Posts by tag: Casey Stoner

Ducati April 25, 2016 posted by

Collector Alert:
2008 Ducati Desmosedici (Rosso version) with 1 mile

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici (Rosso version) with 1 mile on eBay

Despite all the jokes about the state of Florida, you have to admit that there are a lot of amazing sportbikes located in the state.  Its probably some combination of nice weather, lots of expats and people with “discretionary income” but hey, I am not complaining.  Here is a bit of semi-unobtanium located in Florida that will certainly appeal to a collector, a 2008 Ducati Desmosedici listed as having 1 mile since new.

For anyone not familiar with the Desmosedici, it truly was designed to be a road-legal version of the Ducati MotoGP racebike.  In 2002 Ducati returned to top level motorcycle racing after a long absence and over the course of the next few years managed to climb back into serious championship contention.  This success was in large part due to the their D16RR effort; sixteen desmodromic actuated valves  (hence the D16RR designation) and gear driven cams were built into a 989cc V4 that went to a nearly 14,000 rpm redline and produced 200 hp.  All this power was wrapped up in a chrome-moly steel frame, surrounded by ultra-light but strong carbon/plastic blend bodywork.  Oh and there was a 4-2-1 under-seat exhaust in titanium.

An excellent and detailed history of the D16rr development can be found here.

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After a few years of developing/running the D16RR everything finally came together in the 2007 season when Casey Stoner rode a race prepped D16RR to the championship.  In typical Ducati fashion, a street version was offered the following year but unlike a lot of Ducati “commemorative editions”, these would be true racers that came equipped with both street and racing ECU’s and exhaust sets.   NOTE:  From what I have read there was also less titanium bits in some engine components.

The 2008 Desmosedici was originally planned to only be built as a small production run but demand was so robust that the run expanded and 1,500 Desmosedici’s were made.  Even though they were priced at an eye-popping $72,500 USD and were launched in the very depths of the financial crisis all 1,500 units were pre-sold, with many going to track day enthusiasts.

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What would it be like to own/ride such a beastly bike?   Below are links to just some of the reviews of the Desmosedici-

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Now for the question on everyone’s mind, is this 1 mile 2008 Ducati Desmosedici worth the $58,000 USD asking price?  Well the going price for a Desmosedici with under 5000 miles seems to be high 40’s with the price increasing towards the lower 50k range as the mileage lessens.  Based on this history, the Buy-It-Now price of $58,000 USD seems kind of high.  Also there is no mention in the auction of items that came with the bike such as the OEM alternate exhaust, ECU or decals.  Lastly, some early models of these bikes have a reputation for needing servicing but since this bike is listed as having 1 mile since new its unlikely these services issues have arisen/been addressed.

My personal opinion is that prices for the Ducati Desmosedici have stabilized and will rise over time.   The seller has indicated they are willing to consider offers so perhaps some negotiation can get a collector into this bike at a bit of a discount.  Personally I think the value price is probably somewhere between $47,500 and $53,000 USD, maybe a bit more given this is the somewhat rarer Rosso version.

-Marty/Dallaslavowner

Aprilia January 30, 2015 posted by

1 of 27 Made: 2005 Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica

Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica for sale

With Casey Stoner back in the news testing the HRC RC213V in Sepang yesterday, this seems like an opportune time to note this special edition Aprilia RS125. While clearly aimed at fans in his home market (the only place it was sold), it is sure to delight Stoner superfans and collectors. There are no performance improvements but the graphics treatment is unique and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity from Stoner himself. It is being sold in Australia so check to see if export is available before bidding — which starts at just under $16k USD and wears a buy-it-now of a little shy of $20k USD.

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Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica for sale on eBay Australia

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1 of 27 Made:  2005 Aprilia RS125 Casey Stoner Replica
Ducati November 4, 2011 posted by

Bargain MotoGP Replica? Track Day 2008 Ducati DD16 Desmosedici

Bargain MotoGP Replica?  Track Day 2008 Ducati DD16 Desmosedici

This Desmosedici caught my eye today because it is one of the few I’ve seen for sale that has actually been used for its’ intended purpose.  I think most owners of these pricey machines barely tip toe to their favorite hangout, let alone tempt fate with it on the track.  This owner has tempted fate around the track with his DD16 and lost a couple of times.  This bike has its’ share of bumps and bruises but that is what was interesting about it.  Is the price to condition ratio close enough that it might be  a bargain?

Lets see what we are dealing with.

From the seller:

Selling my 2008 Ducati Desmosedici 600 Mile Service and recall work done at Rockwell Cycles. Oil changed once a year. Bike is in Attack trackonly body work. BST Carbon Fiber Wheels 17″ included….so you can run ANY tire you want and not the crappy Bridgestone 16″ rear that it came with. Original Wheels included as well. Bike was lowsided. It did not flip. The damage was cosemetic. The bike still has scuffs on the clutch cover, Right clip on, and front brake lever. The fairing stay developed a crack, but was repaired, same goes for the carbon fiber part that goes around the Radiator (just a cover). Right footpeg has scuffs. This is NOT an immaculate Bike. It has the RACE Exhaust and ECU installed. I tried to ride this bike like it was designed to be ridden, unfortunately this bike is simply TOO MUCH bike for me. If you have a desmo already, this is a great track body double so you can keep the babied one pristine. If you have never ridden a desmo…DONT BUY THIS BIKE….on the street this thing is SO LOUD it hurts. The only time i rode it on the street was from the dealership to my garage. Since then its been all track miles. The bike runs perfectly. I converted the bike to 520 chain and sprockets which have less than 150 miles on them. DID ERV3 Chain. I sold the original forks, because nobody could set up gas pressurized forks. So these are OHLINS RT 1198S forks. If you really want to ride this on the street, I can include the headlight, tail light, mirrors and turn signals (integrated into mirrors) for an additional $500. You would then need to source yourself a nose fairing or carve your own. I had it professionally repainted the correct color that it should have come in originally.

What stood out to me was the bit about the forks.  I am not enough of a suspension guru to know if the forks on the bike are an upgrade or downgrade.  Can anyone comment on this?  The carbon wheels sound cool but I can’t say I’ve had any experience with them.

The owner said it isn’t mint.  I guess your biggest concern would be that the bike hasn’t suffered any major damage and that everything is straight.  The seller has a buy it now price of $26,000.  For comparison, I saw a couple of mint Desmosedici’s sell in the $40,000 to $45,000 range last fall.  My gut reaction is that the BIN price is reasonable.  That price definitely makes the bike available to a lot more buyers.

If Ducati happens to make another replica it might not have that trellis frame.  I saw they were scheduled to test a more standard aluminum dual spar frame this week.  The luster of their GP program sure has suffered since Stoners heyday on the bike that inspired the Desmosedici.

Click here for one mean track bike.

Ian

Ducati April 28, 2011 posted by

Ho Hum: Another DESMOSEDICI

For Sale: 2008 Ducati DESMOSEDICI D16RR

How can it be that we see another ultra-expensive, highly upgraded, very well cared for and low mile Desmosedici, and not start to salivate? Are we really so jaded by these mega-dollar machines that this becomes *just* another Ducati? Is it because these are not as exclusive (in numbers, not dollars) as was originally promised? Do the reliabilty and servicing issues related to a Moto GP bike for the street color our judgement? Are there just too darn many of these playthings for the idle rich laying around to really get our blood pumping?

Whatever the reason, I really don’t care. I still want one of these – if only for the sound of that D16 motor at full song. Because deep down, I think we lost our fanatical way along the yellow-brick lined speedway and got exactly what we wanted – a Ducati Moto GP bike for the street. The real problem was that mere mortals couldn’t afford it. And when Ducati realized they had a real sales winner on their hands (at $72k+ a pop, MSRP, thank you very much), they went with it. Fast forward to today and we now find it easy to loft grenades of criticism on these amazing bikes and the owners who threw piles of money at them. Sour grapes, say I. Just like the housing bubble, we experienced a biking bubble – and I think now is a great time to buy.

From the seller:
DUCATI DESMOSEDICI RR 16 . # 901 OUT OF 1500 . BIKES COMES WITH BRAND NEW ENGINE ( 0 MILES ) , DEFECTED ORIGINAL ENGINE WAS REPLACED UNDER 3 YEARS WARRANTY.
BIKE COMES WITH OVER $ 16 000 WORTH OF PERFORMANCE UPGRADES
– MOTO GP TITANIUM RACING EXHAUST ( $ 10 000 )
– BREMBO RCS 19 MASTER CYLINDER SYSTEM
– BREMBO NICKEL PLATED MOTO GP CALIPERS FRONT AND REAR
– STM ,, RACING EVOLUZIONE ,, 12T SLIPPER CLUTCH
– ALPHA SPEED CARBON MIRRORS
– HID LIGHTS
– CUSTOM MADE REAR LCENCE PLATE FRAME WITH LED LIGHT
– DUCATI PERFORMANCE DOUBLE BUBBLE WINDSHIELD
– THE BIKE HAS MOTO GP 2009 CASEY STONER EDITION GRAPHIC / DECAL CREATED AND PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED AND CLEAR COTTED BY ,, MSF DESIGN ,, COMPANY
– BIKE COMES WTH BAXLEY SPORT CHOK AND ,, CYCLE SHELTER,, – PLASTIC PLATFORM WITH SEALED TENT COVER
– BIKE COMES WITH ALL ORIGINAL STOCK PARTS INC. 2 EXHAUST SYSTEM , BODY PANELS , SLIPPER CLUTCH , CALIPERS , MIRRORS, BOOKS, ETC… WITH EVERY SINGLE BOLT OR SCREW
– I HAVE ALL RECEIPTS FOR PARTS , INSTALLATION, LABOR ….ETC…
– 3M PAINT PROTECTION CLEAR BRA IS APPLIED OVER THE BELLY PANEL
– STILL UNDER WARANTY UNTILL FEB. 2012
– ABSOLUTELY IMMACULATE SHOWROOM CONDITION…. TRULY UNIQE

OK – maybe you aren’t Casey Stoner. But today you can *look* like him for a lot less than before. Here is a gorgeous D16RR in Stoner livery, plenty of high-dollar mods, zero mile engine AND factory warranty for LESS than a brand new Desmosedici would originally cost you. Sure, the cagers that you go screaming past will never know what it is you are on, but you will get some pretty serious respect from the folks at your favorite riding hangout.

This auction is current right now, with an opening bid of $55k. Sure, that kind of scratch is a far bigger pile of cash than many other bikes, but none have made quite the splash that the Desmosedici did upon release. And this particular bike with graphics and upgrades is pretty fairly priced in the market. To see more pictures and to get more information on this beauty, . Tell ’em you saw it on RSBFS – if you’re not too jaded, that is.

MI