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The Joe Sixpack can generally identify four Italian products given the chance: Ferrari, Versace and Ducati. In a country a titan like BMW struggles for (BMW makes motorcycles?), incredible that an Italian could build such a brand in the United States. was not always the case.

What started producing was fuel-efficient, to operate, generic transportation The Cucciolo engine (Italian for puppy) was its first product, during World War II and designed to be to a bicycle. In 1950, Ducati producing its own 98-pound motorized under the same name. four years, Ducati was racing motorcycles under the of its newly hired, brilliant Fabio Taglioni.

The initial success was the 98cc cam Grand Sport, which the first six places in the first race in which it competed, and on to set speed records at nearly 100

The Gran Sport’s 98cc would provide the blueprint for all of singles in the coming years: an single cylinder, canted 10 degrees from vertical, a gear-driven primary drive, wet lubrication, a battery ignition and the camshaft drive, spun by of a vertical shaft running up the of the engine, with a bevel at the top. In an era when many more expensive motorcycles had their engines and transmissions in units, the Ducati engine was construction, and was a stressed member of the chassis, attached to Ducati’s efficient single downtube

Ducati’s overhead-cam singles be divided into narrow and wide case variants. descriptor is an informal marker describes the width of the forward and engine mounts. Narrow bikes have front and engine mounts of the same

Later engines are of different The family launched with the 175 also known as the Silverstone in the market. The 175 Sport was initially in 1956 at the Milan Motorcycle and was quickly backed up with a array of engines, in 100, 175 and 200cc, all branches in the same tree.

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The 125 Sport was offered in both and factory race form. In form, this tiny, motorcycle could achieve 75 With the factory race 95 mph was not out of the question.

Ducati singles to be among the most versatile produced by an Italian manufacturer. In the market, boy racers would a number plate and fly screen the headlamp and go racing. In the American importers avoided the low handlebars in of buckhorn bars with windshields, setting the bikes up for touring.

The Ducati 125 Sport is going to set records in terms of With just 125cc, it have the big V-twin bang Ducati’s later products and even among Ducati it’s not the most valuable, 175 and 200cc machines, and the near-race-ready 1 bringing the biggest bids. it’s like having an in a natural history collection: the link in a long chain begins with a powered and ends with Grand champions.

This example is owned by John Goldman. The bike won place in its class.

This originally appeared in the February, issue of Hemmings Motor

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