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Ducati December 3, 2018 posted by

The description is worth it: 1988 Ducati Paso 750ie

The seller of this 1988 Ducati Paso 750ie takes honesty in advertising in a slightly strange direction, choosing to focus less on the attributes of the bike and more on the potential impact the bike will have on your social engagements. He gives us scant details beyond how long he's owned it, how far he has ridden it in that time and the fact that it is a "great bike."

1988 Ducati Paso 750ie for sale on eBay

That's when the real fun starts. It's PG-13 at least, so proceed with caution if you have young gas monkeys around. From the eBay listing:

1988 Ducati Paso 750 ie Limited Only 3098 miles - great condition !

I'll be adding more photos tomorrow - including odometer.
It's a great bike.
I have owned it for 13yrs and rode it 10 miles on my own property the day I picked it up - stored in museum since then.

Start your collection now - good bikes have outpaced many other investments over the last decade since the recession -
and you cannot invite your friends to come drool over stocks & bonds or ride them to Sunday morning coffee....

Plus no one ever got laid because of their bond portfolio unbless it had a billion dollars in it and then they still got laid because of their 300' yacht not the bonds.

no yacht ?

Buy this bike.

Have more money , or not the most dashing gent ? Buy the Paul Smart I have for sale ūüôā
WANT TO APPEAR REALLY YOUTHFUL & VIRILE ? Buy the insane aprilia factory supermoto racer I have for sale lol

The Paso isn't anywhere close to a yacht, but its acres of white bodywork are vaguely reminiscent of a luxo-barge you'd see moored in Monaco. If you squint real hard and let your imagination go. What this bike certainly represents is a decent and pretty much unmolested example of a very-1980s Ducati, built just on the cusp of the brand's return to building the wild sportbikes it's known for today.

The description is worth it: 1988 Ducati Paso 750ie
Honda March 1, 2018 posted by

Featured Listing: 1988 Honda CBR600F Hurricane for Sale

Update 3.17.2018: The seller has notified us that the transaction is now complete for this Hurricane and in fact sold quickly after being posted for just 4 hours. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

If Suzuki's GSX-R codified the sportbike formula for the masses, the Honda CBR600F Hurricane represented the next evolution. Introduced in 1987, and known in the UK as the "Jelly Mould" due to the smooth, aerodynamic bodywork, the bike featured a steel frame that persisted up until the introduction of the CBR600RR, but that was somehow never much of a handicap. Sure, it meant that later iterations of the bike were at a technical disadvantage when compared to aluminum-framed rivals, but the CBR always had that user-friendly quality for which Hondas are justifiably famous. And at around 440lbs full of fluids, the original Hurricane was still a good bit lighter than its contemporaries and it handled beautifully, rivaling the Yamaha FZ600 but with a far more refined engine.

Mechanically, the Hurricane signaled a shift for Honda away from the V4 engine configuration. It still made sense for more focused racing machinery but, for a mass-produced motorcycle like the CBR, an inline four was easier to package and less complicated to manufacture. That inline engine displaced 598.5cc and was much more oversquare than generally seen at the time, with a bore and stroke of 63mm x 48mm, something that was allowed by the bike's liquid cooling. It produced 85hp with the help of a 4-into-1 exhaust and could push the slippery machine to over 140mph, with triple disc brakes that could pull the bike down quickly and safely from those speeds.

The impressive top speed was made possible by the bike's sleek styling: after Ducati pointed the way towards the future with their fully-enclosed Paso, Honda took the ball and ran with it, taking advantage of the aerodynamic and manufacturing advantages, since the bike's mechanical parts could also be conveniently hidden out of sight without concern for tucking wires and hoses out of the way or a need to "beautify" the mechanical parts. And, while Ducatisti resisted the Paso's modernity, Honda fans embraced the future and the new Hurricane sold in droves.

Today's Featured Listing is a low-mileage survivor with just 12,000 miles on the odometer and an asking price of $3,750. It appears to be in very nice, original, unmolested condition, excepting a Yoshimura exhaust the seller claims has been on the bike since new, so it may not be OEM, but is at the very least period-correct.

From the Seller's original Craigslist post: 1988 Honda CBR600F Hurricane for Sale

Up for sale is my 1988 Honda Hurricane! She runs and rides fantastic.

If you are looking at this ad, you know how rare these are to find in this condition and this color scheme with low mileage.

It has an original Yoshimura complete exhaust system that was installed when new. She is ready to go with a new battery, fork seals, new OEM chain, fresh oil change, re-built master cylinder and re-built carbs. She is mostly original except I did replace the brake lines with braided ones when the brakes were rebuilt. She has a couple minor blemishes in the decals and tank but it has never been dropped or laid down.

The title is clean and in hand. I do not need any help selling the bike and ask that only serious buyers reach out to me. I am not in a hurry to sell her so no low ball offers and no joy rides. I am happy to send additional pictures and or video upon request.

Thank you for looking!

