Posts by tag: Limited Edition

MV Agusta February 19, 2010 posted by

2002 MV Agusta F4 SP-01

2002 MV Agusta F4 with SP-01 Viper kit – 1 of only 50 worldwide!

Some of our regular readers may know we here at RSBFS are quite fond of the MV Agusta F4 and think that it will become a iconic classic in the future.  There are many different versions of the F4 – Ago, Senna, Tamburinin, CC…etc. – but this one with the SP-01 “Viper” kit (each bike is signed by Mr. Tamburini himself!) has got to be high on the rare list – so much so that I didn’t even know that it existed until I saw this one! According to the seller, there’s only 50 of these in the world…

This may be your only chance to own one of these! MV Agusta only made 50, and I don’t think the other 49 guys are selling theirs.  I have priced this incredible machine at much less than I paid and even less than you would pay for a brand new rice burner that looks like every other sport bike out there.  Brand new, these cost $36k – $18k for the base bike and $18k for the SP-01 Kit.

This is the most beautiful bike you will ever lay your eyes on! If you are in So Cal come by and check it out; once you hear the sound, see the sexiness of its lines, and feels its power, you will be sold!  Also, as I own this bike myself, there are no liens against it; you pay for it, you get it right away.

If you are looking at this ad, then you know what this  bike is about.  The SP-01.  The Viper.  Signed by Massimo Tamburini himself.  I have pasted the info from MVA’s website below.

To find more what exactly is an SP-01 kit, click here.  And .

We’ve seen our share of the “regular” F4 in red and silver paint, but how often do you see one in factory blue and silver colours? I sure haven’t!

phil

Ducati February 18, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione for sale in Brooklyn, NY

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione (#0754 of 2000) for sale in Brooklyn, NY

The MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione is  limited edition bike and only 500 units made it to the US, so they are not a very common sight.  I was already quite excited to find one (#1267 of 2000) for sale in CA, but I found yet another for sale in Brooklyn, NY!  This time it’s MH900e #0754:

This MH900e only has 631 miles on the clock, and judging from the photos, it leads a pampered life.  I’ve always liked the MH900e and even though the riding position has been described as “crippling”, I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these to flog around the streets of Hong Kong.

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phil

Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight for sale in Barrington, RI

First year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight #814 of 900  for sale on ebay. The bike is located in Barrington, RI.

We’re having our new year holidays here in Hong Kong, so I have lots of free time to surf and found a bunch of rare Ducatis for sale.  So here’s the first of a long list of bikes coming up – a first year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight (but with a broken engine):

Absolutely Beautiful Ducati 900SS Superlight. Second Owner, I bought this bike from Ducati Dealer in Salt Lake City where it was on consignment sale. I looked long and hard for an immaculate bike and this was it. I bought the bike with about 3,000 miles on it.

The bike was serviced one year ago by Ducati dealer in South Kingstown, RI. I think they did something wrong with the desmo valves (but won’t admit it) becuase I rode the bike for 12 miles before the engine seized a few blocks from home. It sounded like a rod let loose at 6,500 rpm. The bike has sat for a year. I was going to either drop a replacement engine into it, or have em look at it and do the repairs.

The bike has been sitting in my heated garage since last august 2009. I have absolutely no time to ride this bike and it would be a great deal for someone. The only flaws are a broken exhaust bracket (shown). Bike has termi carbon exhausts, super low miles, no corrosion or rust etc anywhere. Just a 9 out of 10 show bike I was going to keep forever, now wasting away with a broken engine. The bike is absolutely original down to every carbon part and Marvic magnesium hub wheels. Will not ship, best offer wins. Please email with any questions. Comes with custome Ducati Bike cover and battery charge lead for battery tender.

Please check the listing for the full description as the seller has posted quite a bit of information in addition to the above. .

Some of our regular readers may know how fond we are of the 2V air-cooled Ducatis, and the first year Superlight with the 2-piece Marvic wheels is definitely high on our list.  This sample seems to be in pristine condition with the exception of the broken engine (I’m guessing it’s a dropped valve), which could potentially turn out to be a costly jobs.  However, for the more mechanically inclined Ducatistis among our readers, it’s a good opportunity to pick this up for a good price, fix it up for chips, and have a superb Superlight in your collection!

phil

Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood limited edition in CA

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood (#1267 of 2000) for sale in Ukiah, CA

The MH900e (the ‘e’ stands for evoluzione) was a limited edition bike created to commemorate Mike Hailwood’s 1978 Isle of Man Formula 1 Championship.  It was the first motorcycle to be sold exclusively over the internet where customers would reserve their bike online, and then waited for a year or more to have the bikes delivered.  Only 500 made it to the US. Click here for more info on the MH900e.

The seller didn’t give any details, so please for the sellers’ contact info.

When the MH900e first came out I wanted it so badly that I called up my brother and sister, trying to convince them to pool together funds to pay for the required deposit.  That didn’t work back then, but perhaps I should give them a call now.  I’m sure they would be thrilled to hear from me with another bike purchase proposal…

phil

Ducati February 16, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition

2004 Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition for sale in Kingston, RI.

