1986 ninja 1000 r - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
lucca brazzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 862
1986 ninja 1000 r

just picked up this machine last night, 5200 miles from the original owner, took it to the shop this morning to get the carbs gone through, and whatever else it might need , cant wait until its parked in my garage . Brett
Attached Images
         
lucca brazzi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 140
wow.... those were the days! When mortals could fit on bikes without needing to be a contortionist!

Do ou have alot of riding experience? what led you to this bike in particular? what's the plan for it now?
C'mon... give us the scoop! :-)
maytag is online now  
post #3 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 01:38 PM
Owner
 
il Capolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Switzerland
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,455
Luca, caro! I didn't know you're a rider, congrats on the Ninja! I used to own a Ninja. The power is relentless, go crazy!

Salve,
Capo

The bad news: Time flies
The good news: I'm the pilot

You cannot make life longer but you can make it wider and higher.
il Capolino is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 01:42 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Ferrari Life Posts: 138
Quote:
Originally Posted by maytag View Post
wow.... those were the days! When mortals could fit on bikes without needing to be a contortionist!

I stumbled on this gem in 2004 with 4,000 original miles on it. I traded for it straight up and they took my 2003 Ninja 250 with 14k miles on it. I couldn't believe

A. That they had this.

and

B. that they traded me straight for my 250!!!

Nice score finding that old bike!

I finally got rid of the Interceptor for a 2006 SV1000S in 2008.
Attached Images
 
Markp is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 140
yeah, I love the old ones. They bring back memories.

and it's a good thing, because they don't do much else for me any more!

I quit racing superbikes in '06. and let me tell you, the technological differences in the last 6 years are HUGE. I can't even describe the worlds of difference from an '86 Honda to an '06 Honda.

I jumped from my '03 fully-prepped superbike to a factory-stock Honda 1000RR and found nearly 2 seconds at my favorite track. the technology march is phenomenal.

But enjoy the old-skool stuff for what it is. those were big days then, with big numbers never before seen.
maytag is online now  
post #6 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
lucca brazzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 862
thanks

hey guys , thanks for your replys,,i have been riding over 20 years, and im an absolute terror on two wheels !! , i have owned about 11 different bikes over the years,along with the 1000,i have a kawasaki zl 1000 and a zl 900 and a suzuki GSXR 1300 hyabusa, that is in the middle of a complete motor re build, i truly love the ninja 1000 r and have been looking for one for a while, i was lucky enough to find this example , 50 miles from my house, i feel very fortunate to have located it, here are some photos of my other bikes, i can wheelie the 1300 through 4 gears , thanks for looking , Brett
Attached Images
               

Last edited by lucca brazzi; 03-08-2012 at 03:11 PM.
lucca brazzi is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 04:12 PM
Owner
 
il Capolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Switzerland
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,455
My goodness you're a Busa-rider! That's a bike I'd like to own. Man, we should have a bike lounge at F-Life!!

These are my current rides:

Road King Screaming Eagle bagger converted
Long fork Evo chopper
1949 Pan Head Springer bobber
SBay Flying Bonneville Special 2100cc
R1 streetfighter converted
WR 450 supermoto converted
YZ 450
YZ 250
YZ 450 enduro converted
Ducati 748 R
MV Agusta F4 SPR

Salve,
Capo

The bad news: Time flies
The good news: I'm the pilot

You cannot make life longer but you can make it wider and higher.
il Capolino is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
lucca brazzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 862
nice

thats quite a diverse stable you have , i like the idea of the streetfighter , and the motard set up,,i would like to try my hand at riding a motard ,thanks, Lucca Brazzi !!!!,,belisimo !! PS isnt the F4 an inline four superbike,,i remember when they came out,so if im right,, i do see them now and again,!!
lucca brazzi is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 05:19 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Ferrari Life Posts: 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by il Capolino View Post
Man, we should have a bike lounge at F-Life!!
No need.... we can just HiJack THIS THREAD!

Here's a couple of mine:
circa '99, racing three bikes in 12 classes at every race meet.


My totally-custom, mostly hand-built-by-me Ducati Monster


748 RS (yes, a true RS) loaned to me to teach a 3-day class when my cases broke on the 1st hour of the first day....


And one of my favorites: me, on Miguel DuHamel's Daytona FX bike, just weeks after his Daytona ride in '06.
maytag is online now  
post #10 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 10:26 PM
Owner
 
il Capolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Switzerland
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,455
Quote:
Originally Posted by maytag View Post

Here's a couple of mine:
circa '99, racing three bikes in 12 classes at every race meet.
You had me at "racing"! Very impressed!

Salve,
Capo

The bad news: Time flies
The good news: I'm the pilot

You cannot make life longer but you can make it wider and higher.
il Capolino is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 03-08-2012, 10:32 PM
Owner
 
il Capolino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Switzerland
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,455
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucca brazzi View Post
thats quite a diverse stable you have , i like the idea of the streetfighter , and the motard set up,,i would like to try my hand at riding a motard ,thanks, Lucca Brazzi !!!!,,belisimo !! PS isnt the F4 an inline four superbike,,i remember when they came out,so if im right,, i do see them now and again,!!
The R1 streetfighter is a great fun-bike, ultra light, top road holding, comfortable driving position and lots of power on tap.

The supermoto is the cheapest way to have big fun on two wheels. Everybody should have a supermoto!

Yep, the F4 has an in-line four engine designed by Ferrari!!! It revs to 13.600!

Salve,
Capo

The bad news: Time flies
The good news: I'm the pilot

You cannot make life longer but you can make it wider and higher.
il Capolino is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 03-09-2012, 12:36 AM
Schnellmann
Guest
 
Ferrari Life Posts: n/a
That is a serious stable!
Unfortunately my road-riding career was ended by a pensioner in a Renault 5 - still it was only my 748 and not me that got sent to the great-scrap heap in the sky. But still frustrates me that there is a massive list of bikes I could/would have loved to have owned.

Maytag: I take my hat off to anyone that races bikes - Think you are all mad as a bag of frogs though
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale