Posts by tag: Limited Edition

Ducati November 12, 2010 posted by

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition!

For Sale: Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition

Italian sport bike enthusiasts should consider themselves a lucky lot – especially the Ducatisti. Where else can you find a rare, limited edition, exclusive and numbered machine in nearly every price range? From the stratosphere pricing of a Desmosedici to the range of the more common man, you can find what you want in the Ducati lineup.

The bike you see here is a 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE (limited edition) with very low miles. Based on a Sport Classic engine/frame combination, the PS100LE was built to commemorate Paul Smart’s classic win at Imola on the fabled 750ss. The silver bodywork and blue/green frame was meant to conjure up images of the 750 race bike – only this model contains a 1000cc dual-spark lump and top-grade Ohlins suspension to compliment the single seat and clip-on bars.

This bike features some nice mods, including full exhaust and this tasty vented clutch cover.

From the seller:
Perfect condition, extremely low miles (627), Paul Smart 1000. Absolutely mint condition with several optional items added: Termignoni exhaust system kit with intake and performance ECU, custom clutch cover and polished pressure plate, rear fender kit, tank protector. All original parts including the exhaust that were removed are in new condition and included with sale. One of five hundred imported to the U.S. This bike is showroom clean, no scratches or mars, and I am the original owner. All original documents and manuals included.

Good luck on bidding!!

NO Reserve!!

When new, these bikes retailed for $13,995. This one is currently at the $11k mark, with a healthy number of bids. This looks like a good time to join the ranks of the rare Ducati club. The Paul Smart model run was limited to 2,000 units, ensuring that you will not see yourself on every street corner. And with a big, torquey v-twin, top-shelf suspension bits, and racing DNA that goes back to that fateful day at Imola in 1972, this is a collectable that you can ride today. document.write(”);Check out the auction here, before it’s too late!


Benelli November 9, 2010 posted by

2003 Benelli Tornado Tre LE: #116 And 427 Miles!

2003 Benelli Tornado Tre LE:  #116 And 427 Miles!

Italian, check.  Limited edition, check.  Low miles, check.  This Tornado Tre LE in Florida needs a new and loving home.  With 427 miles on it, it is another Italian bike that has been looked at more than it has been ridden.  I’ve posted a few of these before and be sure to check out the older post because it has a lot of good info from Tre owners, including some pricing.  Overall, owners gave them a thumbs up.  If you have that Italian itch I would think these would be a nice alternative to your average Ducati. 

I spy a nice dry clutch peaking out there.  Of course styling is in the eye of the beholder but I have a feeling this is one of those bikes you need to see in person to fully appreciate .

You won’t mistake that for a dash of a Japanese motorcycle.

The James Bondish fans that draw warm air away from the radiator.  I love the lines of the tank.

Details on the bike:

This is a beautiful Italian sportsbike. Only a handful in the US. 200 were made in production, this one is number 116 of 200. Full warranty for another year. Limited edition. This is a head turner, like something you have never rode before. Please call with any questions.

The auction has started and the starting price is just below $10,000.  I’ve seen a few for sale in the mid to high teens but none with as few miles on them as this bike.  This is one of those second chance bikes; the chance to basically get a new, unmodified motorcycle several years after is was released.  I bet it is also good opportunity to pick up some Italian exotica minus the exotica price.  .

What could have been.  Check out the swing arm on the race bike.


Kawasaki October 22, 2010 posted by

1991 Kawasaki ZX 7R K1 for only $4,500 bucks!

1991 Kawasaki ZX7R K1

Location: Houston, TX
Mileage: 8853
Price: $5,500.00 reduced to $4,500.00!

Up for grabs is, RSBFS viewer, Juan’s ZX7R with super low miles. When I was first contacted about listing the bike on RSBFS I was skeptical and I literally put Juan through the ringer about his bike. We at RSBFS don’t like to misrepresent, get scammed or post bogus bikes on our site and that is the very reason I made him jump through hoops…

Have a look and you’ll see why:

Now, I know what everyone is thinking and it is a K1. It seems as though the previous owner went against the grain and wanted a 2 up bike and sourced the parts to do it, which as we all know is the complete opposite of the majority. Most guys want a racier look and spend hundreds of dollars buying solo tails and having them painted to look like the 7R’s. I’ve seen many plain Jane 7’s made to look like 7R’s, but I’ll have to admit this is the first one for me in this form.

So there you have all of the photo’s to prove that this bike is in fact a K1 Homologation Super Bike.

Juan tells me that he has cared for his bike and hates to see it go, but it is time. He has it priced right and ready move.

You can contact him via email at He was more than accommodating with all of my request and I’m sure he’ll do the same for you.

Good luck with the sale!



