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This 2006 Ducati 1000LE is one of 2,000 examples built to commemorate Ducati racer Paul Smart’s victory at Imola in 1972 and was acquired by the seller three years ago, reportedly from its original owner. The bike is finished in silver with a green frame, and power is from a 992cc L-twin paired with a six-speed transmission. Factory equipment includes adjustable Öhlins suspension, a solo bump seat, and a fairing brace cap, while modifications consist of a Termignoni exhaust system, an open clutch cover, aftermarket side fairings with number 16 meatballs, and a compact license plate bracket. New Pirelli tires and timing belts were installed in 2018. This Paul Smart 1000LE shows 7k miles and is offered with owner’s literature, a dealer invoice, partial service records, two keys, factory take-off parts, and a clean Kentucky title in the seller’s name.
Modeled after the racer ridden to victory by Paul Smart at the 1972 Imola 200, each bike in the edition was finished in silver over a Sea Green steel trellis frame. This example is equipped with aftermarket side fairings bearing number 16 meatballs as well as a factory solo bump seat, a silver Union Jack windshield sticker, and a replacement compact license plate and taillight bracket. Scratches are noted on the right mirror housing.
Adjustable Öhlins suspension includes an inverted front end and a single piggyback rear shock on the left. Wire-spoke wheels with aluminum 17″ rims were fitted with ZR-rated 120/70 front and 180/55 rear Pirelli Phantom SportsComp tires in 2018. Braking is from dual Brembo calipers with 320mm discs up front and a single Brembo caliper and disc in the rear.
The cockpit features clip-on handlebars, fork adjustment screws, and a limited-edition fairing brace cap, with scratches noted on the brace itself. Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, an 11k-rpm tachometer, an engine temperature readout, and a digital odometer showing 7k miles, 1k of which have been ridden by the seller.
The air-cooled 992cc L-twin was factory-rated at 92 horsepower with 67 lb-ft of torque, and power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission with dry clutch and chain drive. The bike has been fitted with a Termignoni exhaust system and open clutch cover, and the oil catch can has been removed. A 2018 service included installation of new timing belts and a synthetic oil change using an OEM filter.
Owner’s literature, partial records, an original dealer sales invoice, and two keys are included in the sale. A cold-start and walk-around video can be viewed below.