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Ducati February 19, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 888 SP4 For Sale in the U.S.

Feast your eyes on one of the most coveted Ducati Superbikes of all time: This very rare, and in the U.S., 1992 Ducati 888 SP4 for sale on the forum:

quote from the forum listing:

Due to health reasons, I am having to sell both my Ducati motorcycles. My 996 SPS has now sold, but I have decided to list my 1992 888 SP4 for sale on this forum first in the hope that a fellow forum member will purchase it before going to other usual routes. It has covered 40,220 kms (25,000 miles). I am the fifth owner since brand new. It has a complete documented service history dating back to the first owner. It had a major service carried out by JHP Ducati at a cost of £1400 in April 2008. It was first owned by the service manager at NCR, Italy back in ’92. The original owner’s manual, warranty booklet and service booklet have always followed the bike. Over the years, the following tasteful modifications have been carried out by the various owners:

– 5 Spoke black Marchesini magnesium wheels
– Brembo billet brake & clutch master cylinders
– Gia Co Moto billet rear sets
– 888 SPS rear brake set-up
– Ohlins steering damper
– CF exhaust hangers

The bike is in beautiful shape and has not been in any accidents. Currently runs on a 14/39 sprocket setup. I want to say that it’s one of only three, maybe four SP4’s in the United States. I guess that makes it pretty rare. Also provided with the bike are the original black three spoke wheels, a brand new SP4 gas tank (rare), if I can find them, the OEM rearsets and last, but not least, an 1993 888 frame from a US 888 SPO that has been powder-coated white but with the 17 digit VIN number still visible which comes on a clear title. Knowing how rare these bikes are in the US, the overall condition of the bike, the proper adult Ducati mods carried out and the service history provenance, the selling price of $31,000 obo reflects all of this.

By now you know I’m Ducati Superbike fan boy, and porn like this really gets me going! Naturally only serious collectors need apply, and for the rest of us, enjoy the pictures!

And here’s some more SP4 goodness from other spots around the web (not the bike in the listing):

Here’s a great dialog on the forums on the difference between the SP4 and SP5

And here are some books at Amazon that are relevant to the Ducati Superbikes of this vintage:

Our thoughts are with the current owner and hope his health conditions improve.


Ducati February 16, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 888 SPO

1993 Ducati 888 SPO located in Atherton, CA and listed on the San Francisco, CA Craigslist. Priced at $8,900 with 13,696 miles this one doesn’t look to be too bad.

We haven’t posted one of these in a while and since these are a favorite of The Big Boss Man I thought I would throw it up for him and everyone else to enjoy. The seller doesn’t say a whole lot about the bike other than it being professionally maintained. The bike looks clean, appears to be all stock and with the decent mileage it should make for a great weekend warrior.

From the CL post:

This is a very clean and well running 1993 Ducati 888 SPO. It has 13,696 professionally maintained miles on it.

Pretty skinny on the details, but there is a phone number listed for any would be buyers. Hop on over to the San Fran CL and give it another look.



Ducati February 14, 2010 posted by

2002 B Boz Ducati 998 #71 of 155 w/ 800 miles!

Ben Bostrom LE Ducati 998 #71 of 155 made with only 800 miles and never titled for the down low price of $14,999.00. Located in Burlington, NC and listed on Craigslist is this one owner B Boz replica (well, not really) 998 with super low miles. I listed one of these a few days ago and spilled my heart as to why I like these and why I like the Boz Bros. so I won’t bore you with it again. The other one was priced considerably less at $10,500.00 and was said to be entertaining offers. So this one may or may not be a steal, but you’ll have to decide what the mileage and never being titled is worth to you. Is it worth $4,499.00 to you? I think if I was a serious collector, with unlimited funds, a huge warehouse full of Ducati’s and I was missing this one it would be worth it. But, since I’m “D – none of the above” I’ll just keep dreaming.

Quotes from the listing:

2002 998-Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica Motorcycle For Sale – $16999 (Burlington, NC)
Limited Edition. Only 155 made in the World and this is #71 of 155.
Bike has never been titled.
2002 998 Ducati Ben Bostrom Replica with only 800 miles.
Over $2000 in ad-on extras including Titanium Exhaust System.
Adult Owned and never been driven in the rain or sat out unprotected.
Kept in a heated and air conditioned garage.
Mint Condition
Original Purchase Price was $24,995 and I must sacrifice it for the low price of $14,999 OBO.

