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.
|Bore and Stroke||88x61,5 mm|
|Total displacement||748 cc|
||Belt-driven desmodromic overhead camshaft|
|Spark plugs||Champion RA6YC|
|Ignition (degrees)||Kokusan 6 static, 32 total|
|Battery||Yuasa 12V 14Ah|
|Carburetor||Weber 44DCNF 107|
||72,5 HP at 7,900 rpm|
|Top speed||210 Km/h (130,5 mph)|
|Gear ratios||0,966; 1,074; 1,333; 1,714; 2,500|
|Primary drive||1,972:1 (36/71)|
||42 mm Marzocchi M1R
||Öhlinis CA 508 or Marzocchi Supermono rising-rate swingarm
||Twin-disc Ø 280 mm (11 in.)|
||Single-disc Ø 270 mm (10,6 in.)
||130/60 x 16|
||160/60 x 16
||2032 mm (80 in.)
||655 mm (25,8 in.)
|Height||1150 mm (42,3 in.)|
||780 mm (30,7 in.)
||1450 mm (57,1 in.)
||195 Kg (429,5 lbs.)