Posts by tag: Italian

Bimota October 2, 2009 posted by

1990 Bimota DB1SR

bimota db1sr for sale

Located in Sliver Spring, Maryland is a very cool 1990 Bimota DB1SR.  This bike is in amazing original condition with 3,475 miles.  The seller states that this is one of only two known to be in the U.S.; also included is a general description of the FE DB1:

Known as the “Green Stripe DB1SR” (tri-color vs. the two of the regular DB1SR) it is considered to represent the ultimate refinement of the trestle type space tube frame and telescopic fork design. The “Series Finale” is particularly special due to its different forks, wheels, brakes and two into one exhaust. The motor produces 90- 95 hp (*manufactures claim) fitted with 41.5 Malossi carburetors and with a dry weight of 368 lbs and 406 lbs wet, bringing this DB1SR to a level of performance few can appreciate.

The starting bid is $12,000 with a reserve.  See the eBay ad

AG

Ducati October 2, 2009 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE – bargain!

Before you check out this Ducati, please welcome Phil to Rare Sport Bikes For Sale as this is his first post. He has been a subscriber and regular with site submissions — so much so that I had to just invite him to contribute directly when I couldn’t keep up with his emails anymore! He’s a big time Bimota fan and is blogging from Hong Kong for us, which I think is extra cool. Welcome aboard Phil!

Hi, it’s my first post contributing to RSBFS, so if I made any boo-boos, please bear with me.  So, with that out of the way…what we have here is a nice example of a for sale on eBay.

The FE stands for “Final Edition”, the last batch of monoposto air-cooled super sports before the new injected version. There are only 800 of these world wide, with 300 of them for the US market.  FE’s share similar running gear to earlier Superlights with higher exhaust, carbon bits, and single seat.  Each FE has a number metal plaque on the top triple clamp and this one is #283.

Here’s what the seller has to say:

DUCATI 900 SUPERSPORT FE #283

Bike comes with: FULL RAISED EXHAUST SYSTEM (ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST SYSTEM) , DUC PERFORMANCE STEERING DAMPER, BRAIDED BRAKE LINES.

Very low reserve………………The bike is EXCELLENTE CONDITIONS!!! Real awsome RIDE!

CRATING, SHIPPING and DELIVERY to any US STATES (Except Alaska and Hawaii) for only $450.00.

New tittle from DUCATI NA, bike has never registered …MSO.”

FEs have been averaging around 5500, so this one at 3500 is an absolute steal!  The bike looks clean and have some aftermarket bits on it as well – someone would be very happy with this (I know I would be)!

Phil

Ducati October 1, 2009 posted by

2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR Team Edition!

Today’s version of a 80’s/90’s homologation race bikes, but with a slightly steeper entry fee. 

I can only imagine ripping through the canyons on this thing feeling like Casey Stoner……..  At $52k you could probably do a little fist pump at the next stop sign and pretend you just won the Moto GP Championship and not get made fun of by your buddies.

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2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR Team Edition #0074/1500! Fitted with Ducati Performance Ti bolt kit frame & engine and Ducati track Fairing, although none of the 49 miles have been on the track! Truly a rare and collectible machine! Comes with all street fairings, lights, mirrors, turn signals, license plate bracket, front and rear stands, bike cover and battery charger!

 
It looks as if everything offered from the factory is still in tact and together, which only helps for resale down the road, should you decide to pick this up. 

Last year, at the Indianapolis Moto GP race, I snuck into the Ducati area (without that “we’re special” Ducati wristband (sorry Dan)) where I was able to see one of these up close and it took my breath away.  The vibrant red color, special details, high end components and not to mention the fact that I will never be able own one made it that much more exciting for me. 

I think I read before that these have around 200hp at the crank.  If anyone needs me to use my “seat of the pants” dyno to verify that number hit me up.

dd

Uncategorized September 22, 2009 posted by

The Week in Reader Submissions!

Normally I’d give each of these their own spot, but I’m already behind that I’m attempting to catch up with a big batch post. And as I go through my inbox I have to apologize to a few of you for some great forwards that expired before I could post them. Thanks to all for the great submissions and keep them coming!

First up is the group of Craigslist ads from Lucas.