The other day my wife likened me and the website to her and a jewelry store; of course, I told her she was spot on with her analsys. The only difference I can find between the two is that she gets to keep a wish list at the jewelry store that I’m supposed to check in on from time to time. I guess I’ll have to come up with a clever “wish list” of my own and strategically place it on her forehead… 🙂

You can view this LE Ducati here



Bimota February 12, 2010 posted by

1993 Bimota DB2 in San Diego

1993 Bimota DB2 for sale in San Diego asking for $11,000.

Having posted several Bimota listings, I notice something quite interesting – the older DB2s tend to have a higher asking price than the newer DB4s.  I don’t think the DB2 is particularly more desirable / collectible than the DB4, so I find it strange that an older model with very similar components (if not slightly inferior) would demand a higher price. Having said that, I personally like the more “dated” styling of the DB2 and the steel trellis frame (the DB4 has an aluminum trellis frame).

Anyway, here’s another reader tip for a 1993 Bimota DB2 for sale in San Diego:

Original Owner, Sales Documents, Serviced by GP Motorcycles in San Diego, Service Records, Complete Tool Kit, Owners Manual, American Variant with Non DOT Headlamps, Original Tires, 4400 Miles.

Excellent Show Quality Machine with No Mechanical or Cosmetic Needs.

I appreciate the fact that it’s an original owner machine and that it comes with the tool kit and manual.  I’m guessing the “American Variant with Non DOT headlamps” means this one has the Euro spec projector beam head light unit.  What I am more concerned about are the “original tires” – which means the owner never changed tires during his / her 17 years of ownership?

In any case, this is a clean DB2 with low miles, but the asking price of $11,000 is definitely high in my book.  If anyone is interested, I would suggest inspecting the bike in person and try negotiating with the seller for a more reasonable price in the range of around $8000.  Oh, and budget for new tires!

By the way, it’s Chinese New Year over here, so happy new year!  Wishing everyone safe and happy riding for the new year of the Tiger!


Ducati January 29, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition with only 2400 Miles!

I didn’t even realize they made a special edition to honor Foggy, but here’s one of 300 made for sale in Fresno, California on Craigslist. It looks really well preserved and ready to rock for $9500:

2002 Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Foggy Edition For Sale

quote from seller’s listing:

2002 Ducati Monster Foggy Edition with 2,408 miles. Number 87 of only 300 made! Termignoni exhaust, carbon fiber, not a scratch on the bike.

I had to do my research on this one on the Monster Forum and other websites, and from what I’ve gathered:
– these were all special order.
– only 300 in the world!
– the Fogarty package was only applied to the S4 model (which has the superbike motor and uprated suspension)
– It sits a little taller than the standard S4 (20mm)
– and of course the graphics and plaque are unique to this special edition

I tried to find a Foggy Monster video but to no avail. The closest I could find was the S4 with the high mount Termi cans:

With an original sticker of nearly $15k, this looks pretty good at $10k with only 2400 miles. It’s not even broken in yet!


Sport Bikes For Sale January 22, 2010 posted by

Second of three very rare vintage race bikes for sale on ebay

The second bike is also from the seller of the Steyr – Daimler – Puch road racer posted earlier (actually, all three of these rare vintage race bikes that I am posting are from the same seller!) is a :

A beautiful museum quality restoration by Kent Riches

Any Italian motorcycle collector worth his weight in salt will know that a Motobi racer is one of the most desirable and sought after machines… A Motobi racer rarely makes it to the open market… They are usually passed around between collectors, friends and museums… Now is your opportunity to add a highly desirable brand to your Italian collection…

This classic racer has had a no-expense spared restoration to make this piece a true museum quality motorcycle.

Flawless paint, accurate decals and badging are just some of the fine detailed work.  Other features are…

Zanzani frame modifications for road racing

C2 camshaft

Ceriani forks

Grimica brakes

Radelli rims

Rob North megaphone exhaust

Dellorto carb

Fiberglass fairing tank and tail

The motor is fresh and ready to run

This restoration is the best of the best and almost to nice to race. If you have ever thought about vintage road racing this would be an excellent bike

Again, I don’t know much about Motobi except that it was founded by the eldest of the Benelli brothers – Giuseppe Benelli – because of a family feud. Motobi racers were also quite successful in their time, winning quite a few Italian championships in 125cc, 175cc, and 250cc classes. You can read up on some of that interesting Motobi history here.


