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Ducati February 1, 2017 posted by

The Paso Perfected: 1991 Ducati 907IE for Sale

Although many motorcyclists feel that you shouldn't trust a motorcycle you can't see through, Ducati's strikingly futuristic, very-fully-faired sport-touring 907IE might be a worthy exception. The 907IE seen here was the final version of the Paso, with more modern running gear, liquid-cooling and updated fueling. Powered by the long-serving two-valve Pantah engine, the Paso and its derivatives weren't rocket ships in any form, but were light, handled well, featured quite a few trick features, and generally fulfilled their sport-touring mission pretty well. Unfortunately, Ducatisti are a hidebound bunch and, with a pretty poor performance-to-dollar ratio, sales didn't meet expectations.

Pasos have been candidates for My First Ducati for a while now, owing to their very low values. Unfortunately, early Pasos were plagued by some issues with their carburetors: Cagiva decided to use an automotive-style Weber carburetor nestled in the "V" of the cylinders instead of the later Mikuni units found on the SS and Monsters, and these original bikes were plagued by an annoying midrange flat-spot, right where the v-twin should be pumping out smooth power. Reportedly, the stock Weber can be tuned to get rid of these annoying tendencies but, at the time, the solution was to rip out the offending unit and fit a set of conventional motorcycle carburetors. The later 906 added liquid-cooling to the package and boosted displacement to 904cc while the gearbox sprouted an additional cog for a total of six to update performance, but the 907IE really solved solved the fueling issues by adding fuel injection "Iniezione Elettronica" to the otherwise charismatic engine.

Pasos were also a victim of the 80s move to 16" wheels and tires, which means that it's difficult to fit cutting-edge rubber to the early bikes, a real shame considering the advances in tire technology over the last couple decades. The 907ie came fitted with 17" wheels as standard, but it is not an easy swap to perform on the earlier bikes, and the cost means you might as well pony up for a nice 907 or just live with the 16" wheels. So if you like the futuristic style of the Paso, this 907IE is the one to have: fuel injection solves the only real flaw in the original machine, and the wheels allow you to fit modern tires. Mileage may be high by Ducati standards, but pretty low for a sport-touring motorcycle. And when properly maintained, the Ducati L-twin is a very durable engine, needing only regular belt changes and valve adjustments to rack up some pretty impressive mileages.

From the original eBay listing: 1991 Ducati 907ie for Sale

I'm putting my 1991 Ducati 907ie up for sale.I have had so much fun with this bike, and it runs so well , I hate to part with it. I have used it for Sunday rides and bike nights locally. I am a certified Ducati mechanic and have continually upgraded the bike.When I started listing all of the upgrades it really hit home how much time and money I have in it.
The best thing about the bike is that it is fun and reliable. The bike is a torque monster and blasting from light to light is good fun. It always draws a huge crowd at bike night and everyone loves to hear it. It sounds like a Ducati should - awesome! I have a folder with all receipts and paperwork on the bike that comes with it. I would also be available to any purchaser in the future to answer any questions or help with future maintenance. This is a Sport/Touring bike and is much more comfortable than a pure sport bike. I am 6'-1 and 230 and I'm very comfortable on it. In average condition these bikes sell for $3-6000.00. I am asking $8500.00 for this one. You could buy one cheaper, but not like this. You also couldn't build it for that price. Bike has 23,975 miles on it.

Here is a list of upgrades, etc.

Recent service (@ 23,500 mi) consists of MBP collets (more than doubles valve adjustment intervals) and precise valve adjustment, new belts, oil (Motul) and filter. New fuel filter and fuel lines, clamps. New Samco silicone hoses ($600.00) with all new stainless steel clamps (the good ones), new coolant. Radiator fins cleaned up and radiators re painted flat black. New OEM radiator fan.
Wheels powder coated white (original color) new OEM cush lugs, updated rear cush hub to larger pin diameter, added titanium cush lug pins ($220.00) with 12 point titanium nuts (see photo) new bearings, seals and decals.
New tires front and rear. Michelin Pilot Road
New o ring chain and sprockets including a SuperSprox rear sprocket.
Titanium rear axle nuts with black anodized chain sliders. ($100.00)
Front and rear rotor bolts are titanium.
Installed 1992 forks in order to use 320mm rotors. Forks were completely rebuilt with new seals, bushings, wipers, oil. Fork lowers were powder coated satin black. The rotors are from Apex and are 320mm cast iron, full floating, with new pads ($700.00). New OEM 1992 calipers also installed at this time with titanium caliper bolts. ($350.00)
New Nissan radial pump master cylinder ($300.00) to get the most from the new front brakes.
New Kevlar front brake lines in black.
SS rear braided brake line. ($60.00)
SS braided clutch line. ($60.00)
New OEM rear caliper and rotor with new pads. Titanium caliper bolts. ($200.00)
Powder coated rear caliper carrier.
Euro tail light (very expensive if you can find a good one, used value is $600.00 in good condition.) This one is perfect.
F1 polished aluminum mufflers.
Fast By Ferraci EPROM chip. ($175.00)
Powder coated front frame support.
Triple clamps powder coated satin black with new stem bearings and seals.
Clutch completely upgraded with new billet inner and outer baskets, gold anodized billet pressure plate, Barnett extra plate Kevlar clutch, new springs, spring holders, vented clutch cover ($1000.00)
Yoyodyne clutch slave ($220.00)
Upgraded headlight to Yamaha FZ-750 unit. (Direct bolt in.)
LED Dash Lights
Battery is a Yuasa maintenance free and is about a 1-1/2 old.
Black body bolt kit.
Seat looks like a Corbin but is an aftermarket kit stapled to a stock seat pan. Has held up well and is comfortable.

That's most of it. I'm sure I've missed a few things. I have replaced many small rubber pieces etc. as I have worked on it. If something looked suspect it was replaced. I have always worked on it with care and patience. The body is in excellent condition, everything works as it should. I would not hesitate to ride it anywhere as it sits. I have a ton of OEM spares for the bike as I have purchased anything I could find. Such as complete new wiring loom, new computer, fuel pump kits, gasket, etc, etc. The can be sold with the bike if someone wanted or I can sell them separate. I also have one of the F1 pipes new as a spare. All parts removed from the bike can go with it. Such as stock rotors, lower 1991 fork legs etc.

So there you have it. The most desirable of the Pasos, with a comprehensive list of upgrades and maintenance, owned by an obviously knowledgeable and conscientious enthusiast. Unless you prefer your Ducatis red, you're unlikely to find a better 907ie. The question is: can you live with that $8,500 asking price? In the greater scheme of things, that's not really a lot of money, but it is big money for a Paso variant, and it will be a long time until the market catches up with this asking price.


The Paso Perfected: 1991 Ducati 907IE for Sale
Ducati December 30, 2016 posted by

Streamliner – 1990 Ducati Paso 906

Backing away from a near mid-eighties bankruptcy, Ducati updated the Paso with a 904cc desmodue, water cooling and 6-speed transmission. The result was sporty and tourable, and this one appears stock and undamaged.

1990 Ducati Paso 906 for sale on eBay

The Paso, named for fallen rider Renzo Pasolini, broke a great deal of new ground in 1986, with its square-tube frame, single Weber carburetor, and all-covering soap bar body.  Famed designer Massimo Tamburini's first Ducati project, it revived the showroom at least enough to result in two substantial revisions.  The 1989-90 Paso 906 had 77 hp and 63 ft.-lbs. torque available, with Marzocchi suspension front and rear.  In step with the times, the 906 used 16-inch wheels to help the heavyweight turn in.  Some of the best faired turn signals ever and opaque windscreen give it a smooth futuristic look.

With just a handful of cell phone pictures, more investigation will have to be done on this particular 906.  Miles are on the low end with 14,000, and the distinctive blue paint looks good.  The Florida-based cycle parts dealer says this in the eBay auction:

This bike is in mint condition with low miles it runs and rides great also has a brand new front tire.

The 906 reviewed as a welcome update in the engine bay if still a challenge when pushed hard.  The final update in 1991 brought electronic fuel injection and 17-inch wheels, but for Ducati purists the package was a little too quiet - visually and aurally - and sales stalled out around 1000 per year.  The stealth bodywork attracts a lot of attention even now, and the blue makes it reactionary's Ducati.  For that nuanced rider, this Paso would be worth a look-see...


Streamliner – 1990 Ducati Paso 906
Ducati July 1, 2016 posted by

Blue By You – 1988 Ducati Paso 750

The Paso was more revolutionary than evolutionary, with square-tubing frame, full bodywork, and two-barrel Weber carburetor.  Despite reviewing well, the Webers had some rideability issues, and the love-it-or-hate-it styling as well as the import price stranded the bikes in the showroom.  With sales under a thousand per year, the bikes are now a rarity and significant, as they mark the Cagiva era and began Ducati's sport-touring segment.  This example is a distinctive blue, well kept and has had fuel delivery and charging system updates.