Sport Bikes For Sale October 5, 2010 posted by

1997 VJ23 RGV250SP Lucky Strike

1997 VJ23 RGV250SP (Gamma) “V” Model in Lucky Strike colors

Location: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Mileage: 7,600
Price: $15,000.00

This one was submitted to us and I found it a little odd that our resident RGV owner, Ian, hadn’t dug this one up yet. I started looking into it and at the time of this write up there were only 57 views on it. Only 57 views and it was thrown our way on Friday 10.1.10! Sort of odd don’t you think? I can only assume that the title of the classified ad is holding it down.

Ever wanted to own a Sport Production model VJ23 RGV 250? Now is your chance! These are probably the second rarest production Suzuki only to the ever elusive GSX-R 750RR. Most of my RGV buddies tell me that these “should” sell in the $12,500 range and anything more than that is out of line, but of course either of them own one 😉

I personally think these are as nice as any production racer replica and I would be proud to own it. However, at $15,000 I’m going to enjoy it as a spectator. The owner quotes some pretty specific numbers regarding production and horsepower; none of which I can confirm or deny. I suspect it will make for a pretty good discussion at this weekends RGV/RZ gathering at Barber.

This one has a mere 7,600 miles on it and looks to be in stellar shape. Quoting one of our older posts: “If you don’t like the price of this one, you can wait for the next one.” Obviously, these don’t come around that often so If you’ve been looking, look no further.

#VJ23: 1996-1997: Quoted power; 1997=70hp from the very rare ‘SP’ model (sports production) with new 70° V-Twin engine “V” model. According to Suzuki there were only 357 of these models produced, 119 were pink, 119 blue/white, and as shown 119 in the Lucky Strike paint. According available documentation there are approximately 20 VJ23 all color schemes currently known to exist world-wide. Five (5) in the US. This bike is “Mint” with approximately 12390 KM or 7600 miles on the clock. Includes, rear pillion, owners and service manual. As this bike was never exported to the US, it has been titled and tagged in Texas as a “constructed vehicle”. Asking $15K, or best offer.

The seller has his number listed on the ebay classified ad if you’re feeling Lucky



Ducati September 24, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e – #571 of 2000

2002 Ducati MH900e – #571 of 2000 – with 1875 miles with full Carbon Dream bodywork and other nice bits for sale!

Even though I would have a better chance of winning the Powerball than fitting on the MH900e (which means I don’t have legs like Uma Thurman nor do have I arms of an orangutan), I have always been taken by the styling of the MH900e.  When the bike was announced it would be available for sale exclusively on the internet (which was a very interesting story in itself.  You can read more about it HERE and HERE) back in late 1999, I nearly convinced my brother and sister to lend me the money for the purchase!  I did, however, end up buying a book about the MH900e…

In any case, here’s #571:

There were only 2000 of these Ducati’s made (…for the new millennium)….all sold over the internet in the first 6 hours of the bike being listed on

This one is # 571 of 2000, I am the original owner and I have  only driven her on the odd Sunday afternoon, hence the low miles…
The following modifications were added to the bike:
1) Full set of Carbon Dream carbon fiber bodywork
2) Ohlins rear shock
3) Ohlins steering damper
4) Sato billet rear sets
5) NCR titanium clutch cover
6) Red Ducati Performance clutch pressure plate
7) Polished Ducati Performance belt covers
8) CRG bar end mirror
Sorry, I don’t have any of the original bodywork or old parts anymore…
The bike had her 1500 mile service at Ducati Atlanta. It will come with the rear stand and a MH900e cover.
Also included in the sale is the original limited edition leather covered Ducati plaque, showing that this is # 571 of 2000
Lastly it is important to note that this is a 9 year old motorcycle, she has always been garage kept and used sparingly, she runs strong and is in very good condition, but she is not a show queen so there may be some very minor wear marks.

One would think that the Carbon Dream bodywork are rarer than rooster eggs (yes, I just made that up), but upon researching our archives, I found two other MH900e previously listed that also had the Carbon Dream treatment.  Not that this devalues the bike in any sort of way, but just goes to show that MH900e owners are 1.) a wealthy lot and 2.)don’t ride their bikes enough (come on – 1,875 miles?!). Here’s a list of MH900es previously listed for sale on RSBFS.



Kawasaki September 14, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1 — #25

1996 Kawasaki ZX-7RR N1. Yep, it’s a live one

Mileage: 6,987 original
Location: Colorado- somewhere in the Rocky Mountains
Price: a low, low $6,500.00

Lean, mean and Green is the best way to describe this 96 Kawi……..okay, maybe not so lean by today’s standards, but back in the day it was as good as any and all of you Ducati and Honda fans can hold your comments until the end please.

Kawasaki zx7rr for sale

There are many things that I like about this bike and a few that I have concerns with. I’ll start with the bad so I can finish on the good.

