As Ducati only made the
350/500cc Desmo Sport models between August 1977
and December 1978, making
this a quite rare model that can only appreciate in value
as the years go by. As they
were over-engineered and over-priced they couldn't
compete against the more
popular Honda 400/550 fours so Ducati stopped
making them. Very few of
each size have been imported since production ended
and while in production
only 51 of the 500's were imported, and with no 350's
Imported while in
production, this is a very rare bike!
A Restoration Project by
the previous owner spanning over a 10-year period.
The biggest plus feature of
a bike of this age must be the engine and gearbox unit
Which is brand new! It
came from surplus stock left over at
the factory when production of this model ended in 1978.
The only non standard parts
are, chrome plated exhausts and 'Conti' style silencers,
it should have black pipes
and black 'Lafranconi' silencers.
( I could have left the pipes black and bought genuine silencers but thought the chromed items
The build/restoration was completed in 2009 it comes with a full workshop
Manual that includes
exploded diagrams of all parts and part numbers.
MOT and TAXED UNTIL MARCH 2014
An appreciating Classic that is ready to be used or just to stare
at and enjoy !
As this bike is 35 year old bike its being sold as seen with no warranty implied or given.
UK BUYERS ONLY
CAN ARRANGE MAINLAND ENGLAND & WALES
DELIVERY VIA BIKE COURIER FOR £100
SCOTLAND ETC - PLEASE ENQUIRE
REDUCING COLLECTION PLEASE SEE MY CLASSIC OTHER BIKES FOR SALE
UK BUYERS ONLY - WILL NOT EXPORT
On 30-Nov-13 at 17:31:37 GMT, seller added the following information: