Lot 34

2022   |   Pebble Beach Auctions

1993 Ducati Supermono

SOLD $165,760

Estimate

$150,000 - $200,000| Without Reserve

Engine

ZDM550W4*000016*

Car Highlights

Exceedingly Rare as One of Just 67 Examples Built

Sparingly Used and Well-Preserved Example

Technologically Advanced Carbon Fiber and Magnesium Design

One of the Most Beautiful and Collectible Ducatis Ever Built

Significant Opportunity to Acquire a Stunning Modern Masterpiece

Technical Specs

549 CC DOHC Air-Cooled Single-Cylinder Engine with Desmodromic Valves

Weber Electronic Fuel-Injection

75 BHP at 10,000 RPM

6-Speed Manual Gearbox

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

Front Öhlins Inverted Telescopic Forks with Adjustable Preload and Compression Damping

Rear Öhlins Monoshock

Register to Bid

Angus Dykman

Created in the early 1990s for the popular Sound of Singles racing series, the Supermono was a technological tour de force and regarded as one of the best-looking racing motorcycles ever made. With a mere 67 built, they have become some of the most sought-after of all Ducatis.

The Supermono combined the horizontal front cylinder from the 888 Corsa with a counterbalancing second connecting rod that endowed the single-cylinder engine with the balance of a V-Twin. Other features inherited from the racing V-Twin included large inlet and exhaust valves, 50 mm throttle bodies, and twin fuel injectors. The steel-tube frame followed Ducati’s established trellis pattern, and the bike’s aluminum swingarm was connected directly to the crankcase and gearbox casting. Carbon fiber was used extensively, except the engine side covers, top yoke, and wheels which were constructed from magnesium, resulting in a dry weight of a mere 267 pounds.

This fantastic example was delivered new in Germany to its first owner and was then traded to an enthusiast in Denmark. The Ducati then spent time at the Vintage Motos Museum in Denver. It has reportedly been repainted at some point, only participated in track days, and never been raced. A new timing belt was installed in 2014 by Ducati specialist Retrospeed of Belgium, Wisconsin. This is an important opportunity to own one of the rarest and most collectible of all Ducatis.

*Please note that this vehicle is sold on a Bill of Sale.