Posts by tag: Santa Monica

Bimota August 1, 2014 posted by

Brand New 2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica #8

Update 8.1.2014: Originally posted in late January, this Santa Monica is back on eBay. This time there are a handful of new pictures, though not high resolution. However there is a very lengthy description to accompany and a significant price drop from $36k to $27,500. Links updated, -dc

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While Bimota is currently only using Ducati engines in their bikes, before their most recent rescue from bankruptcy Bimota was developing bikes powered by Suzuki and Yamaha too. One of the most astonishing bikes produced during the Japanese powered era was the SB8K Santa Monica.

2006 Bimota SB8K for sale on eBay

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In 2006 the SB8K was delivered with a huge amount of top shelf components. It had carbon fiber for the fairing as well as for the construction of the fuel tank, a custom frame wrapped around a Suzuki TL1000R motor with the upper frame built with lightweight alloy and a lower footrest section consisting of carbon fibre plates in a box structure. It also came with Ohlins 43mm forks and Brembo brakes. Many pieces were machined from aluminum alloy and it was the only street production bike in the world that was delivered using Bimota’s very own radial injector fuel injection (Radial EFI).

This example is being listed as new. Unfortunately there is only one picture with the listing but the seller’s description with the ad is thorough. MSRP was about $45k so you get a $9k discount for waiting 8 years to purchase!

MG & DC

Brand New 2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica #8
Ducati May 28, 2013 posted by

Non c’e male! 1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica Available in Italy

1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica

We’ve only had the opportunity to post a Santamonica once before. With just 150 produced, in the best F1 colors without a doubt, this example is billed as restored and from a museum collection. Currently reserve is not met with high bid of £6,100.00 (~$9200 USD). Hat tip to RSBFS Emeritus Jay Bernard for the heads up!

dc

1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica for sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

Limited edition, last of the F1’s special versions. Completely original, restored. Kept in mint conditions, ex-MAD Museum in Italy. Italian registered.
Still with its original first Italian registration.

Ride and collect! Bulletproof investment.

Bike is currently located in Italy, Abano Terme, Padova, but i can get them delivered all around Europe at cost, no problem. To UK f.e. about £350/400.

$T2eC16FHJHIFFhoLIbPGBRn2ezW3CQ~~60_57

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Ducati February 22, 2013 posted by

Nothing To Do With The Beach: 1988 Ducati F1 750 Santamonica

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I know I would be quickly ejected from any Ducati gathering for even considering these bikes were named after a sunny California beach town.  Maybe all those pictures of Bimota Santamonica’s bathed in California sun have influenced me.  As the Ducati faithful surely know, these bikes were named in honor of Lucchinelli’s  TT-F1 victory at the Autodromo Santamonica in 1986.  They are very similar to the F1 Laguna Seca with just wheels, brakes and passenger seat setting them apart (of course the paint is different).

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 When you think back to 1988, Cagiva had a lot going on.  It is basically stock except for the race exahust.  The seller does have the orignal for the “stock is best” crowd.

 

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 Although time was starting to pass the F1 design by in 1988,  the Santamonica’s are highly collectible with under 150 being produced.

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The Santamonica borrows the Muntjuich wheels and has full floating brake calipers.

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It has had some use (13,000KM’s) but looks in great overall condition.

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 If the cobblestones didn’t give it away, this one is located in Italy and listed on Ebay UK.  Bidding is ongoing and the reserve has yet to be met.  This isn’t one for the budget minded. 

Take a shot at it here.

 

How often do you see all these together?

 

Ian

Bimota March 14, 2012 posted by

Santa Monica Spring: 2005 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica (No Reserve!)

Santa Monica Spring:  2005 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica (No Reserve!)

It has been a little slow in the rare sport bike market the past couple weeks with one exception:  Bimota’s.  I think you could have easily acquired a decent Bimota collection in the span of a month.  SB8K Santa Monica’s don’t come up for sale all that often but this will be the second one in just over a week.  I think this one fulfills the shortfalls the dedicated RSBFS readers pointed out on the first Santa Monica.

Lets start with the tank.  Looks like that is the correct carbon tank for the Euro spec model you guys pointed out was missing on the other bike.

On to the real good stuff: no reserve!  Starting bid is $16,500.  Hmm, that is not out of line considering the mileage on this bike.  Did I mention only 570 miles?  Come on, you know no one actually rides Bimota’s.

