The Ducati Santamonica was built to celebrate Marco Lucchinelli’s win in the 1986 opening round of the World TT Formula at the Misano Autodoromo Santamonica. It was one of three special limited edition race replica’s; the Montjuich and Laguna Seca being the other two, all based on the 750cc F1 model but with notable enhancements.
With strengthened crankcases the valve sizes were increased, a new stronger gearbox incorporated straight-cut gears and a hydraulically activated dry clutch. With approximately 70hp at the rear wheel and 160kgs the 750 F1 Santamonica was capable of over 130mph.
Built primarily for Ducati’s biggest market in the 1980’s, Japan, it was only available for one year and just 204 were built.
Examples are extremely rare and do not often come to market, this bike was imported to the UK in 2017 and has been well maintained since, receiving a full ‘valve’ service at that time ( 21,428 km ) and has also recently had the belts and brake fluid replaced. Now showing 21,430 kms this is a very well presented and original example of one of the most collectable Ducati motorcycles.