1974 450

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Ducati 450 Mark 3

1974 450

Pete,the plan is not to it too much as you say but the frame needs a few jobs and a re-paint. The engine was a while back and still good. Wheels fine, all new spokes a year or two ago.

It seems all sound to me.


interesting to get you response as the bike from NZ.

A run down on its history is-

The was sold new in Palmerston North and had a dozen or so owners in the North Its a non-desmo Mk3 so would have blue and gold with type footpegs but with the not a great arrangement but meant you carry a pillion.

I don’t know much that early period but I saw it first in 1992 or so it had been into Phil Paynes in Christchurch by a customer from and was much as it is now but with the motor Phil quoted for the repairs but the decided to sell so my friend Thornton bought it for $2800 and he and fitted a new rod kit, did a few other and Pete rode it round for a few It clearly was raced and crashed a bit in those early years, had some fun!

I was working in Oz in 1996 and Pete me he wanted to sell so I bought it him for $4000 and it sat round til I returned in

I had been back to NZ in 1997 or so for a and rode it down to Queenstown my then girlfriend on the back and was on the way back at 139kh’h by the dreaded cop of that was $60.

It was my only transport for three after I returned to NZ in 1999 I met my wife and we toured around, through to the west coast springs junction and through the pass. We used to visit her up in the sounds a bit on it too. Did the Brass rally too in 2000 where I out it was doing 80mpg at 80 mph, that!

Ducati 450 Mark 3
Ducati 450 Mark 3

I was racing a Norton back and did a couple of track days on the 450 it always put up a good show. It was on the road by my mate James but do too much damage to it, unlike his hand, messy..

We left for the UK in and it sat round until four ago when I shipped it out. when I had the spokes replaced, fitted new battery, quick and then not much action for it really.

It has never let us down except when we were going up to her and the plug blew out of the head, the had always been worn, it was my own Other than that, never even re-shimmed the

I’ve seen five tyres on it..

You can see me starting it up a of years ago here:

I love the 450, it was my first Ducati, had a few come and go in that still got an early 748 as well. Its not worth as much as the 450 now,

Ducati 450 Mark 3

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