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Ducati July 2, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – One Owner 2002 Ducati 748 with 3,500 Miles!

Update 7.2.2022: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

From RSBFS reader Michael comes this gorgeous, one-owner 2002 Ducati 748. It is no secret that the early Tamburini designs have hit their collector stride in the form of the 916, and the smaller 748 is following suit. Spotless in presentation, very low miles and lavished with the kind of attention these Italian exotics crave, today’s Featured Listing is a fantastic example of a rare breed.

Featured Listing – One Owner 2002 Ducati 748!

Produced alongside the 916, the 748 shares many of the same components, measurements and benefits. The bore and stroke were reduced to reach the 748cc capacity, and the shorter stroke of the 748 enables a quicker rev up the RPM range and a higher overall RPM when compared to the 916. Another similarity: the 748 was built to win races, and enjoyed its own homologation status. There were many variations of the 748 produced, including the two seat biposto as well as a single seat version. There were also SP, SPS and R variants across the years, but all were based on the same solid foundation of the trellis frame, single arm rear suspension, and nearly 100 HP desmoquattro L-twin. The last year for the 748 party was 2002, with the Terblanche-designed 749 taking the stage – however the preferred design of the 748 allowed it to share showroom space in 2003 until all the old stock was sold.

From the seller:
2002 Ducati 748
I am the original owner, and this is probably the most pristine example of a 748 you will ever find. If you desire a 748, look no further, this one is flawless.

Just 3,500 original miles. That’s only 175 miles per year based on a 20-year-old bike. Always garaged, covered, and meticulously maintained. Cam belts were last changed at 3,195 miles. Engine always run with Motul 300V Synthetic from new, and brake fluids were flushed at 3,064 miles with Motul DOT 5.1.

Ready to ride, this bike needs absolutely nothing.

Asking Price: $12,000

LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEAR LAGUNA BEACH (zip code 92656)

More from the seller:
Includes the following tasteful upgrades:

• Arrow Titanium Exhaust
• Power Commander Fuel Injection Module with Custom Dyno Mapping
• New Air Filters
• Ducati OEM Mono-Posto Tail & Seat Conversion
• Ducati OEM Red Mirror Conversion
• OEM Quick Release Faring Fastener Conversion
• Billet Aluminum Brake Reservoir Covers
• Hardened Aluminum Rear Sprocket
• Titanium Sprocket Bolts
• Billet Aluminum Sprocket Carrier Conversion
• RK 520 Gold Chain
• Ducati Performance Carbon Fiber Chainguard
• CNC Racing 30mm Billet Clutch Slave
• EVR Z48 Clutch Basket & Organic Plates
• Pauli Moto Billet Aluminum Clutch Cover
• Pauli Moto Billet Aluminum Clutch Pressure plate
• Pauli Moto Billet Clutch Pressure Plate Spyder
• Ducati Performance Carbon Mid-Pipe Heat Shield
• Ducati Performance Carbon Sprocket Cover
• Ducati Performance Carbon Heel Guards
• New Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 Tires
• Carbon Fiber License Plate Frame
• Ducati Performance Soft Cover Included

Asking Price: $12,000

LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

As a one owner bike with meticulous maintenance highlighted by the seller, this 3,500 mile example is about the best we have seen on these pages. Check out the pictures closely – this bike is clean, clean, clean. That is the kind of clean that tells you it was taken care of, and cared for well. And while it is not fully stock, the upgrades have been carefully selected and integrated to improve the overall experience. This looks to be a bike done right, looks fantastic, and probably sounds even better through those under seat Arrow cans.

Tamburini Ducatis are THE thing to have right now. And this 748 shows you why – just look at it! And whether parked in your garage or man cave to be admired by few, parked at your local bike night to be admired by all, or hammering its way to redline on your favorite road, the 748 is a platform that makes sitting still look fast, and makes fast feel even better. Viva Italia indeed! Presented as it should be, correctly priced, and with only one owner under its belt, this 2002 Ducati 748 is ready for a new home.

