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Posts by tag: 748R

Ducati April 13, 2018 posted by

Little Brother: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale

If you're a sportbike fan, bikes like the Ducati 748R might seem like the poor cousin to the 916/996/998, a bike you only bought because your funds wouldn't stretch to the more expensive, larger-displacement version. But no "R" model Ducati really takes a back seat to anything: they were homologation specials, and the 748R was designed to allow the smaller-engined v-twin to compete in World Supersport racing.

The higher-spec powerplant in the 748R used lightweight titanium valves and connecting rods, fed by shower-type fuel injectors made possible by a two-part carbon fiber airbox. Space for the larger airbox necessitated a lightweight version of the 996 World Superbike's frame, and the result was a real-world 106hp and midrange torque 600cc inline four rivals could only dream of, with additional power waiting to be unleashed by race teams unconcerned by trivialities like "longevity."

The carbon airbox served two purposes: in addition to providing more air and fuel at the higher revs made possible by the lightweight internals, it also helped stiffen the frame for improved handling. Adjustable triple clamps and Öhlins suspension front and rear refined the 748's already impressive handling: purists actually claim the 748 is a better handling machine than the 916, with less weight and increased agility, no doubt helped by the narrower 180-section rear tire.

From the original eBay listing: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale

Time to make some room in my garage so I'm going to part with this rare beast. Its an original 2001 Ducati 748R.  No. 711. Not many of these around anymore and this one's good some nice goodies. it has 11k miles (I do ride it here and there so there may be some more)

I am the second owner and the previous owner did all of the upgrades. The bike is in very good shape, not mint there are a couple light scratches on the tank, a small scuff mark on the right fairing and the foam around the instrument panel is a bit melted from the sun. (I think this was due in party to the double bubble windscreen magnifying it). The paint is in amazing shape. It has much more power than a regular 748 and the R has a more unique sound due to the differences in the motors. Maintained at Munroe Motors Ducati in San Francisco. Head were checked at 10,000 miles and rockers/valves had no signs of issues.

Heres a list of some of the upgrades (I'm probably leaving some things out)

  • Heads by Guy Martin (he makes some of the toughest and durable heads for Ducatis, they also increase power about 15-20%)  http://www.mbpducati.ca/
  • CycleCat fully adjustable rearsets
  • CycleCat fully adjustable clip ons
  • CRG adjustable brake and clutch lever
  • BrakeTech AXIS Cobra Stainless Steel Series Wave rotors
  • BrakeTech pads
  • STM Slipper Clutch
  • STM Clutch Slave
  • Gubellini Steering damper
  • Fast by Ferracci 54mm full exhaust (ceramic coated) sounds amazing!
  • Carbon Fiber exhaust shield
  • Marchesini forged wheels
  • Pirelli corsas
  • Carbon fiber intake cover (larger and smoother bore than the stock ones
  • Zero Gravity Windscreen
  • Sargent seat
  • Ohlins shock
  • Ohlins fork
  • Carbon keyless gas cap/filler

Tech Specs: The top of the range model was now the 748R, Ducati's racing homologation model produced only in very limited numbers. This engine was again a derivative of the SPS model but with more tuning. The main difference is that the R model has an overhead shower-injector arrangement compared to the 748E and S model's traditional throttle bodies, titanium connecting rods, titanium valves and more extreme valve timing.

As such, the 748R has a larger, two-part airbox and thus the frame was also different in order to accommodate this. The suspension choice was Ohlins for both the rear shock and front forks, although the very first models in 2000 used Showa titanium nitride (TiN) front forks and a Showa shock absorber. The engine included a very basic slipper clutch to ensure that this would then be homologated for use in racing, as well as an oil cooler.

The starting bid is $7,500 with no takers yet. That's a great deal for a 748R, but this one is no garage queen and collectors might turn up their noses at things like the aftermarket turn signals. The miles are still pretty low and the bike comes equipped with some choice components: the 748R was available from the factory with some nice parts, but it's a Ducati, so you can always find nicer ones to fit any budget, no matter how large. This one probably isn't for the collectors, given the clean, but well-used condition and highly-functional, but non-stock configuration. This is one for the riders, for folks looking for a bike they can take to the track and not worry too much about adding a few more scuffs and battle scars.

-tad

Little Brother: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale
Ducati July 22, 2017 posted by

Featured Listing – 2001 Ducati 748R

Update 8.2.2017: SOLD!

