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10K-Mile 2000 Ducati 748R Is a Rare Italian Delicacy Served With Aftermarket Topping

We honestly don’t think this motorcycle’s Tamburini-penned styling will ever go out of fashion.
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Currently located in Quebec, the bike shown above this paragraph is one of only seventy Ducati 748Rs delivered to North America for the 2000 model year. This bad boy reads approximately 10,500 miles (16,900 km) on its five-digit odometer, and it comes with several pieces of aftermarket hardware added by the previous owner.

For instance, one may spot EBC brake rotors replacing the stock units up front, and a premium ECU chip keeps the creature’s Desmoquattro mill in tune with those carbon fiber Termignoni exhaust mufflers. The OEM taillight internals were swapped with LED componentry, while the handlebars have been treated to radial master cylinders from Brembo.

After it had been purchased by its present-day owner, the Duc went on to receive new timing belts, piston rings and clutch plates, among other goodies. This speckless 748R is now making its way to auction equipped with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, so the next person to take it for a spin could be you!

The bidding process will be open on Bring a Trailer for two more days (until June 26), and no reserve price has been set by the seller. At the time of this article, the highest bid is placed at just over 3,000 bones, which means that you could potentially take Bologna’s rarity home in exchange for a mere $3,500.

Now, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to remind ourselves of the 748R’s fundamental specs, right? Drawing power from a liquid-cooled desmodromic L-twin with dual overhead cams and a displacement of 748cc, the Italian head-turner is good for up to 106 hp at 11,000 rpm.

Lower down the rev range, a peak torque output amounting to 55 pound-feet (75 Nm) will be delivered at the crankshaft. Ducati’s two-wheeled missile weighs in at 423 pounds (192 kg) dry, and it can hit a top speed of 158 mph (255 kph) when pushed to the absolute limit.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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