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Ducati May 6, 2013 posted by

Get Smart! Two Modified Ducati Paul Smart 1000’s to Choose from on eBay

If you’ve been on the hunt for a Ducati Sport Classic as of late, you’re not alone. The appreciation on these in the last 6-12 months has been nothing short of remarkable. Today we have two specimens that represent one of the most desirable iterations, the Paul Smart 1000 LE. These are both unique in their own ways but look like like examples to be considered. Check ’em out!

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 NCR For Sale

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE with NCR bits For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

For your consideration, up for auction is my 2006 PS1000LE. Im the 2nd owner and have owned her since august 2012. due to a financial situation sadly she has to go. As you can see she is very special. she comes as pictured with rare lower fairings and an even rarer full titanium NCR exhaust for the NEW BLUE. there is only 1 other Paul Smart that i know of that has the NCR installed and its located in the UK. this was a special build NCR did for me to accommodate the Smarts Single sided Shock. its glorious.. this has become a truly one of a kind PS and i hope you won’t let it slip thru your fingers. you may not see another this unique..

{…much more detail included at the auction…}


2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE in Removable Black Wrap For Sale on eBay

from the seller:

This is not your normal silver PS, it is heavily modified and can be quickly changed back to its beautiful, silver original finish due to the fact that it is 3M wrapped. I contacted my friends @ ImpressiveWrap in LA for clear 3M to protect the bike for planned track/canyon rides but chaned my mind and wrapped this in black to pair it w/ the CF fairings and to be different from the rest.

This not for purists but can be changed to stock/OEM quickly. The paint is and still is mint, no scratches or imperfections. Original bikini fairings are included so this bike can be switched to its original finish/look easily.

{…much more detail included at the auction…}

The first bike is loaded and currently at $17,500 reserve not met as of Sunday night. But the second is at $14,100 and looks to sell with lots of bids over 2 days remaining. Which would you choose?


Ducati November 19, 2012 posted by

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 For Sale in Kentucky

Today we’ve got a sub-2k mile Paul Smart 1000 limited edition. What’s unusual is that with 6 days remaining, the reserve has already been met. There are a couple folks who apparently want to own this one! Current winning bid is $12,800 which is about right according to our database. Prices have been on the rise with these models and no wonder — it’s gorgeous!

Place Your Bid for this 2006 Ducati PS1000LE on eBay

from the seller:

Offered for your consideration is this gorgeous 2006 Limited Edition Paul Smart Ducati done in a beautiful sparkling silver with pale green frame. The motorcycle is a truly rare (only 2000 produced) example of the exotic Ducatis which are produced in Italy, home of such noted brands as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Benelli, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, and many others. All designed with speed and beauty in mind. This particular low mileage example is in excellent condition having been owned and cared for only by the most dedicated Ducati enthusiast. The bike is nearly flawless (I could not find any flaws, but nothing is perfect) and has never been ridden in the rain or spent the night outside. It runs perfectly with the precision of a Swiss watch. This Paul Smart is totally stock and unmolested, a real prize for collectors and riders alike. Purchase our museum quality machine and ride it home or have your shipper pick up from our loading dock, deliver it to your estate where it may be displayed as the piece of functional art it really is. The reserve has been set at a reasonable amount and will not be revealed. Please bid high and often in order to become the proud owner of this valuable, classic, concourse grade Paul Smart Replica.


Aprilia September 4, 2012 posted by

Set Your Budget and Sale Prices: August 2012 Review

Hey guys,

I’ve been meaning to be better about catching everyone up on close values and winning bids, so here is everything we have a factual close or high bid pricing on from eBay. Adjust your sale price or target price accordingly!