Update 7.21.2017: Price dropped to $10,500 OBO. Additional pictures added in the gallery below. Thank you to Jay for supporting the site and good luck to potential buyers! -dc

The Ducati 748 was built from 1994-2002, in three variants - E, S, and R ( with factory racers identified as SP or SPS ).  Though the E can be a biposto, and the S a base model with upgraded components, the R is a single-seat homolagation special for World SuperSports racing, with parts the race team wanted to be able to use that year.  In the case of the 748, special parts include the frame, engine, suspension, airbox, and slipper clutch.  The 748 presented here has been lightly updated and very lightly used, and its time on display has left it looking excellent and ready to ride or display.

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20160802 2001 ducati 748r right front

Interestly, the desmoquattro engine as requested by the Cagiva brothers in 1985 was a mid-size 748cc's, though Ducati's bike had to wait until Tamburini had styled the 916 Superbike, with now-classic trellis frame and single-sided swingarm.

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20160802 2001 ducati 748r left engine unfaired  20160802 2001 ducati 748r underseat

The 748R has a much different engine than the base or S, 106 hp available thanks to high-lift cams, titanium connecting rods and valves, and fuel injectors centered in the 54 mm intake horns.  The frame was lightened and altered to accommodate the large carbon fiber airbox.  The suspension was up-spec'ed to Öhlins front and rear, 43mm front forks and fully adjustable.  Wheels are cast Marchesini 17's.  The underseat exhaust has been upgraded to an Arrow system.

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Here are the owner's comments :

This rare example is nearly stock with a full Arrow exhaust, Yoyodyne slave cylinder and a few carbon bits. I bought this bike about 13 months ago from a dealership in outside of San Francisco. Right before I bought her a major service including valves, belts, all fluids, chain, brake pads, tires and a few things I forgot were done (the bill was over $3000). I cleaned her up, rode her 100 miles then I drained the tank, pulled the battery and stuck her in my buddy's office for a year. I pulled her out of the office a week ago, added some 100 octane to wake her up with a kick, installed a new battery and cleaned and polished every bit of her. she runs GREAT. She needs nothing, she is ready to be ridden or she can be display piece like she was for me.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r left front

20160802 2001 ducati 748r right muffler  20160802 2001 ducati 748r left front wheel unfaired

Number 817 of the required 1000, the 748R is a rare sight here since only 100 or so made it to the states.  Rare also that it hasn't been raced or damaged, and has only 1796 miles on the clock.  After a long display career, the previous owner treated this bike to a full maintenance service.  The present owner added only 100 of those miles before draining the fuel and bringing the bike indoors again.

20160802 2001 ducati 748r office

748's reviewed as diminutive knife-sharp handlers, and though the -S was said to be better for the road than the 996, the 748R may be better suited to the track.  Maybe your office manager will turn up their nose and your "new" 748R will have to live in the garage and drive on the street.  Or it could resume being a rare collector machine.  The owner asks $12,000 $10,500

-donn

Featured Listing – 2001 Ducati 748R
Ducati October 29, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: Low-Mileage 2000 Ducati 748R for Sale

Update 10.31.2016: Please note the correct VIN for this bike is ZDM3SB3S1YB001839 and has been verified on the frame and title. While the bodywork doesn't appear to be original, we believe this to be an authentic 748R. Please contact the seller for additional information. -dc

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At a glance, it's easy to dismiss the 748R as another "paint-and-tape" special from Ducati, designed to drum up some interest in a bike that was already five or six years old. But while the "S" versions of their 916/748 bikes might fall into that trap, the "R" models were homologation specials that were often very different bikes under the skin, with revised engine internals or an entirely different frame. In the case of the 748R, a lighter version of the 996 World Superbike trellis was used, allowing a two-part airbox with a larger capacity to be used. That carbon-fiber part increased the lightweight frame's stiffness and allowed the use of different fuel injectors. Combined with a raft of titanium engine parts, those changes meant increased top-end power and wide powerband compared to a comparatively peaky four-cylinder supersport machine.

2000-ducati-748r-l-side

Often considered to be one of the very best-handling Ducatis of all time, the 748 may have given up some straight-line performance compared to four-cylinder rivals, but the 106hp produced by the bike in this configuration was no joke, considering that's just a few ponies shy of what the original 916 made, with plenty more on tap if you were racetrack-bound and weren't concerned about regular teardowns. Normal 748s and 916s require regular and potentially expensive maintenance if you're used to Japanese sport bikes, so keep in mind that running one of these as anything other than a decoration will require a significantly larger outlay of cash.

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Although the Tamburini design's ubiquity makes the 748/916 seem familiar now, due to its regular appearance in Rich Bastard lifestyle magazines, bedroom wall posters, and even films as the aspirational motorcycle of the era, it really is one of the most stunning motorcycle designs ever. And although they made boatloads of 748s during the bike's nearly decade-long production run, very few of the 748R were built. Only the "RS" that lacked any concessions at all to road use and was basically an over-the-counter race bike is rarer and more exotic.