Certainly, Honda sold plenty of their seemingly simple, but still revolutionary Hurricane when they were new. But, like so many older Japanese motorcycles, they were used and abused, raced and thrashed and ridden hard, then put away wet. At some point, as values decreased and they were sold on down the line, they needed some sort of maintenance the owner couldn't afford or justify, and they were left to rot. But a few are still around and have been restored or cherished by their original owners, and they may still be affordable, but that can't possibly last.

-tad

Featured Listing: 1988 Honda CBR600F Hurricane for Sale
Ducati July 1, 2016 posted by

Blue By You – 1988 Ducati Paso 750

The Paso was more revolutionary than evolutionary, with square-tubing frame, full bodywork, and two-barrel Weber carburetor.  Despite reviewing well, the Webers had some rideability issues, and the love-it-or-hate-it styling as well as the import price stranded the bikes in the showroom.  With sales under a thousand per year, the bikes are now a rarity and significant, as they mark the Cagiva era and began Ducati's sport-touring segment.  This example is a distinctive blue, well kept and has had fuel delivery and charging system updates.

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1988 Ducati 750 Paso for sale on eBay

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Very similar to the 750 F1 desmodue, the Paso's 748 cc's are good for 73 hp, routed through a 5-speed transmission. ¬†Because of the single Weber, the vertical cylinder has the intake at the front, and the 2-into-1 exhaust has a collector under the engine. ¬†42 mm Marzocchi forks split compression and rebound duties in an early anti-dive method. ¬†An √Ėhlins damper is hidden under the Tamburini-sculpted body, which also provides conformal turn signals and mirrors. ¬†Brembo brakes are 280mm fronts with 270mm rear, all single-puck. ¬†16-inch wheels and tires are wide - 130/60 front and 180/60 rear.

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All bikes with nearly 30 years and 21,000 miles have a past and this one includes a repaint of the right side, but it looks good.  From the background we see that the owner knows his way around a carburetted engine, and has this to say in the eBay auction:

This is a very nice example of a rare blue 1988 Ducati Paso 750. It was previously owned by an ex Automotive and Aerospace Engineer who was meticulous and put in a lot of time to Engineer and fix the original fuel, air and electronic problems that were inherent on this bike. He upgraded the starter, fuel system, rebuilt the carbs, fixed wiring, redesigned fuel pump and air flow needed to fix these issues. She starts great, runs great and is a real head turner. She has a new battery included in sale.  The blue color is very rare and less than 50 were made Worldwide and shipped to the U.S.  A lot of  time and effort was expended to make her run better than original.

In an age where just about everyone has loud pipes, the original black-chrome mufflers should be at least friendly.  Non-working tacho should be an easy fix.  Overall build quality after the Cagiva investment was better than ever.

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Updates eventually came to the Paso, including a water-cooled 907 cc engine, six-speed and electronic fuel injection, but the styling never caught fire and the line shut down in 1992.  Often shunned because of the 16-inch tire size, choices are better now than they were in the 1990's, when the now-classic was simply used.  If you like the aerodynamic styling, it's a great looking bike, and tested as a nice handler.  This example looks original but has had some attention under the bodywork, and should be a great rider.

-donn

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Blue By You – 1988 Ducati Paso 750
Ducati January 25, 2016 posted by

Rare Duc – 1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited

Shortly after Cagiva's agreement to use Ducati engines, they bought controlling interest in the company in 1985, and breathed some design and engineering funding into the company.  Responding to competition from the east, the Castiglionis hired Bimota founder Massimo Tamburini to design the new 750 cc model.  The result was the Paso, with full fairing concealing the 750F1 engine and 5-speed, named for Ducati racer Renzo Pasolini, who died in an accident at Monza in 1973.

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1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited for sale on eBay

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Cam drive now by timing belt instead of bevel gears, the air-cooled 748 cc desmodue developed 73 hp.¬† Use of a two-barrel Weber carburetor required the¬† rear cylinder to be reversed.¬† Doubly odd for a Ducati, a square-tube frame, none of it visible, hidden beneath the curves of the all-encompassing tupperware.¬† Marzocchi air adjustable forks are 42mm, and at the back is an¬†√Ėhlins monoshock.¬† Three similar-sized brake disks, dual 280mm fronts with 270mm rear.

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Not quite sure what makes this particular Paso a Limited, exhaust system, livery perhaps ?  There were only 50 Limiteds, but any Paso constitutes a limited edition as sales never took off and production over the five years was just a few thousand.  A ground-breaking design, very well resolved, and this one in super nice shape, collector quality.  The owner shows off the lovingly detailed mechanicals without the bodywork.  From the eBay auction:

Rare Duc!  Excellent Condition.  In storage since 2006 (ridden occasionally) when it was completely serviced by dealer and any and all updates and repairs were done.  Runs strong, despite original Weber carb's reputation. Barnett Clutch Pack. New battery. New Michelin tires. Comes with Corbin Seat and original seat. Standard U.S. exhaust in black chrome (never used), (has Euro exhaust on since new). Euro tail light. RKA Tank Bag. Ducati Red powder coated wheels to match belly of fairings.  All original parts plus Ducati and Clymer Repair Manuals. Some spares. Certified by Ducati Museum to be 1 of only 50 produced. Owner is former dealer.

