Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati August 30, 2009 posted by

Just in at Ducati Seattle: 2000 Ducati 748R

I’m a member and the webmaster for the Seattle Ducati Club, DesmoNorthwest.com, and one of our sponsors is Ducati Seattle. Dave just posted up one of their latest pieces of inventory, this tastefully upgraded 748R with only 5700 miles for $8199:

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quote from forum listing:

Miles: 5732
853cc motor by Jeff Nash Advanced Motorsports
Ohlins forks, shock and damper.
Wave Rotors
Billet Calipers
GP Brake and Clutch pumps
Helibars
Sargents seat
Aftermarket Adjustable rearsets
Marchesini Magnesium wheels
Carbon Airbox, rear fender, plate holder, intakes ++
PC3
Valued at – $8199.00

I realize 5700 miles isn’t brand new, but with all the expensive upgrades and a big bore kit already added, it might as well be! I can’t think of a brand new bike in that price range I’d rather have anyway!

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Bimota August 26, 2009 posted by

3 Bimotas For Sale Right Now, Each Under $10k!

Here are some rare modern classics for sale on eBay for under $10k each. Let the Italian goodness begin:

Bimota YB5 For Sale

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

This lightweight cycle (from 208 units made in 1987) comprises classic Bimota tri-color design, Yamaha FJ1200 engine, robust 41.7 mm Marzocchi M1R forks, and Brembo (good enough for the Dr. Rossi) brakes, and lightweight Technomagnesio wheels, all in near perfect condition.

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Here are some interesting facts about this motorcycle’s history:

1. Purchased from Nick Ienatsch, famous motorcycle journalist, racer and teacher at the Freddie Spencer Riding School.
2. This YB5 was owned by Nick’s father.
3. Includes original vinyl folder, including owner’s manual and warranty and service booklets. Also includes official workshop manual (two copies).
4. Purchased around May or June 2001
5. Excerpt from Bimota book regarding YB5 is enclosed.
6. This bike has been kept in push button, start up condition: the carbs are clean and the steel gas tank has had a properly applied rust proof treatment.


Bimota YB11 For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

I purchased this from the original owner 4 yeas ago with 1900 miles. The previous owner took very good care of it and also replaced the tires with new Metzeler Rennsports at the time of sale. It has an upgraded Euro headlight and upgraded Ohlins rear suspension.

I have taken meticulous care of this machine. It is in mint condition, always garaged, covered and properly maintained. I actually change all the hydraulic fluids after each ride. I just performed a complete tune up with Amsoil synthetic fluids and a new OEM battery.

The paint work is all original, never dropped, scratched or touched up. The black portion of the lowers have been perfectly refinished due to lifting of the logo type decal.

I am including the OEM workshop manual with electrical wiring diagram as well as the parts microfiche and sales brochure. I have the passengers seat and rear foot pegs that are unused as well as 1 unused spare key. All the documents and paper trail from the original owner are also included.


Bimota SB6 For Sale

quote from the eBay listing:

One of only 700+ red, white and carbon SB6’s

Only flaw is touch up paint on chin of fairing and paint chips near kick stand (see photos)

From a later run of bikes with upgraded controls, rear sets, wheels, dash, gauges, strengthened body work, and exhaust system.

Vehicle Description

* GSXR 1100 water/oil-cooled
* All carbon fiber body, dashboard, fenders
* New battery
* Clean carbs
* Runs well
* Owner’s manual
* Marchesini wheels
* Massive beam frame
* Complete Brembo brake system – 320mm front disc
* Paioli carbon fiber front forks – Ohlins rear shock
* Original 4 into 2 into 1 into 2 undertail exhaust


All three are super delicious, but I think I’m most turned on by the YB11 with the super low miles and Yamaha Thunderace engine. Not that I could handle a monster like that, but it’d sure look great in my living room!

Thanks again to Doug for his spotting help!

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Ducati August 19, 2009 posted by

Black on White 1995 Ducati 900SS

The factory black and white Ducati 900SS is a very rare combination and highly sought after because it’s a dead sexy combination hardly ever seen in the wild. Unfortunately it seems only the 1992 model received that treatment from what I can research. Nonetheless, it looks very well looked after and worth a look for $4300. It’s in Everett, Washington on Craigslist:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist posting:

1995 Ducati 900 SS/SP in very good conditio with 10961 miles. Within the last 1500 miles it has had new tires, chain and sprockets, belts, tune up, carb cleaning, clutch cylinder rebuild, and oil and filter change. The only thing that might need attention is the rear brake that squeals at low speeds.
I’ve desided I need a bike with a more upright riding position, so I’m putting this one up for sale.

