Posts by tag: Marchesini

Ducati April 26, 2011 posted by

1993 Ducati Superbike 888 in PA!

For Sale: 1993 Ducati Superbike 888

The mighty Ducati 888 grew from the foundation of the 851 – which itself introduced liquid cooling, fuel injection and desmoquattro heads to the Ducati lineup. With increased displacement and greatly enhanced performance, Ducati used the 888 successfully at the racetrack – and in the showroom. The ’93 888 was the final model of this style before the introduction of the iconic 916.

This is really my favorite kind of motorcycle: High performance, relative rarity, booming sound, great Italian looks, conservatively modified, low miles (1,163) and still the original owner. That really says a lot, when you know the bike has not been handed down from owner to owner, each making more changes. I could wish for more detailed pictures, but that would be the first request on my list when contacting the seller.

From the seller:
This is my 1993 Ducati 888,I have owned this bike since new (original owner) . This bike is in near immaculate condition,w/very low miles… Marchesini wheels,carbon fiber bits (fenders,exhaust,clutch cover) some safety wiring done as well (axles,brake calipers,oil filter) runs like it did when it was new,last service done by Feracci 2-3 yrs ago. Just put a brand new battery in it. Included in the sale are whatever original parts I can find,plus both front and rear stands.

These desmoquattro series of bikes are very robust provided that maintenance is done regularly and on a schedule (both time and miles). In this case it would appear that the maintenance matches the miles, however cam belts are due on a regular basis regardless of use; a wize buyer would have these replaced before running the bike in anger. This is not a negative on this bike or seller at all; Ducatis have maintenance needs that are different than many Japanese machines.

This bike is available via auction right now. The current bid is up to $7,875 with reserve not met. There is a BIN on the bike for $11k. The latter might be a bit high in today’s market, but if the bike is as clean as the mileage might suggest (again, I would ask for updated pics first), this could still be a bargain Superbike when all is said and done. To see more info, view the pictures and get in on the bidding, . Good luck!


Ducati October 21, 2010 posted by

2007 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000S – one of a kind!

One of a kind 2007 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000S for sale in San Diego.

The Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000, while a very nice bike, is not exactly what I would call rare (the Paul Smart LE rates a little better), but this fine example is an exception to the norm.  And with the SportClassics being entirely removed from the Ducati lineup for 2011, perhaps they will become rare and collectible in the future. Who knows. In the meantime, have a look at this one:

Up for sale is my pride and joy, 2007 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000S , Truly one of a kind.
It started life as a regular 07 Sport 1000S and got a FEW upgrades and extras, which include but probably are not limited to;

-Ohlins Steering damper.
-One of 10 fender eliminators in the world (most sought after and disc.)
-Termignoni exhausts , race ECU and K & N performance air filter.
-Adjustable front forks , new , take off of a 2007 Sport 1000DS.
-Gold painted Marchesini wheels off an ST – extremely light and nimble.
-Lower Full fairing (have half fairing securely packaged away.)
-black/red pazzo levers.
-Paul Smith fork guards.
-JC PakBikes license plate relocator.
-GTRossi short rear hugger

The rims are shod with Michelin Power and probably have about 200 miles on them.
The mileage is approaching 7000mi , with scheduled maintenance done at 600mi , 1500 mi and oil and filter change at 4500mi.
The tail has been signed by Cook Nielsen #31 of Ducati Old Blue/New Blue fame and was clear-coated afterwards.
The bike is literally too beautiful for wards and really has to be seen in person.

I am asking $9000 for this red rocket and when you see her in the flesh , you will see why.
you can text or call 858-3367700 or email above for questions , hi-res pics etc.

Considering that an almost brand new Paul Smart LE we listed earlier sold for $9723, this Sport 1000, with all the extra bits added on, doesn’t sound too far fetched. But it isn’t a limited edition like the Paul Smart is.  Whether the “LE” label is worth a few hundred extra is anyone’s call, but one thing’s for sure – this Sport 1000 is a rider and not a museum piece.  And that’s not a bad thing.

Click HERE to check out previously listed Paul Smart LEs and click HERE to jump to the ad on Craigslist.


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Ducati July 8, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996R With 953 Miles In California

This is a very nice looking 996R with less than 1k miles in California!

Bike:  2000 Ducati 996R

Price:  $14,500 USD

Location:  South Lake Tahoe, California

Mileage:  953 Miles

This 996R looks to be completely stock as a bike with under 1k miles should be!  500 of these were made for 2000 and, as the seller states, came equipped with Ohlins suspension front & rear, Marchesini wheels, carbon bits galore, Brembo’s, and a trick Testastretta motor among other things.

We’ve seen these 996R’s and SPS’s go for varying amounts but, this one seems reasonably priced with less than 1k miles and an asking price of $14,500–See our other 996 content here.  If you’d rather have a real homologation/race replica bike over a stickered up, brand-new, R1; have a look at this 996R on Craigslist here.


Ducati July 7, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 996R With Two Original Miles In Texas

This is another 996R but this one is being sold as-new with only two miles on the odometer!

Bike:  2001 Ducati 996R

Price:  $22,000 USD

Location:  Austin, Texas

Mileage: 2 Miles

This bike is being sold as new with even the shipping covers and stickers remaining on the headlights and turn signals and license plate mount uninstalled.  The seller states that this bike has never been started–other than when it was at the factory–and has always been stored in a climate controlled office/home.  The bike was purchased through BCM Motorsports and includes uninstalled 102db Termignoni silencers but does not mention other items included with the bike when new–I’d expect they’re included but ask the seller.  The asking price of $22,000 doesn’t seem completely outrageous given what you’re buying (The self control of the seller).  If you missed out on these 996R’s in 2001 or foolishly rode the one you did get, have a look at this one on here.


