Posts by tag: supersport

Ducati October 20, 2010 posted by

No Matter The Year They Are Just Plain Cool!

1957 Ducati 175 Sport, 1974 Ducati Supersport, 1981 Ducati Pantah and 1985 Ducati F1 Endurance Replica

This post boils down to one thing:  motorcycles that are easy on the eyes.  Nothing more, nothing less.  Since there were a few older unique Ducati’s listed I thought it be a good excuse to post some cool pictures if nothing else.  I think I’m still on my kick of vintage bikes anyways.  I claim no great knowledge of older Ducati’s so please post comments if you have some good insight into the bikes or their prices.

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Lets work our way from old to new.  First up is this 1957 Ducati 175 Sport.  As usual I had no idea Ducati had produced smaller cc bikes.   What caught my eye in the text was the open megaphone exhaust.  I bet you can hear this bike coming around the track with no problem.  It is kind of funny, the bike looks simple yet technologically advanced at the same time.   Even if you are just the slightest bit interested in this bike click the link to check it out.  It is simply a pretty bike in the photos.

Rare 1957 Ducati 175cc Racer!!

This wonderful 1957 Ducati race bike has been highly engineered & developed over many years of racing in Europe & is wonderfully preserved in “as raced” condition. It has attended numerous races including the Moto Giro in Italy. It also has been shown at the Quail, Ducati Concourso & many other events.

Some of the special features of this gem are,

 twin plug cylinder head,

 Akront deep flange alloy rims, original Oldani magnesium brakes front & rear,

Dellorto SS1 remote float bowl carburettor,

alloy gas tank & seat/tail section,

Marzocchi GP front forks, frame & swing arm have been slightly modified for endurance racing & razor sharp handling

. The engine has enhanced oiling as per the F3’s of the period.

Open megaphone exhaust & is fully safety wired.

Veglia tachometer built into headlight shell, top triple clamp has an extra bracket for a stop watch.

Don’t miss this RARE opportunity!!!!

Will be sold with a bill of sale.

There appears to be some interest in this bike as the bidding looks pretty active.  Where do you guys think the reserve should be on this beauty?   .

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We skip the 60’s (like a lot of people did) and jump to this 1974 Ducati750SS.  This is also one for those with deep pockets.  The starting price is a cool $60,000.  With a quick search of the internet you can see these bikes do sell for big money.   This particular bike has been restored and modified so how much does that affect its’ value?  I’m going to assume it is a bit overpriced since there seems to be no bidding activity on it.  Again, I’d love to hear some comments on what you Ducatista think.  Price aside, it is a beautiful bike that I think any motorcycle enthusiast can admire.

 

I am very reluctantly selling what is arguably one of the most coveted bikes in the world in a no reserve auction starting at roughly 50% of the going price for an original, unrestored example. Granted, this bike is neither unrestored or original. It is, however, a very real modified 74 750SS that had been raced & then restored in Italy.

I purchased this bike in Rimini at a Mostra Scambio (monster sale) from a fellow from San Marinoin November of 2001 along with an NCR. I was asked by several people there where I would be displaying the motorcycles ie. museum. I responded that they would be displayed under my but when I rode them. Both of the bikes required some work and although the NCR is not yet done, this one is in amazing shape. When I bought the bike in Rimini it was cosmetically very nice, but it was modified. It had twin plug heads, oil cooler, Imolacams, milled side cases, bolts drilled for safety wire, Veglia tach, longitudinally drilled front rotors & possibly other bits & pieces. It has since visited Tim Frutiger @ Wheels Unlimited south of Rochester, MN. These guys are some of the best in the business when it comes to early bevel drive Ducs. Tim replaced pistons, rods, bearings, & shimmed the bevel gears among other things. It now runs incredibly well & is mechanically perfect. It truly hauls ass. Original top speed on these stock was listed at 220kmh…Tim claims before he did the engine work on this bike it was still pulling strong at225kmh. For those in the Midwest that don’t know about Wheels, you are truly missing something. They were a Ducatidealership since the late sixties & are willing to confirm authenticity of this bike (507 288 5630). I have pulled off the original glass tank as the clowns in this state like to put corn (ethanol) in our gas & it will destroy fiberglass. The original tank as well as the other rotors will come with the bike.
Again, even if you aren’t bidding, as there are some really nice shots of the bike.
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Boy, does this Pantah have the 80’s written all over it?  Styling in the 1980’s  was unique to say the least.  I guess you can say the Pantah housed what was the beginning of the current generation of Ducati engines.  The Pantah was the first Ducati to use belt driven camshafts in the engine.  Thankfully the styling has progressed along with engine technology.  What stands out is the fact that this bike has less than 12,000 miles on it.   Pretty nice if you are looking for a little back to the future action.

