1973 Ducati 750 GT

$39,995*

Details

 
Bike:
1973 Ducati 750 GT
Make:
Ducati
Model:
750 GT
Badge:
750 GT
Year:
1973
Price:
$39,995*
Odometer:
13608
VIN:
DM750S 754436
1973 DUCATI 750 GT "IMOLA" REPLICA

Recreation of a 1972/73 Imola factory racing Ducati

Engine number: DM750 754677
Frame number: DM750S 754436

Undoubtedly it was Paul Smart’s famous victory at Imola on Sunday 23rd April 1972 that catapulted Ducati and their new V-twin into modern motorcycling. The 750 cc Superbike category was becoming more important to all the major manufacturers, so Ducati’s win was of immense commercial significance for the relatively small firm.

As it was a track with sweeping curves and variable surfaces Imola favoured handling over horsepower and suited the Ducatis. Ducati engaged Bruno Spaggiari, who knew Imola well and had raced for them since the 1950s and also offered a ride to British rider Paul Smart.

The Super Sport prototypes used for the inaugural race were developed using a 750 GT based engine and frame. Most of the cycle parts remained close to stock – even the centre stand lugs were retained! Racing upgrades included triple Lockheed disc brakes, desmodromic cylinder heads, and a pair of huge Dell’Orto PHM 40 mm carburettors.

On race day Giacomo Agostini took off, leading the way on his factory MV Agusta four-cylinder. Then the fourth lap came around. Smart had passed Agostini, followed by Spaggiari one lap later. After that it was Ducati 1st and 2nd all the way to the finish.

This replica of Smart’s 1972 Imola 200 winner began life as a seventh series 1973 750 GT. Built towards the end of 1973 as a 1974 model, unlike the 1972 racer this series had a Ceriani front fork and Brembo disc brake.

Purchased by the previous owner in November 2007, extensive modifications were undertaken to create a personal recreation of an original 1972/73 Imola factory racer. An SS half fairing was fitted, the headstock fairing mount requiring the frame number be restamped on the left rear downtube (as on a genuine Super Sport). The high-rise exhaust system replicates the 1973 version, while the fibreglass tank and one-off seat, built to suit the wider 750 GT rear subframe, are derived from the 1972 version.

While retaining the rear drum brake, a second Brembo drilled disc was added at the front. Other custom features include an aftermarket 18-inch front wheel, later Marzocchi oleo-pneumatic shock absorbers, aftermarket rear-set footpegs and a 900 SS kick-start lever. The engine remains as a standard "valve-spring" 750 GT.

This bike was completed in 2018 and was registered on VIC club plates. Considering the value of a genuine 750 SS "green frame" today, this recreation offers superb value and was last serviced in 2019 at Surf Side Motorcycle Garage in Brookvale, NSW. It has also been thoroughly checked over by our own service department.

This motorcycle is sold unregistered.

Located in the Adelaide.

Trade-ins are welcome.

We can ship interstate for reasonable prices

Details

Introduction
1972 Paul Smart wins Imola 200 making 73 models collector item
Bike Type
Road
Series
750
LAMS Approved
No
Country of Origin
ITALY
Grey Import
No
Is Limited Edition
No

Engine

Engine Description
750
Engine Config
L-Twin
Engine Capacity
748
Engine Type
Piston
Engine Stroke
4
Bore
80.0
Stroke
74.4
Cam Type
Desmodromic
Cylinders
2
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
Induction System
Aspirated
Carburettor(s)
2
Carburettor
Amal R930/76 & 77 Concentric
Throttle Bore
30mm
Cooling
Air
Lubrication
Wet Sump; Forced Lubrication
Exhaust Config
2 Into 2
Exhaust Description
Conti mufflers
Maximum Power
37.3
Maximum Power RPM
5250
Maximum Speed
200

Start

Ignition Description
Distributor ignition with HT coil
Starter
Kick

Electrics

Engine Voltage
12
Charging Method
Engine

Fuel & Emissions

Fuel Type
Petrol
Recommended RON
91
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.0

Transmission

Drive Type
Chain
Gear Type
Manual
Gear Number
5
Gear Change Method
Right foot lever
Clutch Type
Wet, Multi-disc

Chassis & Suspension

Frame Design
Duplex open cradle
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork; Hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension
Swingarm; Twin adjustable hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear Suspension Travel
85.0
Swingarm Type
Dual Sided

Brakes

Front Brake Description
Single disc
Front Brake Diameter
280.0
Rear Brake Description
Full width drum (Double leading shoe) Cable operated
ABS
Not Available
Linked Braking System
Not Available

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type
Laced-spokes
Wheel Size Front
19"
Wheel Size Rear
18"
Rear Tyre
4.10-18'
Front Tyre
3.60-19''

Dimensions & Weights

Length
2250
Width
760
Wheelbase
1500
Dry Weight
185.0
Seat Height
800
Seating Capacity
2

Safety & Security

Traction Control
Not Available

Convenience

Seating Position
Forward
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