From the seller:

Offered at NO RESERVE! 2005 Bimota SB8K Santamonica. 2nd owner. Purchased in May 2011 with 250km on the clock. This is the REAL euro version with full carbon fiber gas tank.
When purchased, Ducati Austin performed the following:

Inspection
Oil change
All fluids changed
New battery
New fork seals and fluids
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP Tires

At about 500km, the epoxy on the bottom of the gas tank started to deteriorate (common with carbon tanks) so it went back to Ducati Austin for:

2 coats of Caswell Plating
Fuel pump flange milled for better fit to the tank
Carbon around fuel pump reworked for a tighter seal

At 890km, Horsepower Farm performed the following:
Refitted all the bodywork for a more correct fit without filling or drilling any panels or brackets
Fitted for US license plate

Installed Rizoma grips

Bike currently has 912km. Never down, rained on, or ridden in anger (unfortunately). Completely stock with exception of Rizoma Grips in gold (not pictured, as I just put them on) and a custom fabricated adapter to fit a US plate to the stock carbon hanger, as it is drilled for an EU plate. Comes with both keys, manual and Bimota cover.

The only imperfections are a small (1 inch) boot scratch on the right side of the carbon subframe, and a small (nickel sized) dark spot on the radiator. The scratch is not really visible unless you are looking for it at the right angle in the sunlight. Like most hand made Bimotas, some of the carbon bodywork fits a bit less than snug, but hey, that’s the nature of these things.

So it’s basically a new Santamonica that has been fully sorted out from sitting in a living room for years.

There you go kids, a high end bike for sale with good pictures and with a nice accurate and insightful description from the seller.  Can anyone comment on the sellers remarks about the bodywork? I always consider the fit and finish on a Bimota second to none.

Who is going to have a great Spring on a new Bimota?

Here she is, carbon tank and all.

Here is a thread on the bike with more pictures on the ApriliaForum. Mmmm, carbon fiber.

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

Bimota April 6, 2011 posted by

RSBFS Spring Updates 2011!

First of all, we hope you enjoyed our April Fools fun last week. We had a blast putting it together and I think everyone enjoyed it for the most part. Anyone pick up one of those beauts?

While here in the Pacific Northwest spring has yet to really make an appearance, I know proper riding weather is returning to most of the country as we speak. The guys have already posted some fantastic examples in the past couple of weeks to fill empty garage space and we look forward to seeing what else pops up in April and May — which are historically the most active months on our website. Here are some updates that haven’t made it to this site and we think you’ll enjoy.


Rare Sport Bikes

It’s been a while since we’ve updated the action over at our companion site RareSportBikes.com. Check out what you’ve been missing:

Mid America Motorcycle Auction Las Vegas 2011

Mike recaps the 2011 Mid America Auction in Las Vegas earlier this year

Airane2 Moto2 GP Motorcycle News

The latest with the Ariane2 Moto2 exclusive updates

OW-01 Restoration

An OW-01 build thread I spotted on PistonHeads

And numerous cool finds from around the web (click images above for details)


Classic Sport Bikes For Sale

Doug, Mike, Brian and myself have also started to revive ClassicSportBikesForSale.com Here are some of our first picks to kickstart the site back into action:

1973 Triumph/BSA X75: A Beginning and An End

Triumph/BSA X75: A Beginning and An End

What come around goes around: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary

What come around goes around: 1975 Suzuki RE5 Rotary


1983 Kawasaki GPz305

1983 Kawasaki GPZ305 For Sale

We are eager to reach out to potential partners that would be interested in very attractive advertising rates on this site. Join the excitement as we really get this site cranking in the next few months. Email me for details.


Featured Listings

We currently have two featured listings that we’d like to point out. Please check out these beautiful bikes:

Ducati 748R For Sale

Ducati 748R with 587 miles for $10k

2006 Bimota SB8K Santa Monica #006

Bimota SB8K Santa Monica with 350 miles for $13k

Do you have a bike for sale that needs special attention on our site? Email me for details on how to get your motorcycle featured on RareSportBikesForSale.com.


Meet-up at West Coast Moto Jam AMA Pro Races in Sonoma this May?

West Coast Moto Jam, Sears Point, SonomaIn May the AMA road racing series comes to Sonoma at the West Coast Moto Jam, and RSBFS is going to be in attendance! A group of us are actually riding down the west coast on our bikes and I’m hoping to organize a brief ride from the track to Lagunitas Brewing in Sonoma on Saturday afternoon. I’m buying the first round, so if you’re in the area please join us! RSVP ahead so I can estimate if we need a reserved area. If anyone would like one of our shirts hand delivered that day I’ll discount to just $10 at the event! S/L/XL still available.


We’d like to reintroduce two of our primary sponsors on Rare Sport Bikes For Sale, SpeedyMoto and Tyga USA. SpeedyMoto produces top shelf aftermarket parts for late model Ducati’s, and Tyga USA is a recent entry to our shores providing many brand new upgrade products for all modern sport bikes and many older two strokes as well. We thank our sponsors for their continued support and welcome new partnership opportunities. Please email me for our latest media guide and pricing if interested.

