Posts by tag: Italian

Bimota September 29, 2008 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale with only 1 Mile on the Clock!

Yep, you read right.  1 mile!  In fact, the ad goes on to say it’s actually only 9/10’s, but you get the idea.  Seems like a great opportunity for a collector.  Here the listing on eBaymotors for this 1991 Bimota YB8:

 quote from seller’s eBay listing:

Here is a used{barely} 1991 Bimota YB8,FZR1000 EXUP Power,thats right ,9/10ths of a mile.Bike is in great shape,paint is like new,a few spots were touched up or reworked.This was found in a gentlemans garage,where it sat for 12 years, Was bought at a Bimota bankruptcy auction in 1993. Bike had some damage on one of the fairings,but was fixed to stock specs. Every thing is original except for the rear blinkers{originals had a broken lense}.and it has a gustaffson windscreen{original was broken}.Tires are original{not dry-rotted}.Bike runs excellent! 

Featuring the fantastic FZR1000 motor and Italian styling, I’ll bet this bike is a blast.  No idea what it’s worth, but I’ll update the post after the auction ends.  Currently at about $5k reserve not met, with 6 days to go.

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Aprilia September 19, 2008 posted by

1996 Aprilia RS250 For Sale

I am a total sucker for Aprilia RS250, especially when they’re titled and for sale! Here’s a beautiful silver 1996 Aprilia RS250 that was on eBay in Florida:

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

1996 Aprilia RS-250. These bikes are VERY rare and VERY hard to find. This one is an even more rare find in that it is in EXCELLENT shape. Starts on first kick just about every time and is very fast! This one is a 2-stroke 250cc bike, it does not have electric start on it (to shed the weight of a generator, battery, and starting system), it is kick start only. This one is completely street legal with headlights, tail lights, and turn signals.

And here’s a video of the bike and exhaust note:

The description details the condition of the paint and some scuffs, but really the bike looks great in the pictures. The auction ended without meeting reserve at $6900, but the buy-it-now shows $8k. I’ve seen them over $10k and with only 7600 miles, it might be worth contacting the dealer to see if it’s still available.

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Ducati September 19, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Florida

It’s that time of year again. When the summer is just about over and all the bikes hit the classifieds after another riding season. Strap in, I’ve got a few to highlight this afternoon!


First up is this Ducati 888 SPO for $9k on Craigslist:

quote from seller’s listing:

1 of only 200 ‘handbuilt in Italy’ 1993 Ducati 888 SPO’s imported to the USA!
Ducati estimates that due to racing, accidents, thefts etc, that there are probably only 20+ of these rare bikes in exceptional condition exist now.

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Still looks NEW – Runs like a BEAST! Extremely Low Miles – Only 10,723 miles – Nothing looks or SOUNDS like a 4 Valve per Cylinder Ducati (NO valve springs! Only Ducati has the ‘DESMO’ Magic 🙂
This one has upgraded seat, ProItalia rearsets, chip, carbon fiber exhaust, stainless steel brake lines, the complete paper copy (in binder) 5 language maintenace manul, records, enthusiast ‘coffee table’ books and more…

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This is one of the more affordable ones I’ve seen for sale really. And they’re only going up. Someone should go check this out.

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Ducati September 14, 2008 posted by

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale: Hello Hotness!

As I’ve stated many times before: San Francisco Craigslist is THE place to spot the coolest sportbikes for sale. Here’s a beaut of a 748R for sale:

quote from seller’s CraigsList ad:

2000 Ducati 748R
6,500 miles
lots of extras
6000 mile service done at Nichols
Clean title
Asking $8200 obo

And if you’re not familiar with what makes the R worth so much more than the regular model, here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry for the Ducati 748:

The top of the range model was now the 748R, Ducati’s racing homogolation model produced only in very limited numbers. This engine was again a derivitve of the SPS model but with more tuning. The main difference is that the R model has an overhead shower-injector arrangement compared to the 748E and S model’s traditional throttle bodies, titanium conrods, titanium valves and more extreme valve timing. As such, the 748R has a larger, two-part airbox and thus the frame was also different to accommodate this. The suspension choice was Ohlins for both the rear shock and front forks, although the very first models in 2000 used Showa TiN front forks and a Showa shock absorber. The engine included a very basic slipper clutch to ensure that this would then be homogolated for use in racing and also an oil cooler.

With specs like that, $8200 sounds like a bargain!

dc

Ducati September 8, 2008 posted by

2006 Paul Smart 1000LE For Sale in Lynnwood

I spotted this bike for sale on DesmoNorthwest. While not exactly what you’d call rare, they’re definitely not commonplace either. And for $9700 I think you do a lot worse if looking for something special.

2006 Paul Smart 1000LE For Sale on Desmo Northwest

quote from DesmoNorthwest post:

OK guys, I’ve got to trim the herd of bikes in the garage. You know you have too many bikes when you have to start bugging your kids to store your bikes in their garage. Up for sale now is the Ducati. This one is going to hurt. The bike resides just north of Seattle.

This is probably the sexiest machine you’ll ever wrap your legs around.

The bike is basically stock…. because stock is pretty friggin’ impressive. She’s suspended with Ohlin’s suspension and has a nice throaty growl from the stock exhaust.

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Ducati September 7, 2008 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO For Sale in Santa Barbara

Here’s a nice low miles Ducati 888 SPO for sale in California. The 888 is final evolution of the 851 Superbike and is the precursor to legendary Ducati 916.

quote from seller’s Craigslist Ad:

A very clean example of an early Superbike. Upgraded Renegade carbon exhaust cans, Goldline controls w/ CRG levers, white Marchesini wheels, clutch slave, Barnett clutch basket/ clutch plates, Speedymoto pressure plate. Only 9,400 miles. Always garaged and kept very clean. A beautiful bike to add to a your stable.

The 888 has a cult following and prices are on the rise. With a character all it’s own, this looks nice at $10.5k. Still not convinced? Check out this great 888 video (not the bike for sale) on YouTube:

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Aprilia July 15, 2008 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale: Titled and Low Miles!

Arguably the sexiest 250 2 stroke of it’s era, the Aprilia RS250 is at the top of my wish list at all times. This one looks like a good bet with less than 4k miles and a Washington title! Take a look at this 2000 Aprilia RS250 on Seattle Craigslist:

2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale in Seattle2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale Black2000 Aprilia RS250 For Sale with Arrow Carbon Fiber Pipes

quote from Craigslist ad:

2000 Aprilia RS250 street plated race bike, registered through April 2009. 3k miles runs and looks great, starts on first kick, as a matter of fact it starts so easily you can kick it over with your hand! Top speed of aprox 135mph, handles better than any other sport bike out there,2 stroke street bike weighs only 280lbs! Cruises on the freeway nicely. Has after market Arrow exhausts that increase power band. Some minor scuffs from transporting but excellent condition otherwise. Never been raced.
$8500

$8500 is a bit on the high side in my opinion, but if I could almost justify it, I’m sure someone else who actually has funds ready will snatch it up.

dc