When Ducati entered the Cagiva Group in 1985, the company worked to renew some of the lines and models that were coming out of the Borgo Panigale factory. The Paso, designed by Massimo Tamburini, was the first bike born from the Ducati - Cagiva collaboration. Introduced in 1986 with the slogan "Il nostro passato ha un grande futuro" (Our past has a great future). The name was in honor of racer Renzo Pasolini, nicknamed "Paso", who died on 20 May 1973 at the Monza race track during the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix (Gran Premio motociclistico d'Italia). 1988 was the last year of production and there were only 55 Blue 750 Paso's manufactured/delivered worldwide. This blue '88 750 Paso had one owner for 27 years and is quiet rare! Total manufactured in 1988 was 560 units.
The Paso with a 750cc motor in a close-fitting integral fairing that hid all mechanical parts - one of the first motorcycles to do this. The Paso was equipped with square frame tubes made in chromoly steel, rear aluminum swingarm with progressive suspension, 16-inch wheels, air-and-oil cooled engine, electronic ignition and a comprehensive dashboard. The Paso 750 debuted at the 1985 Milan Motorcycle Show. Worldwide the Paso 750 sold 4,863 units between its production from 1986-1988. Known for it's reliability and rideability problems with the electrical and fuel systems, due to the use of an automotive Weber carburetor, which was ill-suited to a small-capacity motorcycle engine.
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