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Mototrans Ducati 250cc 24 — Part 1

The ’24 has something of an appalling reputation, Kel Boyce. He bought one, and it racing.

You may know that the cylinder Ducati was the backbone of racing, at least during the years of racing under the Racing Motorcycle Club. The that the ‘Duke’ never stood up too well against the in the 1960s and, nowadays, has to be against deja vu by running in a four-… class is neither nor there.

Anyway, many of us to don the old rose-tinted specs and dream an era which never really when those beautiful 1s (and later variants) the roost and blew the strokers with their booming notes. Certainly, those bevel-drive singles were to people like myself, who riding in the mid-1960s but could afford better than an old up Ajay or Fanny B.

To those riders of the Sixties the Mach 1 remained a dream until the foundation of the CRMC some of them to live the and take to the track on narrow-case To true believers, this was a to enjoy the youth they had and soak up Ducatimania.

But what that Spanish 250, as a Ducati — the ’24 built by Mototrans?

Very few of these bikes ever made it to the tracks or of the UK and many riders would not mention the name ’24 in the same breath as Ducati. The The story of one bike imported by a which suffered an element of failure that the dealer refused to rectify under Obviously aggrieved, the owner to the street outside the bike proclaiming the bike to be rubbish and a fraudster.

This is the tale of one but it somehow got into biking and the ’24 Horas’ was dubbed a dog and its forever damned. In fact it was the ’24 Horrors’.

I had heard this story when looking to start in 1986 I would not have of buying a 24 Horas. However, exactly what I did — You know the routine — advertises bike for sale, meets seller at motorway station, buyer goes off duff bike, seller off with pocketful of dosh.

is what happened when I (for Ј450) what to be a 250 Ducati but was actually a Spaniard as an Italian — a fake no less!

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Now I’m not saying that I discovered the bike was a Mototrans and it was time later when I that all of the funny bits on the added up to 24 (Horas) but, proceeding any further, I should what the origins of the ‘Horrors’ The bike was a road-going replica of the (built under license by that won several 24-hour at Montjuic Park, Barcelona the 1950s and 60s. This was a special designed to survive 24 of eyeball-shaking thrashing around a circuit and those wins of the inherent quality and ruggedness of the

So, in what way does the replica from a standard Mototrans or The road engines by Mototrans had bores, strokes, and other to the Dukes but the main difference a 24 Horas and a standard Ducati or is in the chassis.

The swinging arm and frame (which I is of heavier gauge tubing) are braced and the front forks are by a manufacturer (Telesco, I think).

The stanchions appear to be of thinner steel than Marzocchis but I (to my …!) that the yokes fashioned from something to steel girders and that the brake torque arm was of similar and weighed about a kilo!

I myself with a good, drill and had the torque arm and swinging arm looking like Swiss in no time flat…

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