Posts by tag: 900 Supersport

Ducati September 6, 2017 posted by

Limited Edition: 1992 Ducati Superlight

The world of collectable Ducatis is a diverse universe. In it you will find some truly iconic motorcycles, some groundbreaking models, some unique and interesting offerings, and a whole lot of “Limited Edition” badges. The 900 Superlight, a derivation of the 900 Supersport lineup, seems to fall into the latter two categories. It is, after all, a limited-in-numbers model – and one that is fairly coveted by riders and wanna-be owners. But it also suffers from the “me too” badging exercises played by Ducati. As such, you are looking at a rare model, but not one that differs terrifically from other examples of the breed.

1992 Ducati Superlight for sale on eBay

The basis of the SL is the 900SS: motive power via a wonderfully charismatic air-cooled L-twin, two valve desmo heads and the requisite dry clutch. Chassis duties are managed by a stout trellis frame, beefy forks up front and a conventional single shock setup (both by Showa). No single-sided swingarm trickery here; the SS models are basic motorcycles, eschewing liquid cooling, four valve heads, or even fuel injection. A basic ride that pretty much works – and works well. The Superlight takes those basics and adds two-piece composite (aluminum hoop / magnesium spokes) Mavic wheels, single seat rear bodywork, a carbon front fender and high pipes. That is pretty much it. Same everything else, with the exception of the numbered plate attached to the head stock. And a much bigger price tag.

From the seller:
– One of the last ’92/’93 MK I models manufactured from the VERY few imported to the USA.
– Featuring the Rare OEM Marvic/Ankront Two Piece Magnesium Hub Wheels
– Manufactured in 1992

[Check the prices for 1970’s 900ss and 750ss models – This bike is certain to appreciate]

The last of the great, air cooled, limited production Ducati’s! This rare and desirable 1992/’93 Ducati Superlight is likely among the best in existence.

IF YOU LONG TO OWN THIS RARE DUCATI, AN EXAMPLE LIKE THIS WILL NOT COME ALONG AGAIN.

More from the seller:
I purchased this bike new and am the original (and only) owner.

It is number plate # 942, indicates it was among the very last ten units made from the total limited production. I purchased the bike new, and it has been ridden less than 2650 original miles. It has never been down, raced, wrecked or abused. It has never been in the rain, and it’s been properly stored and covered indoors since new. The pictures above show the bike after it was lightly washed.

It is in excellent physical and mechanical condition. It has been recently serviced by a certified motorcycle mechanic / service manager, with 40 years experience.

Everything works and operates as it should. I would advise the buyer that the model-specific, 320mm Brembo, iron front disc rotors have not been used for hard braking in some time. However, all brakes work properly.

– All the original parts seen in the pictures will be included. I will also include the original tires if the buyer wishes.

– I will work with the buyer to accommodate their choice for shipping and/or crating/preparation.

– The buyer will be responsible for the costs of : shipping, crating, taxes, tariffs, VAT, insurance, customs fees, or ANY other expenses beyond the agreed purchase price.

More from the seller:
The bike currently has the following modifications :

– 11.5:1 compression ratio pistons from Fast By Ferracci – installed by MCC Motor Cycle Center,West of Chicago, Illinois. MCC is a highly regarded, Ducati sales and service provider.

– Ceriani Steering Damper by Storz Performance.

– Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines.

– New tires ( although new in 1994-ish )

– Chromoly, high level exhaust hangers from Pro Italia Motors – California

– Staintune Exhaust Silencers from Australia

– K&N Air Filter and Jet Kit.

– The airbox cover has been drilled out for better flow – as was the norm of the time.

– Ferodo Brake pads.

– Up-rated Rear Sprocket

As far as flaws, they are few and very minor, due to the low mileage, careful storage and maintenance. However, it IS a used motorcycle, and it HAS been “used” (albeit very little).

There are some small nicks in the paint on either side of the fairing at it’s widest point. I attribute this to when the panels were removed, and set aside when serviced.
Also, the fiberglass seat pan , unique to the model, has a fine hairline stress crack at one fastening point. This is common to all Superlights. The seat pan fiberglass was manufactured to be very light and thin. Other than that, the bike looks and rides like a well-preserved machine.

Today’s example is a bit of a conundrum. The seller claims this is likely the best SL in existence. I am willing to cut the seller some poetic license slack because this is a very limited and desirable machine, but for a collectable example this one has a few too many mods (they are mostly period correct, if that softens the blow). It is certain to appreciate, but will never be a green frame 750SS or MHe. And while I don’t want to nitpick (but seem to be doing so anyway), new tires put on in 1994 are simply old tires. And yet I really like this bike, the condition it is in, and it’s current state. And I would ride the snot out of it because the Ducati Supersport is a fantastic platform. The opening bid on this one is a cool $10k. That would be in the range of fair money for a good SL today, but starting the bidding that high might be why there have been no takers. Check it out here, and then jump back to the comments and let us know your thoughts. Did you ever lust after a Superlight? Good Luck!!

