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Ducati March 9, 2022 posted by

Color Me Badd: 1993 Ducati Superlight

While purists will claim that Ducati motorcycles NEED to be red, there is an undercurrent belief that yellow is indeed the fastest color. The absurdity of color changing the mechanical makeup aside, perhaps the color theory was borne out of this iconic model, the Superlight. Whereas the regular Supersport models of this era were available in red, only the Superlight was offered in yellow. Together with the white frame and composite wheels, the Superlight stood out then, and continues to strike a pose today.

Mechanically speaking, the Superlight was at the top of the Supersport pecking order. Differing from the standard 900SS by additional carbon fiber mud guards, a vented clutch cover, a solo seat tail, high-mounted exhaust (only made possible by the deletion of the passenger pillion and hardware), floating rotors and the beautiful-but-potentially-fragile Mavic composite wheels, the visually different offering was as exclusive as it was exotic. In line with Ducati specials, the Superlight was a limited edition model as indicated by a plaque on the headstock.

1993 Ducati Superlight for sale on eBay

From the seller:
1993 Ducati 900ss Superlight, was repainted in its factory scheme several years ago and has been sitting in my living room since then. It is a piece of art you can ride! I really dont want to sell this, It has been a great conversation piece and a joy to look at everyday, but I have to free up some cash for some other things at the moment.

Runs great, clean title in hand, only 15k miles. This is an original 900ss/SL… very hard to come by and has all of the nice bits that set this apart from the standard 900ss like the Marvic forged wheels, original carbon front and rear fenders in great condition, solo seat, high rise pipes, etc. Small scratch on one of the side pipes, and frame has some wear marks / scratches as it has not been refinished. Overall a great bike, perfect for a collector or someone who likes to ride vintage / rare bikes.

There is a definite market for Superlight examples, and collectors (and riders) seem to flock to this model even though the mechanical significance is minimal. The visual experience is over the top, however, and exclusivity certainly plays into the “supply” side of supply vs demand. This particular bike has a claimed 15,000 miles (exact miles not shown in the photos), is listed as having been repainted, and is lacking both the VIN info as well as any shots of the headstock with the SL plaque. These are likely some pieces of info that serious buyers would want to know, but otherwise the photos show a beautiful SL appearing how it should. The piles are stock, the clutch cover is correct, as are the carbon fiber pieces and those glorious two piece wheels. You can check out all of the details here. Even though Ducati did produce the SL in red as well as yellow – making the “which color is faster?” query superfluous – I can’t help but enjoy the contrast of the yellow on white. Make sure you jump back to the comments and let us know if this early generation of the current Superleggera makes you weak in the knees. Good Luck!!

MI

Color Me Badd: 1993 Ducati Superlight
Honda March 4, 2022 posted by

2004 Honda RC51 For Sale on eBay!

Location: Wooster, OH
Make: Honda
Model: RC51 SP 2
Engine Type: 2 cylinders
Exhaust: 2 Hi-Mount
Mileage: 2 6,149
Price: six 2 fiddy
Number of bikes list for sale in the auction: 2 (maybe)

#2 For Sale on eBay!

Runs excellent and been stored in a heated shop. Based upon research done and speaking with two Honda dealerships, this bike is very likely the 2nd bike produced for the North American market! Performance upgrades and parts- Honda Yoshimura High Mount Pipes and Power Commander.



Now that you’ve put your eyes on the full size and the Mini-Moto RC51 what are your thoughts? Oh! Did you notice my 2 themed intro? Just in case you skimmed over it- here are 2 tasty hi-mount exhaust pipes for your viewing pleasure.

Did you feel like Matt Mladin looking at that photo? Too much? 🙂

All jokes aside- those are some tasty looking hi-mounts!

The seller doesn’t say if the mini-moto and crue shirt are included, but one can only assume they are since they’re pictured.

Admittedly, this RC is well used when compared to some of the other recent RSBFS.com RC posts, but the other recent posts can’t lay claim to being the #2 RC51 produced in 2004. What’s that worth to ya? If you answered “nothing!” then perhaps you could throw on the Merlyn Plumlee (RIP) shirt, crack open a cold snack and watch your toddler act a fool on the mini-moto.

If this RC51 tickles your fancy and the mini-moto puts a gleam in your little ones eye make the jump and place your bid!

Check them out here!

Cheers!

Doug

2004 Honda RC51 For Sale on eBay!
Buell February 24, 2022 posted by

Ice Storm – 1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt with 4,050 Miles !

Buell’s first production machine with Harley-Davidson’s backing started their relationship off on the right foot, selling more than four times what planners had thought.  This collector-ready example was parked for a score of years but has been rejuvenated without turning it into a budget buster.

1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt for sale on eBay

Buell had their tuners breathe a little more life into the H-D 1203cc pushrod twin, and wound up with a conservative 76 hp and 66 ft.-lbs. torque.  Some references say the tube frames were hand welded, and made room for the two 40mm carburetors to look to the right.  Harley’s low maintenance belt drive was adapted, and Showa supplied adjustable forks and pull shock.  An early take on the signature single front brake is used, with a 340mm rotor and 6-piston caliper.  Shapely fairings are finished in a multi-stage pearlescent paint and the airbox and belt drive covers are carbon fiber.

Clearly a knowledgeable fan, the seller found a gem that had been in storage, and went over it with a fine tooth comb.  A few parts had dried up in storage but are now refreshed, with niceties like the shock cover and plenty loud stock exhaust.  Wishing the seller had taken a photo of the S2 with the lowers installed, and maybe the numbered side cover.  Original tires should be replaced but saved in case Mr. Barber needs another S2.  Some of the comments in the eBay auction:

This is the nicest original S2 I have seen since I picked up my first back in June of 1994!

I purchased this bike from the original owner in March of 2021 where it spent the last 21 years on stands in storage with just 3,950 miles on the odometer. This is a 49 state bike #382 of 1399.

It is in very nice shape; original Ice White Pearl paint, never dropped, with extras such as OEM factory paint matched fairing lowers, touring bars and the originals, foot peg lowering brackets and the originals, and fairing bags along with an under-seat bag. It also has all the original dealer invoice and Signature Series documentation. All the original Buell correspondence, sales brochures, factory service manual, and parts book for this bike are included with the purchase.

It is still rolling on the original tires and there have been only 3 recalls performed on the bike that includes the fairing stabilizer, front brake line, and rear shock.

The original owner replaced the primary chain adjuster with a M-6 unit and the ignition was swapped out for a Dyna single fire cone unit and dyna coils. I replaced the M-6 unit with an NOS OEM unit. The M-6 adjuster, and original OEM ignition components go with the bike. An additional D & D muffler that came with the bike is included in the purchase.

Maybe not destined for the astronomical auction circuit like some sportier models, the S2 might be better choice when the spaces are wide open.  More of a riding collector than the higher revving and lighter in weight, Buell’s choice of powerplant will always have its fans.

-donn

Ice Storm – 1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt with 4,050 Miles !
Honda February 23, 2022 posted by

1989 Honda NT650 Hawk GT For Sale on eBay!

1989 Honda NT650 Hawk GT For Sale on eBay!

Location: Plainfield, Illinois
Make: Honda
Model: Hawk NT650
Mileage: 5,285
Price: $6,000 B.I.N.

From the seller:
1989 Honda Hawk GT 650
1 owner
In storage since 1995 brought out in 2021
Runs and drives
Clean body not one ounce of rust

Pretty darned spiffy- don’t you agree?

Honda Hawk’s are always a crowd pleaser and this one shouldn’t disappoint the fan boys and fan girls. Even though the seller is vague on details, the less than adequate photos can tell us a little bit more. The seller states it was in storage for roughly 25 years (ouch!), but was recently (assumed) brought back to life for the “headlight on” photo op.

Since the seller didn’t say- all potential buyers must assume a whole lot of rubber bits will need replaced like tires, radiator hoses and fork seals just to name a few, as well as a few metal bits such as a chain, perhaps some cables and bearings? Of course we’d like to see the inside of the fuel tank and perhaps a little more info on how it was stored because you know . . . Lacquer and all that yucky stuff.

However, the seller does state “Not one ounce of rust!” and the photos (when zoomed in) support that comment. You *may have to spend a few pennies, some time and a few beers bringing it up to road worthiness, but it appears you would have an amazing base to start with. The frame is oxidation free, the paint still shines and I don’t see any body damage.

While standing around the corporate offices yesterday one of our more distinguished employees made the comment “Better pictures would be worth one thousand more on the B.I.N. price!”

What do you all think?
-Buy it and ride it?
-Buy it and sit on it while making vroom, vroom noises?
-Buy it, fix it and sell it?

