Ducati 750 Sport for sale

SELLER SAYS: Some idea of the importance of the Australian market to Ducati in the 1970s (it was in fact the company’s largest export market for most of the decade), can be seen in the 1978 750 Sport shown here for sale. While at first glance it looks like a normal 1974 Sport it is in fact a 1978 ‘model’ constructed from spare parts by the factory at the request of the Australian importer – Frasers. At the time, the recently-released 860GT was seen by the market as a backwards step when compared the GT750 and 750 Sport (at least aesthetically), which had ceased production in 1974, and there was no Sport equivalent available with the ‘square case’ engine. Frasers saw there was still a market for the round-case models, even though they were some years old by that stage and no new ones available. Old Norm would have used his considerable clout with the factory to get these parts bin specials made. Only 22 of the 1978 year 750 Sports were built and all came to Australia. There were minimal differences between the 1974 and 1978 Sports. Some had slightly different switchgear fitted, but basically they were identical. This 1978 Sport was rebuilt in the 1990s and ridden sparingly since. The paperwork with the bike is staggering, including the original bill of sale from Fraser Motorcycles and receipts for the restoration. Brook Henry of Vee Two has known of this bike for many years and can verify the mechanicals are in sound condition. The bike will also be fully serviced by Vee Two before delivery to its new owner. This truly is a piece of Ducati in Australia history. SOLD. (Western Australia).


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