There wasn’t much in the auction, details wise, so if you have questions .

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We usually don’t post a lot of bikes that are non factory replicas but I’m making an exception for this one.  I love the look of endurance bikes and this rep just looks the business.  Since it is a replica I’ll let the seller do the talking:

   This bike started life as a 1985 F1A. It’s been completely rebuilt by the owner to replicate the 1985 Ducati factory endurance racer. You can see a pic of the factory bike it replicates here:

http://www.ducati-tt.de/12Bilder_worksracer/File_bs1.jpg

  The current owner is the second owner. He bought it with about 3500 Kilometers on it. It has no speedo, but he’s sure it has less than 5000 kilmoeters on it- hence the 3155 miles in the listing.
  It was built with the intention of being a racer so it has all sorts of race goodies and LOTS of titanium hardware and drilled out parts. It turned out too pretty though and has been mostly a show bike. Always kept in a heated garage and very well loved.
   The bike has been sitting for quite a while, that said, the bike starts right up and runs nice. See it run in this video:

  I should also mention that this bike was built with a lot of care and attention to every detail. The owner who built it won the first Ducati Concourso for “Best SuperbikeOverall” in 2007 withanother bike he built so you should bid with confidence that this is a quality built machine. Also want to mention this bike was in a Hemmings calendar (not sure which year) and featured in Hemmings News. 

GOODIES:

MOTOR:     Original motor was replaced with an F1 B motor
                     Supermono (lightened) primary gears
                     Magnesium valve covers
                     Magnesium cluctch housing
                     Lightened clutch basket
                     Vented clutch cover

EXHAUST:  NCR titamium open exhaust  ** super rare **
                     custom titanium hanger
                     billet exhaust flanges

CARBS:       Stock Dell’Ortos with Malossi screens  

WHEELS:    Marchesini magnesium wheels.  17″ x 3.75″ front and 17″ x 6″ rear
                     Old racing rain tires– should be replaced

BRAKES:    Brembo4 piston GP Mach 1 calipers up front with quick release and braided lines
                     Goldline Brembobrake master– both brake and clutch masters have remote resevoirs and are freshly rebuilt
                     300mm full floating cast iron rotors in front
                     260mm full floating cast iron rotor in rear
                  
FORKS:      41.7mm M1R Marzocchi forks

CHASSIS:  Verlicchi aluminum swingarm
                    Fully adjustable Ohlins rear shock
                    Custom made fairing stay/ subframe withoil cooler and quick detach headlights
                    Pro Italia pegs
                    Ohlins steering damper

BODY:       Aluminum fuel tank with drybreak
                   Custom fiberglass seat with altered seat cushion
                   Custom front fender and brace

OTHERS:   Veglia competition tach. No speedo
                    Brand new dry cell battery
                    Lots and lots of titanium hardware 

BIKE NEEDS:
       
                    Tires & belts for starters
                    The bike has been mostly sitting the past few years so the owner recommends that whoever buys it goes through everything– put a wrench on all the hardware, clean the carbs and maybe re-jet, change fluids etc.
                     Rear brake has no fluid- just add and bleed
                     Brake light is not hooked up. Wires are run to the front, but a pressure switch needs to be added.
                     *** Bike is not completely perfect. There are a few small paint chips in the wheels and frame. A lot less than what you’d expect from a bike that was put together 15 years ago, but you should know the bike is not perfectly mint. I have pictures of these paint chips, but the listing only allowed me to post 24 pics and I didn’t want to waste a bunch with zoomed in shots of small chips. If you’re interested, contact me and I’ll e-mail you these pics (you can see some of the chips is the close ups of the wheels). 
 