Where ever your thoughts land you can Make the jump here-

Cheers,

Doug

1989 Honda NT650 Hawk GT  For Sale on eBay!
Honda February 5, 2022 posted by

Pictures don’t do it justice: 2005 Honda RC51

In a long line of homologation race machines, the Honda RC51 stands out as a unique accomplishment. Ever the engineering powerhouse, Honda played with the rule book and utilized a Me Too philosophy to break the Ducati juggernaut in WSBK by developing a Japanese take on the Italian machine. Since twin-cylinder machines had a distinct displacement advantage over four cylinder bikes in World Superbike competition, Honda dropped two cylinders off of the 750cc V-4 RC45 and reimagined the 999cc RC51 as a twin. The result? Instant win in the same year it arrived thanks to Colin Edwards, and a second championship two years later. The buying public won too – the RC51 made for a fantastic street bike, and graced showrooms from 2000 – 2006.

2005 Honda RC51 for sale on eBay

As with most of Honda’s attempts at homologation, the RC51 is a beast of a bike: The 90 degree vee twin is liquid cooled and breathes through a combination of four valve heads with dual overhead camshafts, and fed with two fuel injectors per cylinder to aid top end performance while maintaining better low rev throttle response. The big twin’s power runs though a silky-smooth six-speed box that is geared more for track days than stop and go traffic. The chassis tightly wraps the narrow motor in an allow twin-beam arrangement, carefully tuned for feel through testing and competition (WSBK and AMA Superbike, to name but two). Big 43 mm forks up front are multi-adjustable, as is the Pro-Link suspension out back; just what you might expect from a racer. All that adds up to a 136 HP, 430 pound, 170 mph rocket ship. The fact that trophies followed the RC51’s introduction is certainly no surprise.

From the seller:
This is at the time the cleanest, lowest mileage, newest RC51 available for sale in the country. Adult owned its entire life, I am the second owner. It has been maintained professionally and runs perfectly, brakes are at approximately 40%, The exterior is in excellent shape I would give it a solid 9/10 as it is a 2005 machine, has HID headlamp, and flush mount turn signals front and rear. It has 11806 miles , motor is stock other than the amazing sounding Delkelvik exhaust system and a 240mm racing chain. I also have a rear wheel bike stand I will include as well as a smoked windscreen I have not installed as well as a power commander brand new in the box I will include with the bike. I also have the stock exhaust system I will include.

Known as the VTR1000R and VRT1000 SP1 in various markets, the RC51 has a strong following. Besides winning WSBK title with Colin Edwards in 2000 and 2002, the RC51 also won the 2002 AMA Superbike championship with Nicky Hayden (for which Honda released a commemorative edition Hayden model). There were incremental changes throughout the years for the street bike, with the latter years being more desirable as a rider due to more power, lighter weight, and better throttle response and overall rideability. This bike has 11,800 miles on the clock, and few quality pictures to truly assess the condition. But it looks good from afar and could be a winner if you are in the RC51 market. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Pictures don’t do it justice: 2005 Honda RC51
Ducati January 27, 2022 posted by

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!

Well H E L L! Take 2! It’s back for more, screaming with a vengeance and with a $60,000.00 B.I.N. price tag this time around.

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!

It appears to be in the same 27 year old and untouched condition just as it was back in December. The December auction ended early and the last bid recorded was $14,000. I doubt that’s what it originally sold for, but you’re free to let the imagination run on this one.

Ciao!

Doug



Well, H E L L! I had this one almost ready to go, then our server decided it was time for an update. That little delay caused me to delay posting it this morning only to return to finish the post and find out the auction was pulled. I think it’s still worth a post so, here it is-


18 mile 1995 Ducati 916 For Sale on eBay

Well, well- what do we have here? Do you think Massimo would be proud to see this or shake his head in disgust? I’m going with the later because I know he painstakingly engineered the 916 to Carl Fogarty’s standards and he rode and beat on his 916 like it owed him money. Okay, cool your batteries, we all know that Massimo didn’t design it for Foggy- that was just some dumb stuff I made up. But, I know we all have some fond memories of Foggy on a 95′ 916. Right?

