Posts by tag: Ayrton Senna

Ducati January 21, 2020 posted by

Back in Black: 1997 Ducati 916 Senna lll

The Ducati 916 continues to turn heads today – at a spry and sprightly 26 years of age. The design appears timeless, and has been emulated ever since it’s introduction, not the least by Ducati in follow-on models and then again later by MV Agusta. The sharp, aerodynamic fairing, the single-sided swing arm and the high exhaust create an aggressive look that is fully backed by the 55.9 cubic inch, 90 degree V-twin with desmoquattro valve activation producing in the neighborhood of 114 angry ponies at over 9,000 RPM. Four WSBK championships in a mere five years tells the performance story.

1997 Ducati 916 Senna lll for sale on eBay

But if the Ducati 916 is ice cream, the limited edition Senna offering is the whole fudge sundae. The recipe is a good one: Start with (arguably) the most iconic motorcycle ever created, but make sure you base it on the highest spec version of the model possible (SPS). Give it unique paint (plus, in this case, carbon fiber), give it star power (Ayrton Senna, one of the greatest F1 drivers of the modern era), make it exclusive (numbered editions limited to 300 units) and make it count (the net proceeds were donated to Ayrton’s charitable foundation for poor children in his native Brazil). Mix gently and you have one of the most collectible editions of one of the greatest bikes ever made.

From the seller:
Ducati Senna lll no. 224 out of only 300 made. Its never driven. it says 2 km on the clock Only for display. Everything is original on it.

First presented at the Bologna Motor Show in December 1994, the 916 Senna was a special edition to commemorate Formula 1 World Champion, Ayrton Senna, an avid Ducati enthusiast who endorsed its release shortly before his death in May 1994.[18] At the time, the project was facilitated by the fact that Claudio Castiglioni, Ducati’s owner, was a personal friend of Senna’s. In total, between 1995, 1998 and 2001, Ducati released three “Senna” editions and, in every instance, net proceeds were donated to the Instituto Ayrton Senna charity.

Today’s example is like many 916 Senna Editions – practically brand new. This particular bike shows only 2 KM on the odometer – which is barely delivery / push-around mileage. The black livery with red wheels pops in the light, and the crisp photos show a bike that has been unmolested – right down to the large number plate bracket on the tail that is so oft discarded. This bike appears to define the term “museum quality” and while it seems criminal not to ride it in anger (as Senna himself would have done), this example really does deserve an honored place to park indoors where hoards of Ducatisti can drool and dream. If you think you can provide that kind of home to this very special bike, all you need to do is pony up a minimum of $25,000 USD to get the auction going, or $33,000 USD to Buy It Now. You will also need to arrange transportation from Denmark, where the bike is currently located. Check it out here and then start spiffing up the man cave for the ultimate 916! Good Luck!!

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Back in Black: 1997 Ducati 916 Senna lll
MV Agusta October 7, 2019 posted by

For the children: 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna

The Senna branded Ducati and MV Agusta special editions are all about friendship. Claudio Castiglioni is the principal figure in this equation; close, personal friend of F1 legend Ayrton Senna, and the captain of the ship for both Ducati and MV Agusta when the commemorative editions were released. In total Ducati offered 3 Senna editions of the 916, while MV Agusta created a tribute edition for both the F4 750 as well as the F4 1000. All net proceeds from Senna-branded bikes profited the Instituto Ayrton Senna, Ayrton’s personal foundation to care for poor and needy children in his native Brazil. Today’s example of the rare Senna breed is a 2002 MV Agusta F4, the 750cc variant limited to just 300 units world wide.

2002 MV Augusta F4 Senna for sale on eBay

The base MV Agusta F4 750 was no slouch when introduced. As is often noted, the F4 engine was partially developed by the Ferrari Formula 1 engineering team, and featured an inline four with 16 radially splayed valves. The intake trumpets were computer controlled and adjustable for length, allowing for better control of the torque curve depending upon RPM and throttle settings. Good for 126 horsepower in base form, the Senna model utilized the EVO 2 spec motor (which was blueprinted), providing an additional 10 HP and a slightly higher redline. Other bits from the EVO 2 were utilized, including parts for the never released SPR model (note the tach). Bodywork was carbon (instead of ABS), the wheels were model specific and a number plaque was fitted to prove authenticity and exclusivity.

