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Ducati April 24, 2021 posted by

Signed, Sealed & Delivered: 1992 Ducati 851

If not for the Fast By Ferracci sticker on this 1992 Ducati 851, you might believe that this is the bike we posted just earlier this week (see here). But no, it is definitely 851 season here on RSBFS, and I’m pretty happy about that! After all, the 851 is the model that really supercharged Ducati’s ride up the competitive – and consumer – ladder being their first liquid cooled engine, their first 4-valve desmo head, and their first use of fuel injection. And while that might sound like throwing technology and parts at a bike, these pieces integrated so well as to make for a stunner of a runner that also looks great just standing still. The seller has a lot to say, so I will let him pick up the story here.

1992 Ducati 851 for sale on eBay

From the seller:
i have decided to list my ducati 851,it,s a rare bike and has an interesting history.it only has 2577 miles and was purchased from the original owner.the original owner was a race fan who followed the factory race team who decided to sign the bike.i have included pictures to verify this.i have two posters given to me by the previuos owner.rider #19 &rider #21.these posters are not signed.they just show the riders and the factory team in the upper left hand corner.after the bike was autographed the owner put it in storage to preserve it.unfortunately it remained there for twenty years.he finally decided to sell it and brought it to the blackhawk swap meet in davenport iowa where i came across it.it was love at first site.i purchased it and brought it home.

More from the seller:
after looking it over good i decided to get some help getting it going again.i took it to moto europa in st. louis.they had it for almost a year and went thru everything front to back.timing belts,fuel system,brakes,cooling system,new tires,battery,all of it.the final piece of the puzzle which took so long was the radiator which could not be repaired.one was sourced in europe and it wasn,t cheap.i have the original radiator and it will be included in the sale.i have the paperwork to verify all work that was done.it now runs,sounds,and rides amazing.i have also included pictures of some items that are included in the sale.i have a clean and clear title in my name so no nightmare paperwork to deal with.this is a hard sell but i don,t want it to go back to sleep for another twenty years.but with that being said i know what it,s worth.this isn,t american pickers and i,m not going to leave a little meat on the bone.if your looking for a little fun and a flip,this isn,t it.this isn,t wheeler dealer either.there will be no test rides or joy rides trying to pick it apart.i will take no chances on something happening to it and someone just wanting to walk away.

More from the seller:
i will start it so you can here it run.after you pay for it you can do what you like.if you wait till the listing is over and make an insulting offer i will not respond.i will not end the auction early unless the buy it now is tapped.i will not release the bike or the title until the full purchase price is in my hand in cash or the funds have cleared and in my bank account.if you bid and win that means you have agreed to these terms and the price.there will be no renegotiation on anything afterwards.there will be a non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of the auction close.you are purchasing the bike as is.no warrenties or garrenties of anykind.will not ship overseas,us only.after all that,on a lighter note.i will answer all questions as honestly as i can.i want you to know what you are getting and have nothing to hide.

This 1992 Ducati 851 is a Strada (two seater) edition. It looks to be fairly stock, with the exception of FBF carbon cans (a wonderful, non-destructive mod), a tinted windscreen and lots of signatures and stickers. The seller doesn’t note who actually signed the bike, but some close up viewing and some research nets the John Hancocks of none other than Canadia Pascal Picotte, and Aussie – and 1994 AMA Superbike champ – Troy Corser. There are other names scribbled on the fairing, and I invite sharp-eyed readers to help with the identification.

This particular 851 has been sitting for a long time, which resulted in some very low miles – just 2,577 according to the seller. Thankfully the bike has been gone through, which should remove worry regarding belts, valves, coolant and the like. It is uncertain how much value can be attributed to the signatures, however the rest of the bike appears to be in decent shape for the age. There is no doubt that the 851 is a model that is increasing in valuation, but it remains to be seen if there are any takers of the $18,000 opening ask (with a $21k BIN). Time will tell as this auction has approximately a week remaining. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Signed, Sealed & Delivered: 1992 Ducati 851
Aprilia March 27, 2021 posted by

Sadly Underutilized: 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille for Sale

Just a few hours left on this one, so I’ll keep it short. I’m actually wondering if this is the same bike we featured back in January. I mean, just how many fluorescent yellow 2002 Aprilia RSV Milles are there running around, or not running around, with just three hundred miles on the odometer? The language of the two posts is pretty different and this one looks like it’s been hanging out at a dealership its whole life, instead of in a garage next to a Cadillac, but who knows?

Either way, this Mille derives its name from the Rotax-developed v-twin powerplant’s approximately 1000cc displacement. The innovative design was compact, yet smooth and powerful, owing to the 60° layout and balance shafts. Power was 113hp at the rear wheel. Instead of a slipper clutch, the RSV used a “pneumatic power clutch” that used a vacuum-actuated system to perform the same function and help with rapid downshifts.

