1997 Ducati 748 With 6 Miles

SOLD FOR: $21,775

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 31, 2023

Winner: j******y

Winning Bid: $20,350
Buyer Fee: $1,425
Total: $21,775

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Description

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In 1994, the Ducati 916 was born as a fully faired sport bike, featuring a 916cc fuel injected, 4-valve, desmo, liquid-cooled, 90° V-twin engine wrapped in a trellis frame with a single-sided swing arm and USD forks. It is frequently cited as one of the most beautiful motorcycles ever. The 916’s water-cooled engine was a revision of that of its predecessor, the 888. The 916 was a smaller motorcycle than the 888, with a chrome-moly trellis frame which was shared with the Ducati 748 in 1995 and beyond.

To the joy of American riders in 1997, Ducati finally decided to import the 748. Considered a baby brother to the 916, Ducati’s 748 has been the darling of the European motorcycling press since its introduction. The Ducati 748 is identical in almost every way to the 916, both creations of Ducati in-house designer Massimo Tamburini, and both sharing some design elements with the Ducati Supermono. The only differences were rear tire size (180/55/17 as opposed to the 916’s 190/50/17) and engine capacity (88 mm bore and 61.5 mm stroke) of 748. The engine’s shorter piston stroke also gives a higher rev ceiling of 11,500 RPM, and the smaller pistons and lightened flywheel help the L-twin engine build revs quicker up to a peak horsepower output of 95.

One available color for the 748 was “I can’t believe it’s not butter” yellow (1997 was the final year for this striking yellow/white livery) with the single-seater’s white pseudo-number plate tail section. The wheels, like the frame, are a bronze/gold color. Not only do they look great in combination with the yellow paint, but also more importantly, they hide brake dust and road grime. The weight of Ducati’s 748 is just over 400 pounds, but it feels much lighter. Sporting hollow 3-spoke light alloy wheels, Showa suspension components and Brembos all around, the 748 was a striking and capable 750-class sportbike.

Ducati had the Japanese manufacturers beat in a couple of design tricks with the 748. For instance, the positive terminal of the battery is easily accessible through the right body panel air vent, so you can hook up a trickle charger for storage season without removing any bodywork. And when you do remove the bodywork, it comes off with Dzus fasteners. Additionally, Ducati chose to make the vast majority of other fasteners one of three allen wrenches for fairly major servicing.

Manufactured in November of 1996, this example is VIN: ZDM1SB3RVB003611. The seller purchased this example six months ago from the estate of the original owner who was a large Italian motorcycle collector.

The odometer shows 6 miles.

Maintenance:
No maintenance has been performed – if the next owner wishes to ride it, it will need a mechanical recomissioning.

Modifications:
The seller states this motorcycle is completely stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on the original Pirelli Dragon MTR02 tires.

The sale includes one key.

Extras:
This sale includes a rear stand.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller notes “dust from sitting and a mark on the left mirror.”

Currently located in Carroll, Ohio, this Ducati is offered on a clean Ohio title. Have any 748 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Carroll, Ohio

Year

1997

Make

Ducati

Model

748

Mileage

Six

VIN

ZDM1SB3RVB003611

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Ohio

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 66

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: j******y

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:13 pm PDT $20,350
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:13 pm PDT $20,250 Auto
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:11 pm PDT $20,100 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:11 pm PDT $20,000
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:11 pm PDT $19,600 Auto
x***r May 31, 2023 2:11 pm PDT $19,500
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:09 pm PDT $19,100
j******y May 31, 2023 2:09 pm PDT $19,000 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:07 pm PDT $18,300
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:07 pm PDT $18,200 Auto
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $18,100
j******y May 31, 2023 2:06 pm PDT $18,000 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:04 pm PDT $17,250
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:04 pm PDT $17,150 Auto
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:04 pm PDT $17,100
j******y May 31, 2023 2:04 pm PDT $17,000 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:03 pm PDT $16,200
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:03 pm PDT $16,100
j******y May 31, 2023 2:03 pm PDT $16,000 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:01 pm PDT $14,600 Auto
c**********g May 31, 2023 2:01 pm PDT $14,500
j******y May 31, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $14,100 Auto
c**********g May 31, 2023 1:59 pm PDT $14,000
j******y May 31, 2023 1:37 pm PDT $13,848 Auto
c*****s May 31, 2023 1:37 pm PDT $13,748
j******y May 31, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $13,200
c**********g May 31, 2023 1:05 pm PDT $13,100
j******y May 31, 2023 12:33 pm PDT $13,000
b******8 May 31, 2023 12:33 pm PDT $12,900 Auto
b******8 May 31, 2023 12:16 pm PDT $12,501 Reserve
c*****s May 31, 2023 2:44 am PDT $12,500 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:44 am PDT $12,400
c*****s May 31, 2023 2:43 am PDT $12,300 Auto
j******y May 31, 2023 2:43 am PDT $12,200
c*****s May 29, 2023 8:09 am PDT $12,100
j******y May 29, 2023 8:09 am PDT $12,000 Auto
j******y May 29, 2023 8:07 am PDT $11,100
c*****s May 29, 2023 8:07 am PDT $11,000 Auto
c*****s May 29, 2023 6:30 am PDT $10,100
j******y May 29, 2023 2:43 am PDT $10,000
c*****s May 29, 2023 2:43 am PDT $9,999 Auto
c*****s May 26, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $8,100 Auto
s***y May 26, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $8,000
c*****s May 26, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $7,100 Auto
s***y May 26, 2023 3:21 pm PDT $7,000
c*****s May 25, 2023 6:52 am PDT $6,300 Auto
t*******3 May 25, 2023 6:52 am PDT $6,200
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:29 pm PDT $5,800 Auto
g****s May 24, 2023 5:29 pm PDT $5,700
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:20 pm PDT $5,600 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:20 pm PDT $5,500
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:19 pm PDT $5,100 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:19 pm PDT $5,000
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:14 pm PDT $4,600 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:14 pm PDT $4,500
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $4,100 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $4,000
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,500
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:13 pm PDT $3,000
c*****s May 24, 2023 5:12 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
g******1 May 24, 2023 5:12 pm PDT $2,000
c*****s May 24, 2023 3:37 pm PDT $201 Auto
9****r May 24, 2023 3:37 pm PDT $101
c*****s May 24, 2023 2:56 pm PDT $1
Auction started May 24, 2023 12:38 pm PDT
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