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The Cagiva (from CA GI ovanni VA rese) company, by the Castiglioni brothers, needed an – while Ducati. who had just released from a difficult of statutory public management needed revenue.

Over a of Italian style meetings/lunches in they agreed a deal for to supply engines to Cagiva – and go out of the business of producing motorcycles. the Castiglioni brothers of Cagiva eventually offered a deal to buy subject to the Ducati name on as an actual motorcycle product. On of the deal, Ducati engines instantly installed in a number of bikes, which included the and the Elephant enduro bike.

At the of the takeover, due to its financial difficulties was in a state of suspended animation regards to engineering development. By time, the classic bevel V-twin. which was old and expensive to had been replaced by the belt-drive designed by Fabio Taglioni. The was already known to be a strong and engine, and known to deliver in the 750 F1.

The Pantah engine is equipped desmodromic valves [ 1 ] and has been developed up to the present day. And it Cagiva wanted a Ducati unlike any other, that the world both Ducati’s and where it would go in the future.

The challenge [ edit ]

The challenge in constructing a bike with technical characteristics and image to the intense Japanese competition. To the ambitious objective Ducati Massimo Tamburini. co-founder of Tamburini would go on to design the 916 and MV Agusta F4 series. included in the Museum’s The Art of the Motorcycle exhibition of [ 7 ] and the MV Agusta Brutale series. [ 2 ]

Tamburini decided to streamline the and its 750cc motor in a close-fitting fairing that hid all mechanical — one of the first motorcycles to do along with the Honda CBR series, introduced the same He also reversed the rear head in order to meet and noise restrictions abroad. [ 8 ] The 750 was equipped with latest-generation features: square frame made in chromoly steel, aluminium swingarm with suspension, 16-inch wheels radial tires. air-and-oil engine, [ 1 ] electronic ignition and a dashboard.

The finished design was the Paso 750 and debuted at the 1985 Motorcycle Show. along a 350 cc version that was never [ 8 ] Although initially offered in red, by 1988 it was offered in blue and pearl white. [ 2 ] and Cagiva had hopes that the new would redefine sports motorcycling and complement their line, especially in the American

Sales and development [ edit ]

A Ducati 906 Paso

Unfortunately success didn’t come, and the Paso 750 only sold units between its introduction in and 1988. [ 1 ] Only 700 were into the United States in [ 9 ] The Paso was more expensive and had performance (72.5hp and 210km/h top than its competitors, and had some and rideability problems with the and fuel systems, due to the use of an automotive carburetor. which was ill-suited to a motorcycle engine.

In 1989 the 906 was introduced to replace the 750, a six-speed gearbox. a 904 cc engine provided 88hp [ 8 ] and a 220km/h top The bike still had the same carburetor and unreliable electrical but its greatest development was the incorporation of cooling. 1,802 Paso were built between and 1989.

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After further development, the version of the design came in with the 907IE (Iniezione now without the name Paso. [ 8 ] The remained liquid-cooled and the carburetor was by the most modern Weber-Marelli IAW 043 that integrated ignition and fuel injection. which the rideability of the bike. Power to 90hp and top speed to 230km/h. The were changed to 17 inches, the bike more stability.

these advances sales of model remained sluggish, and production ceased in 1992 2,303 907IE’s had been

Notes [ edit ]

^ a b c d e f g Backus, ed. (March–April 2012). Tamburini’s Machine. Motorcycle Classics 7 10–11. ISSN 1556-0880. 19 December 2012. ^ a b c d e Harrison, (April 1988).

Riding Ducati’s Paso. Motorcyclist . 77. Retrieved 19 December ^ Some sources refer to the Grand Prix at Monza Pasolini was … as Grand of Nations (cf Circuit des Nations is in Switzerland, not Monza. Associated 1973), or as the Nations Grand at Monza (Fallon 2010) ^ Mick.

Mick Walker’s Racing Motorcycles . Redline p.78, ISBN 9780953131136. October 11, 2012 ^ Associated (May 21, 1973), Two Motorcycle Die. Lewiston Morning . retrieved October 11, 2012.

Italy (AP) — Two motorcyclists … and several others Sunday in a mass spill at the Autodrome during the 250cc race of the Grand Prix of [ sic ] ^ Falloon, Ian (2010), The Book of 750SS: ‘Round Case’ . Veloce Publishing, ISBN ^ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim Bilbao (2001), The Art of the . Guggenheim Museum, pp.379, ISBN 9780810969124 ^ a b c d Walker, (2002). Illustrated Buyers Ducati . Motorbooks. pp.115–118.

ISBN 0760313091. ^ Brown, F. (October 1987). Bullet Popular Science . 104. 19 December 2012.

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