Post Listing Update: This Paso did not meet reserve with 22 bids up to $5,000 on eBay.
Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built during the tumultuous years when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the time.
Designed by the famous Massimo Tamburini, this bike is as enveloped in plastic as it gets. The tire situation on this bike (pre-1991) was very interesting. For a while, the 16 inch front tires were NLA, but Golden Tyre and Shinko temporarily made some options. Happy hunting! For more on the Paso, check out this Retrospective on Rider magazine.
The seller of this example (VIN: ZDM1DA3N0JB753429) bought it to “perform a full restoration”, but after they stripped off the bodywork they found that the frame and components were in such good shape that they decided to just give it a cosmetic overhaul with some mechanical work – new belts, valve adjustment, new tires, new battery, new oil pressure sending unit, and more. The bodywork was cleaned up and repainted, though there’s a crack in one of the left side panels when it was remounted.
Find this Paso for sale in Berwyn, Pennsylvania with bidding up to $3,550 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.