Styling certainly wasn’t as elegant as what was found on the bikes being offered by Ducati, but the components were at least the equal of the 998 and build quality was better: the Mille has an enviable reputation for reliability, something that generally cannot be said of Ducati’s beautiful superbike confections…

From the original eBay listing: 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille for Sale

COLLECTORS!

2002 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille – 2001 World Championship -Troy Corser – Race Replica Motorcycle with 300 ORIGINAL miles !

This motorcycle is in BRAND new condition and was stored and displayed properly at a local New Haven dealer for 19 years. Has been cared for and runs perfectly and is in 100% complete original condition with all books and keys.

Don’t miss your opportunity to own one of the most iconic motorcycles in history.

The seller might be stretching things a bit, describing the Mille as “one of the most iconic motorcycles in history…” Maybe “distinctive” is more apt? In any event, these are great bikes to ride, although part of the appeal to me has been their relatively low cost, and this one has an asking price of $8,500. I think that’s probably very fair price if you’re putting together a collection of Italian superbikes or are just a fan of the marque, but that same money will buy you a bunch of other very nice machines.

-tad

Sadly Underutilized: 2002 Aprilia RSV Mille for Sale
Ducati January 17, 2017 posted by

1998 Ducati 996 Factory Superbike!

This is the sort of bike that sets the offices of RSBFS buzzing. Feast your eyes on an actual *factory* race bike. Not an RS version of a street bike. An actual “we are the Ducati factory and we are going racing…” sort of race bike. And not just any factory bike, but one piloted by the redoubtable Troy Corser. In fact, this is likely one of the machines that he rode in the ’98 season (back to WSBK after an unsuccessful stint in 500cc class) – in a year where he narrowly missed the title. A crash in warm-up during the last round of the season resulted in broken ribs and a missed opportunity, relegating Corser to 3rd in the overall standings behind Carl Fogarty and Aaron Slight.

1998 Ducati 996 Factory Racer for sale on eBay!

When it comes to race bikes, rare is not enough. You need details, authenticity, and – where possible – proof. Since factory racers are not governed by motor vehicle registration bureaucracy in the same manner as a street machine, there is always the challenge of originality. It doesn’t help that racers are constantly being modified during a season (and this one continued to race), further muddling the trail. With a signed letter purportedly outlining the provenance of this historic machine, a matching chassis number complete with NCR markings, and enough carbon fiber and electronics to make mere mortals weak in the knees, this bike certainly looks the business.

From the seller:
Frame#ZDMH100AAXB002311MF3#
engine 004945

Bike sell directly throught DUCATI SPA to DUCATI CORSE in November 1999
we have got documentation and use for Troy Corser
After Ducati rent to team R&D BF racing team with Aoki and Romboni for the season 2001 and finish De Cecco bought through ds Ducati Mr.
Ciabatti to make run Blora Paolo in the italian CIV
It has been kept in dry and ready to race condition.
And,this is not 996RS,It is real factory bike.(Totally different to RS,specially computer device,fork,brakes,engine..etc..)

bike is in italy, more picture avaitable

For most of us, this is an unusual bike that almost never surfaces. It is, in many ways, a holy grail of bike spotting. But unlike many of the collectables that we show on this site, this is not exactly something you can throw a leg over on a ride to 7-11 for a Slurpee. This is a purposeful track machine. But who would really risk this bike for a basic track day? Would you dare try to race it? The lack of spares is concerning, but the inability to replace the bike itself would scare me silly. All of which – more or less – makes this a wonderful piece of indoor artwork.

This is one of those “better bring your wallet” sort of situations. The ask for this rolling, booming, rib-breaking time-slice of WSBK is a cool $65k USD. That is actually not as sky-high as some race bikes we have seen in the past, but certainly a goodly chunk of change. Prices do not include transportation fees either. Located in Italy (where else?), this bike will need to be shipped assuming the buyer is not local. A very sweet reminder of WSBK dominance, this Ducati 996 factory racer is waiting for your call!

MI

1998 Ducati 996 Factory Superbike!
Aprilia August 2, 2013 posted by

2002 Aprilia RSV Mille R Troy Corser with 0 Miles!

2002 Aprilia RSV Mille R Troy Corser For Sale

While this is a sticker job much akin to the 2004 RC51 Nicky Hayden, this particular example has 0 miles making it one of one in essence. Never filled with oil or gas according to the seller! The unique yellow paint scheme certainly draws attention to one of the most underrated superbikes of it’s time. Opening bid is $12,500 and looks no reserve as well.

dc

2002 Aprilia RSV Mille R for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

This is a rare chance to own a limited edition Troy Corser Edition Aprilia RSV Mille that is part of our private collection of classic sportbikes.

