Posts by tag: Limited Edition

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!
Honda March 30, 2022 posted by

In the Cups – 1982 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or

Held in France since 1922, the 24 hour Bol d’Or might be more popular on the other side of the pond. But even there Honda’s 900cc commemorative is quite rare, and hasn’t been seen on RSBFS in a few years.

1982 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or ( Britain ) for sale on eBay UK

Right from the start, the CB900 F2 was a little different, with a longer stroke than bore and 32mm Keihin carburetors laying down 95 hp and a progressive torque curve.  Though its twin downtube chassis looks familiar, something about the suspension set-up just worked, and reviewers took notice.  280mm disks seem undersized these days, and the F2 has a larger rear brake to cope with the 533 lbs. wet weight.  A frame-mounted fairing with leg guards gave the rider a quiet spot to consider the 130 mph top speed.

Offered by a small dealer northeast of London, this Bol d’Or looks very good with stock cosmetics and just about 35K miles.  Maybe those headers could be re-chromed or polished up a bit, but the Motad stainless mufflers look great.  Might ask about recent maintenance, since there’s no mention in the eBay auction:

CLASSIC COLLECTIBLE BOL D’OR MODEL ONLY MADE IN LIMITED NUMBERS, TOTALLY ORIGINAL OTHER THAN A NEW MOTAD STAINLESS STEEL ORIGINAL STYLE EXHAUST SYSTEM, SPEEDO IS KM SHOWING 55,746 KM WHICH IS 34,638 IN MILES, BIKE RUNS AND RIDES GOOD, WILL COME WITH A NEW MOT, CAST IRON INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Honda had won the 1976-79 Bols likely on CB750’s, since the CB900 was a recent and worthwhile update.  The CB900F was superceded by the CB1100F in 1984 but the winning “almost a liter” formula returned in 2002 with the CBR900RR engine.  Can’t argue with the investment potential these days, and under the fairing it’s still a CB900F which should be readily repairable.  This one has less miles and asks for less £ than our last Bol d’Or, but there’s shipping and import to consider.

-donn

In the Cups – 1982 Honda CB900 F2 Bol d’Or
Ducati March 27, 2022 posted by

1995 Ducati 900SS/SP #559 For Sale!

1995 Ducati 900 SS/SP #559 For Sale on eBay!

Make: Ducati
Model: 900 SS/SP
Badge: #559
Mileage: 30,311 or 31,100
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Price: $7,250 BIN


The auction ad states 31,100 miles and even though I don’t have my glasses on, I think that reads 30,311 . . . ?

From the seller of many words
Full Desmo service

That maybe the best “For Sale” description to ever grace our page! With that said, we’re on our own for the details-

#559 looks to have been enjoyed over the past 27 years, but also appears to have been spared the typical run through the Ducati parts catalog. Other than a few prominently placed go fast stickers, mirrors, windscreen, a set of Helibar type risers and an Ohlins shock it appears to be stock and well cared for.

Much like the description, the pictures leave me thirsting for a little more. But, maybe the seller figures it’s a numbered and badged, red Ducati and you can take it or leave it. Perhaps it could also be a forced sale and really isn’t interested in moving it?

I can’t speak from experience, but all signs point to these being awesome machines to ride. Plenty of torque, narrow, and red. What more could you ask for from a 27 year old motorcycle? Oh! Let’s not forget it has a recent “Full Desmo Service” . . . whatever that means.

Interested?

You can make the jump here and ask all the questions you’d like.

Ciao!

Doug

1995 Ducati 900SS/SP #559 For Sale!
BMW March 24, 2022 posted by

Tail be Told – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica

Spring is in the air in eastern Tennessee, and here’s a Boxer Cup that’s apparently been used as intended.

2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica for sale on eBay

BMW made some showroom hay from their single marque race series, and the Replica ( or Replika ) had the extended Telelever tubes and shorter torque arm from the race bikes, making a sharper lean angle possible, but raising the seat to an enduro-like 33.9 inches.  Not quite sure whether the 03’s had the dual-spark heads, but even with the dealer-installed Cup ECU chip, claimed power was the same 98 hp – with Euro-2 cleanliness.  R-bike paradigms like the Paralever shaft drive and single-plate clutch are there, and the BCR had niceties from Öhlins front and rear, plus a steering damper, carbon belly pan, and Laser exhaust system.

This R1100S lives pretty close to the Tail of the Dragon, and like so many BMW’s looks to have been ridden – carefully – but not home collecting cobwebs.  27,288 miles show on the clocks, and while the pictures need help, the bike looks stock and undamaged.  Comments from the eBay auction:

Special edition. number 163 of 200 produced. A ridden example with a few minor paint imperfections but very nice condition. As original except Stainless “cat” eliminator. Never down! Recent full dealer service including brake fluid flush, less than 1k on new Pilots, “Pit Bull” stand included.

Reviewers were undecided whether the Replica was worth all the extra Euros, but it did put a sharper edge on one of the best all-around sportbikes.  The Dragon calls for lighter and smaller, but the ride over would more fun on the big Beemer.  Even at 28K miles, this one will probably go double that before slowing down.  A back seat bag or backpack would hold enough for a weekend away, or leave it all home and go credit card camping.  Whichever way, but yeah – ride there.

-donn

 

Tail be Told – 2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replica
Ducati March 13, 2022 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom 155 Edition For Sale!

Make: Ducati
Model: 998s Bostrom
Mileage: 1,487
Price: $17,777 current bid on BAT w/ 4 days remaining

As you may have guessed by now, #102 of 155 is for sale and looking pretty Evel.

The Bostrom 998s is pretty much the Ducati pinnacle for me. I’m not quite sure how it arrived at the top, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’s my love for all things Evel Kneivel and my fond memories of watching Ben letting his 998’s move around underneath him during heavy braking (see video).


This one looks to be in amazing condition and appears to be coming from a nice collection of all things gas powered. 102 does have some slight modifications, but all are period correct and shouldn’t distract from this one being worthy of any collection. A few of the BAT followers noted it has slip-on Termi’s, a carbon clutch cover and heel guards. Again, nothing crazy or too personalized.

The Bostrom 998s received upgraded Ohlins at both the front and rear and came equipped with some very tasty carbon fiber fairings. I’ve poured over all of the images and can’t find any blemishes to speak of.

I know I’m getting long in the tooth, but it’s hard to believe these are 20 years old :sadface: However, this one has been well taken care of and is looking for a new home.

Make the jump here and place your bid!

If you buy this and plan on riding it you may want to pick up a matching Suomi Bostrom replica. I’m guessing since Ben is with Shoei, Suomi can no longer call it a “Bostrom”

Ciao!

Doug

2002 Ducati 998S Ben Bostrom Replica For Sale!