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1988 Ducati 750 Paso for sale on eBay

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Very similar to the 750 F1 desmodue, the Paso's 748 cc's are good for 73 hp, routed through a 5-speed transmission.  Because of the single Weber, the vertical cylinder has the intake at the front, and the 2-into-1 exhaust has a collector under the engine.  42 mm Marzocchi forks split compression and rebound duties in an early anti-dive method.  An Öhlins damper is hidden under the Tamburini-sculpted body, which also provides conformal turn signals and mirrors.  Brembo brakes are 280mm fronts with 270mm rear, all single-puck.  16-inch wheels and tires are wide - 130/60 front and 180/60 rear.

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All bikes with nearly 30 years and 21,000 miles have a past and this one includes a repaint of the right side, but it looks good.  From the background we see that the owner knows his way around a carburetted engine, and has this to say in the eBay auction:

This is a very nice example of a rare blue 1988 Ducati Paso 750. It was previously owned by an ex Automotive and Aerospace Engineer who was meticulous and put in a lot of time to Engineer and fix the original fuel, air and electronic problems that were inherent on this bike. He upgraded the starter, fuel system, rebuilt the carbs, fixed wiring, redesigned fuel pump and air flow needed to fix these issues. She starts great, runs great and is a real head turner. She has a new battery included in sale.  The blue color is very rare and less than 50 were made Worldwide and shipped to the U.S.  A lot of  time and effort was expended to make her run better than original.

In an age where just about everyone has loud pipes, the original black-chrome mufflers should be at least friendly.  Non-working tacho should be an easy fix.  Overall build quality after the Cagiva investment was better than ever.

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Updates eventually came to the Paso, including a water-cooled 907 cc engine, six-speed and electronic fuel injection, but the styling never caught fire and the line shut down in 1992.  Often shunned because of the 16-inch tire size, choices are better now than they were in the 1990's, when the now-classic was simply used.  If you like the aerodynamic styling, it's a great looking bike, and tested as a nice handler.  This example looks original but has had some attention under the bodywork, and should be a great rider.


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Blue By You – 1988 Ducati Paso 750
Ducati January 25, 2016 posted by

Rare Duc – 1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited

Shortly after Cagiva's agreement to use Ducati engines, they bought controlling interest in the company in 1985, and breathed some design and engineering funding into the company.  Responding to competition from the east, the Castiglionis hired Bimota founder Massimo Tamburini to design the new 750 cc model.  The result was the Paso, with full fairing concealing the 750F1 engine and 5-speed, named for Ducati racer Renzo Pasolini, who died in an accident at Monza in 1973.

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1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited for sale on eBay

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Cam drive now by timing belt instead of bevel gears, the air-cooled 748 cc desmodue developed 73 hp.  Use of a two-barrel Weber carburetor required the  rear cylinder to be reversed.  Doubly odd for a Ducati, a square-tube frame, none of it visible, hidden beneath the curves of the all-encompassing tupperware.  Marzocchi air adjustable forks are 42mm, and at the back is an Öhlins monoshock.  Three similar-sized brake disks, dual 280mm fronts with 270mm rear.

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Not quite sure what makes this particular Paso a Limited, exhaust system, livery perhaps ?  There were only 50 Limiteds, but any Paso constitutes a limited edition as sales never took off and production over the five years was just a few thousand.  A ground-breaking design, very well resolved, and this one in super nice shape, collector quality.  The owner shows off the lovingly detailed mechanicals without the bodywork.  From the eBay auction:

Rare Duc!  Excellent Condition.  In storage since 2006 (ridden occasionally) when it was completely serviced by dealer and any and all updates and repairs were done.  Runs strong, despite original Weber carb's reputation. Barnett Clutch Pack. New battery. New Michelin tires. Comes with Corbin Seat and original seat. Standard U.S. exhaust in black chrome (never used), (has Euro exhaust on since new). Euro tail light. RKA Tank Bag. Ducati Red powder coated wheels to match belly of fairings.  All original parts plus Ducati and Clymer Repair Manuals. Some spares. Certified by Ducati Museum to be 1 of only 50 produced. Owner is former dealer.

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Not without its faults, the 750 Pasos suffered rideability issues with a flat spot in the torque curve, and while 16-inch wheels helped turn-in, tire selection has been lacking and occasionally impossible.  Still it reviewed as a  supple handler, hiding its weight well and cradling the rider.  Tests from the day poke fun at Cagiva for using the fairing to save money by not having to design and finish the drivetrain for display, just what Tamburini would have had you believe as he was pulling the plastic over your eyes...