MI

Featured Listing – One Owner 2002 Ducati 748 with 3,500 Miles!
Ducati April 12, 2022 posted by

The Long & Short of It: 2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto

The Ducati 996 was the follow-on act to the stunning 916. Instead of a sophomore slump so often seen after a runaway hit, the 996 was a tasteful evolution – both more elegant and more ferocious than the original. The bump in displacement helped the 996 make better headway in WSBK, with Troy Bayliss winning yet another Ducati championship. At the dealership, the 996 was a flagship bike drawing in the crowds – and their wallets. The 916 might have been a hard act to follow, but the 996 was right on target.

2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto for sale on eBay

From the seller:
Model Year 2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto. Well cared for. Red with only 26,600 miles. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II front 120/70 ZR17 and 180/55 ZR17 rear tires at 24,943 miles. Ohlins fully adjustable rear shock and Ohlins adjustable steering damper. Arrow carbon fiber mufflers with Ducati Performance Eprom. 520 chain & sprockets, 14/39 ratio with AFAM quick change rear sprocket carrier. New cam belts at 24,376 miles. Electraeon start in neutral with sidestand down modification. Shorai lithium battery. BMC in-airbox air filters.

Original owner’s manual, shop manual, Ducati certification of authenticity, Pit Bull rear stand, and spare key come with the bike.

More from the seller:
Bike is lowered approximately 24 mm front and rear due to my short (28”) inseam. Rear strut length can be adjusted to restore stock ride height. Adjustable side stand to accommodate lowered ride height. Rear adjuster strut and adjustable side stand by Soupy’s Performance. Stock rear strut and side stand come with the bike.

Great iconic bike in remarkable condition.

This beautiful example of the 996 has some miles under the oil pan (26k+), and has seen some slight modifications. I spy with my little eye a smoked windscreen, Arrow carbon exhaust, vented clutch cover, and Ducati performance Eprom. Some of the other mods are practical for those shorter of stature. The 916/996/998 model series can be a bit taller than some riders expect. That leads to some tippy-toe moments in parking lots and at stop lights. The seller has made some non-destructive mods to help alleviate the seat height issue through a shorter rear strut rod – which also necessitated a shortened side stand. Both stock units are included in the sale to bring that aspect of the bike back to showroom fresh.

With Ducati 916s reaching skyward in terms of value, the obvious next candidate for potential investing is the 996. These are still relatively undervalued for what they offer, and draped in the super-sexy Massimo Tamburini-designed bodywork there is no other silhouette like it (except maybe for the 916 and 998). Time is running down on this auction, and with the latest bid at a low $5,480 USD, you can be sure this will see some more action before auction close. Which is your favorite of the 916/996/998 trifecta? Be sure and let us know. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

The Long & Short of It: 2000 Ducati 996 Monoposto
MV Agusta July 3, 2019 posted by

Respect the GOAT: 2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO #75/300

MV Agusta. Giacomo Agostini. Greatest of all time? Individually, these are storied names with a rich and successful history of racing at the top level. Together, they were an unstoppable force – allowing MV Agusta to exit the racing scene while still on top, and providing Agostini the platform on which to rack up an incredible number of wins and record number of championships. This bike – the 20005 MV Agusta F4 AGO series – was the first of the 1000cc F4 models to be produced, and it was released in very limited numbers. Today there are a lot of fake AGOs with the #1 number plate on the side (i.e. sticker), but these are not true collector models. The real AGOs are serially numbered as proof of authenticity, complete with the signature of the great one himself.

2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO #75 for sale on eBay

The F4 was the reboot of the famed MV Agusta brand in 1999. Initially released as a 750cc model, a punched-out 1 liter was offered by 2005. Utilizing the same hemispherical radial valve head and variable trumpet style intake (as designed by Ferrari F1 racing engineers), the bigger bike was burlier in most dimensions: 40 additional horsepower and 20 lbs of additional weight over the original F4 750 Oro – a known lightweight machine. When compared to the standard 750S model, the F4 AGO actually weighs *less* than the 750! Front forks are Marzocchi units, while the rear shock was originally a Sachs model – however this has been swapped out by the previous owner (see below). The rest of the AGO is pure graphics and the serialized number plate. Only 300 of these models were originally produced and distributed.

From the seller:
I am downsizing my motorcycle collection and this beautiful Italian stallion is up for sale. I’m sad to see it go but bikes like this are meant to be ridden and this one has spent the last few years being admired for its beauty more than appreciated for its performance. This is your chance to own a piece of MV Agusta history and motorcycle racing history as this bike celebrates the racing career of Giacomo Agostini. Google him if you don’t know who he is.

I obtained this motorcycle from Guy Webster of the Guy Webster Italian Motorcycle Museum in Ojai, CA after he started to liquidate the museums inventory. This bike was on display in Guy’s museum for many years. His “motoguy” sticker is still on the tank and can be easily removed, but in honor of the late motorcycle enthusiast I had decided to leave it in place. Guy had fitted an Ohlins rear shock. The original Sachs shock comes with the bike. The original red paddock stand is included. Certificate of authenticity is included. Comes with 2 keys. Bike is registered to me in the state of California, and is current and has a clear title. With 10,936 adult ridden miles the bike has been well cared for. Still has the original RG3 Arrow exhaust which sounds magnificent. Tires are in good shape.

Bike will also come with a Berzig center stand fitted specifically for this bike. Main oil pan gasket likely needs to be changed and one will be included with the bike. I will also include an oil filter and oil for your first oil change.

The rebirth of MV Agusta brought some fantastic Italian hardware to our shores. And while the numbers of units shipped did increase a fair amount, F4 models are still less plentiful than similar Ducati models, for example. That makes the F4 reasonably rare. The AGO model is known as a 300 unit production only – making it a rare model. Perhaps the most rare of all? This bike has over 10k on the clocks, meaning it is not a garage queen museum piece but an actual rider. It is not often we see these bikes with actual miles on the odometer, and it has nothing to do with the reliability or longevity of the bike. These are modern and well-engineered machines with top quality components throughout – and can take the miles and a fair bit of abuse. But given the cost, many see these as a bike to protect and save, rather than collect miles. This one was saved from that fate, but there is some regular wear apparent on the tank and fairing.

Located on the Central Coast of California, this F4 managed to get out on its fair share of sunny days. Devoid of snowfall or significant inclement weather, it looks like this bike lived where it could be used as intended. The problem is that makes a difference in resale value. An AGO model F4 1000 didn’t start out life as a cheap bike. The upside for collectors is that AGOs have not really made the turn in terms of value appreciate as of yet. And while a very low mileage museum dweller might set you back about $23k or more these days (still way below original MSRP, by the way), this slightly more used example is priced at a more reasonable $15k. Now that price is probably more in line with a nearly new base model F4 – but for the dosh you get the cachet of the rarer AGO model. In the long run the AGO is certainly in a better position to rise in value, just based on the numbers and historical fact. Check it out here, and then be sure and share your thoughts on MV Agusta F4s, and the pull of the AGO commemorative model. Good Luck!!

MI

Respect the GOAT: 2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO #75/300
MV Agusta October 23, 2014 posted by

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR

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The rebirth of MV Agusta started in 1997 under the Cagiva banner, and was seemingly created with the notion that all models would be limited editions. The concept is not surprising considering Cagiva was the parent company of Ducati, long famed for marketing unlimited numbered and special edition variants. The MV Agusta F4 was the smash hit everyone was hoping for; in addition to the original Oro, the F4 was offered as the mass produced model S, the Neiman Marcus Edition (an S with a special triple tree tag), the Senna (to benefit the children’s charity he started), the SPR (the ultimate statement of the F4, with uprated engine, suspension and bodywork) and finally the SR model. The SR was a bit of a parts house special: the S chassis with the SPR engine. Sporting silver wheels, Arrow exhaust, a white tach (with Ago’s signature across the face) and the requisite bronze plaque on top of the trees, the SR was limited to 300 units worldwide.

