Stunning is one of those moto-journalism catch all keywords isn't it? But I can't help it when the the early tri-color SuperSports come up for sale, especially in the condition this one is in. It's littered with thoughtful upgrades and includes spares to return to stock as well. With what looks like an honest 11k miles bidding has been brisk and already passed the reserve, currently at $18k with 4 days remaining.
from the seller:
You'll have to look long and hard to find a nicer F1-B than this one. Here's an extremely clean and low mileage example of one of Ducati's most beautiful creations. This particular model has the addition of a Verlicchi aluminum swing arm and an Ohlins rear shock. Almost all of the engine and chassis nuts and bolts have been replaced by stainless steel equivalents, most of the zip ties on the bike are wrapped in shrink wrap as to not scuff the paintwork and the bodywork hardware has o-rings under them to keep the bare metal off the paintwork. There's also an extensive inventory of spare parts and all take off parts are included. It's not only cosmetically beautiful but the engine has has a complete tune-up, replacing the belts, spark plugs, valves properly adjusted, carbs balanced, brakes bled and new tires. This bike needs nothing except a loving owner. I've had the bike for just over 10 years and I think now's the time to share the enjoyment I've had owning it with another interested enthusiast.