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From the seller: Low Mileage 2000 Ducati 748R for Sale

Well, well, well...you won't see this every day. Immaculate 2000 Ducati 748R with only 2,538 original miles! Only 70 of these 748R's were imported into the United States in the year 2000, according to Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles by Ian Falloon. Serviced at my local Ducati dealer less than 1 year ago and has been ridden less than 50 miles since service. Service included oil change, timing belts, valves, and synchronizing of throttle bodies. To the best of my knowledge the complete front brake system, including master cylinder, was upgraded to high end Brembo components. I was told while I was at the Ducati dealer having the above service done, that the master cylinder alone is $1,000.00

  • New Shorai battery
  • Coolant reservoir has been changed from the original plastic to the updated aluminum version
  • Ohlins rear suspension
  • Ohlins steering damper
  • Termignoni carbon fiber full exhaust system

Carbon Fiber Accessories:

  • Rear fender
  • Swing arm cover
  • Chain guard
  • Right & Left dash panels
  • Foot peg covers
  • Exhaust heat shield
  • Clutch cover
  • Front mudguard
  • Carbon fiber Underbelly Has 3 quarter inch crack next to oil drain plug hole
  • Headlight support
  • Upper fairing stay

Also included in sale:

  • Original Marchesini wheels & tires
  • Original exhaust
  • A few windscreens and miscellaneous parts (all extra parts have scratches here and there from bring moved around and stored)

Very minor defects to the motorcycle as pictured, small rock chip and small crack pictured. Only mechanical issue is front brake has a slight pulse to it. I am guessing one of the rotors needs straightened.

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Luckily, today's bike appears to have been cherished and, as is typical for beautiful, low-mileage Ducatis, has had an entire parts catalog thrown at it. With regular 748 and 748S examples lurking around the $5,000 to $6,000 mark, the $8,500 asking price seems very fair, considering the condition. I believe those PERFORMANCE decals are a later addition but, like everything else, can be easily reversed by the new owner if desired. With just over 2,000 miles on the bike, this one should work for collectors as well as folks who plan to ride their investments on occasion. The seller clearly thought ahead when making modifications, as the original wheels and exhaust are included. In early 2000, the 748R had Showa suspension front and rear, so this bike may have been upgraded to the later Öhlins bits that became standard in 2001 or upgraded to aftermarket parts.

The owner asks $8,500 and Steve at Southwest Cycle can be reached at (239) 898-3050.
-tad

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Featured Listing: Low-Mileage 2000 Ducati 748R for Sale
Ducati July 24, 2015 posted by

More Than Skin Deep: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale

2001 Ducati 748R R Side

Ducati's 916 bikes were built in great enough numbers, and are available for sale often enough, that it's sometimes hard to think of them as "rare." I mean, it's much harder to find a nice ZX-7R than it is a 996 these days. But while we may have become a bit blasé about these former fantasy-garage machines, there are still a few out there like this 748R worth getting excited about.

2001 Ducati 748R L Side Front

While Ducati's "S" models are generally just their regular offerings with some carbon parts thrown at them and some upgraded suspension bits you probably won't notice unless you're racetrack-bound, if at all, the "R" bikes are often a whole different kettle of fish.

2001 Ducati 748R Cockpit

They generally don't look all that different, but that's kind of the point: they're homologation bikes built to include parts Ducati wants to use on their racebikes, and they generally don't need to sell all that many of them, so they can be very, very expensive.

2001 Ducati 748R Tail

Designed to compete in World Supersport racing and heavily revised in 2001, the 748R used a lightened version the 996 World Superbike's frame to allow use of a larger, two-part airbox. Constructed from carbon fiber, the new airbox added some stiffness back to the lighter frame and permitted the use of Formula One type shower fuel injectors. The new airbox and injectors, along with titanium valves and connecting rods gave 106hp on the road, with plenty of potential waiting to be unlocked by the race teams.

Adjustable triple clamps and Öhlins suspension front and rear helped make what may have been the sweetest-handling Ducati of the period even sweeter.

From the original eBay listing: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale

Well well well...you won't see this every day. Immaculate 2001 Ducati 748R with only 1,695 original miles!

This rare example is nearly stock with an Arrow exhaust, Yoyodyne slave cylinder and a few carbon bits. We've just done a major service including valves, all fluids, battery, chain, brake pads and more.

You won't find one this nice anywhere else.

