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Bimota June 28, 2010 posted by

Seattle Homologation SportBike Collection For Sale

A collector and friend of RSBFS is thinning the herd and offering the following fantastic homologation specials for sale {please kneel}:

Get the goods on each bike below:

1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

1992 Ducati 851 with Less Than 2000 Miles!

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

All original -except for the addition of the booming Gi.Co.Moto twin pipes for that wonderful “Sound of Thunder” music from the Desmo V-Twin engine.


1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

1988 Bimota YB6

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

A beautiful old school collector for the Bimota enthusiasts.

Yamaha 1000cc engine with Keihin flat-slide carbs
(oh….this one will scoot alright!!).

Growls like a mean-ass junk yard dog.


1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

1988 Bimota YB4E.I.

Comments from the seller:

Take a look at this sexy thing……probably my favorite Bimota of all time. This thing is such a work of art. The 1988 YB4E.I. model released after Bimota took the last ever TT-F1 title in ’87.


Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 For Sale

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1

Update 8.9.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Graves Yamaha AMA Formula Extreme R7-1 raced by Damon Buckmaster (AUS). YEC factory kit EVERYTHING from frame to swingarm to bracing to chassis to radiator to engine and every part on it. Adjustable swingarm pivot, steering stem, ride heights, etc.

Stroker 1080cc full-on SuperBike factory engine and every special YEC Kit factory item from the Yamaha WSBK team. 190hp and the best SBK chassis available back when Superbikes were Superbikes (and not warmed-over street bikes). This thing is light and goes like a missile.

The R7-1 was actually BANNED from AMA competition after it laid waste to the Formula Extreme class back in the days before the AMA series scuttled the class because the FX bikes were faster than the 750cc SuperBike Class (headliner) machines.

Have a ton of the press articles on the bike from magazines (and web
magazines) of the day.


{Still kneeling right?}


Yamaha FZR750RR OW01 For Sale

Yamaha FZR750R OW01

Comments from the seller:

Beautiful condition, all original with 2,700 miles. Only 200 of these produced and they’re getting harder
and harder to find here in the States.


Honda RC30 VFR750 For Sale

Honda RC30 VFR750R

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Wonderfully clean example with only 2,950 miles on the odometer. All original and unmolested condition.
Has all the manuals and tool kits and everything else it came with from the factory.


Honda RC45 RVF750 For Sale

Honda RC45 RVF750

Update 9.13.2010: SOLD!

Comments from the seller:

Very clean example with 6,975 miles on it. Has the HRC PGM wire modification done to it (more HP)
and has a aftermarket exhaust canister installed for a little more of that V-4 sound.


Bimota Vdue For Sale

Bimota Vdue

Comments from the seller:

Still in all original condition. 360 kilometers. Has the usual Vdue “issues” with the engine fueling -but can be sorted out.
(I’ve got another bike exactly the same that has been sorted and runs great.) This bike has stayed in original condition
though and has not had any modifications done to it.


So here’s my question: How do you choose? This is my favorite era of SportBike and seeing a collection like this is exactly what I’d like to have in my own stable some day. It would be like that corner spot in the Barber Motorsports Museum with all the great ones:

Interested parties better hurry because come Thursday after my $175mil PowerBall lotto ticket hits, I’m just going to buy them all!

If you have questions about the model specifications or history, or just want to chat about the collection, please post a comment below — the whole RSBFS team is going to keep an eye on this thread and will be happy to answer questions! Qualified buyers, I am acting as a proxy for the seller. Please send your inquires to dan@motoringblogs.com for additional details.

dc

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Bimota May 23, 2010 posted by

BIMOTA V-DUE 500 2-STROKE, CASH TALKS!

 

I believe it was 1997 or 98, a good friend and I were in Italy livin’ “Large” (god bless the Lire vs Dollar back then) and we knew one of the guys at Bimota  so off  to Rimini we headed for a visit. The V-due , pronounced “Vee-Doo-A” (translation “V-2”), was just launched about a year prior. This was the bike that was going to pull Bimota out of debt and back on the map, hey “what could possible go wrong”  but did exactly the opposite. Following the tradition of the Tesi (another Bimota disaster) the V-due barely ran, had a power band from 9-10k rpm and still wouldn’t pass our EPA standards. With all the bad press  devoted 2-smokers looked the other way and wanted the bike, so at the time I imported about 7-8 of these and promptly sold them. I kept one for myself and rode it for a summer, mine actually ran “okay” but you had to keep changing spark plugs and one time the exhaust got so hot it started melting the tail section. Others were not as good, one seized because Bimota forgot to open the petcock for the oil injection tank and others were just plagued with horrible running problems. Being a fuel-injected 2 stroke was just plain tough and these bikes clearly needed more R+D. Now stacked with a warehouse of unsold V-due’s Bimota decided to sell some as  race bikes, then convert some to carb’s to try to move them but nothing worked. So back to my Italy story, guess what greets you when you first walk in to the Bimota factory….????  That’s right their two biggest failures that pretty much bankrupted the company, the V-Due and the Tesi. I’m serious I can’t make this kind of stuff up! 

