1974 Ducati 750 Sport for Sale

1974 Ducati 750 Sport L Side

Some bikes just look right, capture the essence of motorcycling: two wheels, a motor, a seat, and a place to put fuel.  Some motorcycles are timeless, and the Ducati 750 Sport captures everything that made the marque famous: the sleek looks, the sound, the rugged simplicity and engineering excellence.

The Sport was basically a hot-rodded 750GT and the early bikes even used that frame, although the motor was fitted with a lighter crankshaft, higher-compression pistons, and larger carburetors.  Although the technology has become synonymous with Ducati, the fully-faired SS was originally the only twin to sport the signature Desmodromic heads.  Other Ducatis, including the Sport, ran conventional valve-springs, although they all used a tower shaft and gears to operate the overhead cams instead of belts or a chain.

1974 Ducati 750 Sport R Front

Visually, the Sport also had a longer, narrower fuel tank [fiberglass on some early examples], a bum-stop seat, clip-ons, and rearsets.  Brakes varied from year-to-year and even bike-to-bike, in typical 60’s and 70’s Italian bike fashion: Lockheed, Scarab, and Brembo were all used.

1974 Ducati 750 Sport Dash

This one at least looks legitimate and is claimed to be very original.  See the listing on eBay for a very comprehensive selection of notes and high-quality images:

1974 Ducati 750 Sport for Sale

  • The only replacement items are the licence plate bracket and the fuel lines.
  • The Engine still has the original lead seal with the Ducati Logo as it left the factory
  • Original Ducati Coils and KLG plug boots
  • Original Alpina painted spokes with correct “A” stampings on both wheels
  • Original Aprilia Horn Switch
  • Original Aprilia Fuse box and wiring harness
  • All bolts appear original and I would say 95% of them have not been turned by a wrench since leaving the factory.
  • Original Marzocchi shocks
  • Original Cable splitters, cable connectors, brass valve caps for the tires. (tires are new, vintage Dunlop K81 TT100). The details are incredible and well preserved.
  • Original Orlandi petcocks
  • Original Conti Silencers
  • Original Conti Clamps

Not much time left on this one, and bidding is pretty active: north of $42,000 and the reserve has not been met.  If you’ve a spare organ to sell, now’s the time.

-tad

1974 Ducati 750 Sport L Side Dash

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