Somewhere round the back of every custom shop is an unloved bike that’s been sitting there for months, waiting for its moment in the limelight.
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In the sleepy town of Sandy in Bedfordshire in the UK, lives Chris Baglin, owner of Merlin Engineers Ltd. Merlin specialise in historic aviation and motorsport fabrication and repair. Around 8 yea…
Anybody else think this is really pretty?
Ducati engineer Fabio Taglioni drew the design that would turn the tide from the single-cylinder Desmodromic engine to the L-twin Desmodromic configuration.
Want to see a real piece of history? Click here for a priceless piece of video - Cook Neilson on Old Blue at Laguna Seca
As a long-term Ducatista (50 years!), I’ve owned some of the best and ridden most of the rest. My own highlight was the ’74 750 Sport, which I rode from Ohio to California (with clip-ons), a trip described in the May ’75 issue of Cycle Guide. Next in line would be the Desmo 350 and the 250 Scrambler. In my seniority I remain bevelheaded....More here: http://www.ducati.net/2012/04/bevelheaded-by-tod-rafferty/
One of the most beautiful racing motorcycles ever made is Ducati's 750SS Corsa.
Carlo Saltarelli has Ducati blood in his veins. He’s a former racer, test rider and dealership owner, and over the years, he’s built up a 100-bike collection of classic Ducatis. In May, this collection goes under the hammer in Monaco. For us, the highlight is this beautiful 1974 750SS Corsa: it’s one of Saltarelli’s own race bikes, and took him to several podium finishes during the 1974 and 1975 seasons.
This machine probably started life as a 750GT and was uprated to competition spec by Reparto Corse Ducati. As you would expect, the components are mouthwatering: twin Dell’Orto PHM 40 mm carburettors, lightweight pistons and competition cams, plus a lightweight clutch and an oil cooler....more
Today's Ductalk spotlight: DucatiMeccanica.com is a labor of love from Canadian gearheads Rene and Sue Waters (that's Sue in the drawing, at Bonneville on her bevel Ducati). It was the first Bevel site on the web and remains a go to source for most things bevel.
"Classic Ducati motorcycle enthusiasts, resources for owners and restorers, online manuals, parts sources, photos, articles, tips, rebuilds, bikes for sale, restorations, and the bevelheads mail forum..."