Author: phil

1984 Bimota SB4 for sale in Tempe Arizona

1984 Bimota SB4 located in Tempe, AZ for sale on ebay.

Our readers have been working over time sending in all sorts of interesting and unique bikes, and here’s another one of them – a :

This one is # 127, red / pearl white with a complete fairing.

A total of 272 SB4s were built – 166 SB4s with semifairings and 106 SB4/Ss with complete fairings.

Displayed in office last 10 years. Part of a private collection 15 years prior to that. Never raced or laid down. Early Bimota craftsmanship with perimeter chrome moly frame.

Paint has some small spots around the seat and fuel petcock where the pearl finish is inconsistent (see photos). Also, the front fender has a small crack in the paint (see photo).

Approximately 1800 miles – Runs great.

40 mm forks
DeCarbon rear shock
Bimota 16″ wheels with original Pirelli Phantom tires
V&H filters
New GSM Battery.

1984 Bimota SB4-S Details

1. Engine built at The Performance Works, Canoga Park, CA, 91304 by Harry Millet. Includes 1135cc Yoshimura pistons, welded crankshaft, Vance & Hines clutch basket, plates and springs, Yoshimura heavy duty timing chain, standard performance camshafts (Suzuki Katana), and polished covers.

2. Magnesium fork sliders resurfaced and painted to match chassis.

3. Brembo gold two-piston front brake calipers replaced with racing four-piston calipers.

4. All brake lines upgraded to braided stainless steel.

5. Factory oil cooler (optional) installed with braided stainless lines to Lockheart full flow oil filter cavity cover. Cooler fittings epoxyed. No leaks.

6. Suzuki Katana instrument cluster.

7. Tsubaki racing chain.

8. Original Pirelli Phantom tires.

9. Tool kit, tire patch kit, pump line and carrying pouch in tail section.

10. Optional steering dampener installed.

11. Miscellaneous: Vitalloni mirrors, bar-end dampeners with machined spacers, drilled and safety-wired disc carriers, safety-wired caliper mounting brackets, safety-wired drain plug, filler cap drilled, battery box insulated, tool compartment insulated, breather catch-can fabricated and attached to battery box, all steel bracket fabrication powder-coated, battery box/catch can powder-coated, rear brake master cylinder rebuilt.

While the bike is not 100% original, the mods have been thoughtfully done and shouldn’t affect the desirability of the bike – not to mention these after market parts are probably rarer than hens’ teeth these days! Also, the SB4 is one of the very last Massimo Tamburini designed Bimotas as well.  For more info on the SB4, click HERE.

phil

1980 Ducati Darmah SS in Marina, CA

I haven’t posted much on ClassicSportBikesForSale because RareSportBikesForSale has been keeping me busy, but while surfing for bikes listings for RSBFS, I can across a few choice classic sport bikes that I just had to bring to our readers on CSBFS.  One of them is this :

1980 DUCATI 900 SUPERSPORT DARMAH DESMO, 8969 ORIGINAL MILES, MINT CONDITION, RUN AS NEW, FACTORY CONTIS, NEW BATTERY, STORED INDOORS MANY YEARS, NEEDS NOTHING, WE AT BUYERS EXPENSE CAN SHIP WORLDWIDE, REASONABLE RESERVE, 2 OWNERS FROM NEW, ENGINE NUMBER DM860  904565  FRAME NUMBERS 900SD, DM900SD 950851  DGM 19139DM, BID TO WIN, A DESMO SUPERSPORT IN FANTASTIC ORIGINAL CONDITION …BIKE HAS ALL FACTORY TOOLS AND MANUALS

Originally I was pretty sure that this was a Darmah SS because of the bikini fairing and the decal on the side cover, but the frame numbers got me confused – so is this an SD or an SS?  Maybe the more knowledgeable Ducatistis can enlighten me — leave a comment!

If it’s an SS, then this got to be the only second or third SS that I have seen.  If it’s an SD conversion, it will be less collectible, but still looks great.  Either way, for the right price, this bike seems to be a good way to get to bevel heaven!

phil

1965 Ducati Scrambler 250 for sale in Marina, CA

Another rare classic sport bike that I came across is this .

1965 DUCATI 250 SCAMBLER, ESTATE SALE, RACE BIKE, RESTORED TO PERFECTION, VEGLIA TACH, CUSTOM DISPLAY STAND, CLIP ONS, BIKE LOOKS INCREDIBLE, 10K IN RESTORATION, PLATING, POLISHING, BIKE INCLUDES MANUALS AND COVER, HAS BILL OF SALE, BIKE IS ART AND STUNNING !

The Ducati 250 scrambler is one of the less collectible / desirable Ducati singles, and that fact that this has been converted into a racer makes it even less valuable.  Nevertheless, it is an older bevel single, which in itself is worth something. For the right money, this could make a nice mantle piece or a vintage track day toy.

phil

1966 Harley-Davidson replica racer for sale in Marina, CA

1966 Harley Davidson Sprint race replica for sale – mint!

When you mention Harley these days, no doubt most people will immediately think of their line of land yachts cruiser and choppers.  However, did you know that in 1961 Harley purchased Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aermacchi to produce small capacity bikes for the US market?  Not only that, but HD/Aermacchi made some amazing race bikes?  Well, here’s one of them: :

1966 250 CC HARLEY DAVIDSON SPRINT RACE REPLICA, CERIANI FORKS, CLIP ONS, FAIRING, CUSTOM STAND. ESTATE SALE, TOTALLY RESTORED, BEAUTIFUL JEWEL SHOW PIECE, ENGINE NUMBER V407 LOW RESERVE, MINOR FINISHING TOUCHES NEEDED. CABLES NEED TO BE CONNECTED, NEW BATTERY, BUILT TO BE DISPLAYED, THIS BIKE WAS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN HARLEY AND AERMACCHI TO FILL A GAP IN HARLEYS LINE UP, BUILT IN ITALY, SOLD WORLDWIDE. LOW PRODUCTION AND UNIQUE.

