Posts by tag: Italian

MV Agusta November 12, 2009 posted by

2007 MV Agusta Senna #189 & #212 for sale on ebay

Guess it is true, good things do come in pairs…especially when we are talking about Italian exotics such as these. In this case, they are rare as well – limited to 300.

with a buy it now of $16,500.

with a buy it now of $22,950.

2007 MV Agusta Senna for sale on ebay

These motorcycles are a tribute to the late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna who was tragically killed in 1994.

From Wikipedia:

Ayrton Senna da Silva, São Paulo, March 21, 1960, – Bologna Italy May 1, 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver and three-time Formula One world champion. He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, and remains the most recent Grand Prix driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car.

Senna began his motorsport career in karting and moved up the ranks to win the British Formula 3 championship in 1983. Making his Formula One debut with Toleman in 1984, he moved to Lotus-Renault the following year, and won six Grands Prix over the next three seasons. In 1988 he joined Frenchman Alain Prost at McLaren-Honda. Between them, Senna and Prost won fifteen out of the sixteen Grands Prix which took place that season, with Senna winning his first World Championship, a title he would go on to win again in 1990 and 1991. McLaren’s performance declined in 1992, as the Williams-Renault combination began to dominate the sport, although Senna won five races to finish as runner-up in 1993. He moved to Williams in 1994, but suffered a fatal accident at the third race of the season at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Italy.

Senna is regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of Formula One. He was recognized for his qualifying speed over one lap and from 1989 until 2006 held the record for most pole positions. He was among the most talented drivers in extremely rain-affected conditions, as shown by his performances in the 1984 Monaco Grand Prix, the 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix, and the 1993 European Grand Prix. He also holds the record for most victories at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix (6) and is the third most successful driver of all time in terms of race wins. However, Senna courted controversy throughout his career, particularly during his turbulent rivalry with Alain Prost, which was marked by two championship-deciding collisions at the 1989 and 1990 Japanese Grands Prix.

What else makes this bike so special? The ebay description of bike #212 states:

These are champions who have shattered records, pulverized pole positions and fast laps and faced all kinds of challenges. They live in our memories, remembered by the races they ran and the cars they drove. However, there are exceptions: when we think of Ayrton Senna, we do not remember him by the symbols of his success; we see the portrait of a man. We see the image of a champion in a league of his own, who not only won three world titles (1988, 1990, 1991) and 41 Grand Prix, but who was also able to carry us on the wave of his emotions like no-one else. This is because Ayrton defied speed -not just his opponents. He was attracted by the beauty of velocity and challenged it with unswerving faith. Close to the less fortunate, fair to his adversaries, Senna always drove with his heart, always allowing the man to cross the finish line before the champion.

More sensuality, more high tech, more intuition. For every new model must outshine the previous one. This goes for all MV Agusta innovations. The Senna has graced the F41000 with new and exclusive characteristics: a state of the art engine reaching 174 horsepower, a new injection system, the Weber Marelli 5SM, for better power control, the most advanced Brembo four-caliper radial brakes available. This is the excellence of MV Agusta, in honor of Ayrton Senna: the legend.

Which one would I have? Both are great but I would go for #212 as it is barely broken in and has a lot of upgrades including a tinted windscreen, Fast by Ferracci slip on carbon fiber exhaust and BST carbon fiber wheels with new tires.

SG

Bimota November 12, 2009 posted by

1998 Bimota SB6R on ebay

14

23

Found this one while I was searching this morning and it should please any of our Bimota fans. This SB6R has been modified quite a bit, but they are all very tasteful and should maintain the integrity of this classic exotica.

Owner comments:

The accessories include large diameter CF sport mufflers, K&N Carb Jet kit, with a high flow fuel pump, Gold Ti coated fork tubes and a 530 chain and sprockets conversion. The carbon fiber frame protectors, CF one piece belly pan, CF inner fairing panels, CF mirrors and CF front cowling really sets this bike apart from any other SB6R.
The contrasting gold top triple clamp adds a touch of color.

The instrumentation is by Stack: 8130sp electronic rally dash. The handle bars have Salamander anti vibe bar ends. The shock reservoir clamp is made from billet stock.
Ignition is by Dynatek 2000, this system includes 3ohm coils and is multi adjustable with variable (1&4) (2&3) spark timing.

