Posts by tag: Limited Edition

BMW July 19, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

Update 7.19.2021: Scott’s BMW BCR is now on eBay or buy it from him directly for just Price reduced to $5,995. Call him at 503-302-7398 or email at sfrancis1435@gmail.com. -dc

The checkered flag is somewhere in the background of every sportbike worth the name, and BMW put their signature blue and white checker right on the R1100S Boxer Cup Replika fairings.  Owned by a veteran rider, this BCR doesn’t have a mark or needless farkle on it.

2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika for sale

2004 was midway through the three year BCR reign, and the special edition had a host of updated components aboard.  Though the 98 hp flat twin was shared, it’s the latest dual-spark engine, with 6th gear was a bit lower, and the light titanium Z-Technik exhaust.  Suspension was also an area of interest, with longer fork tubes and shorter rear torque arm borrowed from the GS model, allowing more lean angle.  Special Cup components like Öhlins dampers, braided brake lines, wider rear wheel, and profiled carbon valve covers – all optimized cornering power.  The upper fairing / tank combo flows to the seat console which hides a small pillion, balanced by the painted carbon engine fairing.

Just from the pictures, it’s easy to see that RSBFS reader Scott is passionate about the BCR, showing beautifully in the Florida sun, without the slightest flaw.  It came with ABS, which might not be the choice for expert rider on a race course, but is worth it if it makes just one save over the life of the R1100S.  Scott picks up the story from here:

This is arguably the best looking BMW motorcycle ever produced – inarguably to me!  And I’m including the R69S and R90S.  Here’s my mint 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica (BCR) one of 300 imported in 2004, in spectacular immaculate stock condition as it left the Munich factory in April 2003 per the VIN sticker.  This one has just 21.7K miles since new, or just 1,500 pampered miles per year.  It has been garaged since day one.  Unlike most of these, it also has factory ABS brakes which are always a nice safety addition if you plan to install some bags on it and tour.

NOTE:  BMW Boxer Cup Replicas (BCRs) were limited production versions of their popular boxer twin 1100cc 98 HP / 75 Ft. Lbs. torque sport machines with the cool Ducati-esque under-seat Titanium ZTechnik exhaust pipes.  They also had the sports options offered at the time of the higher suspension and beveled carbon fiber valve covers for added ground clearance in the turns, and therefore slightly taller seating position, with other carbon bits such as the front fender, a 5.5″ wide rear rim, and the lovely blue and white custom factory livery on body and wheels. Neither the rear fender has been chopped nor any other part of the bike modified that will detract from the intrinsic value this fine machine possesses.

The factory paint and finish on my BCR are a solid 9.5 out of 10.  You will be astonished at the condition of this bike both visually and technically.  It handles, starts, stops, shifts, and brakes as new.  There are zero issues or concerns with this fine machine, and I welcome anyone local to check it out or have it checked out professionally prior to bidding or purchase.  Of course it has NEVER been dropped or laid down at any stage in its life.

The bike is fitted with sticky Michelin Pilot Sport tires with lots of grippy meat left on them.  I also have the original passenger BMW footrests and mounts in mint condition.  I ride solo and prefer the cleaner looks without them installed – they are very easy to install back in their original positions – I can do it prior to your pickup.  The factory seat is in flawless condition, firm and supportive.  The factory handlebars are mounted above the top triple clamp and therefore provide a more relaxed riding position.  If you need more, the aftermarket can provide handlebar risers and rider footrest lowers to fine tune the fit.

These bikes are only getting harder and harder to find and will go up in value as time marches on.  I’m 63 years old and have been into bikes, mainly BMWs, since I was 11 years old.  I’ve owned over 40 BMW bikes and this is the best of the best that I’ve owned.  I guarantee you will NOT be disappointed with this fine machine.

Scott asks $6995 $5,995 for his R1100S BCR, and can be reached on 503-302-7398 cell or via email – here -.

