Posts by tag: pacific northwest

Bimota July 29, 2010 posted by

Bimotas YB4 and YB6, and a Ducati 851 For Sale Outside Seattle

From the “Seattle Homologation Superbike Collection“, these three examples are now listed on eBay:

1988 Bimota YB6 For Sale Perfect Condition

This is a great bike and in wonderful “rider” condition.

That means this bike has been ridden. It is not a museum queen that has been parked.

It has a few miles under the belt but is in pretty good condition for its age.

The bike carries a set of Keihin Flat-Slide race carbs on it so it has the “race rattle” of the flat slides to go along with a STRONG running 1000cc Yamaha engine.

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

If you are looking at this auction and are a serious collector -then you already know how rare these old Bimotas are here in the USA.

If you are looking for an original Bad Boy Bimota with a large capacity 1000cc Yamaha in-line 4 engine that can actually be ridden down the road on a daily commute or regular trips up and down the street for Bike Night, this is the bike for you.


1992 Ducati 851 For Sale Very Low Miles

Beautiful Condition and under 1,900 miles

Factory original everything. Gi.Co.Moto pipes are the only modification (stock pipes are included).

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

This bike is immaculate and the photos speak for themselves.

If you are looking for a factory original and unmodified Ducati 851 in showroom condition -this is your machine.

Contact me for more info or photos.


1988 Bimota YB4E.I. For Sale

Beautiful Condition and under 2,000 miles

Factory Original.

All operator manuals, service manuals and factory tool kit are also included.

If you are looking at this auction and are a serious collector -then you already know how rare it is to see a YB4 here in the United States.

This bike is very rare and in immaculate shape.

If you are looking for an original and unmodified Bimota YB4 E. I. in showroom condition -this is the bike for your collection.


We wish the seller the best with these and hope they find new homes via eBay!

dc

Honda April 12, 2010 posted by

1993 Honda MC21 NSR250SP For Sale in the Pacific Northwest

Collin has given me the heads up that he’s ready to part ways with his 93 NSR250SP. Here are some details:

  • Its a 12,000 kilometer (7456 miles) 1993 SP.
  • The motor was rebuilt and the barrels were modified a bit by someone in California (Im told, Ive never seen stock ones off a bike so I cant say what was done, I know with the stock pipes its probably not really doing much)
  • have some paperwork, and its been de-restricted.
  • I have reason to believe, someone used it as a track bike or a race bike in Japan, Its been down I think, but never by me or the last guy who is a Portland local. Its not in bad shape anywhere
  • Oil pump is there and still working
  • includes a complete and nearly perfect painted set of Tyga Fox-eye bodywork painted like the teal Repsol racers to go with it.
  • Plastics are currently either airtech, or otherwise repro stock looking stuff painted like a YZR GP bike

1993 Honda MC21 NSR250SP For Sale

Collin is asking $6500 and he’s in Vancouver, Washington. Interested parties can email him directly.

Good luck with the sale Collin!

Update: Colin has re-listed this bike since last October and has lowered the price to $5500. Here is the new link and some additional pictures and video:

(movie of it running/making noise, this isn’t a cold start)

Titled and Plated in WA

According to the subframe numbers, its a ’91 SE. (I bought it thinking 93 SP/SE bike)
12,900kms
Top end was done by Eric Gorr with a mild port, but I’m not sure exactly when in the bike’s history.
It is de-restricted, so it should be around 50-60hp at the back tire just guessing.

Comes with a full set of TYGA spares body work in perfect shape, with a painted matching tank, and a few other parts (spare ignition, etc)

5500 firm, I’m not interested in any trades, unless you’ve got a Ferrari F40 your sick of. I just need more money for racing.

dc

Aprilia January 17, 2010 posted by

2009 Aprilia RS125 For Sale in Washington

Another ‘converted’ 2009 RS125 surfaces on my radar this morning. Take a look at this Aprilia RS125 2 stroker for sale on Seattle Craigslist for $6495:

quote from seller’s listing:

Price: $6,495
Tax, title, and license additional

Approx. Mileage: 200

Documentation:
Washington State title – clean & clear, not salvage
Mileage statement

Includes (not pictured):
Street license expiring November, 2010
CD of factory service manual
Race bodywork
Rain tires
Extra cylinder and pistons, etc.

I think the dealer’s listing says it all. We’ve seen Aprilia RS125‘s in both streetable gray market form in the $6k range, and other 2009’s listed significantly higher than that with similar paperwork. So this asking is about right.

I sat on one of these at last year’s Seattle International Motorcycle Show and it was astonishing how light this bike is. And very good looking in person too. Here is a link to my (poorly lit) pictures on Flickr of show.

Here’s a video review from Motorcycle USA on the 2009 RS125:

dc

Bimota November 27, 2009 posted by

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

Next up tonight is this great looking Bimota YB8 for sale on Craigslist Seattle:

1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle1991 Bimota YB8 For Sale in Seattle

quote from seller’s listing:

This hand built Italian bike is a one owner with 5,458 original miles. All original condition. It has been garaged for 6years and needs carbs cleaned.
If this is the type of bike you would like to own (unique and very few made)

I’m hoping Phil will leave a comment as our resident Bimota expert. $13k sounds a bit rich, but tis the season and who knows what a collector’s spouse might justify for the right bike.

dc

Cagiva November 13, 2009 posted by

Another pair from Italy – 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650 – both for sale on ebay

Here are two interesting motorcycles, both are 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650’s and are offered on ebay.

The first one is red, located in Damascus, Oregon and has 11,521 miles – .

The second is located in Phoenix, AZ and is described as a “barn find” with only 3,131 miles – the listing states the original “The owner parked it in a barn in 1985 after the kick stand cut-out switch failed and it sat covered for all those years…” .

The first example has a detailed history of the 1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650:

First, Let’s start with the history of the Cagiva Alazzurra.  Here is a brief description courtesy from “Classic Motorcycles”:

“Badge engineering” is a familiar term in the automobile industry, loosely defined as the rebadging of one make and model to create another. Think of a Chrysler sedan from the Eighties, and it will undoubtedly have one or two nearly identical siblings. And while this is the kind of marketing one might expect from decades past in Detroit, it wasn’t common in Bologna, even during their toughest times.

In 1985, Ducati had just been purchased by Cagiva. Cagiva, then the largest Italian motorcycle manufacturer, was primarily making mopeds and small street bikes at the time, and many of them were two-strokes. To expand into the middle- and heavyweight street bike market, it needed four-stroke engines. As the March 1985 issue of Rider magazine said, “There were several reasons why Ducati’s engine manufacturing facility was the logical candidate to supply Cagiva with motors: The physical plant was already there, the product was good, and it was the only segment of Ducati’s operation that had been profitable.”

Cagiva’s owners, the Castiglioni brothers, had a new direction in mind for the company, and it included widening the scope of the company’s products beyond that of just sport bikes for enthusiasts. Two years before Cagiva purchased Ducati, Ducati had agreed to supply engines to Cagiva for two models, the Elefant dual-sport bike and the Alazzurra, a bike very similar to the earlier Ducati Pantah. It was 1985 before the two bikes hit the production line.

The 650cc Alazzurra was essentially the latest version of the Ducati Pantah when it debuted in 1985.

1985 Ducati Cagiva Alazzurra 650 for sale

The detailed description of the first bike:

This pristine example has only covered 11,360 miles and is in impeccable condition.  The 650 L-Twin Ducati Desno motor is similar to current Monster motors. Rated at 56 HP and a weight weight of only 435 pounds gives it a top speed of over 115mph.  Carbs are 36mm Dellorto pumpers. 5spd transmission, Brembo dual discs on the front and a single disc rear provide excellent stopping power. Suspension is by Marzocchi, both the front forks and the rear remote reservoir shocks.  This a very comfortable sport tourer with a more standard riding position and a very comfortable seat.

Excellent all original example except for the Yamaha brake master cylinder that was installed to give better brake feel by it’s original owner, the late Merlyn Plumlee, the famed HRC crew chief who purchased it for his wife.   The bike has had the belts changed and valves checked, and the carbs were recently gone thru.  Bridgestone BattleAx tires have less than 500 miles and the battery was new last year.  Complete with owner’s manual as well as parts and service manuals.  You won’t find a nicer one, even the clock works!

I will assist with shipping and can deliver locally to the shipper of your choice.  The PDX Forward Air terminal is not far away and has worked well for me in the past.  Check out my excellent feedback and thanks for looking.

The barn find:

This bike is the definition of a barn find! The owner parked it in a barn in 1985 after the kick stand cut-out switch failed and it sat covered for all those years in Prescott Az. I cleaned out the fuel tank and sealed it, replace the petcocks, fuel lines, spark plugs, cleaned the carbs and rebuilt them, replace the battery,replace the leaking front master cylinder, changed the oil and the bike fired right up! Lukily when put into storage the cylinders were oiled and on inspection looked new. I rode the bike and it runs and shifts smoothly, but with original tires I wouldn’t ride it very far. The paint was abused badly from bumps and hits so I had it repainted with the original colors, otherwise it’s as it came from the factory. It is not perfect, the hand grips are cracked but are embossed with Cagiva so I did not replace them. The turn signals do not work but I suspect it is a defective flasher but couldn’t find a replacement and didn’t want to molest the wiring. The wind screen has a warp in it but isn’t that bad, other than that it’s as sweet an Alazzurra as you will ever find.

It would be really hard to chose between the two but depending on the barn find’s reserve, I don’t think you could go wrong with either.

