Ducati had seen enormous success through the 1950s and ‘60s with diminutive and supremely pretty roadracing-styled motorcycles. But to expand and compete, they had to introduce larger capacity machines. Their foray into the market came with the 750GT in 1971. Designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni on a traditionally tight budget, it was essentially two of the company’s bevel-drive overhead-cam singles on a common crankcase set at a 90-degree angle. The engine was smooth and powerful with strong torque and its fine handling characteristics notched wins on the street and on the tract, most famously with Paul Smart’s victory at Imola in 1972.
The 1974 Ducati 750 GT offered here comes from a very discerning collector of vintage cars and classic Italian motorcycles. Having been on static display for some time, the bike was subject to a recent recommissioning with a comprehensive carb clean, flush of the tank and check through of the spark system, including a new battery. Now, the bike runs well. It starts and idles well, shifts through all gears perfectly and all electrical systems work as they should.
Cosmetically, the bike presents exceptionally well. Paint finish is excellent, as is all brightwork. Wheels and spokes are bright and without blemish and shod with good tires, that may be quite old at this point. With little use since restoration, the bike is ready for the next owner to show or ride.
Frame no. DM750S 755488
Engine no. 755580 DM750
Location: Ventura, California