Lot 2010
One-Owner 196-Mile 1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt
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VIN: 1B9RT11H0S3133357 Mileage: 196 miles

The first model built in collaboration with Harley Davidson, the 1995 Buell S2 Thunderbolt. A series of 300 bikes was targeted and frame numbers (starting with 1B9...) were assigned and stamped accordingly, starting in January of 1994. These first run production bikes were special in that they were hand-built in every way. The artisan-quality tube frames were TIG welded by by one person: race car fabricator Jim Schneider. They were powder-coated white, an exclusive to Ducati at this point. The fairings and tank cover were made of hand-laid fiberglass, and the chain cover and air cleaner cover were made from carbon fiber. The second production run of bikes with the 4MZ frame numbers were MIG welded. 1,399 S2s were built in 1995-96.

With a Harley Davidson 1203cc Evolution V-Twin engine producing 76 horsepower, and 76 ft-lbs of torque. It is equipped with an aftermarket Vance and Hines exhaust pipe. These are a blast in the curves due to its short wheel base of 55 inches, along with the low end torque available. A five speed transmission, and a Kevlar belt final drive. It has disc brakes with six piston calipers in the front and dual piston calipers in the rear. It features white fascia Buell gauges to include a speedometer and tachometer. This bike is finished in Snap Red paint, one of five colors available. It still wears the original tires dated '94.

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From the Collection of a Gentleman Raleigh, North Carolina

Purchased new February 23, 1995 from Harley Davidson of Baltimore MD, this bike has been kept in climate controlled facilities since new. Service records from new document actual mileage. All of the factory paperwork is included with the bike, as well as recalls and service records indicating corrections were made. The rear fairing and tank cover were replaced with correct fiberglass units under warranty as a result of paint defects. Also included is a letter from Erik Buell indicating this bike is of "The Signature Series" bikes, and had a special signed timing cover that was included. The cover cannot be located at this time. It has been serviced regularly, and recently had a complete service to include carburetor rebuilds. The front and rear turn signal indicators were replaced with new units, with some additional spare parts.

The following condition report, while thorough, is not exhaustive as vintage cars have inherent wear and imperfections. We welcome personal inspections.

In overall excellent condition; paint is excellent with two small areas to rear fender with touchup; rear of seat has small tear at the seam due to drying and age; tachometer replaced by dealer; the left side kickstand/peg mount was broken and replaced with a later unit, the original is included; original exhaust is absent; no other apparent concerns.