Ducati 750 Sport
First registration 07.1973
Chassis no *7532XX
Swiss road registration with veteran entry
The Ducati 750 Sport offered here is one of Ducati’s most desirable models. It is veteran-approved, according to our research matching numbers and is in beautiful, top maintained and original collector condition.
Ducati’s first street-legal V-twin – the 750 GT – was designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni in 1971. Not having the same financial resources as their Japanese competitors, Ducati made the most of what they already had and created one of the best motorcycles of the post-war era. Once again, Ducati’s ingenious engine inventor Fabio Taglioni came up with a sensational design: with a sure stroke of the brush, he drew loose, halving the then hapless V4 engine and thus creating the V2 powerplant in 90° design, initially with 750 cubic capacity.
The 90-degree layout provided exceptional smoothness and a long wheelbase, enabling Ducati to score a series of victories in Formula 750, beginning with Paul Smart’s famous win at Imola in 1972.
The 750 Sport was based on the original 750 GT Tourer and was a more exciting beast that backed up its stunning looks with a performance upgrade. The Sport was only built until 1974 and received minor changes to the front fork and disc brakes, but was otherwise little changed and sold only in the classic yellow and black paint scheme. The 750 Sport is the first of a whole series of sporty Ducati V-twins and is also a true milestone. It is much rarer than, for example, the later Mike Hailwood Replica and is one of the most sought-after Ducatis ever.
The arrival of the 750 Sport coincided with the rise of the “café racer” movement in the U.S. and immediately gained a large following, including among the editors of The Wonderful World of Café Racers: “The bike’s handling is so stable that clumsiness becomes mere mediocrity, mediocrity in turn rises to competence, and competence evolves into sheer finesse in cornering.”
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