Posts by tag: 900

Ducati March 27, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 900SS With 3,782 Miles In Charcoal/Metallic Black

This is an early Supersport in Metallic black which was only available in 1992.  Located in Stockton, California is a 1992 Ducati 900SS with 3,782 original miles.  We’ve seen one other example of this color scheme before which caused quite the discussion and can be seen here.  This color was only available in 1992 and only 13 of the half-fairing bikes made it to the U.S. but, I’m not sure on how many full fairing examples made it in.  Anyone know Ian Fallon?  Regardless of how this color is viewed, this is a low mile example of the early white frame Supersports.  This bike isn’t entirely original as it has been fitted with Fast By Ferracci exhaust in carbon and a Dynojet stage two kit to match.  The stock exhaust is included with the bike.  The bike is also fitted with Dunlop D208’s.  The seller also mentions that a full set of gear comes with the bike–useful if you’re the same size and share the same taste as the seller.  This bike looks to be fitted with the correct seat and decals which one would expect from a bike with this low mileage.  The asking price is $6,500 which is $2,000 less than the other black ’92 we saw that had 4,000 more miles.  If you like your Ducati’s black but like something a bit more vintage, see this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati March 11, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS/FE Final Edition #179 Of 300

Here is another, very clean, 900SS/FE number 179 of 300.  Located in San Mateo, California is a 1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition with 6,700 original miles.  This bike has been fitted with Forza carbon silencers–possibly a full system.  A lot of FE 900’s have become available lately making them seem not so rare even though only three-hundred were produced for the U.S.!  The asking price on this example is $6,800.  This price puts it at the higher end of FE prices and it isn’t the lowest mileage we’ve seen.  Doug posted a FE with only 135 original miles, and still on MSO which can be seen here; It’ll be interesting to see what that bike sells for as it should give a pretty good indication of current values for FE’s heading into spring.  See this example on Craigslist here.  See a photo album of the bike here.

AG

Ducati February 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition With 6,680 Original Miles #156 Of 300

This is a fabulous looking, low mile, 900SS FE at a market correct price!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1998 Ducati 900SS FE with 6,680 original miles.  This bike has been recently services with a nice, and thorough, write up describing the bikes history as known to the owner.  Recent service includes a valve adjust, new belts, bled clutch and other regular maintenance items.  The seller states that there are some light/small scratches on the bike and the carbon fairing has started to dull.  The only maintenance item the bike has is a neutral light that is out.  The modifications are limited to a Fast By Ferracci exhaust with a carbon silencer and a Evoluzione clutch slave.  The bike shows very well in the photos and supports the claims of the seller.  There were only 800 of these produced world-wide with 300 coming to North America.  I find these to be much more visually appealing than the generation that followed.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati February 18, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione for sale in Brooklyn, NY

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione (#0754 of 2000) for sale in Brooklyn, NY

The MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione is  limited edition bike and only 500 units made it to the US, so they are not a very common sight.  I was already quite excited to find one (#1267 of 2000) for sale in CA, but I found yet another for sale in Brooklyn, NY!  This time it’s MH900e #0754:

This MH900e only has 631 miles on the clock, and judging from the photos, it leads a pampered life.  I’ve always liked the MH900e and even though the riding position has been described as “crippling”, I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these to flog around the streets of Hong Kong.

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phil

Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight for sale in Barrington, RI

First year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight #814 of 900  for sale on ebay. The bike is located in Barrington, RI.

We’re having our new year holidays here in Hong Kong, so I have lots of free time to surf and found a bunch of rare Ducatis for sale.  So here’s the first of a long list of bikes coming up – a first year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight (but with a broken engine):

Absolutely Beautiful Ducati 900SS Superlight. Second Owner, I bought this bike from Ducati Dealer in Salt Lake City where it was on consignment sale. I looked long and hard for an immaculate bike and this was it. I bought the bike with about 3,000 miles on it.

The bike was serviced one year ago by Ducati dealer in South Kingstown, RI. I think they did something wrong with the desmo valves (but won’t admit it) becuase I rode the bike for 12 miles before the engine seized a few blocks from home. It sounded like a rod let loose at 6,500 rpm. The bike has sat for a year. I was going to either drop a replacement engine into it, or have em look at it and do the repairs.

