Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati October 12, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 916 SPS #278 of 400

 

**Update**  This bike had a $15,000 bid and the reserve wasn’t met, but the owner lowered the reserve to $15,001.  Is it just me or does that seem a little funny?  Hopefully, this SPS has a new home.

 

Good looking, well taken care of 916 SPS for sale on // <![CDATA[
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916 SPS on ebay

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This one has had some work done by the “Ducati Master” Eraldo Ferracci.  The seller has the following to say…
 

Has never been raced. Has never been in the rain. Has never been down. Bike is kept in the Living Room on stands. If you are a collector this is the bike for you, it is Museum quality. Has 1026 Stroker kit, engine set up by Fast by Ferracci. Bike was Dyno tuned by Eraldo.

 
For me, this is the body style to have.  Ducati set it up with the good stuff from the factory and then Ferracci made this one better.  The owner appears to have pampered it and it shows.  At $15,500 starting bid the reserve hasn’t been met, but it has a buy-it-now at $16,500.00.  I did a quick search and couldn’t come up with the original MSRP, so if anyone has that info pass it on and I’ll post it up.

 dd

Aprilia October 11, 2009 posted by

95 Aprilia RS250 in Los Angeles Back on the Market

I assume this is the same bike Alex posted earlier this summer considering the price, mileage, and color scheme are almost exactly the same. Looks like it has some recent work that is now listed.

Check out this 1995 Aprilia RS250 in Los Angeles on Craigslist:

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1995 Reggiani Replica
Mileage: 6755 KM’s => @ 4100 miles
Colors: Purpe/Orange Red/Gray
New California Title, Registration, Plate and Ta
Imported Street Bike, never raced nor tracked.
Oct 08 jet and tune
SS brakes lines + recent brake service
$7000

Good mileage and title, AND in California? I like it!

dc

Aprilia October 10, 2009 posted by

2006 Aprilia RS 125 $6,000

Update 1.11.10: Robert reports that this bike has been sold to him. Congrats on the pickup!

Located in Redwood City, California is this Aprilia RS 125 for sale on Craigslist… again.

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Alex posted this bike back in May of this year, but the asking price was $8,500, then dropped to $7,900; it is relisted again at $6,000!  I checked our older posts and at $6,000 this seems to be more in line.  Someone buy this thing and tell us all about it.   

 

dd

MV Agusta October 8, 2009 posted by

2006/7 MV Agusta F4CC 1000 #90 of 100 in the world!

For sale right now on (Claudio Castiglioni), #90 of 100 in the world.   The auction has a $60,000 starting bid and the reserve hasn’t been met…. go figure!.  Just in case your jaw dropped at the $60,000 starting bid, the suggested retail was $120,000.  So with that said, a 50% starting bid doesn’t seem too bad. 

The F4CC was sort of a “pet project” for Claudio and here is the blurb from the web site.

The boss of MV did what any of us might well have done and gave in to his inner instincts, gave in to the temptation to create a motorbike, not just to meet strategic market needs, but to create something really special, something truly magnificent – just for the sake of it. To create the F4CC project, he obviously utilized everything at his disposal; exclusive materials and the latest technology to attain the utmost in performance.

 
5  I put this stock photo in because the sellers didn’t do it justice.

6  Pure eye candy.

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There are a lot of differences between CC and the 1000R, but it is far too many to list on this blog.  I’ll highlight some for you and link the rest. 

Each machine will have a platinum plate at the top of the steering column bearing the model number from 1 – 100.

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I guess if you have one of these gems and you just by chance need some extra gas money you can always sell the Platinum # plate.
 

As we mentioned before, apart from the fact that 90% of the components are made as one-off items including the fork feet, the upper steering plate, the steering damper, the brake and clutch fluid reservoir, the gear change and brake levers, the footpegs and the side stand. As you can see, the MV F4CC uses special materials built by CRC (Centro Ricerce Cagiva) just about everywhere. The fairing is 100% carbon-fibre and the tailor made filler cap comes from the aero industry. All the protective meshes at the intake ducts and outlets at the tail are made from titanium. The same applies to the lower radiator and the four racing exhausts that form the classic organ pipe arrangement.

