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Cagiva September 6, 2014 posted by

Unicorn Sighting: 1995 Cagiva Mito with Cali Title for Sale

Introduced in 1989, the Cagiva Mito was restyled in 1994 by… Well you get three guesses. If, after a quick look at that front fairing and headlight arrangement, you guessed “Massimo Tamburini”, you win a cookie! Either that or you’re quick with a Google search…

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Looking for all the world like a miniature, aluminum beam-framed Ducati 916, the Cagiva Mito was powered by a water-cooled 125cc two-stroke single that put 34hp through a 7-speed transmission. So it was a genuine miniature sportbike, not some feeble learner’s tool: this baby 916 actually gave Valentino Rossi his very first title, in the Italian 125cc championship.

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With no power to mention below 8,000 rpm and a redline at 11,400, it needs all seven gears to keep the power flowing. The bike is extremely narrow and your knees can nearly touch. Like riding a very angry mountain bike…

With the typical American aversion to anything two-stroke or under 1000cc’s, these are exceedingly rare on these shores. In fact, the seller claims that only 25 were imported to the US, although I assume he’s referring to this specific model year.

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From the original eBay listing: 1995 Cagiva Mito for Sale

Designed by the late Massimo Tamburini is a pearl white 125 Cagiva Mito with an Evo1 motor (7 speed). It’s powered by a 2 stroke racing engine that makes it a light, fast and a extremely nimble bike with a California pink slip and registered with custom CA plates. The mito was rebuilt from the ground up, every bolt, nut, and part is either brand new or professionally refurbished to better than new.

1 of 25 imported to America!
CA plated and current registration
Italian made using the best European race parts available.
Digital dash
Aluminium frame
Steering damper or dampener
Upside-down Marzocchi forks
Four-piston Brembo front brake caliper
Super light race fiber glass bodywork
updated Evo 2 wheels
De-restricted from Europe
Engine has been tuned and serviced by CN racing

As the seller mentions, he’s updated this bike with Evo II wheels. This is a very cool little motorcycle, although why a bike from 1995 needed a “ground up” rebuild is something to ponder. These aren’t the sort of bikes one does big miles on… The pearl-white bodywork with minimal graphics looks great: the original featured a good bit more badging and racy sponsor-decals. And that Vapor digital dash is very slick-looking.

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But it does beg the question: why? Was it crashed? The title is listed as being “Clear” so that increases confidence somewhat, and the bike does feature a California title and registration, also big marks in the “Plus” column.

There’s a nice start-up video as well:

Bidding is active, although remains a bit low, and the Reserve Has Not Yet Been Met. There’s a couple days left on this, so jump in if you’ve had a hankering to wind through seven gears and aren’t put off bit a bit of cosmetic updates to your miniature masterpiece!

-tad

1995 Cagiva Mito R Side

Unicorn Sighting: 1995 Cagiva Mito with Cali Title for Sale
Ducati August 27, 2014 posted by

The Price of Fame: 1998 Ducati 916 Senna Edition

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The Ducati 916 is often hailed as the most beautiful motorcycle ever produced. It certainly was a game changer for Ducati, as well as World Superbike. With performance well beyond the existing 851/888 series and a sharper, more focused look, the 916 won the accolades of the press, the trophies on the track, and set new sales records for Ducati. Despite its success, it was not immune to the Ducati “limited edition” way. The 916 was offered in SP and SPS variants, as well as specialty livery. This Senna Edition is just such a bike. Limited to 300 units and built with carbon fiber panels, the Senna Edition celebrated Ayrton’s life and his charity for underprivileged children in his home country of Brazil. This was a very expensive 916 (which itself was far more expensive than any contemporary sportbike). Today, there are Senna Editions of both Ducati and MV Agusta machines, and their resale value is somewhat spotty. It is a good looking color scheme to be sure – but comes with a premium price tag.

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1998 Ducati 916 Senna Edition for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
Exceptional motorcycle being a part of a series limited to 300 copies in the world. It’s a masterpiece of unique and rare beauty. This motorcycle is the last Senna built by the factory in 1998 with the n° 300, has been signed by Troy Bayliss (Superbike Worldchampion). First swiss road registration made in may 2000.