 
 

As with the other bikes be sure to  for more pictures to enjoy.

Mmmmmm, sounds nice.

IK

Ducati September 8, 2010 posted by

Paul Smart Replicas: 2006 Ducati Smart LE W/40 Miles & 1980 NCR Smart Replica

Paul Smart Replicas: 2006 Ducati Smart LE W/40 Miles & 1980 NCR Smart Replica

Well, are you a modern sort of guy or retro minded?  The thickness of your wallet might sway the direction you lean.     

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Let’s start with the modern.  Another Ducati, another bike hardly ridden.  I don’t know,  maybe 40 miles counts as never ridden.  Either way you have a shot at basically a brand new bike.  I wasn’t too impressed with these bikes when they first came out but they have definitely grown on me.  There is one part that hasn’t grown on me though.  Can you guess?  Who the hell designed that exhaust pipe?  How can a company that designed the Desmosedici design that?  Did someone call in sick the day the exhaust was supposed to hit the CAD?  I know, I know, almost everyone replaces them anyways.     

The details on this bike:    

 Bone stock, 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE, one of a limited edition of 2000. Never dropped, dinged, or really even driven. Currently the bike has 36 miles on it, Always stored indoors, showroom condition. All the little stickers, factory registration marks, etc are intact and present. Original manuals, papers, keys. Clear title in hand, sold by original owner. Vin # ZDM1WABP36B000935
      

 If you are looking at this, then I probably don’t need to tell you about this bike, Paul Smart, the racing, the limited edition. A very rare, quintessential Ducati. The sound of this bike alone is intoxicating. Throaty, low and resonant, with a sharp bite. coupled with the classic dry clutch.       

Please inquire if you are serious. No low ball offers please, I’ll hold on to it if it doesn’t sell for a fair price. What is a fair price? This bike listed new for 14,995 and as a limited edition, was not discounted.       

Local inspections welcome. All payments must clear before bike can be released. Cash or PayPal preferred. All other arrangements must be made in advance and vetted with me, the seller and owner of the bike. I can assist in shipping, but shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. A deposit of $500 is required within 24 hours of auction end. Fly in, drive out welcome.       

 

Right out of the showroom or living  room:     

   

 

 Considering the original MSRP, the lack of sales tax and the incredibly low miles on the bike I would think there would be a little interest in this bike.  Be sure to as there are more pictures of the bike available to view. 

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I’ll admit right now I don’t know a whole lot about older Ducati’s but this darn thing just oozes cool.  I bet it has the sound to match.   From the look of the photos this is a recent replica build done to a 1980 Ducati.  I’m sure most Ducati lovers have heard of NCR as they do a lot of high end Ducati builds.  I must admit defeat though, I really couldn’t find any info on this particular bike so I defer to any RSBFS readers who would like to comment with more info on this bike.  I wish I had more info because this  baby isn’t cheap.  $25,000 big ones if you choose the buy it now option.  I have a feeling you’d be the only one with one of these at the next Ducati gathering you attend.   

From the auction:   

 RARE 1980 DUCATI  900 SUPER SPORT ,PAUL SMART REPLICA ,BUILT BY NCR ,BEAUTIFUL TIME WARP RACE BIKE ,WITH 40MM DELLORTO CARBS ,JET COATED RISERVATO EXHAUST SYSTEM ,GEAR GAZER ,IMOLA TANK WITH SEE THRU STRIP .ALL STOCK PARTS  INCLUDING MINT COMPLETE CONTI EXHAUST SYSTEM ,STOCK TANK ,STOCK FAIRING ,STOCK DUAL SEAT ,STOCK GAUGES  WITH ALL WIRING ,BIKE RUNS INCREDIBLE ,MAY HAVE IMOLA CAMS ,I DO NOT KNOW THE RACE HISTORY OF THIS BIKE ,IT HANDELS FANTASTIC ,DRAWS CROWDS, ALL BOLTS SAFTY WIRED ,RACING VEGLIA TACH ,IMOLA LIGHTS ,GREAT BIKE TO VINTAGE RACE OR SHOW ,EASILY CONVERTED TO STOCK BUT WHO WOULD WANT TO ? WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE ,THESE 900 SS DUCATIS ARE NOT GETTING CHEAPER ! THIS BIKE IS IN INCREDIBLE CONDITION AND ALL NCR PARTS ARE GENUINE ,BIKE HAS CLEAN CALIFORNIA TITLE ,BID TO WIN ,REASONABLE RESERVE ,,DONT LET THIS ONE GET AWAY !!   

