Lot 109 - 1991 Ducati 907 ie
|Odometer reading||36,000 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £5,500|
|Result||Sold - £6,226|
Ducati had a challenge which consisted in constructing a bike with innovative technical characteristics and image to fight the intense Japanese competition and to undertake the ambitious objective they hired Massimo Tamburini, co-founder of Bimota, to design the Ducat 916 and MV Agusta F4 Series. Tamburini decided to streamline the bike and its 750cc motor in a close-fitting integral fairing that hid all mechanical parts. The Paso 750 was equipped with the square frame technology, rear aluminium swingarm with progressive suspension, 16” wheels with radial tyres, air-and-oil cooled engine, electronic ignition and a comprehensive dashboard. In 1989 the Paso 906 was introduced to replace the 750, with a six-speed gearbox, a 904cc engine which provided 88 hp and a 220 km/h top speed. After further development, the final version of the design came in 1991 with the 907 i.e. now without the name ‘Paso’.
The wheels were changed to 17” giving the bike more stability. These bikes are becoming collectable and very difficult to find in well maintained condition. This example has a full service history with every invoice and receipt for any work that has been carried out from new. It has covered just 36,500 miles which is supported by all old MoT test certificates. All manuals and keys are present along with a new MoT test certificate valid until August, 2018 and a full service by MD Racing including belts, oils and all fluids.
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