Just bought a zero mile 2005 Repsol

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  1. TZ750D

    TZ750D New Member

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    093D19FC-2358-45B2-B13C-0720F8E98022.jpeg hi all, I’m originally from the UK but been living in the US for the past 10 years. I used to race TZs back in the 70s and 80s with Joey, Ron Haslam and young Foggy. Anyway, had a few classic bikes but the clipons keep dragging me back and I just bought a NOS 05 Repsol. (Pic is from the dealers. Not my house) Will arrive this week. I’m not one for keeping a zero mile bike in the lounge at home - I’m going to rag the ass off it! I usually go over the top on mods but for this bike I just bought a Ladybird Ti can and link pipe from Japan and PCV. I just joined the Ducati UK Forum and they a friendly bunch. Looks like the same here!

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  2. Lozzy

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    Hi and welcome :)

    What a fantastic pick up and great you're going to have some proper fun on it....enjoy ;)
     
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  3. Boothman

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    Very nice - welcome to the forum
     
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  4. dmc12

    dmc12 New Member

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    Amazing!! Whereabouts in the states are you? How did you manage to find a NOS RR5 (beautiful btw)? Seems like an incredible thing for someone to have held onto for 14 years!
     
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  5. Boothman

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    New Old Stock - sounds like the dealer forgot he had it boxed up in the back :D
     
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  6. TZ750D

    TZ750D New Member

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    I am in Minneapolis. I bought the bike from Adam at Iconic Motorbikes in LA. Top guy. He has another zero mile 07 Repsol coming in, plus 30 other zero mile bikes, including a zero mile NR750 he just bought :eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. nigelrb

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    Hi, and welcome.

    What a pick up! This is like the stories we heard as kids and teens of ex-army WLA Harleys being found in dealers and in garden sheds. Friggin' amazing.

    To be expected by most members here, I have the opposite opinion and believe it's a shame to use it. But also, I am a firm believer in 'each to their own'; we all have our own methods of enjoyment.

    Would be interested to learn what sort of price the NR commands. Over here the rare few seem to fetch £65 - 70,000 (US$78,000)
     
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  8. Blade runner 1

    Blade runner 1 Active Member

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    Hello and welcome, nice one no point buying it just to look at it. Use it and abuse it, well that’s what I’d be doing.:)
     
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  9. TZ750D

    TZ750D New Member

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    Thanks Nigel. TBH I won’t do a lot of miles and I will keep it mint. A rough NR sold for $100K here so this will go much higher.
     
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  10. Spygoat

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    Hi and welcome! Beautiful bike.
     
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  11. Spygoat

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    It is crazy what Americans will pay for exclusivity.
     
  12. nigelrb

    nigelrb Elite Member

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    I think that's a world-wide phenomenon.;)
     
  13. Spygoat

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    Ever been to Dubai? :cool:
     
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    Wow Mr. Spy. That is the most amazing and uncanny response I could expect!!:eek::eek:

    I fly out from Birmingham at 2140 next Wednesday headed for Dubai (7.45 hrs flight) Any tips?;)

    I am particularly interested in the 'plastic' lifestyle and artificialness of the place. To use one of my TV analogies, perhaps it's a bit Kardashian-esque.:)

    We used to have a member living there, @Hashlak , but haven't heard from him for a couple of months.
     
  15. dmc12

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    Where on earth is he finding them?! o_O:)
     
  16. nigelrb

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    I think it'll be the old 'mate of a mate'!!:)

    Maybe as previously alluded to; Honda distributor's unsold and unmoved stock. But as a commercial decision, why tie up so much money is beyond me.
     
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    If only you knew?
     
  18. AndrewQ

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    Hi and welcome! Sounds like you'll have the skills to get the most out of her! :)
     
  19. PauloHRC

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    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    Great find you got yourself there, some nice machines in the background too, in particular the 155 Ben Bostrom Rep:)
     
  20. Selmer50mark

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    Hello and welcome, ,,,,, fantastic find ;)
     

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