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2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR for sale on eBay

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From the seller:
This is a Super Clean and Very Rare MV Agusta F4 SR. This is a real SR that is a 750 CC. I am told it is the only 750cc registered in the United States. Bike is Very Fast and Fun and runs and drives amazing!

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With 300 units produced, it would seem unlikely that this is the only F4 SR model in the US at this time – but it is possible. With no way to verify that fact, RSBFS once again recommends prospective buyers do the research. Certainly the SR variant is a rarity in the F4 world, even if it is not the highest spec of the model lineup. With low miles and what looks to be a very clean presentation, this MV Agusta could make a nice addition to a collection.

MI

Super Rare? 2004 MV Agusta F4 750 SR
Aprilia January 5, 2012 posted by

My Cup Runneth Over: 1999 Aprilia RS-250 Challenge Cup

For Sale: 1999 Aprilia RS-250 Challenge Cup

Located in sunny Florida – home of year-round riding weather – is a titled RS250 converted Cup bike. And as the pictures show, this one is as clean as you might hope to find!

Intended for the RS250 Challenge Cup, these bikes were prepped without the road-going legal bits such as head lights, tail lights, turn signals, mirrors, etc. With the proper harness plugged in, however, the bikes can be converted for street use and have represented another avenue for those looking for a street worthy two stroke ride.

The auction for this bike lists it as a ’99 model in some places, and a 2000 in others. That might be a difference between the actual model year and the road going title (you did see that it was titled for street work, right?!). Aside from that, the seller indicates that this particular example has seen approximately 3,300 miles since new – which is really not a lot for such exotica.

This RS250 appears to be pretty spotless (which is very difficult to maintain as two strokes are notoriously dirty and forever spitting up oily goo on the shiny bits), and includes some nice add-ons including the Arrow carbon/kevlar silencers. These bikes have tremendous potential (check out the Aprilia Forums for info on how to produce 70+ HP from these little 250s!), but smokers are particularly picky about matching modifications up carefully – real power is usually the result of compression, porting and pipe together along with a matching ECU. Fortunately, a tremendous amout of information is available on these bikes and the engine can share parts with the Suzuki RG 250 series, from which it was derrived.

From the seller:
2000 Aprilia RS250 Cup bike
I have a clear Title in hand. RS runs and rides Excellent!

It’s the closest thing you’ll find to a genuine Grand Prix racing machine on the road, be it two wheels or four. Its 250cc two-stroke motor produces in excess of 60 brake horses, giving it a specific output of 240 bhp per litre – more than the fastest MotoGP bikes and on a par with competitive Formula One engines. And it’s the last one – the fire-breathing two-stroke racer-roadster is about to become extinct. The next batch of Aprilia RS250 road bikes will be the last – as the last bike of its type, it’s the last chance to own one new. Ever!!!!

In 2003, Aprilia’s 250 race bikes won 14 of the 16 world championship races, with five different Aprilia riders standing atop the podium. Significantly, the speed traps often showed the fastest ten riders were all Aprilia mounted. Not surprisingly, the roadster bears a very strong visual relationship to Aprilia works racing bikes which won the World 250 title last year in the hands of Manual Poggiali.And riding it was a HOOT!

Funnily enough, while the motor kicks hard over 8000rpm, it is not the motor that is most likely to catch the RS250 rider out – it’s the brakes.

With a dry weight of 140 kilograms and two 298 mm diameter floating disks on the front wheel, with two Brembo twin-piston callipres on each (with four differentiated diameter pistons), the front brake has more power than you’d have thought possible. Though it has loads of feel, it warrants immense respect because once you’ve become comfortable with the RS around the roads, you’ll find yourself getting into corners with the back wheel OFF THE GROUND!!!

So precise is the steering that it feels like you can claim any spot on the road just by willing the machine over it, regardless of the speed or camber of the bend.So it is a roadbike, and it can be ridden on the roads every day without the motor filling up with gunk, but the road is just not its natural habitat.

