Chances are slim to none that any of us will ever get our hands on an original Ducati 750 Racer.
Back in ’72, a 29-year-old Paul Smart rattled the world of moto when he dominated the Imola 200 on the now-legendary bike. Or it became legendary after that, anyhow. The affair set the pace for Ducati’s racing future, and the bike became an instant icon. See also: a very coveted and spendy collector’s item to this day.
But the Indonesia-based Sabotage Cycles is here to save the day in the coolest possible way, with their
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The talented team at Sabotage started with a Ducati 860 GT that in many ways mirrored the 750, with its 750 I-twin engine and a very comparable frame. They then took to the seriously intensive task of forming a new tank and tail from raw aluminum.
Once the body was complete, they dressed her up with a Marchal fog lamp, Imola-
It might not have any trophies under its belt, but the Imola 750 certainly has us checking our bank statements. Let's hope there are more to come.