Posts by tag: V-Twin

Honda December 16, 2009 posted by

2002 RC51 with 1 mile on the clock

You read correctly, 1 mile on a 2002 RC51. This fine piece of Nicky Hayden history is . Yes, I know this is not a Nicky Hayden replica, but it is the year in which he won the AMA Super Bike Title on the RC51.

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So why is this being listed on RSBFS.com? Well, it falls under the “Survivor” category for RSBFS.com.

The owner says:

Well how about a………………BRAND NEW MOTORCYCLE , A 2002 Honda RC51 RVT 1000cc 6-speed Red & Silver Metallic that is. So now this is it, this is your last chance to own a BRAND NEW RC-51 V-Twin liquid cooled Super Bike. This year model has the improved PGM-FI, (fuel injection system),suspension and swing arm, same as 2006 model. This bike is brand new, out of the crate, from the dealer to my garage. Not a mark, not a scratch, or even been sat on, no disappointments. Only 1 MILE from factory. Bike comes with owners manual, tool kit and a new oil filter. The battery is brand new, and the bike has been run periodically. This is a unmolested motorcycle, so why would you buy used and abused when you can have a BRAND NEW BIKE? I lost interest so my loss your gain. Serious Offers Considered

Honda no longer makes the RC51 so if you have a Honda Collection or simply have a thing for Japanese V-twins you definitely should give this one a look. It’s like stepping back in time to 2002. I had the opportunity to ride a 2002 demo model and was impressed by the linear power it produced. As a matter of fact, at the time I sold one of my FZR400’s and was going to buy a RC51, but then life happened and those plans fell through and I lost my FZR in the process 🙁

Click here to view some of the past RSBFS RC51 we’ve posted.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati December 7, 2009 posted by

A litter of Ducati Desmosedici D16RRs for sale – take your pick!

Sometimes there are just so many cool and rare bikes for sale out there that it’s hard to choose which ones to post. I came across a few Bayliss reps and 1098Rs, which in their own rights are rare birds, but for me the ultimate still has to be the Desmosedici. I have located 8 (would you believe it?) for sale around the world (I figure if you are in the market for one, where they are in the world doesn’t really matter, right?) and here they are:

Desmosedici #418 for sale in New York

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Ducati Desmosedici #190 for sale in Michigan

 (this one has a long list of tasty upgrades added):

Ducati Desmosedici #869 for sale in Portland
#1033 for sale in Peterborough, UK (fitted with race pipe and ECU):

Ducati Desmosedici #1033 for sale in UK

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Ducati Desmosedici #872 for sale in Hertfordshire, UK

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Ducati Desmosedici for sale in Cambridgeshire, UK

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Ducati Desmosedici #767 for sale in Italy

And the last one, :

Ducati Desmosedici for sale in Genoa Italy

I never thought I’d see so many D16RRs up for sale at one time.  Any lucky prospective buyer will get the opportunity to hand pick the best from this bunch.  Now where did I put that lottery ticket?!

phil

KTM December 3, 2009 posted by

2009 KTM RC8 with only 220 miles for sale on ebay…

I’ve seen this one listed before on ebay but first time we have posted it here. They didn’t sell it before but that doesn’t mean you should stay away. This is one awesome machine.

It is located in California and you can

What makes the KTM special? I think MCN said it best:

“…the RC8 is simply stunning and for all the right reasons. Its engine is powerful and usable; handling shames Japanese and Italian superbikes; looks totally different to the norm but is, oh so appealing.”

2009 KTM RC8 for sale on ebay

This bike is also rare in that it is white, has only 220 miles and comes with “AWESOME QuatD Exhaust”. More from the ebay listing:

“You are bidding on a very rare White RC8. Very few, if any, of these beautiful machines were brought in to the US.

This bike includes the AWESOME QuatD Exhaust which retails for $2799…this thing sounds like no other exhaust in the world and gives this bike a noticeable boost in power.

This bike comes with the full remaining factory warranty and has only 220 miles.”

If I were shopping for a sportbike at this price point, it would definitely be on my list.

-SG

Moto Guzzi December 3, 2009 posted by

2003 Ghezzi-Brian Supertwin 1100

I apologize for getting this listing up so late, but there’s still another day to go for this auction, so I’ll post it up anyway. 

