Posts by tag: carbon

MV Agusta February 7, 2010 posted by

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 for sale in Houston

2000 MV Agusta F4 for sale in Houston – for chips (well, almost)!

As mentioned previously in my MV Agusta F4 SPR post, I am a bit jaded with MV Agusta for churning out different paint jobs of pretty much the same bikes and calling them new models over the past few years (‘the new AGO!’, ‘Senna Special!’, ‘Brutale Italia!’).  Nevertheless, MV are beautiful bikes and I predict the F4 is going to be a collectible classic in the future.

If you, like me, have been wanting to add an F4 to your collection (and honestly, all F4s are pretty much the same with the probable exception of the Tamburini and ‘CC’ – Claudio Castiglioni – editions), here’s your chance to pick up a 2000 MV Agusta F4 for only $8900!

2000 MV Agusta 750 F4 with approximately 11,000 miles.

This is a beautiful, rare and collectable Italian sports bike. This particular one many after market carbon fiber goodies including an exhaust system. Some of the features include an engine designed with the help of Ferrari engineers, highest quality suspension components and four exhaust tailpipes exiting the rear. Sounds, looks and rides awesome. Turns heads wherever it goes. Clean title in hand.

Personally I think a Brutale would be more fun to ride, but as I said, the F4 will be a collectible classic and $8900 for an  iconic bike is a steal.  I would also like to point out the high quality of the photos (love the ‘DO NOT TOUCH’ sign!).  Note to sellers out there:  if you want your bike to sell, try to take some decent photos of your bike!

phil

Bimota January 30, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 in Houston

It seems that the Bimota market is quite actively lately and it’s not even summer!  If you’re looking to pick up a Bimota, this is a good time to do it so keep checking for our new posts!

This week we have yet another Bimota for sale – a 1994 DB2:

This is a 2 owner bike w/ 17225 miles. It has NEVER been ridden in the rain, and ALWAYS garage kept!

It has never been crashed but has fallen over due to a friend not knowing about the suicide stand.
All the bodywork is original, but needs paint.
The original owner had the dealer install the factory $8000.00 race kit before it was ever ridden!
The big bore kit and heads were done by Fast by Ferracci from 904cc to 944cc.
This bike has a long list of other carbon, titanium and aluminum upgrades to many to list!
I am asking $15,000 OBO or trade for a Ducati Hypermotard, NOTHING ELSE! so please don’t ask.

The DB2 is one of my favourites, utilizing the Ducati 900SS air-cooled lump – the DB2 is one of the more popular models with approx. 400 made in total.  Famed Brit motorcycle journo Sir Alan Crashcart Cathcart even raced a DB2 – not sure for how long or in what race series, but I do remember it being sold on ebay for approx $10,000+.

Now this specific sample has very high mileage (for a Bimota), and although it claims to have the the “race kit” (to my knowledge that includes FCR carbs and a full exhaust), it’s not in its original paint (big no-no for any serious Bimota collector) and the 944cc kit, although nice, if also not a factory option.  More concerning is that The $15,000 asking price is way too steep for the bike in this condition.  There was a really nice DB2 listed on here back in June asking only $10,999, and more recently a Motocorse equipped DB4 for only $10,000 OBO.

Personally, I would offer around 7-8K+ only for this one.

phil

Bimota January 25, 2010 posted by

2008 Bimota DB6R in Miami

Those who have been visiting our site for a while now would know that I am the resident Bimota freak, so whenever there’s one for sale, the guys would usually send them my way (thanks Dan!).

For your Monday viewing pleasure, here’s a 2008 Bimota DB6R with only 1100 demo miles on it:

2008 Bimota DB 6 R Demo. 1100 Miles. U.S. Specification with full warranty 24/ Unlimited Mileage. Personal Demo of the former Distributor for Bimota in North America. Priced for quick sale. Untitled and delivered on Certificate of Origin.

Includes the Zard high performance slip-ons as illustrated below.

Compared to the “standard” DB6 listed for sale in Vegas that I posted earlier, the DB6R is more potent with the Ducati 1100DS engine with a dry slipper clutch plus other upgrades such as lighter forged wheels, Brembo radial brake and clutch masters, and lots of carbon bits.  All this adds up to a weight savings of 15.5 lbs over the DB6!  Now that’s what I call a diet!  For $5000 more (don’t forget the included Zard exhaust), I think this DB6R is a better deal.

Check out what MCN tester Mike Neeves have to say about the DB6R:

Of course, Japanese Bimota importer Motocorse also offers their own version of the DB6 – the DB6C (I can only guess that ‘C’ stands for Corse)  with different (and in my opinion sexier) paint jobs and a tasty splash of Motocorse parts.  Check out the video below of a DB6C and MV Agusta Brutale having some fun at the track:

If that video doesn’t get your blood pumping about the Delirio, you need to check if you still have a pulse!

phil

Bimota January 22, 2010 posted by

Bimota DB4 in North Alabama

Well, I guess it’s Friday – because there is a 2000 Bimota DB4 for sale in North Alabama!

<4k miles
Complete MotoCorse kit (exhaust, carbs, tank, etc.)
Factory ½ fairing
Custom tri-color paint
4-pad calipers
Marchesini forged Mg wheels
Brembo radial master cylinders (forged, both sides)
Enlarged rear storage area

The DB4 shares the same engine as the air-cooled Ducati 900 SS but with Bimota’s own alloy trellis frame, handled by Paoli forks up front with an Ohlins shock in the rear.  The DB4 in standard trim is already a very nice handling and fun bike – with all the super desirable (full Motocorse kit [!] and forged Marchesinis … oi!) go-fast goodies added, this DB4 will for sure be one wicked ride!

