Johnson City, TN – 12,600mi – $12,000 BIN
You may be wondering what separates the 749R from the others. 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.
If you’re OG, then you no doubt recognize this bike from being featured here in the past. It has since changed hands a couple times and its now up for sale with 1,100 more miles on the clock. I’m glad someone enjoyed it! It sounds like all the mods are present as well as additional maintenance has been done.
From the seller:
2004 Ducati 749R – 12,536 miles – Full Termignoni Race Exhaust, Race ECU, Blue Powder Coat Wheels, FLEDA integrated Tail light, Fender eliminator, Carbon Clutch Cover, Blue billet Levers, Ducati Performance mirrors, Lightweight Speedcell SBK battery, Billet gas cap, BCM rear sets, Cycle Cat clip-ons, Speedy Moto under body frame sliders, New Michelin Power Pure tires, New EBC brake pads front, Front Rotors replaced from bike with 900 miles. Right before I purchased the bike in September of last year (2012) with 12,314 miles, the previous owner just completely gone through and replaced belts, spark plugs, chain, slipper clutch plates and springs costing $1900. This bike runs and rides incredibly well. Very close to my 999R Xerox, just not the same power.
If you’re into the 749R, then you know that the 2004 was the only year to come with full carbon fiber fairings. I know I would prefer that because its awesome. If the $26K 999R we featured earlier this week is a little out of your price range, then consider its little brother up for sale here. You are going to have to be down with the blue wheels (or get them powder coated). Either way, you can check out the auction here and decide for yourself.