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Disasters – The Parallel Twins

make some of the most motorcycles in the world. With the of the 1198 Superbike, Hypermotard. and Ducati has perhaps its strongest lineup in its entire history.

As we for the new Multistrada 1200 to hit dealerships the world I thought it would be to look at some of the bikes didn’t quite hit the mark. the bike was ahead of its time, it was just plain bad. the reason, the Ducati Disasters will tell the story. We covered the Ducati Indiana

Now it’s the turn of the Ducati 500 Desmo Twin.

In 1973 management had decided that the for middleweight motorcycles lay in parallel This was a strange decision that Ducati had produced twins in the past that had not successful. Another portent was famed engineer Fabio refused to become involved he later did design the Desmo for the Sport Desmo).

The engine was a big deal, being first entirely new design in than 15 years. The design was from the start with a to control costs. The cylinders canted forward 10 degrees vertically split aluminum with the crankpins spaced at 180

The 500GTL (a 350 was also made for the domestic market) was a valve engine with the single camshaft acting on screw and type adjusters.

The styling was based on the 860 GT (translation and was not well received. Even was the propensity for crankshaft failure. from the meager 35bhp was tame.

In an effort to spur Italjet was commissioned to create a version which resulted in the prettier Sport Desmo Finally Taglioni was convinced to involved and he designed a Desmo for the twin which helped power to 50bhp.

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Ducati 350 Mark 3

The 500GTL became the 500GTV the odd 860 based styling was dropped in The 500GTV was essentially a Sport with a valve spring and was reminiscent of the Darmah in styling.

Around 7,000 parallel were produced between and 1983 but they were a commercial success. With so poor Taglioni was finally to build the belt drive he had envisioned since 1971. engine, the Pantah. went on to success and is still the basis for all the Ducati models today.

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