Posts by tag: Marchesini

Yamaha April 16, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition With Less Than 100 Original Miles

This is another R1 Limited Edition with insanely low miles!  Located in Mission Viejo, California is a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition with less than 100 original miles.  For condition the seller states “Never been washed or exposed to the sun. It’s been under a cover in my garage since new.”  That’s a bit of an embellishment as it is in the sun for the pictures but that’s nit-picking!  I don’t doubt this bike is in fantastic condition as it has only had to fend off lawn mowers and old furniture in it’s short life.  The asking price is $13,500.  The price is high but it isn’t completely outrageous as the other LE’s we’ve seen were listed for $11,995 and $12,995 respectively.  These bikes are amazing performers and come outfitted from the factory better than any other production R1 that we’ve seen in the U.S.  See this shining example on Craigslist here.


Aprilia April 14, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 Cup Bike In Florida

This RS250 Cup is fitted with Marchesini’s and a new motor!  Located in St. Petersburg, Florida is a 2000 Aprilia RS250 Aprilia Cup bike.  This bike isn’t titled or registered and is for track use only.  The seller states that the bike has been fitted with Marchesini’s and a new motor that has two track days on it.  The asking price is $6,500.  Without a spares package list and the limited information provided, I have to say this bike is priced quite high as even with Marchesini wheels and a recently freshened motor, this bike needs a very good spares package to have this asking price.  See the bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati April 10, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 996R In Georgia With 1,425 Original Miles

This is a nice looking 996R with low miles!   Located Atlanta, Georgia is a 2001 Ducati 996R with 1,425 original miles.  The seller states that this bike is in pristine, showroom, condition.  This bike has some limited bolt on modifications that are:

Carbon Heel Guards
Carbon Exhaust Guard
Carbon License plate Holder/Fender
Carbon Swingarm/chain guard
Carbon underseat tray
Carbon Termi cans
Otherwise stock

These 996R’s feature Ohlins front and rear, adjustable, suspension; Ohlins steering damper, carbon fiber fairings, Marchesini wheels and a new sandcast power plant.  These bikes also came with a race Termignoni carbon exhaust and ECU which the seller is probably referring to in the ad.  Only 500 of these were produced worldwide with 150 of those bikes being held back for special purposes.  The 996R variant is a very serious homologation machine that also comes with associated costs: The maintenance costs for this bike won’t run the same as a 996 base but you’ll be rewarded knowing you have something bred for world competition.  The asking price for this bike is $17,500; a very good price compared to the 2000 996R/SPS we posted just a couple days ago.  See this bike on here.


Yamaha April 9, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition With 815 Original Miles

This is a close to showroom new ’06 R1 LE!  Located in Tucson, Arizona is a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition with 815 original miles.  This bike has had a full inspection and was declared to be in perfect mechanical and cosmetic condition.  Now, Yamaha released the 50th anniversary R1’s at the same time as these Limited’s were released which can cause an initial doubt as they are two very different bikes but the plastics are almost exactly the same.  The Limited Edition features Ohlins fully adjustable suspension front & rear, ride height adjustment, Marchesini wheels, slipper clutch and the uprated power of the standard 2006 model.  The LE was produced to homologate the R1 for WSB competition and actually came in a Gun Smoke for markets other than N.A with only 500 total being produced.  To understand the visual differences between the LE and 50th, you must look to the front suspension which has silver stanchions for the LE and black for the 50th; the most obvious visual change is the addition of the gold, multi-spoke, Marchesini wheels fitted to the LE.  The 50th is fitted with standard black wheels.  If you’re buying, the two have very different prices also:  The LE is, currently, hovering above $10k, in the 11-12.5k range while the 50th is down to the 5-7k depending on miles and accessories.  We posted a LE that was still in the crate that had an asking price of $12,995 which can be seen here.  While at a dealer, this current example has an asking price of $11,995 making each of those miles it has accumulated cost just over a dollar with exclusion of maintenance costs.  While it may be more beneficial for the owner of the 5oth to have the same paint scheme, if you own a LE you know that you’ve got something very special and that is all that matters.  If you’d like a modern day homologation Yamaha, see this bike on Craigslist here–and yes, this is more special than the 2010 Rossi replica.


