Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati October 19, 2009 posted by

1996 Ducati 900 SP #973 of 1000

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I know we’ve had several SP’s recently, but here is another one for everyone to drool over. 

  • 1996 Ducati 900SS SP # 973 0f 1000 made. Bike is showroom mint with only 5451 miles.   Always stored in a heated garage.
  • All steel braided lines for brakes and clutch.
  • Brand new Pirelli Corsa tires.
  • Micron exhaust.
  • K&N modified air box.
  • New mikuni carbs with stage one jet kit.
  • Black hollow spoke Brembo wheels.
  • Oil cooling jets for pistons.
  • Full floating front brakes.
  • I have the factory exhaust the tools and stands all included in auction.

This one has a very low 5451 on the clock and has some very nice mods.  I am particularly fond of the black Brembo wheels on this one.  The seller has saved the stock parts, tool kit and rear stand which is always nice when considering a purchase of a limited production bike.  At $9,250 it seems to be a fair price, but having just completed a check of previous 900SS posts on RSBFS they might be hanging on this one for a while.  It seems the market won’t support the asking prices of most SP owners.  I’ve seen several stall around 5 – 6k this year. 


Cagiva October 14, 2009 posted by

1987 Cagiva/Ducati 650 Allazzura

Update: bike sold for $3,500.00 on ebay


Found this Cagiva/Ducati this morning and I thought it was a pretty cool ride so here it is.

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It has 12,600 miles on it and looks to be in outstanding condition for it’s age.  I personally have never seen one of these, but that isn’t saying much!  Apparently, when Cagiva owned Ducati in the 80’s this was their attempt at rebadging of the then defunct Ducati Pantah.  As you can tell by the pictures the owner has a very nice collection of toys and this one needs a new home.  He is even offering your money back if you don’t like it.  Beat that in the used motorcycle market.

  The timing belts were changed at 12,000 miles. It has a fresh battery and fresh tires. The torque from the desmo valve 650 provides serious umph. Comes with a clear title. This is a cool bike that is unique and will give you years of riding enjoyment. If you buy this little bike and are not satisfied with it when you get it you can send it back to me for a refund.

This would make a great commuter bike and appears to be a super cheap entry into the world of Ducati.  I usually don’t like this style of motorcycle, but this one has hit my soft spot.


Aprilia October 12, 2009 posted by

2004 Aprilia Mille RSV Factory R

I know this isn’t exactly ultra rare, but with only 490 miles and nearly a $20,000.00 MSRP for only $8,500.00 buy-it-now I just had to post it up. 


The RSV R’s don”t get much talk due to that other Italian Motorcycle company, but they make a fine piece of exotica.  The RSV R’s have Ohlin’s, OZ wheels, Brembo brakes and all carbon fiber body work and that is a lot of high end material for what is basically a brand new bike.  The bike has a story and the seller explains….

I purchased this bike new in 2005 for $16,000 and was injured in a car accident not long after, so the bike has been in storage (started, tested and ridden by a friend from time to time) ever since.  So this bike is basically in new condition with less than 500 miles on the odometer. It’s never been abused, dropped and is absolutely perfect in every way.

This is a great looking Italian V-Twin, with super high end components and is cheap, cheap!


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.


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916 SPS on ebay


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.


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

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


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.



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.   



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.


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.


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….