Enjoy the short week,


This Ducati 888 SPO with only 430 miles failed to sell the first time at $12,600 and a second time at $12,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

888 SPO for sale

This lovely Honda RC30 failed to sell at $26,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda RC30 For Sale

This Vance & Hines FZR600 has been listed several times since our original post and it has failed to get a single bid at $3400. It currently listed for $3200 in the latest relist. Current Auction | Our Post

Vance & Hines FZR600 For Sale

The RC45 in Florida that was originally for sale in the same auction with an RC30, has been relisted a few times and is currently available for a buy-it-now of $35k. Current Auction | Our Post

Honda RC45 For Sale

As a few of you noticed, there was a rare sighting of an actual close to a Lance Gamma RG500 auction! This lovely sold for $17,920. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Lance Gamma RG500 For Sale

This gorgeous Ducati 750 F1a failed to sell at just shy of $10k. Closed Auction | Our Post

1985 Ducati 750 F1a for sale

Here we have a 2005 MV Agusta F4 AGO that was listed with a buy-it-now of $14,500 and failed to sell the first time at $12,300. But it was relisted and was sold for $14,500. Closed Auction | Our Post

MV Agusta F4 AGO for sale

A fan favorite, this 1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 sold for $3650. Unfortunately the sale fell through and the bike was available again briefly before being pulled as ‘no longer for sale’. Closed Auction | Our Post

1990 Kawasaki ZX-7 H2 for sale

This 95 Honda NSR250SE MC28 sold for $10,400. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

Honda NSR250SE MC28 For Sale

This 2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS was originally listed with a $18k buy-it-now and failed to meet reserve at $15,100. It was relisted and sold for $17k. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 BMW HP2 Sport with ABS For Sale

This Ducati 916SPS failed to sell twice at $11,500 (classified) and a third time only reaching $7800. Closed Auction | Our Post

Ducati 916SPS For Sale

This RG500 Gamma failed to sell with zero bids starting at $10,600. Closed Auction | Our Post

1986 RG500 Gamma For Sale

This plated 2000 Aprilia RS125 sold for just $3850. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

2000 Aprilia RS125 For Sale

The 1980 Vetter Mystery Ship Turbo received 19 bids to $11,200 but failed to meet reserve. Closed Auction | Our Post

1980 Kawasaki KZ 1000 Turbo Mystery Ship

This sharp 93 Honda VFR400 NC30 sold the first time for just $5000. Closed Auction | Our Post

1993 Honda VFR400 NC30 For Sale

Mike posted this 2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition that he titled “medium rare”. Failed to sell the first time for $10k, but the relist sold for $9500. Closed Auction | Our Post

2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol For Sale

The Ducati Sport Classics are hot right now and this 2006 Ducati Paul Smart follows the same path selling for $14,500 the first time. Closed Auction | Our Post

2006 Ducati Paul Smart For Sale

This sexy little Cagiva Mito failed to sell with 12 bids up to $5400. Closed Auction | Our Post

Cagiva Mito For Sale

This very clean 91 GSX-R 1100 received 38 bids and sold for $6500. Congratulations to buyer and seller! Closed Auction | Our Post

1991 GSX-R 1100 for sale

This fantastic 1982 Honda CB1100 R has now sold with 24 bids totaling $16,900. Closed Auction | Our Post

1982 Honda CB1000 R For Sale

This 96 Suzuki RGV250SP VJ23 was originally listed last November and has now sold for $10,150. Closed Auction | Our Post

1996 Suzuki RGV250 SP (VJ23) for sale

This Aprilia RS250 Cup we recently listed sold for $7500 but must have fallen through as it’s relisted for $7200. Current Listing | Our Post

Aprilia RS250 Cup For Sale

Ducati August 19, 2012 posted by

Retro Cool with a Turquoise Frame- 06′ Ducati Paul Smart GT1000 LE

Location: Fairfield, Iowa

Mileage: 2,338

Price: Auction

If I recall correctly, and I may have this wrong, Bike magazine out of the U.K. (great mag if you don’t know it) called this the best looking bike ever. Or maybe best color combo. I don’t remember exactly. I do remember that they thought it was one good looking bike. I have to agree. A turquoise blue frame on a Duc? Kind of like pink on a Ferrari. But it just works on this bike. I totally dig it.

