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Ducati July 28, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 2002 Ducati 748 with 6,087 Miles!

One of Seattle Used Bikes’ service customers has a plan for a new ride, and SUB is repping the sale of this beautiful 748.  The upgrades to this single-seater are nice, but for the next rider, the comprehensive maintenance is even better.

2002 Ducati 748 for sale at Seattle Used Bikes asking $13,500

Ducati brought a companion to the showroom for its flagship 916, but in this case the desmoquattro had originally been designed for the supersport.  The smaller bore and stroke allow an 11,500 rpm redline, with 98 hp 500 revs before.  In most other ways the 748 borrows from its older brother, the chassis and geometry, ergonomics and bodywork.  Suspension is from Showa, fully adjustable, USD forks and remote reservoir shock.  Accompanied by 320mm Brembo brakes and a close ratio gearset, it reviewed as a better choice for the street.

This 748 has been a SUB client longer than its individual owners, and a recent valve train service should relieve any worries.  The chronically over-stressed coolant tank has been replaced by a robust aluminum unit, the fuel pump serviced and steering head bearings replaced.  The upgraded Marchesini wheels and Termignoni exhaust take this 748 very close to how an S was delivered.  That nick on the tailcone could be handled with a touch-up, and a repair to the inside of the front fender would be just about invisible.  Dave at Seattle Used Bike’s provided more detailed comments –

The current owner purchased the 748 April of 2018 from one or our former customers. Looking at our past records, we performed basic maintenance and tuning on this 748 starting in 2016. It started life as a base “E” model, not an “S” model, but has a few of the “S” upgrades like quick disconnect Dzus fasteners on the fairing, 5 spoke wheels and a Termignoni 3/4 exhaust system with a proper FBF eprom and a nice carbon SP style heel guard on the exhaust. The biggest upgrade is the early 5 spoke Marchesini magnesium wheels front and rear. These were some of the lightest wheels back in the day, with the rear weighing in at 8.7lbs vs stock 5 spoke wheels at 12.4lbs. Their condition looked perfect, no visible damage, no paint issues, rear was indexed properly and there is no wheel damage in mount points.

A few other items like the carbon open clutch cover and gold EVR pressure plate and springs. Chain and sprockets look in great condition, a nice carbon chain guard is in place, up front there is a carbon fender that has been matched to the red paint but leaving a peek of carbon. This 748 was originally sold from Ducati as a Mono seat model, that can be verified from the matching VIN under the seat. These did come with the steel biposto sub frame so it could be converted to a 2-seater if needed.

We got the go ahead to perform the recommended 6k desmo valve service, including timing belts, all fluids, fuel filter and coolant. To our delight we found our favorite reusable air filters in place from BMC. We also decided to pull the cams during the service to answer the question we often hear on this desmoquattro series, “how are the rockers”? All were in great shape, normal wear but no signs of the dreaded flaking. New OEM O-rings and gaskets were used to replace all items disturbed during the service. We included pictures of internals while disassembled. This 748 has healthy compression reading with 140psi Horz & 155psi on Vert, checking leak down, 5% H and 4% V, good numbers.

We replaced coolant reservoir tank in 2017 with a Corsa Dynamics aluminum unit. This time around we gave the entire chassis a thorough inspection, replaced the steering head bearings as they felt a little notchy, pulled the rear spindle, inspected, cleaned, greased and reassembled. The inside of the tank is also in great shape, the factory lining is still intact. We replaced fuel filter and hoses inside the tank. We then installed a fresh set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso’s as we buttoned things up. We did find some damage on the front fender where the brake lines cross over at the rear, it is fairly well hidden, most likely caused by oversized front tire it came in with. That is about the only damage worth noting on a 20 year old Italian beauty. We have our service records, 2 factory keys, tool kit, Pitbull rear stand and a clean WA title.

Seattle Used Bikes asks $13,500 for this 748, contact Dave on (206) 535-6812 or dave@seattleusedbikes.com

And here’s SUB’s video walkaround –

 

Dave also included this sharp analysis of the 748 –

The hot-blooded Italian middleweight was a mirror image of the bigger 916 but with a smaller, higher-revving motor. Handling was legendary and performance numbers registered mid 11’s in the quarter-mile and 150 MPH on the big end. If you can ignore the idiosyncrasies it’s a small slice of heaven. Ducati’s 916 deserves all its iconic status and then some. But for many people who were lucky enough to ride both, the smaller 748 was the better bike to ride. It’s a long-running Ducati trait – the 750SS was more enjoyable than the 900SS and the later 749 was almost the perfect early-noughties sports bike where the 999 was grumpy, difficult to ride and needed to be going a lot faster than we actually went for it to work properly. The 748 came out a year after the original 916. It’s easy to think of it as a sleeved-down 916, but the changes are much more than that. Bore and stroke are both different, the smaller capacity loses a bit of bottom-end power, but the lighter flywheels allow the 748 engine to rev much faster meaning the lack of bottom end doesn’t really matter. It feels like a very different bike and, bizarrely, while the 916 feels like a massive, powerful engine has been stuffed into the chassis of a 250, the 748 feels like it has exactly the right engine for the chassis.

Contact Dave for more info at dave@seattleusedbikes.com or on (206) 535-6812

-donn

Featured Listing – 2002 Ducati 748 with 6,087 Miles!
Honda October 28, 2017 posted by

Rev. 2.0 – 2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51

Honda joined the V-twin WSBK fray in 2000 and Colin Edwards won the inaugural season on the RC51. The SP-2 was introduced in 2002 and incorporated many lessons learned the first two years. Almost every aspect of the machine was improved, with a little more power and less weight. This example has been hiding in Queens, New York and shows only 2,295 miles.

2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51 for sale on eBay

With the general layout of its nemesis, the RVT-1000R used a nicely oversquare 996cc twin, with the SP-2’s whopping 62mm throttle bodies helping Honda stay on the right side of WSBK rules and deliver 136 hp.  Steering head angle was reduced to sharpen handling, and the swingarm from Edwards’ racing machine was put into production with a loss of two pounds of unsprung weight.  Parts that were merely advanced were redesigned and lightened where possible, like fairing stays, alloy seat subframe, and ram-air intake which doubles as a fairing support.

This RC51’s New York owner has taken nice care and made a few choice upgrades.  The Sato exhaust alone saves 10 lbs. and has been dyno-tuned.  Limited photos so an in-person inspection will be a must.  From the eBay auction:

This bike runs great with no problems or lights on and is extremely powerful.  The bike was put on a dyno machine and tuned perfectly.  The plastics are in great condition with some light scratches too the decals and a scuff mark on the front brake lever.  Never been in any accidents or stunted or abused in any way.  Always babied.  Through out the years I added all the upgrades.  This bike comes with ultra rare Sato Racing titanium exhaust, power commander, K&N air filters, CRG levers, black tinted windscreen, Sargent gel seat, PIAA bulbs, yellow high beam, Proton front turn signals, Michelin Pilot Power tires (like new condition) Pro Grip hand grips, Hot Bodies under tail and tire hugger, axle mounted LP bracket, new battery.  The bike has low miles but may go up because I ride it now and then.  This bike also comes with but not pictured the OEM bike manual, factory tool kit, OEM factory repair manual in binder, results from dyno machine.

 

Edwards went on to take WSBK in 2002 as well, and a Kentucky upstart won the AMA Superbikes on RC51 race number 69.  But the wind direction changed abruptly when FIM changed the rules to allow 1000cc fours, and Honda returned to their successful formula.  With just a few thousand produced each year, the RC51 isn’t super-limited, but also not mass-produced.  The SP-2’s many improvements make it the one to have if you’re a fan.  And for an almost fifteen year-old motorcycle, the low miles and adult ownership make this RVT-1000R look even better…

-donn

Rev. 2.0 – 2003 Honda RVT1000R / RC51
Honda July 9, 2013 posted by

Super Low Mileage 1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale in Colorado

1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale

This is about as new as you can probably get anywhere in the world. The seller estimates it may be one of ten that are known to be in the U.S. and I suspect he may be right. While not the usual 2 stroke 250 we often seek out, this one is a 4 stroke that revs to 19k (not a misprint)! So far no bids opening at $5k reserve in place, but I suspect that won’t last long.

dc

1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

There aren’t that many CBR250RRs in the states, probably ten. None have 553 miles on them, well, only one does, at least. This 4-cylinder motorcycle has had a long history of sitting and being admired. It is in as perfect a shape as a 23 year-old motorcycle can be.

Everything is original: the tires, the air in the tires. The oil has been changed twice. There is gas in the tank and it runs exactly as it should. The carbs had a good going through, and work fine.

When riding it, one gets to understand just how nice these bikes were when they were new, since everything about this one still is “new”. If you take a CBR600 and scale it down everything on it to 80% of the 600, this is it – low seat height, light controls, light weight.

I haven’t seen what 19,000 rpms feel like quite yet – my teeth start to grit pretty hard around 17,000!

This sat in a Honda dealer in Japan for around 12 years as a display. How would it look in your garage?

Honda June 11, 2011 posted by

Can You Say Minty? 2002 RC51 RVT 1000 with 1 mile!

Location: Washington, New Jersey
Mileage: 1 (not a typo)
Price: $8,899 starting bid

Note: This one has been listed before on our site, but it won’t hurt to take another gander! -dc

Ever wish you bought a bike brand new and then just kept it that way? Maybe just posted it up in the living room and stared? Well this guy did. Up for grabs here is a 2002 Honda RC51 RVT 1000 with 1 mile on it. That’s right. One mile. So here’s an opportunity to start your collection with something untouched.

From the seller:

This bike you are bidding on is a BRAND NEW 2002 Honda RC51, RVT, 1000cc,  V-Twin, Liquid-Cooled, Six-Speed. The bike was purchased from a Honda Dealer, out of the crate, loaded on to a truck and brought to a climate controlled garage, and properly stored. This bike is Red and Silver, and has never been riden, or sat on,not even a scratch, nor has it been modified in any way, it is completly stock, NO DISAPOINTMENTS. It has only 1 MILE on it, as from the factory. Bike has been run periodically, (not riden), I just put a brand new battery only because of sale. This is probably the last BRAND NEW 2002 RC51 in the country. This is a super bike and deserves a good home, don’t let this one get away, and REMEMBER it has ONLY 1 Mile on it, not thousands of miles. I lost interest, too many projects and not enough time to do it all. Bike comes with owners manual, tool kit, and 1 New Honda oil Filter. Good luck to all!

Ready for some pics?

This bike appears to be a re-post from 2009. I don’t know if the bike sold then. And being a 2002, there may be some question as to if this bike should be on RSBFS. I believe it should for the mileage alone. But I also think it belongs because it does have the lineage and race history (ask Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden) to back it. And Honda doesn’t really build anything (136bhp 1000 cc V-twin Ducati beater) like it anymore.

Interested in starting your collection with a 1-miler? Then !

-RN

Honda February 25, 2011 posted by

1996 Honda CBR600F3 With 2,579 Miles, As Seen On Our Facebook Page

A gorgeous, low mileage, CBR600F3 now on eBay!

Bike:  1996 Honda CBR600F3

Miles:  2,579

Price:  $3,850 BIN with bidding at $2,550 with reserve not met.

Location:  New Jersey

This bike was originally seen on Craigslist and posted on our Facebook feed; and I know, many of you may not follow us on Facebook because you don’t have a Facebook account, well, that’s usually where the nice deals of the day from Craigslist have been getting posted!  Anyway, this gorgeous example has made it to the shark infested waters of eBay.  This is a 1996 Honda CBR600F3 with 2,579 original miles!  The seller states that everything on this bike is completely original as if it just left the factory.  The pictures agree, this is a fantastic paint scheme–one of my favorites for the F3–and it isn’t too outrageously priced either.  You’ll find the majority of F3’s beaten to within an inch of their lives and having an asking price of $2,200 on Craigslist during the nicer months, making this one look quite attractive if the reserve is several hundred under the BIN price.  If nothing else, buying this bike would be a much better experience than finding out if you’re good at day trading–probably cheaper too.  See this nice looking F3 on eBay .  See Dan’s original post featuring this bike here.

AG

Yamaha September 15, 2009 posted by

1992 Yamaha FZR600

Located in San Francisco, California is a 1992 Yamaha FZR600 with 7,000 original miles.  FZRs, especially the 600s, aren’t that rare, but this one looks to be in above average condition with only seven-thousand original miles.  The bike may have been dropped on the right hand side judging by the marks on the intake below the “FZR” text–something to ask the seller about.  This example is stock except for an aftermarket rear shock and .95 Racetech springs in the front.  The bike is priced at a $2,600; which seems fair for a low mileage condition FZR.  See this bike on Bay Area Riders Forum here.

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AG