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Ducati August 18, 2009 posted by

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale in New Hampshire

Ducati SuperBikes are obviously a weak spot for me and this beautiful 748R would satisfy that fix with ease! Check out this lovely example

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

748 R with stock motor and exhaust and currently has 6,392 miles. Upgrades include Samco silicone hoses, Speedymoto billet water pump housing, CRG billet adjustable levers, billet fork adjusters and billet breather. Carbon fiber front mudguard, rear mudguard, key guard, tank protector, swingarm and chain guard. Evoluzione license plate bracket with light cleans up the back end while keeping it legal. The bulky stock plastic license plate bracket is not pictured but is included. A Powerlet accessory socket specifically made for the 916/96/98/748 is installed allows a battery charger to be plugged in or to power heated clothing (using a BMW-style plug). When the bike is not used it is always on a charger and it is very clean and well kept both cosmetically and mechanically.

Belts replaced and 6K service completed earlier this year (I have all the service records). Purchased new in 2006 and it has never been crashed or raced and runs very well. All service done at authorized retailers in NH (Seacoast Sport Cycle and BCM Motorsports). This is a rare bike with not many left especially in this condition and I have documentation to prove the validity of the bike (copy of the original MSO).

You can get the Cliff-Notes on this special 748 variant on the Wikipedia page, or get all the details via this excerpt on Google Books from Ducati Desmoquattro Superbikes by Ian Falloon.

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Aprilia August 4, 2009 posted by

1994 Aprilia RS250

Located in Knoxville, Tennessee is a very nice, but not perfect, 1994 Aprilia RS250.  This bike is a Loris Reggiani replica with 3,953 miles.  The bike is supposedly great except for some scratches to the windscreen and tail which is disappointing based on the rest of the bikes condition.  Tennessee titled and registered. 

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Ducati July 10, 2009 posted by

Two Rare Ducati Superbikes For Sale: 916SPS and 996R

Motorcycle classified shopping is so good the second half of the season! Folks have got their last rides in, or realized that another summer has passed without riding again, and all of the sudden the market it flooded with sweet rides. I think there’s actually more on the market now than there is in the spring!

For instance, check out this beautiful 916SPS for sale with only 4500 miles!

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

An original example, never raced , never down. The 916 introduced in 1994 had an engine that was derived from the 851 which began life in 1987. The increased displacement and resulting horsepower gains over the ensuing years made the original engine cases fragile. In 1997 Ducati introduced a new engine with stronger cases. The AMA considered this a new motorcycle and required that twenty-five machines be sold for it to be homologated. This motorcycle is one of the twenty-five that were brought into the country for homologation, and is one of the ten that Ferracchi sold. The motorcycle was delivered with both a street legal exhaust system and a Termignoni system with the corresponding e-prom . The motorcycle comes with complete records including the Dynamometer run that Ferracci did prior to delivery. Included are the original wheels and tires, which have only been run on the Dynamometer. Marchesni magnesium wheels are on the motorcycle now. All original parts are included as well as an extra set of body panels.

Need something even more special? How about a Ducati 996R for sale with only 1 mile!

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Rare 996R, the real deal, for the discriminating Ducati collector. Beautiful and historic this is one of the finest examples on the iconic superbike know to exist in the world.

A must have collection piece for the true Ducatisi or motorcycle museum curator.

This is a unique opportunity. Never ridden, never raced, no road use. A perfect example of Ducati’s legendary 996R Superbike. This bike is a critical step in the bloodline of Ducati’s racing leadership.

A real 2001 996 R, no headlights, no taillight, and faded factory shipping stickers remain on the twin headlight infills on the gorgeous carbon fiber fairing. Ducati 996R in full clear coated carbon fiber emerge from the red paint showing the world the fairings’ composition. Two frame labels denote that this machine is for racing use only.

he bike is truly beautiful. It is part of the lineage of the most iconic sport bikes ever designed. Its’ monoposto tail section with painted number plate, gold pinstriping, and grillwork are spectacular. Front and rear Ohlins suspension and an Ohlins steering dampener overtly display the quality components built into this bike. This 2001 996R has spent its life in an artistic collector’s home on a track stand. It is as close to factory original condition as is possible.

