A Brand New SportClassic Paul Smart 1000 LE for sale?

Zero miles…really?

Ducati SportClassics are hard to come by these days, and their value has only gone up since production halted. The Paul Smart LE (Limited Edition) was only made in 2006 so their numbers are far fewer. I’ve dreamt of having my own someday but came to terms with the idea of having to ‘build’ one using a more common model as the foundation. The thought if finding one new, or unused, seemed impossible. Well, that’s what we thought until stumbling across an ad for what appears to be a brand spanking new PS1000LE for sale!

Ducati PS1000SE

There seems to be a unicorn in our presence. While scouring good ol’ Craigslist for bikes abd parts – a daily occurrence here – we stumbled across what seems to be a completely virgin 2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000 LE. The Paul Smart SportClassic pictured here is said to be under MSA from Fast by Ferracci in Pennsylvania. Never been titled, never seen a drop of fuel and just recently harvested from the crate. Can it be? If so, does anyone have $30k to lend me?! 


A little background on the Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE:

The Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE (sometimes abbreviated as PS1000LE) is a retro styled “naked” sportbike built by Ducati in 2006 to commemorate Paul Smart’s win at the Imola 200 (km) race in 1972, a win that helped define Ducati’s future approach to racing. The bike is styled in the fashion of the Ducati 750 Imola Desmo race bike that Paul Smart rode to victory, and the 1974 750 SuperSport it originally inspired. It is one of the Sport Classic series designed by Pierre Terblanche.

The PS1000LE is powered by an 992 cc L-twin cylinder, 2-valves per cylinder desmodromic, air-cooled engine with Marelli injectors on a 45 mm throttle body connected to a 6-speed transmission. Power output is 92 hp (67.7 kW) at 8000 rpm while torque peaks at 67.3 ft·lb at 6000 rpm. Exhaust gasses are directed to twin mufflers mounted high on the right side of the rear wheel.

The chassis consists of a tubular steel trellis. For the suspension, an Ohlins 43mm upside-down fully adjustable fork is used for the front while a fully adjustable monoshock also from Ohlins is mounted on the left side of the rear wheel. Total wheelbase is 1425 mm (56.1 in).

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  • dino 11/21/2015 at 6:34 am

    one of the coolest looking bikes with retro looks in modern times but not even remotely comfortable

  • dino 11/21/2015 at 6:50 am

    I know, I know already….Ducs are built for speed and NOT comfort, OK I get it. Just coat my body in Grey Poupon mustard after a long ride and call me a pretzel, Grey Poupon of course but only as a back up in case one cant get a tub of take out mustard from Katz's deli in NYC or Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, across from LIU .or the original Nathans Famous in Coney Island, also in Brooklyn. No other store works!

  • dino 11/21/2015 at 6:56 am

    there is something to be said about driving a slow car fast vs a fast car fast, does that also exist with bikes and if so is it on the same level. My 1968 Honda CL 175 may not have the eggs that the Duc has but it can mess you up equally so if one gets stupid or more commonly if some automobile driver isn't thinking of anyone but his/herself

  • doug 07/10/2017 at 2:39 am

    I hear you, growing up in Bklyn, Nathans at Coney is the ONLY Nathans period. I also have a 68 175CL in blue as well as a blue 350 cl but its a 70 model like I had when I went to LIU though that one was red with the white stripe and I loved it but I think the intergrated speedo built into the headlight as on the earlier 175 is cooler looking than the separate tach and speedo above the headlight on the later model 350 cl. I also agree that the paul smart ain't built for comfort as mine is sitting in my garage with maybe 200 miles since I bought it at the end of the 2006 model year. It didn't enjoy the popularity or following like it has now though when I first saw it I thought it was the coolest looking modern bike I had ever seen, so my friend and I order 2 ducs and got a sweet deal though his was a yellow sports classic, not a Smart. BTW, my nickname growing up in Bklyn was Dino….go figure. Enjoy your street scrambler, they are so cool, electric start or not.

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