Designed by the legendary Pierre Terblanche, the Ducati Sport 1000 actually was an evolution of the radical MH900e that evolved into a series of retro styled sportbikes. This is the Sport 1000, the “base” model (though it’s unfair to use that word in this case) and a beautiful example of Italian styling.
The Sport 1000 was sold from 2006-2009, and it utilized the 2V motor from the 1000DS Multistrada. It was spec’d with Sachs adjustable shocks and Marzocchi forks. Excel rims round out the pretty package, which in this case is yellow (other options were black and red). Surprisingly, it was equipped with tubed Pirelli Phantoms from the factory. The 2006 (first year) model was a monoposto with mufflers on the right side, the trademark Ducati dry clutch, and low clipons. Those were all changed for the following year, allowing for a biposto variant. If you were really lucky, you were able to get your hands on one of the 100 Special Editions from ’07 that were built to look like the 1980 900SS.
This specific Ducati Sport 1000 (VIN: ZDM1WABP16B001808) has just under 11,000 miles on it and is being offered by the third owner. It has all paperwork since new, and comes with the fantastic Termignoni exhaust and Ducati Performance ECU, which is a pricey (and wonderful-sounding) upgrade. Oh, and unlike most of these bikes, it’s being offered with no reserve!
Find this specific Ducati Sport 1000 for sale in Rosemount, Minnesota with bidding up to $6,100
Note that I’ve previously featured a yellow Sport 1000 that was still in the crate which sold for $18,500.