No Reserve: 2000 Ducati 748R
- Chassis: ZDM3SB3S6YB001805
- 10k Miles Shown
- 748cc Desmoquattro L-Twin
- Six-Speed Transmission
- Yellow Bodywork w/White Accents
- 17" Marchesini Wheels
- Triple Brembo Brake Calipers
- EBC Front Rotors
- Brembo Radial Master Cylinders
- Adjustable Showa Suspension
- Öhlins Steering Damper
- Single-Sided Aluminum Swingarm
- Fuel Injected Motorcycles ECU Chip
- Termignoni Carbon-Fiber Slip-On Exhaust
- Black Solo Seat
- Side Stand
- Tool Kit
- Owner's Manual & Shop Manual
- Removed Components Included
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This 2000 Ducati 748R is one of a reported 70 examples imported to North America for the model’s first year of production. Power is provided by a 748cc Desmoquattro L-twin paired with a six-speed transmission, and the bike is equipped with a single-sided aluminum swingarm, adjustable Showa suspension, 17″ Marchesini wheels, and Brembo brake calipers. Modifications include a Fuel Injected Motorcycles ECU chip, an LED taillight, EBC front brake rotors and pads, Brembo radial master cylinders and levers, and Termignoni carbon-fiber slip-on mufflers. The seller acquired the bike in 2014, with reported service in the following year including replacing the valve collets, the vertical cylinder’s opening rocker arms, and the clutch basket and plates. Additional work under current ownership is said to have included replacing the horizontal cylinder’s piston rings and lapping its valves in 2017 and replacing the timing belts in 2018. This 748R is now offered at no reserve in Canada with an owner’s manual, a workshop manual, a tool kit, removed parts, and Quebec registration in the seller’s name.
The Massimo Tamburini-designed fully-faired bodywork is finished in yellow, with white panels accenting the monoposto tail section and Gulf decals applied to the fairing. Features include a gray-finished steel trellis frame, a black-upholstered solo seat, an integrated clear windscreen, a side stand, an integrated LED taillight, and aluminum rearsets. Photos showing blemishes and touched-up scratches can be viewed in the gallery, and the removed factory taillight is included in the sale.
Gray-finished 17″ Marchesini wheels wear 120/70 front and 180/55 rear Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, and the seller states that the rear tire has a puncture that was repaired with a plug. Braking is from four-piston Brembo calipers with EBC pads mounted over dual EBC drilled rotors up front in addition to a two-piston Brembo caliper and a drilled rotor at the rear. Adjustable Showa suspension consists of an inverted 43mm fork as well as a piggyback monoshock attached to the aluminum single-sided swingarm. The removed brake pads and Brembo front rotors are included in the sale.
Clip-on handlebars mounted beneath the top triple clamp are joined by an Öhlins piston-style steering damper and carry Brembo radial master cylinders with black-finished aluminum reservoirs. Instrumentation includes a 180-mph speedometer, a coolant temperature gauge, a 13k-rpm tachometer with an inset oil pressure warning light, and a bank of additional indicator lights. The five-digit odometer shows 10k miles, approximately 3k of which were ridden by the seller. A crack in the clutch lever is depicted in the gallery.
The liquid-cooled 748cc DOHC Desmoquattro L-twin features a higher-volume airbox, a single shower-style fuel injector for each cylinder, larger-diameter valves and throttle bodies, camshafts with shorter duration and higher lift, and wider camshaft belts as compared to standard 748 models. Modifications include a Fuel Injected Motorcycles ECU chip and dual under-tail Termignoni carbon-fiber slip-on mufflers. Work performed under current ownership is said to have included installing MBP valve collets in 2014, fitting MBP opening rockers to the vertical cylinder in 2015, lapping the horizontal piston’s valves and replacing its piston rings in 2017, and replacing the timing belts in 2018. The seller states that the left-side air intake housing has broken mounting tabs and is secured by a cable tie.
Power is sent to the rear wheel through a six-speed transmission and a drive chain. The seller states that an aluminum clutch basket and Kawasaki KX500-sourced fiber clutch plates were installed under current ownership.
A tool kit will accompany the motorcycle, as will manufacturer’s literature.