Posts by tag: Italian

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

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:

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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