Posts by tag: V-Twin

Ducati March 7, 2010 posted by

1998 Ducati 900 FE with only 135 miles!

Update: Bidding stalled at $6,000.00 and bike did not sell

1998 Ducati Super Sport 900 Final Edition with only 135 miles and never been titled.

Located in Marina, CA is a superb looking FE being sold as new with only 135 miles on the clock. Listed on ebay and currently at $4,550 with the reserve still on. In keeping the miles on the low low there shouldn’t be much more than some dust to polish off and this one should be ready to go. I personally have grown quite fond of these earlier 900’s and as Phil has touched on before, they are an inexpensive entry point into the world of Ducati. I know they aren’t the latest greatest, but the 900’s aren’t torture racks like the 916’s that followed either. This one does have a personalized message, written in Sharpie, on the tank. For me this distracts from the purity and overall value of the bike. I realize that it is possible to remove it, but the bike should be flawless in every way with only 135 miles in 12 years.

Phil has posted several FE’s as of late and it seems that prices are some of the lowest for any Ducati LE. I’m not sure why either because they share a lot of the same bits as the SS SL. Mono-posto seat, high mount pipes, a sprinkling of carbon bits and of course you get that air cooled Ducati sound. Now, with this one you’ll need to cut loose of a few hundred bucks for a set of pipes and a jet kit to make it sound really sweet. I’m curious to see where the bidding stops on this one since it is 100% stock other than some Sharpie.

Quotes from the listing:

1998 DUCATI FINAL EDITION SUPER SPORT , 900CC ,135 MILES SINCE NEW! MINT AND PERFECT, NUMBER 266, BIKE HAS NEVER BEEN TITLED, STILL ON ORIGINAL MSO, ALL MANUALS, KEYS TOOL ROLL, NEEDS NOTHING, VERY BEAUTIFUL AND ONLY 135 MILES

So if your in the business of collecting Ducati’s or just like the older air cooled 900’s; and give this a look.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati March 5, 2010 posted by

1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca With Less Than 1000 Miles!

This is a fantastic 750 F1 Laguna Seca with less than 1000 original miles!  Located in Diamond Bar, California is a 1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca with 1,200km (745mi).  This bike is said to be in fantastic condition with recent service history and a new battery.  The bike is entirely original–although the red wheel centers look to now be white or silver–and the owners manual is included with the bike.  We saw another Laguna Seca on eBay last year which can be seen here.  This bike was released to commemorate Marco Lucchinelli’s success in the Battle of the Twins series at Laguna Seca.  The Laguna Seca edition differs from the Montjuich edition in that it has different exhaust & rearset mounts, different cylinder heads, alloy swing arm and steel tank.  The seller states that only 200 of these were produced.  The asking price is $18,500.  See the bike on Craigslist here.

AG

Ducati March 4, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100

1994 Ducati 888 SPO #61 of 100 is for sale and located in Chicago, IL.

#61 is said to have 13,000 on the clock, is 99% Red-n-Ready and priced at $8,800.00. Since I started authoring on RSBFS.com I have been exposed to a whole lot of bikes that in the past I would have ignored. The 916 used to rank at the top of my personal Ducati fav’s list, but has since been replaced by the 888. That’s right I like the 888 SPO’s better than any other Ducati that has ever been offered. I assume that I am not alone in my thoughts on this one and the odd thing about it is that I can’t even tell you why I like them. Maybe it’s the old school thought of something being labored over by craftsmen or the thoughts of Doug Polen winning races. Whatever the case may be for me it shouldn’t distract you from this one.

The seller didn’t have much to say about his special production Ducati, but I found a nice article where someone was quoting Ian Falloon

The 1994 version differed in details only with the change of color to the colors mentioned above and it got a carbon fiber front fender and the larger diameter front axle. It also got a number plaque.
The SPO was an amalgam of the Strada and the SP5 and was made because the SP5 could not meet US DOT requirements mostly the noise regulations. The motor was identical to the Strada but it shared many chassis components with the SP5. It had the stainless steel, round hole, front brake rotors and Showa forks from the Strada but the Monoposto seat, Ohlins rear shock with eccentric ride height adjuster and the up swept pipes. It did not have the aluminum sub frame for the seat. Numbers of bikes made was a little bit of a surprise for me, there are a lot more of these bikes out there than I envisioned, still relatively limited but more than I expected. I will not separate out the US models with 49 state versus the California models and the same for the rest of the world I will not separate out the different countries.

1993 SPO 290

1994 SPO 100

I just love guys like Ian who are so passionate about bikes. Can you imagine the research time that was put into his book? For me it’s a staggering thought….