This bike has zero miles and has been on display at our dealership since the day we took it out of the crate.It has never had fuel or a battery in it.

This is like stepping back in time to 2002 and the opportunity to purchase what was a 17,899.00 bike for far less, this is a no reserve auction!

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2002 Aprilia RSV Mille R Troy Corser with 0 Miles!
Ducati November 26, 2012 posted by

Cyber Week: Ducati Corsa 996RS Ohlins Prototype Shock

We’re doing Cyber Week a little differently this year by looking for uber rare parts and memorabilia. We hope you enjoy! -dc

Building your ultimate Ducati 996? Maybe this trick bit from the race team will round out your rear suspension. Reportedly used by Troy Corser I have to agree with the seller that these parts are rarely available for sale and would introduce a nice bit of history to a no expense spared build — especially priced at $7500!

Ducati Corsa 996RS Ohlins Rear Shock for sale on eBay

from the seller:

This part is the most rare Ducati part I have ever come across. This shock was a prototype shock made for Ducati by Ohlins and was the first shock to use high and low speed dampening. Normally Ohlins have a steel body or plain gray aluminum body and cast upper and lower parts. As you can see this shock is entirely machined from billet and has titanium hardware. It is stamped TC3 which indicates it was used by Troy during his tenure with Ducati and I believe it was for the 1998 or 1999 season when he rode with King Carl!!!! Ducati parts like this just do not exist any more and I have never has a prototype part in my possession before. I have owned and own many rare Ducati motorcycles and parts but this is one of the cooler pieces. I was going to incorporate this into a really cool project but that ended up getting sidelined for some other stuff. This shco can be used on any of the single sided swingarm bikes 748, 916, 996, 998 ect and can also be used on the 999 / 749 series bikes. The RS products are compatible with the 749 / 999 because they were built for the longer racing swingarm. I have a few friends in Aus and the UK who race 999R with the older 916 Ohlins shock.

Dont let this piece slip thru your hands if you are a collector or a building that special bike. I can guarantee you that no one else int he world has a part like this on their bike unless it was a factory bike. The part number I used is for a shock from a 1998 996RS and was for reference only as this shock never had a Ducati part number.

I have sent photos of this shock to the people at Ohlins and they were quite curious where I had gotten it and in the USA they had never come across one like it. They estimated the cost of this shock new to Ducati at over $20,000 as it was the first with multiple dampening adjustments.

dc

Honda April 5, 2010 posted by

1992 Honda NSR250(R) MC21 In A Very Cool Replica Scheme

This NSR250 has to have one of the coolest replica paint schemes we’ve seen!  Located in Saint Petersburg, Florida is a 1992 Honda NSR250 finished as a replica Foggy-Petronas FP1.  While gentlemen prefer 100% original paint work, if you have a bike that isn’t perfect cosmetically, creativity will always win out over a can of Krylon™ flat-black. This bike does have a crazy amount of miles–for a U.S. NSR–at 19,421mi but, it does feature a rebuilt motor.  It is also titled and registered for street use and features Tyga exhaust and “electronics” (I’m guessing their power-up kit).  Some view the MC21 as the most usable NSR as they weren’t plagued by the electronics of the later generation.  Now, what makes this bike cool?  Well, if you didn’t know, Carl Fogarty joined up with Malaysian oil giant Petronas to create a bike to compete in World SuperBike.  The resultant bike was a tripple that did quite poorly in WSB but, still needed to be Homologated for WSB use.  As it happens, the FP1 was such a failure that Petronas decided to simply cut their losses and shelve all existence of the bike with supposedly only two street versions actually being sold.  That is all well and good but, what does that have to do with this bike.  Well, when most vehicles are turned into replica’s, it’s usually of the crap variety complete with eBay Ferrari stickers in abundance; This bike however has nothing, really, in common with what the replica is based on but, it is still very cool because no one will know what it is a replica of, and if they do, they’ll be someone you’ll actually want to chat with and not someone who’s uncles-friend-knows-a-guy who owns a Ferrari.  This bike is actually a pretty good Troy Corser replica too:  The stickers appear to be a little too small but they’re still the right ones and in the right places.  I must clarify:  I usually hate replicas with a passion but this one is obscure enough that no one will even know it’s a replica because they don’t know what Petronas or a NSR is anyway.  The asking price is $6,500 which I would imagine to be a bit high but we’ve seen MC21’s all over the spectrum.  Here is some interesting recent information on the FP1.  Some quick, general, information about the FP1 can be found on Wikipedia here.  See the Craigslist post for the NSR here.

Here is a photo of an actual FP1 from it’s release.

AG