Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati November 6, 2009 posted by

Reader Submission Catch Up!

As usual the readers of RSBFS are always on the hunt as well, and we’ve got a nice mix to show off today thanks to your emails!

Up first is this 1990 NC30 VFR400 that Gavin sent me that’s for sale in Calgary for $4500CAD (~$4200US as of this writing):

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I’m not crazy about the paintwork on this one, but maybe there is some room for negotiation.

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Next up is this 1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on Craigslist in San Francisco for $9500 with 13.7k miles. You know I’m a sucker for these and I happily post them as often as possible. Thanks for the heads up Tim!

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To contrast, the , but now with a buy-it-now of $8600. I’ve been following the comments on the Yahoo 851/888 group, and everyone agrees that it’s a steal at that price. Previous reference to this bike.

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And now I need to rally our readers: Please save this bike from becoming a streetfighter! It looks far too nice to break up! Here’s a 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale in Ontario, Canada for only $2000CAD ($1865US):

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Thanks for the email Shawn!

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Another beautiful RZ500 has come up for sale, and this one is fully restored. Penny sent us this one and it’s for sale in Texas Tennessee:

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And finally, one our regulars sent this one to me last night. How about that, two Walter Wolf bikes in one month?! with 24k miles:

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Thanks for the email Gerry!

And thank you to our readers! Have a good weekend,

dc

Aprilia November 5, 2009 posted by

1996 Aprilia RS 250

 

This little gem is worth a look if you are in the market for a RS 250. 

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Only showing 8342km or 5,183 miles on the clock this one appears to be really nice. Owner is asking $6,250 obo and is listed on the LA Craigslist.

Owner says:

 

This is NOT a converted Challenge Cup bike. This bike was originally made to be ridden on the streets and highways. Front and rear brand new tires with less then 10 easy miles on them. Bike also comes with as shown a very rare light weight $1250.00 Gianelli (made in Italy) hand made racing exhaust/expansion chambers with dry weave carbon fiber silencers, Sudco (made in Japan) adjustable steering damper and a brand new Zero Gravity smoke tinted windscreen.

 

I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a silver RS for sale, but I by no means see them all.  This one looks super sweet and ready to rock-n-roll.  At $6,250 it seems to be priced right in the mix.  Check here for past RSBFS RS250 post

 

dd

Ducati November 3, 2009 posted by

3 Ducati D16RR Desomsedici’s for sale

 Following on the heels of Alex’s great post of 3 AMA Superbikes for sale, I felt compelled to post the badest production homologation bike on the planet.  I know, I know that can be debated, but can’t be denied that these babies are bad to the bone!

First D16RR is located in Kalamazoo, MI and is the cheapest of the 3 on .

Kalamazoo

Owner says:

2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR Team Edition #190/1500 This bike is in Excellent condition! Adult ridden, properly broken-in. I comes with all the goodies from Ducati that came with the bike. Cover, the unused GP Replica Sticker Kit, both exhaust systems and ecu’s, rear stand. Bike also has the optional Ducati rear hugger. Please email me with any questions.

This one has 3,300 miles on the clock and like I said before is the cheapest of the three at $45,000 with no reserve.

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Next D16RR is located in Seattle and is on as well.

Seattle

Owner says:

It is #678 out of 1500.  

It still has the included service plan and warranty and all accessories that came with it.  It is the Team Version.  The decals are included but have not been applied.  It has had the Ducati Service Bulletins performed by the local Ducati Dealer in Seattle (improved valve return springs and wiring harness protection).

It includes the optional carbon fiber rear hugger.  The motorcycle has the factory included racing exhaust kit installed.  The stock kit comes with it as well

 
This one is priced in the middle of the three at $57,000 with no reserve.  The owner is also including a little bonus if you buy his bike.  You’ll have to to get all of the details. 

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Finally, the 3rd D16RR for sale is located in Portland and is for sale on just like the previous 2.

Portland

Owner says:

2008 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR Team Edition #869/1500

This bike in Great shape and only has 758 miles. Unfortunately money is tight and I need to sell this amazing machine.

 
This bike has a ton of upgrades (I thought Ducati already had the good stuff on it?) which are extensive and tasty.   