The seller also has several nice classic bikes for sale, but I just wish that he would stop using all caps and use the correct punctuations! Whining aside, I’ve always wanted one of these small capacity HD/Aermacchis – just so that I can show up at the local HD ride out and let them know that HDs hasn’t always been about riding two-wheeled boat anchors cruisers / choppers while dressed up as Jack Sparrow.

phil

1975 Laverda 750 SFC replica in Marina, CA

1975 Laverda 750 SFC replica with 13,179 miles for sale on eBay. Bike is located in Marina, CA.

The 750 SFC is one of Laverda’s more collectible models (the other being the Jota) but they have always demanded quite a high market price.  Perhaps this would fit the bill of a affordable and rideable classic:

1975 LAVERDA 750 SFC, FRAME NUMBER LAV 750  CI * 17676, ENGINE NUMBERS 750 * 17676  THIS MOTORCYCLE IS A  REPLICA, 1 OWNER SINCE 1987, ESTATE SALE, BIKE RUNS  WELL AND SOUNDS FANTASTIC, CONCOURES CONDITION, INCLUDES SFC OWNERS REGISTRY BOOK AND ENGINE MANUAL, NEW BATTERY, COLORADO TITLE.
BIKE HAS ORIGINAL SFC GAUGES, EXHAUST PIPES, GEAR CHANGE, GENERATOR HOUSING, ENGINE IS REBUILT, RESERVE LOWERED, BID TO WIN. WITH ORIGINALS OVER 50K  THIS IS A BIKE THAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO RIDE AND ENJOY.

There’s a great article on the 750 SFC available HERE and also some good background on Laverda and the various models on Wikipedia.

-phil

1950 Vincent Grey Flash in Beverly Hills, CA

Although I am no classic bike expert, but I do know enough to bow down before any bike with a Vincent badge on its tank. And although this is “just” a replica, it’s still super cool to be able to say that you have a Vincent in your collection.

.  Bike is located in Beverly Hills, CA.

For your consideration A 1950 Gray Flash Replica and is one of the finest in the country as well as in the world
This bike is from 1950 vin # F5AB/2A/4605  frame #R/C/1 6505 which shows its 1900 apart which is correct numbers and is built from a Vincent Comet series.

As you can see from the pictures its been beautifully restored, albion transmission, correct Gray, the forks have also been shaved correctly, I have two exhaust pipes one streetable and the other for off road This Gray Flash replica has been stored inside of my home and the engine has been turned regularly to move the oil the carb is a monoblock however i have the correct carb for it that will go with the bike  Buyer will receive Bill of sale only.

Real Vincent Black Shadows have been going for upwards of $25,000, so it would be interested to see how much this Grey Flash goes for.  I had the rare opportunity to see a real Grey Flash when I visited the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum.  As a matter of fact, they have three Vincents in their collection!  Here’s more info on the Vincent Grey Flash.

phil

1974 original owner Honda CL360 for sale – cheap as chips!

First, a disclaimer: I’m not an expert by any means when it comes to vintage or classic bikes, but I do like old bikes and read enough about them to get me into trouble.  So if I make an boo-boos in my postings, please feel free to comment and set me straight!

So, we have here a 1974 Honda CL360 (I think these are usually referred to as ‘scramblers’), on sale by its original owner!

I have for sale a green Honda cl 360 It has a windshield and a hard luggage case with a sissy bar. I am the original owner and bought this bike in 1974. It has served me well and i am looking to pass it on to somebody that will appreciate it. It has under 26,000 miles and i am asking 550.00 CASH

I know this isn’t really a sports bike, but these older Hondas are really nice bikes. Plus, how can you go wrong with $550?! 

phil

1978 Ducati Darmah 900 SD

Here’s a nice 1978 Ducati Darmah 900SD for sale around the SF bay area:

1978 black frame and tank with gold trim along bottom of seat.
Bevel gear drive desmodromic actuated valve designed engine—no belts.
Gold OEM alloy wheels by Speedline with new Pirelli Demon tires.
Starts by using either push button electric starter motor or kick start lever on right side.
Marzocchi rear shocks.
New Spec Battery.
Well balanced with cafe style handle bar and grand touring seating—a joy to ride!
Excellent cosmetically and mechanically.

While the Darmah ain’t no 750SS Imola, I have always liked the up-swept “duc” tail on the SD (a Darmah SS would be even better!).  I think the asking price of $8950  is a bit high – in these tough times (and with winter coming), a price around the $6-7000 mark would be more realistic.

phil

1978 Ducati Darmah SS on ebay

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I came across this and had to post it here because 1.) while it’s an interesting older Ducati Supersport, I’m not QUITE sure whether it’s really a Darmah SD as claimed 2.) the very unique and, er, “different” custom paint job: (more…)