The bike has been sitting in my heated garage since last august 2009. I have absolutely no time to ride this bike and it would be a great deal for someone. The only flaws are a broken exhaust bracket (shown). Bike has termi carbon exhausts, super low miles, no corrosion or rust etc anywhere. Just a 9 out of 10 show bike I was going to keep forever, now wasting away with a broken engine. The bike is absolutely original down to every carbon part and Marvic magnesium hub wheels. Will not ship, best offer wins. Please email with any questions. Comes with custome Ducati Bike cover and battery charge lead for battery tender.

Please check the listing for the full description as the seller has posted quite a bit of information in addition to the above. .

Some of our regular readers may know how fond we are of the 2V air-cooled Ducatis, and the first year Superlight with the 2-piece Marvic wheels is definitely high on our list.  This sample seems to be in pristine condition with the exception of the broken engine (I’m guessing it’s a dropped valve), which could potentially turn out to be a costly jobs.  However, for the more mechanically inclined Ducatistis among our readers, it’s a good opportunity to pick this up for a good price, fix it up for chips, and have a superb Superlight in your collection!

phil

Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood limited edition in CA

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood (#1267 of 2000) for sale in Ukiah, CA

The MH900e (the ‘e’ stands for evoluzione) was a limited edition bike created to commemorate Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man Formula 1 Championship.  It was the first motorcycle to be sold exclusively over the internet where customers would reserve their bike online, and then waited for a year or more to have the bikes delivered.  Only 500 made it to the US. Click here for more info on the MH900e.

The seller didn’t give any details, so please for the sellers’ contact info.

When the MH900e first came out I wanted it so badly that I called up my brother and sister, trying to convince them to pool together funds to pay for the required deposit.  That didn’t work back then, but perhaps I should give them a call now.  I’m sure they would be thrilled to hear from me with another bike purchase proposal…

phil

Bimota February 1, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota DB4 in New Hampshire

Wow, with all the Bimotas up for sale lately, I’m giddy like a kid in the candy store!  For those of you with cash in hand and ready to buy, it’s as good a time as ever for bike (and Bimota) shopping!

The latest one we found (thanks again Doug!) is a 2000 Bimota DB4 for sale in New Hampshire:

Powered by Ducati’s classic 900 air cooled motor the DB4 is about as close to a factory custom sportbike you will ever find. This bike has even got a few extras such as the Moto corse kit that included Keihin 41mm flatslide carburetors, a smaller fuel tank (to fit the larger carbs)and a full Titanium exhaust system. it also has Two brother racing clip-ons on the paoli forks.

Beautiful bike that will turn heads and draw a crowd where ever it goes.

Compared to the other Bimotas that have we listed before, this one is an absolute steal at $8500, although the half faired DB4 was very reasonably priced as well considering the list of upgrades added.

Someone buy it quick before I dip into my daughter’s education fund!

phil

Bimota January 30, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 in Houston

It seems that the Bimota market is quite actively lately and it’s not even summer!  If you’re looking to pick up a Bimota, this is a good time to do it so keep checking for our new posts!

This week we have yet another Bimota for sale – a 1994 DB2:

This is a 2 owner bike w/ 17225 miles. It has NEVER been ridden in the rain, and ALWAYS garage kept!

It has never been crashed but has fallen over due to a friend not knowing about the suicide stand.
All the bodywork is original, but needs paint.
The original owner had the dealer install the factory $8000.00 race kit before it was ever ridden!
The big bore kit and heads were done by Fast by Ferracci from 904cc to 944cc.
This bike has a long list of other carbon, titanium and aluminum upgrades to many to list!
I am asking $15,000 OBO or trade for a Ducati Hypermotard, NOTHING ELSE! so please don’t ask.

The DB2 is one of my favourites, utilizing the Ducati 900SS air-cooled lump – the DB2 is one of the more popular models with approx. 400 made in total.  Famed Brit motorcycle journo Sir Alan Crashcart Cathcart even raced a DB2 – not sure for how long or in what race series, but I do remember it being sold on ebay for approx $10,000+.

Now this specific sample has very high mileage (for a Bimota), and although it claims to have the the “race kit” (to my knowledge that includes FCR carbs and a full exhaust), it’s not in its original paint (big no-no for any serious Bimota collector) and the 944cc kit, although nice, if also not a factory option.  More concerning is that The $15,000 asking price is way too steep for the bike in this condition.  There was a really nice DB2 listed on here back in June asking only $10,999, and more recently a Motocorse equipped DB4 for only $10,000 OBO.

Personally, I would offer around 7-8K+ only for this one.

phil