 I have had quite a bit of upgrades installed and they are as follows:

  • Titanium Race Exhaust
  • BST Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Brake Tech Carbon Fiber Brake Rotors
  • Ferodo Carbon Brake Pads
  • Yoyodyne Titanium Hardware for Rotors
  • Dynojet PCV(5) Powercomander
  • Dynojet Quickshifter and Shift Rod.
  • Ducati Performance Rear Hugger
  • Vented Clutch Cover
  • Zero Gravity Rosso GP Replica Windscreen (shown in pics on bike)
  • Ducati Performance Double Bubble Windscreen
  • Casey Stoner Grips
  • Anti Vibration Handle Bar Inserts
  • Rizoma Bar ends
  • Ducati Performance Brake and Clutch Resivoir Covers
  • AFAM Rear Sporkets
  • Carbon Fibre rotors, Carbon Pads, Carbon Fibre wheels…..  Would love to see this bike in person and throw a leg over it.  I can only imagine how this thing sounds with the Titanium Exhaust cranked up to about 10,000g.  Just the thought of it makes my hair raise. 

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    So if you’ve ever had an itch to pick one of these bad boys up now is your chance.  Silly season is in full swing and the rare bikes are plentiful.  The D16RR’s had a $72,000 price tag when new (someone can correct me if I’m wrong) and these are priced well under that.  The last one has a lot of expensive bits on it and I can’t even begin to guess what they cost in addition to the bike.  Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed posting them.

    dd 

    Aprilia October 31, 2009 posted by

    1999 Aprilia RS 250 almost new!

     

    Aprilia RS 250 on the Los Angeles CL  Bike is located in Long Beach, CA

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    This non street version has been sitting, but it should be in great shape considering it has less than 300 miles…  Hmmm lets do some 4th grade math; 300/10 = 30 miles per year average,  that’s insane!  If I owned this thing, it would have had a couple Mag Lights duct taped to it and I’d be ripping through the canyons doing my part to put the mosquito population in decline.  The owner has it listed at $3869.00 (sort of an odd number) which seems pretty darn fair considering it’s brand new and still has the spares kit. 

     

    Aprilia RS250 1999, good condition, not street legal, less than 300 miles, comes with front and rear wheel stands and spares kit. This bike has been sitting in my garage for 8 years help me clean out the garage so my wife stops complaining.

     

    Someone help Rob get his wife in line and get this out of his garage and into yours. 

     

    dd

    Aprilia October 27, 2009 posted by

    2000 Aprilia RS 250 on ebay

    I figured what the heck!  Let’s keep the 2 stroke theme rolling along.

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     Auction says it has 1,000 miles on it and has been used for racing and track days, but has been stored for the past 15 months.  This beauty has all of the desired up grades already completed.  Bike is located in Seattle, WA.  Owner states that it is streetable, but I don’t see any lights so you be the judge.  Track or street this thing screams FUN FUN FUN!

    The owner says:

    Has most the upgrades done:

    * GP shift (and linkage to change it back to stock)
    * carbonfibre cans
    * stainless brake lines
    * Rachtech forks and shock
    * 520 chain conversion
    * Woodcraft rearsets
    * and more.

    $100’s in Extras included:

    * clutch kit, clutch cable, clutch levers
    * 43T and 49T rear sprockets (I’ve got gearing data for the East CCS tracks in the notes of the manual)
    * rear brake pedal
    * front fork seals
    * extra set of clip ons
    * rear stand
    * synthetic oil
    * and more miscellaneous stuff that really pays to have on hand.

     
    Someday I’ll have one of these and I’ll be kill’n mosquito’s with a huge smile on my face.

    dd

    Bimota October 24, 2009 posted by

    It’s Raining Bimota’s! Here’s a YB11 For Sale in Seattle

    I know we’ve been on a real Bimota tear recently and here’s another! Hope you’re enjoying the selection of these newly available exotics!

    1997 Bimota YB11 – $5800 on Craigslist:

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    quote from seller’s listing:

    This 1997 YB11 Superleggera has a Clean Title in hand and has never been wrecked or dropped. It has a few small scratches and is 7 or 8 out of 10. This bike is Rare, Red, (Superlight) and in great runing shape. It has 11,050 original Miles. It has a new Battery (purchased 2 months ago and is on a tender), just changed oil (2nd time with only putting 150 miles since purchased two years ago) This Bike has a 1000cc Yamaha YZF1000R engine from the factory with over 150hp and has a dry weight of 403.4 pounds. When it was purchased it came with many upgrades and has a box of stock parts. I owned two other bikes (which I’ve sold) that I rode more often and didnt ride this one for that reason.
    I have to sell it because I need to keep my house!

