Posts by tag: 750 F1

Ducati September 11, 2015 posted by

RELIST: 1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Racer in the UK

Update 9.11.2015: Previously listed in March of this year, this 750 TT1 is back on eBay. Good luck to buyers and seller. -dc


Here is a true legend, a Ducati TT1 race bike available for sale in the UK.  The Ducati TT1 was a 748cc race bike based on the hugely successful Ducati TT2.  While the TT2 was only 600cc it won the world championship multiple times. The TT1 didn’t produced quite the same success as it’s smaller brother and Ducati only built 60 TT1’s before focusing its efforts on its street legal version, the 750 F1.

Sadly the early edition 750 F1’s werent that good on the street and were described  as “uncomfortable, extremely unreliable, and slow”.  But the TT1 was none of those things and is still one of the most desirable and collectible Ducati’s ever made, largely due to their rarity and face-melting performance capabilities.


1984 Ducati 750 TT1 for sale on eBay

According to the seller, this TT1 is an original Pablo Real race bike run by Team Leoni in the 1984 season.  For those of you too young to know about Real and Leoni, Reno Leoni was a former test rider for the Ducati factory who moved to America in 1965 and stayed for the next 35 years.  Leoni first made a name for himself with Moto Guzzis and then most famously with Ducatis and was instrumental in establishing the early Superbike series and then the emerging Battle of the Twins division.  Meanwhile Pablo Real was the AMA’s 1991 Pro Twins GP1 national champion and always ran well on the high banks at Daytona.


According to the seller, this bike is basically un-restored and looks just as it did when it was last raced (with the exception of a depressurized rear shock).  Apparently the shock went down as the bike has spent the last several years as one of the centerpieces of the Silverman Museum Racing collection.

Here is some of the other info the seller provides:

  • A fantastic period built privateeer TT1
  • 750Cc engine tuned by Lenci of Rome
  • 41mm Malossi carbs, ported heads, race cams
  • M1R forks, floating Brembo discs with Gold line P08 calipers, Campagnolo magnesium wheels
  • Verlicchi frame, Verlicchi lightweight aluminium swinging arm t
  • his bike’s loaded with all the best bits so much of which is of course unobtainable today


Of course now we come to the question of what it will take to put your hands on this lovely piece of Italian exotica?  Well hang on tight folks because when this bike was offered for sale by Bonhams last year the auction expected bid range was between $16,500 and $18,500 USD.   I think that makes it the most expensive bike we have ever posted here on RSBFS, although a few of the Ducati SuperMonos we have posted have been close.

Even with the recent movements in the dollar vs euro, the asking price for this bike is still likely to be equal to a decent 1st house or a full tuition at a US private university.   But if you are by some chance a RSBFS reader who can afford something like this and you bring it over here to the states, all I can say is….can I have a go?


RELIST: 1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Racer in the UK
Ducati June 15, 2015 posted by

Investment Grade – 1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca

What could be better than a European lightweight race replica ?  What about a factory race-win commemorative ?  If there were three of those to choose from wouldn’t your choice be a legendary American track ?

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1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca for sale on eBay

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A road-legal update of the mid-eighties TT1, the 750 F1 is styled as an endurance racer, and the beauty was more than skin deep.  During the 1985-87 models years, Ducati celebrated racing victories with three F1 specials, this model commemorating Marco Luchinelli’s Battle of Twins victory at the California racetrack.

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Engine and exhaust improvements delivering a handful more ponies differentiate the Laguna Seca from the standard F1, as well as wider Oscam rims, Brembo gold-series brakes, and special badging including a decal of Luchinelli’s signature.  Curiously a steel fuel tank replaced the alloy and not-so-special fenders are shared with the newer Pantah.  Under 300 Laguna Seca’s were built.

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Newly restored, this F1 Laguna Seca has under 7,000 miles and has been treated to an engine and carburetor rebuild.  Idles beautifully in a video available here.  The owner takes the time to list the two (!) aftermarket parts.

Photographed in the midst of a Ducati collection, the eBay auction states:

This Laguna is in excellent condtion and in good running condition. We have attached a video for you to see it run. This Motorcycle has two parts that are aftermarket, the Muffler (a replica part) and the Caliper brackets.

