Posts by tag: Italian

Ducati June 28, 2009 posted by

A Brand New Ducati 851 SP3 For Sale in Italy

You read that correctly: There is a nearly new Ducati 851 SP3 with 8 miles on the clock on eBay in Italy right now:

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quote from seller’s listing:

QUESTA MOTO, OLTRE AD ESSERE MOLTO RARA (PRODOTTA IN 700 ESEMPLARI) CREDO SIA UN PEZZO UNICO!!!!

LA MOTO INFATTI, E’ NUOVA DI FABBRICA E NON E’ MAI STATA USATA, NE IMMATRICOLATA

L’HO ACQUISTATA VENT’ANNI ORSONO E DA ALLORA E’ RIMASTA ESPOSTA NELLA MIA CONCESSIONARIA

NON ESITATE A CONTATTARMI ALLO 030-711335 PER QUALSIASI ULTERIORE CHIARIMENTO

RITIRO MOTO IN CONCESSIONARIA

Google Translate tells me that this bike has never even been registered. Currently the auction has 3 days to go and is at 10,000 Euros currently.

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Aprilia June 21, 2009 posted by

Aprilia RS250 Challenge Bike For Sale with Title

It’s been rumored that the Challenge bikes were a bit easier to title than the gray market imports. Here’s one in Cali for $8k on Craigslist:

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quote from seller’s listing:

999/2000 Aprilia RS250 California Reg. Street legal two Stroke
Its true a street legal version of the RS250! VERY CLEAN BIKE only 4300 miles. Come and get one of the best handling street bikes on the road and scream down the streets turning everybody’s head like a top.
WILL CONSIDER REASONABLE OFFERS. CASH TALKS

1999 and up “Challenge” models, which means they share the common 1998+ specification, which includes the following (which would differ from pre 1998 bikes):
• Showa 41mm usd forks with compression and rebound damping adjustment as well as spring preload adjustment.
• Suzuki RGV250 Gamma engine
• Suspension designed for the longer shock
• easily accessed oil injection tank and coolant overflow tank
• 3.5″ x 17 front wheel, can fit 120/60 ~ 120/70 section tire
• 4.5″ x 17″ rear wheel, can fit 150~165 rear tire
• 60~65 hp
• Approximate 300 pound weight

We’ve listed lots of Aprilia’s on this blog and this one seem a touch on the high side. But it does only have 4300 miles and it boasts a street registration. Could be good for the right buyer.

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Bimota June 19, 2009 posted by

1993 Bimota DB2 in San Fran for $10999

I thought Alex had found all sweet Bimotas for sale in the country in last month’s Bimota Friday post. But this one looks like a fresh addition. A 1993 Bimota DB2 on San Francisco Craigslist:

1993 Bimota DB2 For Sale in San Francisco

quote from seller’s listing:

Rare offer- 1993 DB2 Bimota-Mint condition. Red and white- full faring. Adult owned and professionally maintained. Many mods.
Only 1800+ miles. Never in an accident or dropped.

The Bimota DB2 borrows the Ducati 900SS running gear of the same era, but that frame, bodywork, and trick suspension isn’t! I’m pretty sure that gauge cluster is the exact same one in my 750SS though!

Read an excellent summary of the Bimota DB2 on motorcyclespecs.co.za

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Ducati June 15, 2009 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 Superbike For Sale in Kansas

I’m always a sucker for the early Ducati superbikes and I’m keenly watching this market. Here’s an eBay listing for a 93 Ducati 888 Superbike:

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quote from seller’s eBay listing:

I can’t say enough about this bike. It has been a great bike but unfortunately has made it’s way to the back of the garage and this bike deserves to be on the road or shown in shows or as a museum piece. I’ve never ridden it in the rain and it hasn’t been ridden much at all in the past few years. I’ve had it on the Dyno within the past two years and it was still pumping out 100 horses. Great running bike and has the best transmission of any Ducati I’ve ever owned.

