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Moto Morini December 11, 2013 posted by

Cagivarini? 1989 Moto Morini Dart 350

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This is only the second Moto Morini Dart I’ve ever seen for sale and the first 350cc version.  Maybe I just miss the the 80’s but damn it I’m really starting to like the looks.  This is a super nice example of a one owner bike with only 7,500 km’s/miles.  If you need a quick refresher, Cagiva owned Moto Morini at the time and stuffed a Moto Morini twin into a Cagiva frame.   

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I keep thinking it’s a Suzuki with those colors.  Total production is supposed to be around 900 bikes with the 400 being the rarest.

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I’m guessing the guy who designed the Paso got stuck with this project on a Friday at 4:30 p.m.
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More Paso lines and maybe a hint of 600 Katana?
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That sounds like something the Japanese would come up with.

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Are you going to be upset when I tell you it’s in the U.K.?  If you didn’t spot that euro license plate in the pic then it’s your own fault!  The asking price is 4,100 GBP.

 

Here is the listing.

 

Ian

Cagivarini?  1989 Moto Morini Dart 350
MV Agusta July 3, 2013 posted by

What’s your hypothesis? 1976 MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi

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When RSBFS senior staffer Ian used Google to translate “Ipotesi” 3 years ago when he wrote up the only other example we have ever seen in these pages (his post is here), he determined that the best translation of the name was “hypothesis.” I think that name is correct, because I hypothesize that most readers that see this bike will begin drooling involuntarily. Just look at the damn thing! It’s gorgeous in a way that makes that second kidney I have feel redundant and unnecessary.

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This is no retro bike. This is timeless artwork that makes noise, generates modest speed, and by modern standards offers passable handling. It has the patina of time without looking like a dog. Sure it might develop a few squeaks and leaks over time, but that would only add more soul to the character of this bike. It may be in the displacement range of 250 & 300 Ninjas, it will offer less performance than said Ninjas, and will definitely cost you more to acquire and keep up – but honestly, which one would you rather be seen on? The more I think about it, the more that second kidney is just useless weight, dragging me down…..

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From the seller:
This bike was originally sold in Italy and has just over 10,000 original km (just under 6,300 miles). Gary Kohs (former owner of the MV Agusta Collection) purchased this bike on my behalf in Italy in early 2011. The bike comes equipped with the rare, factory fairing. The bike was repainted at some point in its history (tank and body work), but is otherwise completely original and unrestored cosmetically. When the bike arrived, all of the mechanicals were gone through by Stan Lipert of Northern Ohio Ducati (Stan appeared on episodes 10, 11 and 12 of Café Racer on Velocity Channel). Below is a list of what has been done to the bike in the past two years:

• New front and rear Pirelli tires
• Rebuilt all 3 original Scareb calipers and both master cylinders
(with $$$ seal kit from Road and Race in Australia).
• All new brake lines
• Rebuilt both carbs, replaced needles
• New fuel lines and petcock
• New wheel bearings front and rear
• Inside of gas tank professionally acid etched, epoxy coated
• New chain
• New throttle cable
• Serviced clutch
• New battery
• Replaced stator wires
• Rebuilt ignition switch
• Repaired/replaced various other wiring
• New hand grips
• Replaced brake fluid, fork fluid, engine oil

The bike runs and rides beautifully and everything on the bike operates as it should. The bike is currently registered in Ohio with a clear Ohio title.

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The seller has provided quite a few pictures and a couple of videos. Here is a great walkaround view of this particular bike, including a start up and ride off.

Count Agustsa knew what he wanted, and the MV Agusta bikes that bore his name were a testament to equal parts science and art. This legacy to the man and the brand is available in the US right now. The seller is asking a bin of $10,500, and is open to offers. If you have been following the prices of original MV-A hardware, this Ipotesi might just be your best way into ownership. Click here to jump over to the auction where there are more pictures and videos. So what’s a kidney worth these days anyway?

MI

Moto Morini June 7, 2013 posted by

Little Italy: 1984 Moto Morini 350 K2

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Located in Texas is this tasty bit of Italy. This is actually the second time around for this particular bike, but still a great find for a rare model. While not exactly for the large of stature or turbo-super-nitrous-charged power hungry set, the Moto Morini 350 offers an interesting departure from the type of bikes normally posted on these pages.

