2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000

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Description

Additional photos of this 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 are available here for your perusal.

Though Ducati had been manufacturing motorcycles for several decades, it was Paul Smart’s victory at the 1972 Imola 200 that really put the boutique marque on the map as a bonafide competitor in the racing world. The legendary British pilot won the event competing aboard what eventually became the iconic 750SS. Thirty four years after Smart’s win at Imola, Ducati released a range of retro-themed bikes celebrating the Bologna firm’s classic bevel-drive twins. The most interesting — and popular — of the Pierre Terblanche-designed modern retros was possibly the Paul Smart 1000 LE.

At the heart of the PS1KLE was an air-cooled, 992cc, electronic ignition (dual spark), 90-degree, desmo twin that was good for a claimed 92 hp (at 8,000rpm) and 67.3 ft-lbs of torque (at 6,000 rpm). Other amenities included a wet clutch and a six-speed transmission. Housing the engine was Ducati’s trademark tubular trellis chassis adorned in the iconic “green frame” green. The green frame was complemented via a matching tubular swing-arm, and top-shelf, fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension fore and aft. Braking duties were bestowed upon high-end Brembo units, too.

The Paul Smart bike was much more of a tribute than a replica, however, the model was brimming with small visual nods to Smart’s original 750 Desmo racer. On top of the aforementioned green frame, the machine also got a cafe humped tail, matching tank and half-fairing all adorned in a silver flake paint job. Upon their initial release in ’06, the Paul Smart 1000 LE became an instant collector’s piece and fetched well above their original MSRP. With only 2,000 units produced worldwide over its single year of production, these exclusive two-wheelers are highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs alike.

This example is VIN: ZDMC100AA5B003498.

It came to us from a collection in Japan.


The odometer shows 10,003 kilometers (6,215 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the oil and oil filter, the battery, the belts, the spark plugs, and the hydraulic fluid. We also gave the bike a heavy detail and installed Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires with date codes of 1922 and 2022.

Angel did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 36/38
Brake Life % Front/ Rear: 70/80
Hydraulic: New
Oil: Ok/New
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: New

Finally, we sent out the mirrors, the upper fairing, and the tank to have Brian from BKM Creations give them a touch-up.


Modifications:
Aftermarket turn signals.

Ducati license plate holder.

Battery tender lead.

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






Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Ducati is offered on a clean STATE title. Have any Paul Smart stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

2006

Make

Ducati

Model

Paul Smart 1000LE

Mileage

6,215

VIN

ZDMC100AA5B003490

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Auction starting March 31, 2023 10:00 am
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Please note:

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