Irreproachable state, with only 5923 km, maintained by enthusiast. Runs like new and always parked in closed garage. Comes with all documentation, double of keys and all original accessories: cover, back stand bike and slip on carbon Termignoni.
Last Ducati dealer inspection and service done in january 2014.

Estimation made by Bonhams Europe between 15,000.- and 18,000.- euros that’s 19,000.- 23,000 USD. The motorcycle is in Geneva – Switzerland(Swiss).

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We have seen quite a few Senna Edition Ducatis and MV Agustas on the pages of RSBFS. In fact, we have seen this exact bike before, right down to the Troy Bayliss signature on the side cover (click here for the post from last year). It still claims the same number of miles: 5,923. Back then the BIN was set at a very high $23,000. Today this bike is at auction with a BIN of $20k. Worth it? Time – and the market – will decide. The latest auction is right here, and contains new pictures and details. Good Luck!

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The Price of Fame: 1998 Ducati 916 Senna Edition
Ducati May 18, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: Highly Original 1995 Ducati 916 available in San Francisco

1995 Ducati 916 for sale

Today’s Featured Listing is this stunning and original 95 Ducati 916. What I’m especially impressed with in this example is that it’s still original, even after 20k miles have been put on. How the owner avoided the temptation to start modifying is evidence of great self control! It has also been taken care of correctly in the maintenance department with all scheduled service completed and documented. While there is very faint panel damage from a stand still tip over, the pictures clearly illustrate a very tidy, early 916.

1995 Ducati 916 for sale on eBay

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I’d like to thank Michael again for supporting the site with the purchase of a Featured Listing. Stay tuned for another great Ducati from his collection, a MH900e with less than 3k miles!

-dc

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from the seller:

The VIN is ZDM1SB8S9Sv001123, which makes it a Bologna produced unit. It has 19,5k miles now.

The majority of the miles went on the bike in the first 5 years of ownership .

It’s always been garaged and well maintained, and is in very well preserved condition. It was mostly used for day trips to the canyons, It has never been crashed or damaged, other than tipping it over while stationary in a parking lot once about 6 years ago. That resulted in a few scratches on the right side fairing, and the right side mirror broke. I decided not to repair or replace the fairing panel, because the scratches are small and didn’t really bother me, and I wanted to keep the paint original. You can see the scratches in the detailed photos. Overall, the cosmetic condition is very clean.

I’ve got records back to when I bought it documenting service (done by myself or the dealer), warranty work,

I have detailed notes of the work I did when I took it out of storage and refreshed things 2 years ago. . It is in great mechanical condition with no problems whatsoever, but it is due for a valve adjustment and timing belt change soon if the next owner plans on riding it rather than keeping it in a collection.

I have a rear stand and a fitted Ducati Superbike dust cover that will go with it.

Featured Listing:  Highly Original 1995 Ducati 916 available in San Francisco
Ducati May 3, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: One Owner 1995 Ducati 916 available in California

Update 5.4.2014: This bike is now sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Update 5.3.2014: Price reduced to $5750 from $6500 firm. -dc

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Today’s Featured Listing is this enthusiast owned, and thoughtfully improved, 1995 Ducati 916 Monoposto. It has 17.5k miles and from the seller’s description, was ridden as it was intended in the hills and at the occasional track day. Since this wasn’t a living room display piece it’s entire life, the owner upgraded several components to make the experience all the better and more reliable (many stock parts included as well). It has a couple of minor marks but overall looks well cared for, and with the Arrow pipes it will sound the part as well. The seller has priced this bike for just $6500 firm.

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We’d like to thank Ruben for supporting the site with a Featured Listing and good luck with the sale!

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from the seller:

I purchased the bike from El Cajon Ducati in 10/95.  The VIN is ZDM1SB8S8SB004812, which makes it a Bologna produced unit.  It has 17.5k miles now.  The majority of the miles went on the bike in the first 6 years I owned it.  There was a period from ’03 to ’11 that I was focused on roadracing, supermoto racing, and off road riding, during which I stopped street riding completely and filed non-op status with DMV on the bike.  It was mostly stored as a display piece in my office during that time, except for pulling it out for occasional track days or bike shows.  In June/11, I took it out of the office, gave it a mechanical refreshing and put it back on the road.  It’s done a few thousand miles since then.

