Ducati 750 ROUNDCASE - 1974 SPORT
Price: £13 205 ≈ $16150 ≈ €15001
Item location: Edinburgh, UK
I bought this bike in 2003 as a near complete rolling chassis and with a completely dismantled engine but wasn't able to do very much to the bike for some time due to family commitments.
I had the frame powder coated and in 2006 had the engine rebuilt by Ducati Technical Services who replaced all the worn parts and guaranteed the engine for a year. It had:-
New Pistons and liners
New valves. valve seats and guides
Cylinder heads gas flowed
Twin plug cylinder heads
New bearings throughout
Dyna electronic ignition with twin high output coils
New oil pump
Reconditioned 36mm Del Lorto carbs
I have all the correspondence from Ducati Technical Services and the rebuild cost just short of £6000 at the time. It was well worth it.
The bike has Boranni alloy rims with stainless spokes. Tomasselli clutch lever and twin pull throttle. a Japanese front master cylinder with Goodrich brake lines. a full stainless steel exhaust system and Bridgestone tyres. Last year I treated the petrol tank to an ethanol proof liner but I've always run it on Super Unleaded anyway and I fitted an extended clutch operating arm. I also had the seat recovered in leather as the original had torn. The rearsets came from San Francisco. I also have a painted half fairing and fittings for the bike but there's no perspex.
In 2007 I got the bike MOT'd and it has covered less than 2000 miles since.
The bike has been built to a very high standard with the intention of making a really useable classic. and it is. however. having ridden machines of this nature for many years. I now have an issue with the vertebrae in my neck and can't ride the bike without suffering severe pain - hence the reason for selling.
If a sale is agreed. I will require a 10% deposit paid either through paypal. by cheque or electronic bank transfer. The bike will not be released to the purchaser until the remaining balance has been paid and cleared by the bank. Overseas enquiries are very welcome but all packaging and transport costs must be met by the purchaser.
Other photos are available via e-mail if required.
Following some recent and very welcome advice. I have decided to list the frame and engine numbers for the bike. In Ian Faloon's book " The Ducati 750 Bible" the frame number falls into both Sport and GT sections. It's well documented how much the factory was in chaos at the time and how bikes were thrown together with whatever was available. This bike is what it is and is none the worse for that. the engine is a peach and pulls very well. sounding glorious. the handling is sublime and with the brake modifications it stops well to.
FRAME NUMBER: 754***
ENGINE NUMBER: 754***
I might consider a part exchange for a good 450 Mk3 or SS. or a good pre WW2 british classic.