SELLER SAYS: 1973 Ducati 750 Sport for sale. Ground up nut-and-bolt restoration by Vee Two Australia last year. Best-in-the-world quality restoration by Brook Henry himself. Many new old stock parts (eg carbs, discs, callipers, others too numerous to list). Sachse digital programable ignition. Whole-of-bike VeeTwo Australia warranty. 200km. Contact Bill on 0429 689 114 (Albany, WA).
EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: A glorious piece of motorcycle history here, and surely one of the most beautiful bikes ever made. The 750 Sport was released in 1972 and was Ducati’s first twin-cylinder sports bike. It was basically a souped-up 750GT and was the predecessor to the so-called “green-frame” 750 Super Sport of 1974, released in celebration of Paul Smart’s extraordinary race win at Imola in 1972 (read about it here). Asking prices for Super Sports have gone mad in the past decade — $300k is no longer unusual, if you can find one — making Bill’s price on this bike seem remarkably reasonable! Apart from its historical pedigree, this bike also has the fingerprints of Ducati guru Brook Henry all over it, a fact that justifies the assertion that this is a best-in-the-world quality restoration. Ducati fans don’t need me to introduce Brook Henry but, for others, Brook runs a business called Vee Two which is globally renowned. (Visit the Vee Two website here.) With Ducati abandoning the L-twin engine for its top-flight sports bikes in recent years (don’t get me started …) these early L-twins can be expected to become increasingly sought after. Just magnificent.