Well that's usually how it goes when you try to buy a bike or car at auction; you want to buy something and all these inconsiderate people show up to bid against you. How rude, lol.sorry to hear that Sherp. what did she go for?
I'm crying that you didnt get it! 😂Well that's usually how it goes when you try to buy a bike or car at auction; you want to buy something and all these inconsiderate people show up to bid against you. How rude, lol.
It went for something around $114k or so with the BP. Not necessarily a bad price but given what I would have to spend on it every year in order to keep it in good shape for track days and the challenge that finding/fabricating parts might be, that was more than where I wanted to be.
I spent some time over the last couple of months calling around to the good folks in my network to find out what the reality of owning and running a bike like this on a limited basis might be like and who are the folks here in the US who can take care of it. While it's doable, it's not cheap. So I kind of set my limit on where I would go with the bids and it went a bit past that.
Sure, it would have been nice to get it at a reasonable price but it's not like I'm crying into my pillow at night or anything. This is just how things like this go.
So you bought this exhaust Prophet?!!RC-51 SP-2 with the HRC high mount Ti exhaust system...
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I just dropped a serious chunk of change on one... exhaust system that is. Am currently waiting for the wheels to come back from getting powder coated, as well as a fairly significant number of replacement OEM parts I had to order as 20 years of neglect took it's toll.
Love that livery... a shame they never sold it on this side of the pond. Was lucky to score one.
I agree 110%!!“Be still my beating heart...” best looking race bike...ever.
I’m not the type to “collect” bikes but if I had to pick just one to look at and never ride this would be the one.
Thank you sir...So you bought this exhaust Prophet?!!
F**k me, that's going to be one sexy RC!
I'm already picturing in my mind a photo of your R and RC nose to nose..., what a combo..! You've done well for yourself my friend!
Well thanks but know that I wasn’t going to buy it to let it sit. The previous owner in Australia used it and I was going to use it too. It’s really expensive to keep going even if you only do two track sessions a year so that’s a real factor for me. I didn’t want a $120k art installation which is would it would have to be if I couldn’t keep using it. Yes, it’s beautiful and I could stare at it all day but it would kill me inside to not give it the regular rips on the track they deserve.I agree 110%!!
This is probably the most painfully beautiful sculpture on two wheels ever created, and obviously I couldn't ride it ( lack of talent ) , so it is absolutely the perfect living room, automotive art piece.., even though I don't believe in that kind of thing, but this is absolutely the exception to that personal rule!
It is too bad our Sherpa couldn't get his hands on one, that would have pleased me somehow..
There's nothing wrong with a Desmosedici in a different color. They're great bikes and I know a yellow one would be really neat.I want one of these more and more every day that passes. Would certainly do the livery different but color is correct at least! I know, I know. Blasphemy and all that, but I like what I like.