FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition - 7604 miles - $24,000

FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition - 7604 miles - $24,000 Image

FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition – ZDM1WABP96B001555 – 7604 miles – $24,000

This beautiful Ducati Paul Smart Limited Edition came out of a good friend’s private collection.   All of his bikes are generally rare hard to find models, this is one of the 3 machines brought to us to get ready to sell and find good homes for.   This bike has been in climate controlled storage since it was purchased by current owner 7 years ago.  Sadly he only rode it less than 5 miles before it went into storage.

Our lead Ducati tech Pete just performed a full factory recommend 6000 mile service while paying special attention to anything showing signs of wear or aging.  A bit over $2200 was spent making sure everything was right before it moves off to a new owner.  The plastic fuel tanks on the Ducati Sport Classic series along with a few other models are known for having issues with the heavily laden ethanol fuel we are forced to deal with in the US.  This particular fuel tank was a brand new warranty replacement, from Ducati when the owner purchased the bike 7 years ago.  At that time he had it lined with Caswell tank sealer, it was just installed on the bike for the first time when we got it ready to go.   The bike is all stock, no modifications.  At this time we only have 1 black key and the one red key.  No cover, no stand, no manual.  Once the owner gets back into town he will try and put his hands extra key and anything else he may have.

There is so much information out there about these models but here is a bit of the history.

From Wikipedia –  “The Ducati PaulSmart 1000 LE (PS1000LE) is a retro-styled motorcycle built by Ducati in 2006 to commemorate Paul Smart’s win at the Imola 200 race in 1972, a win that helped define Ducati’s future approach to racing. The bike is styled in the fashion of the Ducati 750 Imola Desmo race bike that Paul Smart rode to victory, and the 1974 750 SuperSport it originally inspired. It is one of the SportClassic series designed by Pierre Terblanche”.

“Ducati has not invented the nostalgic “retro” formula, of course. In the last few years we’ve seen the “new Beetle” and the “new Mini” cars, and in the two-wheeled world, Triumph is having a ball with their “new twins” success. Ducati’s move was kind of expected and upon seeing the first photos of the “Sport Classic” series from Tokyo’s 2003 show.  It’s a kind of a rolling memorial to a tool that showed the rest of the world how its done in Bologna but it still isn’t really the real thing, i.e. a true bevel drive Duc.  Talking about the real thing, one blood connection that can’t be denied is the fact that the air cooled belt drive mills were designed by the man himself, Dr. T, his very last engine before retiring from Ducati, the same Doctor T that was standing next to the pit wall on that great day.

Ducati produced exactly 2,000 units of the Paul Smart 1000, hence the Limited Edition moniker. That’s about twice the amount of 750SSs ever produced between 1974/78, and you can bet that they will all be gone pretty quickly. It’s not a bike that will change the fate of Ducati, but nevertheless, you can’t but appreciate the total effort, dedication, and the fanaticism with which the guys from Bologna decided to honor the past. The very fact that this bike exists and the way it taught a lesson in history did me a lot of good”.

Credits cards accepted, up to $150 documentation may be charged

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Instagram, Facebook and the Web

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FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition - 7604 miles - $24,000

FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition - 7604 miles - $24,000 Image

FS: 2006 Ducati PS1000 Limited Edition – ZDM1WABP96B001555 – 7604 miles – $24,000

This beautiful Ducati Paul Smart Limited Edition came out of a good friend’s private collection.   All of his bikes are generally rare hard to find models, this is one of the 3 machines brought to us to get ready to sell and find good homes for.   This bike has been in climate controlled storage since it was purchased by current owner 7 years ago.  Sadly he only rode it less than 5 miles before it went into storage.

Our lead Ducati tech Pete just performed a full factory recommend 6000 mile service while paying special attention to anything showing signs of wear or aging.  A bit over $2200 was spent making sure everything was right before it moves off to a new owner.  The plastic fuel tanks on the Ducati Sport Classic series along with a few other models are known for having issues with the heavily laden ethanol fuel we are forced to deal with in the US.  This particular fuel tank was a brand new warranty replacement, from Ducati when the owner purchased the bike 7 years ago.  At that time he had it lined with Caswell tank sealer, it was just installed on the bike for the first time when we got it ready to go.   The bike is all stock, no modifications.  At this time we only have 1 black key and the one red key.  No cover, no stand, no manual.  Once the owner gets back into town he will try and put his hands extra key and anything else he may have.

There is so much information out there about these models but here is a bit of the history.

From Wikipedia –  “The Ducati PaulSmart 1000 LE (PS1000LE) is a retro-styled motorcycle built by Ducati in 2006 to commemorate Paul Smart’s win at the Imola 200 race in 1972, a win that helped define Ducati’s future approach to racing. The bike is styled in the fashion of the Ducati 750 Imola Desmo race bike that Paul Smart rode to victory, and the 1974 750 SuperSport it originally inspired. It is one of the SportClassic series designed by Pierre Terblanche”.

“Ducati has not invented the nostalgic “retro” formula, of course. In the last few years we’ve seen the “new Beetle” and the “new Mini” cars, and in the two-wheeled world, Triumph is having a ball with their “new twins” success. Ducati’s move was kind of expected and upon seeing the first photos of the “Sport Classic” series from Tokyo’s 2003 show.  It’s a kind of a rolling memorial to a tool that showed the rest of the world how its done in Bologna but it still isn’t really the real thing, i.e. a true bevel drive Duc.  Talking about the real thing, one blood connection that can’t be denied is the fact that the air cooled belt drive mills were designed by the man himself, Dr. T, his very last engine before retiring from Ducati, the same Doctor T that was standing next to the pit wall on that great day.

Ducati produced exactly 2,000 units of the Paul Smart 1000, hence the Limited Edition moniker. That’s about twice the amount of 750SSs ever produced between 1974/78, and you can bet that they will all be gone pretty quickly. It’s not a bike that will change the fate of Ducati, but nevertheless, you can’t but appreciate the total effort, dedication, and the fanaticism with which the guys from Bologna decided to honor the past. The very fact that this bike exists and the way it taught a lesson in history did me a lot of good”.

Credits cards accepted, up to $150 documentation may be charged

Seattle Used Bikes
4905 Aurora Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
dave @ seattleusedbikes.com
Closed Sun/Mon Find us on Instagram, Facebook and the Web

tags: desmo, Ducati Paul Smart, Ducati PS1000LE, Ducati, Italian bikes, sportbike,  used V-twins, seattle, craigslist, Cycletrader, ebay, pnwmoto, pnwriders, ducatilove, ducatistagram, desmonorthwest, ducatisportclassics