsys. The only difference I can find between the two is that she gets to keep a wish list at the jewelry store that I’m supposed to check in on from time to time. I guess I’ll have to come up with a clever “wish list” of my own and strategically place it on her forehead… 🙂

You can view this LE Ducati here



Ducati February 11, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998 Bayliss Replica on ebay

2002 Bayliss 998 Race Replica with only 2182 miles on the clock and it is clean, clean, clean!!!

The 998 Bayliss replica is my second favorite right behind the Bostrom replica. But this one is so perfect and clean I could be persuaded to change that order.

Being a 998s these are equipped with Ohlins on both ends, Carbon Fiber fairings along with other bits, and a 998cc Testastretta engine that puts out 123 HP. And of course those racer boy decals that always make you look faster than you are.

As I’m writing this the current price is $5,800.00 and bidding looks to be brisk with 12 bidders already in the mix. Bike is located in Cedar Park, TX —- in the sellers basement. The seller has thoroughly documented his Bayliss 998s LE with no less than 24 pictures on the auction so you should be able to buy with confidence. And should you have any questions his phone number is listed on the auction site as well. He also offers up a pretty darn good guarantee – “If you dont like the bike when you win it, i will give your money back.” Nice eh?

In the sellers words:

Up for auction is the cleanest 998S Ducati you will ever see. There is nothing wrong with this bike. Its like buying it right off the show room floor. No cracks, no chips, no scratches no dents no dust no dirt!!!!.

Ducati released this 998s special Bayliss edition to commemorate his winning the World Superbike title. They made only 400 of these bikes to distribute through out the world, so this is very special and very rare. Each and every bike was hand signed on the tank by Troy himself. His signature is unique to eash bike as no two are exactly alike. This one is number 306/400. This is the last year of the 998S and with it being the rare Bayliss version as well..

I bought the bike with only 2177 miles on it. I just wanted one of these to put in my living. Thats why i bought this bike. I have been looking for the past four years to find the cleanest one, and I did, but now I have to sale it. The bike is still on its original rubber. It comes with the race exhaust, which is installed, an up grade chip, the special cover that Troy Bayliss’s signature printed on it with his race number 21. It even comes with the special plaque with its birth date and authenticity. These will also follow the new owner.

Just look at the pictures the bike looks brand new. Take a good look at the rear sprocket how clean it is. This should tell you all something about this bike. I have the orginal mirrors and turn signals. I took them off to look like a real race bike. If you dont like the bike win you win it, i will give your money back.

One quick note about Bayliss… Like most racers when they first go to Ducati they give it their absolute 100% and Bayliss was no different. He was a hoot to watch sliding the back wheel around, lifting the back wheel under breaking, manipulating the bike and lighting-it-up coming out of turns. Yep, I get goosebumps remembering him battle, what was arguably, the best WSB period ever. I did some research and found some cool video’s of Bayliss that you might enjoy watching before you jump over to the auction.

to view one clean Bayliss replica.



Ducati January 11, 2009 posted by

4 Special Edition Ducati Race Replicas For Sale Right Now

An explosion of race replica, special edition Ducati’s have hit the radar this week. Check out these fantastic Ducati Superbikes for sale right now:

2004 Ducati 999R Fila Replica $17750

2004 Ducati 999R Fila Replica

quote from seller’s Craiglist posting:

Very rare Ducati 999R Fila Replica; #148 of 150 in the world (only 67 sold in North America). Personally signed by 3-time World Champion Troy Bayliss (see pic). Nearly $5000 in upgrades include full titanium 57mm Termignoni exhaust w/ ECU, Sato rear-sets, Speedymoto Kukri pressure plate with 10 spoke cover, and tinted double-bubble windscreen. Also includes rear stand and custom fitted bike cover. Original owner, dealer maintained, never raced, never down, 11k miles. Baby forces sale, serious inquires only please.

2002 Ducati 998S Troy Bayliss $16500

2002 Ducati 998s Troy Bayliss

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

2002 Ducati 998s Troy Bayliss, #349. This bike has 4k miles, and is in mint condition. Extras include, carbon fiber airbox, air runners, hugger, swingarm guard, and under tail. All carbon accesories are ducati parts. Termi 1/2 system, as well as forged Marchesini Magnisium wheels. This bike is a very fine example of a Bayliss edition.

2007 Ducati Team USA Limited 999S

2007 Ducati Team USA Limited 999S Parts Unlimited

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

This is another piece of rolling history, a 2007 Ducati Team USA Limited 999S Superbike. There were 150 of these bikes produced, all of them sold only in the USA. None were exported. This is the write up from Ducati on the stock version of the bike. With 414 miles from being new, our’s also has the Termigoni 57mm Carbon Fiber full exhaust system, Power Commander, has been dyno tuned, has a 520 Chain and Sprocket conversion and the custom upper triple fork clamp that raises the bars 10mm. The first service was just completed and the bike is ready to be ridden or put on display.
The 999s Team USA edition is closely designed and based on the race bikes used by both the Bostrom brothers and Neil Hodgeson during the 2005 and 2006 AMA Superbike seasons.

Ducati Xerox 999R #58

Ducati Xerox 999R #58

quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

If you have not been to visit our warehouse, this Ducati Xerox 999R, #58 with 1387 miles, is another reason you should drop by soon. Another rare slice of modern motorcycle history is now being offered for sale at Automania. The 2006 999R XEROX Ducati Superbike is the customer homologation replica of Troy Bayliss’ FO6 World Superbike Championship Motorcycle that he used to dominate and win the 2006 WSB championship.
It has fundamentally the same specifications as the standard 999R but with the special XEROX badging and a few other mechanical differences

I’m really not knowledgable about the values of these bikes. But they are obviously collector examples that will command some premium in the market. Which one would you pick as best value?


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