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Ducati August 15, 2012 posted by

Italian Sculpture: 1980 Ducati TT2 R

For Sale: 1980 Ducati TT2 R

Located in the picturesque village of Rimini, Italy (ironically the birthplace of another Italian marque, Bimota) comes this amazing Ducati TT2. The TT2 was Pantah-based racer designed by Taglioni, and featured the now ubiquitous L-twin in an all new trellis frame. It has been reported that the frame weighed in at only 15.5 pounds – a true lightweight!

From the seller:
DUCATI CAGIVA REPLICA TT 2
AS NEW PERFECT CONDITION

The seller does not provide a great deal of information here, nor a lot of pictures. What pictures do exist show a gorgeous motorcycle with classic and clean TT2 lines. The TT2 was campaigned in anger from 1980 – 1984 and won numerous TT events on its way to the history books. There is a good bit of detail around the TT2 model available from Ducati on their website.

My only concern here is if this is an actual factory TT2 model, or a hand-built replica model of the iconic racing machine. It appears to be the latter given the rather terse text in the auction – which could be attributed to a language barrier – but is worth further investigation. At quick glance the front forks do not appear to be the magnesium units carried by factory TT2 models. The auction also claims this to be a 650, but all factory TT’s of this time period were based on the 600 cc Pantah motor. However as Ducati did build customer bikes, there could be some valid variation between specs.

Regardless of how it came to be, this is one great looking bike. The bidding started at the $12k mark, and there is a reserve in place. Prospective buyers might want to look deeper into the construction history of the bike in question, and any possible race history. Also, North American buyers will need to keep in mind that this machine is located in Italy, making post-sale transportation an issue. Drool over the pics and auction here, and then let us know what you would be willing to pawn for this icon.

Ducati July 4, 2012 posted by

Rare Pantah 650 MHR colors in Switzerland

This is a truly rare bike: a 1984 MHR color scheme Ducati Pantah 650. By the way MHR = Mike Hailwood Replica (see chap below):

The Pantah is an important version in Ducati’s history as it represent the ancestor of the commonly know Ducati L2 motors with the cams driven by belt. The upgraded 650 engine (up to 1983 it was 600cc) was needed for the homologation of the TT racer with which it shared the motor’s 61.5 mm stroke.

This model is in really good conditions and on the market for an even better price.

The bike currently has 6400km on the tacho but this was replaced once and before and it read 16.000km. The bike had the last service in 2011 and it is now fitted with new tires, fresh spark plugs and a new battery. The owner will also give a workshop service manual (in German).

A few words from the seller himself Mr. Singerberger: (Translated from Google)

Replacement tires and battery new, service 2011, spark plug, MFK 2009, Speedo was replaced once valued so true mileage about 16’000km: Year: 1983 Mileage: 6’460 noisy tachometer, Accessory: buttocks, Workshop Paper (German), Special , paint is still original, the Pantah is fully functional and ready to go.

The bike can be picked up in Switzerland following the link below:

Ducati Pantah 650 at 5800 $

And here’s a teaser video of a 600 version with an aftermarket exhaust:

Enjoy,

Claudio

Cagiva June 30, 2012 posted by

Nearly New: 1987 Cagiva Alazzurra 650

For Sale: Cagiva Alazzurra 650

The Cagiva Alazzurra fits into the category of relatively rare, but does not always fit into the category of well loved. In the day they were as close as you could get to a legally imported, street Ducati. But adoption was low and Cagiva eventually removed the brand from the US shores in favor of Ducati. What we have here is the leftover orphan.

From the seller:
When I bought this Cagiva a year ago, it had never been started and the odometer showed two miles. It had been in a museum, stored in climate-controlled conditions. It had never been titled and was on its original MSO. I thought that it was time to “liberate” it, so I changed the oil and filter,put a new sealed battery in it, changed the timing belts, rebuilt the stuck master cylinders, and replaced the cracked windscreen. She fired right up after her 27 year slumber! I then put 256 highly enjoyable miles on this great bike, following the break-in procedure as set out in the owner’s manual. I did not even change the original Pirelli Phantom tires since there are no cracks showing. I do recommend that you put new tires on it before you do any serious riding. On the minus side, the left petcock leaks in the “on” position, there is a small wrinkled paint area on the fairing where some brake fluid dripped, and one of the ridiculous rear turn signals has broken off (you would be replacing these silly things with shorter stalk versions anyway).

