Designed by the legendary Fabio Taglioni, Ducati’s first road going V twin – the 750 GT – arrived in 1971 followed by the 750 Sport a year later. Ducati was still a relatively small company despite Paul Smart’s victory at Imola in 1972 on race version the legendary 750 SS.
Despite their lack of resources Ducati had created one of the all-time great motorcycles of the post-war era. Based on the original 750 GT tourer, the 750 Sport was an altogether more exciting looking beast and backed up its stunning Cafe Racer looks with improved performance courtesy of a maximum power hike from 50 to 56bhp. Built only until 1974, the Sport underwent minor changes to its front fork and disc brake but otherwise changed little, and was only ever sold in the classic yellow/black livery.
The 750 Sport is a true landmark machine, with only 1,625 being built. This example appears to have been a registered new in the UK 24th October 1975. A matching number example it has received much work over the years and remains in excellent all round condition and in great running order.
Supplied with a small history file with old MoT’s, previous UK logbooks and the current logbook showing 7 former keepers the bike is showing 42,104 miles.