Front brakes are by “Braking” wave rotors. The calipers are K.A.D. six piston monoblock. All the pads are new.
The rear rotor is titanium including titanium rotor bolts front and back.
The foot pegs are Vortec.

Suspension: Paoli 46mm RSU forks, fully adjustable. Ohlins rear shock multi adjustable

Engine modifications include a properly installed and tuned Cosworth 1199cc 12.5:1 compression big bore piston kit. Lightly ported cylinder head and degreed stock cams.

If you’re in the market for a Bimota this one might be for you. The owner has listed several contact numbers for anyone interested in more information. I really like all of the Carbon Fibre on this one. Very nice indeed!

dd

Moto Guzzi November 12, 2009 posted by

2006 Moto Guzzi MAS12s proto-type

I had to obtain special permission to post this one, but I think you will all agree it is RSBFS worthy.

Bike is located in Villasanta, Italy and being offered by a private seller. There’s a laundry list of high-end components on the bike and it looks way cool.

123

Comments from the owner:

The MAS12 has more than just a Moto Guzzi prototype. It is driven by a powerful water-cooled 1,105 cc four-stroke with 4 valve in titanium, high compression two-segment pistons, twin cam shaft on top. It is also a machine dedicated to all riders who love and understand motorcycling, not an over-tuned mass of technology for a limited few.

I didn’t dare try and re-write the sellers comments; I wanted to leave them for everyone to enjoy.

Is it just me or does it look like you might have a very hot left big toe after a stint on this beast?

dd

MV Agusta November 12, 2009 posted by

MV Agusta F4 “Corse”

The MV F4’s are probably the sexiest bikes on the planet and for me the “Corse” is the pinnacle, not to slight the “CC” because those are quite sexy as well. MV Corse is responsible for designing all of the companies “limited edition” bikes. MV may not have the recent race history of the other Italian company, but they can build them as well as any in my humble opinion.

123

Comments from the seller:

The bike comes with all the best, top parts from the motorcycle industry, including forged Marchesini wheels, Ohlins steering dampener, rear Sachs shock, Marzocci forks, Brembo front brakes and CRG rear brake and other top parts. This bike is one of the most rare bikes on the road.

Would have been nice to see pictures of the trick parts and overall condition considering the price tag, but the seller does offer his phone # for any interested parties.

dd

Ducati November 10, 2009 posted by

1992 Ducati 900ss Black on White!

I’ll admit it….. I had to ask Dan if this was, in fact, a rare Ducati worth posting. And for all of our Ducati fans who already know about these, Dan’s answer was an astounding “YES!”; of course, he attached the “only if it’s real” disclaimer. But, you can be the judge as to the authenticity of this Ducati.

162345

Quotes from the seller:

This Duck is unmolested less a couple modifications I made when purchased new “yes I purchased this bike new in 1991.” I have been told that today as few as 3 and as many as 13 of the Black on White Café Racers exist. What I do know for certain this is the best example with the lowest miles.

This beauty has a starting bid of $3,000 and a B.I.N price of $8,900. I checked our archives and couldn’t find any “Cafe Racer” 900ss listed. I’m not that familiar with these, but the BIN price is as high as anything we’ve posted in the past. I would love to hear some comments to back up what the seller is stating and that there are only 13 of these in the world? That seems to be far fetched considering they are only asking $8,900. I would have to believe if there were only 13 of any Ducati in the world the price would considerably higher.

dd

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):

1990 Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale1990 Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale

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

*********************

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!

1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale

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.

*********************

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):

9217nla_191346nm0_198832a4_19

Thanks for the email Shawn!

*********************

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:

Yamaha RZ500 For SaleYamaha RZ500 For SaleYamaha RZ500 For SaleYamaha RZ500 For Sale

*********************

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:

Suzuki Walter Wolf Gamma For SaleSuzuki Walter Wolf Gamma For SaleSuzuki Walter Wolf Gamma For SaleSuzuki Walter Wolf Gamma For Sale

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. 

123

 

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.

===============================================================================

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. 

================================================================================

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. 

    ================================================================================

    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