You can contact the owner of #61 here.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati February 28, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati MH900e on ebay

2001 Ducati MH900e #36 with low miles for sale on ebay.

The MH900e is one of my favourite Ducatis of all time, and this one – #36 0f 2000 ever made – for sale on ebay is a prime specimen with some tasteful and practical modifications done:

For sale #36 0f 2000 made for the world, most did not come to the USA.

The MH was stunning in stock form, but I felt there was room for improvement, and so I spent thousands of dollars, and countless hours to make it run and look even better….of course I saved all the original parts, even the sides of the crate as it had a graphic image of the MH painted on the side along with production number, unlike other Ducatis.

#36 has about 3500 careful miles, and is in excellent condition.

It has never been wet and always serviced by Ducati dealers in the Dallas Ft Worth area in the past where it was delivered, and spent most of its life.

I moved it last year to the pacific northwest as I completed our retirement house…I might be able to deliver it this spring to a buyer in the western half of the country, as I make one more trip to Texas for the last of our furniture, etc.

History of my mods, and why I did what I felt the factory should have.

One of the first things that bothered me after I unpacked the crate, and helped the dealer assemble, check and adjust things, was the stock exhaust and associated assembly…it was too quiet/restrictive/produced too much heat, and was way too heavy. (numerous owners have had cracking and breakage of the taillight/turn signal/license assembly attached to the exhaust) So I designed a lighter/stronger/better looking support bracket, had a friend weld it, and powder coated red to match the bike, along with tucking turn signals in the tailpiece with a smaller license plate bracket. This was made to hold the “conti-look” exhaust cans I sourced from BUB, as I liked the look and sound on my old beveldrives with original longer conti pipes.  There had to be small sections formed to mate the cans to the original header, and then I had the pieces, and black stock header “jet coated” and polished silver, which I think looks and transfers heat better.

The sound is glorious /more power/much less heat…mission accomplished, bike and rider are much happier (power on a dyno was within 1 hp of a full termi-factory optional system)

I added an Ohlins steering damper and rear shock…big improvement over stock, and at the same time a better chain , and new sprockets. The front turn signals and custom brake / clutch levers , and mirrors were Ducati optional items.  I also installed Ferracci clip-on bars for a little more comfort. The billet aluminum belt covers, and oil pressure sender cover were also sourced from a Ducati parts catalog. The little “winged-D” Ducati on the left case cover was machined by a Calif. Co.

The next change/mod was to get rid of the two batteries hanging below the tank shroud, and raise up the oil cooler from behind the front tire. To make this work required removal of the giant air box, and building a rack to hold a regular size bike battery (new Oddysey gel cell added this month) substituting two oiled foam filters, and k+n oil breather filter…like I said earlier, bike runs excellent with the new exhaust, and without the old airbox…at the same time I raised the oil cooler up to make it less vulnerable and look better, I had to have some longer braided stainless lines, and fittings made at the local airport.

This is one of the nicer MH900es that we have seen, so if you’ve been looking at one of these, .  For a list of MH900e that we have previously listed, click HERE.

phil

Suzuki February 27, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250 for sale on ebay

1991 Suzuki Gamma RGV 250 for sale in Red Bluff, CA

Listed on ebay is this 91 Suzuki RGV that looks to be in nice shape with 14,580 miles. Putting out somewhere in the neighborhood of 58HP, equipped with fully adjustable suspension on both ends, Suzuki’s “Banana” swingarm and weighing in at a scant 282 pounds I bet these things rail! Just don’t plan on using a the rear brake to “back it in”

It’s missing the rear brake calliper and one of the plastic mounts on the left side.

How in the hell do you lose a brake caliper? I’m sure there’s one out there available, but I’m still scratching my head on that one.

Maybe Rush should revamp there song “Spirit of the Radio” to “Spirit of Grand Prix”

All joking aside, this is a good looking motorcycle that, in my eyes, doesn’t show it’s age at all. It still looks good and the only thing that gives it away is it doesn’t have radial mount calipers. In the listing the seller states that he has been told it is worth $20,000, but obviously he didn’t believe those guys, because it has an opening bid of $7,000.00. That seems a little high to me, but if I’m wrong I know I’ll get blasted by some of our viewers. I got my flame suit out of the closet just in case 🙂 . So if you’re a Suzuki enthusiasts and want a piece of exotica to toy with here’s your chance.

Cheers!

dd

Ducati February 27, 2010 posted by

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #155 edition with only 17 miles!

