Ducati Desmo Mark 3 v Monza Junior Benzina Magazine

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Ducati Desmo Mark 3 v Junior

Thanks to Phil for pointing out a couple of errors corrected) on the last blog you can see Phi’s latest photos by here)  but he also if the Monza Junior really was a His point is that it sold in the US, partly thanks to an advertisement unashamedly used a Japanese-looking to imply it was a better bike the Honda 160 that was selling so Stateside.

But Ducati’s obsession with the US market (an shared by most motorcycle soon led to oversupply, and the US importers, the brothers, selling Ducatis back into According to Ian Falloon 1,800 singles, Monza Juniors, were dumped onto the UK market in via Scotsman Bill Hannah. were sold off cheaply – they were still being in 1972 — and so undercutting the importer Vic Camp.

Camp he had no choice but to rescind his relationship Bologna, and turn instead to However, the Mototrans’ Ducatis disastrously unreliable, leading to Horas 250 being nicknamed the 24 and killing Ducati’s UK reputation overnight. Little wonder had to be bailed out by the Italian government in

But every cloud, and all that – of the need to pander to the Berliners’ of what a Ducati should be, Taglioni did he’d wanted to do since his at Mondial – build a desmodromic engine. So brought the twin filler 350 3D, as featured in Benzina #6, with D for desmodromic. There were 250 and 450 versions, and then for 1971 the 3 name was dropped altogether and the became plain old 250/350/450

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I was lucky enough to own one of the latter, and can say it was the finest single cylinder I’ve ever ridden. And to that if the Monza had sold the US it might never been built.

PS – Lance at Fenn Tiger – and – points out that the Mototrans were largely excellent. reckons that “Over the have read several on how dodgy the products were Mototrans. having now built several Spanish Ducatis I can say I found none of the so … stories. What I found is some good engineering to sort out some pre problems eg weak kickstart rotating bearing retainer on the shaft to name a few”

And I have to say Lance is not alone – fine development work is what you hear elsewhere, and by splendid race results . makes you wonder why the stories so widely reported in the UK press t the Home industry to protect? Vic pre-delivery prep? Guess never know

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