The R1100S had a nice run 1998 through 2005, with Sport, BCR, and Boxer Cup Prep special editions.  The company took the model up-market with the R1200S, HP2 Sport, and the current R1250S.  With all things BMW, there is a very high engineering standard and baseline practicality to the BCR – as Scott says, his R1100S BCR could be very sporty tourer with its ABS and a set or bar risers.  It’s even ready to accept bag mounts and panniers if a longer trip is for you.  Asking $6995 $6,495, Scott welcomes your call on 503-302-7398 or email at sfrancis1435@gmail.com

-donn

 

 

Featured Listing – 2004 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika
Ducati April 28, 2021 posted by

Lights and Mirrors – 2005 Ducati 999R

With everything that wasn’t cast or welded made of carbon fiber, Ducati’s 999R was almost ready to race right out of the crate. Here’s a Sacramento example that has 6,000 miles and a fresh major service.

2005 Ducati 999R for sale on eBay

Introduced in 2003, the 999 was a new design which has taken its share of lumps, but is more appreciated as time goes on.  The EVO testastretta aboard the 2005 R has incremental improvements with more titanium parts and revised Marelli fuel injection, and calls out 150 horses at 9,750 rpm.  The trellis chassis is visibly more robust at the transmission mounts, which hold the massive double-sided swingarm.  Headstock angle and Öhlins dampers are adjustable though a race tech and trackside data system might be part of the equation.  Even with the high compression twin, a slipper clutch isn’t factory installed, since they were “free” ( unrestricted ) under WSBK rules, it was assumed any race team would just install their favorite.  A slightly taller windscreen above the full carbon fairing and Termignoni canister muffler occupy the ends, above forged Marchesini alloys shod in Pirelli Diablo Rosso gumballs.

The close-ups show just how many carbon parts Ducati made for the -R, and how built everything is.  Not seeing much to quibble over.  Just wish the photos were as high resolution as the comments from the eBay auction:

Only 200 of these bike were built in 2005. The R bike is almost identical to the factory prepped race bikes, save for the lights.  The motor is identical to the factory race bikes.  I’m assuming if you’re looking at this ad, you know what an R bike is and how rare they are. This is very much a collector / track enthusiast bike. I’ve never tracked this bike, and to my knowledge it has not been tracked.

Designed by Pierre Terblanche, this bike was absolutely the cutting edge Super Bike from 2003-2006. The 2005-2006 bikes had many engine improvements, making them the ultimate of the 999R run.

The R bikes have a larger bore and shorter stoke than the 999 or 999S. Therefore they rev much quicker than the standard 999 engine. Rated at 150 hp in stock trim, but add the Termi exhaust and race ECM that come in the crate with the bike, and it’s rated at 165 hp. All in a bike that officially weighs in at 399 lbs! 0-60 in less than 3 seconds.

The R bike is absolutely dripping with carbon fiber.  All the body work, belt covers, clutch cover, exhaust shroud, heel guards…. almost everything.  The motor has titanium valves, titanium connecting rods, and sand cast cases, magnesium valve covers and headlight bucket.  All these super lightweight and technical parts are what add up to its amazing sub-400 lbs weight.

I bought this bike in January 2013, and it’s lived in my home with my collection of bikes since then.  I just completed the extensive 6,500 mile maintenance on the bike when re-commissioning it. The bike is 100% and in amazing, like new condition. 

We did all the standard maintenance and a more extensive tear down for the 6,500.  Obviously as part of the maintenance it got new belts, fuel pump, spark plugs, tires, battery, brake fluid, etc.  All engine internals looked great and are completely within specification. All Ducati parts purchased at a Ducati dealer.  All the work completed by a 30 year Ducati master tech. I’ve ridden this bike a few times since we completed the work, and it’s absolutely amazing.

I’ve got the books and manuals that came with the bike as well as two keys, a cover and stand.  If you can arrange pickup I’ll be happy to include the stand.  I’ll help with shipping / pickup on my end, and can deliver to a forward air terminal within reason.

Not part of Ducati’s plan, but the short run of the 999 design makes it almost a guaranteed rarity, particularly in -R form.  However in the four years of production, the 999 won three WSBK mantles.  Really wanting for track time and a knowledgeable team manager, a 999R adjusted mid-range would still be a blast on a good back road.  Carefully.

