Debuting in 2003, the 749 was an underrated market success that stepped out from under the shadow of it’s predecessor – the 999. Beyond the frame, the 749 was a complete facelift of the 999, coming stock with smaller components such as a smaller rear tire, cylinders and heads, all of which produced less horsepower (103 hp), but revving higher and coming in at a respectable 438 lbs.
It employed many of the same parts as the 999, and even the base model wasn’t that far off from the claimed figures of the previous 916. Of course, the smaller engine couldn’t match that of the roaring 999, but the middleweight Ducati offered a satisfying high-revving riding experience with a characteristically Italian soundtrack.
This example is VIN: ZDM1UB3S03B000661. The seller acquired this motorcycle 5 years ago from a friend.
The odometer shows 16,000 miles. The seller states they “did more work on her than rode it.” The original odometer stopped functioning, and the seller replaced it with a Motogadget aftermarket gauge, and as such the true mileage is unknown.
The seller states the last service work was done by Brooklyn Moto.
This motorcycle has extensive custom work done to it.
Hand-carved wood details throughout.
Hand polished frame with a high gloss powder coating. (Also pictured: clutch cover)
Rizoma levers and reservoirs.
Not pictured: custom rearsets and grips.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on tires that have aged out. The seller states that they will be working with the next owner to decide what tires they will want and the seller will be replacing them before delivery of this example.
This motorcycle has been featured in articles such as the Mondo Ducati Italian magazine.
More recently, this motorcycle was used in Beyoncé’s music video “ALREADY”
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located in Brooklyn, New York, this Ducati is offered on a clean New York title.
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True Mileage Unknown
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.