Ducati May 27, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati Supermono #09 Of 65/67 In Australia

This is a real Supermono in Australia!

Bike:  1993 Ducati Supermono #09

Price:  Currently $85,000 AUD (eBay)

Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Mileage:  N/A Track Bike

Located in Melbourne, Australia is a 1993 Ducati Supermono number 09 of 65.  This example was built in April ’93 and brought into Australia by Fraser’s.  The bike was only used for local competition and has been fitted with a 575cc barrel.  The original barrels, another set of fairings, spare wheels, an additional piston and other spares are included with the sale of the bike.  The entire history of this bike is known and looks to be in fantastic condition.

The standout aspect of this bike is that it was designed for the Supermono series which means it’s a big, four-stroke, single; the second aspect is that this four-stroke only weighs in at 300lbs fully ready, 277lbs with an empty tank of gas while that big single produces 61.4hp at the rear-wheel.  Sounds like fun!  The Supermono rev’s to 10750rpm, is fitted with Weber fuel injection, and accelerates to 120 just as fast as a 600 inline-four and tops out at a claimed 141mph.  All this magic is achieved through Ducati’s heavy used of carbon fiber and magnesium wherever possible.  The bodywork, subframe, fuel tank, and air box are all carbon with the case covers, triple clamp and other bits being finished in magnesium.  The suspension is all top-of-the-line Ohlins units with 42mm USD forks sourced from the 888 Corsa and a cantilevered Ohlins shock out back.  The exhaust is a Termignoni unit and the wheels are Marchesini magnesium units.  The motor is essentially a 888 single cylinder with a dummy connecting rod to cancel-out the traditional vibrations of a single.

Jay informed me that Farracci had one of these in ’93 with an asking price of $35k and everyone laughed as it was the same price as the 916/955 race bike at the time; and eight years ago these were going for $50k.  The current asking price of $70k USD suggest that it’s probably doing better than your CD that’s been chugging along since 2000–and this one’s much better to look at too.  The series may have not be a world success but, it did bring us a very cool, and very rare, piece of Ducati machinery.  Hurry though, as this bike only has half a day for you decide if it’s worth $85k AUD to you!  If it interests you, have a look at this example on eBay Australia


Sport Bikes For Sale May 2, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition #220 Of 500 With 425 Miles In New York

This R1, Limited Edition, shows only 425 miles and an asking price of only $10,995.  Located in Brooklyn, New York is a 2006 YZF-R1 Limited Edition #200 of 500 with 425 original miles.  This bike isn’t completely stock as it features CRG gold levers, Scott’s damper, Vortex no-cut frame sliders, Double Bubble dark smoke windscreen, fender eliminator and flush mount turn signals.  We’ve seen a few of these in the sub-1k mile club and this one has been the cheapest, I would say as a reflection of the modifications but, I’d doubt it.  This one is priced at $10,995.  You can see the other LE’s we’ve posted here.  It doesn’t have super cheap additions but, at this mileage, the somewhat detract from a completely stock bike.  These were special limited edition, homologation, bikes featuring Marchesini wheels, Ohlins suspension, frame changes, longer swingarm, slipper clutch and some other bits; see the period review here.  If you’d be interested in a slightly modified R1 LE with little miles or, a low mile R1 with enough aftermarket bits to pay for returning it back to stock, see this bike on Craigslist here.


Derbi April 20, 2010 posted by

1999 Ducati 996 SPS In California

This is a usable 996 SPS with less than 10k miles in California!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 1999 Ducati 996 SPS with 9,800 miles.  Let’s get the big stuff out of the way first, this bike has been repainted as a Ducati Performance Paolo Casoli replica with a black powder coated frame.  The other features the seller mentions:

– Full Ohlins suspension – forks, rear shock and Damper – 5 Spoke Marchesini wheels – DP carbon fiber front fender, radiator cowl, airbox, rear chain guard and exhaust guard – Updated Yoyodyne clutch slave – Brembo billet brake and clutch master cyclinders – Brembo GP billet calipers – Full Termignoni 50mm exhaust system – Tecnosel seat – DP rear sets – DP clutch plate and clutch cover

The bike also comes with the original owner’s handbook and Ducati rear stand.  This bike isn’t original but the seller is realistic with an asking price of $9,600.  This bike has had the original Showa front suspension replaced with later Ohlin’s units.  This isn’t a bad looking bike by any means and would probably make a fantastic Homologation special that you could actually use.  See the other SPS Ducati’s we’ve posted here.  See this bike on Craigslist here. AG

Laverda April 17, 2010 posted by

1999 Laverda 750S With 4,086 Original Miles In Connecticut

This looks to be a very nice Laverda, fully-faired, 750S with low miles!  Located in Greenwich, Connecticut is a 1999 Laverda 750S with 4,086 original miles.  The seller makes no mention of maintenance history or condition other than that the bike is in “Very good condition.”  The asking price is $7,500.  This appears to be a bit high but, with the mileage and the fact that we’ve seen very few 750S that actually sell to gauge a price on, it’s worth it to ask!

This was the first new bike to be released from the new Laverda ownership which started in 1993.  These 750s’s feature adjustable Paioli 41mm USD forks, Termignoni factory exhaust, Brembo Goldline calipers with 320mm rotors and Marchesini cast wheels.   These bikes were introduced in 1997 and lasted through to the take over by Aprilia in 2000.  I haven’t had a chance to ride one of these but I don’t doubt they just as intriguing as the Ducati SuperSports and just as good looking.  If you’d like something that is just as special as a SuperSport but also just a bit more so, see this 750S on Craigslist here.