2002 Ducati 998S Bostrom #119 of 155 with only 17 miles on the clock.

Located in the heartland of America, also known as Elkhart, Indiana. Bob submitted his beautiful, un-molested, un-ridden bike to us for consideration and of course I couldn’t resist another opportunity to post a B Boz #155. It sometimes seems as though once we post particular bike for sale there are three or four more to follow and this one is no exception. We’ve had several up within the last month and I believe this is the lowest mileage I’ve posted. Bob’s has his Bostrom priced at $16,500 and I believe it is relative in comparison to the others we seen. I do know of one other Bostrom, located in Iowa that has 2 miles on it, but who’s counting anything below 50 right?

The 998S replica models received several upgrades from the base model that included Carbon bodywork, Ohlins forks, and the better four pad Brembo front calipers. Just to kick that dead horse one more time… The Bostroms replica’s are my favorite of them all and if I had the dough I’d travel a few hours north and take this off Bob’s hands, but I have a slight problem in that I’m about $16,499.00 short! Anyone want to spot me? I’m good for it, I swear!

Just for the fun of it here’s a video of Ben ripping it up on a qualifying run:

You can view the CL ad here.

Cheers!

dd

Bimota February 22, 2010 posted by

2007 Bimota DB6 Limited edition Bimota Delirio Azzurro only 23 made!!

2007 Bimota DB6 LE Delirio Azzurro for sale on Ebay.

I must admit I’m usually not a huge fan of Bimota design, but I really like this one. Bimota paired a Ducati 992 V Twin with their stellar design and this DB6 LE is the result. New, used or slighty used with 219 miles Bimota’s are usually priced well out of my price range and this one is no exception. Retailing for around $30,000.00 this Delirio Azzurro isn’t for the faint of heart or the guy who has a skinny wallet. But, don’t run away just yet because you can buy this LE for a mere $25,000.00 and save thousands 🙂 . Bimota only produced 23 of these and did so in honor of the Italian soccer team for winning the World Cup. That’s a pretty good honor eh?

The “Azzurro” Limited Edition DB6.

The Delirio, Bimota’s “naked” bike, the DB6 has been stripped of anything unnecessary and features highly technical chassis innovations. The front wheel features a 12.5 inch wavy disc, a Marzocchi Corsa fork and 4-pot radial Brembo callipers. The trellis frame and swing arm are linked by aluminum plates. Quick steering, instant punch from the 992 cc air-cooled V-twin Ducati 1000DS engine make the front wheel lift instantly. But the 375 lb beast has no problem stopping with such powerful brakes. The Delirio delivers outstanding performance, engine and framework, complimented by an agressive but comfortable riding position

Some info from the listing:

This bike has been housed in door garage, maintained in perfect condition and has extra carbon fiber parts, which are included. This bike has only traveled 219 miles.

Only 23 in the world and superb styling make this LE Bimota one of the rarest that the small Italian company has produced. This is an opportunity for any collector interested in Bimota’s. You can .

Cheers!

dd

Aprilia February 20, 2010 posted by

2002 Aprilia RS 250 w/ Cali registration!!!

2002 Aprilia RS 250 for sale with some super upgrades…

Submitted by Adam, the bikes owner, and located in California is this Super Fine RS. Titled and plated in California this one is sure to please. Priced at $8,900, but with a kicker… Adam is accepting trades and has what he is interested in, listed for any would be horse traders.

– Cagiva Mito 125
– Aprilia RS125
– NSR 250 MC 21 or MC 28
– Ducati 888 or 851
– Ducati 748R
– Ducati 916
– MV F4
– Any Bimota
– Honda VFR 400 NC30
– Kawasaki ZX 7R/RR
– Suzuki RG500 Gamma
– Anything that is rare or unique

I’d say he is our kind of guy wouldn’t you?

Take a look at the long list of upgrades on this RS:

– New Top End at 3K miles with Pro-X Pistons
– Arrow Aprilia Racing Exhaust
– Ohlins Rear Shock
– Race-Tech Fork Springs with Showa Forks
– Woodcraft Rearsets
– Michelin Power Race Tires with 200 miles on them
– New Plugs
– New Front Ferodo Pads
– DID Chain
– Brand New Factory Fork Seals installed 500 miles ago

Ohlins, Arrow, Woodcraft along with some super sticky Michelin Power Race Rubber make this one ready for the track or street duty. Personally, I’m killing some canyon mosquito’s with this one. It is priced a little higher than most RS 250’s we’ve posted, but it offers a lot and looks to be in great shape. I appreciate the full size high res pictures. It always make me wonder what a seller is hiding by posting up low light or fuzzy pictures. Adam has his bike listed on the LA Craigslist and you can view it here.

Cheers!

dd