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Ducati April 17, 2015 posted by

Air-cooled collector’s edition set – Ducati MH900e and PS1000LE

In one quick transaction, you could have two venerable Ducati air-cooled twins, rare and collectible with low miles.  The first of Pierre Terblanche’s tribute designs, the 2000 MH900E has only 1900 miles, with a nice selection of memorabilia.  With 7,800 miles, the 2006 Paul Smart 1000LE is signed by Paul Smart ( he may have been the original owner ) and has the optional lower fairings and Pro Italia exhaust.

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2000 Ducati MH900e and 2006 Paul Smart 1000LE

for sale on eBay

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These single-cam bikes are great performers in vintage costume, the 900 having 75hp and the 1000 92hp.  With the stability and wide turning radius of a the long trellis frame, they are good-handling riders.  Current upside-down forks and single-sided swingarms are on both bikes, along with three big brake disks.  While the dry clutch is a nod to past, fuel injection acknowledges the present.  The exhaust on the MH900E is tucked under the seat, and the PS1000LE has a two-into-one with a polished aluminum muffler.

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From the eBay auction:

One auction price for a lot of 2 bikes.

Bike 1 is a year 2000 Mh900e, it has about 1800 miles on it and is in excellent condition.  This bike comes with the special T-Shirt with the bikes serial number which is number 30. It also comes with the matching plaque and owners manual.
 
Bike 2 is year 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE with rare number fairings.  Even more rare is the rear fender signed by Paul Smart.  The bike has the original manual with it.  The bike was bought from Pro Italia in Glendale, CA.  It is believed that the pipe system was custom ordered from Ducati and came with the bike originally.  I have been told but I cannot prove the bike was owned by Paul Smart himself.  The bike has about 8k miles on it and runs very well and is in excellent condition.
 
We are reducing our collection and would like to see the bikes go to a good home.

Both fitting tributes, the MH900e is named for Isle of Man TT specialist Mike Hailwood, who had 14 wins there between 1961 and 1979.  Paul Smart won the 1972 Imola 200 on a Ducati 750 Desmo from which the PS1000LE color scheme is derived.  Presuming a minor amount of service to make them ready, this could be an expeditious way to an epic riding season.

-donn

Air-cooled collector’s edition set – Ducati MH900e and PS1000LE
Ducati March 31, 2015 posted by

Factory-built Tribute – 2009 Ducati 1000S

After the retro-styled MH900E of 2001-02, the Pierre Terblanche-led styling department had another epiphany in 2005.  The SportClassic series used the air-cooled 992cc dual-spark engine, and a steel trellis frame, with up-to-date brakes and suspension.  Most of the 2006-09 production was the naked GT1000, with single or dual seats.  The gem of the series was the 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE, which commemorated the factory rider’s 1978 Isle of Man TT win.  The Sport 1000S was made in 2007-09 in relatively low numbers and while not having the cachet of the PS, it is a rare retro sportbike.

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1972 Ducati 750 Imola Desmo

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2009 Ducati Sport 1000S for sale on eBay

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Relying on the 2-valve air-cooled 992, the Sport 1000S sends 92 hp and 67 ft-lbs. torque through a six-speed gearbox, via a smooth(er) wet clutch.  Modern 43mm upside forks are used, and the adjustable dual rear shocks ( and dual mufflers ) have a lot of retro appeal ( Paul Smart models used a single sided swingarm and exhaust ).  Brakes are dual 320mm disks in front with 4-piston calipers, and single 245mm rear disk.  The ’07-08 Sports had a dual seat, but in 2009 Ducati brought back the single seat with cowl used on the PS.

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This Sport 1000S has custom turn signals, micro-blinkers smoothly installed on the front fairing, and a fender eliminator kit out back with the brake light and turn signals in an LED strip along the back of the seat cowling.  Sparks stainless steel mufflers are also added.  The fairing has the factory black with white stripe and appears excellent.

The eBay auction states:

This is the rarest of the Sport Classic range. The black Sport classic was produced only in 2009. This example is in pristine condition with all maintenance performed by Ducati Dallas, including the 7500 mile service. Includes a recently installed new Caswell coated gas tank so you never have to worry about tank expansion. Includes – Stainless Spark Exhaust, Fled LED tail light, LED Front Signals, Brown Grips, Mosfet Regulator, Brand New Pirelli Rosso tires.

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One might argue that the PS 1000LE is the rarest of them all, but any of the Sport 1000S years only amounted to a few hundred, all sweet tributes to a great era, factory-engineered with some modern amenities.  This one is from the last production year, and has had some nice care and updates.

