In the 1970's Ducati released the 750 series bikes. It was powered by a 750 cc air cooled V-twin using a bevel driven single overhead cam instead of the more expensive desmodromic drive Ducati was known for. Designed by the great Ducati engineer, Fabio Taglioni, the engine put out 60hp at 8,000 rpm. Ducati called it an L-twin since one of the cylinders was tilted nearly parallel to the ground. The 750 came in both a GT, Sport and Super Sport model for 1973. This bike is a GT and is more of a tourer than a cafe racer like the Sport and Super Sport.
Another change for 1973 was the change from Smiths to Veglia instruments. The seller says the speedo works, but speedo is off and could be rebuilt if you wanted. I don't think any Italian car or bike from the 1970's had an accurate speedometer and I personally wouldn't sweat it. This bike is looks to be in a nice, unrestored condition that you wouldn't be worried about riding it. It also has had the front brakes upgraded to a twin disc setup and electronic ignition has been added. It could use a new chain and sprockets according to the ad.
Hagerty has added motorcycles to their valuation tool, and running the numbers for this bike shows it may be a bit overpriced with a 750GT in #3 condition going for $15,000.
Gianni is Daily Turismo's Pacific Northwest correspondent and resident Italiano-phile.