And the good stuff:  

   

This is another one you need to check out on Ebay if for nothing more than the photo’s.   .  

IK  

Ducati March 27, 2010 posted by

1992 Ducati 900SS With 3,782 Miles In Charcoal/Metallic Black

This is an early Supersport in Metallic black which was only available in 1992.  Located in Stockton, California is a 1992 Ducati 900SS with 3,782 original miles.  We’ve seen one other example of this color scheme before which caused quite the discussion and can be seen here.  This color was only available in 1992 and only 13 of the half-fairing bikes made it to the U.S. but, I’m not sure on how many full fairing examples made it in.  Anyone know Ian Fallon?  Regardless of how this color is viewed, this is a low mile example of the early white frame Supersports.  This bike isn’t entirely original as it has been fitted with Fast By Ferracci exhaust in carbon and a Dynojet stage two kit to match.  The stock exhaust is included with the bike.  The bike is also fitted with Dunlop D208’s.  The seller also mentions that a full set of gear comes with the bike–useful if you’re the same size and share the same taste as the seller.  This bike looks to be fitted with the correct seat and decals which one would expect from a bike with this low mileage.  The asking price is $6,500 which is $2,000 less than the other black ’92 we saw that had 4,000 more miles.  If you like your Ducati’s black but like something a bit more vintage, see this bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati March 14, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 748RS Original Factory Race Bike

The 748RS bikes were sold for privateer race use and this one is still in unused condition!  Located in Riviera, California is a 2001 Ducati 748RS.  The seller states that this bike has no track use since he acquired it and it looks to have had very little prior to that.  This bike still shows original bodywork–excluding upper fairing because of a tip over–and looks to be in very good condition.  The bike included the original MagMar dash, Ducati Corse rearsets, factory manual, parts catalog and extra sprockets.  The motor has been blueprinted by Jeff Nash.  The RS is a stripped down version of the 748 with lightweight bodywork, race wiring harness, exposed cam belts and Supersport spec engine internals.  If you’re looking for an ocassional track day bike or living room piece, this would make a very rare–and interesting–addition to any collection.  The asking price is down to $12,500 and includes an extra set of body work.  See the bike on the Speedzilla forums here.

AG

Ducati February 18, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione for sale in Brooklyn, NY

2002 Ducati MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione (#0754 of 2000) for sale in Brooklyn, NY

The MH900e Mike Hailwood Evoluzione is  limited edition bike and only 500 units made it to the US, so they are not a very common sight.  I was already quite excited to find one (#1267 of 2000) for sale in CA, but I found yet another for sale in Brooklyn, NY!  This time it’s MH900e #0754:

This MH900e only has 631 miles on the clock, and judging from the photos, it leads a pampered life.  I’ve always liked the MH900e and even though the riding position has been described as “crippling”, I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of these to flog around the streets of Hong Kong.

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phil

Ducati February 17, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight for sale in Barrington, RI

First year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight #814 of 900  for sale on ebay. The bike is located in Barrington, RI.

We’re having our new year holidays here in Hong Kong, so I have lots of free time to surf and found a bunch of rare Ducatis for sale.  So here’s the first of a long list of bikes coming up – a first year 1993 Ducati 900SS SL Superlight (but with a broken engine):

Absolutely Beautiful Ducati 900SS Superlight. Second Owner, I bought this bike from Ducati Dealer in Salt Lake City where it was on consignment sale. I looked long and hard for an immaculate bike and this was it. I bought the bike with about 3,000 miles on it.

The bike was serviced one year ago by Ducati dealer in South Kingstown, RI. I think they did something wrong with the desmo valves (but won’t admit it) becuase I rode the bike for 12 miles before the engine seized a few blocks from home. It sounded like a rod let loose at 6,500 rpm. The bike has sat for a year. I was going to either drop a replacement engine into it, or have em look at it and do the repairs.

The bike has been sitting in my heated garage since last august 2009. I have absolutely no time to ride this bike and it would be a great deal for someone. The only flaws are a broken exhaust bracket (shown). Bike has termi carbon exhausts, super low miles, no corrosion or rust etc anywhere. Just a 9 out of 10 show bike I was going to keep forever, now wasting away with a broken engine. The bike is absolutely original down to every carbon part and Marvic magnesium hub wheels. Will not ship, best offer wins. Please email with any questions. Comes with custome Ducati Bike cover and battery charge lead for battery tender.

Please check the listing for the full description as the seller has posted quite a bit of information in addition to the above. .

Some of our regular readers may know how fond we are of the 2V air-cooled Ducatis, and the first year Superlight with the 2-piece Marvic wheels is definitely high on our list.  This sample seems to be in pristine condition with the exception of the broken engine (I’m guessing it’s a dropped valve), which could potentially turn out to be a costly jobs.  However, for the more mechanically inclined Ducatistis among our readers, it’s a good opportunity to pick this up for a good price, fix it up for chips, and have a superb Superlight in your collection!

phil

Ducati February 9, 2010 posted by

1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight!

Now this gets me excited – a rare 1993 Ducati 900SS Superlight with 42,000 miles for sale in Sacramento.

I have a preference for Ducati’s Supersport (over the Superbikes) as they make better “real world” street bikes with a good dose of old world charm and character from the air-cooled lump.  Of the Supersports, the two most desirable models are the 900SS FE Final Edition as it is the most refined of the air-cooled SSs; the other is the first year (1993, for the US at least) 900SS Superlight, with the signature white frame and 2-piece Marvic wheels:

1993 Ducati 900 SS Superlight, one of 300 that were imported for sale by the orginal owner for only $5,000. This bike has been well cared for. It has Fox shock, forks revalve by Aftershocks, stainless steel brake lines, Corbin seat, has only 42,000 miles. This bike is in excellent shape.

I think the 1993 Superlight is one of the best looking Ducati’s ever, and at $5000, it’s a lot cheaper than other SL’s on the market.  Granted, the mileage is quite high on this one, but if the bike is in good condition then it would be a nice addition to any collection.

Check out previous 900SS SL listings on RSBFS.  Oh, here’s the link to the ad: 1993 Ducati 900SS SL for sale in Sacramento. Enjoy!

phil

Ducati February 7, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900SS FE for sale in San Francisco

Bargain 1998 Ducati 900SS FE (Final Edition)!

My first post on RSBFS was a 900SS FE and I have always liked the classic lines of the old air-cooled Supersports.  For most people and for most street riding, these bikes are more than enough to get that stupid grin on your face without getting into too much trouble.  And $4500 will get you this very nice 1998 Ducati 900SS FE Final Edition (#30 of 300) for sale in San Francisco:

Final Edition #30
10670 Miles
All Stock except for AFAM front & 39tooth Rear Sproket (1k miles)
1k miles on brakes and tires
Magnetic Tank Bag
Battery Tender
2nd Owner
Minor Cosmetic scratches and rear light lense cracked

So there are some cosmetic scratches and the rear lense is cracked, but what do you expect for a 12 year old bike?  And for the bargain asking price, I can easily over look the minor details.  FEs have been hovering around the $5500 – $6000 range, so this one’s a steal.

Also check out Ed’s 900SS/FE website – chock full of good info.  If you end up getting this or any other 900SS FE, don’t forget to get your bike in the 900SS FE registry as well!

Finally, just to show that Supersports can be Supersexy as well, see this tricked out 900SS FE special done up by performance parts dealer Motowheels complete with BST carbon fiber wheels, carbon fiber tank, Rizoma goodies… hmm….

phil

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