1975 Ducati 860GT for Sale in San Francisco!
With round-case and SS models steadily headed into unobtanium territory, nice 860GT’s are rapidly becoming the only remotely-affordable Ducati bevel-drive twins.
They weren’t especially successful when launched: Ducatisti were traditionalists, even back then, and Giugiaro’s [yeah, that Giugiaro, of Lotus Esprit and Maserati Ghibli fame] styling was a bit too modern, a bit too angular.
The angular looks may be an acquired taste, but the heart beats with the classic Ducati v-twin, thumping out 65hp from its 864cc’s, and this particular example even has the dual-disc front end, for additional stopping power.
From the original eBay listing: 1975 Ducati 860GT for Sale
Very , very clean driver with approx. 18,000 miles Many , Many new parts , New Exell wheels aluminum with shoulder rims with SS spokes new bearings , & newer Pirelli demand sport tires . new tech. digital Saches ignition & adjustable voltage regulator , sealed battery new style bayonet fuses & box & still have the tool tray. New duel front brake set up with new f08 brake calibers & EBC rotors . The clutch is a new HD Surflex clutch & springs , freshly rebuilt PHE 32 Dellortos & a nice set of Conti style Bubb mufflers, a new pair of K/N air filters & new fuel taps & filters & lines & also an SS engine bolt kit , I forgot the new Dyna coils & wires. All new handle bar switches which are original equipment. & every cable is new as well . The shocks are new Ikon chrome springs & black body with a freshly powder coated swing arm, the front forks have new progressive springs along with new seals & fork oil & new dust covers , also forgot the new SS complete brake line kit , the gauges are freshly rebuilt by Palo Alto speedo & also the gauge pod is a new repop that’s way better than the OME .the tank & fenders are a 1-2 footer & the side covers are freshly powder coated along with the center stand & the side stand , the muffler brackets & other powder coated bits , all the springs are SS & a new chrome kick starter
So far, we’re up to $5,100 with the reserve not met.
This looks like it might be a really great bike, but the listing is let down by low-quality pictures. Which is very disappointing, because these are great entry-level classic Ducatis.
If that isn’t a contradiction in terms. I happen to like the look and, although they don’t have the Desmodromic valve gear of the SS and Sports, I’m pretty sure I could live with traditional valve springs.