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I'm sure I'll get some flak for this statement---But there is no Ducati in the freeking world worth $160,000.00. Sorry but it's true
 

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A couple of years ago I built a road registered 1198RS with Ti frame etc & it weighs 149 Kg with 1 Lt of fuel. I don't like to keep count on $s but it would have cost in the vicinity of A$150K so the above $160K seems reasonable
 

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A couple of years ago I built a road registered 1198RS with Ti frame etc & it weighs 149 Kg with 1 Lt of fuel. I don't like to keep count on $s but it would have cost in the vicinity of A$150K so the above $160K seems reasonable
That's twice what my home is worth.
 

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Just because someone builds a bike and spends lets say $150k. on the build does not mean that the bike is worth that much---It may be worth it to you since you spent the $$$ but everyone else may think you are completely nuts or just have more money then brains. This is not aimed at any one just a general statement. I see customers all the time that build a custom BMW motorcycle--in fact one of them was in my shop yesterday--he wants to sell a bike he built--he has spent a bit over $25k on the bike, but if he sells it the best he will be able to get is around $7500
 

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Just because someone builds a bike and spends lets say $150k. on the build does not mean that the bike is worth that much---It may be worth it to you since you spent the $$$ but everyone else may think you are completely nuts or just have more money then brains. This is not aimed at any one just a general statement. I see customers all the time that build a custom BMW motorcycle--in fact one of them was in my shop yesterday--he wants to sell a bike he built--he has spent a bit over $25k on the bike, but if he sells it the best he will be able to get is around $7500
There are a couple of "worths" in building a bike. In my case the resale value was not & still is not a consideration. It was a project that developed as we went along & it had a couple of iterations along the way,
It started off during a quiet Sunday night involving beer & Ebay where I bought an Ti NCR frame from a guy in New York & went on from there over a few years. The worth in my case was building something with some friends that is reasonably unique & getting it road registered which is a bit of an achievement here in Aus.

Justus, I haven't any photos of how she is now as I have fitted a CF subframe to her but a couple attached for you.
 

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Well in my case since I have a shop, I have to look at everything as what is the profit margin once I'm done with a project, Now my Race bike that is an example where I'll not be able to sell it for what I have in it -but with that I also have to consider the fun factor I have when racing so that offsets the cost. But what I am saying is just because someone builds something that twist's their cork and they spend crazy money to complete their dream bike, that may be their dream and it's not to anyone else ---the amount of $$$ spent does not = worth. and like you you started a project with friends over beer and you guys had a blast building it, I understand that fun times were had by all lol but again I have too look at everything as dollars & cents
 

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There are a couple of "worths" in building a bike. In my case the resale value was not & still is not a consideration. It was a project that developed as we went along & it had a couple of iterations along the way,
It started off during a quiet Sunday night involving beer & Ebay where I bought an Ti NCR frame from a guy in New York & went on from there over a few years. The worth in my case was building something with some friends that is reasonably unique & getting it road registered which is a bit of an achievement here in Aus.

Justus, I haven't any photos of how she is now as I have fitted a CF subframe to her but a couple attached for you.
Morning Weed. Nice bike. Interesting clutch slave cylinder setup. The gear changer looks like it’s going to hit the alternator cover. Why is the horn on the left? The dog doesn’t seem to show much enthusiasm.:)
 

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Morning Weed. Nice bike. Interesting clutch slave cylinder setup. The gear changer looks like it’s going to hit the alternator cover. Why is the horn on the left? The dog doesn’t seem to show much enthusiasm.:)
Morning xracer
The clutch slave cylinder setup is an RS copy as they measure & log clutch line pressure in the wsbk's. The gear lever is fine & setup for QS & auto blip as the bike is fitted with the last gen 1198RS electronic throttle control.
The horn is there as it is the only place I could fit it as the front of the bike is very busy & crowded. The head lights are a result of no room for a standard setup for example. The look on the inspectors face when he tested it was priceless as it sounds like a a cheap charlie china special because it is. It was chosen because it was the smallest & lightest I could find at the time.
Yeah the dog is a bit laid back about it. He is more interested in sausages than motorbikes.
There is a lot of extraneous suff on the bike that is tied into data logging, not because it was needed but because it fitted in with the plan that developed over its' build life.
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amazing machine,must have a bit of time invested.
Hi 2004 99s
We started building her in 2009, registered it in 2013 but changed a couple go things in 2017 such as the carbon subframe etc. So between 4 & 8 years on & off.
I found a couple of photos as she is now
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I'm sure I'll get some flak for this statement---But there is no Ducati in the freeking world worth $160,000.00. Sorry but it's true
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Like property, if it is highly desirable, and you can't walk down the road and buy or build another then you can name your price.

That thing of Weeds' is just incredible, having seen it in the flesh in earlier form it is quite overwhelming, and it's actually quite difficult to process it all. You literally do not know where to look, you end up hoping to find something....anything....ordinary, just to give your eyes/brain a rest but it just keeps coming at you.

Not worth it? You're talking about a very select group of buyers but if you want the ultimate of anything it isn't going to come cheap.
 

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The tank is an RS one and apart from being bigger capacity and different mountings to the 1098/1198 series it also has a different fuel pump which is mounted at 90 deg offset to the production ones.
She is a hoot to ride but you have to pick time and place as she doesn’t have a fan so don’t get caught in traffic. You have to be mindful of the CMC brake discs as well. Alright at speed but will throw you on your arse when nearly stopped if you are not careful. Don’t ask me how I know that. ?
 

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OK to me at least there may be 1 Ducati on the planet worth more then 100K and only 1--That would be Mike Hailwood's IOMTT bike that he won on in 1979---but that the only one lol
 

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Morning Weed. I’ve fitted two bikes with those front disks. They are an amazing thing to hold and visually did my brain in. It didn’t make sense that something so light and for all the world looked like a piece of decorative carbon would work. It took me a few days of the week that I was riding and sorting out the bike to get my head around the fact they were carbon. Not as grippy when cold but ok, and awesome but reasonably progressive when hot BUT, was surprised that when pushed the pad faded slightly before the fluid boiled and gave up the ghost. Both sets of disks came with pads supplied and all that I remember is they were a carbon compound but not the brand. When I say pushed i mean I was trying to see how much heat the system could take to see if and how performance would drop. A very unrealistic test but I was curious to see.
Do they still make them? They seemed the have stopped for a while and don’t know if they make them anymore.
 
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