The Paul Smart legacy lives on—via a super-cool Scrambler limited edition from Ducati Thailand. Would you put this silver beauty in your garage?
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The Ducati Paul Smart is one of the all-time greats—a high performance machine with equal appeal to fans of both modern and vintage machinery.
The Ducati Paul Smart is one of the all-time greats—a high performance machine with equal appeal to fans of both modern and vintage machinery. But it’s not quite perfect … so Texas-based Revival Cycles leapt at the opportunity to thoroughly upgrade this 2006 model.
“We built it for a client who already has a Diavel and another Sport Classic,” says Revival’s Alan Stulberg. “The goal was to create the machine that Ducati should have originally built. The factory Paul Smart was a bit visually cluttered, with plastic bits here and there. It left the door wide open for us to give the Paul Smart a more vintage look with modern upgrades.”...
For sale is my 2006 Paul Smart 1000 LE. I bought her brand new in the fall of 2007 from Salt Lake Motorsports. She was originally prepped by Matt Spencer, master Ducati mechanic/tuner & three time KTM Paris-Dakar crew chief for Chris Blaise. All subsequent service has been performed by Matt, (then SLMS/ now speedbyspencerdotcom).
Matt set her up with a Power Commander III, Termignoni slip-on, DP ECU and Ohlins spring upgrade – 00698-06/44 L136. The stock Ohlins spring is under-sprung. The upgrade provides a much more compliant and plush ride. I removed the stock mirrors in favor of a left bar mount CRG and installed a dpcars fender kit – dpcarsdotnet ~ (The stock mirrors and stock tail light/ license plate assembly are included. The stock exhaust is no longer available).
She originally resided in Chicago and is currently located with me in Denver, (garaged in both places). 2224 miles are currently on the clock.
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The unforgettable protagonists of the legendary 200 Miglia come to Imola for the third edition of 200 Miglia Revival, which met a growing success in the last two years.
Champions who made the world motorcycling history will entertain the public on the same motorcycles which allowed them to write legendary chapters. The highlight is the traditional parade with riders lined up on the starting grid, ready to perform a few laps. 200 Miglia Revival also offers theme-based exhibitions and meetings with the champions available for autographs and photos, to revive a glorious motorcycling past.
More information: www.200miglia.com
Lots of photos of this weekends event HERE
Ducati, the iconic Italian motorcycle brand from Bologna started by three brothers in 1926 has had its fair share of ups and downs. As of April this year, it was purchased by Audi in hopes of reviving the brand and increasing its sales market just as it has done throughout the decades. Back in the early 70s, Ducati was in the forefront of motorcycle engineering resulting in numerous victories including the most notable of a one-two finish at the Imola 200 on April 1972. The motorcycle that won that iconic race during a very muggy day was an untested Ducati 750 twin designed by Taglioni and the racer was of course, the British born Paul Smart. That day is engrained in Ducati history books as it set forth the new era of the iconic big-bore twin sport bike for the Italian manufacturer....More Here
More for Paul Smart Week at Ducati.net...
If immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this should make Mr. Smart smile. On offer in the upcoming Monaco RM auction from the Carlo Salterelli collection, it's constructed from period parts quite similar to the original Imola machines of which only 7 were constructed by the factory. (The photo of the glass transporter Ductalk ran earlier this week shows the 7 bikes) To read more on this bike check out the incredible digital catalog of the entire collection (click the headline above for the link to the catalog)
RM Auctions Monaco
Friday May 11
Another one for Paul Smart Week...
This build comes from the Moto Corse dealership of Tokyo, Japan. The bike started as a 2006 Paul Smart 1000 L.E.. The Ducati Paul Smart 1000 L.E. is inspired by the 1974 Super Sport 750 and is a tribute to the 750 “Imola” bike that English racer Paul Smart took to victory in the 1972 Imola 200. On a cloudy day in April 1972, Paul Smart rode a new untested Ducati 750 twin to a historic surprise victory at the Imola 200, beating all competitors; more-so, in the same race the Italian racer Bruno Spaggiari, also riding a Ducati 750, crossed the finish line in second place. Inspired by these results, Fabio Taglioni decided to introduce production motorcycles with the styling and the latest technological solutions of the 750 “Imola“....lots more details, specs and photos, on the headline link above
More Paul Smart History Week at Ducati.net!
Paul Smart's victory at the 1972 Imola 200 was the start of Ducati's superbike success. Paul Smart tells the story....
It’s Paul Smart Week here at Ducati.net and we thought if there ever was a photo that was worth re-sharing, it’s this one of the glass transporter that Ducati had built to bring the team bikes to Imola. We will let Paul tell it in his own words:
“That evening we had a grand tour around Bologna in a long procession of cars honking their horns and waving flags. We stopped for what was to be minute outside the railway station, but thousands and thousands of people surrounded us and we just joined in the party....more here: http://www.ducati.net/2012/04/ducati-net-history-dejaview-the-glass-transporter/
April 23, 1972.
Ducati takes first and second place at the Imola 200. Won by Paul Smart, second place went to Bruno Spaggiari. Both were aboard Ducati Desmodromic L-twin 750 machines that were making their racing debuts....more here: http://www.ducati.net/2012/04/forty-years-ago-today/
The Italian manufacturer is set to organise a Ducati Vintage Contest and special display dedicated to the historic Imola 200 race and 40 years of success with Ducati L-twin engines at the World Ducati Week (WDW) event, at Misano 21-24 June 2012, with Paul Smart himself in attendance.
As Ducati starts production of its latest Superbike, the 1199 Panigale, it also prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of Paul Smart’s 1972 victory in the Imola 200. The famous race win, and second place by teammate Bruno Spaggiari, literally kick-started Ducati’s participation in production-derived racing by proving Engineer Fabio Taglioni’s innovative 90° L-twin engine configuration and Desmodromic valve control....more