Ducati 450 Desmo (1970-72)

The Ducati 450 Desmo motorcycle was produced from 1970-1972 with a four-stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, bevel gear driven engine and a capacity of 435.7 cc/26.6 cu in. It had a compression ratio of 9.3:1 and an air-cooled cooling system with a Dell’Orto VHB 29 AD induction and Marelli CW260N/Lodge 2HN spark plugs. The bike had a wet, multiplate clutch and a five-speed transmission with gear ratios of 1st 2.46/2nd 1.73/3rd 1.35/4th 1.10/5th 0.97:1. It had a final drive ratio of 2.666:1, and its final drive was a chain. The Ducati 450 Desmo had a maximum power of 18.4 kW/25 hp at 6500 rpm and a 180mm drum front brake and a 150mm drum rear brake. With measurements of 2000mm in length, 600mm in width, and 940mm in height, this motorcycle had a wheelbase of 1360mm and a seat height of 735mm. The dry weight of the bike was 177kg and it carried a 13L/3.4 US gal/2.9 Imp gal fuel capacity. This bike was reviewed by the Bike Magazine for its road test.


Technische Daten:

Make Model: Ducati 450 Mark 3 Desmo

Year: 1970 – 72


Motor: Viertakt, Einzylinder, SOHC, Kegelradantrieb
Hubraum: 435,7 cm³ / 26,6 cu in
Bohrung x Hub: 86 x 75 mm
Verdichtungsverhältnis: 9,3:1
Kühlsystem: Luftgekühlt
Induktion: Dell'Orto VHB 29 AD
Zündkerze: Marelli CW260N / Lodge 2HN
Zündung: Punkte und Spule (elektronisch ab 1973)
Start: Kick
Akku: SAFA 3L3, 13,5 Ah
Max Power: 18.4 kW / 25 hp @ 6500 rpm
Kupplung: Nass, Mehrscheibenkupplung
Getriebe: 5-Gang
Primäre Antriebsübersetzung: 2,111:1 (27/57)
Getriebeübersetzungen: 1. 2,46 / 2. 1,73 / 3. 1,35 / 4. 1,10 / 5. 0,97:1

Final Drive Ratio: 2.666:1
Endantrieb: Kette
Vorderradaufhängung: 35 mm Marzocchi-Teleskopgabel
Hintere Aufhängung: Schwinge, duale Marzocchi-Federbeine, 3-fach einstellbar
Vordere Bremsen: 180mm Trommel
Rear Brakes: 150mm Drum
Reifen vorne: 2.75-18
Hinterreifen: 3.00-18
Abmessungen: Länge: 2000 mm / 78.7 in Breite: 600 mm / 23.6 in Höhe: 940 mm / 37.0 in
Radstand: 1360 mm / 53.5 in
Sitzhöhe: 735 mm / 28.9 in
Trockengewicht: 177 kg / 390 lbs
Kraftstoffkapazität: 13 L / 3.4 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal
Straßentest: Fahrradmagazin

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