    Phil knows far more about these bikes than I do, so hopefully he’ll give us some background on this model. From my limited perspective, $5800 sounds like a great deal on an exotic you can actually ride and enjoy. Not to mention I have a strange weakness for the Thunderace and with it’s motor in this chassis, I’m especially intrigued.

    Someone help this guy stay in his house and take the Bimota off his hands!

    dc

    Bimota October 23, 2009 posted by

    Bimota Tesi 3D for sale…on Ebay Poland!

    I know, I know, this bike isn’t in the US…but since the Bimota Tesi 3D is such a beautiful rare bird, I got permission from Dan to post this so we can all drool over it.  With that, I give you a 2009 Bimota Tesi 3D for sale on ebay Poland:

    There’s not much information offered in the listing, except that the seller have a special statement to allow registration in Poland.”  While I cannot comment on the USD40,000+ asking price and the seller’s zero feedback rating, but coat me in chocolate and throw me in a barrel of cats if that’s not a beautiful bike!

    A bit of background on the Tesi series: before working for the exclusive Italian marque, ex-Bimota chief engineer Pier Luigi Marconi wrote his Mechanical Engineering degree thesis on the hub-center steering concept.  While at Bimota, Marconi applied his thesis design to create the Tesi 1D (‘Tesi’ meaning ‘Thesis’ in Italian, and ‘D’ indicating that it has a Ducati engine – a Bimota modified 851 motor – inside) – Bimota’s first alternative front end design.

    After the Tesi 1D was introduced in 1990, there came the Tesi 1D SR (slightly larger engine displacement than the 1D), the Tesi 1D EF (Edition Final), Tesi 2D (also known as the Vyrus 984), and now the latest incarnation, the Tesi 3D.  The Tesi was never meant to be a mass poduced vehicle, and the Tesi 1D was probably the most (relatively) common model at 127 units totally produced.  

    Although there are no official figures how many 3Ds have been made, my (very) rough guess is 50-80 units worldwide.  This particular example is from a later production batch as identified by the red-coloured steel steering push rods and plastic brake fluid reservoirs.  Units from the very first production run was a limited series (named as the ‘Tesi 3D Concept’ by some importers), with carbon fiber steering push rods, alloy machined brake fluid reservoirs mounted on top of the triple clamp (just like the old DB1), wet clutch, and a small metal plaque stating the serial number. These bikes also came with Bimota Tesi 3D watches (made by Italian watch maker Officina Del Tempo) complete with matching numbers!

    Definitely something to drool and fantasize about over the weekend!

    phil

    Ducati October 22, 2009 posted by

    2002 Ducati MHE900 on ebay

    Editor note: Today we welcome a new author to RSBFS. This is Steve’s first post and from the looks of it we’ll be looking forward to his future selections with this kind of taste! Please join me in welcoming him on board! -dc

    This is a 2002 Ducati MHE900 and is limited production even for Ducati – this happens to be bike #1891 of 2001. These came standard with lots of trick parts but this one has a quite a few upgrades including a complete carbon fiber body kit and upgraded fuel tank – five gallons instead of three. This MHE900 has 5,433 miles on the odometer but looks showroom new. The Buy It Now price was recently lowered to $12,995. See this Ducati on ebay: 

    2002 Ducati MHE900 MH900evoluzione for sale

    More information from the ebay listing:

    This is a very special bike! There were only 2000 made and this is number 1891.  When offered in 2001, they sold out online in under 1 hour!  The prices have climbed steadily and this represents a blue chip investment you can enjoy! This bike is loaded with carbon fiber body work complete by Carbon Dream. A Staintune exhaust was added for premium sound and maximum performance.  An upgraded 5 gallon tank was a big step up from the factory tank that held just under 3 gallons.  All parts were purchased through Ducati Corsa including the Ducati high performance mirrors. This bike has been well cared for, serviced at the Ducati dealer (Fast By Ferracci) its whole life.  We have all the service records for this bike since birth along with any upgrade that was added.  We also have all the original body work including fenders, factory tank and more.  The Ducati has just recently gone through inspection and has had regular synthetic oil changes when called for.  There is no other bike out there like this, offering you modern styling and extraordinary performance this is a great one to add to the collection.  This bike holds true to the Ducati name and look.

    The standard MHE900 is rare enough but the upgrades done to this bike make it one of a kind. I do however, question the need for a larger fuel tank as I expect the ergonomics to wear the rider down faster than the engine consumes gasoline – or I just might be getting old. Either way, this is definitely a motorcycle I wouldn’t mind adding to my stable…