Posts by tag: 900cc

Honda March 5, 2011 posted by

1994 Honda CBR900RR One Owner Bike With 5,985 Original Miles In Fantastic Condition

A one owner, less than 6k mile, iconic CBR900RR in California–sounds pretty good to me!

Bike: 1994 Honda CBR900RR

Miles: 5,985mi

Price: $4,000USD

Location: Concord, California

The seller uses all the good words to describe this bike:

THE BIKE ONE OWNER ALL ORIGINAL WITH LESS THAN 6,000 MILES ON IT. NEVER DOWN COSMETICALLY AND MECHANICALLY IS SUPERB. FOR ALL YOU HONDA LOVERS THIS IS A RARE FIND. THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE BIKE, THIS IS LIKE KEPT IN A TIME CAPSULE BIKE…

What are the negatives about this bike? Well, if you’re going to nit-pick, it’s not a ’93 and it’s not Red/White/Blue–that’s about it. Other than that, it looks pretty good, notice in the gauge cluster photo that the brake fluid looks pretty fresh, that’s a nice touch. Some fresh tires look to be in the bike’s future though.

Mostly anyone who is aware of sportbikes from the last twenty-years would describe the early CBR900RR’s as desirable, and this bike isn’t an exception in all of it’s purple and yellow glory. Lastly, the asking price of $4,000 isn’t outrageous for this bike at all (See the other CBR900RR’s we’ve posted here), make sure to take a trailer with you when you go to look at it. See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Bimota February 10, 2011 posted by

Italian Dream: 1994 Bimota Bimota db2

For Sale: 1994 Bimota Bimota db2

The offspring of two Italian Supermodels, the DB2 (Ducati – Bimota, 2nd model in the series) offered the power of the torquey Ducati 900SS, in a compact and beautiful handcrafted frame. Whereas the earlier DB1 was a stunning styling excercise, its 750cc mill and tiny size left something to be desired on the performance side. Enter the DB2, which gave up some of the syle of the DB1, but unleashed greater performance on the rare few who could afford such a machine.

Before the Ducati 916 made high, under-seat exhaust pipes fashionable, Bimota was already there. This bike sports aftermarket carbon canisters.

From the seller:
One of 35 tricolore Bimota db-2 in existence, all imported in 1994, and pictured on p.189 of Sarti’s Bimota 25 Years of Excellence. Powered by a 904cc air-cooled Ducati engine, weighs a mere 375 pounds. Some details can be seen at and and .

Dripping with carbon (salvaged from the prior db-2, which I dumped): cambelt covers, sprocket cover, vented clutch cover; also has: carbon pipes, CRG’s Hindsight billet bar-end mirrors, billet oil filler cap & Euro switch (both also scrounged from the old bike), little flush Lockhart turn signals (fake carbon), evoluzione cyclesports’ regulator (with charger); Yoyodyne clutch slave; 916 SPS brake & clutch levers (and remotes), ss brake & clutch lines, Euro fairing w/parking light. Most (if not all) original parts will be included.

Except for Dynojet kit & opened airbox, Termi carbon pipes, it is stock as a stone. (Except for a shortened sidestand (by previous owner) and tiny length of clear plastic tubing to cover the shift lever, to prevent scarring shoes (when I’m dumb enough to ride wearing shoes instead of boots). Lovely bike, goes where you look, stops on a dime and gives you 7 cents change, feel like a toy compared to my older Ducati Darmah.

This is the second one I’ve owned. I totalled the first, which I rode home over 350 miles without needing a chiropractor, and put 3,000 miles on it in less that 7 months, even collected a speeding ticket in a Wisconsin February. I liked it so much I bought this one after a longish search. I am the second owner, the first being the selling dealer who repainted it after tipping it over in a parking lot (hence the shortened sidestand, so it leans over a bit more when parked). I didn’t like the job, so I had it re-done, with some gold flecks in the green.

It comes with similar quarter (after-market, Italian, no print-through on the ‘glass) fairing, yet unpainted.

Why is it for sale? I am 70, and have aged out of bikes with this riding position (similar to a 748/916 Ducati’s). I’m keeping my elderly Ducati, which I can ride in greater comfort.

