Posts by tag: 900SL

Ducati March 23, 2015 posted by

…as long as it’s yellow – 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight

Capitalizing on the 900 Supersport of 1991, Ducati introduced a racier variant in 1992-98 using carbon-fiber single seat bodywork and lighter weight components, but keeping the durable 2-valve 904cc air-cooled engine.  The numbered edition ( all U.S imports were speed yellow ) is a more pure Ducati, with steering stabilizer, upswept exhaust, no passenger seat or pegs, and less compromise for long-ride comfort.

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1993 Ducati 900 Superlight for sale on eBay

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Most information about the 900SL states that much of the niceties of the 1992 were downgraded for 1993, however the vented clutch cover, aluminum swingarm, aluminum rim / magnesium hub Marvic wheels, and floating disks grabbed by gold Brembo calipers appear on this one.

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Though Ducati had incorporated DOHC and water cooling in the Superbike line, the Superlight was a handling machine with lower mass and torquey  78hp driving a 6-speed transmission.  Upside-down Showa forks and Showa rear shock were used.

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This particular bike has been more than a collector with 16,000 miles, but maybe not much recently – from the eBay auction :

22+ year old motorcycle that has not been ridden regularly (collected). Runs but should be gone through by buyer to make sure it is safe to ride if that is the buyer’s intent.

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Sporting Staintune exhaust ( headers appear to have been jet-coated ) and Corbin seat, this bike’s bodywork and frame look great.  There appears to be a little hangar rash on the left mirror and the headlight needs to be secured.  With new fluids, tires, and belts, it might be a great ticket to a superlative era of Ducati.

-donn

…as long as it’s yellow – 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight
Ducati October 2, 2013 posted by

Mechanical SlimFast: 1993 Ducati Superlight #678

Update 10.2.2013: This Superlight is back on eBay and has got our attention as the ad states the reserve has been set at the previous high bid of just $6099 — and the high bid is just about there! Good luck to buyers and seller, -dc

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The Ducati Superlight is a bit of a rock star in the world of rare motorcycles. One of the earlier attempts by Ducati to create a special, limited edition bike, the Superlight was limited to a numbered run of only 900 bikes. With the cachet of limited numbers and some modifications to lighten the load, the Superlight brings with it the promise of both exclusivity and performance.

1993 Ducati 900 Superlight for sale on eBay

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We all know that yellow paint weighs less than red paint. That is one of the secrets to the SL’s weight advantage over the standard 900SS lineup. When this model was first introduced in 1992, tasty bits included the solo saddle, upswept exhaust, fully floating brakes front and rear, carbon fiber bits, special clutch cover (vented) and special two piece magnesium spoke wheels. By 1993 the party was all over; the Superlight was essentially a solo-saddled yellow 900 SS/SP with yellow paint. The magnesium wheels were gone, the SP grew into the same SL carbon bits and floating front brakes and upgraded suspension. Besides the color, the 1992 SL retained the unique color, the floating rear brake, and the limited, numbered tag rivited to the headstock.

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From the seller:
1993 Ducati Superlight #678
Yellow with White Frame
9,528 miles
90 deg V-Twin, Air Cooled, Desmo Two Valve
Includes Two Fairing front sets (one bikini 900SSCR type and one full fairing)
Carbon Tech Dual Exhaust
Ohlins Rear Shock
Carbon: Front Fender, Rear Hugger, Cam Belt Covers
Clip on risers
Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers
Brembo Wheels and Brakes w/ floating rotors
Vinyl coated braided flex Brake Lines
Yoyodyne Clutch Slave Cylinder
Upgraded milled aluminum Crank Case Vent
Vented clutch cover
Corbin Seat with back stop
This bike has been babied it’s entire life and looks to have never been down.
The Ducati Yellow paint is unblemished and very pretty.
The bike has a new battery and the oil has been changed. Tires have a couple thousand miles left on them.

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This bike is available in Greensboro, North Carolina, and bidders are turning up for the chance to be the next caretaker of this iconic machine. The bidding is up to $6,099 thus far, and the reserve is still in place. Most of the SLs we see here on RSBFS climb above the $7K mark pretty quickly, and I suspect this one will be no exception. Click the link to jump over to the auction and check it out. Good Luck!

MI

Mechanical SlimFast: 1993 Ducati Superlight #678
Ducati July 23, 2012 posted by

Ducati 900 SS Superlight (in Germany)

Among the Ducati special editions, the Superlight also known as SL, was the name given to the 900 SS model of the early 90s.

In those years the 851-888 and the respective SP (Sport Production) models represented the cream of Ducati sport models. The 900 SS/SL was a more affordable model. It did share few components with the 851 but it was really a different motorbike. Yet, to give it a special flare, a few lighter bits were introduced like Marvic wheels, a front carbon fiber mudguard, a single seat unit (very similar in shape to those of the SPs) and upward exhaust.