Tech Specs: The top of the range model was now the 748R, Ducati's racing homologation model produced only in very limited numbers. This engine was again a derivative of the SPS model but with more tuning. The main difference is that the R model has an overhead shower-injector arrangement compared to the 748E and S model's traditional throttle bodies, titanium connecting rods, titanium valves and more extreme valve timing.

As such, the 748R has a larger, two-part airbox and thus the frame was also different in order to accommodate this. The suspension choice was Ohlins for both the rear shock and front forks, although the very first models in 2000 used Showa titanium nitride (TiN) front forks and a Showa shock absorber. The engine included a very basic slipper clutch to ensure that this would then be homologated for use in racing, as well as an oil cooler.

2001 Ducati 748R Rear Suspension

High-mileage Ducati's shouldn't scare you off, but badly-maintained ones should have you running the other way, hands clamped protectively over your wallet. This bike has low miles and is being sold by a dealer, which likely means the price will be higher. In the plus column, they obviously know what they have and what they are doing, which will hopefully increase buyer confidence.

If you're looking into four-valve Ducati ownership, there are much, much cheaper options out there. But for collectors or track junkies, this is one to have.

-tad

2001 Ducati 748R L Side

More Than Skin Deep: 2001 Ducati 748R for Sale
Ducati May 19, 2015 posted by

Hiding in Plain Sight – Rare Ducati 748R

2001 Ducati 748R on eBay

748R_rightside

Nobody would blame you for overlooking this one.  I almost did.  Just another guy who thinks his Ducati is worth way more than it really is, right?  Maybe not.  It turns out this is a very rare Ducati 748R.  I happen to have a good friend who is a serious Ducati collector and this is one he told me to be on the lookout for.  The 748R is a legitimately hopped up homologation special with quite a few upgrades designed to make it a serious contender on the SuperSport racing scene.  There were approximately 2000 of them made and only 100 of them were designated for import into the U.S.

748R_tail

The 748R had a slightly different frame to accommodate a larger carbon fiber airbox, different injectors, titanium rods and valves as well as top notch Ohlins suspension both front and rear.  I believe it also featured a slipper clutch as well as a taller first gear, similar to the Honda RC30/45 and the ZX7R homologation models.  So, street riding might be a bit of a chore.  But I wouldn't complain!

748R_rear

This one appears well cared for with a number of expected modifications as well as some legitimate engine work.  Whether that's a positive or a negative is up to you.  The seller gives some more details about the Duc's condition below or you can read about them as well as the list of modifications on his eBay auction seen here: 2001 Ducati 748R for sale

Time to make some room in my garage so I'm going to part with this rare beast. Its an original 2001 Ducati 748R.  No. 711. Not many of these around anymore and this one's good some nice goodies. it has 11k miles (I do ride it here and there so there may be some more)

I am the second owner and the previous owner did all of the upgrades. The bike is in very good shape, not mint there are a couple light scratches on the tank, a small scuff mark on the right fairing and the foam around the instrument panel is a bit melted from the sun. (I think this was due in party to the double bubble windscreen magnifying it). The paint is in amazing shape. It has much more power than a regular 748 and the R has a more unique sound due to the differences in the motors. Maintained at Munroe Motors Ducati in San Francisco. Head were checked at 10,000 miles and rockers/valves had no signs of issues.

 748R_dashplaque

Hiding in Plain Sight – Rare Ducati 748R
Ducati September 6, 2012 posted by

Talk like a pirate day! A collection of Ducati “R” models

With all of the race bikes showing up on the pages of RSBFS, I thought these would fit right in. While not purebred GP racers, the Ducati R models represent some of the most vaunted, most rare, and most expensive of the Italian firm's line up. Here are three examples, smallest to largest.


For Sale: 2001 Ducati 748 R

The first R bike on our list today is this great looking 748R in yellow. The 748 was first introduced in 1994 as a smaller displacement 916. SP, SPS, L (Neiman Marcus) and R models followed (as did the RS variant), as the 748 was destined for competition.

From the seller:
I was a large Ducati dealer from 1981 through 2002, and I personally sold this bike brand new. List price was $24,995 plus tax, freight, and set-up. The bike remained in this San Francisco bay area and is available again. Clear California title, but no current license plate. It is actually a 49 state bike, with California being the state that was not supposed to issue a license plate. It may have had one anyway, but it has no plate at this time. Present title is good to register it in any state except California. I rode the bike about forty miles a couple of weeks ago to test everything. The higher horse power 748R differed from the street bike with extra strong engine cases, titanium rods, different cams, shower style fuel injectors that sit high above the intake tracts, and other details. Decal kit was added, but not clear coated, in the event that you prefer the look without the stickers. Tires and battery are very recent. The brand new 50mm diameter Termignoni full exhaust system cost $2208 new and I installed a brand new factory Ducati clutch plate kit. Both the exhaust and the clutch have only my 40 test miles from new. The original gas cap with key is included, in the event that you don't like the carbon fiber/alloy quick release item fitted. The original Marchesini light weight five spoke wheels remain, as do the genuine Brembo radial clutch and brake master cylinders.