From the seller:
are 2002 MV Augusta F4 Senna 173/300 with 7600 miles. 1 of only 50 imported to the US and the most beautiful IMHO. Always garaged and dealer serviced. I am the second owner having purchased in 2004 and owned for 15 years. I put on 7k of those miles.

Has Senna RG3 exhaust and chip installed. Includes Senna package wheel stand, cover, extra sprockets, and owners documents. Clean history and title. Never wrecked. The bike has been enjoyed and has had a few rock dings I have treated with touch up paint.

Recently came from dealer service with new battery and all new fluids. The bike is running great and ready to be enjoyed. Tires have plenty of tread but are older, (recommend replacement) otherwise, no other flaws to report.

Senna models are rare and tick all of the right boxes: exclusivity, carbon fiber, star power, stunning looks and great go-fast parts. New these would retail at a substantial premium over the standard S model F4. Hit the fast forward selector some 17 years, and prices have dropped to a point where mere mortals can afford – but still significantly higher than base model F4s will pull in. This particular bike looks to be well cared for across the span of two owners, with service records and some great extras. The BIN on this on is $12,500, with an opening auction ask of $11,500. So that should make the price expectations pretty clear. Check it out here, as we all know the MV Agusta F4 was the design Ducati should have used for the 999. With rare Senna livery this will be a stand out bike for years to come. Good Luck!!

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For the children: 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna
MV Agusta August 8, 2019 posted by

Brussels Sprout: 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna Edition

Located in Belgium, today’s find is the second of the MV Agusta Senna tribute bikes (the first being based on the original 750cc F4). The first thing to know about Senna tribute models is that part of the original proceeds went to Senna’s favorite charity – caring for needy children in his home country of Brazil. The second thing to know is that these are reasonably rare; each of the MV Agusta Senna tribute models are serialized and limited to only 300 units world wide. This particular example currently calls Belgium home.

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna Edition for sale on eBay

The basis of the Senna edition was the very capable F4 1000 R model. Well known for the radial valve technology (a development from the Ferrari Formula 1 technical team) and variable length intake runners, the 998cc engine was good for 174 HP. Stylistically, the 1000cc edition followed with the same livery as the earlier 750 Senna machine, with subtle differences in accent color. The wheels, for example, were special Marchesini units in silver – rather than the red star pattern offered on the 750. Front brakes were exclusive to the model; calipers were Brembo Racing “Serie Oro” gold four piston radial units. Other minor cosmetic changes included the front forks (black titanium nitride coated), and a special seat was fitted. The Senna could be considered a R+ model with star power.

From the seller:
Very special engine (limited serie 300 pieces)Has traces of use that you can expect from a second-hand.But in very nice condition

(Translated via Google)
Am the first owner
I added a lot of options.
RG3 Exhaust, Titanium Collector and Custom Ignition Board
MV Agusta Veltro footrest and selectors (only 99 pieces manufactured)
Color wheels Champange (Marchesini)
Dark windshield
Xenon headlight (all)
Integrated indicators on the back
A duo seat, but always the mono and seated frame (see photo) in reserve.
Foldable Handles
Metal fans
I still spared it, brake levers, etc., are included
a lot of carbon
The engine is 43,000 km long and has always been done by an authorized dealer.

The bit that should jump out at you here is that this special edition, collectible model MV Agusta has been used. A lot. 43,000 KM equates to nearly 27,000 miles. Bravo to the seller for enjoying such a magnificent motorcycle! This must surely be the highest mileage Senna edition we have seen on these pages. And yet the bike shows well. There does appear to be some hazing or spiderweb cracking in places on the bodywork (i.e. where the kickstand tucks in), but overall you would be hard pressed to guess at the number of miles this bike has traveled based on first look. It is also a testament to MG Agusta and modern engineering & manufacturing practices – while a hyper superbike, these remain resilient and reliable rides.

Price wise, the Senna model has held up pretty well over the years. We have seen some wild swings in asking price depending upon condition and mileage, including a nearly never been run example offered at $29k. More reasonable examples have been trading in the $15-18k range as of late, with exceptional specimens a bit higher. This one is being offered for $15,000, with the seller open to other offers. Look through the pictures, and then check out all of the details here. This might be a great find for RSBFS readers on the continent. Good Luck!!

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Brussels Sprout: 2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 Senna Edition
MV Agusta August 10, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222

The fanboys will tell you that the MV Agusta F4 created a warp in the sportbike space-time continuum. With serious power developed with the help of Ferrari racing engineers and overall design courtesy of the Cagiva Research Center and legendary artist Massimo Tamburini, the limited Senna edition created a rare and gorgeous motorcycle with performance and cache that stands out today. The haters simply called it a warmed over Ducati 916.

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222

It is true that the rebirth of MV Agusta gave Tamburini a fresh canvas upon which to work – making the F4 the spiritual successor of the 916/996/998 lineup. The supermodel sexy bodywork is pure Tamburini, as was the single sided swingarm. But unlike Ducati twins, MV Agusta offered a clean sheet of engineering paper enroute to a 174 HP inline four cylinder screamer. Not-so-subtle touches like the four organ pipes poking out of the tail section give the F4 a character unlike any other bike.

From the seller:
This bike is like new. Always garaged and covered. No scratches. Number 222. I bought the bike 2 years ago when it had less than 100 miles. It was recommissioned with new fluids, tires, and the heavy duty water pump. Comes with original rear stand, cover and certificate. Ready to ride!

Another area where MV Agusta mimics Ducati is in the proliferation of Limited Edition models. There exist 5 exclusive variants of the F4 (each numbered and limited, naturally), not counting the mass production F4 1000S and 1000R models. The Senna takes its roots from the R model, but adds specific graphics on carbon panels, updated front (Marzzochi) and rear (Sachs) suspension, exclusive Marchesini wheels, and an upgrade to the already excellent Brembo brakes. Finally, the rider’s perch was upgraded to alcantara. Notably all Senna editions (whether they be Ducati or MV Agusta) offered a percentage of the profits to support Ayrton Senna’s charity looking after needy children in Brazil.

The F4 has oft been voted the most beautiful motorcycle ever developed. From the sharp front view to the flowing side panels, from the exposed rear wheel to the shotgun pipes, the F4 is a looker. And the Senna is, arguably, the best looking of the bunch. The carbon/graphite color scheme preserves the wonderful shape of the bike without the “look at me!” schemes of some of the other editions. While Senna was not known as a motorcycle racer, he was a consummate competitor with serious star power. And speaking of power, don’t forget that you have 174 happy ponies on tap for the asking.

This particular bike looks to be what one would expect given the pedigree: very low miles and very well cared for. With but 526 miles on the digital clocks, this one-of-300 examples is looking for a new home. The opening ask is only $13k, with the BIN set at $16k. Those are very competitive numbers, with most Senna editions we have seen having sold in the $15k-$18k range. Check it out here before this exclusive rocket finds itself a new home. Good Luck!!

Featured Listing: 2007 MV Agusta F4 Senna #222
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
MV Agusta April 7, 2013 posted by

Senna-sational! 2002 MV Agusta F4 Senna Edition

Bikes become collectable in a few ways: They can be iconic motorcycles that have simply survived the ravages of time and modification, they can be homologation machines built in limited numbers and destined for the racetrack, or they can be born into collectability, with a flashy name and fashionable limited number plate. This Senna Edition MV Agusta F4 is the latter, although it was created for a very good cause.

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In the event your life revolves only around two wheels and you are unknowing of any other motorsports, Ayrton Senna was a Formula 1 driver and is considered by many to be the greatest F1 pilot of the modern era (no flame wars, please). He was to four wheels what Rossi is to two. Brazilian born, Ayrton created the Instituto Ayrton Sennato help the poor and homeless children in his native country. Proceeds from the ultra expensive Senna Edition MV-A F4 were routed through that charity.