1. Missing the front turn signals
2. Missing the side fairing reflectors
3. Doesn’t have the Muzzy 7rr Special sticker on the tank
4. Butt pad is a little beat up
5. Seat has a gas cap stain – can see if you look closely at pictures
6. Needs a new front tire, but it’s the original D204 Sportmax
7. Has a pencil sized dent in the gas tank.
8. Rims may have been painted at some point.
9. It’s too far away from me 🙁

I’ll use my pea sized brain to describe each ‘Downs’ for you. The front turn signals shouldn’t be any big headache to locate as every 1990’s model Kawi used the exact same style. The reflectors should fall in line with the turn signals. The Muzzy sticker is sort of a novelty and can be a deal breaker on a perfect example, but shouldn’t affect any ‘deal’ on this one. The Butt pads are made of a very soft and easily damaged foam. I would say most K’s, M’s and N’s are all a little rough unless they are garage queens with no miles. The seat stain isn’t visible in any of the pictures, but was fully disclosed by the owners broker. The explanation for the stain was at one point in the bikes history the tank was removed and sat, upside down, on the seat, leaked a little gas and stained the seat cover. I’ve never looked for a replacement seat so you’ll have to take that one on yourself. I think having the original front tire could be a plus for the right collector. A dent in the gas tank is a major flaw for serious collectors, but it’s pretty small….. Maybe one of those old LP pleather tank bras would cover it up. This last one I’m still up in the air about. I have never, in my entire 30 years of riding motorcycles ever seen color coated wheel weights, but the sellers broker insist that they are OEM color matched wheel weights. I have checked every picture I have on my computer of N1’s and none of them have color matched wheel weights. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Beuller?

1. It’s a N1!
2. Better than average condition
3. Low miles
4. Has one original tire 🙂
5. It’s priced right.
6. I like it a whole lot for the money
7. See 1-6 above
8. See #7
9. See #8
10. See #9

Having worked at the plush RSBFS offices for just over a year now I am aware of the wide range of opinions that go along with motorcycles. One mans “mint condition” is usually another mans “average condition”. This usually stems from our personal experiences, collector background, size of bank accounts and overall consideration for age and what it does to our beloved motorcycles. There’s one comment on the forum that says “It could be in a Kawi museum”. For me, I couldn’t disagree more with this statement. Museum pieces are 100% and nothing less and there’s no gray area for me. If this bike was a museum piece it would bring upwards of $10,000. I have information of a N1 that sold last week that was better than this one, but not quite the museum piece and it sold for around $8,000.00. The same seller has another one that is a museum piece and he is asking upwards of $10,000 and won’t let it go for any less. So back on point, I feel this one is priced correctly and anyone who buys this won’t get hurt in the long run.

If you’re in the market for a N1 and don’t want a piece of furniture, I recommend you give this one a look and talk to the seller. Ask as many questions as you need to and don’t be shy about it. I’m not buying the bike, but if it was closer you could bet your last dollar that I would’ve been knocking on the sellers door with my checkbook…. and the wife’s blessing of course (which I do have on this one).

Jump over to the zxforum here and contact the seller for more info.



Ducati August 16, 2010 posted by

Phil’s ’98 Ducati 900SS FE (#299) for sale

Update 9.1.2011: SOLD!

OK folks, here’s my own personal ride up for sale – a very clean ’98 Ducati 900SS FE (serial #299 of 300) with 76xx miles.

As some of you may know, I am quite fond of the 2V air-cooled Ducati engine for its charm.  As a matter of fact, my first post for RSBFS was a Ducati 900SS FE, so with a bit of irony and a hint of sadness I am putting up my own FE up for sale.

The bike has very low miles and well looked after.  It’s pretty much stock except for carbon silencers (I think they are Ducati Performance items but not sure) and Corbin saddle.  The bike doesn’t need anything other than a quick going over the fluids and batteries.

Asking $5800 or best offer.  The bike can be viewed at at Supermoto Italia in New York.  Any questions just let me know!


Kawasaki August 10, 2010 posted by

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1! – but don’t get too excited

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1

Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Price: $2,550 with reserve still in place
Mileage: 17,700

Yes it is the real deal, but what happened to it is beyond my knowledge. I found it by dumb luck and it only has 23 hours left on the official auction time so if you’re interested you better act now.

Some of the obvious changes are yellow paint (wow), lowered, short stalk turn signals, different rear sets, and a polished frame. I’m guessing this one is too far removed from stock to be worth much more than a plain Jane ZX7 which are usually priced between $3,000 and $3,500.

Here’s the quote from the listing:

– 28,490 KMS (17,700 miles)

I’m really at a loss for words on this one, but thought that maybe, just maybe someone out there would have an interest in it.

Let us know if you pick it up.