Bike has had several upgrades, such as tinted windscreen, Corbin saddle, O-Ring Chain, Upgraded EPROM, Carbon Fiber Tank Protector, Carbon Fiber Front Fender, Carbon Fiber Rear Hugger, Newer Style Pegs, Vented Clutch Cover and front sprocket cover, almost new tires. The cannisters have been “cleaned out” a bit and the bike runs and roars like a true Ducati should.

I will also send with the bike the Pitbull Rearstand, original front and rear fender, and extra rear “box” that has been cut down, and all other original parts that I can find. I believe I still have the original EPROM, Seat, Rear Fender etc. If I have it, you’ll get it.

A few years ago the bike do fall over on hot pavement (Kansas summer heat and fresh asphalt). It didn’t do too much damage, but did tweak the left clip-on (I ride it this way with no issues), scratched the back of the mirror and rubbed the part of the fender by the front left-hand turn signal. It is an easy fix with a little filler and some paint. The bike’s paint on the side panels were redone before the show to have the AGIP stickers put below the clearcoat along with the black along the bottom to make it look like a factory racer. All other paint looks great for a bike of that age as does all the other parts. In 2000 this bike won the Ducatifest at Eureka Springs, Arkansas. It was a great event and very well attended.

Looking at previous 888‘s listed on this blog, the buy-it-now price on this bike $8k seems about right. The listing is very honest about condition and it sounds like it is well sorted with common 851/888 modifications. Starting bid is $5k, so there is quite a margin in between. I’ll be curious to see where it ends up.

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Laverda May 26, 2009 posted by

1969 Laverda American Eagle GT750 For Sale in Spokane

I think I’ll keep the vintage sportbike theme going this week with this restored 1969 Laverda American Eagle GT750 on Spokane Craigslist:

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quote from Criagslist ad:

I restored this 1969 Laverda American Eagle 750 GT in 2005. It has a McCormack Motors tag on it with a VIN of 1322. This was a frame up restoration. The frame has been powder coated and the paint is fresh. The motor has been rebuilt with the assistance of the North American Laverda expert, Wolfgang Haerter. The tank, seat, silencers, front fender, and instruments are not original. The instruments are there primarily for cosmetics – the tach works and the speedo registers but is not to be trusted. The bike runs well and presents itself nicely. It has a clear Washington title. I’m asking $4,200

I am far from a market expert on any bikes, but I find I’m really behind with these vintage bikes. But this doesn’t seem like a lot of money for what looks like a really fun vintage motorcycle! Help me out in the comments if you have perspective!

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Ducati May 25, 2009 posted by

1980 Ducati 900 SS For Sale in San Diego

The classic Ducati SuperSports are such beautiful machines and this one is not exception. This 1980 Ducati 900SS sports 17k original miles and all the right upgrade bits. Check out this one on San Diego Craigslist for $20k:

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quote from seller’s Craigslist post:

I am the second owner of this beautiful 1980 Ducati 900 SS and have owned it since 1983. It has 17xxx original miles, and is in exceptional condition. It has the “speed kit” installed, which consisted of 40mm del orto carburetors, Conti mufflers and a larger front sprocket. I am including various extras, such as a solo seat, several factory tools, brake pads, oil filters, s&w shocks with two sets of springs (the original marzzochi’s are on the bike) a Haynes owners manual and more. I also have the original turn signals, but they are removed for appearance sake.

I couldn’t really speculate on this market, but I know it jumped off the page when I opened the link. Any early 900SS owners out there that want to comment?