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The K2 is a neat little 90 degree vee twin with sporting intent. Offering triple disk brakes, a chin spoiler and bikini fairing, this 350 makes a great alternative to other smaller bikes available today, including newer “entry level” bikes. If your significant other is interested in riding and you are keen to add to your collection of rare and unique motorcycles, this could be a match made in heaven!

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From the seller:
Very original, extremely fine running condition with very few cosmetic flaws. Please see pictures of the left side of the faring, right side panel and tail section which are the only flaws in otherwise superb Morini.

We have just serviced the bike, and replaced the tires with new Avon Road Riders, and new grips. The electric start works perfectly, it idles well, and runs cleanly through the entire rev range. It really is fabulous.

We sold this several months a go on ebay. When the buyer came to our shop he saw a Ducati 750SS we had, and took that home with him instead, so this 350 K2 is being re-listed. I had a chance to take it for a few rides and it runs and handles beautifully.

It is getting difficult to find any 350 Morini’s in even decent condition. We think it is as good an example as we have seen, clear Texas title.

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The best part about a Moto Morini is that you are able to enter into the “exclusive and rare” club for about the same dosh as a far more common bike. This particular example has an opening ask of $4,000, with a BIN set at $4,500. Check out all of the details here, and then let us know what you think. Got anyone in mind who might look good on this little Italian scoot?

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MI

Ducati April 17, 2013 posted by

Little bike, lots of fun! 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo

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RSBFS has had a slew of sub 500cc bikes come through these pages recently. Smaller bikes, as we all know, are fun to ride. Sure, you don’t have that arm-ripping torque, that wheely-prone acceleration nor the bragging rights of beating all comers, but you do get to have an absolute blast on a lighter bike with less fear of landing in the pokey or the morgue.

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This is the second Ducati 350 Desmo we have had on these pages in the past few months. This bike looks to be in decent condition for the age (where did the turn signals go?), but is located in the country of its birth: Italy (Mezza, in the Province of Turin to be more precise). While this puts it up near the borders of France and the Principality of Monaco, both great vacation destinations, it may be a bit out of scope for North American based readers.

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From the seller:

THINK ABOUT AT THE NEAR SUMMER!!
BUY A ITALIAN CLASSIC CAFE’ RACE FOR YOUR RUN IN THE SUN!!
WE SELL THIS BEATIFUL DUCATI 350 DESMO PANTAH;YEAR 1983;
LIKE THE NEW;RUN VERY WELL!!ONLY TWO OWNERS FROM NEW!!
WE HAVE CHEACK THE ENGINE;THE DUCATI START WITHOUT PROBLEMS;AND IS VERY ENJOY TO RUN!!
THE LEGENDARY ENGINE DUCATI DESMOSEDICI;AND THE PANTAH
IS DIRECTLY FROM THE RACE IN THE ’80 YEARS!!
THIS ENGINE IS THE MOTHER OF THE ORIGINAL DUCATI ENGINE OF NOW!!
DRIVE A LEGEND AND AN ITALIAN ICON!!!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED NOT WAIT THE FINISH OF THE ADVERT BUT PLS CONTACT ME!!

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We don’t see a lot of these smaller home-market Ducatis on RSBFS. I know that the larger and more power-hungry riders will comment on the relative lack of power of this 350 Desmo twin, but considering that Kawasaki sells more 250 (and now 300cc) Ninjas than anything else in their lineup, small bikes must have some sort of appeal. Is it only the price, or is there something more intrinsic than that?

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This bike is available now, and bidding has started out slowly. The bidding at time of this writing is only a paltry $305 USD – with reserve still in place. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Does this little Ducati interest you at all? Check it out and let us know. Good luck!

MI

Ducati December 12, 2012 posted by

Christmas Duckling: 1984 Ducati 350 SL Pantah Desmo

I believe the seller says it best in the ad for this very rare and very cool 350 Desmo:

Here is your chance to own this rare and beautiful piece of Ducati history.

Much like the Moto Morini K2 we recently posted, this Ducati is a V-twin and a mere 350cc. This makes it much smaller than the traditional four strokes collected by the readers of these pages. However RSBFS is all about the rare and hard to find, and you will not find a bike like this in any of our archives. Interested in how this little Ducati came to Tennessee? Read on.

From the seller:
Up for auction is my 1984 Ducati 350 SL Pantah Demso. I purchased this bike out of the Saltarelli collection at the RM auction in Monaco. This bike is in excellent original condition. I installed a new battery on the bike and it started right up. The Ducati runs and shifts great. Everything works as it should. The vin on the bike is DM350XL/301005.