Negative points: The original Ohlins forks and shocks went to another race bike, and stock street suspension forks and shock are currently on the bike. They work perfectly. The bike was transported on a carrier at one time, and there are scratches in the left rear side of the gas tank, as shown in the photos. The front discs were changed to include STM alloy buttons that don't fit very well, and the discs have normal wear, and should be replaced. I can help the buyer with a special price on brand new discs at a huge discount, if desired. My test ride was with a friend on a standard 748, and we traded bikes for part of the trip. The two bikes are very different. The R model is more difficult in slow city traffic, but it pulls like gangbusters on the open highway! It is not the right bike for everyone. No reserve; $6995 buys it NOW!

The seller has represented the bike pretty well, and priced it resonably to boot. The BIN of $6995 is pretty fair money for a 748-era R bike, although this one is not perfect as noted in the details. For more information, click the link and jump over to the auction. For something more recent, read on!


For Sale: 2002 Ducati 998R

Next up is this gorgeous 2002 Ducati 998R. I just love the fairing detail on this one, with the carbon fiber on the fairing peeking out of the unpainted areas. The 998R was a step up from the base 998 model (itself a derivative of the 916/996 line), and offered better suspension, carbon fiber bodywork (not just the fender & mud guard), and uprated engine.

From the seller:
I am offering my very rare 2002 Ducati 998R Superbike for sale. The bike is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained. I purchased the bike from a well known collector who has an expansive collection of the rarest most valuable Ducatis. He had two 998Rs and agreed to sell me this one 6 years ago. This is my second one and I am making room in my own collection for another acquisition. I will say this is one of the more rare and elusive Ducatis....even more rare than the much sought after Desmosedici.

The bike comes with the factory plaque of authenticity from Italy that matches the plaque on the bike's triple clamps to confirm the bike's pedigree, the Ducati cover for the bike, the tool kit and headlight replacement cover for track use.

Of course the bike runs perfectly and provides an amazing ride. The tires have 1000 miles on them. This bike has never been on the track and has always been ridden by a responsible adult on casual weekend rides. Of course the bike has never been crashed or dropped. No damage other than possibly a minute nick here or the from normal use.

As the bikes become newer and larger displacement, the sums of money requested become larger as well. This rare 998R has been posted before on RSBFS (check it out here), but this time we have a BIN price and all new pictures. This particular bike can be yours for the super steep price of $22,000 OBO. While this makes the 748R look like a total bargain, the 998R is pretty rare and this one is in fantastic shape. Check out more details here, or read on for another!


For Sale: 2004 Ducati 999R Fila

Our final "R" bike on the list is this 2004 999R with striking Fila livery. Meant to evoke the works Ducatis racing in WSBK, this is otherwise a "standard" 999R (which is no minor steed). There are those that deride the Terblanche-styled 999 - and there is no doubt that it is missing some of the grace of the Tamburini-designed 916/996/998 models - but to many it has an appeal all its own.

From the seller:
I am selling my 999R Fila #137 of 200, 1229 miles, I originally set out to collect all 999 Race Replicas and the 998S Bayliss to show at Indy this year. I did that and now I want to change my collection around. I sold the 998S and now hope to sell this one and maybe get a 1098R Bayliss??

Ducati Performance Titanium reservoir covers, yo-yo slipper clutch, Termi full Ti exhaust, race ECU, Moto Corse rearsets, CRG levers, Carbon Fiber Tail section, Corse carbon fiber exhaust cover, STM crankcase breather, billet frame plugs, all fluids changed and new fuel pump installed when I purchased at 800 miles.

The only concern I have about this model is the cracked top tree as evidenced in the pictures. I cannot say if this is normal, or the result of an incident - but the seller has noted it in the pictures and comments. Unfortunately the repair for this will remove the limited edition numbering in that location - possibly de-valuing the bike. I love the cool bike cover too. This 999R is on sale for a BIN of $16,500. You can click here to check it out.

Here is a video of the bike, courtesy of the seller:


Well, there you have it. Enough Italian hardware to have you saying "R R R" all day long! Enjoy your Talk Like a Pirate day, and perhaps you will be lucky enough to plunder some of this fine RSBFS booty!

MI