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Something very special has come up that means the 1986 904cc TT1 Italian Endurance Racer needs to find a new home.
She is CRMC registered and has a "Q" plate V5. She also has some interesting "modifications" for endurance racing like the rear wheel driven generator and "ECU" timing.
I have spent a lot of time and money sorting out the minor issues as well as belts, oil, filters, battery, fork oil, cables and brake fluid to get her track fit.
I had the lower fairing section re-painted, but cowl, tank and seat are original.
Silencer extension for "quiet" days.
She carries a healthy "patina" relating to her history. Tyres and pads have been replaced and used.
I have taken her to Castle Combe, Donington and Lydden Hill for the Bike Shed Festival last year where she came third and was in the "winners" final.
Here are a few pics.
I am looking for 17k. Located in West Sussex.
Thanks for reading this.
I had a 916 poster up on my wall when I was a boy along side Andrea Corr, It was my dream bike!
I've always known that one day I'd have a Ducati. I said goodbye to the Fireblade and got myself a Panigale V2!
It's got a full Akro system and single seat cover. Next all black clear clutch cover and racing fuel cap.
She is menacingly loud, plenty fast enough and beautiful and I am very happy.
Well after a 6 month delay we finally got confirmation that the Aussies will let us in. We now have exemptions to fly and will be heading off at the end of November.
Unfortunately no gentle introduction to 40’ deg summers as we’re straight in!
2 weeks of quarantine to endure first as we’re escorted to the facility and not allowed out of the room.
Looking forward to semi retirement and a new life down under
After spending most of the morning hunting online for a decent resolution example of this famous image (which Ducati have "doctored" to remove the non-PC offending cigarette), I've photoshopped the essential fag back into the image and added a splash of colour. This should be winging its way to me shortly in the form of a large canvas print, which is destined for the new garage. I've tweaked the image considerably to enhance it somewhat. Think it's come out OK.
Ducati presents the new V4 Granturismo engine. It will power the new Multistrada V4, which will be unveiled on 4 November
The V4 Granturismo has been developed for maximum smoothness of operation and has record-breaking maintenance intervals
Compact and light, performing, featuring rich torque values: an engine designed for “adventouring” use, at the same time able to offer great thrills and sportiness
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 15 October 2020 – A new era begins in Borgo Panigale as Ducati presents to the public the new V4 Granturismo, the engine that will equip the long-awaited new generation of Ducati Multistrada, which is going to be unveiled on Wednesday 4 November.
An extremely compact, lightweight, high-performance, torque-rich engine designed to meet the needs required in “adventouring” use without neglecting emotion and sportiness.
Built with latest-generation technology as well as first-in-class materials available, in order to guarantee both durability and...
This goes out to all those that have been instrumental in the monumental success of "project stand of doom" ie @brettski, @Carr01 and @GunZenBomZ
i chanced across it on ebay earlier this week and it is now in my car having been picked up by @Carr01 in phase 1, brought down to bucks by @GunZenBomZ in phase 2 with @brettski having helped me out with a loan stand in phase 0
epic effort gang i owe you all
After a traumatic year with a 1200DVT I have bitten the bullet and bought a new 950 Multi. My first brand new bike since 1985! I got a reasonable deal and the 4 years warranty and breakdown cover helped me make the decision. I picked it up on Saturday. I have done 220 miles already and have to say I am impressed so far. Smooth engine, slick gearbox and nice handling. I saved the luggage from my 1200 and spent an enjoyable hour yesterday bolting it on.
Thought I would add a few pics of a recent purchase of mine.
It's a 2010 1098 streetfighter.
I was looking for an 'S', but they seem to be shooting up way out of my price range.
I found this one on Facebook market place, down near Shrewsbury.
Currently has 12,100 miles, and 2 owners.
It was originally white, but now has a Matt black wrap on it. My initial thought was to rip this straight off, but in the flesh, it kinda looks stealthy and not too bad. Going to leave it as is for now. May also rip it off at any mo.
A deal was done over the phone, and I shot down in the van to collect it.
I knew it had not been maintained well, and had Sat for a while.
Initial strip down confirmed this.
First job was to replace the belts, fitted some exact fit from the forum.
Oil&filter changed. Sump plug was very tight coming out, and does not sit straight on the sump. It's getting re-threaded next week.
New plugs fitted.
Air filter looked like it was the original, so replaced with a pipercross,...
World Mental Health Day.. No thanks!
Feels to me much like Valentine’s day, again, no thanks..
i tend to concentrate on the positives i’ve received from the members on here which have stood me up and driven me onwards, you simply can’t put a price on support like that...
My Brothers and Sisters with any MH issue i think of you, share with you and luv you ( inamanlywayobv) everyday.. not for just one day a year..
for example ... no need for a Valentine’s day when you’ve someone like our @Ducbird to luv each and everyday.... X
I just posted over in the newbie section but thought I'd post some more details here.
Last weekend I picked up this 2002 998 from a mate. It's got 23K miles on it, so it's been around the block. It may have seen the track at some point: it has Ohlins forks from a 999S, Ohlins damper, a full Termignoni system, an anodized aluminum water pump cover, uprated cooling hoses, and a monoposto subframe with a cheeky (and flimsy) monoposto tail. It's also got some street bits: a Rizoma clutch basket, CRG levers, Mad Duc reservoir covers, and an aftermarket slave cylinder.
It's a little bit of a project as it needs some stuff: forks are leaking a bit (and will need a respring for my weight), needs a clutch cover, some fasteners are missing, LHS headlight cover has a hole in it, front turn signals are rubbish, rear turn signals are missing altogether, and a couple of other things. I really like the look of the white monoposto tail so might try and paint this one; I've always liked the look...
