1971 Ducati Mark 3 450

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The Mark 3 (particularly the 250) is considered by some to be one of the prettiest bikes ever made. When Ducati released their 450cc engine (the biggest of the bevel drive singles) in 1969, they also introduced the Ducati Mark 3 450.

Ducati Mark 3 450 - Sidecover

The Mark 3 with a 450 introduced the ‘wide-case’ engines, and was equipped with a 29mm Dell’Orto carb. It is apparently one of the harder bikes you’ll find to kick start, but it’s truly a great sporty single and it’s they’re typically not yet priced out of reach of most classic bike enthusiasts. Well, that’s what I thought until I saw the opening bid on this restored example…

Ducati Mark 3 450 - Left Side

This specific Ducati Mark 3 450 (VIN: DM450451078) was taken apart 15 years ago for a repaint but the work was never finished. The seller acquired the bike last year, repainted everything, recovered the seat, replated the chrome on the rims, and got the engine rebuilt with new bearings/piston/rings and more. The bike is claimed to run great though it still needs to be fully broken in.

Ducati Mark 3 450 - Right Side

Find this Ducati Mark 3 450 for sale in Waukesha, Wisconin with an unmet opening bid of $14,500