1973 Ducati 750 Sport
Used 1973 Ducati 750 15,000 miles
Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, CA
This 1973 Ducati 750 Sport is one of 1,625 examples produced and reportedly underwent a refurbishment with a previous owner in Canada. It is an early narrow-frame model equipped with a factory half-fairing, and power is provided by a 748cc round-case L-twin with Dell’Orto induction and a 5-speed gearbox. Specifications also include dual front disc brakes, re-laced Borrani wheels, an electronic ignition, and upgraded alternator. The seller has added a handful of miles since acquiring the bike from the previous owner’s estate in 2019. This 750 Sport is now being offered with a Tennessee title in the seller’s name. The 750 Sport came equipped from the factory with a solo saddle, rearsets, and clip-on handlebars. The half-fairing was available as an option when new, and this example is reportedly equipped with a factory unit, as well as a fork-mounted headlight. The fuel tank is steel, and the frame has been powder coated. Closeups of the side covers, fenders, and badges are provided in the gallery below. A Marzocchi leading-axle fork is fitted up front, and a set of more-modern Works Performance shocks support the swingarm. In factory specifications, braking would have been managed by a single front Scarab disc. This bike has been converted to double discs, with the addition of a second Grimeca front caliper and a corresponding master cylinder. Borrani aluminum rims measuring 19” and 18” in diameter are laced to a set of factory hubs with stainless spokes. 1973 models feature Veglia-Borletti gauges, including a 10k-rpm tachometer and a 240-kmh speedometer. The five-digit odometer shows 24k kilometers (~15k miles), a handful of which have been added by the seller. The 748cc round-case L-twin was developed by Fabio Taglioni. Compared to the 750 GT on which the bike is based, the Sport specification features a higher compression ratio, larger carburetors, and freer-flowing heads. Each of the overhead camshafts are driven by a set of bevel gears, and traditional valve springs are utilized. Ducati twins would not adopt Desmodromic valvetrain until the release of the 750SS in 1974. Black side cases were installed by the factory, and this engine was reportedly rebuilt during the refurbishment, at which point an upgraded alternator and electronic ignition were added. Induction is through a pair of later-model Dell’Orto carburetors, and the chrome headers are tied into a set of “oval” Conti silencers. A walk-around video and running video are provided below.
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October 18 on ListedBuy