Posts by tag: Italian

Bimota January 26, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota SB8R in Brockton, MA

Thanks Doug for tipping me off on another Bimota up for grabs.  This time it’s a 2000 SB8R from Dunbar Euro Sports in Brockton, MA:

Details are scarce but here they are:

Year: 2000
Manufacturer: Bimota
Model: SB8R
Primary Color: RED/GREEN/WHITE
Use: 7135 mi
Equipment Condition: Excellent
Title Status: Clean

Be different and own one of these rare and collectible bikes. Suzuki TL1000 engine.

As mentioned, the SB8R uses the wonderful Suzuki TL1000 V twin engine, housed in Bimota’s own alloy/carbon hybrid frame (aluminum beams + carbon plates) – possibly the first carbon production frame in the world?  You can read up about it on World Wide Bimota Enthusiasts Circle (yes, it’s quite a mouthful!).

Here’s a video of a SB8RS (‘S’ for special with all natural carbon bodywork):

The SB8R is not on my favourite list of Bimotas as I think it looks too front heavy, especially with those twin in-let air ducts, but (again) Japanese Bimota distributor Motocorse’s own version – the SB8RC –  looks and sounds SO much better.  I love Motocorse – they have the magic touch of turning something already exotic into something that’s sexier and even more desirable!


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!


Sport Bikes For Sale January 22, 2010 posted by

Second of three very rare vintage race bikes for sale on ebay

The second bike is also from the seller of the Steyr – Daimler – Puch road racer posted earlier (actually, all three of these rare vintage race bikes that I am posting are from the same seller!) is a :

A beautiful museum quality restoration by Kent Riches

Any Italian motorcycle collector worth his weight in salt will know that a Motobi racer is one of the most desirable and sought after machines… A Motobi racer rarely makes it to the open market… They are usually passed around between collectors, friends and museums… Now is your opportunity to add a highly desirable brand to your Italian collection…

This classic racer has had a no-expense spared restoration to make this piece a true museum quality motorcycle.

Flawless paint, accurate decals and badging are just some of the fine detailed work.  Other features are…

Zanzani frame modifications for road racing

C2 camshaft

Ceriani forks

Grimica brakes

Radelli rims

Rob North megaphone exhaust

Dellorto carb

Fiberglass fairing tank and tail

The motor is fresh and ready to run

This restoration is the best of the best and almost to nice to race. If you have ever thought about vintage road racing this would be an excellent bike

Again, I don’t know much about Motobi except that it was founded by the eldest of the Benelli brothers – Giuseppe Benelli – because of a family feud. Motobi racers were also quite successful in their time, winning quite a few Italian championships in 125cc, 175cc, and 250cc classes. You can read up on some of that interesting Motobi history here.


Ducati January 22, 2010 posted by

Limited Edition Xerox Ducati 999R For Sale and Loaded with Carbon Fiber

Ducati 999R For Sale

Update 1.21.2010:Phil has contacted me to let us know that he has dropped the price on this awesome ride to . Someone out there has to recognize the value here!

Phil of Revercorsa in Austin, Texas, just emailed to let me know that his one of a kind 999R is up for sale on Craigslist. As if 999R‘s were garden variety, this one has been made even more unique with an amazing upgrade list that is reported valued at over $40k alone!

quote from seller’s Craiglist post:

Over $40,000 invested.

This immaculate 184 of 300 limited edition Xerox Ducati 999 R features the following upgrades..

Carbon fiber nose fairing.
Ducati 999 R carbon fairings.
Carbon fiber solo tail.
Carbon fiber front fender.
Ducati performance carbon / aluminum tank.
Ducati performance carbon gas cap.
Carbon fiber mirrors.
Carbon fiber timing belt covers.
Termignoni 58mm full exhaust system with ECU and performance air filters.
Marchesini forged aluminum wheels.
Zero gravity black windshield.
Rizoma fully adjustable rear sets.
Gilles chain adjusters.
STM paddock stand bobbins.
Rizoma clutch cover.
Rizoma front sprocket cover.
Speedymoto clutch plate and springs.
Black Ohlins front forks.
Fully adjustable Ohlins rear suspension (Xerox only)
Magnesium cylinder head covers and headlight housing.
DiD 525 gold chain with black sprocket (+1 tooth).
STM clutch slave.
Clear alternatives integrated tail light.
“ DUC 999” license plate.

This is my personal bike and it has only 1,200 weekend miles. No track use, Never dropped, always garaged kept and all services up to date.

I’m asking $28,000.00 obo $22,000 for this truly one of a kind Ducati.