If you think you have seen this bike before, you are correct. RSBFS has chronicled a few DB2s in the past year, and this particular bike was listed on Craigslist last year. Back then, it had an asking price of $12k. Now the bike is available on eBay with the current bid in the $2,000 range with reserve not yet met. There is also a BIN on the bike for $11k, which is fair money for the machine, but no bargain.

To join the auction fray, check out the pictures or just drool, click on the link and . Good Luck!

MI

Ducati December 10, 2010 posted by

1981 DUCATI MIKE HAILWOOD REPLICA

For sale: 1981 DUCATI MIKE HAILWOOD REPLICA 900

Renowned for his natural riding ability, Mike “The Bike” Hailwood cemented his legacy by coming out of an 11-year motorcycle racing retirement to win the 1978 Isle of Man TT on a Ducati 900. This bike was created by Ducati to honor the legendary racer, who was sadly killed in an auto accident the same year this particular bike was released.

This bike is an extremely clean, original, one owner machine. The model shows off classic Ducati form: gorgeous frame, 900cc twin with desmo valve action, and beautiful, flowing bodywork. There is nothing on this bike that is not absolutely necessary – including an electric starter.

From the seller:
RARE 1981 DUCATI MIKE HAILWOOD REPLICA ,THIS IS THE EARLY VERSION BEFORE DUCATI ADDED WEIGHT WITH ELECTRIC STARTER AND SIDE COVERS ,THIS IS A 1 OWNER ,EXTREMLY ORIGINAL UNRESTORED CLASSIC ,IN NEAR MINT CONDITION ,RUNS PERFECT ,HAS ALL ORIGINAL TOOLS , BIKE HAS WON CONCOURES EVENTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ENGINE NUMBER DM 860 092714 ,WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE ,QUESTIONS CALL ROBERT MUIS 503 999-0790 ,I PERSONALY HAVE NOT SEEN ONE OF THESE EARLY BIKES FOR SALE ANYWERE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS ! BID TO WIN REASONABLE RESERVE ,THIS BIKE WILL ONLY GO UP IN VALUE COLLECTOR QUALITY ,NO ISSUES OR STORYS ,SOUNDS INCREDIBLE ,RARE BRUTAL AND BEAUTIFUL ,THE REAL DEAL ,NOTHING POSER ABOUT THIS BIKE … EVEN THE BATTERY IS ORIGINAL !

This bike is a rare classic, commemorating a true racing legend. At the time of this post, the bidding is at $5,000 with the reserve not yet met. to jump over to the auction and check out all of the action!

MI

Sport Bikes For Sale December 7, 2010 posted by

Now this is what I call rare – the only Ferrari motorcycle in the world, and it’s up for sale!

1990 Ferrari DOHC motorcycle – the only one in the world and it’s for sale for 249,991 UK pounds (approximately US$395,000)!

I bet most of you didn’t even know that Ferrari made motorcycles!  Well, actually, they don’t, but they did officially allow a David Kay (of MV Agusta fame) to use the prancing horse emblem on a motorcycle that he created:

It all started when David Kay wrote to Enzo Ferrari’s son Piero, requesting to build a one-off motorcycle sporting the famous prancing horse badge in tribute to his late father. In a letter dated maranello, 23rd May 1990 and signed by P Ferrari himself (included in the comprehensive press and information file on this lot) Kay receives: ‘ the approval to place the Ferrari badge on your motorbike’ and is wished good luck with his project. When highly reputed MV Agusta ‘guru’ David Kay set about building this unique piece of engineering from scratch, he looked towards both the future and the past, as he thought of what may have been if Ferrari would have decided to produce a GT or endurance racing machine. Kay was inspired by the fact that Enzo had started his racing on a Scott two-stroke machine and so a project representing over 3,000 man-hours of work was launched.