-donn

Lights and Mirrors – 2005 Ducati 999R
Moto Guzzi April 27, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing: 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS

Update 4.27.2021: This bike has sold to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

Check out our criteria and get your own Featured Listing! -dc

The 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS is probably the pinnacle of MG’s powers, and it’s a true emblem of the storied marque’s steadfast dedication to doing its own thing, consequence and technology be damned. The Daytona line was released in 1993 to celebrate Goose’s racing success with a privateer in the 1980s. If you can find one from any production year, they are magnificent machines, but the ’97 RS model adds some handling finesse and power the older bikes lack.

For ’97, the v-twin got a 12-horsepower bump to just under 110 horsepower, thanks to better breathing heads, Carillo rods and forged pistons, a lightened crankshaft and upgraded EFI. Braking was now handled by Brembo, and adjustable WP suspension front and rear kept the 500-ish-pound brute headed the right direction. Other trick bits included Marchesini wheels and an Bitubo steering damper.

Complaints at the time included notchy fueling from the big twin, but this bike has had its issued smoothed out with a chip tune from Creedon. The mod should bump power slightly as well as cure the throttle response woes.

From the seller:

Asking price for this beautiful, rare beast is $14,500 and it shows 13,360 miles. It’s not Ducati quick, or as precise and capable as a Japanese bike, but neither of those machines carries the same panache. Unless you’re a member of a well-heeled Guzzi club, the chances you’ll ever see another at the local cruise night are nil.

Featured Listing: 1997 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS
Aprilia April 15, 2021 posted by

Featured Listing – 2008 KTM 990R Super Duke with 3,893 Miles !

Update 5.10.2021: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

KTM’s Orange Army is no longer a special operations group, but has a wide range of rides and high European sales numbers.  RSBFS reader David has this first year R-model Duke, with under 4,000 miles.

2008 KTM 990R Super Duke for sale

KTM was playing a little catch-up ball in the super-naked category, but made a splash in 2005 with the 990 Super Duke, edgily styled by the Austrian Kiska design studio.  For the 2007 update, radial mount brakes were added, fuel injection maps smoothed, and fuel tank size increased to a hair under 5 gallons.  The proven eight-valve Rotax-derived twin is right out of the superbike, and the R-variant boasts more power with 132 hp at 10,000 rpm.  R-upgrades also include Akropovic exhaust, solo seat, steering damper, titanium coating on the WP forks, and contrasting orange finish on the chromoly trellis frame.

David hails from central Tennessee and has kept the variety of semi-gloss black finishes on his -R up beautifully.  It has new Michelins and up-to-date maintenance, the low 3,893 miles giving the next owner a practically new-Duke experience.  David is asking $6,800 for is Super Duke R.

The 990 Super Duke R matched specs with Ducati’s Monster S4R almost line by line, but had a more hypermotard vibe, with factory axle sliders and black as a fashion statement.  Reviewers praised the power and light weight, and did their late braking and explored the lean angles on the racetrack – but promotional videos showed plenty of wheelies and stoppies on Main St.  Maybe a little of each awaits the next rider on this immaculate Super Duke R.

David asks $6,800. Located in Chapel Hill, Tennessee

Featured Listing – 2008 KTM 990R Super Duke with 3,893 Miles !
MV Agusta March 13, 2021 posted by

Black Diamond – 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR

As the timeline on MV Agusta’s 750 F4 wound down, their special models department put together a few very special bikes.  The SPR eked 140 hp out of its 749 cc’s, was set up for the track, and the $23K list bought you matte black paint.

2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR for sale on eBay

MV Agusta poured a lot of new parts into the SPR engine – the cams, valve springs, pistons, and intakes were revised, balanced, matched and tuned for a redline of 13,900 rpm.  The chassis also got some attention with 50mm Marzocchi forks, and a new Sachs racing monoshock.  A reinforced clutch transmits all that power to a new close-ratio gearset, and three sets of sprockets were supplied with bike, allowing riders to adjust to the layout of the track.  Further adjustments were available in the bars, footpegs, and of course suspension.  Quick-release fasteners open the fairings, making the hidden artistry easy to get to.

Presented by a Las Vegas specialty dealer, this SPR looks very good though the flat black finish doesn’t lend itself to a show bike clean-up.  Just 5,119 miles are on the dash, so the lack of any history is almost excusable.  Some kind of paint failure is apparent on the top tree, just south of the limited edition number plate it would’ve been nice to have a close-up of.  Though few, the pictures are great and we’ll let them do the talking for the eBay auction.

The 2003 World Superbike displacement change put the entire 750 class on borrowed time, even though they might be the best combination of power and light weight.  Some journals went so far as to say that the last few F4 750cc limited editions were Agusta’s closely guarded inventory reduction scheme.  Only 300 SPR’s were built, and reviewers were delighted, even with the head-scratching flat finish.  The SPR even helped save humanity from a – robotic – invasion.  Not many made it to the racetrack they appeared perfect for, though at this kind of discount it could be an epic Sunday rider.

-donn

 

Black Diamond – 2004 MV Agusta F4 SPR
Aprilia February 16, 2021 posted by

Dream Weaver – 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera

Aprilia made a stab at the boutique superbike segment in 2004 with the magnesium engine and carbon fairing Nera.  This wine country example looks excellent and comes at a substantial discount to MSRP.

2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera for sale on eBay

It was the first year of the second generation of Aprilia superbikes, and though outwardly similar, the RSV1000R and the Nera had some nice updates.  Evolved from Aprilia’s 60-degree dry sump V-twin, titanium fasteners and CNC matching of the throttle bodies to the intakes allowed the Nera to claim 139 hp.  Magnesium is used for the clutch cover, and hides the Pneumatic Power Clutch slipper unit.  The new chassis and swingarm are fabricated from alloy stampings and finished in a gold tint evoking titanium.  Wheels are forged in magnesium, and the radial-mounted Brembo brakes include an early adoption of the radial master cylinder, providing better feel under hard decceleration.  Full fairings are executed in glossy carbon fiber, and incorporate a fresh air intake and a sharp integrated taillight design.

Nera’s are rarely offered and the few we’ve seen are barely ridden.  This one is in very nice shape and the owner states it’s run just 1,300 miles, though the odometer isn’t correct.  The Akrapovic cans came with the Nera but are not the titanium units sometimes shown.  Just a bit of storage wear is mentioned but can’t really be seen in the inadequate photos.  Not sure what is meant by the black rubber tank mentioned in the eBay auction-

2004 Aprilia Nera, one of only 200 made worldwide. This one is serial number 50. I believe less than 40 came to the United States, but I’m not 100 percent sure.

 

This bike is all original, including the tires. The bike has the carbon fiber gas tank that was included in the original purchase, but I do not have the black rubber tank that came stock on the bike. It is also missing the stock rear carbon fiber license plate holder and the exhaust that came on the bike from the factory. The full Akrapovik exhaust that came in a box with the original bike purchase is what is installed.

 

The bike has been sitting in my house for a while. The bike is not mint, but is very close to mint. There is not one knick or scratch on the magnesium wheels. All body work is very very nice. There is a very small crack in the lower bottom fairing, but it is hard to see. Otherwise, the bodywork is close to mint.

 

In 2004/2005 Aprilia’s, the odometer resets if the battery dies or is replaced, such as the case with this bike. I would just like to let that be known since the odometer has reset. If I had to guess, this bike has less than 1,300 original miles. The tires have plenty of tread and they are the original tires. The bike runs well overall. I do think the battery is discharging when parked. However, I just never got around to investigating to determine if that is true. This bike would need very little work to be considered a 10.

Plunking down thirty-nine large on a Nera put one in touch with a Dream concierge in Italy who coordinated a factory tour, a set of Dainese leathers, Aprilia helmet, and a VIP trip to a MotoGP event.  Even as rarely as they have surfaced, the market hasn’t made a winning investment out of a new Nera.  But whether this auction ends on a bid or buy-it-now, it might be a very rideable collector for the new owner. 