-Donn

Factory-built Tribute – 2009 Ducati 1000S
Ducati January 28, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati Sport 1000S Custom

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While the world is quick to deride designer Pierre Terblanche for what he possibly got wrong at Ducati (arguments over the 749/999 series come to mind), the creation of the Sport Classic line was something he certainly got right. Invoking Ducati’s rich history with modern mechanics and the utter ride-ability and reliability of the fabled 2-valve air-cooled L-twin, Terblanche created a link to the past with these very cool modern sportbikes. The Sport 1000 and the Paul Smart draw on the glory days of the bevel, but rev it up with a dual-spark interpretation of the venerable Pantah.

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While the Sport Classic line starts out as coveted machinery, RSBFS reader Curtis has kicked things up a notch, building a black beauty that invokes the green-framed 750, the Paul Smart Edition and even Old Blue – had it been black. While the desmodue motors do not breathe particularly well at high RPMs, they are bulletproof torque monsters…and light weight to boot. That makes these air-cooled Supersport based machines formidable street bikes, as they comprise a tidy package of compact and light weight stature pushed along by a growling and tractable 90 degree twin. Simplicity and effectiveness in one great looking package.

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From the seller:
2006 Ducati Sport 1000
Selling my 2006 Monoposto Sport Classic. Ducati never made a Black Monoposto 1000S, so I took the liberty to create what I believe would live up to its name. This is basically a monoposto black paul smart. The 1000S that came out in 2007+ were all bi-posto and wet clutches.

I am leaving the country and instead of having this bike sit in storage for the next 6 months, I am putting it up for sale. All the details and particulars are listed below. I am in no need to sell it, and any low ball offers will be ignored. I am located in Orange County CA and can show the bike in person. No test rides unless cash in hand. The Tank is a black 1000s that was purchased new and had the stripes removed and recleared. It was sealed with caswell professionally by T.Markus in Hollywood so that there is no chance of this tank expanding. If you are looking for a sport 1000, beware as the tank’s expand and warp due to the ethanol in gasoline. Without a professionally sealed tank, your tank WILL expand… at a cost of $1400 for a replacement tank that still needs to be coated. Do not take that chance.

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More from the seller:
11,345 miles
7,500 and 11,000 Mile Service Done
Valve Adjustment
Belts Changed
New Plugs
Oil / Fluids (Motul)
Upgraded Ducati S4 adjustable Showa Forks
Termignoni Single Exhaust
Custom Subframe
Paul Smart Style Full Fairings
T.Markus Caswell Sealed Tank (No Swelling) (Brand new Tank with invoice)
Custom Monoposto Black “Paul Smart”
Carbon Fiber Front Fender
New Lithium Battery (light weight)
CA Clean and Clear Title
Trickle Charge Installed
Chanel N*5 inspired fairing
Upgraded Slave Cylinder
Rear tail delete
Tires 60%+ tread

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This one of a kind bike is available now on eBay. Ducati never ventured into this territory with the Sport Classic line, and you’d have to think Pierre Terblanche would love the outcome of this midnight edition 1000 S / Paul Smart combination. The machine looks great, has some impressive upgrades, and is being offered by the builder/owner (not some broker/dealer). Check it out here, because you won’t find one anywhere else!

MI

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati Sport 1000S Custom
Ducati November 20, 2014 posted by

Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati SportClassic Paul Smart for Sale

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For all the grief he received for his redesign of Ducati’s superbike, it’s still pretty clear that Pierre Terblanche had some great ideas for Ducati. Aside from the iconic but rare Supermono, he managed to evoke Ducati’s classic style in modern machinery with his line of SportClassics and, while the style of the original MH900e might have been a bit overwrought, there’s certainly no denying that it looks like nothing else on the road. Fortunately, the Sport1000, GT1000, and Paul Smart that followed were much more conservative, yet still striking and very elegant. After an initial rush of buyers, demand for the SportClassic line tapered off, and only the GT1000 is still in production today.

Today’s Featured Listing is among the rarest of the breed: just 2000 of the 2006 Paul Smart Limited Edition bikes were built, and all featured silver half-faired bodywork and a green frame designed to evoke the bike ridden to victory by Paul Smart at the Imola 200 in 1972.

2006 Ducati SportClassic Dash

The SportClassic models were all powered by Ducati’s venerable air/oil-cooled, two-valve “L” twin 1000DS engine. The “DS” signified “DualSpark” twin-plug heads that allowed efficient combustion across the relatively large surface of the pistons and, in this configuration, the twin put out a claimed 92hp, although it’s not a motor known for top-end revs and generally runs out of breath well before redline. But with a fat midrange and charisma to spare, it’s a spectacular street motor and, obviously, valve-float is never a problem on a Desmo motor…

Original versions had a wild tubular swingarm with a shock/spring combo on the left side, like a twin-shock setup with one side missing. Shotgun pipes on the right balanced the look out. Unfortunately, this configuration precluded passenger accommodations and early Sport1000 and Paul Smart SportClassics are solo affairs.

