Posts by tag: World SuperBike

Ducati April 10, 2010 posted by

2001 Ducati 996R In Georgia With 1,425 Original Miles

This is a nice looking 996R with low miles!   Located Atlanta, Georgia is a 2001 Ducati 996R with 1,425 original miles.  The seller states that this bike is in pristine, showroom, condition.  This bike has some limited bolt on modifications that are:

Carbon Heel Guards
Carbon Exhaust Guard
Carbon License plate Holder/Fender
Carbon Swingarm/chain guard
Carbon underseat tray
Carbon Termi cans
Otherwise stock

These 996R’s feature Ohlins front and rear, adjustable, suspension; Ohlins steering damper, carbon fiber fairings, Marchesini wheels and a new sandcast power plant.  These bikes also came with a race Termignoni carbon exhaust and ECU which the seller is probably referring to in the ad.  Only 500 of these were produced worldwide with 150 of those bikes being held back for special purposes.  The 996R variant is a very serious homologation machine that also comes with associated costs: The maintenance costs for this bike won’t run the same as a 996 base but you’ll be rewarded knowing you have something bred for world competition.  The asking price for this bike is $17,500; a very good price compared to the 2000 996R/SPS we posted just a couple days ago.  See this bike on here.


Yamaha April 9, 2010 posted by

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition With 815 Original Miles

This is a close to showroom new ’06 R1 LE!  Located in Tucson, Arizona is a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 Limited Edition with 815 original miles.  This bike has had a full inspection and was declared to be in perfect mechanical and cosmetic condition.  Now, Yamaha released the 50th anniversary R1’s at the same time as these Limited’s were released which can cause an initial doubt as they are two very different bikes but the plastics are almost exactly the same.  The Limited Edition features Ohlins fully adjustable suspension front & rear, ride height adjustment, Marchesini wheels, slipper clutch and the uprated power of the standard 2006 model.  The LE was produced to homologate the R1 for WSB competition and actually came in a Gun Smoke for markets other than N.A with only 500 total being produced.  To understand the visual differences between the LE and 50th, you must look to the front suspension which has silver stanchions for the LE and black for the 50th; the most obvious visual change is the addition of the gold, multi-spoke, Marchesini wheels fitted to the LE.  The 50th is fitted with standard black wheels.  If you’re buying, the two have very different prices also:  The LE is, currently, hovering above $10k, in the 11-12.5k range while the 50th is down to the 5-7k depending on miles and accessories.  We posted a LE that was still in the crate that had an asking price of $12,995 which can be seen here.  While at a dealer, this current example has an asking price of $11,995 making each of those miles it has accumulated cost just over a dollar with exclusion of maintenance costs.  While it may be more beneficial for the owner of the 5oth to have the same paint scheme, if you own a LE you know that you’ve got something very special and that is all that matters.  If you’d like a modern day homologation Yamaha, see this bike on Craigslist here–and yes, this is more special than the 2010 Rossi replica.


Ducati April 8, 2010 posted by

2000 Ducati 996 SPS With 215 Original Miles

This is a very nice Ducati 996 SPS with very low miles!  Located in Queens, New York is a 2000 Ducati 996 SPS with 215 original miles.  This is the same seller as the 916 SPS and states about that this 996 has:


Ducati made chassis improvements to the SPS version of the 996 to help differentiate from the 996 base which included Ohlins fully adjustable USD TiN forks and a Ohlins progressive rear shock–the ’99MY featured Showa front forks and Ohlins for ’00.  The SPS also features Marchesini magnesium wheels.  This is a serious performer with stiff suspension and equally stiff replacement costs should you bin anything.  The asking price is $24,000 just $1k higher than the 916 SPS this seller also has.  See this bike on Craigslist here.

