At first glance it looks like any other 749, but what a mistake that is! I love the 749R, because of its shorter stroke the mother rev’s almost like an inline 4 and just has a whole different feel. Built to homologate the 749 in World SuperSport Ducati had to produce only a handful of these beautiful street legal weapons. Built only in 2005 they came equiped with ti rods, valves, hi-lift cams, stiffer chassis and swingarm, and the standard race issue Ohlins front and back. At a rated 121hp stock you can modify the bike with Corsa parts and get it rippin’ to over 130hp+ (if moneys not a big issue). An “overlooked” bike here in America (because if you don’t have a liter bike, you’re a girl) this one boasts great low mileage but may have a “story” that goes with it as it has a 999 fuel tail, rims that were just re-powder coated and aftermarket clip-ons, all tell tale signs that say, “I had to lay her down dude…”. On EBay with a B.I.N. of $8500 and located in Vancouver Washington, it has only 1 day left on EBay. Crash on over for the jump.
The “dude” states:
2005 Ducati 749r with 2,990 miles. Bike is number 373 0f 500 made in 2005. I am the second owner, I bought used from a seller in California a few years ago. Bike had 2,300 miles on it when I bought it. It has always been maintained at the dealer and way over serviced. Bike just had all fluids changed, new tires and a new battery. Bike has full Ohlins suspension, Brembo Radial brakes and full racing Slipper clutch, Titanium internals in the motor, carbon fiber front and rear fender, aftermarket tail fairing with custom paint to look like corsa, Woodcraft clip on handlebars, 520 chain conversion with Gold Renthal Chain, smoke double bubble windscreen, titanium clutch cover and reverse Gp shifter (this reverses the shift pattern) Bike has Michelin pilot power 2ct tires on it. Please note that the cams have been degreed in motor. 749r gas tank has been changed with 999 gas tank (gas tank has a few dings from non proper installation very very minor, dings have been touched up with color right pen, pen is included in auction, you can not notice the dings now so pictures will not help, also gas vent tubes have been eliminated and one vent tube connects both vents now.) Wheels are 749 wheels that have been freshly powder coated and look new. Clean clear title in hand. Bike comes with two black key’s, one is tapped to the key transponder, one red key sorry no key card. Paypal deposit of 500.00 must be made to purchase the auction, deposit is non refundable and full payment must be made within 10 days of auctions close or deposit shall be forfeited. Please see detailed pictures for more detail on the bike. Bike is sold in as is condition with no warranty.
PLEASE NOTE THAT I JUST NOTICED THAT THE CLUTCH MASTER CYLINDER IS LEAKING FLUID AND DOES NOT DUMP PROPERLY, THIS WILL NEED TO BE REPAIRED, I HAVE LOWERED THE AUCTION PRICE, THIS IS ABOUT A 100 DOLLAR ITEM AND CAN BE CHANGED IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES.
Please note that this has been on the track with the previous owner and some of the bolts are still wired for the track, also note that it is the stock exhaust system.
So, in my own opinion, this would make a great track bike or streetbike/track bike. It’s a real bummer it’s missing the special 749R race tank (or not? hard to tell from the author) and other unique bits so that really de-values the bike but also this is the cheapest 749R I’ve ever seen. I would want to find out exactly what the bike comes with and what it doesn’t comes with. These bikes were new in 05 for $22k and good examples still get $13k-ish today, so at $8500 the bike is cheap, period. Get some $$ and buy it, you really can’t lose.
Ciao for now……Jay