1975 Ducati 860 GT

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Sold for just two years, the Ducati 860GT was a relatively angular bike that didn’t end up being as popular as Ducati might have hoped. It ended up evolving into the much-more loved Darmah. The 864cc twin yielded 60 horsepower, and it was capable of hitting 109 miles per hour. The GT was sold just in ’74 and ’75 – the following year it got a rounder fuel tank design, lower handlebars, a different seat, and a name change to the 860 GTS.

For more on the GT, check out this Retrospetive from Rider magazine – they noted that “GT stood for Grand Touring, so this was to be advertised as a comfortable street bike, ignoring the racing success of the desmo 750SS.”

This example shows 15,324 miles on the odometer and it is now in turnkey condition thanks to a restoration this winter. The work included custom paint, a custom tail, new Excel wheels and spokes, updated Brembo Goldline brakes and lever, EBC floating rotor, custom leather seat, K&N pod filters, modern switchgear, CNC dash and lever mounts, BUB Conti replica mufflers, and more. The seller notes that the engine seal is intact. The seller (Ray S) is a buddy that Vy and I actually met on our recent tour of New England – you may remember him from his Bought on Bike-urious post?

Well, Ray wheeled his Guzzi out of the garage to show us:

Based on the types of bikes Ray enjoys, I suspect he’d get along with many of you!

Long story short, I trust Ray, and he notes that this “starts, shifts, handles, and brakes better than new.”

Find this Ducati for sale in South Portland, Maine for $9,500 here on Craigslist.

This bike-uriousity brought to you by Ray S!

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