Just for reference, here are some other tasty DB4s:

Full Carbon Dream carbon body work, lots of titanium bits and Motocorse goodies, Ohlins forks, Marchesini wheels… the best DB4 I’ve seen so far!

An early version (I think) of Japanese Bimota specialist Motocorse’s own DB4C

Motocorse’s version of their “production” (production meaning only 50 were ever made) Db4C with 944cc big bore kit, FCR carbs, titanium full exhaust system, forged wheels, suede leather seat…

Personally, I would have preferred the Carbon Dream version or Motocorse’s DB4c, but considering this one has the full Motocorse kit AND the Marchesinis, I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers either!  Standard DB4s have been floating around the $9000 range, so this one at $10,000 is definitely a good deal (the seller was asking $15,000 only a little over a year ago).

If you have been wanting to join the Bimota brigade, now is the time!

phil

Bimota January 14, 2010 posted by

2007 Bimota DB6 in Las Vegas

I’ve been MIA for a while because of something called “work” (what a PITA, eh?) but I see that the team has been working overtime to bring you all the best there is out there (guys, you’re making me look bad)! I’ve sure got a lot of catching up to do!

Being the Bimotisti that I am, I found a nice ’07 DB6 Delirio with super low miles (like most Bimotas are) for sale in Las Vegas:

Flawless and immaculate – better than showroom condition, less than 300 miles purchased new in 09.
Ducati 1000 cc L twin power.
Light nimble and extremely fast.
Beautiful Italian trellis frame is a work of art.
Big Brembo brakes will stand it on the front tire.
Comfortable and big fun to throw into corners.
Now has ZARD aftermarket carbon fiber exhaust on it, not shown in picture.

300 miles is almost brand new, and the ZARDs are a nice touch that can make the Duc engine sing like it should.  Shame that this isn’t the more potent DB6R version, but I’ll gladly take this one anyday.  The asking price of $20,000 seems a tad high – $16,000 to $18,000 would be a more realistic price range.

Phil

Ducati November 15, 2009 posted by

Ducati 851 with ex-Doug Polen corsa frame

We’re on a roll here with rare Ducatis showing up on ebay. After that MH900E Mail Hailwood replica that I posted earlier, I came across this :

Here’s a (small) partial listing of the details:

For auction I have a Ducati 851 track bike. Ridden by an old guy on track days for the last 15 years and built and maintained buy one of the best Ducati shops on the planet this is a rare find for the lucky new owner. Built on a ex Doug Polen frame and serviced by BCM Ducati this 851 has received constant professional up keep and is fresh and ready to ride/race. These photos were just taken moments before this listing was created. This is a hand built bike with a factory racing frame, there is a salvage title for the motor from the donor bike but not for the Corsa racing frame. The motor is from a 92 street bike the frame is thought to be a 91. The 905cc big bore kit puts out 105 hp on the dyno with a mild cam to make it a very ride able bike. A very light package tipping the scales at approximately 381 pounds with half a tank of fuel. As you will find with a lot of different Ducatis the rear engine frame mounts have been welded years ago. The main frame along with the front and rear sub frames are straight but there is a small ding in the front upper frame tube from the left upper triple clamp as is common on the 851 and others. Some say this distinguishes it as frame used by #23; the signature was obtained on the Carbon Kevlar tank years later and clear coated over. The lower fairing was modified to incorporate the often mandatory liquid catch pan. To give you an idea on the investment it takes to build a bike as trick as this there is about $5000.00 in just the front end alone. Add it all up and I think you’ll agree the asking price is just a fraction of the value represented.

The 851 is already a desirable classic, and this one with a corsa frame ridden by Doug Polen makes it that much more rare and collectible. 

I would jump on this one if I have the money and the garage space!

phil

Ducati November 15, 2009 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900E Evoluzione with Carbon Dream kit!

It’s been a while since my last post (thing called ‘work’ kept getting in the way), but hope this sweet would get things started again:

This bike is in a collector quality condition. You simply will not find a better example of this romantic, neo-clasical Ducati celbrating Mike Hailwood win at the Isle of Man TT in 1978.

With a limited production of 2000 ( this is #1598 ) and with only 1200 miles this is a rare opportunity to own the best.

This bike is part of a collection and has been handled with great care.  It is in mint condition, starts and runs perfectly, runs and handles awesome and sound incredible.

There are zero blemishes, dents, dings, scratches, paint flaws or any defects whatsoever.

Full staintune headers and mufflers. Custom carbon wheels, custon brake and clutch reservoir caps. Custom engine covers and license plate bracket. This bike has the rare Carbon Dream kit by Ducati performance. (Just the kit is selling on Ebay right now for $4995)

Original red skins, wheels, tires, manuals, pipes, muffler, tool kit, and owners plaque ships with the bike.All are in mint condition.When I say mint I mean mint. Like new.

The limited edition (2000 units total worldwide) MH900E is already a modern classic, and this one is loaded with desirable accessories (Carbon Dream kit, carbon wheels, Staintune full exhaust!) as well.  I am certain this one has been pampered as it is a part of a larger collection as the seller states (just check one the OTHER MH900E and MV Agusta F4 [Senna?] in the background in one of the photos).   

Whomever the new owner will be is going to be a very happy guy (or gal)!

phil