Later versions changed to a dual-seat but lost the cool swingarm, going to a more conventional dual-shock set up at the rear. Wire wheels were a clear nod to style over performance, although they did feature tubeless Pirelli Phantom tires designed with vintage looks and modern performance in mind.

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From the original CraigsList posting:
2006 Ducati Paul Smart Limited Edition for Sale

Selling my 2006 Ducati Paul Smart Limited Edition – very, very, rare!

This bike is a two owner bike with only 1,000 miles. No stories, issues, accidents, etc. and has been stored in a heated garage. This bike is extremely rare and comes with the two best ‘unobtanium’ accessories:

– Factory lower side fairings (factory ~ not aftermarket knock off’s)
– Termignoni 2×1 single exhaust with up map (black powder coated to match original look)

I’ve also installed the clear clutch and belt covers for an extra clean look. No other modifications of any kind and all factory parts (exhaust, chrome clutch cover and black belt covers).

If you are looking at this bike you know that they are extremely hard to find, especially given low miles and accessories. Please note that I’m not interesting in selling the lower side fairings or Termi separately

Perfect bike for the enthusiast / collector and in absolute pristine shape. Feel free to contact me at three one zero six nine nine seven three seven seven if you are interested. Please no low ball offers, scams, etc. or text messages.

Demand for the SportClassic line petered out after just a few years, but they have held their value extremely well and all versions command very good money on the used market. The seller is asking $22,500 for this Paul Smart, which is pretty big money for a SportClassic, but the bike does feature the factory side fairings that more closely resemble the ones on the original race bikes, along with a classic Termignoni exhaust. While I prefer the truly wild Zard two-into-two pipes for the early SportClassics, you can’t go wrong with Termi pipes on a Ducati.

In nearly-new condition with just 1,000 miles on the clock, this particular example is one of the best you’re ever likely to find, so if you are looking to add a SportClassic to your collection, you can’t go wrong with this one.

-tad

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Featured Listing: 2006 Ducati SportClassic Paul Smart for Sale
Ducati June 20, 2014 posted by

Triple Play Collection: 3 zero mile Ducati Sport Classics

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What we have today is a trifecta of Sport Classic models: A 2002 MH900e, a 2006 1000 LE Paul Smart, and a 2007 1000 LE. Both 1000 LE models have never been registered, and all three bikes claim to have no mileage on them. This is one of those “instant collection” sort of deals. Why search out bikes one at a time when you can three – all with a claimed “zero mile” status? While buying multiple bikes at one time can be an advantage to the buyer, these types of auctions are rarely beneficial to the seller. It is a lazy man’s way of parting with a collection that is generally worth more in pieces than as a whole – although it might be worth a shot if there is that one buyer out there looking for just this combination. Gorgeous to look at, but I bet these must be even better to ride!

Collection of 3 Sport Classic Ducatis for sale!

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From the seller:
1) 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE: Zero miles. Perfect condition, stored indoors. Comes with original MSO (never registered), both keys, manual & paperwork. Comes with lowers & Paul Smart signature on seat cowl. I will also throw in a NCR Schedoni seat to the winning bidder ($650.00).

2) 2002 MH900e: Zero miles. Perfect condition, stored indoors. Comes with clear GA title, both keys, plaque, t-shirt, stand, manual & paperwork.

3) 2007 Mono 1000 SE: Zero miles. Perfect condition, stored indoors. Comes with original MSO (never registered), both keys, manual & paperwork.

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The seller is willing to part out the collection individually, so if you see something you like you might want to hit him up. These are great looking bikes, and it will be interesting to see how the market responds. The current bid on the collection is nearing $65k, and the BIN is set at $90k. Will this auction go the distance? The reserve has already been met! Check it out here. Good Luck!

Triple Play Collection:  3 zero mile Ducati Sport Classics
Ducati May 5, 2014 posted by

Souped-Up Sport Classics: Paul Smart 1000 and NCR New Blue

The Ducati Sport Classics have been appreciating in value the last several years, many exceeding original purchase price already after just 8 years. These two examples go much further than that and pack far more than the factory ever offered.

-dc

Built 2006 Ducati Paul Smart for sale on eBay – $55,000 Buy-it-Now

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 for sale PS1000LE

from the seller:

For Sale: PS1000LE, this is a close to new machine with less than 100 miles on it. This was built as a show bike for dealership and spent most of its life being pampered with soft towels, polish and wax. If your looking at this auction you know what it is so no need to go into the boring details. What you dont know is how special this bike is. I will try to recall all the stuff done to the bike but it has been a long time and im sure to forget something. What i can tell you for sure is this bike MOVES. Stock these bikes were about 88HP at teh rear wheel and this bike is well over that. It was dynoed at 112hp.

This is not a FLASHY look at me type of build. This is a very conservative looking bike built with the best parts available. It was built to perform and not to get attention. Anyone who knows motorcycles will immediately see the value in this bike but it is not obvious to those who don’t know.