The RS250 is a racer first and a roadster second. Though it has pillion pegs, don’t even think about trying to carry a pillion unless there’s absolutely no alternative – it’s painfully uncomfortable for both, the bike is unbalanced and walking might be a better solution.

The RS250 is ideally something to buy to put in the garage and stay there except for track days. It is a motorcycle to be oggled for its craftsmanship – next time you get near one of these babies, take a bit of time to check out the swinging-arm, the effort that has gone into wrapping those expansion chambers around the motorcycle so NOTHING scrapes (this is a motorcycle upon which you’ll get your knee on the ground before something else touches), and just behold the attention to detail, all the way down to the race computer with adjustable redline and lap timing which nestles inside the fairing.

It is the finest example of a breed of motorcycle which is about to become extinct. It is also the final example – the point at which evolution stopped after 50 years of refinement and development of the roadgoing two-stroke.

Even with a clear Florida title in hand, Californians need not apply here unless they only want an offroad (i.e. track day) toy. There may be other states that are equally restrictive on such matters, but for most other states the hard work has already been done by the seller. Nothing left to do but run it hard and try to keep it clean!

This auction is underway right now with very limited interest. The opening ask is set at $6,000, which might be the reason. While converted Cup bikes have been near this range before, the price is edging in on the pricing for a clean factory edition streetbike. Alas, the converted Cup bike will always be the bastard child in that group. Still, any street going two stroke is definitely “thumbs up” in my book, so you will have to wrestle with that one on your own.

For more information and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction!

MI

Bimota October 27, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota SB8R in Dallas

2008 Bimota SB8R for sale in Dallas with 9932 miles – $10,900 only!

I have never been a big fan of the SB8R with that bulbous front end, but the Suzuki TL1000R v twin engine is a charmer and the carbon / aluminum hybrid beam chassis always make good conversation fodder.  And here’s one for sale in Dallas:

2000 Bimota SB8R. This hand-built limited production Italian motorcycle uses the Suzuki TL1000R V-twin engine. This bike has ONLY 9932 original miles! The fairings are carbon fiber/composite and the frame is aluminum and carbon fiber. Accessories include: PAIOLI suspension, Brembo brakes, Ohlins steering damper, Arrow carbon fiber/titanium exhaust installed, factory exhaust (included) Factory rear stand.

Now I don’t want to give the impression that the SB8R is by any means a lemon, it’s just that personally I find it less exciting than the other Bimotas such as the SB8K or the DB series.  Having said that, Motocorse (Japanese Bimota importer) has a long history of offering their own version of Bimotas for sale, and the SB8RC (‘C’ stands for Corse) is one of the sexiest Bimotas ever.  Check out the following video of it:

We have listed quite a few SB8R and SB8RS (Special) in the past, so that should provide some good price reference info. Click HERE to see all previously listed Bimota SB8Rs.

Click HERE to jump to the ad or just give Kyle a call.

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Aprilia July 18, 2009 posted by

(1995) Aprilia RS250

Located in Tampa, Florida is a rare Chesterfield/Biaggi replica Aprilia RS250 that was supposedly shown in the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.  The bike features Arrow exhaust with the original included.  The bike is claimed to be in the condition it was when it left the factory–if it was displayed at Barber, I would imagine that is true.  Mileage isn’t mentioned in the ad but the asking price is all the money at $11,000.  If you’re looking for an outstanding RS that has been displayed at Barber, see the Craigslist ad here.

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Update: This post is pretty outdated. Check out these Aprilia’s on eBay right now:

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Aprilia July 1, 2009 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250

Located in Locust Valley, New York is a track prepped 2000 Aprilia RS250.  This bike has Marchesini wheels, Arrow exhaust, and Attack rear sets.  The bike hasn’t been raced, only used for track days and does show some scratches from being down.  See the eBay ad here.

EDIT:  This bike failed to sell or receive any bids with a starting price of $4,500 on 07/08/09.

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