Here’s the seller’s comments-

This 2006 Ducati Paul Smart GT1000  (one of 2000 ever made, one of 500 imported to North America) is in great condition. I have kept it in the garage since I bought it from the dealership. I have never ridden it hard or in bad weather. All seals are fresh and it has been kept on a battery tender. Always maintained by a dealer. 100% stock!

Title is clean and in hand ready to be transferred.  

This vehicle is being sold as-is, with no warranty, written or otherwise. 

The buyer will have 48 hours to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit payable through Paypal.  The remaining balance will be submitted via bank transfer, paypal, cashiers check, or cash in hand upon pickup. 

The buyer will have to make all arrangements for pick up and/or transportation of the vehicle, and is responsible for payment of those services if necessary.  Bike is currently located in Fairfield, IA.  

Bike is also being advertised locally.  Seller reserves the right to remove this ad at any time.

And photos for your pleasure-

This bike is represented as bone stocker that has been maintained and well taken care of. So there’s really not much else to say. A production number worldwide of 2000 means you won’t see one everyday.

So if you have had a desire for one of these, here’s a great opportunity for a stock, clean unit you can enjoy for years to come. If you want this bike, make the jump!


Ducati April 14, 2011 posted by

1974 Ducati 750SS vs. 2006 Ducati Paul Smart

Is there a difference between living in the past, and celebrating it? Are you someone who looks back, or looks forward? I think it is telling if you visit or

In 2006 Ducati created a tribute to the 1973 750SS, a bike which today is hunted and valued higher then new bikes. We will see what the final bid is for this , but at the current bid you could buy multiple new tribute bikes for you and your friends.

The 1974 750SS used the V-Twins Desmodromic engine designed by Dr Fabio Taglioni. The new 90 degree twin is essentially two of Ducati tried single cylinder engines mounted to a single crank. The new engine was designed, built and race tested in a very short period. It first appeared on the road limited to 50hp in the 1971 750 GT. It became iconic when it was put into the 750SS. The 80×74.4 bore and stroke gives the 748cc. 9.5:1 compression developed 73hp at 8000rpm, and with 5 speeds gave a top speed of 134.8 mph. Great engine, super performance, beautiful styling, but why is this bike desire over all the others 750SS made between 1973 and 1981?

It’s the color. I have had a hard time nailing down numbers, but indications are that 10 were made in 1973, and 401 in 1974.

So when Ducati designed a new bike in the retro style that has become popular, what other color scheme would they choose?

This 2006 Paul Smart 1000LE was a one year only tribute SportClassic. It was designed by Pierre Terblanche who also designed the MH900e, a tribute to the original Mike Hailwood Replica. The engine measures 992cc with 94mmx71.5mm, a 10.1:1 CR ratio giving 91bhp at 8,000rpm and through 6 speeds gave a top speed of 135mph. These numbers appear to be the same as the stock bike. The PS1000LE differs from the other GT1000 in the bubble fairing with clip-ons over the naked stock bike. Optional side fairings with number plates were offered to replicate the full racing fairings. Suspension up front looks to have changed from the stock 43mm Marzocchi to 43mm Öhlins and Öhlins in back replacing the Sachs unit.

And this is the one that everyone is copying:

Which one do you want?


Editors Note: We are publishing this on both websites for contrast and exposure. -dc

Ducati January 7, 2011 posted by

Smart Money: 2006 Ducati Sport Classic Paul Smart LE

For Sale: 2006 Ducati Sport Classic Paul Smart Limited Edition

In 1972 Paul Smart rode a Ducati 750SS into the history books by winning the Imola 200. He is credited for putting Ducati on the map, and ushering in the modern era of Ducati dominance on the racetrack. This bike, the Ducati Sport Classic Paul Smart edition, was designed to commemorate that Daytona win and celebrate the accomplishments of such a gifted rider.

