Ducati 750 Imola  1973 (1972)

The Ducati 750SS Imola, manufactured in 1972, is a four-stroke, 90 degree V-twin cylinder motorcycle with SOHC and two valves per cylinder. The bike has a capacity of 748cc and a compression ratio of 10:1. It has an air-cooled cooling system and a wet sump lubrication system. Its 2 Dell’Orto PHF40 carburetors with accelerator pump and twin plug contact breaker ignition power a maximum 65.5kW or 89hp at 9000rpm, activated via the bike’s kick start. The clutch is wet and multiplate, and the bike has a five-speed transmission with chain final drive. The bike’s frame is a duplex open cradle tubular steel. The front suspension is a Marzocchi telescopic hydraulic front fork with raked pins, and the rear suspension is a swinging-arm rear suspension with two Ceriani 310-mm shocks. The front brakes have twin 280mm disks with Lockheed calipers, and the rear brake has a 229mm disk with Lockheed caliper. The bike has Borrani light alloy rims with Dunlop KR tires, 3.25 x 18 in the front, and 3.50 x 18 in the back. The bike’s dimensions include a length of 2018mm and a wheelbase of 1530mm, with a dry weight of 163kg. Fuel capacity is estimated at 24 liters, with top speed approximating 250 km/h or 155mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Ducati 750SS Imola

Year: 1972

Engine: Four stroke, 90 degrees V twin cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, bevel gear driven
Capacity: 748 cc / 45.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 80 x 74.4 mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication System: Wet sump
Induction: 2 x Dell’Orto PHF40 carburetors with accelerator pump
Ignition: Twin plug contact breaker ignition
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 65.5 kW / 89 hp @ 9000 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Duplex open cradle tubular steel
Front Suspension: Marzocchi telescopic hydraulic front fork with raked pins

Rear Suspension: Swinging-arm rear suspension with two Ceriani 310-mm shocks
Front Brakes: Twin 280-mm disks with Lockheed calipers
Rear Brakes: 229 mm Disk with Lockheed caliper
Wheels: Borrani light alloy rims
Front Tyre: Dunlop KR Tires, 3.25 x 18
Rear Tyre: Dunlop KR Tires, 3.50 x 18
Trail: 60 mm / 2.36 in
Dimensions: Length 2018 mm / 79.4 in
Wheelbase: 1530 mm / 60.2 in
Dry Weight: 163 kg / 359 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 24 Litres / 6.3 US gal / 5.3 Imp gal
Top Speed: Approx. 250 km/h / 155 mph

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