Ducati 125 TV

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Ducati 125 TV, 125 T[1]
Manufacturer Ducati Meccanica S.p.A
Production 1956–1960
Class Standard
Engine 124.443 cc (7.5940 cu in) air-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke
Bore / stroke 55.2 mm × 52 mm (2.17 in × 2.05 in)
Compression ratio 7:1
Top speed 86 km/h (53 mph)[2]
Power 6.5 hp (4.8 kW) @ 6,500 rpm[2]
Transmission 4 speed
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Drum
Tires Front: 2.50 × 17 in. front
Rear: 2.75 × 17 in.

The Ducati 125 T (Turismo) and 125 TV (Turismo Veloce) were single cylinder, four-stroke OHV motorcycles built by Ducati from 1956 to 1960, featuring a double downtube full cradle steel frame and full-width drum brakes.

The 125 T sold in London for ₤181 13 s. 10 d. (inflation adjusted to ₤ 3594.07 currently) and the 125 TV was ₤ 187 2 s. 6 d. (₤ 3701.58 currently).[3]

Ducati's success in the year these models were released, selling over 10,000 units in 1956 (a 3.5% market share), would be unmatched until 1992.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falloon, Ian (2004), Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles 1946-2005, Iola, WI: KP Books, pp. 11–12, ISBN 0-87349-714-7 
  2. ^ a b c Falloon, Ian (2004), Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles 1946-2005, Iola, WI: KP Books, p. 22, ISBN 0-87349-714-7, "The release of the 125 coincided with a boom year for the Italian motorcycle industry, and Ducati sold 10,767 motorcycles (3.5 percent of the market) in 1956. These were halcyon days, and it wouldn't be until 1992 that these sales would be matched." 
  3. ^ Walker, Mick (1997), Ducati Singles: All Two-And Four-Stroke Single-Cylinder Motorcycles, Including Mototrans - 1945 Onwards (2nd ed.), London: Osprey Pub Co, p. 194, ISBN 9781855327177