Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati January 5, 2010 posted by

2008 Ducati 1098R #98 of 450

I always drift off to Ducati fantasy land when I find one of these for sale… Visions of Stoner rolling on the throttle coming out of turn 4 at IMS, and lifting the front wheel. Wishful thinking I could have been on the back of the D16RR with Randy Mamola going 200 mph on the front straight or me posing for the post hot lap photo

But, then reality sets in and I realize I’m stuck with my 1989 FZR 400. Nonetheless, If your in the market for a pristine, broken in by the book 1098R this is your lucky day. Take a look at the photos I’ve imported and then and check out the rest. This is one BAD AZZ bike screaming to be bought and then promptly flogged on the track. Would I take it to the track? Damn Skippy I would because if I could properly afford one of these I would have two! 1 for show and one to trash at the track.

New/Used 2008 Ducati 1098R with 369 total miles. The 1098R model has all the goodies including carbon fiber bodywork, full race Termignoni exhaust, hand built sand cast engine, Marchesini forged aluminum wheels, slipper clutch, carbon fiber and magnesium parts everywhere, traction control, the list goes on and on. The bike is 1098R stock, except for a Motowheels clutch cover and CRG quick adjustment levers. This bike is #98 of 450 made. The auction includes the bike, set of keys, data port analyzer and a CD service manual. The serial number is: ZDM1XBHW58B015439. I purchased this bike new from Salt Lake Motorsports in 2008. After the purchase, I had Salt Lake Motorsports break it in on the dyno as advised from Ducati, 50 miles. After that I rode the bike two times to my house and back to the dealership where it currently sits on display (total of 369 miles, 50 of which are from the dyno break in). The bike has been on display for the past year. It sits on a display box, with a battery tender and is started occasionally to keep the seals wet. This bike has NOT been titled. I have the original clean title from Salt Lake Motorsports in hand. I never registered the bike as my plan was to keep it as a collector’s bike. The warranty is still active on the bike until 05/23/10. This bike is absolutely spotless. There are no scratches, tank rash, fall-overs, etc. You can see in the close-up photo of the tires, the nipples and writing are still intact.

Since the owner didn’t leave much for to say about the bike all I can say is does it get any better for a Super Bike fan, than a sexy beast in a blood red cloak?



Bimota January 4, 2010 posted by

1997 Bimota YB-11 Super Leggera

I know it must seem that we give Bimota’s a lot of attention on RSBFS, but that’s because we do! Seriously though, I never seem to grow weary of the Bimotas. Each and everyone is a beautiful piece of motorcycling art. This newest post does have a few flaws, but nothing that a good paint and body guy can’t fix. Take a look and see what you think.

Owners comments:

Up for Auction is a one owner Bimota YB-11 motorcycle. It has 3419 miles and is in great shape. It has the Arrow slip-on installed from the factory. I was recently serviced in December 09 and is ready to show or ride. It is owned by a 64 year old since new. No time to ride it and has a few small imperfections as noted in the pictures.

The owner mentions the small imperfections, but in my honest opinion (i know they all stink) they are a little larger than small, but nothing that can’t be fixed by any stretch. I didn’t bother to bring them all over to RSBFS due to the size, but should you be interested they are well documented on ebay.

We had another YB-11 posted back in October, that was priced considerably less than the $9,995 B.I.N. price on this one. These are still formidable machines even though they are 13 years old. When you couple Yamaha’s Thunder Ace 1000R motor with Bimota’s build knowledge and styling savvy you’ve got a bike that will be competitive and good looking for a long time to come.



Ducati January 2, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900 Superlight

Ducati 900 Superlight located on the Long Island, NY Craigslist, that is part of a larger collection and might even be part of the same collection that Alex posted up a few days ago. These mid 90’s Ducati’s are moving up on my list of “bikes to own”, but this one is probably out of my reach for now (or later). This one only has 1,000 miles on the clock and has a hefty $13,300.00 price tag, but considering the condition could be worth every penny. Dan is a big fan of these and usually post up every Superlight he sees, but since I needed to get on the board this month, I couldn’t bring myself to pass it over to him 😉

The owner didn’t elaborate much on this bike or his other collection pieces that he is looking to move, but did kindly list his phone number for any would be buyers. So if you were expecting a Ducati 900 Superlight decked out in “look at me” Yellow and didn’t find it under the tree; jump on over to CL and give this one a look. It looks like a Million bucks!

Happy New Year!


Cagiva December 31, 2009 posted by

Cagiva Mito Evo 1

Located in Oakland, California is a Cagiva Mito.  This bike isn’t registered nor titled but has been available for quite some time–hence why I decided to post it.  The seller doesn’t state much about the specific bike for sale but from the photos it looks to have some cosmetic damage while looking to be overall very original and in okay condition.  The asking price of $4,200 seems to be high especially compared to the California Titled 2000 Evo II I posted previously.  If you’d like to make an offer, see the Craigslist ad here.


