The 750S is the short-lived successor to the V7 Sport, and some smart styling updates made it widely regarded as of the best looking naked sport bikes Moto Guzzi ever produced.
Although a few found their way over to the States this particular model was never imported into the U.S., and that’s a damn shame. Essentially an updated V7-Sport, it featured dual front disc brakes, a new side cover design that incorporated locking tool box, and a redesigned café-style sport seat with a distinctive racing-stripe paint job completing the package.
It was the last use of the swan-neck handlebars first introduced on the V7 Sport, which looked and performed like clip-ons but offered adjustability to tailor the fit of the bike.
Only about 1,200 were made, but the aesthetic draw of the bike proved enough that when Moto Guzzi came out with a retro re-release with the 1000S, a limited-edition triple-disc model offered in the early nineties with the same bodywork and racing-stripe styling cues as this muscular beauty.
The Ducati Story
Ducati 350 Mark 3-D (1968-1972)
Ducati 350 Desmo (1971-1972)
Ducati 750S (1972-1974)
Ducati 750SS (1973-1974)
Ducati 900SS (1975-1982)
Ducati Darmah (1977-1982)
Ducati MHR (1979-1984)
Illustrations: Martin Squires
Owner: Sadly we could not locate a 750S for the show