To help aid you in valuing certain “iconic” motorbikes, we’re adding some of the machines we’ve sold before the auction site started!
Additional photos of this 2003 Petronas FP1 are available here for your perusal.
We were over the moon when the Ducati Pierobon rolled in our doors a week or so ago. Thrilled with the yellow Ducati 996, and the rare Laverda that soon followed. But WOW, WOW, WOW did we flip when this one came to us on consignment! As you know by now, we specialize in rare, exotic, and low mileage motorbikes so when this amazing machine became available, first thing that came into mind is, “What do we need to sell to keep this one for the museum?”
If you don’t know this bike, you damn well should!
This is an FP1, originally developed by Petronas and Sauber Petronas Engineering to compete in MotoGP. They decided instead to shift focus and enter the bike in the World Superbike Championship and, according to the regulations at the time, they were required to create 150 production versions for FIM homologation. Unfortunately, rules changes in WSBK meant the race bike was shelved and the project cancelled, so no one really knows exactly how many of the street version were produced and sold to the public.
We’ve had to roll the bike around quite a bit for photos and such and let me tell you, it’s like pushing a bicycle: it’s amazing how light she feels. It’s loaded with carbon fiber, covered with that stunning paint that only Petronas bikes wore and check out that exhaust exit! The bike is powered by a raucous inline triple that displaces 899cc engine and has been known to throw flames from the exhaust when under throttle…
This particular machine was sitting for quite some time so the owner had it completely gone through and ready for the next owner. Service included, new fuel lines to tank and fuel injection, new brake lines, new oil cooler lines, new throttle cables and a complete flush of the cooling system (water pump too), fresh oil and filter and a brand new battery. If you’re planning to ride it, the tires are barely used, but they are original to the bike so she would need new rubber! Only shows 17 km on the odometer so it’s practically brand new.
Come see her in person, you’ll fall in love!! If it doesn’t sell right away, we’re selling some other ones to get this one for our museum, I’m literally tearing up at the thought of her leaving and she only just arrived!
With our VIP service, we’d be happy to pick you up at LAX (only 12-15 minutes away), help you with transport and if you’re nice, Danny may give you one of those Thai shoulder rubs. Bike comes with a Bill of Sale. The bike has a 17-digit VIN, so a title can be arranged, although mileage is too low for one in CA.