Posts by tag: 916

Ducati May 8, 2013 posted by

Read Between The Lines: Ducati 916 SPA (UK)

Massimo Tamburini’s greatest creation, the Ducati 916 stormed the world of Superbikes. Using a motor that was effectively the evolution of the Desmo power plant of the 888, the 916 had otherwise a radical new design. This included the most sexy figure in motorbikes’ history, a single rear swing arm and under seat exhaust, to mention a few. I remember one interview with Valentino Rossi, mentioning what a huge leap forward was the design of the 916 versus the previous rather “boxed style” (yet effective) 888. And so, between the Terblanche designed 888 and 999, Ducati produced the highly successful 916, 996 and 998 series. Perhaps, the most iconic motorbikes Ducati will have in the history books, thanks also to the almost absolute dominance in World Superbike Racing. Among the rarest of samples, we can find the 916 SP America.

Ducati 916 SP America (955 SP) For Sale on eBay in the UK

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Produced in very few numbers to allow the entry into AMA races with a 955cc motor, the 916 SPA was a special among the already exclusive Sport Production limited versions. The SP featured a few carbon bits, a single seat unit and most notably an engine with important upgrades of intake, exhaust, pistons, con rods and cylinder heads. The SPA had in addition larger pistons and cylinders with a total capacity of 955 cm3. To recognize an authentic SP America, one would need to read the “ZDM955…” on the motor.

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The model found in the UK, seems to have the right credentials as it was imported from the US.

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At an asking price of 12000 £, this is one of the most expansive 916 you will encounter. But with less than 10000 km and provided this is a genuine SP America (you need to check the engine code) ,  it could be a rare find.

A few words from the seller:

DUCATI 916 / 955 SP A rare opportunity to own a stunning example of this prestigious machine.

 This is the SP model which has a 955cc SP engine

 Imported from the USA prior to first registration this bike was first destined for the American market but demand in the UK for Ducati was greater in the UK and it was common for imports from both the USA and Europe at this time.

 The bike has covered under 10k miles from new.

 The photos don’t do the bike justice and anyone viewing would be delighted I am sure

 I will put a fresh mot on the bike prior to sale.

 Unfortunately I do not have the owners handbook or service book for the bike but I do have some old mot certificates and service receipts, including complete engine refresh from Ducati, dyno sheet and testimony.

 The V5 / registration document is in my name

 please note if i think you question is dumb, if you suggest its worth 5k and your 95 fireblade please dont be surprised if you dont get a response.

 Viewing welcome.

 This would be a great investment as the prices of these bikes are rising steadily now.

Apparently only 50 of them were ever sold to the public !

Claudio

Ducati April 18, 2013 posted by

Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing: 1998 Ducati 916SPS

Las Vegas, NV – 3,550mi – $7,800 w/Reserve

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The funny thing about the 916SPS is that in fact has a 996cc engine underneath its fairings. Like most special Ducati’s, the 916SPS comes with all the high end technology of the time including Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, lightweight internals and a strengthened block. You would hope this would give you an advantage over the standard 916… Don’t worry, your hopes and dreams will come true. The SPS had an additional 20hp over the standard model. Not bad if you ask me.

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The bike up for sale here is a relatively low mileage example with on 3,550 on the clock. That equates to about 236 miles per year of its teenage life. This one isn’t a bone stock example. If you didn’t know, Ducati owners love their custom bits and carbon fiber additions. But this one seems to have modifications solely geared towards performace, which is refreshing.

From the seller:

Ducati 1998 916SPS. This is a two owner bike. I have original purchase order. 3550 miles just had full service. New shorai lithium battery. Never seen the rain, Been in Las   Vegas since new. In like new condition very close to stock.

Here is a list of modifications:

Light weight chain and sprockets

STM quuick change

Light fly wheel

STM clutch

Vented housing

Cyclecat triple clamp

Braketech full floating rotar

STM breather

This bike is ready to ride or collect. Needs nothing.

This bike is for sale locally and auction could end at any time. Buyer must arrange for shipping and pay all cost. ONLY USA BUYERS

Here is one of the best looking Ducati’s, if not best looking bikes, ever built. Not is it just that, but it is the top-of-the-line model. What more could you want. Miles are low, but not too low to worry about racking up a few more and enjoying this machine for what it was intended to do. Better act fast as there are only a couple days left. Check out the auction here!

-JS

Ducati September 7, 2012 posted by

Brand New 1998 Ducati 916 SPS

For Sale: 1998 Ducati 916 SPS

Sorry for another Ducati post, RSBFS fans – we usually try not to capitalize on just one brand too much. But what we have here is something truly special. Any 916 SPS would be worthy of RSBFS, even if it had high mileage or needed some TLC. But a ONE MILE, brand new, never registered, never started or never ridden 916 SPS? This is a time-warp dream, taking you back to 1998 when these bikes were showroom new, and you were too young or too broke to pick one up.

The Ducati 916 is an icon in the sports bike world – but the SPS was a step above. The seller does a good job of sharing what makes the SPS a unique machine.

