Grants Pass, OR – 707 miles – $8,800 w/ Reserve
If you don’t know what makes the ‘R’ special, here is a re-cap; First off, the 90 degree L-Twin had been reworked with an increased bore and shortened stroke, allowing the engine to reach a higher rev. Titanium valves and connecting rods also help the engine achieve a bump to 121hp (up from 108hp on the standard version). To manage the new found power and offer better performance on the track, an Ohlins fully adjustable shock can be found out back as well as inverted ones up front in combination with four-piston Brembos. A slipper clutch was also utilized in the R version to prevent rear wheel lock upon downshifting and hard engine braking. If you are in the market for a 749R, make note that 2004 was the only year it was available with the carbon fiber bodywork.
Here we have one of the lowest (if not the lowest) mileage 749R’s I have come across with on 707 on the clock. This one isn’t bone stock, but it does feature many high quality modifications. It is interesting how a bike could have so many mods, but so little mileage.
From the seller:
Along with the retail cost of $21,995, the owner then opened up his wallet for the best of the best for the bike. He added a Ducati Performance Racing Clutch, a Ducati Performance Magnesium Vented Clutch Housing, a Ducati Performance Magnesium Vented Clutch Cover, a Ducati Performance Titanium Racing Exhaust System (I had no idea they did one in Titanium..), a STM Clutch Slave Cylinder, a STM Crankcase Breather, Ducati Performance Magnesium Cylinder Head Covers and the Ducati Performance Magnesium Headlight Housing. Along with all of that were added Brembo Full Floating Brake Rotors, Ducati Performance 520 Sprockets, a 520 Gold Chain Conversion, Spiegler Hydraulic Lines, STM Clutch Slave Cylinder and a set of Ducati Performance Rearset Footpegs. Mind boggling isn’t it? The stock parts we have come with the bike when it is sold.
This one again comes to us from the same seller out of Grass Pants, OR as the 999R. It also toes the line between super-low-mileage collection piece and modified and meant to be ridden. Though, I would tend to lean more toward collectible because of the mileage. We have seen 749R’s with a few thousand miles reach about $10k in the bidding range. I suspect the reserve on this one to probably closer to $11k and maybe push low teen’s in the selling price. You can check out the auction here!