Post Listing Update: This 749R did not meet reserve despite 28 bids up to $10,100.
The styling of Ducati’s 749R was polarizing: it seems like for every person that liked the way it looked, you could find four people who didn’t. But thanks to a slipper clutch, Ohlins suspension, and lower weight (despite a larger fuel tank) than the 749, there was one thing every rider could agree on – this middleweight was a blast to ride.
It didn’t hurt that the R got a bump in power up to 121 horsepower/62 pound-feet of torque thanks to titanium connecting rods and valves, racing cames, and a shorter stroke with increased bore. Visordown called it “a nearly perfect bike” that “allows you to push harder than ever”. In addition to the mechanical upgrades, owners were treated to their production number stamped on the triple tree.
This example is number 51 and it has 4,841 miles. From what I can tell, Ducati never officially stated the production number of 749R, but the best estimates I’ve seen suggest 1,200 were produced from 2004-2006, 150 of which made it to the US. The seller believes he/she is the third owner and that this bike is in “superior cosmetic and mechanical condition.” The seller has just acquired a 999R so this bike has to go. It comes with plenty of supplemental documentation and it looks fantastic – owner #4 should be happy with their purchase.
Find this 749R for sale in Galena, Illinois with bidding up to $8,750 and the reserve not yet met