Posts by tag: Superlight

Aprilia May 16, 2013 posted by

Month in Review: April 2013 Sales Report

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Welcome back to our latest sales report, where savvy buyers and sellers keep an eye on market values. We blogged 60 bikes in April and here is a review of 20 of them, most having sold. In fact 4 of them sold to our own readers. Lowest sale price was $1900 and highest was $64k!

Congratulations to April’s buyers and sellers!

dc

This Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike failed to sell even though it was bid up to $8100.

Lucky Strike Suzuki


From the Michigan collection, this 1996 Bimota DB3 Mantra did end up selling after one relist for full price of $16900.

Bimota Mantra For Sale


This 2002 Ducati MH900e with under 1000 miles sold for $22900.

Ducati MH900e For Sale


The 1983 Honda CX650T Turbo sold for $15100! These really do have quite the following!

Honda CX650T For Sale


The 4k mile Honda RC30 failed to get much love when first listed with spares at $30k and then relisted without it failed to sell at $17600.

Honda RC30 For Sale


This adorable and exceptionally clean 1983 Kawasaki GPz 305 sold for just $1625!

Kawasaki GPz 305 For Sale


The first of two 86 Honda NS400R’s that would sell this month, this one sold for $10099!

Honda NS400R For Sale


The second NS400R sold for just $6100 in comparison.

Honda NS400R For Sale


This 1987 Honda NSR250 looked pretty tidy and sold for just $3800.

Honda NSR250 MC16 For Sale


At $4000, this has to be the cheapest RVF400 we’ve seen sell. Congrats to the lucky new owner!

RVF400 For Sale


This little 1983 Ducati 350 Desmo sold for only $1900, which is probably the cheapest Ducati we’ve ever seen sold either!

1983 Ducati 350 For Sale


Here’s the 1983 Suzuki GS550ES which sold for $3450.

Suzuki GS550ES For Sale


Sold to one of our readers, this 1998 Ducati 916SPS sold for $12900.

Ducati 916SPS For Sale


Also sold to one of readers was this 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight for $9200.

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This stunning 74 Ducati 750 Sport, original and unrestored, sold for an eye popping $64k!

1974 Ducati 750 Sport For Sale


Back to the blue smoke, this 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for only $5300.

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


This 1985 Honda VF1000R sold for a tidy $8000.

Honda VF1000R For Sale


A good month for classic Honda’s as this 1983 CB1100R sold as well for $23600.

1983 Honda CB1100R For Sale


Sold to one of our readers was this very handsome 1997 Aprilia RS250 for $8100.

Aprilia RS250 For Sale


Finally, this 85 Yamaha RZ500 sold to one of our readers for $14500.

1985 Yamaha RZ500 For Sale

Ducati April 19, 2013 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight #802 For Sale!

Richmond, VA – 4,263m – Currently $3,500 No Reserve 

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I have said it before, and I will say it again; seeing a yellow Ducati with a white frame is like an ice cold beer on a hot day. Refreshing. Ducati has a knack for releasing limited edition bikes, and the Superlight is one of the coolest. The SL’s featured more carbon fiber bits, and Marvic aluminum/magnesium wheels to help bring the bikes weight down. They were also one of the first Ducati’s to be given the numbered plaque on the triple clamp.

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This SS/SL is number 802 of the bunch and has some interesting qualities about it. First of all, bar risers are now installed, however the original clip-ons come with the sale. The same goes for the up-toothed rear sprocket (original included). Also the swingarm had cracked at the pivot point, but has since been repaired. Corbin seat looks good and keeps it comfy.