It’s always been garaged and well maintained, and is in very well preserved condition.  It was mostly used for day trips to the canyons, but I also did a few casual track days with it.  It has never been crashed or damaged, other than tipping it over while stationary in a parking lot once about 12 years ago.  That resulted in a few scratches on the right side fairing, and the right side mirror broke.  I decided not to repair or replace the fairing panel, because the scratches are small and didn’t really bother me, and I wanted to keep the paint original.  You can see the scratches in the detailed photos.  Overall, the cosmetic condition is very clean.

Here is an album with a bunch of photos: http://s439.photobucket.com/user/Archilla_photos/library/916

The photos are all high res.  When you view each one, you can click on the bottom right corner of the photo to zoom to the original image size to see in serious detail.  You’ll be able to see any and all scratches.

I’ve got records back to when I bought it documenting service (done by myself or the dealer), warranty work, and the rear spindle recall.  I have detailed notes of the work I did when I took it out of storage and refreshed things 2 years ago.  It currently has a set of Dunlop Q2s on it, which have been used for a track day last June at Laguna Seca (which is really mild on tires) and then a few hundred street miles after that, so they have a lot of life left in them.  It is in great mechanical condition with no problems whatsoever, but it is due for a valve adjustment and timing belt change soon if the next owner plans on riding it rather than keeping it in a collection.

The bike is mostly original.  Here is a complete list of everything that is not original, and why…

  • Arrow Ti exhaust (1/2 system) and chip.  The brackets on the stock exhaust started cracking at the welds in a few locations many years ago.  Rather than get the stock ones re-welded, I used that as an opportunity to put on some lighter and better sounding silencers. I don’t have the original silencers any more (gave them to a friend for a 748 project he was working on).
  • Goodridge kelvar brake/clutch lines.  The motivation here was to improve front brake feel (rigidity) by switching to a dedicated 2 line set up (one line to each caliper).  Also added a banjo bolt with a bleed nipple to allow bleeding at the master cylinder end of the lines.  Not sure if I have the original lines.
  • Yoyodyne titanium clutch slave cylinder.  The stock one failed about 10 years ago, which is pretty common.  Fitting a better aftermarket slave cylinder is the typical solution.
  • Cycle Cat titanium clutch cover.  Vented covers help the clutch run a bit cooler, and of course they liberate the unique dry clutch sound.  I still have the original cover.
  • CDT carbon fiber rear hugger.  The rear shock is completely unprotected from stones coming off the rear tire as original.  For years I just had a shock guard on the bike, but recently added the rear hugger because it looks nicer.
  • Rear fender removed.  I relocated the plate to fit between the exhaust tips, and mounted some turn signals behind the rear facing screens on the tail section.  I still have the original parts.
  • Front signals removed, and changed to aftermarket mirrors with integrated LED signals.  After breaking the right side mirror when I tipped it over in the parking lot, I was able to get a pair of these mirrors for less than the price of replacing just the broken right mirror with the OEM part.  I still have the OEM left mirror and signals.
  • Pipercross air filters installed. The original OEM foam filters eventually deteriorate into dust and need replacing.
  • Added a digital voltmeter, wired to the battery and switched.  The charging systems on the 916 were not the best, and keeping an eye on the charge voltage is a good way to notice any problems before it is too late.  Other than the normal problem of the wiring from the alternator to the voltage regulator going bad (which I replaced with high quality 10 guage Teflon insulated wire), and the also normal problem of the original voltage regulator failing many years ago (which was replaced under warranty by the dealer), I’ve not had problems with the charging system.  The voltmeter is wired directly to the battery with no spliced wires, so could be easily removed.
  • Shorai LiFe battery installed.  Once the 3rd stock lead acid battery was dying, I decided to go with a lithium battery, which weighs a fraction of the stock battery, is much smaller, and has a very slow self discharge rate (compared to a stock battery) which works better for how infrequently I ride it.  I’ve since put these batteries in most of my other bikes.
  • Oil cooler screen.
  • Carbon fiber key guard.
  • Ohlins adjustable steering damper added.  I did this before taking it to the track.  I still have the original non-adjustable damper somewhere.  The stock damper doesn’t do much really.
  • 14 tooth countershaft sprocket.  These bikes are geared too tall from the factory for street riding.  I probably have the original OEM sprocket somewhere.

