Las Vegas Premier Motorcycle Auction
January 12-14, 2012
Sold for $ 81,200
All of Ducati's single cylinder racers are beautiful, with sculpted tanks, a rounded cylinder head and interestingly designed brakes. A racebike like this is rarely seen and extremely valuable.
Walter Villa was one of the most famous GP racers of the Sixties and Seventies. Winning four GP titles in the 250 and 350 classes in 1974, 1975 and 1976. It is believed that this 250 is his personal mount, based on an inspection by his brother. Both the engine and frame have significant differences from other motorcycles built by Ducati.