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Aprilia May 18, 2009 posted by

California Street Legal 2006 Aprilia RS125

As you may be aware, Aprilia brought a semi-street-legal (headlights, tail lights, but incorrect wiring harness and off-road use only title) RS125 to the U.S. for 2009, however Europe and the rest of the world has been enjoying 125’s for years.  Offered for sale in Redwood City, California is a titled and plated street legal 2006 European market Aprilia RS125.  This example shows only 305 original miles and looks to be in excellent condition.  The asking price of $8500 may be a bit high as supposedly plated ’09 RS125’s have been advertised at around $6-6.5k ($5449 MSRP for the non-street legal version).  However, this is a legitimately plated bike and quite possibly the only plated 2006 (there may be a couple more) in the U.S.; it comes with desirable performance accessories, spares, and all the original parts. The 2006MY is the first for the latest iteration of the RS125 that includes the 2009’s.  If seriously interested, money may talk and a sold price could be well under the asking, but don’t expect it to be under the going price of the ’09’s.  Is it sad that we lust over what is just an entry level bike in Europe?  See the Craigslist ad here. And the hi-res Flickr photos here.

EDIT: Now advertised at $7900.

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Bimota May 15, 2009 posted by

Bimota Friday

Any Bimota is rare, unless it is today; then you have seven to choose from!

First is a 1988 YB4 located in Smithtown, New York.  A very clean example, however, the Isle of Man title could make it very difficult/impossible to register it if YB4’s were never officially imported. See the ebay ad here.

Update: Sold for $10,655.00 on 05/23/09

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Next, from the same seller, is another fuel injected Yamaha Bimota: A 1990 YB6.  The Italian flag colors are very cool, it has a claimed mileage of zero, looks to be ver clean (possible dent in the silencer?), but again, this bike suffers from a foreign (British) title.  I would also be weary of the digital binnacle.  The seller hasn’t posted any pictures to show that it actually works (you would expect that he would show of the odometer at zero) and I would expect any faults in the binnacle extremely expensive and extremely difficult to have repaired.  See it’s ebay ad here.

Update: Sold for $13,867.00 on 05/23/09.

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More Yamaha powered Bimotas with a 1991 Bimota Deici from Bremerton, Washington.  A 12k mile bike (with 49 since full restoration) that is showroom clean.  A gorgeous bike in yellow.  The seller seems confused as to what they are asking for the bike; it has be posted at $13460, $14995 (after being posted at 13.4), while the whole time the ad has stated $19995.  Being unoriginal, I would think it fair closer to the 13.5 number.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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Next up is a Suzuki powered Bimtoa; a 1998 Bimota SB6R located in Pittsburgh, Penn.  Still pre-bankruptcy and Suzuki powered this bike is probably quite reliable for an Italian exotic.  The Challenge Stradale in the background doesn’t look bad either.  Shown with zero miles and no mention of non U.S. title, this looks like quite a wise purchase.  Watch or bid on it at the ebay ad here.

Update: Reserve not met at $9,100.00 on 05/20/09.

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In Big Lake, Montana is a Ducati powered 2000 Bimota DB4.  Being regularly exercised (but not mentioning its total mileage), I would expect this DB4 to be properly sorted and very use able for the next owner.  Advertised at $10000, I would imagine this to be the pick for someone who wants a Bimota they can use and enjoy.  See its Craigslist ad here.

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Next is a modern Bimota with Suzuki power:  A 2006 Bimota SB8K located in Durham, NC.  Another show piece with zero miles, this bike is probably best if you’re looking for a modern bike to collect.  See the ebay ad here.

Update: Reserve not met at $12,222.00 on 05/17/09.

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Lastly for today is the newest and most extreme Bimota:  A 2008 Bimota Tesi 3D located in (you probably guessed it) Beverly Hills, CA.  Claimed as No. 29 of 29 in the world this is a rare piece of machinery.  Depending upon whom you associate with, it should be safe to say that with a 3D you would be the envy of your friends and the only one on the block with one.  Advertised at $38500, makes it the rarest and most expensive Bimota I’ve posted today.  See the Craigslist ad here.

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My pick for the day?  Rationally the SB6R from Pittsburgh, but, obviously I’d take the Tesi if presented with the option.

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