Motorcycles

1954 BMW 500cc Rennsport Grand Prix Racer Found in Ojai

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1954 BMW 500cc Rennsport Grand Prix Racer

  Spotted in Ojai, California is a 1954 BMW 500cc Rennsport Grand Prix Racer for $89,900 USD.   This is a very rare and desirable BMW racer with a top speed of 143 mph.  Dual overhead race cams per cylinder head, Hubacher cylinders and five speed transmission. This racer sports a four shoe front brake drum, Ceriani telescopic front forks, Del Lorto carburetors, aluminum fuel tank and remanufactured frame. There were only 24 Rennsports produced by the factory along with 24 spare engines. What do you think of this motorcycle?

1956 Norton Manx R11 For Sale in Texas

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1956 Norton Manx R11 For Sale
500CC
Location: Dallas, Texas
This 1956 Norton Manx R11 500cc is available for purchase from AMS Ducati Dallas. It is 1 of only 100 ever built and is believed to have been raced by Derek Minter. It has a completely rebuilt motor and is an excellent example of one of the most successful race bikes ever made.  

1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro For Sale in Santa Cruz

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1999 MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro For Sale
Location: Santa Cruz
VIN   ZCGF400AAXV000279
This is a late production MV Agusta F4 Serie Oro.   It is number 279 of 300 SerieOro examples made in 1999.  Its an extremely rare bike and I regret turning down a brand new Oro in a create for $20 4 years ago.  I was lucky enough to be in Bilbao, Spain for its debut at the Guggenheim Museum.   The entire MV Agusta history of motorcycles were on chronological display leading up to the unveiling of  the Series Oro at the end.   This example has 7,489 miles so its been ridden and enjoyed.   Seller states the services have been completed along with the 7,500 mile service and valve adjustment.    I have seen 2 other examples that have come up for sale in the last 2 years and they were both salvage examples.   I think its going to be difficult to find good examples but they do pop up from time to time.    Bonhams Auction on January 26, 2017 will selling a brand new one with an estimate of $50,000 to $75,000.   It has only delivery miles and has never been started.   Number 293 of 300/ vin  ZCGF400AAXV000279. The F4 750 Serie Oro was released to the public in May of 1999.   Only 300 examples were produced.  Many parts such as the swingarm, frame side plates and wheels were made from magnesium.   These magnesium parts were anodized gold for consistency with the name ‘Oro’ (Italian for gold). All painted parts, such as fairings, seat cover, front mud guard and even the fuel tank and air box are made of carbon.
What are your thoughts on the F4 Series Oro?

2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago For Sale No. 99 of 300

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2005 MV Agusta F4 Ago   (No. 99 of 300 produced)
Liquid Cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder
166 Horsepower @ 11750 rpm
6 speed transmission
Odometer: 4,462 Miles
VIN:  ZCGAKFGM35V100019
Engine Size: 1,000 cc
The Ago is a rare edition only made in 2005.    Only 300 bikes were produced and you dont find them for sale very often anymore.  Five years ago , you could always find 2-3 for sale at any given time.   Seems people are holding on to their Agos longer.    These bikes had a red alcantara seat , special wheels , and a number 1 in a yellow oval on the side referencing the racing heritage and the rider Giacomo Agostini.    He was the most victorious motorcycle racer for MV Agusta.  He won 14 world championships, 10 Tourist Trophies, and over 250 races.   The special edition was a tribute that was all appearance and cosmetics.   The Engine was kept identical to the production 1000 CC version.