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Not without its faults, the 750 Pasos suffered rideability issues with a flat spot in the torque curve, and while 16-inch wheels helped turn-in, tire selection has been lacking and occasionally impossible.  Still it reviewed as a  supple handler, hiding its weight well and cradling the rider.  Tests from the day poke fun at Cagiva for using the fairing to save money by not having to design and finish the drivetrain for display, just what Tamburini would have had you believe as he was pulling the plastic over your eyes...

-donn

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Rare Duc – 1988 Ducati 750 Paso Limited
Ducati October 21, 2015 posted by

Red Revival – 1990 Ducati Paso 906

On display for the past few years, this Ducati Paso 906 might be ready for revival.  With just about 5,000 miles, some rubber, belts, and maybe a seal or two should be all that's required for some nice riding.

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1990 Ducati Paso 906 for sale on eBay

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Penned by Massimo Tamburini for the 1985 show season, the Paso model was introduced as a 750, and a major upgrade came in 1989 with 906 engine ( peculiarly displacing 904 cc ), water cooling and 6-speed transmission.  A strong square-tube frame is beneath the bodywork which conceals all the mysteries.  Marocchi forks and Ohlins rear monoshock are accompanied by Brembo brakes.  In the GP fashion of the time, 16-inch Oscam wheels are fitted.

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Looking excellent in the many good pictures, this Paso has only a couple of mods, a Corbin seat and Ferracci mufflers.  Pretty sure these came with a center stand but I'm not seeing it.  The tank is signed, but the auction doesn't divulge by whom.  Loving those faired round mirrors.  From the eBay auction:

There is good chance that my Paso 906 may be the best one you'll ever find in its original condition on eBay.  Only 100 Paso 906s were imported to the US back in the difficult days of Ducati.  This one has served me only for its good looks in my office as a Massimo Tamburini art-piece and later in our TV room along my other Tamburini Ducatis as a show-bike.  I have not driven it in 3.5 years.  I had it completely serviced before I put it up for display.  It needs a battery.  The tires are all original from 1989 when it left the Ducati factory. Drive it or show it.  No damage whatsoever.

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While time in the gallery is not deducted from a bike's life span, a comprehensive service would be required to return this Paso to the road.  It would be worth doing, though early Paso's suffered rideability squawks due to their single carburetor, these were ironed out with the 906.  Underneath the bodywork are Ducati's excellent frame design and handling, and top quality components.  If the soap-bar styling of the Paso speaks to you, this would be a great bike to bring home from the museum shop...

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-donn

Red Revival – 1990 Ducati Paso 906
Ducati September 8, 2015 posted by

Nuanced – 1991 Ducati 907IE

Incremental improvements made over the years of production can often add up to make the final model year or two the ones to buy, and that is certainly the case with the Ducati Paso, made 1986-92.  Introduced as an air-cooled 750, the Paso evolved into a 900cc water-cooled, fuel-injected sportbike with a slippery fairing which covers all the mechanicals.

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1991 Ducati 907ie for sale on eBay

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The 907IE has a strong ( and rare for Ducati ) square tubing dual cradle frame, completely concealed by the fairing.  Water cooling was added to the 904cc engine in 1989, though the heads maintained some of their cooling fins, making the system work better overall.  Weber fuel injection gave the 90 hp engine a smooth power curve with good torque available from 3000 rpm.  Marzocchi supplied the 42mm forks and rear monoshock, which received excellent reviews.  Brembo made the 4-piston calipers for the dual 300mm front brakes, with two-piston 245mm rear.  One major update to the driveline was 17-inch tires front and rear, more important these days as 16-inch tires are not widely available.

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Offered by a St. Louis specialty car store, this 907IE looks great with under 5,500 miles.  Corbin seat and Termignoni carbon mufflers appear to be the only updates, and a missing turn signal lens the only squawk.  From the eBay auction:

  • Same Owner Since 1998!
  • Chassis & engine numbers matching
  • Used in Ellese Tennis Shoe commercial in Italy
  • 904cc SOHC ‚ÄúL‚ÄĚ V-twin engine
  • 6-speed transmission
  • Termigoni exhaust
  • Weber Marelli fuel-injection
  • Brembo front & rear brakes
  • 3-piece Brembo wheels
  • Veglia instruments
  • Only 5,467 original miles

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Reviewed as a great handler with nicely tuned fuel injection, the 907IE is the Paso to own.  The dry multi-plate but hydraulically activated clutch and six-speed trans also impressed the media.  Fairly low clip-ons make the country more fun than the city, though you could certainly add bar risers.  A love-it-or-hate-it affair, the all-inclusive bodywork looks even better in person than pictures.  A pair of cam belts might be in order unless some history is available, but that points out one of the reasons to consider the Desmodue, maintenance that won't be a deal-breaker...

-donn

Nuanced – 1991 Ducati 907IE