Check out this 1986 Yamaha SRX-6. I had never even heard of this bike and it’s unusual shape actually is quite nice and looks like a blast to ride. It’s a 600cc single! Check it out on Denver Craigslist for $2950 with a mere 3700 miles:

1986 Yamaha SRX-61986 Yamaha SRX-6

quote from ad:

I am selling my SRX-6. A rare (1986 only) 600cc Yamaha single. Only 3676 miles. Might add a few before it sells.
Bike came with K&N air filters, and Supertrapp exhaust system.
I recently installed the larger Radian front calipers, EBC brake pads, Braided stainless steel front brake lines, new front master cylinder, Progressive front fork springs, Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires, custom LED taillight and rear signals. The bike starts easily and runs great.


Not many of these left in this condition and especially at this price: 1989 Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja with 18k miles for $2900 on Portland Craigslist:

1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale

quote from ad:

THIS BIKE SCREAMS!
Super clean, well maintained motor, rare bike runs and drives great and exceeds 180mph meter. Bored out heads with larger sprocket for more speed. New battery. Small ding in gas tank and crack in glass panel on right shield.
Just paid $400.00 for full service and new ignition switch. Just under 18k ml. Garaged it’s whole life. I can’t believe I’m selling but life changes show the need. I’ll throw in my riding gear for cash sale.


And for fun, a 2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1, also on Portland Craigslist for $14700 and 2900 miles:

MV Agusta 1000 1+1 For Sale

quote from ad:

2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1. white/black, very rare bike, i was told its the only one white 1+1 in the northwest. bike has 2900 miles on it. carbon fiber rear hugger, fender eliminator kit, and signals in the taillights, the factory coolant was replaced with Engine ice Hi-performance coolant, also has hi performance impeller installed for better cooling. all work done by MotoCorsa, along with all maintenance. bike has factory warranty until February 2010. bike is in perfect condition, nipples still on the tires. beautiful bike overall. i have the factory fender, signals, and hugger if requested. Comes with the red stand in the picture (factory stand). factory specs read 174hp at 11900rpm redline at 13k motor is inline 4 cylinder. MSRP is $22995, i paid $21k. asking $14700.

Thanks for the submissions Lucas!

dc

Ducati September 16, 2009 posted by

Two Nice Ducati’s to Wake Up To: 851 Strada and 900 SuperLight

I can’t say I’ve ever seen a Strada for sale in the U.S. before. Check out this (21k miles, $1050 reserve not met with 5 days to go):

Ducati 851 Strada For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

This 1991 Ducati 851 Strada bike is 1 of 225 imported. It is a strickly stock bike except for the Corbin seat and stainless steel braided brake lines ( both nice improvements!) It is in EXCELLENT condition for age( marks here and there, a “6 footer” ); REVS, RUNS AND RIDES beautifully! I really hate to let this great bike go.

–> ONLY 21, 660 miles! DESMOQUATTRO ENGINE STARTS, RUNS, and REVS LIKE NEW! This year 851 Ducati is one of the best in many ways: Ohlins front and Showa rear; both fully adjustable! Had 20,000 mile service. Electrical systems work fine. Clutch is typical Ducati. Tires are in good shape also! It is an Italian bike and rides like one; stiff but ready to rock and roll when necessary. At a stop light or parked, always gets noticed.

In some ways more fun to ride than later Ducati Sportbikes! ( at a fraction of the cost!)

And here’s a sexy yellow (19k miles, $4k reserve not met with 4 days to go):

Ducati 900 SS/SL Superlight For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

1993 Ducati 900 SS/SL Superlight

* Superb condition. Runs beautifully.
* 19,059 miles.
* BCM 944 kit
* High-tensile head studs
* Recent valve job
* New battery.
* Marchesini wheels
* Dunlop Sportmax tires – 170/60 ZR17 rear, 120/70 ZR17 front
* Arrow carbon fiber mufflers
* Corbin saddle

Includes:

* Original mufflers
* Original saddle
* Eclipse touring bag
* Tank bra
* Weather-proof cover
* Pit-bull bike stand
* Spare 900 SS (non-perforated) clutch cover.

The one thing that strikes me about both bikes is that they’ve been ridden, and I applaud that! Two exceptional enthusiast rides that deserve to be ridden even more!

dc

Bimota September 16, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB9 Bellaria buy-it-now for $8200.00

Here we have another Bimota for sale.  It seems as of late there have been a lot of these up for sale, but who’s complaining?  Not me, because I think they are really nice works of motorcycle art.

Check out all of the machined aluminum bits on this bike, they’re amazing! 

