Ducati 250 Mach 1 (1964-66)

The Ducati 250 Mach 1 motorcycle was produced from 1964-66 and featured a four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC engine with a capacity of 248.6 cc. It had a compression ratio of 10:1 and was cooled by air. The bike had a Dell’Orto carburetor and battery-powered ignition with a 6V 60W generator. It had a wet, multi-plate clutch and a 5-speed transmission with gear ratios of 1st 2.53, 2nd 1.73, 3rd 1.35, 4th 1.10, and 5th 0.97:1. The frame was a single downtube and open frame with a large diameter backbone tube. Suspension included a hydraulic telescopic fork and swingarm with dual shocks. Brakes on both the front and rear were drums with a diameter of 180mm and 160mm, respectively. The bike had CEAT tyres with dimensions of 2.50-18 in the front and 2.75-18 in the rear. The Ducati 250 Mach 1 had a length of 2000mm, width of 590mm, height of 920mm, wheelbase of 1350mm, and a seat height of 760mm. It weighed 116kg and had a fuel capacity of 13L. The top speed of the bike was reported to be 177km/h or 110mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Ducati 250 Mark 1

Year: 1964 – 66

Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, Desmo SOHC, bevel gear-drive
Capacity: 248.6 cc / 15.2 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 74 x 57.8 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Induction: Dell’Orto SS1 29A carburetor
Ignition: Battery and coil, 6V 60W generator
Spark Plug: Marelli CW260N
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 20.6 kW / 28 hp @ 8500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Primary Drive Ratio: 2.500:1
Transmission: 5 Speed
Gear Ratios: 1st 2.53 / 2nd 1.73 / 3rd 1.35 / 4th 1.10 / 5th 0.97:1
Primary Drive Ratio: 2.500:1 (24/60)

Final Drive: Chain
Final Drive Ratio: 18/40
Frame: Single downtube, open frame with large diameter backbone tube
Front Suspension: Hydraulic telescopic fork, Ducati 31.5 mm
Rear Suspension: Swingarm, dual shocks, Marzocchi 295 mm, three-way adjustable
Front Brakes: Drum, 180 mm
Rear Brakes: Drum, 160 mm
Front Tyre: 2.50-18 CEAT
Rear Tyre: 2.75-18 CEAT
Dimensions: Length: 2000 mm / 78.7 in Width: 590 mm / 23.2 in Height: 920 mm / 36.2 in
Wheelbase: 1350 mm / 53.1 in
Seat Height: 760 mm / 30.4 in
Dry Weight: 116 kg / 255 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 13 L / 3.4 US gal / 2.9 Imp gal
Top Speed: 177 km/h / 110 mph

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