Tyga USA


And no update would be complete without a heartfelt Thank You to our readers. All of us at RSBFS, RSB, and CSBFS sincerely appreciate you reading our sites, commenting on our picks, and submissions to our sites. We love what we do and without you our work would not be possible. Thank you!

Dan Crouch

Classic Sport Bikes For Sale January 3, 2011 posted by

1988 Ducati F3 Santa Monica in Oz

1988 Ducati 400cc F3 6 speed Santa Monica limited edition in Australia!

We’ve already stepped into 2011 here in Hong Kong (and in Australia where the bike is located), so I’d like to wish everyone safe and happy riding in 2011!  Keep the rubber side down!

OK, now let’s move on to the bike…it seems that we here at RSBFS have a thing for the miniature versions of 90s sports bikes – ZXR400, VFR / RVF400, GSX-R400, FZR400…etc., so this 400cc version of the Ducati F1 750 should hit the spot right on:

DUCATI F3 400 Santamonica Superbike.

A limited edition F3 Six Speed Santamonia released in Japan along side the F1 750 Santamonica, 2 seater also a Japan special edition bike.  There was only a handful of these ever made and this is in original condition with just over 5,000kms. I am a collector and will sadly miss this bike however due to circumstances the bike is for sale to a collector. Always undercover and well maintained it also comes with a few spares and extra bits.

The bike is an original Six Speed F3 2 seater in original limited edition Santa Monica colors 1 of 150, MADE only in ITALY! Come as a factory 2 seater or monoposto (single with seat cover). Tyres very good. The factory original Hand book and tool case also come with the bike.

It was purchased by me in Japan and as far as I know its has two owners prior to me. It is fully complied to Australian design and safety standards and ready to register in Queensland right now. It comes with all paperwork required such as import approval, dereg etc.  International buyers are welcome, I am willing to assist in anyway possible to make a smooth transaction.

While the 400cc Ducati Pantah engine is generally considered to be a gutless lump, you can’t deny that this is an extremely handsome looking bike, and on top of that it’s a Santa Monica too (which is extremely sought after in the 750cc version)!  The 750cc and 400cc version shares pretty much the same chassis and running gear, except for smaller diameter forks (35mm vs 40mm) and narrower wheels, but other than that, most of your friends will be none the wiser and could be fooled into thinking that this is the Santa Monica F1 (well, the big ‘400F3’ letters on the tail might give it away, but that’s a minor point).

Sadly, the F3 will always live in the shadow of its bigger brother, but that’s a shame because I think it’s a cool bike in it’s own right. If you, like us, think that the smaller versions are in some ways even cooler than their bigger brothers, . Cheers and have a g’day mate!

ph

Bimota December 8, 2010 posted by

2006 Bimota SB8K Santamonica

2006 Bimota SB8K Santamonica

Daytona Beach, Florida

B.I.N. $15,000.00 SOLD! for $14,000.00 B.I.N.

Rare, check, Exotic, check, SPORTbike, check – yeah I think this gem from Bimota has it covered. There’s not much I can offer technically that hasn’t been said before (see past SB8 listings here) about this bike, but let me try to offer the highlights. This Bimota has a Suzuki TL1000R motor for propulsion and the usual Rimini goodies adorn the rest of the bike; aluminum frame, lots of carbon fiber, ohlins fork, shock and damper, OZ wheels, Brembo brakes – you get the idea.

This bike has a reliable motor from Japan, exotic styling from Italy and today you can add relative affordability to its list of attributes. Check out the CNC ridges on the triple clamps – awesome stuff! This particular version served primarily as an interior ornament for the owner while his main steed is a SB8R. The full listing for your review:

For sale is nearly new Bimota SB8K “santamonica”. If you are reading this listing then I don’t need to tell you about the history of bimota as a marque or this model in particular. It is showroom quality with only 600 miles on it. It is my 27th bimota bike over the years. I purchased it for show and tell only and as evident by lack of mileage she has been in my living room as a beautiful work of art. She is trickle charged and periodically started and ridden but my daily driver is her older relative a bimota SB8R. The time has come to thin out the herd a bit and I need more room so this wonderful machine is being offered for sale. Bimota USA MSRP was over 40k. She is now being offered at a mere fraction of that cost. She is sure to appreciate in value over the years. Email if you have any questions. Thanks for the interest and Happy Holidays.

I feel like the bike is solid when my biggest complaint is the LED tach. The only exception I take with the listing is the seller’s assertion that this bike is “sure to appreciate over the years.” The B.I.N. seems totally reasonable, especially considering the low miles and top condition. and make sure he throws in the bike stand and cover for your 15 large!

BG