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Ducati 750F1-A
Ducati 750F1-A
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 1985
Engine Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valves per cylinder, belt driven
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Top speed 200 km/h / 124 mph
Ignition type Bosch BTZ electronic
Sparkplug Champion L82YC
Battery Yuasa 12V 14Ah
Transmission 5 Speed
Suspension Front: 38 mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear: Round section chrome-moly steel swingarm with adjustable (for preload) cantilever mono-shock, Marzocchi PVS 4
Brakes Front: 2 x 280mm Discs, single piston caliper.
Rear: Single 260 mm disc
Front Tire 120/80 V16
Rear Tire 130/80 V18
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55.1 in
Seat height 750 mm / 29.5 in
Weight 175 kg / 386 lbs
Fuel capacity 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal
Manuals Service Manual
Tech Specs · Brochures · Reviews · Ads · Videos

It could reach a top speed of 200 km/h / 124 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine featured a 9.3:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Wet, multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/80 V16 front tire and a 130/80 V18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2 x 280mm Discs, single piston caliper. in the front and a Single 260 mm disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 38 mm Marzocchi telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Round section chrome-moly steel swingarm with adjustable (for preload) cantilever mono-shock, Marzocchi PVS 4. The 750F1-A was fitted with a 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 175 kg / 386 lbs. The wheelbase was 1400 mm / 55.1 in long.

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Overview[edit]

Ducati 750 F1 Desmo




















The Ducati F1A and F1B were true race replicas, street-going versions of the first of the "rubber band racers," the four-time world champion 600ccTT2. The TT2 was built for the 1981 Formula 2 World Championship. With British racer Tony Rutter on board, they won not only the 1981 championship, but the 1982, 1983 and 1984 championships as well. In 1982, Fabio Taglioni, chief of design, and Franco Fame, race team boss, decided to develop concurrently a 750cc racer to compete in Formula 1. While the 750 was never as competitive in Formula 1 as its smaller stablemates had been in Formula 2, it soon proved to be the hot set for the newly formed and very popular "Battle of the Twins" class. The bikes did exceptionally well in both club races and world championship events.


Before long, enthusiasts began to clamor for a road-going version of the race bikes, preferably the 750. At the same time, Ducati street bikes had lost their edge; they were no longer the sharply focused sport bikes they had once been. In fact, they were shadows of their former selves and losing more ground on the sales floor to the Japanese every day. In 1985, Ducati decided to build the machine that would ultimately put it back on top - the racer-replica F1A. Unfortunately, 1985 saw Ducati caught between a rock and a hard place. The company was having financial trouble; poor management had taken its toll. It was still in business, making engines for the fast-growing Cagiva concern.


But outside of its race bikes and the new Fl, it really had nothing left. The Fl was seen by many as a final act of defiance, a dying gladiator's wave to the crowd, a last message to the motorcycle world: "Look what you'll be missing when we're gone." Fortune, however, smiled on the company, and early in 1985 Cagiva purchased what was left of Ducati. (It would actually take over in May of that year, but that's another story.) In the interim, Marco Lucchinelli rode an F1A to second place at Daytona's Battle of the Twins, beaten only by the sheer horsepower of Gene Church's 1000cc Harley-Davidson, the famed "Lucifer's Hammer. (In 1986, on an 850 version, he would win it outright.)




The American "Baltic of the twins" series soon became a Ducati benefit. Racetrack successes sold bikes. Wins at Laguna Seca (California), the Barcelona 24-hour and the opening round of Formula 1 (in Italy) all helped renew interest in the marque.  In 1986, the FIB was released, which was essentially the same as the A model. For those who wanted something a bit more exotic - and 25 percent more expensive - Ducati offered a series of hand-built limited-production versions of the F series.


These bikes - the Montjuich (1986), the Laguna Seca (1987) and the Santa Monica (1988) - had about 10 mph over a standard F (137 mph vs. 127 mph) and were intended solely for the track (although many were set up for the street). In 1987, the 750 Paso was released. Based on the F1's engine, the Paso was a bit more mainstream than the tacer-teplica Fl series. It was also a great seller, especially by Ducati standards. As the profits flowed in, new and innovative designs were produced, culminating in outstanding motorcycles such as the 851 Sport (1991), the 900 Superlight (1993) and the 916. The F series, intended as a "going-away present," revitalized an on-the-ropes Ducati, and that may well be its greatest contribution to motorcycling.





Make Model Ducati 750 F1 Desmo
Year 1985
Engine Type Four stroke, 90°“L”twin cylinder, SOHC, desmodromic 2 valves per cylinder, belt driven
Displacement 748 cc / 45.6 cu in
Bore X Stroke 88 x 61.5 mm
Compression 9.3:1
Induction 2 x 36 mm Dell'Orto PHF36 carburetors
Spark Plug Champion L82YC
Ignition Bosch BTZ electronic
Battery Yuasa 12V 14Ah
Starting Electric
Max Power 46 kW / 62.5 hp @ 7500 rpm
Max Torque 61 Nm / 6.22 kgf-m / 45 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Transmission 5 Speed
Primary Drive Ratio 1.972:1 (36/71)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.500 / 2nd 1.714 / 3rd 1.333 / 4th 1.074 / 5th 0.966:1
Final Drive Ratio 2.666:1 (15/40)
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension 38 mm Marzocchi telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Round section chrome-moly steel swingarm with adjustable (for preload) cantilever mono-shock, Marzocchi PVS 4
Front Brakes 2 x 280mm Discs, single piston caliper.
Rear Brakes Single 260 mm disc
Front Tire 120/80 V16
Rear Tire 130/80 V18
Dimensions Length: 2110 mm / 83.1 in Width: 690 mm / 27.2 in Height: 1130 mm / 44.5 in
Wheelbase 1400 mm / 55.1 in
Seat Height 750 mm / 29.5 in
Dry Weight 175 kg / 386 lbs
Fuel Capacity 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal
Top Speed 200 km/h / 124 mph
Colours Red frame, red white and green
Manual Bevelheaven.com
Road Test Bike 1986 750Fi vs GSX-R750 Moto.Journal

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