Ducati April 6, 2010 posted by

1997 Ducati 916 SPS With 750 Original Miles

This is a 916 SPS with very low miles and some upgrades!  Located in Queens, New York is a 1997 Ducati 916 SPS with 750 original miles.  This bike features:


The 916 SPS was a homologation bike for World SuperBike and actually had a 996cc motor despite the retained 916 designation.  The bike features 43mm Showa TiN USD fully adjustable forks, Ohlins adjustable rear shock, fully floating Brembo discs, two injectors per cylinder, bigger valves and down pipes, lighter crank and different cases.  These modifications result in twenty extra horsepower and a wet weight of 212kg.   This is the highest specification 916 bike that Ducati produced before the incoming 996.  The asking price is $23,000 which is more than we’ve seen for 916 SPS’s in the past.  For reference, the original MSRP was $18,400.  See this bike on Craigslist here.


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.


Yamaha April 1, 2010 posted by

False Alarm: 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7 OW02 With 600 Original Miles

Sorry folks, this one has actually been sold for some time. Their website is a bit tough to navigate and distinguish what may be available. Sorry for the misunderstanding and false alarm!


We haven’t seen very many YZF-R7s out there but here is one with 600 original miles!  Located in Seattle, Washington is a 1999 Yamaha YZF-R7.  This bike is titled in Washington but supposedly stipulates Off-Road-Use-Only on it.  The only modifications from stock are braided front brake lines.  The bike comes with:

Included but not installed on the bike are a Yamaha race kit wiring loom, fuel pump/regulator and various other small race kit items. Service/owner’s manual, race kit manual, parts microfiche catalogue all come with the bike as well.

Stock R7 mirrors, turn signals, tailight, etc., were all ordered from Japan and are included…The stock front lines are not included.

This example did have the camshaft(s) replaced under warranty at the end of 1999.  This is a two owner bike showing only 963km (598mi).

The R7 line features CNC machined head parts, titanium valves, titanium connecting rods, forged pistons with nickle plated faces, Ohlins suspension front and rear, adjustable swingarm pivot location, ram air carbon fiber air-box, plus more.  I think that these are the best looking of the YZF series probably due to the small front lights and powerful tail.  This example is for sale by a dealer and the asking price is $31,500.  Now, that price might be negotiable if this bike can be plated which the dealer states might be possible.  While yes, this bike will probably not see more than a hundred miles or so even if it has a plate, collectors want the possibility of riding the bike even if they know they won’t.  Find a plate for this bike and I could see $31k as a genuine starting point.  See this bike at Red Label Moto here.

VIN: JYARM0111XA000401

Engine serial number: XM501E-000135X


Kawasaki March 19, 2010 posted by

2000 Kawasaki ZX-7R Ninja With 400 Miles

This is a ZX-7R with extremely low miles.  Located in Hopatcong, New Jersey is a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-7R with 400 original miles.  The bike has just been fully serviced with new spark plugs, fluid flush, carb clean, synch and jetted to match the Hindle titanium full system.  The bike comes with the original exhaust system too.  The seller mentions that the only modifications are the windscreen–very period–and the exhaust.  The asking price is $4,000–and I wouldn’t regret paying that for this bike at all.  The majority of these late ’90’s superbikes gained a lot of weight and the ZX-7R wasn’t an exception coming in at 448lbs.  However, regardless of weight, the bike still features a very good chassis and suspension set up.  The ZX-7R features fully adjustable front and rear suspension.  The weight penalty shows on the road during acceleration but, these bikes were designed to go racing and these Kawasaki’s did quite well during the 750cc period.  This is a fantastic example of the end of the ZX-7R line and would be a great addition to any garage.  See this bike on Craigslist here.  See more photos of the bike here.


Ducati March 15, 2010 posted by

1994 Ducati 888 SPO In California

Just in is another 888 SPO for sale!  Located in Mountain View, California is a 1994 Ducati 888 SPO.  The wording in this ad is a little odd but, as with any rare bike, contact info is all that is really needed which this ad has.  The seller states that this example has 2,500mi on it since the motor was built by a local Ducati dealer.  Built as in built to the hilt or, rebuilt?  Anyway, this bike also has new tires, brakes, chain and some new paint.  The seller also states that this bike has some small blemishes from a tip over during an earthquake.  Stock exhaust and an aftermarket system are included in the sale.  The asking price is $8,500.  This SPO dosen’t have a perfect history, or the best price, but it’s still a–possibly–very nice SPO in California!  See this bike on Craigslist here.