2001 Ducati 748R #699

SOLD FOR: $7,300

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Sold on January 18, 2022


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2001 Ducati 748R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

The 748R was introduced in 2000 with engine upgrades including shower injectors, high-lift cams, titanium connecting rods, titanium valves, and a larger carbon fiber airbox to feed the stronger (106 horsepower) motor. But the 2001 model was the one to get, as that’s when Ducati upgraded the brakes and the suspension to components befitting a homologation special, such as steel braided brake/clutch/fuel lines, a steering damper, and fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension front and rear.

Homologation rules required Ducati to built 1,000 examples, and we’ve heard that only about 100 were exported to the US. This (VIN: ZDM3H74R71B007321) is #699.

The seller acquired it in November of 2002 from a private seller in Brea, California. Ready for a “motorcycling is a small world” tale? That seller was none other than our own Adam Tromp! At that time, it had 78 miles. The current seller put 65 miles on it during his test drive, noting that he “did not want to get off of it.” After that test ride, the bike had 143 miles, which is what the title showed when the owner had it registered in his home state of New Jersey. He has since moved to Pennsylvania, where the bike is currently titled. The odometer now shows 12,588.

Per the seller, “the guy I bought it from had it in a showroom in California at his motorcycle performance shop. He was good friends with the owner of Yoyodyne, so this 748R was on display with various parts that were available at the store. He bought it, rode it to show his local friends, and then it sat on the showroom floor for about 1.5 years.

The original owner put a “light” on the front (he drilled two small holes in the nose on the bottom side which are not very noticeable but there), license plate holder, kick stand, factory wiring harness for turn signals, etc, and got it thru the California DMV with a street title.

I was not happy with the small light he added so I replaced it with the factory 748 light assembly and later added a HID light kit which helps tremendously to see well at night.”

The original owner added several upgrades, including Harris gold rear sets, JHP 54mm half titanium exhaust (with chip), carbon exhaust protector, full magnesium Marvic Penta One wheels, and carbon clutch cover.

He also installed a PP gas cap.

The current owner added a Yoyodyne clutch slave cylinder, seat lock guard, carbon fiber rear hugger, and Corbin seat.

He also added mirrors, a Battery Tender connection, and a radiator guard.

The current tires are Dunlop Sportmax Qualifiers: 120/70ZR17 on the front and 180/55ZR17 on the rear.

The 600 mile service was performed in May 2004 by Amol Ducati/Honda (no longer in business). The seller took a Ducati maintenance course from BCM Ducati (also no longer in business) that he found very informative, and had them take care of the 6,000 mile service. The 12,000 mile service was handled by Seacoast Sport Cycle in Derry, NH in July of 2019. It included a full service, inspection of the speedo cable, new chain and sprockets, and the installation of a Yoyodyne slipper clutch and clutch pack – all in, the most recent service was $4,063. The seller has all service records. After this service, the seller rode it for approximately 2 miles and it has been sitting in his garage for the last year. He is selling as he no longer has the time to ride it and he needs to make some room in his garage.

The sale includes several extras, such as a front Pitbull stand.

Rear Piranha stand (which will hold the bike upright if you have to remove the rear wheel)

Spare Marvic Penta One front wheel.

The factory tool kit is included and under the seat.

It also includes the Workshop manual CD, World Dealer Guide, Instructions for the dealers, frame tag showing that this bike was manufactured on 02/2001, Workshop manual, and two keys.

There are no mechanical issues – this bike is ready to ride. Cosmetically, the seller notes a 3/4″ scratch in the right fairing as well as marks on both sides of the front wheel that came about when a stick blowing in the wind got caught in the wheel.

Ducati originally sold this bike for track enthusiasts, but this one’s been made street legal so you can enjoy it wherever you want! Have any 748 stories or questions? Let us know in the comments!

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