Posts by tag: 916

Ducati October 26, 2013 posted by

Rare Senna Edition: 1998 Ducati 916


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


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).



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!




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!


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!


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


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.


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


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 !


Ducati April 18, 2013 posted by

Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing: 1998 Ducati 916SPS

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


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.


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!