1979 Ducati Darmah
Low mileage - only 11, 465 miles.
Excellent condition for this vintage. I’ve owned it since the
mid-90’s. It had 9k on it when I purchased it. It has been
ridden a few times every year since and properly maintained and
stored in the winter (dry conditions, battery removed, gas
exchanged with fresh fill of gas & stabilizer/gas drained again
in the spring – no rust in the tank.).
The cush drive was modified by the previous owner – a must for
these. A few years ago I decided it was time the clean the carbs,
so I decided to do it right. I sent the carbs to Bevel Heaven
in CA where the bodies were pronounced in excellent shape and
the cards rebuilt. I did not opt for the extra cosmetic
restoration, as they already looked good and I wanted them the
match the bikes original, 33 year old patina. I then brought the
bike up to BCM motorsports in NH where they spent a day
installing, balancing and test riding the bike to get it just
right. – which it is. Smooth acceleration and perfect idle. The
front Brembos where rebuilt a few years ago by AJ’s cycle in
Gill, MA (Moto BMW -Guzzi dealer) The last major tune up was
2.5K miles back..
This is a beautiful bike, with no
major burrs. It is not a pristine museum piece or trailer queen
restoration, but a fine original. What I see as non-original
are: Conti-type mufflers (sound!), I believe the front fender
was exchanged for one that was custom painted to match the bike
–probably soon after it was purchased. It appears that some
extra gold pin striping was applied over certain areas. Not
sure why, but I removed some to show the original (narrower)
stripe below. The fold out kick-starter tip is missing. I added
the bar end mirrors. There is an area around the filler where
the clear coat has peeled. The neutral light works, but the
connection at the case could use one tip re-soldered.
Since I no longer ride as much as I used to, so I have decided
to sell it. This is painful, as the bike is way too much fun to
ride - it took me a few years to decide to do this.
I found only two comps:
• A recent ebay auction where one sold for 8K
• There was one on Dallas Craig’s list (w /34K for $8500.00) in
March 2012. I talked to the owner while it was listed. It’s not
up anymore, but I don’t know if he sold it.
SOLD SOLD SOLD
If you make arrangements, I may be able to trailer it a short
distance to a shipping service (you pay for the shipping).
Regardless, I will be available to work with any shipper who
will pickup at my house.
Shipping anywhere to lower 48 states
available through Bevel Heaven for ~$603 at buyers expense.