1993 Ducati Supermono

Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000

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At a Glance
  • Seller
  • Mouse13
  • Location
  • Chicago, IL
  • Vehicle Make/Model
  • Ducati Supermono
  • Vin No.
  • ZDM550R 000016
  • Exterior
  • Red & Yellow Livery
  • Interior
  • Black Foam Racing Seat
  • Engine
  • 549cc Single Cylinder
  • Engine No.
  • ZDM550W4 000016
  • Brakes
  • Brembo 2-Wheel Disc

The 1993 Ducati Supermono

With just 67 examples ever produced, the Ducati Supermono 550 racing motorcycle is an incredibly rare and special bike in Ducati’s history, built exclusively for the Sound of Singles Championship. Ducati created a motorcycle for this race series, despite not having any single-cylinder production bikes at the time. The Supermono not only enjoyed the technology that made Ducati a front runner in racing series, but it also served as a preview of the iconic design that made such a huge impact for Ducati, fueling sales growth worldwide. 

Number 16 of only 67 Supermonos that Ducati built, this early production Ducati Supermono was delivered to its first owner in Germany in 1993. The second owner of this Supermono was a Denmark resident, owning the bike until 2013 when the bike would make its way into the U.S, purchased by the Vintage Motos Museum in Denver, Colorado. At some point during its life the bodywork underwent a full quality paint refinish. In 2014 the motor had its timing belt replaced by Retrospeed, in Belgium, Wisconsin. In 2019, this bike was purchased into a private collection where it has been kept on display since, not seeing any road or track use. 

Bodywork

The beautiful styling of the Supermono, by Ducati design chief Pierre Terblanche, is clearly representative of the direction Ducati was headed in this era. Pre-dating the iconic 916 production superbike by a year, the family lineage is clearly evident in the shape of the front fairing and bodywork. Those pieces are made of carbon fiber, as are the mudgard and the seat cowl. This Supermono had a quality full refinish of the bodywork at some point in its life, though the specific date is unknown.

Mechanical

Weight reduction being a priority, the Supermono boasts an impressive array of lightweight materials used for construction. The signature Ducati trellis frame is constructed of steel, and attached to an aluminum swingarm. Carbon fiber is used for small but important details like the footrest mounts, and the airbox. The 550cc, 78hp engine, with twin fuel injectors and 50mm throttle bodies, has magnesium side engine covers, while magnesium was also used to make the three-spoke wheels and the fork’s top yoke. All of these details result in a claimed dry weight of 267 pounds.

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1993 Ducati Supermono

Estimate: $150,000 - $175,000

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1993 Ducati Supermono