Posts by tag: Limited Edition

Ducati March 10, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998s Ben Bostrom Edition #108

2002 Ducati B Boz 998s LE #108 of 155 on ebay.

I know, I know you’re thinking “why in the hell is Doug putting up another Bostrom?” Plain and simple; because this one is on ebay as a no reserve auction ! That’s right, you can get in on the action of a 998s LE for a starting bid of $8,032.00! The cheapest one we (I) have posted was $10,500 and it had a lot more miles on it. This beauty is currently sitting at 1,670 and looks to be absolutely immaculate. I will admit I didn’t sleep last night because I was trying to scheme a way to trick my wife into saying “yes honey, you can bid”, but since I couldn’t muster up a fool proof plan here it is for the taking. At the time of this posting there was only one bidder and it’s not me ūüôĀ

Quote from the listing:

2002 Limited Edition Ducati Bostrom 998s
Like New
Only 1670 Miles
Number 108 of 155

I am pleased to offer this ultra-rare 2002 Ducati 998s Bostrom Edition. This Ducati features the 998cc Testastretta engine, carbon fiber airbox and lower fairing panels, Ohlins adjustable steering damper, Brembo brakes, Termignoni exhaust, billet clutch and sprocket covers, carbon fiber fender and swing arm cover, acculign rear sets, NEW Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs, and Ohlins suspension front and back. The 998 is the final (and best) version of the Tamburini designed 916 Superbike family and was made only 1 year. The Bostrom Limited Edition version was limited to just 155 brought to North America as155 was Ben Bostrom’s racing number.

This bike has always been garaged, never seen rain and is in near new condition.

Includes blue factory rear wheel stand as well as original owner’s manual and other documents. Services that were done include 600 mile service and various oil changes.

Pretty much says it all. New tires, Ohlins, never seen rain, super low miles, 600 mile service is done.. What else to you ask for other than a cheap price? Oh wait, you’ll get that as well because I’m guessing this one will sell at a little over 10g’s.


Good luck!

Cheers!

dd

Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition In Arizona

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona is a very nice 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition.¬† This bike has 9,500 miles and features some usual Duc’ modifications:

-Termignoni 3/4 system
– STM slave cylinder
– kick stand ignition bypass
– carbon fiber instrument cluster, boot guards, belly pan, intake ducts, exhaust guard, exhaust pipes, chain guard, sprocket cover
– oil breather recall solution installed
– K&N filter
– CRG bar ends
– CRG adjustable brake and clutch levers
– Michelin Pilot Power dual compound tires
– SpeedyMoto clutch cover basket, springs, and plates.

The 998S FE is the last incarnation of Ducati’s legendary, and iconic, 916.¬† As standard these bikes featured fully-adjustable Ohlins front & rear suspension and an Ohlins steering damper.¬† The motor is the same from the 996R with an extended crankcase sump for assured lubrication during hard riding.¬† The cosmetic features of this edition are the traditional badge on the triple-clamp, tricolor tail, and commemorative stickers on the tail and tank.¬† The asking price is $8,500.¬† The maintenance required for the R motor may be more but, I’d take the ultimate iteration of the 916 series over a base 848 or 999 of equal value.¬† See this 998S on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati February 28, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900e on ebay

2001 Ducati MH900e #36 with low miles for sale on ebay.

The MH900e is one of my favourite Ducatis of all time, and this one – #36 0f 2000 ever made – for sale on ebay is a prime specimen with some tasteful and practical modifications done:

For sale #36 0f 2000 made for the world, most did not come to the USA.

The MH was stunning in stock form, but I felt there was room for improvement, and so I spent thousands of dollars, and countless hours to make it run and look even better….of course I saved all the original parts, even the sides of the crate as it had a graphic image of the MH painted on the side along with production number, unlike other Ducatis.

#36 has about 3500 careful miles, and is in excellent condition.

It has never been wet and always serviced by Ducati dealers in the Dallas Ft Worth area in the past where it was delivered, and spent most of its life.

I moved it last year to the pacific northwest as I completed our retirement house…I might be able to deliver it this spring to a buyer in the western half of the country, as I make one more trip to Texas for the last of our furniture, etc.

History of my mods, and why I did what I felt the factory should have.

One of the first things that bothered me after I unpacked the crate, and helped the dealer assemble, check and adjust things, was the stock exhaust and associated assembly…it was too quiet/restrictive/produced too much heat, and was way too heavy. (numerous owners have had cracking and breakage of the taillight/turn signal/license assembly attached to the exhaust) So I designed a lighter/stronger/better looking support bracket, had a friend weld it, and powder coated red to match the bike, along with tucking turn signals in the tailpiece with a smaller license plate bracket. This was made to hold the “conti-look” exhaust cans I sourced from BUB, as I liked the look and sound on my old beveldrives with original longer conti pipes.¬†¬†There had to be small sections formed to mate the cans to the original header, and then I had the pieces, and black stock header “jet coated” and polished silver, which I think looks and transfers heat better.

The sound is glorious /more power/much less heat…mission accomplished, bike and rider are much happier (power on a dyno was within 1 hp of a full termi-factory optional system)

I added an Ohlins steering damper and rear shock…big improvement over stock, and at the same time a better chain , and new sprockets. The front turn signals and custom brake / clutch levers , and mirrors were Ducati optional items.¬†¬†I also installed Ferracci clip-on bars for a little more comfort. The billet aluminum belt covers, and oil pressure sender cover were also sourced from a Ducati parts catalog. The little “winged-D” Ducati on the left case cover was machined by a Calif. Co.

The next change/mod was to get rid of the two batteries hanging below the tank shroud, and raise up the oil cooler from behind the front tire. To make this work required removal of the giant air box, and building a rack to hold a regular size bike battery (new Oddysey gel cell added this month) substituting two oiled foam filters, and k+n oil breather filter…like I said earlier, bike runs excellent with the new exhaust, and without the old airbox…at the same time I raised the oil cooler up to make it less vulnerable and look better, I had to have some longer braided stainless lines, and fittings made at the local airport.

This is one of the nicer MH900es that we have seen, so if you’ve been looking at one of these, . ¬†For a list of MH900e that we have previously listed, click HERE.

phil

Ducati February 25, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS Final Edition With 6,680 Original Miles #156 Of 300

This is a fabulous looking, low mile, 900SS FE at a market correct price!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1998 Ducati 900SS FE with 6,680 original miles.  This bike has been recently services with a nice, and thorough, write up describing the bikes history as known to the owner.  Recent service includes a valve adjust, new belts, bled clutch and other regular maintenance items.  The seller states that there are some light/small scratches on the bike and the carbon fairing has started to dull.  The only maintenance item the bike has is a neutral light that is out.  The modifications are limited to a Fast By Ferracci exhaust with a carbon silencer and a Evoluzione clutch slave.  The bike shows very well in the photos and supports the claims of the seller.  There were only 800 of these produced world-wide with 300 coming to North America.  I find these to be much more visually appealing than the generation that followed.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

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 Р$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