1999 Ducati 748


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Though it was originally introduced in 1994, the Ducati 748 didn’t come to the United States until 1997. That means we already knew what our European colleagues thought of it in advance – and the reviews were glowing. It was almost identical to the 916, sharing everything from styling to even the majority of the bottom end of the engine. The main differences were a narrower rear tire (180 vs 190) and different cylinders/heads. As the pistons were smaller and traveled a shorter distance, Ducati was able to raise the redline to 11,500 rpm. This resulted in 95 horsepower and a power delivery that thrived on revs as opposed to the lazier, torquier nature of the 916.

The slight sacrifice in peak horsepower paid off in even better handling thanks to the reduced weight, and Ducati’s signature trellis frame was complemented by a set of Showa forks, a Sachs shock, and some Brembo calipers clamping down on 320mm twin discs up front.

This example is VIN: ZDM748011602. The seller has owned the bike for four years; he purchased it from the original owner.

During his ownership the seller has covered approximately 14,000 miles. The odometer shows 20,656 miles.

The seller states, “all service work under my ownership has been done by William Boyd, at Nichols Sportbikes, in Milpitas, CA. This 748 is also a Euro Spec (as per emails via Ducati North America).

Staintune exhaust.

Carbon fiber vented clutch cover, Ducabike springs.

Adjustable CRG levers.

Phone mount.

Trickle charger.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax and Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires with date codes of 1413 and 4318.

The sale includes one key, the stock take-off parts (original exhaust, center nut, clutch cover, and passenger pegs), as well as a Pit Bull stand.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located  in St. Helena, California, this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in August of 2023. Per the CA DMV website, it would cost $184 to make registration current through August 2024.

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