PROJECT BIKE: 1985 Ducati Cagiva 650 SS Alazzurra with Pantah Motor

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Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

Selling a 1985 Ducati / Cagiva Alazzurra 650 project bike.

The Good Part:

1985 Ducati / Cagiva Alazzurra 650. V-Twin Ducati Pantah engine, Ducati-type trellis frame, Marzocchi Forks/Shocks, dual Dellorto carbs, Brembo brakes in great shape. New Tires front/rear. New o-ring chain. KN air filters.

Replaced peg rubbers (not shown in pictures). Flushed brake and clutch fluids. Recently replaced front brake and clutch reservoirs. Bubs exhaust is lighter than stock and give the bike at traditional Ducati sound. New battery.

Very clean bike. Paint and body are an easy 9 out of 10. I believe this bike has been repainted since it has a Ducati logo on the tank.

Less then 300 of these sold in 1985 and far fewer exists today. Ducati was purchased by Cagiva in the early 80’s. The Alazzurra was a quick way for the Castiglioni Brothers to add a street bike to the Cagiva brand, by rebadging the Ducati Pantah. Great handling, ample power, exclusive.

Rare bike at a great price! The bike is a great rider and will make an excellent addition to any motorcycle collection.

The bike comes with many collectable artifacts such as a 1985 Alazzurra sales brochure, 1985 Rider magazine with 3 bike shoot out (The Alazzurra is one of the bikes in the shootout), Owners manual, service manual on CD. Bike has free/clear title.

The Bad Part:

Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

I was riding to my buddy’s house a few days ago and just as I got near his house, it felt like the clutch basket or the stator became loose. I immediately shut the motor down and got the bike to his house. (good thing he is a master mechanic. mostly experienced with HD’s and vintage Triumphs and Nortons).

The following day we took off the clutch cover. clutch was fine. Then we took off the stator cover. stator was fine but we found a few ball bearing attached to the mag pickup. Fortunately there was a little opening in the case to inspect the counter shaft bearing. and sure enough.

The left countershaft bearing let go. we didn’t see any mangled metal in the left side case or oil so the motor and transmission was saved. The bike will still shift into all gears and neutral. (This is good) After further research in the service manual. the repair involves splitting the cases. This job is above and beyond my capabilities, time and resources so it I desided to sell the bike as a project. I’m really bummed.

I just bought a bunch of collectable items for the bike such as original sales brochure, 1985 Rider mag with 3 bike shoot out, owners manual, service and parts manual. Also new tires (installed) and foot pegs. (as listed above)

I called Riverside Ducati dealer in Somerville MA, and due to having the parts manual (containing part numbers), parts are available for this bike. Especially the countershaft bearing.

This bike is perfect for someone that has experience in rebuilding Ducati motors or for someone that is up for the challange.

Cagiva 650 Alazzurra
Cagiva 650 Alazzurra
Cagiva 650 Alazzurra
Cagiva 650 Alazzurra

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