From the seller:
The Ducati 916 SPS was an Evolution of the legendary Ducati 916 and had an even punchier engine and a refined chassis. There were major updates to the Sport Production series for 1997 and the 916 SPS, still carrying the “916” title, featured a 996cc engine with new crankcases for World Superbike homologation. However there was more to the SPS than merely new crankcases and larger pistons, as 36mm inlet valves were used , together with new inlet and exhaust camshafts.The 916SPS for 1998 received not only the new graphics, but the lighter frame of the Corsa (thinner tubing and no longer constructed in AL450) and also new Showa forks to accept the revised front brake calipers.

From the seller:
1.8 Miles!!!
Less than two miles on this bike!!!

271 of 1058 total Europe, and U.S.
1 of 100 imported to United States.

This extremely rare track bike still comes with an original MSO.
This bike is untitled.

You will be the FIRST OWNER

Owned since 1998 by private collector
climate controlled storage

Production Date:October of 1997

There are not many chances to purchase a “brand new” Ducati 916 these days, much less a lightly used SPS. Here is your chance to grab both at once. It is clear that this is a rare opportunity as this auction is still relatively new and yet bidding has been very active. The current bid at time of this writing was up to $14k – and a reserve still in place. No BIN number on this auction, so looking for some RSBFS help on an educated guess as to value.

If I was to nitpick, this bike is not totally stock – I note the purple anodized adjusters (an easy delete), a non-standard battery (good thing since the original must be toast by now) and the lack of turn signals as some quick pieces that caught my eye. I have no idea why you would have those adjusters on a bike that has never been ridden – as what would you be basing you adjustment on – but there they are for the next owner to enjoy.

For more info, LOTS more pictures, and for just plain entertainment watching this one rocket up to the top of the 916 pricing charts, click the link and jump over to the auction. Special thanks to eagle-eyed RSBFS reader and superfan Martin who pointed this one out!

MI

Ducati July 19, 2012 posted by

The R stands for Rare: 2002 Ducati 998R Superbike

For Sale: 2002 Ducati 998R Superbike #450/700

When it comes to running with the big dogs, this ultra-rare 998R was one of the biggest dogs around. Proven in World Superbike (Troy Bayliss won in 2001 riding a 996/998 Ducati), the 998R is the last of the generational line that started with the iconic 916 nearly a decade before.

From the seller:
I am offering my very rare 2002 Ducati 998R Superbike for sale. The bike is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained. I purchased the bike from a well known collector who has an expansive collection of the rarest most valuable Ducatis. He had two 998Rs and agreed to sell me this one 6 years ago. This is my second one and I am making room in my own collection for another acquisition. I will say this is one of the more rare and elusive Ducatis. I have never seen another one besides the ones I’ve owned…..even more rare than the much sought after Desmosedici.

The bike comes with the factory plaque of authenticity from Italy that matches the plaque on the bike’s triple clamps to confirm the bike’s pedigree, the Ducati cover for the bike, the tool kit and headlight replacement cover for track use.

Of course the bike runs perfectly and provides an amazing ride. The tires have 1000 miles on them. This bike has never been on the track and has always been ridden by a responsible adult on casual weekend rides.

You would think that the seller is utilizing hyperbole when he waxes how rare these bikes are – but that would be unkind. We here at RSBFS have seen very few 998R models – the last being this one as posted by alumni Doug back in 2010! If this last-gen R model floats your boat, jump quickly because Halley’s Comet might come around again before we post another.

This auction is for the big boys only: the ante started at $18,000 and bidding is currently sitting at the $20k mark with a few days to go. If you can defer some house payments, put off that pool you’ve been looking into, siphon off some cash from the kids college savings funds and raid your 401K, this might be the bike for you – this is a 998R after all…. Click the link to check out the auction. Good luck with this one!

MI

Aprilia June 1, 2012 posted by

Monster Mailbag! 11 Bikes from our Readers!

Our schedule got a little upset with the long weekend but as a result we have a whopper of a mailbag. Enjoy the feast!

dc

Lauren emailed to let us know of their beautiful 2008 MV Agusta F4 312R for sale on eBay. Available in Miami with a starting bid of $19k. Good luck with the sale!

And in the same vein, Ricardo forwarded this 2006 MV Agusta F4 CC, also in Florida, for $47500 buy-it-now.

Will sent us this first-year and very low miles 1995 Ducati 916 for sale on eBay with a buy-it-now of $7500. Sounds like a good buy with less than 2k miles.

Tom T. sent us this 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona available on eBay for $12k buy-it-now.

Reynolds shot us this Honda NR750 for sale in the UK for 110k GBP ($170k). Awesome, but man that’s high!

Steve R. forwarded this incredible 1988 Ducati 851 Superbike Tri-Colour with 0 KM’s in Australia! Could be yours for just $150,000 AUD.

Justin forwarded this Aprilia RS250 Cup that is track ready for $6k in San Francisco:

Greg spotted this 1982 Honda CBX with the fairing and luggage for $5600 in Bellevue, Washington.

Regular Chris G. spotted this Yamaha YZF750 in Ontario, Canada for just $2800 CAD.

