1973 750 Sport -
is a very special motorcycle with a very interesting history.
Our customer and his brother grew up in Austin, Texas in the
1970's. Both were avid motorcycle enthusiasts and the eldest
brother's dream motorcycle was a Ducati 750 Bevel-Drive Sport.
He found the motorcycle at a local shop in Austin. This Sport
was ridden but never raced for the first few years of ownership.
This is why there are so few miles on this motorcycle. Then in
1983, our customer's brother was killed in an automobile
accident by a drunk driver. For the last three decades this
machine has spent most of its life under a horse blanket in a
garage on a ranch in New Mexico where our customer lives.
"Occasionally I brought the bike out and fired her up just to
hear her sing." He stated, "and now I decided that it would be a
fit memorial to my brother's life and passions if we were to
bring the bike back to its original condition". We received the
bike with suede leather seat and painted red among other
incorrect but common changes seen on this era of bike. Our
customer's other comment was that his brother thought that:
"Ducati's should only be red!" As a result, we have poured love,
care and expertise into this restoration and in bringing back
memories and a special Ducati back to life.
the World's Authority on those things Ducati, Mick Walker,
describes the 1973 Sport as "748 cc overhead-camshaft, 90 degree
V-Twin, high compression pistons, 32 mm DellOrto carburetors, 5
speed gear box, and Conti silencers" in one of his many books.
than noted below, all parts are correct and original to this
bike. The motorcycle carries a valid New Mexico title and comes
with the original Ducati owner's manual stamped by the importer,
Berliner Motor Corp.
Restoration done by Italian Iron, LLC in Tucson AZ
Frame number DM 750S 752983 DGM 9595
Engine number 752840 DM750
Original Veglia instruments, 10,472 miles on odometer
Frame and bodywork professionally painted to original
specifications. Correct paint colors and finishes. No powder
Original fiberglass fuel tank newly lined for use with
Solid front hub with stainless steel spokes with Borrani
rim, WM2 19. (Have original Split Hub.)
Rear Drum brake with new bearings, stainless steel spokes
and Borrani rim, WM 3/2.15-18/40
Re-chromed headers 0755 84 020 and 025 and Conti clamps with
Re-chromed Conti Silencers 0755 84 100 and 105
Restored wiring harness/loom with fuse box assembly and
Restored Scarab Caliper and Master Cylinder
Marzocchi Leading Axle Forks and Shocks are rebuilt and
re-painted in crinkle black
Verlicchi headlamp brackets hold the original re-chromed
Aprillia JOD Duplo Headlamp
Original 32 mm Del Orto carburetors rebuilt by ItalianIron
The "Ducati" logo highlighting on the engine cover is not
correct, but a personal preference and the way that my
brother had it originally.
NOS horns, tail light / license bracket (Have original
license bracket w/Rice parking sticker)
Most original items and fasteners have been re-polished with
some stainless fasteners.
Engine service and tuning work by Malcolme Tunstall of Syds
Cycles , St Petersburg, FL
engine bottom end has never been opened as evidenced by the
original factory lead seal on the bottom of the case. Malcolme
wrote "The Crankshaft on this engine looked to be in very good
conditions and I could feel NO appreciable wear."
end and other engine service done:
All Gaskets and seals
Wrist Pin clips
Valve Guide seals
Face Valves, Cut Seats, Hand Lap
DYNA Ignition, electronic distributor
Replace Alternator wiring and support bearing
tooth engine sprocket and sprocket nut
Assemble & Shim Heads & Tower shafts
Service and adjust shift selector box
customer has received valuations from different professional
organizations. However, I know that the key to purchasing this
magnificent Ducati Bevel Drive 750 Sport is for that enthusiast
who can best appreciate such a beautiful piece of history and
make their best offer.
$56,000 or Best Offer
of the build are available. Additionally, we can show this
motorcycle on appointment at our shop in Tucson, Arizona USA for
the serious buyer.
Shipping available through Bevel Heaven
anywhere in the lower 48 states for ~ $703
HERE for more info & to purchase the service