Ducati April 8, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996 SPS With 215 Original Miles

This is a very nice Ducati 996 SPS with very low miles!  Located in Queens, New York is a 2000 Ducati 996 SPS with 215 original miles.  This is the same seller as the 916 SPS and states about that this 996 has:


Ducati made chassis improvements to the SPS version of the 996 to help differentiate from the 996 base which included Ohlins fully adjustable USD TiN forks and a Ohlins progressive rear shock–the ’99MY featured Showa front forks and Ohlins for ’00.  The SPS also features Marchesini magnesium wheels.  This is a serious performer with stiff suspension and equally stiff replacement costs should you bin anything.  The asking price is $24,000 just $1k higher than the 916 SPS this seller also has.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

Aprilia March 15, 2010 posted by

2001 Aprilia RS250 Aprilia Cup Track/Race Bike In California

We’ve seen a few Aprilia Cup bikes on RSBFS but here is another!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 2001 Aprilia RS250 which is still in Track/Race only condition.  This bike isn’t titled or registered.  We’ve posted around five pages of RS250s over our short time so it’s obvious that we’re happy to share these relatively–it wouldn’t appear so from our site–rare bikes!  Here is the summary of this particular example:

Tyga Exhaust, Barnett Clutch, Domino Quick Turn Throttle, Upgraded O-Ring heads- straight plugs w/ removable inserts, AF1 Top Triple, Samco Silicone Hoses, New- Penske triple clicker rear shock (3 track days on it cost $900), Re-valved stock front end- for 180 lb rider, Dunlop Slicks- 4 track days on them plenty of rubber left, Woodcraft clip-ons, Woodcraft rear sets, Sharkskinz Body work (slight damage from low side), 4 spare rear sprockets, Spare stock rear shock, A few spare front sprockets, spare stock exhaust, full rebuild kit ++ (new pistons in box + all other necessary parts for a top end) Engine completely rebuilt at Scuderia West by previous owner (less than 500 miles ago), GP Tech Fairing Stay, Marchesini Quick Turn Gas Cap, New FuenTubo Brake Lines front and Rear, Spare New Spark Plugs, Full RS250 Maintenance Manual, Aprilia Kit Manual, Rear Stand.

The seller states that this bike has been low-sided twice but looks to be in good condition compared to some track dogs!  The asking price is a fair $4,000; this is what we’ve usually seen these going for and this one has a very decent spares package included.  The bike has approximately 3,000mi.  Until the introduction of the RSV, Aprilia was known for their two-stroke race machines and this looks to be a very nice example of that history.  Spring is on the way and track days are near, see this bike on Craigslist here.


Ducati March 13, 2010 posted by

2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition In California

Here is another 998S Final Edition with some expensive modifications.  Located in Fremont, California is a 2004 Ducati 998S Final Edition.  Ducati says that only 112 of these were brought into the U.S. and that they were only avialable as a special order.  This example has a laundry list of mods as do many Ducati’s, they include:

Mag Marches , DP C/F head light bucket and stays , intake runners ,under tail air box , front and rear fenders , V shroud , FBF risers , EVO slave , CRG levers , STM btreather , EVO low temp switch , relocated battery , geared , Termi exhaust and ECU , tt rear sets very adjustable , DP seat , led rear light , tall screen , a set of track plastics , stands , DP C/F mirrors , NCR cap , STM slipper alloy basket and plates ,STM rotor buttons front and rear , STM Ti wire guard ,milled rs cover , Nichols FW ,unobtainium drilled rear rotor.

Normally we favor completely original bikes as they will hold their value in the longer run but, when the modifications include such names as Marchesini, Fast By Ferracci, and NCR, things can be overlooked.  The seller dosen’t state what he is looking to get out of the bike but he does say that “…clean stockers go in the 12s.”; suggesting that he is looking for more than that.  I posted another modified 998 FE last week with 9,500 miles and an asking price of $8,500 which should give you a relative value of this bike depending on miles.  The seller does not list mileage for this bike but it does look to be in very good condition from the pictures.  The Arizona bike shouldn’t be a definitive comparison to this California bike as this one has Marchesinis as the big ticket item and unknown mileage.  It should also be know that, if you’re looking to bring a 998S Final Edition into California, they are all California spec bikes no matter where they were originally sold.  If you’re into this 998S FE, head over to BayAreaRidersForum to see the bike here and see if you can talk the seller out of it.


Ducati March 10, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996 SPS In California!

This is one of the later Ohlins equipped 996 SPSs!  Located in Mountain View, California is a 2000 Ducati 996 SPS with 4,500 original miles.  The first year SPS bikes, 1999, featured Showa front forks but starting in 2000, they were equipped with Ohlins front forks.  The SPS bikes also featured Ohlins rear shock, Marchesini magnesium five-spoke wheels, adjustable steering head, a power bump to 123bph and the Ohlins front forks with a titanium nitride coating.  This example has also been fitted with a Termignoni system and carbon silencers, carbon front fender, and carbon rear fender (aftermarket as opposed to stock?).  The asking price is $12,000.  If you’re looking for a piece of Ducati Homologation history and the last of the SPS’s before the switch to R models; see this bike on Craigslist here.