Shaun emails us this 5000 mile Ducati 888 in Texas for $8900:

Speir emailed us this 1992 Ducati 851 for $6800 in Boston. I wish I was in the Northeast!

dc

Ducati May 3, 2012 posted by

Doug Polen was here: Autographed 1993 Ducati 888

For Sale: 1993 Ducati 888

Update 5.3.2012: Somehow this bike only got to $5600 the last time it was listed. Mike notes originally (5.2.2012) that the bidding was up to $8500 on a no reserve auction previously. Buy-it-now has been lowered to $9495 from $10495. Links updated. -dc

How much does “star power” add to the resale value of a bike? I’ve always wondered that, as this is not the first 888 posted on RSBFS that has been signed by Doug Polen (here is another one). Personally, the thought of someone getting near my beloved bike with a magic marker brings up arguments of justifiable homicide, but for others the draw of a famous signature brings added value and distinction.

This particular 888 looks to be in decent shape given the mileage – 16,000+, meaning that somebody actually rode the thing! As RSBFS readers might know from my previous posts, I’m not a big believer in buying a bike and storing it for future value. For me the value is in the ride, and this 888 has certainly returned some value to the owner.

There are a few mods listed in addition to the Doug Polen signature. Again, the jury is still split on what value these mods add. If this were a sub-1,000 mile bike, then I would say the mods would detract from the collectability of the bike, and thus the value. However given the mileage, the added displacement differentiates this bike from other higher-mileage examples, and may actually help the value. What do you RSBFS readers think?

From the seller:
1993 Ducati Superbike 888 desmoquattro
Doug Polen Autographed.
16904 miles
Engine upgrade (916cc) @ 16238 miles.
Crankcase / Cylinders / Pistons / Crankshaft
Complete light weight Clutch
Heavy duty Race cylinder STUDS / Valve Job
All gaskets & seals replaced.
New Michelin Pilots @ 16681 miles
All maintenance and upgrades done at Fast by Ferracci from 2005 to present.

The 888 was an evolution of the ground-breaking 851, and itself became the jump-off point for the iconic 916. There is plenty of performance here to keep up with more modern machinery, and it is hard to argue with the good looks bestowed upon this series of bikes.

This auction started out in the $5k range and is currently up to $8,500 with light bidding. There is no reserve in sight, so this one is going to a new home at market value at the end of this auction. For your chance to jump into the fray, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

Bimota March 25, 2012 posted by

Monday Mailbag and What are You Shopping for this Spring?

Good morning! Here’s the latest submissions, Facebook spots, and reader rides to go with your morning coffee.

This week I’d like to hear what readers are shopping for this spring and see if we can’t find some good examples for the blog. Leave a comment below, no registration required.

Have a great week,

dc

First up is a reader ride from Ayden with his 1989 Honda MC18 NSR250. Located in Santa Barbara, this bike has less thank 7k miles. Good luck with the sale!

Next up is this Bimota Tesi submitted from Peter. As with most Bimotas this one has hardly been touched with just 88 miles. Buy-it-now is at $36k.

Also in the nearly new category is this 1994 Ducati 916 with just 388 miles.

I know Rem will dig this one, a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with less than 10k miles. Thanks for the submission Ryan.

And here’s a complete looking Yamaha FZR400 spotted by Garrett on Craigslist for just $1850.

dc

Bimota February 26, 2012 posted by

Mailbag: Reader Rides and Sightings

The mailbag is bursting at the seams this week and with it are lots of readers rides and choice spots from around the world. Without further ado:


Tom has been cruising eBay.uk for finds and spotted these lovely homologoation specials and very rare birds. Thanks Tom!

A brand new Honda NR750 for just 105k GBP

Or how about a brand new RC45 for 39k GBP

Or a zero mile Mondial Piega for 17500 GBP. I’d never even heard of this one but there’s a nice writeup with the listing.

Ducati F1 750 Monjuich for 17k GBP

1992 Suzuki GSX-R 750 Limited for 28k GBP

{I’m going to need a cold shower now after that batch!}


Several folks emailed to alert us to this very rare Honda CBR900RR Fireblade TT100 Evolution, also in the UK, for 16500 GBP with 886 miles. Thanks guys!


Let’s keep the rare bits rolling with this Yamaha FZR750R OW01 forwarded on by Jeff. This one is for sale in Ohio with 12k miles for just $17500.


Robert emailed us his original owner 1993 Honda CBR900RR that’s now available for $6k with 20k miles. Great looking ride, good luck with the sale!


Spotted in our own RSBFS Classifieds is a 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Color. Has been in storage for some time with just 400 miles, asking $29k.


Jay just got this Ducati 916 in on trade with lots of upgrades and carbon bits.


Dan alerted us to two of his Suzuki’s last week and this week he’s got an SB6 for us priced at $9999 with under 9k miles. Refreshing to see one that’s been enjoyed a little bit!


Finally, Brian spotted this amazingly clean 1984 Honda Interceptor 500 with just 2k miles for $3900. Nice to sprinkle in something that anyone could afford!


Have a great week everyone and if you have a bike for sale or spot something of interest, shoot us an email!

dc