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1986 Bimota DB1R for Sale

This is a seriously exotic piece of kit.  For those of you unfamiliar with Bimota: they’re a boutique manufacturer of very exotic motorcycles.  Founded in 1966 [to manufacture heating systems, not bikes], the name comes from the first couple letters of the founders’ names: Bianchi, Morri, Tamburini.  Yes, that Tamburini, of Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4 fame.

And that Bianchi, if you’re into bicycles.

Bimota got their start making motorcycles in the 1970’s, taking the powerful and reliable engines from evil-handling, flexible Japanese bikes then stuffing them into light, rigid frames and wrapping them in wild, modern bodywork.  The DB1 was the first bike produced by Bimota to be powered by the V-Twin Ducati motor.  Ducati has rarely had a problem with handling, but the Bimota name made an already rare and exotic name even more so, and the partnership has been a success for the small firm, spawning “DB” bikes up through the DB8 and the Tesi series of hub-centered bikes.

There’s not much information in the ad, but I’d assume the seller expects you to know all about how rare and wonderful these are: 1986 Bimota DB1R for Sale

In 1986 Bimota sent (4) DB1R – Factory Race Bikes to the United States.

Davide Tardozzi, Malcolm Tunstall and Dale Quarterley each campaigned a DB1R (The 4th is known to have purchased by a privateer and destroyed by fire during an on-track accident).  This is Dale Quarterley’s bike and from the exterior can be noted by the custom Supertrapp exhaust made to lower the foot pegs for his 6′ – 4″ height.

Built and supported by Ferracci in Pennsylvania throughout the 1986 season, the motor was developed with many tricks including increased displacement and compression.  Delivered with Ducati’s 750cc Montjuich motor, already it was a hot and powerful motor.  This bike also has magnesium Bimota labeled mechanical clutch, valve covers, and Bimota stamped wheels. The bodywork is all fiberglass and the gas tank is in the removable upper body panel and of course never had ethanol within in it.

If you look, you can even see a little “Fast by Ferracci” badge on the close up of the engine by the cam belts.

A general guide to decoding the alpha-numeric Bimota naming system: the first letter indicates the engine manufacturer, the second is “B” for “Bimota”, and the number indicates how many bikes they’ve built using that manufacturer’s powerplant.

So a SB8 is the eighth Bimota to be powered by a Suzuki motor, and YB11 is the 11th Bimota to be powered by a Yamaha engine, and so on.

This bike has been up for sale recently, back in July.  It looks like it found no takers then, and at the current Buy It Now price, may not find any this time either.  Hopefully it will find a new home this time around.

-tad

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

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