2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Custom

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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 2007 Ducati Paul Smart 1000. Additional photos 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: ZDM1WABP36B002037. The seller purchased the bike from the builder Carl Cohen, original owner at Motocorse Performance.

The odometer shows 0 miles however true mileage unknown. Per the seller, “Rode it at Roebling once and Barber Vintage Fest once. Thats it. Rebuilt motor after Vintage Fest and has been in showroom since.”

The seller states, “Motocorse Performance custom build with zero time engine rebuild. Motocorse has full documentation of the life of the bike.”

The seller has included the following results printout from a Dyno run.

Please see the SmugMug album for detailed photos of upgrades. The seller lists the following modifications on this unique build:

Custom carbon bodywork and front fender
Custom paint job
Fuel cell, Kevlar tank
Custom windshield
NCR titanium fairing stay
Attack adjustable triple clamps
Ohlins FG forks, steering damper, rear shock
Brembo billet brake master and clutch master
Brembo reservoirs
Brembo HP rotors
Lightened rear rotor
Brembo billet monoblock calipers, Brembo rear caliper
Custom BST Rapid TEK wheels
Corse Dynamics captive wheel spacers
Custom wire harness
Bike Sport Developments 5 button switch
Dion Device handguard
Integrated Nemesis traction control
Integrated AiM stroke sensors and data logging dash
Integrated AiM gyro and GPS
Integrated brake pressure sensor
Custom 24v system
Microtek ECU
SP quick shifter
NCR oversized oil cooler
Custom braided brake and clutch lines
Custom breather box
Titanium breather pipe
WC clip ons, rear sets, engine cover
DID 520ERV7 chain
Superlite front and rear sprockets
Yoyodyne slave cylinder
Frame lightened and powder coated
Custom exhaust pipe to Termignoni muffler
MCP LW pulleys
MCP machined heads
NCR cams
TI oversized valves
100mm big bore kit
Crank and rods lightened and balanced
Upgraded bushings and bearings
Custom oversized throttle bodies
Larger injectors
Custom velocity stacks
K&N air filters
Custom bellypan and coil mounts

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax tires with date codes of 1823 and 1923.

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

Currently located in Miami Beach, Florida, this Ducati is offered on a Salvage/Rebuild Florida title. Have any Paul Smart 1000 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Miami Beach, Florida






Paul Smart 1000LE


True Mileage Unknown




Salvage / Rebuild

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: p****g

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p****g June 7, 2024 5:43 pm PDT $17,101 Auto
g********s June 7, 2024 5:43 pm PDT $17,001
p****g June 7, 2024 5:42 pm PDT $15,101 Auto
g********s June 7, 2024 5:42 pm PDT $15,001
p****g June 7, 2024 5:42 pm PDT $12,101 Auto
g********s June 7, 2024 5:42 pm PDT $12,001
p****g June 7, 2024 5:41 pm PDT $10,101 Auto
g********s June 7, 2024 5:41 pm PDT $10,001
p****g June 7, 2024 5:48 am PDT $5,102
s*********e June 7, 2024 5:48 am PDT $5,002 Auto
s*********e June 7, 2024 5:48 am PDT $150
v******7 June 7, 2024 5:48 am PDT $50 Auto
v******7 June 6, 2024 8:23 pm PDT $1
Auction started June 6, 2024 10:11 am PDT
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