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Ducati September 24, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati MH900e – #571 of 2000

2002 Ducati MH900e – #571 of 2000 – with 1875 miles with full Carbon Dream bodywork and other nice bits for sale!

Even though I would have a better chance of winning the Powerball than fitting on the MH900e (which means I don’t have legs like Uma Thurman nor do have I arms of an orangutan), I have always been taken by the styling of the MH900e.  When the bike was announced it would be available for sale exclusively on the internet (which was a very interesting story in itself.  You can read more about it HERE and HERE) back in late 1999, I nearly convinced my brother and sister to lend me the money for the purchase!  I did, however, end up buying a book about the MH900e…

In any case, here’s #571:

There were only 2000 of these Ducati’s made (…for the new millennium)….all sold over the internet in the first 6 hours of the bike being listed on Ducati.com.

This one is # 571 of 2000, I am the original owner and I have  only driven her on the odd Sunday afternoon, hence the low miles…
The following modifications were added to the bike:
1) Full set of Carbon Dream carbon fiber bodywork
2) Ohlins rear shock
3) Ohlins steering damper
4) Sato billet rear sets
5) NCR titanium clutch cover
6) Red Ducati Performance clutch pressure plate
7) Polished Ducati Performance belt covers
8) CRG bar end mirror
Sorry, I don’t have any of the original bodywork or old parts anymore…
The bike had her 1500 mile service at Ducati Atlanta. It will come with the rear stand and a MH900e cover.
Also included in the sale is the original limited edition leather covered Ducati plaque, showing that this is # 571 of 2000
Lastly it is important to note that this is a 9 year old motorcycle, she has always been garage kept and used sparingly, she runs strong and is in very good condition, but she is not a show queen so there may be some very minor wear marks.

One would think that the Carbon Dream bodywork are rarer than rooster eggs (yes, I just made that up), but upon researching our archives, I found two other MH900e previously listed that also had the Carbon Dream treatment.  Not that this devalues the bike in any sort of way, but just goes to show that MH900e owners are 1.) a wealthy lot and 2.)don’t ride their bikes enough (come on – 1,875 miles?!). Here’s a list of MH900es previously listed for sale on RSBFS.

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ph

Bimota August 24, 2010 posted by

Mint Bimota DB4 i.e. – for $1!

That’s exactly what the title says – and yes, it got my attention too!  In any case, here’s a fuel injected Bimota DB4 i.e. with BST carbon fiber wheels and plenty of titanium and magnesium goodies for sale in Cincinnati.

VERY RARE only 9 Imported to the USA. 950 miles. $15k in BLING. BST Carbon Fiber Wheels, All Bolts inside and out are Titanium. Lots of Magnesium and Titanium Factory Race parts. I have new OEM take off parts also. Way to much to list. Car trade 911, BMW M3 M5, Audi TT, Mazda RX 8. I am a 43 year old Ducati Bimota Tech. I built this bike for my self. It is in MINT PERFECT CONDITION. Should weigh in at @ 320 pound and never on the race track.

The DB4 i.e. (only made for one year in 2000 I think) differs from the from normal DB4 in that the i.e. is fuel injected and is a biposto. Normal DB4s have been running around the $8-10,000 range, so this one with BST carbon fiber wheels and titanium and magnesium race parts should be in the $13-15,000 range.  Normally I am skeptical of “race part” claims, but I have dealt with the seller in the past and almost purchased another DB4 from him, so I know he is legit.

Personally, I prefer the original DB4s tricolore colours, but at a claimed 320 pounds and with all the go-fast goodies (BST carbon! Titanium! Magnesium! Race parts!), this one sounds like one heck of a fun ride.  Here’s a list of Bimota DB4s that we have featured in the past for your reference.

If you’re interested in this DB4, give Dean a call and he’ll set you up right.  Oh, here’s the ad on Craigslist.

ph

Ducati May 1, 2010 posted by

2007 NCR Ducati New Blue – #50 of 50

A very limited edition 2007 Ducati New Blue by NCR – #50 of 50 – for $75,000!