Now, if my memory serves me correctly the YB9’s cost over $10,000 in 91 which was a truck load of cash for a 600cc bike.  I believe the FZR600’s were going for $5,000 to $6,000 back in 91.  I compared it to the FZR because the YB9 uses the FZR 600 engine.  Obviously, they didn’t have the mystique that Bimota was offering either.  This bike is not in it’s original color, but has been done in a very tasteful Bimota type paint scheme.  Originally, these were offered in a very odd, light blue color that was not very appealing to sport bikers.  However, they did offer a rarity in that this bike has a digital dash, that was way ahead of the Japanese big 4.   
 

This YB9 is one of the rarest bikes in the USA (less than 5 ),even the world, as only 200 were made! It is a full restoration from Italy as I know it, possibly from the race series where Bimota won the 600 series 91-93.

 
I was unable to verify the above statement, but I’m sure some of our readers will be giving me the 411 on the bike as we have few Bimota followers out there.

dd

Ducati September 8, 2009 posted by

Vintage Ducati Superbikes For Sale: 750 F1 Laguna Seca and Heavily Modified 851

I’m posting late night because I’m on a short work week and probably won’t get the chance to post again for a bit. Luckily Doug and Alex have my back!

In the meantime, check out these two early Ducati Superbikes for sale right now!

1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale1987 Ducati F1 750 Laguna Seca For Sale

quote from seller’s ad:

Un-molested Ducati F1 Laguna Seca race bike. This bike has not been modified to make it street legal, but I do have it registered and licensed. I have ridden the bike one time for about 2 blocks. I start the bike up once a month and run it through a heat cycle. The bike is part of my race collection and is inside in a Heated show room. For the past 20 years I have been restoring race bikes and I am getting up in years and would like to thin out my collection.

I don’t know alot about these older Superbikes, but here is an excerpt from Brad the Bike Boy website (make sure to check out this link, the detail is amazing!):

There were three F1 specials – the Montjuich (to celebrate victory at the track of the same name), the Laguna Seca (to celebrate Lucchinelli’s victory there) and the Santamonica (to celebrate Lucchinelli’s victory there in the ’86 F1 World Championship race). According to the Motociclismo book, they had 73 Hp at 9,250 RPM at the axle, while the works bikes had almost 90.

Here’s a YouTube video of an 88 F1 to check out what they sound like:

And if you need to get your F1 fix on even more, check out this April entry from DucatiNewsToday with a wallpaper for your viewing enjoyment!

If you have feedback on the value of these bikes, I’d love to get some comments below!

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One of a kind, completely modified 1992 Ducati 851 on L.A. Craigslist:

Heavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los AngelesHeavily Modified Ducati 851 For Sale in Los Angeles

quote from seller’s listing:

YOU’VE HEARD IT BEFORE , THIS IS TRULY ONE OF A KIND BIKE. BEST BIKE IN SHOW AT LAGUNA SECA , COVER OF MOTORCYCLIST, DUCATI CALENDAR BIKE. ALL CARBON FIBER INCLUDING RIMS . TERMIGNIONI EXHAUST , OHLINS FRONT & REAR END. FAST BY FERRACI ,
140 HP JUST OVER 300LBS. WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST . OVER $ 60,000.00 DOCUMENTED WORK .
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY $ 22,500.00

It could be argued that you’d have to be crazy to spend $60k on an 851, but does that make it a bargain at $20k? I have to believe that this personal love affair will have a hard time fetching that money even at 3:1. But it sure sounds like the business. I know we have a quite a few 851/888 aficionado subscribers, what are you thoughts?

dc

Bimota September 8, 2009 posted by

1999 Bimota DB4 $6750 w/ no reserve on ebay right now!

Superb styling, Italian flare, with a Ducati V-twin… what a combination.

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This very nice Bimota DB4 with only 3798 miles is listed on right now for $6750.00 with no reserve, so it will sell.  It retailed for $18,550.00 when new in 1999.  I’m not a huge Bimota fan, but I’ve always appreciated their styling and upgraded bits such as the Carbon Fiber fenders, Carbon Fiber fairing and Ohlins suspension.  At $6750.00 it seems like a great bike to have.  This one has been recently serviced according to the owners listing so it should be ready to enjoy.

 

It has carbon fiber front and rear fenders, heel guards and a carbon fiber belly pan (which was a factory option). It has a high quality performance carbon fiber exhaust that is throaty sounding without being obnoxiously loud. Also, of course, it is a Bimota, so everything is hand crafted and is has many CNC’d carved from billet items. The attention to detail is amazing. The DB4’s used the Ducati 900SS engine with carburetors (Mikunis) instead of fuel injection.

 
I know we have some regular viewers who are fond of Bimota’s so hopefully this one won’t disappoint.

dd