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In 1926, Antonio Cavalieri Ducati and his three sons, Adriano, Marcello, and Bruno Cavalieri Ducati founded Società Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati in Bologna to produce vacuum tubes, condensers, and other radio components. In 1935 they had become successful enough to enable construction of a new factory in the Borgo Panigale area of the city. Meanwhile, at the small Turinese firm SIATA (Societa Italiana per Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie), Aldo Farinelli began developing a small pushrod engine for mounting on bicycles. Barely a month after the official liberation of Italy in 1944, SIATA announced its intention to sell this engine, called the “Cucciolo” (Italian for “puppy,” in reference to the distinctive exhaust sound) to the public. In 1950, after more than 200,000 Cucciolos had been sold, in collaboration with SIATA, the Ducati firm finally offered its own Cucciolo-based motorcycle. By 1954, Ducati Meccanica SpA had increased production to 120 bikes a day.
In the 1960s, Ducati earned its place in motorcycling history by producing the fastest 250cc road bike then available, the Mach 1. In the 1970s Ducati began producing large-displacement V-twin motorcycles and in 1973, released a V-twin with the trademarked desmodromic valve design. Which brings us to this showroom-quality black 2006 Ducati SportClassic Sport 1000 for sale.
The Sport1000 took its inspiration from the 1973 Ducati 750 Sport and related 750 Imola Desmo, and had the look of a classic lightweight single-seat cafe racer. It used a two-valve 1000DS motor with a 1,425 mm (56.1 in) wheelbase, trellis tube frame. The suspension used three way adjustable single Sachs rear shocks, and non-adjustable 43 mm Marzocchi front forks. The wheels were wire spoke large section alloy rims with tubed Pirelli Phantom tires.
Borrani were approached to supply the rims, but could not supply the volume, so Excel rims were used. The Sport1000 was available in black with a white stripe, red with a white stripe, or amber with a black stripe. The 2006 model, known as the monoposto (single seat) had a well gusseted 60 mm section asymmetric swingarm and a single shock, with stacked mufflers on the right side, low clip-on handlebars, and a dry-clutch.
This Sport1000 (VIN: ZDM1WABP16B002070) has had all the scheduled maintenance performed and has many upgrades including; ceramic coated Termi 2:1 exhaust, new (less than 100 miles) Pirelli Phantoms, Ducati Performance ECU for use with the 2:1 Termi exhaust, Ducati Meccanica chrome front fender, Ducati bike cover, Ducati Performance fuel filler cap, upgraded Brembo floating front rotors, aluminum rear sets, billet clutch/brake lever, billet reservoir covers, upgraded slave cylinder, tail tidy, and bar end mirrors.
This bike was a gift from the owner’s wife 7 years ago, having been acquired used from Newport Beach Ducati. It gets ridden about 140 miles each year and otherwise has been used as a sculpture in one of their homes. The seller is letting it go as he’s too old for the riding position and he wants someone else to enjoy the machine. All scheduled maintenance has been performed, however records of the maintenance are said to have been lost in a fire.
The sale includes the owner’s manual and 1 key. There’s low level wear as expected with a 13 year-old machine, but there are no scratches are dents to be noted. This Ducati is ready to enjoy on the road or as art in your living room as well.