750 Paso

In 1986 Ducati brought out the revolutionary 750 Paso, which featured aerodynamic lines.

The first project of designer Massimo Tamburini in Ducati was the revolutionary 750 Paso, in 1986.

The name “Paso” was Tamburini’s tribute to the late rider from Rimini, Renzo Pasolini.

At the time, the sophisticated design of the 750 Paso was compared to the automobiles built in Maranello.

A nice detail of the Paso’s braking system by Brembo.

The Paso had a squared-tube trestle frame.

The Paso’s instrument panel was very legible and well designed.

The mechanics of the “red two-wheeler” were extremely simple and rational.


When Ducati entered the Cagiva Group in 1985, the company worked to renew some of the lines and models that were coming out of the Borgo Panigale factory.
The Paso, designed by Massimo Tamburini, was the first bike born from the Ducati - Cagiva collaboration. The motorcycle was named in honour of the Italian rider, Renzo Pasolini, killed in a tragic accident in the 1973 Monza Grand Prix.

A red Paso prototype debuted at the "Milan Show" in 1985, while the production bike came out on the market a year later. The blue and white Paso motorcycles were only produced in limited edition for the USA market. For the first time, the clear screen disappeared, but the typical Ducati trellis frame was back with only a difference: the tubes were square instead of round.

The Paso 750 had many of the typical characteristics of Ducati models: it was a four stroke, L-twin cylinder, air cooled engine with an electronic starter, oil radiators and Weber carburetion.


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