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Ducati 750 Sport

Sport season, October 4


by Guy ‘Guido’ Allen


We've seen a few examples of Ducati's iconic 1970s 750 Sport pop up on the market lately.

Values on these classics have risen inexorably in recent years, in part influenced by collector/investors moving into the motorcycle market generally and seeing several early Ducatis as good prospects.

Ducati 750 sport

Bring a Trailer in February sold a 1973 model with 24,000km (above), complete with factory accessory fairing, for Au$60,000 (US$43,000, GB£33,200).

We've since been told of an exceptional example, with just 450 miles on the odo, is being negotiated in the region of Au$90,000 (US$64,000, GB£50,000).

Ducati 750 Sport

Iconic in the USA recently auctioned the example above. It sold for Au$37,400 (US$26,750, GB£20,700).

Ducati 750 Sport

Next is one listed on Trading Post (good way to hide it, we would have thought..). It claims to be one of a batch of 22 built for then NSW importer Norm Fraser back in 1974 along with a recorded history and complete restoration. It's on the market for Au$67,200 (US$48,100, GB£37,200).

Ducati 750 Sport

Another is coming up for sale at Shannons next month (Nov 11-18). Details of the bike haven't yet been completed on the listing, but it is carrying an estimate of Au$38-44,000 (US$27-31,500, GB£21-24,300)

Ducati 750 Sport

Meanwhile Classic Two Wheels has just published a period test of the 750 Sport from 1974, along with a current classic expert view from Ian Falloon.

This was an important model in the history of the brand, as the interim step between the first L-twin road bike the 750GT and its first super sports machine, the 750SS. The Sport was effectively a souped-up GT, running conventional valve springs (versus the desmodromics in the SS), a higher compression ratio and bigger Dellorto carburettors. Around A2000 were produced.

Falloon bevel twin guide

See Ian Falloon's books on the marque, including his bevel twin restoration guide (pictured).

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