Hoping to recreate the following of the original 750 Sport Ducati set out to manufacture an economical model using a derivative of the 750F1 Frame and the newly revised Paso Pantah Motor.
The 750F1 frame was modified to house the larger air filter which was connected to the Paso's single Weber 44DCNF 113 Carburetor. The Pantah motor received a reversed rear cylinder allowing for the Weber to sit on top of the motor and be used for both cylinders.
The suspension is 40mm Marzocchi non adjustable forks, Brembo brakes and Oscam 16" wheels. The swing arm was designed very much like the limited edition 750F1 models but constructed from aluminum and would become known as a problem due to cracking.
With a 57" wheel base and weighing in at a claimed 397lbs, Motor Cycle News in Sept. 1988 reported a 132mph top speed and Cycle World in December 1989 noted a quarter mile pass of 12.44 seconds @ 107.27mph.
Total production was 2,607 over the two years. Only in 1989 did (400) come to the United States as 1990 models.
Changing the weber to any two carbs is better than the single Weber that was also found on Fiat 1200cc cars. The reason Ducati used this carb was to show Weber its interest in working with them for the fuel injection system planned for the 851.
My latest project was grafting a modified 1993 900SS into my 750 Sport. The idea came from a wonderful website, www.loudbike.com ... The motor is a 944cc Ferracci motor with 12:1 pistons, worked heads, Ferracci exhaust and 41mm Keihins all creating dyno tested 93 Rear Wheel Horsepower (up from the stock advertised 72HP). Suspension, brakes and swingarm are also from the 900SS and 17" 5 spoke black Marchesini wheels and a Corbin seat were installed. Lets just say it lifts the front wheel in third gear.