From the seller
Ducati 916 with 18 original miles, The exterior paint, plastics, seat, exhaust, plastics are perfect (headlights are foggy but clean up). This bike needs a few hours of detailing and possibly replacement of a few small parts to be museum quality. This bike was placed into storage in a barn that was not properly conditioned and humidity affected some of the metal parts. 4 of the dzuz fasteners towards the bottom of the fairings have oxidation, Some of the bolts on the front rotor and the rotor itself have oxidation. The metal fittings on the front brake line also display oxidation. There is a small bubble on the clutch cover where the paint is peeling and another bubble hidden behind the back shock area that is difficult to photo. There was a very, very small spot on one of the wheels that I cannot find again but I know it’s there somewhere because I noticed when I bought the bike. All of the electronics, engine, transmission work properly and I have video of the bike running. This bike is part of my collection which I am starting to sell.


I think this image tells the story of this low mileage 918 916- It shows how it was improperly stored and it shows that it is a real deal 18 mile machine.
Like some, but not all RSBFS.com readers, I find low mileage machines, of any age, very intriguing. I think I find them intriguing because they make me wonder “why?”. In this case, I ask “Why did someone mothball a second year base model 916?”. The naysayers will scream “It’s a base model and doesn’t belong on your site!”. My threshold is simple- Can I find another one? Therefore, I clap back with a resounding “NO!”.

More from the seller
I hate buying and selling because the internet is full of idiots. I have tried to give the best possible description of the bike. Again, it is not perfect but with very minimal effort it will be.

Preach it Brother!

I intentionally sat on this one for a few days because I wanted to see how much action and price it would command. It currently sits at $14,000 with 8 bids placed and the reserve firmly in place.
What’s it going to take?

I know it’s a dead horse and I’m sure you folks are tired of reading it, but PICTURES! PICTURES! PICTURES! If the paint is perfect- show it! If the wheels are perfect- SHOW IT! I suspect this machine would attract a few more dollars with a proper detail and photos.

What do you all think? Let’s discuss it.

Ciao!

Doug

Check it out on the auction site here!

1995 Ducati 916 with only 18 miles for sale!
Ducati January 6, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati PS1000LE

Update 1.6.2022: This bike has SOLD to an RSBFS reader! Congratulations to buyer and seller!

If you have a bike for sale that would benefit from this kind of exposure, contact us for a Featured Listing. -dc

Even by Ducati’s impressive standards for special editions and factory customs, the 2006 Ducati PS1000LE is a masterstroke. It is, in a way, a special edition within a special edition, as it prowled showrooms at the same time as the Ducati Sport Classic line, which kicked off a wave of retro-look machines that has yet to crest.

The PS1000LE was extra special for Duc, as it celebrated Paul Smart’s historic win at the 1972 Imola 200 aboard a 750SS. The paint scheme apes Smart’s machine, and Ducati had Pierre Terblance pen the neoclassic machine to pay exacting tribute.

The exposed trellis frame, toaster tank, bulbous rear cowl and dustbin-style bikini fairing are brilliant touches. Under all that pretty is a 992 cc L-twin that put out just south of 100 horsepower. Never designed as an out-and-out rocket, the PS is still no slouch, as the torquey mill has less than 400 pounds to shove around. It’s all kept rubberside down by adjustable Ohlins front and rear.

From the seller:

2006 Ducati PS1000LE
I have owned this rare beauty since new. The Termignoni full exhaust system sound is music and the best sounding bike in my collection. Other mods are a Ducati performance racing ECU, open clutch cover, dark shield and clear belt covers and carbon fiber hugger. Original parts will go with the bike with the exception of the original exhaust. Included are two black keys, one red key & key Code Card as well as the Ducati owner’s manual. I have every receipt since it was purchased and it has only been serviced by authorized Ducati dealers. The bike also comes with the Ducati tank cover and tank bag.
These bikes were only made one year and they were limited to 2000 units. This bike was made as a tribute to Paul Smarts win at Imola 200 in 1972 which jump started Ducatis racing successes. The popularity of the limited production bikes led to the popular Sport Classic series.
The bike is a 992cc air cooled Desmodromic 2-valve L twin with 92 HP @ 6,000 RPM and a claimed 399 pounds day with a fuel capacity of 4 gallons with a top speed of 129 MPH.
Price $18,500

These Paul Smart bikes will only go up in value, and while this one might not have the stock exhaust, it is priced to reflect that and is a beautiful example of a timeless bike.