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From the seller:

I am the second owner. I purchased the bike from the original owner in Vermont. Bike was purchased in 2003 with 3,049 miles. It now has 4,263 original miles. The tires were installed in 2003. The bike has a Corbin seat that was on it when I purchased it. The bike has heli bar risers and I have the original clip-ons. Rear sprocket is 39 teeth; I have the original 37 sprocket. It has the stock mufflers. The carburetors have a Factory Pro jet kit installed and I have the dyno readout. The swing arm cracked at the pivot shaft and has been repaired. Bike came with the 1992 two piece Marvic wheels. No frame cracks at steering head or anywhere else. All numbers match. No reserve, title is clear. I can take additional specific pictures if interested. Buyer will have to arrange shipping.

We have seen these go for the $6-$7k+ range given the condition and miles. The nice thing about this bike is that it is mostly stock and/or can be returned so fairly easily. The Marvic’s are still present and the exhaust is stock. This auction has No Reserve, so it’s going to sell. I will be keeping an eye on this one for sure. Jump on over to the auction here! 

-JS

Aprilia September 10, 2012 posted by

The Week in Review: 1st Week in September 2012

Hey guys,

I’ve previously made month in review posts but I have to admit it might be easier for all of us to make this a weekly affair. Anyone have a preference?

Have a good week everyone!

dc

This 1993 Ducati Superlight is still active with just minutes to go. It’s going to sell so check it out now!

Ducati Superlight For Sale


This Ducati 998R failed to sell at $22k buy-it-now and is now relisted for $20k buy-it-now. Current Listing | Our Post

Ducati 998R For Sale


This 2000 Bimota SB8R For Sale in Seattle failed to sell showing a $10k buy-it-now and a max bid just shy of $7500. Closed Auction | Our Post

Bimota SB8R For Sale


This 1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 had a buy-it-now of $8700, but with 27 bids it failed to meet reserve at $4701. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Yamaha TZ-R 250 For Sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ500 for sale in New York received 0 bids and had a $22,500 buy-it-now that was not exercised. Closed Auction | Our Post

RZ500 For Sale


This 1978 Yamaha TZ250 GP bike received 0 bids with a starting bid of $12k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1978 Yamaha TZ250 For Sale


This lovely 1986 Honda VF1000R sold for just $4357 after 20 bids. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Honda VF1000R for sale


This 1985 Yamaha RZ350 with 5 miles failed to sell at it’s latest price of $19,800. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Yamaha RZ350 For Sale with 5 Miles


This 1999 Aprilia RS250 Cup sold for just $5800. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale


From the mailbag, this 1986 Moto Morini 350 sold for just $3547. Nice! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Moto Morini 350 For Sale


This 1986 GSX-R750G sold for just $3750. Nice buy! Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale


This Honda RS125 sold for just $3500. Wow, what a great track day starter for so little cash! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS125 For Sale


This nearly new 2004 Ducati 999R Fila sold for $16,200 with 1229 miles. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 999R Fila For Sale


This 1998 Honda RS250 sold for $6900. Congrats to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RS250 For Sale

dc

Ducati September 5, 2012 posted by

Light and Super: 1993 Ducati Superlight

For Sale: 1993 Ducati Supersport Superlight

Update 9.4.2012: Originally listed in April this year with an opening bid of $7500, this Superlight is back with an opening of $6250. Links updated. Thanks for the heads up Mike! -dc

Back in 1993 this was one of the more rare Ducatis that collectors were buying up to complete their stables. With its limited number appeal, the Ducati 900 SS SL really opened the doors for the serial numbered bikes from Bologna; while they may have started this with some earlier bikes, the SL really sparked the Ducati numbered bike dynasty that continues to this day.

The Superlight differed from the standard 900 Supersport in minor ways: some additional carbon, full floating front rotors, and (on the earliest models) modular magnesium wheels. All told the weight savings were modest, but with the striking white frame and bright yellow bodywork – and the exclusivity of a numbered tag rivited to the top trees – a legend was born. Don’t expect any more HP from the SL variant, as the same air-cooled, two-valve desmo L-twin from the 900 SS series was utilized with no changes.

From the seller:
Ducati Superlight #932 with 15496 miles in near perfect condition. Bike was sold new in Tulsa Oklahoma to a friend who later became a Ducati dealer in Oklahoma City. I am th 5th owner and knowing the other 4 owners (4th owner owned the bike over 15 years) I have all service records including org owners manual, warranty card and copy of org paper tag.I have the stock mufflers in perfect condition, stock seat, stock airbox lid, sprockets and stock rear brake parts (I installed a floating rear setup)5 years ago FBF high compresson pistons and new cyl studs were replaced,valves adjusted, new Michelin Pilots installed, forks gone through, steering stem bearings cleaned and repacked and then was parked until last summer when I bought it, since then the carbs were rebuilt, tank cleaned new fuel pump and oil change done.Bike has never fell over crashed or been abused. Only flaws worth mentioning is the carbon fiber front fender is faded and the tail section near some of the mounting screws there is some very very minor cracking that I could not get to show in the photos .

This particular Superlight shows some mileage, but really looks good for the age. Most of these bikes have been through multiple owners at this point, but the good news it that they are still collectable enough to be taken care of. This bike is a good example of that – despite the miles and the change of ownership it retains much of what it started with. Top dollars are still collected by stone stock, low mileage specimens, but the market remains bullish on SL models in general.

This auction is on right now, with zero bids against a $7,500 opening ask. There are still several days to play on this one, so time will tell us if the opening bid is simply too high, or if folks have not yet discovered the auction for this yellow gem. Seven and a half large is right about the lower range of the ballpark for a SL, so my guess is that the former might prove to be correct.

For more information and a chance to bid on this beauty, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!!

MI

Aprilia August 14, 2012 posted by

Mailbag Tuesday and Feature Listing Price Goes Up Sept. 15th. [RS250 Chesterfield, 998 Bostrom, Muth Katana’s, Raymond Roche, CX500T, Haga RSV1000R, Guzzi Sport 1100, FZ600, Superlight]

Hey guys,

Sorry we’ve been behind on these catch-all entries based on your emails. Between sheer email volume and weekends out and about, it’s been on the back burner. Here are the best of what’s still active.

Also I wanted to alert all you guys who are planning to sell your bikes at the end of the season that our Featured Listing is going to get upgraded in the fall. This means that for a limited time you can still take advantage of the low, low price of $25/mo before it goes up. The price will expire on September 15th. Email me now on how to get started. More details on the new and improved Feature Listings coming soon.

Good luck to all the buyers and sellers out there and keep the emails coming!

dc

Marty was spending a hot evening surfing ads in Europe and came upon this 1987 Cagiva GP C587 ridden by Raymond Roche. Yours for only $104k USD.

A few of you emailed us this Aprilia RS250 Chesterfield for sale in the Bay Area for $7800. Ad states 10k miles and like new. Do some investigation though as it’s missing about half of the factory decals. Possible they were removed cleanly as they were on top of clear coat from the factory. And it does have a plate.

Philip sent us this Moto Guzzi Sport 1100 available on eBay for $7500. These have a strong cult following with people emailing them to us all the time!

Jeremy had another stack of bikes for us to consider in the Bay Area as well, and this Ducati 998 Bostrom stood out to me with less than 1k miles. He’s accepting offers and suggests that $12k isn’t an offer, so bid accordingly!

David emailed us this 2003 RSV1000R factory Haga race replica for $8495 in Minneapolis, which is down from $9250 in just 11 days since I got the email.

Shay on our Facebook page alerted us to a guy in Los Angeles with 4 Suzuki Katana’s for sale and all of them look pretty interesting in different ways.

Brian shot us a note that his 1982 Honda CX500T Turbo is available for $5500 in Los Angeles. Good luck with the sale!

J.D. sent us a note that his 86 Yamaha FZ600 has only 345 miles and is just $4k on Colorado Springs Craigslist. Good luck!

Garrett in Boston emails us the budget bike of the day with his Honda Hurricane for $1500! Looks damn good at that price, good luck with the sale!

And finally Greg just spotted this Ducati Superlight with 7200 miles in Florida on Craigslist. $10.5k seems a bit lofty but I know when I list on CL I expect low balls…

dc

Ducati July 23, 2012 posted by

Ducati 900 SS Superlight (in Germany)

Among the Ducati special editions, the Superlight also known as SL, was the name given to the 900 SS model of the early 90s.

In those years the 851-888 and the respective SP (Sport Production) models represented the cream of Ducati sport models. The 900 SS/SL was a more affordable model. It did share few components with the 851 but it was really a different motorbike. Yet, to give it a special flare, a few lighter bits were introduced like Marvic wheels, a front carbon fiber mudguard, a single seat unit (very similar in shape to those of the SPs) and upward exhaust.

It is actually not so common to come across an SL. Recently a yellow one and now it is the turn for this more classic red model spotted in Germany. The bike looks to be in pretty good condition. It was imported from Italy in 1998.

The power output of these bikes is not comparable to the 851-888 Superbike versions, but nevertheless the 900SS/SL are a fun tool on the everyday road. And they sound good too (here’s one from Japan with Termignoni mufflers):

The model found in Germany had 3 previous owners and apart form the tinted windscreen and the threaded steel clutch and brake cables, it is in original condition. With 41000 km on the clock it is on sale on eBay at the link below.

The current bid is 2300 Eur but expect this to go significantly higher.

Ducati 900 SS Superlight for sale on eBay.de

Claudio

Ducati July 18, 2012 posted by

See the Light! 1993 Ducati 900 Superlight #810

Location: Albany, NY

Miles: 5,852

Price: $6,800 BIN

There is something refreshing about seeing a yellow Ducati, especially one with a white frame. Most of the Duc’s I see are your standard red units. Not that this is a bad thing, but this color combo set’s it self apart from the crowd. What else sets this bike apart from the rest is the SuperLight designation. The SL’s featured more carbon fiber bits, and Marvic aluminum/magnesium wheels to help bring the bikes weight down. They were also one of the first Ducati’s to be given the numbered plaque on the triple clamp.

The particular bike up for grabs is a now-stock unit, except for the exhaust. Don’t worry, the original is included. The seller states that some slight cracking has occurred on a couple parts of the fairing, but repairs and some painting have taken place to prevent further damage. There also looks to me some slight rust (spots) on part of the frame. Other than those issues, this bike sure looks clean and has only had two owners in it life.

From the seller:

1993 Ducati Superlight

#810 out of 1000 imported to theUSA

5951 miles

Although not perfect, this 1993 Superlight is in excellent shape. This bike was purchased as a collectable and has been rode very sparingly.

I purchase this bike in 1996 and I am the second owner. The original owner had modified the engine…if I can remember that far back I believe he had racing carbs on and moved the battery to a different area of the bike. He also had removed the choke.

I brought it to the dealer soon after purchasing it and had everything put back to its’ original condition.

No modifications have been made since I’ve owned it. F1’s exhaust pipes are on it now. The original pipes will be included in the sale.

Some cracking can be found on the right tail section and the front fairing. Fiberglass was placed on the inside of the tail piece to prevent

it from cracking more. The front fairing was repainted due to cracking.

There is some rust on the front of the frame.

The cylinder studs have been replaced. I had the bike completely overhauled in 2006. Fluids have been changed.Battery(always on battery tender) and tires are fairly new.

I have the maintenance records for the work that has been done. The bike needs nothing other than someone to ride it.

I will do my best to answer any questions you may have.

I will say that I think this 900SL is a pretty good deal with a $6,800 BIN. We have seen slightly cleaner ones with higher miles start out at $7k+ and go up from there. I wouldn’t suspect this to last too long with a $6,800 price tag as it is still a killer bike and would make a great addition to any collection, especially if someone is collecting on somewhat of a budget. It would also make a solid daily rider for someone who wants something a little less common in the world of Ducati’s. You can check out the auction here and make it yours today!

-JS