  • Miles – 6714
  • Mint Condition
  • Signed on the tank by Marco Lucchinelli
  • New Piston Rings
  • All Brakes completely Rebuilt with New Kits
  • Carbs New Rebuild Kit Installed

A lovingly restored, very special and rare machine, with a strong starting bid and powerful buy-it-now, there is still some investment potential in this blue-chip Ducati, but more potential for a most excellent track season…



Investment Grade – 1987 Ducati 750 F1 Laguna Seca
Ducati May 25, 2015 posted by

Three Cheers for the Red, White and well, Green – 3 Ducati 750 F1’s

Rare as they are, an 80’s Ducati 750 F1 should not be overlooked, but this week, there are three on eBay.  In what could have been Ducati’s last gasp, the 748cc aircooled twin F1 was produced in 1985-88 in a numbered edition.  A stripped-down racer with equipment for the road, few have survived intact, of the three here, two are restorations, the other a barn find.  ( below 750 F1’s at Daytona in 1986, Marco Lucchinelli leading Jimmy Adamo, from )

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Ducati 750 F1 – Three for sale on eBay

Fed by two 36mm Dell-Orto carburetors, the 76 hp are fed through a dry clutch and 5-speed transmission, and slowed by three 280mm disk brakes.  The endurance racer fairing is decked out in the Italian flag, and the aluminum tank nestles in the red trellis frame.  40mm front forks and mono-shock rear supports a tube-fabricated swingarm.

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The 1985 F1A here is the barn find, parked for twenty or so years, and was featured here last November.  Surprisingly intact, it’ll need a comprehensive going over or could be a restoration candidate.  Most distinctively, it has 570 miles and has never been titled or registered.  As stated in the auction:

With the motorcycle comes the original Ducati document – the Manufactures Statement of Origin – Photo included – This bike is most likely the only 1985 750F1A in the United States with this document and has never been titled.  I believe #499 to be the most original Ducati 750F1A in the country (maybe the world) and only that has not been titled.

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The 1986 is a fresh restoration and has a lot of upgraded and new parts.  Showing 16,000 miles, most of the photos show the restoration in progress.  The owner states:

it has radial masters with single reservoir, first design billet calipers, brembo verlicchi arm clip ons, acront/marvic wheels, verlicchi exhaust, ccr did repairs on the bodywork

allazura sidestand, 39mm fcr Penske rear shock, I have the original dellortos and works performance emulsion shock

this is not a stock f1 it is a period correct highly  modified f1 all the good stuff from the 80s

As with any restoration, one man’s upgrade might not suit another, so careful inspection is warranted.

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The 1987 F1B is also a new restoration and boasts original equipment, totally rebuilt driveline and 12,500 miles.  From the eBay auction:

1987 Ducati F1 B. Just completed frame up restoration. Almost impossible to find an example of this model with all original equipment still in place. Stock motor new valve job, cylinders and side covers remove looks like new inside. New belts. New tires and battery. Rebuilt kits replaced in brake hydraulics. Parts usually not available are with this bike mirrors, turn signals,Brembo brakes, air box, 36 mm carbs,.dual seat, passenger foot pegs come with it. All systems in working order. Bike to be shown at the Riding Into History Concours d’ Elegance event on May 23rd at St Augustine Florida.

Not insignificant money-wise, two of these auctions have buy-it-now’s of $18,500, so shop carefully.  These lightweight replicas are simple, no-nonsense, and capable of TT-winning speeds.  Cagiva’s investment revived the company and led to bigger and better, but these years are a signature moment for Ducati.

Three Cheers for the Red, White and well, Green – 3 Ducati 750 F1’s
Ducati May 13, 2014 posted by

700 Mile Ducati 750 F1 available in Colorado

1986 Ducati F1 for sale

The Fay Meyers dealership seems to frequently source unobtanium bikes such as the Modial Piegga, Ducati Supermono, Honda NSR and now an ultra low mile tricolor Ducati 750 F1. The last 750 F1 listed on rare sport bikes for sale back in January and went for a cool 18k. This one has lower mileage (1140 kilometes = 708 miles) but seems a bit more nicked up than the one listed back in January. With 3 days to go, it will be interesting to see if anyone adds it to their collection.


1986 Ducati F1 for sale on eBay

700 Mile Ducati 750 F1 available in Colorado
Ducati November 21, 2013 posted by

One Owner 1986 Ducati 750 F1 with just 1500 Miles!

1986 Ducati 750 F1 for sale

This off season we’ve certainly been treated to many low mileage examples to be tempted by. This Ducati 750 F1 has just 1472 miles from new and one owner. It was treated to a full service last year and has some thoughtful upgrades and it sounds like stock bits come with as well. The current bid is $11,500 with reserve not yet met and 6 days to go. How high will this one go or do you think it will be sold offline?


1986 Ducati 750 F1 for sale on eBay


from the seller:

Offering for sale a one owner low mileage example of the Ducati 750 F1 the year is 1986. This bike was originally sold from
Duc Pond Motorsports in Winchester VA. It’s always been kept in ideal garage conditions and used sparingly over the last 27 years. The Ducati 750cc Pantah based engine emerged in the 1980s to much acclaim regarding performance and modern design .