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From the seller:

YOU ARE LOOKING AT A FINE PIECE OF MOTORCYCLE EXOTICA.
THIS IS THE EXTREMELY RARE MV AGUSTA F4 SENNA
ITS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN STORED INSIDE.
THE MILEAGE IS PRETTY ACCURATE HOWEVER, IT STILL GETS RIDDEN OCCASIONALLY SO IF THERE IS A HUNDRED MILE OR SO DIFFERENCE, SO BE IT.
IT ALSO COMES WITH THE STAND AND A BIKE COVER AS WELL.
THIS IS #173 OF 300 PRODUCED WORLDWIDE.
PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS WAS RIDDEN AS A STREETBIKE SO THE PAINT SHOWS NORMAL WEAR FROM A BIKE OF ITS AGE.
IT WAS NOT A MUSEUM PIECE, BUT IS STILL IN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING CONDITION!

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Make no mistake – these Senna Edition F4s are rare bikes indeed. Similar in production numbers to the Serie Oro (300) and closer in spec to the 750 Evo 2 release, the Senna Edition was indentified by number pate on the headstock, carbon fiber bodywork and suspension upgrades. All in all, Ayton’s name was the real selling point.

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Sennas were high dollar bikes when new, and continue to hold decent resale value when we see them offered at auction. This particular bike is sitting at a mere $8,100 with reserve still in place. Past Sennas would indicate a target somewhere between $12,000 and $15,000 depeding on condition. Pictures of this bike look like they were taken through a jar of vaseline, but I would image the real thing would look even better. To check out all of the details, click the link and jump over to the auction. Think of the children!

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MV Agusta May 3, 2011 posted by

The Stuff of Legends: 2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna

For Sale: 2002 MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition

Miles: 1,800

Location: Santa Barbara, CA

Price: $16,500

Take one Claudio Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta and close personal friend of Ayrton Senna (regarded by many as the finest Formula 1 driver of the modern era), add noted designer Massimo Tamburini to the mix (you might remember him as the guy that created the Ducati 916), stir in a Ferrari designed in-line four cylinder engine, wrap it up in carbon fiber bodywork and perch the whole package on stunning composite alloy wheels. This, my friends, is the numbered and rare MV Agusta F4 750 Senna Edition.

Today’s bike is a featured listing on RSBFS: MV Agusta Senna #175 of 300!

With only two owners and 1,800 miles (how do you people do that??), this nearly new motorcycle is ready to go to a new home. And when it does, the lucky buyer will be getting an amazing motorcycle in spotless condition – at a great price!

From the seller:
2002 Senna, one of the most beautiful MV Agusta’s ever, in my opinion.
Excellent condition, only 1800 miles.
I am the second owner, bought it about three years ago from MotoForza in Oceanside, CA, and put about 100 miles on it, if that. Bought as a more of a collector’s piece, but would start and run it regularly to keep the fluids moving.

Has the racing Arrow exhaust fitted, and comes complete with
rear stand, MV Agusta Factory indoor cover, stock exhaust, user manual, etc.

It is in beautiful condition, I apologize the pics are not great and do not do the bike justice. But anyone looking at this ad has seen one before and it looks as good as any you have seen. Reluctantly selling because of another bike purchase, and can’t keep everything!

Plus if you are in CA, you can transfer the license plate to you which reads “F4 MV”….that alone is worth $16,500. Just kidding.

Please send me PM or email to prdelio@sbneuro.com if interested. Will ship or help deliver in California within reason

When the Senna Edition was released in 2002, it retailed for $24,995. All 300 bikes were sold with the proceeds going directly to the Instituto Ayrton Senna – a charity benefitting Brazillian children – set up after the racer’s death. Sharp looks with performance and handling to match, the MV F4 continues to be a desirable motorcycle. These limited edition models only enhance the value of the bike.

According to the seller, this bike comes with a cover, a manual, personalized CA plates, a rear stand and the stock exhaust cans. With low miles, lots of additional pieces, absolutely sanitary condition and a fair price, this one should not last long. If you are interested, email the seller at the address above. But you’d better do it quick; I don’t see this deal hanging around very long!

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