1975 Ducati 860 GT For Sale
survivor. This GT was purchased as NOS overstock, by the myself,
in the Spring of 1977 from GT Motors, Lansing, Michigan. The
power train, suspension and cosmetic modifications were made in
the first few years I owned this bike. Primary use of this
Ducati were speed touring (Canada) and long distance work
commuting (50 miles one way) in northern lower Michigan. Based
on the purchase of 8 rear tires, I would guesstimate the mileage
at 40,000 miles.
modifications include but not limited to:
Wiseco 87mm, 10:1 forged pistons
Norris #421 grind (118 degrees of overlap) hard chromed
reground stock cams, including Titanium caps on newer valve
springs, using original valves
intake and exhaust porting with custom rear intake manifold
Cylinder head spark plug holes machined and welded
side shift (1 up 4 down)
running gear modifications include:
Yamaha (early) TZ 250 1/4 turn throttle
GT rear brake leaver
stock frame using 1" over stock Fox shocks on 70 lbs springs
Original front forks using a single oil seal with gaiters
90S flat bars with Magera dog-leg leavers
70's Japanese electronic switch gear
Ducati 750 tail light
Ducati 750 Sport Borrani rims with stainless steel spokes
Additional Guzzi 850 Brembo front brake caliper using custom
stainless steel hoses
Ducati single folding rear foot pegs
Reworked 73' Ducati 750 GT glass tank with gas gauge.
70's after market Ducati SS front and rear glass fenders,
sporting modified side covers
headlight on "original chrome" Ducati 750 GT hardware
Custom tuck & roll seat cover
RACK Factory alloy touring rack
Minimalist approach to the electrons and instrumentation
thinking at the time of buying the 860, was to modify the base
cycle to incorporate the positive aspects of the older 750 GT's,
combined with the additional mid-range offered by the extra
displacement of an 860. This 860 GT is well sorted, with a high
torque mid-range and an exhaust note that is sharp.
is no trailer queen. The paint job is over 35 years old and has
been ridden in all kinds of weather.
compliant suspension, sit-up and beg riding position. You can
still balance a nickel on the engine at idle. As bevel twins go,
this example has to be one of the more comfortable, non-fairing,
Ducati's. This bike demonstrates, its not necessary to fold
yourself up like a jack knife to ride long and fast.
over revving with lots of oil changes
is located in Mid-Michigan
The goal is to divest of all of my Ducati V-twin inventory. The
buyer of this cycle will get any spare parts and manuals
associated with this bike.
Cash, bank transfer or we can go to your bank and your bank can
exchange a cashiers check.
$9,800.00 USD or nearest offer
detailed pictures and information will be provided, on request.
Give me a
call for more details @ 989-781-4930 EST
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anywhere in the lower 48 states for ~ $703
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