Posts by tag: Italian

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

MV Agusta September 1, 2009 posted by

1998 MV Augusta F4

A stunning work of art for $12,000 buy-it-now!

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I stumbled across this gem today while browsing on .  I took a little time and researched this particular year and model prior to posting it.  It appears that this is a first year, mass production, “Strada” F4 with a lot of upgraded parts to make it look like it’s limited production sibling the “Oro” which means gold in Italian.  This example has only 2927 miles and is located in Florida from a private collection.  The “Oro” version was upgraded with a lot of Magnesium parts from the factory.  This bike has those same parts, but added by the owner.  My guess is the owner put a lot more than $12,000 in upgraded parts on this bike.  This bike screams “Sexy” as it was designed by Massimo Tamburini which is the famed Ducati 916 designer.  These are amazing bikes that are usually priced out of the general public price range, but this one is offered with no reserve so it will sell! 

MV Agusta ORO (Magnesium) ACCESSORIES

Frame Mounts

Swing Arm

Wheels 

Casoli Ohlin Replica Forks w/ Brembo Radial Mount Calipers

Casoli Carbon accessories

Casoli Front Fender

Shift-tec Carbon Exhaust Heat Shield

Arrow Exhaust

Brembo Radial Master Cylinders

FBF Frame Plugs

Cycle Kat Clip-on Comfort Bars

Last but not least, 24k Gold Plated Dzus Fasteners (they dont oxidize)

 
There seem to be a whole lot of rare bikes for sale right now and this one certainly fits in that category.  This one gets the blood flowing! 

dd

Ducati August 31, 2009 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 with only 183 miles from Private Collection

Please join me in welcoming Doug as our latest author at Rare SportBikes For Sale. As you may have noticed, Doug has submitted numerous bikes for us to post here and I finally realized he should really be a regular author with that eye! Doug has been riding since he was a boy, and in addition to having owned a number of great motorcycles over the years, he also has experience campaigning an FZR400 in WERA. Welcome aboard Doug! -dc


 

WOW! is all I can say….. 

14 year old factory tires183 miles!1997 916 for saleOhlins

This is one super nice, low mileage Ducati for sale, from a private collection, right now on

The owner states: There are NO deviations from original on this 916. The powerful liquid-cooled V-twin is untouched. It is 100% stock and ‘as-delivered’ from the factory.

In my opinion, this is the one that put Ducati on the map.  They were good before, but this model made them great!  This one even comes with the original tires!  This is one of those bikes that I would love to have, but would be afraid to ride and decrease the value.  My guess is as good as yours as to what this bike will sell for, but it will make a great addition to any stable. 

dd

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:

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle Ohlins2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle

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!

dc

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!

dc

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.

dc