Ducati Mach 1

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1965 Mach 1 (Concept version)
Ducati 250 Mach1 1964.jpg
1964 250 Mach 1
Manufacturer Ducati Meccanica
Production 1965-1969
Predecessor Ducati Elite 200cc
Class Standard
Engine 4-stroke single-cylinder, 248.5 cc, 10:1 compression, 74 mm x 57.8 mm, contact breaker igntion with a single Dell'Orto SS29 carburettor.
Power 24 hp (18 kW) @ 8500 rpm
Transmission 5 speed, wet clutch type.
Frame type Single, open cradle frame in tubular steel
Suspension Front: Telescopic forks, rear: Swinging arm rear suspension with twin, 3-way adjustable shocks.
Brakes Front: 180 mm (7.1 in) drum type, rear: 160 mm (6.3 in) drum type
Tires Front: 2.50 x 18”; Rear: 2.75 x 18”
Wheelbase 1350 mm (53.15")
Dimensions L: 2000 mm (78.75")
W: 590 mm (23.25")
Seat height 760 mm (29.9")
Weight 116 kg (255.2 lbs) (dry)

The Ducati Mach 1 motorcycle was a milestone in Ducati's history.[1] The Mach 1, with its 250cc single-cylinder engine, was the fastest 250 road bike at the time. It was capable of just over 100 mph (160 km/h) in full road going trim (lights and silencer). Many were converted for racing use, and in the hands of Mike Rogers it gave Ducati a TT win when he won the 250 cc production TT. Nowadays it is one of the most sought after machines among enthusiasts of older bikes.


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