In addition to being the lone Ducati 350 twin to grace the pages of RSBFS, this bike may be the only machine on the site to hail from Monaco. That’s right – this bike was imported from an auction in that famed principality.

What does a mini-Ducati run these days? That is a great question that will be answered in a week’s time. The price is up to $4,550 with reserve still in place with only light bidding. If you are interested and want to follow along at home, click the link and jump over to the auction. I for one wouldn’t mind adding this little gem to my stable, and I am very curious to find out how hot the bidding will become. What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments section!

MI

Moto Morini December 8, 2012 posted by

Texas Bambino: 1984 Moto Morini 350 K2

Located in the great state of Texas is a unique Italian machine found only occasionally on the pages of RSBFS. Moto Morini, one of the other Italian purveyors of V-twin sporting motorcycles, continues to be a rare breed in the United States. This 350 K2 machine – the most popular of the models imported – looks to be in pretty good condition considering the age. While not exactly a hyper-sports bike, the K2 has a charm all its own.

With only 8,249 miles on the odometer, this 28 year old survivor has travelled fewer than 300 miles for each year of its life. No wonder it is looking so good! The seller does note some scratches on the plastics, but otherwise all of the pieces are there and looking good.

From the seller:
Very original, extremely fine running condition with very few cosmetic flaws. Please see pictures of the right side panel and tail section which are the only flaws in otherwise superb Morini.

We have just serviced the bike, and replaced the tires with new Avon Road Riders, and new grips. The electric start works perfectly, it idles well, and runs cleanly through the entire rev range. It really is fabulous.

It is getting difficult to find any 350 Morini’s in even decent condition. We think it is as good an example as we have seen.

The last K2 we listed on the pages of RSBFS was a similar colored 1986 model which sold for $3,547 – so you can use that as your baseline if this little jewel is on your Christmas list.

These are modest investments in addition to being modest performers, and you can expect to spend between $3,000 – $4,500 on a Moto Morini 350 depending upon mileage and condition. This auction is going on right now, with the current price at $2,025 (with reserve in place) and light bidding. For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Don’t forget to tell Santa you found it on RSBFS!

MI

Aprilia September 10, 2012 posted by

The Week in Review: 1st Week in September 2012

Hey guys,

I’ve previously made month in review posts but I have to admit it might be easier for all of us to make this a weekly affair. Anyone have a preference?

Have a good week everyone!

dc

This 1993 Ducati Superlight is still active with just minutes to go. It’s going to sell so check it out now!

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This Ducati 998R failed to sell at $22k buy-it-now and is now relisted for $20k buy-it-now. Current Listing | Our Post

Ducati 998R For Sale


This 2000 Bimota SB8R For Sale in Seattle failed to sell showing a $10k buy-it-now and a max bid just shy of $7500. Closed Auction | Our Post

Bimota SB8R For Sale


This 1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 had a buy-it-now of $8700, but with 27 bids it failed to meet reserve at $4701. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 For Sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale in New York received 0 bids and had a $22,500 buy-it-now that was not exercised. Closed Auction | Our Post

RZ500 For Sale


This 1978 Yamaha TZ250 GP bike received 0 bids with a starting bid of $12k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1978 Yamaha TZ250 For Sale


This lovely 1986 Honda VF1000R sold for just $4357 after 20 bids. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Honda VF1000R for sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with 5 miles failed to sell at it’s latest price of $19,800. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale with 5 Miles


This 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for just $5800. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


From the mailbag, this 1986 Moto Morini 350 sold for just $3547. Nice! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Moto Morini 350 For Sale


This 1986 GSX-R750G sold for just $3750. Nice buy! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale


This Honda RS125 sold for just $3500. Wow, what a great track day starter for so little cash! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS125 For Sale


This nearly new 2004 Ducati 999R Fila sold for $16,200 with 1229 miles. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 999R Fila For Sale


This 1998 Honda RS250 sold for $6900. Congrats to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS250 For Sale

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Yamaha January 30, 2012 posted by

1985 Yamaha RZ350 LC Now Available at SpeedWerks

Following the great looking Ducati 851 they sold recently, SpeedWerks is now offering this very sharp and original RZ350. As typical their pictures and description speak for themselves:

1985 Yamaha RZ350 on eBay from SpeedWerks

From their listing:

Now, a few of these are coming up for sale lately, but find an original one with stock exhaust as clean as this. 2 owners from new this Yamaha RZ has survived the test of time,the need to modify,the racetrack and is in phenomenal stock condition as pictured. High resolution images at: picasaweb.google.com/116165546705552642509/RZ350StockOriginalKennyRoberts#
copy paste and go! if you click the magnifying glass you can blow em up which will answer most aesthetic questions.
Modifications include…….NOTHING! stock exhaust system,stock,hand grips,stock era 1985 tires (which should be replaced due to age only.IMO)

This RZ was purchased from the same gent. at the Delaware shore at the same time we purchased his original oil cooled GSXR. see pics; picasaweb.google.com/116165546705552642509/RZ350StockOriginalKennyRoberts# copy paste and go! if you click the magnifying glass you can blow em up which will answer most aesthetic questions. Modifications include…….NOTHING! stock exhaust system,stock,hand grips,stock era 1985 tires (which should be replaced due to age only.IMO) This RZ was purchased from the same gent. at the Delaware shore at the same time we purchased his original oil cooled GSXR. see pics; raresportbikesforsale.com/1991-suzuki-gsx-r-750-in-exceptional-original-condition-for-sale/ Both were just cleaned and serviced, no frame off restoration was needed, as they were “very” well cared for. He was in his early 50 and used to manage the parts dept. at a dealership in Md. My friend was contracted to remodel his house and the costs had forced him to part with his cycles. My friend shot me some cell phone pic’s which show how the bike was received. When I saw what he had we hauled ass down and grabbed em. The bike was fully serviced with all new fluids,the brakes were rebuilt and new pad’s installed.

The carbs were rebuilt,new air filter installed. A new DID zvm x-ring chain, compression test and a set of plugs. most maintenance needed due to sitting on display in his garage for so many years. If he wanted a ride he usually took the GSXR he said.(hence low miles) The tank is clean and one key works everything! All electronics function as new. The stock oil injection has fresh oil and was bled / adjusted. Manuals and documents with machine. This machine come with the all elusive Yamaha Factory solo seat and the 2 up seat also. The windscreen is stock and in great condition. His wife had dropped a ladder against the left side upper fairing years back which scratched it. which we had professionally retouched by Johnny at Move Motorsports, Johnny paints all our bikes at Speedwerks and his work is 2nd to none. All photo’s on the picasa link should show every detail from under the bodywork to the finished product, What you see is exactly what you get, references avail upon request. We have been doing this for almost 20 years and we pride ourselves on delivering great “rare” machines all over the world. Please ck out raresportbikesforsale.com to see some of our past sales and restorations.”>raresportbikesforsale.com/1991-suzuki-gsx-r-750-in-exceptional-original-condition-for-sale/

Both were just cleaned and serviced, no frame off restoration was needed, as they were “very” well cared for. He was in his early 50 and used to manage the parts dept. at a dealership in Md. My friend was contracted to remodel his house and the costs had forced him to part with his cycles. My friend shot me some cell phone pic’s which show how the bike was received. When I saw what he had we hauled ass down and grabbed em.

The bike was fully serviced with all new fluids,the brakes were rebuilt and new pad’s installed. The carbs were rebuilt,new air filter installed. A new DID zvm x-ring chain, compression test and a set of plugs. most maintenance needed due to sitting on display in his garage for so many years. If he wanted a ride he usually took the GSXR he said.(hence low miles) The tank is clean and one key works everything! All electronics function as new. The stock oil injection has fresh oil and was bled / adjusted. Manuals and documents with machine.

This machine come with the all elusive Yamaha Factory solo seat and the 2 up seat also. The windscreen is stock and in great condition.

His wife had dropped a ladder against the left side upper fairing years back which scratched it. which we had professionally retouched by Johnny at Move Motorsports, Johnny paints all our bikes at Speedwerks and his work is 2nd to none. All photo’s on the picasa link should show every detail from under the bodywork to the finished product, What you see is exactly what you get, references avail upon request. We have been doing this for almost 20 years and we pride ourselves on delivering great “rare” machines all over the world. Please ck out raresportbikesforsale.com to see some of our past sales and restorations.

If you’re new to the RZ350, a quick search of our archives on the RZ350 will help fill in the blanks on what these bikes are all about.

If you’re new to SpeedWerks, check out a handful of the previous bikes we’ve been proud to help promote on this site:
1991 Ducati 851
1989 Yamaha FZR400
1998 Derbi GPR50
NSR250 MC21
91 GSX-R 750
89 FZR400
NSR250SP MC28
RS250 Cup

Good luck with the sale Steve!

dc