The bike is a joy to ride with a comfortable, humane riding position. The handling is top-notch as you would expect of any Ducati. The engine is torquey, smooth, and has that soul-stirring Ducati sound. The trans and clutch work well, as do the brakes. All in a package that is small and light enough to make it a joy for everyday use. If you do your research, you will find that the Alazzurra was the ultimate development of the Ducati Pantah line, built after the Cagiva takeover of Ducati in 1983. As such it is the most refined and developed Pantah. Most agree that the fit and finish and overall quality was improved. Think about this: buying this bike has all the advantages of having a new un-worn bike, but without the penalty of plummeting depreciation. You can ride it and watch the value go up over the years.

If you don’t expect class leading exclusivity or performance, the Alazzurra is a nice bike. It is not an outstanding model by most counts, but with a decent seating position, a nice L-twin rumble and above average componentry it is still a relevant bike. If you don’t expect it to go – or go up in value – like an RC30 you might find this to be a real jewel.

This auction is going on right now with a fair amount of bidding. I would guess that there are not many “near new” Alazzurra’s left in the country, making this one a pretty interesting find. The current bid is at $3,050, with a reserve still in place. Generally these are $6,500-ish machines in great condition, but I would expect this to place higher than most given the miles. Check it out here and good luck to the bidders and the seller!

MI

Ducati May 13, 2012 posted by

1982 Ducati Pantah 600SL

For Sale: 1982 Ducati Pantah 600SL

If you are a collector of classic and iconic sportbikes – or would like to become one – here is something you might want to investigate. The Ducati 600 SL “Pantah” was the first of the next generation of Ducatis, powered by an updated L-twin desmo motor with valve actuation done via toothed rubber belts instead of the traditional bevel drive. The belt driven valvetrain was instrumental to production volume for Ducati, as the older bevel drives required a great deal of time-consuming, skilled adjustment during assembly. Belt driven valves made true mass production a reality.

With the updated motor packaged in a new frame with strking bodywork, Ducati was on its way to become a legitimate sportbike manufacturer. With phenomenal sucess in racing Ducati was already well known as a producer of performance hardware, but the Pantah sowed the seeds of a modern manufacturing concern and helped Ducati become a world power in the motorcycling world.

From the seller:
Up for auction is this beautiful very low mileage 5107mi. Odometer reads 8220km. NOT MILES. 1982 Ducati Pantah 600SL Desmo. This model was a major milestone for Ducati. The old bevel drive singles and twins gave way to the belt driven cams. This is the beginning of Taglioni’s current generation of Ducati belt drive twins and remains a landmark in Ducati’s history. It is a true collectable and rare opportunity to own a piece of Italian history in the United States. This motorcycle has been currently serviced and maintained. New tires, battery, cables, clutch, cam belts, hydraulic oils were changed, carb’s adjusted and sync’d, sprocket, chain, and tune up. It runs perfect. It is steady as a rock in all maneuvers. It starts easily and maintains a smooth idle and rev’s up quickly. All functions on the bike work properly. It is ready to ride. It has some small little dent’s on side of tank, and front fender, and Conti mufflers from the previous owner. You can see these imperfections in the pics. I have included lot’s of pic’s. Please review them carefully. You will not be disappointed in the mechanical functions of this bike for years to come, it has low mileage 5107mi. I purchased this bike from a very good friend who purchased it from the original owner in Jersey. I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Good luck bidding.

The 600 SL was the Palingale of its day; with a new motor and revised performance, it rapidly changed the game for Ducati. For collectors of Ducati hardware, this is a milestone bike. It can’t possibly hurt that the flowing design of the fairing is gorgeous, and a nice evolution of the bevel Supersports that preceded it.

This particular bike presents very well. It is in very clean and seemingly original condition. The fiberglass is not cracked and chipped. The paintwork looks bright and the decals are in good shape. The engine and cases retain a high luster, and the seat shows only moderate use. There are some minor defects as noted by the seller, but these only add to the orginality of the machine. All of this is in line with a motorcycle showing but 5k on the clocks – especially one that has been loved and fawned over.

This bike is available now, and bidding has been very active. The current price is up to just over $6,000, with reserve still in place. Given the number of interested bidders it will be interesting to see where this one will end up. If it sells, the new owner will be quite lucky indeed; this bike is beautifully preserved.

For your chance to check it out, click on the link and jump over to the auction. Drool over the pictures and then let us know your thoughts. Is this something that might be on your bucket list? What might you be willing to pay for this special piece of Ducati history?

MI

Ducati January 31, 2012 posted by

Pickled Duc: 1988 Ducati 750 F1

Pickled Duc: 1988 Ducati 750 F1

Update 11.29.2011: Back on eBay, links updated. -dc
Update 12.30.2011: Back on eBay, still $24500. We originally posted in September 2011. Links updated, -dc

Pickling is about the only thing that hasn’t been done to preserve this Ducati. She is prepped for the solitude of a museum or perhaps your Ducati collection. This particular F1 made an appearance back in July on RSBFS while listed on Craigslist. The asking price of $24,500 has remained but the seller is open to offers. I can sum up pretty much everything else for you quickly: it is mint.

I don’t know if it could have looked any better back in 88. From what I can gather, this is an “S” model. It was a slightly updated version of the 1986 F1. Dual mufflers, passenger seat and a front fender from a Montjuich were the key differences. Only 84 were produced. I do not know if that number is for U.S. market bikes or total production.

Yes, your dad is telling the truth. Cagiva did own Ducati at one point. They basically brought it back from the dead. I know it is just a decal but that is a cool element to the bike.

The story on her:

DR. T FINEST HOUR!!! THIS PANTAH POWDERED BEAST SWEPT THE TT CIRCUIT IN THE MID 80’S. PRETTY MUCH BONE STOCK EXCEPT FOR “BUB” EXHAUST (ORIGINAL OWNER INVOLVED IN THE BUB 300MPH SALT FLATS MACHINE). SOUNDS LIKE A CORVETTE 427 BIG BLOCK WHEN RUNNING,,,ORIGINAL FACTORY TIRES STILL PERFECT, DATED CODED ON SIDEWALL TELLS THE STORY. NEVER DROPPED, RACED OR DAMAGED. 100% ORIGINAL ITALIAN PAINT, PERFECT GLASS. STORED INDOORS ALWAYS. 36mm OPEN AIR DELLORTO’S WITH MALOSSI VELOCITY STACKS. IN MUSEUM MODE NOW, ALL FLUIDS DRAINED, CYLINDERS FOGGED, CARBS FOGGED AND TANK FOGGED. WILL NEED TINKERING, FLUIDS AND BATTERY TO GET RUNNING.

 

It has traveled a gingerly 3188 miles. I’m going to assume the asking price is a bit rich considering it was not snapped up during its’ Craigslist listing. Is it just overpriced or has the soft market hit Ducati prices? Maybe we really are in a recession.

If you are intrigued, >make the man an offer.

Ian

Ducati August 11, 2011 posted by

1986 DUCATI F1 750

For Sale: 1986 DUCATI F1 750

When the Ducati F1 was originally released in 1985, it was a far smaller machine than the current crop of 750cc bikes. It was, in fact, a serious revolution in the ideology behind how sportbikes were conceived. Instead of bigger and bigger, the Ducati concentrated mass as closely to the center of the vehicle as possible. Instead of more cylinders, Ducati engineers opted for the familiar L-twin arrangement – this time with desmo valves actuated via the new rubber-belt “Pantah” design. More than the sum of its parts, the F1 was a TT1 and TT2 inspired race bike, which just so happened to also have lights and turn signals.

Ducati F1 machines are a pretty rare breed. We have posted only a few here on RSBFS, and you can run a quick search here. The F1 came in the standard flavor as you see here, as well as three higher performance (and even more rare) variants: the Laguna Seca, the Montjuich, and the Santa Monica. And while those three models are worth more than a plain Jane F1, the ’86 model year F1 is a hotter performer over the ’85 (bigger forks, bigger valves, stronger trans) – so if you are in the market for an F1, this is your lucky day!

From the seller:
UP FOR BID IS A VERY RARE 1986 CAGIVA DUCATI F1 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE BIKE RIDES MAGNIFICENTLY AND EVOKES A RAW RACING EXPERIENCE WHICH IS NON EXISTENT IN MODERN MOTORCYCLES TODAY. THE MOTOR APPEARS TO BE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS SMOOTHLY. NO KNOWN MECHANICAL ISSUES. RECENT TUNE UP AND NEW AVON TIRES COMPLETED BY A REPUTABLE MOTORCYCLE SHOP LESS THAN 700 MILES AGO. THE BODY FAIRINGS APPEAR TO BE ORIGINAL AND LOOK GREAT FOR ITS AGE. MINOR STRESS CRACKS SHOW ON SOME PANELS WHICH ARE NORMAL DUE TO THE NATURE OF FIBERGLASS. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THE HORN AND NEUTRAL LIGHT ARE NOT WORKING. I NEVER GOT AROUND TO LOOK INTO IT BUT IT SHOULD BE AN EASY FIX. WHAT AN AMAZING ICONIC MOTORBIKE THAT WILL SURELY APPRECIATE IN VALUE. TREAT YOURSELF TO THE AWESOME FEELING YOU WILL GET RIDING AND OWNING THE LEGENDARY DUCATI F1!

This auction is going on right now, and bidding interest has been relatively lively thus far. The current bid is just below $8k at the time of this writing, with reserve still in place. The last few F1 bikes that we have seen at auction were all targeted around the $12k mark, so there is still a lot to play for here.

For more pictures, more information and your chance to bid on this wonderful Ducati, click the link and jump over to the auction. This is a bike that would make a great addition to any collection!

MI

Ducati July 28, 2011 posted by

ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com Weekly Recap!

Can’t get enough of all the awesome bikes on RSBFS? Then cruise on over our sister sites
ClassicSportBikesForSale.com and CafeBikesForSale.com for a chance to check out even more two-wheeled-awesomeness! This week, CSBFS has offered us a couple classic Ducati’s as well as a Moto Morini. Also on CBFS, we get to check out a nicely done Honda CB750. Take a look and don’t forget to check out the sites for even more bikes!

Jump on this classic 1976 Ducati 750SS before it hits the open market!

1986 Moto Morini 350 K2 Up For Auction!

Italian Classic: 1981 Ducati 500SL Pantah!

Clean 1972 Honda CB750 For Sale on CBFS!

Make the jump to ClassicSportBikesForSale and CafeBikesForSale!

-JS

Ducati February 8, 2011 posted by

TWO Rare ’86 Ducatis: 750F1 and Montjuich

For Sale: 1986 Ducati 750F1 and 750F1 Montjuich

The first bike in this ultra-desirable pair is a 1986 Ducati 750F1. Modeled after Ducati’s successful TT1 and TT2 racers, the F1 was a surprisingly compact package; riders accustomed to larger-sized 750 machines from competing vendors found the bike to be quite small. Times were tough for Ducati in the mid-80s, and limited numbers of these limited edition bikes were sold.

The narrow arrangement of the Ducati v-twin afforded a very cozy cockpit, and the wrap around bodywork ensured that full aerodynamic benefit could be realized.

From the seller:
86′ 750F1 – 2,851 Kilometers – Vin # ZPM3AA3L3GB751925

I have owned this motorcycle since 2004 and was purchased from its original owner. It is a perfect original example that is registered in my name. Needed will be a tuning, new tires and adjustment or replacement of the steering head bearings, something known to fail from lack of use. The photos speak for themselves and there is no surprises about this motorcycle.

The current auction is for both bikes, but you can jump over now by .

The second bike in this auction is perhaps one of the most collectible Ducatis of the modern (rubber band) era: 1986 750F1 Montjuich

Based as an exclusive offering and built off of the 750F1 foundation, the Montjuich was designed to be the ultimate 750F1. Changes to the standard 750F1 included updated cylinder heads with bigger valves, higher compression pistons, larger 40mm Dellorto carbs, and a free flowing exhaust system. The transmission was fitted with a lighter clutch assembly and straight cut gears. the tank was aluminum, as were the wheels (complete with magnesium alloy spokes). With only 200 copies created worldwide, these bikes are in very short supply.

The Montjuich is named after a street track which was located in Barcelona, Spain. This was a venue where Ducati enjoyed many victories. Note the aerodynamic additions to this bike, including the bubble windscreen to encourage top-speed running.

From the seller:
86′ MONTJUICH – 2,274 Kilometers – ZDM3EA3ROGB0001xx

Cycle World Magazine, August 1986 said (10) of the (200) Montjuich’s would come to the USA. The Montjuich is the rarest and most collectible Ducati made since the Green frame 1974 750 Super Sport.

Originally sold from Ghost Motorcycles this motorcycle has always been in the Northeast. Two years ago this motorcycle was bought from a collection in Long Island who’s owner had passed away. Last registered in 1998 this motorcycle has been off the road to my knowledge since and during my ownership has not been started. There is oxidation on some of the metal of this bike and a full detailing and some metal refinishing will be needed to bring this motorcycle to show detail (see photos). Expect to replace the tires and provide full servicing. The paint on the fairings, tank and seat are excellent for a 25 year old motorcycle.

Having the opportunity to purchase either one of these bikes would qualify as a RARE event, but to be able to snag BOTH of them in a single auction must certainly be a first. Here are two very well preserved bikes of the same year and lineage, both of them very collectible. The BIN on these beauties is not cheap, but neither of these bikes will ever be what you would call an “economy model” motorcycle.

For more details – or to add to your collection – please .

MI