1988 Ducati Paso

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Post Sale Update: This Paso sold for $2,600 including buyer’s fee on Iconic Motorbike Auctions in Santa Monica, California.


Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the time.

It was designed by the famous Massimo Tamburini and is notable for the extensive bodywork which hides the traditional (but modified) trellis frame and a 748cc Pantah L-twin which produces 72 horsepower. For more on the Paso, check out this Retrospective on Rider magazine.

This example (VIN: ZDM1DA3N1JB753925) has been repainted and features Monster 750 heads: “the heads were changed because the original head’s valve guides were worn out. After quoting the price of replacing the guides and valves at a local machine shop, the price was very similar to going to the more modern and more serviceable M750 heads. Since valve lash service intervals are so incredibly short on older Dukes I thought the added serviceability was worth it.” The valves were adjusted and belts were changed in 2018. The oil was changed 2,500 miles ago and the Shinko tires have approximately 3,500 miles on them. The seller asked Iconic to do a carb service and we note that it has a Keihin 39mm flat slide conversion. The choke cable has been removed as these carbs have individual chokes. It idles and runs fine, however with carbs like this we’d expect to see an aftermarket pipe which would liven the bike up.

Find this Paso for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $2,600 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.

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