Located in Ohio on Craig’s List go here for the jump.

No price, no miles, and it would be nice to claim a year, WTF?? This has the decals of their “Evoluzione” version which was switched to carb’s but again, no indication from the owner. I still think these things are awesome and headed for collector status someday. If  it does have the carb conversion then it probably runs “okay”, the fuel-injected ones though will bring the bigger “collectable” money  in years to come. I sold these things new for about $21k and we’ve seen a few for sale in the $15-$19k range recently so I feel it’s worth whatever you want to pay to really have one. Start flashin’ some dead presidents in front of him!

Ciao for now…Jay

Bimota February 18, 2010 posted by

1998 Bimota V Due with California title! Update – SOLD ALREADY!

1998 Bimota V-Due 500 Iniezione with California title – and it runs perfect!

UPDATE 2.18.10: After less than 12 hours on our site, this one is already gone to one of our regular readers. Another happy customer at RSBFS! Thanks to Seltzer for the submission and Phil for the post!

Ah – the famous (or rather, infamous) Bimota V Due. It was Bimota’s ambitious move to have an engine that was completely developed in-house: a 500cc 2-stroke with direct fuel injection that would give the V Due the highest power to weight ratio for any production production bike at that time. But when the production units rolled out, they were plagued with many problems which lead to a series of events that ultimately broke Bimota. There’s more HERE and HERE about the V Due if you are interested.

In any case, :

This is your last opportunity.  You will never get a another chance to own one of these! If you are looking at this ad, then you know what this bike is.  It has 6000 miles on it (every one whilst wearing a big ol’ you-know-what eating grin!).  And it has a California Title.  A CALIFORNIA TITLE.

The VDue Story – You probably heard it, but just in case you didn’t. . . Bimota bet the farm on this bike.  The only Bimota built with their own enigne.  A unique 2-stroke with independent computer controlled air, oil, gas, and ignition systems.  It was designed to be the epitome of all things Bimota.  However, due to some bad luck, bad control of vendors, and bad quality control of their own, none of the first generation bikes ran.  None.  Bimoate quickly recalled them all and the owners were sent new bikes. .  . . ones with carburetors instead of electronic ignition.  And so, the Iniezione was quickly laid to rest. . . .

This particular bike – This bike came into my ownership in 2000.  And, through finding the right contacts to help me out and some imaginative engineering of my own. . . it works flawlessly.  I wanted to keep the bike as intended by its developers, so I made as few modifications as I could.  In fact, this bikes still has all of its original parts (even the fuel injectors and computers).  I have posted to various VDue owners groups what I did to get this running so great, and I won’t get into it here.  All you need to know is that it runs.  It is a blast.  It is an Iniezione!  It is probably the only Iniezione in the U.S. (or perhaps the globe) that runs on the original design spec equipment.

Condition: Externally, the bike is in great condition.  And, the engine is in great condition too (I just tore it down for inspection and even the cylinder walls looked new!).  The wheels and suspension are in simialr condition – alomost perfect.  All the alumiinum is in excellent condition with zero corrosion.  Due to poor fit and finish, and also a lot of tear down during my research, the fairings and air box cracked and have been repaired.  You cannot see any flaws from the outside, these components were fixed from the inside out, so you can’t see anything cosmetically wrong.  Also, I periodically clean the exhaust cans, so they show some signs of being opened and re-riveted closed (but not much really).  However, to be fair, I need to mention these issues here.  I will, of course, send complete photos to anyone who requests them.

Well, the seller pretty said it all.  V Due’s are legendary not only for the damage that it caused Bimota, but also for the vision that Bimota had for it had it worked.  If this V Due truly works like it was supposed to as the seller claims, then it is definitely worth the $15,000 asking price.

phil

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