Parts and work done to bike we all done by the best Ducati mechanic in the USA. The 2nd to last photo shows the fit between the tank the frame mounts. As you can clearly see there is no gap so the tank is not loose and fits tight as new without that goofy spacer kit Ducati supplied to all their loyal customers to fix the warped expanded tank issue. This tank should get coated prior to regular use if your going to run pump gas, as mentioned this has only ever had race or aviation fuel so no ethanol issues. The motor was built to run on pump gas.


2007 NCR Ducati New Blue for sale on eBay – $80,000

2007 Ducati NCR New Blue for sale

from the seller:

Up for auction is a 2007 NCR Ducati New Blue Cafe Racer. This is number 12 of 50 (which I do not think they even came close to making 50). This is a mint condition like new race bike. ** It was never issued with a title and was only meant to be raced and it does not come with a title (eBay does not have a no title option so I had to mark clear title above) ** It has been stored inside a heat controlled facility. It has been hand signed by Cook Neilson & Phil Schilling on the tail section. It is pictured without the belly pan but it comes with the bike and has since been re installed. This bike was started when new and driven around the block once so I don’t know the exact mileage because the battery was removed. This bike has never been raced.

Souped-Up Sport Classics:  Paul Smart 1000 and NCR New Blue
Ducati December 22, 2013 posted by

How Much Would You Pay for a New Paul Smart 1000 LE?

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE For Sale

Ducati Sport Classics are seemingly already beyond the bottom of their depreciation curve, and in many cases on the upswing for very well kept examples. And no wonder, they’re great looking modern retro rides. I still recall the Ducati demo day and riding one. If memory serves prices ranged from $12-16k ish? Yet hit up eBay Motors today and browse what’s available. Prices are back where they were — and higher in many cases!

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But what if you had the chance to buy a brand new, just un-crated Sport Classic? And what if it were a Paul Smart 1000 LE, arguably the best looking of the series. This seller in Texas recons the price is $30k. I’m sure that price is to weed out the tire kickers and dreamers, but what do you think a fair price for this opportunity is? Hat tip to Matthew H. on Facebook for the link.

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How Much Would You Pay for a New Paul Smart 1000 LE?
Ducati May 24, 2013 posted by

One Beautiful Ride- ’06 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE

Location: Santa Monica, CA   Mileage: 12,000    Price: $17,900 BIN

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This may be one of the best looking motorcycles ever. Sure, it has a rich heritage that most motorcycle racing fans can appreciate. And it’s gonna be big with pretty much any Ducati freak. All that  aside, this is just a beautiful bike. And it’s also not all that common, with 2000 made. The other sport classic bikes in the Duc line have started to heat up, and this has got to be one of the most desirable.

From the seller-

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition 

Frame no. ZDM1WABP868000896

‘Want it for Paul’s achievement, want it for Ducati’s heritage, want it for how it looks.’ – Bike magazine. 

Paul Smart’s famous victory in the 1972 Imola 200 riding what would become the 750SS was instrumental in establishing Ducati as a high-performance brand for the modern era. So what better way to celebrate the Bologna marque’s heritage than a limited edition model in the spirit of the iconic 750SS? The Paul Smart 1000 LE uses the air-cooled 1000DS v-twin engine, which is housed in the Italian firm’s trademark trellis frame, the latter complemented by some top-quality Öhlins suspension and Brembo brakes. In no way a ‘replica’; this is a thoroughly modern motorcycles with only the styling and colour scheme acknowledging the past. 

‘After 20 miles I was totally sold on the bike, as I had been after five minutes of looking at it. Exclusivity, style, power, handling… what else could I want?’ queried Bike magazine’s tester at the 1000 LE’s launch. A production run of only 2,000 units with only half that coming to the U.S. and few motorcycles of modern times have become as instantly collectible. 

The bike offered here is in exquisite condition throughout. The bodywork is practically without blemish, with only the tiniest scratches visible under close scrutiny. The frame and all mechanical parts are in near perfect condition, also. There is no evidence of any accidents. 

Having covered only 12,000 miles from new, this 2-California owner bike, runs perfectly, with strong and responsive power, a perfect shifting transmission through a good clutch. Brakes, suspension and all electrical systems work perfectly. The Termignoni exhaust sounds intoxicating, and the bike comes with the original system. 

Apart from the tail-tidy, this unmolested and original example is accompanied by a file of documentation, all 3 keys (2 black and one red), and a clean, clear California title. Fresh from a 12,000 mile service, the bike needs nothing at all.

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This looks like a clean, stock example that should appeal to any Ducati collector or anyone who just wants a clean, killer, rare Ducati. Mileage is good and is described as running perfectly. Not much else to say.

So if a Paul Smart LE has been on your dream list, then you may want to get in on the auction!

-RN