I have a rear stand and a fitted Ducati Superbike dust cover that will go with it.  It currently has a personalized registration, DSMO.  Most Ducati owners are jealous of this.  Of course you could transfer over that plate if you want, although as you can see in the photos, the plate is trimmed to fit between the exhaust tips, so if you went back to the stock rear fender setup, you’d want to get a new plate.

Featured Listing:  One Owner 1995 Ducati 916 available in California
Ducati December 16, 2013 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 Senna II #158

1997 Ducati 916 Senna for sale in silver

Another love it or hate it Ducati special edition, the 916 Senna. These are controversial as they did receive some upgrades from the higher spec SP models but the motor is standard Strada fare. Otherwise it’s just the bodywork and red wheels that set it apart. That said I’m finding lots of conflicting information on production numbers for the various 916 Senna flavors. And we’ve never posted a silver Senna before. Were these only available in Europe? Please help me fill in the details in the comments below.

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1997 Ducati 916 Senna for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

OWN A LEGEND!!!! DUCATI 916 SENNA II EUROPEAN EDITION 158 OF 300. VERY RARE. TRIBUTE TO AYRTON SENNA. NEVER BEEN DOWN. LIKE NEW CONDITION, STAGE 3 MOTOR BUILD BY CERTIFIED DUCATI TECH. RECENT TUNE. ODOMETER IS IN KILOMETERS. ONLY THREE EUROPEAN MODELS IN US (ONE IS IN THE BARBER MOTORSPORTS MUSEUM).

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1997 Ducati 916 Senna II #158
Ducati October 26, 2013 posted by

Rare Senna Edition: 1998 Ducati 916

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When it comes to limited edition Ducatis, the Senna edition ranks right up there as something special. Devoid of the marketing exercises of the Nieman Marcus or Matrix editions (distinguished only by paint), the Senna was a carbon fiber clad version with Ohlins suspension. Proceeds of the sale of the bike went to Ayrton Senna’s charitable foundation supporting the poor children of his native Brazil.

1998 Ducati 916 Senna Edition for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
To sell Ducati 916 Senna III. Exceptional motorcycle being a part of a series limited to 300 copies in the world. It’s a masterpiece of unique and rare beauty.This motorcycle is the last Senna built by the factory with the n° 300, it is signed by Troy Bayliss. Irreproachable state, with only 5900 km, maintained by enthusiast. Runs like new and always parked in closed garage. Comes with all documentation, double of keys and all original accessories: cover, back stand bike and slip on carbon Termignoni. Last inspection made in 2012. The motorcycle is in Switzerland(Swiss).

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Sporting number 300 (of 300) this looks to be the last 916 Senna that rolled off the Bologna assembly line. It is also signed by Troy Bayliss, and shows approximately 3,500 miles – which isn’t much. Pricing, on the other hand, is definitely in the higher range. This auction has an opening bid of $14,000 USD with no takers thus far. The BIN is set at a very high $23,000. These Senna editions are striking bikes – they literally glitter and shine in the sunlight – and they are legitimately rare. Check out all of the details here. Let us know what you think about this particular Ducati LE model!

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Rare Senna Edition: 1998 Ducati 916
Ducati June 27, 2013 posted by

5 Noteworthy Ducati’s Available Right Now!

Since there’s been so much push back on Ducati’s this year, I figured rather than have separate entries for each of these they’d all share one big post together. Let’s start with dessert first:

1995 Ducati 916 Corsa Factory Racebike For Sale

1995 Ducati 916/955 Corsa Factory Customer Racebike For Sale on eBay

from the seller’s website:

As part of a larger collection of rare and high end Italian Motorcycles we have been asked to sell is a full-on Factory Ducati Race Bike. This 1995 Ducati 916/955 Corsa 916/ Racer Customer bike, vin# ZDM9165*004192*, 1 of 31, was built by Ducati for private use and sold here by Eraldo Ferracci in 1995. It was campaigned in California from 1995-1997 by it’s present owner. The bike won AFM Open Twins and California State Championship in the Open Twins Class in 1997 and is as raced condition today. The bike required a new fuel pump to start, but Hansen’s BMW of Medford, Oregon was able to locate the parts and be successful in bringing this very rare piece of Ducati race history back to mechanical life recently. A couple of interesting facts about the bike. There is no starter on the bike, it requires an external starting engine which is included with the bike. The other amazing fact is that it weighted 342 Pounds with a full tank of fuel as measured at Buttonwillow in 1996.