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati PS1000LE
Honda December 27, 2021 posted by

2003 Honda RC51 For Sale!

2003 RC51 VTR 1000 For Sale on eBay!

Don’t you all think I look pretty good on the VTR? Yup, I was ripping it up that day during the photo shoot . . . had on my new Joe Rocket suit and my custom Shoei lid along with my Miguel DuHamel custom gloves. Since none of you believed that, I will have you know I did rock a Joe Rocket suit and Shoei lid back in the day 🙂

You might be asking “Why did dipshit doug use a stock photo for this listing?” I have your answer- because old man Doug’s’ World Wide Web skills let him down on this one. I couldn’t grab the auction site images and place them in a neat, story like fashion for your viewing pleasure :sadface:

However, since the RC51 and Nicky are forever synonymous- I have have a nice picture of Nicky for you to look at while viewing my write-up

Location: Wheat Ridge, Colorado
Mileage: 10059
Price: $8,000 B.I.N.

From the seller:
THIS 2003 RC51 or RVT1000R SP2 IS IN AMAZING CONDITION MECHANICALLY, COSMETICALLY, AND SOUNDS MAGICAL NEVER BEEN CRASHED, SO NO CRASH DAMAGE. NO LOW SPEED LOW SIDES, NOTHING. MINOR BLEMISHED FROM NORMAL USE FOR NEARLY 19 YEARS, BUT SEROISLY AMAZING CONDITION. MILEAGE IN PIC IS ACTUAL(10,059), BUT MAY RIDE HER NOW AN THEN TO CHARGE BATTERY. HAS NEW REMUS REVOLUTION EXHAUST, DYNO MAPPED POWER COMMANDER, PAIR MOD, FLAPPER MOD, FLUSH MOUNT TURN SIGNALS, 520 CHAIN & SPROCKET CONVERSION, UNDERTAIL, AND MORE. ALSO HAVE STOCK EXHAUST AND TURN SIGNALS, ETC THAT GO WITH IT. INCLUDES BINDER WITH PICS WHEN NEW, AS WELL AS WHEN MODS WERE DONE. ALSO FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL. THIS BIKE IS A PLEASURE TO RIDE. BRAND NEW MICHELIN PILOT POWER 2CT FRONT AND BACK, NEW HONDA FRONT AND REAR BRAKE PADS, COOLANT AND BRAKE FLUID FLUSHED AND REPLACED, OIL AND FILTER JUST CHANGED, BRAND NEW HONDA IN TANK FUEL PUMP, AND ,MORE I HAVE FORGOTTEN. THERE ARE NO ISSUES WITH THIS BIKE!! I WILL NOT SELL TO STUNTERS OR ANYONE ELSE THAT WON’T TAKE CARE OF HER. PLEASE DON’T BID IF THAT IS YOU! NOT KIDDING. I DO NOT WANT TO SELL, DO NOT HAVE TO SELL, BUT HEALTH DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO RIDE A SPORTBIKE ANY LONGER. IS IN DENVER, CO. I WILL ASSIST WITH SHIPPING AS FAR AS DELIVERING TO YOUR SHIPPER IN THE DENVER METRO AREA ONLY. ANY AND ALL PAYMENT METHODS BESIDES CASH WILL CLEAR MY BANK BEFORE VEHICLE OR TITLE ARE RELEASED.IVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING ON EBAY SINCE 2003. NO NEGATIVE FEEDBACK. THIS IS NOT A BUSINESS. JUST MY PERSONAL STUFF. SO DON’T EXPECT ME TO ACT LIKE ONE. COME TAKE A LOOK AT THE BIKE IN PERSON. I HAVE NO ISSUES WITH THAT. OR HAVE A MECHANIC COME LOOK. IT IS WHAT IT IS.

There you have it- the inexperienced and throttle junkies need not apply! Oh no, no, no . . . this one has been reserved for a select few. Is this one reserved for you? Are you up for the 135 ponies this DooKattee Killer serves up? Can you still fit into your old Nicky/Joe Rocket 1 piece suit? That last question rules me out because I’m sure I’d pop the zipper and look like a potato on tooth pics! Lord help me.

Again, my apologies for lacking the proper picture skill set and for rambling on about Nicky, Joe, zippers and tooth pics, but the boss has a word count rule or minimum something or other we have to follow- Pfffft!

You’ll need to click the hot link (above) in order flush your mind of the image of me with a busted zipper. Trust me, it’s well worth a look. It’s a nice RC with a really nice Remus exhaust system installed.

Don’t delay because this BIN ends in 1 day and a few hours.

Go on now and Git!

Check out our past RC51 posts here!

Cheers!

dd