Pretty much anything by NCR is rare, sexy, and lust-worthy and the Ducati New Blue, based on the Ducati Sportclassic Sport 1000S, has been tuned to the nines and lathered with exotic parts such as Brembo monobloc calipers, Ohlins forks and shocks, BST carbon fiber wheels, Zard(?) titanium full exhaust, and light weight magnesium crank cases. Only missing ingredient is some Kyptonite! Here’s more official info on the New Blue at Ducati.com and NCR’s website.

has been raced by Larry Pegram and has a meagre 100 miles on the clock:

DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA COMMISSIONED THE NCR FACTORY IN ITALY TO DESIGN AND PRODUCE A LIMITED EDITION (50 OR LESS) MOTORCYCLE TO COMEMORATE 30 YEARS AGO COOK NEILSON 1977 DAYTONA  AMA SUPERBIKE VICTORY, THIS WAS A EXTREMELY MAJOR VICTORY FOR A OUT DATED AIR COOLED V-TWIN AGAINST THE  OVER POWERING  MODERN JAPANESE  MOTORCYCLES, SO THIS WAS A EXTREMLY EXCITING PROJECT BETWEEN NCR FACTORY AND DUCATI OF NORTH AMERICA.

THE FINAL RESULT  SET THE MOTORCYCLE WORLD ON FIRE  WITH ITS UNFORGETABLE DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE – THAT RETROED OLD BLUE FROM 1977.

THIS PARTICULAR BIKE WAS SPECIALLY BUILT FOR ME BY THE NCR FACTORY,WITH EVERY SINGLE OPTION AVAILABLE BY NCR AND THEN SOME.

NCR FACTORY THOUGHT THIS BEST WAY TO COMEMORATE THIS OCCASION WAS TO RACE IT AT DAYTONA IN 2007.

SO DURING THE BUILD OF THIS BIKE THEY ASKED ME IF THEY COULD RACE MY BIKE BEFORE DELIVERY TO ME AT DAYTONA,I AGREED THIS WOULD BE A SPECIAL MOMENT. SO THEY PROCEEDED TO BUILD THIS WITH WINNING DAYTONA IN MIND AND WITH THE HELP OF DUCATI ,THEY GOT DUCATIS FACTORY RIDER LARRY PEGRAM TO RACE THIS BIKE,WHICH LARRY WAS ELATED TO DO SO.

LARRY ENDED UP PLACING 3RD WHICH IS A MAJOR ACOMPLISHMENT 1ST TIME OUT WITH NO PREVIOUS TESTING,

ALSO NO BREAK DOWNS OR CRASHES, THE WINNER WAS GUARESHI 0N A 1400CC MOTO GUZZI THAT HAD LOTS OF DEVELOPEMENT AND RACING UNDER THEIR BELT, SO LARRY WAS DOWN 300 CC ON THE WINNING BIKE. WHAT A TESTAMENT TO THIS NCR FACTORY BIKE AND LARRY PEGRAM. LARRY LOVED RIDING THE BIKE  AS HE SMILED EAR TO EAR WHEN RIDING AND WHEELING DOWN THE TRACK.

THIS IS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL NEW BLUES  WITH LOTS OF HISTORY AND MANY STORIES MANY MORE PICS IF YOU NEED THEM,TO THE INTERESTED BUYER I WILL CALL THEM AND FILL THEM IN ON ALL THE HISTORY.

HAVE ALL DOCS, EXOTIC PEDIGREE BOOK,BUILD PHOTOS AND MUCH MORE.

BIKE CAN BE SEEN ANYTIME IN LAS VEGAS

So let’s see – created by NCR with only 50 world wide?  Check.  #50 of 50?  Check.  Raced by Ducati AMA rider Larry Pegram? Check.  Absolutely top of the shelf parts?  Check.  Signed by Cook Neilson and Phil Schilling? Double check. $75,000 price tag?  Hmm…

Having said that, if you read the text carefully and read one of the description in the photos, there is an interesting little side story to this #50 bike.  Cool?  Definitely.  But I still can’t get that $75,000 out of my head.

On yet another side note, check out one of the photos with a dark grey car in the back ground – is that a Murciélago or a Reventón?!

Here’s what Mike Neeves of British magazine MCN has to say after riding the New Blue at the launch:

ph

Honda March 28, 2010 posted by

1987 Honda CBR250 MC17 Hurricane – “Best In The World!”

Show winning 1987 Honda CBR250 MC17 Hurricane with 2000 miles on ebay – Best In The World!

Wow – the last time I saw a CBR250 Hurricane was…wait, I don’t think I’ve ever saw a CBR250 Hurricane in the flesh! Never mind…

The point I was trying to make was this bike really brings me back to my younger days when I would drool over the similar styled CBR600 Hurricane.  The Hurricane was significant in that it was one of the very first sport bikes to feature fully enclosed body work to tackle the issue of  aerodynamics,  and this design influenced sports bike styling ever since.

Now this CBR250 Hurricane is in mint mint mint condition – whether it’s “Best In The World” (a pretty tall claim) is your call:

Hello my name is Joe Fazio and I am the proud owner of a show winning 1987 Honda CBR Hurricane 250 MC17.. WORLD CLASS.