-donn

Dream Weaver – 2004 Aprilia RSV1000R Nera
Laverda February 14, 2021 posted by

Complements Orange – 1984 Laverda RGA 1000 Jota Special

With input from their U.K. importers, Laverda’s RGA hoped to excite some new fans and it was positioned just below the RGS super tourer.  This medium blue metallic seems to have been a Laverda color but perhaps not that year.

 

1984 Laverda RGA 1000 Jota Special for sale on eBay

Laverda began manufacturing motorcycles after WWII, and focused on air-cooled four-stroke engines.  The 981 cc triple was the big gorilla, with 97 hp courtesy of electronic ignition and 32mm Dell’Orto carbs.  Three big cylinders made plenty of torque and the 120-degree crank timing imparted more rumble than vibration to the rider.  The chassis was set up for stability, and the air-adjustable Marzocchi suspension was fairly traditional.  Light alloy 18-inch wheels and single puck Brembo brakes were typically high quality Euro componentry.  The RGA was available with an upper-only or 3/4 fairing made by Sprint in England.  A conventional fuel filler was fitted, eliminating the expense of the remote fuel door on the RGS.

Shown on RSBFS back in 2017, this Jota Special looks excellent and part of a large collection, shows the same 13,776 miles.  Many owners had the engine blueprinted with higher compression pistons and better cams, with the half-a-hot-V6 sound.  Comments from the eBay auction-

Super rare and beautiful bike, fairing by Sprint for Three Cross  Motorcycles, including engine upgrades. 13,770 original miles. Runs perfect with no issues. Sounds like a small Ferrari, no issues, these bikes originally were orange – this has had a color change. They were made with  the intent to capture some of the performance and looks of the original iconic Jotas.

Though still making interesting bikes, Laverda was marginalized by the new machines from Japan, and limped along with a couple of attempted re-starts before the Piaggio group closed the doors in 2004.  Rather sportier than the touring RGS, an RGA makes a quite European statement and no apologies.  Though the reserve hasn’t been met, many bids indicate that this rare and excellent Jota will tempt a fan that already has some orange paint in the garage.

-donn

Complements Orange – 1984 Laverda RGA 1000 Jota Special
Ducati February 13, 2021 posted by

Triplo Otto – 1993 Ducati 888 SPO

Sporting a big number one for Doug Polen’s World Superbike Championships, the 888 came to us in rosso intenso.  This example is at a Florida dealer and shows very well.

1993 Ducati 888 SPO for sale on eBay

A natural progression of the 851, the 888 also was a fuel injected, water cooled desmoquatro with a nice round 100 hp on tap.  Go for the non-ethanol premium gas with 11.0-to-1 compression, and the 6-speed will have you challenging 160 mph before you can get comfortable.  Thanks to EPA, the stateside SPO engine had a single fuel injector for each cylinder, but USD Showa forks and Öhlins monoshock were the same as the European SP5.  Big Brembo brakes and wide 17-inch rims were shared between the continents as well.

Sitting in the lucky Fort Lauderdale sun, this 888 looks great with seemingly undamaged fairings, recent tires and carbon Termis.  The triple tree has been enhanced with a carbon beauty cover, but an SPO numbered badge should be available.  Mileage is a low 7,822, and the comments say it hasn’t been ridden since a major service late 2019 and a little paint work last April –

-888 SPO 1993 with low miles 7,822 to be exact.
-Nice upgrades that you can see on the pictures, pretty much new Dunlop tires, Termignoni Carbon exhaust.
-Left handle switch is missing the button cover (cosmetic only) but as a USA model lights are on all the time.
-Major service done Dec. 2019 and April 2020, bike has not been ridden since then.

Asking major money without the make offer button, spring may have come early to south Fla.  But after receiving a few more pictures and maybe the SPO dash plaque, a bidder may result.  The 888 has a tough kind of beauty – which segue-ed right into the ’94-98 Supersports – but sure looks good in red.

-donn

Triplo Otto – 1993 Ducati 888 SPO