749 R 749 RON SALE NOW  |  £10,000

Key Details:

  • Ducati 749 R 749 R
  • £10,000
  • Engine Size: 0.75L
  • Mileage: 9,000
  • Registered: 2004 (04)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Body Type: Motorbike
  • Finished In: Red
  • Doors: 0

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April 2004 UK Supplied
1 owner since may 2005
Just 2 owners in total
Full Service Record
Receipts, Bills, MOT Certificates
Original Books, Manuals, Keys
Build no. 392
Termignoni Exhaust

Rare Ducati 749R in beautiful original condition.

The 749R was only built for three years and didnt receive any notable updates throughout this period. The first production run (as seen here) came with a fully carbon fairing, which was downgraded to plastic on later models to save on build costs.

Homologation model Ducatis are always very special objects, but the 749R is a significant cut above most other R or SP Bologna bikes. Why? In true Ducati fashion, because the World Supersport rules were so tight when it came to how much you could actually alter the original road bike when it came to building a racer, they simply unleashed a full-on road bike! Cheating? More interpreting the rules to favour your advantages.

Released in 2004, the 749R was Ducatis offering into the 'entry level' of the World Supersport series. Unlike WSB at the time, which was pretty open with its rules, WSS was meant to be relatively cheap for teams to enter and build a competitive bike. It was seen as a feeder class and as such the organisers hoped to fill the grids with privateer teams rather than no-expense spared factory ones. In Europe supersport sales were on a high, which was another reason why WSB organisers wanted full grids, so Ducati saw it as the perfect place to show that they could match the Japanese inline fours with their V-twin. Enter the 749R.

To say the 749R is a trick bit of kit is an understatement. Like the 999R, the 749R has a totally different engine to the other 749 models. Its bigger bore and shorter stroke not only give it a true 749cc capacity, they allow it to rev higher with less mechanical stress and therefore make more power in race trim. Added to this are bigger valves, high compression pistons, titanium valves and con rods, a lightweight crank, slipper clutch and, well, you get the idea. And it doesnt stop there.

The 749R comes with Ohlins everything, Brembo brakes and a swingarm that was identical in its construction to the 999 WSB bikes unit. Even the wheels are Marchesini lightweight items as the WSS rules dictated only OE wheels were allowed to be used by the race teams.

The 749R is an absolutely glorious bike to ride and arguably a better one to just stand and stare at. The level of engineering and technology that Ducati invested into this product is simply jaw dropping and it remains probably the most advanced homologation special ever to leave Bologna. Its a moving work of art and while prices are high, they are only ever going to get higher. Its an amazing bike in every single way.

(ref. bennets.co.uk)


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Performance & Engine

  • Engine Size 749cc

Cost & Efficiency

  • Road Tax (12 Months) £85.00

Weights & Measures

  • Number of Seats 1


  • No Data Available

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