1974 Ducati 750 Sport
This ‘roundcase’ 1974 Ducati
750 Sport is one of only 1625 examples ever produced by Ducati
across three years of production according to Ducati expert and
author Ian Falloon, as published in his book “The Ducati 750
Bible”. Falloon also states that only 856 Sports were built for
the 1974 model year of which only 200 of those were delivered to
the United States.
The roundcase Ducati 750 Sport model is said to have made 62hp @
8200 rpm when new. Dry weight is said to be 402 pounds and top
speed was estimated to be 124 mph.
This motorcycle’s engine number is 753792, and its frame number
is 754007. The engine’s serial number falls within Falloon’s
so-called “1974 750 Sport first production stage” wherein, as
Falloon’s book explains, the factory had made more black-case
engines than motorcycles in 1973 and that the excess 1973
engines were fitted into early 1974 models.
The motorcycle is fitted with stock Dell’Orto PHF32mm
carburetors and has a 5-speed gearbox. The wheel rims are
Borranis and the mufflers are Contis bearing their signature
‘oval’ logo. The motorcycle is equipped with a period correct
The motorcycle features black-painted engine cases as mentioned
previously and a stock black-painted Marzocchi leading axle
front fork. The black-painted chain guard is also stock. Being a
USA model the Veglia-Borletti mechanical speedometer reads to
150 MPH and its odometer currently shows 18245 miles (29,363
This 750 has the very desirable steel fuel tank which alleviates
concerns related to using modern fuels in fiberglass fuel tanks.
This 750 Sport underwent restoration along with a complete
engine rebuild by noted Ducati specialist Rich Lambrechts
(currently DesmoPro) over the course of 2006-2007 when he
operated Motofinesse in Mansfield Ohio. During its restoration
the motorcycle also received an electronic ignition system. I
took possession of the motorcycle directly from Lambrechts
following its completion.
Less than 1000 miles were added since my acquisition just over
13 years ago, mostly during the course of taking the motorcycle
to shows and events and several local rides.
The most recent maintenance performed early this year includes a
rebuild of the master cylinder and the brake caliper. At the
same time the brake system was purged and changed over to DOT 5
fluid. A new battery was also fitted as were new accelerator
This motorcycle has always been stored indoors during my
ownership in a room that never falls below 45 degrees F (7
degrees C) during Illinois’ winter months.
This Ducati 750 Sport is being offered with a clear Illinois
title in the seller’s name and is currently located in northern
Provenance for this 750 Sport is established as far back as 1975
when the State of Michigan issued a title for this Ducati giving
it a VIN number matching its engine number (common practice
during that era) of 753792. That 1975 Michigan title will
accompany the motorcycle with its sale. In addition to the
Michigan title is a 1979 dated ‘payoff letter’ for the Michigan
title holder’s motorcycle loan. The payoff letter refers to
“Chattel Description U DUCATI 750 SPORT” and the payoff letter
also reflects the VIN (engine) number of 753792.
Prior to the motorcycle’s
current 13-year ownership it was owned by Scot Wilson of Italian
Iron Classics, LLC.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I offer the following
The headlight is not the original JOD Duplo. Reproductions are
available and original JODs frequently come up for sale.
The next owner should fit a new set of tires owing to the age of
the presently fitted ones.
There is a small piece of a fin on the vertical cylinder which
was missing when I purchased the bike which is not easily
noticeable. It looks as though someone let a wrench slip when
working on the exhaust header nut. I bought a spare vertical
cylinder barrel so as to be the donor for a fin repair should
the head ever have to come off for any reason. There are
artisans out there that do this kind of repair with almost
undetectable results as I have seen air-cooled BWM motorcycle
owners have fin repairs done quite often. However, under my
ownership there was never any reason to remove the cylinder
head. The potential fin donor cylinder barrel will accompany the
Lastly, I noticed a few days ago that the instrument lamp wires
are not connected. Evidently, I’ve never ridden the motorcycle
at night. The wires are present and are neatly tucked aside,
they were just never connected to a 12-volt power wire in the
The motorcycle can be inspected by appointment. The motorcycle
is being sold as is and where is with no warranties expressed or
implied. The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs.
The motorcycle will not be released to a buyer or a shipper
until the payment funds have had sufficient time to clear the
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