Post-Listing Update: This Elite did not meet reserve at $16,110 on eBay.
I know I featured a couple of these just a few days ago, but this Elite is an absolute gem. The Ducati 200 Elite was the Italian firm’s largest-displacement bike when it was introduced – a whopping 204cc when they bored out the popular 175cc engine.
The bevel-driven single produced 18 horsepower, but because the bike weighed 230 pounds it could hit 85 miles per hour and return 70 miles per gallon. It had a four-speed transmission and 18 inch wheels front and rear. For more on what made the Elite special, check out this write-up from RealClassic.
This specific Ducati 200 Elite (VIN: E152722) was part of the collection of the late Jim Dillard, and also was one of two Elite’s used in the fantastic Art of the Motorcycle exhibit. It is an older restoration and still looks beautiful. Though it has spent most of its life as a museum piece, it still runs and rides “as it should”.
Find this Ducati 200 Elite for sale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with bidding up to $9,099 and the reserve not yet met