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Aprilia September 11, 2022 posted by

Mighty Max – 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE

Max Biaggi brought Aprilia to the top of the world superbike show in 2010, and the factory commemorated the achievement with a limited edition for 2011.  Today’s RSV4 has all the bells and whistles, low miles, and plenty of farkles.

2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE for sale on eBay

Priced at $25K back in 2011, the SE had everything an Aprilia fan could dream of – the latest ride-by-wire V4 with selectable engine maps, intake horns and exhaust chamber controlled by the ECU – not to mention 180 hp.  The twin spar chassis and swingarm are intricately fabricated of alloy pressings and castings, and offers adjustments for the steering head, swingarm pivot height and even engine position.  A suite of APRC electronics offers traction, wheelie and launch control, as well as a standard quick shifter.  Fairings are trim and angular with matte carbon details.

Even as a pre-loved bike, the APRC would require a committed rider, which with 7,365 miles it must’ve had at some point.  It presents very well if not clean enough to show, and while collection of sliders is almost scary, they appear un-used, save a scorch or scratch on the right lower.  The seat console looks better without the factory thong / license plate holder, and the Austin muffler isn’t that much smaller than the original equipment.  Hopefully the rear stand and prayer mat are included in the deal.  Notes from the eBay auction –

350 produced worldwide. A one year only model. Commemorating the 2010 World Superbike Championship with Max Biaggi in the saddle. 50-70 are estimated to exist in the USA.  

Collectible. Fun as hell to ride. Better than a new RSV4 in many respects. $24k new + $4k in parts upgrades, in 2011

Transferable warranty good through 7/16/25 or 49,790 miles. $50 deductible. 

Traction control, launch control, wheelie control. The first Aprilia with APRC. Track oriented gearing.  Upgraded oil system. Slipper clutch. Adjustable chassis (not on the regular factory model). Quick shifter. As close to Max Biaggi’s bike as one could get outside of the same year WSBK replica bike.  

$4k in quality upgrades. All receipts. Full owner and bike history. Maintenance history. 

Ohlins setup for 180 lb rider. Tuned with race ECU and exhaust. Great sound. 

MAINTENANCE
Oil changed too many times to count
Motul 300v 20w-50 used by 2nd owner. Fresh synthetic as of last oil change 8/19/22
Fork oil changed twice
Fork seals replaced
Spark plugs replaced
Brakes bleed every other year
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires front and rear are brand new with 11 miles on them

EXTRAS
New extra set of lower fairings (ones on the bike have a scratch and were never swapped out)
New extra front carbon fender (the original yellows over time)
Aprilia special edition bike cover which has been folded away and stored to preserve it—never used
Owners Manual
Stock parts besides exhaust

Fans who missed out on the 2011 SE got another chance in 2013 after Biaggi was the 2012 champion, though only the 2011 SE has the #3 graphic.  Aprilia parlayed their superbike success into a Moto GP team starting in 2015, and Aleix Espargaró and Maverick Viñales have been on the podium often as not this year.  The 2011 model might be more rare and commemorates Aprilia’s first WSBK championship.

– donn

Mighty Max – 2011 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC SE
Ducati August 11, 2022 posted by

Bay Area Bliss: 2002 Ducati Bayliss 998S

With the introduction of the 851 in 1987, Ducati fired a shot across the bow of World SBK racing. They were in it to win it. And like biblical clockwork, the 851 begat the 888, which paved the way for the revolutionary 916. The 916 grew in capacity to 996cc, and ultimately to 998cc to fully extract the edges of the WSBK rulebook. And domination ensued. From Raymond Roche to Doug Polen, Troy Corser to the great Carl Fogarty, and Foggy’s replacement rider after injury Troy Bayliss, some of the greats have ridden – and won – for the Bologna factory. But it is the 3 championships and 52 races won by that last Ducati rider mentioned – Troy Bayliss – that are celebrated with the 998S Bayliss Limited Edition pictured here.

2002 Ducati Bayliss 998S for sale on eBay

Like all motorcycles produced for a global audience, the US-based Bayliss 998S was different than the Canadian or European deliveries. Some of this was down to components such as a speedometer calibrated in MPH instead of KPH, and different countries have different requirements in terms of headlights, taillights, turn signals and noise and emissions limits. But the BIG difference with the US model when it came to the Bayliss (as well as the same year Bostrom replica) was power output. While the US managed with the standard 998 motor rated for an estimated 125 HP, other markets received the 996R spec motor, with deep sump and approximately 10 HP more. US bikes received more carbon fiber throughout. Model runs were limited to 400 units.

From the seller:
Ducati Bayliss 988S issue 375/400 (Canadian 998R Dump Sump Engine), Full Termignoni Race System, Aluminum Water Tank, Original Ducati CORSA Carbon Fiber Air Ducks, Chain Guard, Rear Tire Shield, Cog Shield, Side panels, Front Grill Carbon and Race water pipes. Corbin Race Seat, Original bike dust cover, manuals, service books and Bayliss Plaque.

MINT CONDITION
How the totals are calculated:
Title collection fee: $60.00
Escrow fee: $244.75
Buyer price: $27,804.75

Today’s example is listed as #375 of 400, but that is difficult to see in the pictures provided. The seller does include a shot of the commemorative plaque that came with these Limited Edition model bikes. The wild part here is the reported mileage is even lower than the edition number, at 352. That puts this in rare territory indeed, as this livery/combination was already restricted in terms of units produced, making a low miles example a rare example of a rare breed. That seems to be reflected in the asking price. We know prices are edging upwards on the 916/996/998 series overall, so a special edition brings with it even more cachet and value. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Bay Area Bliss: 2002 Ducati Bayliss 998S
Ducati July 6, 2022 posted by

High End Hoon – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore #382/400

Stir the throttle and brakes a bit too thoroughly and a knowledgeable gendarme might just pull you over to check out the S4RS.  Today’s is a single-year special, all the best components and the national livery to boot.

2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore for sale on eBay

10 years into the Monster, Ducati fit a desmoquattro to the naked, and the market considered it worth overdoing.  S4 with a 916, S4R with a 996, and S4RS with the testastretta 998.  130 hp without a fairing was pretty out there in 2008, with a light gold trellis struggling to find enough places to attach plumbing and electrical.  As a flagship, components on the S4RS were top shelf – Öhlins front and rear, 320mm Brembo radial mounts, and Marchesini Y-spoke wheels.  The seat fairing might look like a hideaway pillion, but the S4RS is a mono.

Apparently the seller has an eBay business selling petroliana, but knows their way around a testastretta as well.  Nice mods but more importantly, maintenance is current including a new battery.  Tires aren’t mentioned in the eBay auction, but look good –

S4RS Tricolore.  Only 400 produced total.  Bike is very very nice. Mechanicals up to date and had a few tasteful mods.  Full Arrow exhaust system. Number 382 of 400. Every stock part (except the original tires) is included. I bought this from the second owner with 2,700 miles. I have all the paperwork and all keys (2 black, 1 red). Timing belts changed and valves adjusted less than 500 miles ago. Brand new battery, oil and filter, and coolant flush, tires are in good shape. Bike runs great and needs nothing.  Let me know if you would like more or specific pictures. Bike has an Oberon slave cylinder (previous owner) CRG mirrors and levers, Cox Racing screens on the radiator and oil cooler, open clutch cover, plate, springs from EVR.

Not really at home on the highway, the water-cooled four valve Monsters are more comfortable around town, and often add a tooth out back to help rideability.  Lack of fairings helps the engine stay cool(er), and the exposed works have their own beauty.  Quite collectible at this level, the Make Offer button is there if the ask seems a stretch.

-donn

High End Hoon – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tricolore #382/400
Ducati July 4, 2022 posted by

Orange from Orange – 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Monoposto

Ducati simplified their SportClassic offerings after the initial year, making the 2006 model the one to look for.  Today’s monoposto looks very good even parked on a dusty shoulder.

2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 for sale on eBay

Ducati wowed fans when the 2006 SC’s were introduced, with three specific knods to a past classic.  The monoposto had a café racer’s vibe, and one of Panigale’s best engines, the 91 hp dual-spark air cooled 992cc.  Plenty of designer attention was given to keep the SportClassic’s message focused, with two-into-two exhaust and spoked aluminum wheels.  Up-to-date brakes and suspension are hiding in plain sight but offer welcome performance, and Marelli fuel injection brought emissions down to the new Euro-3 standard.

This Sport Classic shows nicely, seeming undamaged and with a few updates.  The separate Termi’s are a regular choice for this model, though most owners opt for an open clutch cover.  The tail has of course been tidied, and the factory chrome bar-end mirrors and tank filler replaced with black anodized components.  Valve train service was recently completed and tires are fresh.  The handlebars appear to have the later, higher risers, though maybe a reader could verify.  Like helmets in the new Top Gun movie, front turn signals might be optional these days.  Owner’s notes from the eBay auction –

2006 was the only year for the Sport Classic to have a dry clutch, single swing arm/shock/spring, single seat, etc. and then Ducati switched to wet clutch, double swing arm, etc. from 2007 onwards. I’m selling because I simply don’t ride enough these days. The 2006’s are extremely hard to find and are increasing in value, but I need to make the space. The bike is well cared for, lightly ridden, and always garaged. It has the Termignoni exhaust and the Pirelli tires have less than 500 miles on them. It also has a brand new battery. Mechanically sound, rides strong and clutch engages solidly. Aesthetically all looks good overall. The turn signals, as they do for every Sport Classic, break off far too easily and should be replaced. Major service was completed about 1000 miles ago or so at Rider Revolution in Costa Mesa. The bike is ready to be ridden. I have 2 keys, the manual and some service history/records as well.

After the splash, Sport Classics languished in the showrooms, but have more than made up their popularity in recent years.  The 1000DS’s revered torque band and sound is still available on the Scrambler page, the 800 or 1100’s being Ducati’s only air-cooled models.  Now a classic in their own right, these retro tributes appear to have been ahead of their time.

-donn

Orange from Orange – 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 Monoposto
Triumph May 24, 2022 posted by

Queens Gambit – 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R

Triumph did a pretty much total refresh on the Daytona 675 for 2013, and presented a very equipped R-model as well.  This example has been tucked away in an NYC borough and looks well tended.

2013 Triumph Daytona 675R for sale on eBay

Hinckley started in the engine bay, increasing the triple’s bore and reducing stroke by a couple of mm, making a 14,500 rpm redline possible with peak 128 hp at 12,500 revs.  A separate cylinder casting has Nikasil bores, and two injectors for each cylinder keep the 13.0-to-1 compression ratio fueled.  The six-speed was updated and incorporates a slipper function in the ramped clutch, as well as a quick-shifter for the -R.   The alloy chassis uses less castings to achieve its combination of lightness and stable mounting points for all Öhlins suspension, with an adjustable swingarm pivot for track set-up.  The R-model gets the better Brembo monoblocks, and features ABS with a selectable “circuit” mode.  The exhaust stays under the engine to keep its weight centralized, and carbon fiber trim makes theirs disappear.

Looks like this Daytona is housed in a courtyard, but with 8,500 miles looks good enough that it must be covered as well.  Tank bumpers and grips are seen, but looks otherwise stock.  With new rubber and a spring service call, this Daytona looks ready for tomorrow’s ride.  Comments from the eBay auction –

  • Clean titled sport motorcycle that has never been dropped and well maintained.
  • Fully serviced by Triumph’s certified dealer at Nassau county, New York.
  • Most recent service: April 29, 2022
  • New Tires (Pirelli Diablo Rosso, 180 + MPH rated)
  • Front & Rear brake flushes and bleed
  • Radiator flush and new coolant
  • General inspection & 10,000 miles recommended service by Triumph

Except for ABS and the quick shifter, this fairly late model foregoes the current electronic wizardry, which might be a good long term strategy.  The update got high marks from the press for its light weight and moderate riding position, and didn’t misplace the earlier Daytona magic.  The R has all the good stuff and the starting bid is a little over half the price when new.

-donn

 

Queens Gambit – 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R
BMW April 15, 2022 posted by

Silver Meteor – 2007 BMW K1200S

Unlikely as it would be to see a shaft-drive Beemer with a stretched swingarm and a stance that says “staged !”, it’s even more surprising that those wild Bayerischen built it themselves !  For just a few model years the R1200S made a flat out name for itself, though this Miami example looks to have been ordered with every option and then pampered for under 6,000 miles.

2007 BMW K1200S for sale on eBay

BMW had a 1200cc four in the stable for several years before the K1200S, but the new model was optimized for power – with 13-to-1 compression, electronically controlled ignition and injection, and 167 hp.  Torque was prodigious at 95 ft.-lbs. but peaked at sporty 8,250 rpm.  BMW’s  new Duolever front end used a double-wishbone system to isolate steering and braking forces.  The Paralever rear was stretched to accommodate the superbike power, with a wheelbase some four inches longer than a more track-oriented sportbike.  As speed helped the K1200S feel like lighter than its 500-plus lbs., the slippery bodywork masked the land missile’s velocity.

Presented by a used moto boutique, this K1200S is a premium build, with ABS and electronic suspension adjustment.  The brushed Remus exhaust plays well with the silver bodywork, and might be the only mod aboard.  Despite a liberal slathering of protectant, this -S looks great and the dealer has these comments in the eBay auction –

This K1200S is in great condition, always kept in the garage, no accidents nor major dents or scratches and a clean title.

It is a very comfortable motorcycle, with symmetrical deeply padded seat sitting positions to the handlebars and the pegs are positioned just right, to create a real all-day riding position. A design screen with full benefit of its protection from windblast, while mounted clocks show all the necessities, including a gear indicator and fuel gauge.

 

Bonneville regular Andy Sills was enlisted by BMW to take a new K1200S out to the salt flats, the fall before the 2006 model year would ship.  A stock class record was ratified, the average of two runs just equaling the 173,68 mph mark set by Ernst Henne’s supercharged BMW streamliner in 1937.  Rather than four miles of full throttle, hoping this example will just get the occasional blast down the connector, maybe as Andy set another record – with a fearless pillion.