Aprilia December 30, 2009 posted by

Private Collection in New Jersey

I haven’t see this website before but, Motorcycles For Sale Classic, is apparently a broker for a collection of motorcycles out of New Jersey.  It looks to have been recently updated but has some obvious errors–make sure to contact the seller by phone to confirm anything on their site.  Anyhow, these are some of the bikes that are still available that I found interesting:

  • 1977 MV Agusta 850SS with 1,791 original miles.
  • 1977 Ducati 900SS with 2,500 original miles.
  • 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition with 2,358 original miles (Vance & Hines exhaust fitted).
  • 1985 Suzuki RG500 with 385 original miles.
  • Yamaha TZR250 with 22,245 miles.
  • 1984 Yamaha RD500 with 31,600 miles.
  • A second Yamaha RD500 with less miles.
  • Aprilia RS250 with 610 original miles.
  • 1995 Cagiva Mito.

These aren’t all the bikes listed on the site–and more appear in the background of photos–but again, I would caution anyone against acting too quickly.  The website listed features errors and older dates but, I haven’t seen these photos featured anywhere else and they all look to be correct and from the same location.  Titles and registration isn’t mentioned and only a few bikes have asking prices.  Regardless, take a look at the site as it may be an undiscovered mine!


Uncategorized December 28, 2009 posted by

2002 Mondial Piega 1000

Following up on Doug’s Bimota post from Michaels Motorcycles is a 2002 Mondial Piega they also have available.  This is a hand-built, Italian motorcycle powered by a Honda RC51 SP1 V-Twin.  This bike has exotic looks with a dependable power source.  The seller states that this bike is one three in the U.S. with less than fifty made total.  The asking price for this bike is $32,500.  See it on Michael’s Motorcycles here.


Aprilia December 26, 2009 posted by

1998 Aprilia RS 250 Cup Bike

1998 Aprilia RS 250 racer for sale

This one’s not perfect, but the asking price of $4,800.00 seems to be in line for the condition and history. Bike is located in Atlanta and is said to have a fresh build on the “street” version motor. I’m really digging the paint job even though it does appear to be peeling a little on the tank. The seller doesn’t give much info about the condition other than it is straight and ready to race. Visually, I can see the some rash on the right side, a dent in the expansion chamber, and as mentioned the paint is peeling on the tank. It appears to have been wrenched on by the boys at Speedwerks so it has to be fast right? I know they made my 400 run like a scalded dog so I speak from experience.

I know I’ve had a couple of emails from people asking about RS’s for sale and how they’ve been on the look out for them. And as promised, I’m posting a pure racer for your consideration. And if a racer isn’t up your alley there is a real that we’ve had posted before on



Aprilia December 10, 2009 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS 250 Cup bike on ebay


Found, what looks like, a very clean RS Cup Bike with relatively low miles at 3,404 on ebay today. As our regular readers know these are one of our favs on so its probably no secret that I post everyone I come across. This one has a few spares to go along with it that includes 2 extra sets of silencers; one of the sets being Jolly Moto. I always chuckle when I say “Jolly Moto” – not sure why, but I do. The seller states this particular RS has spent its entire life on the track, but at 3,404 miles and 9 years old, I would say that’s not too bad. My calculations say it clocked a mere 378 miles a year.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

This bike is in great shape and has been on the track all of its life. These bikes were brought over for the aprilia cup challenge in 2000, it has never had a title and will only come with a bill of sale, this is a Pure race bike. The bike is just the way i bought it, here’s a list of upgrades from stock. The front forks were done by traxxion dynamics for 175lbs rider; full Jolly Moto exhaust, retail around 1,000; Woodcraft rear sets, retail 350; 2″ Exhaust temperature gauge, retail 200; also comes with stock pipes, hanger, extra race upper fairing, not pictured, stock front springs, extra levers, stock rear sets, extra front and rear sprockets 2 each, new ek gold chain in box, oil,spark plug, new in package clutch plates, metal and friction, head gaskets, center case gasket, and exhaust o-rings.

I put on new f-1 grips. The tires are new, they only have one track day on them and are in great condition. The brakes, chain & sprockets are all in great shape. It needs nothing but a rider. You’ll receive the service manual, supplement, receipts and the paperwork I received with it from the previous owner. In the paper works it states on 7/12/05 a new complete top end by PowerMotorSports, Paul Bounds. If you have any other question please contact me.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I would be tickled pink if I found this under my tree in two weeks (note: send link to wife)