So, what do we have? :

Here’s what the seller has to say about this pretty cool bike:

A stunning combination of Italian design, racing heritage and vintage feel, the Ghezzi-Brian Supertwin 1100 is the ultimate modern cafe racer. Born from the racing world-the same bike, with that frame, that set up, that legendary Moto Guzzi engine has been adapted for road use and improved with the best technical innovations. Specifications include the following; Moto Guzzi 1100 V-Twin, Weber Marelli digital electronic fuel injection system, Paioli upside down front forks, Hydraulic Bitubo rear shock, hollow Marvic wheels, custom TUBI exhaust, BRAKING dual perimeter front disc brakes and BRAKING rear disc brake. The body color is actually a light metal flake and combined with the blue chassis is it absolutely wonderful. Very few of these incredible road race machines were imported into the US. The original color brochure and owner’s manual come with the bike. This machine has been on display in a large Italian motorcycle collection and would benefit from an oil change and new battery.

Ghezzi & Brian is THE Guzzi specialist – they are like AMG for Mercedes or Ruf for Porsche.  To sum it up on one word: very cool (OK, that’s two).  Ghezzi & Brian are also responsible for designing and developing the truly awesome Guzzi MGS-01 limited edition track bike, so you know they’re good.

Not sure how many of these were made, but when was the last time you’ve heard of a Ghezzi & Brian being offered up for sale?  If you’re in the market for an Italian V twin and want something different and special, this bike has your name written all over it.

phil

Ducati November 30, 2009 posted by

1982 Ducati 900 MHR Supersport

Found this sweet located in Dan’s backyard (Damascus, OR) so I thought I’d get it posted up before he did…..;o)~

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I’m a self admitted “don’t know a whole lot” when it comes to Ducati’s, but I know Dan and Mark over at Ducati News Today do, so I’m sure they’ll save me once again.

It looks clean, complete and it’s a replica so I figure I can’t be too far off base on posting this one.

Owners comments:

1984 Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. Although this bike is titled as a 1982, the serial number and configuration make this one of the last 50 900 MHRs before the switch to the Mille (1000cc). This bike has the late dry hydraulic clutch, adjustable clip-ons, air fork cap, calipers mounted on the rear of the fork legs, etc as noted in Ian Falloon’s DUCATI BIBLE, 8560, 900 & Mille. It also has the late style side cases (well, it’s not really a “round case”, but they do look better).. This bike is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition and only has 14,818 Kms on the clock, which transalates to just shy of 9200 miles. It has been fitted with extra large K&N filters to allow the the 40mm Dellorto’s to breath and exhaust thru a set of proper Conti mufflers. It also has been fitted with a “gear gazer”. I’ve recently replaced the chain and sprockets with top end products from BevelHeaven. The battery is also a sealed AGM battery that I sourced from Bevelheaven. I also went thru the carbs and replaced the fuel petcocks, fuel line and new filters, because the original line was very hard and I was afraid it would crack. The seat cover was replaced with a new original from Andy at Desmo.de because it has a small tear. I left off the passenger grab strap because I didn’t care for it’s look, but it is included with the bike. The chassis number is DM900R1 906448 and the Eng # is *909248 *DM860. This bike is only 58 numbers older than the MHR that recently sold here for $21,600 early in November (Ebay item 150383231242). Included with the bike is an original parts manual and two oil filters. Note that these late MHR’s have a screw on oil filter which is much better than that on the earlier models. These motors also have an oil sight gauge in the side of the motor that is viewable thru a hole in the fairing.

It is being offered with a B.I.N. of $15,000.00 so if your in the market for an antique Ducati this may be the one for you.

dd

Ducati November 25, 2009 posted by

1988 Ducati 851 Homologation Tri Color with B.I.N $25,000.00

This appears to be a super rare 851. I did a quick search and there is one for sale in Australia as well, so at the time of this posting, 2 are for sale at the same time! Pretty cool eh?

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Quote from the seller:

This is one of the approximately 50 bikes imported into the U.S. “for racing use only”. it was titled and registered, and ridden (street only!) a bit more than 2800 miles by the original owner. The only deviations from stock are the modifications needed for street use. These include swapping the slicks for street tires, adding a mirror and turn signals (mid 60’s BMW bar end), a horn and a speedometer (digital bicycle speedo). In addition, an air filter element was fitted on top of the open airbox (in order to preserve internal organs!). The wheels were repainted (when the stock Marvic paint began to fall off!) with custom matched PPG Durathane. The brake and clutch fluids were changed 6 months ago, the oil and filter last week, and the timing belts were replaced last winter.

