This is a real Supermono in Australia!
Bike: 1993 Ducati Supermono #09
Price: Currently $85,000 AUD (eBay)
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Mileage: N/A Track Bike
Located in Melbourne, Australia is a 1993 Ducati Supermono number 09 of 65. This example was built in April ’93 and brought into Australia by Fraser’s. The bike was only used for local competition and has been fitted with a 575cc barrel. The original barrels, another set of fairings, spare wheels, an additional piston and other spares are included with the sale of the bike. The entire history of this bike is known and looks to be in fantastic condition.
The standout aspect of this bike is that it was designed for the Supermono series which means it’s a big, four-stroke, single; the second aspect is that this four-stroke only weighs in at 300lbs fully ready, 277lbs with an empty tank of gas while that big single produces 61.4hp at the rear-wheel. Sounds like fun! The Supermono rev’s to 10750rpm, is fitted with Weber fuel injection, and accelerates to 120 just as fast as a 600 inline-four and tops out at a claimed 141mph. All this magic is achieved through Ducati’s heavy used of carbon fiber and magnesium wherever possible. The bodywork, subframe, fuel tank, and air box are all carbon with the case covers, triple clamp and other bits being finished in magnesium. The suspension is all top-of-the-line Ohlins units with 42mm USD forks sourced from the 888 Corsa and a cantilevered Ohlins shock out back. The exhaust is a Termignoni unit and the wheels are Marchesini magnesium units. The motor is essentially a 888 single cylinder with a dummy connecting rod to cancel-out the traditional vibrations of a single.
Jay informed me that Farracci had one of these in ’93 with an asking price of $35k and everyone laughed as it was the same price as the 916/955 race bike at the time; and eight years ago these were going for $50k. The current asking price of $70k USD suggest that it’s probably doing better than your CD that’s been chugging along since 2000–and this one’s much better to look at too. The series may have not be a world success but, it did bring us a very cool, and very rare, piece of Ducati machinery. Hurry though, as this bike only has half a day for you decide if it’s worth $85k AUD to you! If it interests you, have a look at this example on eBay Australia