Community Classic and Custom Motorcycles 38 Rare Ducati Motorcycles to January Vegas Bonhams Auction (Photos!)

38 Rare Ducati Motorcycles to January Vegas Bonhams Auction (Photos!)

38 Ducati Motorcycles to Vegas Bonhams

1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Racer
1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Racer

For Ducati collectors, the seventh-annual Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction may cause serious heart palpitations. The event, set for Thursday, January 26, at the Rio Casino & Hotel, will offer 38 of the rarest Ducati bikes built from 1948 through 2001, including 125 GP singles, ScramblersSupersports, and Works Racers.

Included in this collection, which should bring in over $1 million, are 15 Ducati motorcycles from the Silverman Museum Racing Collection, a private collection out of California. A few Ducatis from this collection helped the 2013 Bonhams Motorcycle Auction gross over $3.3 million in sales, and was highlighted by an untouched 1978 Ducati NCR that went for $175,500.

1958 Ducati 125 GP
1958 Ducati 125 GP

Bonhams says the following models will highlight the 2017 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction (photo gallery below with hi-res images):

  • 1984 Ducati 750 TT1 Works Road Racer: one of three European endurance factory racers and the “rarest of the rare”; estimate $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 $100,000-$130,000

“It’s true that the number of Ducatis we’ve consigned is impressive,” says Nick Smith, Bonhams’ US Head of Motorcycles, “but it’s the quality and selection, not to mention the incredible pedigree, that’s just amazing. For Ducatisti–or anyone who ever wanted a Ducati–our auction represents a very special opportunity.”

Besides the 38 Ducatis, other collectable Italian motorcycles will be on the block, including models from MV Agusta, Laverda, Cagiva, Parilla, Benelli, Bimota and Moto Guzzi.

To register to bid (in person or remotely), order a catalog, or learn more about each lot, visit

Rare Ducati Motorcycles to 2017 Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Photo Gallery

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results and Coverage (8 Fast Facts + Video)

2019 Ironman Motocross National Results: Frosting On Tomac’s Cake Three-time consecutive Lucas Oil Pro Motocross AMA National Champion Eli Tomac capped off his year with an...

Marquez Claims Record Pole at Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying

2019 Silverstone MotoGP Qualifying Results Marc Marquez could not touch Petronas Yamaha SRT's Fabio Quartararo Friday during the opening day of free practice at Silverstone. But...

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look (+ 27 Photos)

2020 Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 Limited Edition Second Look: It has been a month since this motorcycle was sneak previewed. Now we get a closer look.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Lineup Cut For 2020

While the Iron 883, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight, and Roadster will be 2020 Harley-Davidson Sportsters, the Forty-Eight Special, Superlow, and Custom are gone.

2019 British GP Preview: No Clear Favorite at Silverstone MotoGP

Honda's Marquez has a comfortable 58-point lead over Ducati's Dovizioso, but there is no clear favorite at Silverstone due to winners there over 5 years.

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Restyling Revealed (First Look)

2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic Gets A Makeover Although black has been the go-to color for designers in recent years, the 2020 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic is...