2004 Ducati 749R #0395

SOLD FOR: $12,840

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Sold on November 9, 2023


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Like its bigger, more powerful sibling — the 999 — the Ducati 749 was characterized by its distinctive (read: divisive) styling. Penned by Pierre Terblanche, it featured a set of stacked headlights and beefy slab-sided fairing panels that made for a marked departure from its predecessor: the much-adored and ever-classic 748.

Looks aside, the 749 was certainly no slouch from a performance standpoint. 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.

And here’s the thing: Ducati improved on its efforts with the top-of-the-line “R” model. The bike was heavily upgraded from the factory, with extensive engine work (titanium valves/valve guides/connecting rods, upgraded cams, magnesium head covers, and carbon fiber belt covers), Öhlins suspension (front/rear/steering stabilizer), a slipper clutch, a set of 10-spoke Marchesini forged aluminum wheels, and a larger fuel tank (4.8 gallons). As VisorDown said in its review: “The 749R makes you feel invincible on track, and allows you to push harder than ever before. So what makes it so good? For a start, the chassis is simply brilliant. The Öhlins front and rear on the R combine with the traditionally superb Ducati chassis to make the bike perfectly balanced in a corner.”

This example is VIN: ZDM1UB3T44B005792. The seller acquired the bike two years ago from Pro Italia.

It is #0395.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 1,200 miles The odometer shows 9,764 miles.

The seller states that he had the 12,000-mile service (belts, valves, and spark plugs) completed and new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V tires installed at Pro Italia upon purchase. Additionally, he had Pro Italia service the forks and replace the fork seals. He notes that he replaced the battery and installed a Microtec ECU as the stock ECU needed replacement. In doing so, he uploaded the stock 749R mapping and reset the Throttle Position Sensor.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection and make a list of recommended repairs. Angel did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front: 3519 / Rear: 1419
Tire Life Front: 70% / Rear: 70%
Tire Press Front: 32PSI / Rear: 32PSI
Brake Life Front: 70% / Rear: 70%
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid: Fail >3% Moisture
Front Brake Fluid: Fail >3% Moisture
Rear Brake Fluid: New
Oil Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Ok Level: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: OK
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.5V

Recommended Services:
• Hydro flush front brake fluid and clutch fluid

Aftermarket open clutch cover, Yoyodyne clutch.

Sargent seat.

Zero Gravity windscreen.

Rizoma bar ends.

R&G swingarm sliders, LighTec spools.

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Pirelli Supercorsa SP V2 tires with date codes of 1419 and 3519.

The sale includes three keys, the factory code card, the original owner’s manual, and the factory tool kit.

The sale also includes the stock ECU and mapping software, a MicroTec USB converter, and a binder of maintenance records.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean California title with current registration through.

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