1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723

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Lot 115
1988 Ducati 750 Paso
Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723

Sold for US$ 2,875 inc. premium
1988 Ducati 750 Paso
Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
The Paso was designer Massimo Tamburini's sport tourer commissioned on behalf of the Castiglioni brother's Varese-based Cagiva, to be badged 'Ducati', the brand they had just taken over. The Paso 750 launched in 1986. Tamburini was asked to design a standout motorcycle – a goal he clearly met. Regrettably, the fully enclosed design – chromoly square-tubing frame and top-quality cycle parts notwithstanding - was not popular. However, popularity has nothing to do with the quality within. The early bikes had a reversed rear cylinder head so that an automotive-type, single two-barrel Weber carburetor could be used, justified at the time to meet noise and emissions regulations. The Weber carburetor didn't make any friends and aftermarket fixes proliferated on the few that were sold. The real answer, however, was fuel injection.

It was 1990 by the time the 907i.e. (actually 904cc) was introduced, and it turned into the final member of the Paso family although the Paso name had been dropped and did not appear on the bike. The 907i.e. replaced the 906 and featured Weber-Marelli fuel injection (i.e. for iniezione elettronica). Once installed the bike began to sing! Other significant upgrades included larger diameter, fully floating front brake discs; 17" diameter, three-spoke alloy wheels; and four-pot Brembo brake calipers. Further changes for 1992 (the final year of production) included a more comfortable seat, larger front discs and Brembo Goldline calipers.

The third year example presented here has been kept in a climate controlled environment ever since it was in the vendor's possession and has always been maintained to be in riding-ready condition.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The engine number is DA3J754304. Please note, the title will be in transit.
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1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
1988 Ducati 750 Paso Frame no. ZDM1DA3M6JB754723
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