Nearly 40 examples from Ducati, the most legendary name in Italian motorcycling, will be offered by Bonhams at the seventh annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction that will take place Thursday, January 26th at the Rio Hotel & Casino. From street singles and scramblers to twins and works racers, spanning the decades from 1948 to 2001, an unprecedented array of motorcycles from the famed Bologna marque will be offered for sale, including 15 from the world-renowned Silverman Museum Racing Collection.
1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Works Road Racer – one of three European endurance factory racers and the “rarest of the rare”. Estimate is $125,000-$150,000. 1975 Ducati 900 SS Superbike Prototype – the 1979 AMA Superbike Winner. Estimate $80,000-$120,000. 1973 Ducati 750 Works Road Racer – one of three factory racers of its kind and former Bol d’Or 24 Hours team bike and Isle of Man TT entrant. Estimate $100,000-$140,000. 1958 Ducati 125 GP – rare early competition Grand Prix bialbero model. Estimate is $100,000-$130,000.
To the further delight of Italian motorcycle enthusiasts, in addition to the 38 Ducatis of various years and models on offer, there will also be excellent examples from Laverda, MV Agusta, Cagiva, Benelli, Parilla, Bimota and Moto Guzzi. To register to bid (in person or remotely), order a catalog, and learn more about each lot, visit Bonhams Vegas. (photos courtesy Bonhams)