-donn

Silver Meteor – 2007 BMW K1200S
Moto Guzzi April 10, 2022 posted by

Retro Sport – 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

Moto Guzzi has long been mining its prodigious past in search for models, and the modern V7 joined the line-up in 2009.  This updated limited edition Racer whisks the rider back to when a helmet and leather jacket were all that was required.

2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer for sale on eBay

The V7 Racer shares quite a bit with Lino Tonti’s 1971 creation, mid-size V-twin, shaft drive, unfaired, and even the wheelbases are within a millimeter.  But the substantially new engine for 2013 claimed 48 hp, and reviewed as feeling like more.  Torque was optimized and allowed the use of a 5-speed transmission.  A single front disc is a big 320mm, which will do better than 1971’s drum, with just 401 lbs. ( dry ) to slow.  Almost the inverse of the -70’s finishes, the Racer’s frame is an accent color, with the large chrome tank, with black fenders and laced rims.  The tank only appears to be secured by a very vintage leather strap, with racing number plates completing the picture.

Offered by an Indiana consignment dealer ( which also has cars and a museum ), this Racer has just 3,188 miles and looks excellent.  The solo seat cowl has been traded for a dual seat, which doesn’t spoil the looks, and passenger pegs have been added.  Discoloring on the pipes seems out of place for so few miles, but can probably be polished up.  Highlights from the eBay auction:

  • Classic Cafe Racer looks meet Moto Guzzi reliability and rideability
  • Beautiful Chrome Gas Tank with Leather Strapping
  • Rich Deep Red Frame, Swing Arm and Accents
  • Iconic Fuel Injected 744cc V Twin Design
  • 5 Speed Transmission
  • Adjustable Rear Bitubo Shocks
  • Production Number 377
  • Only 3,138 Miles
  • Rare Limited Production Model
  • Super Clean Example with no damage or issues
  • Freshly Serviced and Ready to Be Enjoyed
  • The V7 Racer is simply beautiful to ride and look at, this is the one you’ve been looking for!

Total edition numbers are hard to nail down, but with the company’s production figures hovering around 7,000 per year, it’s unlikely you’ll see yourself going by.  The buy-it-now seems ambitious for a basic 750, though it is newer, hardly broken in, and a limited edition.  Worst the Make Offer button can do is generate crickets.  Just the thing for a Guzzi fan or someone with a sportier bike that’s a little much for a coffee run.

-donn

Retro Sport – 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
Yamaha April 9, 2022 posted by

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition 0001/2000 For Sale!

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition 0001/2000 For Sale!

Make: Yamaha
Model: R1 60th Anniversary
Badge: 1 of 2000
Mileage: 12,342
Location: Villa Rica, Georgia
Price: $12,000 starting bid or $25,000 BIN

In the words of Reese Bobby “If you ain’t first- you’re last!” Yes indeed, here is your chance to pick up Numero Uno and make Reese proud.

Back in 2012, all the Yamaha R1 rage was cross plane cranks, 7 position traction control, restyled fairings, 6 piston calipers clamping down on 310mm brake rotors, better foot pegs, updated exhaust heat shields, celebrating their 50th year competing in Moto GP and a special red and pearl white livery to commemorate the occasion.
However, inquiring minds want to know- If Yamaha started racing MotoGP in 1961 and 50 years later is 2011 why did they wait until 2012 to celebrate 50 years on the retail side of things?



Excluding the first year color schemes and the R1M, I think this is the best looking design ever offered on an R1. I know, my opinion stinks so, put your flame throwers down, but can we can all agree there’s no better sound than a cross plane crank motor?

From the seller:
2012 Yamaha YZF R1. In excellent condition. Good tires good brakes. Bike fires right up and sounds amazing. I do have the stock pipes exhaust guards and levers. The bike has just received an oil change and it is ready to ride. Cash payment on pick up. This bike is the 2012 R1 Anniversary GP Edition #1 of 2000 made. Yes, this bike is the #1 and the first one made.
This bike makes a great fun way of transportation or would look great sitting inside a museum. Please serious inquiries only.

I think Jorge would agree that it was “a great fun way of transportation” aka: a great fun way of Haul’n Ass! 🙂

Number 1 looks to be in really nice condition with the exception of the lower right fairing. Even though the seller doesn’t mention it, the photos are showing some minor scratches on the stickers. Those look like run of the mill stickers and shouldn’t be too difficult to replace which would bring this collectable back to near perfect condition.

One last question- How often does an average enthusiast get to pick up 1/XXXX of anything? Not often is the answer your looking for.

Make the jump here to place your bid!

Please save of the whining about the BIN price- we all know and there’s no reason to point it out. 😉

Cheers!

Doug

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 World GP 50th Anniversary Edition 0001/2000 For Sale!