Posts by tag: tri colore

Ducati March 18, 2019 posted by

Featured Listing – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore

Ducati returned to a more classic superbike look after the 999, and though some fans fault the almost cat-eyed look of the 1098, across the board improvements make it unfair to compare to a venerable 996 or even 998.  This Tricolore special  edition is in super-nice shape and offered by Iconic Motorbikes in Marina Del Ray.

2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore from Iconic Motorbikes

An in-house design can sometimes become a formation of compromises, but as sketched by Giandrea Fabbro, the 1098 makes a bold statement and recalls its origins.  Likewise in the engine room, the 1098cc L-twin is a testastretta, but with EVO upgrades, it pulls 90 ft.-lbs. from 8,000 rpm on the way to 160 hp at just under 10,000.  Unsprung weight is kept down by forged Marchesini alloys and Brembo monobloc calipers, which have great feel even under heavy braking.

Fully adjustable Öhlins are found in the front 43mm forks, center with the TTXR monoshock, and at the steering damper, their trademark yellow complementing the Tricolore’s gold frame and accents.  Special edition red, white and green is accented by gold highlights and a carbon mudguard and mufflers.  All 1098’s were equipped with a full-function digital dash, with an optional data recording interface.

This Tricolore is owned by an Iconic Motorbikes customer, who has put under 5,000 miles on his 1098S.  Except for a few millimeter-sized paint chips, there is no apparent damage or wear.  A lightweight exhaust and tuned ECU have been added, increasing power and decreasing weight.  Asking price is $14,300.  Comments from Iconic’s website:

Our particular model has a mere 4989 miles, fresh fluid change, and brand new Dunlop rubber. Both keys, the code card, and passenger footpegs and seat are included. Has a couple very tiny chips in the lower belly on the right side as you can see pointed out in the photo and the tank has some ever so slight expansion which has it rubbing against the mount of the steering damper from the Ethanol but with proper care, it will not expand any more. Other then that, the bike is in excellent shape and stunning in person.

The 1098 took many leaps forward in the cooling and electrical systems, and addressed criticisms of the styling and canister exhaust.  Handling and power were over the top for road use, testament being WSBK championships in 2008 and 2011.  Though it quickly gave way to the 1198, those changes were minor and the 1098 model remains a significant milepost for the brand.  Please address questions and offers to Adam at Iconic Motorbikes via – email – or phone (424) 228-4148.

Featured Listing – 2007 Ducati 1098S Tricolore
Ducati June 20, 2015 posted by

Beauty revealed – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tri-Colore

This naked superbike appeared recently and expired without a bid.  When it was re-listed, it seemed worthy of a closer look.  An bikini-faired 998 Superbike, the numbered edition Tri-Colore was only available in 2008 and shares a lot of the go-fast engineering from the faired 998’s.

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2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tri-Colore for sale on eBay

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With 130hp pushing a sub-400 lb machine, the S4RS has mountains of power.  With modern fuel injection and water cooling it’s still rideable around town ( even more so if you add a tooth to the rear sprocket ).  Very easy on the eyes, the gold trellis frame complements the forks and exhaust, and makes the tri-colore tank sing.  All the beauty hidden on the Superbike is shown – the curved water and oil radiators with little carbon bumpers, the carbon cam belt covers, single-sided swingarm, and the spindly cast brackets for the radial disk calipers.

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Appearing on the lot of a powersports dealer in North Carolina, this S4RS looks excellent and has just a few mods, a slightly larger windscreen, Arrow mufflers, and left saddlebag.  From the eBay auction:

Some of the most sought after Ducati models are the striking ´Tricolore´ versions. Produced in limited quantities, this bike represents the best-of-the-best and can now enjoy legendary status!

This bike is pre-owned, with only 13,828 miles. Maturely owned, this bike also includes a record of service, owner’s manual as well as Service and Parts catalogue on CD. Both keys are included as well as the code card that has the electronic and mechanical codes needed for service. For added traveling convenience, a saddle bag is also included; genuine Ducati product!

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Though the subsquent 1100 had more displacement, the S4RS was a very special Monster, one of two 4-valves and the most powerful naked bike in the Ducati line until the 1200 arrived last year.  Perhaps not as much cachet as the 2001 Carl Fogarty championship commemorative, but the tri-colores also have a special place in Ducati history…



Beauty revealed – 2008 Ducati Monster S4RS Tri-Colore
Ducati June 7, 2015 posted by

The Start of Something – 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Colore Strada

1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Colore Strada on eBay Italy


Here’s one for our European visitors (or those ambitious enough to attempt the import process)…  an all original 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Colore Strada up for auction in Italy.  The 851 was the introduction of Ducati’s “desmodronic” four valve heads and a big leap forward in an attempt to catch the Japanese manufacturers.  The 851 featured the signature Ducati steel trellis frame, Marvic wheels, Brembo brakes and those funky side pod mirrors.  Ducati’s work paid off quickly in the form of a World Superbike Championship in 1990 with Raymond Roche in the saddle and Ducati was officially back.  The 851 would be the forefather to the very successful 888 and 916 models.


Now, this one IS located in Italy, so our US readers might throw up their hands in frustration, but surely somebody in Italy is reading this and will give her a good home, no?

The seller is upfront in stating that the bike is in “average condition” with some typical wear and tear that’s to be expected as it’s nears it’s 30th birthday.  So, again, this would either make a good restoration candidate or a really cool classic to actually get out and ride.  Check it out here: 1988 Ducati 851 on eBay in Italy

Bike is 99% original, paintwork is average as the general conditions, still with all the original rare parts as the 16″ wheels, original silencers etc. 

Mechanically is very sound with just 25500kms from new (a lot of documentation to prove). Original UK sold bike, all history present.

Ride and collect!

Bike is currently located in Italy, 33080 Roveredo in Piano (Pordenone) but i can get them delivered all around the World at cost, no problem.



The Start of Something – 1988 Ducati 851 Tri-Colore Strada
Ducati April 11, 2011 posted by

Lightning strikes twice! Another Ducati 750 F1

For Sale: 1988 Ducati 750 F1

After all the positive feedback on the last 750 F1 post on RSBFS, I was thrilled to find another one for our readership. This one, however, is a little different. This is the only picture the seller has opted to share. And while that same great Ducati shape shows well at a distance, the finer details are clearly missing.

From the seller:
very rare,limited production,stays in livingroom,,appraised @29,900 hand built,chromed,stealbraided lines brembo brakes,floating cast iron roters,42mm,direct flo delortoes,dir.flo petcocks,street legal,or win @track,,full fearings,red,white,green,custom paint,matching jimmy adamo helment,forcelle suspension new rubber,only 6373k miles will consider serios offer,,,,,,bike is to fast,,,and winnes every show i put it in,not to mention every race!!!!

These 750 F1 Ducatis came in multiple flavors. In addition to the base 750, Ducati offered three hotter versions: the Montjuich, the Laguna Seca, and the Santa Monica. While any F1 is a desireable machine, ultimately the factory hot rods will bring more money at auction.

This auction is on right now with an opening ask of $9,000 plus reserve. $9k is not out of line for a clean 750 F1, but it remains to be seen where the reserve is set. The BIN for this bike is $12,000 – again, not out of line for a 750 F1, but questionable for a bike we know so little about. First step would be to ask for more info and pictures.

To check out the auction, . If you find out more, be sure to let us know. And tell ’em you saw it on RSBFS!