The 916SPS is a bit more of a standout to me as it has tons of trick and exclusive parts, but doesn’t do away with the headlights, indicators, etc… But as a piece of art in the house on the winning lotto day, well then that 996R would certainly fit the bill!

Resources:
A 2003 Ducati Market Report with a nice summary of info on the 916SPS
2001 Ducati 996R Information on Ducati.com

Have a good weekend everyone and ride safe!

dc

Ducati July 8, 2009 posted by

1992 Ducati Superbike 851 For Sale in Virginia

I do love me some 851 goodness, and this one looks really good! With under 10k miles on this 17 year old superbike, it looks to be in phenomenal condition! Take a look here on eBay where the starting bid is $5000:

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quote from the seller’s listing:

Very rare 1992 ducati 851. This bike has alot of upgrades including lots of carbon fiber, Marchisini wheels, floating brake rotors and much more. This bike is mint and part of a collection, it was always kept indoors and always maintened properly. Look at the pics and you will see that a bike like this does not come for sale very often. This is a no reserve sale and a 7 day auction so someone will get this beautiful bike at a great price. If you know Ducati you know how great this bikes are and know the upgrades made by the factory for this 2nd generation of 851.

This bike excites me for a few reasons. For starters it has very tasteful modifications and the condition looks really good. It’s also part of a collection as the pictures tell the real story. Check out all the other Duc’s in the background. And I do believe that’s a late model Testarossa in the same garage.

I think it’s getting close to time to sell my 750SS and upgrade. These 851 and 888’s that have been coming up are really making me consider it!

dc

Ducati July 1, 2009 posted by

1991 Ducati 851 Superbike SP3 Replica

Sometimes it seems like the coveted 888 gets more attention than the 851; especially on this blog! But it’s important to remember that the 851 itself was still a big step up from the 900SS in terms of technology and performance, and that the 888 is an evolution of this series. The SP3 version fits somewhere in between being a special edition 851, but having never been imported to this country, it’s a rare sight, replica or not! Check out this cool Ducati 851 SP3 replica on eBay ($6100/reserve not met currently, 5 days remain):

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

I am offering my 1991 Ducati 851 built as an SP3 Replica in hopes that it goes to another loving home. I bought this bike three years ago and put only 2.8 miles on it since then and have decided to sell it to fund my next Porsche street car. I bought this 851 from an authorized Ducati dealer and this was his personal bike. Before I picked it up he did a full service on it including valve adjustment, timing belts, fuel & oil filters, throttle body sync & Co EFI adjustment, fluids & coolant. I just put a new battery and fresh gas in it last week and took it for a ride around our neighboorhood. The sound of the (very expensive) Termignioni “Spaghetti” exhaust brought about every neighboor kid & teen waiting for me to get back in the garage with this bike.

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In addition to the rare and expensive exhaust it also has full floating cast iron rotors on billet aluminum carriers, Ohlins shock, Ducati SP3 fiberglass solo race tail section, Billet Brembo brake calipers, Front matching white # plate with painted silver & black clearcoated pinstripes (to match period correct Ducati logo), Period correct Ducati vented clutch cover, Black Brembo 5.5 & 3.5″ wheels and probably some other things I have forgot. The 1991 851 has a lightweight aluminum fuel tank which also makes this a desireable year.

As I proofread my opening paragraph writing this post, I had to laugh out loud at myself because I’m actually trying to suggest there’s enough difference in the 851/888 series of models such that it requires some debate. I have no doubt the 888 SPO is the tops and ‘the one to have’. But as they say, I wouldn’t kick an 851 out of bed either. And this one in particular is loaded and good miles.

A couple questions for the readers: How big a difference is the 851 compared to the 888 to you? And is all out rarity and top spec the most important thing to you, or is all out performance — like if we introduced 748/916 variants in the mix for similar money?

Can of worms

Can of worms

Resources:

The 851/888 Yahoo Group is a must. I subscribe and lurk just to learn from their expertise.
The Ducati851and888.com forums
Official Ducati Heritage Page on the 851 SBK

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