1987 Ducati Paso 750
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).
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 aluminium 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 introduction in 1986 and 1988, 700 were imported into the USA in 1987. 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.
2008 Ducati 1098R.
This 1098R was the Homologated version of the championship winning World Superbike and is #70 of 450 produced of which only 150 were shipped to North America. The first Ducati with Ducati Traction Control, it also came with Titanium Rods, all Titanium Valves, Carbon fiber belly pan, Carbon Fiber Tail section and many other carbon Pieces. The 'R' also has super rigid and lightweight sand cast cases and DP Slipper Clutch. This example also has a Full Ceramic Coated Termignoni exhaust, Open Clutch cover and Pazzo Levers.
Performance is amazing, the steering is super light, 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds, a top speed in access of 186+ MPH all being accomplished by an amazing 190 HP, 101 foot pounds of torque 1289CC Testastretta Evoluzione twin cylinder engine that revs to the moon! Ducati Traction Control, Level 1:There's little actual TC at this setting. The large toggle on the left switch gear scrolls through the various data on the racing dash. Accessing TC settings is a surprisingly easy process.
1973 Ducati Formula 750
One of the most famous Ducati's in motorcyle racing history this 1973 Formula 750 racer is the only one to survive of the 3 created. They were entered in the 1973 Imola 200 under the Scuderia Spaggiari banner and ridden by Mick Grant, Bruno Kneubhler and Bruno Spaggiari. The Formula 750 racer pictured at right is the one ridden by Spaggiari at Imola in 1973. The 750's successes at Imola in the early 1970s effectively established Ducati's credentials as a builder of exceptional high-performance motorcycles. Value? Estimated between $400,000-$500,000 USD several years ago and it is currently in a private American collection after failing to sell at Bonham's Action in 2008.
2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera
The Superleggera is the most exclusive and desirable modern Ducati ever made. Materialized in magnesium, carbon fiber, and titanium, it boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio of any production motorcycle in history, producing 200 HP and weighing in at 390 pounds wet! Limited to 500 worldwide with less than 150 coming to North America. Each unit is numbered xxx/500 via an engraved, billet machined top triple clamp. Value? $70,000.00 USD (Approx)