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Ducati May 1, 2010 posted by

2007 NCR Ducati New Blue – #50 of 50

A very limited edition 2007 Ducati New Blue by NCR – #50 of 50 – for $75,000!

Pretty much anything by NCR is rare, sexy, and lust-worthy and the Ducati New Blue, based on the Ducati Sportclassic Sport 1000S, has been tuned to the nines and lathered with exotic parts such as Brembo monobloc calipers, Ohlins forks and shocks, BST carbon fiber wheels, Zard(?) titanium full exhaust, and light weight magnesium crank cases. Only missing ingredient is some Kyptonite! Here’s more official info on the New Blue at Ducati.com and NCR’s website.

has been raced by Larry Pegram and has a meagre 100 miles on the clock:

DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA COMMISSIONED THE NCR FACTORY IN ITALY TO DESIGN AND PRODUCE A LIMITED EDITION (50 OR LESS) MOTORCYCLE TO COMEMORATE 30 YEARS AGO COOK NEILSON 1977 DAYTONA  AMA SUPERBIKE VICTORY, THIS WAS A EXTREMELY MAJOR VICTORY FOR A OUT DATED AIR COOLED V-TWIN AGAINST THE  OVER POWERING  MODERN JAPANESE  MOTORCYCLES, SO THIS WAS A EXTREMLY EXCITING PROJECT BETWEEN NCR FACTORY AND DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA.

THE FINAL RESULT  SET THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD ON FIRE  WITH ITS UNFORGETABLE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE – THAT RETROED OLD BLUE FROM 1977.

THIS PARTICULAR BIKE WAS SPECIALLY BUILT FOR ME BY THE NCR FACTORY,WITH EVERY SINGLE OPTION AVAILABLE BY NCR AND THEN SOME.

NCR FACTORY THOUGHT THIS BEST WAY TO COMEMORATE THIS OCCASION WAS TO RACE IT AT DAYTONA IN 2007.

SO DURING THE BUILD OF THIS BIKE THEY ASKED ME IF THEY COULD RACE MY BIKE BEFORE DELIVERY TO ME AT DAYTONA,I AGREED THIS WOULD BE A SPECIAL MOMENT. SO THEY PROCEEDED TO BUILD THIS WITH WINNING DAYTONA IN MIND AND WITH THE HELP OF DUCATI ,THEY GOT DUCATIS FACTORY RIDER LARRY PEGRAM TO RACE THIS BIKE,WHICH LARRY WAS ELATED TO DO SO.

LARRY ENDED UP PLACING 3RD WHICH IS A MAJOR ACOMPLISHMENT 1ST TIME OUT WITH NO PREVIOUS TESTING,

ALSO NO BREAK DOWNS OR CRASHES, THE WINNER WAS GUARESHI 0N A 1400CC MOTO GUZZI THAT HAD LOTS OF DEVELOPEMENT AND RACING UNDER THEIR BELT, SO LARRY WAS DOWN 300 CC ON THE WINNING BIKE. WHAT A TESTAMENT TO THIS NCR FACTORY BIKE AND LARRY PEGRAM. LARRY LOVED RIDING THE BIKE  AS HE SMILED EAR TO EAR WHEN RIDING AND WHEELING DOWN THE TRACK.

THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL NEW BLUES  WITH LOTS OF HISTORY AND MANY STORIES MANY MORE PICS IF YOU NEED THEM,TO THE INTERESTED BUYER I WILL CALL THEM AND FILL THEM IN ON ALL THE HISTORY.

HAVE ALL DOCS, EXOTIC PEDIGREE BOOK,BUILD PHOTOS AND MUCH MORE.

BIKE CAN BE SEEN ANYTIME IN LAS VEGAS

So let’s see – created by NCR with only 50 world wide?  Check.  #50 of 50?  Check.  Raced by Ducati AMA rider Larry Pegram? Check.  Absolutely top of the shelf parts?  Check.  Signed by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling? Double check. $75,000 price tag?  Hmm…

Having said that, if you read the text carefully and read one of the description in the photos, there is an interesting little side story to this #50 bike.  Cool?  Definitely.  But I still can’t get that $75,000 out of my head.

On yet another side note, check out one of the photos with a dark grey car in the back ground – is that a Murciélago or a Reventón?!

Here’s what Mike Neeves of British magazine MCN has to say after riding the New Blue at the launch:

ph

Ducati April 25, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati Supersport 900 with low miles and in excellent shape!

1993 Ducati Supersport with only 7,589 original miles.

UPDATE: bike sold for $7,000

This one is said to be part of a larger collection in Torrance,CA, but by looking at the pictures it appears it’s a lost Duc in tall weeds… okay so that wasn’t funny. But, it does appear to be part of a car collection and not a bike collection. Hey, it was just an observation….