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Rare Duc – 1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited
Ducati October 21, 2015 posted by

Red Revival – 1990 Ducati Paso 906

On display for the past few years, this Ducati Paso 906 might be ready for revival.  With just about 5,000 miles, some rubber, belts, and maybe a seal or two should be all that's required for some nice riding.

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1990 Ducati Paso 906 for sale on eBay

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Penned by Massimo Tamburini for the 1985 show season, the Paso model was introduced as a 750, and a major upgrade came in 1989 with 906 engine ( peculiarly displacing 904 cc ), water cooling and 6-speed transmission.  A strong square-tube frame is beneath the bodywork which conceals all the mysteries.  Marocchi forks and Ohlins rear monoshock are accompanied by Brembo brakes.  In the GP fashion of the time, 16-inch Oscam wheels are fitted.

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Looking excellent in the many good pictures, this Paso has only a couple of mods, a Corbin seat and Ferracci mufflers.  Pretty sure these came with a center stand but I'm not seeing it.  The tank is signed, but the auction doesn't divulge by whom.  Loving those faired round mirrors.  From the eBay auction:

There is good chance that my Paso 906 may be the best one you'll ever find in its original condition on eBay.  Only 100 Paso 906s were imported to the US back in the difficult days of Ducati.  This one has served me only for its good looks in my office as a Massimo Tamburini art-piece and later in our TV room along my other Tamburini Ducatis as a show-bike.  I have not driven it in 3.5 years.  I had it completely serviced before I put it up for display.  It needs a battery.  The tires are all original from 1989 when it left the Ducati factory. Drive it or show it.  No damage whatsoever.

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While time in the gallery is not deducted from a bike's life span, a comprehensive service would be required to return this Paso to the road.  It would be worth doing, though early Paso's suffered rideability squawks due to their single carburetor, these were ironed out with the 906.  Underneath the bodywork are Ducati's excellent frame design and handling, and top quality components.  If the soap-bar styling of the Paso speaks to you, this would be a great bike to bring home from the museum shop...

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Red Revival – 1990 Ducati Paso 906
Ducati June 12, 2015 posted by

Late Paso(s) – 1992 Ducati 907 I.E.

Slippery bodywork derived from the 1986-1990 Paso ( named for factory rider Renzo Pasolini ), the 907 I.E. continued the model from 1991 - 1992, and had several notable improvements from the earlier bike.

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(2) 1992 Ducati 907 I.E.'s for sale on eBay

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After carburetion difficulties on the early Paso's, electronic fuel injection ( I.E. ) and intake changes made the bike a lot more rideable and helped provide 90hp from the two-valve engine.  Hydraulic dry clutch feeds a six-speed transmission, both nice improvements.  Keeping the well-hidden square-tube frame, the 907 incorporated suspension updates used on the newer 851.

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Brakes are excellent 300mm front disks and 245mm rear, all calipers being two-piston.  Large 42mm forks are 3-way adjustable, with adjustable monoshock rear.  17-inch tires are a lot more available than the 16's from the early Paso's.  The good-size Veglia dash is another refinement.

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More than a fairing, the bodywork on the 907 directs air to the intakes and away from the rider, who is more in than on the 907.  Updates for the 907 include cold-air intake under the headlight and ducting at the top of the "windshield".  All that body-color plastic can be a love-it-or-hate-it affair.  Quite rare with only a few thousand total production, both these bikes are the ultimate Paso from 1992, with very limited mods.  Appearing excellent, both have around 34K miles.

Red is very stock with factory white wheels.

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No owner quotes from the red bike's eBay auction, but Corbin seat and F1 exhaust are listed.

Black has been treated to paint ( black was a factory color that year ) and some nice retro badging.

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Some additional information is available in the eBay auction for the black one:

A very special Duck. This was the last of the Paso series. They finally got it right with this one. Fuel injection and proper size wheels. And this is a great example of it's type. Performance exhaust, European style tail light, RECENT: Valve Adjustment, Timing Belts, New chain and sprockets. Good tires. Needs nothing. A nice addition to your collection. one of a kind special.

Whether you're interested in a nice stock Paso or a distinctive retro look, either one of these machines are worth a look.  Thanks Marty for the reminder about the black bike !


Late Paso(s) – 1992 Ducati 907 I.E.


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