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This 2002 Ducati 748R comes from the model’s final year of production and is reportedly one of 15 imported to the US for the model year. The 748R was marketed as a track-only model without lights, turn signals, a stand, or plate brackets, but retains wiring and mounts for these items under the yellow bodywork. This example was retained by the original dealer and was acquired by the seller in 2019. Power is provided by a 748cc V-twin with desmodromic valve actuation, four valves per cylinder, titanium internals, and a two-part carbon airbox. Drive is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed sequential transmission with slipper clutch. Suspension is by Öhlins front and rear, and the brakes are from Brembo. This 748R is offered with the factory tool roll, owner’s materials, warranty documents, and a clean South Dakota title in the seller’s name.
All 15 US-delivered 748R models were finished in yellow with a white accent on the rear clamshell. The frame and Marchesini wheels feature a titanium gray finish, and the seller notes a smudge on the white finish at the rear of the bike. The frame is derived from the 996 World Superbike Championship race bike, allowing use of a larger two-part carbon fiber airbox than the standard 748.
The 748R was equipped with Öhlins front forks and a remote reservoir rear coilover assembly with adjustable preload and damping. The 748R was not equipped with lights, though the harnesses and mounts are present under the bodywork. Braking is handled by dual 320mm Brembo front discs and a single 220mm Brembo rear disc.
The rider is provided with a padded solo seat, and the bike is equipped with a steering damper and top-mounted adjusters for the front forks. A small placard affixed to the upper triple clamp denotes this example as #0406. Instrumentation includes a 13k-rpm tachometer, a 180-mph speedometer, and a temperature gauge. A single mile is shown on the mechanical odometer.
The 748cc V-twin features desmodromic valve actuation with four valves per cylinder, and the R model differs from other 748 models with shorter duration, higher lift camshafts, wider timing belts, overhead-shower injectors, titanium connecting rods, titanium valves, and more aggressive valve timing, raising output to 106 horsepower. Drive is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed sequential transmission with a slipper clutch.
The factory tool roll is included and shown in its stowage compartment under the seat in the gallery.
Factory literature includes the owner’s manual, service pamphlets, a manual for the desmodromic valvetrain, and warranty paperwork which has not been filled out. The South Dakota title is also shown below.