Vehicle Condition

The bike is in as close to new condition as can be expected for a 21 year old with 2800 miles. It has lived in a heated garage under a dust cover, and is mechanically and cosmetically excellent. There a few very minor defects consistent with it’s age and mileage, photos available on request.

I went to the Ducati site and looked in the Heritage section and it does show a bike just like this one, but doesn’t offer much information regarding a limited production kit bike. I’m sure some of our Ducati fans will set me straight and give us all of the 411 on this beauty. When produced Ducati outfitted these with Marvic wheels and racing exhaust. This one still has both and shows very well in the pictures. I am guessing this is a very desirable Ducati for any collector.

dd

Update: Just as I suspected Mark Morrison would be able to tell us all about this super rare machine. Mark left the info as a comment, but it won’t show up for everyone to read so I thought I would edit the post to help.

Quote from Mark Morrison – Ducati Expert

Only 10 of these bikes were brought into the states in 1989. They had European VINs and were for race track use only. Street legal 851’s began to arrive in June 1990. This is a nice bike being the first model and is actually if I am correct, an 851 kit. These bikes were the homologation model with 120bhp and 17″ Marvic rims instead of 102 bhp and 16″ composite wheels. They were supplied new with slicks and a headlight and tail light but no mirrors or indicators.

Cheers

Mark

Thanks for the info Mark!

Bimota November 19, 2009 posted by

Must be Bimota Friday! Bimota DB2 for sale

There hasn’t been many Bimotas up for sale recently, so I’m pretty excited to see a clean red/white DB2 come up for sale on Craigslist:

 This is a 1994 Bimota DB2 Ducati powered motorcycle. It is one of 50 made. It only has 5000 miles on it. Was just serviced, new tires, has never been wet, custom made adjustable handlebars, heated grips, stock bars and everything pictured. This bike is in SHOW CONDITION. I am asking $14000 or trade for a drag car.

Not sure where the seller got his information from, but there were a total of 408 DB2’s made.  Nevertheless, it’s still a rare bird and a desirable one at that.  However, the asking price of $14,000 is WAY optimistic – there was a DB2 from an earlier posting with expensive mods such as a 944cc big bore kit, Brembo master cylinders, Dymags…etc. with an asking price of $10,000+. 

More concerning, however, is the seller’s wish to trade for a drag car (?!) – personally I haven’t heard of many (any) serious Bimotistis who are into drag cars.  It’s the first time I’ve seen “Bimota” and “drag car” mentioned in the same sentence!  I would make a first offer of $7000 and see what the seller has to say – $6800 will get him a very nice 1972 Buick Skylark “Rocket” drag car… 😉

phil

Ducati November 15, 2009 posted by

Ducati 851 with ex-Doug Polen corsa frame

We’re on a roll here with rare Ducatis showing up on ebay. After that MH900E Mail Hailwood replica that I posted earlier, I came across this :

Here’s a (small) partial listing of the details:

For auction I have a Ducati 851 track bike. Ridden by an old guy on track days for the last 15 years and built and maintained buy one of the best Ducati shops on the planet this is a rare find for the lucky new owner. Built on a ex Doug Polen frame and serviced by BCM Ducati this 851 has received constant professional up keep and is fresh and ready to ride/race. These photos were just taken moments before this listing was created. This is a hand built bike with a factory racing frame, there is a salvage title for the motor from the donor bike but not for the Corsa racing frame. The motor is from a 92 street bike the frame is thought to be a 91. The 905cc big bore kit puts out 105 hp on the dyno with a mild cam to make it a very ride able bike. A very light package tipping the scales at approximately 381 pounds with half a tank of fuel. As you will find with a lot of different Ducatis the rear engine frame mounts have been welded years ago. The main frame along with the front and rear sub frames are straight but there is a small ding in the front upper frame tube from the left upper triple clamp as is common on the 851 and others. Some say this distinguishes it as frame used by #23; the signature was obtained on the Carbon Kevlar tank years later and clear coated over. The lower fairing was modified to incorporate the often mandatory liquid catch pan. To give you an idea on the investment it takes to build a bike as trick as this there is about $5000.00 in just the front end alone. Add it all up and I think you’ll agree the asking price is just a fraction of the value represented.

The 851 is already a desirable classic, and this one with a corsa frame ridden by Doug Polen makes it that much more rare and collectible. 

I would jump on this one if I have the money and the garage space!

phil