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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 Showa forks, Sachs shock, and Brembo calipers clamping down on 320mm twin discs up front.
This example is VIN: ZDM1SB3R21B008115. The seller purchased this example seven months ago from a private party.
The odometer shows XXXX miles. The seller has put approximately 200 miles on this example.
In preparation for this listing, the seller has had the valves inspected and the belt replaced.
5-spoke Marchesini wheels and a Showa rear shock from a 748s.
Dzus fasteners, vented clutch, and sprocket cover.
Not pictured: Shorai lithium battery.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Pirelli Diablo Rosso tires with date codes of XXXX and XXXX.
The sale includes HOW MANY keys.
Per the seller, included in this sale is an OEM Biposto tail fairing, extra OEM air filters, a never-installed MOSFET ignition upgrade, all of the original parts such as clutch cover, sprocket cover, slave cylinder, an Oberon slave cylinder, many extra OEM fasteners and screws still in original factory packaging, and the original factory tool kit with all pieces.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection: