Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1988 Ducati Paso 750. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the time.
It was designed by the famous Massimo Tamburini and is notable for the extensive bodywork which hides the traditional (but modified) trellis frame and a 748cc Pantah L-twin which produces 72 horsepower.
For more on the Paso, check out this Retrospective on Rider magazine.
The seller of this example (VIN: ZDM1DA3N1JB753925) acquired it in early 2019 from a private party in Arizona.
The previous owner covered approximately 5,000 miles in two years, and he noted that the engine has heads from a Monster 750: “the heads were changed because the original head’s valve guides were worn out. After quoting the price of replacing the guides and valves at a local machine shop, the price was very similar to going to the more modern and more serviceable M750 heads. Since valve lash service intervals are so incredibly short on older Dukes I thought the added serviceability was worth it.”
The valves were adjusted and belts were changed in 2018. The oil was changed 2,500 miles ago and the Shinko tires have approximately 3,500 miles on them.
There were some paint issues when the seller purchased the bike, so he had it repainted with new decals.
In his two years of ownership he’s covered approximately 300 miles. The odometer now shows 23,821 miles.
The seller asked us to do a carb service and we note that it has a Keihin 39mm flat slide conversion. The choke cable has been removed as these carbs have individual chokes. It idles and runs fine, however with carbs like this we’d expect to see an aftermarket pipe which would liven the bike up.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Paso is offered on a clean California title with registration current through March 2021.
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