The engine is a ‘scratch built’ 900cc, transverse, double overhead camshaft, four cylinder, eight valve unit with magnesium and alloy casings, driven through a five speed gearbox. The tubular chassis is made of Reynolds 531 tube, engineering on the motorcycle is irreproachable and the detail is quite astounding. The attention to this is quite incredible, with the master cylinder built into the obviously one off digital instrument panel and is again portrayed with the exquisite steering damper. Terry Hall, who also produced the double curvature reverse cone megaphones, made the entire bodywork out of aluminium. In Kay’s own words these are too beautiful to merely funnel exhaust gases from engine to atmosphere; ‘the noise is like a Messerschmitt chasing a Spitfire’.

The front end is very contemporary in conception with Forcelle Italia upside down forks, massive twin piston Brembo disc brakes front and rear (6 pot calipers to the front, 4 to the rear) and special 17 inch hand spun Astralite wheels. WPS twin rear shock absorbers complete the basic specification.

Four years after starting on the project, although tested but never to its full capacity, the ‘Ferrari 900’ has an estimated top speed of 265 km/h producing 105bhp at 8,800rpm with a dry weight of a mere 172kg.

The bike has been featured with acclaim in worldwide publications ranging from ‘Scuderia’ in Japan, ‘Themen & Trends’ in Germany, ‘Motociclismo’ in Italy, ‘SM30’ in Spain and obviously ‘Motor Cycle News’ in the UK; not forgetting a full half page colour spread in the ‘Daily Telegraph’! With a long article in Mike Walker’s recognised work ‘The MV Story’, it has also been the star of several TV programs and exhibited at the Coventry Classic Bike show to mention just a few occasions.

Having spent most of its life in the vendor’s drawing room and rightly regarded as a work of art, he has now decided that the time has come for this masterpiece to find a new custodian. In today’s world of mass production, the chance to purchase this officially acknowledged one off tribute to Enzo Ferrari, may never arise again.

There’s not too much additional info on the web other than what’s listed, but I did find out that the last time this bike was on the market was back in December 2008 in one of Bonham’s auctions. It didn’t sell at the expected price of $300,000 (perhaps the fact that it looks like the bastard child of a Ferrari Testarossa, a Suzuki RF900 and an early 90s Suzuki GSX-R has something to do with it?) back then, so what do you think the odds are this time around at a price of $395,000?  But hey, at least it’s a better deal than the pair of Ducati MH900e’s at close to a million dollars!

Better yet, you can get a MINT 2009 Bimota DB7 AND an extremely lust-worthy 2004 Ducati 749R homologation special and still have $356,500 left!  However, if you still think that the Ferrari bike at $395,000 is a better deal and that you MUST have it in your collection, then get your credit card ready and .

I mean, just check out that Swiss cheese machining work on the steering damper knob. That alone has to be worth $50,000 right?  😉

ph

Ducati September 12, 2010 posted by

1995 Ducati 900SS/SP With 870 Original Miles On eBay

This is a low mileage 900SS on eBay!

Bike:  1995 Ducati 900SS/SP

Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio

Mileage:  870mi

Price:  $6,750USD OBO

This bike is fitted with a used FBF/Forza with some scratches, is re-jetted to match, and features a hideous fitting tank bra.  The left fairing does feature some scratches (Why no picture of the left side?) from the previous owner but is supposedly perfect, otherwise.  The seller states that they are the second owner of this 900SS.

I’ll admit, this bike sounds a bit interesting based on the sellers description; Namely, why would you purchase second hand FBF/Forza slip-ons for a 870 original mile bike?  Anyway, this is still a 870 mile bike that should be worth a look and buy barring and major mechanical/cosmetic or historical discrepancies–I would think that if you’re spending $6.7k on a bike, a $200 budget airline round-trip ticket isn’t too out of line.

No matter who you are, $6,750 is a lot of money for a 900SS/SP–and that’s including the lightweights and final editions.  The seller has ruined the fun by only offering a BIN; if/when this bike sells, we won’t know if it went for the BIN or a number considerably lower.  Regardless, make an offer that you’d feel comfortable via eBay but, I think it’d be best to view this bike in person and make an in person offer.

Would I like to have a full fairing 900SS with less than 1000 miles?  Absolutely, but not for $6,750.  See the bike on eBay .

AG