Ducati 60

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Ducati 60, 60 Sport, and 65 Sport
Manufacturer Ducati Meccanica S.p.A
Production 1949-1953
Predecessor Ducati Cucciolo
Successor 65T, 65TL, 65TS
Class Standard
Engine 59.57 cc (3.635 cu in) air-cooled 4-stroke single
Bore / stroke 42 mm × 43 mm (1.7 in × 1.7 in)
Compression ratio 8:1
Top speed 40 mph (64 km/h) (60)
46 mph (74 km/h) (65 Sport)[1]
Power 2.25 hp (1.68 kW) @ 5,000 rpm[1]
Transmission 3 speed
Suspension Front telescopic fork, rear cantilever
Brakes Front and rear drum
Tires Front and rear 2.00 in. X 18 in.
Weight 44.5 kg (98 lb)[1] (dry)

The Ducati 60 of 1949-50 was Ducati's first in a 19 model year run of four-stroke, OHV single cylinder motorcycles that ended with the 125 Cadet/4 of 1967.[2] The 60 used the 60 cc pullrod engine of the Cucciolo T3 moped, and a frame supplied by Caproni. The 60 Sport (actually 65 cc) of 1950-52 used Ducati's own frame, making it their first complete motorcycle.[3] For 1953 the name was changed to 65 Sport. They were followed by the 65T, 65TL, 65TS series.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Falloon, Ian (2004), Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles 1946-2005, Iola, WI: KP Books, pp. 11–12, ISBN 0-87349-714-7 
  2. ^ Falloon, Ian; Taglioni, Fabio (FRW) (2006), The Ducati Story: Racing and Production Models from 1945 to Present Day (4th ed.), Haynes, ISBN 978-1-84425-322-7 
  3. ^ Walker, Mick (1997), Ducati Singles: All Two-And Four-Stroke Single-Cylinder Motorcycles, Including Mototrans - 1945 Onwards (2nd ed.), London: Osprey Pub Co, pp. 13–15,162, ISBN 978-1-85532-717-7 
  4. ^ Walker, Mick (2002), Illustrated Ducati Buyer's Guide (3rd ed.), MotorBooks/MBI Publishing Company, p. 10, ISBN 978-0-7603-1309-1, retrieved 2009-04-28 

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