Actually that is pretty good salesmanship for a prospective Silicon Valley purchaser....Ha.
The seller sounds like an absolute toolbag.
"To give you a sense of myself, the seller, I own a number of other Ducati including an MH900e, 748R and Hypermotard as well as Aprilia RS250, and other exotics. I recently owned the #8 Britten, and the #3 Cagiva 500. And yes, that's a Performante in the background. "
Ooh. You own some fancy stuff.... therefore this bike is ALSO fancy and I should want it more (and pay more for it)!
Whatever someone decides to pay. Not to sound too simpleminded when bikes turn into more art than motorcycle it all depends on whether the item matches up with another persons taste.What do you think this will sell for?
Not interested in the Bike as a purchase I already own a 06 Mono. Interested more from a curiosity of what itI am sure that the bike will sell for less than the cost to build one so if you truly love it you should get in on the bidding as often people who try and build one themselves fall short.
Very true, but often it is the styling/build that makes them more art or toy than a motorcycle that will get used much. The factory "customs" often have compromises or are not exactly how we want them in comparison but are usually MUCH more functional. The sport classics were this way, I did not care for some of the things they did in building the bikes (mostly due to them being too fat looking) but have ridden all of them and feel they are a pretty decent motorcycle regardless of what they look like so that is a win overall.there will always be a Market for Cafe Racer's as they seem to be a classic style of bike that most riders and non riders like even if they will never own one
Good point! I was thinking of the typical motorcycle enthusiast, where the bike itself (how it rides/performs, comfort, etc.) is important, as a prospective buyer. This is a great way to sell a bike to a sell-important toolbag who is looking for a status symbol!Actually that is pretty good salesmanship for a prospective Silicon Valley purchaser....
I couldn't agree more. I live in southern Orange County, in the Newport Beach Back Bay. There is old money and new money here-there's just money everywhere. The differences between a seller here and one in northern OC are worlds apart. The amount of records kept, the functionality of the bike, fluids used, etc. are all so different.I love buying stuff from rich guys. It’s usually in great shape and low mileage and the best aftermarket stuff has been used.
How else do you build something?Not to attempt to read his mind but I would add that showing you have $$$ might at least make buyers think that you had it built professionally and not hacked by you and your drunken buddies on weekends. This too is just a sales tactic as I know plenty of guys with $$$ that as we speak are getting ready to build something with their drunken buddies on the weekends. You are 100% right the bling does not really add anything but the reality is to some .... it might.
I am building good quality moulds for a reason. If the price was right, hell yes I would part with the bike once it is finished. I am already looking at doing another one based on a 1000ds engine for someone else and I am on the look out for an 1100 engine for me at the moment to go in the carbon frame/ hossak style front end bike that I am drawing up at the moment. Everything that I am building/ developing at the moment will, be available to everyone at a price and with the difference in the US NZ dollar it will work out for all concerned, just need to get more things finished....You wouldn’t sell it, would you ?