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Ben Bostrom Replica – 2002 Ducati 998S

In Italy, Sport by Mazlow PetosaLeave a Comment

2001 was a great year for Ducati. Upgraded Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes squeezed every bit of traction from the revamped 998cc Testastretta engine, carrying Troy Bayliss to the championship. In 2002, Ducati launched 155 998S Ben Bostrom and 400 Troy Bayliss special editions to commemorate the season. Engine output stayed at 130 hp, but carbon fiber fairings and a …

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8 Miles – 2001 Ducati 996

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Built between 1999-2002, the 996 was updated in 2000 with new 5-spoke Marchesini wheels and upgraded front forks. In 2001, Ducati gifted the 996 a rear shock from Ohlins. Arguably, none of the performance benefits will matter with this bike, as it has just 8 miles and I seriously doubt the next owner is going to want to increase that …

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Fastec Racing Build – 2001 Ducati M600 Dark Custom

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Fastec Racing first came into existence in 2010 when several employees at Fastec Engineering — a UK-based precision engineering firm that specializes in CNC machining – splintered off to do their own thing, focusing on motorcycles. Taking the knowhow and expertise they’d picked up at the engineering outfit, the team now runs Fastec Racing as a one-stop-shop that offers service …

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300 Miles – 2016 Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello Scrambler

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Post Sale Update: This Stornello sold for $5,600 after 2 bids on eBay. The “Scrambler” movement is back again, though most OEMs now offer models that typically emphasize style over substance. I always thought the prettiest of the reborn scramblers was the Moto Guzzi V7 Stornello, a limited edition (1,000) model that came with cosmetic changes and a high Arrow …

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2013 Ducati 1199R

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If you’re a fan of racing, Ducati’s ‘R’ models hold a special place in your heart. Often designated for superbike homologation builds, ‘R’ models raise the bar for what is possible on the street. Ducati has had several R models to satisfy WSBK regulations over the years, each one more savage than the last. The 1199R offers titanium engine internals …

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Naked Panigale V4 Custom – Officine GP Design’s “Penta V4”

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When Ducati first unveiled the Panigale, many thought it wouldn’t be long before the Bologna-based brand pulls the cover off a naked version of the full-faired flagship L-Twin. To the dismay of many a Ducatista, the Italian marque never opted to release a production Panigale Streetfighter…though rumors have been swirling that we may be treated to a naked version of …

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1950 Moto Guzzi Astorino

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The Moto Guzzi Astorino is a rare find in its home country of Italy, let alone here in the US. A sibling of sorts to the better-known Airone, both bikes feature 250cc 4-stroke singles with the iconic “bacon slicer” external flywheel. The Astorino has a few small differences, including hydraulic rear shocks.

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Nice Price – 1998 Ducati 748 w/ 890 Big Bore Kit

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Ducati’s 916 range is one of the most iconic model lineups of all time. From its release, the bikes were met with near unanimous praise for their performance and drop dead gorgeous design. The Bologna brand offered full (916) and mid-sized variants of the superbike, with the smaller displacement model being the 748. The 748 debuted in ’94 and remained …