How about a Bayliss 998S with just 39 miles?

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss For Sale

2002 Ducati 998S Bayliss For Sale on eBay


Or a Bostrom 998S with 6700 miles:

Ducati 998S Bayliss For Sale

Ducati 998S Bostrom for sale on eBay

from the seller:

This is a 2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom limited edition super bike. It is built to commemorate Ben Bostrom’s 998 and is signed by him on the gas tank with a clear coat on top. There were only 150 of these built. This is number 115.

Unlike the Troy Bayliss edition with 400 produced, the Ben Bostrom edition is much more rare and only seen in magazines or online. I’ve never seen one on the road or at exhibitions.

This bike is totally fresh with a new lithium battery, brand new tires and fluids. Belts are fresh and everything is stock except the exhaust which is a Marving Carbon. I have the original system as well. Some of the stock highlights are carbon fairings, Ohlins forks, Ohlins rear and Ohlins steering damper.


Continuing with the low mileage theme is the 2001 996 with 1100 miles:

2001 Ducati 996 For Sale

2001 Ducati 996 For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

I have for sale a beautiful, almost brand new Ducati 996 superbike with only 1082 miles! I just had the brake fluid flushed, oil change and the clutch fluid changed. This bike is in mint condition! It is very fast and handles better than any bike I’ve ever ridden. You will not be disappointed with this motorcycle! Marchesini wheels, Ohlins rear shock and Showa front shocks. All stock except a carbon fiber tank guard on the tank.


And finally, the original 916 with 1700 miles:

1996 Ducati 916 For Sale

1996 Ducati 916 For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

You are bidding on a 1996 Ducati 916 Super Bike with only 1700 Original Miles, I have owned this motorcycle since new and it has been in heated storage (my house) for its entire life


Good luck to buyers and sellers!

dc

Ducati June 5, 2013 posted by

Feeling Foggy? 2002 Ducati S4 “Carl Fogarty” Monster #213

For Sale: 2002 Ducati S4 “Carl Fogarty” Monster #213

Update 6.5.2013: Original posted last October, this Foggy is back with some new pictures and text on the auction. It had an opening bid of $11,500 and a BIN of $12,500 previously, but today it is a BIN of $9,250 or best offer. Thanks for the heads up Mike. -dc

Ducati limited edition models are an interesting lot. There are a few truly rare machines available, bred for performance or homologated for racing purposes. And then there are the myriad “numbered” bikes, named after famous racers, historic moments, notable retailers, Formula 1 drivers and more. There is much argument around the artificial rarity of these bikes, yet they do stand out from the crowd.

This particular LE model is a Carl Fogarty numbered S4 Monster. Now most people would tend to pair Foggy up with a Ducati Superbike as we are accustomed to seeing him in his WSBK days. Ducati, however, chose to honor him with a tarted up urban assault scooter – and what a fabulous motor scooter it is! With a 916 motor shoved into a Monster frame, the S4 was a superbike without the bodywork. And what little it did have in the way of trimmings was dripping with carbon fiber.

From the seller:
Like new! Front and rear stands, Ducati “Foggy” Cover included. Only 300 made worldwide. Selling due to a powerboat racing accident which left me paralyzed from chest down just after I purchased the bike — didn’t even get it home yet.

Yikes. Powerboat racing is some nasty stuff. Best to keep safe and participate in some aggressive street riding. You can do so on this baby – but only for a price. The opening bid is $11,500, and there is a $12,500 BIN. Click here to jump over to the auction. Pricey for a Monster, but there is some panache of the limited and numbered Foggy edition. How much that adds is up the buyer, but this one might go unsold at this price. Good luck to the seller!

MI