Up grades on the bike include the Brembo gold calipers and an open racing exhaust system.
Included in the sale are the extra Marvic wheels in modern 17″ sizes and an Ohlins shock too. It’s in excellent working order. The shock was recently tested : no leaks or damages and set with correct gas pressure by an Ohlins service center. The Verlicchi alloy swing arm is a nice add on.
The stock center stand and stock front brake calipers along with the stock muffler are all part of the sale . The countershaft sprocket cover is something extra and the engine crankshaft turning tool makes for easier service .

In 2012 this motorcycle was serviced throughout. All valve clearances are spot on. Timing belts are new.
The tires are new Avon Road Runners. The battery of course is new.
The carburators have been cleaned and renewed with new brass and rubber parts including new accelerator pump parts. The pump discharge has been set correctly. The gas tank is clean the fuel lines and petcock valves are new. The hydraulic brake. calipers were cleaned inside re assembled no sticking or odd feeling .The master cylinders were completely field stripped and renewed using new pistons and seals . The brake pads are new.



One Owner 1986 Ducati 750 F1 with just 1500 Miles!
Ducati July 22, 2013 posted by

1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica


The 750 F1 Santamonica is to my eyes the best looking F1 special edition, and this example has covered a mere 4,922 kilometers. These were limited to 200 examples and Ducati says they were initially aimed at the Japanese market as it was their most important marketplace at the time. This example is available in England for £20,000.00 ($30,566).


1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica for sale on eBay




1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica
Ducati May 28, 2013 posted by

Non c’e male! 1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica Available in Italy

1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica

We’ve only had the opportunity to post a Santamonica once before. With just 150 produced, in the best F1 colors without a doubt, this example is billed as restored and from a museum collection. Currently reserve is not met with high bid of £6,100.00 (~$9200 USD). Hat tip to RSBFS Emeritus Jay Bernard for the heads up!


1988 Ducati 750 F1 Santamonica for sale on eBay


quote from the seller:

Limited edition, last of the F1’s special versions. Completely original, restored. Kept in mint conditions, ex-MAD Museum in Italy. Italian registered.
Still with its original first Italian registration.

Ride and collect! Bulletproof investment.

Bike is currently located in Italy, Abano Terme, Padova, but i can get them delivered all around Europe at cost, no problem. To UK f.e. about £350/400.



Yamaha March 29, 2013 posted by

Friday Megabag! [YZF750R, Wes Cooley, SB6R, Daytona 1000, CBR600 F2, RVF400, 86 GSX-R 750, 89 ZX7, 88 750 F1, ZX7RR N1, FZR400, VFR700]

Hey guys,

So much for new year resolutions, the mailbag has slipped pretty bad this time. But there are a lot of ads that are still active and here they are. Thanks for your submissions and have a good weekend,


1997 Yamaha YZF750R For Sale

Mark has this very complete 1997 Yamaha YZF750R with 4000km in Canada on Kijiji

1979 Suzuki GS1000S For Sale

Dan sends us this 1979 Suzuki GS1000S for sale on eBay with a current winning bid of $4350 with about a day to go.

Bimota SB6R For Sale

Adam spotted this Bimota SB6R for sale in Hartford for $11500.


Long time RSBFS friend Tony spotted this 1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 at Pro Italia for $10.5k

1991 Honda CBR600 F2 For Sale

Dave shoots us this 1991 Honda CBR600 F2 that is shockingly together. A nice rider that might be worth restoring some day.

1995 Honda RVF400 For Sale

Scott spotted this beauty, a 1995 Honda RVF400 NC35 in California for $6750. I like the endurance look at the front!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 For Sale with 600 Miles

Paul and Jason saw this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 with 620 miles for $7500. Thanks for the heads up guys!

1989 Kawasaki ZX7 For Sale

Anthony forwards us this Kawasaki ZX7 for $3500 in Scranton.

1988 Ducati 750 F1 For Sale

John forwards us this 1988 Ducati 750 F1 with 2200 miles on Cycletrader from Houston Superbikes.

1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 For Sale

Tom spotted this 1996 Kawasaki ZX7RR N1 for $3500 in Canada. Has some issues, but not enough to deny $3500 is a good price here.

1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

Pete shoot us his 1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale in Chicago for $3500.

VFR700 For Sale

My good friend Blake spotted this 86 Honda VFR750 in Irrigon, Oregon for $2700. That’s the middle of no where so don’t bother these folks unless you really want it! That said, the ride home would be epic 🙂