Listed and no reserve to stop you.

In 1993 these pumped out a whopping 78hp and a neck breaking 61 pound feet of torque (heck, I don’t think my 07 Civic has that much). Pimped out in traditional Ducati red this one appears to be as it left the factory. The 7,589 miles appear to have been very, very pampered as it still shines like it where sitting on the showroom floor. Although, not the rarest bike I’ve ever posted on RSBFS it slides in under the radar as a Gloria Gaynor ‘survivor’.

Have a look for yourself: Wait a second… is that Guido from the movie Cars in the background?

Quote from the listing:

I have owned the Ducati for 11 years. I purchased it from it’s original owner on February 27,1999. The seller was a Engineer and took real good care of it. He purchased the bike from European Cycles in Garden Grove, California. I purchased it with 7,000 original miles and now it has only 589 more miles. I own lots of vehicles and mainly used the bike as a display piece in my collection. This is a Collector Grade Ducati. It is probably one of the most original and well kept 1993 Supersport that you will find.

I like it and would be as proud to own it as the current owner.

Cheers!

dd

Laverda April 17, 2010 posted by

1999 Laverda 750S With 4,086 Original Miles In Connecticut

This looks to be a very nice Laverda, fully-faired, 750S with low miles!  Located in Greenwich, Connecticut is a 1999 Laverda 750S with 4,086 original miles.  The seller makes no mention of maintenance history or condition other than that the bike is in “Very good condition.”  The asking price is $7,500.  This appears to be a bit high but, with the mileage and the fact that we’ve seen very few 750S that actually sell to gauge a price on, it’s worth it to ask!

This was the first new bike to be released from the new Laverda ownership which started in 1993.  These 750s’s feature adjustable Paioli 41mm USD forks, Termignoni factory exhaust, Brembo Goldline calipers with 320mm rotors and Marchesini cast wheels.   These bikes were introduced in 1997 and lasted through to the take over by Aprilia in 2000.  I haven’t had a chance to ride one of these but I don’t doubt they just as intriguing as the Ducati SuperSports and just as good looking.  If you’d like something that is just as special as a SuperSport but also just a bit more so, see this 750S on Craigslist here.

AG

Bimota April 9, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 Tricolore in Wisconsin

1994 Bimota DB2 tricolor with 4,051 miles for sale in Madison, Wisconsin.

We’ve had several DB2s listed before, but none of them are of the tricolore variant which, whether you like it or not, is rather rare and hence desirable.

Rare sportbike, one of 34 tricolores in US. Ducati 904cc aircooled engine with Dynojet kit and opened airbox. 4,051 miles. Serviced by Ducati specialist. Dripping with carbon: cambelt covers, sprocket cover, vented clutch cover; also has: Termignoni carbon pipes, CRG’s Hindsight billet bar-end mirrors, billet oil filler cap & Euro switch, 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. Have similar quarter fairing, yet unpainted.

There’s no information that I can find to verify claims that there are only 34 of these in the US, but truth be told that I have only seen very few tricolors over the years.  There are several tasteful / de rigueur mods (such as the Termis…hmm!)  to the bike, so the asking price of $12000 is not outrageous, but definitely puts it at the higher end of the market – I guess the tricolore paint does demand a premium.

Update: The seller has sent the following information along to verify the 34 models stated. -dc

My source for the number of them is Bob Smith, then then-importer, who brought over 34 in a container. He had them painted in the pattern of the purple European
model, but in red-white-green. They were never sold in Europe (as confirmed by European members of the Bimota list), though there is a photo of one in the Bimota book.

Click here to see the ad on Craiglist

ph

Bimota March 24, 2010 posted by

2007 Bimota Delirio DB6 with only 3000 miles

Immaculate 2007 Bimota Delirio DB6 with 3,000 miles for $14,950!

Like most Bimotas, this DB6 has been seriously pampered with only 2986 miles on its clocks and looks to be in pristine condition:

Offered for sale is a 2007 Bimota Delirio DB6 finished in Red and White with only 2986 well maintained miles. Included are battery tender, two keys, owners manual, clean/clear title, laser etched Bimota clutch and brake levers, powder coated side stand to match frame, Zard carbon fiber slip-ons, recent oil/filter change and new Michelin Pilot Power 2cts 75 miles ago. VIN ZESD699257R000039, Bike is gorgeous needs absolutely nothing and looks/runs perfectly.

The DB6 has got to be one of the best nakeds out there, with its usable air-cooled 2V Ducati lump pushing a light weight chromoly-alloy hybrid chassis package, and this specific sample even has Zard slip-ons and sticky Michelin hoops already installed. Previous DB6s that we have listed were in the $18,000 – $20,000 price range, so this one, with all the nice touches and the mint condition, would qualify as a good deal at $14,950.

