Ducati 350XL Pantah

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Ducati 350 XL

The Pantah XL was a simplified version of the faired Pantah SL 350, mainly at the Italian market. It was in Spain and Greece as well but I am not it ever reached the bigger markets.

The Italian law offered advantages to 350 cc bikes: lower VAT tax, lower insurance and tax, and they could be at 18 years of age, while one had to be 21 to a bigger capacity bike. So, Italian bikes that born 500 cc were also in 350 cc versions: the Laverda 8 valve the Guzzi “small block” and the Ducati parallel twin them. With the XL Ducati a little further than fitting an underbored engine to a big the fixed fairing was removed and a nose fairing identical to of the TL model was fitted, some were removed or replaced cheaper ones to lower the there wasn’t the pillion cover, the brake discs solid, the rear shocks the cheaper Paioli without reservoir, slightly raised took the place of the clip-ons… All in all a bike with a powerful engine that loved to rev max power was claimed to be 38 hp @ 11500

But it was more expensive than the 3 1/2 Sport and of the Guzzi Imola, and it all that quicker after But most of all it was very heavy to be a so sales were never Despite being less The Morini was a “proper” 350 and not a bored 500, so it offered the kind of 18 years old wanted (it was nearly 20 kg than the Ducati XL!!).

And the Guzzi Imola had that Le Mans” aura around it gave it that extra

The TL was the first attempt to make a bike from the Pantah. the Pantah was launched as a “sport bike to be ridden two up, it certainly and the need for a more sedate and bike was felt. So a more riding position and milder were designed for the “Touring L Unfortunately, also a new bodywork was

The most positive definition comes to my mind for this cosmetics is “perplexing”. The seat and are ordinary looking at best, the nose fairing is something seen on some Japanese of the time. But the long sidepanels hide the top cylinder are a designer’s bad They hide the vertical so that motor looks a horizontal single, Aermacchi and the whole bodywork looks and tall.

The whole bike of a large semi-bodied scooter. the sidepanels, or hiding them a proper fairing made a little better.


It’s a pity that the TL was so ugly, it was a good bike. Despite tuned down from the SL it was fast enough to compete in its (which included the Guzzi the BMW R60 and the Yamaha XZ 550) and had all the stability and virtues of the SL600. The TL was built in 350 and 600 cc and was the starting base for the Alazzurra which it shares more one can imagine.

Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL

For example the whole footpegs and compartment is identical.

Alongside the 600, and 650 Pantahs in the early was a range of 350s specifically for the Italian market to accommodate a tax for motorcycles below 350 cc. The 350 XL was one of Ducati’s specialties and essentially a 500 SL with a 600 TL fairing and higher handlebars. was sourced from the SL Pantah the TL, including instruments, instrument and rear-set foot-pegs.

The 350 engine was a downsized 500 SL, with valves (33.5 mm inlet and mm exhaust). The Dell’Orto carburetors smaller (30 mm), and there new camshafts. The lower end, the five-speed gearbox and wet cable-operated was identical to the later 500 SL, and the exhaust was Silentium.

The power was still a 40 horsepower at 9,600 rpm. The 350 XL was also very similar to the 500 SL, gold FPS wheels, Paioli and small 05-series Brembo brake calipers. Attractively in red and black, the 350 XL was capable of around 170

The 350 XL offered here is in excellent condition, with nice and chrome.

Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL
Ducati 350 XL

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