It is actually not so common to come across an SL. Recently a yellow one and now it is the turn for this more classic red model spotted in Germany. The bike looks to be in pretty good condition. It was imported from Italy in 1998.

The power output of these bikes is not comparable to the 851-888 Superbike versions, but nevertheless the 900SS/SL are a fun tool on the everyday road. And they sound good too (here’s one from Japan with Termignoni mufflers):

The model found in Germany had 3 previous owners and apart form the tinted windscreen and the threaded steel clutch and brake cables, it is in original condition. With 41000 km on the clock it is on sale on eBay at the link below.

The current bid is 2300 Eur but expect this to go significantly higher.

Ducati 900 SS Superlight for sale on eBay.de

Claudio

Ducati July 18, 2012 posted by

See the Light! 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #810

Location: Albany, NY

Miles: 5,852

Price: $6,800 BIN

There is something refreshing about seeing a yellow Ducati, especially one with a white frame. Most of the Duc’s I see are your standard red units. Not that this is a bad thing, but this color combo set’s it self apart from the crowd. What else sets this bike apart from the rest is the SuperLight designation. The SL’s featured more carbon fiber bits, and Marvic aluminum/magnesium wheels to help bring the bikes weight down. They were also one of the first Ducati’s to be given the numbered plaque on the triple clamp.

The particular bike up for grabs is a now-stock unit, except for the exhaust. Don’t worry, the original is included. The seller states that some slight cracking has occurred on a couple parts of the fairing, but repairs and some painting have taken place to prevent further damage. There also looks to me some slight rust (spots) on part of the frame. Other than those issues, this bike sure looks clean and has only had two owners in it life.

From the seller:

1993 Ducati Superlight

#810 out of 1000 imported to theUSA

5951 miles

Although not perfect, this 1993 Superlight is in excellent shape. This bike was purchased as a collectable and has been rode very sparingly.

I purchase this bike in 1996 and I am the second owner. The original owner had modified the engine…if I can remember that far back I believe he had racing carbs on and moved the battery to a different area of the bike. He also had removed the choke.

I brought it to the dealer soon after purchasing it and had everything put back to its’ original condition.

No modifications have been made since I’ve owned it. F1’s exhaust pipes are on it now. The original pipes will be included in the sale.

Some cracking can be found on the right tail section and the front fairing. Fiberglass was placed on the inside of the tail piece to prevent

it from cracking more. The front fairing was repainted due to cracking.

There is some rust on the front of the frame.

The cylinder studs have been replaced. I had the bike completely overhauled in 2006. Fluids have been changed.Battery(always on battery tender) and tires are fairly new.

I have the maintenance records for the work that has been done. The bike needs nothing other than someone to ride it.

I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

I will say that I think this 900SL is a pretty good deal with a $6,800 BIN. We have seen slightly cleaner ones with higher miles start out at $7k+ and go up from there. I wouldn’t suspect this to last too long with a $6,800 price tag as it is still a killer bike and would make a great addition to any collection, especially if someone is collecting on somewhat of a budget. It would also make a solid daily rider for someone who wants something a little less common in the world of Ducati’s. You can check out the auction here and make it yours today!

-JS

Ducati April 8, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SL Superlight For $6,500

Here is a very nicely priced Superlight in California!  Located in Los Angeles, California is #922 of 1000.  This bike is a one owner example with 18,800 original miles.  It features Termignoni exhaust, stage 2 jet kit, and a vented clutch cover.  The asking price is a very agreeable $6,500.  Personally, I feel this is a very good price as the Superlights aren’t that much higher spec. than the SP 900’s making it a good deal if you actually plan on riding the bike.  Also, see this very similar example that is still available with an asking price of $9,500.

AG

Ducati April 3, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS/SL Superlight #814 Of 900

Here is another very nice Superlight with reasonably low miles.  Located in Turner, Maine is a 1993 Ducati 900SL Superlight with 5,200 original miles.  This is the same bike we saw in February with a broken motor.  The current seller states that they replaced the motor with one from a 1995 900SS; the valves were adjusted, new belts installed, and an oil and filter change.  The seller doesn’t mention mileage on the new motor.  The original motor is available with the bike.  The Superlights weren’t that much different from the standard 900SS–excluding the wheels, mono seat, and some other bits–making the change not that detrimental to someone who plans on using this bike.  This bike sold on February 20, 2010 for $5,700.  $5.7k is a good price for a SL but it did have a bad motor, we’ll see how much this new seller can make with forty days invested and a new motor–the Buy-It-Now price is $9,500.  This bike might be a good buy for someone planning on using their SL but, as with all auctions, don’t get caught up and pay premium money for a storied bike.  See the original eBay ad here.  Watch the bidding for this SL on eBay .

AG