Introduced in 1985, the Ducati 750 F1 was the road-going version of the TT1 race bike that had been so successful in the Battle of the Twins and Formula 1 classes the early 1980s. The most track-focused street Ducati to have come out of the Bologna factory for some time, the F1 combined a lightweight rolling chassis with a punchy 748cc v-twin Pantah desmo engine.
While outright speed was not quite on a par with the fastest of its Japanese rivals, the F1’s roadholding and handling was sublime, and this along with beautiful Italian styling and the glorious sound of the engine made it an instant classic.
This Ducati F1 750 racebike was built around a standard Pantah frame with a monoshock rear end. It is fitted with a beautiful 1970s NCR-style Imola tank, a 1980s-style racing seat which houses the battery and an Akimoto Performance exhaust. The bike was raced in the Italian Championship and was restored with genuine parts two years ago by Vigna Moto, an official Ducati dealership in Asti, northern Italy.