More pictures here:

Only 1200 miles?! This bike is practically brand new! And make sure to check out his link for more huge hi-res images of this machine.

Interested parties, please contact Phil directly at or 512.431.6465

Good luck with the sale 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!


Aprilia January 20, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia Cup bike on ebay

We love the Aprilia RS 250’s on RSBFS and this one looks to be a beauty. Located Spotsylvania, VA(?) this all stock RS is said to have a new top end and is ready for the track. We all know these are lightweight, fast and look even faster sitting on the rear stand. You don’t find many of these in this shape these days and for good reason. These were purpose built bikes that were good out of the box and when a motorcycle is as good as the RS, everybody has to have one. The Aprilia Cup was in full swing when I was racing in the Midwest and I often thought of buying one, but never did. Hindsight is 20/20 now that I’m middle-aged and a few pounds heavier and long for the good ol’ days. I’m always on the look out for a reasonably priced street conversion so if you have one send it our way 🙂 . This one doesn’t fit what I’m looking for, but it might just be what you’re after. The current bid is $1,225.00 at the time of this post and the reserve is still on. If your in the market for a good looking, all original RS250 you may want to throw your hat in the ring for this one. It looks nice and there are plenty more pictures on the auction site for your viewing pleasure.

A low 3,999 miles!

00 Aprilia, raced in Aprilia Cup 2001-2002, minor scratches, in very good condition, original condition. Ready for trackday or for the street.

I’m not sure about it being ready for the street, but it definitely looks ready for the track or possibly a street conversion 😉



Aprilia January 17, 2010 posted by

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports

Awhile back, we posted race bikes offered by KWS (3 – 2009 Aprilia RSV1000R Factory race bikes for sale!) but some of you might be looking for something you can use for the street. Well, here is your answer: 2008 KWS RSV1060R Factory for $13,498.

This Aprilia is brand new but KWS went ahead and installed a new big-bore 1060 engine. Don’t let the 145 HP fool you, this is not the over-inflated number you would typically see on a bike night dyno. Chip from KWS says “It would not have been fair to let us run that motor [in the AMA Pro Daytona SportBike Series]. Our race motors made almost his much power with stock bore…..with another 10hp and our chassis it would have been a slaughter.”

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

2008 Aprilia RSV Factory w/1060 engine built by AMA’s KWS Motorsports for sale

More information from the seller:

2008 RSV1060R Factory Brand New! 145hp!!! This is a brand new fully kitted RSVR Factory for less money than a new “R!”

1060cc KWS CP Pistons
KWS CNC Pro Heads
KWS Web Cam Camsafts
LeoVince Full System
PowerCommander PCIIIUSB
K&N Air Filter
KWS Tuned
53 Dyno Miles only!!!!

Considering all you would be getting for less than the MSRP of a base RSV, you should not overlook this one.


Aprilia January 16, 2010 posted by

1995 Aprilia RS 250 Prototype

One of a kind, 1995 Aprilia RS 250 Prototype VIN#00001. This rare little gem is located in Italy, but is listed on with a current bid of $1,657 usd. This is actually for sale by the same shop that has the Supermono that I posted last night, even though they weren’t submitted by the same viewer. I would like to thank Mike for pushing it our way. We normally don’t post bikes outside the states, but sometimes you have to make exceptions to the rule and take the heat from the big man. I guess it’s a good thing that I have a flame suit.

We’ve always liked RS 250’s on RSBFS and posted a number of them late last year, but none of them with the rare qualities of this one. It is said to be serial #1 of the 1995 Aprilia RS 250 Factory test bikes. The first picture is a little blurry, but it is clear enough to see all of the zero’s followed by the #1. There isn’t much history given for the bike, but I would like to know if it is still in the original factory body work? Was it painted or is it as it was developed? I agree with the seller in that it is rare to see a prototype test bike for sale, but if there is any proof that it is as tested, that would make it worth more to me.

Since the bike is located in Italy and being listed on, the listing description is a little broken, but it is understandable.



This is the bike used by the the Factory to devenlope the road best seller model RS250. Frame is hand welded with still on it sticker “progetti vari” from prototype’s department of the factory; seat unit and tank are in carbon fibre, engine is -as all the first RS250’s- Suzuki but this one is tuned with flat Mikuni’s; exhaust is double race type.

Various spare parts comes with the bike, i.e. plastic tank and seat, road exhaust, etc.

Bike i say is in good conditions but stored for a few years so it will need a clean and set up before to be used but of course it is more a bike to collect and a sure strong investment.