20,000 RPM redline, 4-cylinder, 4stroke, double over head cam, 16 valve..cam gear driven….. 300pounds, 250cc/50 hp= 200HP per litre, on par or even better than new technology (1987), pure import, head to head with the 600cc sport bikes of its time….6-speed, titanium header, double disk brakes.. 2000 MILES… all stock and original except for the brand new set of Avon tires, front and back.

It is known to be the best vintage cbr250 in the world for the MC17 model.  It is Ultra Rare… and Almost none existent. (only made one year, and only available in Japan). also on top of all this it claims to be the fastest and most torque at the lowest RPM out of any other 250 4stroke produced. It starts first shot and runs amazing and like brand new in every way imagined.. totally mint without one flaw.

The bike is spotless and over the past winter was accepted into the Toronto Motorcycle International Supershow..where it came 2nd in its class in the Vintage Japanese Sportbike class out of many other bikes and was the lowest cc in the class by minus 500cc… (3rd was a slingshot 750, 1st was a gsxr 1000) to be honest i should of stole the prize haha but that just the way it goes, it was a great experience.

On top of being in for the award, it got excepted into a very special and most prestigious hall…The Century Of Motorcycles…. this hall made up 50 bikes that were hand picked by the producers of the show to represent a Century of motorcycles and mine was elected into this hall. I am from Toronto Ontario Canada and it is a clear title with the ownership and is ready to purchase and ride, or for your museum or collection…. this bike will never be for sale again in the way it is at this moment in time…It is a true piece of history..the one and only,………….serious buyers please.

So there you have it – the best CBR250 MC17 Hurricane there is in the world.  Seriously, it’s a super nice bike in near new condition. Whether it is worth the $15,000 asking price – well, I’ll just grab a coffee and watch the auction run.

phil

Bimota February 1, 2010 posted by

2000 Bimota DB4 in New Hampshire

Wow, with all the Bimotas up for sale lately, I’m giddy like a kid in the candy store!  For those of you with cash in hand and ready to buy, it’s as good a time as ever for bike (and Bimota) shopping!

The latest one we found (thanks again Doug!) is a 2000 Bimota DB4 for sale in New Hampshire:

Powered by Ducati’s classic 900 air cooled motor the DB4 is about as close to a factory custom sportbike you will ever find. This bike has even got a few extras such as the Moto corse kit that included Keihin 41mm flatslide carburetors, a smaller fuel tank (to fit the larger carbs)and a full Titanium exhaust system. it also has Two brother racing clip-ons on the paoli forks.

Beautiful bike that will turn heads and draw a crowd where ever it goes.

Compared to the other Bimotas that have we listed before, this one is an absolute steal at $8500, although the half faired DB4 was very reasonably priced as well considering the list of upgrades added.

Someone buy it quick before I dip into my daughter’s education fund!

phil

Bimota January 30, 2010 posted by

1994 Bimota DB2 in Houston

It seems that the Bimota market is quite actively lately and it’s not even summer!  If you’re looking to pick up a Bimota, this is a good time to do it so keep checking for our new posts!

This week we have yet another Bimota for sale – a 1994 DB2:

This is a 2 owner bike w/ 17225 miles. It has NEVER been ridden in the rain, and ALWAYS garage kept!

It has never been crashed but has fallen over due to a friend not knowing about the suicide stand.
All the bodywork is original, but needs paint.
The original owner had the dealer install the factory $8000.00 race kit before it was ever ridden!
The big bore kit and heads were done by Fast by Ferracci from 904cc to 944cc.
This bike has a long list of other carbon, titanium and aluminum upgrades to many to list!
I am asking $15,000 OBO or trade for a Ducati Hypermotard, NOTHING ELSE! so please don’t ask.

The DB2 is one of my favourites, utilizing the Ducati 900SS air-cooled lump – the DB2 is one of the more popular models with approx. 400 made in total.  Famed Brit motorcycle journo Sir Alan Crashcart Cathcart even raced a DB2 – not sure for how long or in what race series, but I do remember it being sold on ebay for approx $10,000+.

Now this specific sample has very high mileage (for a Bimota), and although it claims to have the the “race kit” (to my knowledge that includes FCR carbs and a full exhaust), it’s not in its original paint (big no-no for any serious Bimota collector) and the 944cc kit, although nice, if also not a factory option.  More concerning is that The $15,000 asking price is way too steep for the bike in this condition.  There was a really nice DB2 listed on here back in June asking only $10,999, and more recently a Motocorse equipped DB4 for only $10,000 OBO.

Personally, I would offer around 7-8K+ only for this one.

phil