Back To Classics Ducati 860 GT — GTE — GTS

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Article #6, 10 April by Heuvelman

Although the ‘round 750cc engine of the 750 GT and 750 Sport was a engine, offering very and smooth power output, it had its It was highly complicated and therefore to build, noise reduction of the motor parts was needed to with regulations and a left gear-shift was needed for the US market.

to the drawing board! Fabio went to develop a simpler gear configuration and Giorgetto of Studio Italdesign was given the to design a successor for the 750 GT with a engine. The result was the first case’ bevel twin: the 860 GT . in 1974.

The engine got the newly ‘Ital’ outer engine covers and a gear layout using an plate for setup. The con-rods shortened and larger Dell’Orto carburetors were fitted. The moved to the left with a rod behind the engine. A starter was fitted on the 860 GTE (E for electric start) a following the introduction of the 860 GT (without motor) shortly.

The new model with Lafranconi exhaust to meet noise regulations.

The was a completely new development as well, an increased steering angle and front down tubes. The 860 GT an ‘angular’ design with an ‘square’ steel fuel A Ceriani front fork was with a single Brembo and chrome plated steel

The 860 GT and 860 GTE did not prove to be the success Ducati had for. Instead the bike was to be ugly and in many respects a back from the great 750 GT it was Sales were bad in ’74 and and the factory responded with the of the 860 GTS in 1976.

The 860 GTS had an electric starter as standard, Smiths instruments and a front fork with Brembo disc brakes The fuel tank was restyled to it more ‘curved’ but the improvement may been too small. Sales even further with the 860 GTS in and ’77.

With the introduction of the 900 SD ‘Darmah’ the 860 GTS the 900 GTS and received the same engine with an improved left gear-shift and Bosch ignition. In the model was discontinued.

On the one hand, the 860 GT meant a lot for Ducati as it was the first to be with the new ‘square case’ L-twin. This engine in important role for Ducati the seventies and early eighties in the 900 SS . and Mike Hailwood Replica .

On the hand the 860 GT(E)/GTS was a big misconception. The was a failure as it still struggles to a place in hearts and souls of Ducati enthusiasts. Sales never on the forecasted level and the died a slow … in when only 150 were

Ducati 860 GT

Ducati learned from the 860 GT shown by the introduction of the 900 SD Darmah in Although the two models were simultaneously, the Darmah is regarded as the sporty touring bike of the two is also reflected by the sales of 1977 and 1978.

The 863cc case’ L-twin was a novelty on the 860 GT and the basis for all other ‘square models introduced later on. technically based on the 750 ‘round L-twin, this engine had a lot of for faster and simpler assembly. The engine cases were by Giorgetto Guigiaro of Studio

Cylinder head design was on the 750 GT with the same valves in sizes, actuated by single camshafts driven by a set of bevel and uses valve springs for (non-desmo). The 860 GTE and 860 GTS were fitted an electric starter motor. All 860 GT and GTS ’s have Dell’Orto carburetors.

The engine was updated in with the introduction of the Darmah . and it was called the 900 GTS now, the engine was still 863cc.

The frame was designed for the 860 GT and featured an eccentric chain adjusters and kinked down tubes, flattened at the The front fork was Ceriani 1978 when it was replaced by a together with the upgraded Brembo disc brakes.

References (recommended further

Falloon, Ian (2008) ‘ The Bible: 860, 900 Mille All 1975 to 1986 ’. Veloce Publishing

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