SG

Uncategorized September 22, 2009 posted by

The Week in Reader Submissions!

Normally I’d give each of these their own spot, but I’m already behind that I’m attempting to catch up with a big batch post. And as I go through my inbox I have to apologize to a few of you for some great forwards that expired before I could post them. Thanks to all for the great submissions and keep them coming!

First up is the group of Craigslist ads from Lucas.

Check out this 1986 Yamaha SRX-6. I had never even heard of this bike and it’s unusual shape actually is quite nice and looks like a blast to ride. It’s a 600cc single! Check it out on Denver Craigslist for $2950 with a mere 3700 miles:

1986 Yamaha SRX-61986 Yamaha SRX-6

quote from ad:

I am selling my SRX-6. A rare (1986 only) 600cc Yamaha single. Only 3676 miles. Might add a few before it sells.
Bike came with K&N air filters, and Supertrapp exhaust system.
I recently installed the larger Radian front calipers, EBC brake pads, Braided stainless steel front brake lines, new front master cylinder, Progressive front fork springs, Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tires, custom LED taillight and rear signals. The bike starts easily and runs great.


Not many of these left in this condition and especially at this price: 1989 Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja with 18k miles for $2900 on Portland Craigslist:

1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale1989 Kawasaki ZX-10 For Sale

quote from ad:

THIS BIKE SCREAMS!
Super clean, well maintained motor, rare bike runs and drives great and exceeds 180mph meter. Bored out heads with larger sprocket for more speed. New battery. Small ding in gas tank and crack in glass panel on right shield.
Just paid $400.00 for full service and new ignition switch. Just under 18k ml. Garaged it’s whole life. I can’t believe I’m selling but life changes show the need. I’ll throw in my riding gear for cash sale.


And for fun, a 2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1, also on Portland Craigslist for $14700 and 2900 miles:

MV Agusta 1000 1+1 For Sale

quote from ad:

2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1. white/black, very rare bike, i was told its the only one white 1+1 in the northwest. bike has 2900 miles on it. carbon fiber rear hugger, fender eliminator kit, and signals in the taillights, the factory coolant was replaced with Engine ice Hi-performance coolant, also has hi performance impeller installed for better cooling. all work done by MotoCorsa, along with all maintenance. bike has factory warranty until February 2010. bike is in perfect condition, nipples still on the tires. beautiful bike overall. i have the factory fender, signals, and hugger if requested. Comes with the red stand in the picture (factory stand). factory specs read 174hp at 11900rpm redline at 13k motor is inline 4 cylinder. MSRP is $22995, i paid $21k. asking $14700.

Thanks for the submissions Lucas!

dc

Bimota September 8, 2009 posted by

1999 Bimota DB4 $6750 w/ no reserve on ebay right now!

Superb styling, Italian flare, with a Ducati V-twin… what a combination.

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This very nice Bimota DB4 with only 3798 miles is listed on right now for $6750.00 with no reserve, so it will sell.  It retailed for $18,550.00 when new in 1999.  I’m not a huge Bimota fan, but I’ve always appreciated their styling and upgraded bits such as the Carbon Fiber fenders, Carbon Fiber fairing and Ohlins suspension.  At $6750.00 it seems like a great bike to have.  This one has been recently serviced according to the owners listing so it should be ready to enjoy.

 

It has carbon fiber front and rear fenders, heel guards and a carbon fiber belly pan (which was a factory option). It has a high quality performance carbon fiber exhaust that is throaty sounding without being obnoxiously loud. Also, of course, it is a Bimota, so everything is hand crafted and is has many CNC’d carved from billet items. The attention to detail is amazing. The DB4’s used the Ducati 900SS engine with carburetors (Mikunis) instead of fuel injection.

 
I know we have some regular viewers who are fond of Bimota’s so hopefully this one won’t disappoint.

dd

Ducati August 30, 2009 posted by

Just in at Ducati Seattle: 2000 Ducati 748R

I’m a member and the webmaster for the Seattle Ducati Club, DesmoNorthwest.com, and one of our sponsors is Ducati Seattle. Dave just posted up one of their latest pieces of inventory, this tastefully upgraded 748R with only 5700 miles for $8199:

2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle Ohlins2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle2000 Ducati 748R For Sale at Ducati Seattle

quote from forum listing:

Miles: 5732
853cc motor by Jeff Nash Advanced Motorsports
Ohlins forks, shock and damper.
Wave Rotors
Billet Calipers
GP Brake and Clutch pumps
Helibars
Sargents seat
Aftermarket Adjustable rearsets
Marchesini Magnesium wheels
Carbon Airbox, rear fender, plate holder, intakes ++
PC3
Valued at – $8199.00

I realize 5700 miles isn’t brand new, but with all the expensive upgrades and a big bore kit already added, it might as well be! I can’t think of a brand new bike in that price range I’d rather have anyway!

dc