1984 Ducati Pantah 650SL

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Post Listing Update: This Pantah 650SL did not meet reserve despite 28 bids up to $8,601.01 in Wainscott, New York.


Another day, another Italian beauty out of Stuart Parr’s collection. Yesterday’s Gilera Saturno was my favorite of the current offerings, but even that stunner isn’t as visually striking as this Pantah 650SL, one of just 288 ever built.

The outrageously-styled Pantah debuted in 1980 as a 500, but it grew to a 600 within a year. In 1983, Ducati upped the bore and stroke to create the 650SL – this was specifically designed to homologate the 61.5mm stroke of the TT1 750 racer. All the 650s were adorned in a red/yellow livery that makes even the ketchup/mustard paint job of the BMW K1 look bland, but it was the extra torque of the larger motor that riders really noticed – if you need a Pantah in your life, the 650 is the one to get.

This example (VIN: DM650L610292) has approximately 22,000 miles on the chassis, but it hasn’t been ridden since a restoration “to stunning condition with gorgeous paintwork and finishes throughout.” The only non-stock parts are a Staintune 2-1 exhaust with corresponding jets in the carbs. Find this Pantah 650SL for sale in Wainscott, New York with bidding up to $5,622 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.

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