MI

Limited Edition: 1992 Ducati Superlight
Ducati June 23, 2016 posted by

SuperSleeper – 1993 Ducati 750 SuperSport

In the Ducati line-up from 1974-2007, the SuperSport has often been the sportiest Ducati, but more lately the second-sportiest.  Using the air-cooled Desmodue when the SuperBikes had radiators and four valve heads, and often available in smaller displacements, the SuperSports often had half-fairings and a corner of the showroom away from the window.  This SS has been studiously upgraded and looks like a great combination of factory design and up-market parts.

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1993 Ducati 750 SuperSport for sale on eBay

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Easy on the eyes and maintenance, this 750SS has been taken into a new realm with a 855 cc engine kit.  Around the light trellis frame, the 851-ish factory fairing looks great and has been augmented with carbon fenders, harmonizing with the black engine cases.  Dual exhaust has been lightened with a two-into-one system.  Brakes aren’t always an area of strength on SuperSports, but here the triple discs from a 996 have been mounted.

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Offered by an Alabama motorsports specialty shop, who gives more details in the eBay auction:

A Desmodue Ducati which has 844 big bore kit (Fast by Ferrraci), Keihin flat slide carburetors to match the big bore kit, Two-in-to One carbon fiber exhaust, new clutch, Penske adjustable rear shock, 996 brakes, Carbon fiber front and rear fenders, Michelin Pilot tires, Regina chain, Renthal aluminum sprocket designed for more low end grunt, new seals in forks.  The bike has 29,467 miles. The timing belts were changed just last year with only 500 miles since service. This is a very cool classic bike that handles great, is fast and has a deep throaty sound. It is reliable and ready to enjoy.

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Reviewed as a budget-conscious 900SS look-alike, the 750 SuperSport was light and handled well with basic components, and had fairly relaxed ergonomics.  This SS has been treated to a lot of recent wear parts in addition to the upgrades, and in addition to providing a lot of riding for the buck, might surprise fellow riders…

-donn

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SuperSleeper – 1993 Ducati 750 SuperSport
Ducati March 20, 2014 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS/FE #190 with 4700 miles in North Carolina

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition For Sale

It’s no secret I’m a big fan of the 900SS of the 90’s and this striking silver Final Edition 900SS 1998 model is no exception. That classic, carbureted, dry clutch, booming V-twin is the definition of what makes the last of this era Ducati Supersport such a special machine. This particular example has covered less than 5000 miles and while it looks very sharp in it’s own right, it includes a new side fairing for the one panel that has some tip over damage. It also has the upgraded Keihin carbs that are almost a must do upgrade for the carb’d examples, some carbon pipes to make it sound the part as well and several other correct upgrades that benefit this model. All ingredients of a recipe that spells buy if you’re looking for a SuperSport!

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1998 Ducati 900SS/FE for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

I purchased this bike in March of 2013. I’d wanted one since they first came out in 1998, but finances being what they were back then, it wasn’t in the cards. Now things were in my favor.

When I went to look at the bike it had been sitting for an extended period, and as such it wouldn’t start; I didn’t care, I bought it anyway. When I brought it home it had 3,982 original miles. As of today it has 4,708 original miles on the odometer. It needs nothing.

I replaced the stock/factory carbs with a pair of Keihin FCR 41mm flat slide carbs that I purchased from California Cycleworks / they cost $929.00. The kit came complete with the carbs, billet manifolds, throttle cables, and everything to mount them. It’s a well-designed carb kit, and the difference in the performance of the bike is simply amazing.

I also replaced the stock slip-on mufflers with a pair of Spark Carbon Fiber pipes. The CF wrapping enhances the other CF parts on the bike, and they make the bike sound like an air-cooled, two-valve, dry clutch Ducati should sound. It’s magnificent. The pipes were $654.00.

The stock carbs, with all the parts that came off the bike, and the stock slip-on mufflers will come with the bike when purchased. Everything else on the bike is bone stock with the exception of an aftermarket clutch slave cylinder, which the PO installed. If you know these bikes, you know that’s the bike’s Achilles’ heel.

While working on the carbs I decided to replace the (then new) battery that came in it with a MotoBatt sealed AGM battery. I didn’t want to have to deal with any battery acid leakage issues. The battery that came out of the bike has been on a Battery Tender, and it will come with the bike.

As you’ll see in the photos, the right side fairing has a small scrape. That happened when the PO had a tip-over in his garage. The scrape is hardly noticeable, and unless you tell someone it’s there, they won’t see it. But!.. not to worry, the bike also comes with a brand-new, still in the original box, factory right side fairing. Should you decide that the small scrape isn’t your cup o’ tea, it’s a 10 minute job to swap lower fairings. The price tag on the box reads $812.00. I doubt you could find another one at that price today.

Both cam belts were replaced on 3/15/08, when the bike had 3,218 miles. I also have an extra pair of cam belts that will come with the bike.

The attached photos speak for themselves. You will see a small mark in the paint on the left side of the nose fairing. I assume that came from when the previous owner was riding it. It’s small enough that I probably shouldn’t mention it, but I want you to know.

I have all the original paperwork dating back to the original purchase. I have two service manuals (hard to get), both owners manuals, two keys, the small tab with the key code on it, and some very nice magazines and other literature that will come with the bike.

Why am I selling?.. I’m 64, and I need to have both of my knees replaced. I was scheduled to have surgery last October, but I had some complications that prevented me from having the procedure. The bottom line is I simply cannot ride the bike. It’s a shame, because it needs to be ridden. I’m also retiring at the end of April, and I need to downsize my m/c stables. Otherwise, I’d keep the bike and ride it after my knees are replaced.

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1998 Ducati 900SS/FE  #190 with 4700 miles in North Carolina
Ducati November 19, 2013 posted by

2 Owner Ducati 900SS Superlight #857

Ducati Superlight for sale

We’ve seen a fair number of 900SS/SL’s this year and in fact we’ve seen this particular bike as recently as November of last year. At the time of that writing it was showing a $10,900 buy-it-now. This time around it has met reserve at $9100 with a little over a day to go. The seller has updated the listing a couple times with additional details and states that this in fact a 1992 model and the wheels came with the bike, making it a MK1 version which has proven more desirable.

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Ducati Superlight for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

This is a very nicely-maintained 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight, #857. It is a very desirable “MK 1” first series Superlight, with the composite Marvic wheels. It has very low miles (5153) and is in very nice original condition. It has a full Fast by Ferraci exhaust and runs smoothly and flawlessly. The paint is only flawed by minor cracking around the seat mounting screws.

A Corbin seat is installed, as are after-market carbon timing belt covers, chain guard, sprocket cover and dash/instrument cover. Original seat, belt covers and sprocket cover come with the bike, as does the original exhaust. This bike came stock with a carbon front fender and rear hugger, which are in excellent condition.

MK 1 Superlights are rare, especially in this condition, with such low mileage.

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2 Owner Ducati 900SS Superlight #857
Aprilia July 19, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: June 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged a record 60 bikes in June and readers purchased 14 bikes in total.

Lowest sale price: $2900
Highest sale price: $19800

Congratulations to June’s buyers and sellers!

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Let’s get it started with this 1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 that had a buy-it-now of $3600 and sold after one relist for $2950.

1996 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


This Yamaha YZR500 replica build in the UK was first listed for about $22,600 but ended up selling for $20,500 after two relists.

Yamaha YZR500 replica


In Arizona this 2002 Aprilia RS250 MKII sold for a shade over $9k.

2002 Aprilia RS250


This red-headed Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Corsa sold for a very reasonable $5500.

2003 Moto Guzzi Rosso Corsa


Here was a sharp 1997 Yamaha YZF750R that sold for a mere $3700.

1997 Yamaha YZF750R


Next is this 1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane that sold for $3950.

1987 Honda CBR600 Hurricane


A cult favorite, this 1985 Yamaha RZ350 sold for just $5000.

1985 Yamaha RZ350


This 1982 Ducati 900 Supersport pulled in $17,100!

1982 Ducati 900SS


After being relisted once, this 1996 Bimota BB1 is going to sell for $5444.

1996 Bimota BB1


With one relist, this Yamaha FZR400 sold for $3450.

Yamaha FZR400


Combining items in a single auction almost never works, but in the case of this lot with a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 and 1987 GSX-R50 sold for $13,100.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


Here’s an ugly duckling that sold for just $2900.

1996 Yamaha FZR600


In the Pacific Northwest, this 1990 Honda NSR250R (MC21) sold for a mere $4825.

1990 Honda NSR250R


While not a Formula, this 1999 Laverda 750S sold for just $4550.

1999 Laverda 750S


And this nearly new 2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss sold for an astonishing $19,800!

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss


At the other end of the spectrum, this 2001 Ducati 996 with just 1100 miles sold for $7500, which I think might be the best Ducati of the month.

2001 Ducati 996


Another 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100, and this one sold for $5400.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Month in Review:  June 2013 Sales Report