From the seller:
This NO RESERVE bike is the Paul Smart 1000 LE, Limited edition of 2000 in the world with only 500 imported to the United States. This is the commemorative bike designed after the 1972 Super Sport that the man, Paul Smart rode to victory in the Imola 200. I am a former racer and I tried to create a bike that was as close to what I thought a Grand Prix bike would look like if it were transported to this modern age. I have put on the factory Termignoni exhaust and chip at the dealership. On that note, the original exhaust was thrown out but that is the only part missing from this beauty. I have all the original parts that I removed to make the bike look like what you see here. Now for what I have added:

Ducati Bubble Screen
Ducati Classic Fairing #16
MPL slave cylinder
Carbon fiber rear hugger
Fender Eliminator kit
Back off rear tail light modification for safety
Speedy Moto open clutch cover
Mad Duc pressure plate and upgraded springs
Factory Ducati Carbon clutch plates
Ducati Tank Cover (no bag, stolen)
Ducati custom bike cover

All extra stickers that I applied are easily removable. I did not clear coat them. I have changed the oil 3 times since new. The bike only has 1530 miles. I put 80 miles on it since the photo. I will include all of the original parts excluding the missing original exhaust of course. I absolutely love this bike but I had knee surgery and this aggressive riding position is not suitable for my knee. I also don’t have time to ride with 2 kids and their sports and other activities.

One cool side note, this model is in the new Tron movie as the father’s bike (Flynn, i.e.; Jeff Bridges) in the beginning of the movie. His son ride the 1000 GT later in the movie.

The bike is flawless and has never seen rain or been dropped. Always garaged and covered. I have all manuals and extra keys.

I hate to see this bike go. It is such a beautiful ride and looks absolutely perfect. The winner is going to have an amazing piece of Ducati history and machinery.

So is this really “smart” money? Given that the Paul Smart edition is really just a Ducati Sport Classic with some asthetics added, there is no real performance gain for going along the limited edition route. The additions made by the seller are indeed tasty and correct for these air-cooled Ducatis, but likely detract from the collector value of this otherwise exclusive machine. On the plus side, the bike has less than 2,000 miles and was obviously not ridden much – despite the performance mods.

The auction is active now, with the opening bid starting at $15,000. This seems a bit high to me given the non-standard appearance, but with a no-reserve auction the seller obviously wants to protect his investment. to view the auction and see all of the details for yourself.


Ducati November 12, 2010 posted by

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition!

For Sale: Ducati Paul Smart 1000 Limited Edition

Italian sport bike enthusiasts should consider themselves a lucky lot – especially the Ducatisti. Where else can you find a rare, limited edition, exclusive and numbered machine in nearly every price range? From the stratosphere pricing of a Desmosedici to the range of the more common man, you can find what you want in the Ducati lineup.

The bike you see here is a 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE (limited edition) with very low miles. Based on a Sport Classic engine/frame combination, the PS100LE was built to commemorate Paul Smart’s classic win at Imola on the fabled 750ss. The silver bodywork and blue/green frame was meant to conjure up images of the 750 race bike – only this model contains a 1000cc dual-spark lump and top-grade Ohlins suspension to compliment the single seat and clip-on bars.

This bike features some nice mods, including full exhaust and this tasty vented clutch cover.

From the seller:
Perfect condition, extremely low miles (627), Paul Smart 1000. Absolutely mint condition with several optional items added: Termignoni exhaust system kit with intake and performance ECU, custom clutch cover and polished pressure plate, rear fender kit, tank protector. All original parts including the exhaust that were removed are in new condition and included with sale. One of five hundred imported to the U.S. This bike is showroom clean, no scratches or mars, and I am the original owner. All original documents and manuals included.

Good luck on bidding!!

NO Reserve!!

When new, these bikes retailed for $13,995. This one is currently at the $11k mark, with a healthy number of bids. This looks like a good time to join the ranks of the rare Ducati club. The Paul Smart model run was limited to 2,000 units, ensuring that you will not see yourself on every street corner. And with a big, torquey v-twin, top-shelf suspension bits, and racing DNA that goes back to that fateful day at Imola in 1972, this is a collectable that you can ride today. document.write(”);Check out the auction here, before it’s too late!