See the craigslist ad HERE.

Just to bump up the drool factor a bit, Bimota recently introduced a Superlight version of the DB6 with a carbon fiber trellis frame, swingarm, forks, and body panels that, combined, gives a dry weight vehicle of only 348 lbs!  Click HERE to read about the amazing DB6 Superlight.

phil

Ducati March 11, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS/FE Final Edition #179 Of 300

Here is another, very clean, 900SS/FE number 179 of 300.  Located in San Mateo, California is a 1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition with 6,700 original miles.  This bike has been fitted with Forza carbon silencers–possibly a full system.  A lot of FE 900’s have become available lately making them seem not so rare even though only three-hundred were produced for the U.S.!  The asking price on this example is $6,800.  This price puts it at the higher end of FE prices and it isn’t the lowest mileage we’ve seen.  Doug posted a FE with only 135 original miles, and still on MSO which can be seen here; It’ll be interesting to see what that bike sells for as it should give a pretty good indication of current values for FE’s heading into spring.  See this example on Craigslist here.  See a photo album of the bike here.

AG

Ducati February 28, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900e on ebay

2001 Ducati MH900e #36 with low miles for sale on ebay.

The MH900e is one of my favourite Ducatis of all time, and this one – #36 0f 2000 ever made – for sale on ebay is a prime specimen with some tasteful and practical modifications done:

For sale #36 0f 2000 made for the world, most did not come to the USA.

The MH was stunning in stock form, but I felt there was room for improvement, and so I spent thousands of dollars, and countless hours to make it run and look even better….of course I saved all the original parts, even the sides of the crate as it had a graphic image of the MH painted on the side along with production number, unlike other Ducatis.

#36 has about 3500 careful miles, and is in excellent condition.

It has never been wet and always serviced by Ducati dealers in the Dallas Ft Worth area in the past where it was delivered, and spent most of its life.

I moved it last year to the pacific northwest as I completed our retirement house…I might be able to deliver it this spring to a buyer in the western half of the country, as I make one more trip to Texas for the last of our furniture, etc.

History of my mods, and why I did what I felt the factory should have.

One of the first things that bothered me after I unpacked the crate, and helped the dealer assemble, check and adjust things, was the stock exhaust and associated assembly…it was too quiet/restrictive/produced too much heat, and was way too heavy. (numerous owners have had cracking and breakage of the taillight/turn signal/license assembly attached to the exhaust) So I designed a lighter/stronger/better looking support bracket, had a friend weld it, and powder coated red to match the bike, along with tucking turn signals in the tailpiece with a smaller license plate bracket. This was made to hold the “conti-look” exhaust cans I sourced from BUB, as I liked the look and sound on my old beveldrives with original longer conti pipes.  There had to be small sections formed to mate the cans to the original header, and then I had the pieces, and black stock header “jet coated” and polished silver, which I think looks and transfers heat better.

The sound is glorious /more power/much less heat…mission accomplished, bike and rider are much happier (power on a dyno was within 1 hp of a full termi-factory optional system)

I added an Ohlins steering damper and rear shock…big improvement over stock, and at the same time a better chain , and new sprockets. The front turn signals and custom brake / clutch levers , and mirrors were Ducati optional items.  I also installed Ferracci clip-on bars for a little more comfort. The billet aluminum belt covers, and oil pressure sender cover were also sourced from a Ducati parts catalog. The little “winged-D” Ducati on the left case cover was machined by a Calif. Co.

The next change/mod was to get rid of the two batteries hanging below the tank shroud, and raise up the oil cooler from behind the front tire. To make this work required removal of the giant air box, and building a rack to hold a regular size bike battery (new Oddysey gel cell added this month) substituting two oiled foam filters, and k+n oil breather filter…like I said earlier, bike runs excellent with the new exhaust, and without the old airbox…at the same time I raised the oil cooler up to make it less vulnerable and look better, I had to have some longer braided stainless lines, and fittings made at the local airport.

This is one of the nicer MH900es that we have seen, so if you’ve been looking at one of these, .  For a list of MH900e that we have previously listed, click HERE.

phil

Ducati February 18, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione for sale in Brooklyn, NY

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione (#0754 of 2000) for sale in Brooklyn, NY

The MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione is  limited edition bike and only 500 units made it to the US, so they are not a very common sight.  I was already quite excited to find one (#1267 of 2000) for sale in CA, but I found yet another for sale in Brooklyn, NY!  This time it’s MH900e #0754:

This MH900e only has 631 miles on the clock, and judging from the photos, it leads a pampered life.  I’ve always liked the MH900e and even though the riding position has been described as “crippling”, I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these to flog around the streets of Hong Kong.

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phil