If you’ve ever watched Matrix Reloaded (and who hasn’t?), then you must remember the superb bike chase scene with Trinity riding a Ducati zipping in and out of cars on the freeway.  Although you can clearly read the “996” designation in the movie, Ducati introduced a 998 Matrix Reloaded limited edition in a dark green “Matrix” colour.  :

This is a 2004 Limited Addition Ducati 998 Matrix Reloaded.  Its in Great condition, low miles and always been garaged.  It has a clear title and never had any problem.  It has been regularly maintained with tune up etc…

Although it’s not clear exactly how many of these were produced, sources indicate that only 150 pcs of these 998 Matrix Limited editions were made worldwide. Here’s a quick recap of that amazing bike chase scene:

It’s always hard to a put a value on these movie or “novelty” editions, but considering that  a.) the 998 was the best of the 916 series  b.) although a green Ducati sounds funny, the colour and paint scheme is not entirely that bad  c.) the entire Matrix series was phenomenal, and d.) Trinity rocks, I would love to have one!
phil
Ducati February 9, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight!

Now this gets me excited – a rare 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight with 42,000 miles for sale in Sacramento.

I have a preference for Ducati’s Supersport (over the Superbikes) as they make better “real world” street bikes with a good dose of old world charm and character from the air-cooled lump.  Of the Supersports, the two most desirable models are the 900SS FE Final Edition as it is the most refined of the air-cooled SSs; the other is the first year (1993, for the US at least) 900SS Superlight, with the signature white frame and 2-piece Marvic wheels:

1993 Ducati 900 SS Superlight, one of 300 that were imported for sale by the orginal owner for only $5,000. This bike has been well cared for. It has Fox shock, forks revalve by Aftershocks, stainless steel brake lines, Corbin seat, has only 42,000 miles. This bike is in excellent shape.

I think the 1993 Superlight is one of the best looking Ducati’s ever, and at $5000, it’s a lot cheaper than other SL’s on the market.  Granted, the mileage is quite high on this one, but if the bike is in good condition then it would be a nice addition to any collection.

Check out previous 900SS SL listings on RSBFS.  Oh, here’s the link to the ad: 1993 Ducati 900SS SL for sale in Sacramento. Enjoy!

phil

Ducati February 7, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE for sale in San Francisco

Bargain 1998 Ducati 900SS FE (Final Edition)!

My first post on RSBFS was a 900SS FE and I have always liked the classic lines of the old air-cooled Supersports.  For most people and for most street riding, these bikes are more than enough to get that stupid grin on your face without getting into too much trouble.  And $4500 will get you this very nice 1998 Ducati 900SS FE Final Edition (#30 of 300) for sale in San Francisco:

Final Edition #30
10670 Miles
All Stock except for AFAM front & 39tooth Rear Sproket (1k miles)
1k miles on brakes and tires
Magnetic Tank Bag
Battery Tender
2nd Owner
Minor Cosmetic scratches and rear light lense cracked

So there are some cosmetic scratches and the rear lense is cracked, but what do you expect for a 12 year old bike?  And for the bargain asking price, I can easily over look the minor details.  FEs have been hovering around the $5500 – $6000 range, so this one’s a steal.

Also check out Ed’s 900SS/FE website – chock full of good info.  If you end up getting this or any other 900SS FE, don’t forget to get your bike in the 900SS FE registry as well!

Finally, just to show that Supersports can be Supersexy as well, see this tricked out 900SS FE special done up by performance parts dealer Motowheels complete with BST carbon fiber wheels, carbon fiber tank, Rizoma goodies… hmm….

phil

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MV Agusta February 6, 2010 posted by

2004 MV Agusta SPR for sale in Florida

Although I am not quite as familiar with this as I am with Bimota, MV Agusta is another one of my favourite Italian brands (perhaps even more so than Ducati).  MV had been quite disappointing in the past few years in that they were just churning different versions of the same bike with different paint jobs and different editions, but nevertheless the F4 (and the Brutale) are definitely one of the sexiest bikes of all time.

Here is a very special 2004 MV Agusta SPR that would make any collector happy:

RARE COLLECTORS BIKE #290 OF 300 MADE IN THE WORLD

THIS BIKE HAS $8,700 WORTH OF FACTORY MAGNESIUM UPGRADES, STAINLESS STEEL BREAK LINES, FULL RG3 EXHAUST.

THIS BIKE IS VERY FAST
3100 MILES
CUSTOM RED SUEDE SEAT
THIS BIKE NEW FROM DEALER COST $31,000 WITH UPGRADES

According to MV Agusta USA’s website, the SPR is “the fastest and most powerful F4 of the MV AGUSTA 2004 range. Created for the clientele that uses the motorcycle mainly on tracks, the SPR is a synthesis of a long tuning process to the Evolution engine.

The technical staff at MV AGUSTA designed a new cylinder head, new inlet ducts, and redesigned the combustion chamber. Also thanks to the new ‘MAHLE’ pistons, stamped and with cooling oil jets, the SPR engine reaches a stratospheric threshold of the rev limiter at 13,900rpm.

I wish the seller would post more (and better) photos, as this seems to be a very desirable bike.  My favourite version of the F4 is very limited production Veltro Pista (as below), but the SPR is still very rare and special.

phil