17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427

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Lot 185
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA
2002 Ducati 748 R

Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435
Engine no. 8834013565
Plaque no. 0427

Sold for US$ 12,075 inc. premium
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA
2002 Ducati 748 R

Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435
Engine no. 8834013565
Plaque no. 0427

The Desmoquattro 4-valve, desmodromic, belt drive, Ducati V-twin motor was designed in the middle 1980s at 748cc, with the cylinder heads, obviously, specific to the 88mm bore. (By 1994 with the launch of the 916 the bore had grown to 94mm.) So it was no surprise to learn that Ducati would soon offer a "baby 916"; they already had the basic engine design "in the bag" that would be enhanced with the 916's bigger valves, 33 and 29mm, sturdier crankcase and 6-speed gearbox. Inside were Macchi forged connecting rods with a lighter flywheel and close-ratio gear train (stolen from the 888 SP). The result was quite a different motorcycle from the 916. It had to be revved harder for maximum power – 11,000 versus the first 916 Strada at 9,000rpm, 98bhp versus 114. Many believed the combination of less internal reciprocating engine weight, a lower profile front, and narrower rear tire, provided superior steering and handling to the 916. Launched in 1995 the 748 came in red and yellow. By 2000 there had been several models - Strada, Biposto, SP, SPS, S, Economy and finally R - not forgetting the silver L model sold only via the US men's accessories mail order catalog of the famed Neiman Marcus store chain, and the excluded-from-the-USA 2002 S in titanium gray with red wheels.

The 2002 748R was the piece de resistance, perhaps Ducati's best "street bike to racing spec." yet. Following the SPS as the Supersport homologation machine, the R featured the Superbike lightweight racing frame, the single "shower" injectors above the butterflies, 36 and 30mm valves (pushing out a quoted 106 horsepower), wider cam timing belts and shorter duration and higher lift camshafts, slipper clutch, a carbon fiber airbox and Ohlins suspension and steering damper.

This bike – one of the rarest and the best of the landmark Massimo Tamburini superbikes - was originally sold to a Carlos Garcini of Katy, Texas by Transport Ducati of Lexington, Kentucky in early 2003. The seller bought it with the "race kit" a year later with delivery mileage (20 miles) only and immediately put it into safe storage. It is believed only 15 748 Rs were imported into the USA in 2002. All were yellow.
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17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
17 miles from new, one of only 15 imported into the USA,2002 Ducati 748 R Frame no. ZDM3H74R72B011435 Engine no. 8834013565Plaque no. 0427
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