Ducati November 9, 2010 posted by

1974 Ducati 750 SS for sale!

For sale: 1974 Ducati 750 SS

The 750 SS is the bike that really put Ducati on the map. Ridden by the likes of Paul Smart to victories in many of the most prestigious races in Europe – including the Imola 200 – the 750 SS helped turn Ducati from a boutique builder into a genuine superbike manufacturer. 1974 was the first year of mass production (allegedly 401 units) of these masterpieces.

The bike is question is not a numbers-matching, original (or restored) machine. It is, however, a good example of what happens to a true race bike: it changes hands, it gets modified, and if luckly, it survives. This bike is a beautiful survivor.

From the seller:
I am very reluctantly selling what is arguably one of the most coveted bikes in the world with a “buyit now” at a tad more than 50% of the going price for an original, unrestored example. Granted, this bike is neither unrestored or original. It is, however, a very real modified 74 750SS that had been raced & then restored in Italy. And yes, this bike once sold recently here on Ebay, but finances fell through.
I purchased this bike in Rimini at a Mostra Scambio (monster sale) from a fellow from San Marino in November of 2001 along with an NCR. I was asked by several people there where I would be displaying the motorcycles ie. museum. I responded that they would be displayed under my butt when I rode them. Both of the bikes required some work and although the NCR is not yet done, this one is in amazing shape. When I bought the bike in Rimini it was cosmetically very nice, but it was modified. It had twin plug heads, oil cooler, Imola cams, milled side cases, bolts drilled for safety wire, Veglia tach, longitudinally drilled front rotors & possibly other bits & pieces. The engine # on the cases does not coincide with the recognized series of #’s for the run of 750SS’s. It is 751554. I strongly suspect that at some time in its racing history a rod was thrown, breaking the original cases & replacement cases were installed. None the less the engine is still very much a 750SS & the reduced price reflects this issue. I have over the years seen 750SS cases with the proper series #’s for sale if that were a deciding factor fo a buyer. The frame # is DM750SS*075295*. It has since visited Tom Frutiger @ Wheels Unlimited south of Rochester, MN. These guys are some of the best in the business when it comes to early bevel drive Ducs. Tom replaced pistons, rods, bearings, & shimmed the bevel gears among other things. It now runs incredibly well & is mechanically perfect. It truly hauls ass. Original top speed on these stock was listed at 220kmh…Tom claims before he did the engine work on this bike it was still pulling strong at225kmh. For those in the Midwest that don’t know about Wheels, you are truly missing something. They were a Ducati dealership since the late sixties & are willing to confirm authenticity of this bike (507 288 5630). If you have questions regarding this bike you are certainly welcome to call me, but I would strongly suggest calling Tom as he knows this particular bike better than anyone. I have pulled off the original glass tank as the clowns in this state like to put corn (ethanol) in our gas & it will destroy fiberglass. The original tank as well as the other rotors will come with the bike. These bikes are becoming extraordinarily hard to find in any sort of shape & this one is very nice. For those that require an original, properly numbered 750SS, I am aware of one here in the Twin Cities that is for sale in the $125k range…let me know. Please DO NOT BID if you are either not serious or do not have the funds. Will be happy to assist with shipping (Forward Air) or may be willing to deliver within several hundred miles at buyers expense. Please feel free to call (Dave @ 651 492 2522) or email with any questions. I reserve the right to end this auction early if offered a fair price.

The seller has indicated that this is not a numbers matching bike, and that a few key bits will go with the sale – including the fantastic fiberglass gas tank, complete with a translucent strip so that you can determine the fuel level.

This bike is a true piece of history, and not one that can be found every day. If you are interested only in museum pieces then this may not be for you, but if you would like to own and ride a piece of history, here is a chance at much lower than “numbers matching” prices.