 
100% Carbon-Fibre fairings, titanium bits that include the radiator and exhausts.  The list seems to be endless.  You can view all of the differences by clicking here

I know this is a large post, but it is a $120,000.00 motorcycle so I figured it warranted more room….

 dd

Bimota October 7, 2009 posted by

More Bimotas! Mint DB1 for sale on ebay

Can I share something personal?  I’m torn – genuinely torn.  On one hand I’m ecstatic to see all these Bimotas on the market these days, but on the other, it’s painful – PAINFUL – not having the cash to scoop up every single one of them!  First it was the absolutely gorgeous and super rare DB1SR tricolore that Alex found, and now this – :

Bimota DB1 750. Only 2500kms or 1500miles on the clock. Engine model ZDM750L. The bike is in very good condition. It was used for the first few years then has been in storage having the engine started and servicing done every so often. The engine has now not been started for about 1year and will need a full service. The body work presents nicely however the bike is over 20years old. This is Motorbike history and a rare chance for a DB1

The seller lists this as an 1985 model, but as far I know the first year for the DB1 is 1986.  Also, those mirrors doesn’t look like they are original, but minor details really.  The thing that I am most concerned about is the price – $30,000!  Yes, the DB1 is a legend and this one is mint, but $30,000? 

Nevertheless, do check out the auction because there’s a link with a few more photos of this gem.

phil

Ducati October 5, 2009 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO on ebay w/ no reserve!

Yet another 888 SPO for sale on .  This one caught me a little off guard because it is being offered with no reserve!  With that said, this could be a great deal for someone. 

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The owner has done some extensive modifications that are as follows.  They also list an interesting disclaimer on their ebay auction so make sure you read carefully. 

GP front brake master cylinder 
916 throttle & push button choke assembly
Air box mod w/ K&N filter
Fender eliminator kit
Upgraded ECU chip 
Billet upper & lower triple clamps
Billet rear sets
JMC swing arm (stock included)
Carbon exhaust hangers
Termignoni slip-ons
Marvic wheels

 
Bike has 12,818 miles on it which is low for a 93 and located in Huntington Beach, CA.  I think I prefer the stock upper fairing better, but then again who am I to pass judgment?  The Marvic wheels and JMC swing arm make for a very nice touch.  You can compare this one to our other 851/888 posts by clicking here.

 dd

Bimota October 2, 2009 posted by

Beautiful 2007 Bimota DB5R For Sale

This Bimota DB5 just came over the radar and what a looker! Check out this (200 miles!):

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quote from the Craigslist post:

Italian twin-cylinder sport bike powered by the classic Ducati 1100 DS motor
290 Miles – better than new – runs & looks PERFECT
(only ridden on the track at a few demonstrations by Bimota rep & MRA Champion Shane Turpin)

Full Ohlins suspension
Brembo brakes
Slipper clutch
NCR titanium clutch cover
Titanium countershaft cover (stock available also)
Custom Termignoni exhaust by Norman Racing Group
GP shift (stock shifting linkage available as well)
Custom fuel mapping
Safety wired
Michelin Pilot tires (new)
White vinyl “number plate areas”
Ducati break-away bolts on mirrors
Battery Tender, Cover and Stand (included)

The body work and attention to detail is awesome for a modern era bike. Top notch components, carbon fiber body work, and that swing arm is very cool. No wonder it’s $28k! My only issue is that I’ve never heard anyone get too excited about the DS based motors. I’ve ridden a Sport Classic that had this motor, and while capable, it didn’t seem like it had any soul… Then again, when equipped with the Termi pipes, it sure did wake it up!

dc