Post-Listing Update: Despite bidding up to $17,225, this Ducati 450 Desmo did not meet reserve.
Ducati Day – 2 of 5. Here’s a beautiful Ducati 450 Desmo, the bike that Ian Falloon says represents the end of an era.
What era, you ask? Falloon considers this to be the last motorcycle that was built purely to be a machine, free of concessions to noise, civility, or emission controls. Production ended just one year after this bike in 1974, and it got plenty of changes for the last year. This ’73 had Grimeca brakes and 35mm Marzocchi forks. It also came with plenty of vibration thanks to the 436cc single. In a world where Ducati’s 750cc bikes are getting pricier by the day, it looks more and more like the 450 Desmo will be next rising star of classic Ducati ownership. For more on this bike, check out this article from Motorcycle USA.
This specific Ducati 450 Desmo has bene restored and has just 76 miles on it since the work. The cosmetics look great, and last week it got a service including a carb cleaning and adjustment. What else do you need?
Find this Ducati 450 Desmo for sale in Brooklyn, New York with bidding up to $12,100 and the reserve not yet met