Ducati January 15, 2010 posted by

1995 Ducati Supermono (drool!) 572cc w/ 0 miles!

1995 Ducati Supermono for sale and is listed as having 0 miles!

This is almost unbelievable, because these are as elusive as those Snipe things they told us about at camp. This super rare Supermono is located in Italy and is Mike, located in Scotland, turned me on to this rare bird first thing this morning. Talk about excited, I had a grin from ear to ear all day just thinking about what a rare opportunity this is. Currently there is a bid of 25,100 pounds, which equates to $40,882.92 usd, and the reserve is still on. I can’t begin to tell you the correct valuation on this bike. Hopefully, one of you will be able to shed some light on what these are worth. My guess is that it is going to take a whole lot more than the current $40,000.00 to buy this one.

Ducati only built 65 of these over the course of a three year span from 1993 to 1995 and then two more were built between 1996 and 1997. This one shows #14 on the triple clamp badge and is said to be #59 of the 67 that were ever produced. The 1995 model’s were made to 572cc vs the previous years 550cc motor’s. Some of the articles I read, while doing research for this model, said that the 572’s are more desireable becaue they were more refined and tested vs. the earlier models. At a mere 277 wet #’s and pumping out 61hp, I bet these things would rail around the track. The top speed was said to be 141mph, but I have to believe they could easily do better with a jockey sized rider and a few modifications.


1995 Brand new and possibly the only new one left in the world. It’s number 59 and the 14th one produced in 1995 so that means it’s one of just 25 of the 572CC models produced and comes with it’s certificate of origin. Only 67 Supermono’s were ever built which makes it one of the most sought after and collectable Ducati’s ever, this really is a once in a life time chance to own a new one…..Open to offers.

I did find an older add listing one of these for sale and the price was 115,000, but I couldn’t find anything about the article such as where it was located and a date for the article. So if you know what it is worth please let us know.

Here is a great video that lets you hear what a pure racing 570 single sounds like.

In this next video watch how quickly the rider flicks the Supermono from side to side. It looks effortless in every corner. By the way, go ahead and turn up your volume before you watch it so you can hear a different kind Ducati music.

For some people these are the rarest Ducati’s ever produced and I can’t blame those who think so. I know Ducati makes a LE every year, but this is one LE I think they should make every year and let the general public have a chance.



Ducati January 12, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900 on ebay

Check out this 2002 Ducati MH900 with only 3 miles on eBay!

That’s right only 3 miles and this thing looks to be better kept than most house pets. Located in Suffolk, VA this MH900 looks to be all its said to be and then some. These bikes are a perfect blend of classic looks with modern sport bike amenities. Originally, sold on the internet only, these sold out very quickly during their first production run. If my memory serves me correctly it was within hours of going on sale. I’m sure some of you will let me know that the 02’s aren’t as collectable as the 2000 model year, but this one only has 3 miles on the clock!! Only 3 miles!!! There I said it again. These types of low mileage bikes always seem to amaze me. They amaze me that the owners had enough self control to go out and spend thousands of dollars on a piece of rare Italian art and not even take it around the block 2 times. It simply amazes me to no end…. Enough babbling about my inability to understand the mind set of a collector. Here’s what they have to say.

“Mike Hailwood” edition 2002 Ducati. This is a numbered series and is bike #1740 of 2000. Only 200 of these bikes were imported into the U.S. I hav all the books, plaques and even the tee shirt (unworn) that came with the bike new. It has a Vermont title( clear) from the original owner.

I would have at the very least been pimping around in the T-shirt hoping someone would ask me “do you own a MH900?”

Right now I only have one picture of the bike. Its in the house and that’s where it’s always been.

I tried to research what these originally sold for when new, but had no luck. The owner is asking That seems a little high based on the other 2002’s we’ve posted on RSBFS, but with only 3 miles on the clock it will fetch a premium price.

I found this really cool looking MH900 on Youtube that has been chromed out in a sick way. It has Termi’s on it and it sounds wicked when he takes off. Give it a look as I think you’ll enjoy it.