These are the first pictures of my 2016 959 Panigale now fitted with a 1299 under slung exhaust. Foe me, it looks and sound so much better. I have also removed the exhaust valve servo.. Anyone looking for an Akrapovic shotgun for a 959, please get in contact with me. I have one in near new condition.
Mad dogs and English men.
We’re off for a ride, Bazzer my usual wing man will be sorely missed, this time it’s going to be ‘Jorg the laughing German’. So it’s going to be mad dogs, an Englishman and a German.
Are we bonkers with the current Covid situation in Spain? Noooo, I’ve had Covid19 good and proper and figure it has to give me some kind of immunity until the virus mutates. Let’s hope my antibodies are still going strong but as for Laughing Boy, yes he’s bonkers!
Besides, Cooperman of this Parish has just returned from the Picos and my thanks go to him because he says take masks and the usual sensible precautions and it’s fine. Added to that the situation in the UK is going horribly wrong and you could catch it just as easily here. Above all inside a full face helmet and behind a buff has suddenly become the safest way to travel, who’d have thought?
Alternatively we could always wear condoms the whole way down, that’s supposed to keep you safe isn’t it?
"Dark Suit": the perfect entry into the Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO family with the new Dark version
Ducati presents to the public the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO, the entry model to the 1100 PRO range of the “Land of Joy”
The Dark Stealth colour gives elegance and purity to a fully customizable bike, created to convey the Ducati Scrambler spirit
The new version is available in all Ducati dealerships and Scrambler Camps starting from October 2020 in Europe
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 8 October 2020 - Ducati presents the new Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO, the entry model to the 1100 range of the “Land of Joy”. Made with the aim of fully transmitting some typical elements of the Ducati Scrambler brand, such as purity, essentiality and a sense of freedom, the 1100 Dark PRO model is available in Dark Stealth colour and constitutes a perfect starting point for a customization that indulges the creativity and personal taste of its owner.
The Ducati Scrambler 1100 range...
Ducati announces the entry into production of the world's first motorcycle equipped with front and rear radar technology: the new Multistrada V4
Production of the Multistrada V4 begins, the fourth generation of one of the most successful motorcycles of the Bologna-based company, already produced in more than 110,000 units
The bike is equipped with a completely new V4 engine developed for maximum smoothness of operation and a substantial extension of maintenance intervals
The Multistrada V4 is the first motorcycle in the world equipped with front and rear radar capable of providing the user with a revolutionary riding aid system
Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 6 October 2020 - Production of the Multistrada V4 has begun at the Ducati factory in Borgo Panigale: the first motorcycle to use front and rear radar technology. The Multistrada V4 marks an epochal turning point for the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer and will be officially presented on 4 November.
For the fourth...
Genuine Superlight IV number 382, validated with Ducati UK when I purchased the bike.
Mileage is 16,456 and that is probably correct as the MOT in 2009 had 14,980, 2010 had 15,391, 2011 had 16,298 and I then laid it up.
Almost no history for it, I purchased the bike in April 2011 from someone who had bought it partially restored/in parts and he had put it back together.
Appears to be 100% genuine parts other than aftermarket silencers and a 944 big bore kit and stainless clutch/brake hoses. I’m also informed it was dynojetted, though I have almost no idea what that means! It pulls very strongly (I previously owned a 900SS and an 888)
I rode it from April 2011 to September 2013 when I SORN’d it and it has been kept under sheets in my garage until 1 month ago when I thought I’d get it sorted (clearly I didn’t wish to start it with cambelts that had been sat unused for 7 years)
In September 2020 I sent it to Snells Ducati in Alton, where they changed belts, battery, oil &...
Bought my new stead a Ufati 1250S D'air from Pro Twins at a fantastic deal.
All intense and purposes I was up to buy a 950S after all the good reviews from the latest model but after speaking to Brett initially and him showing me the 950S they had on a workbench being PDI'd for a lucky customer Brett at the shop not being pushy never even asked for my number although they did know me from when I worked for Dobles Honda and via a good friend who they sponsored.
Anyway to cut a long story short, I viewed the bikes in Chelmsford Ducati who as nice as they were were only talking full retail for everything even though I had been trade etc so knocked that on the head...
I made a few calls and was offered a good deal, or so I thought for a 950S with heated grips and the first service thrown in and would even deliver it free but that had to be in that new funky white greyish GP colour which I was not so keen on. I emailed Brett to say what I had been offered and he had said he could work...
I’m sorry but had to post somewhere.
watching my team over the last 8-10 years has been a depressing thing, until last night. This isn’t meant to upset Liverpool fans but the Villa destroyed them last night. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. Liverpool weren’t at their best but still, to concede 7 against my little team who only just avoided relegation a few weeks ago by 1 point. I was speechless.
I know it won’t last but can I please have this moment? Thank you.
So i collected the 996 yesterday, the weather was bloody awful so i collected it in my trailer, put it to bed in its nice cosy garage, along with my other non ducati bikes (vfr 800 & 2 636 track bikes)
Up this morning and checked the weather forecast, sun coming out this afternoon, roads drying, couldn't wait!!!! Got a track day booked on Tuesday, so passed the morning by changing oil & filters on both track bikes, quick check over and before i new it it was 2 o'clock.
Wheeled the 996 out of the garage, got changed into the leathers and fired it up.
OMG she sounds amazing, the wait for it to warm up seemed to take ages..........and off we went!
A brisk little 80 mile jaunt and what can i say except......OMFG...........what everyone tells you is correct. Absolute pig in town and traffic, but get it out on the road and i can't describe the fun.
Silky smooth, turns so quick, light and so nimble. And she goes well......all the way up to 70mph obviously!
Not ridden a twin for about...
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